2019 Program: Jan 25, 2019 - Nov 10, 2019

Location: Embrace Yoga DC, Washington, DC

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Faith Hunter has designed a Customized Spiritually Fly Yoga Advanced Program (300-hour) to assist 200-hour registered teachers in shaping their personal practice, and uncovering the elements of enhancing their teaching. The program is guided and mentored personally by Faith Hunter, along with a team of talented instructors. It is divided into 7 weekend modules over the course of a year, and specialized mentoring sessions that will cultivate a vibrant teaching approach inspired by the Spiritually Fly philosophy. You have up to 2 years to complete the program.

Also have the option of participating in the full program, or selecting a path that works best for you (1 or multiple modules). 

Payment plans are available (see below).


Training Dates ~ January 2019 - November 2019

Jan 25-27 ~ Energetic Sequencing: Spiritually Fly Practice (Movement to Meditation)

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March 8-9 ~ Applied Anatomy & Therapeutics

April 5-7 ~ Yoga Philosophy Course

June 28-30 ~ Kundalini Yoga

Aug 9-11 ~ Alchemy of Holding Space

Sept 27-29 ~ Energetic Sequencing: Chakra Healing

Nov 8-10 ~ Business of a Modern Healer

Weekend Hours

Friday 1pm-6pm

Saturday, 1:30-8pm

Sunday, 1:30pm-6pm

**Additional hours will include monthly mentoring and LIVE online chats with Faith Hunter.**


Modules from our 2019 Program

  1. Energetic Sequencing: Spiritually Fly Practice ~ Faith Hunter: Teachers will learn innovative and creative methods of designing and effortlessly creating a Spiritually Fly experience for students in all forms (classes, workshops and retreats). Major elements of the module: meditations, yoga nidra, pranayama, kriyas, mudras, chants and mantras. Faith will illustrate how utilize your voice and energetic presence to hold space, create practices based on the chakras and koshas, craft a playlists and select mantras to enhance your classes/workshops, and design sequences that generate a specific type of energy within the space and students. Throughout the weekend, experience the art of creative design, fluid transitions, pace, musical vibrations, and meditation as a way to share the beauty of the practice.

  2. Energetic Sequencing: Chakra Healing ~ Faith Hunter: Discover the healing power of the Chakra System and its origins in India, Africa and other ancient cultures. Drawing from Faith’s online Chakra videos and meditation recordings, learn how to sequence Chakra-inspired classes and/or workshops utilizing Kundalini Kriyas, essential oils, crystals, chanting, mantra, meditation, Pranayama and Hatha-based Asana. Explore each Chakra in-depth, and take home a toolbox brimming with techniques to incorporate into your teaching practice.

  3. Alchemy of Holding Space: Energy, Presence and Touch ~ Yogi J. Miles - Teaching yoga is more than calling out postures and creating sequences. As an instructor, your primary roll is to “hold space” for your students. This module focuses on developing a supportive and life-changing experience for yogis, while also enhancing your levels of keen awareness, observation, and timing, in order to effectively carry your students through a sacred journey of personal transformation. Learn how to understand, observe and perceive the body's subtle energy, directions of movement, clues of resistance, and internal blockages.  During the Advanced Hands-On Assisting component, learn the principles of Thai Massage, nonjudgmental alignment for every body type, and active attention to and reading of body language as ways to enhance and create your own physical adjustments. Also, experience how voice, tone, language and nonverbal communication creates a vibration within the space. 

  4. Yoga Philosophy Course ~ Hari-kirtana das: An Introduction to Vedic Yoga Philosophy - Includes an overview of the Vedic tradition from which yoga originates, essential concepts, terminology, and categories of knowledge in the Vedic tradition, a comparison of different schools of Vedanta, Vedic epistemology, hermeneutics, and cosmology, and practical applications of traditional yoga philosophy in the modern world. Yoga-sutras, Part 1: Conceptions of Identity in Yoga Philosophy - Covers the psychology of yoga in terms of spiritual identity and material mis-identity. Includes a detailed description of the three qualities of material nature, impressions on the mind, and the essential tension between modern western culture and traditional yoga philosophy. Yoga-sutras, Part 2: Yoga as a Moral Philosophy - Covers the values, ethical imperatives, and moral actions associated with living a yogic lifestyle as well as the relationship of morality to the acquisition of knowledge. Keys to Understanding the Bhagavad-gita - Includes a summary of the Mahabharata - the back-story of the Gita, the literary structure of the Gita, the five topics of the Gita, an overview of the four systems of yoga described in the Gita (karma-yoga, astanga-yoga, bhakti-yoga, and jnana-yoga), and the Gita's hierarchical conception of reality. Life Lessons from the Bhagavad-gita - Includes key verses and passages that offer specific insights into Arjuna’s moral dilemma, our own personal challenges, applying yogic values to social issues, how navigate relationships, and living a purpose-driven life. The Perfection of Yoga - Covers the central position of devotion in both the Yoga-sutras and the Bhagavad-gita, why devotion is the indispensable element for the success of any system of yoga, and how Bhakti-yoga incorporates and subsumes all of the other methods of yoga. Includes discussions on the definition and attributes of Isvara, the concept of Krishna, spiritual plurality and inclusion, and the intersection of yoga and religion.

  5. Applied Anatomy & Therapeutics ~ Megan Davis: These sessions are designed to give yoga teachers a practical understanding of anatomy and functional movement with the goal of supporting individual students in a practice that is appropriate for their bodies.  Our focus will be the ways in which our dynamic, moving structure can be supported through variations and modifications to support balance between strength and flexibility.  We will also spend some time doing postural assessment to practice identifying patterns of dysfunction in the body that might be improved through particular asanas. 

  6. Kundalini Yoga ~ Jiwan Shakti Kaur (Julie Eisenberg) - Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajanis a form of yoga that uses a combination of postures (asana), breathing (pranayam), eye focus (drishte), hand positions (mudras), and meditation to strengthen the body, uplift the spirit and elevate the mind. Kundalini Yoga is taught in Kriyas, which are sequences of exercises practiced in a specific order for a pre-determined amount of time.  Because Kundalini Yoga doesn’t use many of the postures that are common in Hatha forms of yoga, it’s frequently more accessible to people with less flexibility or mobility restrictions. In this module of the Spiritually Fly Advanced Program Teacher Training, you’ll have the opportunity to unlock some of the secrets of Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan. The weekend will cover topics including: (1) The history and philosophy of Kundalini Yoga; (2) How does Kundalini Yoga work? Understanding the chakras, 10 Bodies, meridians, and physiology of the body; (3) The power of sound: The meaning and pronunciation of key mantras; (4) The alchemy of the practice: Learning specific benefits of postures, kriyas, meditations and other elements; and (5) How to incorporate Kundalini Yoga into your practice and teaching. **Please note that in addition to the regular weekend hours, we will be offering an Aquarian Sadhana on Sunday morning from 5-7:30 am. We encourage you to do your utmost to be in attendance.**

  7. Hustle and Flow:  The Business of a Modern Healer ~ Faith Hunter & April Puciata: Cultivating a following online and in-person requires creativity, dedication and commitment. In an industry that is constantly shifting and changing, it is essential to set personal goals and build a recognizable brand that is authentic and personalized. Faith and April will share the REAL Deal…and BTW - it doesn’t happen overnight! Part 1: Branding and Media Presence - This workshop is designed to help you tell your story and share your passion online. Whether you are just starting out, or have already taken steps to promote your wellness business, this session will help you refine your brand and learn how to authentically share your offerings with your audience. Topics include: social media, media strategy, creating valuable content, follower engage and connection, personal branding, and video creation. Part 2: Yoga Retreat Planning and Marketing 101 - The many benefits of presenting retreats include: helping your students deepen their experience of yoga; global travel; and financial rewards. However, to effectively design, market, sell and lead a retreat requires innovative strategies, detailed planning and tight execution. In this discussion, learn: what details to consider and questions to ask yourself before thinking about destination; effective ways to choose a location; pros and cons of partnering with retreat planning companies or another yoga teacher; sensible prices, budgets and profit; how to create a unique experience; sales and marketing strategy; and how to build your retreat clientele.

Tuition

  • pay in full (early-bird) = $3800 before Dec 15, 2018

  • pay in full (after 12/16/18) = $4100

  • pay deposit plus balance = $500 (deposit) + $3600

  • payment plan = $500 deposit + 6 installments of $600, 8 installments of $450 or 10 installments of $360

  • Faith's YTT Graduates: $3800 (this can also be paid in installments)

  • Register in the studio or contact Faith if you need an installment plan.

  • Make a deposit of $500 (online) or full payment to reserve your spot by December 31, 2018. If you wish to enroll after Dec 31, 2018, email Faith at yoga@embracedc.com.

  • Deposits are non-refundable. Additional payment plans available depending on circumstances. Email us at yoga@embracedc.com.

  • Additional fees include cost of books only (approximately $75-$90).

Prerequisite

Completion of a 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered training course.

You can also take weekend intensives and work towards your 300-hr certification with Faith Hunter Yoga.  As a Yoga Alliance registered facility, we provide CE workshops/trainings to enhance your teaching, encourage your personal growth, and increase your knowledge of self and the practice.

Certification

Requirements for completion include: additional contact hours with ERYTs and other experts, assisting, observing, teaching community classes, monthly mentoring session with Faith or other 500 RYT instructors, refining your personal teaching style/voice, and taking daily/weekly/monthly classes and/or workshops with Faith and other 500RYTs. Each teacher will maintain a journal of activities/hours, and the special mentoring sessions with Faith.

After completing our 300-hour Advanced Yoga Program, you will receive a certificate making you eligible to register for national registration with the Yoga Alliance RYT 500.

More information

Contact Faith directly with specific questions in shaping your Advanced Program. If you wish to attend an individual module or the full program, click here to register.  If you are interested, please complete this online form. Faith really wants to get to know you better. You can also contact Faith at yoga@embracedc.com.


You can also take weekend intensives and work towards your 300hr certification with Faith Hunter Yoga.  As a Yoga Alliance registered facility, we provide CE workshops/trainings to enhance your teaching, encourage your personal growth, and increase your knowledge of self and the practice.