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Cincinnati Yoga Teacher Training • Rocket Vinyasa & Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training

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200 hours

Yoga ah weekend training is a chance  to immerse yourself in yoga training over the course of 8 weekend and 4 months. Teacher Training can be a very magical time all you have to do is begin!! Every weekend we meet at the same time.

Spring Training Dates Now Registering

March, 2,3,4
March 9,10,11
March 30,31 April 1
April 13,14,15
April 20,21,22
May 4,5,6
May 18,19,20
June 8,9,10 Graduation Weekend!!
 
Friday’s 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Saturday’s 9:00am - 4:30pm
Sundays 8:30am - 4:00pm
 
Fall Weekends 2017/2018 In Session

December 16th special workshop!!TBA
January 5th, 6th, 7th
January 19th,20th, 21st
February 2nd, 3rd, 4th GRADUATION!!!

Sample Schedule

Fridays
5:30pm Yoga Practice
7:00pm - 7:30 Q and A

Saturdays
9:00am Yoga Practice
10:30am assist in a beginners Ashtanga class
11:30am - 12:30pm break
12:30pm - 4:00pm Training Circle

Sundays
8:30 am open practice with fellow trainers
10:30am assist in Modified Ashtanga class
11:30am - 1:00pm break and journal
1:00pm - 4:00pm Training Circle

Summer Intensive 2018
June 4th - July 2nd
meet everyday except Sundays
now accepting applications

Tuition is 2400.00 and requires a 650.00 deposit 

 apprenticeship spots filled!! you still can work off a few hundred dollars if needed!! email us asap at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Included in training:

200-hour certificate upon graduation, you will be able to register with Yoga Alliance
Unlimited Yoga at Yoga ah during training
Ashtanga Yoga Manual
Training workbook
Rocket Yoga Retreat Day location TBA
Opportunity to instruct at a real studio
Lineage of Krishnamacharya

This training program will give you all the fundamentals to lead safe Ashtanga and Vinyasa classes. You will study traditional Ashtanga yoga and learn how to instruct the Modified Primary Series or fondly called MPS. MPS consists of 34 poses plus finishing series. You will also learn the Larry Schultz Rocket system. This will give you the tools to lead a more gentle class or something more intense like power yoga. See full curriculum at the bottom of this page!! 

Routines that you will learn
Minimum Daily Requirement
Primary Series
Modified Primary Series
Bottle Rocket
Rocket 1 and Rocket 2

 

What makes Yoga ah training different than other trainings?

The number one answer is experience. Since opening in 2007 this year in 2017 we will be going into our 28th Ashtanga yoga training at the 200 hour level. We have a very high success rate giving you all the tools you need to teach in a all kinds of settings as well as truly ground your personal practice.

Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your questions. Taking yoga training can be a life changing experience!! 

 


Continuing Education in the Rocket System developed by Larry Schultz

60 hour Module 1 and 2 combined training
5 Days with Amber Gean
February 23rd - 27th 2018

Yoga ah invites new students to the Rocket as well as those of you who have completed the Module 1 Rocket training to all come together and deepen our practices and understanding of the Rocket.


Request Rocket Application at https://goo.gl/forms/iPdl3spaIauZGO4u2


Rocket training 300 hours - recommended to begin Rocket training after you have completes the 200 hour foundation training however we do accept applications from yogis coming from other traditions.


3 Modules of Rocket Training
 
Module 1 - 60 hours consisting of 40 contact hours and 20 non-contact hours. Learn the foundation of Rocket 
Module 2 - 60 hours consisting of 40 contact hours and 20 non-contact. Learn the Rocket 2 more in depth!
Module 3 - 180 hours consisting of 150 contact hours in a retreat setting and 30 non contact hours.  

 

Teacher Training Certifications & Course Descriptions

Level 1 - Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Certification (200 hours)

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Ashtanga Yoga Training Level One
200 Hours 

Planting the Seed of the Inner Teacher 
Fall 2017 8 weekends begins October 13th

Yoga ah weekend training is a chance  to immerse yourself in yoga training over the course of 8 weekend and 4 months. Yoga Teacher Training can be a very magical time all you have to do is begin!! Every weekend we meet at the same time. email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. anytime!!

Fridays
5:30 Yoga Practice
7:00pm - 7:30 Q and A

Saturdays
9:00am Yoga Practice
10:30am assist in a beginners Ashtanga class
11:30 - 12:30 beak
12:30 - 4:00 Training Circle

Sundays
8:30 am open practice with fellow trainers
10:30am assist in Modified Ashtanga class
11:30am - 1:00pm Break and Journal
1:00pm - 4:00pm Training Circle

Weekends
October 13th, 14th,15th
October 20th, 21st, 22nd
November 3rd, 4th, 5th
November 10th,11,12
December 1st,2nd,3rd
December 16th special workshop!!TBA
January 5th, 6th, 7th
January 19th,20th, 21st
February 2nd, 3rd, 4th GRADUATION!!!

Payment Options and sliding scale... what works for you??
1. 650.00 deposit + 1500.00 = 2150.00 paid in full by start of training
2. 650.00 deposit + 1600.00 divded into 4 payment plans of 400.00 each = 2250.00
3. 500.00 deposit + 1200.00 divided into 4 payments of 300.00 each + worktrade = 1700.00 

Included in training:
200-hour certificate upon graduation, you will be able to register with Yoga Alliance
Unlimited Yoga at Yoga ah during training
Ashtanga Yoga Manual
Training workbook
Rocket Yoga Retreat Day location TBA
Opportunity to instruct at a real studio
Lineage of Krishnamacharya

This training program will give you all the fundamentals to lead safe Ashtanga and Vinyasa classes. You will learn how to instruct the Modified Primary Series or fondly called MPS. MPS consists of 34 poses plus fininshing series.

Our teacher training program is designed to awaken your voice, give you a strong home practice and feel confident about leading your own classes.You will also learn the art of modifications and learn how the practice can be adapted for all levels and body types.You will also have the opportunity to assist in real yoga classes at our studio.

Level 1 - Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus (200 hours)

History
  • Krishnamacharya.
  • Pattabi Jois.
  • Mysore Palace.
  • Larry Schultz.
Pranayama/ Breath exercises
  • Ujjai Breath.
  • Working with breath in Ashtanga Sequences.
  • Nadi Shudi.
Sunsalutations A and B
  • Technique and flow
  • Modifications
  • Benefits
Practicing and Teaching Sequences
  • Traditional Ashtanga/Full Primary Series/ Modified Primary.
  • Bottle Rocket.
  • Introduction to other Rocket Routines.
  • Minimum Daily Requirement.
  • Learn how to sequence around the joints of the body.
  • Discover what poses are counter-poses for the other.
Anatomy
  • Joints, muscles, ligaments, nervous & circulatory system.
Asanas
  • Study the 72 poses of Primary series learn Names – Sanskrit and English.
  • Alignment of hands and feet.
  • Learn the benefits of asanas.
  • Verbal adjustments.
  • ”Two finger" hands on adjustments.
  • Bandhas.
  • Naulis theory and practice.
  • Chakras
Becoming an Instructor
  • Create a home practice.
  • Awaken YOUR voice.
  • Receive hands-on experience in real yoga classes at Yoga ah.
  • Developing a Personal Teaching Philosophy
  • Marketing yourself as a yoga instructor.
  • Opening your own studio.
Other Requirements
  • Lead a practice.
  • Assist in 3 Yoga ah classes.
  • Observe 8 Yoga ah classes or other affiliated studios.
  • Written Homework.
  • Journaling/practice log.

 

Level 2 - Rocket Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Certification (50 - 100 hours)

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Larry Schultz The Rocket System

Feeding the Seed of Rocket Vinyasa Sequences

Tuition $700 
EARLY BIRD PRICING, $650 if paid in full 4 weeks prior to start of training

Lodging - We can help you find lodging

Rocket Training Dates
November 10th - 14th at Yoga ah Studio in Cincinnati

May 6th - 11th Costa Rica 
All Rocket Yoga Classes and Training are based on Larry Schultz Rocket Vinyasa System

Rocket Training can begin after you have completed a 200-hour yoga training and would like to learn more advanced yoga sequencing and transitions. The Rocket offers a system of practice that systematicly works your full body with a 6 day per week practice schedule.

Our training school has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance Professionals, demonstrating that our courses are of the highest standard and that our graduates may register with Yoga Alliance Professionals to use their relevant membership level designation, as a sign of quality training.

After completing both Rocket Module one and two you are eligible to apply for 500-hour certification in the Rocket Vinyasa System, and register thru the Yoga Alliance Professionals of the United Kingdom .

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Level 2 - Rocket Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus (100 hours)

Physical Components
  • Daily lead practice of Rocket 1,2 and 3
  • Learn a basic Bottle Rocket for beginners
  • Sanskrit
  • Arm balances
  • Handstands, * elbow stand, *scorpion, *side crow, *crow, eight crooked limbs.
  • Backbends.
  • Wheel, one leg lifted wheel, camel, head on floor in back bend, kick overs.
  • Twists.
  • Abdominal strength exercises.
Learn Rocket Vinyasa Sequences
  • Bottle Rocket for beginners.
  • Rocket 1,2,3 for advanced.
  • Advanced sequencing around the joints of the body.
  • Arm balance transitions, jumping into yoga push up and jumping into poses.
  • Improve timing and tempo of practice.
  • Strength and Cross Training Bootcamps.
  • Deep stretching.
  • Handstand training exercises.
  • Learn how to assist/spot handstands,inversions, arm balance and backbends.
  • Learn the art of flying.
  • Fine tune your Rocket instructing and practice.
Mental Components
  • Review of It's Yoga/Yoga ah philosophy developed by Larry Schultz.
  • Develop more focus.
  • Strengthen mind.
  • Mind body journaling.
  • Study the Rocket 6 day per week sequences and philosophy.
Spiritual Components
  • Practice self study.
  • Open the way to become a teacher of teachers.
  • Awaken spiritual fire.
  • Yoga Sutras.
  • Tune up intuition
  • Learning “The System”
  • History of the Rocket
  • 6 day a week practice schedule
  • Larry Schultz Philosophy
  • Pacing and tempo
Learning the Mechanics of Flight
  • weight transfer into the hands
  • floating back and forth in the Sun Salutations
  • jump backs from seated postures
  • inversions and handstands from standing postures
  • arm balances and inversions from seated positions
  • creating fluid movement throughout your practice
  • floating with control vs. ballistics
Keeping a practice log to record hours Keeping an instructing log to record hours Scripting Writing out a Rocket class including breath and Rocket transitions

 

Requirements for Rocket Teacher Training
  • Prior experience teaching is recommended to attend a 5-Day Rocket Yoga Intensive. Acceptance to this training is on an individual basis. For questions or to register, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Level 3 - Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Certification (500 hours)

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Level 3 - Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Certification

150 Hours Training Growing Wings of Wisdom to Fly

"Our training school has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance Professionals, demonstrating that our courses are of the highest standard and that our graduates may register with Yoga Alliance Professionals to use their relevant membership level designation, as a sign of quality training."

Learn how to set up your own school and teacher training program
Become 500 hour certified in the Rocket yoga system
Deepen your understanding of philosophy in the self-realization teachings of Swami Yogaanada 

After 5 years of study and Rocket practice, you can apply to become 500 hours certified in the Rocket vinyasa system.

The final 150 hours will be offered biannually in a retreat-like setting, so you can fully emerge yourself in the Rocket yoga lifestyle.

Curriculum -

* Lead Rocket one, two and three, you will be observed and critiqued on your delivery you will learn to refine your Rocket classes
* You will receive an outline and manual of how to set up your own level one trainings
* You will practice teach each other teacher training exercises
* lead boot camp and handstand 101
* Learn to assist and adjust handstands/ refine your skills
* Learn to instruct Pranayama
* Advanced Yoga Nidra practice and theory
* Write your thesis on the Rocket, use your experience and write what you know and feel about the Rocket, refine your philosophy, discuss what challenges and set back you have faced introducing the Rocket and how to overcome them
* Evening discussions and lessons of Paramahansa Yogananda Self-realization Fellowship, learn more advanced practices for meditation,  attraction and gaining knowledge and wisdom 
*Lead Master Classes by Amber Gean
*Advanced Pranayama, Kumbaka, Nauli, and Nadi Shodi
*Advanced study of alignment using subtle anatomy and prana charts to open more deeply in asanas 
*share and spread to teachings

 



Yoga ah! Teacher Training Mission

Our mission is by sharing the practice we can help others improve their quality of life.

Yoga ah has been training yogis the art of instructing Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga since we opened in 2007. Our yoga training methods have deep roots in India and honor the lineage of Krishnamacharya, and at the same time meet the demands of a modern lifestyle. We offer practical methods of modifying the practice, making it more accessible to the masses. You will be offered tools for awakening your voice as a teacher as well as creating a home practice. You will also learn safe approaches to alignment and adjusting poses.

Ashtanga Yoga Training is 200 hours. It is an Ashtanga Yoga training you will learn how to teach beginners ashtanga yoga as you develop your practice and philosophy you will be able to instruct more advanced students. It is offered over 8 weekends or the summer intensive which is 28 days.

Rocket Advanced 5 day intensive can lead to becoming a certified Rocket Yoga instructor thru Amber Gean. You will train in Rocket 1,2,and 3 sequences as well as a beginner sequence called Bottle Rocket so you will be able to instruct all levels of Rocket yogis. We will also give you at home programs to continue your development after training.This Rocket Training is blessed under Larry Schultz's, the creator,before he left his body.

Why Ashtanga Teacher Training at Yoga ah?

  1. Ashtanga Yoga Training is how yoga was taught in India, It has the foundation for Power Yoga, Rocket Yoga and all Vinyasa style.
  2. Our Program gives you the tools for home practice, instructing others, option to become a yoga teacher trainer and or open a studio.
  3. Work/study program at Yoga ah can allow you to trade for part of your training, while getting more experience

You will be able to teach a wide range of students and classes. Some of our graduates go on to teach hatha, hot, vinyasa and even meditation classes.

Amber Espelage is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals. This accreditation demonstrates excellent standards as set by Yoga Alliance Professionals.Our training school has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance Professionals, demonstrating that our courses are of the highest standard and that our graduates may register with Yoga Alliance Professionals to use their relevant membership level designation, as a sign of quality training.


Often people walk into It’s Yoga with worry, stress and tiredness written all over their faces but when they leave, they show the effects of Ashtanga Yoga: they feel better and look better, lighter, freer, more relaxed and energized. This is why to me, teaching Ashtanga Yoga is a kind of self-realization; every time I lead class I, as a teacher, grow and express the insights of my own yoga. I see people take in the practice from various angles and develop, change and transcend their limitations, realize their possibilities.

In Memoriam: Larry Schultz, YogaDragonden (1950-2011)