Are you ready to transform?
The scope, depth, and personal approach of these courses has been designed to develop practitioners who embody and are able to share with others an authentic practice of yoga. The intention of these courses is to bring education and community to students and teachers of yoga that want to explore the richness that yoga has to offer. Do you have a passion to share the joys of yoga with others? Participating in an in-depth studies course provides an opportunity for students of all levels to learn and experience the life-changing practice of yoga. Drawing from traditional yoga theory as well as modern knowledge of the body and mind, these courses are designed to develop exceptional practitioners that are then able to guide others along the path of yoga.
As a Yoga Alliance Registered School, course hours are recognized as continuing education through the Yoga Alliance, or can be used towards a Yoga Alliance Teacher Registration at the 200 hour level (RYT200). Yoga Alliance is a non-profit organization that maintains education standards and a national registry of Registered Yoga Teachers. For more information on Yoga Alliance, visit www.yogalliance.org.
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
Gain an understanding of the respiratory, nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems and how to apply this knowledge to yoga practice. Learn efficient and safe applications of anatomy and movement, including modifications and contraindications as well as effective hands-on adjustments.
Discover the energetics of sequencing, how to structure an effective practice, and wise preparation (vinyasa krama) for the most beneficial practice. These sessions cover the energies of the chakras, prana vayus, the primary doshas and gunas, and bandhas.
Learn basic pranayama techniques, their proper use and benefits, anatomy & physiology of the breath, and how to practice pranayama effectively. This session also covers the energies and practices of mudras and bandhas
MANTRA, THE SCIENCE OF SOUND
An introduction to the Sanskrit language, the use and benefits of mantra practice, and the science of sound.
MEDITATION, THEORY & PRACTICE
Learn the importance of meditation, its role as a part of yoga and how to create and lead a practice.
Study the psychology, philosophy and history of yoga. Explore the literary and cultural heritage of yoga, and how to practically and effectively integrate these teachings into your practices and life.
Learn how to effectively adapt yoga to special populations, including pregnant women, seniors and children. Learn how to modify yoga for those with limitations and disabilities and the most effective way to adapt your teaching and classes to an online or virtual format.
THE BUSINESS OF YOGA
Learn how to market yourself successfully, find opportunities to teach, protect yourself from liability, take advantage of tax deductions, and the benefits of Yoga Alliance Registration.
NEW CLASS BEGINS APRIL 2024
"I have such a deep sense of gratitude to Shanon for how she has helped change and shape my understanding, my personal practice and my ability to teach yoga. She is a master teacher who brings an incredible depth and richness to the study and practice of yoga. Her personal dedication and commitment, the quality and depth of the materials, the extent of her knowledge and focus make her In-Depth Studies program a life-changing experience. With her level of kindness, compassion, love of and for sharing yoga, Shanon empowers each student to grow and truly find themselves within the practice and study of yoga. I highly recommend her program for every new and advanced practitioner." - Cathy John, RYT, Carrollton
"I am continually amazed at the in-depth information I have obtained just within the several months I have been with Shanon. This was my first time going through the entire process of teacher training. I can truly say I'm not the same person I was just a few months ago when I started teacher training in the fall of 2009. In fact I am now more connected to God from studying under Shanon. The in-depth knowledge obtained from her was more than I could have ever imagined. I am lighter in my spirit, increased in my knowledge and stronger in my personal Yoga practice. I'm now moving with the flow despite all of the many, many things that need to be taken care of in my life. I am a changed, freer, and better person since meeting her! THANK YOU Shanon for all of your teaching, compassion, support and last, but definitely, not least, the love you have for your students that surpasses anything I have seen thus far in the Yoga community. Taking this program from Shanon will help you grow and prosper in all areas of your life!" - Joseph B. Stingley, Carrollton
"Through this program, I’ve learned so much about self. I’ve learned how to listen to my inner self and how to speak the truth when needed. I’ve also learned not to let obstacles stop me. I’ve learned through these obstacles that you must find in yourself the truth of what you want and go for it. No matter how small or larger the risk may be! I feel that Shanon can help you find the tools that are needed in your journey with yoga and it’s your choice to use them. Why not empower yourself with an amazing teacher?"- Michelle, Lewisville
"One of the most distinguishing aspects of this program is Shanon’s natural teaching style combined with her vast knowledge of yoga. Class materials are rich in content with substantial emphasis on demonstrating, observing and assisting, uncovering all students’ true potential. This intensive program has enabled me to integrate complex principals and techniques with clarity to my own students. Completing Shanon’s in-depth studies has not only strengthened my personal yoga practice but I found a unique opportunity to transform my life. Spiritually I have discovered the essence of my being. I am consciously tuned in, no longer allowing external forces to enter my bliss. I am more sensitive, more passionate, more compassionate, and emotionally and physically empowered. My sixth chakra no longer playfully winking but fully open wide.
Shanon, my kind-hearted friend, my master instructor, you are a blessing to me, to yoga and to the yoga community." - Arleen, Fort Worth
"When I first signed up for Shanon's In-Depth studies program, she warned that the experience would prove to be transformative….and she was absolutely correct. I can honestly say that I am not the same person that I was when I started. Not only have I gained a wealth of detailed knowledge on asana, class sequencing, pranayama, mediation, and mantra (and more!), but also I have an entirely new (positive) outlook in life. Shanon’s organized teachings allow you to really dive deep and explore all parts of yourself. I am a calmer, happier, more productive person after the training. My personal practice has soared to new heights, I have a class full of new yogi friends/support system and for the first time in my years of practice, I truly feel as if I know what yoga is. I am now a part of centuries-old tradition, and yoga is an integral part of my life – not just something I do “on the side.” I did not intend on becoming a yoga instructor when I started the training, but, at the end, I feel compelled to share the authentic yoga knowledge Shanon has shared with me. She is patient, she is kind, she is knowledgeable, and she is committed – any yogi that finds themselves in Shanon’s In-Depth studies program finds themselves blessed." - Amy, North Richland Hills
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