JOIN JASON FOR MODULE 3 ONLINE!
We begin July 13th, 2020
Watch the video below for a walk-through
Learn the Four Pillars that Make Up Jason’s Approach:
Combining Tradition with Modern Technique
About the 500-Hr Training:
This 300-hour Certificate Program will provide you with an integrative, expert-level education in vinyasa yoga technique, anatomy, teaching methodology, and comparative philosophy. It provides the highest caliber yoga education available by giving you the tools to teach skillfully, think critically, and uncover a teaching path that is true to you. It’s designed for students of every lineage who want more depth, skill and inspiration in their practice and teaching.
Each two-week module goes beyond the basics and provides an advanced exploration of each area of study. The modules contain practical anatomy, asana technique, injury management, and relevant philosophical inquiry.
As a practitioner, you’ll explore more challenging postures, commit to seated meditation, and refine your practice. As a teacher, you will learn to develop sequences that create greater balance in each region, help students manage injuries, and instruct your students in clear, accessible language.
The space between the modules will allow you to return to your daily life and integrate the new information, experience, and inspiration. You will have homework assignments between the modules to keep you inspired and engaged.
MODULE 1: Creating Space and Freedom:
Hips + Legs
Core themes include:
+ How to work safely and effectively with the hip joint.
+ How to work with hip dysfunction, pain, and injury.
+ How to practice and teach advanced level postures like Hanumanasana, Padmasana, as well as inverted versions of these postures—and their alternatives.
+ How to understand and communicate the rotational action of the legs and hip joints.
+ How to work with knee dysfunction, pain, and injury.
+ How to use the legs and hips safely in every category of posture.
+ How the principle teachings of Buddhism relate to the principle teachings of the Yoga Tradition.
MODULE 2: Building Integrity and Stability:
Core + Spine
Core themes include:
+ How to balance flexibility and stability in the spine in every category of yoga posture.
+ How to practice and teach advanced backbends such as Dropbacks, Scorpion, One-Legged Inverted Staff, and more.
+ How to create purposeful, effective sequences that focus on backbends, forward bends, twists, and side-bends.
+ Reflection on your core principles as a practitioner and development of your core principles as a teacher.
+ How to integrate the core in all yoga postures— and how to release the core when possible.
+ A deeper survey of the philosophical components of the Yoga Tradition.
MODULE 3: Cultivating Strength and Movement:
Shoulders, Neck, + Upper-Back
Core themes include:
+ How to work with dysfunction, imbalance, and pain in the shoulders.
+ How to practice and teach experienced-level arm-balances and inversions.
+ How to keep the neck integrated and safe in every posture, including advanced postures.
+ How to use the shoulders safely and effectively in every category of posture.
+ How Tantric teachings relate to the teachings of Buddhism and Traditional Yoga.
Each day, you will have access to a meditation and asana practice with related video lectures. In addition, there are 12 daily Zoom calls with Jason for you to ask questions related to the learning.
There is a private Facebook group to meet your fellow trainees and post questions if you are unable to make it to the live Zoom calls. Replays for the Zoom calls will be sent out.
Jason is also providing four additional weeks of twice-weekly mentoring via live calls after the training is complete.
More details about this approach to each day:
Meditation: Each morning is dedicated to your practice. We begin with 15 – 30 minutes of seated meditation that will allow you to settle into your practice and bear witness to whatever is present for you.
Asana Practice: a strong, intelligently sequenced vinyasa practice will allow you to experience your physical edge and grow as a practitioner. You’ll deepen your practice by working on advanced postures and their modifications, and enhance your teaching by assisting and adjusting your peers.
Each afternoon is dedicated to becoming a more knowledgeable, skillful and insightful teacher. You will work on every aspect of teaching: anatomy, injury prevention, intelligent sequencing, verbal cues, and philosophy.
You will learn to teach the experienced level classes that you’re practicing. You will also generate sequences and practice teaching to receive Jason’s direct feedback and guidance.
With countless options in today’s training environment, Jason’s teaching and curriculum stands out. His teaching has been recognized by the most prestigious national and international yoga conferences and publications for more than a decade. Jason is recognized as a “teacher’s teacher,” and has partnered with leading yoga institutions like Yoga Journal and Yogaglo to create teacher training content. As part of his dedication to depth, accuracy, and a rational approach to yoga, the anatomy components of this program were co-created by Jason and Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Dr. Paul Roache.
For this training, the curriculum is taught solely by Jason, and presented in a real, relevant, accessible, and honest way.
What former students say …
“Jason’s training does not seek to change you into a different kind of teacher; his training strengthens your skills while improving the parts of your teaching that you’ve always wanted to work on.”
– Nam Chanterrwyn E-RYT500 FRCms, San Diego, CA
“Not only do I feel more confident as a teacher and more fulfilled by the classes I teach, but my students feel like they’re getting stronger and progressing in their practice.”
– Ian LeMasters, Portland
Frequently Asked Questions:
IF I HAVE A 200-HOUR YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFICATION, WILL THIS QUALIFY ME FOR A 500-HOUR CERTIFICATION?
Yes! This 300-hour, Advanced Curriculum will qualify you for Yoga Alliance’s 500-hour certification.
WHAT ARE THE PREREQUISITES FOR JOINING THE PROGRAM?
This program is for teachers who have already completed a 200-hour training. As stated earlier, Jason will consider exceptions to this policy on a case-by-base basis. If you haven’t done a 200-hr program but wish to join this training, please email him at [email protected].
BUT, WHAT IF I HAVEN’T DONE A 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING -- CAN I STILL JOIN THIS TRAINING?
It’s possible that exceptions can be made on a case-by-base basis for dedicated practitioners who want to join this training even if they haven’t done a 200-hour program. This would require a conversation with Jason regarding your background and experience. Please feel free to contact him at [email protected]. If you haven’t done a 200-hour training, you won’t receive the 500-hour certification.
HOW DO I REGISTER WITH YOGA ALLIANCE? DO I NEED TO REGISTER WITH YOGA ALLIANCE?
Registration with Yoga Alliance is simple. Once you have completed all of the required hours of this program simply go to yogaalliance.com. Registration is quick and easy. Yoga Alliance charges a fee for registration. It’s entirely your discretion whether you register with Yoga Alliance or not. Some potential employers will request it, others will not. I recommend graduates register and pay dues only if it feels professionally valuable.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION?
You must complete all 300-hours in order to receive the 500-hour certificate. You can talk to Jason directly if you have a scheduling conflict and need to miss some hours of the program.
Depending on your schedule, it may be possible to make up the hours. Please feel free to email Jason at [email protected] for a consultation about your particular situation.
CAN I DO INDIVIDUAL MODULES?
Yes! Individual 100-hour Modules can be purchased separately and you do not have to do them in the same city or within the same calendar year.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE THE MODULES IN ORDER?
No, the modules can be taken in any order. Each 100-hour module is fully contained and you can start with any one.
DO I HAVE TO DO ALL 3 MODULES IN ONE CALENDAR YEAR?
No, the program is extremely flexible and can be tailored to fit your schedule. you can take as long as you need to complete all 3 modules. If it’s not possible to complete all 3 modules in one year, you can spread them out over as many years as you need. The modules will continue to be offered at least once a year, if not more.
DO I HAVE TO DO ALL 3 MODULES IN THE SAME LOCATION?
No, you can take different modules in different locations.
I ONLY WANT TO TAKE ONE MODULE - IS THAT OK? OR DO I HAVE TO TAKE ALL THREE?
You’re welcome to join 1 or 2 modules without committing to all 3. If you want an immersive experience to deepen your practice and sharpen you’re teaching, feel free to register for only one or two of the modules.
WILL THE INDIVIDUAL MODULES BE OFFERED AGAIN IF I WANT MY 500-HOUR, BUT I CAN’T DO ALL THE MODULES THIS YEAR?
Yes. I don’t currently have future training dates established, but I intend to offer this training every year in San Francisco and possibly other locations. This means that you will be able to join me in future years and makeup whichever modules you need in order to graduate.
CAN I GET THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT IF I REGISTER FOR ALL THREE MODULES IN DIFFERENT LOCATIONS?
Since the studios have different owners and different currencies, we cannot honor the early bird discount if you take the modules in different locations.
ARE THERE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS?
You will have several assignments between the modules. The assignments between the modules will help maintain the continuity of the program and support your self-study. You won’t have any assignments during the modules.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING EACH DAY OF THE TRAINING?
Each morning is dedicated to your practice. We will begin with 15 – 30 minutes of seated meditation that will allow you to settle in to your practice and bear witness to whatever is present for you. The seated practice is followed by a strong, intelligently sequenced vinyasa practice that will allow you to experience your physical edge and grow as a practitioner. You’ll simultaneously deepen your practice by working on advanced postures and their modifications, and enhance your teaching by assisting and adjusting your peers. You’ll learn to work with your own body in a more skillful, effective and efficient way in order to build depth in your practice for years to come.
Each afternoon is dedicated to becoming a more knowledgeable, skillful and insightful teacher. You will work on every aspect of teaching, from learning greater depth in anatomy, injury prevention, and intelligent sequencing for each region of the body to using purposeful, impactful language when you provide instructions. The afternoon will reflect the practice theme of the day and you will learn to teach the experienced level classes that you’re practicing. You will also generate sequences and teach segments of classes to receive Jason’s direct feedback and guidance.
DO I HAVE TO READ ALL THE BOOKS BEFORE THE PROGRAM STARTS?
No. Each module has separate reading so that you’re not overwhelmed!
WHAT IS THE DAILY SCHEDULE?
Typically we gather Monday-Friday from 8:45am-5:30pm. Once in awhile, we have a slightly longer day.
WHAT BOOKS WILL I BE READING FOR THE PROGRAM?
I have a complete, detailed reading list that you will receive within 10 days of registering for this program. I will also send you a digital copy of my fully illustrated, professionally designed teacher-training manual. You will receive a physical copy of the manual on the first day of the program.
ARE THERE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS THAT GO WITH THE READING?
Yes. The best way to read this content is with reflection and discussion questions in mind. Yoga texts are meant to serve as points of reflection. I will provide you with reflection questions for each reading to help provide you structure and contextualization.
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE THE BOOKS?
All of the books on the reading list are available online. Many of them are easily accessible in various bookstores.
DO YOU HAVE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ME IF I’M TRAVELING TO SAN FRANCISCO FOR THIS TRAINING?
If you’re from out of town and need accommodations, please check out the following options:
South of Market hotels: http://www.southofmarkethotels.com/
San Francisco hotels: http://www.hotels.com/
Hotel Reviews: http://www.tripadvisor.com/
Nearby budget hostel: Hotel Mirabelle http://hotelmirabelle.com/
Sublets/Rooms to rent: www.craigslist.org, airbnb.com
Yoga Society of San Francisco: Beds with meals starting at $35/night – [email protected]
There is a private Facebook group of prospective 500-hour students who are interested in rooming together. Please check out this link XXXXXXXXXXXXX and see if you can find a prospective roommate.
IS PERFECT ATTENDANCE REQUIRED? WHAT IF I NEED TO MISS PART OF A MODULE?
You must complete all of the hours to receive your 300-hour certification. There are ways to make up hours if you need to miss some days of the program. Please feel free to email Jason at [email protected] for a consultation about your particular situation.