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Yoga for Life Program

Winter Module begins in January!

Join us on Thursday, December 12 from 6-7 pm for a free, informational meeting to learn more about the Yoga for Life Program. Register to let us know you’ll be coming by Signing 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. Wondering what that means? Here are some words from a past program participant:

“Yoga for Life has greatly deepened my understanding of the principles and philosophy that are integral to the asana practice so many of us know and love. Brian and Rachel are true teachers, creating a safe space for spiritual exploration and discovery. Joining other curious and seeking individuals, while learning together and from each other is part of what makes the program so rich. Yoga for Life has truly helped me develop and integrate a personal practice, self-awareness and greater skills into my everyday life, particularly in how I handle life’s more difficult and challenging events. Thank you for this life-nourishing program.”

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 (Sept 1- Dec 31) and Winter (Jan 1 – April 30)
  • Unlimited drop-in classes per module (good for 4 months from the start date of the module, or from date of registration if after start date)
  • 8 Saturday workshops 5:30-7:30 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
  • Free access to special drop-in priced workshops

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 this 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.) The total cost for the monthly payment option is $580. 

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Saturday Workshop Outline and Schedule

The Yoga for Life Program contains eight Saturday workshops from 5:30-7:30 pm led by Yoga for Life Faculty.

Winter 2020 ​Workshop Schedule​
January 11 & 25
February 1, 15, 29
March 14, 21
April 11

 

The content of each workshop will be tailored to the learning interests of the group. Each workshop will focus on deepening participant’s understanding of yoga through experiential learning.  The workshop structure is as follows:

Group Discussion of Readings

Meditation Practice

Asana Practice

Mantra Practice

Reflection Exercises

Group Process

Relaxation Practices

Module Themes

Winter 2020 Resiliency: ​​In this module we will focus on transforming challenge into opportunity for growth. Often times in the face of challenge, we close down and get stuck in a cycle of negative thoughts and habits. Meditation can help us to recognize these patterns and meet them with clarity, compassion, and openness. In this module we will explore practices that deconstruct the negativity bias and promote connection, compassion, and resilience so that we may lead more joyous and peaceful lives.

Required Texts:

 

Past Modules:

Fall 2019: Contentment, Joy, and Happiness

Winter 2019: Meditation – the Path Towards Harmony

Fall 2018: Yoga for the Benefit of All Beings

Winter 2018: Diving Deeper 

Fall 2017: New Horizons

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.

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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.