Anatomy, Philosophy and Psychology modules with Sophia Reinders, Patricia Sullivan and Paul Roache, M.D.
- A diverse group of instructors from multiple disciplines with over 250 years of combined teaching experience
- Small class sizes that allow for individualized instruction
- Observing, assisting and mentorship with an instructor
- Ongoing practice teaching, both in the classes and off hours with your fellow trainees
- Group Practices
- Public Classes
- Classes held two-three weekends per month
- Hours are from 12:30 or 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays
- Asana modules typically run through the entire day while the specialty modules are separated into the early afternoon session and late afternoon session.
- Out of studio hours (homework and reading assignments, practice teaching, etc.) are factored into the overall hours and left to the student(s) discretion to schedule.
Philosophy, Focus and the Faculty of the Program:
Every yoga teacher training program is different. Like any certification or university program, each studio offers a unique focus and philosophy by which they’ve carefully crafted the training program. The practice of yoga reaches depths beyond our ability to learn in one lifetime, and as such, we are granted the opportunity to create a program that will give you the strongest foundation and most awareness of the possibilities that yoga can provide you in the future.
At The Loft SF, our program fosters a broad view of yoga, one that is open to different perspectives, schools of thought and modalities. It is guided by the desire to travel beyond our boundaries.
The faculty that we've gathered is one of the strongest aspects of our program. Each member of our dynamic multi-generational faculty brings strength and experience that is unique to their character and teaching style. During the course of the program, teachers will each cover a specific portion of the syllabus, creating a sort of tapestry from the knowledge they present, and providing students with a solid foundation in the art and craft of teaching Hatha Yoga.
Please see The Art of Teaching for more information on our philosophy and to learn more about our faculty.
- Categories of Asana & the Art of Sequencing
- Standing Poses: Connecting with the Earth
- Twists & Forward Bends: Releasing the Spine & Quieting the Mind
- Backbending with Ease
- Modifications: The Basics The Use of Props The Art of Touch
- Practicing Inversions Safely
- Gravity, Balance & Alignment
- Muscles & Bones of the Pelvis Thorax
- Anatomy in Asana
- Introduction to Meditation
- Breath of Life: Movement of Life Energy
- Prenatal: Preparing the Body for Birth Birth & Beyond
- The Art of Sequencing a Hatha Class
- The Art of Sequencing a Vinyasa Class
- The Business of Yoga
- Home Practice & Personal Studies
- Principles of Therapeutics
- Teaching Yoga One-on-One
- Teaching Yoga to Athletes
Yoga Psychology, Philosophy & Ethics
Frequently Asked Questions
- Embodied Psychology of Yoga: The Art of Aware Awakeness
- Introduction to the Yoga Sutras
- Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita
Open House/Q&A Sessions
Come to The Loft to meet and chat with graduates of the program on any of the following Saturdays from 3-4pm: May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 8 or October 6, 2012. Pepper them with questions, get first hand insight(s) of the ins and outs of the program
A Complimentary 5-class card for the studio will be provided at the Open House sessions in order for you to get a sense of the atmosphere of the studio and also to have an opportunity to take classes with the faculty members who also teach daily classes.
Cost for 200-hour program is $3,000 (full payment due by Oct 20); $2700 Early-Bird (full payment by September 15), $3,400 (payment plan, $300 registration due October 1, $1,100 due Oct 20, $1,000 due Dec 20, $1,000 due Feb 20; feel free to inquire about monthly payment plans).
Until November 15, 2012, tuition is fully refundable less a $100 processing fee. From November 16 to December 1, refund is 25% of full tuition fee. There are no refunds after December 2 , 2012.