The Ananda Seva Guru Kula 500-Hr Advanced Yoga Teacher training is held in three 2-week intensives, and includes a Home-Study module between the first and second sessions. Hours earned during this module will give students the necessary non-contact hours in order to obtain a 300-hour Yoga Alliance certification. This home-study module is a very important part of our program, as it allows students to integrate and utilize what they are learning. It is designed to give students hands-on experience with the client- interviewing process. Students will also write a research paper on a specific dis-ease or dis-order and how Yoga can be used to treat the client/patient.
Home-Study assignments will include:
Case assessments of at least 3 clients in which individuals are interviewed, their situation assessed and yogic tools prescribed. This may include follow-up sessions, as needed, to check in with clients and adjust practices as per individual needs and progress.
A summary of each client assessment including your experience as the assessor and what you learned from the process.
Self-assessment, including prescription of techniques and tracking your efforts to follow them. It is highly recommended that during this interim period you continue regular daily meditation and a personal asana practice as well as any other practices you assess as beneficial. This includes a write-up of your personal assessment and your experience with following your own guidelines.
A research paper on a yoga therapy topic of your choice, such as yoga for cancer, obesity, etc. Research papers will include description and assessment of the topic chosen, as well as therapeutic application of related yogic techniques.
Any remaining hours can be logged in for yoga therapy related research, observing or teaching. This can consist of projects such as researching herbs, visiting a yoga class for special needs (cancer, obesity, etc.) and/or teaching a special population yoga class. Any of these additional hours are to include write-ups of what you have done and what you have learned.