300 HRS Advanced Teacher Training – Anusara Yoga®
MARBELLA | SPAIN – START in October 4 – 13, 2019
RYT 500 Yoga Alliance
In cooperation with YogaTribe/Berlin Yogazone offers the 300+ hours advanced teacher training based on the highly renowed Anusara Yoga® Curriculum.
It is intended for teachers who have completed 200 hours of Anusara Yoga training
to complete 500 hours of teacher training (other 200 HRS Yoga styles individual on request).
This automatically qualifies for registration as a RYT500 level with the internationally recognized Yoga Alliance. And leads in the process to the highest level as a “Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher ©”
- Teaching with a Theme
- Advanced Sequencing
- Teaching the Universal Principles of Alignment
- Observations & Adjustments
- Functional Anatomy as it applies to Yoga & Therapeutic Application
- Teaching Meditation
- Teaching Pranayama
- Women & Yoga, Prenatal Yoga
- Yoga for Seniors
- Anusara Methodology
- Mentoring Program
- Modifications and Yoga for Injuries
- Working with the Private Client
- Wall and Restorative
- The Business of Yoga
- Teaching Basics
- Yoga for Scoliosis
- Nutrition and Holistic Health
Module I | October 4 – 13, 2019
Module II | January 31 – February 9, 2020
Module III | May 1 – 10, 2020
Module I | October 4 – 13, 2019 (100 HRS)
October 4-5 – Kai Hill (CATT) – Teaching with the Universal Principles of Alignment (12HRS)
October 6-7 – Lucas Benet (ACT) – Functional Anatomy as it Applies to Yoga Part I (12 HRS)
October 8-10 – Jayendra (CATT) – Yoga Philosophy (24 HRS)
October 11 -12 – Kai Hill (CATT) –Teaching with a theme (12 HRS)
October 12-13 – Kai Hill (CATT) – Sequencing (12 HRS)
Module II | January 31 – February 9, 2020 (100 HRS)
January 31 – February 1 – Pre und Postnatal | Women and Yoga (12 HRS)
February 1-2 – Kai Hill (CATT) – Functional Anatomy as it Applies to Yoga Part II (12 HRS)
February 3-4 – Kai Hill (CATT) – Observation and Adjustments (12 HRS)
February 4-5 Lucas Benet & Kai Hill (CATT) – Yoga Therapeutics (12 HRS)
February 6-7 – Kai Hill (CATT) – Anusara Methodology (12 HRS)
February 8-9 – Diana van der Bent – Voice and Vocal Training (12 HRS)
Module III | May 1 – 10, 2020 (100 HRS)
May 1-2 – Lydia Hill – Meditation and mindfulness (12 HRS)
May 3 – Yone de La Torre (SMS)– YIN Yoga Meridians and Basics (3 HRS)
May 4-5 – Lydia & Kai Hill – Yoga and Business (12 HRS) | Working with private clients
May 5-6 – Inga (AIT) – Yoga Therapeutics (6 HRS) + Yoga for Seniors (12 HRS)
May 7 – Kai Hill – Co-Mentoring Program (8 HRS)
May 8 – Tracey Jennings (SMS) – Mat Pilates Basics (3 HRS)
May 9-10 – Zarah Boden – Pranayama and Breath Work (12 HRS)
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SINGLE SESSION 12 HOURS
FULL PRICE 225 €
The 11 Modules in Detail
Teaching with a Theme – Minimum 12 contact hours
Teaching with a class theme is one of the hallmarks of Anusara yoga. Themes inspire both teacher and student by connecting the asana practice to a deeper meaning in yoga and life, yet after the Immersion and 100-Hour Teacher Training, teaching with a theme is often a challenge. In this module, we seek to share a group of simple but coherent methods to make our class themes authentic and powerful. We will:
- Review theme, heart quality, and the main elements of a class plan built around a theme
- Practice ways to develop themes directly from personal experience and how to personalize the theme
- Review the main way that we “weave the theme/heart quality into the asana part of the class”, by relating theme to quality to Universal Principle of Alignment to asana
- Introduce other key ways to weave the theme into the asana part of class: mini-dharma talks, metaphors and imagery, story telling, using an image from nature or the natural world,
- Introduce a suggested sequence for when to weave the theme into the flow of class
- Receive linear and graphic templates for creating a class plan with a theme
- Discuss challenges in teaching with a theme
- Share a compendium of great themes
Teaching with the Anusara Universal Principles of Alignment – Minimum 12 contact hours
The Universal Principles of Alignment are a key part of all Anusara Yoga classes and an integral part of the Level I Teacher Training (the 200 hours of the combined Immersion and Level 1 Teacher Training). At that level, the curriculum focus is on introducing the student teacher to the art and technique of teaching and cueing the principles of alignment in asana classes.
What frequently happens is that, upon graduation from the Level I Teacher Training, the focus on cultivating a clear and powerful ability to teach with the UPA’s is eclipsed, to a lesser or greater degree, by the many other factors and challenges that face new and
even seasoned teachers of Anusara Yoga such as learning how to develop an interesting theme and weave it into the asana part of class, how to talk students through the poses, learning to more keenly observe what all the students are doing and make skillful adjustments based on what we observe, honing the ability to sequence a class, etc. etc. etc.
In this module, the curriculum focus is to review, overview, refresh and deepen understanding of the UPA’s and focus on the how’s, why’s and when’s of practicing and teaching asana with the Universal Principles of Alignment, link the UPA’s to anatomy and kinesiology corollaries as well as to metaphor and poetic corollaries.
Sequencing – Minimum 12 Contact Hours
Sequencing is one of the most important skills required to teach an Anusara yoga class. Since we don’t have any prescribed sequences, we sequence asanas based on sequencing principles, which are based on the biomechanics of the body and deep knowledge of asana. The main topics covered in this module are:
- Key sequencing principles
- The two main ways to sequence an Anusara class: the “potpourri sequence”, and sequences that focus on a class of poses and that leads to an apex pose
- A review of the role of sequencing in creating a class plan (this will be a focus in the module titled “Teaching with a Theme”)
- The main part of the module is about how to sequence a class with a focus on the main classes of poses: standings, hip openers, backbends, forward bends, twists, arm balances, and inversions. We have suggested activities/exercises for the students to do to practice creating sequences.
- The other main topic of this module is sequencing for a class of beginners, a mixed level class, and an intermediate/advanced level class.
- Our last topic is Creating Course Curriculum – how to sequence a series of classes over a period of time.
Observations and Adjustments Observation and Adjustments – Minimum 12 contact hours
The goal of this module is to deepen the ATT student’s understanding and practice of the art and skill of observation and adjustment in order to be more effective and confident in helping students organize their bodies in held postural alignment as well as in movement (vinyasa). What follows is an outline of the content of this module:
- Progressive Principles for “Seeing” our Students
- Remembering the First Principle
- Using a Basic Alignment Blueprint to Map Decisions
- Presence as Adjustment
- Verbal Adjustments
- Hands-On Adjustments – Progressive Principles
- Understanding Adjustments as Refinements/ Enhancements / Deepening
- Using clear and articulate language in tandem with adjustments –
- Using energetic and bio-mechanic intelligence
- Types of Adjustment
- Principles of Adjustment
- Further Considerations
Appendix: Key Poses to Know How to Physically Adjust
Anusara Methodology and Co-Mentoring – Minimum 12 contact hours & 12 non-contact hours
Anusara yoga has a specific methodology, as described in the Anusara Immersion Manual, the Anusara Teacher Training Manual, in the Anusara Level 1 Teacher Training Curriculum, and on the ASHY website. Many of these elements have been covered in the other required modules, but a few that have not been covered will be a part of this module.
Our intention is that students will take this module towards the end of their 300-Hour Advanced Teacher Training because it is designed to summarize the Anusara methodology and it includes a co-mentoring program that will prepare students for the class assessment element of the Anusara Certification program. So this module has two parts:
Part 1 is a minimum of 12 contact hours with three main intentions:
- To cover the main elements of the Anusara method that are not covered in the other ATT modules, namely:
- Coordinating major movements and actions with the breath
- Guidelines for verbal instructions, such as plain, active, explicit, linking, giving direction
- Postural demonstrations
- To summarize all that we have been studying about teaching Anusara yoga, and
- To introduce and practice the skill of mentoring, which will prepare the students for Part 2 of this Module.
Part 2 is a minimum of 12 non-contact hours when we will apply all that we have learned about teaching a class in the 300-Hour Advanced Teacher Training by being part of a co-mentoring program where students will work together to prepare for the Certification Video Assessment.
Philosophy – Minimum 24 contact hours
In the Anusara 300-Hour Advanced Teacher Training, our main intention is to go deeper into the teachings and the practice of non-dual Tantra philosophy. This first year of the implementation of the ATT, we will focus entirely on reading one of the most respected primary texts of the high Tantra era: the Pratyabhijnahrdayam or “Heart of Recognition”.
Our main intentions for this module include:
- To begin with a brief review of the history of non-dual Tantra, focusing on a few main concepts to help us understand this amazing text.
- Then to study the main teachings of non-dual Tantra through this text, including the two main movements of Tantric thought: towards the center/Heart, which is an introversive or inward or ascending or liberating current of awareness and practice, the main practice being meditation, and secondly, towards the surface, which is an extroversive expansion of the experience of the Heart into daily life
- We’ll learn about some of the main Tantric practices, such as meditation, contemplation, expansion, recognition, remembrance, and moment-by-moment awareness/consciousness of our patterns of action and thought in daily life
- As often as possible, we want to apply the teachings to our teaching of asana with a class them, so we will spend some time in this module exploring ideas and ways to do that.
About our text:
- The Pratyabhijnahrdayam or “Heart of Recognition” is an early 11th century text written by Kshemaraja, the main student of Abhinavagupta, the premier sage of Kashmir Shaivism. This text’s 20 sutras present the essence of the Pratyabhijna school of Tantra, while also offering an overview of the main teachings and practices of non-dual Tantra.
Functional Anatomy as it Applies to Yoga – Mininum 24 contact hours
Assumptions/parameters that underlie this module:
- We assume that the average teacher trainee will have a middle to rudimentary understanding of anatomy.
- We are not training medical professionals.
- Healthy bodies, not therapy for injured bodies – this isn’t a Therapeutic Adjustments workshop.
- Possible basic assessment of the actions and pose variations a student needs, but no diagnoses.
- To make it accessible to all: the main group of students who will attend this training have completed 100 hours of Immersion and 100 hours of Teacher Training, and are qualified for the Anusara Elements and Inspired licenses – we want to make the content accessible and useful to these students.
- Asana geared towards the health of the body
- Non-dual Tantra as the Foundation of Anusara Yoga
- Main objective: be able to teach a safe class.
- Study how the parts of the body work together.
- Present the main movements possible in a human body, for example, flexion, extension, twisting, and asymmetrical poses (one leg forward and one back). With each main movement, we’ll discuss and practice these primary teaching skills:
- Knowledge of the primary and secondary places of movement in these main classes of poses
- Key observation points and verbal adjustments to get into a safe pose
- Key actions to teach
- Main precautions.
- Explain the anatomy behind the main movements of the body and behind the UPA’s by focusing on the anatomy of the major joints.
- How to deal with some of the most common conditions we face in class.
Teaching Meditation – Minimum 12 contact hours
From the beginning and until the second half of the 20th century, the main practice of yoga was meditation. Today, most of us begin yoga with the asana practice, and asana practice remains the main practice of Anusara yoga. Meditation is a wonderful complement and support for our hatha yoga practice, and for many becomes the central pillar of our sadhana.
This module covers four main topics:
- An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation, including definitions, the theory behind the practice, a discussion about why we meditate with the benefits that are experienced on all levels of our being/all the koshas, how to practice, and the relationship of meditation to our other main practices.
- We introduce and practice teaching a simple 3-step template for teaching meditation, which we call “Creating Space for Meditation”, and a more complex 4-step template for teaching meditation.
- An activity about sharing our experiences that would be appropriate when there is more time available, like during a longer workshop.
- Using a Class Theme to Create a Meditation Dharana
Teaching Pranayama – Minimum 12 contact hours
Pranayama is foundational to a well-rounded yoga practice and has profound benefits on every aspect of being: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. There have been several scientific studies to support the yogic claims of the benefits of pranayama. Many traditional yogic texts make robust claims for its benefits but more important than scientific studies or claims of old texts is the practice you do yourself.
This Module reviews the Pranayama techniques introduced in the Anusara Immersions. The trainees have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Prana, the Subtle Body as well as teach the different Pranayama techniques and to develop their own way of expressing their experience and understanding of Prana.
Women and Yoga – Minimum 12 contact hours
Teachers of Anusara Yoga – whether they are male or female – should be educated about and sensitive to:
- The physiological differences and changes that a woman experiences in her body through her life cycle.
- Ways to make intelligent and honoring class plans, that may include appropriate modifications and recommendations.
The curriculum of this module includes information, inspiration and practical guidelines on the following subject areas:
- Perspectives on how Anusara Yoga is a uniquely powerful hatha yoga method, the principles of which honor, at a physiological and philosophical level –the emergence of the feminine in the Yoga world and on the planet.
- History of Hatha Yoga as a body of practices originally developed by men for men.
- Honoring the Sacred Feminine; practical and inspirational ideas for how to bring the subject forward in our classes.
- Avoiding insensitive language that might exclude women, men or transgender.
- Ethical Considerations
- Physiological and hormonal considerations for each of these phases, and practical considerations about yoga during each phase:
- Ovulation and Menstruation (Moon Cycle)
- Postpartum and Nursing
Aging and Yoga for Seniors – Minimum 12 contact hours
The “senior” segment of the population is expanding rapidly and many are embracing yoga as a key element of their lifestyle. In this module, we’ll prepare to teach senior students through:
- Contemplations as we prepare to teach senior students
- Personal Contemplations
- Cultural attitudes towards seniors
- Benefits of yoga for Senior Students
- Psychology of senior students
- Adapting Teaching Techniques for a class of Yoga for Seniors
- When teaching asana to Seniors, what to emphasize
- Anatomy & Physiology considerations
- Opportunities and Outreach to create opportunities for seniors
- A long list of chair poses, poses done with the support of a wall, and a list of recommended resources
Interested in becoming an advanced yoga teacher?
We welcome you at „yogazone“ in Marbella to become one of the highly trained and
light-hearted teachers who are dedicated to cultivating and maintaining a high standard of excellence,
and to serving students of all ages and levels to discover their own innate goodness,
their worthiness, and Divine nature.
The community of thousands of Anusara Yoga teachers around the world invite you to teach wherever you want.
This 300 hours teacher training is recognised by Yoga Alliance and you will becme a 500 HRS Registered Yoga Teacher (500 RYT).
Come to Spain for a shifting experience.
Dive deep into all the practices and teachings of the wisdom of yoga.
Unlock your highest potential as as a teacher and of your being.
Join our group of enthusiastic teacher trainers to deep your understanding of this powerful and transformative style of Hatha Yoga. Anusara Yoga means flowing with the heart.
Follow your call, get inspred and learn the tools to teach uplifting, safe and highly sought after yoga classes.
Who can join our trainings:
- Yoga teachers who want to shift their teaching skills and deepen their knowledge
- Yoga teachers who want to expand their understanding and their resources for teaching yoga.
- Students who are certified teachers and want to participate in an intensive to improve their practice
Reasons to do a residential yoga training:
- Having time just for yourself far away from daily obligations
- More time and energy to dive into the practice and teachings
- Share fully this experience with like-minded people
- Experience personal transformation through the teachings
Reasons to come Marbella:
- An opportunity to live in this magical area in the South of Spain
- Being close to the sea and the waves
- Sunny weather at Costa del Sol
- Exploring the culture
- A sophisticated destination easy to reach
- Enjoy fresh air and stunning nature
Your Leading Teacher & Host
Kai Hill (leading teacher)
Kai is a Certified Anusara Yoga® teacher (RYT500) and owner of yogatribe studio in Berlin. He has been a member of the global board of Directors of ASHY (Anusara School of Hatha Yoga. anusara.com).
Kai did his first steps into Anusara directly with John Friend in a training in 2007. Followed by a 200hrs teacher trainings in Berlin. He dived in a 200hrs teacher training into the art of sequencing with Jason Crandell. He explored the body in a 200hrs training in spiral dynamics (spiraldynamics.com). In 2017 he joined a 100hrs Meditation training. Kai has worked intensively with his favorite teachers like Sally Kempton, Elena Brower, Sianna Sherman, Bill Mahony and Tara Stiles year for year around the globe.
You can find Kai online via www.yogaeasy.de
n 2016 he co-founded of the global yoga online platform TINTyoga.com
Kai is running his Berlin style yogastudio “yogatribe”, his kids and trainings around Europe.
Lydia Mellaart (assistant)
Lydia is an Anusara Inspired® licensed yoga teacher and the co-founder of yogazone in Marbella (yogazonemarbella.es) . She discovered the magic of yoga when she walked into a yoga studio in 2006, and it was the depth and the intelligence of the Anusara yoga system that really got her on board.
She experienced profound shifts in her yoga practice through the universal principles of alignment and discovered numerous new pathways of moving her body. She continues to be amazed by the transformation these teachings have to offer.
Lydia is a deep diver and loves to explore the dynamics of the mind. She totally stoked about the ever-expanding benefits of yoga, mindfulness, and meditation.
You can find more about Lydia on her website www.lydiamellaart.com
Anusara Elements® Licensed Yoga teacher (200hrs) – Rasa Yoga Teacher (300hrs) – Certified Mindfulness Trainer (SeeTrue) – Trauma Counsellor (Online Counselling College) – Vedic Meditation Teacher (200hr) in training.