May 22nd – June 21st, 2017
All of our training programs are registered with Yoga Alliance.
7 Centers Yoga Arts offers a 30-day program of advanced yogic studies with a therapeutic emphasis in a four-week format with 270 contact hours with faculty as well as Weekend Format program. After studying therapeutic yoga for the month, the student goes back to their community and facilitates a program for a volunteer and upon completion receives a 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Certificate. This integrative training introduces therapeutic yoga as a holistic modality that includes Ayurvedic assessment to support the healing of chronic medical conditions as well as recovery from injury and surgery through a diversity of yogic practices.
The primary yogic lineages guiding this program are that of Swami Satyananda of the Bihar School of Yoga in Munger, India and Rama Jyoti Vernon, founder of the International Yoga College. The curriculum is also inspired by the teachings of Dr. Vasant Lad of the Ayurvedic Institute and Dr. David Frawley of the American Institute of Vedic Studies. This curriculum includes a strong emphasis on Ayurveda, which is foundational in developing skills in assessment of imbalance. One focus will be on food and culinary herbs as a support for health and well-being. In addition, the psychology around imbalance, chronic conditions and health dysfunctions will be addressed through the practices of Yoga Nidra and the yogic philosophy of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
During the four weeks, there is study of the primary systems of the body: nervous, digestion, cardio-vascular, respiratory, reproductive, urinary, muscular-skeleto, immune and endocrine systems. Then we examine a system from the point of view of beneficial yoga practices (which include asana, cleanses, pranayama, yoga nidra), anatomy -both physical and energetic bodies, ayurveda, nutrition, and yoga philosophy. The faculty designs a personal yoga program for each student which they do first thing in the morning before starting their day. In this way there is a deeper understanding of the challenges people face in following a daily program.
Typical Day (Monday through Friday)
5:30am – Therapeutic Yoga Sadhana
7:45am – Breakfast
8:30am – Karma Yoga
9:00am – Asana I
12:30pm – Lunch
1:15pm – Nature Walk
2:15pm – Yoga Nidra
*3pm- Ayurveda Principles
5pm Completion of Day
*Each afternoon there is a different lecture that includes Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy, Food & Nutrition and Ayurvedic Principles. If students are interested there is a 5:30 yoga class that is optional after the day completes.
On Saturdays we review the week’s teachings and integrate them into a therapeutic settings where we invite volunteers from the community to participate in doing a yoga program. Initially students observe faculty in private yoga sessions and eventually lead their own under mentorship.
We begin the program with a special 4-day workshop on Conflict Resolution Based upon Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras . This workshop becomes the basis for looking at the psychological aspects of physical imbalance and the relationship between thoughts, emotions and how they express in the body.
Included in the tuition is the classic Ayurveda guide: Ayurveda, The Science of Self-Healing by Dr. Vasant Lad as well as The Practice of Myth and Sacred Geometry by Rama Jyoti Vernon. An extensive and in-depth training manual along with supplemental handouts is also provided and forms the basic curriculum.
Students are required to purchase and bring to the training Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha by Swami Satayananada and Yogic Management of Common Diseases by Dr. Swami Karmananda.
One must have a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certificate from a registered Yoga Alliance program. Upon acceptance, students will be a sent a required reading list along with an open book review of basic Anatomy as well as Ayurveda that must be completed prior to the start of the program.
Licensed Health Practitioner
This program may be helpful additional experience to those already in the healthcare field. If you are interested in pursuing this as ongoing vocational education call Sydney to discuss the possibility. Acceptance into the program will depend upon background and a personal interview process.
Becoming a Yoga Therapist
This program will earn students a 500hr level of certification which is often a prerequisite for an IAYT Registered Yoga Therapy Program of between 800 – 1000 hours. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of the advanced aspects of yoga and learn practical techniques to work with students in a private or group setting. Graduates of this course will gain invaluable experience and a foundation of knowledge that will serve them in their pursuit of applying yoga in a therapeutic setting.
The tuition for the course is $3,995. Tuition includes an ayurvedic breakfast and lunch five days a week and the 7 Centers Yoga Arts Teachers Manual.
STEPS TO REGISTER
1. Fill out an Application form: VIEW/PRINT AN APPLICATION FORM HERE and submit via email or mail along with your deposit.
2. Upon receipt of your application and deposit, we will EMAIL an Orientation Package including an Orientation letter, a list of available housing options, required textbooks and supplies, and a Student Intake Form (which needs to be returned before the course start date). We will also mail you a copy of the book Ayurveda: The Science of Self Healing by Dr. Vasant Lad to read before the start of the course. Please review the orientation package thoroughly.
We are a non-residential yoga center however we will provide assistance in finding appropriate housing during the immersion which may be with friends and families of 7 Centers that are accustomed to hosting students in our programs. You can expect to pay between $650-$850 for the four weeks, including utilities for a room and bathroom with access to kitchen facilities for evening meals. Other housing options may be available such more economical, shared spaces or high end accommodations. Upon receiving your registration form we will send you the names and contact numbers for potential housing situations. All financial agreements will be made directly with them.
For bios on the faculty please go to Overview/ Teachers.