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Suryaside yoga teacher training (200 Hour)

October 4th - March 2nd, 2019-2020

Tuition rates: $2500 - $3000

Suryaside Yoga is excited to be offering a 200 hour yoga alliance certified teacher training. The fundamental philosophy of the training is Practicing Humanity. This means that what you learn and gain from the teacher training are life skills that can be applied and reflected upon in any situation, whether this is physical, mental, emotional or relational we will look at the practical application of the yoga teachings to be able to help us navigate our lives and cultivate compassion for ourselves and to others.

Why Choose Suryasides 200 Hour Teacher Training?

We believe in the richness of many lineages and varieties of teachings.

“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own.” - Bruce Lee

Yoga is for anyone that can breathe and is conscious of their thought. You will be prepared to teach different bodies, ages and in various environments. We emphasize the importance of being able to instruct movement and guide clearly. We are adamant about working with the individual, and teaching people not poses. ​

Mentorship and guidance is an integral part of this journey. We strive to create a safe and nurturing environment and space in the training and for the collective of the students to be able to support each other. The only way to know oneself is to ask, to ponder, and sometimes be willing to shake things on its head. We will be here to guide the inquiries and journey into the self, wherever and whatever that may be.

Your voice is your power. Through the training we will encourage you to find your voice and your inner resolve and strength through practice teaching and other goal exercises.

This training is composed of many of the staff and teachers at the Suryaside Yoga studio which

gives you the opportunity to connect and be part of the greater studio community and have the ongoing support of the teachers and fellow students.

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Trauma-Conscious Mindfulness Tools for Young People

October 18-20 | 9:30-5:30pm

Apply for a scholarship

Learn strategies and tools for bringing
trauma-informed mindfulness and yoga practices to young people navigating difficult circumstances including incarceration, homelessness, school suspension, and academic challenges.

Learn Lineage’s unique 3-part mindfulness model and practical activities that can be shared with young
people to build resilience and well-being
Practice techniques for trauma-conscious teaching and classroom management.
Participate in dialogue on power, privilege, and social justice
Add mindfulness tools to your self-care toolkit
Lineage Project has 20 years of experience teaching mindfulness practices to young people navigating incarceration, homelessness, school suspension, and academic challenges. We also train organizations to use mindfulness tools to enhance their professional climates and support young people’s wellbeing, and that of the staff who serve them.

All applications for tuition support will be carefully considered, and candidates who have been selected for scholarships will be notified as soon as possible and on a rolling basis.Because we have a limited amount of scholarship resources, only partial scholarships can be offered - typically, awards range from $50-$150.

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solemarch - a trauma informed yoga training
Led by Sangeeta Vallabhan
November 8-10, 2019

This 18 hour weekend training, meant to lay the foundation for teaching more specialized populations. We live in an incredibly diverse society, with equally diverse life experiences. And how anyone responds to any one type of traumatic experience varies from person to person. There is no wrong way or right way to respond to any stressful event, but how we treat each other and ourselves sometimes requires a little more care and consideration. After more traumatic experiences, such as rape, war, car accidents, losing a loved one or physical, sexual or verbal abuse, to name only a few, most of us would benefit from a type of yoga or meditation practice that is unlike your typical “open” class. For a traumatized individual, those classes can seem intimidating, alienating and simply not comforting. In this training, you will learn some methods and concepts of teaching a trauma informed class. We will explore serving different populations like rape and domestic violence survivors, veterans and the military community and communities of color.

Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 9am-5pm

$315 for the entire weekend!!

*A module within our 300-Hour Teacher Training Program and open to the public.

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Regional Director - Northern California, New jersey Region and Ohio Valley Region (KY, OH, TN, WV)

This position is responsible for developing and providing guidance and support to the VYP Regional Team including VYP trained teachers. The Regional Director is responsible for the successful implementation of Mindful Resilience programs including classes, workshops and special events for current and former members of the military and their family members within a specific VYP Region and provides essential support to teachers and organizations desiring to start and maintain classes for veterans.

Applicants must have completed at least a 200 hour yoga teacher training program and Veterans Yoga Project Level 1 Mindful Resilience Teacher Training.

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This Veterans Yoga Project training consists of a balance of practice and lecture/discussion. At the end of the training, participants will understand the symptoms of post-traumatic stress and other trauma-related disorders, how those symptoms are related to underlying neurobiology, and how to use this understanding to most effectively teach individuals recovering from trauma.

Mindful Resilience is what we call the collection of mind-body practices that we teach: Breathing, Meditation, Mindful Movement, Guided Rest, and Gratitude. These tools help us breathe easy, focus clearly, move freely, rest deeply, and remember what is working in our lives. As a result we become more resilient in the face of both ordinary and extraordinary challenges. Veterans Yoga Project is teaming up with Root2Rise to offer an extraordinary opportunity for intensive training in a proven, mindful approach to teaching yoga to veterans and others who are struggling with posttraumatic stress and other trauma-related psychological difficulties.

Mindful Resilience for Recovery and Resilience is an evidence-informed, clinically-tested yoga program that was developed specifically for veterans recovering from posttraumatic stress and other psychological difficulties. It is an evidence-informed, in that practices have been chosen and adapted based on clinical and neuro-scientific knowledge about posttraumatic stress and its treatment. It is clinically-tested, in that it was developed based on feedback from hundreds of veterans and active-duty service members receiving treatment at residential and outpatient treatment programs. Mindful Resilience has been successfully integrated into mental health and addiction treatment programs for veterans and active-duty military across the US and Canada.

In the Level One teacher training, you will explore:

The development, course, and consequences of trauma-related disorders
The psychotherapeutic treatment of trauma-related disorders and how yoga fits into an integrative treatment approach
Special considerations and cautions when providing yoga therapy to veterans and other trauma-affected individuals
Specific practices, guiding principles, and resources found to be helpful for veterans coping with trauma, including a detailed treatment manual with an empirically-informed, clinically-tested 12-week protocol, and access to a downloadable electronic copy (pdf) of the Mindful Resilience Yoga for Veterans Recovering from Trauma practice guide.
Your guide on this journey, is the creator of the Mindful Resilience yoga teacher training, Daniel J. Libby, PhD. Daniel is a licensed clinical psychologist and yoga teacher and is an expert in the mindful integration of evidence-based psychotherapies and complementary and alternative medicine practices for the treatment of PTS(D) and other psychological and emotional distress in active-duty military and veterans.

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A July 4th event sponsored by Veterans Yoga Project, lululemon, Hudson River Park, and Lilac Preservation Project. The yoga session will be led by our veterans (Cesar).

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Meditation Teacher Immersion with Meryl Arnett August 23 - 25, 2019 The Meditation module is part of our Art of Chill Series: An Immersion and Self Care Experience for Yoga Teachers, This is a CEU program, designed to give teachers who currently hold a 200/500-certification additional tools to create chill space for self and students.

Weekend schedule:

Friday 7:45-9:15pm

Saturday 1:00-7:00pm

Sunday 8:30-3:30pm

The traditional yoga practice was originally designed to support extended periods of meditation, and yet most of us, as yoga teachers, received very little formal training in meditation. Your 200-hour training prepared you to guide your students through an in-depth yoga practice. Now, it is time to give them the next step. Meditation.

The research surrounding meditation shows it is powerfully potent, physically and chemically changing your brain, boosting immune function and increases positive emotions. Sacred Chill {West}'s Meditation Immersion is designed for Yoga Teachers looking to incorporate meditation into their classes as well as for those wanting to deepen a personal meditation practice. In this 15-hour course, you will:

• Experience extended meditations

• Learn how to modify meditative postures for comfort

• Discover the differences between the most common meditation styles

• Create your own guided meditations

• Find your meditative voice through practice teaches with the guidance of a mentor

Expect to walk away comfortable with a silent, at-home meditation practice as well as ready to incorporate mini-meditations into your yoga classes. This is part of our CEU program, designed to give experienced teachers additional tools to create a speciality as a professional teacher.

Meryl Arnett, E-RYT 500 and Co-Owner of SCW, has been teaching in Atlanta since 2010. Her passion is introducing mindfulness in ways that are accessible to all of us. She has taught meditation to Fortune 500 companies, from the floor of Phillips Arena, at festivals across the city, and she helped create the first yoga + meditation studio in Atlanta to offer regular, independent meditation classes. Teaching over 300 hours of meditation each year, Meryl continues to study and practice daily with teachers she respects deeply, including Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Susan Piver, and Yoganand Michael Carroll. Learn more at or

Pricing: $375- 30 days in advance/ $450 after No Refunds

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Join us for the Exhale to Inhale trauma-informed training! Attendees will gain tangible yoga based trauma-informed tools, learning how to customize yoga and healing sessions to make them more sensitive to those who have experienced trauma, and inclusive to all communities. Integral Yoga, July 13th + 14th, 10:00am to 6:00pm. Investment: $425 through June 20th; $475 per student after that. Training qualifies for Yoga Alliance CE credit.

The ETI Yoga Alliance approved training, facilitated by Tara Tonini, includes 14 hours of lecture and experiential learning in neuroscience, trauma theory and yoga philosophy. This training is solely for professional development and is not intended as an intervention for personal healing. Please keep in mind talking about trauma, even in the context of professional training can be triggering. Before attending the training, we invite you to resource yourself to ensure you have person support to appropriately engage with this work.

Tara Tonini discovered yoga as a means of recovery from a relationship of Domestic Violence.Tara is a Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Birth Doula, Master Reiki Healer and completing her Masters in Chinese Medicine. Tara approaches each healing modality through a trauma-informed lens. Tara has studied with Bessel Van Der Kolk M.D., David Emerson, Jen Turner, Hala Khouri, Jillian Pransky, Hari Kaur Khalsa and Lisa Danylchuk, LMFT, E-RYT. Under mentorship with Lisa Danylchuk she has become a Founding Member of The Center For Yoga and Trauma Recovery. As Director of Curriculum Development & Mentorship at Exhale to Inhale, Tara strives to build a community where survivors and teachers can connect & experience the healing art of yoga.

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Rise and Shine! BYTA 2019 Conference, August 22-25 at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Stockbridge, MA. Let our innovative teachers inspire you with a range of workshops and discussions designed to support your personal practice and professional skills. The conference is open to yoga teachers, practitioners, students, enthusiasts and those curious about yoga. Great workshops, insightful discussions, and time to relax and renew! All are welcome!

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The Black Yoga Teachers Alliance is taking Yoga As A Peace Practice to St. Louis, MO, August 2-4, 2019 at Innovation Hall/EdHub, 4220 Duncan Avenue. Yoga teachers, community leaders, social and civic workers will learn to facilitate the contemplative approach of yoga to illuminate new ideas, ways of being, and offers restorative practices that help ease the negative impact of violence on individuals and communities. It teaches us how to express yoga in daily life to transform our hearts and minds in profoundly meaningful ways.

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