300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training - Integrate Yoga & Ayurveda - Spirit Path Yoga ...

 
300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training - Integrate Yoga & Ayurveda - Spirit Path Yoga ...
300 Hour Advanced Yoga
                     Teacher Training
                  Integrate Yoga & Ayurveda
               Reach New Heights of Awareness;
Expanding Your Knowledge, Deepening Your Practice

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www.spiritpathyoga.com | info@spiritpathyoga.com | ph. (907) 334-9642 | f. (907) 334-1961
300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training - Integrate Yoga & Ayurveda - Spirit Path Yoga ...
300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Aug. 2018 – April 2019

                                                         Mission Statement

                            At Spirit Path we serve with open hearts, promoting compassion and understanding
                            towards every person. We care for the earth and honor the individual connection to
                                 nature. We give back to our communities by empowering people with the
                                 understanding of how to maintain health of the body and peace of mind.

                                          Course Overview
Along with diving deeper into the practice and philosophy of Yoga, this program imparts the knowledge
of Ayurveda; giving teachers an expanded understanding of subtle energetics, and how to that integrate
Ayurveda into your life, yoga practice and teaching style.

More than providing information, this program is designed
to assist your growth professionally and personally as you
advance in your personal practices, embrace your
authentic teaching style, and create balance in your life.
Together we will create a community dedicated to
supporting each other as we undergo a deeply rich
exploration of the practice and philosophy of Yoga.

Yoga and Ayurveda are pre-Hindu philosophies and
metaphysical sciences from the Indian sub-continent. These philosophies emphasize developing self-
awareness (looking within) along with seeking knowledge (looking without) for personal growth. Indian
mythology, manifestation of creation, reincarnation and karma will be discussed. Participants must be
willing to explore these concepts in class and will be encouraged only to adopt practices that resonate
with their inner feelings. All participants are expected to be respectful toward each other’s spiritual or
religious beliefs.

Emphasis will be placed on:

• Foundations of Ayurveda

• Integrating Yoga & Ayurveda

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300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training - Integrate Yoga & Ayurveda - Spirit Path Yoga ...
• Advanced Physical & Energetic Anatomy

• Advanced Principles of Alignment

• Artful Sequencing and Creative Expression

• Teaching Yoga to Every Body

• The Sanskrit Language

• Intentional Living

• Yoga as a Transformational Practice and becoming a Transformational Teacher

This yoga teacher training is a registered program through the Yoga Alliance (YA) and AK State approved
by the Alaska Commission on Post-Secondary Education. The course meets the YA standards for 300
Registered Yoga School (RYS). The training is designed to build upon and deepen the trainee’s
understanding of the fundamental concepts of teaching yoga that are generally taught at the 200-hour
level. It prepares its trainees to teach principles and techniques of yoga that are more advanced, more
detailed, and subtler. The training enables them to teach with greater skill than could reasonably be
expected of a RYT 200. As an advanced program it is designed for individuals who have already
completed a 200-hour program OR have extensive experience practicing and/or teaching yoga. Upon
completion of this program students achieve one of the three standards for becoming a 500 RYT with
the Yoga Alliance. Yoga Alliance standards for 500 RYTs are as follows:

    1. Complete a YA approved RYS 500, OR

    2. Complete a YA approved RYS 200 AND a RYS 300.

    3. Have at least 100 hours of teaching experience after completing a RYS 200 or 500.

                                       Location and Facility
This program will be held at the Spirit Path Yoga and Wellness Center in Anchorage. Our main yoga
classroom accommodates large classes and provides props. Our secondary room is used as a classroom
and doubles as a second yoga room. Our store carries books, herbal products, and yoga supplies for
convenience. There are integrative complimentary health care services offered in the facility.

Physical Address: 505 W. Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage AK 99503
Tel: (907) 334-9642    Fax:(907) 334-1961       Email: info@spiritpathyoga.com

Mailing address: Spirit Path Yoga Studio & Wellness LLC, 5432 East Northern Lights Blvd, 407
Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Center Director: Cassandra Lidin, L.Ac. M.Ac. Dipl.Ac., CAP, RYT 200

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Casandra is the center director of Spirit Path Yoga and Wellness. She received her Masters in
Acupuncture in 2004 from TAI Sophia Institute. She is also an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Registered Yoga
Teacher. She maintains a full time acupuncture practice at Spirit Path.

                                               Instructors
Lead Instructors:

The lead instructors, Amanda and Jule met in Anchorage as college students in 2007. Both new to
Alaska, they found a connection through their love for nature and wilderness exploration. They grew
close through remote backpacking, rafting, pack rafting, and skiing routes throughout Alaska. Both avid
yogis, they would frequently take their practice outdoors; discovering Yoga's magic both on and off the
mat. Together they have over 20 years of teaching Yoga and both have studied and practice Ayurveda.
They love sharing with others how Yoga, Ayurveda and a connection to nature helps one tap into "their
spiritual heart" or "true self." They are looking forward to sharing these with you; and building a positive
learning community in this advanced 300 Yoga Teacher Training!

Amanda Montavon, M.A, E-500 RYT, CAP: Amanda has over 17 years of experience coaching and
teaching people of all ages, fitness levels and walks of life. She’s worked in the fitness industry as a swim
coach, personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She started teaching Yoga 15 years ago as a
certified Hatha instructor through FiTour. At first, she was purely interested in the physical benefits of
Yoga. However, upon experiencing the subtler benefits of her practice she became intrigued by Yoga
philosophy, energetic anatomy and holistic health. Since then she’s completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher
Training (YTT) in Multi-Style Yoga, a 500 hour YTT in Traditional Tantra Yoga from the Shri Kali Ashram in
Goa India and several continuing education workshops. Growing up surfing and hiking in Northern
California, she moved to Alaska to study the therapeutic benefits of outdoor recreation. She received a
B.A. in Outdoor Studies from Alaska Pacific University, and upon graduating she worked in mental health
as a wilderness guide/behavioral health technician, activity therapist and as a Yoga therapist. Her
continued pursuit of Yoga eventually led her to the study of Ayurveda, and she completed the training
required to meet the standards of the National Ayurveda Medical Association for Ayurveda
Practitioners. In 2014, she taught her first 200 hour YTT program as a capstone project for her Masters
of Arts. Her thesis was on holistic teaching methodology; implementing teaching methods that
holistically support others along their own unique path of personal growth. Since then she has been the
lead instructor for four 200 hour YTTs and one 300 hour YTT accredited by the Yoga Alliance. She works
full time as the Director of Programs for Onward and Upward a non-profit School for Adventure Based
Learning and Self Discovery based in Palmer, Alaska. The study and more importantly the practice of
Yoga and Ayurveda continues to be an integral part of her continual personal development.

Check out her website at www.alaskaayurveda.com and her Instagram: @nature_based_yoga

Jule Harle, M.A, 500 RYT, AHC: Jule started regularly practicing Yoga in 2005 as a way to restore and
strengthen her body; she enjoyed the connection of movement with breath along with the increased
energy it gave her for Alaskan adventures. She was drawn to many styles: Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar,
Bikram, Kundalini, Ashtanga- and drew insight from all of them. A few years later, she experienced some
unfortunate life events (as we all do) that prompted some self-reflection and desire for change. In 2010
she traveled to India with aspirations of becoming a Yoga teacher and completed a 200 hour YTT in

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Rishikiish. Living in an Ashram for 2 months immersed in a Yogic lifestyle helped shed light on her mental
turmoil while Yoga’s subtler aspects were revealed. India called again in 2013; she returned back to the
ashram lifestyle to complete a 300 hour advanced YTT with her same teachers. Again, she was
impressed at how great her body felt, how still her mind was and how much peace she found with
herself from a regular asana, mantra, pranayama and meditation routine. Deep in her practice one
morning, she experienced the first of many “a-ha!” moments; feeling true peace, contentment,
appreciation and understanding for everything around her. It was in that moment she thought, “I need
to share this light with others!” Jule views herself as a lifelong learner- she sees everyone and everything
as a teacher. She has a B.A. in Counseling Psychology from Alaska Pacific University and an M.A. from
UAA in Counseling. She’s also an Ayurvedic Health Counselor graduate from Spirit Path and currently
near completion of the Ayurvedic Practitioner Program; studying Yoga’s ‘sister science’ has helped her
understand how both facilitate deep physical and mental healing while supporting growth in her yoga
practice & teaching style. Jule is also a Mental Health Counselor, specializing in the integration of yoga,
mindfulness, Ayurveda with DBT & CBT counseling techniques; she sees patients through Spirit Path’s
clinic. In the spring & summer she leads yoga retreats and wilderness adventures throughout Alaska-
“time in nature nourishes & restores the soul!”

Check out her websites: www.ayurvedamindbody.org & www.alaskayogaadventures.com

Visiting Instructors:

Alex Hester RYT 200: Alex has been practicing yoga for eight years and completed a 200 hour Ayurvedic-
Yoga teacher training through Alaska Pacific University under Amanda Montavon in 2014. He first
discovered AcroYoga through a workshop during the training. He has been acroing, learning, and
teaching Acro regularly ever since. He is an Acro Revolution certified instructor and has taught private
lessons in seven countries including Central America, Europe, and Africa. As a world traveler and people
lover, Alex loves the opportunities Acro has given him to meet, interact, and bond with strangers from
vastly different places, cultures, and skill levels. His favorite part of AcroYoga is the way it teaches you
about yourself and your partner; primarily trust, communication, and creativity. As neither an acrobat or
the most competent yogi himself, Alex has found that people of all shapes, sizes, skill levels, and
backgrounds can learn and benefit from Acro, especially if they're willing to laugh at themselves.

Amanda Joy Lyon: Amanda is a Clinical Ayurveda Specialist, Pancha Karma Specialist, Sivananda Certified
Yoga Instructor, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist, a 200 hr. Massage Therapist, Reiki Master/Teacher, and a
student of advanced Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis. She has received national acclaim as a featured speaker
at many conferences including the National Ayurvedic Medical Association Conference and the Northern
California Women's Herbal Symposium.

                                         Training Categories
Training categories are established by the Yoga Alliance. The Yoga Alliance requires a specific number of
hours to be spent in each of the five categories

Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP)

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This category will include asanas, pranayamas, anatomy, yoga philosophy, meditation and other
traditional yoga techniques. Analytical and guided practice in how to teach these concepts will be
received.

Teaching Methodology (TM)

This category includes varies teaching styles, communication skills, group dynamics, time management,
healthy boundaries, demonstration of yoga asanas, observation of bodies, assisting and adjusting and
how to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations. Discussion of students learning
process, qualities of a teacher and the business aspect of teaching yoga.

Anatomy and Physiology (A & P)

This category focuses on human anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) as well as energy
anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). It also includes both the study of the subject and
application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns,
etc).

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teacher (YPLE)

 This will entail the study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts such as The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and The Bhagavad Gita. We will discuss applying the 8 limbs of yoga to everyday
life, ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher/ student relationships and community, and
understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others through yoga (seva).

Practicum (P)

This will entail practice teaching, receiving and giving feedback, observing others teach, assist students
while someone else is teaching. Each participant will be required to sign up to teach one Saturday or
Sunday from 5:30-6:30pm; & a 2-hour workshop on a Wednesday night. Together these classes count
towards 3 out of the 5 practicum hours in which the participant must be the primary instructor. The
other hours are scheduled within the syllabus. Each student must commit to attending 2 of their peers
Wednesday workshops and stay after the class to debrief the experience with the primary instructor.
Students receive contact hours for attending these classes.

                                    Hours Required by Yoga Alliance

Techniques,          Teaching              Anatomy and          Philosophy,           Practicum
Training and         Methodology           Physiology           Lifestyle and
Practice                                                        Ethics

Total 50 Hours 25    Total 5 Hours All     Total 15 Hours 10    Total 30 Hours 25     Total 30 Hours 15
of these hours       must be contact       of those 15 hours    of those 30 hours     of those 30 hours
must be contact      hours.                must be contact      must be contact       must be contact
hours and be with                          hours.               hours.                hours 5 of the 15
the lead                                                                              contact hours

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instructor.                                                                         must be as a
                                                                                    primary instructor
                                                                                    and completed
                                                                                    with the lead
                                                                                    instructor
                                                                                    present.

The additional hours are distributed among the five educational categories at the discretion of the lead
instructors. Total hours required are a minimum of 270 Contact Hours with 30 Non-contact Hours
(Homework) for a total of 300 training hours.

                                      Schedule and Syllabus
Each session is 3.5 hours in length. Most sessions will start with an hour of either asana or meditation
practice. Meditation practices will include both passive and active meditation techniques including, but
not limited to: practicing silence, guided imagery, reading, chanting, Sanskrit calligraphy and Yantra
meditations. For those sessions, participants will receive 1 hour towards the Techniques, Training and
Practice category. The additional 2.5 hours of class time will then count towards each class’s specific
category as listed in the syllabus.

August 24, 2018- April 28, 2019

Session         Day      Date         Time                  Subject              Category     Contact
                                                                                               Hours

   1           Friday    8/24       5-8:30pm         Course Overview &             PLE-          2.5
                                                       Introductions

   2          Saturday   8/25         9am-        Yoga Philosophy/Sadhana:         PLE           2.5
                                    12:30pm           Why we practice.

   3          Saturday   8/25      1:30-5pm           Review of 8 Limbs            PLE           2.5

   4          Sunday     8/26         9am-        The Power of Intention &         PLE           2.5
                                    12:30pm             Art of Asana

   5          Sunday     8/26      1:30-5pm          Sun Salutation A & B          TTP           2.5

   6           Friday     9/7       5-8:30pm         Yoga and Ayurveda             PLE           2.5
                                                        Philosophy

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7         Saturday      9/8         9am-         Spinal Anatomy & the        A&P           2.5
                                    12:30pm           Nervous System

  8         Saturday      9/8      1:30-5pm         Power of the Core           TTP         2.5

  9          Sunday       9/9         9am-            The Wrist Joint           A&P         2.5
                                    12:30pm

  10         Sunday       9/9      1:30-5pm      Pawanmuktasana Series &        TTP         2.5
                                                       Wrist Care

Module 2

Session       Day        Date        Time                Subject             Category     Contact
                                                                                           Hours

   1         Friday      9/21      5-8:30pm      Positive Psychology and       PLE          2.5
                                                     Communication

   2        Saturday     9/22        9am-         Anatomy & Kinesiology        A&P          2.5
                                   12:30pm              Review

   3        Saturday     9/22    1:30pm-5pm             Acro Yoga              TTP          2.5

  4         Sunday       9/23        9am-         The Psychology of Play       TM           2.5
                                   12:30pm

  5         Sunday       9/23      1:30-5pm             Acro Yoga              TTP          2.5

  6          Friday      10/05     5-8:30pm       Ayurveda: The Doshas         PLE          2.5

  7         Saturday     10/06       9am-         Ayurveda Nutrition           PLE          2.5
                                   12:30pm

  8         Saturday    10/06      1:30-5pm        Meditation & Asana          TTP          2.5

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9         Sunday       10/07         9am-         The Elements: Chakras &       A&P        2.5
                                     12:30pm                Koshas

  10        Sunday       10/07       1:30-5pm            Chakra Yoga              TTP        2.5

Module 3

Session         Day         Date         Time                Subject             Category   Contact
                                                                                             Hours

   1           Friday       10/19      5-8:30pm        Stress, Body Image &        TM         2.5
                                                                Yoga

   2          Saturday      10/20        9am-              Vata Dosha              PLE         1
                                       12:30pm

   3         Saturday       10/20      1:30-5pm            Vata Dosha              TTP        1.5

  4           Sunday       10/21         9am-            Transformational          TM        1.5
                                       12:30pm           Practice: Holistic
                                                        Teaching Principles

  5           Sunday       10/21       1:30-5pm       Sadhana & Dinacharya:        PLE        2.5
                                                        Practice & Self Care

Module 4

Session         Day           Date         Time                Subject           Category   Contact
                                                                                             Hours

  1a           Friday         11/2         5-6pm         Respiratory System        A&P        1

  1b           Friday         11/2       6-8:30pm       Meditation: Your Brain     A&P        1.5
                                                              on Yoga

  2           Saturday        11/3        9-12:30        Advanced Theory of         PLE       2.5
                                                            Pranayama

  3           Saturday        11/3       1:30-5pm        Sanskrit & Mantras        PLE        2

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4           Sunday          11/4        9am-       The Neck and Shoulder      A&P         2.5
                                        12:30pm             Girdle

  5           Sunday          11/4      1:30-5pm           Inversions           TTP         2.5

  6            Friday        11/16      5-8:30pm        Joints and Their        A&P          2.5
                                                          Movements

   7          Saturday       11/17        9am-          Joints and Their        A&P          2.5
                                        12:30pm           Movements

   8          Saturday       11/17      1:30-5pm     Floating: Jump through     TTP         2.5
                                                         and Jump Backs

  9           Sunday         11/18        9am-         Ashtanga: Primary        TTP         2.5
                                        12:30pm             Series

  10          Sunday         11/18      1:30-5pm       Ashtanga Methods          TM         2.5

Module 5

Session         Day        Date        Time                Subject             Category     Contact
                                                                                             Hours

   1           Friday      11/30     5-8:30pm             The Gunas               PLE         2.5

   2          Saturday     12/1        9am-           Digestive System           A&P          2.5
                                     12:30pm

  3a          Saturday     12/1      1:30-2:30          Kapha Dosha               TM              1

  3b         Saturday      12/1      2:30-5pm         Yoga for Digestion          TTP          1.5

              Sunday       12/2        9am-         Ayurveda & the Mind:          PLE         2.5
                                     12:30pm        Prana, Tejas and Ojas
   4

   5          Sunday       12/2      1:30-5pm         Restorative Yoga            TTP         2.5

   6           Friday      12/7       5-8pm          Creative Transitions         TM           2.5

   7         Saturday      12/8      9-12:30pm        Adjusting: Ethics &         TM          2.5

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Methods

   8         Saturday      12/8      1:30-5pm        Adjusting: Hands On            TM        2.5
                                                           Practice

   9          Sunday       12/9      9-12:30pm      Yoga Contraindications:         TM        2.5
                                                           Part 1

  10          Sunday       12/9      1:30-5pm           Pre-natal Yoga              TM        2.5

Module 6 Practicum Hours

Session         Day           Date         Time             Subject           Category   Contact
                                                                                          Hours

   1           Friday        01/11       5-8:30pm

   2          Saturday       01/12         9am-
                                         12:30pm

   3          Saturday       01/12       1:30-5pm

   4          Sunday         01/13         9am-
                                         12:30pm

   5           Sunday        01/13       1:30-5pm

   6           Friday        01/25       5-8:30pm

   7          Saturday       01/26         9am-
                                         12:30pm

   8          Saturday       01/26       1:30-5pm

   9          Sunday         01/27         9am-
                                         12:30pm

  10           Sunday        01/27       1:30-5pm

Module 7

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Session        Day        Date            Time                   Subject             Category   Contact
                                                                                                 Hours

   1         Friday      2/8/19         5-8:30pm            Yoga History and            PLE       1.5
                                                            Traditional Texts
                                                                                                   1

  2         Saturday     2/9/19         9-12:30pm          Yamas & Niyamas              PLE       2.5

  3         Saturday      2/09          1:30-5pm         SamaYama: Integrating          PLE        2.5
                                                           the Subtle Limbs

  4          Sunday       2/10             9am-             Anatomy Review             A&P         2.5
                                         12:30pm

  5          Sunday       2/10          1:30-5pm               Backbends                TTP        2.5

  6          Friday      02/15          5-8:30pm              Yoga Sutras               PLE       2.5

  7         Saturday     02/16             9am-         Layers of Consciousness         PLE        1.5
                                         12:30pm
                                                                                        TTP       1.0

  8         Saturday     02/16          1:30-5pm            Tridoshic Asana             TTP       2.5

  9          Sunday      02/17             9am-         Contraindications: Part 2       TM         2.5
                                         12:30pm

  10         Sunday      02/17          1:30-5pm                 Kriyas                 TTP       2.5

Module 8

Session         Day              Date            Time             Subject           Category    Contact
                                                                                                 Hours

   1           Friday            3/8         5-8:30pm          Myths of the           PLE        2.5
                                                                Asanas

   2          Saturday            3/9       9am-12pm           Myths of the           PLE         2.5
                                                                 Asanas

   3          Saturday           3/9         1:30-5pm           Dream Yoga            PLE        1.25

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Grounding Practice                    1.25

   4          Sunday          3/10         9am-         Moving Prana          TTP          2.5
                                         12:30pm

   5          Sunday          3/10      1:30-5pm      Prana Meditation        TTP          2.5

Model 9 Practicum Hours

Session        Day          Date         Time             Subject          Category      Contact
                                                                                          Hours

   1          Friday        4/5        5-8:30pm

   2         Saturday       4/6          9am-
                                       12:30pm

   3        Saturday        4/6        1:30-5pm

   4         Sunday         4/7          9am-
                                       12:30pm

   5         Sunday         4/7       1:30-5:30pm

   6          Friday        4/12       5-8:30pm

   7        Saturday        4/13         9am-
                                       12:30pm

   8        Saturday        4/13       1:30-5pm

   9         Sunday         4/14         9am-
                                       12:30pm

  10         Sunday         4/14       1:30-5pm

Model 10

Session         Day          Date          Time            Subject         Category      Contact
                                                                                          Hours

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1          Friday           4/26        5-8:30pm    Nature Based Yoga           TM               2.5

   2          Saturday         4/27        9-12:30pm     Ethics & Yoga             PLE              2.5
                                                           Business

  3a          Saturday         4/27        1:30-4pm        Pitta Dosha             PLE               1

  3b          Saturday         4/27         4-5pm          Pitta Dosha             TTP              1.5

              Sunday           4/28        9-12:30pm     Living from the           PLE              2.5
                                                              Spirit

              Sunday           4/28        1:30-5pm     Graduation Puja            TTP

Total Hours

Techniques     Anatomy &        Teaching       Philosophy, Lifestyle &               Practicum
Training &     Physiology      Methodology             Ethics
 Practice

   125.5            25                26                 58.5                    51 Contact Hours:

                                                                           5 Teaching as Primary Instructor &

                                                                           46 Observing Others Teach, Class
                                                                            Participation & Peer Feedback.

               Contact Hours                                         286 Hours

              Homework Hours                                    A minimum of 14 Hours

            Grand Total of Hours                                     300 Hours

                             Admissions Policies and Regulations

Students must have completed the 200 RYT or have the equivalent in classroom experience as approved
by the instructors. To qualify to become a 500 RYT after this training, you must submit 100 hours of

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teaching to YA after the date on your prior 200- hour certificate. If you do not submit the 100 hours
AFTER the date on your 200-hour certificate, you will not be able to upgrade to RYT 500 after taking this
300-hour program. It is expected that participants already possess fundamental knowledge on anatomy
and kinesiology, alignment principles, the chakra system, teaching methodology, yoga history and
philosophy. The application for admission is included in the back of the catalog.

The application must be turned in with a $75 non-refundable application fee. The student may set up a
time to speak with the Center Director to answer questions, upon acceptance into the program, and
when the enrollment document is submitted. The enrollment document must be submitted at least 30
days before the first day of classes. Space is limited to the first 20 participants. Once the application is
completed you may email it to info@spiritpathyoga.com or submit the application at Spirit Path Yoga
and Wellness.

                                                 Deposit

Upon acceptance into the program an immediate deposit of $200 is required to officially enroll in the
program. If a deposit is not made within two weeks of becoming accepted into the program another
applicant will be offered a chance to enroll. Making a deposit officially reserves your space in the course.
The $200 deposit will be credited to your tuition.

                          Academic Policy, Grading, and Graduation

Homework: Participants will hopefully be inspired to embrace a Yogic and Ayurvedic lifestyle and
complete several homework’ hours weekly, but for the purpose of fulfilling the Yoga Alliance
requirements each participant must be able to demonstrate 30 hours of homework. Details concerning
the homework hours will be discussed throughout the program. Grading This YTT programs has a pass or
fail grading system. To pass, participants must complete all of the contact hours and non-contact hours
in each subject as required by the Yoga Alliance. Contact hours are marked as completed when
participants are both present and participating in each class listed in the syllabus. Non-contact hours are
marked as completed upon participants turning in completed homework assignments.

Graduation requirements: Students will complete attendance requirements, participate fully in class,
complete all homework, and present their independent project to be eligible for graduation.

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Attendance and Class Participation: Students are expected to arrive 10 minutes early to class and be
ready to begin promptly at the scheduled starting time. Students must complete 300 hours of course
work. Out of those 300 hours, 270 hours must be contact hours. Students must attend the classes listed
on the syllabus. The Yoga Alliance requires a specific amount of hours to be completed in each subject
as listed in the following table.

                                               Participation

1) All contact and non-contact hours must be completed by 2/17/18. Upon completion participant will
be given a certificate of completion. The certificate must be submitted to the Yoga Alliance for
participants to receive credit towards their 500 RYT credentials.

2) Students must bring completed homework assignments, textbooks, and supplemental materials with
them to class.

3) Students must be prepared to discuss the required reading material during class.

4) Students are expected to arrive 10 minutes before class begins and attend the full day.

5) Additional assignments may be given for the student to receive a passing grade at the discretion of
the instructor.

Participants are asked to keep an open mind to explore and reflect upon new concepts that may be
different from their already established perceptions. Participants must be fully participating in class
activities and discussions. If participants are engaging in other activities during class time (e.g. on their
phones, reading non-class related material or sleeping) they will not receive credit for just being
present. If this occurs the instructor will address the concern immediately in order to rectify the
situation promptly so that the participant can correct the behavior. If this is an ongoing concern, the
participant may be counseled to withdraw from the program and receive a pre-rated refund.

                                   Make Up Hours/Tutoring Fees

As a Yoga Teacher School credentialed by the Yoga Alliance, this program will be enforcing the
regulations set by the Yoga Alliance. The Yoga Alliance requires 270 contact hours and 30 hours of non-

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contact hours to be completed for successful completion of a 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program.
This program provides 300 contact hours. If students miss any class time they must email the instructors
the day and subject hours they will be missing. If students are not meeting Yoga Alliance requirements
for hours in each subject, they will be notified that they are not meeting the required YA hours and will
need to submit a request private tutoring. Private tutoring will be an additional cost of $ 40/hour;
private or group sessions can be arranged. Scheduling tutoring hours will be dependent on the
instructor’s availability and must be completed prior by the end of the program.

                        Academic Assistance, Tutoring, and Support

Students are welcome to contact the instructor at any time via email with questions about homework,
class concepts, etc. Please do not hesitate to ask for help when it is needed. If a student is having
extreme difficulty with academic material/concepts that cannot be answered adequately via email or
engaging other students in conversation the student may request a private phone tutorial with an
instructor, at the cost of $40/hr.

                          Probation, Dismissal and Re-admittance

A student who fails to meet academic standards or who violates the Student Conduct Policy will be put
on probationary status after meeting with the supervising instructor for a time period of up to 2 months.
If the student has failed to meet academic requirements or if the student continues to violate the
Student Conduct Policy when the probationary period expires, the student may be dismissed from the
school. Re-admittance will only be considered in extreme circumstances at the discretion of the faculty.
Grounds for dismissal are if participants miss more than 3.5 hours of class time without prior
communication to the instructor and without submitting a written plan for making up those missed
hours or does not submit a written request for withdrawal from the program. The participant will be
dismissed from the course and receive no refund due to unsatisfactory attendance.

                                     Student Conduct Policy

Spirit Path Yoga and Wellness students are expected to accept and adhere to high standards of personal
conduct. Students shall:

    1.   Conduct yourself as a representative of Spirit Path Yoga and Wellness and the Yoga profession
         while you are a student or intern at Spirit Path Yoga and Wellness.

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2. Treat all members of the Spirit Path Yoga and Wellness community with courtesy, respect and
       dignity.

    3. Treat the Spirit Path Yoga and Wellness facilities with respect, including buildings, grounds and
       furnishings.

    4. Respect the rights and property of other members of the Spirit Path Yoga and Wellness
       community.

    5. Accept responsibility for and the consequences of their actions and encourage responsible
       conduct in others.

    6. Use of drugs or alcohol at Spirit Path or coming to class under the influence of drugs or alcohol is
       prohibited and are cause for immediate academic dismissal.

    7. Have no firearms, weapons or any other item designed to inflict harm or damage at Spirit Path
       Yoga and Wellness. Possession of these items at Spirit Path Yoga and Wellness is cause for
       immediate academic dismissal.

                                            Class Conduct

Students are expected to conduct themselves at Spirit Path Yoga and Wellness and in class so others are
not distracted from the pursuit of learning. Discourteous or unseemly conduct may result in a student
being asked to leave the classroom. Persistent misconduct on the part of a student is subject to
academic dismissal. Some examples of classroom misconduct that will not be tolerated include, but are
not limited to the following: Disorderly conduct; Harassment; Verbal abuse; Assault; Interference with
the educational opportunity of other students

                                         Personal Conduct

Students may be disciplined for conduct, which constitutes a hazard to the health, safety, or well being
of members of the Spirit Path Yoga and Wellness or which is deemed detrimental to the interests of
Spirit Path Yoga and Wellness. Disciplinary action may be taken regardless of the existence of any
criminal proceedings that may be pending.

                                                 Texts
There will be numerous recommended texts throughout the program, but these texts are texts that
should be purchased for the program. Most texts can be found and purchased from Amazon.com and/or
Audible.com.

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Advanced Energy Anatomy: The Science of Co-creation and Your Power of Choice by Caroline
 Myss, $50 ($30 on audible)

Trail Guide to the Body, by Andrew Biel, $66

Trail Guide to the Body Flash Cards by Andrew Biel, $22

The Language of Yoga: Complete A to Y Guide to Asana Names, Sanskrit Terms, and Chants, by:
 Nicolai Bachman, $18

Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace and Ultimate Freedom by B.K.S.
 Iyengar, $12 (available on audible)

Yoga of the Subtle Body: A guide to the Physical and Energetic Anatomy of Yoga by Tias Little,
 $13

Yoga for your Type: An Ayurvedic Approach to Your Asana Practice by David Dr. Frawley and
 Sandra Summerfield Kozak, $22

Any Yoga Sutra book and/or app of your choice (We recommend the app The Yoga Sutras by
 Daniel Levine)

                                               Tuition and Fees
The tuition for the program is $ 4,500. The tuition does not include application fee or text books.

Application Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75.00

Tuition Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200.00

Remaining Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 4,300.00

                                                     Application Fee
There is a $75 non-refundable registration fee due with the application. In addition, a $200
enrollment deposit which is deducted from the student’s tuition is required upon acceptance to
reserve a space. Enrollment fee $200 (to be applied toward tuition) Tuition $4500.00 In total
($4300.00 after enrollment fee)

                                          Tuition Payment Options
          Option A: Pay tuition in full

          Option B: Make 9 monthly payments to pay the remainder of your tuition. After your $200
          deposit the remainder of your tuition is $4300.00. (divided by 9 months = $477.78 monthly
          payment from August 2018-April 2019)

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Option C: A larger deposit may be made in order to lower the monthly payments. For this
            option you must meet with the Director of the Program, Casandra Lidin, and commit to a
            written payment plan prior to the start of the program.

            Tuition must be paid in full by completion of the program

            If a participant misses a payment, they will be required to meet with the Director of the
            Program, Casandra Lidin, to determine a ‘get back on track’ plan. If you cannot commit to a
            plan to make up the missed payment(s) you will need to withdraw from the course and will
            receive a pro-rated refund, if applicable.

                                     Procedure for Cancellation
To withdraw from the program and cancel your enrollment agreement, please write a formal request to
withdraw from the program stating your reason for withdrawal. The letter should be addressed to the
Director of Spirit Path Yoga, Cassandra Lidin, and delivered in a sealed envelope to Spirit Path Yoga and
Wellness, 4007 Old Seward Hwy #100, Anchorage, AK 99503. Spirit Path Yoga and Wellness will
acknowledge a participant’s cancellation or withdrawal, in writing, within five business days after
receiving receipt of notification. All refunds will be made no later than 30 days after receipt of
notification of the participant’s withdrawal.

                                       Instructor Cancellation
The Yoga Alliance requires that at least 135 of the 270 contact hours are with the lead instructor. Either
one or both lead instructors, Amanda Montavon or Jule Harle, will be present for all of the contact
hours, but in case of illness, injury, death in the family or other unforeseeable special circumstance, an
assistant instructor will be requested to stand in as a substitute for Amanda or Jule. If the lead
instructors are absent due to unforeseeable special circumstances for more than 135 hours the course
will be canceled.

                                         Course Cancellation
 If for any reason this course is canceled due to facility or personal conflicts that no longer allow for the
continuation of the course you will be provided with a full refund.

                                              Refund Policy
A student has the right to cancel the Enrollment Agreement and obtain a refund of one hundred percent
(100%) of the amount paid for institutional charges, less the application fee of $75, upon submitting
written notice to Spirit Path by the close of business on the first day of a student's scheduled
attendance. The written notice of cancellation need not take any particular form and, however

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expressed, is effective if it shows that the student no longer wishes to be bound by the Enrollment
Agreement. Any books, materials, and related supplies may be returned to the school within 30 days
following a notice of cancellation. If a student fails to do so, the school may deduct the documented cost
of these books from any refund due to the student.

                                     Student's Right to Cancel
A student has the right to cancel the Payment Agreement and obtain a refund or withdraw from a
course after instruction has started and receive a pro-rate a refund for the unused portion of the tuition
and other refundable charges. A student who withdraws or is dismissed after attending at least one
class, but before completing 50% of the instruction in the current enrollment period, is entitled to a pro-
rata refund. Students will receive a refund within 30 days of the termination date as follows: a) Prior to
completion of the first day of class, but before the second day of class, 100% refund will be given b)
After completion of the first day of class but prior to the completion of 10% of the program, the refund
will be 90% of tuition after deducting the registration fee. c) After completion of 10%, but prior to
completion of 20% of the program, the refund will be 80% of tuition after deducting the registration fee.
d) After completion of 20%, but prior to completion of 25% of the program, the refund will be 55% of
tuition after deducting the registration fee. e) After completion of 25%, but prior to completion of 50%
of the program, the refund will be 30% of tuition after deducting the registration fee. f) After completion
of 50% of the course no refund will be given, and the student is required to remain committed to the
entire amount of tuition. Refunds will be computed from the last day of physical attendance. As part of
this policy, the school may retain a one-time application fee of no more than $75. The school will make
every effort to refund prepaid amounts for books, supplies, and other charges. A student will receive the
refund within 30 days of the termination date. The school will make a 'good faith' effort to make a
refund, if necessary, by sending certified mail to student's and parent's permanent address. If the school
cancels or discontinues a course or educational program, the school will make a full refund of all
charges. Refunds will be paid within 30 day of cancellation.

                                          Grievance Policy
 If a student has an academic complaint, the student is first encouraged to discuss any concerns with the
instructor. If not satisfied with the outcome of these discussions, the student may then speak with the
Center Director. If not satisfied with the outcome, the student may seek appeal through the State of
Alaska Commission on Post-Secondary Education.

                                          Student Records
Participant records which includes a copy of certification of completion, record of payment, record of
attendance and a cop of the participant’s government issued photographic identification will be kept in
a filing cabinet located at Spirit Path Yoga and Wellness. Student records will be maintained by Spirit
Path Yoga and Wellness. At any time, students may request a copy of academic records. Such requests
must be submitted in writing to the Center Director. Records will be given to the student within 5
business days of the written request.

                                Statement of Non-Transference

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Spirit Path Yoga and Wellness cannot guarantee that it's credits or programs are transferable, and the
transfer of credits is always at the discretion of the receiving institution, depending on the comparability
of curricula and accreditation.

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Spirit Path Yoga and Wellness
             300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Application
First Name: _________________________________Last Name: ______________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________________________________

Home Number: _____________________________ Cell Number: _____________________________

Email Address: _______________________________________________________________________

Personal Experience:

Have you previously completed a 200 hr. program?                     YES                    NO

Can you provide a copy of your Teacher Training certification? If yes, please include. If no, please explain
why: (a 200 hr. training is NOT required, but highly recommended. Students may be admitted into the program
without having previously completed a 200 hr. program with only with instructor approval)

How long have you been practicing Yoga?

What style(s) of Yoga do you practice?

How frequently do you practice?

What level would you consider yourself? (circle)

Beginner                  Mixed Level                       Intermediate                    Advanced

Are you currently teaching Yoga? Yes, No If yes, what style(s) of Yoga do you teach?

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Provide a brief description of your 200-hour yoga teacher training course OR your experience,
background and/or other relevant trainings.

Have you received any training in Ayurveda?     YES    NO        If yes, where and what type of training
did you receive?

Please tell us a little about yourself:

Do you have any medical conditions?       YES   NO      If yes, please describe:

Do you have any injuries?          YES    NO    If yes, please describe:

Do you have any concerns or apprehensions about the program? Or will you need any special
accommodations?

Additional Comments:

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Emergency Contact Information:

Name: ________________________________________ Relationship: ________________________

Cell Number: _______________________________ Home Number: ____________________

Spirit Path Yoga and Wellness does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex or
   sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran
        status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs.

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