Behind the Asanas is a 50-hour 5-module online course exploring the intersections between yoga, psychology, neuroscience and embodiment led by Dr. Leanne Whitney and Shilah Sarkissian E-RYT 500.
In these uncharted and challenging times where uncertainty and change is ever present—where a lot of our energy is bound up in intergenerational distress and undigested grief— coming together as a community to explore our own transformative and healing process in a safe space provides us the opportunity to learn, grow, regulate and ground.
Once grounded, we can then become solution-oriented towards re-imagining our lives and the communities in which we live.
It is time to take a stand for Soul Force.
When profound shifts move us individually, communally and globally, understanding the relationship between science and consciousness assists us in regulating our nervous systems, enhances self-sovereignty and leads us into a deeper, more expansive and more authentic place as an embodied yoga practitioner and/or teacher.
This course aims to assist practitioners in unveiling the mysteries of why and how yoga works from the perspective of cutting edge science and neurobiology while embracing and honoring the essence of human consciousness that cannot be put into words.
Some of the things you will explore in this course:
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be a Yoga Teacher to take this training?No, you do not need to be a teacher to take this course. Psychologists, coaches, wellness practitioners and keen students, this training is for you too. The only enrollment requirement is a desire to transform and integrate mind, body and spirit. If you are a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance you will be able to use this training towards 30 hours of your continuing education credits and you will receive a 50 hour Embodied Yoga certificate at the end; but you do not have to be a teacher to learn about these things.
Do I get Yoga Alliance Credits?YES! If you are a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance you will be able to use this training towards 30 hours of your continuing education credits. The training has 21 contact hours and 9 non contact hours eligible - this meets your 3 year requirement for continuing education credits through Yoga Alliance.
What is the format/dates of live training?This training is done through our Ruzuku learning platform, a professional educational tool that allows us to have an interactive experience as a group anywhere in the world. We have used it for multiple courses in the past and were able to create deep and meaningful connections as a group. We also do 3 hour weekend live sessions.
How much is it and are payment plans available?This 50 hour training (30 hour of Yoga Alliance CE for teachers) is priced at $595.We do our best to price these trainings at an incredibly competitive rate and accommodate as many as we can. We realize that in these challenging times the desire for personal growth is strong and funding may not be, so we are happy to support you however we can. If you need a payment plan please reach out and we will work with you. If you are able to pay in full we appreciate that as it allows us to support those who can not.
Are discounts available?If you are a graduate of one of the Embodied Yoga School's past trainings or one of my colleagues, students, or clients you do have a discount code available to use - please reach out if you need it.
What if I have to miss a live session?The live sessions will be recorded, so you can miss it if needed. For those wanting YA credits you will need to be present for the 21 contact hours to achieve those contact hours. The rest of the hours can be be done on your time.
I will be co-facilitating this course with my colleague Shilah Sarkissian, the lead instructor for the yoga alliance accredited Yoga School Embodied Yoga Teacher Training who holds the designations of ERYT500 and is a Certified Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Practitioner. She is also a Reiki Master Teacher and a Certified Spiritual Healer.
Winter 2021: Behind the Asanas begins January 11th and runs through February 27th. CURRENTLY RUNNING—REGISTRATION CLOSED
Fall 2021: Course begins September 20th and runs through November 6th.
The course is self-paced online with live weekly instruction via Zoom.
While online course material opens September 20th, we will meet as a group every Saturday starting on September 25th for seven weeks from 9am - 12pm PST.
Yoga teachers can earn 30 CEUs for Yoga Alliance to fulfill their continuing education requirement.
Recordings will be available for missed sessions.
$50 off for clients, colleagues and returning students. Use code Augustmoon50 at checkout.
Two partial scholarships are available.
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I hope to see you there!