January to June, 2017 (Next one will take place January to June 2018.)
6 Wednesday or Friday nights and one Weekend Workshop
Led by Sofi Dillof and Julia Howe Sullivan
The Laughing River Yoga Teacher Enhancement Program is designed to enhance the skills of yoga teachers who have already completed a 200 hour yoga training program. Through community, continued guidance, mentoring, and knowledge we aim to provide tools to empower professional and personal growth. Our aim is to create a supportive community in which yoga teachers will deepen their pedagogic skills, make friends and develop a network of support.
What is a Yoga Teacher Enhancement Program and which type of student participates in this course?
The TEP is an exciting opportunity to bring together people who are already teaching yoga in and around Burlington. Yogis have known for ages that there is great power and potential in gathering with like-minded people in Satsang. Through community, continued guidance, and mentoring we will keep you learning and keep your teaching fresh. We will explore various areas of study, including:
Teaching with props
How to lead a sanskrit chant
How to deliver a concise but powerful philosophical teaching
What makes the TEP different than a YTT? Is there a certification rewarded?
The Teacher Enhancement Program is designed to meet the needs of those teachers who have already completed a 200 hour yoga training program. While there is no certification given for the TEP, it is recommended for those participating in the LRY 300 hr Teacher Training Program.
Can you tell us a little bit about the LRY 300 hour Teacher Training?
Students who participate in the 300 hr YTT program have the opportunity to accumulate the necessary hours through approved workshops, classes, mentoring and studies over a three year period. This format will give students the time and space to complete the program in a way that fits their individual needs and interests.
Please tell us a little bit about yourselves, the TEP Faculty and what led you to create this program.
Sofi -. I am a senior advanced Jivamukti Yoga Instructor and I have been teaching yoga for 20 years. My passion to teach stems from my deep love of philosophy, creativity, community and firm belief that the practices of yoga, both on and off the mat, can bring positive transformation on a personal, communal, and global level.
Julia– I am a 200-hr certified Kripalu Yoga teacher and 500-hr certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher. My teaching journey began in 2011, but my personal practice took root in 2003. When I started practicing asana more consistently, reading the cornerstone texts, and applying basic yoga philosophy and theory to my own life, a feeling of wholeness and deep connection began to blossom. My goal as a teacher is to ignite the same evolution within the hearts of those whom I meet along my path; to fertilize the seeds of love, truth, and oneness that already dwell within them.
4. Where do you envision TEP participants going next?
Wherever their hearts lead them with confidence and grace.
Friday nights (7:15-9:15 pm at LRY): 1/20, 2/17, 3/24, 4/28, 5/26, 6/16
Wednesday nights (6:45-8:45 pm at Prenatal Method): 1/18, 2/15, 3/22, 4/26, 5/24, 6/14
Both groups are also required to attend a weekend workshop with Sofi and Julia that takes place the Saturday and Sunday January 21 and 22. This workshop will cover theming, chanting, intelligent sequencing, and assists.
The above components will provide 24 contact hours and 75 non contact hours. The hours are broken down as follows:
24 contact hours – 12 evening sessions and one required weekend
75 non contact hours – 15 hours homework/teaching/teaching methodology per month
The cost of the program is $625. A $150 non-refundable deposit can hold your spot. We look forward to connecting with those of you who are interested. Registration opens September 1st. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.