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OM 300/500 Hr Yoga Teacher Training ~ June 10-19 • September 9-18 ~ Lynchburg, VA

June 10, 2016 - September 18, 2016

Early Early Bird Pricing: $2,000 (deadline December 10th)
Early Bird Pricing: $2,250 (deadline February 10th) 

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FULL PROGRAM COST: $2,500

**Prerequisite: Completion of a 200hr Teacher Training course.**
This OM yoga 300/500hr Teacher Training program is held in Lynchburg, VA at Cyndi’s Yoga Goodness Studio.

This advanced training course is for 200-hour certified yoga teachers looking to refine and develop their yoga teaching skill sets, deepen their own physical and spiritual practice and get fresh inspiration! Traditionally, we are taught that to develop and deepen, we need Study and Practice — these are the two wings of the bird and we need both to fly!
 
This training is structured in three parts: Sun, Moon and Mentoring, in order to provide a balance of study and practice, and create a clear path toward becoming a more confident, clear, compassionate and marketable yoga teacher.

 

Sun Session ~ 100 hours ~ June 10-19, 2016

Talks: “Finding Your Dharma as a Yoga Teacher” & “Yoga is not Aspirin”
OM yoga Templates: getting on the same page.
Exquisite Sequencing: maps which prime the creativity pump
Building the Basics:  creating flows that actually teach newbies
Teaching Smart, Mixed Levels:  inspiring everyone vs “dumbing down”
Teaching Arm Balances: precise footwork, weight shifts and falling
Skillful Means of Touch: instructive hands-on for all levels
Advanced, Steady Progress:
peek experience vs. peak pose
OM Meditation TT, Level 1
Sustainable Practices for Teachers

Advanced, Steady Progress: peek experience vs. peak pose

Moon Session ~ 100 hours ~ September 9-18, 2016

OM Meditation Teacher Training Level 2
Teachers’ Retreat 
The Interdependence of Inversions: Body, Speech, Mind
Backbends & the Dharma: 
integrating action and philosophy
Skillful Means/Teachers’ Clinic

Pranayama Teacher Training
Restorative Teacher Training

Mentoring ~ 100 hours 

In addition to the Sun & Moon sessions, Cyndi will work with you on a Personal Mentoring Program of 100 contact hours to be completed between February and December, 2016.

The mentoring program means that you get to decide what you are most interested in learning within the realm of yoga. For example, you may wish to go deeper into ayurveda or pre-natal yoga or yoga for cancer or yoga for prisoners or pranayama or more anatomy or core training and how it relates to yoga practice or meditation study and practice, etc. Or you may wish to concentrate on strengthening your own asana practice. The options are limitless. You and I will work together to shape your personal mentoring program and then you will write a paper about the work or create a project relating your mentoring work to our training together. The cost AND LOCATION of the mentoring depends on what you choose to study, so it can be completely within your BUDGET, YOUR SCHEDULE AND YOUR LIFESTYLE. You can begin it as soon as you register for the program and we have a chance to talk about it.

Certification
The Sun, Moon & Mentoring sessions each equal 100 hours, including preparation & homework.  When Sun, Moon & Mentoring have been successfully completed and approved by Cyndi, you will receive an OM 300/500 Certificate of Completion.

Stand Alone Trainings:

Various parts of the 300/500 can be taken individually by those who do not wish to take the full training. Prices and dates are listed below.  Please click on the individual module to register.

Sun Session
$1500 • June 10-19

Moon Session
$1500 • September 9-18

OM Meditation Teacher Training Level 1
$195 • June 17, 6-9pm • June 18, 12-5pm • June 19, 9-12pm

OM Meditation Teacher Training Level 2
$210 • September 9, 6-9pm • September 10, 9-12pm

Pranayama Teacher Training
$225 • September 15-16, 9am-5pm

Restorative Teacher Training 
$225 • September 17-18, 9am-5pm

 

Early Early Bird Pricing: $2,000 (deadline December 10th)

Early Bird Pricing: $2,250 (deadline February 10th) 

 

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**Registration fee does not include books, travel or lodging accommodations.**

 

Schedule and Curriculum Breakdown

Sun Session ~ 100 hours ~ June 10-19, 2016 • 9:30am – 5:30pm
Every morning except June 10th begins with an asana practice from 9:30-11 am.
 
June 10 Talk: “Finding Your Dharma as a Yoga Teacher”
June 11 OM Yoga Templates: getting on the same page.
Exquisite Sequencing:
  Ground, Path, Fruition as a structure to prime the creativity pump.
June 12 Building the Basics: Creating Vinyasa Flows that Actually Teach Yoga to Newbies, Understanding the Tentpole Principle.
June 13 Smart, Mixed Levels:  inspiring everyone vs “dumbing down,” integrating pre-binds & pre-jumping into flows, creating smarter students.
June 14 Teaching Arm Balances: It’s not really about the core and buff arms, but about planting the right seeds to get the right results.
June 15 Skillful Means of Touch: Hands-on adjustments basic vs advanced; direction, quality & precision of instructive touch for every category of asana, the Tentpole Principle in Action.
June 16 Talk: “Yoga is Not An Aspirin”
Advanced, Steady Progress: ripening into peak experience & vs peak pose.
June 17 Teaching Practice and Feedback (morning only)  afternoon is time off.
OM Meditation TT, Level 1 • 6-9 pm, Introduction to Meditation: detailed instruction and a short practice.
June 18 OM Meditation TT, Level 1 • 12:30-5:30pm, “Not Knowing, Intimacy and Getting Familiar”  An overview of Buddhist Path; meditation practice and study.
June 19 OM Meditation TT, Level 1 • 9:30-12:30pm, “Stability, Clarity & Strength”
Sustainable Practices for Teachers:  Untangling the Knots of Your Personal Practice & Making an ILP: individual meetings with Cyndi
 
Moon Session ~ 100 hours ~ September 9-18, 2016
September 9th  6-9 pm
September 10-11  9am-5pm
Asana practice 9-10:30am on September 12, 13, 14, & 17.
 
Sep. 9 OM Meditation TT, Level 2 • 6-9pm:  Teaching Meditation in a Group Setting 
Sep. 10 OM Meditation TT, Level 2:  Teaching Meditation in a Group Setting 
Sep. 11 OM Meditation TT, Level 2 • 9am-12pm
Teachers’ Retreat  2-5pm: Asana, pranayama, meditation, discussion
Sep. 12 The Interdependence of Inversions: Body, Speech, Mind
Sep. 13 Backbends & the Dharma:  creating multi-layered instructions integrating philosophy and precise physical action; teaching & adjusting dropbacks, sirsasana drop backs, kapotasana, handstand scorpion.
Sep. 14 Teachers’ Clinic:  Finding Yogic/Dharmic solutions for your Business and Classroom Dilemmas
Sep. 15 Pranayama TT • 9am-5pm
Sep. 16 Pranayama TT • 9am-5pm
Sep, 17 OM Restorative TT • 11:30am-5pm, (asana class open to the public 9-10:30am before Restorative TT)
Sep. 18 OM Restorative TT • 11:30am-5pm
   

 

Early Early Bird Pricing: $2,000 (deadline December 10th)
Early Bird Pricing: $2,250 (deadline February 10th) 

REGISTER NOW

FULL PROGRAM COST: $2,500

Moon or Sun Session as stand alone: $1,500

Details

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June 10, 2016
End:
September 18, 2016
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Venue

Yoga Goodness Studio
901 Jefferson St,
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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From The Yogis

  • Terri Bender Morrison, Owner, Mindful Motion Yoga, OM 500 TT 2015

    "Cyndi, I feel that my teaching has shifted a bit - sequencing is more interesting and effective. As I was driving home tonight, I thought about the statements of "leaving crumbs" and "connecting the dots". While you meant that for us as direction to be better teachers, I recognize you were doing that for us as well. I believe I am just now processing some of the things you taught this summer. The subtle parts of classes escaped me, but I am getting them now. Thank you for the crumbs, for leaving plenty of space between the dots....I think I see the moon."

  • Zan Margolis, OM 200 TT , 2012

    "The more yoga I experience, the more I realize how special it is that in your teacher trainings you actually teach your yogis how to *teach*"

  • Susan Golden, Studio Owner, Maine

    "Cyndi’s sense of humor and genius teachings have made this OM 500 TT very, very stimulating every minute of the day. I’ve learned so much. I can’t wait to let it all come together and bring this to my teachings and to my life."

  • Natalie Levin, OM Yoga Graduate, OM Warrior Weekend Teacher Training Program 2003

    "I am a graduate of the OM 2003 Warrior Weekend Teacher Training Program.  I had the honor to teach at OM yoga in New York City for several years.  I have since moved to another city and was instantly offered teaching jobs based solely on the fact that I had been a teacher at Cyndi Lee’s OM yoga.  Studio owners in my current city thought so highly of Cyndi Lee’s OM yoga Teacher Training that they hired me immediately and I found and continue to find that my OM yoga Teacher Training opens door after door for me.  OM yoga (practicing there, teaching OM yoga, and learning from Cyndi Lee) helped me professionally in my own yoga-teaching career.  Even more meaningfully for me, I feel that the path of mindfulness and attention to alignment that pours through the pores of OM yoga has influenced me and helped me to soften enough to become more “myself” since I first walked into the OM yoga studio."

  • Jeri Wilson, Studio Owner, Maine

    “I’m Jeri and I’m a studio owner in Maine and I just finished my 500 hr TT with Cyndi Lee. It was an excellent experience, partly because I had been trained primarily in Anusara and I was challenged to think very differently. I found it was very helpful to come back to teach with Cyndi’s influence. She is very, very funny and she will work you and challenge you and you will feel like you have actually gained something really deep from the training.”

  • Jeanie Gasque, Yoga Teacher, South Carolina, OM 500 TT 2015

    "Cyndi's skillful guidance lead me to a greater clarity of alignment based vinyasa.  The yoga combined with the charm of Lynchburg made the Sun Session an unforgettable experience."

  • Gina Callendar, Yoga Teacher, Yonkers, NY, OM 500 TT 2015

    "Cyndi truly follows the middle path and instills that in her teachings.  She combines disciple and humor to create an engaging, thought provoking and enlightening experience.  I had the pleasure of taking her 500 hour OM Yoga Teacher Training.  I have deepened my practice, work to continue challenge myself and never want to stop learning.  I am pretty comfortable teaching, but withCyndi’s guidance I am more confident in my hands-on adjustments and clarity of instruction with my students.  Thank you Cyndi for reinforcing my foundation, challenging me as a student and becoming my teacher.  I hope to continue to learn from you for many years to come.  Namaste."

  • Erica Settino, Founder, , Karuna for Animals

    "I have been teaching yoga for 12 years and over those 12 years I have often felt burned out and at a loss for inspiration. Now that I have taken Cyndi Lee’s OM 500 Teacher Training, I feel completely different, completely inspired, and so, so blessed. If you are even considering it, you must do it."

  • Donna Levenstien, Yoga Teacher, Lake George, NY

    "I am a student of the OM 200 and OM 500 TT. I keep learning from Cyndi Lee who is just a master teacher, every class I take, every hour I’m here she says something wonderful that I can bring into my life, onto my mat, into my classes with my students. As a teacher and a student, I feel enriched every time I’m with her and in her class."

  • Ann Megyas, Actor, Yoga Teacher, , Hospice Worker

    "I’m so glad I decided to take Cyndi Lee’s 500 hr TT. It advanced my personal practice in ways that I could not imagine. There is no pose I am afraid of anymore. It’s advanced my teaching practice, it’s advanced my dharma study. It’s just been a thrilling experience the whole time."