Upcoming Courses & Workshops

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200 Hour Teacher Training for Professional Therapists with Yoga East Staff Next held on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Aug 23, 2017 - Wed Mar 14, 2018
This Course is underway and enrollment is closed.
 
200 Hour Foundation Course has an emphasis on traditional yoga training for professional, licensed therapists who are interested in adding yoga postures, breathing and relaxation to their therapy practice. Yoga has been shown to to have benefits for individuals with depression, PTSD, anxiety, and low self-esteem.  30 week course meets Wednesdays 9:30 am to 4:00 pm August 23, 2017 through March 14, 2018. The Course includes 180 hours of instruction and 30 hours of home assignments for a total of 210 hours for Yoga Alliance registration.
 
Techniques includes 90 hours of detailed instruction on how to practice and teach: yoga postures with correct form and alignment, pranayama, the breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation.
 
Teaching Methodology 30 hours of instruction and discussion yoga teaching methods. Includes methods of various yoga traditions, how to adapt instructions for different kinds of students (different age groups, students affected by trauma and PTSD, students with physical challenges, etc).
 
Anatomy and Physiology 20 hours of instruction on anatomy and physiology pertaining to yoga postures, yoga breathing and relaxation. Discussion includes current medical and scientific studies of how and why yoga works. 
 
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics 20 hours of instruction on yoga ancient and modern history, how yoga has developed, the philosophy that is the foundation of yoga, and current ethical and legal issues in the yoga teaching profession.
 
Practice Teaching is 20 hours of teaching under supervision by an experienced instructor, with supportive critique.
 
To apply or get more information: phone Laura Spaulding during business hours at 502-585-9642.
Fee: $2500
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200 Hr - Yoga History and Myth, Part 2 with Laura Spaulding Next held on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Oct 13, 2017 - Fri Dec 15, 2017
This series of 8 classes is required for Yoga East certification and counts for 10 hours in the subject of Philosophy (YPLE).
 
This series of classes discusses the texts that form the background of yoga: the Vedas and Upanishads, Yoga Sutras, The Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Shiva Samhita, Gheranda Samhita, Yoga Yagnavalkya, the Puranas, The Mahabharata, Bhagavad-Gita, Ramayana, Tantras; and the Six Viewpoints (Darshanas) of Indian Philosophy: Nyaya-Vaisheshika, Samkhya-Yoga, Purva Mimamsa-Vedanta.
 
Fee:$10 per class. Open to all students - you need not be in teacher training to register. Yoga East 200 Hr Alumni can audit this class.

Class will not meet Nov 10 & 24.
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200 Hr - Foundations of Yoga Practice with Susan Reid Next held on Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 9:45 am - 11:00 am
This enrollment runs from Sat Aug 5, 2017 - Sat Dec 16, 2017
This series of 16 classes is required for Yoga East certification and counts for 20 hours in the subject of Techniques.
 
The series of classes is intended to improve your yoga practice. We will methodically work on the most important yoga postures and pranayama exercises. A yoga teacher should have a strong practice with good alignment and form.  We will help you improve your technique in important postures and help you bump your practice up to the next level.  You will learn correct alignment, breathing, pronunciation of the names, and tips for good practice and teaching.
 
Fee: $25 per class. Open to all students. Register online or with Susan Reid.

Class will not meet Aug 12, Sept 2, Oct 7, Nov 11 & 25.
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300 Hr - Fun with Sanskrit with Laura Spaulding Next held on Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Aug 19, 2017 - Sat Dec 30, 2017
Note - the October 7 Class will be held at the East End/Holiday Manor Studio, not St. Matthews. 
 
Introduction to Sanskrit transliteration (writing Sanskrit using English alphabet), writing and reading Devanagari alphabet, learning asana names and pronunciation, beginning vocabulary, verbs and pronouns, basic mantras.

Bring a notebook and pen.

We are now using a text: Yogaavataranam, Zoe Slatoff-Ponte. 

See the 300 Hour Trainings Page for assignments.

Fee: donations support our ability to offer these classes.

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200 Hr - Yoga Anatomy: How Yoga Works with Laura Spaulding Next held on Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Aug 5, 2017 - Sat Dec 16, 2017
Note! The October 7 Class will be held at the East End/Holiday Manor Studio - not St Matthews.

This series of 16 classes is required for Yoga East Certification and counts for 20 hours in the subject of Anatomy and Physiology.
 
Learn human anatomy as it pertains to the practice of yoga and pranayama. Learn why postures are difficult, how stretching works, why yoga builds strength, and how some yoga postures can be dangerous and even deadly if done incorrectly. Understanding the anatomy of a posture can make it easier and better. 

Each class works with particular groups of postures like forward bends, backbends, twists and inversions. Each class covers anatomy and physiology; injuries and physical limitations commonly encountered in the posture and ways of working with those challenges; the anatomy of the subtle body including the chakra system, nadis (channels of the subtle body) and koshas (subtle sheaths).

The class is open to all levels of students who are interested in improving their practice. No particular experience or ability is required.

Text: Anatomy Coloring Book, Kapit & Elson, 4th ed. (Available at the studio, $22.50, members get your discount.) You will need a variety of highlighters, watercolor markers, or colored pencils. 
 
Fee: $25 per class. Open to all students. Register online or with Laura Spaulding.

Class will not meet Aug 12, Sept 2, Nov 11 & 25.
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Practice Teaching with Yoga East Staff Next held on Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Aug 20, 2017 - Sun Dec 17, 2017
Series of 16 classes gives each teacher training student the opportunity to teach a class with coaching from experienced teachers. Each class is videotaped so you can see for yourself what is right and what is off-track. The coaches identify areas where you need development and give specific methods on improvement. Homework is customized for each student's needs. 
 
Each student must attend all classes in this series in order to obtain the required hours for certification.  You will have to pay a make-up fee to the supervising teacher if you miss class.

Class will not meet on Oct 8, Nov 5 and 12 due to other workshops.

Fee: Practice Teaching Series $400
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Practice Teaching with Laura Spaulding Next held on Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Nov 19, 2017 - Sun Dec 31, 2017
Series of 16 classes gives each teacher training student the opportunity to teach a class with coaching from experienced teachers. Each class is videotaped so you can see for yourself what is right and what is off-track. The coaches identify areas where you need development and give specific methods on improvement. Homework is customized for each student's needs. 
 
Each student must attend all classes in this series in order to obtain the required hours for certification.  You will have to pay a make-up fee to the supervising teacher if you miss class.

Class will not meet on Oct 8, Nov 5 and 12 due to other workshops.

Fee: Practice Teaching Series $400
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Teacher Training Commencement with Yoga East Staff Sat, Dec 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Presentation of research projects and award of certificates to our new teachers. 
 
Schedule:
3:00-4:00 pm Presentation of Research projects
4:00-4:30 pm Commencement Ceremony
 
Reception follows.All Yoga East students, teachers, and Board Members are warmly invited.
 
There is no registration for this event, however, space is limited. Please inform us if you are inviting more than 5 people or if your guests need special accomodations.

Photo: Class of 2015.
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Yoga Sutras - Chapters 3-4 with Laura Spaulding Next held on Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Jan 5, 2018 - Fri Mar 23, 2018
This series of classes studies the portions of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali dealing with the yogic powers and final liberation.
 
This class will chant, read and discuss the meaning of the Sutras and how they are relevant and helpful for one's own yoga practice. No previous knowledge of the Yoga Sutras is needed for the class.

Enrollment is free and open to all Yoga East students. Donations help us to keep offering these classes.

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Yoga & the Pursuit of Happiness with Laura Spaulding Next held on Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Jan 6, 2018 - Sat Feb 24, 2018
Yoga and the Pursuit of Happiness weaves together wisdom from the traditional texts of yoga such as The Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita with positive psychology and current evidence-based research on the benefits of yoga, mindfulness and meditation. For yoga practitioners and teachers, the book is helpful to understand and explain the benefits of yoga practice and how and why yoga works. Class format is discussion of the readings.
 
Order the book from: www.newharbinger.com $16.95
 
Fee: $72 for series of 8 classes, $10 drop-in.
YE Member Discounts Apply to the Series fee.
Series counts for 8 300/500/YACEP YPLE Hours.
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