Part 2 of our Self-Paced Online Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. In these lessons, we cover The Yoga Sutras, Acu-Yoga, Ayurveda, Meditation, Mantra, and Mudra.
Calling all Yoga Teachers who need some Yin in their life! This is a deep dive into the yogic waters of self-realization, reflection, and gentle Yoga class offerings. We train and encourage you to share new concepts and tools while teaching your students. New ways of approaching asana and incorporating all levels and abilities is important for seeing the field of Yoga forward. We have revolutionized our approach by including diverse complementary healing arts into our teachings. After teaching 27 years, Erika proves these methods link the metaphysical to the body, mental health to the soul, and emotional freedom with meditation.
Our Advanced Training, Modules 4 - 6 Course takes teachers on a journey into The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi, Acu-Yoga: Designed to Relieve Stress & Tension by Michael Reed Gach, Mudras: Yoga in your Hands by Gertrud Hirschi
Total Core Curriculum hours: 110 + 60 homework, presentation, and peer support / mentoring hours offered on a regular basis via Zoom with lead instructor, Erika Faith.
MODULE FOUR - ONE FOOT IN THE SPIRIT WORLD, ONE FOOT ON THE EARTH
PANCHA KOSHA: 5 Dimensions of Being in a Yoga Body - ERIKA ORIENTATION, PROGRAM OVERVIEW, WELCOME - ERIKA DECOMPRESSION FOR THE FEET - TRINITY * Read Devi through pg. 37
PRIMAL ENERGY: The Dance of Shiva-Shakti - ERIKA YOGA SUTRA STUDY: Samadhi Pada (Sutras 1 -11) - KATIE * Read Gach through pg. 46
GODDESS TEMPLE: Wisdom & Embodiment of the Mahavidyas - ERIKA NAWA YOGINI TANTRA & YONI PRAKSHALANA - ERIKA * Read Devi through pg. 74
BEYOND THE ARMOR: Unraveling the Granthis - ERIKA YOGA SUTRA STUDY: Samadhi Pada (Sutras 12 - 29) - ERIKA * Read Gach through pg. 75
SAKSHI BHAVA (Witnessing) & ANTAR MOUNA (Inner Silence) - ERIKA THE MOVING PRINCIPLES THROUGH LIFE - TRINITY * Read Devi through pg. 102
AYUR-YOGA: GROUNDING THE 5 WINDS OF VATA - ERIKA YOGA SUTRA STUDY: Samadhi Pada (Sutras 30 - 51) - KATIE * Gach through pg. 119
AYUR-YOGA: COOLING THE 5 FIRES OF PITTA & TANTRIC COSMOLOGY: 7 Talas (States of Depression) & 7 Lokas (States of Higher Consciousness) - ERIKA * Read Devi through pg. 130
AYUR-YOGA: ENERGIZING THE 5 WATERS OF KAPHA - ERIKA & YOGA SUTRA STUDY: Sadhana Pada (Kriya Yoga & The Kleshas) - ERIKA * Assignment #1: What techniques and themes most stood out for you in this module? Why?
MODULE FIVE- WE HOLD THE POWER IN OUR OWN HEARTS & HANDS
SANKALPA: What Are We Trying To Accomplish Here? - ERIKA & STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF THE PAST - ERIKA + DECOMPRESSION FOR THE HANDS & ARMS - TRINITY * Read Devi through pg. 162
EXPLORING THE MUDRA CONCEPT - ERIKA & YOGA SUTRA STUDY: Sadhana Pada (Karma Yoga & Jnana Yoga) - KATIE * Read Hirschi through pg. 56
OPEN HEART: Welcoming all Bhavas & Rasas - ERIKA + MUDRAS: YOGA IN YOUR HANDS - DANI * Read Devi through pg. 204
INCREASING THE LOVE VIBES: Singing Mantras Through Practice - ERIKA + YOGA SUTRA STUDY: Sadhana Pada (Ashtanga Yoga & Yamas) - DANI * Read Hirschi through pg. 112
HONORING THE 5 SENSES: The Bodyʻs Indriyas & ENERGY MEDICINE: ACU-YOGA & MARMA THERAPY - ERIKA * Read Devi through pg. 223
BALANCING THE CHAKRAS WITH ASANA & MUDRA - ERIKA & YOGA SUTRAS STUDY: Sadhana Pada (Niyamas) - KATIE * Read Hirschi through pg. 165
MUDRA EXERCISES FOR HEALTHY BODY & SPIRIT + AYURVEDA FOR LIFE: THE 3 PILLARS of the CHARAKA SAMHITA- ERIKA * Read Devi through pg. 247
MOON SALUTATION CYCLES & LUNAR WISDOM + YOGA SUTRAS STUDY: Sadhana Pada (Hatha Yoga) - ERIKA * Assignment #2: As the first part of your Final Presentation, take a Common Condition and design a Class around supporting its healing. Send Erika your outline and list your resources at the end of it.
MODULE SIX - RELATIONSHIP: EVERYTHING IS INTER-COURSING
ACU-YOGA SERIES FOR THE 8 REGULATORY CHANNELS - ERIKA + MEDITATIONS FROM THE EDGE: Naked Meditation and Creaturepace - TRINITY * Read Devi through pg. 275
EMOTIONAL HEALING THROUGH ACUPRESSURE & YOGA - ERIKA & YOGA SUTRAS STUDY: Vibhuti & Kaivalya Padas - KATIE * Read Hirschi through pg. 209
ACU-YOGA FOR OPENING THE ORGAN MERIDIANS - ERIKA INTRO TO FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY of YOGA - ERIKA * Gach through pg. 156
GO TO PRACTICES OF ACUPRESSURE FOR EVERYDAY LIFE - ERIKA * Gach through pg. 189
CREATIVE VINYASAS - ERIKA & THE THINKING BODY, FEELING MIND TECHNIQUE - TRINITY * Gach through pg. 214
SELF MASSAGE & ROLLING IT OUT - ERIKA + ART MEDITATION: YANTRA / MANDALA Butterfly Watercolor - ERIKA * Gach through pg. 233
THE NEW PARADIGM: Being the Source of Our Own Happiness - ERIKA WHOLE BODY SELF-TREATMENT FOR CHAKRA BALANCING - ERIKA * Assignment #3: Final Presentation Flier + Schedule Presentation on the Calendar
ASKING FOR HELP - ERIKA + FINAL PRESENTATIONS - ALL
CLAIMING SPACE - ERIKA + FINAL PRESENTATIONS - ALL
COLLABORATIVE DREAMING - ERIKA + CELEBRATION & CLOSING CIRCLE - ALL
Erika Faith is the founder and director of Cloud Nine Yoga Schools, nationally recognized by The Yoga Alliance at the highest level since 2002.
Erika lives by trusting that miracles are waiting around every corner. She has been teaching yoga since 1995 and built Cloud Nine Yoga School in 1999, seeking to create a healing environment through a permission-based model for learning the practice of Yoga. She does this through affirmation, reflection, humor, music, poetry, and prayers. Erika inspires people to find their own source of wholeness by asking the deeper questions that bring personal insight, community awareness, and connection with the Great Spirit.