Is it for You?
There are numerous yoga teacher training programs out there. But this one is different. Why?
Sri Sri School of Yoga
Develop your teaching to enable you to pursue further specialist training, run focused workshops and retreats, and cultivate your unique teaching voice.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
The Sri Sri School of Yoga was founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar; a global humanitarian and a thought leader in yoga and meditation.
Because it is about providing a platform where aspiring students can access authentic yoga education in its purity.
With expert support at every step, you will
- Learn to lead group yoga classes with confidence, and effectively adapt them to different group and individual needs
- Apply functional anatomy and physiology to your teaching practice (and your personal practice)
- Delve into yoga philosophy through experiential and practical explorations
- Discover the four paths of yoga
- Develop your teaching to enable you to pursue further specialist training, run focused workshops and retreats, and cultivate your unique teaching voice
- Become part of global network of fellow graduates and find your community.
This course is for you if you’re looking for a multidimensional yoga education which will enable excellence in teaching, and an expansion of the self.
What You'll Learn
You will learn to teach yoga. But more than that, you’ll learn to teach confidently and with authenticity.
Nestled in the awe inspiring Blue Ridge Mountains, with the uplifting energy of the Art of Living Retreat Center to support you, the first steps on your yoga teaching journey will be remarkable.
Teach Yoga with Confidence
Teaching yoga is always nerve-wracking to begin with. But this training program will give you the solid grounding you need to teach with confidence and trust in your own capabilities. You will know how to plan and lead classes, workshops and one-to-one sessions, and you’ll begin to develop your unique teaching style from the very start.
Craft and Adapt Classes for Different Needs
The Sri Sri School of Yoga takes a multidimensional approach to training teachers. This means that you will learn how to craft classes for a range of different students. You will be able to work with common injuries, and modify postures and classes to accommodate them; teach groups with specific physical or emotional needs; and teach adults of all ages.
Under the guidance of physician Dr. Bharti Verma, you will gather a comprehensive understanding of functional anatomy and physiology. With classes focused on and highly applicable to the physical practice of yoga, the science behind body patterns and movement will be integrated into your teaching.
Discover the Four Paths of Yoga
Learn about—and experience—the four paths of yoga: Gyana (wisdom); Karma (service and action); Bhakti (love and devotion); and Hatha (effort). As your yoga practice deepens, it will be informed by the four paths. Your practice will become the guide that helps you navigate your own journey.
Integrate Yoga Wisdom into Life and Teaching
Yoga is all about practice. But cultivating an awareness and understanding of the traditions and philosophies that form the basis of yoga as we know it will add greater depth and insight. This program will enable you to integrate the wisdom of yoga into your life and teaching in actionable, practical ways.
Discover the fundamental principles of the oldest recorded medical system in the world. Learn how to weave Ayurvedic knowledge into your lifestyle and diet, creating balance and harmony. You can share Ayurvedic practices with your future students to enhance their learning, too.
Build Your Business
Although this program is rooted in tradition, it is firmly situated in the present day. The faculty are all practicing yoga teachers themselves - they know how important it is to build a sustainable business around your teaching. You will be supported in identifying goals for your yoga business and creating a strategy to work towards them.
Feel Supported Within Your New Community
That Community Has a History
The Sri Sri School of Yoga was founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The school seeks to expand the world’s understanding of yoga through education and training that is steeped in the vedas – the original roots of yoga.
Respectful of its long lineage of masters, the school also aims to make yoga accessible and applicable for the modern day; promoting the notion that yoga is for all people, regardless of age, ability, culture or religion. Program graduates undergo a rigorous training and are equipped with a deep and personal understanding and experience of yoga. This allows them to bring the different dimensions of practice and philosophy to their own students.
Look Forward to Your Next Steps
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Dr. Bharti Verma
Dr. Bharti Verma is a practicing family physician and a senior instructor in yoga and meditation with the Art of Living Foundation. She has varied experience in all aspects of family medicine, including long-term care, obstetrics, geriatrics, pediatrics, psychotherapy and counselling. Bharti is also certified instructor with the Yoga Alliance advanced level (500-hour) teacher training. She was the Chairperson for the Sri Sri School of Yoga from 2016 to 2019 and Vice President of Art of living Foundation Canada from 2010 to 2017. With more than 30 years of experience in both fields, she brings a unique expertise and passion for integrating health, learning and spirituality.
As an international yoga and meditation instructor, Bharti teaches beginner- and advanced-level yoga with the Sri Sri School of Yoga as well as advanced meditation courses with the Art of Living Foundation. She believes the philosophy of yoga is a lifelong study that brings profound joy and allows the student to have an embodied experience of knowledge.
On a personal level, yoga allows Bharti to balance her various professional roles. More specifically, as a doctor, she finds that yoga expands her level of compassion, allowing her to understand what others are experiencing and relate to them on a deeper level.
Bharti has been actively involved with training yoga teachers since the inception of Sri Sri Yoga in 2002. Her medical training together with her spiritual training bring a scientific approach with a unique richness to her teaching methodology.
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Meals are served during the following times – 7:30-9:30am for Breakfast, 12:00-2:00pm for Lunch, and 6:00-7:30pm for Dinner. Food will be put away at the ending times, but the dining hall will remain open.
6:30am – 8:30am
8:30am – 9:15am
9:15am – 10:00am
12:30pm – 1:30pm
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Service (Seva) / Study
2:45pm – 4:15pm
4:15am – 4:30pm
4:30pm – 6:15pm
6:15pm – 7:30pm
Satsang(Kirtan)/Session/ Self Study
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Next Course: October 25–December 27, 2020