Achieve Your Goals

Obtain the skills necessary in becoming a professional yoga teacher. The Dorje Yoga 200 & 300 hour teacher training program prepares students to be capable and knowledgeable teachers of Yoga as well as aspiring yogis. Students are immersed in asana, pranayama, mudras, Sanskrit, physiology, anatomy, philosophy, ethics, and psychology. The program fosters an atmosphere geared toward learning and growth. Trainees benefit from a student/teacher relationship which encourages the student to develop beyond themselves. With extensive hands on assistance and abundant opportunities to practice teaching, the curriculum guides you to be a skilled and confident teacher able to succeed in any setting.

Yoga as a Life Path

Take a journey to self-discovery. Learn Yoga as a life path with conscious awareness as your foundation. Delve into the transformative power of your personal practice. Gain insights into the physical, mental, and spiritual layers of your being. Life flows where effort and energy are directed. Uncover strength, balance, and courage from deep inside. Find contentment that permeates the soul, inspires and uplifts. Integrate your understanding of Yoga on the mat and into everyday life. Feel inspiration from a community working together to accomplish these goals in a loving, nurturing, and non-judgmental environment. Be confident having the support to develop your full potential!


Course Curriculum

The 200/300 hour advanced program topics include, but are not limited to:

Part I – The Foundations of asana/vinyasa, advanced sequencing, and Yogic lifestyle

·       Energetics of Asana

o   Asanas for the arms, legs, and spine

o   Forward bends, Backbends, Side bends, and Twisting postures

o   Inversions, Arm Balances, Transitions and arm stretches

o   Hip openers, Standing and seated leg postures

o   Asanas as corresponding complementary pairs

o   Energetic alignment specific to asana symmetry

·       The Science of Sequencing

o   Multidimensional Integrative Sequencing Technique (MIST)

o   Strengthening/Flexibility Training

o   Linking Asanas with Vinyasa

·       Anatomy and Physiology

o   Key muscle groups

o   Kinesiology-the Science of Movement

o   Optimized joint stability/mobility

·       Techniques of Teaching

o   Alignments and cuing

o   Assists and modifications

o   Props for beginners and special populations

o   Setting the atmosphere

o   Class planning vs teaching spontaneously

·       The History and Philosophy of Yoga

o   6 schools of Indian philosophy  

o   The Himalayan Yoga Tradition

o   Schools of Yoga and their lineages

·       Diet and Lifestyle

o   Introduction to Prakruti/Vikruti

o   Introduction to Dinacharya

o   Meal Planning, Food Preparation, and Cooking Methods

o   Healthy Lifestyle Management

Part III – Assimilation and Finalization: Joy and the Return to Bliss

·       The Science of Advanced Sequencing

o   Single and double mat formats

o   Sagittal and transversal single mat schematics

o   Fusion of the Elements: The Ceremony

·       Anatomy and Physiology

o   Marma influence within advanced asana

o   Functions of the Mind

o   Karmendriyas and Jnanendriyas

·       Techniques of Teaching

o   Stages of meditation

o   Types of attention

o   Rasas and the 9 energetics states

·       Ayurveda and the Vedic Sciences

o   Altar construction and science of devotion

o   Yantras and the use of visualizations

·       The History and Philosophy of Yoga

o   The Bhagavad Gita

o   The Sutras of Patajali-a detailed discussion and break down

·       Tantric Yoga practices

o   Surya Namaskar

o   Energetic Activation

o   Pranayama and Mudras

o   Bandhas and Kriyas

o   Mantras and Meditation

·       The Business of Yoga

o   Ethics and Professionalism of Yoga Teachers

o   Marketing Strategies for Teachers

o   Social Media

o   Issues of Liability

Part II – The Science of Sadhana: Integration of Traditional Ayurvedic Principles

·       The Science of Advanced Sequencing

o   Multidimensional Integrative Sequencing Technique II (MIST)

o   7 Sequencing Components

o   Physicality versus Intensity

·       Anatomy and Physiology

o   Endocrine/Nervous Systems

o   Psychology of the Chakras

o   Pranayama and Mudras

o   Marma influence within Asana

·       Ayurveda and the Vedic Sciences

o   Charkras, Marmas, and Nadis

o   Gunas, Doshas, and Sub Doshas

o   Sariras, Granthis and Kayas

o   Mayakoshas

o   The 7 elements in relation to theory and practice

·       Techniques of Teaching

o   Devanagari and the reading of Sanskrit

o   Yoga-glyphs, the professional language of Yoga teachers

·       The History and Philosophy of Yoga

o   Hatha Yoga Pradipika

o   Jnana Yoga: the Yoga of Knowledge

o   Karma Yoga: Seva and Selfless Service

o   Bhakti Yoga: Devotion and the Devotee


Readings

200 hour required reading material:

·       The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, translated by Sri Swami Satchidananda

·       Yoga and Ayurveda, David Frawley

·       Eastern Body Western Mind, Anodea Judith

·       Trail Guide to the Body, Andrew Biel

·       Student handbook/manual, Jessie and Shawn Fletcher

Strongly recommended but not required:

·       Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Swami Muktibodhananda

·       Mudras of India, Cain and Revital Carroll

·       Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar

·       Light on Pranayama, BKS Iyengar

·       The Living Gita, Sri Swami Satchidananda

Other helpful reading materials:

·       Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda

·       Yoga for Your Type, David Frawley

300 hour required reading material:

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, translated by Sri Swami Satchidananda
  • The Living Gita, Sri Swami Satchidananda
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Swami Muktibodhananda
  • Marma Points of Ayurveda, Dr. Vasant Lad
  • Inner Tantric Yoga, David Frawley
  • Trail Guide to the Body, Andrew Biel
  • 300 hour advanced training manual/Student handbook, Jessie and Shawn Fletcher

 

Strongly recommended but not required:

  • Yoga and Ayurveda, David Frawley
  • Mudras of India, Cain and Revital Carroll
  • Gerhanda Samhita, Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati
  • The Siva Samhita, Rai Bahadur Srisa Chandra Vasu
  • Eastern Body Western Mind, Anodea Judith
  • Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar
  • Light on Pranayama, BKS Iyengar

 

Other helpful reading materials:

  • Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda

Yoga for Your Type, David Frawley


Requirements and Expectations

Requirements:

·       Practice at least 3 times per week. There will be a log/journal handed out to keep up with class attendance. Logs will be turned in at the beginning of every TT session. Logs will be returned to you for your records.

·       Teach a minimum of 10 hrs of community classes (5hrs observed/5hrs non-observed).

·       Attendance is MANDATORY for all Teacher Training sessions. Session make-up hours must be preapproved and will be addressed on a case by case basis.

·       Completion of final student project/presentation as it relates to the content material.

·       Complete and pass written examination proctored by Program Director in order to qualify for certificate of completion enabling registration at 200 hour level or for the 300 hour certificate enabling registration at the 500 hour level with Yoga Alliance.

***Yoga Alliance requires all trainees who wish to register at the 500 hour level must already have competed a 200 hour certificate from an approved YA 200 hour school and have taught a minimum of 100 hours of Yoga.***

Expectations:

·       Keep a journal of your thoughts and experiences throughout the training.

·       Be open to learning new information and to push beyond perceived personal limitations.

·       Give 100% of your attention and effort to all reading, written, home study assignments, and all activities that involve active participation.

*** This training is for the sincere student who intends to take their understanding and practice of Yoga to another dimension. ***


Training Schedule May - December 2018

Module 1 May 18-20

Module 2 June 8-10

Module 3 June 22-24

Module 4 July 13-15

Module 5 July 27-29

Module 6 August 10-12

Module 7 August 24-26

Module 8 Sept. 14-16

Module 9 Sept. 28-30 Graduation concludes for 200hr program

Module 10 Oct. 13-15

Module 11 Oct. 26-28

Module 12 Nov. 9-11

Nov. 24-25 Make-up weekend

Module 13 Nov. 30-Dec. 2 Graduation concludes for 300hr program

Training Schedule

Friday 6pm-9pm

Saturday 9am-7:30pm

Sunday 12pm-9pm


Tuition Options for 200 hour program

$3000 early bird pricing, (Must receive full payment before April 30, 2018 to qualify).

$500 non-refundable registration fee due with application (applied toward tuition).

Includes: Student manual ($80 value), one-on-one access to Program Director for mentoring (priceless), and eligibility for a discounted membership to Korsi Hot Yoga during training months May-Nov 2018.

$3250 after April 30, 2018

(Student manual must also be purchased for $80 after early bird dead line).

Tuition Options for 300 hour program

$4350 early bird pricing for all 13 modules, (Must receive full payment before April 30, 2018 to qualify).

$500 non-refundable registration fee due with application (applied toward tuition)

Includes: Student manual ($80 value), one-on-one access to Program Director for mentoring (priceless), and eligibility for a discounted membership to Korsi Hot Yoga during training months May-Nov 2018.

$375 per each module of training (X 13) Total $4875 after April 30, 2018

$1425 each for Modules 1-4, Modules 5-8, Modules 9-12 if paid in full 30 days before the start of each master module + final module 13 $375 Total $4650

(Student manual must also be purchased for $80 after early bird dead line).

Payment Options

We accept cash, check, Visa or MasterCard with payment (less your $500 application fee) due on or before the start date of the program. Payment plans available, must have credit card on file. (Refunds, drop-outs, or withdrawals will NOT be accepted after the start of teacher training).


Jessie Fletcher E-RYT500, Program Director

Jessie Fletcher E-RYT500 is dedicated to spreading awareness of the limitless potential for the integration of mind, body, and spirit. Triumph over adversity is a central theme to her practice. Teaching Yoga since 2004, she has developed a dynamic and inspirational style. Her classes are vibrant, challenging and always evolving to meet the needs of her students. Jessie has over 800 Yoga teacher training hours. She has trained extensively in the tradition of the Himalayan Yogis through the linages of Krishnamacharya. Jessie is also a certified Ayurvedic Counselor with over 800 hours of training through the Ayurvedic Institute with Dr. Vasant Lad. She is the co-creator of Yogis on Fire, the Fusion of the Elements workshop series, the Multidimensional Integrative Sequencing Technique (MIST), and the Center of Dorje Yoga, Ayurveda, and Sanskrit. Jessie has accumulated over 8000 hours of teaching classes, workshops, and has certified over 60 teachers in the Dorje Yoga system. She has been blessed with Refuge and Tantric initiation into the tradition of the Karma Kagyu lineage. Currently she serves as an ambassador for Manduka and is an alumna ambassador for Lululemon 2014-2016. Jessie takes your practice to new heights, unlocking your full potential creating an empowering transformational experience. Having compassion for everyone’s own unique journey, she offers a place to learn and grow in a low stress, non-competitive environment.