new! 100 hour head to toe Yoga Therapy immersion
Advanced Yoga Training
5 Weekends • January–May 2020 • at prairie Yoga, Lisle IL
Take the next step to develop your therapeutic skills. Learn how to help students create more ease and stability, find more functional movement patterns and integrate well-being into their life using the eight limbs of yoga. Build confidence in your ability to establish a fulfilling private practice and increase your earning potential as a yoga teacher specialized in adaptive yoga for therapeutic applications. Learn how to integrate SomaYoga, a blend of yoga and Somatics, into a your own personal practice, classes and therapeutic privates. Develop your own emotional clarity in order to provide a safe space when working with students.
For those interested in a deeper exploration of adaptations and therapeutic applications, this 100 hour specialized training builds on the skills and information from Prairie Yoga’s Adaptations, Common Conditions and Special Populations advanced training module.
Sampler Session & FREE Information MeetingSaturday, November 23, 2019 at Prairie Yoga
Sampler Class 10:30am–11:45am
$25 (or use your class package or membership)
FREE Information Session 12 noon–1pm
Join us for one or both parts!
Can't make the meeting? We'll make arrangements to meet with you and get your questions answered.
Schedule & Content
Yoga Therapy Immersion meets 5 weekends, January–May 2020
Includes half hour lunch break each day
The training is made up of 5 modules, 1 module per weekend.
In order to create a high-level learning environment, the program will not accept more than 15 students in the training.
Module 1—Somatic Perspective of the Spine
January 18-19, 2020
Defining Yoga Therapy
Anatomy of the Spine, Body Reading, Somatic Body Reading
Science of Somatics and SomaYoga
Green Light, Red Light Somatic Reflex Patterns
Myofascial Lines: Superficial Back Line and Superficial Front line
Note: Module 1 serves as the foundation for the rest of the program. For those who are unable to commit to the entire program, you may attend this module only. Should you choose to continue, your tuition will be applied to the full price of the entire training.
Module 2—Working Asymmetrically to Find Symmetry
February 15-16, 2020
The Spine, Hips and Pelvis and Trauma Reflex
Common Misalignments of the Trauma Reflex
Myofascial lines: the Lateral Line and the Spiral Line
Module 3—Common Misalignments
February 29 – March 1, 2020
The Dark Vise: Combination of all of the reflexes
Common Misalignments & Dysfunctional Movement Patterns: “Path of Least Resistance”
Physical Therapist Perspective: Addressing Common Dysfunctional Patterns with Donna Ohman, PTA, 500 CYT
Module 4—Increasing Emotional Resilience
March 21-22, 2020
Emotional Resilience: Integration of Mind, Body & Spirit to Promote Healing
Trauma and Healing
Clarity of Purpose: Four Desires work with Tricia Fiske, 500 E-RYT, Certified ParaYoga® Level 3 Teacher
Module 5—Demonstration of Competence*
May 16-17, 2020
*Only for teachers that have taken all of the previous 4 modules
Dyads to demonstrate competence in teaching the SomaYoga practice
Ayurveda for Healing with Alison Larkin, 500 RYT, Ayurveda Practitioner and Educator
Closing and Closing Circle
Discussion for non-contact hours
What you can expect to learn
Specialized training in how to apply yoga for the therapeutic needs of a variety of students
Introduction to SomaYoga, a blend of yoga and somatic practices to re-educate the fascia and muscle/brain connections
Understand Somatic habitual patterns
Practical application with SomaYoga clinics to demonstrate integration of course material
Practical application of body reading and gait analysis
Study of the myofascial lines relative to movement and function
Assess students and develop yoga plans for work in private settings
How to build a private practice working therapeutically
Research and complete pathology reports on common disorders of the body
Develop a better understanding of the Yamas and Niyamas
Understand how to work with emotional trauma, anxiety and depression
Develop your own emotional skills with guest presenter Tricia Fiske, 500 E-RYT
Integrate Ayurveda for healing into your yoga teaching with guest presenter Alison Larkin, 500 E-RYT
Gain insight into developing professionally as a yoga teacher and the ethics of working therapeutically
Those that fulfill all requirements of this training will be provided a 100 hour certificate of completion by Prairie Yoga.
This training does not qualify you to be a registered yoga therapist. In addition, Yoga Alliance does not recognize the therapeutic applications of yoga and therefore this training is not part of the Yoga Alliance registry.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION
For teachers who want the 100 hour Head to Toe Yoga Therapy Immersion Certificate, you will need to attend all 5 modules and complete 40 additional non-contact hours by July 31, 2020:
(3) Body Reading assignments: 9 hours
Practical application and write up of 4 SomaYoga privates: 8 hours
Pathology reports: 5 hours
Reports on Yamas and Niyamas: 6 hours
Meditations and Sutra reflections & Four Desires work: 10 hours
Complete a take home final exam with 90% accuracy: 2 hours
Requirements subject to change
The Adaptations, Common Conditions and Special Populations module* in Prairie Yoga’s advanced yoga teacher training and/or 500 hour certification from Prairie Yoga.
500 hour certification from other yoga schools with prior experience studying or working with yoga therapeutically. Provide details on your application - must be approved by Linda.
Plan on approximately 5 hours per month reading to prepare for classwork. The Head To Toe Yoga Therapy Immersion manual is included with tuition.
Purchase on your own:
The Therapeutic Wisdom Volume1: Foundations 2017 by Doug Keller (must be purchased from www.doyoga.com/bookstore.html)
Move Without Pain by Martha Peterson
Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele
The Four Desires by Rod Stryker
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (any version)
Yoga Therapy Immersion will be held at
4701 Auvergne Ave
Lisle, IL 60532
Full 100 hour program
60 contact hours & 40 additional non-contact hours
$1750 — SAVE $125 when you pay in full by Friday, December 6, 2019
$1925 Full price
Additional 4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payment
5 FREE yoga classes are included with your tuition! Begins with your first tuition payment and expires August 31, 2020. Special events, series classes, workshops and trainings are not included. No exceptions. No cash value. Non-transferable. Non-extendable.
Module 1 Only
$350 — SAVE $35 when you pay in full by Friday, December 6, 2019
$385 Full price
Additional 4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payment
If later you decide to continue, Module 1 tuition can be applied toward the full training price of $1925.
Refunds are limited and must be in writing via email to email@example.com.
• $100 fee for refunds on or before December 6, 2019.
• $200 fee for refunds requests less than 6 weeks before first class (after December 6, 2019).
• $400 fee for refund requests on first day of class - on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
• No refunds after first day
Registration & Payment
To register, click the button, answer the application questions and submit the form. Each application will be read in detail, with applicants assessed individually. Successful applicants will receive confirmation of acceptance.
Apply Early! In order to create a high-level learning environment, the program will not accept more than 15 students in the training.
Upon acceptance, pay the tuition below. Or make cash or check payment to:
4701 Auvergne, Suite 203
Lisle, IL 60532.
Please make all checks payable to Prairie Yoga. Returned checks subject to $50.00 fee.