Training Schedule 2018

Understanding the Bhagavad Gita

Director(s): Yoganand Michael Carroll

Dates: September 14-18, 2018

Program Times: Friday 6-9:30, Saturday – Tuesday 9:00-6:30

Cost: $600, Earlybird $525 by August 14, 2018

Join Master Teacher Yoganand Michael Carroll for an in-depth look at dthe Bhagavad Gita, a 2,000 year old Sanskrit text that offers profound insight into the deeper practices of yoga. As the seeker in the Gita metaphorically prepares for the battle of spiritual transformation, he asks his teacher a series of questions. In his answers the teacher explains the many challenges and stages of the yogic spiritual path. In this program we will explore themes from the Bhagavad Gita that are meaningful for us as modern yoga practitioners.

We will use the Bhagavad Gita, by Winthrop Sargeant, as our text. Please purchase this book before your program begins or download the text here:  Bhagavad Gita.

Yoga with Jacci

Basic Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Director(s): Jacci Gruninger

Dates: September 30-October 5

Cost: $460 plus housing

For yoga teachers who have completed a 200-hour training and midwives/doulas with a strong yoga practice.

Become confident, qualified, and comfortable leading prenatal yoga classes in this training that teaches appropriate asana, assists, pranayama, sounding, and meditation for each stage of pregnancy. Every day of the training begins with a prenatal yoga class in which you wear “pregnant bellies” for each trimester to simulate the experience of moving in a pregnant body. The yoga class is followed by theory, practical application, and practice teaching.

Topics covered in this program include

  • Fetal development
  • Physiological and hormonal changes in the mother’s body during each trimester, and her body’s responses to these changes
  • Pregnancy discomforts during each stage and the yoga practices, non-traditional methods, and traditional techniques that can alleviate these discomforts.

Jacci Gruninger also offers tips on labor and birth, partner prenatal yoga, and how to market your classes.

Kripalu

Teaching Restorative Yoga

Director(s): Shelbi Miles & Jacci Gruninger
Dates: October 5-7, 2018
Program Times: Friday 6-9:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 9:00-6:30
Cost: $400, Earlybird: $350 by September 5, 2018
Materials Fee: $30

Location: Yoga At Simply Well, Carlisle, PA

Yoga At Simply Well

The Client Relationship: Cultivating Intuitive Presence, Boundaries & Ethics (20 hours)

Director(s): Shelbi Miles, C-IAYT, CMT, CST

Dates: November 9-11, 2018

Program Times: Friday 6-9:30, Saturday & Sunday 9-6:30

Cost: $425, $375 by October 9, 2018

This two and half day module will focus on working one on one and/or in small groups with clients/students in a safe, respectful and clearly defined way. We will explore techniques to expand inner awareness of both our own, as well as our students, physical, mental and energetic bodies using asana, pranayama and meditation. Participants will discover how these patterns affect both themselves and their individual clients so that each session is grounded and centered.

Guidance will be given in:
1) accessing personal inner wisdom
2) cultivating objective listening techniques
3) using these tools to navigate the best path toward optimal well being. Building trust in our skills and intuition will allow us to better discern and aid our students in finding and maintaining balance and overall wellness for themselves.

We will also look at some of the ethical issues facing Yoga Teachers who work one-on-one with clients and the importance of professional integrity and boundaries in this ever evolving world. The more fundamental business aspects of private yoga sessions eg. Soap notes and intake forms will also be covered.

Yoga with Jacci

Deepening The Asana Experience: Asanas for Gentle Yoga 1

Director: Jacci Gruninger

Dates: November 30- Dec. 2

Program Times: Friday 6-9:30, Saturday – Sunday 10a-7p

Cost: $430

Earlybird: $380 by October 30, 2018

Living and being with our bodies is a tall order.  Sitting back and witnessing our experience takes time and practice.  Today’s body is hurried, overworked, under exercised, stressed and depleted.  When exercise does occur, it is quick, vigorous and sweat producing. We each have an opportunity to develop a relationship with our body through movement, breath and meditation that is unique.  This Gentle Yoga Teacher Training shows us another way to connect with ourselves, through the subtle and the quiet. We do this by learning to listen, slowing down and paying attention. Gentle yoga is a the bridge between moving slowly and staying still.  This program will look at various ways to teach Gentle Yoga to a wide variety of populations. We will cover practices for more able-bodied students, chair practices and floor practices of exploration. Pranayama and meditation will also be discussed.

Evolutions

Teaching Restorative Yoga

Director(s): Shelbi Miles & Jacci Gruninger
Dates: August 23-25, 2019
Program Times: Friday 6-9:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 9:00-6:30
Cost: $475, Earlybird: $350 by June 23, 2019; $425 by July 23, 2019
Materials Fee: $30

Location: Whole Body Yoga Studio, North Wales, PA

Restorative yoga is a gentle inward form of yoga that invites participants to move towards greater balance, control and participation in their life. The participant’s body is placed in yoga postures that are supported with props. The mind is invited to slow down with the use of pranayama, visualization and mantra allowing the individual to turn inside. A restorative practice is a complement to any yoga practice or other form of exercise and perfect for almost any practitioner looking to experience a deeper state of relaxation and healing than Savasana or sleep. It is also a perfect practice for those recovering from injury or illness or anyone who experiences stress on a daily basis.
In this weekend restorative yoga training created from the Tantric Hatha Yoga Teachings, the work of Herbert Benson and Jon Kabat Zinn, participants will gain practical, hands-on experience and skills to work with a wide range of populations. The program will include posture practice, pranayama, meditation, mantra, mudra, visualization, and use of props to create a safe/comfortable/healing environment. Participants will leave the training confident in their ability to understand the philosophy and science behind restorative yoga as well as self-assured in their aptitude to lead their students through a complete restorative yoga practice.

Whole Body Yoga Studio

Yoga As Play, Yoga As Practice

Director(s): Jacci Gruninger
Dates: February 9-10, 2019
Program Times: Saturday-Sunday 9:00-4:00
Cost: $350, Earlybird: $250 by December 9, 2018, $300 by January 9, 2019
Materials Fee: $30

Location: F.U.N. Yoga Studio, Riverside, CA

Join Jacci for a retreat weekend filled with fun, laughter and yoga. We’ll add some spice to your yoga practice, look at the yamas and niyamas (the ethical precepts of yoga) and learn how to design a home practice .  We will spice up our practice with humor, fun yoga postures and yoga games in addition to practicing pranayama (breath-work) and meditation. We will eat a delicious pot luck lunch together each day as well as enjoy a walking meditation after lunch.  Take a yoga sta-cation with us!

F.U.N. Yoga Studio

200-Hour Pranakriya Yoga Teacher Training

Director(s): Jacci Gruninger
Dates: All in 2019

  • March 1-3
  • April 5-7
  • May 3-5
  • May 31-June 2
  • July 19-21
  • August 9-11
  • Sept 6-9
  • October 4-6
  • Nov 1-3
  • Dec 13-15 (Make-up Weekend)

Program Times:

  • Friday 5:30-9:30
  • Saturday 10-7:00pm
  • Sunday 10-4pm

Cost:

  • $2700 plus $150 materials fee 4 months out November 1, 2018
  • $3100 plus $150 materials fee by 3 months out December 1, 2018
  • $3300 plus $150 materials fee by January 1, 2018
  • There is a $50 non-refundable deposit to be submitted with the student’s application

Location: F.U.N. Yoga Studio, Riverside, CA

  1. Friday evening:  Clubhouse
  2. Saturday/Sunday:  F.U.N. Yoga Studio
Our program is steeped in the Tantric Hatha Yoga Philosophy and lineage of Swami Kripalavanandaji and Yoganand Michael Carroll but is also created from adult learning models. We thread together asana, anatomy, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, relaxation, observation and hands-on assisting as well as reading and working with groups and individuals.
The training is taught in nine, intensive weekends and class size is limited to 20 students. This format supports students having time to integrate the material, complete homework and prepare for assigned practice-teach sessions.
In the first half of the program, students will learn effective methodologies for teaching postures, pranayamas and centerings. Students will also learn about the history and philosophy of the Tantra Hatha Yoga tradition.
In the second half of the program, students will learn to design and lead three kinds of classes: a vinyasa workout class, a meditative posture class, and a gentle stretch class. Our graduates have a deep understanding of the teachings of yoga and will be prepared to teach in a variety of settings including yoga studios and gyms.

F.U.N. Yoga Studio

Basic Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Director(s): Jacci Gruninger

Dates: March 10-15, 2019

Cost: $460 plus housing

For yoga teachers who have completed a 200-hour training and midwives/doulas with a strong yoga practice.

Become confident, qualified, and comfortable leading prenatal yoga classes in this training that teaches appropriate asana, assists, pranayama, sounding, and meditation for each stage of pregnancy. Every day of the training begins with a prenatal yoga class in which you wear “pregnant bellies” for each trimester to simulate the experience of moving in a pregnant body. The yoga class is followed by theory, practical application, and practice teaching.

Topics covered in this program include

  • Fetal development
  • Physiological and hormonal changes in the mother’s body during each trimester, and her body’s responses to these changes
  • Pregnancy discomforts during each stage and the yoga practices, non-traditional methods, and traditional techniques that can alleviate these discomforts.

Jacci Gruninger also offers tips on labor and birth, partner prenatal yoga, and how to market your classes.

Kripalu