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TEACHER FEATURE

Yoga As A Peace Practice is BYTA's first national initiative, and offers yoga teachers a program in contemplative practices to help ease the negative impact of myriad forms of violence on individuals and communities by illuminating new ways of being in our hearts and minds that are rooted in yoga philosophy.

Yoga teachers trained in all lineages and approaches of hatha yoga are eligible to receive the first eight (8) hours of the 40 hour certification training. The curriculum will focus on select contemplative yoga practices.

After completion of this weekend training you will be eligible for 8 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Units (CEU), and a Certificate of Completion.

Professionals, community leaders and others interested in supporting their communities are welcome to join us to learn YPP — a powerful catalyst to support individuals who desire to shift their perspective, approach and path in life.

Level 1 Certification requires completion of an additional 32 Hours of course work, which is a combination of online and tele-classes, reading and writing course work as self-study completions. The complete course of study for Level 1 Yoga As A Peace Practice Certification is 40 Hours.

Learning Objectives

  • Philosophically Based Personal Practices — The Niyamas
  • Teach select contemplative yoga/yoga philosophy in language that is accessible to all

Pranayama

  • Teach select pranayama techniques addressing the impact on the mind body and spiriit and identify the benefits and contraindications of pranayama techniques

Restorative Yoga

  • Demonstrate practices in restorative yoga to support the physical, emotional and spiritual wellness of individuals

Share Circles

  • Teach communication skills necessary for facilitating share circles; integrate methodology to moderate constructive conversations.

Anecdotal Data Collection

  • Collect and record anecdotal data from class participants regarding impact of "Yoga As A Peace Practice" on their lives.

AUGUST 24-26, 2018

YOGAVILLE SATCHIDANANDA ASHRAM

BUCKINGHAM, VA

Join the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance for

Yoga as a

  Peace Practice

PRESENTERS

Maya Breuer

E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

Jana Long,

E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

 

Dr. Gail Parker

C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

Dana  A. Smith

E-RYT 500, CLC

BYTA 2017 Conference

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?

 

Magic, best describes the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance 2017 Conference at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health last July! This year's theme "We Are One," set the tone for our creativity to rise and spontaneously express. We honored the wisdom in the spiritual traditions of the indigenous First People of this land and the African ancestors brought here to help us heal the intergenerational trauma of our distinct and shared experiences. The divine presence of nature appeared as a double rainbow arching over the lake and beautiful Berkshire Mountains on our last full day together.  Indeed, our hearts, minds and spirits were touched and transformed in ways that will continue to be revealed in our reflections of the magical moments we shared during the conference. Without a doubt, we are magic! We Are One!

BYTA 2016 Conference

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE

History was made when more than 100 yogis gathered at the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance 2016 inaugural conference at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Spirits mingled as we changed the course our lives simply by being in the presence of one another. The conference theme "Revival: Evolution of Spirit," set the tone for the transformation we all experienced and BYTA realized its vision of Community, Support, Excellence! Bonds were formed through our shared voices, our joyful connections, and the depth and breadth of the presentations and workshops that elevated our knowledge and skills as yoga teachers.

 

We left Kripalu energized, encouraged and empowered to continue our individual and collective journeys along the path of yoga.

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