ADVANCED STUDIES PROGRAMS
December 2 - 3
Meditation Immersion with Trace Sahaja Bonner,
Dr. Lee Irwin and Geshela Dapka Topgyal
10 hours Philosophy/Lifestyle
Yoga Sutra Immersion
Kids Teacher Training with Jill Keefer
14.25 hours Elective
Pranayama Teacher Training
Tim Feldmann Weekend
Satchidananda Ashram Retreat Weekend
20 hours Elective
Yin Teacher Training with Sonia Lennartz and
May 18 - 20
Restorative Teacher Training with Ursel Harmon
15 Hours Practical
ADVANCED STUDIES PROGRAM
Holy Cow Yoga Center is proud to offer an Advanced Studies Program for 200 hour teachers to continue their yoga education. Our Advanced Studies Program follows the Yoga Alliance guidelines in that we offer a variety of yoga training opportunities to accumulate the additional 300 hours needed to register as a 500 hour teacher.
We want to make your journey towards advanced certification as fun & educational as possible, so we give you specific requirements to complete along the way, as well as great electives to build your repertoire of experiences.
FULL STATUS means you will complete all the training hours with Holy Cow Yoga Center with no application fee.
PARTIAL STATUS gives you freedom to do trainings at HCYC as well as other trainings outside of our center.
PARTIAL STATUS participants need to include $150 non-refundable application fee
(check or credit card number).
**WE RECOMMEND STARTING WITH FULL
You may transfer to PARTIAL status at anytime during the Advanced Studies Program.
YOU ARE ENROLLED!
AT THE END OF YOUR JOURNEY...
So, you have completed the required number of hours within each of the 4 Tracks, whether you have FULL or PARTIAL status, what's next?
1. Complete our written Final Exam with a minimum score of 90 (we’ll give you a study sheet)!
2. Teach a final qualifying class.
3. Provide documentation of a minimum of 100 hours of teaching.
Your hard work & perseverance have paid off, and you are ready to
be recognized by Yoga Alliance & the Yoga community as a 500 Hour
certified teacher! **Remember the study continues, and we hope you will continue to take and retake some of our programs which will go toward the next level of recognition, 1000 hour Teacher.
If you still have questions regarding our Advanced Studies Program
Trace Sahaja Bonner
Director of Teacher Training and Advanced Studies
Trace Sahaja Bonner, E-RYT 500 is the Founder/Director of Holy Cow Yoga Center. She began her practice 24 years ago, and is a certified advanced Integral Yoga Instructor (influenced by Sri Swami Satchidananda). Having studied in India and the U.S., Trace Sahaja continues to draw from a variety of great teachers in the west. She continues to take workshops with a host of contemporary Yoga instructors and deepen her personal understanding of Yoga. Yoga is about having fun with the journey, so she enjoys bringing her lighthearted teaching style to all levels of yoga classes, teacher training’s, as well as in workshops on meditation, advanced studies and the Yoga Sutra.
Kat Hendrix, E-RYT500, began studying Buddhist philosophy, Meditation and Pranayama over twenty years ago as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand. She began practicing the physical asanas of Yoga in 1996 and completed her 500-hour Teacher Training at Holy Cow Yoga Center in 2013. Kat's classes emphasize steadiness and strength with a focus on slow, flowing movement connected by breath. Kat encourages students to develop an awareness of their own energetic rhythms as they practice. Outside the studio, she finds a regular Yoga practice also benefits her other interests such as surfing, ceramic sculpting, writing, and rock climbing. Kat is a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance and holds a PhD in Public Health. She also teaches Anatomy for Holy Cow Yoga Center's 200-hour and Advanced Studies Programs.
The additional 300 hours will be spread out over four tracks. All four of these tracks or equivalent are required whether you registered for Partial or Full status, and must be completed to qualify for the certification.
TRACK I: PRACTICAL TEACHING (85 total hrs). Required.
✓ Module #1 (10 hours) Samastitihi - Building the foundation for standing poses, plus we look at the feet and how we stand.
✓ Module #2 (10 hours) Dharma - An exploration of backbends and the lower back/sacrum...learning to open the heart
✓ Module #3 (10 hours) Kriya - Focusing on forward folds and upper back/shoulders...learning to restore and go inward
✓ Module #4 (10 hours) Taking Flight - Refining inversions and arm balances, plus the anatomy of the wrist...learning to shift our perspective
✓ Module #5 (10 hours) Gunas - A weekend of twisting poses and yoga concepts of gunas and how they relate to bringing balance to body and mind.
✓ Module #6 (10 hours) Samadhi - We explore teaching methodogy and integration of hands-on assists and sequences, plus adding themes to our classes.
** FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE MODULES CLICK HERE
Plus choose two or more of the following:
Gentle Teacher Training, Kids Yoga Training, Prenatal Teacher Training, Vinyasa Teacher Training, Yin Teacher Training, Restorative Yoga Training
**You must complete each module (or equivalent), and they can be taken in any order. Each module contains a series of asanas to study including instruction, alignment, adjustments as well teaching concepts such as sequencing, kramas, building classes, philosophical approaches and sanskrit.
TRACK II: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (15 total hrs). Required.
✓ Anatomy Training #1 (10 hours)
✓ Anatomy Training #2 (5 hours)
✓ Pranayama Training #3 (5 or 10 hours)
TRACK III: PHILOSOPHY AND LIFESTYLE (30 total hrs). Required.
Required (choose from the following or equivalent)
✓ Yoga Sutra Immersion (10 hours)
✓ Ancient Text Immersion (7 hours)
✓ Kirtans (2 hours for each)
✓ Meditation Immersion (10 hours)
✓ Sanskrit Immersion (12 hours)
TRACK IV: ELECTIVES (120 total hours)
These elective hours can be drawn from any of the above three tracks of study. For us these usually include guest teachers and workshops. If you do something outside Holy Cow Yoga Center you can submit an "outside submission" form. Please note it is best to get confirmation that your program is acceptable to our Advanced Studies Program. Email Us to get confirmation