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Schedule of Courses – 500HR

The following courses are not reflective of the full course content. Some courses are offered annually and some are offered bi-annually. Content is added and updated regularly. The core courses are marked as Core, meaning these courses are mandatory under the 300/500 Hour advanced training. To enroll in a course or workshop, please check our Workshop & Events page.

Reiki Level I&II Certification: The Grace & Power of Prana

Date: September 21-22, 2019

From: 8am-5pm

Description:

Uncover your full potential to Heal others and Heal yourself

  • Discover the methods to connect with prana (life force energy) anytime, anywhere, providing an experience of calm and serenity
  • You will apply the methods used by energy healers all over the world to provide healing for friends, family, and pets
  • The knowledge you acquire in the course can be applied immediately
  • You can use this knowledge to boost other healing techniques, or as a stand-alone modality
  • The methods can be provided, anytime, anywhere without the need for equipment or treatment rooms

Pain occurs when our vibrational frequency is low in that area and there is disharmony in our energy field. Ancient healing techniques describe this as a lack of communication with the inner healer. In this course you will first learn how to develop a relationship with your inner healer, the blueprint for the well-being inside all of us. Healing happens at all levels; the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

These practices will teach you to tap into the deeper field of consciousness where we become aware of the core essence of Life Force Energy- Prana Shakti. You will quickly learn the skills of Reiki energy healing including how to set an intention to heal, create resonance and entrainment, the concept of increasing and transferring energy from healer to client.

Guided by your teachers, you will experience the techniques by applying healing on your peers, individually, and in a group.  You will have the confidence and skill to begin practicing healing sessions immediately.

Curriculum:

  • The Reiki method of energy healing, Level I & II
  • Reiki attunement~ the process of connecting the student with the universal Reiki source
  • Practical hands-on healing sessions with peers
  • Prana Vidya~ the science of the human body and life force energy
  • Developing a relationship with Prana~ pranayama and meditation to connect with the command center in the mid-brain
  • The principles of energy healing~ breathing, intention, resonance, and entrainment
  • The Koshas~ 5 sheaths of our being
  • In-depth study of the Chakra system and its relationship to healing
  • How to prepare a healing session
  • Hand body positions for healing the self and others
  • How to work with Pets
  • Distance Healing

Learning Outcomes:

  • A deep understanding of the fundamental energy that animates all life
  • The capacity to connect with Prana Shakti~ life force energy
  • Evolved awareness around deeper states of consciousness
  • Be capable of activating and shifting into the dimension of Prana
  • How to run energy hands on or at a distance, across space and time
  • Expand and boost the reach of your healing practice

*CE Credits available

Prerequisites:
This course is for anyone who is yearning to learn how to apply healing with the animating current of all life~ the universal energy from which we are all created. There are no prior requirements, except an open mind.

Location:
Shanti Hot Yoga Dartmouth

Cost:  $425 | Early bird $375 | Early Bird Date: Sept 7, 2019 | Payment plans available

($100 Deposit required upon registration. Full payment due by September 14, 2019)

Trainers:
Uriel MacGillivary E-RYT 500HR, Reiki Master, Quantum Touch Healer
Stefanie Winters RYT 200HR, Reiki Master

Notes: CE Credits available

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Creating a Purposeful Life: The Practice of Svadhaya

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Date:   January 25th – 27th, 2019
From:  5PM-8PM January 25th and  AM-5PM on January 26th & 27th

Description
Svadhaya is the Sanskrit term for self-study and is one of the niyamas or observances described in the yoga sutras. Svadhayahas the potential for deepening your yoga practice far beyond your mat when we apply this study to our daily life.  As yoga teachers, it is important to continue to evolve your consciousness and discover your life purpose and what the beliefs are that holds you back from living a worthwhile life. The benefits are significant for your sense of fulfilment and prosperity in your life and you will become an invitation for your students to deepen their practice.  This course uses a self-inquiry technique known as vichara. This process will allow you to understand the deeper, quieter desires of your soul. It will help you build discernment in terms of the choices you make in how to expend your time, energy and money in your life to achieve your higher calling and desires in your life.

Curriculum:

  • This course is a combination of assessments, reflection, journaling, mind mapping and lecture content.
  • There will be exercises designed to become clear about what is a life worth living for you.
  • There will be peer reflections and discussions to help you process the content by hearing others describe their discoveries.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the four desires of the soul
  • The practice of vichara and the role of buddhi in the process of discernment
  • The concept of vikalpa, or a deep unconscious belief that takes you away from living a purposeful life
  • The power of sankalpa or resolve
  • Your life purpose, or dharma
  • How fulfilling one soul desire affects all the desires
  • How resistance shows up in your body and life
  • The creation equation and the effects of relaxation and meditation practices
  • The use of habits to create a change in your momentum
  • The seven levels of consciousness and how they relate to basic and growth needs of psychological development
  • Where your values are in terms of levels of consciousness
  • Uncovering your fears in the first three levels of consciousness to help you move from surviving to thriving
  • Assessing your energy alignment

Prerequisites:
Registrants must hold a 200 – hour teacher training from a recognized school of yoga.

Location:
Shanti Hot Yoga Bedford

Cost:  $425 | Early bird $395

Trainer:
Dorothy Spence

Notes: This course qualifies for 30 hours of CE credits

Required Reading: The Four Desires, Rod Stryker and A New Psychology of Human Well-Being, Richard Barrett

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Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Yin Yoga Teacher Training

2019 Dates:

2 weekends including

  • Friday, November 1ST, 5PM-8PM, Saturday, November 2ND & Sunday, November 3RD, 7AM-5PM
  • Friday, November 8TH, 5PM-8PM, Saturday, November 9TH & Sunday, November 10TH, 7AM-5PM

Description
Guiding someone to stillness is a skill, something that takes compassion, patience and the ability to hold space; the ability to allow discomfort to be ok in order for there to be acceptance in the present moment.  Teaching yin yoga requires this skill of guiding people to stillness and during this training you will receive inspiring, practical techniques to deepen your own understanding of the practice and your experience with it. From a more in-depth, personal understanding, you will feel confident to integrate the teachings learned into class sequencing and delivery, you will feel confident to help others find stillness.

Curriculum

  • Benefits of yin
  • Target areas of postures
  • Meridian line and chakra associations within each target area
  • Skeletal differences-how that effects the student doing yin
  • Focus on anatomy, learning about fascia, ligaments, tendons and joints and the theory of exercise specifically required for these tissues.
  • Pranayama and meditation techniques to tap into your own subtle energy body
  • Yin class design
  • Incorporating yin and yang sequences

Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to analyze the body’s functionally and understanding that the postures are a means to target certain areas of the body.
  • You will learn how changing the orientation of the pose can bring freedom to someone who can’t do a posture a certain way; i.e. seated, wall, reclined, & standing variations.
  • Learn and develop chakra meditation techniques that focus on deepening self-connection and awareness.
  • You will broaden your understanding of how one’s past or current day experiences can affect them emotionally & mentally and how re-creating a physical connection is a step towards healing.
  • You will learn the difference between compression and tension in a yoga posture and what you should do for your student when this arises
  • You will learn the 12 fascial lines of the body and how to apply this knowledge to movement
  • You will be introduced to the energetics of the meridian lines and chakra systems that are involved and worked during a yin practice and how the postures, meditation techniques, and breath work can stimulate these systems.
  • Time will be spent practice teaching to ensure a certain level of comfortability before teaching public classes. Assisted yin sequence will be shared so that one-on-one sessions or personal assists in classes are readily available.

When we turn inwards and ask this of others, a certain level of humility and compassion is attained. This training challenges us to embrace humility and seek compassion towards ourselves and others.

Prerequisites:

  • Recommended for teachers with a 200 Hour Certification
  • Energy workers who want to expand their knowledge of energy within the modality of yin yoga
  • A consistent yin practice

Location:
Shanti Hot Yoga Dartmouth

Cost: $950 | Early Bird $895 (until September 17th)

Trainers:
Emilie Fabre
Uriel MacGillivary

Notes: Teachers enrolled in the 300/500 Hour YTT will receive 50 CE credits with Yoga Alliance.

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Vinyasa Krama ~ The Bridge Between The Heart Of Yoga And Sequencing (Core)

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Date: April 20-22 and April 28-29

From: 5- 8 PM on April 20TH and from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, April 21-22 and April 28-29

Description:
­The principles you will learn in this training more than any other training will change the way you see your practice, the way you see the reach of yoga and your ability to bring a quality of clarity and sophistication to your teaching in the most exceptional way possible.

Vinyasa Krama means wise progression.  This course is an accumulation of knowledge and wisdom informed by the Samkhya philosophy.  Its aim is to bring together these 3 systems of knowledge as the foundation for sequencing yoga practice:

Ayurveda: concerned with how we activate and balance the body mind;

Yoga: the system that illuminate’s self-knowledge and world knowledge;

Hatha-Tantra: the umbrella under which all these, Ayurveda and yoga practices can be subsumed.

Curriculum:

  • This course is a combination of lecture content and practices. Each practice and the sequence of lectures builds on the one before. The lectures support the practices and the practices support the lectures.
  • There will also be interactive elements to help you grow in your understanding and capacity to absorb the teachings and ultimately share them.
  • There will be peer reflections and discussions after each practice to acknowledge how the practices affected you personally.
  • There will be short quizzes and homework assignments along the way and required reading to support your learning experience.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to design the most effective practices possible to accommodate a wide variety of students and levels of ability while working towards a specific outcome. This means being able to address a wide variety of classes such as mixed level and advanced classes.
  • How to orchestrate a class at the levels of mind, body, and energy.
  • You will learn sequencing for your Ayurvedic type.
  • You will learn the relationship between practice and the gunas (the three attributes of the physical world).
  • There is a way of sequencing a practice that maximizes biomechanical safety. You will learn how to craft a sequence in the most effective way possible to ensure the long-term health of your students and yourself.
  • You will learn the full scope of yoga so you can impart just how far and wide the potential of yoga is to touch our lives and our students’ lives.
  • You will be introduced to a wide variety of meditation techniques and pranayama techniques to which we will tailor specific techniques for certain outcomes in practice.
  • Central to this experience is learning about ourselves, not from the outside but from the deep well of wisdom within each of us.

Prerequisites:
Registrants must hold a 200 – hour teacher training from a recognized school of yoga.

Location:
Shanti Hot Yoga Dartmouth

Cost:  $695 | Early bird $595

Trainers:
Uriel MacGillivary, Dorothy Spence, Taylor MacGillivary

Notes: This is a core course for teachers enrolled in the 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training. It qualifies for 50 hours of CE credits

Required Reading: The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar

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Prenatal Teacher Training

Prenatal Teacher Training

Fall, 2019

Description
Guiding a pregnant student through Yoga practice involves a comprehensive knowledge of the stages of pregnancy and the effects it has on a woman’s body during and after birth. This 25-hour training will give you the tools to safely instruct prenatal and postnatal yoga sequences, teach pranayama to aid in the birthing process and create a peaceful, supportive community for moms to be. The training includes daily yoga practice, class lectures, practicum, and distance learning assignments.

Curriculum

  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
  • How to inspire and support woman during pregnancy
  • The benefits of yoga for pregnancy, childbirth and post birth
  • Creating sequences for first, second and third trimesters
  • The use of modifications and props in each trimester
  • The use of meditation for relaxation
  • Pranayama techniques for relaxation and birthing
  • The birthing process
  • Practice teaching
  • Class observations

Learning Outcomes

  • You will learn how to incorporate prenatal students into your public classes safely
  • You will learn how to assess specific therapeutic needs
  • You will learn how to integrate the use of props and modifications for your students in public classes
  • You will learn how to work with couples for birth preparation
  • You will be able to integrate pranayama, meditation and asana techniques to create specific energetic outcomes for your prenatal and postnatal students

Prerequisites:

  • Teachers in training or teachers who have completed a 200- Hour yoga teacher training
  • Health care professionals that support pregnant woman including midwives and doulas
  • Pregnant women who want to deepen their yoga journey pre-and postnatal

Location:
Shanti Hot Yoga Dartmouth

Cost: $425

Trainers:
Michelle Robinson
Uriel MacGillivary

Notes:  Teachers enrolled in the 300/500 Hour YTT will receive 25 hours CE credits with Yoga Alliance.

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Tantra Sadhana ~ Awakening The Power Of Your Soul (Core)

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Date: November 21st- 24th
From: 5:30 – 8 PM on November 21 | 8 – 5 PM on November 22 – 24th

Description:  

Long ago Tantric masters discovered that success in both the outer world and the spiritual realm is possible if we awaken the dormant power of the soul, the Shakti. No other path of yoga is as comprehensive and as systematic as Tantra. The literal meaning of Tantra is to weave or to expand. Tantra practice re-weaves the fabric of life back to its original nature, back to the power of your self -essence.  Awakening your Shakti and accessing the essential power of your divine nature is the intention of this training.

The principles you will learn more than any other training will change the way you experience your practice and the way you see the reach of yoga.  You will learn how to bring a quality of sophistication to your teaching and impact your students’ lives in the most exceptional way possible.

Curriculum:

  • This course is a combination of lecture content, and practices. Each practice and the sequence of lectures builds on the one before. The lectures support the practices and the practices support the lectures
  • Historical overview of Tantra
  • The descent from pure consciousness into matter: How humans manifest into matter, according to the Samkhya philosophy
  • The strategy for creating the most powerful, effective, and purposeful sequences for yourself and your students
  • The stages of Tantra sadhana; the preparatory stage, the moon stages, (Chandra), the sun stages (Surya), the fire stage (Agni) and Kundalini awakening
  • Mastering prana: The Prana Vayus in depth (directing life force energy) and how to apply the Vayus to your practice and group classes.
  • The power of Tantric meditation practices. Techniques and practices to empower your self- essence
  • More than a sound ~ The Power of Mantra. Mantra practices to raise your consciousness
  • Peer reflections and discussions after each practice
  • Distance learning component 15 hours

Learning Outcomes

  • Expand the reach of your practice with the philosophical principles and wisdom of the tantric tradition
  • Develop your capacity to apply a unique set of techniques to your teaching and practice that will evolve you as a teacher and a person
  • Be capable of designing the most effective practices possible to accommodate a wide variety of students and levels of ability while working towards a specific energetic outcome.
  • Experience Tantra as a methodology for empowerment and self- mastery
  • Become a teacher steeped in the knowledge of the yoga tradition
  • Develop your spiritual progress and open the door to help your students thrive

Prerequisites:

Registrants must hold a 200 – hour teacher training

Location:

Shanti Yoga Dartmouth

Cost: $595 | Early bird $495 | Early Bird Date, Sept 30, 2019 | Payments plans available

Trainer:
Uriel MacGillivary,

NotesThis is a core course for teachers enrolled in the 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training. It qualifies for 50 hours of CE credits

Required Reading: Tantra Unveiled, Deducing the Forces of Matter & Spirit – Pandit Rajmani Tigunait (available from the Himalayan Institute book store @ https://shop.himalayaninstitute.org/pages/books

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Myofascial Anatomy: The 12 Myofascial Lines and Body Reading for Yoga Teachers (Core)

Myofascial-Anatomy

Date:  June 19 – June 21, 2020
From: 5 – 8 PM on June 19 and from 9 AM – 5 PM, June 20, 21

Description
In most anatomy courses for Yoga teachers we focus on the alignment of the bones, the reach of the ligaments or tendons and the performance of the muscles. This training will increase your understanding of anatomy by learning about the connections of all the different tissue types in the body. In this course, we will focus specifically on 12 chains of myofascial tension in the body that will allow us to look at structural patterning in our students in a more holistic way. This approach encourages you to include the overall facial tone of the body in your sequencing strategies and application. The course is beneficial for Yoga teachers and other movement teachers such as dance teachers and athletic trainers.

Curriculum

  • This course is a combination of theory and practicum
  • This training is a study in Myofascial Anatomy that views the body as a whole instead of parts
  • We will study 12 myofascial lines or lines of pull in the body and relate those lines of pull to different Yoga poses and body movement
  • There will be two, 2- hour yoga practices where we apply the concept of myofascial continuity in body movement
  • Following the theory and practicum on the myofascial lines, students will be taught how to perform a global postural assessment
  • Students will work with their peers to identify structural patterns in the body
  • There will be interactive elements to help you grow in your understanding of Myofascial Anatomy
  • Participants will be given 6 body reading assignments as part of their practicum

Learning Outcomes:

  • You will learn an integrative way of working with the muscles, ligaments, and bones instead of viewing them as separate parts
  • You will think differently and more intelligently about your yoga sequences with a better understanding of how the body is connected
  • Teachers working in private sessions will learn how to identify postural patterns in their students and help them with a strategy to grow out of the pattern
  • You will learn to really look at your students and use your vision as a way of feeling into old injuries in their frame, any hitches in their gait, and even subtleties in their psychological approach to life

Prerequisites:

This course is applicable for Yoga teachers, dance teachers, athletic trainers, massage therapists and other individuals working in body movement and healing therapies.  It is a core course for participants in the Shanti 300/500 hour advanced training.

Location:
Shanti Hot Yoga Dartmouth

Cost: $425 | Early bird $375 | Early Bird Date April 15, 2019

Trainers:
Uriel MacGillivary, BScPhysEd, EYT 500, Natalie Minicola, PT

Notes: This is a core course for teachers enrolled in the 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training. It qualifies for 25 hours of CE credits

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Yoga Nidra, Level 1

Yoga Nidra

Date: June 14-June 16, 2019
From: 6PM-9PM for the June 14 and 9AM-5PM for the June 15-16

Description
Yoga Nidra, also known as yogic sleep, is a deep relaxation practice rooted in the tantric tradition. There are four primary uses for this practice: healing, improved cognition, transformation and spiritual awakening. This 20-hour teacher training will provide practices and techniques focused on healing and transformation providing a strong practical foundation to enable yoga teachers to design their own Yoga Nidra classes.  Each section will include theory as well as physical movement and Yoga Nidra practices.

Curriculum

  • Understanding of the four states of consciousness and how to reshape the unconscious mind
  • Understanding the concept of dharma and engaging some specific exercises to help you achieve your purpose in life
  • How the koshas impact the practices of yoga nidra
  • How to work with the powerful yogic model of the mind, samskaras and sankalpa
  • The central nervous system, neurophysiology, and sleep
  • Seven yoga nidra practices

Prerequisites:

  • Teachers in training or teachers who have completed a 200- Hour yoga teacher training
  • Yoga Students who want to expand their knowledge of yoga nidra practice

Location:
Shanti Hot Yoga Bedford

Cost: $425+hst, $100 deposit due upon registration and remainder due by June 1ST, 2019

Trainers:
Dorothy Spence

Notes:  Teachers enrolled in the 300/500 Hour YTT will receive 20 hours CE credits with

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Meditation Unraveled – Establishing a practice and teaching meditation

Meditation Unraveled

Offered twice annually
2019 Dates, TBA

Description
Traditional yoga has the purpose of setting us free.  Yoga seeks to put us in touch with the dimension of spirit, which is freedom from mental suffering. By contrast, yoga without spiritual depth is stripped of its original intent. Yoga is an integration of postures, meditation, and spirit. Without meditation, self- transformation and spiritual freedom is just an illusion.

This course will take you on a path of exploration into self and will give you the tools to become an authentic yoga teacher, filled with wisdom of the ancient teachings of stilling the mind.  It will teach you practical techniques for establishing a regular meditation practice; deepen your existing practice as well as techniques for teaching meditation. Through a series of 6 – 990-minute workshops we will explore movement to prepare the body for stillness, different types of meditation, learn the essential aspects of a meditation practice as well as how to take meditation and mindfulness into your life. You can expect to establish a deeper connection to yourself, your students and your practice.

Curriculum

  • Various meditation techniques taught in a non-secular, yet spiritual manner
  • Practice mantra, vipassana, guided and body centered meditations
  • How to teach meditation and incorporate meditation into Asana classes
  • How the body and mind respond to meditation
  • The connection between mindfulness and meditation in life
  • Practice and teach simple techniques of meditation, mental agility and focus

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and apply the basic principles of a meditation practice
  • Learn and practice various types of meditation
  • Understand obstacles to meditation and how to overcome them
  • Understand meditation experiences and how to answer students questions
  • Tips and techniques to take mindfulness into everyday life

Pre-Requisites:
Registrants must hold 200 hr. teacher training from a recognized school of yoga.

Location:
Shanti Hot Yoga Bedford

Cost: $150

Trainer:
Joanne Seviour

Note:
Teachers enrolled in the 300/500 Hour YTT will receive 12 CE credits

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