Raja Yoga of Philadelphia 200 Hour Teacher Training Program
The next training begins in September of 2016, so relay your interest to Wes and set up a meeting soon to discuss joining the program!
Raja Yoga’s teacher training is certified through Yoga Alliance, and is a six month, part-time program. Classes will be held every three weeks, on the weekend, at the studio. Students will master the practice and teaching of all the yoga asanas as well as receive training in many other aspects of the Himalayan yogic tradition, with a special emphasis on meditation and philosophy. Whether your goal is to become a full time yoga teacher, or to gain personal knowledge and techniques to forever enrich your life, this training will meet your needs.
The following is a partial list of the types of classes and topics to be covered: asanas, breathing, pranayama, seated meditation, use of mantra, guided meditation, anatomy, physiology, the Yoga Sutras, Upanishads, yogic lifestyle, brainwaves and meditation, diet and nutrition, yogic sleep, cleansing techniques. There will also be several hours of homework, generally practice and reading assignments, required between sessions.
Potential students should attend classes and interview at Raja Yoga with primary instructor, Wes Tudor, in order to assess whether the program will be a good fit for them.
The cost of the program is $2400 with a $1200 deposit. There may be an opportunity to teach some classes at Raja to solidify one’s new skills upon completion of the training.
Sample weekend schedule
Friday 6-9 p.m.
Saturday 1-5 p.m., 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.
“The Raja Yoga Teacher Certification program provides a well-rounded approach to the yogic tradition and offers students a much deeper understanding of the practice beyond postures alone. The training has not only prepared me to confidently teach a yoga class, but has also enriched my personal life, most noticeably through the application of Ayurveda and pranayama practices. The program provided an open forum for reflection and discussion of many life topics and challenged previous ways of approaching them.” ……. Sarah P.
“It is hard to verbalize in a short paragraph the depth of this program, but I would say to people considering signing up that you will not regret it. After every session I have walked away feeling energized and accomplished. Not only will I be certified to teach yoga and pass some of what I have learned onto others, but I know my true self better, I start each day with a healthier, more relaxed, attitude and I appreciate so many things in my life more deeply.”……. Stacey D.
“I got more out of the teacher training class than I ever expected to. There’s much, much more to yoga than poses: it’s philosophy, nutrition, anatomy, and even more. The attentive, supportive, hands-on classes were simply amazing.”……. Matt W.
“The teacher training at Raja Yoga not only gave me a greater understanding of asana and yogic philosophy, but also of myself and the world around me.”……. Mary O.
“Enrolling in the teacher training at Raja Yoga was hands-down one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. I learned so much more than I ever expected to about philosophy, spirituality, meditation, nutrition, the power of breathing as a link between mind and body, and the subtle energies of the human body. Wes has a relaxed, informal style and a down-to-earth approach that made the experience both enjoyable and informative. After 15 years of practicing yoga, I had a vague sense that there was more to yoga than just sun salutations, and I knew I wanted to learn more about it, but I wasn’t sure where to begin. Wes made the whole thing into an experience that I found myself truly looking forward to every three weeks. I highly recommend this course for anyone who is even remotely thinking about expanding their awareness of yoga.”
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