Aspiring Yoga Teacher Scholarship – Spring 2017

Aspiring Yoga Teacher Scholarship – Spring 2017

Have you been contemplating how you might take your yoga off your personal mat and into the world? Ever wondered what it’s like to guide and inspire students on the yoga path but just didn’t have the funds to take the training? Well wonder no more…This week Yoga Alliance announced it’s Aspiring Yoga Teacher Scholarship program for 2017.

The Yoga Alliance® Foundation is giving away 7 Aspiring Yoga Teacher scholarships of $2,000 each. Awards will be given to those who want to attend a yoga teacher training to become an RYT® 200 and meet the eligibility criteria outlined below.

Scholarship recipients must enroll in and complete a teacher training program at an RYS® 200 and register as an RYT 200 within 12 months of being notified of their award. Scholarship funds will be paid in USD by Yoga Alliance Foundation directly to the RYS 200 once the recipient completes training and registers with Yoga Alliance as an RYT 200. Awards cannot be used to pay for training that has already started or has been completed.

Yoga Alliance Foundation strongly encourages candidates to apply who have a strong personal practice, are leaders in their community, and add to the diversity of the yoga teacher community. This includes those who have overcome socioeconomic or other personal obstacles, or who otherwise bring a diverse perspective or background.

To find out more and apply for the scholarship program, just click here.

Our Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) 200-HR program has been a standard of excellence in guiding individuals on a personal path or a teaching path. Our school offers the initial training right here in Colorado and if you decide to explore further training, our program extends to a 300 HR and 800 HR program, leading up to your Yoga Therapist Certification. Consider the path of leading others into the beautiful dharma of yoga. Click here to learn more about our program.

NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance. Nancy Levenson is the Program Director of the local-based program.

New Yoga Teacher Training Class starts March 18 at NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness

New Yoga Teacher Training Class starts March 18 at NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness

There is so much depth to Yoga, it’s much more than just learning a few asanas/postures or how to breathe.  It’s a comprehensive lifestyle system of meeting each moment with bliss.  If you’ve ever considered deepening your exposure to yoga, offering the mind/body aspects to your existing clients, or felt an overwhelming desire to help others, we invite you to consider joining our new training starting,  March 18.

The 200hr Yoga Teacher Training  is for those who want to supplement their existing healing practice with yoga, or deepen their own personal practice. Along with offering Yoga with a focus on health and wellness to the general public, you will learn tools and techniques to teach Yoga-based wellness programs in a wide variety of complementary health care settings. The 200Hr Integrative Yoga Teacher Training is an  immersion program from the lineage of Joseph and Lillian Le Page and utilizes their training manual coupled with hands on expertise and wisdom from Nancy Levenson, an IYT Affiliate Program Director.

This program is open to anyone with a basic foundation in Yoga and is especially suitable for body-workers, health care, occupational, physical, family and clinical professionals, social workers, yoga instructors,  and anyone desiring to deepen their own personal health awareness and wellness.

The 200HR program is the foundation program and Integrative Yoga Therapy also offers a national 300HR and 800HR program that leads to a Yoga Therapist Certification. The advanced yoga therapy programs are detailed at Integrative Yoga Therapy

S01-YA-SCHOOL-RYS-200 (2)The program is registered with Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour Teacher Training program and your instructor carries the highest certification in yoga therapy, a C-IAYT.

So step on the path, join our upcoming 200-HR class beginning March 18.  Send a request for more information via our contact form.

2017 DATES – Mar 18 through July 30.

The 200-HR program is based on 180 contact hours and 20 non-contact hours.  We run a weekend format designed for existing professionals, meeting Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00a-6:30pm.  The 180 contact hours usually meet every third weekend with a few exceptions and this class will have a four day offsite in New Mexico.  Scheduled dates (subject to change) are; Mar 18/19, Apr. 8/9, Apr 29/30, May 20/21, potential offsite in New Mexico – June 1-5, June 24/25, July 8/9, July 29/30.

 

200 HR Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher Training 2017 – Colorado – Open House

Open House
Saturday, September 10th – 10am-12noon, 2017

Open House NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness

Are you considering yoga training with a therapeutic focus or know someone interested? Then join us for our Program Spotlight to learn more about our 200HR program starting January 14, 2017.

This spotlight is all about you and answering questions you may have about teacher training, homework, outcomes, and more. Come to this informal session and Discover Yoga as a Healing Art.

This program is open to anyone with a basic foundation in yoga and is especially suitable for occupational therapists, physical therapists,yogis, health care professionals and other mind/body modalities seeking to enhance their overall practice.

Nancy Levenson, Program and Affiliate School Director for Integrative Yoga Therapy will be on-hand, along with other graduates of the program to offer insights and answers to all of your questions. This program is non-residential and runs every third weekend, beginning January 14th. It’s not too late to join us, just RSVP. Event held in our private studio in Highlands Ranch.

RSVP by September 8th, send a message through the contact page or call 303.725.1434

Rediscovering Your Beautiful Self: Using yoga therapy to free yourself from your harshest critic- yourself

“As we think and act so our world becomes.” The Dhammapadda

I remember going on my first diet when I was thirteen years old. And since that tender, early age I had been struggling with what I believed was a weight problem all my life. It wasn’t until I started taking yoga classes, becoming a yoga teacher, and finally going through yoga therapy training that I fully understood I didn’t have a weight problem, I had a self-acceptance problem. Through most of my young adulthood I believed I was not thin enough, pretty enough, knowledgeable enough etc. etc. Yoga helped change how I viewed myself. Even better, yoga helped me break from my negative thinking patterns that went into the obsessive realm particularly when I was denying myself of food. Yoga helped heal me in three ways:

1. I learned to live more in the present moment. “I think, therefore I am,” is a famous philosophical phrase once spoken by Rene Descartes, and before yoga came into my life this is how I lived. Every thought that occurred in my mind was my reality. If I worried that my house was not clean enough for neighbors to visit, that was my reality. Never mind that the neighbors were coming over to see me and did not notice the dust in the corners. When I started taking yoga, the instructor said to “just breath, feel and listen to your body”. For the first time in a long time my mind stopped racing and I noticed my breath and began relaxing. I began to connect with a self that was non-critical, non-judging and beautiful just the way she was at that moment. She was inside me all my life but somehow I lost that connection within me. I now try to live by the philosophy, “I breathe, therefore I am”…. a much gentler way to live one’s life.

2. I became more compassionate with myself. In the past I was my harshest critic. I beat myself up if I could not fit in a pair of size 4 jeans. I became depressed every time I weighed myself…every single time. I began to use my breathing techniques I learned in yoga class and therapy training and applied it in my daily living. Rather than being upset when a driver angrily shook his head at me, I now take a deep breath and continue driving, moving on literally and mentally. I haven’t stepped on the dreaded weight scale for almost five years now. How I feel is much more important than a number on a cold metallic platform. When I occasionally do eat that greasy hamburger and French fry plate, instead of thinking negatively, full of regret, I shake it off, take a deep breath and move on. I find I can again start eating healthy the next day because I understand it’s not an all or nothing battle.

3. I have found my own beautiful self. I now understand that I am more than my worries about the future, much more than regrets about the past. I am my breath, my body, my soul and yes, even my busy little mind. I listen to how I feel when I am eating, when I am standing, conversing and engaging with others. I know I am worthy even if others don’t think I am. I try to find beauty in myself and I try to find beauty in others even if they don’t see it. Yoga helped me to see past the external self, to let go of judgment and competition with others. I now understand that we are all the same. We are all struggling in this world together. We are all beautiful and worthy beings.

The best thing about a yoga practice is that you can experience the benefits in the first class or therapy session that you take. You can experience the benefits with your first deep breath you take. However, this is an ongoing process, and the benefits grow exponentially as you stick with it. As time goes by you might also notice you feel calmer in your daily interactions with others. You might find yourself less reactive in life situations. You can recognize when you feel off-balance and try to maintain a positive attitude. Your happiness comes more from nurturing body, mind and spirit rather than external things and depending on others. The benefits of yoga have a snowball effect. So stick with it and understand that yoga is not about doing yoga but rather, it’s about being yoga every moment, every breath of the day.

Andrea Mathwich - NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness

Guest Teacher Bio: Andrea Mathwich M.A. is a Registered Yoga Instructor who works in Boulder County, Colorado. She recently received her certification from Integrative Yoga Therapy at NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness in yoga with a therapeutic focus. She teaches senior yoga and vinyasa yoga in various settings. Her goals are to help people of all ages to build self-esteem and self-compassion in this increasingly disconnected world.

NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness is a place to Discover Yoga as a Healing Art, offering a private sanctuary in Highlands Ranch for private on-on-one yoga and therapy, 200HR Integrative Yoga Teacher Trainings, private classes, workshops and retreats.

200HR Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher Training – 2015 Class Forming Now in Colorado

FIVE SPACES SECURED, FIVE SPACES LEFT.

Our 2015 Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher Training at NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness  has it’s first five spots filled. We welcome the diverse group already forming including a clinical therapist, a registered nurse, a yogini, a respiratory therapist, and a physical therapist. Come claim one of the remaining spaces. Program begins February 2015.

The 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with a Therapeutic Focus is for those who want to offer Yoga as a healing art or deepen their own personal practice.

As approaches to health continue to evolve, Yoga will become an increasingly important part of Wellness programs of the future because of its ability to promote health and healing at physical, emotional, and spiritual levels simultaneously. This unique Therapeutic Teacher Training program offers you the opportunity to become immersed in the tools and techniques to support your current business and  this growing industry.

For full details on our program and to obtain our syllabus visit  2015 Teacher Training.

NamasteWorks Yoga Integrative 200HR Teacher Training

2014 Yoga Teacher Training is Full, Register now for 2015

Thank you everyone who inquired to participate in NamasteWorks 200 HR Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher Training with a Therapeutic Focus.  The class is full for 2014.  For those of you who desire to teach Yoga as a healing art or deepen your own personal practice, please consider joining our 2015 Class. Along with offering Yoga classes with a focus on health and healing to the general public, you will learn tools and techniques to teach Yoga-based wellness programs in a wide variety of complementary health care settings.

Yoga-Alliance-LogoThe IYT style of Yoga emphasizes making Yoga accessible to all regardless of age or level of health and wellness. It is a form of Yoga that acknowledges individual differences and encourages adapting and choosing Yoga tools and practices that meet the need of the individual. Because of this emphasis, we have found it to be perfect for body workers, health care professionals and all therapists. It is also open to people with a foundation in Yoga. Certified Yoga Teachers who wish to expand their teaching will also find it beneficial. Above all you need to have the desire to help people experience their fullest potential for health and wellbeing.

To be considered for the 2015 Class, please send an email via our contact form.  The 2014 class filled within thirty days of registration, so act now to secure your space in 2015.  Our affiliate school covers Denver, Colorado Springs, Highlands Ranch, Littleton and all Denver Metro Area and Mountain communities.

Yoga Training with aTherapeutic Focus

NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness and Integrative Yoga Therapy Open House

2014 Yoga Teacher Training with a Therapeutic Focus

Thursday evening, November 7, 2013, 6-7:30 pm

The 200HR Yoga Teacher Training with a Therapeutic Focus is for those who want to provide a holistic approach to healing for their clients or deepen their own personal practice.   Participants of the program have come from Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nursing and Clinical Psychology, all seeking to augment their existing skills with a broader approach to healing.  In this program, you will learn tools and techniques to support your existing skills and businesses acumen.  You will have the training to teach Yoga-based wellness programs in a wide variety of complementary health care settings.

Please join us for our Program Spotlight to learn more about our 200HR program starting January 11, 2014.

NamasteWorks Yoga TherapyThis spotlight is all about you and answering questions you may have about teacher training, homework, outcomes, and more.  Come to this informal session and Discover Yoga as a Healing Art.   This program is open to anyone with a basic foundation in yoga and is especially suitable for occupational therapists, physical therapists, health care professionals and other mind/body modalities seeking to enhance their overall practice.  Our 200HR program is based on a holistic approach to wellness, rooted in the ancient history of yoga and focused on healing at the physical, energetic, emotional, and spiritual levels.  Our full syllabus is available for your review.

Nancy Levenson, Program Director and affiliate school for Integrative Yoga Therapy will be on-hand, along with other session presenters and graduates of the program to offer insights and answers to all of your questions.  This program is non-residential and runs one weekend per month for ten months.  It’s not too late to join us, just RSVP.  Event held in home studio of NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness in Highlands Ranch.  Directions follow an RSVP.

RSVP by calling 303-725-1434 or filling out our contact form. For more information on the program, click on this link: http://namasteworksyoga.com/teacher-training

Yoga Teacher Training with a Therapeutic Focus

NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness and Integrative Yoga Therapy Open House

Thursday evening, November 7, 2013, 6-7:30 pm

As approaches to health continue to evolve, Yoga will become an increasingly important part of Wellness programs of the future because of its ability to promote health and healing at physical, emotional, and spiritual levels simultaneously. This unique Therapeutic Teacher Training program offers you the opportunity to become immersed in the tools and techniques to deepen your work with your current clients, and create new opportunities for your business or personal growth. Join us for our Program Spotlight on November 7  to learn more about our 200HR program starting January 11, 2014.

Pranayama trainingAThis spotlight is all about you and answering questions you may have about teacher training, homework, outcomes, and more.  Come to this informal session and Discover Yoga as a Healing Art.   This program is open to anyone with a basic foundation in yoga and is especially suitable for occupational therapists, physical therapists, health care professionals and other mind/body modalities seeking to enhance their overall practice.  Our 200HR program is based on a holistic approach to wellness, rooted in the ancient history of yoga and focused on healing at the physical, energetic, emotional, and spiritual levels.  Our full syllabus is available for your review.

Nancy Levenson, Program Director and affiliate school for Integrative Yoga Therapy will be on-hand, along with other session presenters and graduates of the program to offer insights and answers to all of your questions.  This program is non-residential and runs one weekend per month for ten months.  It’s not too late to join us, just RSVP.  Event held in home studio of NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness in Highlands Ranch.  Directions follow an RSVP.

RSVP by calling 303-725-1434 or filling out our contact form. For more information on the program, click on this link: http://namasteworksyoga.com/teacher-training

NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness and Integrative Yoga Therapy Open House

2014 Yoga Teacher Training with a Therapeutic Focus

Thursday evening, November 7, 2013, 6-7:30 pm

 

Are you considering yoga training with a therapeutic focus or know someone interested?  Then join us for our Program Spotlight to learn more about our 200HR program starting January 11, 2014.  

NamasteWorks Yoga GarudaThis spotlight is all about you and answering questions you may have about teacher training, homework, outcomes, and more.  Come to this informal session and Discover Yoga as a Healing Art.   This program is open to anyone with a basic foundation in yoga and is especially suitable for occupational therapists, physical therapists, health care professionals and other mind/body modalities seeking to enhance their overall practice.  Our 200HR program is based on a holistic approach to wellness, rooted in the ancient history of yoga and focused on healing at the physical, energetic, emotional, and spiritual levels.  Our full syllabus is available for your review.

Nancy Levenson, Program Director and affiliate school for Integrative Yoga Therapy will be on-hand, along with other session presenters and graduates of the program to offer insights and answers to all of your questions.  This program is non-residential and runs one weekend per month for ten months.  It’s not too late to join us, just RSVP.  Event held in home studio of NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness in Highlands Ranch.  Directions follow an RSVP.

RSVP by calling 303-725-1434 or filling out our contact form. For more information on the program, click on this link: http://namasteworksyoga.com/teacher-training

 

AYURLUNCH – Mindful Learning, Sharing and Eating

By Nancy Levenson, PYT 1000 – Professional Yoga Therapist

The external influences on our health include seasons, diet and lifestyle.  During our last session of the 200HR Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher Training at NamasteWorks Yoga, our group explored the external influence of diet.  We dedicated time to understand the principles of and cook an Ayurvedic lunch.  To support the studies of Ayurveda, the group explored how modification to ingredients can alter a meal to better support the optimal health of a client’s Ayurvedic constitution, Vata, Pitta and Kapha.  The group split into teams to assemble three different versions of the same meal.  Making simple modifications to ingredients, like adding cooling foods (papayas, cucumbers, coconut) for the Pitta meal, sweet foods like (avocados, grapes) to the Vata meal and pungent and bitter foods  like (broccoli and endive) in the Kapha meal, allowed participants to understand how diet helps to support optimal digestion and Agni in the body. 

Like Yoga, Ayurveda is the study of unity and integration and a process of self awareness and healing.  Ultimately Yoga and Ayurveda want to bring us into alignment with the laws of the Universe at the levels of body, mind and spirit.  Yoga therapy, works with clients one-on-one to integrate the sister sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda to support overall wellbeing. 

 

NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness offers; Yoga as a Healing Art to the Douglas County communities of Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Castle Rock, Castle Pines and other nearby communities.  Our service is one-on-one healing therapy, Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher Training and Free group classes at Yoga in the Park, Highlands Ranch.