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Heartwood Yoga Institute
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$3900.00
47 Sessions
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RYS-300 daytime for 50 plus
Aug 20, 2020 - Jul 8, 2021
 
The RYS-300 Daytime program for ages 50 plus provides an opportunity for local RYT-200 graduates to continue their education to become an RYT-500 certified yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. This course includes all the core requirements and competencies of our other RYS-300 courses, only the program is divided into shorter sessions during weekdays allowing students time to digest and savor the material as they spread their education out over a year of inspirational studies. Because this course is offered in 7 hour days, weekly, and spans a year, it is designed for local students only.
 
 
Students can join this program anytime, but the schedule traditionally begins each August and runs for a full year. (We release the schedules one year at a time, but for the purposes of personal planning, it is safe to assume the coursework listed below is generally offered in a similar way from year to year.)
 
Students who miss a unit due to travel or other issues can always substitute any of the schedule units with a weekend modular course offering instead to stay on track with the group and graduate within the year. Up to two substitutions are allowed, after which there is a modest fee for food that is a part of the weekend modular programs.
 
 
 
Required modules include: Yoga Philosophy 1: Yoga Sutras, Adv. Meditation, Adv. Pranayama, Chanting and Mudras, Advanced Teaching Skills, Intro to Yoga Therapy, Trauma Informed Yoga, Intro to Ayurveda, Advanced Anatomy, and the Teaching Practicum (Students will teach and receive feedback).
 
Electives that are assigned to this daytime program include: Yoga Nidra, Yoga for Seniors, Restorative Certification, Yin Certification, Yoga for Seniors.
 
Additional substitutions (Aerial or select yoga therapy units ) are available as an alternative to the electives.
 

 

  
Schedule
Date
Aug 20, 2020 - Jul 8, 2021
Days
Thu
Time
8:30 - 3:30pm
$3595.00
15 Sessions
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RYT-200 Immersion Program
May 30, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
 

This Yoga Alliance Certification course unfolds at an accelerated rated rate in a 15 day format allowing students an opportunity to dive deeply into yoga and receive their certification in a progressive, inspirational way. We pace our day to sustain the longer hours comfortably, and a vegan lunch and dinner together is included, served on the grounds of Heartwood, affording us time to break bread together to connect as a tribe. This program includes Reiki level 1 training, aerial yoga certification as well. (Arrangements can be made to take the Aerial weekend on another session if the student is willing to return another time for the weekend course & students can substitute chair yoga for aerial if they are willing to return later for the course.) A beach outing day, gong meditations and more make this not only a training that leaves students feeling confident and qualified to teach yoga, but filled with deeper connections to self, life and yoga as well.
Affordable housing options are available and we will pick up from the airport the day prior between 10am and 8 pm if requested.

Course Fee Includes a meal plan. Vegetarian lunch, dinner and snacks. Housing is included for those that need it but space is extremely limited and given on a first come, first serve basis.

*** Please notify us if you are seeking space in our housing option or want help in finding an affordable place nearby.

 
 
  
Schedule
Date
May 30, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
Days
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Time
7:30 - 7:30pm
$2495.00
21 Sessions
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Online RYS-300 Training
Jun 3, 2021 - Oct 27, 2021
 
The Heartwood RYS-300 Online program is a comprehensive yoga training with a concentration in yoga therapy. This course provides remote access to our full curriculum through zoom meetings and per-recorded content for accepted subject matter (anatomy and humanities.) with person to person instructor interaction and a shared learning experience with the tribe with additional zoom meetings for questions and answers and opportunity to participate in practicum teaching with feedback.
 
This distance learning program includes advanced and original content to expand your yoga education. Prerecorded content includes comprehensive lectures and material in anatomy, philosophy, posture focus, bandhas, chakra studies,Sanskrit, bells, bowls and gongs and business of yoga to support your educational foundation .
 

 

  
Schedule
Date
Jun 3, 2021 - Oct 27, 2021
Days
Thu
Time
6:00 - 9:00pm
$2800.00
22 Sessions
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RYS-200 Weekend Yoga Teacher Training
Jun 5, 2021 - Aug 15, 2021
 
Local students continue to request a yoga program they can take over time while keeping up on work and family responsibilities. So we are adding a weekend program this summer. Students will meet Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am - 6:30 pm for 10 weekends to gain their yoga certification. A small portion of the training (anatomy and history of yoga) is online as per Yoga Alliance new standards). This program offers three options for your adjunct training course (required as part of your 200 hours) . Students can become aerial yoga certified August 21-22, or opt to take chair yoga online or in person in the fall. Combined, this makes 10 weekends of in person training for certification.
 
We also are offering an option to take the Weekend portion of our Children's Yoga Certification as your elective. This is only one half of the RCYT certification which may be all you need to feel great working with kids, but for those who want the full, formal certification, you can pay the difference of an additional 495.00 and take the remaining of the training if you wish to get both RYT-200 AND earn your YA Children's Certification this summer (Children's certification is normally $995.00). Please note that the children's full certification also includes coursework Monday and Tuesday.
This tuition does not include a meal plan so students bring a lunch each day.
 
We meet Saturday and Sunday June 5, 12 19, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14. And aerial training on August 21 or students can choose an alternate elective program. We do not meet on the Weekend of June 26-27 unless you are in the Children's training, nor do we meet the weekend of Jul 3-4 due to the holidays.
  
Schedule
Date
Jun 5, 2021 - Aug 15, 2021
Days
Sat, Sun
Time
10:30 - 6:30pm
$495.00
2 Sessions
$0.00
per Session
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Aerial Yoga Certification
Jun 12, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
 
For the yoga enthusiast looking to expand his or her practice or the yoga teacher seeking new material and ongoing training experiences, Heartwood, offers a comprehensive 20 hour Aerial Yoga weekend certification designed to explore a wealth of alternative yoga exercises, assisted postures, and safe inversion techniques using the Om Gym system of yoga hammocks and handle supports as well as traditional Aerial Silks. Attention is give to the differences between the styles, but most of the work is interchangeable. This course includes discussion, practice, floating exploration, inversion physiology and theory, anatomy, a review of safety and health issues and teaching practicums. This program does offer continuing education credits for yoga teachers.
 
  
Schedule
Date
Jun 12, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat, Sun
Time
9:00 - 6:00pm
$995.00
4 Sessions
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Yoga for the Balanced Child RCYT Teacher Training
Jun 26, 2021 - Jun 29, 2021
 
This youth yoga training program includes 37 contact hours of comprehensive children's yoga education with anatomy, theory, practicums and additional material> The core teachers are ERYT-500 &RCYT as well as IAYT or LMT. This course is all you need to feel confident and competent to teach yoga to the younger generation. Students who are already RYT-200 will need to do additional work after the session to meet the full 95 hour requirements for yoga alliance certification. the formal certification involves an assigned ethics and theme class project, and a practicum working with children.
 
Contact hours includes:
  • Child development and age appropriate yoga postures and activities.
  • Anatomy for younger bodies. Health issues pertinent today and considerations for ADHD and Autism.
  • Games to reinforce self-esteem, camaraderie, self-awareness, compassion, environmental ethics, and creative thinking skills.
  • Methods & themes to teach ethics, responsibility, and sensitivity for others through story time and positive discussion.
  • How to incorporate sound, scent, textiles and art projects into the yoga class to enhance creativity and self-actualization.
  • Class pacing, formatting and opportunities to promote educational growth.
  • Behavior modification, instilling self-control and tips for keeping students respectfully engaged.
  • Youth anatomy, physiology, and a review of medications and common physical or behavior challenges that make it difficult for many children to focus or interact successfully with others, with a focus on how yoga can forage greater holistic health and wellness.
  • How to involve parents and promote family bonding through yoga.
  • Syllabus offering hundreds of exercises and class plans to support your teaching.
  • Browse a huge assortment of children's yoga resources, books and materials available today.
  • A practicum where we work with children, starting with observation, and proceeding to each teacher working with a class under supervision, so we can give feedback and gain confidence and competence in applying the material learned in a real-life situation.
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Schedule
Date
Jun 26, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
9:00 - 6:00pm
Date
Jun 27, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
9:00 - 6:00pm
Date
Jun 28, 2021
Days
Mon
Time
9:00 - 6:00pm
Date
Jun 29, 2021
Days
Tue
Time
9:00 - 6:00pm
$4595.00
23 Sessions
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RYT 300 Immersion Teacher training - 22 Day Program
Jul 10, 2021 - Aug 1, 2021
 

The Heartwood RYT-300 immersion program is designed for people who already have their RYT-200 certification and are ready for advanced training to become an RYT-500. In the 22 day format we dive into a variety of specialized subjects and independent certifications to expand your skill set and forge deeper understanding of specific styles and learning modalities. We do comprehensive certifications and trainings in:

  • Yin Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Chair &, Yoga for Seniors
  • Subtle body, chanting, mudras
  • Philosophy (advanced sutra studies)
  • Ayurveda
  • Adv. Pranayama
  • Trauma Informed Yoga
  • Advanced Teaching concepts
  • Advanced Meditation
  • Comprehensive Anatomy(online course to be taken at your leisure)
  • Workshop and Retreat development & business of Yoga
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We make every attempt to make yoga training flexible and available to people regardless of their life circumstances. Students are encouraged to take the full 22 days for consistency with their tribe, however we do allow students to take this program in two sessions, attending 1/2 the program in 12 days in one session, and returning for the final 10 days of training on another session. Please call for more information if spreading your attendance out over time is the only way you can participate due to work or family obligations. We also offer this program in modular units which can be combined with a portion of the immersion for flexible options. Aerial yoga is a two day bonus certification held at the last two days of the program. Students may leave if they opt out, or stay the final two days for this program.

  
Schedule
Date
Jul 10, 2021 - Aug 1, 2021
Days
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Time
7:30 - 7:30pm
$495.00
1 Session
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Yin Yoga Certification
Jul 17, 2021 - Jul 18, 2021
 

Yin yoga training offers 20 hours of continuing education credits (16 contact hours) with a weekend devoted to yin studies that include the yin history, theory, methodology, sequencing and postures of yin yoga as a specific practice for spiritual, physical and energetic enhancement and as a compliment to a traditional yang practice. Two hours are devoted specifically to anatomy with special emphasis on ligaments and fascia tissue .This course also covers meridians and energy pathways as well as the use of essential oils to stimulate the energetic body. Yin Certification is also a module of the Heartwood 300 hour advanced yoga teacher training.

  
Schedule
Date
Jul 17, 2021 - Jul 18, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
9:00 - 5:00pm
$495.00
1 Session
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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
Jul 23, 2021 - Jul 23, 2021
 

This 20 hour immersion training (18 contact hours) is designed for anyone interested in a deeper understanding of the techniques and methodology of restorative yoga, from yoga teachers wishing to master the art of restorative classes to the casual practitioner wishing to design a home practice for personal health maintenance. The weekend covers the gentle, calming therapeutic style of practice that restores the nervous system. This training covers a broad range of healing techniques and modalities that can be incorporated into restorative classes, beginning with how to strategically arrange props and sequence the practice to promote an optimum state of renewal and relaxation, and including specialty healing systems to enhance the experience. YA continuing education credits (20) and a certificate of completion is provided at the end of the course.

A curriculum of 18 hours includes:

  • Theory and Science of restorative yoga
  • Hands on Assists
  • Props and poses for restorative yoga
  • Breathwork and guided imagery
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Acupressure yoga and trigger points
  • Essential Oils for healing
  • Gong and sound therapy for relaxing nervous system
  • Restorative Sequencing & class pacing
  • Anatomy of the nervous system
  • Required Reading: Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater(please bring to class)
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Schedule
Date
Jul 23, 2021
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
11:00 - 6:30pm
$495.00
4 Sessions
$0.00
per Session
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Aerial Yoga Certification
Jul 30, 2021 - Jul 31, 2021
 
For the yoga enthusiast looking to expand his or her practice or the yoga teacher seeking new material and ongoing training experiences, Heartwood, offers a comprehensive 20 hour Aerial Yoga weekend certification designed to explore a wealth of alternative yoga exercises, assisted postures, and safe inversion techniques using the Om Gym system of yoga hammocks and handle supports as well as traditional Aerial Silks. Attention is give to the differences between the styles, but most of the work is interchangeable. This course includes discussion, practice, floating exploration, inversion physiology and theory, anatomy, a review of safety and health issues and teaching practicums. This program does offer continuing education credits for yoga teachers.
 
  
Schedule
Date
Jul 30, 2021 - Jul 31, 2021
Staff
Days
Fri, Sat
Time
9:00 - 6:00pm
$1499.00
16 Sessions
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RYS-200 Complete Online Training
Aug 2, 2021 - Nov 15, 2021
 

This online training includes all online coursework as well as 65 hours of zoom meetings to fulfill the contact hour requirement for yoga alliance. Students are encouraged to join us live, but can watch these meetings at a later time if necessary. In addition to the group zoom meetings, students will be asked to schedule 4 private zoom meetings for testing, advice and answering questions and to help them process and apply all they are learning.

Students will be able to join Yoga Alliance if they complete all the work by Dec. 31, 2021

 

  
Schedule
Date
Aug 2, 2021 - Nov 15, 2021
Days
Mon
Time
6:00 - 9:00pm
$3595.00
15 Sessions
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RYT-200 Immersion Program
Aug 8, 2021 - Aug 22, 2021
 

This Yoga Alliance Certification course unfolds at an accelerated rated rate in a 15 day format allowing students an opportunity to dive deeply into yoga and receive their certification in a progressive, inspirational way. We pace our day to sustain the longer hours comfortably, and a vegan lunch and dinner together is included, served on the grounds of Heartwood, affording us time to break bread together to connect as a tribe. This program includes Reiki level 1 training, aerial yoga certification as well. (Arrangements can be made to take the Aerial weekend on another session if the student is willing to return another time for the weekend course & students can substitute chair yoga for aerial if they are willing to return later for the course.) A beach outing day, gong meditations and more make this not only a training that leaves students feeling confident and qualified to teach yoga, but filled with deeper connections to self, life and yoga as well.
Affordable housing options are available and we will pick up from the airport the day prior between 10am and 8 pm if requested.

Course Fee Includes a meal plan. Vegetarian lunch, dinner and snacks. Housing is included for those that need it but space is extremely limited and given on a first come, first serve basis.

*** Please notify us if you are seeking space in our housing option or want help in finding an affordable place nearby.

 
 
  
Schedule
Date
Aug 8, 2021 - Aug 22, 2021
Days
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Time
7:30 - 7:30pm
$495.00
1 Session
$0.00
per Session
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Aerial Yoga Certification
Aug 21, 2021 - Aug 22, 2021
 
For the yoga enthusiast looking to expand his or her practice or the yoga teacher seeking new material and ongoing training experiences, Heartwood, offers a comprehensive 20 hour Aerial Yoga weekend certification designed to explore a wealth of alternative yoga exercises, assisted postures, and safe inversion techniques using the Om Gym system of yoga hammocks and handle supports as well as traditional Aerial Silks. Attention is give to the differences between the styles, but most of the work is interchangeable. This course includes discussion, practice, floating exploration, inversion physiology and theory, anatomy, a review of safety and health issues and teaching practicums. This program does offer continuing education credits for yoga teachers.
 
  
Schedule
Date
Aug 21, 2021 - Aug 22, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
9:00 - 6:00pm
$2250.00
8 Sessions
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Yoga Therapy Concentration A
Oct 9, 2021 - Oct 16, 2021
 

Yoga Therapy Concentration A

  • Philosophy 2/ Buddhism studies
     
  • Advanced Pranayama
     
  • Yoga Therapy for structural & physical issues: Sciatica, Shoulder injuries, Foot pain,
     
  • Insomnia and Sleep disorders
     
  • Exploring Addiction and Recovery
     
  • Yoga for Cancer
     
  • The science of silence
     
  • Yoga for Grief and loss
     
  • Yoga for Dying, Hospice and Caregivers
     
  • Human Development 1
     
  • Yoga therapy assessments
     
  • Teaching home practice and instilling treatment plans
     
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Schedule
Date
Oct 9, 2021 - Oct 16, 2021
Days
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Time
7:30 - 7:30pm
$495.00
2 Sessions
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Yoga for Cancer Recovery Training
Oct 9, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021
 

This course explores cancer and it’s causes with both the modern scientific understanding and the yogic perspective, focusing on managing the side effects, boosting Immunity and improving recovery for cancer survivors, with advice and information to assist the formation of yogic management plans for people with different types of cancer.

 

Participants will build awareness and understanding of cancer and it’s physical, emotional, and spiritual effects on clients and their families, and learn techniques and practices that will help with physical recovery and reclaiming trust, hope and acceptance as needed. Yoga teachers will gain an understanding of current treatments and their effects, as well as learn modifications, contraindications, and considerations for different types of cancer, preparing them to work effectively and with sensitivity with students dealing with cancer and their families. Emotional and spiritual elements that support cancer survivors are also introduced in a therapeutic context.

This course open to anyone working with cancer clients, but is most appropriate for yoga teachers with an RYT-200 or higher designation. This course is part of the Yoga Therapy 800 Course at Heartwood.

 

  
Schedule
Date
Oct 9, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021
Days
Sat, Sun
Time
9:00 - 9:00pm
$2500.00
21 Sessions
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RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Training for ages 50 and up
Oct 19, 2021 - Mar 8, 2022
 

Oct. 19 2021 - March 8, 2022

This course meets each Tuesday from 9:00-3:00 and 4 Saturdays from 9am-5pm. The weekly meeting helps everyone keep their practice progressing and makes it easy to digest the material and the weekends help us complete in a reasonable time frame (for those who travel). We also meet one weekend for Chair Yoga Certification.

Saturday meetings include, Nov. 6, Dec. 4 & Jan. 8, & Feb. 19. We do not meet on Tuesday, Nov. 23 or Dec. 21 or 289 for holiday breaks.  

Since there is no food plan with this training, students bring their own lunch each day.

 
 
 
 

 

  
Schedule
Date
Oct 19, 2021 - Mar 8, 2022
Days
Tue
Time
9:00 - 3:00pm
$3495.00
15 Sessions
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RYT-200 Immersion for 50 plus
Oct 31, 2021 - Nov 14, 2021
 

This 15 day immersion training is designed specifically for ages 50 and up and includes yoga education and practice to become Yoga Alliance Certified, with the focus on softer practices and an eye towards teaching students ages 50 and up. Chair yoga certification and Reiki level 1 is included. This program includes all meals, materials, and for those from out of town, lodging as well if you make a reservation with us to hold a space in our dorms.

  
Schedule
Date
Oct 31, 2021 - Nov 14, 2021
Days
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Time
7:30 - 7:30pm
$495.00
2 Sessions
$0.00
per Session
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Chair Yoga Certification
Nov 13, 2021 - Nov 14, 2021
 
This 20 hour certification will provide yoga teachers as well as health practitioners or individuals involved in senior fitness activities with a strong understanding of Chair Yoga: theory and practice. Participants will gain the skills required to bring yoga to students who might otherwise not be able to embrace a practice. (For those that are eligible RYT teachers, the 20 hours qualify for your continuing education credits.)
Along with the meditation, breathing, and relaxation techniques, you will learn how to adapt the classical Yoga asanas to the chair rather than the floor in a therapeutic context. Material is offered for students of a variety of skill levels and circumstances, but the emphasis is for mature adults and those with physical limitations that need a chair to make yoga accessible. The course reviews the physical limitations and problems that interfere with a traditional mat practice, helping a teacher understand the goals and benefits of chair yoga, while establishing a toolbox of postures and sequences for future classes. An anatomy segment focuses on deteriorating joints and common issues that senior clientele may be dealing with, such as HBP, Osteoporosis, Glycaemia, wrist weakness and loss of balance

A small portion of the seminar is devoted to more advanced yoga practice techniques to
explore how a chair can be incorporated into a traditional practice, geared toward fully-capable yogis, for the purposes of variety and new skill challenges or restorative yoga.

Since the circumstances (and thus the chairs) may vary for different teaching situations, we make available and encourage the attendees to explore different chairs, including wheelchairs, office chairs, balance balls, and traditional yoga chairs. A certificate in chair yoga is provided at the end of the course.

 
  
Schedule
Date
Nov 13, 2021 - Nov 14, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat, Sun
Time
9:00 - 5:00pm