Imagine cultivating a yoga practice that honors the individual characteristics that makes each of us so beautifully unique. What would that do for the mind, body & soul?
Why do you practice yoga? Because you are seeking a complete balance of mind & body? A deeper understanding of who you are & how to live your most authentic life?
A 300 hour Yoga Training Program based on genuine personal experience & inquiry.
Experience the yoga of Krishnamacharya.
Based on the understanding we are all absolutely & positively unique, this program guides you through the process to adapt & modify yoga to fit each individual. This individual focus produces a more positive & purposeful practice with each student.
How & why yoga is so influential for living a life of authenticity beomes evident as you experience it. This is a process, removing the assumptions & inflictions of past experiences from your mind, body & spirit. Introducing & re-uniting the different dimensions of your being.
Because we have experienced this ourselves, we can give you an advanced yoga program structured on this personalized viniyoga presentation of yoga.
This viniyoga concept allows you to weave yoga into every state of your being. Maintaining your daily practice, adjusting as you grow, you will see positive changes in how you see & experience everything. As you experience this yoga process, you will empower the tools to teach it to others.
"This curriculum addressed topics that I've wanted to pursue for a long time...where I began to where I am today is possible because of the way the program was structured & the sincere efforts from the trainers & guides to fulfull the objectives.
Since the course started, I've released overwhelm at work, reduced suffering & conflict in running my business & have a newfound ability to observe, understand & apply the teachings of the Yoga Sutras in my everyday life...Thank you!" ~Nikila, 2015 Graduate
300 Hour Advanced Yoga Program
10 in-person weekend modules typical weekend schedule is Friday: 12pm - 4pm & 5pm - 8pm Saturday: 8am - 12pm & 1:30pm - 6:30pm Sunday: 8am- 12pm & 1:30pm - 6pm
20 online sessions between modules. 2 hour sessions Tuesday evenings
Homework & Online Homework reviews Reviews are the Tuesday before each Module
Online Community for building your group sangha
2018 Location & Schedule
Berkeley, CA | Rudramandir
Session #1: January 12-14, 2018 Session #2: February 16-18, 2018 Session #3: April 6-8, 2018 Session #4: June 1-3, 2018 Session #5: July 20-22, 2018 Session #6: September 14-16, 2018 Session #7: November 16-18, 2018 Session #8: January 11-13, 2019 Session #9: TBD Session #10: TBD
Nashville, TN | TBD (Late 2018)
Definitions of Yoga, Evolution of Yoga, Vedas & Darśanas, Yoga in Life Stages
Pañcamaya, Prāṇa vāyu, subtle anatomy, basic overview of anatomy & physiology
Methods: Techniques, Practice & Effects of Prāṇāyāma
Planning, sequencing & structuring, setting goals, concepts & determining individual needs
Detailed study of Patañjali’s YogaSūtra, Overview of the Bhagavad Gīta
Vinyāsa Krama, principles & qualities for practicing, classifications, instructions & adaptations
Definition, process & structuring a meditation practice
Theory & Observation, Relationship dynamics, observing, assessing, & selecting asanas
How has this training changed or transformed your life?
"I have a better understanding of how to help others...My relationships with others make more sense. I have an understanding of where people might be coming from, what they're feeling & can then better relate. I have a much better understanding of myself in the same way" ~ Melissa K, 2015 Graduate/2016 Coordinator
What makes this advanced yoga training different?
Our 300 Hr Yoga Training takes you on a journey of transformation. First, you will be recommended your own personal mentor to support & guide you through this entire process. This program is based on personal experience, and through this connection you will strengthen the deeper understanding of yoga.
Through experience, you can truly embody the source of yoga as a powerful tool for positive change.
Your Personal Mentor will:
Your personal mentor is recommended to you based on an intimate interview with our Program Director. During this interview, you will be asked to identify your obstacles & goals, health & lifestyle. After the interview process, a mentor, in this lineage, will be recommended to you. This relationship is the foundational support for implementing yoga into your daily life. We do our best to match each student with a primary teacher that compliments YOU.
We encourage the initiation of this relationship before you even decide to commit to this training. This relationship is in addition to the actual training program. All fees associated with the mentor relationship are strictly between the student & the teacher. Most, if not all, students maintain their mentor relationship many years after training has concluded. All of our program staff actively participates in mentoring relationships.
On Mentor Relationships
"[In talking with my mentor about my future] at one point in the conversation [my mentor] said 'I think you know what you are going to do' …when I got off the call I realized two things: 1) there are very few people in my life, if anyone else really, who I could hear that from & believe it & 2) I had absolute trust that he wouldn’t have said that if he wasn’t actually experiencing that & I have come to have a level of trust in this person’s capacity to see me clearly." ~ Elena W. 2015 Graduate
This model of primary teacher relationship, as mentioned in the Taittirīya Upaniṣad, is the heart of yoga & is central to the teachings of Śri Krishnamacharya & Mr. TKV Desikachar. All Yoga Studies with the Yoga Well Institute are anchored in this yoga tradition.
Mr. Desikachar dedicated his life to learning & living the teachings of his father, Śri Krishnamacharya. The teachings of Krishnamacharya are the foundation of our knowledge of yoga in the modern era & how to apply these practical teachings in our lives. Our lead faculty share decades of direct study with Mr. TKV Desikachar in this Yoga Teacher training curriculum.
Chase Bossart, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
A personal student of Mr. TKV Desikachar for over 20 yrs, Chase has devoted his life to living & teaching therapeutic yoga in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya.
Students find Chase to be an exceptionally clear communicator, presenting these trainings in a way that is easy to integrate into daily life.
Yoga is a process of transformation. By focusing on the individual, yoga uncovers all obstacles preventing you from your most authentic life of wellness & joy. Yoga gives you the tools to identify & inspire your true self in all areas of life. Learn to uniquely apply yoga, meditation & spiritual practice into your personal way of being.
True change comes from within. By applying the principals of yoga, we can clear negative emotions, making space for positive habits & behaviors. We see this as our relationships become stronger & we encounter deeper spiritual awakenings.
As you live with this yoga practice, you will be guided to personal growth & transformation. With regular practice, yoga can change our thinking, behaviors & feelings. Give yourself this empowering process to truly strengthen your teaching style.
This Yoga Training will strengthen you:
And give you the fullsupport to continue implementing yoga’s effects in all areas of YOUR life