300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
Deadline for registration is December 15 – save your spot now!
Explore your edge Mind ~ Body ~ Spirit, on and off the mat. The Studio Gaia 300-hr advanced Yoga Teacher Training is designed for students who are already certified at the 200-hr level and who are ready to continue their exploration of the ancient practices of yoga.
This certification program will delve deeply into anatomy and physiology, as well as subtle body anatomy, from an embodied and experiential perspective. There will be an emphasis on nutrition & ayurveda, psychology, and neuroscience.
The Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, and Tantric philosophy will be explored in depth. We will also examine from a yogic perspective the current environmental crisis facing humanity and consider what we, as yogis and healers, can do to turn it around. For further information or questions contact Sally Burgess at Wisdom@StudioGaiaEdwardsville.com or call (618) 779-5378.
January 15, 16, 17
Yoga for Emotional Balance Part 1
(Understanding anxiety, chronic stress, therapeutic sequencing, restorative yoga, and adjustments)
with Jen Jones, Sally Denton & Renee Davidson
This first weekend we will explore the anatomy of the nervous system and what happens to someone physiologically as a result of anxiety or living under chronic stress. Students will explore therapeutic vinyasa flow sequences, restorative yoga sequences, pranayama, and meditation techniques to transform emotional patterns. We’ll explore healing adjustments, and yoga nidra. This session will also explore the concept of mindfulness as an approach to help individuals deal more effectively with anxiety and stress.
Yoga for Emotional Balance by Bo Forbes
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat Zinn
February 12, 13, 14
Yoga for Emotional Balance Part 2
(Understanding depression, how to change the brain, therapeutic sequencing, restorative yoga, and adjustments)
with Jen Jones, Sally Denton & Renee Davidson
Students will explore depression, brain anatomy, and how to change the brain through yoga, meditation, and pranayama. Students will explore therapeutic vinyasa flow sequences, restorative yoga sequences, pranayama, and meditation techniques to transform emotional patterns. Again we’ll explore healing adjustments and yoga nidra. We will continue to explore the concept of mindfulness as an approach to living and managing emotions.
Buddha’s Brain by Rick Hanson
Yoga for Depression by Amy Weintraub
March 11, 12, 13
Energy Body Anatomy
with Rhonda Mills
Working with Prana is a fundamental part of Tantric Hatha Yoga. Learn about the anatomy of pranic energy, and how energy relates to the physical body as well as to the subtle bodies of conscious and unconscious mind as well as the soul. When you understand the subtle body and related practices, you have powerful tools to support yourself and your students to thrive.
In this weekend workshop, you will experience practices of asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting and mantra related to the subtle body.
The Energy Body: The Path of Fire and Light by Swami Rama
April 22, 23, 24
Yoga & the Chakras
with Victoria Cornelius
May 27, 28, 29
Ayurveda & Yoga
with Rhonda Mills
In Ayurveda and in Yoga, the nature of the individual is of prime importance. Traditionally, Yogic practices were not given ‘en masse’ but on a personalized basis. An understanding of our individual constitution, both physically and psychologically, is essential for healing ourselves. This brings Yoga to Ayurveda, which provides Yoga with the individual body-mind typology for Yoga practice. Whether it is diet, exercise, or meditation, the question is – what is the right practice for me? How can I address my real needs now, seasonally, and through my lifetime? What works for one person at a given time may not work for another person.
Learn about the three Doshas, or biological humors and how you can use this knowledge in your and your students’ hatha yoga practice to support your well-being and thrive!
Yoga and Ayurveda: Yoga and Ayurveda: Self-Healing & Self-Realization by David Frawley
June 24, 25, 26
with Rhonda Mills
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras provide a map to the goal of classical / Raja Yoga – residing with your essence, or Soul. Explore various practices that go along with the Sutras which support yogis to become an embodiment of Yoga. We will explore the teachings of the Yoga Sutras through discussion and contemplation, as well as relate the teachings of classical yoga directly to asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation.
July 22, 23, 24
Nutrition and the Environment/Yoga and Digestive Fire
with Sally Burgess and others
The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food by Dan Barber
August 26, 27, 28
Meditation & Mindfulness Part 1
with Jen Jones and Sally Denton
In this weekend we will explore a variety of mindfulness techniques such as mindful eating, walking, and listening. Students will also learn the stages of meditation and a variety of meditation techniques. Weekend will include yoga practices, discussion, and self-reflection in regards to living a more mindful life.
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabit-Zinn
Self Observation by Red Hawk
Meditation & Mindfulness Part 2
with Jen Jones and Sally Denton
We will begin Friday evening with a yoga practice, meditation, and discussion around the concept of silence. Saturday and Sunday will be held off site in a silent retreat type setting. Saturday and Sunday will include dharma talks, yoga, meditations, and silent meals. Sunday will conclude with a sharing circle regarding the experiences of the weekend.
Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
October 28, 29, 30
Bhakti Yoga Weekend
with Jen Jones and others
Mantra literally means “to protect and purify the mind”. In this workshop we will explore the in’s and out’s of mantra: the language, the history, the science and the psychology. We will learn about different types of mantras, and different Bhakti oriented techniques for how to effectively and accessibly use mantras, including Japa, ritual, and chant. This weekend will include stories of the deities, live music and yoga classes, and a kirtan.
Healing Mantras: Using Sound Affirmations for Personal Power, Creativity, and Healing by Thomas Ashley-Farrand
Myths of the Asanas: The Ancient Origins of Yoga by Alanna Kaivalya
November 10, 11, 12, 13
Lower & Upper Body Anatomy, Yoga, & Rolling
with Cat Matlock
This weekend will explore the muscles, bones, and joints of the body, as well as common imbalances that teachers often see in their yoga classes. Students will explore therapeutic vinyasa sequences, rolling techniques, and postures to stretch the muscles of the lower body.
Required – Cat’s manual (Cost included in training)
January 27, 28, 29
Anatomy of the Breath
with Jen Jones and Sarah Helle
In this weekend we will explore the primary and secondary breathing muscles, the anatomy of the pelvic floor, energetics of the breath, and various breath practices. We will also explore the power of sound, mantra, and chanting. Weekend will also include a trip to the cadaver lab.
The Heart of Yoga by Desikachar
February 24, 25, 26
The Healing Art of Yoga
with Jen Jones and other
In this weekend we will explore various sequencing and options for chair yoga, yoga for seniors, yoga for beginners, yoga for PTSD, and prenatal yoga. We will address how to modify and adapt postures, how to use props to aid students with structural limitations, and how to work with common therapeutic issues.
Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times by Judith Lasater
All I Need Is This CHAIR YOGA by Wilma Carter
Core Teaching Faculty
Jen Jones, RYT 500, received her 200 hour certification in 2007 and completed her 500 hour certification at the Asheville Yoga Center with an emphasis on Yoga Therapeutics. Jen holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology, has studied mental health counseling, and has also completed the Mind Body Stress Reduction Program (created by Jon Kabat-Zinn). She is particularly interested in nutrition and is currently a participant in the Living Ayurveda Course with Cate Stillman and studying herbalism with Jessie Hawkins.
Victoria Cornelius, E-RYT 200, MD, has always been interested in health and wellness and the miracle of the human body. Victoria completed her 200 hour certification in 2007 and became a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner in January of 2013. She is also trained as Internist and a Pediatrician and integrates her knowledge of health and wellness into her classes.
Rhonda Mills, ERYT500, weaves Classical Yoga, Tantra and Ayurveda into her yoga classes, as well as her lifelong experience as a dancer and movement teacher. She is an avidly curious student of body-mind transformation as well as a facilitator for others’ learning, and brings her playful spirit and the joy of discovery to everything she does. In addition to Yoga, Rhonda is a Conscious Living Coach and Transformational Movement Facilitator. Learn more at transformationplayground.com.
Sally Burgess, BS, MBA, Raw Food Educator. Sally is the owner of Studio Gaia and in addition to teaching yoga and Nia, she offers holistic personal training, as well as workshops and coaching on plant based nutrition. Sally received her Raw Food Educator certification from Living Light Institute in Fort Bragg, CA, and recently completed the Whole Food Plant Based Certification offered by the Colin Campbell Foundation through eCornell. Sally aspires to help others achieve deep healing and nourishment through movement and nutrition.
Mark Biehl, CSTP, lifelong musician and composer, is the founder of Acuity Soundworks®, dedicated to the development and presentation of music to inspire creative thought and action. Mark is a Certified Sound Therapy Practitioner, and has received Certification in Sound Healing with Himalayan Singing Bowls from Nepalese Master Teacher Suren Shrestha.
Sally Denton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years experience helping individuals and groups past obstacles through counseling and mindfulness practices. She worked many years in Community Mental Health and then in a private practice setting. Most recently she has worked with soldiers providing mental health counseling for PTSD and other issues. Now she is devoting full time to helping individuals on their spiritual journey. Her experiences with counseling brought her to an understanding of the benefits of meditation, thus prompting her to study PRIMORDIAL SOUND MEDITATION under Deepak Chopra,M.D. and David Simon, M.D. Noticing that yoga enhanced her meditations and feelings of peaceful contentedness, the Yoga teacher training was next. She has spent many hours studying with Deepak Chopra and is ready to share her knowledge with her community. Currently her burning desire is helping others explore inner peace especially in St. Louis.
Option 1) $3850. $500 down. 12 equal payments of $280
Option 2) $3675. $500 down. Six payments of $500, final payment of $175
Option 3) $3500 if you pay in full.
Additional info) 10% off any payment plan for graduates of Studio Gaia’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.
Registration is open.
Contact Sally at (618) 779-5378 or email email@example.com.
A deposit will be required to save your spot. You can send that, along with the registration form to:
201 Hillsboro Avenue, Lower Level
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Refunds will be handled on a case-by-case basis.