FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS THE ATMANANDA YOGA SEQUENCE?

This meticulously crafted and time-tested sequence is designed as the center of the asana practice for any level of serious Vinyasa yogi. 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.

WHAT WILL I GET FROM THE ATMANANDA YOGA SEQUENCE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM?

Develop your voice as a teacher: AYSCP is more than simply learning 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 learn to develop these skills by taking turns in leading fellow students through sun salutations, standing poses, inversions, seated sequences, and short meditation sessions.

Become an expert in detail: Our teaching method focuses on continuous attention to detail and fine tuning through adjustment.  We realize both the power and 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 how to open the body safely.

WHAT DOES THE TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE FOR THIS PROGRAM?

 

  • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM: Yoga Class
  • 10:30 AM – 12:25 PM:  Asana Sequence Practicum: review, variations, adjustments, and alignment
  • 12:25 PM – 1: 45 PM: Lunch Break or Yoga class
  • 1:45 PM – 3:45 PM: Guest Lectures / Specialty Workshops

WHAT IS THE CUSTOMIZED PROGRAM AND WHO IS APPROPRIATE TO TAKE THIS PROGRAM?

Whether you are simply visiting beautiful Miami Beach or if you have a busy schedule, our customized program may be the right choice for you.  We work with your schedule to complete your 200 or 300 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.

WHAT IF I SIMPLY WANT TO DEEPEN MY PRACTICE, BUT NOT NECESSARILY BECOME A TEACHER? IS THE ATMANANDA YOGA SEQUENCE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM RIGHT FOR ME?

Our training program welcomes all individuals who are interested in deepening their yoga practice, regardless of whether or not they plan to teach yoga. The coursework and knowledge provided in the training are beneficial to anyone who wants to live a healthier, happier, and balanced life.

WHAT SPECIAL DISCOUNTS AND OFFERS DO TEACHER TRAINERS RECEIVE?

Teacher trainers receive unlimited Atmananda classes throughout their entire training, are able to re-take future 200 HR trainings at no extra cost, receive a 200 HR poster of the sequence, along with a beautiful yoga instructor manual and the Atmananda Yoga Mat based on your height.

MY PRACTICE IS NOT AS ADVANCED AS I WOULD LIKE IT TO BE AND I HAVE NOT MASTERED THE ADVANCED POSTURES. CAN I TAKE THIS TRAINING?

What is most important is your dedication to yoga and your commitment to learn.  All levels have come through our doors and had positive experiences.  That being said, the more you do your homework and practice before your program begins, the deeper you will delve and the more knowledge you will absorb.  We encourage students to truly commit to their practice leading up to the training.

WHAT IS THE ATTENDANCE POLICY FOR THE ATMANANDA YOGA SEQUENCE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM? WHAT IF I HAVE TO MISS A SESSION OR IF I AM SICK?

The AYSCP is based on hours of participation. Every student is expected to attend each scheduled class and fulfill all the requirements in order to receive a certificate upon completion of the program. Atmananda is a close and united community – respect and consideration for fellow students and Instructors is strongly enforced.  If you need to miss a class, you will need to notify the instructor and work out a time to make up class.  We work very hard to find a schedule that fits yours and expect your commitment in return.

HOW DO I REGISTER WITH YOGA ALLIANCE?

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 rather 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.

AFTER THE 200-HOUR ATMANANDA YOGA SEQUENCE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM, HOW CAN I CONTINUE MY EDUCATION WITH ATMANANDA YOGA SEQUENCE AND DEEPEN MY PRACTICE?

Atmananda Yoga Sequence also holds a 500 hour Advanced Teacher Certification Program, which 200 hour 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 deepest way to expand your practice.

CAN I TEACH AT ATMANANDA YOGA SEQUENCE AFTER COMPLETING THE 200-HOUR TRAINING?

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 in 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. If you look into other studio’s 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.

WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICIES FOR THE ATMANANDA YOGA SEQUENCE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM?

PRICE OPTIONS:

200 HR:

  • Regular 4 Week Intensive Cost * Full Payment*: $3,000
  • Regular 4 Week Intensive Cost *3 installment payments of $1,100*: $3,300
  • Customized Payment *Full Payment*: $3,800
  • Customized Payment *3 Installment payments of $1,400*: $4,200

300 HR:

  • Regular 6 Week Intensive Cost  *Full Payment* – $3800
  • Regular 6 Week Intensive Cost *3 Installment Payments of $1,400*: $4,200
  • Customized Payment – Please email, call, or visit us in person to talk about the 300 HR customized option