Samyoga Institute offers is an advanced yoga and yoga therapy teacher training program designed to create community and foster personal and professional growth. It offers a safe environment where students are encouraged to push their edge to explore and connect with their innate wisdom. The training incorporates educational and experiential components of yoga and ayurveda, including but not limited to the study of yogic texts, anatomy and physiology; whole person assessments; asana; pranayama; mudras and mantras; guided imagery; yoga nidra; and meditation. The interactive learning environment promotes an atmosphere maintaining the integrity of the tradition while making yoga accessible to every body. Mentorship, internships, community teaching, assisting and integrative assignments offer students an opportunity to deepen self-awareness as well as further the development of teaching and yoga therapy skills. As a result, students are able to offer their wisdom and gifts to diverse groups and individuals.
The program is divided into four quarters and designed to be completed within two or four years. Each fall begins with the 100 hour intensive (3 days in September, a weekend in October and November and 1 day in February). The spring quarter takes place with weekend classes in the spring consist of some SYI trainings and outside trainings approved by the mentor. The April and August sessions focus on the integration of ayurveda and yoga. Throughout the program, including the internship breaks, there is frequent contact with and support from an assigned mentor.
In addition to the Director, Janice George, Program Directors Emily Arnold and Sat Puran and the Samyoga Institute staff, there are also various guest lecturers. These men and women bring with them a wealth of knowledge and their love for yoga.
The staff consists of local and nationally recognized experts such as Dr. Vijay Jain, Emily Arnold LMT/ RYT500, CPT, Connie Phillips E-RYT500, Sat Puran (Carla) Fox RYT500, Sarah Pariser CYT200/Suzanne Roberts RPP, Mary Sinclair E-RYT500, LMT, Richard Miller PhD/Anne Douglas, Ray Long MD FRCSC, and many others.
Program Overview, Introduction to Yoga Therapy, The Koshas, Samkhya Philosophy, Introduction to Ayurveda, Conducting Individual Sessions: The Assessment Process, Yoga Sutras, Anatomy and Physiology: Form and Function of the Body, Philosophy, Ethics and Boundaries. Pranayama, Mudras, Respiratory Conditions
*Internship: Eight individual sessions
Ayurvedic Assessment, Yoga and Ayurvedic Retreat, Chakras and the emotional body.
*Internship: Two three-hour workshops
Teaching Methodology, Integrative Medicine, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Yoga Therapy Specialty Areas, Meditation Retreat, Philosophy and Ethics, Research, and The Bhagavad-Gita.
*Internship: Two eight-week specialty classes
March-August (partially self-directed)
Yoga Therapy (specialty areas), Ayurveda, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Chanting, Integration: Putting it All Together, and Marketing.
September 22-24, 2017
October 21 & 22, 2017 – Dr. Ray Long
November 18 & 19, 2017
*No classes December 2017 & January 2018
February 17, 2018
March 17 & 18, 2018
April 8, 2018
May 19-21, 2018 (Ayurveda retreat)
*No classes June & July 2018
August 18, 2018 (Graduation)
September 21-23, 2018
October 19-21, 2018 (yoga nidra retreat)
November 19 & 20, 2018
*No classes December & January
February 16, 2019
April 13, 2019
*No classes June & July 2017
August 17, 2019 (Graduation)
Total cost of the program is $5,050.00.
Early-bird registration (by July 31st) is $4900.00. Costs of outside workshops will be deducted from the tuition.
The tuition includes a manual and other resources that will support teaching and practice, both now and in the future.
Estimated additional costs are as follows:
Samyoga Institute requires the applicant to send written notice of cancellation 30 days prior to the start of training to receive a full refund less $50.00. Should notice be received within 30 days of the start of training, the applicant will receive a full refund less $500.00. Once training begins, there are no refunds, and the entire amount is the responsibility of the participant. If a student must withdraw due to unforeseen circumstances, arrangements may be made to complete the training the following year; however, the student will incur any additional cost increases at the time the course is taken.
Our commitment is to empowerment. Applicants for admission and financial aid are considered on the basis of individual merit. No person is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subject to discrimination in any program or activity of Samyoga Institute on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, religion, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.