What to expect

Revolution Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance at both the 200 and 300-hour levels. We offer training programs that connect aspiring yoga teachers with their capacity to skillfully lead yoga classes and sessions from a well-informed and authentic place. Students enrolled in the program will embark upon a remarkable journey that is sure to offer deep and extraordinary transformation on many levels. Each participant will travel through the many different facets of what it means to be a modern day yoga teacher, and how to fully answer this deep calling of the Heart.

The Revolution Yoga Teacher Training Program is an opportunity for students to expand their horizons of the rich tradition of Yoga through immersion in its practice, study, and community. The program is based on a non-dual yogic philosophy that is woven into each day in practical ways, empowering students to live more fully from their innermost nature and giving them access to their own inherent wisdom and voice.

The training includes an exploration of evolutionary astrology and how it invites empowered living, teaching, and being. Topics from this lens are interlaced into the program for students to more intimately know themselves, gain access to their soul’s trajectory, become aware of their karmic patterns, and make decisions from the most clear and conscious place within. The Sun, Moon, and their cycles through the zodiac will also be themes throughout the program, giving students the opportunity to integrate the wisdom of the Cosmos into their awareness and teaching.

Mythology from different cultural traditions is brought to life in a way that is inspiring and relevant. Students are given the chance to explore archetypes this lore both conjures and evokes, relaying how the sacred is brought to life in each moment, and how to recognize, deepen an understanding of, and embody these teachings in daily living.

The program incorporates in-depth study of precise alignment and skillful action in fundamental asanas, and later more intermediate and advanced postures, working with clear bio-mechanics that create transformation from within. This provides a solid working foundation from which to build both practice and teaching skills. Effective assisting and adjusting is covered throughout the program, as well as time for practicing the teaching methodology skills being integrated, such as refined language use, observation techniques, effective demonstrations, and relaying the esoteric aspects of the practice in a practical way for modern living.

Assignments to be completed outside of the training invite students to cultivate their own authentic voice, refine their approach to the practice, and expand their knowledge of yoga overall.

This program is a wonderful opportunity for students who are seeking to deepen their awareness of the practice, as well as for those who are on the continued path as professional yoga teachers.

 

**Topics of Study**

  • Skillful Bio-Mechanics

  • Teaching with Effective Language

  • Weaving a Meaningful Theme into Yoga Class

  • The Lens of Evolutionary Astrology & its Relationship to Yogic Myths

  • Masterful Assisting & Adjusting

  • The Elements & their Relationship to the Practice

  • The Philosophical Lens of Non-Dualism

  • Great Studentship

  • Bringing Devotion to Life

  • Creating and Deepening Resonance with Community

  • Clarifying and Manifesting One’s Dreams

  • Yoga History, Roots, and Storytelling

  • Energetic Anatomy and Ayurveda

  • Skillful Observation

  • Modifications for Injuries and Special Populations

  • Effective Use of Props

  • Sequencing and Teaching Progressively

  • Ameliorative Applications in Yoga Asana

  • Right Livelihood: Business and Ethics of Yoga

The next 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is taking place at

Madhu Wellness Collective in Rossland, BC from January 18-October 20, 2019.

Weekends & Modules are as follows::

Friday, January 18th from 4-8:30pm
Saturday, January 19th from 10am-6:30pm
Sunday, January 20th from 9am-5pm

Friday, February 15th from 1-8pm
Saturday, February 16th from 10-6:30pm
Sunday, February 17th from 9am-5:30pm
Monday, February 18th from 9am-5:30pm
Tuesday, February 19th from 9:30am-6pm

Friday, March 8th from 4-8:30pm
Saturday, March 9th from 10am-6:30pm
Sunday, March 10th from 9am-5pm
        

Friday, April 5th from 4-8:30pm
Saturday, April 6th from 10am-6:30pm
Sunday, April 7th from 9am-5pm
        
Friday, May 3rd from 10-6:30pm
Saturday, May 4th from 10-6:30pm
Sunday, May 5th from 9am-5:30pm
Monday, May 6th from 9am-5:30pm
Tuesday, May 7th from 9:30am-6pm

Friday, June 28th from 10-6:30pm
Saturday, June 29th from 10-6:30pm
Sunday, June 30th from 9am-5:30pm
Monday, July 1st from 9am-5:30pm
Tuesday, July 2nd from 9:30am-6pm

Friday, July 26th from 10-6:30pm
Saturday, July 27th from 10-6:30pm
Sunday, July 28th from 9am-5:30pm
Monday, July 29th from 9am-5:30pm
Tuesday, July 30th from 9:30am-6pm
        
Friday, August 23rd from 10-6:30pm
Saturday, August 24th from 10-6:30pm
Sunday, August 25th from 9am-5:30pm
Monday, August 26th from 9am-5:30pm
Tuesday, August 27th from 9:30am-6pm
        
Friday, September 20th from 4-8:30pm
Saturday, September 21st from 10am-6:30pm
Sunday, September 22nd from 9am-5pm
            
Friday, October 18th from 4-8:30pm
Saturday, October 19th from 10am-6:30pm
Sunday, October 20th from 9am-5pm

Each weekend or module will be offered a la carte. If interested, please email lila@lilarasa.com. Information on topics is below!

Cost for Weekend:: $350

Cost for Module:: $650

Friday, February 15th — Tuesday, February 19th:: Virgo Full Moon…Brahma & Saraswati/Mercury; Standing & Handbalances, Leg Spirals, Observation Skills

~Adhikara & Great Studentship — An exploration of the Mahabhutas (Elements) from a yogic perspective

~Asana/Pranayama/Meditation practices that focus on hugging the midline and shining out equanimously

~Mythology of Brahma & Saraswati/Mercury/Matrika Shakti; 4 Levels of Speech & 4 Gates of Speech

~Full dive into Inner & Outer Spirals of the Legs

~Shiva Drishti & the Power of Observation

~Diksha & Readiness

~Pose Guide with Assisting & Adjusting & Practice Teaching, with Leg Spirals:: Crescent Lunge, Lizard Lunge, Anjaneyasana, Parsvakonasana, Trikonasana, Ardha Chandrasana, Virabhadrasana II, Exalted Vira II, Prasarita Padottanasana, Utkatasana

~Saraswati Meditation

~Krama, Kala, Sequencing

~Creating Effective Sequences as a group

~Shiva Drishti Asana/Pranayama/Meditation Practice

~Cultivating a Home Practice & Sequencing Exercises

~Evolutionary Astrology & Envisioning Time:: Mercury

~Closing Asana/Pranayama/Meditation, & Journaling

~Manas, Buddhi, Ahamkara

~Asana Weaving together Spanda of ME & OE with Spirals/Pranayama/Meditation

~Sharing Circle on Farhi’s Bringing Yoga to Life

~Teaching with Language for each Alignment Principle

~How to RAR

~Pose Guide with Practice Teaching & RARing

~Closing Practice with Yoga Nidra

~Asana Practices with the Spanda Embodied:: Activating & Expanding Energies + Spirals

~Handbalances requiring Spiraling actions

**Please read Donna Farhi’s Bringing Yoga to Life for this module**

Friday, March 8th — Sunday, March 10th:: A Celebration of MahaShivaratri, Pisces New Moon, Neptune, Shiva, Kali, Bhuvaneshwari, Hips & Handbalances, Kidney Loop

~Story of Neelakantha Shiva

~Yoga as an Alchemical Process of Trusting it All

~Asana with Hips and Handbalances

~Meditation

~5 Acts of Shiva & the Yoga of Svatantrya

~Maya/Kanchukas/Malas/Transformation/Alchemy/how to work with "the karma that has ripened" to actualize one's own destiny rather than falling prey to old cycles and patterns => Tattva Chart 6-11 and working with natal chart in an alchemizing way

~Asana with Potpourri Focus

~Teaching with a Physical Focus/Key Action

~Pose Guide with Assisting & Adjusting and Practice Teaching, with all primary alignment principles:: Bakasana, Visvamitrasana, Vasisthasana, Eka Pada Vasisthasana, Eka Hasta Bhujasana, Astavakrasana, Eka Pada Koundinyasana II

~Neptune & Yoga as Dissolving of self-limitations

~Bhuvaneshwari as the fabric of the Universe

~Asana/Pranayama/Meditation Practice

~Sharing Circle

~Review of & Continuation of RAR & Teaching with a Physical Focus

~Pose Guide with Practice Teaching

Friday, April 5th — Sunday, April 7th:: Aries New Moon, Mars, Durga’s Roar, Backbends, Shoulder Loop

~Cycle of Creation/AUM/Turiya:: Honoring the Full Cycle of Experience

~Asana/Pranayama/Meditation Practices with Heart-Opening and Shoulder Loop + Journaling & Integration time

~Mars & Durga’s Relationship

~Pose Guide with Assisting & Adjusting and Practice Teaching, with all primary alignment principles:: Eka Pada Rajakapotasana 1 Prep & full pose, Eka Pada Bhekasana, Anjaneyasana with thigh stretch, Dhanurasana, Urdhva Dhanuarasana, Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana

~Durga Story

~Sharing Circle on Meditation for the Love of it

**Please read Sally Kempton’s Meditation for the Love of It for this module**

Friday, May 3rd — Tuesday, May 7th:: Taurus New Moon, Venus, Lakshmi & the 4 Wealths, Weaving a Heart Theme, Bhagavad Gita, Saturn & Dhumavati, Inversions, Skull Loop

~Lakshmi’s 4 Wealths

~Asana/Pranayama/Meditation Practices & Journaling with Inversion Focus

~Pose Guide with Assisting & Adjusting and Practice Teaching, with all primary alignment principles:: Handstand, Pincha Mayurasana with Goofy Pincha, leg variations, Sirsasanas I & II, Setubandha, Setubandha Sarvangasana & with block

~Taurus, Venus, Lakshmi, Purnatva/Fullness

~Asana/Pranayama/Meditation Practice with Potpourri Focus

~Sharing Circles

~Teaching with a Heart Theme

~Bhagavad Gita & Poised for Grace

~The yoga of the householder, upholding the dharma,

holding devotion and steadiness together

~Dharma-Ksetra & Svadharma

~Asana/Pranayama/Meditation Practice

~Teaching:: Weaving a Heart Theme with a Physical Focus

~The Universe as an expression of all that is Shri

~Gunas from a Tantric Perspective & in Relationship to Sadhana

~Evolutionary Astrology with Mars, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter

~Teaching Effective Demos

~Saturn & Dhumavati as 2 sides of the same coin::

integrity & boundary with acceptance & letting go

~Theming, Sequencing, Physical Focus, cuing with Bhagavad Gita

~Pose Guide, Assisting & Adjusting, Practice Teaching weaving

together all we’ve done thus far, including Observation & Assisting and Adjusting

~Closing Practice with Restorative Postures

**Please read the Bhagavad Gita translated by Eknath Easwaran and Poised for Grace by Douglas Brooks for this module**

Friday, June 28th — Tuesday, July 2nd from 10am-6:30pm:: Cancer New Moon Eclipse

~Natalie Rousseau for an amazing module!

**Please read Chip Hartranft’s translation of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali for this module**

Friday, July 26th — Tuesday, July 30th:: Leo New Moon, Lila, Rasas, Uranus & authenticity, Twists, Leg Loops

~Leo & Lila, the Universe in constant play

~Asana/Pranayama/Meditation Practices & Journaling with Lower Body Loops & Twisting Focus with Hug the Midline

~Sharing Circles

~Pose Guide with Observing, Assisting & Adjusting, and Practice Teaching, with all primary alignment principles:: Parivrrta Parsvakonasana & variations, Parivrrta Trikonasana & variations, Parsva Bakasana, Dwi Pada Koundinyasana, Eka Pada Koundinyasana I (twist), Parsva Utkasanasa

~The Rasas!

~Uranus, Authenticity, Svatantrya

~Authentic Voice Exercise

~Closing Practice

~Authenticity as a Student and Teacher, Svatantrya, & the Rasas ctd…

~Trusting one’s own Song, Voice, and Rhythm

~Staying Inspired and True to One’s Path

~Lower Body Therapeutics

~Evolutionary Astrology with Uranus, Neptune, Pluto

~Ahamkara and knowing the recipe

~Upper Body Therapeutics

**Please read Awakening Shakti by Sally Kempton for this module**

Friday, August 23rd — Tuesday, August 27th:: Virgo New Moon, Shiva Sutras, Hip-Openers, Loops & Spirals Review

~Shiva Sutra Study

~Asana/Pranayama/Meditation Practices & Journaling with standing and seated postures, deep hip openers, & backbends

~Sharing Circles

~Pose Guide with Practice Teaching, Observing, Assisting & Adjusting:: Baddha Konasana, Upavistha Konasana, Parsva Upavistha, Janu Sirsasana, Parivrrta Janu Sirsasana, Tiriang Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana, Agnistambhasana, Gomukhasana

~Evolutionary Astrology:: Study of the Houses

~Asana/Pranayama/Meditation Practice & Journaling with deep hip openers

~Sharing Circle with Teaching Yoga by Donna Farhi

~More Therapeutics

~Closing Practice