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300 Hr Yoga Alliance Registered Course
S01-YA-SCHOOL-RYS-300 300 Hour Module Completes Yoga East's 500 Hour Certification 

If you are a Yoga Alliance RYT 200 teacher these classes count for RYT 500 registration with Yoga Alliance.  An application is needed if you have not studied at Yoga East so that we can learn more about your background and practice. You are invited to phone Laura Spaulding for an appointment and she will meet with you to review your 200 hour certificate, talk to you personally about your goals, give you the course syllabus, and answer your questions.  

The classes are also open to all Yoga East students who want to deepen their practice. We recommend that you have a minimum of two years of yoga class experience if you are not a yoga teacher.
 

P
hone Laura Spaulding for more information: 502-585-9642. Phone during business hours, 9:00-5:00, Monday through Friday.

Classes are added frequently, so keep checking the online schedule to see what's new.
Yoga East's 300 Hour Course is registered with Yoga alliance, a non-profit organization that has established uniform standards and credentialing for yoga schools. Go to the Yoga Aliance website for e description of the subjects and the applicable standards.

The Yoga Alliance 300 Hour Standards Webpage (click)


S01-YA-SCHOOL-RYS-300   300 Hour Course Description

Our 300 Hour Course is registered with Yoga Alliance and includes all required hours in five subjects: Techniques, Teaching Methodology, Anatomy & Physiology, Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics and Practicum.

see the 200 Hour Course page for a description of the subjects.

To Apply

Yoga East Alumni (graduates of our previous teacher training courses) do not need to apply.  Go online and register for the classes you want to take.

If you are not an alumni, please download and fill out the application so that we know more about you and your practice and experience. Then go online to register for the classes you want to take.  All classes are pay-as-you-go.


Download the Application
Complete it and mail to:
Yoga East, Inc.
1232 E Broadway
Louisville, KY 40204

Prerequisites and Requirements

Download the Yoga East Syllabus of Postures

This is a chart of postures taught at Yoga East. If you have not attended Yoga East classes prior to applying for teacher training, you may be asked about your experience with postures on the syllabus. We are here to help you improve your practice. 
 
Tuition and Fees

The cost of the entire Course can vary depending on the classes and workshops you choose to take. See the estimates below.
The 300 Course classes are ongoing and new classes are constantly being added. Check the website frequently for new offerings. 
If you need a teaching internship to fulfill your Practicum hours, you can arrange it with Susan Reid.  See her at class to schedule an appointment. Internships are assigned. Dates will be coordinated with your schedule.

Fee Estimate:


Techniques: Mysore membership, $96 per month, 8 months $768
Teaching Methodology, 50 hours required, $20 per hour
(class lengths will vary)
$1000
Anatomy & Physiology, 8 classes, 2.5 hours each $400
Philosophy & Ethics, 48 classes, most are 1.25 hour classes $480
Practice Teaching, 8 classes, 10 hours, supervision fee $400
Two Workshops, 20 hours total $360
300 Hr Techniques
Laura - Urdhva KukkuttasanaIntermediate Asana Class
This class practices postures shown in Courses Two and Three of Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar* and Ashtanga Intermediate and Advanced Series.
  
Saturdays, 8:15-9:30 am, East End - Holiday Manor
Non-Members: $20, Members: $10, Alumni Members $5, Teachers/Interns $0 Please register for this class online ahead of time. Laura is not able to register you at the class and the class after this class is large and very busy.  If you have trouble registering online, it is better to phone Laura at 585-9642 the night before for help. Thank you for your consideration.

Wonder how to get into some of these postures? This class will show how to approach intermediate asanas, how to modify them and safely work your way toward the more difficult ones.

This class is not for beginners. Intermediate students need to have maintained a daily yoga practice for at least two years. You should have no trouble with Caturanga Dandasana, shoulder-stand and headstand; have no limiting injuries and know how to modify postures for your level of practice.  If you're uncertain, please look at Mr. Iyengar's book.  If you have doubts about your ability to handle this class, talk to a senior teacher before you attend. 


*Light on Yoga
, B.K.S. Iyengar, available from our book store. All yoga teachers and serious yoga students should have this book, which is available for sale at Kentucky Street.  The Courses are shown in the appendix. Students who are interested in attending this class need to look at the Courses before coming to this class. 
Beginning May 1, this class time changes to 8:30-9:45 am, and it becomes part of Mysore Membership. $20 drop-in for students who are not Mysore Members. It still counts for 300/500 training hours.

2013-01-06 13.53.06Intermediate Inversions

This class practices holding Headstand and Shoulderstand and incorporating variations
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Fridays, 12:30-1:45 pm, East End - Holiday Manor
Non-Members: $20, Members: $10, Alumni $5, Teachers/Interns $0

This sequence builds a lot of strength and endurance that carries over into your other postures. This sequence is recommended by Sharath Jois and Darren Rhodes to create a stronger, deeper practice. Sharath also says practicing inversions reverses aging. 

We strongly recommend that you be able to hold headstand away from a wall for 3 minutes before trying this practice. You should have no limiting injuries or at least know how to modify postures appropriately for your restrictions.

Photo at left shows Susan Reid in Niralambha Shirshasana.
Beginning May 1, this class becomes part of Mysore Membership. $20 drop-in for students who are not Mysore Members. It still counts for 300/500 training hours.

Intermediate Rope Wall Yoga 

Class uses the rope wall, chairs and other props to hold postures longer for deeper opening and effect.  Meets Wednesdays, January-July, 2017, 4:00-5:15 pm, Highlands/Kentucky Street Studio, Included in memberships.

We work progressively and systematically on the postures. This class is not suitable for pregnant women, for anyone who has active back pain, who cannot hang upside down or do deep backbends. You should have at least two years of yoga experience for this class and plan to attend on a regular basis. Class ends with pranayama, mudras and bandhas.


 

Intermediate Rope Wall Yoga 2-3 - Backbends 
Chair_Backbend_Somer

This class works with backbends, using the rope wall, chairs and other props for more opening and ease when practicing backbends. Recommended for students with 2 or more years of yoga experience.

We work progressively and systematically on the postures. This class is not suitable for pregnant women, for anyone who has active back pain, who cannot hang upside down or do deep backbends. You should have at least two years of yoga experience for this class and plan to attend on a regular basis. Class ends with pranayama, mudras and bandhas.

Beginning May 1, this class becomes part of Mysore Membership. $20 drop-in for students who are not Mysore Members. It still counts for 300/500 training hours.

Continuing Yoga Education
300 Hour Level Philosophy
The Yoga Sutras

Class discusses current scholarship of the history of the Yoga Sutras and what is known of Patanjali;
correct pronunciation of the sutras; the meaning of each sutra with authoritative (traditional) commentaries. Goal of the class is for practitioners to experience Patanjali’s teaching in one’s own practice, understanding and realization of Yoga.

Free to Yoga East teachers and members.

RYT 200/300/500 YPLE hrs
 
The Shiva Sutras

This class will discuss the Shiva Sutras, a text from the Kashmir Shaiva tradition.
First class Jan 6 will introduce the Shiva Sutrani (Maheshvara Sutras), a different text by Panini often called by the same name.
Next class on Jan 13 will give an introduction to terms and concepts from the Kashmir Saiva tradition, as an introduction to The Shiva Sutras.
Fridays, January-July, 2017, 5:30-6:30 pm, Highlands/Kentucky Street Studio.
Open to all interested yoga students.

Free to Yoga East teachers and members.

RYT 200/300/500 YPLE hrs

Recommended Texts: Shiva Sutras, Jaideva Singh; Shiva Sutras, Swami Lakshman Joo. Many others are available online for free download or viewing.
 
The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita is part of the Mahabharata, a vast poetic epic that is one of the world's oldest literary works. The Bhagavad Gita is a conversation between the warrior-prince Arjuna and his charioteer, Krishna, and takes place on the battlefield. The topic is how to use the wisdom of yoga to navigate the obstacles and challenges one encounters in life and remain true to one's moral and ethical principles. The teachings of the Bhagavad Gita are relevant and essential in the tumultuous modern age. Krishna shows Arjuna how to face difficult situations with courage, compassion, objectivity and joyfulness.

Method of study will take the traditional form of chanting the text followed by contemplation, discussion and meditation.

Meets first Sunday of each month, January-December 2017. 9:15-10:15 am.

We have a limited number of texts. If you have your own copy with Sanskrit transliteration, please bring it with you. Recommended text: The Bhagavad Gita, translated by Swami Dayananda, $12.00. Available from Arsha Vidya Bookstore, arshavidya.org ISBN 9788190363686.


Free to Yoga East teachers and members.

RYT 200/300/500 YPLE hrs
 
Chanting

Chanting is recommended by the teachers of our tradition, especially the Jois family, for dissolving negative states of mind and for cultivating positive states of mind.

Monday, 8:30-9:30 am, Shiva Mahimna Stotram, Shiva Manasa Puja.
Wednesday, 8:30-9:30 am, Vishnu Sahasranama.
Friday, 7:30-8:30 am, Shri Rudram/Chamakam, Shiva Arati and Kundalini Stavah.
Sunday, 9:15-10:15 am, Shri Guru Gita.
Verses from the Skanda Purana describe the Guru-Disciple relationship.


Free to Yoga East teachers and members.

RYT 200/300/500 YPLE hrs
300 Hr Teaching Methodology
Teaching Methodology examines the process of teaching and learning. What makes a good teacher? How do students learn?  What are different methods of teaching? Meets Saturdays, February-July, 2017, dates and times to be set.
300 Hr Anatomy
andrea_MG_03271-300x264300 Hour User-Friendly Anatomy
 Andrea Rothgerber, PT, RYT
Saturdays, 1:00-3:30 pm
St Matthews Studio
$50 per class
Click here for dates and registration.

Hours Needed for Certification
Yoga Alliance requires that a certain number of hours be in classes with the lead trainer (Laura Spaulding - if there is an asterisk *, it means there is no specific requirement.). More details about requirements are shown on the course syllabus which will be given to you when you are accepted into the program. Total with
Laura
Techniques, Training and Practice  120 55
Teaching Methodology  60 *
Anatomy & Physiology  20 *
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics 60 *
Practice teaching under supervision   10 5
Texts and Materials Needed
Always bring a notebook and pen to class.
Recommended Props for Home Practice: Yoga sticky mat, 2 4" blocks, 10' D-ring yoga strap, rectangular bolster, 2 cotton blankets (Props are available at Yoga East. A 20% discount is given to teacher trainees.) 
Recommended  Texts: Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar, Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater, Back Care Basics by Mary Pullig Schatz.
Certified Graduates of Yoga East are given a certificate that shows the hours you have completed. This certificate allows you to register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT 500.