500-hour Alignment Yoga Teacher Training

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The mission of the 500-hour program is two-fold: to deepen our personal understanding of yoga, and develop the skills to teach yoga in one-on-one settings. The two goals are convergent, rather than divergent. The more deeply we understand the yoga, the more clearly we can see our students’ paths unfold.

Intensive I: The Structural Perspective
January 11-17, 2016
Using the skills/knowledge of anatomy from the 200-hour program, we will develop a far more comprehensive & detailed understanding of how stress & strain is transmitted throughout the body. We will use this knowledge to better understand our own postural/structural pathologies, as well as developing tools to better assist our students in realizing their potential through yoga.

Intensive II: Yoga – Breath and Function
July 11-17, 2016
Building on our existing knowledge of respiration, we will develop a greater understanding of healthy breathing, identify common pathologies and develop strategies for our students to regain respiratory efficiency/vitality. This intensive will also include a significant exploration into the art of seeing. Seeing is an important skill in our personal yoga practice, our personal relationships and our teaching skills.

Intensive III: Organ Systems and Optimum Vitality
January 9-15, 2017
The organs allow us to convert the outside world into energies useful to our bodies, minds and spirits. Through assimilation and elimination, our health and vitality are integrally related to the function of our organs. Hatha Yoga offers time-tested techniques to tone, nourish and detoxify the organs. In this retreat, we’ll develop strategies applicable to the practitioner and their students.

Intensive IV: The Art of Seeing
July 10-16, 2017
A good teacher is a keen observer. Novice teachers will ask “How did you see that?” and often wonder how a master teacher observes the connections that lead to healing. In this retreat, you will learn the meridians of connective tissue that link the various parts of the body. By developing an understanding of fascia, the yoga therapist gains the tools that facilitate healing, rather than simply relieving symptoms.

If applicants have not taken a 200-hour program with Alignment Yoga, they may be asked to take a 3-day bridge training in AY methods or a 1- day distance learning philosophy module as a prerequisite. More information on the bridge training.

The training is offered in four 7-day intensives (Monday through Sunday). All intensives must be taken to be eligible for 500-hour certification. We offer a pay-as-you-go option in which each intensive is $1100. When paid in-full at the program start, the fee is $4000.”

$500 is required to hold your space. This includes a $150 non-refundable application fee and $350
deposit. The deposit will be refunded in full in the event you are not admitted to the program. Once your acceptance letter has been mailed, the deposit is non-refundable. Application must be submitted by December 4, 2015.

Once you have submitted your application on our website you must contact Eugene Yoga to pay your application fee and deposit. Your application will not be considered until this has been received.

Upon approval of application, the initial $500 in fees will be applied to the student’s tuition payment.

For the discounted rate, payment in full is due by December 18, 2015.  If paying by intensive, payment must be made 3 weeks prior to that intensive.

All payments are non-refundable and non-negotiable. Personal or medical emergencies may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Request for refund must be submitted to the program manager for review.