Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Camp-in-a-Box – Level 1 [ONLINE]

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Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Camp-in-a-Box – Level 1 [ONLINE]

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Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Camp-in-a-Box [ONLINE] is a fully online, 250 Hour Home Study Course for those aspiring to become a Professional Yoga Teacher or just enhance their own personal practice.

Hosted through our state-of-the-art online learning platform, you will be able to access your course from any connected device without the need to download.

Style: Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
Camp-in-a-Box – Level 1 [ONLINE]
is a 250 Hour Online Home Study Course


250 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Breakdown

110 Hours of Yoga Techniques, Training and Practices
30 Hours of Teaching Methodology
30 Hours of Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology
45 Hours of Yoga Philosophy, Ethics, Lifestyle
10 Hours of Sanskrit
25 Hours of Practicum


Age Requirement

You must be at least 18 years of age in order to take this course.

Style

Vinyasa Yoga


 

Within this course, you will receive all the necessary information to teach Vinyasa Yoga, at a Professional Level, as a Certified Vinyasa Yoga Teacher!

This course utilizes an Online Dashboard so that all of your course content is in one easy to access place. Within your dashboard, a Syllabus is provided to guide you through each step of your journey, and timely feedback is provided through automatically graded quizzes.

This state-of-the-art platform allows for you to study at your own pace and from any connected device, virtually anywhere you have connection to the internet, at home or on the go!

Through our online dashboard, you are able access your course information, review your coursework, and complete your assignments. The goal of this course is to instruct you on the proper practice of Vinyasa Yoga, and help you learn to facilitate classes knowledgeably and creatively, while also keeping the safety and security of your students as the top priority. You will develop an understanding of Vinyasa Yoga practices and methodology, as well as understand how to create Lesson Plans and facilitate them.

This course covers 150+ postures with 60 postures covered in-depth. It also comes with 20+ hours of videos, over 1650 photos, and audio clips to help make this course interactive and easy to understand.

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You will learn about the asanas, adjustments and modifications, and contraindications. Along with the asanas you will study sequences, such as Surya Namaraka A & B (Sun Salutations A & B), and how to create your own sequences. You will also cover the non-physical side of Yoga through studying Yogic Philosophy, Sanskrit (both audio and visual aids), along with pranayama (ujjayi breathing and ujjayi pranayama), the chakras, drsti, bandhas, mudras, relaxation techniques, meditation, and Yoga teacher ethics. Lastly, you will develop an understanding of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology and helping students with limited range of motion.

As a bonus, you will discover the secrets of Yoga Business Development. Communication, marketing, and networking are skills every Yoga teacher should have.

 

Our Curriculum

  • Yoga styles and the Roots of Vinyasa Yoga understand the ancient roots of Yoga and how the different Yoga styles came to be. We also discuss the foundations of Vinyasa Yoga and its connection to Internal/External Alignment and form along with discussing the Bandhas and Mudras.
  • Yogic Philosophy discover the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Eight Limbs of Yoga, along with The Vedanta and The Bhagavad Gita. We also discuss the concepts of Sankalpa and Karma.
  • The Anatomy of Breathing and Pranayama understanding the ancient techniques of Pranayama is essential to your practice. We discuss in-depth the anatomy of the breath and prana as its related to your practice and how to apply it to life. We also dive into Ujjayi Breathing and Ujjayi Pranayama practices in particular.
  • Subtle Energy and Inner Form continuing the discussion on Internal/External Alignment, we discuss the importance of fluid movement along with the aspects of subtle form and their connection to the energy channels that run through the body.
  • The Chakras deepen your understanding of Yogic Philosophy and Lifestyle by having a firm understanding of the chakras and nadis, and how you can incorporate them into your practice. Learn their energetic associations and how you can heal your body through this ancient practice.
  • The Yoga Journey and Teaching Basics here we discuss how your personal practice and teaching your students intertwine. This discussion starts with how to develop your own personal practice which flows into teacher qualities, ethics, student learning styles, and more. From discovering your own teaching style and voice, to the proper way to assist students, to how each student learns differently, you will develop a confidence in yourself and your practice that cannot be missed.
  • Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology in order to understand the asanas true benefits, you must first understand your body and how it differs from others. This section breaks down the bodies systems in a fundamental and easy to understand manner. With more than 150 illustrations, you will be able to quickly understand this topic and its practical application in your Yoga classes.
  • Learning the Asanas this is a 9-part lesson that thoroughly covers the asanas, how to practice them, and how to assist and align students as well as provide modifications where needed. It’s important not only to learn the asana names, but how to safely and effectively instruct your students. This section covers 150+ postures and then dives into 60 of the most commonly practiced postures to provide more in-depth information. We provide both the English and Sanskrit names (including both audio and visual aids), information on how to make adjustments/modifications (including video aids for practicing as well as assisting and alignment practices). Information on the keys to alignment, counter poses, benefits, contraindications, and more is also covered.
  • Sequencing the focus in this section is to help you become a great Yoga Instructor. Being able to sequence your own classes with ease is an important part of that. We guide you through this process so that it becomes second nature, as well as provide you with about 60 example sequences to reference (both in text and video aids).
  • Meditation for Beginners meditation is an important part of your Yoga practice. Learn meditation techniques, its benefits, how to create the proper atmosphere for your students, and how to guide them through a meditation session. Guided Relaxation is also provided with audio clips along with video on additional pranayama techniques.
  • Sanskrit learn the language of Yoga, its origins, and their connection to the asanas. Being able to add this to your practice adds addition depth to the classes that you will facilitate.
  • [Bonus] Business and Marketing from being able to market yourself as a Professional Yoga Teacher, to creating your own website and opening your own studio, this section teaches you the essentials you need to know, no matter what direction you are looking to take.

Support For This Course

  • Unlimited e-Mail & Phone support: No matter which of our courses you purchase, support is never an issue or an additional cost to you.
  • Free Exam Grading and Delivery of Your Certificate: Aura does not charge any additional fee to grade your final exams. (Aura Wellness Center’s Yoga Teacher Training Certificates are signed by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500)

Required Textbooks

1. The ART OF VINYASA: Awakening Body and Mind through the Practice of Ashtanga Yoga by: Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor

2. MASTERING VINYASA YOGA by Raji Thron

3. The YOGA MIND: 52 Essential Principles of Yoga Philosophy to Deepen your Practice by Rina Jakubowicz

4. Yoga Anatomy – Second Edition By Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews.
* Aura Wellness Center students receive a 30% discount on this title when enrolling in this course.


FIVE Special Bonuses (Valued at $256.84):

AT NO EXTRA CHARGE, you will receive all five of the following bonuses:

1. To round out your business knowledge, the 47 minute video “Yoga Business Secrets” is included. This information is valuable to a Yoga Teacher whether you decide to become a independent contractor or a studio owner.

2. “Yoga Business Secrets,” by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, is an e-Book packed with information based upon conversations with hundreds of Yoga teachers. Just one constructive idea from this e-book may earn, or save, your Yoga teaching service thousands of dollars. This book will give you hundreds of ideas to put into practice.

3. Our Yoga business starter manual: “How to Grow Your Own Successful Yoga Business.” This comprehensive resource, valued at $147, contains all the vital information you need to start, run, and grow your own profitable Yoga business.

Most Yoga teacher training camps will teach you what you need to know to become a Certified Yoga Instructor, but won’t say a word about how to operate your own business. Our Yoga business starter manual will reveal all the “behind the scenes” secrets that will put your Yoga practice on the fast track to success.

4. Yoga Marketing 101, a video that gives you enough marketing strategies to earn $50,000 to $100,000 per year. It’s unfortunate that many excellent Yoga Teachers and Yoga Masters don’t know how to market their Yoga studios. Instead of a happy and rewarding Yoga lifestyle, they scratch out an existence. You don’t have to!

5. Lastly, you’ll also receive, “Sure Fire Yoga Marketing Secrets” by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, in PDF (e-Book) format. This 60-page e-Book can be used as a work book to help you develop your Yoga teaching practice. Learn how to grow your local enrollment and how to develop niches within your Yoga teacher services.

Benefits of an Aura Wellness Center Yoga Teacher Certification:

  • Aura Wellness Center is an accredited school, with 20 years in the Yoga industry.
  • No Enroll Dates.
  • No Application Fees.
  • Stress Free: Take the course at your own pace and on your schedule.
  • Aura Wellness Center offers the most comprehensive full distance learning Yoga Teacher Training Courses in the world.
  • Lifetime Access to your Student Dashboard and course materials.
  • Internationally Recognized.
  • Join thousands of Yoga Teachers Certified through Aura Wellness Center.
  • With our certification, you will be eligible for personal liability insurance.
  • Teach as a Professional and Certified Yoga Teacher exceeding the benchmark standard 200 Hours of training. (This is very important when seeking employment or applying for insurance, especially if you open your own training center.)
  • Business Success skills to run your own yoga business or seek employment in Heath Clubs, Fitness Centers, Senior Centers, Yoga Studios, Private lessons, and much more!
  • Enjoy and enhance a better, healthier lifestyle.

How Does This All Work?

When you purchase your course, you will receive a license key that allows you to register on our Student Dashboard at https://my.aurawellnesscenter.com. From there, you will be able to access your syllabus and course curriculum. Your course syllabus provides a breakdown of course objectives and structure as well as information on how to complete assignments which include quizzes, essays related to course topics, a final exam, and a practical exam.

Your lead instructor throughout the duration of this course will be Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500. Should you have any questions, there is an experienced Yoga teacher, on staff, who is ready to offer assistance. You are never on your own, if you do not want to be; support is a phone call or email away.

Upon completion of the course and exams, please submit them online. Within a few weeks, your exams will be graded, and you will be notified by email.

The average student completes this course in only 3 months or less!

Shortly after that, your Certificate, with the official Aura Wellness Center logo, signed by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, on ivory parchment paper will be mailed to you. You will also receive a letter of recommendation on Aura Wellness Center official letterhead (watermarked professional business paper) from Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500. This can be used to present during a job interview or to a present employer.

In summary, you have a complete 250-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Program, continuing education materials, dashboard, and resources that you will refer back to, as you continue your Yoga Teaching Career; plus enough business tools to launch a successful Yoga Business.

Flexible Payment Plans Available:

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Volume Discounts:

For Wellness Centers, Health Clubs, Yoga Schools, and Groups of 2 or more.

Are you and a friend looking to purchase the same course together; or a school, gym, wellness facility, etc. looking to certify multiple (2 or More) teachers? Please contact us about volume discounts on orders of the same course.

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    Dear Paul and Yoga Crew, Thank you all so much for your support and for your help during my Vinyasa Yoga Certification Course! Being a member of Aura Wellness Center is such an honor for me. I have to confess that i enjoyed every moment of this wonderful journey!!! I learned so many things through the literature, and videos. I felt myself like a sponge, soaking up the philosophy, anatomy, pranayama, and posturing. Discovering the benefits of Yoga, and personally experiencing the benefits in my daily life was tremendous. Yoga for me its not just the teaching part, its a way of thinking, a way of leaving, a way of loving and sharing love with others but also helping people. Helping people and see results its such a great thing such a great feeling. Sharing the benefits of Yoga with others its a great thing believe me. Before i start this course i had no idea of how it would be and how it will be the whole experience. By starting it and realizing how helpful everybody is and how quickly they answer to your questions it really made me love no no adore this Yoga Study of mine!!! I had my baby girl almost in the middle of my course but honestly nothing stopped me!!! When the baby was sleeping i had my books and laptop ready …. such a wonderful experience. An experience that i will never regret. Practicing my postures daily i have seen great results, my body started to change and that helped me getting deeper in my postures. I highly recommend Aura Wellness Center to anyone who wants to get deeper into the Vinyasa Yoga Path. Believe me you will never be alone during your course, lots of people will be by your side any time for any question or any doubt. And only during your course, these people will be by your side always!!! NAMASTE Naso Mennoyiati Cyprus VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING GRADUATE

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    Being a busy mother, teaching dance, working as a dietician and being involved in community events made it extremely hard for me to find a Yoga course that would help me to get my certification here in the US. There is a saying which goes “when you are ready the Guru comes to you” as I was looking at different websites Aura Wellness caught my attention–that’s when my journey started— I was a little skeptical about correspondence course and reluctantly looked at the contents posted on the web site and talked to associates in the customer service and the teachers. I was truly impressed with their patience in explaining on how the whole process works and were very kind and supportive throughout the whole process. The whole curriculum is very well laid out and they have done an excellent job in selecting the right text books in all areas of Yoga-techniques, Science and philosophy. I just enjoyed reading the materials as it was very straightforward and authentic. After my initiation from my yoga guru in India-Dr. Raghavendra Guruji I felt his presence as I went through this whole process assimilating information from the Vinyasa curriculum and this unforgettable process has helped me to dig deeper in the path of self realization. Dr. Jerard and the associates at Aura wellness are very professional, knowledgeable and guided me in the right path and responded to any queries big-or small in a very timely manner. I am very pleased with their services and I hope to continue my path through courses offered at Aura wellness. I would have loved to teach and serve if the Center was located here in Birmingham, Alabama. Heartfelt Thanks to Dr. Jerard and fellow associates–Namasthe, Suma Vitta RD,LD,CDE Indian Classical dance teacher Yoga trainer.

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    I have thoroughly enjoyed studying with Aura Wellness Centre for the second time. I look forward to deepening my understanding of yoga through the questions and resources. As a teacher I find the study enhances my practice and teaching skills. I can study at my convenience. As a mother, a part time school teacher and yoga teacher I can fit my study around my other commitments. The given time frame to complete tasks is achievable so that study becomes a pleasure not a chore. The feedback and assistance from Aura staff is excellent. I have found them supportive, experienced and highly professional. I enjoy the weekly Facebook articles and find them very useful to share with students, parents and fellow staff members. I have recommended this online study to many students who wish to take their yoga practice to the next step. Thank you again, for helping me to continue this amazing journey that is yoga. Sincerely, Tara Lynch Ocean Grove – Victoria – Australia

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    Patricia Reo

    I first want to say “Thank you, Thank you”. Would like to share my experience with Aura Wellness teacher training. This training program has everything and more to help you with the journey of becoming a yoga instructor. I am so thankful for this program. It allowed me to do this at my own pace, and Dr Paul Jared and Marie always responded to any questions that I had and also were very patient and encouraging. Practicing several times a week with various styles and various teachers, along with this program I felt well prepared to begin teaching yoga. The information that Dr Paul Jared shares is the very best and so informative. I look forward to the weekly newsletter that has so much valuable information, and videos, from breathing techniques, philosophy, poses and sequencing that I always refer to. The information and materials are the best. I would highly recommend this teacher training program. I have studied martial arts for over 17 years, (Isshinryu Karate). I am a 4th degree black belt and began practicing yoga to enhance my martial arts, but as I began to really feel the affects of yoga, I had a shift and now martial arts enhances my yoga. There are a lot of similarities to the two types of arts, always encouraging balance with body, mind and spirit. I can only say taking this course was a life changing decision and am very thankful I took training from Aura Wellness Center and look forward to growing with all the valuable information that is shared with students. Growth Continues Peace Patricia Reo

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    Jill

    I just completed my Vinyasa Teacher Training course with Aura Wellness Center. Before signing up I researched the many online and local “brick and mortar” possibilities, and for some instinctual reason I kept radiating back to Aura! I can say with full confidence that it was the best choice. Before signing up, Dr. Paul Jerard patiently answered all my questions. That alone gave me the confidence that the course would be an interactive course and not the usual online experience. In fact in many ways I felt like Aura was “just around the corner.” The course work was challenging and applicable yet covered a wide range of yoga history and techniques. Whenever I had a question I would email Paul and he would respond to my concerns right away.​ I think the most appealing aspect of Aura is that you feel your are right there with the instructor. A direct line. And best of all reading the newsletter was a grounding element to the learning process, always challenging new yoga theory and movement in today’s world.​ I hope to take more courses in the future. My yoga practice has been enriched by this experience and I feel compelled to share what I have learned with others and now I have the credentials to achieve this. Thank you Aura Wellness! ​Peace to you Paul and the whole staff! Jill​

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    Cindy Schneider

    It was great to find a Yoga Certification class that I could do on my own schedule. Traveling a weekend a month with 5 kids was never an option. I have been doing Yoga for 19 years and I am so grateful that I now have a certification to teach. I am an Occupational Therapist and have a good background in anatomy and biomechanics. I have always used Yoga poses in my practice. Now teaching to a group is such a positive experience

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    Sandra

    Dear Paul, I want to thank you for all your support and understanding during my education. Without your Aura Teachers Training I could never fulfill my dreams to work as a certified Yota Teacher, I leave in small village in Bosnia and Hercegovina, and have no opportunity to go through teacherers training anywere close. I was really uncertain about completion of the exams, but you had faith in me and that helped me a lot in my self esteem and motivation to complete what I wish with all my heart. What I like the most abut you and Aura Yoga is that even now when I finished the training, I feel that I can still turn to you for any help I need, or any issues or question I have. It give me great support in my further work to have someone I can turn to. As soon as I set up my practice and establish the routine, my plan is to take the next step in my education with Aura Wellness Center – Yoga Therapy. Namaste, Sandra Vinyasa Yoga Teacher

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    Kim S. DePew

    Traveling to get certified is out of the question for me as a mom of two young children so I very much appreciate that Dr. Jerard made this Vinyasa certification available as a home study. At the time of my order I had to email customer service and I heard back immediately. They quickly and efficiently resolved my problem. All my materials arrived quickly and in great condition. From the beginning it was very clear that Dr. Jerard was available if I ever needed him. I did email him at the end of my course and his response was immediate. It was nice to know that there really was someone on the other end who did care. Aura provides a lot of online resources and really great and useful articles. The course had a good balance of materials. There is a lot of reading but you’re also given a dvd, music cd and an anatomy dvd, which I have to say was my favorite part of the entire course. I will definitely be doing another course with them again. Kim S. DePew Twin Falls, ID Yoga Instructor at the YMCA of Twin Falls I teach beginner to intermediate Flow yoga classes and an intermediate to advanced Power yoga class.

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    Courtney Jared Bannan, Esq.

    Dr. Paul Jerard is a fabulous instructor who will take you gently to new dimensions as you blossom into a yoga teacher. The materials provided for the class were of the highest quality and value and I never imagined I would learn so much about the philosophy and spirituality of yoga; in fact the materials were so enjoyable I lost myself in the content for hours on end. Dr. Jerard was extremely accessible and responsive to all of my questions and is a wonderfully insightful Yoga teacher, navigating students through a deeply spiritual experience. His demeanor is gentle, his practice challenging and I would highly recommend Dr. Jerard and Aura Wellness Center to anyone interested in becoming a yoga teacher. Courtney Jared Bannan, Esq.

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    Kristy M. Ayala, M.A.

    Participating in the Vinyasa Yoga Teacher training program was a very positive and powerful experience for me. I learned so much during my program and gained confidence in my personal yoga understanding as well as in my yoga instruction. I have been a yoga student for 20 years, and I feel so privileged to have been able to participate in the teacher training from Aura Wellness Center. I feel my overall breadth of knowledge was broadened during my course; allowing me to strengthen all aspects of my yoga experience. The faculty and support staff were very helpful and accommodating throughout the program as well. I would definitely recommend Aura Wellness Center to anyone who feels guided into a Yoga Teacher Training program. Kristy M. Ayala, M.A.

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    Tara Lynch

    Thank you Paul and Aura wellness center for creating a thorough, enjoyable, achievable, yoga teacher training course. As a mother, teacher, performer and wife this was an ideal way to stimulate my senses, gain further knowledge and attain certification. I have completed several intensive yoga courses and short teacher training courses, all great, however, I still felt I required more knowledge to teach adults. I became addicted to getting up early practising yoga and reading the notes, answering the questions and working my way through the course. So addicted that when it was over I wanted to sign up for another course. My wise husband suggested I take some time to just reflect, teach and practise. I am continuing on my daily knowledge quest / spiritual journey and personal yoga practise and feel the course has given me the foundation I needed to confidently teach children, adults and yoga for special needs. This course gave me the faith that I do know what to do and how to do it. I have also accepted that I don’t have all the answers and that is fine. I will do my best to teach from the heart and help others feel good through yoga. A yoga teacher said to me, “It is a privilege to be a yoga teacher”. I now totally understand her quote and am grateful to be doing what I love. I look forward to some further study in the future. Thank you, Namaste Tara. Australia

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    Terence Sho-Liang Hsu

    Dear Paul, So happy that today “finally” received your letter with my certified diploma. The moment when opened the envolope and saw the diploma in front of my eyes is truly one of the best and precious moments in my life. That sense of accomplishment felt really good with peace. For a 51 years “old” man with less than 10 years of Yoga experiences, it is motivating. Longing to teach Yoga is one of my own ways of practicing compassion. Having this diploma gives me really confidence as well as the responsibility to be a genuie Boddichitta warrior. From now on I can teach Vinyasa Yoga with integrity, honesty, confidence, compassion, and most of all, how to guide the students to practice Yoga safely. When looking back, it took me 21 months to complete it. On top of my full-time job which is nothing to do with Yoga, my weekly life was packed with three corporate Yoga classes, one private Yoga class at home, and the family obligations. To find the time left for studing and preparing this course was really challenging. Eventually is the will power helped me go through all the obstacles. Would like to thank Paul for his genuie compassion to allow me extend several months, after being stayed in the hospital twice. His professional advices were always clear, encouraging, and full with wisdom. The books and DVDs for the course are well selected. Never underestimated the time and efforts to go though all the studies and prepare for the written exams, essay, and practical exam. It fills up also any missing knowledge and tools to teach Vinyasa Yoga. To my personal situation, the anatomy books and DVDs gave a great insights on how to pay great attentions on aligments, teach safely, and not to judge on any indivdual students, because no two individuals on the planet have the same skeletonal structures. I highly recommend this course to any exprerienced yogis who intend to be certified as a Vinyasa Yoga Teacher, but do not have the time or budget to spend on intensive onsite and/or expensive courses. Nederless to say, you do have more flexibility to decide when to study, but that in return that is also where the most challenging part – self displine and motivation. Sat Nam. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Terence Sho-Liang Hsu Certified AURA Vinyasa Yoga Teacher 2012

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