“THE ART OF ADAPTATION” ADVANCED 300-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IN SEATTLE

We are happy to be launching our first 300-Hour, Yoga Alliance approved, Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program in March 2018! Whether you are interested in pursuing certification or interested in personal enrichment, you will delve deeper into your own studies and practice of yoga AND expand your knowledge and skills around adapting yoga for chronic health conditions.  

Our program is offered in a convenient modular format to best accommodate your schedule.

IN THIS PROGRAM, YOU WILL:

  • Learn from highly experienced Seattle-based yoga therapists, teachers, medical experts and other specialists in related fields.
  • Delve into deeper spiritual aspects of yoga.
  • Go on a life-changing journey with a supportive and like-minded community of yoga practitioners and teachers.
  • Expand your skillset and knowledge as a teacher, if you decide to take that route!

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR THOSE WHO ARE:

  • Interested in receiving a 500-Hour Certification with Yoga Alliance
  • Interested to expand your knowledge and deepen your personal commitment to practice and a yogic lifestyle, but are not interested in certification.

OUR FACULTY

CHRISTY FISHER, Lead Facilitator

Christy is a 500-Hour certified Kripalu Yoga teacher; Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapy (C-IAYT) and a practitioner of yoga for over 25 years.  Christy also holds a long time interest in somatic awareness and has been fortunate to study with some of the most influential teachers in the field including Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Martha Myers, Martha Eddy and Peggy Hackney along with receiving certification from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (NYC). She has also studied the Franklin Method of Imagery and True Embodiment with Christa Rypins.

Christy enjoys teaching people of all ages and backgrounds, specializing in adapting practices to meet individual needs. Her approach is gentle yet deep and always includes an emphasis on acceptance and mindfulness. Along with directing Phinney Ridge Yoga, she has taught for the National MS Society Washington State Chapter, Cancer Lifeline, and the Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Association.

“Christy continually amazes me with the wisdom of her teaching style. She empowers students to respect and listen to their bodies to guide them to connect to their own wisdom. Christy is a masterful teacher with a seemingly limitless and often subtle yoga vocabulary. In addition, she has a great sense of humor and a compassionate heart. I highly recommend studying with her.”

Lynne Conrad Marvet

Co-Director, Nalanda West Study and Meditation Center

LAURA YON, Lead Facilitator

Laura holds a Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine, is a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapy (C-IAYT) and an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance. She is also a Licensed Massage Practitioner who has taught throughout the U.S. and internationally since 1992. Laura teaches hatha yoga in the viniyoga tradition and has immense gratitude for the knowledge she received and the time she spent with her teacher, Trish O’Rielly, who passed away in 2001. Laura has also been a student and practitioner of Buddhism for 25 years and integrates mindfulness into all of her teaching.By creating awareness in their bodies, breath, hearts and minds, Laura helps her students extend the effects of their practice well beyond their yoga mats. Combining her knowledge and experience, Laura is uniquely qualified to help people who have had an injury, chronic pain or a chronic illness.

“I find Laura’s classes to be a subtle and gentle way of improving my mental and physical well-being. It is a state of mind that often surprises me when I walk out of one of her classes. My body feels like it just has had an “interior” massage” and my mind seems more aware and responsive.”

JULIE HSU, Guest Yoga Instructor

JULIE has been practicing yoga since 2003 and completed formal teacher training in the Pranakriya tradition with Yoganand Michael Carroll in 2008. Julie’s desire to continue to learn from Yoganand led her to complete advanced certification in 2011 and she has been teaching Pranakriya yoga for over 9 years. Recently, Julie completed a 300-hour training under Dr. David Frawley and became an Ayurvedic Life-Style Consultant.

Julie is known in the Seattle community for her gifts at weaving ancient yogic teachings into her classes in accessible and deeply transformative ways

“Julie has broadened my understanding of meditation and opened my mind to the possibility of spirit. Every class is a surprise and a gift.”

Lisa A.

GUEST FACULTY

Dr. Karan Dawson, Ph.D. and Retired Professor of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Mind/Body Medicine Specialist

Allison Fine, Masters in Social Work, (LICSW) in Washington state (since 2012). Director and Founder of the Center for Chronic Illness, Seattle, WA

Becci Parsons, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® (Feldenkrais Guild of North America, 1991), and Dance Professor at Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA.  Neuropathy Specialist

MaryAnne Church Trettenero, OTR/L Licensed Occupational Therapist and Lymphedema Specialist, Northwest Hospital, Seattle, WA

Mary Ellen Shands, RN, MN; Clinical Program Manager and Family Consultant at Cancer Lifeline, Seattle, WA

Janet Novinger, RYT 200, Director of the Wallingford Traumatic Brain Injury Yoga and Wellness Program, Seattle, WA, (Sponsored by Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Association).

THE MODULES:

(Click on each one to learn more!)

YOGA FOR EMOTIONAL WELLNESS

40 Contact Hours Over Two Weekends

Incorporating a holistic approach to emotional wellness as a process of nourishing body, mind and spirit, we will:

  • Learn about the powerful effects of asanas on emotional states and how to tailor practices based on individual needs.
  • Deepen understanding of the energetic qualities of breath and how it can support emotional balance.
  • Learn which practices to incorporate and which to avoid depending on emotional needs.
  • Explore the spiritual process of grief and loss
  • Experience gentle yet effective yogic practices to help release deep rooted patterns and limiting beliefs.
  • Realize the freedom inherent in your mind and heart.

 FACULTY:   Christy Fisher, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT); Laura Yon, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT)

 Yoga for Emotional Wellness

Dates:

Session 1:  March 23rd – March 25th, 2018 

Friday:  10:00 a.m.  – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday:  9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday:  12:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Session 2:  April 20 – 22nd, 2018

Friday:  6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday:  9:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Sunday:  12:30 – 7:00 p.m.

****During these weekends, we also encourage you to make time to take morning classes at our studio with our Yoga Therapists/Teachers to experience their teaching in community classes!****

REGISTRATION:

Individual registration option:  $1125 or $995 if registered and paid by February 28th, 2018

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****Or save even more, register for the full 300-hour training and save an additional $250 on this module.

HEALTHY AND MEANINGFUL AGING

40 Contact Hours OVER TWO WEEKENDS

In this immersion, learn from two highly experienced certified yoga therapists who have each worked with older populations for over 15 years.   In this training you will:

  • Gain knowledge about common conditions of aging including osteoporosis, arthritis and joint replacements and how to create safe and effective practices for bone strength and healthy joints.
  • Receive powerful tools of somatic awareness to support memory and balance.
  • Explore cutting edge research on the benefits of yoga on aging.
  • Expand skills to create safe and helpful practices for chronic back conditions.
  • Participate in thoughtful discussions around the emotional and spiritual aspects of aging

FACULTY:   Christy Fisher, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT); Laura Yon, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT)

DATES:

Session 1:    May 18th – 20th, 2018; 

Friday thru Sunday:

Fridays:  10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday:  1:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday: 12:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Session 2:   June 22nd – 24th, 2018

Friday thru Sunday:

Friday: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday:  1:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday: 12:30 – 7:30 p.m.

****During these weekends, we also encourage you to make time to take morning classes at our studio with our yoga therapists/teachers to experience principles you are learning in action! *****

REGISTRATION:

Individual registration option:  $1125 or $995 if registered and paid by April 28th, 2018. 

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****Or save even more, register for the full 300-hr training and save an additional $250 on this module.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: THE POWER OF SOMATIC AWARENESS AND TRUE EMBODIMENT

60 CONTACT HOURS OVER 4 WEEKENDS   FALL 2018/WINTER 2019

In this intensive you will:

  • Find greater ease and less pain by delving into the natural alignment and healthy movement patterns of your skeletal structure.
  • Experience more freedom and fullness of breath through deepening awareness around the integrated movement of the diaphragm.
  • Gain strength and flexibility as you expand knowledge of the FASCIAL NETWORK.
  • Increase coordination, balance and neuroplasticity through deepening understanding of the body’s neuromuscular patterns, the “Developmental Movement Patterns”.
  • Explore the Organ and Fluid Systems of the body including a workshop on Organ Suspension!
  • For people on the teaching track, take your teaching to the next level by learning how to guide others in connecting deeply to themselves, using nuanced language of Somatic Awareness and the Franklin Method of imagery.

FACULTY:   Christy Fisher, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and Certified Movement Analyst, (Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies)

 

“I can’t say enough good things about Christy Fisher’s teaching style…. Her approach to teaching is the embodiment of compassion, skillful articulation of movement (internal and external) and an understanding of how to facilitate her students in having their own experience….”   Maya V

DATES

 

September 21 – 23rd, 2018

October 19th – 21, 2018

January 25th – 27th, 2019

February 22 – 24th, 2019

TIMES:

Fridays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Saturdays, 1 – 8:00 p.m.

Sundays, 12:30 – 7:30 p.m.

*****During these weekends, we encourage you to also take Christy’s Sunday morning community class, where she will be integrating principles you are currently learning in the module!*****

REGISTRATION:

Individual registration option:  $1595 or $1495 if registered and paid by August 21, 2018.

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****Or save even more, register for the full training and save an additional $380 on this module.

YOGA FOR CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS

60 CONTACT HOURS OVER TWO DIFFERENT IMMERSIONS

Learn from two experienced Certified Yoga Therapists who each have over 15 years of experience teaching yoga for chronic health conditions as well as experts in the field.  In this immersion we will:

  • Approach teaching for chronic health conditions from a holistic perspective, where our goal as yoga practitioners is to nourish and support the body, mind, and spirit.
  • Learn simple and powerful tools for pain management and working with the emotional aspects of chronic health conditions.
  • Explore creative and fulfilling adaptive sequences for diverse abilities using props such as chairs, walls, straps and bolsters.
  • Learn how to adapt yoga safely and effectively for people living with Cancer. Treatments have come so far that Cancer is now often considered to be a chronic health condition.   Explore common long-term side effects of treatment including lymphedema, neuropathy, “chemo-brain”, and fatigue as well as yoga practices that can help.
  • Expand knowledge of chronic neurological conditions including Multiple Sclerosis and Traumatic Brain Injury and how to adapt yoga practice for the diverse needs of these students.
  • Learn how to create and guide safe and beneficial yoga practices for common chronic back conditions including Sciatica, disc injuries, and Spondylolisthesis.
  • Deepen understanding and experience the powerful benefits of Yoga Nidra

We recommend taking these additional modules which are highly relevant:

Yoga for Healthy and Meaningful Aging

Yoga for Emotional Wellness

Anatomy and Physiology:  The Power of Somatic Awareness and the Franklin Method

Testimonials

“I have been studying yoga with Christy for 15 years and have no more back pain! I feel better and stronger than I did 15 years ago.” Patty C.

When I was not able to turn myself over and I was too weak to walk, Christy always found a way of guiding me and strengthening me physically and emotionally. She seems to have a special power and knowledge to help heal any level of our suffering. Meg C.

Laura, who has been my teacher since 2004, is a thoughtful and compassionate teacher with an extensive understanding of how the body works. While she is dedicated and serious, she nevertheless brings joy and lightheartedness to the class. She structures her classes to the individual needs of her students and gives options for students to modify poses so they can choose what feels best for their bodies.” -K.F

A Yoga Class in Seattle

FACILITATORS:

Certified Yoga Therapists (C-IAYTs), Christy Fisher and Laura Yon

Dr. Karan Dawson, Ph.D. and Retired Professor of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Mind/Body Medicine Specialist

Allison Fine, Masters in Social Work, (LICSW) in Washington state (since 2012). Director and Founder of the Center for Chronic Illness, Seattle, WA

Becci Parsons, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® (Feldenkrais Guild of North America, 1991), and Dance Professor at Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA.  Neuropathy Specialist

MaryAnne Church Trettenero, OTR/L Licensed Occupational Therapist and Lymphedema Specialist, Northwest Hospital, Seattle, WA

Mary Ellen Shands, RN, MN; Clinical Program Manager and Family Consultant at Cancer Lifeline, Seattle, WA

Janet Novinger, RYT 200, Director of the Wallingford Traumatic Brain Injury Yoga and Wellness Program, Seattle, WA, (Sponsored by Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Association).

DATES:

Session 1:  Friday – Monday,

November 9 – 12, 2018

Friday – Saturday:  10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, 12:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Monday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Veteran’s Day)

 

Session 2:  Friday – Monday

March 15th – 18th, 2019

Friday and Saturday:  10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, 12:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Monday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

****During these weekends, we also encourage you to make time to take morning classes at our studio with our Yoga Therapists/Teachers to integrate the principles you are learning in community classes! *****

REGISTRATION:

Register for Individual Module:  $1595 or $1495 if registered and paid by October 1, 2018.

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****Or save even more, register for the full 300-hour training and save an additional $380 on this module.

SPIRITUAL DEEPENING

30 Contact Hours

10 workshops over 1 year

“The evolution of consciousness is the movement toward universal care and concern.  All wisdom traditions guide us to our own inner growth and development. The role of a teacher isn’t to teach the student what he must do, but to help the student find the truth for themselves.”  Laura Yon

Over the course of the year, you will:

  • Learn timeless meditation techniques from different spiritual traditions
  • Create a deeply enriching meditation and spiritual practice for personal transformation
  • Experience the continuous support of a like-minded community or “sangha”.
  • Receive support and guidance as you develop your personal practice

Each workshop will incorporate time for discussion, sharing, and practice together.  Participants will be required to develop a personal meditation practice over the year-long immersion. 

 

Sitting Meditation

Laura is a master at offering therapeutic asana with gentle challenge and deeply gifted with guiding her students to a blissful state of inner quiet and union.”  -D.H.

 

Facilitator:  Laura Yon, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT)

DATES:  First meeting on Sunday, September 8, 2018 and then on the first Sunday of every month through June, 2019.

TIME:   1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION

$995 or $895 if registered and paid in full by July 31st, 2018

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UNEARTHING YOUR DHARMA

CONTACT HOURS:  30   NON CONTACT HOURS:  5-10

Over 2 weekends!

“Dharma” is often understood as an inner blueprint of your deepest authentic self, a path to your highest potential.  Yet often dharma feels obscure and out of reach.  How do you know if you are on “your right path”?

For thousands of years, yogic teachings have addressed this human dilemma and offered maps to deeper peace and clarity.

In this immersion we will incorporate yogic practices to:

  • Clear paths to our heart’s inner callings, through movement, stillness, sharing and personal quiet time/reflection.
  • Explore the ancient practice of “Samyama” to experience deep compassionate connection to one’s self, others, and nature.
  • Learn simple techniques to access inspiration from an infinite reserve.
  • Create gentle rituals to bring a sense of wonder and the sacred into every aspect of life.

Faculty:  Christy Fisher, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and Laura Yon, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT).

Sitting Meditation

Christy is the most compassionate and informed yoga teacher I have ever known.—Maya V

Laura is a master at offering therapeutic asana with gentle challenge and deeply gifted with guiding her students to a blissful state of inner quiet and union.”  -D.H.

 

DATES:

Friday – Sunday, May 17th – 19th, 2019; June 21 – 23, 2019.

Fridays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Saturdays, 1:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Sundays, 12:30 – 7:00 p.m.

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Register for Individual Module:   $995 or $895 if registered and paid by May 1, 2019.

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TRANSFORMATIONAL TEACHINGS OF YOGA

Often considered to be the height of wisdom of Vedic philosophy, The Upanishads are a set of beautifully written accounts of what it is like to truly look inward and see the Divine.  Its texts are among the most important in the history of Indian religions and culture and are still widely incorporated because they are so relevant to contemporary life.

Much of modern yoga has roots in the Upanishads including the model of the Koshas which provide the foundation for many of our other modules in this training.

Through discussion and practice, we will:

  • Delve into the rich historical context for this body of ancient wisdom
  • Explore 10 central principles of the Upanishads which are often considered to be the most widely incorporated teachings.
  • Enrich your personal practice and your teaching by deepening understanding of these powerful transformational texts.

No prior experience with the Upanishads is necessary to attend this immersion.

Faculty:  Julie Hsu, E-RYT 500

 

 

Julie has broadened my understanding of meditation and opened my mind to the possibility of spirit. Every class is a surprise and a gift.”  —Lisa A.]

 

DATES:

Friday – Sunday April 26th – 28th, 2019

Friday 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday 1:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday 12:30 – 7:00 p.m.

 

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Register for Individual Module:   $450 or $395 if registered and paid by April 1, 2019.

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BECOMING A TEACHER FOR DIVERSE POPULATIONS

HOURS: 30 10 CONTACT; 20 NON CONTACT

Yoga Teacher Training for Diverse PopulationsThis self-scheduled module is for those of you who are interested in gaining certification and in becoming a teacher for diverse populations.  For those of you who are not interested in teaching or becoming certified, we would love to offer you instead of this certification track, three 10-punch class cards for you to enjoy at Phinney Ridge Yoga throughout your year!”. You will also receive a 25 percent discount on up to three private sessions with a lead facilitator during the training year. This certification-track module will include:

  • Teaching three 1-hour classes to a small group in your community based on a topic(s) covered in our training.  Receive feedback from group and lead facilitator based on Phinney Ridge Yoga’s model of Conscious Communication.
  • Completing an ethics workshop with lead facilitator.
  • Attending 10 community classes with lead facilitator and turn in reflections based on guided questions.
  • Receive 25 percent discount on up to 3 private sessions with a lead facilitator. You can use these at any point during your 300 Hour training!
  • A graduation ceremony!

You will have 4 months from your last module to complete this session.  You can register for this module and begin parts of it at any point during the full YTT training.    (observing/attending classes; meeting with facilitator).

Faculty:  Christy Fisher, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and Laura Yon, Certified Yoga therapist (C-IAYT).

REGISTRATION:

Register for Individual Module:  $450

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REGISTRATION

TOTAL COST OF ALL MODULES IF REGISTERING INDIVIDUALLY: $8,130.00

PACKAGE DISCOUNT: REGISTER FOR ALL MODULES TOGETHER FOR: $6,300.00

INSPIRED ACTION DISCOUNT: $4,995.00
Reserve your space with a $500 non-refundable deposit by February 10, 2018.
Pay in full by March 10, 2018. Credit cards and checks accepted.

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BENEFITS OF FULL REGISTRATION

  • Register for the full training and receive a deep discount over individual registrations
  • Guarantee your spot in each module! Space is limited.
  • Receive an invite to five special Sangha gatherings at our studio to connect and share with others who are going through the program too
  • Benefit from a smaller class size of under 30 students. Many teacher trainings programs have between 50 – 60 students in them!
  • We understand you may need to miss a module due to schedule issues. We will work with you to make up a maximum of 2 modules in the next training cohort.

To learn more about registering for individual modules, click on each module title (above).

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