Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers

Philosophy TalksPHILOSOPHY TALKS: How did we get to Our Mats? at Mudra Yoga Studio Pearl Street

Yoga is so much more than the practice of yoga postures. Dive deeper into Yoga with this monthly multimedia lecture and discussion series. All levels of practitioner are welcome, including yoga teachers who want to expand their knowledge. Bring your lunch, your tea cup (a selection of teas will be available to enjoy), a notebook and a pen (if you like to take notes), as well as your curiosity.

September 15, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: How did we get to our mats? Explore the origins of yoga. Examine key concepts and passages in The Vedas, the earliest text. Consider cultural appropriation and how we can be respectful in our practice.

October 20, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Explore Yoga’s ancient history, focusing on key concepts and passages in The Upanishads. Learn about Vedanta, the philosophy based on the Upanishads. Examine how this philosophy inspired New Thought (Ancient Wisdom), a spiritual movement in the West that includes Divine Science and Religious Science.

November 17, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Explore the ascetic traditions of Buddhism and Jainism. Examine how these traditions developed alongside yoga and still influence our practice today.

No session in December.

January 2019: Explore the embodied practice of Tantra. Compare and contrast Tantra with the ascetic traditions of Buddhism, Jainism and Patanjali’s Yoga. Examine why Tantra is most often associated with sex along with your own views on yoga and sexuality.

February 2019: Is instant Karma gonna get you? Explore the concepts of Karma, Karma Yoga and reincarnation.

March 2019: Strong as an Elephant: Yogic Powers. Listen to stories about yogic powers. Consider whether powers are a help or a hindrance on your yogic path.

April 2019: What is the goal of yoga? Explore the concepts of enlightenment, bliss and liberation.

May 2019: The Yoga Epics, Part 1. Bhagavad Gita’s backstory: listen to stories from the epic Mahabharata along with stories about Krishna.

No sessions in June and July.

August 2019: The Yoga Epics, Part 2. Get an overview of the Ramayana and listen to stories about Hanuman, Rama and Sita’s devoted monkey helper.

Investment: $30 OR $25 per workshop if registered 2 weeks prior. $15 for Mudra Yoga teacher training graduates and current teacher trainees. Video conferencing option is available (contact the studio).

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING: Erin is on the faculty of Mudra Yoga Studio’s teacher training program, offering training in yoga history and philosophy. The next training starts on January, 2019.

Yoga Alliance Registered 200-Hour Teacher Training- Shakti Revealed: Experience, Embody, Expand with Tracey Lanham and Heather Lindemann at Mudra Yoga Studio Pearl Street.

This seven month, intensive study will link the ancient traditions and history of yoga with the wisdom and grace of energetics. Mudra Yoga Studio’s Shakti Revealed will be a unique, one-of-a-kind yoga teacher training geared for yoga practitioners looking to deepen their practice. You are welcome to take the teacher training track (which will certify you to teach yoga) or the immersion track (which will deepen your study and practice). This training will be accessible for any level of yogi or yogini and the teacher training track is Yoga Alliance Certified.

Erin is recognized as a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). She is currently developing a 20-hour TEACHING YOGA TO OLDER ADULTS training. More information is coming soon.