Progressive Ashtanga Yoga has had the wonderful experience of training hundreds of fresh new Ashtanga Yoga guides and helping these students create a network of piers to support each other in our common goal, "To share the love of the practice."
David offers trainings that vary in time and content to help students find a place of easy access into the yoga practice with a 200 hour and 300 hour level certification that builds up to a complete 500 hour certification. This allows the student to register in Yoga Alliance in the RYT-200 and RYT-500 status!
Separate from Yoga Alliance is the Rocket Vinyasa Yoga Collective. We offer a 100 hour Rocket Vinyasa Yoga Certification. Students are allowed to split this part of the training into a 5 day 50 hour intensive that can be taken 2 times over the course of a year. After completion of the 100 hours Rocket Vinyasa students are placed into different 4 levels. For more detailed information of the Rocket Vinyasa Yoga student levels then look below! All our hours are Yoga Alliance recognized and students are encouraged to teach what they feel confident in demonstrating and describing. If becoming a "Rocket Mentor" in your community is of interest then join us on this journey into the yoga lifestyle!
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After completion of 100 hours total training in Rocket Vinyasa Yoga with a Level 4 Rocket Vinyasa Yoga Teacher the student receives the level 1 status. This level is permanent and grants the student access to teaching all class levels to their capability and level of comfort. None of the class hours or workshop hours are counted as "Mentorship Hours". Level 1 Rocket students should participate in master classes, workshops, or intensives at least once through out the year in order to become eligible for Level 2 status.
Students who have 150+ hours total in training in Rocket Vinyasa Yoga, 100 hours in Progressive Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and 150 hours in teaching experience with the Rocket Vinyasa Yoga Method will be awarded the Level 2 status! Level 2 Rocket students becomes a "Rocket Mentor" The Rocket Mentorship program begins to honor the hours that is taught by the teacher through master classes and workshops. Students are not allowed to participate in the Rocket Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Trainings without some type of referral, which comes from Rocket Mentors in their area. Rocket Mentors are expected to assist in all Rocket Teacher Trainings in their area. Level 2 status is maintained by keeping Rocket Vinyasa Yoga as your primary style of teaching and maintaining proper association with the Progressive Ashtanga Yoga Philosophy and Ethics guidelines.
Students who have assisted in a total of 10 Rocket Vinyasa Yoga and 3 Progressive Ashtanga Yoga trainings will be awarded the Level 3 status. Level 3 status students will be able to led "Rocket Intensives". The Rocket Intensive is a weekend training module that is designed to prepare a student for the Rocket Yoga Teacher Training when they do not have access to a Rocket Mentor. This module is a perfect weekend module that is used for the student to travel to areas that are less influence by the Rocket Vinyasa Yoga system. Yoga Conferences, video exposure, and website profile on www.rocketvinyasayoga.com will be awarded to Level 3 Rocket Yoga Students. Level 3 status is maintained by keeping Rocket Vinyasa Yoga as your primary style of teaching and maintaining proper association with the Progressive Ashtanga Yoga Philosophy and Ethics guidelines.
Students who have a 500-ERYT through Progressive Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and have maintain the level 3 status for over 1 year will be awarded the Level 4 status! The final level for the Rocket Vinyasa Yoga student places them into the arena of leading "Rocket Intensives", 50 Hour Progressive Ashtanga Teacher Trainings, and 50 hour Rocket Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Trainings. These hours will count towards the students 500 hour Progressive Ashtanga Yoga Certification. Students at this level are encouraged to have a studio location where they can fully connect to a community of like-minded students and host the teacher trainings.
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