500 hour masterfall yoga teacher training modules
’because masterful teachers are forever students’
The practice of yoga may have transformed your life, and brought you to heightened states of awareness and aliveness. However, often as teachers, we reach a plateau in our offerings. These modules assist yoga teachers reconnect to their why, enhance their skill set, continue their learning and healing, and cultivate a capacity to abide in the field of awareness and being.
WHAT HAPPENS ON EACH WEEKEND?
Every weekend module incorporates inspiration, practices and techniques from one of the paths of yoga to expand and explore the core topics.
Each weekend includes specific, marketable practices that you will learn to teach, and receive a certificate for, after completing your practicum on Monday when the 3-day weekend ends.
Each weekend has both an immersion into a powerful aspect of yoga as well as learning to teach new styles, practice, or process of yoga
You will deepen in mindfulness and awareness practices, so you can be with you, in Truth.
Every weekend module gives you the opportunity to expand on your strengths and skillfully navigate around your challenges in your yoga teaching.
Each weekend also includes practical lessons on business as it relates to your service work, or career
All curriculum and topics are subject to change
Our 500-hour modules
there are two modules in each of the 4 paths of yoga
The Yoga of Meditation, Asana & Breath (Raja Yoga) ~ 75 hours
You will learn to practice and teach masterful asana. We’ll break down and study advanced poses including inversions, deep backbends, challenging arm balances and more. Hands on practice with adjustments and assists will support your teaching incredible group classes and will bring you the skills to teach healing and transformative 1-on-1 sessions.
Details below in topics: Teaching Advanced Yoga Immersion + Teaching Private Yoga Sessions Masterfully
Raja yoga is the yoga of meditation, in this module, we take the ‘work’ inward, studying yin yoga, meditation and breathing practices to heal and rejuvenate body and mind. You’ll immerse in your inner world, your connection to Divinity, and learn to guide others through the labyrinth of their own lives and bodies.
Details below in topics: Yin Yoga Immersion + Guiding Meditation and Pranayama in your classes
The Yoga of Love & Devotion (Bhakti Yoga) ~ 75 Hours
In this module you will have the pleasure of experiencing and learning to guide people into the practice of Bhakti yoga, with an added bonus of Kundalini elements to incorporate into your yoga classes. You’ll immerse in ‘bhakti’ the path of devotion, including using your voice in chanting, practicing kriyas to clear your mind, and exploring both guided and intuitive movements that will uplift your life.
Details below in topic: Kundalini Yoga + Chanting Immersion
QiGong is an incredible complement to your yoga teaching. A deeply healing and nourishing practice in its own right, skillful use of QiGong can also be a perfect way to bring variety into the warmup or cooldown sections of your classes. You’ll also learn healing meditation from the Universal Healing Tao, including the Inner Smile meditations, 6 Healing Sounds, and Microcosmic Orbit processes.
Details below in topic: QiGong and the Universal Healing Tao Immersion
The Yoga of Service & ACTION (Karma Yoga) ~ 75 Hours
Drawing from neuroscience, developmental psychology, and interpersonal neurobiology, this view of trauma considers body-based therapeutic methods, such as trauma-informed yoga, to be at least equal in importance to more traditional therapies, like talk therapy. You will immerse in understanding the nature of traumas that many experience, and how you can be a healing presence and skillfully guide movement and meditation practices that serve the widest possible populations.
Details below in topics: Trauma informed yoga and mindfulness - yoga for every body + Restorative Yoga Immersion
This module is geared to yoga teachers who want to use their gifts as a teacher as service and outreach in different settings. It will prepare you to teach in schools, shelters, hospitals, refugee service centers, human service settings, prisons, jails and detention facilities. You’ll immerse in understanding of your own needs for self-care, and how to prepare and maintain yourself for a lifetime of joyful service through group exercises and restorative yoga.
Details below in topic: Yoga & Mindfulness for Service (In Schools and non studio environments) + Restorative Yoga Immersion
The Yoga of Wisdom, Knowledge & Awareness (Jnana Yoga) ~ 75 Hours
The first step in awareness is to understand your mind. This module brings together inquiry and awareness practices in a very practical way, that give you tools to know you. You will complete this weekend having discovered and reconnected with the nature of your fullest capacity and potential. You will discover the roots of your inhibitions and habitual patterns, and how to embody your personal Key and learn to live a Luminous, Radiant life. The YTT practicum on Monday will include specific activities so you can further develop your own offerings from this recognition of your own capacity and potential.
Details below in topic: Radiant Living & Power of Awareness Retreat
This module is an essential component for your own continued development as an individual, as you cultivate self-awareness of beliefs, attachments and the cultural programming that is influencing your words and behaviors. You’ll learn to ask skillful questions of students and peers, to assist them in connecting with their own inner Wisdom, even as you are intuitively connecting to you own inner Wisdom.
Details below in topic: Self-Awareness, Life Coaching Skills & Course Development for Yoga Teachers
Some of the topics in Raja Yoga MODULES
Teaching Advanced Yoga Immersion
For advancing yoga teachers who are ready to continue their own personal and professional development. This immersion offers the opportunity to engage the deeper essence of yogic teachings, as well as learning to embody and teach more challenging postures. We’ll study inversions, arm balances, stabilizing core exercises and deep backbends, and you’ll come away with the cues, alignment and confidence to teach an additional 8-12 poses in your classes.
This immersion offers the rare gift of an intimate, safe and challenging container in which you will receive reflection time and lean into the teachings. While you advance your understanding and practice of the forms of yoga; asana, meditation, pranayama, etc., you will also experience what is beyond them.
Excellent private yoga and group sessions include hands-on-assists and adjustments, so we will study consent and the cooperative environment you’ll cultivate as a key part of your teaching.
Teaching Private Yoga Sessions Masterfully - Yoga as Healing Art
Develop and learn how to teach transformational 1-on-1 sessions. Learn how these are completely different than a group class and gain specific skills to teach private sessions well.
While group classes in a gym or studio may be an excellent first step on your career path, there are other ways to earn and give.
Learn to observe, be with one student in all the facets of their experience. Transformation happens from the inside out, so you’ll practice holding space for each other in our workshop as you move and stretch and breathe in new ways.
Yin Yoga Immersion
Yin Yoga, also known as Taoist Yoga, is a healing variation of yoga loosely based on Chinese Medicine, that incorporates acupressure, meridian therapy, fascia release and connective tissue hydration to cultivate a deeply quiet, meditative state. This is a growing style of yoga that is popular in many studios now as an antidote to ‘busy-ness’ in the mind and to the aging of the body. This is a nourishing, healing practice and you will learn to practice and teach.
Modules include eastern and western anatomy lessons specific to this style of yoga or topic, so you can be more skillful with your students.
Guiding Meditation and Pranayama in your classes
Meditation and pranayama are essential skills for your evolution as a teacher. If you aren’t comfortable enough with meditation and breathwork to delight in the practice, you won’t be confident to share these practices with students.
There are literally thousands of different kinds of meditative techniques. With just the right meditation approach and instruction, your meditation will become effortless, easeful, and something you will truthfully look forward to. When you discover the specific meditation practice that you relish, meditation will then become a time to be with yourself, for healing, inspiration, integration, for rest.
Come learn to debunk the 4 myths of meditation, and discover your own beautiful entry to the sweetness of Silence.
Some of the topics in Bhakti Yoga MODULES
Kundalini + Bhakti Yoga Immersion
In this module you will have the pleasure of experiencing and learning to guide people into the practice of Bhakti yoga, with an added bonus of Kundalini kriyas and flows to incorporate into your yoga classes. You’ll learn to teach a specific, introductory Kundalini yoga set safely.
This weekend is transformative and for teachers who want to advance their own inner radiance in order to connect deeply to themselves and light the path for others to do the same. At the end of this module you will be skilled in leading fun, challenging and inspiring classes. It also will prepare you to be a more well rounded yoga teacher. This is an opportunity of self exploration.
QiGong and the Universal Healing Tao Immersion
QiGong is an incredible complement to your yoga teaching. A deeply healing and nourishing practice in its own right, skillful use of QiGong can also be a perfect way to bring variety into the warmup or cooldown sections of your classes. Moving effortless with awareness instead of forcing is a key benefit to your life of this practice.
The Universal Healing Tao is a broad set of movement and meditation practices to active and circulate healing energy, and flush stagnant or murky energy and stressors from the body.
This module will teach you both - QiGong movement sets that you can teach in any environment (it can be done in street clothes standing up), as well as healing meditations such as the Inner Smile, the 6 Healing Sounds and the Microcosmic Orbit.
Some of the topics in Karma Yoga MODULES
Trauma informed yoga and mindfulness - yoga for every body
Trauma-informed yoga is based on a particular understanding of trauma, one that emphasizes its impact on the entire mind-body system, as opposed to particular mental states (e.g., troubling memories) viewed in isolation from the physical body. “Trauma,” Bessel van der Kolk explains, “is not just an event that took place sometime in the past; it is also the imprint left by that experience on mind, brain, and body.
Drawing from neuroscience, developmental psychology, and interpersonal neurobiology, this view of trauma considers body-based therapeutic methods, such as trauma-informed yoga, to be at least equal in importance to more traditional therapies, like talk therapy.
You’ll learn to presence and compassion toward those of differing abilities, sensitivity to their needs, and ways to skillfully guide them in the process of healing and reconnecting with their own bodies.
Yoga & Mindfulness for Service (In Schools and non studio environments)
As yoga teachers, we may be easily ready and comfortable to teach in studios and gym environments, or in a private setting. This module is geared to yoga teachers who want to use their gifts as a teacher as service and outreach in different settings. It will prepare you to teach yoga and mindfulness in schools, shelters, hospitals, refugee service centers, human service settings, prisons, jails and detention facilities.
To address the need for yoga teachers and trainers to receive proper training AS yoga service and to ensure that high quality yoga is available to diverse communities in service settings, we are offering this module to equip yoga teachers with the necessary tools, language and confidence. This module will balance skill acquisition with self care and sustainable service models.
Restorative Yoga Immersion
Our restorative yoga module will give you the tools to help students move into a state of being that is away from the “normal” daily mind/body activity state. Through the energies of the body, and specific anatomical pathways, restorative yoga facilitates a deep sense of relaxation and rejuvenation.
Moving though the full range of movements of the spine; backbends, forward bends, twists and inversions, in a supportive environment. You will understand the use of and creativity found with bolsters, blankets, straps, blocks and eye pillows. This module with help you be prepared teach your students how to unwind and move into the parasympathetic nervous system that facilitates healing rest.
This is as much for you as it is for your students. A path of service and action requires the support of deep healing and rest, for yourself, on a regular basis. Restorative yoga is a great way to ‘take the oxygen first’.
some of the topics in Jnana yoga MODULES
Radiant Living & Power of Awareness Retreat
In our retreat weekends, you’ll experience high quality self care. You will feel deeply nourished, refreshed, connected with others, and learn effective and personalized practices that lead to a joyful body, a clear mind and lightness of being. Your will gain understanding and compassion for one’s own life journey and story, discover how Intention, Inquiry, Contemplation & Meditation are key tools for you and others, and integrate your life experiences.
You will complete this weekend having discovered and reconnected with the nature of your fullest capacity and potential. You will discover the roots of your inhibitions and habitual patterns, and how to embody your personal Key and learn to live a Luminous, Radiant life as you re-enter your relationships and work.
Self-Awareness, Life Coaching Skills & Course Development for Yoga Teachers
This module is an essential component for your own continued development as an individual, as you cultivate self-awareness of beliefs, attachments and the cultural programming that is influencing your words and behaviors.
Awareness of what you are thinking and believing is key to stepping outside limitations to learn to create the life you truly want to live.
From this awareness, we will teach you coaching basics - how to help your students connect to their own inner teacher and move beyond advice-giving. Weaving coaching skills into your interactions with your students will create even more connection and potential for transformation for them.
On the business side, we will go over how to create a yoga course, from curriculum development to marketing and promotion. Learning to move beyond the drop-in yoga class mentality will open you to connection, financial success and long-term relationships with those you are called to serve.