75 Hour Gateway Teacher Training

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The 75 hour Urban Sadhu Yoga™ Gateway Teacher Training is an introduction into the Urban Sadhu Yoga™ Method. The training consists of 5 units. Each unit (1 weekend) is 15+ hours or 7 1/2 hours each day. This short gateway yoga teacher training is perfect 1.) as a first time yoga teacher training, 2.) for a yoga teacher looking for continuing education or 3.) for someone who is looking to explore the foundations of the Urban Sadhu Yoga™ Method.

The Urban Sadhu Yoga™ 75 hour Teacher Trainings will provide the trainee with a roadmap for incorporating the physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of yoga into a modern yoga practice and teaching skills. The Urban Sadhu Yoga™ method focuses on a non-dualistic philosophy of interaction with the world, deepening the trainees understanding of the concept of the oneness of all beings, uniting instead of dividing us. This awakens spiritual activism in the trainee and the need to protect those who are most vulnerable in our society including the environment, other animals and the planet we all share. The trainee will also develop teaching skills to confidently achieve those goals within the classroom and outside of the classroom.

The Urban Sadhu Yoga™ 75 hour Teacher Training provides a practical foundational introduction to teaching the Urban Sadhu Yoga™ Method, based around the unique Urban Sadhu Yoga™ Express Class sequence — a scripted set vinyasa.

WHO WILL BENEFIT MOST FROM THE USY 75 TT?

• Those who are interested in taking the 300-hour Urban Sadhu Yoga™ Teacher Training, but would like more experience with the Urban Sadhu Yoga™ method before signing up for the 300-hour program.

• Those new to teaching yoga.

• Those with experience and certifications in other yoga lineages, methods or styles.

• Those who wish to sharpen their practical teaching skills and learn how to teach the Urban Sadhu Yoga™ Express class.

• Those want to bring their yoga practice to a deeper level of understanding within the Urban Sadhu Yoga™ Method.

• Those who are interested in the Satsang (meaning community — a group of like-minded people who are interested in yoga).

• Those who are interested in understanding yoga from the teacher’s perspective.

• Those who have previously taken a 200 hour Teacher Training elsewhere, and feel the need to develop additional skills to lead a yoga class with true self-confidence. 

• Those who are a Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher and need Continuing Education Credits (*please note that the availability of CE credits may vary).

IS THE USY 75 TT AVAILABLE ONLINE?

No. This is an in-person yoga teacher training only. If this is your first yoga teacher training, we highly recommend you choose an in-person teacher training over an on-line teacher training. Teaching yoga is an interpersonal skill, we do not believe that the skill of teaching yoga can be achieved in a virtual setting if you are a novice yoga teacher.

WHAT ARE THE PREREQUISITES FOR THE USY 75 TT?

Applicants must have practiced the Urban Sadhu Yoga™ Express Class a minimum of 10 times within the last 6 months, prior to beginning the teacher training orientation. You must provide documentation that this prerequisite has been completed. Documentation can be provided in various ways, for example by providing MindBody class attendance printouts, or a log with dates classes were taken initialed by the teacher(s). If you are unable to practice with a local Urban Sadhu Yoga™ teacher or studio, we invite you to access our Urban Sadhu Yoga™ classes online through MindBody or at USYogaLive.com.

READING PREREQUISITES:

  1. The Urban Sadhu Yoga Chant Book, edited and interpreted by Austin Sanderson

  2. The Art of Yoga Assists, by Sharon Gannon and David Life

  3. Yoga and Veganism, by Sharon Gannon
     

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Urban Sadhu Beauty™ Tranquility Lavender Lotion

  2. Urban Sadhu Beauty™ Invigoration

  3. Spiral-bound notebook for extra notes

  4. Pen or pencil

  5. A personal yoga mat

You will receive a USY 75 TT Student Manual from us, but we strongly advise that you bring a spiral-bound notebook for extra note taking, along with a pen and pencil.

All reading requirements can be found on Amazon for purchase. Urban Sadhu Beauty’s™ products can be bought at the Urban Sadhu Yoga™ Shala or on the Urban Sadhu Yoga™ website.

WHAT IS IN THE USY 75 TT CURRICULUM?

The curriculum of this training consists of 5 units; each unit is a minimum of 15 hours. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate of attendance for 75 hours of training in the Urban Sadhu Yoga™ method. (*Please see separate detailed section below on the types of certification that can be achieved through this training). You will receive a training manual with an overview and summary of the curriculum content along with your homework assignments. The daily schedule consists of 5.5 hours of teacher training at the studio, a lunch break, and 2 hours of homework that you need to work on by yourself.

 

Every day of the training begins with a short meditation and an exploration into a topic of yoga philosophy and a mantra or yoga sutra that is essential to the Urban Sadhu Yoga™ method. There is a daily practice of the Urban Sadhu Yoga™ Express Class, followed by a practical session on alignment, teaching methods, hands-on assists, and/or a philosophy lecture. The focus of this training will be on teaching you how to teach, and on the specific methodology of Urban Sadhu Yoga™ method. This way, upon successful completion of this training, you should be able to teach an Urban Sadhu Yoga™ Express Class with skill and confidence.

As part of the curriculum of the Urban Sadhu Yoga™ 75 hour Teacher Training, our goal is for you to learn:

  • How to precisely teach the exact sequence of the Urban Sadhu Yoga™ Express Class.

  • How to teach the Ten Step Warm-up at the start of the class.

  • Develop a deeper understanding of Vinyasa and the 5 elements of Vinyasa, according to the Urban Sadhu™ Yoga Method.

  • How to achieve a deeper understanding of Vinyasa Krama and how to incorporate it into a yoga sequence.

  • How to give safe assists for the asanas within the Urban Sadhu Yoga™ Express Class.

  • Understand the six pillars of the Urban Sadhu Yoga™ method (Sadhana, Ahimsa, Svadhyaya, Dhyana, Aikyam, and Dharma).

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the three Sanskrit mantras that are quintessential to the Urban Sadhu Yoga™ Express Class and method.

  • Learn why yoga asana is important and needed in our modern times.

  • How to properly receive and give feedback from/to others.

  • How to present yourself as yoga teacher.

  • How to deepen your participation in the Urban Sadhu Yoga™ Satsang (community).


















     

WHAT HAPPENS IF PARTS OF THE TRAINING ARE MISSED?

For all classes/sessions/parts of this course it is crucial that the tranee arrive on time. There will be no (partial or full) refund of the course fee if any classes of the course are missed. The main requirement for successful completion of the training and receipt of the certificate is that you need to “show up” and “be present” and engaged at all sessions, complete all homework, learn the sequence, and participate in the final review.

Please note that participation will be monitored, and a certificate of completion will only be issued if you take part in the full 75 hours of this course. It is up to the discretion of the hosting shala and the facilitator of the 75 hour training to grant a reasonable extension for a student to complete any work or to deny giving a student a certificate. 

Note: If any sessions are missed, the reasons for non-attendance must be submitted in writing. 

However, in case of missed classes or sessions, regardless of the reason for missing them, the certificate will only be issued if they have been completed. This may incur additional fees to compensate the facilitator for taking the time to re-teach the missed parts of the program.

IS THE 75-HOUR URBAN SADHU YOGA TEACHER TRAINING YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFIED?

No. There are multiple reasons why Urban Sadhu Yoga™ does not feel the need to be Yoga Alliance certified. However, you may request Yoga Alliance certification from them directly.

WHAT ARE THE FEES AND HOW DOES ONE PAY?

Price: $1550.00 USD

You can pay for the Urban Sadhu Yoga™ 75-hour Teacher Training online or at the Urban Sadhu Yoga™ Shala. We can arrange a payment schedule but all fees must be paid before the beginning of the training.

Please note: The tuition fee does not include the test class, which must be passed in order to be authorized to teach the Urban Sadhu Yoga™ Express class at an Urban Sadhu Yoga™ Shala or at another studio, gym, or fitness facility.

Refund Policy: Partial or full refunds can be given under very extenuating circumstances. The host shala will determine the best course of action under such circumstances using the most compassionate approach to the trainee.   

 

 

DOES URBAN SADHU YOGA TEACHER TRAINING OFFER ANY SCHOLARSHIPS OR DISCOUNTS FOR THE USY 75?

No, there are no scholarships or discounts for the 75-hour gateway teacher training because the cost of the USY 75 hour TT can be applied in part for the full 300 USY TT. See details below.

 

IS THERE A CREDIT FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO SIGN UP FOR THE  300-HOUR URBAN SADHU YOGA TEACHER TRAINING? 

Partial credit towards the 300 hour Urban Sadhu Yoga™ Teacher Training (full Urban Sadhu Yoga™  Teacher Certification) will be applied within 2 years of attending the Urban Sadhu Yoga™  75 hour TT.

Credit Towards 300 hour Urban Sadhu Yoga™ Teacher Training (Urban Sadhu Yoga™ Teacher Certification)

If you choose to go forward with 300 hour Urban Sadhu Yoga™ Teacher Training and complete the 300 hour program, the fees you paid for your 75 hour training will be offset against your 300 hour tuition as follows:

— Sign up to 300 hour USYTT within the  one year of your 75 hour TT completion: $1,162.00 offset (75%)
— Sign up to the 300 hour USYTT within two years of your 75hour TT completion: $775.00 offset (50%)
— Sign up to the 300 hour USYTT more than two years after 75hour TT completion: 0 offset (0%)

NOTE: The 300 hour TT Early Bird Discount cannot be combined with 75 hour TT offset incentive. I.e. if you signed up with an Early Bird Discount for the 300 hour TT, your 75 hour TT discount will be $300 less.

 

WHAT ARE THE DATES OF THE UPCOMING 75-HOUR URBAN SADHU YOGA TEACHER TRAINING?

 

Dates: February 19, 20, 26, 27. March 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 2022

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