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300 hour Yoga & Ayurveda Immersion Teacher Training


300-Hour Course Outline

Over the course of the 9-week program, become a Yoga Alliance 300-hour certified yoga teacher, allowing you to register as a 500-hour yoga teacher.
All classes are recorded and available in your personal interactive Thinkific course library so you can watch the replay of the class at your convenience.
3 Live days per week with 2 weekends off.  (Live days Wed, Fri, Sat)
Interact 1:1 with facilitators even if you can’t make a live class.
Weekly 4-6 hours self-guided online sessions via Thinkific educational platform.
Contact us here for the full schedule and more details.

Watch this 2 minute Video to Meet the Team


What Makes this 300 hour Teacher Training Unique?

  • Trauma-Informed Yoga
  • Yoga is Social Justice
  • Ayurvedic Lifestyle Foundational Training
  • Yoga For Addiction
  • Yoga and Meridians: Chinese Medicine
  • Introduction to Acupressure
  • Yoga Philosophy and Spirituality in every class
  • Understanding Pranayama
  • Yoga for Mental Health: Yoga & The Brain, Yoga for Stress & Anxiety
  • Traditional Asana: Raja/Hatha, Heart-based Vinyasa, Ayurvedic Asana
  • Intelligent Sequencing
  • Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sacred Ceremonies
  • 4 cycles of Elemental Sacred Exploration
  • Vedanta and Hindu Studies
  • Ongoing monthly support for 6 months minimum post-training
  • Access to Indra Alumni Directory
  • Ongoing Coaching and Support to create your Ideal Life and Business

Additional Live Workshops

  • Yoga for Bigger bodies/ All bodies
  • Little Nervous Systems- working with young people
  • Yamas of Ethical Business
  • Compassionate (decolonized) Non-Violent Communication
  • Environmental Sustainability and Social Responsibility
  • Community Leadership Support
  • Ancestral Connection- How to honor our Ancestors

April 24- June 27th 2021 Yoga and Ayurveda Teacher Training

Live Classes recorded with interactive options to accommodate different schedules and time zones.



Instructors

Bonnie - FounderFounder

Bonnie

Bonnie’s passions led her to a role as director of the Mystical Yoga Farm in Guatemala, a sustainable permaculture...

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Anita - FacilitatorFacilitator

Anita

Anita’s journey in the sacred healing arts began more than thirty years ago. She is a teacher, healer, yogini...

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Sadie Hart - Guest FacilitatorGuest Facilitator

Sadie Hart

Sadie Hart’s path to yoga began out of necessity while navigating the chaotic life of show biz in New York City. After studying in London and performing in NYC for 7 years...

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Dr. Cre Dye - FacilitatorFacilitator

Dr. Cre Dye

Dr. Dye is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs. As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a National Certified Counselor...

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Sandhiya Ramaswamy - FacilitatorFacilitator

Sandhiya Ramaswamy

Sandhiya Ramaswamy, MBA CAS PKS, is an Ayurveda master teacher, practitioner and educator. For over a decade, she has had the privilege of helping hundreds of clients experience the transformative power of Ayurveda...

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Raquel - FacilitatorFacilitator

Raquel

Raquel began practicing in a studio (she was initially introduced to yoga as a young child) over 20 years ago...

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Jacqui Gibson-Clark - FacilitatorFacilitator

Jacqui Gibson-Clark

Jacqui Gibson-Clark is a RYT- 400 yoga instructor. She walked into her first yoga class (Jivamukti) in 2001 and fell in love with yoga. She has since practiced many styles including Iyengar, Anusara, and Kundalini Yoga.

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Jeanine - FacilitatorFacilitator

Jeanine

Jeanine is a New York native currently living in Oceanside, California. Jeanine was introduced to the healing benefits of Yoga in 2006...

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Haunani - FacilitatorFacilitator

Haunani

Haunani [how-naan-nee] was born to be in medicine and spread Aloha around the globe. As a Licensed Acupuncturist...

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Camilah - FacilitatorFacilitator

Camilah

Camilah Hicks, founder of Heart + Third, is an RYT-500 yoga instructor, meditation and pranayama leader, Reiki Master...

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Emily - FacilitatorFacilitator

Emily

Emily Richards believes music is the most powerful language on earth, and it is that belief that has propelled the diverse depth...

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Gabriel - FacilitatorFacilitator

Gabriel

Gabe, founder of Developmental Design, is a leadership coach and organizational consultant, with a specialty in diversity and inclusion...

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Brandi - FacilitatorFacilitator

Brandi

A practicing massage therapist, Brandi began studying neuromuscular massage therapy at a very young age. Brandi has a deep...

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Dr. Manoj Chalam - FacilitatorFacilitator

Dr. Manoj Chalam

Manoj uses an entertaining storytelling style using Hindu/Buddhist deities in his workshops to illuminate deep Vedanta philosophy...

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Janani - FacilitatorFacilitator

Janani

Raised in The Garden of the Gods in Colorado, Jananī experienced most of her life in close relation to nature where Native Americans...

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Jyothi - FacilitatorFacilitator

Jyothi

Jyothi Chalam is a scholar and teacher of Advaita Vedanta philosophy (and Manoj’s teacher) as well as an accomplished ...

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Why Choose Indra?

Now is the time to evolve. In response to Coronavirus travel restrictions, obtain a Yoga Alliance Certified 300 hour teacher training, delivered fully online for a limited time.

Over 9 weeks, Indra students will learn together immersed live online with continued interactive support through recordings and for an additional 6 weeks post program.

Incredible content from a team of 16 industry leaders who you would not get at an in-person training.

Learn how to make these powerful practices accessible to everyone in your community.

Strong bonds and connections will be formed and maintained through ongoing calls and professional development.

Indra Alumni graduates say it best.

Read testimonials to learn more about their experience.


Grant and Scholarship Program

Indra Yoga Institute is committed to celebrating diversity across races, ethnicities, belief systems, genders, sexual orientations, ages, body types, and abilities. We acknowledge a longstanding lack of representation in Yoga in the West and are dedicated to doing what we can to increase access to Yoga’s healing potential in communities of need and throughout marginalized populations. As a training institution, one of the best ways we can continue our commitment to increasing diversity in yoga spaces is by helping to grow a teaching community that is represented by people of diverse backgrounds and experiences.


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Curriculum Focus of This Unique Training


Ayurveda

Ayurveda is called the mother of all healing. It is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science and sister science to Yoga. Ayurveda places great emphasis on prevention and encourages the maintenance of health through close attention to balance. Over the course of the training, you will gain a deep understanding of Ayurveda as a lifestyle as well as techniques to take home with you to cultivate and share in your personal and professional practice.

Yoga Therapeutics & Trauma-Informed Training

Deepen your understanding of how trauma affects the brain and the nervous system. Learn how trauma lives in the body and the healing potential available through embodiment practices and breathwork.  Create and maintain inclusive environments that support your student’s emotional exploration. Increase your awareness and sensitivity when working with trauma survivors and marginalized communities. Enhance your ability to share Trauma-Informed Yoga classes through inviting cues, consistent classes, and intentional necessary hands-on adjustments. Practical Somatic Experiencing exercises will be shared as well as sequencing techniques that support the nervous system.

Meridians and Yoga

This is where we weave the philosophy together with anatomy and the practices to create a sense of awakened understanding as an advanced yoga teacher. Apply the natural rhythms and subtle energies of the five elements to your life on and off the mat.  Begin to learn about the nadis and main meridians, as a pathway for the five elements.  Learn general movements that access the meridians, how the matrix of the 12 meridians of Chinese Medicine and five elements create and influence the “energetic effects” of your practices.  Learn and apply safe acupressure points along the meridians in your practice and daily life as part of your self-care routine.

Social Justice Responsibility

Through a 10-course module on how Yoga is Social Justice, we learn more about how to decolonize yoga, make yoga for ALL bodies, dismantle racism, identify cultural appropriation and support each other through the necessary work we have a responsibility to do as a community.

Art of Asana

An exploration into the Art of Asana through the practices of heart-based vinyasa, hatha, and trauma-informed teachings. Take a deep dive into what it means to teach an “all levels” asana class with curiosity, exploring different techniques and variations for all bodies and skill levels. The intention is to empower students to find their “way” into and out of postures through the guidance of breath, discernment (Viveka), and intuition (Vichara). We will question and examine the essence and purpose of more advanced methods and how to effectively and mindfully teach more challenging variations in a skillful and informed way; a balance of Sukha and Sthira. We will practice intentional hands-on adjustments and explore the “why” behind our assists. Advanced students will peer teach and assimilate virtual workshops throughout the course to not only elevate their teaching approach but their own practice as well.

Pranayama

When the breath achieves the qualities of prolonged, deep, even and subtle, it is the state of Pranayama. Gain an in-depth understanding of the theory, practice, and teaching of pranayama and various forms of meditation. Through intermediate and advanced instruction, participants learn how to create a variety of pranayama sequences for specific needs. Accompanying the regular practice of pranayama are daily meditation practices exploring a variety of mindfulness techniques.

Spiritual Practice

Trainings are arranged in four cycles following Elemental themes, Hindu deities and medicine wheel exploration. We ask the guardian spirits to guide us through cycles of release, of expanded understanding, new growth, and personal and community empowerment. Using mantras and chanting we call upon the Hindu Trimurti forms, Ganesha, Vishnu, Devi and Shiva, to support us through each cycle. Together we create a space that reveals our inner wisdom and accelerates the realization of our life’s purpose.

Environmental Responsibility

Our goal at Indra Yoga Institute is to increase our awareness on all levels. At Indra, we dedicate time and resources to finding solutions to the environmental challenges facing us now and in the future. More science and more technology cannot get us out of our present ecologic crisis. A global awakening must take place to shift the current conscience. Through literature, poetry, dialogue, and practice, we uncover the power of yoga to connect all beings and bring about global change.

Community Leadership

Confident, skilled and knowledgeable leaders are needed to inspire, guide and foster dynamic organizations and communities. While we may be willing to give our time and talents to serve others, we must first cultivate the connections, skills and confidence to take on leadership roles. Together we will practice powerful non-violent communication skills, and further develop our personal visions for careers as wellness entrepreneurs.

Personal Empowerment

Our ability to thrive creatively depends on the generosity we offer each other through sharing of knowledge and skills, resources and strategies. Immersion into the creative process is woven throughout the training. Within this safe and uplifting community we will explore how to deepen and share your personal creative voice through art, writing, music, dance, poetry and other forms of free expression.

Wisdom Traditions

To guide the process of personal transformation we explore ancient texts such as the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Buddhist Scriptures, Hindu Deities, Celtic Shamanism, and Native American writings. These ancient discoveries live as wisdom to help inform our actions in this world. Using these paths as guides, we tap into our own source of creation and expression; understanding enough to confidently share these teachings with others is a sacred gift.


Online Course Benefits

Deepen your own physical, mental, and emotional practice.

Meet Yoga Alliance’s facilitator requirements effective Feb 2021.

Stay home, stay safe, and minimize your carbon footprint.

Small group sessions with key facilitators.

Breakout rooms for peer teaching and practice.

Tap into digital content, lifelong personal connections, and ongoing alumni support calls.

Share your own platform and be inspired by the work of your peers.

Join us in person for a reduced rate.


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Weekly Live Class Schedule 

3 Live Days Per week with days off throughout the 9-week schedule. We will have two full weekends off. (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday)

In addition, there will be 4-6 hours of self-guided assignments given out on Sunday morning to complete in Thinkific before we meet again the following week.

Tuition Cost:

$2600 Pay in Full or $2750 Payment Plan

($1000-$1150 USD less than Indra’s 300 hour Immersion Programs)

Scholarships and limited Grants are still available for the April-June 2021 program.


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