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RICHMOND TEACHER TRAINING 2020

 
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our mission

The Maha Vira Yoga 2020 Yoga Teacher Training is a comprehensive training for compassionate leaders and for those who wish to deepen their own experience and understanding of yoga. This aim is achieved first by cultivating a personal practice, then learning how to share and offer this practice to others. In addition to being an opportunity to obtain the qualifications for becoming a certified yoga instructor, yoga teaching training often times becomes a great vehicle for personal growth. With this in mind, our teachers and staff seek to provide a learning environment that is safe and fully supports each student’s desire to learn, while also providing the tools to enable deeper self exploration. Students of this training should walk away passionate, self aware, ready to serve and take the seat of a teacher. 


What is Maha Vira?

In Sanskrit, Maha = Great, Vira = Hero. In this training, we will pursue the teachings of yoga--the mental, physical, and spiritual disciplines--that allow us to tap into our highest potential and serve the highest good. Within each of us is the capacity for greatness. The practice of yoga aims to unlock that potential so that it shines brightly into the world. 


THE BASICS

Participants in this training will receive education in the following areas:

  • Yoga asana (posture, alignment and sequencing 

  • Meditation, Mantra, and Pranayama 

  • An introduction to anatomy for asana practice, including the subtle (energetic) body

  • A review of yoga history, mythology, and philosophy 

  • Yoga theory, teaching methodology and class structure 

  • Yoga as lifestyle and Philosophy in practice 

  • Yoga as a service and offering 

  • Finding your authentic voice and teaching with integrity. 

  • Taking the seat of the teacher, while maintaining the qualities of a student. 



THE GOOD STUFF

  • One on One coaching and mentoring, at least one hour per month

  • Yoga as social justice and community activism. 

  • Understanding diversity and inclusivity, and how we reflect these principles on and off the mat. 


REQUIRED READING

  • “Yoga Sutras of Patanjali” - Swami Satchidananda

  • “Light on Yoga” - BKS Iyengar 

  • “Teaching Yoga” - Mark Stephens 

  • “Myths of the Asanas” - Alanna Kaivalya

  • “Yoga Anatomy” - Leslie Kaminoff

  • “Teaching people, not poses” - Jay fields


HOW LONG

March 2020 - December 2020

  • Friday 7 - 9:30 pm

  • Saturday 1 - 7:00 pm

  • Sunday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

2020 DATES

3/6 - 3/8
3/27 - 3/29
4/10 - 4/12
5/1 - 5/3
6/5 - 6/7
6/26 - 6/28
7/17 - 7/19
8/7 - 8/9
9/18 - 9/20
10/16 - 10/18
11/20 - 11/22
12/11 - 12/13


COST

  • $300 non-refundable deposit (toward tuition)

  • $2850 - in full

  • $3100 - 5 x $620

*There will be scholarships available to qualifying students. Please contact J Miles at mahavirayoga@gmail. com directly to inquire into scholarship requirements. 


LUNGE STUDIO PERKS

  • Up to four free classes per month ($12 drop-in after the fourth class)

  • Books included

  • 10% off workshops 

  • 15% discount off yearly membership at the end conclusion of training.