85-Hour Prenatal Yoga Training: (Yoga Alliance Registered)

Typically taken in 3 weekend modules.

2016 Dates: June 24th-26th, July 22nd-24th, and September 30th-October 2nd

Specialized training for women's health issues, including; moon cycles, fertility, prenatal, postnatal, and menopause.

We explore the physical, emotional, and energetic aspects of yoga through:
- Asana for various stages of the female life cycle
- Modifications for various stages of the female life cycle
- Yoga for each trimester
- Anatomy
- The process of birth
- Birth as transformation

200-Hour Foundational Yoga Training:  (Yoga Alliance Registered)


1) Weekends


200-Hour Yoga Training that really focuses on the roots and foundations of yoga, while welcoming in modern science and insight. We will discover and uncover, unpack and unravel, thousands of years of wisdom and learn how to apply that to modern day living and bodies.

It's a training that focuses more on the practice of yoga as a compliment to our lives, and as a mechanism of balance. There is an emphasis in this training on yoga as healing ~ less on yoga as "exercise". We will explore ways our practice can help us "evolve to harmony" leading to a state of integration in mind/body/spirit.

You may decide to take this training to deepen your own knowledge of yoga, and/or to help prepare you to teach group and private yoga.

Based on the classical teachings of yoga, and embraces all styles of yoga including; Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Vinyasa, and more.

In order to keep the small group dynamic, and indivualized attention, this group is limited to 20 students.  

There will also be several Mentors (experienced teachers) serving in this training, as an adjunct to even more personal attention and learning opportunties.

We explore the physical, emotional, and energetic aspects of yoga through:

- Asana: alignment, assists, and props
- Living Yoga
- Practical Anatomy
- Ayurveda
- Energy Body; Chakras, Nadis, Meridians
- Relaxation techniques
- Yoga Nidra
- Meditation, Pranayama, Mudras
- Class sequencing and themeing
- Adapting Yoga to injuries and limitations
- Usage of Props
- Specialty Populations
- Yin & Restorative
- Kids, Prenatal
- Yoga for all levels, ages, and body types
- Much, much MORE!

Carole Westerman ERYT500
Suzanne Wright ERYT500
Guest Teachers TBA​

Yoga Training and Workshop Descriptions:

300/500-Hour Evolve to Harmony Living Yoga Training: (Yoga Alliance Registered)

Taken over weekend and/or weekday modules, designed to fit your busy schedule and budget!

Advanced Yoga training designed to expand on the training and experiences received in any 200-Hour training program.  

The focus of this program is on "living yoga", taking the skills and knowledge from our yoga practice and applying them to our lives to create harmonious health for ourselves, our families, and our students.

We explore the physical, emotional, and energetic aspects of yoga through the following modules.  There are four required Modules, that marked with a * below.  The remaining hours, consist of "electives" so that you may tailor your education to meet your interests, and needs.  Similar to how a University has required classes, and the rest are up to individual choice.  That way, YOU create a program and major in your own specific area of passion!

- Yoga for the Individual
- Tailoring the practice to individuals
- Solar Practices (Vinyasa, Kundalini, etc.)
- Lunar Practices (Yin, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, etc.)
- Healing modalities (chair yoga, props, yoga nidra, injuries, etc.)

- Psychology of the Chakras

- Ayurveda, Spices, Self-Care, and Cooking

- A Teacher's Touch; Verbal and Hands On Assists

- Stress Response & Health

- Inspiration & Inner Fire*

- Personal Practice Cultivation*

- 8 Limbs of Yoga & Philosophy*

- Anatomy, Alignment & Therapeutics in Asana*

- Teaching, Leadership, & Empowerment
- Yoga for Athletes
- Pranayama
- Meditation, Mudras, Mantras
- Stress response
- Yoga for special populations

- Women's Health, Prenatal

- Baby Kids, and FamilyYoga
- Other electives in area of interest

Yin Yoga Certification ~ Levels I & II:

Whether you plan on integrating a few Yin poses into your Flow classes, or you plan on teaching Yin Yoga as stand alone offering, this training is for you!  
We will learn about the philosophy and benefits behind Yin Yoga, as well as relevant background information that will increase your knowledge and skill within this specialty.

In this training you will learn:
- Yin and Yang
- Element Theory
- The Meridian System in Yin Yoga
- Yin Yoga Kidney Sequence
- Yin Yoga Heart & Lung Sequence
- Yin Yoga Triple Burner Sequence
- Usage of Props 

- MyoFascial Release with tennis balls
- Assists in Yin Yoga
- Pranayama in Yin Yoga
- Meditation in Yin Yoga
- Aromatherapy in Yin Yoga
- Includes manual

- Options at some locations also may include; Thai Yoga Assists, and open public classes​​​

Restorative Yoga Certification:

Whether you plan on integrating a few Restorative poses into your Flow classes, or you plan on teaching Restorative Yoga as stand alone offering, this training is for you! 
We will learn about the philosophy and benefits behind this stress relieving method, as well as relevant background information that will increase your knowledge and skill within this specialty area.

In this training you will learn:
- The difference between Yin & Restorative
- The hallmarks of Restorative Yoga
- Benefits of Stress Reduction
- Usage of Props for Support
- Guiding Relaxation for Students
- Pranayama for Restorative Yoga
- Assists for Restorative Yoga
- Aromatherapy for Restorative Yoga
- Supportive and Soothing Savasana
- General Restorative Yoga Sequence 
- Soothing Spinal Restorative Yoga Sequence

*Full certification requires a 200-Hour Yoga Certification with any registered YA school AND the completion of homework assigned at the training.

Reiki Level I and 2:

~ Learn about the history of Reiki
~ Learn about energy and Chakras
~ Practice Meditation
~ Receive an attunement to Reiki energy
~ Practice Self-Reiki
~ Practice Reiki on a partner
~ Learn how to give a Reiki treatment 

"Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery."  Reiki.org

The Restore to Harmony 100 Yoga Hour Certification with Carole Westerman
It's the equivalent of six weekends taken over time, and is a very holistic approach to using yoga as a modality to well-being.
It will include components of Gentle/Restorative Yoga, Reiki, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, and Pranayama. This training will be a culmination offering, drawing on Carole's 20+ years of experience with yoga, her Masters Degree in Psychology, her travels to India, and her various trainings in yoga.
The weekends involved in the certification include:
- Reiki 1 and Reiki 2
- Yoga Nidra Module
- Meditation Module (three to choose from)
- Restorative OR Gentle/ Chair Yoga Module
- Individualized Anatomy Module
- Integration Module (exclusive to the 100 Hour certification group only)
If you have taken any of the above modules already, they can count towards your Restore to Harmony Certification.
While anyone can take the first 5 components listed above, only participants in the 100 Hour Training can take the last one listed where we bring everything together.​​