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300 Hr Teacher Training

Prerequisites

  1. Establish a regular asana practice.
  2. Submit full payment before course deadlines.
  3. Complete the required reading (see READ sections) and submit 4 Spiritual Commentaries (see WRITE section)
  4. Complete online application and all required forms within your application. This includes: Ethical Guidelines form, Teacher Certification Agreement and a Medical Information Form.
  5. Memorize the Jivamukti Balancing Class (volume 6) and the Jivamukti Back Bending class (volume 7), found in the Jivamukti CD/DVD Portable collection. You are advised to transcribe these classes and bring your typed/written transcriptions with you to the course.
  6. Practice the Chakra Balancing Yoga DVD by Sharon Gannon.
  7. Practice the Jivamukti Beginner Vinyasa class (volume 2) and the Jivamukti Class for Busy People (volume 5).
  8. Read Yoga Assists by Sharon Gannon and David Life. Also, bring this book with you to the training.
  9. Please know that the course is designed to prepare you to teach the Jivamukti Yoga method –even if you are not intending on teaching and are taking the course as a means to deepen your practice and understanding, we ask that you participate as a student who is preparing to teach Jivamukti; this is a training –it is not a yoga “retreat.”
  10. Bring Jivamukti Yoga and Yoga Assists with you to the course; (available in ebook and on Kindle) you do not need to bring the other books. If English is not your native language, you may want to consider buying and bringing/downloading a basic anatomy text in your native language.

Jivamukti Yoga by Sharon Gannon and David Life

Read the whole book and write one paragraph describing something you learned from the book. Write your commentary as if it were to be given as a spiritual teaching in a yoga class you would teach. The purpose of the exercise is to see that you have read the book and reflected on it. Do not use direct quotations from the book or from any other source, except at most a very brief phrase if absolutely necessary to make your point. (buy online)

Yoga and Vegetarianism by Sharon Gannon

Read the whole book and write one paragraph describing something you learned from the book. Write your commentary as if it were to be given as a spiritual teaching in a yoga class you would teach. The purpose of the exercise is to see that you have read the book and reflected on it. Do not use direct quotations from the book or from any other source, except at most a very brief phrase if absolutely necessary to make your point. (buy online)

The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami by Radhanath Swami OR Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

Read the whole book (either one) and write one paragraph describing something you learned from the book. Write your commentary as if it were to be given as a spiritual teaching in a yoga class you would teach. The purpose of the exercise is to see that you have read the book and reflected on it. Do not use direct quotations from the book or from any other source, except at most a very brief phrase if absolutely necessary to make your point.

(buy The Journey Home online)
(buy Autobiography of a Yogi online)

Read Yoga Assists by Sharon Gannon and David Life. Also, bring this book with you to the training. (buy online)

Read The Magic Ten and Beyond by Sharon Gannon. Available June 19th.

Jivamukti Yoga Focus of the Month

Choose one focus of the month essay posted on https://jivamuktiyoga.com/teachings/focus-of-the-month from the current calendar year or the immediately preceding calendar year (so for a teacher training course in 2017, choose one essay from either 2016 or 2017). Read the essay carefully and write a one paragraph commentary on it. Write your commentary as if it were to be given as a spiritual teaching in a yoga class you would teach. The purpose of the exercise is to see that you have read the essay and reflected on it. Do not use direct quotations from the essay or any other source, except at most a very brief phrase if absolutely necessary to make your point.
Write 4 Spiritual Commentaries: 
1) Jivamukti Yoga – Practices for Liberating Body and Soul
2) Yoga and Vegetarianism
3) The Journey Home or Autobiography of a Yogi
4) Jivamukti Focus of the Month

 

Each Spiritual Commentary should be submitted before or on the first day of training and must be:

  1. Length: one paragraph, no longer than 250 words.
  2. Font: Arial or Times New Roman, 10 point, single-spaced, not bolded.
  3. Print the title of the book immediately above your paragraph commentary for that book.
  4. Print ALL commentaries one after the other on one single sheet of plain 8.5 x 11 paper (or closest standard size for international students), double-sided. If you cannot print double-sided, then print all commentaries on no more than two sheets of paper, stapled together.
  5. Include your name on the top of the page, or if using two pages then on the top of each page.
  6. DO NOT include plastic folders, fancy clips or anything like that with your commentaries; they should be submitted as one single sheet of paper (or at most two if you cannot print double-sided).
  7. Please retain a copy for your own records.
Spiritual Commentaries need to be submitted in person on the first day of training to the Production Coordinator. Please do not mail your Commentaries to Jivamukti Yoga School.
All the above listed BOOKS required for the course and spiritual commentary.
In addition:
Portable Jivamukti – 8 Classes by Sharon Gannon and David Life
Simple Recipes for Joy – By Sharon Gannon

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