Curriculum

A revolutionary approach to healing and spiritual growth through yoga, philosophy, psychology and neuroscience. Learn the art and science of transformative teaching and coaching.

Online Classes 


In depth lecture, discussion and practice of topics and tools to listen to and integrate all four voices… mind, body, heart and soul. To be a coach and teacher of this work, we can only guide others in what we have practiced ourselves. Be prepared to not only learn how to lead clients through this work, but to also go deep into your own work. A regular self-coaching, self-inquiry, meditation/yoga practice is a necessary component in being effective and maintaining integrity in your work as you take your seat as a teacher and coach. These classes will provide instruction, support and a sacred space to learn, practice and go deep. 

Classes are offered via live-stream video classroom where teachers and students can view each other. Log in via smartphone, tablet or computer.

MIND

Thought Inquiry Develop proficiency in The Work of Byron Katie.

Radical Truth Telling Learn what the truth means, what it feels like in your body and how it applies to yoga. Guide clients and students to find their own true north.

The Yoga of Speech Embody the elements of the yoga of speech in teaching, coaching and in life on and off the mat.

Compassionate Boundaries Learn the foundational elements of establishing and enforcing healthy boundaries. Practice boundary recognition and setting. Learn to identify “Who’s business is this? Mine, their’s or God’s?”

Shadow Work Learn to help students work with their shadow aspects to come to know and accept all parts of themselves, especially those they have attempted to hide or run from.

HEART

Emotions Understanding the power and purpose of emotions. Exploration of the seven most common emotions and the wisdom and they offer. Teaching and coaching to facilitate the honoring and releasing of emotion.  

Heart Inquiry Supporting the heart when challenging feelings are present. How to add kind and compassionate props to honor, support and comfort in real life.

Food, Alcohol and Other Addictions How food, alcohol and other substances affect our ability to connect with ourselves. Working with clients who have issues of excess: eating, drinking, smoking, drugs, overwork, affairs, overspending, etc. Understanding why people harm themselves.Treating addiction as the symptom a a problem, not the problem itself. 

BODY

Body Inquiry Reading the map of the body (on and off the mat) to understand the hidden messages the body offers. Deep exploration of the seven chakras.

Metaphors, Myths and Dreams  Integrating the unconscious through the power of myths, metaphors, images and dreams. 

Hidden Trauma  How trauma hides from our conscious minds. Why yoga coaching often triggers “remembering.” Holding compassionate space for trauma resolution and optimal healing.

The Weird Thing About Pain The anatomy of pain and the mind-body connection. Understand the emotional and energetic energy behind pain. Identify possible psychosomatic conditions. Learn how to help clients heal themselves.

SOUL

Prayer, Ritual and Creativity Learn to guide students to work with the four voices (MIND, HEART, BODY and SOUL) through the Soul Tools of prayer, pranayama, ritual and creativity. Help students deepen their spiritual practice. Learn to practice and teach meditation and mindfulness techniques accessible to all students.

PRACTICUM

Foundations of Asana  Guided practice + analytical training in teaching the essential asanas. Each pose will be broken down into its foundational elements. Learn to teach safely for proper alignment, cue for working with injuries, make adjustments, work with special needs and make modifications for trauma sensitivity.

Life Coaching Practicum Guided practice + analytical training in how to life coach one-to-one clients. Each essential tool will be broken down into its foundational elements. 

Life Coaching + Yoga Practicum Guided practice + analytical training in how to blend life coaching and yoga into a session with one-to-one clients. 

BUSINESS

Helping v. Harming  What to expect in a healthy yoga coaching session or class. Learn what yoga coaching can and cannot facilitate and when to refer to a doctor, therapist or other professional.

Money Love Money as a spiritual practice. How our relationship to money impacts our income, our spending and our overall success. Learn tools and strategies to create abundance and foster a healthy relationship with money.

Business of Yoga + Life Coaching  Learn the basics of marketing, website design, podcasting, newsletters, setting up shop and all the other nuts and bolts that are required for creating a thriving online and in-real-life business. Crafting a captivating "About Me" page that differentiates you as a teacher and coach. Effectively navigating social media.

ANATOMY

Anatomy of the Chakras This ancient system provides a map of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual realms in relation to human development, trauma and learned patterns of behavior and beliefs. Learn how to recognize imbalances in each of the seven chakras, how and where physical symptoms arise as a result of stored emotions andtools to facilitate healing and balance. 

Anatomy of the Brain Understand what physically happens to a brain in yoga, meditation, pranayama and coaching and how the brain changes through practice. 

Anatomy of Emotion  Learn the physicality and neurobiology of emotions.

PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy - Ancient Texts Lecture and discussion about the ancient yoga texts including the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita.

Philosophy - Eight Limbs Lecture and discussion of the Eight Limbs of Yoga including yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana and samadhi.

Philosophy - Modern Texts Lecture and discussion about modern spiritual texts that teach yogic philosophy, including the work of Michael Singer, Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie.

 

Retreats


 Attendance is required for certification

Opening Retreat

In this foundational component, learn and experience the framework on which the program is built. Explore each of the four voices (MIND, BODY, HEART, SOUL) integrated into Yoga Church classes, through self-inquiry and in one-to-one coaching tools. Cultivate connection- to your body, your truest self and your tribe of rebels.

MIND

Intro to the Mind Experience this work integrated into a Yoga Church Class and then learn how to use these tools with one-to-one clients.

Thought Inquiry Learn about Thought Work and how it relates to the mind-body connection. 

Intro to Shadow Work Introduction to the Jungian aspect of the Shadow. Discover negative and positive hidden aspects of the personality.    

The Dangers of Projection and Judgment  Coaching and teaching from a neutral, loving and compassionate place. 

HEART

Intro to the Heart Experience this work integrated into a Yoga Church Class and then learn how to use these tools with one-to-one clients.

Basics of Emotions Recognizing, understanding and releasing emotions. 

Basics of Pranayama Introduction to the key elements of pranayama. Learn how breath relates to emotion and how breath is a gateway to mind-body connection.

BODY

Intro to the Body. Experience this work integrated into a Yoga Church Class and then learn how to use these tools with one-to-one clients.

Basics of Body Inquiry Deliberate focus on the wisdom the body has to offer. 

Basics of Samskara Introduction to samskara and how the body stores trauma,    memories and emotional disturbances. Learn how the body must be engaged to release old emotional patterns.

Basics of Tapas Introduction to tapas and how stored energy patterns, stored emotions and past trauma can be converted and released through purification and heat.

Mind-Body Connection Deepening the mind-body connection. Differentiating the mind-voice from the body-voice. Learn tools and techniques for opening communication to the body, for building self trust and following the body’s guidance. 

SOUL

Intro to the Soul Experience this work integrated into a Yoga Church Class and then learn how to use these tools with one-to-one clients.

Basics of Meditation Lecture, discussion and practice of the key elements of meditation. 

Basics of Prayer, Ritual and Creativity Open up the connection with the soul and guide your students to find their own connection - the goal of our work on the mat and off. 

PRACTICUM

The Art of Communication  The methodology of invitational language, clear communication and how to facilitate powerful conversation and build rapport.

Basics of Asana Guided practice + analytical training in how to teach the basic Yoga Coaching Poses. Overview of each asana. Basic alignment points. Safety: Working with injuries, making adjustments, working with special needs, trauma sensitivity. 


Closing Retreat

 

Putting it all together. Explore each of the four voices (MIND, BODY, HEART, SOUL) integrated into Yoga Church classes, through self-inquiry and in one-to-one coaching. Practicum and assessment.

MIND

Review of the Mind Another look at this work and then a review how to use these tools with one-to-one clients.

Review of Thought Inquiry Another look at this work and then a review how to use these tools with one-to-one clients.

Review of Shadow Work Another look at this work and then a review how to use these tools with one-to-one clients.

HEART

Review of the Heart. Another look at this work and then a review how to use these tools with one-to-one clients.

Review of Emotions Another look at this work and then a review how to use these tools with one-to-one clients.

BODY

Review of the Body. Another look at this work and then a review how to use these tools with one-to-one clients.

Review of Body Inquiry Another look at this work and then a review how to use these tools with one-to-one clients.

Review and Practicum: Metaphors, Myths and Dreams  Another look at this work and then a review how to use these tools with one-to-one clients.

SOUL

Review of the Soul Another look at this work and then a review how to use these tools with one-to-one clients.

Review of Meditation Review of the key elements of meditation. 

Review of Prayer, Ritual and Creativity Another look at this work and then a review how to use these tools with one-to-one clients.

PRACTICUM

Review the Art of Coaching Integrating the mind, body, heart and soul tools. 

Review the Art of Non-Attachment  Learn tools to help you recognize and let go of any agenda that you might have for your clients and students.

Asana Sequencing Guided practice and analytical training in sequencing for restorative Yoga Church classes. Learn to sequence for restoration, for safely working with injuries, making adjustments, working with special needs and making modifications for trauma sensitivity.

Practicum Students will be observed leading a yoga coaching session and receive feedback. Students will observe a yoga coaching session and offer feedback. 

BUSINESS

Q&A for Business of Yoga + Life Coaching Detailed and tailored response to your questions about marketing, social media, setting up shop and all the other nuts and bolts that are required for creating a thriving online and in-real-life business.

Playlist Workshop Learn how to build a yoga music playlist. Learn how to break down classes (and music library) into a simple and easy format. Build favorite music into any class, make smooth transitions throughout and build confidence in enhancing classes with music. 

FINAL ASSESSMENT

Final Teach a one-hour Yoga Church style class and then lead a one-hour yoga coaching session.