Our Progressive Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Immersion program is a practical training designed to make you a knowledgeable and effective Progressive Ashtanga Yoga Teacher.
We provide a system that allows modifications and variations to encourage growth and sustainability in all level of students. Our training includes the opportunity to practice the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga primary and secondary yoga asana sequences as well as non-traditional variations that come from Rocket® Vinyasa Yoga. The routines range in skill level from the basic beginner to the most advanced.
You have the opportunity to complete the 500 hour course in 5 Phases to allow more accessibility and time to understand and experience the practice by going only one stage at a time. We do encourage each student to register for a complete the certification program in either 200 RYT or 300 RYT status.
is 100 hours based on Sun Salutations and the standing series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. This is an excellent beginners series and can lay the foundation for gentle forms of yoga sequencing. We also begin developing the voice through scripting and mind-body journaling. This course shares history of yoga both in a classical sense as well as in a modern/contemporary view points. Introduction to structural anatomy and the "art of touch" or yoga adjustments will be covered to prepare the student for in house clinics when the trainers work directly with the student body at Ashtanga Yoga Puerto Rico.
is the final 100 hours that completes the first 200 hour certification. Students will learn seated vinyasa, over half the primary asana and a finishing series that is complete with breathing exercises and mediation techniques. Students will explore deeper into the Anatomy of the body through the specific yoga asanas that we practice in Ashtanga Yoga. Yoga Philosophy will be introduced via Patanjali and other choice philosophers of the past and present. Our program covers all the basics with out over whelming the mind for a soft entry into the journey of yoga.
The Progressive Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Basic Certification can help inspire years of practice and gives the graduate an specific method to offer their friends and family. We also introduce students to the "Rocket®" Vinyasa Yoga System, which is the perfect balance of creativity and exploration! Your Yoga Alliance accredited RYT-200 is provided upon completion of stage 2!
is 100 hours called "Ashtanga Review" and is open to all students who have prior experience in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and an existing RYT-200. The Full Primary and Secondary series should already be set to memory before you start. Students are not required to be proficient in all the asana and only need to be able to practice the modifications of each posture and be comfortable practicing in an open-practice format or self-practice style. The "Mysore" method is not used, as each student is encouraged to practice through the entire series to their ability.
is 100 hours in "Progressive Rocket Yoga: As It Is". This phase is often separated into 2 parts that are 50 hours or there is opportunity to take a 100-hour intensive course and complete stage 4 all at once! This stage teaches both an introduction to the Rocket Vinyasa Yoga System as taught by Larry Schultz and Final Phase: Rocket® Vinyasa Yoga: As It Is. Phase 4 covers the 3 basic sequences referred to as Rocket® 1, Rocket® 2, and Rocket® 3 as well as encouraging students to practice variations that are unique to the Progressive Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga trainings.
We find this helps students to find their own self-expression through their personal practice! Students are encouraged to take as many Rocket® 50 Hour trainings as they like as they all build experience and understanding of a deep philosophy. The "Final Phase" of the 4th stage completes the 100 hours through critique of your physical practice, teaching methodologies, and understanding of the philosophies that carry this practice.
is the final 100 hours called "Path to Independence". In this final stage the student practices through a weekly schedule of the Progressive Ashtanga Yoga Method in a self led environment and led classes on both Rocket® Vinyasa Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Students enter a mentorship status and participate as an assistant during classes that are being taught by a led trainer.
This assistance can also be in one of the Stage 1-4 trainings as well as key workshops that carry the teachings of Progressive Ashtanga Yoga. These trainings are spread throughout the year and is offered to no more than two assistants per training. Student must commit to the full stage and be present for everyday. Let us know about your schedule and plans for the future and we can help you build the path to a successful yoga journey!
Beginners start with our 200-Hour Progressive Ashtanga Yoga Program which gives attention and detail to developing the inner teacher and authentic voice of the student. Primary Series asana are learned and dissected to make the student an effective messenger for others in the process of sharing their yoga. Many fundamental practice and teaching skills are covered in this level of training. If students have no prior background in yoga, then they have to start here. If students have and existing 200 hour certification that is recognized by Yoga Alliance and Ashtanga Yoga Puerto Rico, then they may be able to pass this phase and proceed to the Advanced 300-Hour program.
Students with a background in Ashtanga Yoga can start in Phase 3 or 4. Students’ without a background in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga should start in Stage 3, but also come prepared and well versed in both Primary and Secondary asana.
This program is for students who have completed the 200-Hour Progressive Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Immersion or a Yoga Alliance approved training that has been submitted to our school for approval. This program offers the opportunity for the student to deepen their understanding with a 100-Hour "Ashtanga Review" and 100-Hour Progressive Rocket Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Immersion". The final 100 hours is called "The Path to Independence" where we will share our expertise about leading workshops, teacher trainings, international conference events as these teaching skills are different than regular led asana classes
Learn to teach holistically with Progressive Ashtanga Yoga so you can address all types of students from beginners to advanced. These trainings will broaden your offerings to the yoga community as a more complete teacher with a solid system that is proven to produce results. Learn to build your image and teachings to offer classes at conferences, larger yoga events, and international studios. The 300-Hour Progressive Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Immersion will put you on the path to becoming a "teachers teacher"! Many of the teachings are done through an internship style within David's studio or during trainings and workshops that host David all around the world. Students will be expected to write and host 3 different workshop ranging in skill level
The interest in yoga is growing along with the demand for qualified yoga teachers, so if your looking for an edge in the yoga world away from the normal paint by numbers yoga trainings that are out there today, then give us a call to ask a few questions and "Let the training begin!" Our trainings are designed to fit each individual’s goals in yoga. Let us help you manifest your dreams!
History of Ashtanga Yoga
PRANAYAMA: Breathing Exercises and Philosophy
Progressive Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga System
Becoming a Teacher
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