Hegel Yoga
5861 S. Kyrene Rd. #11, Tempe AZ     85283    480-478-2934
Yoga Mastery Program

Yoga Sutra 1.1 ~ Atha Yoganushasanam
अथ योगानुशासनम्॥१॥
" Now, the instructions of Yoga."
Set your practice apart.
Education          Inspiration         Integrity        Acceptance
  • Your project should support one of the eight limbs of the Eight Limbs of Patanajali's Classical Yoga (to be explained in
  • Set an intention for your project, create a written project  plan with clearly stated objectives and methods for achieving the
    objectives, your target group and how you plan to execute the project.  
  • Prepare a summary of the outcome and lessons learned from the experience.
  • Example Intention: "To teach middle school children how to practice ahimsa (non-harming) toward themselves through
  • This can be done as groups within the program if desired.
  • Begin thinking of ideas for you project right away. (Who do you want to connect with the most? What you like to share? How
    do you want to do it?)
  • It needs to be competed by the end of April 2013. You will be given deadlines for submitting your intention, proposals and
    more to help you stay on track with the progression of the project. This is an opportunity to unite with the community, make
    an impact on the lives of those who participate in your project and practice karma yoga (the yoga of action). Yoga means "to
    unite" or "to yoke"

Program Objectives and Outline of Subjects Covered:

Develop a deeper understanding of human anatomy and the physiology of flexibility training, muscles mechanics. A holistic approach to learning anatomy
and functional kinesiology will be used. Expanding the knowledge of both the gross and the subtle body as taught in Yoga.

     Gross Body Functional Anatomy & Physiology:
              Skeletal System
              Skeletal Muscles
              Respiratory System
              Digestive System
              Endocrine System
              Nervous System
              Planes of Motion
              Physiology of Stretching and Muscle Contraction
              Stress Response to the Systems of the Body
          Subtle Body:        
             The Chakra System
              Kundalini Energy

  • Understand the biomechanics of strengthening, stretching and moving the body for an effective and safe practice of yoga asana
  • Learn detailed alignment of the classic postures of yoga by "breaking down" the postures one movement at a time.
  • Learn the origins of Yoga through an introduction to the classic texts of Yoga, including:
              The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
              The Bhagavad Gita
              Hatha Yoga Pradipika
              The Vedas & Upanishads
  • Introduction to Yoga Philosophy
             Classical Yoga
             Vedanta Philosophy
             Tantra Philosophy
             Ashtanga (The Eight Limbs)
  • Gain a greater understanding of the breathing techniques in Yoga. (Pranayama)
  • Learn how to practice and incorporate five beginning pranayamas (breathing techniques) into your practice.
  • Customize your practice! Learn how to create sequences of postures designed for the intention of your choice.
  • Learn about the Mudras (seals) bandhas in yoga. Including hand mudras, postural mudras, and internal Seals compare and the
    paths of yoga and Compare and contrast the ancient paths of Yoga and the various styles of Yoga found in America. Understand the
    intention and benefit of each.
  • Learn the basics of Ayurveda, the sister science to Yoga that includes diet and daily habit guidelines that support a Yogic lifestyle.
  • Introduction to the Language of Yoga and chanting: Sanskrit grammar, pronunciation, significance in Yoga and chanting
  • Distinguish between concentration and meditation, learn various techniques and traditions of meditation and how to begin a
  • Introduction to the mythology of Hinduism and how it relates to a contemporary Yoga practice in America.

    1.       The Heart of Yoga, Desikachar (Includes Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras)
    3.        Yoga for Wellness, Kraftstow
    4.        Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar
    5.        Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff (Second Edition)
    8.       The Bhagavad Gita, translation by Eknath Eswaran
    9.        Hatha Yoga Pradipika: Classic Guide for the Advanced Practice of Hatha Yoga,  Yogi Swatmarama (any translation)

    1.    Weekly reading assignments with study guides.
    2.    Ten Journal Entries (electronically submitted, you will be given topics or statements to reflect upon in your entries)
    3.    Class Reflection Sheets.. Three total, must be completed prior to observation of classes.
    4.    Study Guide Completion:  Total (These will be the basis for the Philosophy Take Home Final Exam)
    5.    Presentations:
  1.       Choose two of the Hindu Deities and give a presentation about the history & symbolism of each
  2.       Present to the group on two assigned chants (mantras) found in Yoga. Include the significance and history of each.
  3.       Present to the group on an assigned chakra of the body
    6.    Projects:
  1.       Create a personal mission statement
  2.       Design and conduct a "Unity Project" with the community of your choice. (To be explained further)
  3.       Create five asana (postures) sequences for yourself with specific intentions.
    7.   Observe three Yoga classes with a summary of your observations submitted.*
        *At least one observation must be at Hegel Yoga. Teacher signature required from any observations by the observed teacher.
    8.   Complete the in class written anatomy exam. (Pass/Fail required with >74%) Can be repeated until the 75% is reached.
                          9. Complete the written take home final philosophy exam (Pass/Fail  required >74%) Can be repeated until the 75% is reached.

    A project designed to extend the philosophy of yoga off you mat and into an area of your choice. You will plan and design a project to be conducted
    within  your family or community that applies or demonstrates one of the Eight Limbs of Yoga in a service project of your choice. You will have clear
    guidelines and assistance along the way. This can be done with a partners in the program or individually. A summary of your project with pictures
    to document  will be due on the final class. Yoga means to "yoke" or "to unite". The goal of this assignment will help you to take the knowledge
    learned in the program and "unite" with your community in a creative format of your choice.

Refund Policy:
200.00 Deposit is Non Refundable
100% Refund Minus Deposit Prior to Program Start Date.
75% Refund 1-15 Days of Program Start Date
50% Refund 16-21 Days of Program Start Date
25% Refund 22-29 Days of Program Start Date
No Refund 30 Days or More From Program Start Date

Repeating the program or a portion of the program is allowed one time at no extra charge; unlimited yoga not included if repeating any portion of the
program. Anatomy exam may be retaken until the required 75% passing grade is achieved.

Certificate of Completion is awarded at the end of the program is all requirements have been met.

For Those Ready to Embrace and Commit to a Deeper Level of Practice


  • This is a 170 Hour Program is comprehensive & rigorous course that is a combination of in studio and online work.
  • Projects, papers and/or reading assignments will be assigned  throughout the program. Participation required.
  • Led and organized by Tish Hegel. Includes guest teachers on Pranayama, Sanskrit, Physiology and Indian Philosophy, Mythology. Guest
    teachers to be announced.
  • Hatha Yoga Mastery Program Online content in focused on Yoga History, Philosophy, Styles of Yoga, Understanding Classic Yoga Texts
    (including Yoga Sutras of Patanjali,  Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Bhagavad Gita).
  • Gain a greater understanding of Sanskrit, Mudras, Pranayama, Chanting, The Paths of Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga.
  • Anatomy Program and Asana Instruction of the Mastery Program are scheduled to compliment each other and overlap to help you gain even
    greater understanding of the inner body during asana practice.
  • Meditation Instruction: Basics, Benefits and Styles of Medtiation. 28 Day Meditation Program
  • Learn how to build creative and focused asana sequences.
  • In person meetings will be help in first and  last phase of program (Feb. 1st, 15th and dates TBA for Sept, Oct & Nov, 2014, also Dec. 6, 2014
  • PHASE I: Philosphy, Styles & History of Yoga, Pranayama PHASE II: Anatomy, Asana & Pranayama  PHASE III: Meditation, Ayurveda, Bhagavad
    GIta & Subtle Aspects of Yoga
  • See more content information and required texts below. Click HERE for more information on Anatomy Program and meeting dates.
  • Program Duration: Feb 1, 2014 - Dec. 6, 2014 (Summer Break July 1-31).
  • Cost: 1600.00 if paid in full by 2/1/14, 1800.00 with payment plans.
  • Payment plans available with additional processing fee of 200.00. First payment: 700.00 due 2/1/14. Four payments of 275.00 due 3/1, 4/1 5/1
    and 6/1. No refunds after 3/31/14. See refund policy below and in your program agreement.

2)  HATHA YOGA MASTERY ONLINE (without anatomy & without unlimited Yoga classes at Hegel Yoga)
  • 80 Hour Program completely online. Online course platform used to display course material and teacher communication.
  • Interactive lesson plans will be given with electronic submission of assignments.
  • Content includes Yoga History, Philosophy,Understanding of the major styles of Yoga in America and major texts in Yoga Philosophy
  • Sections Include: Philosophy, Asana, Pranayama, Mudras, Chanting, Sanskrit, Ayurveda and Meditation
  • Recorded videos used for asana instruction of predetermined postures with accompanying asana study guides to help you learn the proper
    alignment of the asanas.
  • Learn how to sequence asanas to customize your practice.
  • Meditation basics, benefits and techiniques. 21 day meditation program included.
  • Strong study skills needed to stay on schedule with online material.
  • Classes at Hegel Yoga not included with this program. Local students who would like to practice at the studio during the program can purchase
    classes at a 25% discount until the end of the program.
  • Online attendance and participation REQUIRED.  Reliable Internet access required. All assignment submissions will be electronic.
  • February 7, 2014 - August 9, 2014
  • Cost: 700.00, 600.00 Early Bird if Paid by 2/1/14. No payment plans for online program. See refund schedule below.

    Am I ready to deepen my practice?  Do I have to change myself or adopt different beliefs?

    It is not necessary to change your belief system or have an advanced asana (posture) practice to begin delving deeper into the teachings of
    Yoga.  Yoga will support and enhance whatever your belief system is by helping you to become more present and aware in every aspect of your
    life.  You will begin to recognize and gain greater understanding to the unchanging part of yourself that longs for a deeper connection to the life
    around us. The colors of life already surrounding you will begin to brighten. A  sense of clarity and purpose will begin to develop in life. The
    knowledge revealed to the seers of India is there for everyone to access, Yoga is simply a method to uncover this knowledge for yourself.

    What is the difference in the Yoga Mastery Program and a Teacher Training Program?

    Many of the people who take teacher training do not intend to teach, or find they do not want to teach as they move along in their studies.  Falling
    in love with Yoga and being intrigued to learn more does not mean you have to teach Yoga.  The teaching of Yoga is very different from practicing
    it.  The skills to teach Yoga are not required to deepen one's practice. A group of students who do not want to teach may drop out of a teacher
    training program when if comes time to face the class. They will receive less benefit from a traditional teacher training program when it comes to
    practice teaching, it is possible that a sense of failure or incompleteness will result if the student does not complete the program or feels as if
    they did not succeed. Why pay for teacher training when you do not have to? The Yoga Mastery Program content will be pertinent to every student
    from beginning to end of the program.  The content will not be less than a teacher training program, it quite possibly could be much more by
    focusing entirely on yoga techniques, history, philosophy and anatomy. The knowledge gained, personal growth and the experience of the
    program can enrich your life, bring peace and contentment.

    What will I learn in the Yoga Mastery Program and Anatomy Program?

    The Yoga Mastery Program will offer all of the same content that a Teacher Training Program will without the teaching methodologies and
    practicum. The standards set for the Yoga Mastery Program are same standards set by the National Yoga Alliance for 200 HR Teacher Training
    Programs in regards to asana techniques, anatomy and physiology, yoga philosophy, ethics and lifestyle practices, chanting, pranayama and
    electives. The one change in the Yoga Mastery Program at Hegel Yoga is the anatomy and physiology hours are 3.5 times more than the
    minimum standards are required by the Yoga Alliance (20 hours). This rigorous program will teach you about your own anatomy and physiology
    beginning from the innermost canal of the long bones of the body, the Haversian Canals, and working outward from there. We will work one
    system at a time through the body, toward the subtle layers of energy that surround our body and are described in Yoga's classical texts. All of
    this will be related to the practices of Yoga and meditation. Guest speakers will be brought in to discuss neurobiology, muscle cell physiology,
    pranayama and the respiratory system, Sanskrit and chanting, and more.

    "Know Thyself"  ~ Plato

    Greater understanding and realization of the Self, and the reduction of suffering that follows, is the root intention of a full practice of Yoga. In the
    Yoga Mastery Program we will begin to know ourselves from the inside out  beginning with the gross anatomy of the body and moving to the
    more subtle, and less visible, parts of the body that are taught in Yoga.  The body is often said to be the gateway to the mind, this gateway will be
    the starting point to an adventure of the Self that could change your life, uncovering what is already within you and allowing it to shine brightly.