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OCTOBER 2018

TEACHER FEATURE

BYTA 2019 CONFERENCE

AUGUST 22-25, 2019

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

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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

Yoga As A Peace Practice

HIGHLIGHTS FROM

Yoga as a Peace Practice, Oakland and Kripalu 2017

WHAT IS YOGA AS A PEACE PRACTICE?

 

Yoga As A Peace Practice is a curriculum to train certified yoga teachers to offer yoga classes where violence and trauma have had a significant impact on individuals and communities.

 

Rather than a focus on Hatha yoga, this training helps teachers better facilitate an experience of yoga as a contemplative practice that leads participants toward the attainment of balance, hope, harmony, balance, and improved self-awareness to develop lifestyle strategies to create peace in their homes and communities.

 

The Yoga As A Peace Practice training will provide:

  • Specific lessons and class formats for each yoga class
  • Selection and use of themes in music, poetry and readings to help participants learn to cultivate self-awareness and stillness
  • Methodologies in the practices of sharing and releasing
  • Yogic practices to manage feelings of stress, fear, grief and loss
  • Pranayama practices (yogic breathing techniques) for relaxation and meditation
  • Steps to help teachers meet the students where they are
  • Approaches for leading effective share circles
  • Methods to facilitate group reflections
  • Methods to collect anecdotal data from participants on the impact of Yoga As A Peace Practice

 

SCHOLARSHIP FUND RAISER

Your donation to our annual fund raiser to offer full scholarships for yoga teachers to attend the BYTA 2017 conference is appreciated.

Let's jump on board and support each other!

Thank you,

Maya Breuer, President

Black Yoga Teachers Alliance

 

Black Yoga Teachers Alliance, Inc., is qualified as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax-deductible, as allowed by the law.

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