TEACHER TRAINING &
PRACTICE INTENSIVE (RYS)
The BSY Teacher Training Program is all about you. We will travel down this path together, not to mold you into something you are not, but to support you in becoming more fully yourself. The training will offer you multiple hands-on opportunities to practice and affirm the 8-limbed path. We are whole-heartedly committed to assisting you on your journey of self-exploration and discovery, as well as guiding you to develop a disciplined and healing personal practice. Come be a part of the most authentic, heart orientated, skillful and knowledgeable instructors in the world!!!
2019/2020 dates at Blue Sun Yoga, Lake Bluff
September 27th & 28th, October 11th, 12th, 25th & 26th, November 1st, 2nd, 15th & 16th, December 6th & 7th, January 10th, 11th, 12th, 24th, 25th, & 26th, and February 7th, 8th & 9th
Friday sessions: 4 - 9 pm
Saturday sessions: 8 am - 6 pm
Select Sundays: 12-5 pm
Practice sessions and individual hours with Wendy will be scheduled at your convenience over the winter break.
$3100 on payment plan, $2800 if paid in full. Includes a class package of 20 classes at Blue Sun Yoga.
2019/2020 dates at Samadhi Yoga, Glenview
October 18-20, November 15-17, December 13-15, January 17-19, February 7-9 & 21-23, March 13-15, April 3-5 & 17-19, May 8-9.
The Friday sessions meet from 4 – 9 pm.
The Saturday sessions meet from 1 – 6 pm and the Sunday sessions meet from 12 – 4 pm.
Students may attend any weekend as an immersion for continuing education credits or hours towards BSY certification.
$2800 if paid in full or $3100 after. A non-refundable $300 deposit will secure your place.
This cost includes a 20 - class pack at Samadhi to support weekly group asana practice, as well as all materials except the required reading!
What makes this training unique?
The BSY Teacher Training Program is all about you. We will travel down this path together, not to mold you into something you are not, but to support you in becoming more fully yourself. The training will offer you multiple hands-on opportunities to practice and affirm the 8-limbed path. We are whole-heartedly committed to assisting you on your journey of self-exploration and discovery, as well as guiding you to develop a disciplined and healing personal practice.
Yoga is one of the few physical practices that honors our bodies unique and dynamic needs through all of the stages in our lives. In this training we will address the entire spectrum of embodiment so that you can make yoga a life long practice and share the gifts of yoga with everyone, regardless of age or physicality. You will learn how to integrate yoga into your daily life in order to find clarity, balance and true healing.
Together, our teachers bring over 100 years of experience. They teach all ages from children to seniors, and all populations including those with severe mental and physical challenges. They specialize in making this practice accessible to everyone with the belief that if you can breathe you can practice yoga!
The Blue Sun Yoga (BSY) Teaching Training Program is aligned with the original teachings of yoga where the practice transcends the mat by viewing our daily life as a laboratory in which to embody and affirm the 8-limbed path. The training will begin with an in-depth study of the history and philosophies of yoga. You will immediately be inspired and supported to develop a yogic lifestyle represented in every pose of your life. You will begin sharing, offering and teaching from the first step. Through this program you will build the courage to ask the questions of your heart, develop the receptivity to listen, grow the strength to speak your truth and feel well versed in complimenting a variety of teaching methodologies with your authentic offering of vinyasa flow yoga.
A deeper commitment to the study of your self and to the path of yoga will be cultivated through the exploration of:
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The program will include comprehensive mentorship and support by Wendy Dahl and other instructors to assist you in your personal journey. This training will encourage you to discover, remember and celebrate your personal blessings and all that you have to offer. It is appropriate for yoga teachers, those preparing to teach yoga and those wanting to make a deeper commitment to self-exploration and discovery. We all have something to offer, allow the BSY Teacher Training Program to support you in remembering and sharing your gifts!
Blue Sun Yoga is a Registered Yoga School (RYS). Successful completion of this program qualifies students for the RYT 200 Registration.
Refining the Breath – The Yogic Practice of Pranayama, Doug Keller (www.doyoga.com)
The Heart of Yoga, TKV Desikachar
Hatha Yoga Illustrated, Martin Kirk, Brooke Boon, Daniel DiTuro
Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar
Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff
MetaAnatomy, Kristin Leal
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Satchidananda
The Secret Power of Yoga, Nischala Joy Devi
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, Eckhart Tolle
Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence, Matthew W. Sanford
How Yoga Works, Geshe Michael Roach
Recommended Reading (not required):
Wherever you go there you are, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Relax and Renew, Judith Lasater
Ashtanga Yoga “The Practice Manual”, David Swenson
The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga, Srivatsa Ramaswami
The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness, Erich Schiffmann
Anusara Yoga – Hatha Yoga in the Anusara Style, Doug Keller
The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga - Ray Long
Anatomy of Movement, Blandine Calais-Germain
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga, Coulter
The Bhagavad Gita
Tao Te Ching
Moola Bandha, The Master Key, Swami Buddhananda
The Anatomy Coloring Book, Wynn Kapit/Lawrence M. Elson