This meticulously crafted and time-tested sequence is designed as the center of the asana practice for the Vinyasa yogi at any level. Combining the most powerful classic postures in a complete flow through all asana types, from standing to seated, from twists to inversions, the Atmananda sequence is the fastest and most effective way to learn yoga: a physical tool and energetic key to activating Samadhi, or higher consciousness, as well as deep self-healing through exercise. It is one of the most effective and physiologically sound sequences available to the contemporary yogi. Six levels, applicable as individual segments or in seamless entirety, take the aspirant through all stages to mastery.
Develop your voice as a teacher: AYSCP is more than simply learning the asanas. We realize the power of developing your confidence and mastering the art of communication. These are skills that we want our teachers to possess both inside and outside of the yoga studio. From day one we develop these skills taking turns leading fellow students through sun salutations, standing poses, inversions, seated sequences and short meditation sessions.
Become an expert in Detail:Become an expert in Detail: Our teaching method centers on continuous attention to detail and fine tuning by adjustment. We realize both the power and the delicacy of the body. Keeping the body in correct alignment may mean the difference between chronic injury and states of openness that you never imagined possible. Our training focuses on the details, creating teachers who know how to protect their students from injury and open the body safely.
Whether you are an international visitor only in the city for a certain time, or simply New Yorker with a busy schedule, our customized program may be the right choice for you. We work with your schedule to complete the 200 hours in a time frame that works for you. Much of the customized training is done in small groups with other customized teacher trainees, but trainings may also be done as private classes. If there is another program running, you will also be asked to sit in on those classes as much as possible.
Absolutely. Entering into a yoga teacher training program will help you develop your yoga practice at any level. At Atmananda we encourage our trainees to take the time in our program to explore the Self physically, mentally and emotionally bringing all of these elements into a healthy and balanced state.
For sure. Our sequence is physically demanding however there is no expectations. All bodies are different and take a different amount of time to open. We teach our students how to get to know their limits and how working with the body, mind and breath we can begin to advance at our own individual pace.
For the intensive programs we require attendance to all scheduled classes and lectures with the exception of up to 3 lectures missed throughout the program.
Our customized program allows the students 6 months to attend all required classes and lectures.
You are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance once you have completed our program, fulfilled all necessary requirements and passed your teaching test. Many studios require you to be registered with Yoga Alliance before they allow you to teach. We recommend that you register sooner than later, because the longer you are registered the more teaching opportunities are available to you.
More information about Yoga Alliance registration is available on the Yoga Alliance
Website at www.yogaalliance.org.
Atmananda Yoga Sequence also holds a 500hour Advanced Teacher Certification Program, which 200hour certified teachers are eligible to join. Our studio also offers private yoga classes, which can be purchased in a pack for a discounted rate. With one on one attention and a curriculum tailored to you, this is the most in depth way to expand your practice.
If you speak to our teachers, they will agree that their 200-hour training was a life changing and opening experience. But it is also just the first baby step into a lifelong practice and a world of vast knowledge. We want our teachers to truly address the needs of students and lead expertly safe classes. Therefore the teachers at our studio are 500-hour certified or in the process of completing that certification. Looking into other studios policies you will also find that it is very rare for 200-hour trained students to lead standard classes.
However, unlike other studios we do understand the importance of getting your feet wet and starting to gain teaching experience. At certain points we do offer a Community Donation-Based Class on our schedule that will be taught by 200-hour graduates looking to gain experience and donate their time to the community.
We ask for a non-refundable deposit of $500 in order to hold your space in the program.
All programs are non-fundable once the program has begun. We hold a very flexible schedule for make up classes so there will always be an opportunity to complete your program.