Advanced Teacher Training
(Yoga Alliance RYS 300)

REQUIREMENTS and PREREQUISITES for the 300 Hour SmartFLOW:
Our Advanced Training is adaptable to your needs and time frame. Work towards your certificate as intensely or as gradually (up to 3 years) as it suits your schedule and skills. We offer 10-11 day 100-hour intensives and 5-7 day 35/50-hour intensives as well as Weekend Modules.

If you’d like to become SmartFLOW and/or Yoga Alliance registered at either 200 or 300 levels:
1) Begin with Abhyasa, our foundational intensive.

    OR

2) Complete our Online course at YogaGlo:The Heart of SmartFLOW Yoga. These 15-hours are non-contact hours according to the RYS curriculum. Please email us to set this process up. .

To complete your 300-hour Advanced Training, continue on adding Advanced and Teaching Skills modules as you can. You may take these in any order to add specific skills and hours to your advanced training within a 3 year time. All modules must be completed to meet RYS 300 curriculum requirements.
Completing your 200-hour with SmartFLOW (or another RYS 200) along with our 300-hr Advanced Training, will make you eligible to register as an RYT 500.

Advanced Modules

SAMA SADHANA

Our Advanced 75-hr Intensive

Sama means even, or balanced as in Samasthithi or even standing pose. This pose teaches us to balance the body right and left, front and back and up and down; further it asks us to sense our feeling of being grounded with our need to feel free. And lastly it suggests that in our personal concerns we acknowledge the truth that we are part of or a greater, spiritual whole. Sadhana is practice: our daily Yogic practice. Sama Sadhana = Even, balanced Practice.

In this Intensive, you will reflect on and aim to balance your body, mind and heart similarly in all the poses we practice and in all the Movement Principles* that we explore. This will be a demanding and transformational workshop, moving you through the limbs of Yoga.

SAMA SADHANA includes

  • Follow each Movement Principle to its fullest, advanced expression along its continuum
  • Sense your own subtle balance of effort and return; and your balanced needs for both power and rest
  • Consider each Movement Principle and its specific supports in all 3 Planes of Motion
  • Assess and practice Hands-on-Assists for each MP family
  • Anatomy to support each MP
  • Learn essential Restoratives for each MP
  • Daily Pranayama
  • Meditation
  • Philosophy (reading assignments will be given)

Sama Sadhana is a 75hr Intensive, as part of Annie’s SmartFLOW 200/300hr Yoga Alliance Certified Curriculum. You will learn primarily through your own daily practice -- to advance your own practice and to become a more sensitive and intelligent teacher. There will be also be lectures, demos and lab time. (*Note: Movement Principles are an essential element of SmartFLOW methodology; the online course will ground you in these concepts.)

PREREQUISITE: This training is designed for teachers and experienced students. If you received your 200-hour TT (or other teaching certificate) from a school other than SmartFLOW Yoga, we respectively request that you complete our Online Training “Heart of SmartFLOW Yoga.” It is an 11-hour course on YogaGlo. Those hours and the Intensive’s 75 hours can be used towards your Advanced Certification at SmartFLOW or serve as CEUs.

VIVEKA

Our Advanced 100-hr Intensive

Viveka is a beautiful Sanskrit word that literally means discrimination. It describes an ongoing practice through which we discern the un-changing essence of life as distinguished from the impermanent, phenomenal nature of all things.

This training intentionally integrates Subtle practices into Advanced Asana. Each day we will weave multiple layers—Koshas—into our awareness, setting the stage for personal transformation and discerning exactly which practices are essential to each of our needs. Through these practices, we begin to distinguish the increasingly subtle effects each of the practices offer, and over time we determine that which furthers and maintains us – and our students – on our spiritual paths.

VIVEKA includes


DEVELOPING AUTHENTIC PRACTICE:

  • Daily advanced asana, pranayama and meditation practice to awaken the mind, body and spirit
  • Taking the SmartFLOW principles deeper; exploring the edge where avoidance and denial present themselves
  • Creative sequencing for specific populations and intentions
  • Pranayama: observe how the breathing patterns reveal unconscious mental patterns and can help break them
  • Investigation and Integration of the Subtle Body: Koshas, Prana Vayus and Chakras
  • Maha Bandhas in asana and pranayama practice
  • Dharana & Dhyana: paths to focus the mind (find a meditation practice that you will stick to!)
  • In-depth study of the Bhagavad Gita with John Casey, PhD

This 12-day/100hr course is part of Annie’s SmartFLOW 200/300hr Yoga Alliance Certified Curriculum. In addition to the actual in-class time, the course includes reading, written homework and a practicum.

PREREQUISITE: This training is designed for teachers and experienced students. If you received your 200-hour TT (or other teaching certificate) from a school other than SmartFLOW Yoga, we respectively request that you complete our Online Training “Heart of SmartFLOW Yoga.” It is an 11-hour course on YogaGlo. Those hours and the Intensive’s 100 hours can be used towards your Advanced Certification at SmartFLOW or serve as CEUs.

SAMKRAMA

Our Advanced 50-hr Intensive

Sama: even, balanced.
Krama: to progress, step by step.
The Art of Sequencing: Creating a meaningful and intelligent Yoga sequence is an art, and a skill – that can be learned and honed into a fun and deeply satisfying art for you and your students.

The heart of this 50-hour intensive is in the strong morning Asana practice. Each daily practice will highlight an essential aspect of sequencing; afternoons will be spent mapping the sequence, generating alternate “itineraries” and modifications, and illuminating each of the elements that great sequences all share.

SAMKRAMA includes

  • Strong Morning Sadhana
  • Sequence Mapping
  • Generating creative and intelligent sequences
  • Drives and themes that are authentic to you
  • Balancing the effort and the return: inspire your students without hooking their egos
  • Including the return to center: rest is an essential element!
  • Creating self-practices that will continue to inspire you as Practitioner and teacher

PREREQUISITE: This training is designed for teachers and experienced students. If you received your 200-hour TT (or other teaching certificate) from a school other than SmartFLOW Yoga, we respectively request that you complete our Online Training 'Heart of SmartFLOW Yoga.' It is an 11-hour course on YogaGlo. Those hours and the Intensive’s 50 hours can be used towards your Advanced Certification at SmartFLOW, YogaTree, or serve as CEUs.

PREKSHA

Our Advanced 50-hr Intensive

Preksha: Clear Seeing

Preksha is a beautiful Sanskrit word that means seeing, beholding, reflecting. In this Advanced Module we will explore ways of seeing clearing: Our own practice and lives, and the practices of our students. We will seek out blockages and patterns and look to make clarity and fluidity.

“Everything is magical when you see it with your heart.” 
― Mooji

In this 50-hr Intensive, you will reflect on and aim to balance your body, mind and heart similarly in all the poses we practice and in all the Movement Principles* that we explore. This will be a demanding and transformational workshop, moving you through the limbs of Yoga.

PREKSHA includes

  • Assess: See where you and your students have patterns of holding, blockage and avoidance
  • Assist: Based on this clarity, hands-on-adjustments as well as modifications to poses and the practice as a whole may be made
  • Activate: Form and inspire clear intentions and practice plans for you and your students
  • Strong Morning Sadhana
  • Assessments of Hands on Adjustments
  • Building an action plan for releasing habitual patterns

PREREQUISITE: This training is designed for teachers and experienced students. If you received your 200-hour TT (or other teaching certificate) from a school other than SmartFLOW Yoga, we respectively request that you complete our Online Training “Heart of SmartFLOW Yoga.” It is an 11-hour course on YogaGlo. Those hours and the Intensive’s 50 hours can be used towards your Advanced Certification at SmartFLOW or serve as CEUs.


See our Calendar page for all of our upcoming Advanced trainings, modules and workshops.

2019

January 18-21, 2019
PRANIFY!: Pranayama Intensive (15hrs)
You & The Mat in Laguna Niguel, CA

May 4-12, 2019
SAMA SADHANA: Even Practice
Advanced Asana in All 3 Planes (75hrs)
Nest Yoga in Oakland, CA

August 8-18, 2019
VIVEKA: Discernment
Bringing the Subtle Body to your Practice and Teaching (100hrs)
Nest Yoga in Oakland, CA

September 21-27, 2019
PREKSHA: Clear Seeing
Assessing & Hands On Assists (50hrs)
Yoga Tree in San Francisco, CA