ADVANCED YOGA STUDIES
Whether you're feeling a calling to teach or looking to deepen your personal practice, our Advanced Yoga Studies are designed for you. Our 200-Hour and 300-Hour Yoga Alliance Certified programs are comprised of Core Courses and Elective Courses. Inspired by years in academia, Olga's goal in creating these programs was to step away from cookie-cutter teacher training methods.
Atha Core curriculum hones down fundamental teaching skills, integrates critical understanding of alignment, and builds solid foundation in yoga philosophy. Then, Atha Elective Courses layer up to deepen yogi's knowledge in their area of interest. This structure allows a yogi to honor their talents, to grow into the area they are mostly passionate about, and to develop unique expertise for a successful teaching career.
200-Hour Core Course I
Eight Limbs through Ghosh Lens
This course provides an accessible approach to explore in depth the principles of alignment, study therapeutic benefits of asana, and gain better understanding of yoga philosophy.
Fundamental poses of Ghosh lineage present excellent opportunity to hone down both alignment and benefits of asana from all yoga formats (yes, including vinyasa or flow yoga). Practical, hands on experience during posture clinics will not only deepen yogi's personal practice, but create a solid foundation for teaching.
We will explore physical practice from the standpoint of Patanjali's Eight Limb structure, fostering deep understanding of yoga as a philosophical system healing both the body and the mind.
200-Hour Core Course II
The Art of Teaching Yoga
Whether you decide to teach yoga professionally or not, this course will have make you a Leader and a Teacher. This course will focus on personal growth and transformation, on finding your authentic voice (not limited to 'yoga teacher's voice').
Building on the foundations from Course I, we will explore various yoga formats and styles of teaching, including ashtanga vinyasa, power yoga, and yin. In this course we will primarily focus on vinyasa, and you will master the understanding and teaching of the breath guided movement.
You will be given time to practice and refine your teaching with the support and feedback from your peers and leads.
The Art of Assists
Hands-on assists are ones of the most powerful connections we can make in a yoga room. In this 10-hour course, we will explore the intention behind assists. We will study application of supportive, directive, and deepening assists in many of the popular yoga postures. We will understand that assists are a great way to heal each other and grow the yoga community. This is a fun and fully interactive workshop, please be prepared for practice!
All Levels of experience welcome. For teachers, provides continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance. For aspiring teachers, fulfills 10 hours towards 200-Hour Certification.