These are special, extended-format yoga classes and explorations done over the weekend where learning objectives are achieved through lecture, discussion, and practice. (20 Hours)
These are 3-day long retreats where we will practice asana, pranayama, meditation, and methods for awakening the heart. The talks and meditations will focus on the Buddhist teachings of Mindfulness as well as inviting experiential insights with inquiry both in solitude and at times, with a partner. (50 Hours)
We consider the mentoring process an essential element for those on the path of certification in Aquanimous Yoga. It is a unique experience in continuing education for the graduates of our Teacher Training Immersion.
Under the guidance of an experienced mentor, new graduates develop confidence and learn to cultivate their own unique style and expression of teaching, allowing them to come into their own as yoga teachers.
The program has flexible hours and is made up of the following components:
You are required to practice AY Asana and Meditation classes with your mentor.
Initially, you will observe your mentor’s class and have a brief discussion afterwards to answer any questions that may have arisen regarding sequencing, assists, etc. If your mentor deems it appropriate, you may begin to offer assists within the class and, guided by your mentor, lead one or two poses in class.
Towards the end of the program, you will have an opportunity to practice teach full-length classes. Your mentor will observe and provide feedback.
Private Mentorship Sessions
You will meet with your mentor for a discussion session. These sessions will be structured to outline your goals and objectives and discuss your progress. You will also be given reading and writing assignments relevant to your interests.
Your mentor will assign you reading and writing projects to complete, custom-tailored based on your personal intentions and what your mentor deems most appropriate for you.
AY recognizes Continuing Education (CE) hours as time spent learning something new through research, study or experiential learning rather than synthesizing or processing prior knowledge.
All AY Certified Teachers must meet the following CE requirements in order to maintain their current AY Teacher credentials. Hours accumulated in CE can be credited for the requirements needed in the next AY Teacher level.
- Must complete 50 hours of CE within a year from the date of their certification. This includes:
- 20 hrs of teaching AY classes
- 10 hrs of AY asana & meditation practice under an AY mentor
- Attend 1 Immersive Workshop (20 hrs)