300 Hours DEEP FLOW YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Welcome to the RYS-300 hours Deep Flow Yoga Teacher Training by INNERCITYOGA in Geneva.
This program is designed specifically for graduates of a RYS-200 hours training, registered with Yoga Alliance, who seek their voice as a teacher and who seek to deepen their understanding and knowledge of yoga beyond the basic training.
Please visit our RYS-200 hours Deep Flow Yoga Teacher Training if you have not complete this prerequisite,
All Deep Flow Yoga Trainings are certified by Yoga Alliance and recognized internationally.


Prerequisites

You did graduate from a RYS-200 Yoga Teacher Training recognized by Yoga Alliance.

Please visit our RYS-200 hours Deep Flow Yoga Teacher Training if you have not yet completed this prerequisite.
You may attend the 300 hours training segments parallel to completing the 200 hours training at INNERCITYOGA.


Yogis without any certification, but who show great dedication to the practice of yoga, may attend certain segments. These segments are marked either reserved exclusively to trainees of the RYS-300 teacher training or if they are open to the public, indicated as “Masterclass”
 

Schedule More Easily

For this edition of the training, the program is broken down in shorter segments that take place on 2-days on weekends, or up to 4 consecutive days (Thursday - Sunday).

Once you are registered for the program, the easiest and fastest is to continuously taking all segments, one by one.

Committing to the full training can be tricky… We totally get it!
That is why we make is easier for you to add the mandatory contact hours towards your certification.
If life interferes with your learning process, you may skip certain of the segments and make them up in a later comparable segment (Example: You miss an asana segment, you will need to make this segment up later).
However, if a segment is marked MANDATORY, you cannot skip it.

 

Contact Hours

The RYS-300 hours Deep Flow Yoga Teacher Training is composed of a certain number of hours applied to the program.

1. Contact Hours with your teacher trainers

Each segment offers you an in-depth study into a specific area of classical yoga, anatomy, philosophy,
Each segment is taught by a specialist in his / her field.
 

2. Homestudy Hours

You will be asked to complete a certain amount of homework and selfstudy hours.
 

3. Assisting your mentors

You will be assisting Ioana or Patric for 10 regular classes at the INNERCITYOGA studio.
You will be asked to observe and to adjust the students.
After class, there will be a short review on the content of class and the technical questions.
Max. 3 assistants per class.


4. Teaching

You will be teaching a total of 10 classes at INNERCITYOGA.
Your mentors will give you a direct feedback on your teaching skills.
Class times and styles will be defined together and announced on schedule as “Teacher in Training”.
 

5. Mentoring

Your mentors will give you feedback and answer your questions on a regular base.
Mentor meetings are scheduled individually or in small groups.


Teacher Training Segments 2018 / 2019
 

16 – 19 August 2018 - Masterclass 1

Joan Hyman: Yoga Asanas and Adjustments
Bridge Classes for students from other RYS-200h trainings
Reviewing different sun salutations, standing postures.
Proper alignment for all basic asanas and inversions.
Anatomical focus on external rotations vs. neutral rotations.
Hands-on adjustments
Sequencing
Introduction to mentorship and assisting

 

Masterclass: Yogis without certification may attend this segment. You will be asked to respect the teacher-student exchange and participate in the full event. Consult all details on the Workshops page.


13 – 16 September - Masterclass 2

Masterclass: Yogis without certification may attend this segment. You will be asked to respect the teacher-student exchange and participate in the full event. Consult all details on the Workshops page.

Chad Hamrin: Anatomy of Yoga in Practice
The study of anatomy in yoga practice
Basic vs. advanced asanas
Correct alignment and adjustment techniquesmodifications
Yoga as therapy

Intro to Adjusting: How to see!
There are a couple of simples way to go about adjusting students. One way is to quickly see alignment issues that may be a potential injury. Another way is to see the over all focus of the pose or a transition from one pose to another. But to see the bigger picture, the pose, the person, the yoga, takes much more skill. You will learn to see the person, the pose, through alignment, breath and how to observe a student with a certain mind set that needs to be understood before an adjustment will become a teaching.

Intro to Therapy: Wholeness or Harmony?
To assist a person to realize where they are disharmonious and how to move toward a deeper place of wholeness.
The deeper issue is they must want to do the work, the healing. Yoga suggests many ways to do this. We’ll start with the physical sense of an asana as an entry point to this discovery. Through alignment we start to see and fine tune our state of mind/ body harmony. How psycho/emotional patterns hold us back or free us into a new place movement, a place of stillness.

Advanced Intensive
Well advanced with intensive says it all.
These 10 hours are where we can move a little deeper into the eye of ourselves through more intense asana practice.
This is where the pose itself is not the focal point but how to harmonize with the breath and the shifting patterns of an unsteady mind. You will find a deeper place of discovery in that moment where stillness comes and your inner self is revealed.

Pranayama
It is agreed upon by all Eastern traditions and practices that spirit, mind and breath have an intimate relationship. It is the next limb in the Astanga work by Patanjali.
So this short amount of time is designed to introduce the art of pranyama and maybe to dispel myths about it or to see and respect the power of the practice itself.
Any introduction usually is a preparation to a more in depth understanding. Any understanding about the breath will lead to a deeper understanding of asana and meditation.

Bodywork and Yoga
I’ve done yoga for over 40 years and bodywork for over 30 years. I will share my personal discoveries of how well these two practices combine to take a student/teacher, bodyworker to a deeper place of understanding.
Yoga can appear to be a little short sighted in being able to do deeper more specific work . To release patterns that have remained unconscious over long years of practice.
Bodywork can pinpoint these areas. At the same time yoga poses  and the art of yoga philosophy can take the person into deeper realms of self realization.


29 – 30 September - Masterclass 3A (YTT ONLY)

Patric Pop: “Yoga as Profession” Part 1 prepares for part 2
Find your voice and purpose as a teacher
Prepare for a successful teaching career: dealing with roadblocks, typical pitfalls, tips and tricks
1-on-1 mentor meeting
Attend or assist classes on this weekend


11 – 14 October - masterclass 4

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Joan HymanSmart Sequencing, Alignment, Advanced Asanas
Yoga sutras and advanced practice
Astanga yoga applied to daily life
Sequencing
Teaching techniques
Teaching of small vs. large groups
How to teach a 90 min. large group class. Assisting, Meeting after class for review

 

Masterclass: Yogis without certification may attend this segment. You will be asked to respect the teacher-student exchange and participate in the full event. All details on this Masterclass will be added shortly.


3 – 4 November - Masterclass 3B (YTT ONLY)

Patric Pop: “Yoga as Profession” Part 2
Review of the homework “Find your voice and purpose as a teacher”
Prepare for a successful teaching career: dealing with roadblocks
Practical tips and tricks to prevent typical pitfalls
Teacher Student Relationship boundaries
Attend or assist classes on this weekend
1-on-1 mentor meeting


16 – 18 November - Masterclass

Chiropractor Steve Haines: Applied anatomy and physiology with a focus on the nervous system for yoga teachers

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About Steve: Steve Haines has been working as a bodyworker for over 20 years. He is the author of the award winning 'Anxiety Is Really Strange', part of a series of short graphic books that also includes 'Pain Is Really Strange' and 'Trauma Is Really Strange'. Understanding the science of pain and trauma has transformed his approach to healing. He has studied Yoga, Shiatsu, Craniosacral Therapy, and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE).
He is a UK registered Chiropractor and teaches TRE and Cranial work all over the world. His treatments now use education, embodied awareness, and light touch to help people move more freely and be more present. Steve lives and works between London and Geneva. 

Pain Is Really Strange - Understanding pain and the nerve flow

How can we help people be in less pain? This is a really big question. Persistent is a huge problem affecting more than 1 in 5 people. Pain occurs when the intelligence in the body decides something is unsafe. Persistent pain is a fault in the alarm systems of the body and brain; reflexes and feelings to protect from harm are kicking in too fast. As we become increasingly sensitised and fixed in our habit, pain is no longer an accurate indicator of tissue damage.

There has been a revolution in how pain researchers understand pain in the last couple of decades. The workshop will cover the latest science on back pain, joint pains and the emotions of suffering. 

The model offered in this workshop is that if we can safely feed the brain essential sensations about the body we can break cycles of pain. This workshop will explore how to generate new feelings of safety via meditative awareness, how to reframe and meet difficult feelings and how to promote moving without fear. The goal is to enhance the connection between mind and body and generate feelings of connection and agency. 

Topics covered will include:

  • Understanding pain - 'Pain is an output'

  • Understanding sensitisation in the nervous and immune systems

  • Explaining pain to your clients. Using metaphors and science

  • The spine and the nervous system - simple orientations

  • Simple tools of touch in a yoga setting

  • How to talk about pain and listening to pain stories 

  • Principles to change pain - education, graded exposure, precision in movement, being creative, keeping moving

Trauma and the Body - an embodied perspective for yoga teachers.

If your physiology is stuck you are stuck. In trauma the old parts of the brain get stuck in defence strategies. Yoga can be a great self regulating tool that can support resetting of reflexes and habits in the central nervous system. Overactive primitive reflexes can make us tight, contracted, prepared for ‘fight-or-flight’ or they can ‘freeze’ the body and make us dissociate. 

It is incredibly important to appreciate dissociative responses when working with clients. Issues around feeling safe and grounded in the body underpin many chronic health conditions. Learning to feel. to move and connect to the body are a very powerful 'bottom-up' tools to promote safety and help someone switch off life or death neurophysiology. Many painful musculoskeletal conditions, visceral problems and states of anxiety and depression improve as people reconnect to the body. 

  • Understanding the underlying physiology of the trauma - key signs of overwhelm.

  • Understanding the importance of dissociation. It is an underlying theme in nearly all chronic health problems.

  • Knowing the early signs of distress and how to help create safety through embodiment.

  • Supporting embodied awareness in ourselves and our yoga students. 

  • Exploring simple ways of using touch in a yoga class to support presence.


24 – 25 November - Masterclass 6 (YTT ONLY)

Ioana Pop: Prenatal Yoga
Your role as a teacher to assist pregnant women
Understand the phases of a pregnancy
Identify your yoga students' individual needs and offer proper modifications
Attend or assist classes on this weekend
1-on-1 mentor meeting


8 – 9 December - Masterclass 7 (YTT ONLY)

Ioana Pop: Restorative Yoga & Yin Yoga
Approach and benefits
Apply different techniques and props, Iyengar style
Self care, how to ressource yourself
Attend or assist classes on this weekend
1-on-1 mentor meeting


15 - 17 March 2019 Masterclass (YTT ONLY)

Chiropractor Steve Haines: Trauma and Yoga
Understanding trauma and its effect on abody
Techniques to help your students dealing with trauma
 


OTHER 2019 Dates – In the making

January, February, March:
We are working on the dates for the remaining 3 segments that will take place on long weekends outside of public holidays.
Segments 8 and 9 are each 3-days long
Segment 10 is 4-days long

Segment 8: Ayurveda and the subtle body and chakras. Mantra chanting
Segment 9: Yoga Philosophy, including Sanskrit, Mantra chanting, meditation techniques and ethics for yoga teachers
Segment 10: Advanced asanas, the study of anatomy in yoga practice. Wrapping up of the teacher training.

 

Making Up missed classes

If you happen to miss a segment you may make up these contact hours in a later segment in 2019 with our lead teachers. At this moment, we do not have any concrete dates to share with you.


Tuition FEES

Downpayment: CHF 1'890.– due when accepted into the program
Save CHF 300.– before 30 June 2018: CHF 5'590.– when settled in full by 30 June 2018    
When settled in full by 30 August 2018 total CHF 5'790.–

Payment Plan: Settle in 6 installments

Downpayment: CHF 1'890.– due when accepted into the program
1st installment of CHF 820.– due 31 July 2018
2nd installment of CHF 820.– due 30 September 2018
3rd installment of CHF 820.– due 30 November 2018
4th installment of CHF 820.– due 31 December 2018
5th installment of CHF 820.– due 31 january 2019


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