Fall Intensive & 150-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Level 3 | Sept. 30 – Oct. 21, 2019 | Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Take your Yoga practice and teaching to the next level. You have built your foundation and now you are curious about refining your skills as a practitioner and teacher. This 150-hour Intensive Training with teachers Adi Amar, Niki Sue Mueller, Vanessa Sulzer and others will expand the horizons of your experience of yoga. You will be immersed into daily practice of pranayama, asana, meditation, mantra and devotion.

You will be guided by Phoebe Pilaro to advance your understanding of anatomy through a clay anatomy course where you will build approximately 80 main muscles onto skeletons. A functional Anatomy course will be guided by Audrey Smith to further solidify your understanding of the bio-mechanics of movement.

In addition you will receive the knowledge and support of Senior Iyengar Yoga Teachers Eddy Marks and Mary Obendorfer in a weekend long workshop at the end of the training. The psychology and philosophy of Yoga using Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra will be taken to the next level as you dive deeper into exploring the gems of this text.

This training will focus on refining your experience as a yogi and teacher as you clarify your language, adjustments, sequences and ability to see students more clearly to better serve their practice.

Module 1: Week One September 30 – October 5th (Saturday is half day)

Anatomy and Physiology (15 Hours in the Afternoon)
• Learn the major bones and landmarks, types of joints, and muscle contraction
• Build 80 + major muscles involved in Asana with Clay onto miniature skeletons

Module 2: Week Two October 7am-12pm (Saturday is half day)

Yoga Philosophy and Psychology: An In-Depth Study of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra (Afternoon Focus)
DAILY
• Learn Anatomical and Alignment Principles and Contraindications
• Learn Sequencing, modifications and effects of pranayama
• Learn Meditation Methods, Mantras and the use of Mudras
• Diet and Lifestyle with Daily pranic-inspired lunches with Q&A or Silent

Module 3: Week Three October 14 – 21 (Includes Mary and Eddy workshop Oct. 18-20)

Becoming a Skillful Yoga Teacher (Afternoon Focus)
• Teaching Methodology
• Vinyasa Krama
• Learn Verbal, Visual & Physical Adjustments and Cuing
• Professional Development
 • Practicum

DAILY
• Learn Anatomical and Alignment Principles and Contraindications
• Learn Sequencing, modifications and effects of pranayama
• Learn Meditation Methods, Mantras and the use of Mudras
• Diet and Lifestyle with Daily pranic-inspired lunches with Q&A or Silent

150-Hour Teacher Training Pricing

Pricing for Entire Training:

$2750 through August 29, 2019
$3000 on/after August 30, 2019

Please review the Training Policies

Training Module Pricing

See Modules Above

1: $950 before 8/15, $1050 after 8/15
2: $950 before 8/15, $1050 after 8/15
3: $1050 before 8/15, $1150 after 8/15

Yoga Vacation Pricing

Pricing for Vacation:

Morning Sadhana, Pranayama, Meditation, Asana & Lunches (lunch M-F)
Monday – Saturday except last week is M-F

$520 per week | Last week $450

Iyengar Yoga with Mary Obendorfer and Eddy Marks

About Mary Obendorfer & Eddy Marks:

Mary & Eddy are Senior Iyengar teachers certified at the Advanced level. They teach worldwide as well as train and assess teachers for certification. For decades they studied with the Iyengars in India, living there for a year in 2003 and seven months in 2009. Guruji’s original and transformative approach to yoga inspires them to guide students with clarity and precision from the skin to the soul. They co-direct the BKS Iyengar Yoga Center of San Diego, which was established in 1979.

Iyengar Yoga Weekend Workshop Schedule

Friday, October 18, 2019:

From Tamas to Rajas: The Science of Yoga in Action | 2-5 pm
Wake up & revitalize the outer hip joint & buttock region.

Saturday, October 19, 2019:

Path of Light | Part 1: 8-11am and Part 2: 1-4pm
Do you know what to do in every pose? Even poses you haven’t been taught? Are you sure you know why you do what you do? Do you ever wonder if you are doing the pose “right?” Wouldn’t it be nice to know for sure? Almost all of the “points” we practice are derived from basic principles… principles which unfortunately are not well understood. In this class we will be illuminating Guruji’s first, most important principle which lead to more than 40 other principles and spawned the myriad of points that we regularly practice. Knowing this foundational principal will do more than simplify, clarify and make easier your practice. It has the power to fundamentally revolutionize your practice and understanding for the better. Though I have certainly taught more ‘advanced’ classes, this class is the most important, practical and illuminating class I have ever taught – It is foundational to Iyengar Yoga.

Sunday, October 20, 2019:

Flying Buttocks | 8-11am
Freedom of the buttock area in forward bends, balancings & body knottings. Unlock unknown tightness & hardness in the hips & buttocks. Learn to fly!

Establishing Your Practice | 1-4pm

Anatomy in Clay Course with Phoebe Pilaro

In this course we will use “manikins” (3 foot tall skeletons) to build the main muscles of the body with clay. This is a teaching technique used in most medical schools around the country to teach anatomy, because the the effort of molding the muscles with clay and attaching them to precise points on the skeleton teaches the shape, function and attachment points of each muscle.

By building the muscles with clay, one gets a deeper knowledge of anatomy than by rote memorization, or even by coloring in a book. After this intense 15-hour course, students will really “know” the muscles of the body.

About Phoebe Pilaro:

Phoebe Pilaro attended the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco from 2000-2002. She acquired the first two Iyengar certifications in the years following. Iyengar Yoga is strongly focused on alignment and classical yoga philosophy. Phoebe has continued her studies to include Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga, and her love of the human body led her to her studies of Anatomy. She developed a middle and high school course called “Yoga and Anatomy,” using clay to build muscles, and has gone on to teach Anatomy In Clay for yoga teacher trainings. Phoebe believes that yoga helps us to connect to our deeper selves through our bodies, allowing us to tap into our own source of joy and to explore our unique potential.