OSY RYT 200 hour Fundamental Yoga Teacher Training will give you the confidence necessary to teach a safe, unique and effective class. This training is not just open to aspiring teachers but to all students looking to deepen their understanding of themselves through the science of Yoga & Tantra.
“If you choose OSY for a teacher training program, know that you are in safe, comfortable hands, yet you will be pushed and challenged to learn and grow about yoga philosophy, asana, pranayama, meditation, but mostly, about yourself. You will grow not only as a yoga practitioner, but as a unique person as well, on a path to the very best you, forever changed from your experience.” Rachel Piano Pooley
Open Space Foundational 200 hour program is both comprehensive and well-rounded. It embraces diversity – each teacher offers a unique style combining his or her personal experience and background which enables the instructor to teach from a place of authenticity. All teachers continue to learn and develop their practice bringing both current and innovative techniques to both the training program as well as to the individual student. OSY is recognized by Yoga Alliance, one of the leading global yoga affiliations. OSY training supports both the serious students of yoga who want to deepen their practice as well as aspiring teachers who want to teach skillfully, safely and with the power of their own unique voice. Students will also receive a certificate which they can use to register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-200 level. Completion of this program will also open the door to teaching opportunities at Open Space Yoga. Scholarships available : please inquire studio.
Break Down of Hours:
100 hours: Training Techniques:Structurally- aligned asana, pranayama, meditation
30 hours: Teaching Methodology:Creative & effective sequencing, hands-on techniques
20 hours: Functional Anatomy and Physiology: Primary muscular, skeletal & joint distinctions, anatomy of breath
30 hours: Yoga Philosphy and Ethics:Historical classic & tantric roots, ayurveda, modern evolutions in yoga
20 hours: Practicum: Practice teaching from your own heart & wisdom.
Teachers: Mary Bastien ERYT 500, Jennifer Reuter ERYT500, Diana Halford RYT 500, Pablo Muller RYT 200
“I highly recommend the teacher training course at Open Space Yoga. It’s both rigorous and fun, and covers a wider range of materials than I could’ve ever imagined. An added plus is that the teachers come from a variety of traditions, giving one a broad view of the yoga world.” Ted Pirsig
Tuition includes: Training Manual, Unlimited Yoga with OSY Teacher Trainers for program duration, Access to Mentor Program after completion of Training.
NEXT TRAINING STARTS August-November 2013
EXACT DATES: August 2,3,4,5,7,9,10,11,19,21,233,24,25 September 1,2,4,6,7,8,16,18,20,21,22 October 7,9,11,12,13,21,23,25,26,27 November 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10,
One Week on & One Week Off
Mondays 5-8:30pm Wednesdays 5-8:30 pm & Fridays 5-8:30pm; Saturdays & Sundays 12:30-5:30pm
Example of Topics Covered:
Grounding in the Ancient Roots of Yoga, the Tantric Roots of Hatha Yoga,Krishnamacharya’s Vinyasa Krama, Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga Nidra
Development of life-long relationship to the classic texts of Yoga and contemporary readings to illumine the path (reading reports)
Skills of seeing, relating and interpreting the levels of imbalance in all aspects of embodiment (both on the mat and off the mat)
Skills for hand-on adjustments in the primary poses and intermediate asanas Skills for creating a class to a specific person’s needs including weakness of lower back, shoulders, wrists, knees, hips as well as understanding specialty populations such as children, prenatal, & elderly.
Practical knowledge of both biomechanical and energetic alignment for safety, effectiveness and ease.
Application of multi-dimensional sequencing for effectiveness and diversity of movement including basic Sun Salutations and various other creative Namaskars.
Basic use of Sanskrit pronunciation of the asanas and universal chants (mantras) of yoga
Deepening connection to the living flow of yoga by developing one’s own personal sadhana
Intrinsic happiness, joy, love of the source and awakening your dance with life. Cultivation of living Ayurveda, understanding of your dosha, life rhythms, path of rejuvenation.
Mary Bastien ERYT 500
Mary Bastien began her yoga practice in 1997 in Venice, CA. In 2005 she came to Hawaii to share the Tantra Hatha Yoga approach to practice and opened Open Space Yoga. She continues to study,practice and share what she feels is most important, to move you towards your most fullest potential using yoga as the means to get there. Her classes incorporate asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation.
BFA Fine Arts Otis College of Art & Design
200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Shiva Rea, Max Strom & Saul David Ray
Embodying the Flow TT with Shiva Rea 2002
500 hour Para Yoga Master Training with Rod Stryker including:
Vinyasa Krama, Yoga Marma, Kundalini, Tantra, Yoga Sutra, Prana, Yoga of Fulfillment, Koshas & Guru Parampara 2002-present
Discover Ayurveda with Dr. Sushas 2007
108 Hour Anusara Immersion with Skeeter Tichnor 2009
Yoga Sutra intensive with Bhavani Maki 2008
Tantra all day intensive with David Frawley and Shambhavi 2008
Ayurveda Home Study Course with Dr. Robert Svoboda -present
Tantra Home study course with Pandit Rajmani Tigunai- present
Foundations of Vedic Knowledge Sanskrit and the Sacred Journey with Dharma
Shakti Yoga Retreat with David Frawley & Yogini Shambhavi 2011/2012
Kathryn Templeton “Ayurveda” 2011
Mary is certified as a Level 2 ParaYoga teacher
Jennifer Reuter ERYT 500
Jennifer began her yoga practice, study & journey in 1998. She never ceases to marvel at the vastness and richness of this tradition and how it can offer it’s many ways of healing for each individual. She considers herself a lifelong student—eagerly excited to teach, share and grow. Jennifer is certified Prana Vinyasa Teacher from Shiva Rea.
B.S.Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology
Shiva Rea, Prana Flow 200 & 500 RYT 2004RYT 2004 Shiva Rea,
“Ayurveda”, Kerala, India 2006
Sianna Sherman, “Anusara and Principals of Alignment”, San Franscisco
Dr.Swami Shankardev, “Tantric Meditation/Yoga nidra , Bali 2006 Sianna Sherman, Noah Maze, Dr. Brooks, “Triadic Heart of Goddess”,
Dr.Paul Muller-Ortega, “Rasa and Tantric Meditations”
Skeeter Tichtnor & Sianna Sherman, “108 Anusara Immersion”
Sianna Sherman, Darren Rhodes, Dr. Paul Muller-Ortega, Esalen
Paul Muller-Ortega, “EHS & AKM meditation/shiva
sutras/tantraloka/yoga sutras ” 2010-2013
Franklin Method “Spine and shoulders”
Leslie Kaminoff “Yoga Anatomy”
Kathryn Templeton “Ayurveda” 2011-2012
Diana Halford RYT500
Diana Anjali Halford, a Registered Nurse since 1986, first discovered yoga in 1997. She began a consistent practice of yoga at a time of great transition in her life, unaware that it would lead to a new career and way of life. Diana’s classes are deeply informed by her dedicated study and personal practice. She has completed over 1000 hours of Yoga study and is on the faculty for Open Space Yoga Teacher Training. Teachers who have strongly influenced her are: Skeeter Tichnor, Christina Sell, Darren Rhodes, Noah Maze, Sianna Sherman, Douglas Brooks, John Friend and Nichala Joy Devi. Diana is devoted to continuing the path of yoga as a student and as always will seek out great teachers to assist her on that path. Diana’s heart, humor and devotion to her own practice guides her classes which are full of love and laughter.
Pablo Muller was first introduced to yoga philosophy as a teenager in Buenos Aires, Argentina, He was reintroduced to the practice in 1998 when he attended his first meditation satsang. In 2000, he moved to an ashram in upstate New York, devoting his life to the study and practice of yoga. Pablo spent the next four years living in ashrams, where he also learned to practice and teach hatha yoga. In 2003, Pablo completed his teacher training with some of the earliest Anusara-certified instructors, Jimmie and Ruthie Bernaert. Since then, Pablo’s teaching has been inspired by the Anusara methodology, as well as ancient yoga philosophy and his belief in yoga as a tool for transforming the mind, body and spirit.
- Siddha Yoga “In Search of the Self” Home Study Course 1998-2003
- Teacher Training with Jimmie and Ruthie Bernaert 2003-2004
- Advanced Teacher Training with Noah Maze 2005
- Teacher Training Level II with John Friend (Founder of Anusara Yoga) 2006
- Therapeutic Teacher Training with John Friend 2006, 2010
- Various advanced workshops and Anusara-instructor retreats with John Friend 2006-2010
- “Living in the Truth of the Present Moment” Home Study Course with Ram Butler 2009-present
“The Open Space Teacher Training provides a comprehensive approach to deepening ones practice. I throughly enjoyed this training because of the diverse backgrounds the teachers came from. This allowed me to obtain the foundational tools of asana, mantra, meditation, ayurveda and philosophy and then fitting it into my practice in my own creative way. I appreciate that the trainers continue to mentor and support me on my path even for several years after.” Monica Ross