Education in Yoga: Continuing Education Training Courses
Centered Yoga 1100-hour and Yoga Alliance 500-hour accredited
Continuing Education Training Course Details
These are two-week residential workshops that focus on a specific area of study related to the yoga practices. Each two-week period is a 100-hour module that counts as ongoing education in advanced teaching and the Yoga Alliance and Centered Yoga programs.
Though the courses have practical value (i.e., increasing one's teaching qualification), their real purpose is to bring the student deeper in their understanding of yoga through direct personal experience and practical knowledge. As such, these programs are open to all interested and sincere students, whether they are teaching or not.
The morning asana practice is included in all courses. Pranayama will be introduced to new students, while returning students will continue to build on their personal practice. The point is to focus on practices and to deliver new knowledge in anatomy and physiology, philosophy, and other related areas.
Open to students of all levels, including
- Graduates of Centered Yoga's Foundation Course (at Yoga Alliance 200-hour level).
- Graduates of other 200-hour programs. A separate application process is required if you are working toward the 500-hour level qualification. Please see ELIGIBILITY and APPLY.
- Students who have not completed any type of training course but have a sincere interest in the subject matter. This level of course requires maturity and commitment. For these students the courses will not be credited toward the 500-hour level, but they will serve to deepen growth and understanding.
We are always students, whether teaching or not. A teacher must engage in ongoing study, as well as cultivate growth in his or her daily practice. Personal retreats, away from your daily routines, are also helpful because the practice and teachings take time to really sink in and have their impact.
The deeper we grow ourselves, the better a service we can offer our students. But we're also on a path inward in our own growth. For me, as a student, and then as a teacher, I have always put time in study and growth first. Every year, I take time to study, be inspired, and grow. Studying keeps alive that lifeline to the teachings, so they can penetrate me deeper. This way I stay fresh; I stay open.
Even if you do not teach, time to go further in a focused way is the key to growth. With this in mind, we offer a variety of ongoing courses in an ideal setting. Each course has a specific focus and an expert in the field to offer its teachings. Immersing yourself in an environment charged with the energy and enthusiasm of others, and exposing yourself to the full-on guidance of the teachers, will reveal a clear path to your personal development and transformation.
This is what we hope to offer through these courses. It will aid in your teaching, if that is your focus; but, more importantly, it is to establish and grow something within you. I have watched this myself as I have embraced the path over the years. These courses and the special environment we try to cultivate are a deliberate attempt to duplicate that experience and to encourage others to keep growing and teaching better.
Centered Yoga 1100-hour Level
Distinguished Advanced-Level Teacher
In order to stimulate learning, encourage well-roundedness, and deepen growth even more intensely, Centered Yoga has raised the bar to the 1100-hour certificate level. This would take at least five, seven, or more years to complete.
It is our responsibility to make a continual effort in the direction learning and growing. There are no shortcuts on this path.
Some courses to be offered in the coming years
Pranayama: A Way to Spirituality
Advanced Anatomy for Yoga
Yoga Sutras Intensive
The Secrets and Practice of Hatha Yoga and Pranayama
Yoga and the Upanishads
Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita
Advanced Asana and Pranayama
Yoga as Therapy (and dealing with special cases)
Yoga for Kids
Centered Yoga Institute is one of a few Yoga Alliance-registered schools worldwide that offer 500-hour level qualification.