2015 Yoga Teacher Training with Sara Rose includes a weekend with special guest teacher Sarah Faircloth and a weekend of Tantric philosophy with Douglas Brooks.
This 10 month training begins with the premise that we must first be skillful and accomplished students of yoga with a broad and strong foundation in the philosophy and history of yoga,the alignment principles, and basic anatomy of asana practice. To fully serve others, we must know our selves and our own practices deeply. In this way we can become successful and effective teachers. Thus we begin our Teacher Training journey as students first in the Art of Yoga Immersion, where we will refine our own practice and understanding of yoga.
Teaching exercises, designing teaching curriculum, and sequencing are regular parts of the training. You will learn to instruct poses clearly and succinctly, with language skills that inspire your students to express their poses from the inside out. You will be mentored by your teacher but also inspired and supported by your peers!
This sacred path is full of joy, challenge, and abundant opportunities for connection and expansion. You will learn to share your love of yoga with confidence and to iprint your classes with the dignity and beauty that lies within you.
Prerequisite: Completion of The Art of Yoga Immersion Program or an Immersion of at least 50 hours comparable to an Anusara Yoga Immersion in the past 5 years.
Schedule and Logistics:
January - April 2015 (Art of Yoga Immersion)
May - December 2015 (YTT, no sessions in July or August)
Friday: 6PM-8PM (IMMERSION), 6PM - 8:30PM (YTT)
*Includes substantial lunch break
- January 16 - 18, 2015
- February 13 - 15, 2015
- March 13 - 15, 2015 *WITH SARAH FAIRCLOTH
- April 10 - 12, 2015
- May 29 - 31, 2015
- June 12 - 14, 2015
- September 11 - 13, 2015
- October 2 - 4, 2015 *WITH DOUGLAS BROOKS
- November 6 - 8, 2015
- December 4 - 6, 2015
Attendance at all Teacher Training weekends is required.
- Commitment to take one weekly yoga class (preferably at Yoga Sanctuary if you are local)
- Must have a regular yoga practice (minimum 1 hour practice 4 days per week)
- Acceptance into program is based on approval of your application
Additional required hours (outside YTT Weekends) include:
3-5 Hours of assisting
10 hours practice teaching on your own
Written and Reading Homework for each weekend
Students who successfully fulfill the requirements of the YTT Program will receive a Certificate of Completion from Yoga Sanctuary and will be eligable to register for a 200-Hour Yoga Alliance RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) Certificate.
Tuition (includes Art of Yoga Immersion unless otherwise specified):
$500 non-refundable deposit
+$2500 to be paid by January 15
OR - Pay in Full:
$2800 if paid by December 19
$3000 if paid by January 15
$2200 for 6 month YTT only, if you have completed an Immersion similar to a 50-hour Anusara Immersion in the past 5 years.
Payment plans are available.
A $25 application fee will be assessed for all payment structures. Training size is limited.
To Apply: Fill out the online application and pay the deposit and application fee.
Course content includes:
- Refining principles of alignment
- Taking the seat of the teacher
- Creating a meaningful universal theme from personal experience
- Weaving a spiritual theme with alignment instructions throughout the class
- Conscious communication skills
- The art of Observation
- The art of Demonstration
- The art of verbal and hands-on Adjustments
- The art of Sequencing
- Classroom layout and creating sacred space
- Lesson planning and design
- The ethics of teaching yoga
- Dedication to personal practice and self-reflection; deepening studentship
- Practice teaching in pairs and small groups
- Monthly homework assignments and required weekly yoga classes
- Modifications for beginners and students with injuries or limitations
- Anatomy &Therapeutic applications of yoga with Certified teacher Martin Kirk
- Rajanaka Tantric Philosphy with Dr. Douglas Brooks
- Refining Language skills
- Practice teaching to small groups and entire training group
- Mentoring and personal feedback on teaching
Sara Rose is an Experienced 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT) and owner of Yoga Sanctuary. Sara's background in yoga is rich and her love of learning inspires her own continual growth and study. For almost a decade Sara was a certifed Anusara yoga teacher and acted as a mentor to new teachers, before resigning her Anusara certification in 2012. Sara offers precise, clear and healing alingment instruction infused with philosophical teachings from the Rajanaka Tantra lineage. She has studied extensivelywith world-renowned philosophy expert Dr. Douglas Brooks in Rajanaka Tantra and the Esoteric Traditions of the Goddess. These teachings affirm the gift of life and our capacity to live this life to the fullest. It is Sara's intention to support every student to feel more deeply connected to their body, breath and being in a way that is healthy and joyful, and she sees this deep connection as the gateway to living a life of meaning, value and of true service.
Douglas Brooks is a scholar of Hinduism, South Asian languages, and the comparative study of religions. He lived in India with his teacher, Dr. Gopala Aiyar Sundaramoorthy, for many years studying and practicing Srividya, Auspicious Wisdom, and the modern traditions of goddess-centered Tantra. Currently Professor of Religion at the University of Rochester, he holds both Masters and his Doctoral degrees from Harvard University.
Since my yoga teacher training with Sara Rose last year, so much has blossomed in my life! I now teach Anusara-Inspired yoga full-time and every day I feel grateful for all the teachings and...
I would heartily recommend the ytt with Sara Rose. She is a teacher's teacher. Each lesson is well crafted and presented with lightness, love and care as befits the spirit of anusara. The...
My overall satisfaction level (with Sara's Yoga Teacher Training) is about as high as it could possibly be. The training has revolutionized my own practice, it has set a high standard that will...