Saturday 3 October 2009

Community Classes and Teacher Training

Dear Everyone,
The first graduating class of yoga teachers from the Centre de Yoga du Marais would like to offer Community Classes at the centre on Saturdays at 16h00 this Fall.  They are offering this class as service and it is by donation to future programs at the centre for workshops, guest teachers and scholarship programs.  The schedule is as follows: Saturdays 16h00-17h30.
October   10 Tanya Greeves
October   17 Maria N. Marin
October   24 Tatiana Abbey-Chartier
October   31 Mercedes Johnson
November 7 Sibylle Siegrist

I appreciate their wonderful spirit in reaching out to the community and their desires to teach.  They are all very good teachers.  Bring along a friend curious to try a class!

In keeping with this spirit I would like to offer my next workshop also by donation to a charity I support.  I would like to give the proceeds of my next workshop to Families For Children, a private, non-profit, non-sectarian agency that cares for over 600 destitute children and mentally challenged children and adults in India and Bangladesh.  This is a "kitchen counter" organization that is run entirely by volunteers and every penny goes straight to the orphanages and schools this agency has set up.  I first visited the school in 2004 and have contributed ever since sponsoring a little girl named Amsaveni.  FFC homes are not institutional and are run like that of a huge family home.  Many older children go on to work for the younger ones in this home, some are integrated out into their communities and some girls even go on to marry.  I have brochures and more info at the centre.

Workshop Chandra Namaskar,  New Moon practice, October 18, 13h30-16h00.
This is an opening yin practice, designed to increase circulation and is especially targeted for opening the hips.  Cost of the workshop 30 euros, more if you would like to increase your donation to FCC.

New Moon Meditation 20h00 October 18.  We will have a seated guided meditation and our usual buffet dinner afterward.  Think of a Fall Harvest.  This event is always free with your delicious contribution to our meal.

Hatha Yoga Teacher Training 2010
The 200-hr certification course is based on teaching and learning the tools to share the knowledge of yoga, but whether you choose to teach or not you will refine and deepen your own personal practice and what yoga means to you.  Your practice will become stronger and the experience of the teachings enriched.  Our curriculum will cover philosophy, developing a home practice, anatomy and physiology ,asana pranayama and meditation, other branches of yogic philosophy and yogic diet.

The program will run from January to June with three breaks for personal study and vacation time.
Part I   January 9-January 30
Part II  Feb 15-March 29
Part III April 10-April 30
Part IV May 3-June 27

Classes are held on:
Saturdays 16h00-18h30
Sundays   13h30-19h30
Mondays   18h30-20h00 (prenatal training)

Classes at the centre in addition to training hours may be taken at your convenience with advance reservation.  Training will be taught simultaneously in French and English.

2700 euro Full Tuition due January 9, 2010.
2650 euro If paid in full before December 22, 2009.
All materials and classes included.
500 euro non-refundable deposit due on December 15, 2009.

For the full description of the program and the application please send me your address and I will post a brochure and application in the mail to you.  You must have studied at least 2 years or one year with me or Joyson at the centre.

I would like to answer a few questions recently received:

1. After the deposit paid in December, is it possible for the balance to be spread out over several post-dated checks?  
Yes.  As long as the last check is dated no later than April 15.

2. In the event of an emergency and missed classes, what is the possibility of catching up?
You would just need to make up the time directly with myself and Joyson and pick up any notes from your classmates.

3. Are the weekly classes at the centre included in the fee for the YTT?
Yes.  A reservation will be required and for workshops and classes from the other teachers, permission will be required.

4. Is there individual supervision of our personal practice and needs as a teacher included in the training.
Yes.  Joyson and I are available for one on one sessions as well.

Finally, to ensure interest and dedication to the program a contract of commitment to the training will be asked of you.  Space is limited to 10.

Thank you sincerely for your interest in all the programs.