2021 ABROAD IMMERSION COURSE

3-WEEK INTENSIVE YOGA TRAINING IN HAWAII

Course Dates & Schedule

Spira Yoga School is excited to be offering our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training as an abroad intensive course, in a fully immersed setting. Our three consecutive week Abroad Immersion Course will meet Monday through Sunday, with time to study, practice, explore and relax in paradise. At the end of the course, graduates earn a 200 hour certification and are eligible to apply as a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. Our graduates return to their communities with confidence, experience, passion and dedication to spread the love and light of yoga!

LOCATION

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TRAINING DATES

Check In | Monday, June 7th, 2021 at 12 PM

Welcome | Dinner & Opening Puja | Monday, June 7th, 2021 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Training Module 1 | Foundations in Technique, Philosophy & History | June 7th – 13th, 2021

Training Module 2 | Kinesiology & Asana Alignment | June 14th – 20th, 2021

Training Module 3 | Developing Teaching Techniques & Skills | June 21st – 27th, 2021

Graduation Certificate Ceremony | Monday, June 28th, 2021 from 9 – 10:30 AM

Check Out | Monday, June 28th, 2021 at 12 PM

3 WEEK TRAINING SCHEDULE

MONDAY

7:45 – 8:45 AM  Breakfast Buffet

9 AM – 1 PM  Training Session

1 – 2 PM  Plated Lunch

6:30 – 7:30 PM  3-Course Dinner

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

6 – 7:45 AM  Meditation & Yoga Practice

7:45 – 8:45 AM  Breakfast Buffet

9 AM – 1 PM  Training Session

1 – 2 PM  Plated Lunch

2:30 – 5:15 PM  Training Session

5:30 – 6:30 PM  Yoga Practice

6:30 – 7:30 PM  3-Course Dinner

7:30 – 9 PM  Training Session

WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY

6 – 7:45 AM  Meditation & Yoga Practice

7:45 – 8:45 AM  Breakfast Buffet

9 AM – 1 PM  Training Session

1 – 2 PM  Plated Lunch

2:30 – 5:15 PM  Training Session

5:30 – 6:30 PM  Yoga Practice

6:30 – 7:30 PM  3-Course Dinner

Course Content

Spira Yoga School is a Registered Yoga School and our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training curriculum follows the guidelines and requirements set forth by Yoga Alliance. The foundation of our course is Hatha Yoga, and trainees will gain ample knowledge of a variety of postures as well as learn how to sequence and teach Vinyasa, Hatha Flow and/or Gentle Yoga.

A total of 200 hours will be accumulated by the trainee where 180 hours are earned in the training classroom with the lead trainer, Amanda Correa, an experienced registered yoga teacher, and additional trainers with diverse educational backgrounds and yoga experience. The remaining 20 hours of our 200 hour course will be obtained by the trainee outside of the classroom through various written and reading assignments.

KEY COURSE COMPONENTS

  • Over 130 postures explored in depth, including their variations, modifications, benefits and contraindications

  • Extensive study of anatomy, alignment maps, and how to move bodies in space safely

  • Study of Sanskrit terminology and Sanskrit posture names

  • Read, analyze and chant the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali; Examine and discuss yoga philosophy

  • Emphasis on Vinyasa yoga with an overview of Hatha yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Gentle yoga

  • Learn how to assess your students to create customized classes appropriate for their level

  • Review and discuss ethics as they apply to a yoga teacher as well as the business aspects of teaching yoga

IN-CLASSROOM HOURS

  • Techniques & Practice (100 hrs) – Extensive education of yoga techniques such as asanas, pranayamas, meditation, bandhas and mantra; all-encompassing analysis of these techniques with understanding of different yoga lineages; guided practice of all techniques every training weekend

  • Teaching Methodology (25 hrs) – Analytical study of teaching styles and styles of learning; how and when to utilize demonstration, observation, assists, and adjustments; qualities of a yoga teacher

  • Anatomy and Physiology (25 hrs) – In-depth study of human anatomy, physiology and biomechanics; learning to apply this knowledge to the yoga student; understanding benefits and contraindications of yoga poses

  • Yoga Philosophy (20 hrs) – Covering various yoga and Eastern philosophies and lifestyles; ethics for yoga teachers

  • Observing/Assisting/Teaching (10 hrs) – Trainees are required to: write about their experience observing a yoga class during the training course and then report their findings in a classroom discussion;  assist a yoga class taught by the lead trainer during the training course, giving non-verbal assistance and adjustments to fellow trainees; teach several segments of a yoga class as well as a full 60 minute yoga class during the training course; after each assist or teaching, feedback will be given by fellow trainees and the lead trainer

OUT-OF-CLASSROOM HOURS

  • Teaching Methodology (10 hrs) – Trainees will be given reading and written assignments throughout the training to develop their understanding of in-class demonstration, assisting and adjusting, and to promote their ability to sequence a variety of levels and types of yoga classes

  • Yoga Philosophy (10 hrs) – Trainees are asked to read any translated copy of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali prior to the start of the course; throughout the course various texts and concepts will be discussed and even recited in a kirtan, call and response, fashion

EXAMPLE TRAINING SESSION

Techniques for Standing Postures

  • Posture names in Sanskrit and their English translation

  • Purpose of each posture from the Anamaya Kosha, or the outer physical body

  • In depth look at alignment, considering any subtle differences between the two major lineages from the Krishnamacharya tradition

  • Practice each posture, with entrance and exit transitions

  • Posture benefits: physically, mentally and energetically

  • Posture contraindications and reasons for modifications

  • Look at individual student bodies in postures to recognize differences and practice visual alignment mapping

Course Cost & Due Dates

The total tuition cost includes our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course and multiple training manuals, "Yoga Sequencing" by Mark Stephens, accommodations for 21 nights, three locally sourced and healthfully prepared meals each day, unlimited access to filtered water, tea and coffee, transportation to and from the airport and all gratuities. Please note, your airfare and the required course materials listed below are not included. Our All-Inclusive Package Options are listed below and prices vary depending on accommodations. An early bird discount of $500 will be offered to those who pay in full two months prior to the tuition deadline. To reserve your place in the training, a $250 non-refundable deposit is required. To attend, trainees must pay in full one month prior to the start of the course.

Deposit:

  • A $250 Non-Refundable Deposit is Due at the Time of Registration

Early Bird Special:

  • Pay in Full by March 1st, 2021 – $500 Discount Applied to Full Tuition

Tuition Due Date:

  • Full Tuition is Due May 1st, 2021

Late Tuition & Withdrawal:

  • Late Tuition is Accepted Up Until May 8th, 2021 with $150 Late Fee

  • On May 9th, 2021, Trainees Who Have Not Paid Full Tuition Will be Withdrawn from the Course; Any & All Payments Made by the Trainee Up Until that Date Will Not Be Refunded; All Payments Other Than the $250 Deposit May Be Transferred to Another Course at the Discretion of the School

Payment Methods:

  • Checks & Money Orders Accepted; Credit Cards Also Accepted Through PayPal with a Processing Fee

ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE OPTIONS

Private Room with King Size Bed, En Suite Bathroom & Private Lanai| $4,500

Enjoy the luxury of your very own room with the finest furnishings including fine linens atop a high quality king sized mattress, nightstand and dresser, and private lanai or balcony with outdoor furnishings and gorgeous views of the lush jungle. Your private en suite bathroom includes private toilet and sink, a walk-in travertine tile shower and jetted tub, a hairdryer and full-sized Malie Organics shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion. A retreat within a retreat, your very own personal space to study, relax and recharge.

Private Room with King Size Bed & Shared Bathroom| $4,000

This beautifully decorated, private room features the finest furnishings including fine linens atop a high quality king sized mattress, double nightstands and lamps, and a dresser. Down the hall is a luxurious shared bathroom with toilet and sink, a combination shower and bathtub, a hairdryer and full-sized Malie Organics shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion. Enjoy your very own room, a place to center and find alone time to study, relax and recharge. Please note, each of the private villa rooms are unique and the photos show only a few examples.

Shared Room with King or Queen Size Bed & Shared Bathroom| $3,000

A spacious bedroom with a big window and two high quality queen sized mattress, nightstands with lamps, a dresser and closet. Down the hall is a luxurious shared bathroom with toilet and sink, a combination shower and bathtub, a hairdryer and full-sized Malie Organics shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion. Room with your new best friend, and enjoy having company and someone to share your experiences with as you journey together through the training course.

INCLUDED IN PACKAGES

  • Bedroom and Bathroom Accommodations for 21 Nights as Described Above

  • Three Healthfully Prepared Meals Served Daily

    • Breakfast Buffet, Plated Lunch & 3-Course Dinner​

    • Varied Menu Created by an Ayurvedic Chef

    • Locally Sourced & Organic When Possible

    • Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Options Available

  • Unlimited filtered water, herbal, black and green tea and Kona coffee

  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Tuition

  • Coursework with an E-RYT 500 Lead Trainer Plus Additional Local & California Based Trainers

  • Yoga Alliance Approved Course Content

  • Training Materials Provided On-Site

    • Color Printed Manuals - Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy & Physiology, Techniques & Training, and Teaching Methodology

    • "Yoga Sequencing" by Mark Sephens

  • Vinyasa or Hatha Yoga Classes Taught 6 Days a Week

  • Specialty Classes - Restorative Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Sound Healing, Raw Desserts, Mala Making, Cooking Ghee & Kitchari

  • ​Graduation Ceremony & Certificate of Completion

  • ​Round Trip Transportation To & From the Airport

  • ​All Gratuities Covered

REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS

Please note, the following required course materials are not included in the course cost.

  1. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras* (can choose any translator; however, Swami Satchitananda is a recommended translator)

  2. Yoga Mat (Manduka Pro or Manduka ProLite and Jade Harmony or Jade Fusion recommended)

  3. Notebook or something to write on; pens, pencils, highlighters or something to write and note with

           *It is recommended to read this book in full by the start of the course.

Application & Enrollment

Below you can find our online application as well as a printable paper application for our 2021 Abroad Immersion Course. Please contact us if you have any inquiries before applying. Otherwise, we can't wait to receive your application, meet you and work with you in our upcoming training!

1.

You may either complete the application online or you can download, print and complete a paper copy of the application, both of which are available below.

2.

If you print your application, you may:

a)

fax your completed application to +1-530-487-0750

b)

scan and email your completed application to info@spira.yoga

3.

Once we have received and reviewed your application (this may take up to one week), we will contact you to schedule an interview, either in person or via Skype. During the interview we will also review course information and answer any questions.

Online Application for All 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Courses

Printable Paper Application for 2021 Abroad Immersion Yoga Teacher Training in Hawaii

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We are an established and experienced certified yoga school based out of Northern California offering cost effective courses both locally and abroad. When it comes to our training courses, we sacrifice neither quality nor affordability. What we prioritize is spreading the light and knowledge of yoga.

We understand expense can limit one from making their dream of teaching yoga a reality. Because our mission is to assist all who aspire to teach and work diligently in becoming a teacher, we have chosen to make our courses very affordable. However, some may find even our pricing out of their budget, which is why we encourage all prospective trainees in need of financial assistance to apply for our partial scholarships. Partial scholarships are awarded based on financial need; only a limited amount of scholarships can be awarded per training course. 

For our 2021 Abroad Immersion Course, the Scholarship Application deadline is Wednesday, April 21st, 2021. Applicants who are awarded scholarships will be notified of their exact scholarship amount on Friday, April 23rd, 2021. To secure their scholarship, applicants must confirm their acceptance of the scholarship amount by enrolling in the course and paying their $250 non-refundable deposit by Saturday, May 1st, 2021. Please note, we will continue to receive scholarship applications and award scholarship applicants until our scholarship fund is depleted.

The 2021 Abroad Immersion Course Scholarship Application can be found below. Click to download, print, and complete the application, then submit it along with the 2021 Abroad Immersion Application, found above. If you have any questions about our scholarship application process, please contact us.

The 2021 Abroad Immersion Course Scholarship Application

 
 
 
Abroad Teacher Trainers
Amanda Correa

LEAD TRAINER, EXPERIENCED REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER, REGISTERED PRENATAL YOGA TEACHER

Tiffany Chen

AYURVEDIC HEALTH COUNSELOR, REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER

Katie Robinson

MEDITATION TEACHER, REIKI MASTER, REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER

 
Course Policies

In accordance with Yoga Alliance and to maintain the caliber of our Yoga Teacher Training Program, Spira Yoga School has in place a 1) Tardy, Absence, and Make-up Policy, 2) Code of Conduct Policy, and 3) Terms of Payment, Withdrawal, and Termination.  

TARDY, ABSENCE AND MAKE-UP POLICY

Tardies
A tardy is considered not being seated, materials open, ready for training at the time the class begins.  A training class tardy of 10 minutes or greater is weighted as an absence.  An accumulation of three training class tardies of less than 10 minutes will be converted into an absence of one hour.  If you are going to be tardy to a training class, please inform the lead trainer immediately and enter into the classroom quietly unless requested to do otherwise.

If you are not prompt for a yoga class, meditation class, or lecture/workshop presented by a guest speaker or teacher, you will be counted absent, no tardiness, no exceptions.  On the syllabus are listed times for such classes, and if any syllabus changes should occur you will be made aware of these changes with ample time.  If you do arrive tardy to a yoga class, meditation class, or guest lecture/workshop, the door will be locked; please refrain from attempting to enter and disrupt the class.  You may attend the other classes that training day/weekend.  Please note that this strict policy only applies to yoga classes, meditation classes, and guest lectures/workshops, and not training classes taught by the lead trainer. 

Absences 
It is understandable that emergencies may arise; however, it is not advisable to commit to a Yoga Teacher Training Weekend Course with other known obligations that will interfere with your attendance.  This course will continue to build upon itself without forgiveness for multiple absences.  This being said, should an emergency arise that prevents you from attending, Spira Yoga School permits various absences in the following categories:

  1. Up to three hours of absences within each Rotating Subject (Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy & Physiology & Teaching Methodology) are permitted.

  2. Up to five total hours of absences from Techniques are permitted.

  3. Up to five total hours of absences from Practice classes are permitted.

  4. If you know in advance you are going to be absent for a class or day, please email the lead trainer as soon as possible.  If an emergency causes your absence, please call and inform the program director of your absence.  

All tardies and absences are recorded, and although trainees will not be reminded of their current state of attendance, they are welcome to view and verify the records after each training day.  It is the responsibility of the trainee to coordinate with the lead trainer to obtain any and all materials missed.  It is also the responsibility of the trainee to uphold the Tardy, Absence, and Make-Up Policy.

Make-Up
If you accumulate more absences than permitted above, Spira Yoga School reserves the right to immediately expel you from the training course.  No refunds will be due to you for any prior payments, even if the payment was in full.  If you wish to continue the training despite excessive absences, you may submit an appeal in writing as to why you should be permitted to continue the course.  If Spira Yoga School chooses to accept your appeal, you will be required to make-up the hours missed, depending on the category, in the following methods: 

  1. If a trainee is absent from Rotating Subjects, the trainee will be required to make up the hours with the Principal Instructor at a rate of $125 per hour, due prior to receiving the make-up materials and private lesson.  Note that one private hour with the Principal Instructor equates to two hours of missed class time.

  2. If a trainee is absent from Techniques or Practice, the trainee will make up the absences, hour for hour, in a yoga class taught by the lead trainer, at the trainee’s cost (not included in the tuition).

  3. All make-up classes must be completed within 14 days from the absence.

If a trainee fails an exam during the training, the trainee will be required to retake the exam until they receive a passing mark in order to continue with the training.  The exam must be retaken within 14 days of the most recent, failed exam.  Please note that in the categories of Anatomy & Physiology and Practicum Teaching, 80% and above is considered passing and 79% and below is considered failing; in all other subject categories, 70% and above is considered passing.  Each additional retake exam will be administered at a rate of $100 per exam.

CODE OF CONDUCT POLICY

I will proactively use the syllabus and each subject’s “Assignments” handout given to me at the beginning of this course to stay abreast on what assignments are due and what will be expected of me in each training weekend.   I will complete all assignments within the time frame that they are due.

1.

I will treat each yoga class as a class taught in a studio setting by: not speaking out loud during the class unless speaking quietly to the instructor if necessary; communicating any limitations to the instructor prior to class; keeping my personal area free of any objects other than my yoga mat, yoga props, and water bottle.  If I have a special medical or emergency reason that requires my cell phone ringer to be on, I will inform the instructor before class and I will keep my cell phone out of view.

2.

I will use my tablet or computer solely for note taking during the training classes, and will refrain from internet and personal use.  I will keep my cell phone silenced and put away at all times during the training classes.  I will inform the trainer if there is a medical or emergency reason that requires my cell phone ringer to be on; however, I will still keep my cell phone put away.

3.

I will refrain from any drug or alcohol use that may affect my performance and ability to be present during the training course.  This includes drug or alcohol use the day/evening before that may create a “hangover” during training as well as any prescribed drug use that affects my ability to participate and be present during any training classes or yoga classes.

4.

I will take care of my health and sleep requirements so that I do not fall asleep during training classes.  I understand that if I cannot stay awake during training classes that I will be asked to leave and I will be counted absent for that training class.

5.

I will respect fellow trainees and the lead trainer by: treating everyone with courtesy and kindness; expressing my ideas and opinions with politeness; listening to others fully and never speaking over or cutting off anyone; never belittling or judging others; never insulting or maliciously criticizing others; never gossiping or speaking ill of someone behind their back.  I will treat everyone the same no matter their race, gender, religion, size, age, or country of origin.

6.

I will respect guest trainers by: only speaking when I am called upon or asked to share; communicating with my body, face, and words that I am respectful of their time and presence; expressing my ideas and opinions with politeness.  I will treat everyone the same no matter their race, gender, religion, size, age, or country of origin.

7.

I will not participate in or condone any sexual or gender harassment as defined by the The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA); I will immediately report any harassment that I witness or am exposed to; I understand that courteous, mutually respectful, non-coercive interactions between trainees and/or staff of Spira Yoga School that are acceptable by both parties are not considered harassment of any nature.

8.

It is the personal responsibility of each trainee to be mindful and aware of this Code of Conduct so that they may uphold it at all times.  Violation of the above Code of Conduct will result in an action, depending on the severity of the violation, ranging from a warning to temporary suspension for a class, day, or weekend, at the discretion of the lead trainer.  A violation of Codes 6, 7, or 8 will result in immediate expulsion from the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course, without refund of prior payments or guarantee of future services.

TERMS OF PAYMENT, WITHDRAWAL AND TERMINATION

The Deposit reserves a trainee’s space in the course and is non-refundable and non-transferable under all circumstances.  With the exception of the Deposit, all other fees are fully refundable up to the day prior to the first meeting of the course.  Thereafter, there is no refund of Program Tuition or Fees.

All payment methods will be determined before the start of the course.  All payments received, whether they are payments in full, payment plans, or fees, will follow the payment guidelines below:
 
Payment Guidelines

  • All payments are due on the date specified and are either turned in before the first class begins or after the last class has finished.

  • The trainee will receive a written receipt for each payment made, including fees.

  • It is the responsibility of the trainee to review each receipt at the time it is received to verify its correctness.

  • If a payment is late, even one day late, a fee of $25 will also be due.

  • Each payment received is non-refundable and non-transferable under all circumstances.

 
Additional Fees
The following additional fees may apply to this course:

  • Late Payment – $25

  • One-hour private make-up session – $125

  • Test re-take – $100

  • Copies of additional Certificates of Completion – $25

 
Withdrawal & Termination
Circumstances beyond the control of the trainee and Spira Yoga School may interfere with a trainee’s ability to participate in the course, such as, but not limited to, illness, injury, pregnancy, job changes, family concerns, etc.  If a trainee decides to end their participation in the course for any reason due to any circumstance, all prior payments and fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Spira Yoga School may decide to terminate any trainee’s participation in the course in the event that:  1) false information was used in the admission process that materially affects Spira Yoga School; 2) a trainee missed more than 10% of any subject category; 3) a trainee is absent for more than three consecutive days without contacting the program director; 4) the trainee fails to make timely payments they have agreed upon; 5) the trainee is unable to pass a test after being given three attempts; 6) the trainee’s conduct or behavior is unlawful or deemed inappropriate or disruptive to the welfare of the course or fellow trainees.  If Spira Yoga School decides to end the trainee’s participation in the course, the trainee is not entitled to any prior payments or fees, as all prior payments and fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.  

 
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