"The heart is the hub of all sacred places. Go there and roam in it." - Bhagavan Shri Nityananda
Namasté School of Yoga is honored to be offering a YOGA ALLIANCE Approved 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training.
Weekend Format Schedule:
Saturday & Sunday - Approximately One weekend per month for 12 months
2014 January - December Training Dates:
Students can miss 3 days of the training if necessary.
Location: Our Yoga Teacher Training is held at 449 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME - At the Yoga Center Studio.
"To study the Buddha way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be enlightened by the ten thousand things." - Dogen
The Namasté Yoga Teacher Training is a YOGA ALLIANCE APPROVED program.
Breakdown of Curriculum Hours:
115 hrs Techniques Training & Practice
25 hrs Teaching Methodology
20 hrs Anatomy & Physiology
30 hrs Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics
10 hrs Student Practicum
20 hrs Independent Study
9:00am 11:00am Asana Practice & Morning Meditation Practice
11:00am 12:30pm Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics
12:30pm 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm 1:45pm Meditation Rest Period
1:45pm 2:30pm Interdisciplinary Subtle and Structural Anatomy & Physiology
2:30pm 4:30pm Interdisciplinary Technical and Teaching Methodology
4:30pm 5:15pm Evening Closing Meditation
Yoga History & Philosophy
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Namasté Yoga Theory
Jnana, Karma, Bhakti & Hatha Yoga
Listening and Conscious Communication Skills
Chanting & Kirtan
Principles of Restorative practices
Principles of Vinyasa
The Art of Hands on Asana Adjustment
The Art of Sequencing & Designing Asana Classes
Yoga Chikitsa Yoga according to Prakruti for Teacher & Student
Business & Professional Ethics & Seva
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi
About the Namasté Yoga Teacher Training
At Namasté we view the ancient path of Yoga as one
of the many doorways to accessing deeper levels of
being in our relationship with ourselves, others and
the sacred. Whether you are interested in deepening
your own practice or you feel the call to serve, the
journey of becoming a Namasté Yoga Teacher is one
of transformation and self-discovery. At Namasté we
honor the vastness of all yogic and spiritual traditions
in order to provide the student with a rich and wide
body of knowledge, both experientially and intellectually.
The Namasté Yoga Teacher Training Course is
a comprehensive 200 hour program grounded in the
rich roots of authentic Yoga, therapeutic
Mind-Body approaches and contemporary science.
Steeped in the ancient philosophy and practice of Vedic, Classical, and Hatha Yoga, the Namasté approach to asana
seeks to develop insight within asana practice to
uncover a deeper awareness of ones true nature
through mindfulness and the engagement of witness consciousness or self-inquiry. We
view the body as a mirror of the mind and explore
how the mind is expressed in the body. Without
this inquiry into the nature of the mind, Yoga asana
becomes merely exercise. The practice of asana
steeped in mindfulness practices can teach us how
to discipline our mind and cease reacting to the world
in our usual habitual ways. Therein we can begin to
cease the patterns of karma which create suffering.
As we begin to cultivate a disciplined mind we begin
to cultivate right attitude and in turn become a place
of compassionate refuge for ourselves and others.
Namasté asana includes a combination of vinyasa
- mindful flowing sequences, long, still, alignment
& inquiry based asana, and restful asanas where
individual poses are held, isolated and studied, to
understand our deeper nature. The Namasté
approach to contemplative practices focuses on the
internal practices of stilling the mind through 1/2 hour
to 2 hour chanting, pranayama and sitting meditation,
in addition to meditation in action. The ancient
wisdom traditions teach that in order for one to know
self-realization one must be steadfast in the state of
meditation at all times, with devotion and humility.
The great paradox is that meditation is not something
we "do" - it is the essence of who we are.
In addition to philosophical and therapeutic practices
students will gain an introductory understanding of
Functional Anatomy. Students will leave the training fully
prepared to teach in a way that speaks to their uniqueness
whether it be vinyasa, alignment based, or gentle
restorative asana classes or pranayama & meditation
classes. Students will acquire the confidence to communicate
the practice of Yoga to others with the highest level
of integrity while honoring their own unique voice. The
Namasté training program will culminate in an experience
that is transformational on every level: physical, emotional,
mental, and spiritual.
Upon completion of the 200 hour course, students will receive their Namasté Yoga Teacher Certification. Those interested in receiving the practitioner level of Yoga Therapy will be required to continue with additional modules of training. More information about the Yoga Therapy program will be available over the next few months.
Does Namasté have specific requirements on how long a student has been practicing Yoga for the Yoga Teacher Training?
We believe that it is not how long one has practiced Yoga in whatever form they have. Instead, we look for how one is in one"s life. One may have practiced Yoga for a month and if they can show the how of their life in words or actions then we will consider the journey with them.
"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." - Buddha
What does Namasté look for in accepting a student into its training programs?
We shall not cease
And the end of all
Will be to arrive
where we started,
And know the place
for the first time.
We look for those in which we can learn with - those that value a beginner's mind. Once we can empty ourselves, a beginner"s mind unfolds in which true learning can take place for all. At Namasté we are here to create a space which allows our students to nurture the empty space within, which in turn allows one to become a container or foundation of listening, healing and refuge.
At Namasté we live our core values and mission. Students can choose from a variety of training programs around the country, and we encourage potential students to explore each organizations values and missions to discover which resonate most deeply.
""You cannot transcend what you do not know. To go beyond yourself, you must know yourself."
- Sri Nisargadatta
What is Yoga?
The soul purpose of all forms of Yoga is Self-Realization.
To learn more about Yoga, Buddhism, Vedanta, Kashmir Shaivism, etc. visit the following links to begin your journey:
Sri Ramana Maharshi
Sri H.W.L. Poonja
American Institute of Vedic Studies
Kirpal Singh - Surat Shabd Yoga
Zen Mountain Monastery
Insight Meditation Society
Meditation, Buddhism, Vedanta & Kashmir Shaivism
The Heart of the Buddha"s Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh
Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa
The Heart of the Buddha by Chogyam Trungpa
The Path Is the Goal by Chogyam Trungpa
Nothing Special: Living Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck
Not Always So: Practicing the True Spirit of Zen by Shunryu Suzuki Roshia
When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
The Wisdom of No Escape: And the Path of Loving Kindness by Pema Chodron
Zen Mind, Beginners Mind by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
I Am That by Swami Muktananda
Meditation Revolution by Siddha Yoga Tradition
The Sacred Power by Swami Kripananda
Meditate Happiness Lies Within You by Swami Muktananda
The Yoga of Discipline by Gurumayi Chidvilasanda
Where are You Going? By Swami Muktananda
The Heart of Meditation by Swami Durganada
Vedantic Meditation by David Frawley
I Am That by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Talks with Ramana Maharshi
Wake Up and Roar Satsang with H.W.L. Poonja
The Truth Is by Sri H.W.L. Poonja
Vedantic Meditation by David Frawley
Bhagavad Gita by Eknath Easwaran
The Triadic Heart of Shiva by Paul Muller-Ortega
The Shiva Sutras The Yoga of Supreme Identity by JaiDeva Singh
Pratyabhijnahrdayam: The Secret of Self-recognition by JaiDeva Singh
Kaishmir Shaivism J.C. Chatterji
Nothing Exists That Is Not Shiva: Commentaries on the Shiva Sutra, Vijnana Bhairava, Guru Gita and Other Sacred Texts by Swami Muktananda
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
The Art of Being and Becoming by Hazrat Inayat Khan
The Mountain of Silence by Kyriacos Markides
Religious Literacy by Stephen Prothero
Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith by Rob Bell
Hatha Yoga & Ayurveda
Yoga & Ayurveda by David Frawley
Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra
Ayurveda & the Mind by David Frawley
Yoga for Your Type by David Frawley
B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga
The Yoga Tradition by Georg Feuerstein
Light on the Yoga Sutras by B.K.S. Iyengar
Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga Psychology by Swami Ajaya
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING TUITION
Non-refundable Application Fee
Tuition Deposit (part of total tuition)
Namaste' offers a 12 month payment plan for those who are unable to pay full tuition at the start of the program. Please call or email for more details.
Books & Supplies not included. Cost of Books is approximately $150.00-200.00.
"To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders." - Chuang-tzu