Training.

200 hour yoga teacher training - Summer Immersion

Learn. Teach. Grow. with Dominica Knapp

Access your full potential and share your gifts through our Yoga Alliance-approved 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. At The Ananda Shala School of Yoga, our focus is to produce confident, safe, empowered teachers who wish to deepen their own personal knowledge of yoga and/or teach yoga that is inclusive of everyBODY. Our comprehensive, modern curriculum is deeply rooted in yoga tradition and offers the best of current physical training research as well as the illumination and inspiration of traditional yoga practices. Over the course of 6 months, you will grow in an environment where your own unique understanding of yoga unfolds out of your direct experience. Our mission is to empower you with a firm foundation in the anatomy and alignment principles of yoga postures while respecting the unfolding, living practice that is yoga as an art form. This solid, fundamental teaching will inspire and enable you to provide a safe, effective yoga class or private session, for all levels of experience and ability, from gentle and restorative to vinyasa flow yoga.

The Ananda Shala School of Yoga is located in beautiful, historic downtown Frederick, MD. Our home is an 1880, three-story, stone rowhouse featuring chandeliers, period windows, and gracious wooden banisters. Overnight accommodations are available for students from further afield. Email us at info@anandashala.com if you'd like to stay overnight for Teacher Training weekends.

Areas of study.

Yoga Asana
Learn how to safely and correctly teach and practice the physical poses in yoga, healthy alignment with related hands-on assists for each pose, benefits, safety considerations, and different names (Sanskrit and English, as well as a basic understanding of how to offer private yoga sessions for individual clients
Leveled Teaching
Develop the ability to customize yoga poses and sequences for every ability, learn how and when to use modifications, variations and props for both classes and private sessions
Pranayama and Meditation
Cultivate connection to your breath and mind and learn how to incorporate aspects of both into your teaching
Teaching Methodology
Explore the art of teaching a structured, well-sequenced class, learn to manage group dynamics and address the needs of specific individuals and populations within the context of a group class
Yoga Philosophy and History
Examine the ancient roots of the tree of yoga, explore the 8 limbs of yoga, the yoga Sutras, Ayurveda and more
Anatomy and Physiology
Learn the structure beneath the pose and how to safely guide your students into healthy physical alignment during yoga practice
The Business of Yoga
Gain a strong grasp on the ethics of teaching yoga, how to set safe and effective boundaries, and learn promotional tools and techniques that will empower you to present yourself to your students and potential clients effectively
Practice Teaching
Graduate as an effective and experienced yoga teacher through extensive practice instructing your classmates and peers, observing and assisting classes, and periodic assessments and feedback
Reiki I
Learn a gentle energy work technique to enhance your hands-on assists during savasana, gentle and restorative classes

Prequisites.

We recommend a minimum of one year of consistent yoga practice.

Dates, times and hours.

• Over 180 contact hours taught over two 10 day immersions • Hours: 8 am - 6 pm • Dates: Friday, June 16th - Sunday, June 25th and Friday, July 28th - Sunday, August 6th

Pricing.

  • $2500 (Includes Manual)
    • Early bird discount of $100.00 if registered by April 1st with a $400 deposit ($500.00 deposit required after April 1st). • Tuition can be paid in full OR 4 installments of $500.00 will be charged to your credit card on file on June 17, July 1, July 15 and July 29. Payments made by installments will be charged a finance fee of $80.00 ($20.00 per installment). • Payments made in full prior to June 17th will receive the Early Bird rate of $2400 • In the event of student withdrawal, Ananda Shala retains the initial deposit and 10% of any payments made to date of withdrawal. In the event of course cancellation by Ananda Shala, all funds will be returned to student.
Please email us at info@anandashala.com if you have any questions or would like further guidance.

Reiki Training

Reiki I, Reiki II, Reiki III

Ananda Shala offers regular Reiki Training for levels one, two and three (master/teacher level).
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Reiki is a simple, effective and powerful method of natural healing. It is easily learned, simple to use and beneficial for all. Reiki is administered by a laying-on of hands. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats body, emotions, mind and spirit, creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Its use is not dependent on one's intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.

Areas of study.

In Reiki I, you will learn:
Begin your journey into healing with Reiki Master Irene Glasse. Learn how Reiki can help you… • Replenish and restore your energy • Reduce stress • Detoxify • Re-establish equilibrium • Harmonize and balance your body • Heal others Reiki I is broken down into four nights—three classes and an Attunement. Classes start at 7 pm and last for approximately two hours. In order to receive your Attunement, you must be present for all three classes. The fee for the three classes and Attunement is $100.
In Reiki II, you will learn:
Continue your healing journey with Reiki Master Irene Glasse. In Reiki II, healers move further into the deeper dimensions of healing with Reiki. Students will learn: • Distance/absentee healing • Scanning the aura to detect energy imbalances • Healing crises • Healing relationships/situations (personal or global) • Healing situations from the past, present or the future Students will learn three sacred symbols, their form, their sound and their meaning, which will enable them to consciously direct Reiki energy through their mind to achieve specific results. The practice of healing through the second degree can be profound, as it is considered a quantum leap forward on one’s spiritual path, indicating a soul’s desire to be of service to others. Reiki II is broken down into four nights—three classes and an Attunement. Classes start at 7 pm and last for approximately two hours. In order to receive your Attunement, you must be present for all three classes. The fee for the three classes and Attunement is $200, payable as a single sum or as four payments of $50.
In Reiki III, you will learn:
The ever increasing joy, peace and abundance that await those who sincerely pursue the path of Reiki are not only a blessing to be enjoyed, but also contain the healing that the planet so dearly needs. Those who have been initiated into Reiki often feel this greater potential and aspire to continue on to the Advanced and Master levels. If you feel that calling to greater service within you, join Reiki Master Irene Glasse for Reiki III. In Reiki III, you will learn: • How to develop your own Reiki practice • What to expect, and what not to, from a Reiki practice • Two additional healing symbols • How to teach Reiki to others and pass attunements Reiki III is broken down into four nights—three classes and an Attunement. Classes start at 7 pm and last for approximately two hours. In order to receive your Attunement, you must be present for all three classes. The fee for the three classes and Attunement is $300. A payment plan is available.

Prequisites.

We recommend a minimum of one year of consistent yoga practice.

Dates, times and hours.

Reiki I is broken down into four nights—three classes and an Attunement. Classes start at 7 pm and last for approximately two hours. In order to receive your Attunement, you must be present for all three classes.
Reiki II is broken down into four nights—three classes and an Attunement. Classes start at 7 pm and last for approximately two hours. In order to receive your Attunement, you must be present for all three classes.
Reiki III is broken down into four nights—three classes and an Attunement. Classes start at 7 pm and last for approximately two hours. In order to receive your Attunement, you must be present for all three classes.

Pricing.

  • $Reiki I - The fee for the three classes and Attunement is $100.
    Reiki II - The fee for the three classes and Attunement is $200, payable as a single sum or as four payments of $50.
    Reiki III - The fee for the three classes and Attunement is $300.
    Payment plans are available.
Please use the contact form to contact us about Reiki Training.

Teacher’s Tune-Up:

A Weekend to Refine Practice and Teaching Skills with Shannon Paige

A Great MANY Things are At Play When We Teach a Yoga Class. The difference between teaching “good” and “exceptional” yoga classes is learning to orchestrate all of the large and small, seemingly minute, aspects that sum total up to a yoga class experience. This weekend addresses them… all. Hopefully, this weekend serves to enlighten as to what these myriad aspects of session offering are, and how to exceed the skill set of each.

Downward Face the Energy: teach a slower, more meditative flow AND weave into any progression, thoughtful, meaningful and effective restorative postures. Increase class satisfaction, your student retention, and serve the world with a less anxious student base!

Lodgings are available at Ananda Shala in a shared space for $25/night. Please email us at info@anandashala.com to reserve yours. We also have a discount package with the local Homewood Suites by Hylton. To pursue that option, visit http://group.homewood-suites.com/teacherstuneup and give the group name "Teacher's Tune Up"

Areas of study.

Teach Yoga for Rookies
Impart confidence and sound skills to inspire raw and developing beginners. Learn the methods, progressive layering of effective instruction, and “tricks-of-the-trade” that wow your beginner students whether it be a new-be in a clearly defined beginners’ space or one that finds the way to a mat in an all levels class.
Hands-On Teaching
Learn effective hands-on instruction techniques, as well as impart the confidence it takes to administer them and ensure their functionality.
Yoga to Ease Pain
Learn techniques that keep the shoulders, lower back, and upper back happy while preventing injuries in class
Meet your Instructor, Shannon Paige
Living wholeheartedly as co-founder of Earth Yoga Studio, author, teacher and mentor of yoga teachers around the world, Shannon is a spoken word artist, poet, sacred storyteller and TedX speaker. Shannon infuses her bodies of work, practices, yoga trainings, webinars and speeches with a fullness of artful living and passion for life and experiences on and off the yoga mat. Her instruments of instruction and expression are detailed and clear, while woven through a seemingly fluid progression of imagery, poetry and truth. She encourages and supports the reader and practitioner to unlock the secrets held in the human heart, release stuck patterns that no longer serve, and attain new levels of integrated and expressive embodiment. She is described, by many who have experienced her, as “confidently vulnerable” and, as a result is one who inspires positive change in the lives of others. Off the mat, she loves to wake surf, run, and spend time galloping on horseback. Shannon is a loving wife-to-be and a devoted mother. Based out of Boulder, Colorado from her home studio, Earth, Shannon globetrots to deliver transformative talks, workshops, trainings and retreats

Prequisites.

This module includes ALL public workshops with Shannon

Dates, times and hours.

Friday, April 7th, 6 - 9 pm Saturday, April 8th, 9 am - 6:30 pm Sunday, April 9th, 9 am - 5:30 pm

Pricing.

  • $375 by Friday, March 24th, $425 after
    22 CEUs for Yoga Teachers

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