300 Hour Advanced
Yoga Teacher Training
$3108, Paid in Full. In Advance of Program.
$3508, Installment Plan, across 12 months, $500 non-refundable deposit required to register.
Pay Per Module May Be Available, Upon Request.
A Limited Number of Partial Scholarships are Available, Based on Financial Need.
The Yoga School of Embodied Poetry's
300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
With Founder Shannon Paige, ERYT 500
Registered with Yoga Alliance
….Be more than a good teacher. Be more than a great teacher.
“Be an irreplaceable teacher.” – Rod Stryker.
My Goal is help YOU become that inspired and irreplaceable teacher. You will leave this program confident in YOUR knowledge, methodology and original content.
To meet that aim, I have created an exceptional, inspired and evolutionary teacher’s study. It marries cutting edge science, biomechanics, and wise psychology with ancient wisdom traditions of yoga, mythology, and mysticism. The result is a progression of modules that builds your knowledge, leverages your authentic gifts, and builds your and authentic voice.
Across the program, attend: embodiment sessions, lectures, practicums, webinars, a service outreach, and a one-to-one mentorship with me. Upon completion, you will have a created a professional package that you will feel inspired and ready to offer.
As a Mandala of study, the program expands skills intelligently, as it maps and layers the most relevant and creative directions of yoga teaching skills.
This Program is Rolling and Modular
Engage Modules in any Order.
Rolling Enrollment. On-Going Program.
Jump in Anytime.
Progress at Your Own Rate. Complete in One to Three Years.
Each Teacher who engages this program experiences:
Seven Main Modules - Covering all Directions and Depths of Asana, Myth, Anatomy and Methodology
Five - Seven Electives - (127 Content Hours) Chosen to Amplify Gifts and Successfully Aim Your Body of Work.
Five One-to-One Mentoring Sessions with Shannon - To Support Your Professional and Personal Growth
Professional Yoga Portfolio - In Person & Online Support, Comprehensive Content and Marketing Materials
Comprehensive Manuals for Each Module - Over 1000 Pages in Material, Power Points, and Articles
Catalog of Archived Audio and Video - Content Support and Review of Lectures and Asana Practices
Not all Yoga Teacher Trainings are Created Equal.
To advance yourself as a yoga professional, it is imperative that you: source your gifts, fill in knowledge and skill gaps, and support and nurture your passion. and empower the offering and body of work YOU WANT to offer.
Graduate this program with YOUR voice and message uplifted, not a blanket teacher training syllabus fulfilled. You will not leave able to mimic my teaching style and methodology. Rather, you will be able to leverage this sound methodology to refine your own. I am deeply dedicated to the personal and professional growth of you, someone committed to becoming an exceptional yoga professional able to express evolutionary skills and an empowered teaching style. To this end, you will be pressed and pushed and supported and held to the highest offering YOU have to give.
YOUR Professional Teaching Portfolio
To truly set ourselves, apart, as teachers of contemporary yoga, we each need materials that reflect our passion, personality, experience and aim for teaching yoga.
The materials below will help your students know better who you are, as well as what and how you teach. This is what we do. Each module aims you at discovering your authentic voice, honing it, backing it up with skills and knowledge and producing the below elements of a professional portfolio.
Leave this program with a comprehensive portfolio to truly give you a leg up in the industry: a professional yoga marketing package to reflect Your Core Message:
A Clear and Well-Messaged Website (Square Space) with authentic content
Professional Headshots (2)
Professional Asana Photographs (3)
Professional Action - Teaching Photograph
A Professional Bio
A Professional Social Media Identity and Plan
A 3 Minute Video Bio
1 - 60 Minute YouTube Video Class.
2 - 40 Minute Audio Classes.
3 - 10 Minute Guided Meditations.
A 12 Month Marketing, Roll Out Plan
A 12 Month Professional Programming Calendar and Execution Plan
A 12 Month Professional Study and Skill Enhancement Calendar and Execution Plan
Twenty Amazing Classes (Produced as Downloadable Templates to sell or provide to your students)
2 Focused Workshops, Descriptions and Planned
1 Retreat, Description and Planned
A 20 Minute Audition Class, Ready to Go!
You will leave the program with clear and determined skills, in addition to the professional materials to demonstrate such. Give yourself a practical and professional edge.
Other Benefits of Your Mandala Program Involvement
3 Months Unlimited Yoga at Earth Yoga Boulder (Bring a Friend for only $5 per class).
One year unlimited yoga at Gaia.com.
One month unlimited yoga at yogadownload.com
Unlimited Practice Teaching Studio Time (schedule permitted around scheduled Earth classes and programs).
A letter of recommendation and testimonial from Shannon, upon completion of all requirements.
5 One-to-One Mentorship Sessions with Shannon.
Attend Seven Main Module Immersions to Refine Your Teaching Skills and Expression as a Yoga Professional.
Attend 127 Hours of the Mandala of Electives to Up-Level YOUR Unique Voice and Body of Work.
Visit Here for Full Calendar and Deeper Program Details.
The Purpose Project
A Service Study and Activation of 20 Hours
Each member of the Mandala creates a personal passion service project. You do it ON PURPOSE, WITH PURPOSE and FOR PURPOSE; hence, it is our Purpose Project. Select from one of our six arms of activism, seva or service. This encourages each teacher to develop a life long connection and platform of meaning from which authentic teaching, inspiration, and direction can thrive:
Planetary – Environmental Social Activism and Service
Women – Centered Social Activism and Service
LGTBQ - Centered Social Activism and Service
Child – Centered Social Activism and Service
Poverty Shifting Social Activism and Service
Animal Activism and Service
Cultivate a project reflecting twenty hours of applied hours and effort with a clear reflection upon the service. Hopefully, this Purpose Project stays with you, as the service aspect of your developing identity and platform.
The Mentorship Project
Be Inspired, Inspire Others
First, each Mandala teacher mentors directly, five sessions, with Shannon. This teacher – teacher connection builds connection, collaboration and communication. These collaborations are aimed at supporting your personal and professional development as you increase your knowledge, teaching skillsets and cultivate your unique body of work.
Second, Mandala teacher applies him or herself as a mentor to a new Embody 200 hour Yoga Teacher / Student. These collaborations allow a Mandala teacher to attend and participate in the Embody 200 hour program, to deepen and anchor material. Through the process, the Mandala teacher serves as a resource for the junior teacher. There will be online and / or in-person opportunities for those who do not live locally. These connections and relationships will support growth and foster teaching development in both the mentor and mentee.
Finally, in addition to mentoring and being mentored, we encourage each Mandala member to connect with another Mandala member to Peer-mentor one another. Peer mentoring is critical to inspire collaborative teaching skills and teamwork.
We aim for this Mentorship Project to create life long connections and a web of strength and support.
Final Mandala Requirements
Successful completion of 7 Main Modules and related homework.
Successful completion of 127 hours of Electives and related homework.
Completion of The Purpose Project - a 500 word recap of your experience.
Completion of The Mentorship Project - a 500 word recap of your experience.
5 - 500 Word Book Reflections, chosen from the guiding texts paired with each of the modules / immersions.
Submission of a 60-75 Minute Class Video, post to your own YouTube Channel.
Submission of 2 - 40 Minute Audio Class.
Completion of the Professional Portfolio Items.
Commonly Asked Questions:
Q. Where can I see the calendar?
A. Click Here! This is a perpetual calendar. Every program, module, and weekend repeats within or the following year.
Q. Once I begin my training, what happens if I miss a weekend scheduled on the programming calendar?
A. This is a perpetual calendar. Every program, module, and weekend repeats within or the following year. Start anytime, proceed at any pace, and take every module you take in any order.
Q. How do I track my hours?
A. In addition to plotting your course on a grid within the Administrative Folder, be sure to RSVP with Heather for every program that you wish to attend. Reminder / RSVP emails are sent out prior to the weekend, respond directly to her. It is not necessary to RSVP with Shannon. Without an RSVP, you are NOT registered - so stay on it :) Heather's office is the official tracker of all hours.
Q. May I attend a portion of a weekend or program?
A. Partial attendance for a module or weekend is decided on case by case basis and often depends on the module, in particular.
Q. How do I make up hours, should I miss a portion due to illness or emergency?
A. We will have you attend another module or weekend to make up the missed time. You will still be responsible for the content and homework / projects assigned in the original weekend.
Q. What are the required books for the training? What will be the related book expense?
A. Each module and / or program has its own guiding text and potential recommended resources. A comprehensive list exists on a spreadsheet in the Administrative File. With an online world, it is nearly impossible to gauge the going price of any book, sources are vast and the prices keep going down. Books can be purchased extremely inexpensively and used on online sites or even tracked down at a metropolitan libraries.
Q. How do I submit homework and build my 'portfolio'?
A. Each member of the Mandala community will be required to set up an online folder in DropBox and submit projects in unique weekend files within that DB. This will give you a comprehensive body of work to reference, as you continue to develop as a teacher of yoga. After completing the core / main modules, you should have all of the materials compiled for your final portfolio.
Q. How many electives should I attend and which ones?
A. Select electives to the tune of 127 hours. This should be about 5 - 7 of them; however, program hours are listed online, per each and will be totaled, as such. The electives you select should support your interests and specific aims as a growing teacher and practitioner of yoga.
Q. Does attending Shannon's public classes add up to any amount of elective hours?
A. In the event that several elective hours need to be made up by a Mandala member, public class hours can be counted toward elective hours, at a rate of 50% of the time. According to Yoga Alliance, a 60 minute public class, carries a CEU equivalent of 30 minutes of CEU.