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Yoga for Life Program

Winter 2019 Yoga for Life Module begins January 1!

Join us on Saturday, December 15 from 3-4 pm for an informational meeting to learn more about the Yoga for Life Program. Sign Up Here.

Take your yoga practice to the next level with Evolution’s Yoga for Life program. Explore the depth of yogic techniques that can transform how you experience the world. With guidance from our Yoga for Life Faculty (Brian Tobin – a mental health counselor and experienced classical hatha yogi and Dr. Rachel de Simone – a physical therapist and experienced yoga instructor with expertise in sequencing, anatomy, and physiology) you will learn how to build a well-rounded yoga practice. Study with a community of yogis while increasing your understanding of postures, breathing techniques, meditation practices, and yoga philosophy. We designed this program to aid students in accessing a deeper understanding and connection to Self, while building a community that is strongly rooted in compassion, with a format that allows for flexibility in meeting individual participants’ needs:

  • Four-month program format for each module
  • Modules run Fall and Winter months
  • Unlimited drop-in classes per module eg. Winter Module Jan 1 – April 30.
  • 8 Saturday workshops 4-6 pm
  • Individual and group mentorship
  • Study group options

Yoga for life participants receive the following unlimited member perks:

  • Free mat storage
  • 10% off Evolution Adult Yoga Workshops and Series
  • Access to special drop-in workshops such as Yoga Nidra

Faculty:

             

Brian Tobin MS, E-RYT 500, YACEP          Rachel de Simone DPT,  YT 200,  

 

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits – The Yoga for Life Program offers up to 30 CE credits for direct contact hours and 20 CE credits for non-contact hours per module for Registered Yoga Teachers who complete each module.  Please note that his program is open to yoga students of all levels with a goal of deepening their practice, and is not a Yoga Teacher Training program. Yoga for Life will help teachers and students refine their skills and expand their knowledge base of yoga practices.

VSAC:  Yoga Instructors may qualify for VSAC nondegree grants for the Yoga For Life Program.

Cost: 

$549 per semester if paid in full at time of registration or
$145 per month if paid via a monthly electronic funds transfer(EFT) payment contract (four payments of $145 billed to your debit or credit card once per month.) Total cost for monthly payment option is $580. 

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Saturday Yoga for Life Workshop Outline

The Yoga for Life Program contains eight Saturday workshops from 4-6pm  led by Yoga for Life Faculty. The content of each workshop will be tailored to the learning interests of the group. Each workshop will focus on deepening participants understanding of yoga through experiential learning.  Workshop structure is as follows:

Mantra Practice

Group Check-in 

Experiential Practice: Mantra, Meditation, Pranayama Techniques

Dharma Talk

Asana Lab 

Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Closing

 

Winter 2019 Workshop Dates (Saturdays 4-6 pm): 

January 26

February 16 & 23

March 9, 23, & 30

April 13  & 27

Module Themes and Dates

Winter 2019 (January 1-April 30)
Meditation – the Path Towards Harmony:
In this module we will emphasize the practice of meditation as a pathway towards harmony. Through meditation, we have the opportunity to observe our edges and begin to soften in the places where we habitually close down. By observing our fluctuating minds, we can move towards stillness and closer to our peaceful, compassionate, true nature. Join us as we use various meditation techniques to observe and clarify our relationship with ourselves and others, and the different roles we fill in our lives.

Past Modules:

Fall 2018: Yoga for the Benefit of All Beings – learn how to live your authentic yoga practice by taking yoga off the mat. In this module, students will be supported to develop a daily home practice through workshops that provide experiential yoga, meditation, and pranayama practices. The goal of this module is to create a participatory experience where students integrate the principles of yoga into their daily lives.

Winter 2017-2018: Diving Deeper – breaking down the individual practices, to improve your understanding of yoga techniques and explore the effects on the body and mind.  In this module, you will explore how to build a custom practice to deepen your experience of yoga.

Fall 2017: New Horizons – exploring the full practice of yoga – This module will focus on understanding the evolution of yoga, yoga philosophy and the breadth of practices that are contained in the path of yoga.  Work on developing a well-rounded home practice.  In this module, students will be supported to develop a daily home practice through workshops that provide experiential yoga, meditation, and pranayama practices. The goal of this module is to create a participatory experience where students integrate the principles of yoga into their daily lives.

Attendance Policy

The Yoga for Life Program is designed to enhance participants’ ability to integrate yoga practices into their lives.  In order to experience the changes that yoga can bring to practitioners lives, full participation in the program is recommended. Attending two or more drop in classes per week, establishing a daily sadhana (practice), and attending as many workshops as possible, will provide the fullest experience for participants. Yoga for Life Program participants are expected to arrive at classes and workshops on time and participate in sessions in a manner that creates a positive learning environment. Evolution PT and Yoga staff reserve the right to ask a participant to leave the program, if their behavior is disruptive, or interferes with the learning of the other participants.

Payment Options and Scholarship

Tuition per Yoga for Life Module is $549 when paid in full at time of registration, or $580 if paid via our monthly EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) contract. If you choose to purchase the monthly EFT option, you agree to have four monthly payments in the amount of $145.00 electronically debited from your credit or debit card account, with the first payment charged at the time of registration, and recurring payments made on the first day of each month thereafter until all four payments have been made.
There are two scholarship positions available for the Yoga for Life Program. Please e-mail brian@evolutionvt.com for our scholarship application

Cancellation Policy

The Yoga for Life Training Program includes a non-refundable $50 registration fee. A full refund, minus the registration fee, will be given for cancellations given at least two (2) weeks prior to the program start date. No refunds nor changes to the Monthly EFT agreement shall be made when cancellation is made with less than two (2) weeks notice before the program start date. Requests to cancel must be made in writing by emailing yoga@evolutionvt.com.