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Yoga unites the mind, body, and soul in a way that eases tension, reduces inflammation, and promotes health and well being. Regular practice will help you reach improve and perfect poses, correct posture and positioning, and improve your breathing and outlook on life.
Yoga is a great way to improve your endurance in other physical activities. After a run, or heavy workout, yoga will help your body relax while stretching, strengthening, and lengthening the muscles you were just working on.
Yoga not only helps improve your body, but also helps with mindfulness and meditation. It is important to take a break from daily life in order to focus on yourself and get clarity. Focusing on your breath during practice is key to staying in tune with your mind and body.
Mysore Style is the traditional method of teaching the Ashtanga Vinyasa system of yoga, which is the backbone of the All Levels classes at Dhyana Yoga. It is ideal for all levels of experience. When you first walk into the room you will notice that each student is working independently and the teacher moves from person to person, offering physical assistance and any necessary verbal instruction. The room is quiet except for the students breathing with sound. It is a wonderful way for you to start your day!
Please feel free to come observe a class during the posted Mysore hours to experience the magic of the Mysore style practice for yourself.
Practice times are blocked out from 6:30am-9:00am, but in this style of practice you can come and go during these times as is appropriate and/or convenient for you. On Fridays we offer a fully led, instructed class that runs through the entire sequence so that you can learn the Primary Series with the intended rhythm and in the proper order. You should ask John before dropping into the Friday morning class. But on all of the other days, you could come from 6:30-8:00am, or from 7:00-9:00am, 6:30-7:30am, etc, as long as you are finished practicing by 9:00am. Showers are available and you can store your mat and towel with us.
Monday – Thursday
6:30am-9:00am Mysore Style Practice
Friday: 6:30am-8:00am Led Primary Series
Saturdays & Moon Days (Full & New Moons):
REST…please see dates on the chart below.
Sunday: 7:30am-9:30am Mysore Style Practice
Philosophy Talk and Chai Tea from 9:30-10:00am (feel free to bring healthy snacks to share!)
A special Mysore Class Card must be purchased to attend these classes. Dhyana Yoga class cards are for the other non-Mysore, on-going, regular classes at the studio. Due to the nature of the Mysore method, there are absolutely no refunds for Mysore Class Cards.
June 13th & 27th, July 12th & 27th
Flow State : The area’s longest running 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training focused on self realization through intelligent physical practice of Yoga in the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition. This is a truly personalized Teacher Training for rising teachers of yoga in Philadelphia. Each student receives their own unique syllabus developed around their personal schedule and needs. We are looking to work with future yoga teachers who are ready to dig deeper, steep themselves in tradition, offer powerful classes to yoga studios, and who are looking for transformation in their bodies, minds, spirits and lives!
Fall 2018 Program Starts September 8th! 9/8 & 9/9, 9/15 & 9/16, 9/29 & 9/30, 10/6 & 10/7, 10/20 & 10/21, 10/27 & 10/28, 11/3 & 11/4, 11/17 & 11/18, 12/1 & 12/2, 12/8 & 12/9, 12/15, 1/5 & 1/6, 1/12 & 1/13, 1/26 & 1/27, 2/9 & 2/10, 2/16 (graduation). In addition to the scheduled time together, you will have some homework assignments. If you need to miss any of these dates, make up work can be provided. We meet at the Rittenhouse studio on these Saturdays from 12-5pm and Sundays from 10:30am-5pm for this incredible yoga teacher training!
To apply, email a one page (250-500 word) essay about your experience with yoga to date and why you want to take teacher training. We will get back to you in 24-48 hours! Email us at : Dhyanattinfo@gmail.com
Fall 2018 Weekday Program — September 6th through October 26th
(Monday-Friday days, with some weekend hours available if you wish to finish early) // Daytime hours vary between 8am and 8pm, please apply for exact schedule, or contact Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org //All meetings at 1611 Walnut Street, 4th Floor (Rittenhouse location)
200 Hour Training Modules Include ::
* Applicable anatomy for asana (the postures) and for pranayama (the breathing techniques)
* Asana Clinics (examining postures in detail) * Community Building and Good Studentship
* How to offer Assists and Adjustments * Ayurveda (health, diet, and lifestyle choices)
* Kundalini and the Chakras * Artful Teaching and Motivation
* Meditation Training including your own personal Mantra Ceremony
* Pranayama in Asana and as a practice * Injury Prevention and Modifications for safety
* Bandhas (the body locks) and how to use them * Writing your own Sequences for classes
* Philosophy (Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana, Upanishads and other important texts)
* Sanskrit (how to pronounce key terms, poses, mantras, and some practice writing letters)
* Teaching beginners, pregnant students and/or other special populations
* Designing your OWN sequences properly and safely for beginners through advanced students
* Variations, modifications, and contraindications of poses and transitions for all levels
* Expert business advice to maximize your earning potential and tips on best social media practices
Teachers in Training in Dhyana Yoga’s program are also required to participate in Practicum hours, when time is spent practice teaching to achieve comfort and skill in the art of teaching yoga.
We kindly request a deposit to hold your space in the 200 hour program prior to program start date. Your space will be held only once you tender a deposit. Space is limited and we accept only a limited number of trainees at a time. Please communicate with us if you need to pay in installments or make a smaller deposit – we understand. Deposit counts toward full fee, and full fee includes free unlimited classes at Dhyana Yoga, materials, and access to extra online training content. Payments are non refundable but are transferable. Dhyana Yoga grads receive lifetime discounts and 50 extra hours of training with us in the future!
Tender payment by cash/check in person, by Venmo at @peaceandpizza or via our software by creating an account at www.studiobookingsonline.com/dhyanayoga (find the “Teacher Training Deposit” drop down button and you’ll be able to use a credit card).
Full course cost: $2150 if paid in full by 2 weeks prior to start date; $2250 if paid in full by start date; Payment after start date/with Payment Plan: $2,400.00
Join us for the Advanced Training that will change your life!
Journey Deeper into the Flow : Join us for an advanced study of the practices of yoga… and how to best teach them. This 300 Hour course is the next step for graduates of any 200 hour yoga teacher training course.
Upon completion, graduates will be able to register with Yoga Alliance as a 500 Hour RYT. You must have a 200 Hour certificate to apply — this 200 Hour Training can be from any Yoga Teacher Training.
Our Program Goals are to provide you with high level, advanced content from teachers with a minimum of 10 years teaching experience, support you through the process of growth that is inevitable when undertaking such studies, and help you create your own authentic, unique content that sets your teaching apart upon graduation.
TO APPLY: Please send an essay sharing your yoga experience so far with us, including what you see now as your greatest strengths and deepest challenges, and let us know where you did your 200 hour training (if not at Dhyana Yoga). We will get back to you within a week.
Send your email to:
Yoga Teacher Training Philadelphia 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification 19103
Classes at our Rittenhouse studio range from $12 to $17, please view the schedule and contact us with questions.
1611 Walnut Street, 4th Floor
1030 Liberties Walk (at American Street)
You can pay cash in person or use our Venmo @peaceandpizza