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YOGA NOW began training students in the study of Yoga over 30 years ago and remains the most trusted source for comprehensive trainings in the region. All trainings are inspired by YOGA NOW’s founder, Susi Amendola, who lived at the prestigious Himalayan Institute, studying directly with the most influential teachers of our time. The trainings are supported by YOGA NOW’s expert teachers, as well as instructors from all over the country, handpicked for their knowledge, compassion and ability to inspire budding teachers and practitioners. Whether you are looking to enhance your current profession, become a teacher, or deepen your personal practice, YOGA NOW is the place to study.

ABOUT TT200

YOGA NOW started the original teacher training program in Omaha in 1983 and has certified exceptional teachers ever since. Susi Amendola created this training from her time at the Himalayan Institute, where she lived and studied the ancient tradition. TT200 is an opportunity to reflect and grow in your personal life while integrating the teachings of Yoga in the Himalayan Tradition. Whether you want to deepen your personal practice or become a certified yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance, YOGA NOW is the place to study. Open your heart. Open your mind. Transform your life.

 

EXPERT TEACHERS

Study from Omaha’s original yoga teacher, Susi Amendola E-RYT 500 & C-IAYT. Susi brings her expert knowledge, stemming from her lived experience at the prestigious Himalayan Institute and her 30+ years of teaching. Be in the presence of a humble leader, who embodied the practice of yoga in all aspects of her life. TT200 Staff also includes Jacqueline Wilber (E-RYT 500 and Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist), Stephanie Watson (E-RYT 200) and special guest teachers from across the country including authors Nischala Devi, Rolf Sovik, Deborah Adele, and Amy Mathews.

 

PRICE

  • $300 – Deposit (applied to total cost)
  • $2,800 – Early Bird Price (if paid in full by September 1, 2017 for the Evolution Program and July 1, 2018 for the Immersion Program)
  • $3,000 – Two Payment Plan ($1,500 at the start of the program and $1,500 at the half way point)
  • $3,250 – Monthly Payment Plan (10 monthly payments of $325)

Required books and the 100 classes at YOGA NOW required to complete the program not included in total. A limited number of Work Study positions are available for reduced tuition for those who have financial need. Please complete the Work Study application if interested.

 

EVOLUTION SCHEDULE

The TT200 Evolution Program takes place over ten months, one weekend per month. Students must complete all homework assignments, take 100 classes at YOGA NOW, and attend all weekend training sessions to complete the program and register with Yoga Alliance. If you are interested in attending one or more of the weekends without enrolling in the training, check out our SCHEDULE to register for individual weekends.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE: FRIDAYS 6:00-10:00PM SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS 9:30AM – 6:00PM WITH LUNCH BREAK.

SEPTEMBER 15-17
Introduction Weekend. What is yoga? Learn the history, styles/schools, and the way yoga came to the west.

OCTOBER 6-8
Asana Weekend I. Learn the Beginner’s Yoga Series from Swami Rama.

OCTOBER 20-22
The Secret Power of Yoga. Guest teacher Nischala Joy Devi discusses the ancient text, the Yoga Sutras.

NOVEMBER 17-19
Asana Weekend II. Learn the Beginner’s Yoga Series from Swami Rama.

DECEMBER 16 OR 17. NO CLASS DECEMBER 15.
Asana Practicum. Enjoy practice teaching and watching your fellow classmates teach.

JANUARY 5-7
Meditation & Pranayama Weekend. Learn the anatomy of breath, breathing techniques, and meditation practice.

FEBRUARY 16-18
Embodied Anatomy. Guest teacher and author Amy Mathews.

MARCH 9-11
Chakras Weekend. Learn the energetic system of the Chakras and subtle bodies.

APRIL 6-8
Ayurveda Weekend. Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga. Learn the doshas, the six tastes, dinacharya, and other supportive practices.

MAY 4-6
Graduation Weekend! Learn marketing, the Yoga Alliance Code of Ethics, and how to continue your personal practice.

 

IMMERSION SCHEUDLE

The TT200 Immersion Program takes place every other July, for the whole month. Students must complete all homework assignments, take 100 classes at YOGA NOW, and attend all weekend training sessions to complete the program and register with Yoga Alliance. The same topics from the Evolution program are covered in the Immersion program.

SCHEDULE: JULY 2, 2018-AUGUST 2, 2018. MONDAY-FRIDAY 8:00AM – 4:00PM. NO WEEKNDS. NO CLASS JULY 4. 

 

REGISTER NOW

Steps 1-3 must be complete before the start of the program. Your spot will be reserved once Steps 1 & 2 are complete.

STEP ONE. Pay your deposit. {CLICK HERE TO PAY}

STEP TWO: Complete your online application {CLICK HERE TO APPLY}

STEP THREE: Choose your payment plan. {CLICK HERE TO PAY}

OPTIONAL: Apply for the Work Study position {CLICK HERE TO APPLY}

 

YOGA ALLIANCE

Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Its mission is to promote and suport the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga. YOGA NOW’s TT200 program is in accordance with Yoga Alliance and all graduates are eligible to register as Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT 200).

ABOUT TT300

Grow personally and professionally by taking the next step in your training and development. The 300 hour progam is for Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers who have at least the RYT 200 designation. It is an opportunity to become more skilled, refined, and subtle than what can be expected in the 200 hour training. The ancient wisdom of Hatha Yoga from the Himalayan Tradition gives us a wealth of knowledge of the ancient wisdom of yoga. TT300 offers advanced training in classic yoga philosophy, psychology, and postures. YOGA NOW started the original teacher training program in Omaha in 1983 and has certified exceptional teachers ever since. Open your heart. Open your mind. Transform your life.

 

EXPERT TEACHERS

Study from Omaha’s original yoga teacher, Susi Amendola E-RYT 500 & C-IAYT. Susi brings her expert knowledge, stemming from her lived experience at the prestigious Himalayan Institute and her 30+ years of teaching. Be in the presence of a humble leader, who embodied the practice of yoga in all aspects of her life. TT300 Staff also includes Jacqueline Wilber (E-RYT 500 and Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist), Stephanie Watson (E-RYT 200) and special guest teachers from across the country including authors Nischala Devi, Rolf Sovik, Deborah Adele, and Amy Mathews.

 

PRICE

  • $500 – Deposit (applied to total cost)

  • $4,000 – Early Bird Price (if paid in full by January 1, 2018)

  • $4,200 – Two Payment Plan ($2,100 at the start of the program and $2,100 at the half way point)

  • $4,500 – Monthly Payment Plan (10 monthly payments of $450)

Required books and the 100 classes at YOGA NOW required to complete the program not included in total. A limited number of Work Study positions are available for reduced tuition for those who have financial need. Please complete the Work Study application if interested.

 

2018 SCHEDULE

The TT300 program takes place over ten months, one weekend per month. Students also meet THURSDAYS FROM 6:00-8:00PM. Students must complete all homework assignments, take 100 classes at YOGA NOW, and attend all weekend training sessions to complete the program. If you are interested in attending one or more of the weekends without enrolling in the training, check out our SCHEDULE to register for individual weekends. 

WEEKEND SCHEDULE: FRIDAYS 6:00-10:00PM SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS 9:30AM – 6:00PM WITH LUNCH BREAK.

JANUARY 19-21

Introduction Weekend. Program Overview & Yogic Lifestyle. How do we live in the world and do yoga?

FEBRUARY 16-18

Embodied Anatomy. Guest teacher author Amy Matthews.

MARCH 23-25

Advanced Asana Weekend I. Movement theory based in Thomas Hanna’s Somatics, Exercises for Joints & Glands, and Classic Asana.

APRIL 20-22

Asana Weekend II. Advanced yoga postures. Improving your quality of teaching. Seeing private clients.

MAY 18-20

Meditation & Pranayama. Advanced techniques in breath training, pranayama, relaxation and meditation in the Himalayan Tradition.

JUNE 22-24

Yoga’s Ancient Texts. Tracing yoga through the scriptures, such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras.

JULY 20-22

Speciality Yoga. Yoga for Prenatal care, Chair Yoga, Mental Health Yoga, Yoga for Aging, etc.

AUGUST 17-19

Yoga for the Seasons. Learn to incorporate the sister science of Ayurveda into your weekly Yoga classes.

SEPTEMBER 21-23

Yoga as a Healing Art. Studies continue to show the health benefits of yoga.

OCTOBER 26-28

Graduation: The Heart of Yoga. Learn from Susi Amendola and her 30+ years of heart-centered practice.

 

REGISTER NOW

Steps 1-3 must be complete before the start of the program. Your spot will be reserved once Steps 1 & 2 are complete.

STEP 1: PAY YOUR DEPOSIT {CLICK HERE TO PAY}

STEP 2: COMPLETE YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION {CLICK HERE TO APPLY}

STEP 3: CHOOSE YOUR PAYMENT PLAN. {CLICK HERE TO PAY}

OPTIONAL: APPLY FOR THE WORKSTUDY POSITION {CLICK HERE TO APPLY}


YOGA ALLIANCE

Yoga Alliance® is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Its mission is to promote and support the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga. Yoga Now’s program is in accordance with Yoga Alliance® and all graduates are eligible to register as Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT 500). Per Yoga Alliance requirements, TT300 students must log 100 hours on their public profile before beginning a 300 hour program. Please update your Yoga Alliance credentials before applying.

MEDITATION CERTIFICATION

This four unit certification program will give you the tools to develop a strong personal meditation practice and teach meditation techniques to others. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned practitioner, this meditation program will enhance your clarity and focus, promote relaxation and well-being, and grow your feelings of genuine self-worth. Learn the science of mantra meditation and its impacts on the body, breath, and mind. Add another dimension to your personal and professional life and enjoy the practice of meditation.

ABOUT MANTRA MEDITATION

Mantra meditation is a form of meditation that follows specific steps to calm the body, breath, and mind. Through this systematic technique, the practitioner develops an of understanding of self that is beyond the senses, which instills a feeling of inner peace.

“We are taught how to move and behave in the outer world, but we are never taught how to be still and examine what is within ourselves. When we learn to do this through meditation, we attain the highest of all joys that can ever be experienced by a human being. All the other joys in the world are momentary, but the joy of meditation is immense and everlasting. This is not an exaggeration; it is a truth supported by the long line of sages, both those who renounced the world and attained truth, and those who continued living in the world yet remained unaffected by it.

Meditation is a practical means for calming yourself, for letting go of your biases and seeing what is, openly and clearly. It is a way of training the mind so that you are not distracted and caught up in its endless churning. Meditation teaches you to systematically explore your inner dimensions. It is a system of commitment, not commandment. You are committing to yourself, to your path, and to the goal of knowing yourself. But at the same time, learning to be calm and still should not become a ceremony or religious ritual; it is a universal requirement of the human body.”

–Swami Rama, The Real Meaning of Meditation. Yoga International

CURRICULUM & REQUIREMENTS

To graduate from the program, students must attend all for units within two years and complete required homework. The units are offered multiple times per year. Students are interested in attending one or more units without completing the program, are welcomed to do so.

UNIT ONE – THE BODY

Learn simple movements to help the body become more comfortable while sitting. Practice proper meditation sitting posture and understand the basic anatomy of sitting. Experience and learn to teach relaxation techniques in the Himalayan Tradition.

UNIT TW0 – THE BREATH

Become aware of your own breath patterns. Understand breath hindrances and how they impact the ability to breath freely. Learn the anatomy of breath and the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous response systems. Uncover an effortless breath within you.

UNIT THREE – THE MIND

This unit teaches you the “map of the mind” according to the ancient text of the Yoga Sutras of the Sage Patanjali. This philosophy gives you the ability to witness the mind’s habitual patterns and responses and make changes, if desired.

UNIT FOUR – MANTRA

What is a mantra? How does it work? What do various mantras mean? Learn how to effectively use a mantra in your own meditation practice. Develop an understanding of the four steps in the system of mantra meditation and practice teaching this system to others.

THE WAY OF QI GONG

Begin a journey into Chi (Qi), leading to an awakening of the self. You will emerge with resources, tools, and techniques for well-being, longevity, and a deeper connection to life itself. Qi Gong translates into “cultivation of the life-force through practice.” Through this program you will learn practices to activate the bodies innate healing abilities and how to integrate the ancient power of Qi Gong into your modern life. If you’re ready to delve deeply into your own personal energy practice this training will infuse you with light, energy, and a deep connection to your unique purpose.

 

CURRICULUM

    • Learn Tai Chi-Qigong movements for emotional balance and well being. Will include movement benefits, internal meridians and physical/emotional benefits
    • Experience physical conditioning through the calisthenic practice of 8 Pieces Brocade Qigong
    • Dao Yin: Discover self-care and physical practices to keep the body strong, flexible and healthy
    • Breath & Meditation
    • Vigorous Qigong for mental and physical conditioning
    • Intro to TCM concepts (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
    • Element, sound, and color therapy
    • Mind Body Spirit practices for harmony and balance
    • Deepen your practice 
    • Restore well-being and open your potential

PRICE

    • $725 

REGISTER NOW

 

ABOUT REIKI

Reiki is a Japanese energy healing therapy, that activates the natural healing process to restore the energetic, physical, mental, and emotional well-being of the client’s body.  The practice of Reiki allows for deep, inner healing.  Once the body becomes more familiar with the practice, self-healing occurs more frequently and rapidly.   Reiki benefits include increased focus, concentration, and motivation, and reduces anxiety.  Reiki can be combined with crystal energy work and other therapies for enhanced effects.  Reiki allows for a more fully functioning nervous system, which allows us to feel healthier, more passionate and full of joy.  Reiki can be the difference that brings you back to you!

 

LEVEL I CERTIFICATION

As a Level I practitioner,  you will be able to practice Reiki on yourself and become more in touch with your body as you find your way to increased sensory and empowering energy-connection. Many will take this class for their own inner work. Others will continue to further levels, perhaps developing a Reiki therapy practice. The choice to commit often puts in motion the path of support needed to achieve your goals. Are you ready?

 

LEVEL II CERTIFICATION

As a Level II practitioner,  you will build on the skills and knowledge from Level I.

 

ABOUT TANIA

Tania leads workshops and training sessions for adults and children, and has worked with animals since childhood. Her practice blends intuitive healing, emotional freedom and guided meditation. Through the power of Reiki and energetic awareness, Tania shares the gift of learning to remember the innate connection to the body’s ability to heal itself. She is an Usui Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher, Jikiden Reiki Practitioner, International Center for Reiki Training Affiliate Member, and multi-sensory Empath.

 

REGISTER NOW

To register for either the Level I or Level II certification programs, please pay your $40 deposit (nonrefundable – covers books & certificate) and complete the online application so we can prepare for your arrival. Full payment ($250 for Level I and $350 for Level II) is due by the registration closing date.

AYURVEDA CERTIFICATION

The Ayurveda Certification is for anyone interested in supporting their personal and/or professional life with the healing and holistic concepts outlined in the ancient teachings of Ayurveda. This four-unit certification program will teach you the foundation of yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda. After graduating, you will be able to create a personalized ayurvedic daily routine for yourself and others, adjust your actions during the changing seasons, customize your yoga classes and practice, and make recommendations for foods and herbs. In addition, you will receive a private consultation from Dr. Rajesh Kotecha to determine your prakruti and personalized health recommendations. Add another dimension to your personal and professional life and enjoy learning the science of Ayurveda.

ABOUT AYURVEDA

Ayurveda is often translated as “the science of life” because of its comprehensive, holistic, and preventative healthcare practices. Ayurveda is a medical system which is based on the idea that all living things are comprised of elements: ether, air, fire, water, and earth. Within our own bodies, these elements combine to create our unique constitution which comes with individual needs for self-care. By learning about these elements and how they work within us, we can better attune to our needs and the needs of others.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  •        Completion 4 weekends of training
  •        Completion of 20 Ayurveda-inspired yoga classes at YOGA NOW
  •        Completion of all homework
  •        One-on-one consultation with Dr. Rajesh Kotecha

TOPICS COVERED

Gunas, Doshas, relationship between doshas & gunas, subdoshas, elements of each dosha, 6 tastes, agni, ojas/tejas/prana, yoga poses to support the doshas, ethics of food + living in the harmony with nature, dinacharya (food, sleep, sex)

UNIT ONE – WHAT IS AYURVEDA?

An overview of the program and program requirements. Learn the origins of Ayurveda in Sankhya philosophy, the basics of each dosha (Pitta, Kapha, Vata), and how to develop an Ayurvedic daily routine (dinacharya).

UNIT TW0 – THE GUNAS & PAIRS OF OPPOSITES

Understand the three rivers of the mind: satva, rajas, and tamas and how they impact behavior. Learn about the pairs of opposites, which helps to stay in balance.

UNIT THREE – FOOD AND THE SIX TASTES

This unit teaches you ayurvedic cooking techniques, how to incorporate the six tastes into your diet, and what foods to each for which dosha.

UNIT FOUR – SUPPORTING YOURSELF AND OTHERS

After your personalized consultation with Dr. Rajesh Kotecha, you will discuss with the group. Learn to make a lifestyle plan for yourself and others, including yoga postures, daily routines, and food choices.

PRICE

$1500 if paid in full by the start of the program, or $400 per weekend. This does not include the cost of books or the 20 required classes at YOGA NOW.

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