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 Teaching and Support, 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
Craft and Adapt Classes for Different Needs
Discover the Four Paths of Yoga
Integrate Yoga Wisdom into Life and Teaching
Build Your Business
Look Forward to Your Next Steps
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.
Yogacharya Dinesh Kashikar, affectionately known as Kashiji, is the Director of Teacher Training for the global Sri Sri School of Yoga in India and part of the curriculum design team, bringing more than 15 years of training aspiring yoga teachers in the various dimensions of the study and practice of yoga.
Kashi began studying yoga at the age seven when he completed Upanayanam, the ancient thread ceremony, thereby beginning his formal education in the Vedic tradition from which Yoga comes. Walking on the path of yoga naturally brought about an interest in the source of yoga, and with a background in Sanskrit, Kashi has immersed himself in the study of what he calls a wonderful treasure trove of knowledge, including the research in both the spirit and science of yoga. His life long journey in the study of yoga especially blossomed when in 1995 he became a full time volunteer with the Art of Living Foundation, a global non-profit educational organization founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
From student to teacher, Kashi now delivers a diverse set of yoga based programs for the Art of Living globally taking him to many parts of the world. Kashi conducts the Sahaj Samadhi, a mantra based meditation workshop, the Happiness Program, a Sudarshan Kriya breathing based self-development program, to more than 100,000 participants internationally, the Sri Sri Yoga Deep Dive Retreats and the Vedic Wisdom Course, a month long immersive curriculum in the ancient sciences of yoga, among others.
Under the guidance of Sri Sri, Kashi has taken on incredible responsibility and leadership in growing Sri Sri Yoga in India and globally. He has empowered yoga teachers in the authentic traditions of yoga, making it accessible and practical, so that individuals can both personally thrive and confidently teach. His style of teaching is infused with humor and lightness and reflects his versatility in the knowledge of yoga, expertise in training and ability to connect with a variety of audiences and cultures.
For Kashi, yoga is a way of life, a philosophy that spans the gamut of the mundane to the sublime; it can shape one’s life both on and off the mat. He guides his students through this journey covering the building blocks of yoga teacher training – asanas, instructions, anatomy, physiology for example -coupled with the contextual knowledge of yoga, so that teachers can infuse an appreciation of the philosophy and tradition in their teaching. He skillfully prepares yoga teachers to understand, utilize and teach the tools of yoga, balanced with the freedom of practice, to naturally experience the pure state of yoga within.
His travels have taken him throughout Asia, the United States, and Europe where he has conducted a series of yoga tours and immersive yoga based workshops. Over the years, he has also had the honor of traveling with HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar across India conducting yoga sessions for gatherings in the thousands.
Kashi is a graduate of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology. He is a E-RYT 500H with Yoga Alliance and is a member of the Steering Committee for Yoga for the Quality Council of India, a government body that upholds the current certification process for yoga professionals. Kashi also is a member of the academic council of Sri Sri University where he is instrumental in designing and upgrading the curriculum of graduate and under graduate programs in yoga.
Past Participants Sharing Their Experience:
All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of check-out. (Rates below are Per Person)
Private Hotel Room
The private hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, a private bath and complimentary wifi.
Shared Hotel Room (2 People)
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.
Private Retreat Room
The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi.
Shared Retreat Room (2 People)
The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.
Shared Retreat Room (3 People)
The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. Up to two more people of the same gender will share the room with you.
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
639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, NC 28607
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