A PROGRAM PRESENTED BY: BAPTISTE POWER OF YOGA™, LLC
On going  2007 - 2008: Yoga Teacher Certification and Advancing Studies Program
*** 200 hr & 500 hr "Yoga Alliance Recognized Standards"

Program Breakdown, Requirements, and Fees:

TECHNIQUES:


Techniques and In-Class Hours includes - This portion of your training will naturally include key elements of (1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and (2) experiential guided practice of the techniques themselves. Foundation, structure, basic and essential training in yoga philosophy, history, postures, meditation are established in this section.


* 125 Technique hours are needed for a * 200 hr certification.
* 175 Technique hours are needed for a * 300 hr certification.

Draw required technique hours from:

  1. Required In-Class Hours: Baptiste Method of Yoga™ in-class hours will espouse the qualities inherently found within this system including by it’s nature: philosophy, ethics, posture, pranayama and lifestyle training with Sherri Baptiste, 500RYT.

    * 200 hr certification requires: a minimum of 200 hr. Baptiste Power of Yoga Class hours is required for yoga teacher certification. This 200 hrs in class translates into 50 Technique Hours.

    * 500 hr certification requires: 175 in class hours a minimum of 300 hr. Baptiste Power of Yoga Class hours is required for yoga teacher certification. This 300 hrs in class translates into 75 Technique Hours.

  2. 12 hrs
    Yoga Philosophy and History

    Kate Vogt PhD 500RYT & Sherri Baptiste 500RYT
    1/12 - 1/13, 2008  Sat and Sun - 12-6  San Rafael, Ca.

  3. 2 hr.
    Art of Deep Relaxation & Meditation

    Sherri Baptiste, 500RYT Corte Madera Bay Club
    Saturday 2-4pm: May 3, 2008 Bay Club Marin - Corte Madera, Ca

  4. 6 hrs
    Baptiste Method of Yoga: Philosophy, Ethics and Lifestyle Training

    Sherri Baptiste, 500RYT and Michele Hebert
    March 18-24, 2007Haramara Retreat – Mexico

  5. 6 hrs
    Baptiste Method of Yoga: Philosophy, Ethics and Lifestyle Training

    Sherri Baptiste, 500RYT  and Michele Hebert
    March 15-21, 2008 Haramara Retreat - Mexico

  6. 10 hrs
    Richard Miller, PhD 500RYT
    Philosophy (10 hrs): Presentation-lecture-talks on Samkhya, Patanjali, Advaita, Kashmir Nondualism and Buddhism.
    - November 4-9, 2007: San Anselmo, Ca.
    or:
    -
    Sept 7-12, 2008: San Rafael, Ca.
  7. 15 hrs
    Swami Veda Bharati, PhD - Foundation Practices of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition

    Presentation-lecture-talks: Philosophy, Meditation, Nadi Shodanam,
    Practicum: Deep Relaxation/Breathing
    Oct 6-10, 2008 Sadhana Mandir Ashram (mother ashram) Rishikesh, India

TEACHING METHODOLOGY:


Teaching Methodology—Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student's process of learning, and business aspects of teaching yoga.

* 200hr required: 15 with primary teachers
* 500hr required: 20 contact training hrs with primary teachers

Draw required teaching methodology hours from:

  1. 10 hrs
    Richard Miller, PhD 500RYT
    Methodology (5hrs): Presenting dyads for integrating the process and teaching situations so that they can begin to learn how to teach to individuals and groups.
    Teachers Training Meetings: (5) Inquiry and discussion
    * November 4-9, 2007: San Anselmo, Ca
    or:
    *
    Sept 7-12, 2008: San Rafael, Ca
  2. 3 hrs: (check for six dates to be announced Spring to Fall 08)
    Yoga Flow & Posture Intensive
    Sherri Baptiste 500RYT
    Gold’s Gym

  3. 6 hrs:
    The Business of Teaching Yoga

    Larry Payne PhD 500RYT (date to be set)

  4. Assisting Opportunities - as Methodology Training: (Please Apply for Positions)

    8 hrs (teacher assisting: retreat head assistant)
    2 hrs (assisting the head assistant)

    March 18-24, 2007 Haramara Retreat – Mexico
    Sherri Baptiste, 500RYT and Michele Hebert

    Baptiste Yoga and Meditation Retreat- Green Gulch Zen Center
    Sherri Baptiste, 500RYT
    Nov 15-18, 2007

    March 15-21, 2008 Haramara Retreat – Mexico
    Sherri Baptiste, 500RYT and Michele Hebert

    Journey to India OCT 2-22, 2008
    Sherri Baptiste, 500RYT and India Supera
    15 hrs (teacher assisting: retreat head assistant)
    10 hrs (assisting the head assistant)


ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY & YOGA THERAPY:


Anatomy & Physiology - Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).

Contact hrs needed:
* 200hr required: 20 with primary teachers
* 500hr required: 36 hrs with primary teachers

Draw required Anatomy and Physiology hours from:

  1. 30 hr.
    Asana & Anatomy
    Tias Little (guest teacher)
    10/8-10/12/07 Mon- Friday 8:30-11:30am & 1- 4pm

  2. 12 hr
    Asana & Anatomy
    Tias Little
    10/13-10/14/07 SF, Ca Saturday-Sunday 8:30-11:30 & 1- 4

  3. 3hrs
    The Legs in Standing Poses
    Tias Little Yoga Tree SF, CA Feb 9, 2008 8-11am

  4. 3hrs
    The Sacrum
    Tias Little Yoga Tree SF, CA Feb 9, 2008 1-4pm

  5. 3hrs
    The Arms in Balance
    Tias Little Yoga Tree SF, CA Feb 10, 2008 8-11am

  6. 3hrs
    The Jaw, Neck & Cranial Base
    Tias Little Yoga Tree SF, CA Feb 10, 2008 1-4pm


ART AND SCIENCE OF BREATH:


The anatomy and physiology of breath, the yogic theory of breath and prana, Practicum on key yogic breathing techniques and benefits.

Contact hrs with teacher needed:
* 200hr requires: 6 hrs with primary teachers
* 500hr requires: 10 hrs with primary teachers

Draw required Pranayama/Breathwork hours from:

  1. 2 hrs
    Baptiste Method of Yoga: PranayamaTraining
    Sherri Baptiste, 500RYT and Michele Hebert
    March 18-24, 2007 Haramara Retreat – Mexico

  2. 5hrs
    Richard Miller, PhD 500RYT
    Pranayama principals (5 hrs)
    November 4-9, 2007: San Anselmo, Ca
    or: Sept 7-12, 2008: San Rafael, Ca

  3. 2 hrs
    Baptiste Method of Yoga: PranayamaTraining
    Sherri Baptiste, 500RYT and Michele Hebert
    March 15-21, 2008 Haramara Retreat – Mexico

  4. 2 hr.
    Art of Deep Relaxation & Meditation
    Sherri Baptiste Corte Madera Bay Club
    * 2008 fall date to be set


PHILOSOPHY, ETHICS & LIFESTYLE:


Yoga Philosophy/Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers—Includes the study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers.
Contact hrs with teacher needed:
* 200hr requires: 20 hrs with primary teachers
* 500hr requires: 45 hrs with primary teachers

Draw required Philosophy, Ethhics and Lifestyle hours from:

  1. 6 hrs
    Baptiste Method™ of Yoga: Philosophy, Ethics and Lifestyle Training
    Sherri Baptiste 500RYT
    March 18-24, 2007 Haramara Retreat - Mexico

  2. 10 hrs
    Richard Miller, PhD 500RYT
    - Psychology of Yoga Therapy (5hrs)
    - Sensory training (5 hrs)
    * November 4-9, 2007: San Anselmo, Ca
    or:
    *
    Sept 7-12, 2008: San Rafael, Ca

  3. 5 hrs
    Chakras and Koshas
    Richard Miller, PhD 500RYT
    *
    November 4-9, 2007: San Anselmo, Ca
    or:
    *
    Sept 7-12, 2008: San Rafael, Ca

  4. 7hrs:
    Specialty Techniques
    Kundalini Yoga - Kirtan Training - Meditation
    Sherri Baptiste RYT500 and Jai Uttal
    Baptiste Yoga and Meditation Retreat
    Nov 15-18, 2007 Green Gulch Zen Center

  5. 3hrs
    Meditation
    Richard Miller 500 RYT - Larkspur
    November 12, 19, 26, & Dec 3, 2007

  6. 2hrs
    Philosophy
    Yoga Nidra Integrative Restoration
    Richard Miller 500RYT - Larkspur
    November 12, 19, 26, & Dec 3, 2007

  7. 2 hrs
    Philosophy: Zen & Yoga
    The Art & Science of Zen Meditation and the Yoga Tradition
    Seido Lee De Barrows - Green Gulch Zen Center
    Baptiste Yoga and Meditation Retreat
    Nov 15-18, 2007 Green Gulch Zen Center

  8. 2 hrs
    Meditation: Practice & Sequencing in Teaching
    The Art & Science of Meditation
    Sherri Baptiste 500RYT
    Baptiste Yoga and Meditation Retreat
    Nov 15-18, 2007 Green Gulch Zen Center

  9. 6 hrs
    Baptiste Method™ of Yoga: Philosophy, Ethics and Lifestyle Training
    Sherri Baptiste 500RYT
    March 15-21, 2008 Haramara Retreat - Mexico

  10. 20 hrs
    Journey to India

    India Supera & Sherri Baptiste 500RYT
    Philosophy and History of India as the Birth Place of Yoga
    October 2-22, 2008; INDIA

  11. 15 hrs
    Swami Veda Bharati, PhD - Himalayan Yoga Tradition

    Presentation-lecture-talks: Philosophy of Hatha Yoga Science of Joyful Living, Sanskrit language, Japa Practices, Intensive Meditation with Yoga Sutras
    Holistic Health: Body, Mind and Spirit and What is the Himalayan Tradition?
    Oct 6-10, 2008 Sadhana Mandir Ashram (mother ashram) Rishikesh, India


PRACTICUM:


Practicum - Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and  hearing/giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.

* 200hr requires: 5 hrs with primary teachers
* 500hr requires: 10 hrs contact training hrs with primary teachers

Draw required Practicum hours from:

  1. 12 hrs:
    How to teach Yoga with Weights
    Methodology & Practicum
    Sherri Baptiste 500RYT & Megan Scott PhD
    Jan 13-14,  2007
    Healus Center & Institute of Conscious BodyWork

  2. 2. 5 hrs:
    How to teach hrs
    Methodology & Practicum
    Richard Miller 500RYT - Larkspur
    November 12, 19, 26, & Dec 3, 2007
    or:
    Sept 7-12, 2008: San Rafael, Ca


Additional Requirements:

Individual Student Consultations with Sherri Baptiste 500RYT
* 200hr requires: min 4 hrs with Sherri Baptiste 500RYT
* 500hr requires: min 6 hrs with Sherri Baptiste 500RYT

A. Private Consultaion: Sherri Baptiste 500RYT
: the registered participant of this program will need four to six hours of private sessions/consultations. Sessions must be schedule with Sherri Baptiste at  her convenience, and private hourly rate ($125 per hour). These sessions are necessary to meet the requirements of, and training for Certification as a ‘yoga teacher’. These sessions will cover: How to Teach a Yoga Class: Individualized Teacher Training; to include Teaching Critique, Voice Projection, Presence: Voice & body language, Ethical Teacher/Student Relationships

B. Developing a Script for Teaching.
Sequencing a class of Your Own:  Required for 200 hr certification
The process of skillfully scripting a class will build with ease over the months of training. Sherri Baptiste will give guidelines and personally oversee your  written script as you work to build a class intended to reflect your authentic interests as a teacher in your own right and unique environments for teaching. Bringing out your own unique voice and inspiration in the process of teaching will be encouraged.

Sequencing a Specialty Class such as Yoga with Weights, Pranayama, Therapeutic, for Seniors, or Meditation: Required for 500 hr certification

The process of skillfully scripting a class will build with ease over the months of training. Sherri Baptiste will give guidelines and personally oversee your  written script as you work to build a class intended to reflect your authentic interests as a teacher in your own right and unique environments for teaching. Bringing out your own unique voice and inspiration in the process of teaching will be encouraged.


Fees:
Registered participants of the program 2007-2008 are responsible for:

  • Due at Time of Registration: $175 Baptiste Power of Yoga, LLC (office fee)
  • An Office fee is required for each/either: 200 hr or 500 hr registration.
  • Due at Time of Certification: $200  (Certificate fee)
  • Yoga Alliance Registration fee: at time of certification (payable directly to Yoga Alliance around $50)
  • Five Private Consultations with Sherri Baptiste: 4-6 X’s $125 (ideally one early into the training, two in the middle and last ones as needed towards the end)
  • Cost of all required at a Glance 2007-08’: Retreats, workshops, tuitions, accommodations, travel fees, etc.
  • Cost of any and all Baptiste Power of Yoga classes to bring up total of 200 required in class hours.


IN ADDITION TO WORKSHOPS AND RETREATS IN THIS PROGRAM:
To participant in this program: Commitment to personal and ongoing practice is a huge element in this process of certification through the Baptiste Power of Yoga, LLC Teacher Training Program: To receive ‘Yoga Teacher Certification’ through this program, you must have a minimum of 200 hours of your own personal in class practice time, with Sherri Baptiste. It is essential in the instructors that are being mentored through, that they have an ongoing, and strong commitment to their own personal practice, and a strong tie to, and sincere interest in the Baptiste inspired style, system, energy and Baptiste Method of Yoga™ during the training.

  • The training program must be taken sequentially, and cannot be attended out of order. Completion of each session is a prerequisite for the next session. Hours and Credits will be given and recorded towards ‘yoga teacher certification’ for those registered in the Baptiste Power of  Yoga Teachers Training Program.

  • It is the responsibility of the registered participant to keep a log of all session, retreats, workshops, and classes attended, during the training period.

  • The minimum requirement of 200 -300 class hours with Sherri Baptiste is usually far exceeded by students in this teacher training group; most have 300 class hours or more.

200 hours is not hard - most of you already have that and much more!

  • 2 classes per week for one year will equal approximately 100 hrs

  • 3 classes per week for one year is about 150 hrs

  • 1 day workshop or day retreats - gives 8-10 hrs

  • Workshops and Conference Sessions with Sherri Baptiste or Baron Workshop/conference attendance: per hour
    (3 hour workshop = 3 hour credit, etc)

  • Week long Baptiste Power Vinyasa teacher trainings, or boot camps: 25 hours

    Michele Hebert and Mehrad Nazari : Classes-per hour credit, workshop
    (3 hour workshop = 3 hour credit, etc), weekend retreat 10 hours, weeklong 25

  • Certified Baptiste Teachers/Providers for hourly class credits: Jennifer Prugh, Eva Yearsly, Caroline Boline, Gaylynn Wellinsky, Linda Prosche, Tim Lenheim, Chas Tiernan, Susan Eaton, Ed Tucker, Kim Jewell, and Elizabeth Lund.

  • Swami Veda Bharati Programs:  Hours are given, please discuss with Sherri Baptiste.


At A Glance Requirements on books needed:
Teaching manuals used in the training include (Participants will purchase)

  • Baptiste Power of Yoga TeachersTraining WorkBook: Sherri Baptiste
  • Yoga Anatomy: Leslie Kaminoff
  • Yoga With Weights: (Dummies Brand Wiley Publishers) by Sherri Baptiste
  • Journey into Power: by Baron Baptiste
  • Handbook for The Yoga Tradition:  Its History, Literature, Philosophy, and Practice: Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.
  • Centered Meditation DVD: John Neira
  • Baptiste Power of Yoga DVD: Sherri Baptiste

    Other suggested books:

  • Anatomy and Asana- Preventing Yoga Injuries: Susi Halely Aldous
  • The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga: Ray Long MD
  • The Key Poses of Hatha Yoga: Ray Long MD
  • Strength Training Anatomy: Frederic Delavier
  • The Breathing Book: Donna Farhi

Please note:

  • 500-hour programs must contain 300 hours of  advanced training, in addition to the basic 200-hour level.
  • The 500 hr. min. listed are NOT in addition to the 200 hrs. above, but are the complete number of hrs. for this level. Each level requires it's own specific training hours.

Trainings presented by: Baptiste Power of Yoga, LLC. Include the very best of teachers.

Sherri Baptiste, CYT, IYT, ERYT 500 is Program Director and Primary Contact Teacher for the Trainings. Additional guest teachers for the certification program, continuing education, and advancing studies program typically and often include: Larry Payne Ph.D. 500RYT, Stephen Cope Ph.D, Michele Hebert, Kausthub Desikachar, Dr. Megan Scott, Ravi Nathwani Ph.D., Richard Miller Ph.D. 500RYT, Dr. Steven Katz, Kate Vogt Ph.D. 500RYT, Tias Little 500RYT & Baron Baptiste.

These on-going and  in-depth trainings typically take 12-18 months to complete. They are well paced and fun, giving you the time to know the principals of the yogic system experientially, as well as learning the techniques of yoga as an art, exercise system and science.

Retreat Centers often used include: Haramara Retreat Center - Sayulita Mexico, Green Gulch Zen Center Marin Co Ca , Kripalu Berkshires, Ma and Omega Institute Reinbeck NY.

IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE:


The terms stated herein do not constitute a binding agreement or acceptance into this program, your application must me reviewed, and approved and accepted into the 07’-08’ program first. Then we must have your signed application and your registration fee.

**As a mentor, and guide through this process of training for the Baptiste Power of Yoga, LLC Training Program 2007-2008; it is at the sole discretion of Sherri Baptiste 500 RYT, when she feels the student is ready, to then, and only then give ‘yoga teacher certification’.  Each student in the training is recognized as individual, and unique in his or her timing for certification.

**Having been trained in the Baptiste Power of Yoga, LLC Teacher Training and Advancing Studies Program, does NOT give the right or permission to use the Baptiste Family or Baptiste, Baptiste Power of Yoga™, or Power of Yoga™ Business name.  **Use of the Baptiste name in style of teacher, and or teaching style may be used only with written permission from Sherri Baptiste, Magana Baptiste, or Baron Baptiste.

** To become and remain actively recognized as a certified ‘yoga teacher’ through the Baptiste Study Programs; Yoga Teacher Insurance must be carried by the Certified Yoga Teacher/Instructor at all times when and wherever teaching. Baptiste Power of Yoga,LLC and/ or Sherri Baptiste Freeman, and or her heirs, are in no way responsible, or liable for the actions of said: ‘ certified yoga teacher’.   It is also recommended that the’ certified yoga teacher’ register with California Yoga Teachers Association, International Association of Yoga Therapists, and Yoga Alliance and follows their guidelines of ethics and conduct.


To Register click here <printable registration form>

Dated: Oct. 7, 2007

This program is presented by:
Baptiste Power of Yoga™, LLC & Yoga with Weights: Baptiste Method™
P.O. Box 414, Kentfield, Ca 94914
1-415-459-0942 fax 415-459-0942
email info@powerofyoga.com
web address: www.powerofyoga.com