Himalayan Institute 500-hr Dual Certification Program 500-hr Yoga Teacher Certification and Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Certification
With Sandy Anderson, Rolf Sovik, Kathryn Templeton, Mary Bastien, Jennifer Reuter, Chanti- Tacronte Perez, Diana Halford & Sarah Goddard
As an experienced yoga teacher, you deserve a trusted space to turn for training, inspiration, and the next step in your professional journey and personal practice. Open Space Yoga is partnering with The Himalayan Institute to bring you the only 500-hour Teacher Certification Program on Oahu. Offering yoga teachers of all traditions an avenue to further deepen their practice and teaching.
Dates: March 22 2013-April 2014
March 22nd, 23rd & March 24th Anatomy Weekend April 4-10 2013 / June 7-12, June 14-22 / November 14-20 / March 20-26 2014 / April 30-May 8th 2014
Topics to be covered
Himalayan Tradition, Prana As Healing, Koshas, Nadis, Chakras, Theming, Intro to Sanskrit, Creative Sequencing, Intro to Personal Breathing, Teaching Methods, Therapuetics, Ayurveda, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, Tantra, Yantra, Advanced Asana, Mantra Yoga, Senior Yoga, and much more…
Requirements for 500-Hour Certification
1) 270 hours of advanced classroom training 2) 80 hours supportive reading
3) 100 hours teaching experience
Advanced Teaching Methods
- The Art of Sequencing, Advanced Asana, The Fluid Body
- The Art of Observing and Assisting
- Refining Your Teaching Skills, Theming
- Breathing, Relaxation, and Meditation Techniques and Teaching
Awakening Vital Energy:
- Asana and Chakras
- Pranayama and Subtle Body Anatomy
- Advanced Meditation Techniques
Discover the Ancient Teachings:
- In-depth Study of the Yoga Sutra and The Bhagavad Gita, Siva Sutras, Tantra
- Sanskrit, Prayers, and Chants
Yoga as a Healing Art:
- The Role of Breath, and Pranic energy in healing
- Yoga psychology and philosophy to support mental health
- Mental strategies for coping with pain and suffering
- Yoga for common structural complaints
- Restorative sequences and application
Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Training: Now Included in the Himalayan Institute 500 hr Teacher Certification Program
This 80 hour module followed by optional Case Study sessions, will give you the knowledge and skill to create dosha balancing yoga practices, use food with awareness, and create a basic lifestyle plans for yourself and for your clients based upon their needs and goals. You’ll be able to offer basic Ayurvedic consultations, “Ayurveda” 101 programs, and you will have access to additional training and supervision from the Himalayan Institute “Graduates Only” case supervision sessions.
This program has been recognized and is listed with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA)
- How prana (life force) and ojas (deep vitality) can be cultivated to regulate and support agni (digestive fire) for optimal health
- A deeper knowledge of the ayurvedic maps: doshas (constitutions), gunas (psychological tendencies), vayus (winds or movement of prana), and koshas (sheaths)
- How to adapt asana (postures) and pranayama to kindle our agni and better circulate prana for efficient energy management
- The alchemy of yoga and ayurveda along with diet and lifestyle adjustments to adapt to daily, seasonal, and stage-of-life changes
- How to identify typical constitutional imbalances and know how to address vikruti (imbalances) through asana, pranayama, deep relaxation, meditation and diet, cleansing, and lifestyle adjustments.
If you did not receive your 200-hour certification through the Himalayan Institute, we ask that you complete the following prior to attending your first segment:
- Read Moving Inward by Rolf Sovik.
- Listen to and practice the following methods of relaxation from the two relaxation CD’sby Rolf Sovik: Method 1: systematic relaxation, Method 4: point to point breathing, and the 61 points exercise. The Cd’s, Guided Yoga Relaxations and Advanced Yoga Relaxations, are available through our website and mail order, and are also downloadable from iTunes.
We also highly recommend reading Yoga: Mastering the Basics by Sandra Anderson and Rolf Sovik.
Certification requirements are to be completed within 3 years of the start date of the first training segment.
Attendance at all components of the Teacher Training Intensive is required for certification and to meet Yoga Alliance requirements. Please consult with the HITA Coordinator prior to missing any portion of the Training and request a copy of our Attendance Policy. Missed contact hours will require additional assignments for completion of certification.
Keep a record of your classroom and private teaching time. You may begin tracking hours from the time you became 200-hour certified. When you have accumulated 100 hours, send a copy of the log to the HITA office for your file.
Required Reading (included in tuition)
Living with the Himalayan Masters
The Power of Mantra and the Mystery of Initiation
Moving Inward The Journey to Meditation
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita
Yoga and Psychotherapy
From Death to Birth
The Healing Power of Mind
Yoga as Medicine
Key Muscles in Hatha Yoga
Textbook of Ayurveda, Volume One
Yoga & Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self Realization
March 22, 23 – 24, 2013 Anatomy with Mike Lane
Friday March 22 5-7pm
Saturday & Sunday 12:30-4:30pm
April 4-10, 2013 with Sandra Anderson
Session Runs Thursday – Wednesday (9am – 1pm and 2:30pm – 5:30pm)
Plus 2 Evening Sessions April 4th and April 6th (7:00-9:30pm)
April 4 9-10am The Himalayan Tradition
April 4 10-12pm The Himalayan Institute Approach to Asana Practice
April 4 12-1pm Asana Practice
April 4 2:30-5:30pm Your Personal Breathing, Relaxation, Meditation Practice
April 4 7:00-9:30pm Evening – Intro the Subtle Body –
April 5 9-11am Breathing/Relaxation/Meditation Training
April 5 11-1pm Asana and the Chakras (Guided Practice)
April 5 2:30-3:00pm Sanskrit
April 5 3:00 -4:00 Pranayama/5 Pranas
April 5 4:00-5:30pm Philosophy (Sankhya, Sutras, Gita)
Similar Schedule will be run April 6 – 10, 2013
June 7th-22nd with Jennifer Reuter, Mary Bastien, Diana Halford & Chanti Tacronte Perez
June 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22 5-8:30 M,W,F; 12:30-6:30 S & S
Teaching Methods/Sequencing/Restoratives/Senior Yoga/Dharma/Siva Sutras/Devi-working with the goddess/Advanced Asana/Theming/the Fluid Body/Observations/Hands-on/Tantra/Yantra
NOTE: Intro Sankhya for AYS Students Require as an On-Line Module to be completed before November Session
Nov 14-18 2013 with Sarah Goddard
Ayurveda Specialist Training (AYS) (9-1, 2:30-5:30, 7-9:30)
Nov 14 9-1 & 2:30-5:30 & 7:00 – 9:30
AYS 1 Nov 15 9-1 & 2:30-5:30
AYS 1 Nov 16 9-1 & 2:30-5:30 & 7:00-9:30
AYS 3 Nov 17 9-1 & 2:30-5:30
AYS 3 Nov 18 9-1 & 2:30-5:30
November 19th-20th with Sarah Goddard
Breathing/Relaxation/Meditation Training (9-1, 2:30-5:30)
Nov 19 9-1 and 2:30-5:30 Asana Practice/Lower Body Therapeutics
Nov 20 9-1 and 2:30-5:30 Asana Practice/Upper Body Therapeutics
March 20-26, 2014 with Kathryn Templeton
AYS 2/4 and Therapeutics for Anxiety/Depression/Yoga Nidra Session
Runs Thursday – Wednesday (9am – 1pm and 2:00pm – 5:00pm) Plus 2 Evening Sessions March 20 and March 22 (7:00-9:30pm)
March 20 9-1 and 2:00-5:00 and 7:00 – 9:30
AYS 2 March 21 9-1 and 2:00-5:00
AYS 2 March 22 9-1 and 2:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:30
AYS 4 March 23 9-1 and 2:00-5:00
AYS 4 March 24 9-1 and 2:00-5:00
Yoga Nidra March 25 9-1 and 2:00-5:00
Anxiety/Depression Therapeutics March 26 9-1 and 2:00-5:00
April 30-May 8, 2014 with Rolf Sovik
Yoga as Healing Art/Mantra Meditation/Gita Sutra
Thursday – Wednesday (9am – 1pm and 2:30pm – 5:30pm) Plus 2 Evening Sessions April 30 and May 2 (7:00-9:30pm)
April 30 9-11 Prana as Healer or Yoga as Healing Art Theory; 11-1 Yoga as a Healing Art Guided Practice; 2:30-4:30
Yoga Sutra (Days 1-4) Gita (Days 5-7) plus 2 Evening Sessions April 30 4:30-5:30 Guided Meditation/Yoga Nidra
May 1- May 8 Similar Schedule for Remaining Days
**NOTE those students who have already taken the AYS program do not need to attend the November 14-18th sessions OR March 20-14 2014**
$3,999 Program Register Here
- First Installment: $1,499 prior to the start of the program
- Second Installment: $1,300 prior to the mid-point of the program
- Third Installment: $700 prior to the last session of the program
AYS Graduate tuition price $2,600 Register Here If AYS Graduate
- First Installment: $1,500 prior to the start of the program
- Second Installment: $600 prior to the mid-point of the program
- No Third Installment: paid in full
Pre-Requistes To Apply For Training
- 200-hour certification and/or RYT-200 Yoga Alliance Registration and a regular practice.
- Minimum 18 years of age.
- Submit a completed application with 1 online reference form. Information collected includes:
- Contact Information
- Essay questions to capture your background with yoga and goals for the training
- One Reference form from a yoga teacher
All applications must be received with a $500 deposit (includes non-refundable $108 application fee).
Once applications and reference forms are received by the HITA office you will receive notice on the status of your application within 2 weeks.
President and Spiritual Director of the Himalayan Institute and a clinical psychologist in private practice, Rolf Sovik has studied yoga in the United States, India, and Nepal. He holds degrees in philosophy, music, Eastern studies, and clinical psychology. Former Co-Director of the Himalayan Institute of Buffalo, NY he began his practice of yoga in 1972, and was initiated as a pandit in the Himalayan tradition in 1987. He is the author ofMoving Inward, co-author of the award-winning Yoga: Mastering the Basics, and a columnist for Yoga International magazine. You Tube Rolf & Meditation
Initiated into the Himalayan tradition in 1988, author and teacher Sandra draws on traditional yoga texts and 20 years of study and practice under the guidance of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. She teaches all aspects of yoga nationally, trains teachers, and instructs programs at the Himalayan Institute where she lives. Sandra holds a degree in geology and began her studies in yoga while working throughout the west as an environmental groundwater geologist. View her videos on pranayama and other practices online, and visitYogaInternational.com for her e-book, “The Breath of Life—The Prana Vayus”, and articles on pilgrimage, prayer, and more. You Tube Sandra & Tantra
Sarah Goddard has been on a personal journey of healing and spiritual growth for over 15 years. She has taught yoga since 2002 in corporate, studio, and clinical settings. Originally drawn to yoga practice to relieve chronic stress and illness, Sarah has not only regained her health, but has discovered a spiritual dimension of life she finds rich and inspiring. Sarah serves on the teaching faculty of the Himalayan Institute and is the Professional Education Manager at their headquarters, where she has lived in residence since 2004. She holds a Masters Degree in Materials Engineering from the University of Delaware, and completed an eight-year engineering career with W.L. Gore and Associates, prior to joining the Institute.
Kathryn Templeton has devoted her life to the health of others. A psychotherapist for more than 20 years, Kathryn is a Master Teacher in the field of Drama Therapy and continues to work both clinically and as an educator specializing in the treatment of individuals with complex trauma. As an E‐500 RYT and NAMA‐registered Ayurvedic practitioner, Kathryn has worked to develop specialized treatments integrating the principles of yoga and Ayurveda with clinical therapeutic techniques. Kathryn is an Adjunct Professor of Human Development and General Psychology in the Connecticut Community College system. She holds memberships with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, the National Association of Drama Therapists and the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. (kathryntempleton.com)
Mary Bastien began her yoga practice in 1997 in Venice, CA. She completed her first teacher training with Shiva Rea, Max Strom, and Saul David Rea. Shortly after Mary met Rod Stryker and has since been his student studying Yoga in the Tantric Lineage. In 2005 she came to Hawaii to share the Vinyasa Flow/ Tantra Hatha Yoga approach to practice and opened Open Space Yoga. Mary has also been studying Ayurveda under Dr. Suhas & Kathryn Templeton and applies basic Ayurvedic principles to asana practice. She is a level 2 certified ParaYoga teacher.
Jennifer’s style is a fusion from her two main teachers: Shiva Rea and the Anusara System. Her style integrates the biomechanics of alignment, pranic energy, movement and heart. Besides her passion for asana, she is equally fascinated with yoga’s other components: philosophy and meditation. She is currently a teacher trainer at OSY where her enthusiasm takes students deeper into themselves as well as deeper into her own heart. Her certifications include ACE and 500ryt.
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.
Chanti has been studying and teaching yoga in the Tantric Hatha Linage since 2005 with her teacher Rod Stryker, founder of Para Yoga. He has taught her that everyone has the ability to know their destination and find that road to walk on. She has currently completed the Para Yoga Certification (level I) & her Restorative Yoga training with Judith Handson Lasater, whom she has assisted in workshops in the United States. Her study of Sacred Art with Mavis Gewant and Pieter Weltevrede merges her love of Yoga with her passion for painting and education. Chanti hopes to inspire others to re-discover their shiniest self, by sharing her knowledge of art and yogic philosophy.