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ANNOUNCING: OUR FALL 2024

200-HR KUNGA YOGA LIFE TEACHER TRAINING

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

PURPLE BLOSSOM YOGA AND KUNGA YOGA SCHOOL

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The primary umbrella for Kunga Yoga is Hatha yoga physical practices, with an emphasis on Vinyasa and specialty classes. Instruction is provided in a “big picture” format of Hatha yoga, with a “smaller picture” introduction into the practice of athletic classes such as Vinyasa Flow, Power Flow, and Detox practices, as well as meditation, senior yoga, prenatal, kids, therapeutic restorative and more. Yogic lifestyle, professional ethics, vegan living, anatomy and physiology, assisting and pranayama are covered in detail.

TECHNIQUE

Principles of Classic Yoga Asanas Alignment Theory
Posture – Specific Alignment & benefits
Biomechanical Press-points
Adapting postures to the individual
Usage of props
Hatha & Vinyasa Practices Overview
Synthesis & Orthodox Practices: Ashtanga, Kundalini, Kripalu, Therapeutics, Prenatal, & More..
Krishnamacharya’s Theory of Krama /Sequencing

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Gentle assisting & enhancements
Effective Cueing
Development of Verbal Skills
Demonstrating for your class
Reading group energy and dynamics
Cultivating confidence
Planning your own classes
Practice Teach Sessions & Feedback
Opportunities to Assist Senior Teachers​

EASTERN & WESTERN ANATOMY

Introductory Anatomy as applied to Asana
Multi-Media Presentations of Anatomy of Postures
The Physiology of Asana, Breath & Meditation
Injury Prevention – “Red Flag” warnings
Advanced Relaxation Techniques
Prana & the Vayus
Chakras & Nadis
The Five Koshas
Ayurveda Introduction, Doshas
Mudras, chanting
Adapting the practice to your lifestyle, needs, body

BREATHING & MEDITATION PRACTICES

Basic Anatomy & mechanics of breath
Pranayama/breathing methodology
Pranayama techniques in practice
Meditation & the subtle body
Guided Visualization as Meditation
Meditation and the relaxation response
Overview of benefits of pranayama
Overview of benefits of meditation

PHILOSOPHY, ETHICS & LIFESTYLE

History of Yoga – Classical & Modern; Evolution of Yoga
Fundamentals of the Yoga Sutras & 8 Limbed Path
Important teachers and their contributions
Major modern schools and their approaches
The Art of Living Yoga – off the mat
Vegan Lifestyle & Diet with Cooking tips
Living “Green”
Teacher/Student Ethics
Kunga Yoga Volunteering for Special Needs in Communities
Bhakti Yoga –Kirtan, chanting & drumming​

THE BUSINESS OF YOGA

Gaining experience upon graduation
Setting fees; understanding the market & your experience level
Working with private clientele
Building your resume consciously
Basic marketing
Ethics of why you teach & how to integrate into business world
Yoga Alliance Registry & Continuing Education

NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED

Kunga Yoga Trainings are registered as 200hr & 300hr certification with the Yoga Alliance. Yoga Alliance has established widely adopted rigorous standards for education and certification and is the only established national body of standards for yoga teachers & schools. As a Yoga Alliance registrant, you become a part of the global community of over 21,000 Registered Yoga Teachers & Schools. Registrants are recognized internationally for meeting recognized standards of training, experience and ongoing professional development.

Evolving since 2003, the Kunga Yoga 200-hour YLTT meets and exceeds all of Yoga Alliance’s requirements for 200 hour certification. The goal of the PBY partnership with Kunga Yoga 200hr Teacher Training Program is to provide the fundamental tools that potential teachers need to offer complete, safe, and eclectic hatha yoga classes. Students wishing to become yoga instructors or those just desiring to deepen their understanding of yoga will find this course diverse and comprehensive. All Kunga Yoga Faculty and presenters are Registered Teachers at the 200 & 500hour levels, and/or experienced professionals in their field of study.

OPEN STYLE YOGA + TEACHING METHODOLOGIES

The emphasis within our school is on very broad Hatha and Vinyasa yoga techniques, asana, pranayama, and philosophy, rather than one particular theory or methodology. The heart of our program is the teaching of yoga as service, and promotes openness to all methods of yoga with no one yoga “style” being taught as dominant. We teach a broad range of approaches, so that all may gain an appreciation of different theories/models. Our 200 hour trainings provide a unique opportunity to learn both orthodox and synthesis models of teaching from different traditions within one cumulative program that can benefit all shapes, ages, backgrounds of students-from the high powered athlete to the senior student with therapeutic needs.

Teaching methodologies are covered in depth in our 200 hour programs, including opportunities to “practice teach”, to learn hands on posture assists, and opportunities to assist live classes. Unique, fun experiences of chanting, kirtan, drumming, and creative movement are also a part of the trainings, and when possible we practice outside!

 

COMMUNITY + SUPPORT

The heart of our training program is the development of community within the program itself. We’ve found that the highlight for most of our participants is the feeling of support and connection with others within the program. Our goal has always been to create a lighthearted community that is non-judgmental, where no one feels “intimidated” by yoga, and where people can meet, learn, laugh, and hopefully develop friendships for life. We have taken many steps to create a curriculum and space where students of all walks of life, age and ability can come to study the many facets of yoga. Our graduates often share that the training and community gives them personal fulfillment, fresh perspectives, personal EVOLUTION, and ultimately the drive to serve and support in the healing process for others.

Our community is full of students, teachers, volunteers, & administrative staff all coming together with like goals to create connections and valuable support systems for life. Senior Kunga Yoga Faculty lead and direct the trainings in a non-dogmatic, professional, and light-hearted way. Our curriculum is well-established, unique, and FUN! All bodies, ages, shapes and sizes are welcome and encouraged. We strive to create a friendly, non-intimidating, joyous community within our programs, as we feel that trust and comfort are the essential ingredients for absorption during the learning process.

SERVICE PROJECT

Your Kunga Service Teaching Project is a valuable learning experience and a part of our outreach program providing yoga to underserved communities. Your Kunga Project may be spent working with local charities, fundraisers and community programs for special needs, such as volunteer teaching for at-risk youth, HIV, and domestic abuse victims. You may also choose to simply offer one-on-one lessons to a family member that needs yoga! All graduates teach 5 free Kunga Yoga classes in their communities.

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THE LEAP?

Click below to read more and sign up now!

 2024 3 Month Training Format – In Person only

The three month format meets every 3rd weekend, at our location in Greenville, NC, over the course of three months (Friday evening through Sunday evening, and Wednesday evenings). This format is geared towards yogis who would like to take more time to assimilate the covered material and dive deeply into the suggested practices and texts in order to fully comprehend the material and to weave the experiences into their daily lives.

UPCOMING TRAINING DATES

August 23, 2024 through November 17, 2024

MEETING DAYS:
August 23rd – August 25th
September 6th – September 8th
October 4th – October 6th
October 25th – October 27th
November 15th – November 17th
And every Wednesday night August 28th through November 13th 

MEETING HOURS

Fridays: 5p – 9p
Saturdays: 11:30a – 6:30p
Sundays: 11:30a – 5:30p
Wednesdays: 6:45p – 8:45p

ADDITIONAL EXPECTATIONS

There are additional hours required for the completion of this program and participants can expect weekly “homework” that will amount to an average of 3-5 additional hours per week. More details will be included in your welcome email.

 

GRADUATION

Upon completion, one is qualified to register for RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance. You will be skilled in the following but not limited to: yoga philosophy, yoga asana, hands on assisting, pranayama, meditation, anatomy & physiology, sequencing and instructing a yoga class.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Potential Teacher Trainees should have a minimum six months of dedicated yoga practice, preferably a year of regular yoga practice either in a studio, home, or both.

INVESTMENT

 Full Investment: $2800
Super Early Bird Special (enroll by 5/31): $2400
Pay In Full (available through 8/2): $2500 ($2400 if cash or check)
Enrollment is confirmed on the date you secure your $500 desposit. All deposit payments are automatically enrolled in payment plan.

Interested in joining without becoming a teacher? Inquire for our special rate and details.

ATTENDANCE + REFUND POLICY

In the event you have signed up for the program and need to withdraw, you may no less than 30 days before the program start date and will receive a 50% refund of monies paid thus far minus deposit. Deposits and payments are for the 2022 200hr Yogic Studies and Teacher Training only and are nonrefundable and nontransferable to another individual, service, training program, or future training date.

Secure your spot by May 31st and save $400!