500Hr yoga Teacher Trainings

 

To complete the 300 Hr. program with us, you need a total of 270 credit hours. You can combine the program offerings in any way that you'd like to meet the hour requirement.

  • 7 day programs: 70 hours

  • 3 day programs: 20 hours

  • Online Functional Anatomy for Yoga: 20 hours*

*Online Functional Anatomy for Yoga Course to launch in October 2019.

Our advanced yoga teacher trainings are for those teachers interested in leading classes based on functional wellness in mind and body. We place a strong emphasis on modern day scientific findings and applications with mindfulness, anatomy, and bio individuality. You will learn to apply the principles of Embodied Posture Methodology as outlined in Stacy's new book, Embodied Posture, to your practice and teaching. Each day you will take a class aimed at refining your personal physical practice and deepening your understanding of posture variation. Mindfulness meditation, breath practice, self-inquiry, and journaling will be included each day. Each module contains a specific anatomical focus in which we will study structure, function and applications in sequencing. Common injuries and their implications with yoga will be included.

500Hr 3-Day: Injury Prevention and Yoga

Oct 18-20 / Snohomish, WA @ Spark Hot Yoga

Cost $425

Injury Prevention and Yoga
As yoga teachers, it is beyond our scope of practice to diagnose or treat injury, but the more educated we are about the body, the more skillful we can be at preventing injury and supporting our injured practitioners.

In this 3-day intensive module, we will discuss the 5 most common injuries seen in the yoga studio.

We will discuss modifications, contraindications, and ways to decrease repetitive motion injuries in your classes.

Your expanded understanding will give you the tools to empower your students with a keener awareness of their own bodies in posture.

 

500Hr Module 1: The Spine

Nov 3 - 9

Ft. Worth, TX @ Yoga Project Studios

with Stacy Dockins

Cost is $1150

Our advanced yoga teacher trainings are for those teachers interested in leading classes based on functional wellness in mind and body. We place a strong emphasis on modern day scientific findings and applications with mindfulness, anatomy, and bio individuality.

You will learn to apply the principles of Embodied Posture Methodology as outlined in Stacy's new book, Embodied Posture, to your practice and teaching.

Each day you will take a class aimed at refining your personal physical practice and deepening your understanding of posture variation. Mindfulness meditation, breath practice, self-inquiry, and journaling will be included each day.

Each module contains a specific anatomical focus in which we will study structure, function and applications in sequencing. Common injuries and their implications with yoga will be included.

500Hr-3 Day: Yoga Physiology

January 10-12

Ft. Worth, TX

Cost: $425

This program is held at Yoga Project training center in Fort Worth. Lodging and meals are not included.


The more we learn about the healing aspects of mindful movement practices, the more we see the multifaceted nature of their efficacy.

When a positive effect is experienced–we can’t possibly reduce the cause down to one element—there are many mechanisms. While musculoskeletal wellness is often sought out through yoga, it can’t be separated from what is happening at a neural level.

In this 3-day intensive, we will discuss the anatomy of the nervous system, the neural mechanisms correlated with movement and mindfulness, the vagus nerve and polyvagal theory, and the implications with yoga.

 

500hr module: heart of the leader (SPECIAL TOPICS PROGRAM)

FEBRUARY 1-8

COSTA RICA @ Blue Spirit Resort

With Stacy & Dave Dockins

**This special topics program can take the place of module 1, 2, or 3 if you are pursuing your 500 certification with us. This program can be attended by anyone desiring the content, whether you are a yoga teacher or not. CEU Hrs are available with this program.

The nature of every human on the planet is to evolve, shift, ebb & flow. Everyone has the inner desire for expansion. As a leader, you spend so much time giving, it is vital that you set aside time for your personal growth. This program is designed to help you remember your unique contribution and emerging gifts as a leader. We will guide you through daily yoga, meditation, self-inquiry, journaling, and discussion—with the purpose of rediscovering the heart of leadership. We will share 5 pillars of effective leadership, along with best practices to implement them in your work or group environment. This program is open to yoga teachers, studio owners, or anyone interested in elevating their leadership skills.

Get ready for a week of diving in deep with asana, pranayama, meditation, inquiry and discussion.

This program is 1 of 3 required for 500HR Teacher Certification with YP™.

Blue Spirit Costa Rica Resort - Relax, Rejuvenate in a an extraordinary setting of the Costa Rican jungle and Pacific Ocean. Blue Spirit Costa Rica is a world famous yoga retreat center to all who are dedicated to yoga, spiritual transformation, personal growth, and environmental sustainability.

Program Cost includes (click learn more button for cost details and room options)

  • Tuition for 500Hr Module

  • 7 Nights accommodations at Blue Spirit Resort

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

  • Accommodations (All prices are per person and all rooms have private baths, except Platform Tent)

Cost / Room Type:

  • Platform Glamping Tent w/ Queen Bed $1999 Single

  • Eco-Cottage (2 Twin Beds) $2445 Single / $2170 Double

  • Hermitage w/ A/C / Queen Bed $2870 Single / $2570 Double

  • Hermitage w/ AC / 2 Twin Beds $2570 Double -Only 1 Available

  • Mountain View w/ A/C (King Bed or 2 Twins) $3320 Single / $2820 Double  

  • Ocean View w/ A/C (King Bed or 2 Twins) $3550 Single / $2950 Double. 

  • Superior Ocean View w / A/C (King or 2 Twins) $3950 Single / $3150 Double

**Reserve your spot with a $500 deposit then half of the remaining balance will be due 3 months prior to the start. Final payment will be due 30 days prior to the start.
**Students are responsible for their own travel to and from the resort.

 

500Hr-3 Day: YOga for Functionality & Sustainability

April 17-19, 2020

Baton Rouge, La @ Yoga Rouge

Cost: $425

Functionality for Sustainability in Yoga
Most yoga practitioners come to the mat to feel better. One aspect of feeling well is the capacity to move throughout one’s daily activities without pain and discomfort. Maintaining tensional integrity in the musculoskeletal body is imperative for long-term, functional wellness.

In this 3-day intensive, we will examine typical yoga posture and alignment with the intention of delivering balanced movement, strengthening, and mobility opportunities for practitioners.

We will discuss strategies for sequencing and postural cueing for functional class design. You will gain a strong understanding of how to shape your classes for increased functionality while maintaining the essence of what you already teach.

**Be prepared for lecture, discussion, and practice each day. Bring a journal and pen and everything you need for practice. 

**Embodied Posture: Your Unique Body and Yoga by Stacy Dockins provides supplementary information for the course / it is available on Amazon in paperback and kindle.

8am-4pm daily = 20 Yoga Alliance CEU’s

Housing: Recommendation https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p681024vb

 

500Hr Module 2: The Hip

April 25-May 1, 2020

Ft. Worth, TX

MODULE 2: THE HIP

MINDFUL AWARENESS, THE SOMATOSENSORY NERVOUS SYSTEM & NEURO-PLASTICITY

Cost is $1150

This program is held at Yoga Project training center in Fort Worth. Lodging and meals are not included.

Our advanced yoga teacher trainings are for those teachers interested in leading classes based on functional wellness in mind and body. We place a strong emphasis on modern day scientific findings and applications with mindfulness, anatomy, and bio individuality. You will learn to apply the principles of Embodied Posture Methodology as outlined in Stacy's new book, Embodied Posture, to your practice and teaching.

Each day you will take a class aimed at refining your personal physical practice and deepening your understanding of posture variation. Mindfulness meditation, breath practice, self-inquiry, and journaling will be included each day. Each module contains a specific anatomical focus in which we will study structure, function and applications in sequencing. Common injuries and their implications with yoga will be included.

Our 500 Hr. Advanced Yoga Teacher Training consists of 3 separate programs designed to support you in becoming a teacher that is confident with delivering functional wellness and embodied self-awareness as central components of your classes.

 

500Hr Module 3: The Shoulder

June 6-12, 2020

Ft. Worth, TX

Cost: $1150

500Hr Module 3 Intensive

  • Upper Limb and Cervical Spine

  • CONTEMPLATING THE 8 LIMBS OF YOGA: ANCIENT WISDOM VIEWED THROUGH A CONTEMPORARY LENS

This program is held at Yoga Project training center in Fort Worth. Lodging and meals are not included.

Our advanced yoga teacher trainings are for those teachers interested in leading classes based on functional wellness in mind and body. We place a strong emphasis on modern day scientific findings and applications with mindfulness, anatomy, and bio individuality.

You will learn to apply the principles of Embodied Posture Methodology as outlined in Stacy's new book, Embodied Posture, to your practice and teaching. Each day you will take a class aimed at refining your personal physical practice and deepening your understanding of posture variation.

Mindfulness meditation, breath practice, self-inquiry, and journaling will be included each day. Each module contains a specific anatomical focus in which we will study structure, function and applications in sequencing. Common injuries and their implications with yoga will be included.

 Space is limited so secure your room with a $500 deposit!