CONTINUING EDUCATION

WHY CONTINUING EDUCATION?

It is recommended that yoga teachers take 30 hours of continuing education (including 10 “contact” hours) every three years. For 2021, the Yoga Alliance has extended provisions, due to Covid, to allow for contact hours to be earned online. Yoga Alliance membership is not required to be an excellent teacher; but for teachers interested in becoming E-RYTs to offer continuing education, we di offer Yoga Alliance CEUS for all of our continuing education programs. Living Soul’s 200-hr. program will remain a YA accredited school; however, we have decided at this point to not pursue a 300-hr. with YA because we want the freedom to offer a robust program that supports the Christ-centered yogi. After much research, we’ve found that the only reason to take a YA 300-hr. program is if you want to apply for your own Registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance.

Who is Continuing Education for?

It’s for already certified yoga teachers looking to rediscover their gifts, reconnect with the call to teach, and realign with skills that up-level their students’ yoga class experience. Many teachers come from faith-based yoga schools; however, this is also a great opportunity for those with traditional yoga certifications to immerse in Christ-centered spirituality.

How do I participate?

  • MASTERS TRACK (300 HR. CERTIFICATION)
    • Are you interested in earning a 300-hr. certificate? Living Soul believes in a master’s path that you can enjoy in more digestible and affordable modules that provide an integrative approach to learning. Each module will be a collaboration with experts in the field of yoga, human anatomy, Christ-centered spiritual formation, yoga philosophy, teaching proficiency and more. Modules will be offered throughout the year in both online & in-person retreat gatherings and include a mentorship component to help foster community and ensure learning retention. You will have up to three years to complete your 300-hour certificate with us. See 2021 continuing education offerings below. Total investment for the Masters Track is $2,700. Expect travel expenses for in-person retreats.
  • TEACHER TUNE-UP
    • IN-PERSON TUNE-UP: partner with Kristin (YACEP, E-RYT, RYT-500) to reignite your passion for teaching with a customized continuing education training for your retreat, yoga studio, or regional teacher network. In 2019, teachers gathered in Denver, Kansas City, Dallas, Cincinnati and Peoria, IL to practice in community, enjoy fellowship with other teachers, and become better teachers of yoga!
    • ONLINE TUNE-UP: this 6 week (2 hrs. per week) course is perfect for newer teachers or those needing a jumpstart in their teaching business or ministry. Workshops include: Sequencing for Student Success, Teaching for Longevity & Sustainability, The Art of Teaching Contemplation and Weaving the Word, Yoga for Injury Management, Business/Ministry of Yoga 1 & 2.
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2021 SCHEDULE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • THE UNITY STUDY & YOGA SUTRAS March 2nd – May 4th
    • 30 hours of Unity Study on the Yamas & Niyamas (15 hr. Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics, 15 hours Teaching Methodology). Please review Unity Study details. Live meetings recorded.
    • Cost is $99 for the Unity Study only.
    • Cost is $359 for the 300-hr. track students. Master’s students will participate in Yoga Sutras Through the Lens of Christ, a 15 hour virtual course with Kelly McClellan, RYT-500 starting March 9th (it will be 4-online units over the course of 4 weeks). Both the Unity Study and Yoga Sutras course will total 40 hours CEUs. Plan to attend a small group mentorship call on Friday, April 30th, 9:30-11:30am MST.
  • BREATH OF LIFE COURSE May 8-June 15, 2021
    • Breathing Anatomy, Optimize Your Breathing course with physical therapist and yoga therapist, Jen Wilking, 500 E-RYT.
    • Breath Coach Training (virtual self-paced course with Kristin Gibowicz that covers breathing for anxiety & other stress-related, 6 foundational exercises to coach breath effectively. Breath work for trauma resiliency, PLUS how business coaching for the yoga/breath coach professional).
    • 4 hour virtual Breath of Life Soul Spa with Hope Stockman & Kristin Gibowicz on May 15th (treat yourself for Mother’s Day) to launch the Ruach Study teaching, group spiritual direction, yoga & breath-focused meditation practices (spiritual formation).
    • The Ruach Study, 4-week Bible study, plus weekly yoga practices and meditations.
    • Mentorship calls on May 14th, 9:30am-11:30am MST and June 4th, 9:30am-11:30am MST. 40 hours of CEUs. Cost $359

300-hr. Module Registration

  • Three options: Pay for Unity Study AND Yoga Sutras FULL Module; Yoga Sutras ONLY because you already paid for Unity Study; Breath of Life Full Module
  • ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY & PATHOLOGY FOUNDATIONS August 5 – August 27
    • 8 hours of a self-paced virtual course with excellent video content and quizzes to ensure learning proficiency. This course will take you through the human body in a way that is accessible to all levels. We will explore the body systems and how they may impact a yoga practice. We will look at how bone, joints, muscle and fascia function and how pathology in these tissues may require us to make changes to practice. We then look at key body regions and how to use those regions well to help support us in postures and breathing. The course then looks at forward folds, back bends and twists, and what our anatomy is doing in these types of postures, and how to modify to make the postures
    • 2 hour LIVE Zoom Q & A/course wrap-up with trainer and course developer Laurie DiGuilio on Friday, August 27th. Cost is for 10 hours of CEUS for this course.
  • ADVANCED SEQUENCING, YOGA FOR INJURY MANAGEMENT & THE ART OF TEACHING ALL-LEVELS & PRIVATES September 2021
    • Deepen your ability to teach progressions and regressions within a group class to promote inclusivity, longevity and sustainability with Kristin Gibowicz. This course will require weekly live lectures and small group mentorship via Zoom and one online weekend intensive. More details to come.
  • ENERGY AND THE CHAKRA SYSTEM: A BIBLICAL APPROACH w/Kelly McClellan October 2021

 

UPCOMING 2022 CEUs (TBD)

  • The Art of Teaching Contemplation & Weaving the Word
  • Yin Yoga
  • Ayurveda
  • Yoga Empowered – adding weights, resistance bands, and drumming
  • Fascial Fitness
  • Yoga for Trauma Resiliency
  • Leadership Development: @IEnneagram Motions of the Soul Harmony & Transformation
  • Restorative Yoga