Advanced Teacher Training
This teacher training program is designed and led by –Radha Krishna Lila (Cristiane Silva) and Benjamin Smielowitz
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Lightrail Yoga's 300-Hr Advanced Teacher Training is a comprehensive 6 month-long program for yoga teachers and advanced practitioners. Wether you are a teacher or not the 300-hour curriculum is designed to deepen and enrich your experience both as practitioners of yoga and as teachers. Anyone who has successfully completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training or has an equivalent degree or qualification. Our training is directed at helping you get to the next step in your yoga practice and teaching skills, improving your effectiveness, refining your teaching attention, and providing you with tools for adapting yoga across a variety of student’s needs. Our main focus is the practice of yoga through its physical, mental, and spiritual methods, with an emphasis on self-practice.
Advanced Level training course includes:
Meditation, Pranayama, Mantra, Mudra, Kriya
Philosophy (Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and others)
On-going: daily practice, teaching exercises, homework and assignments, personal inquiry and meditation
Planning & conducting a class to serve students' needs
The art of sequencing, with attention to sequencing considerations for Hatha Vinyasa yoga classes
Knowledge of restorative yoga
Sanskrit and chanting
Business of Yoga
We designed our 300-Hr training to bring a students and teachers a deeper and more complete understanding of yoga practice. We will explore in depth the various forms of yoga and how to teach and share them more effectively with others.
You will be learn how to effectively communicate and teach yoga and its practices. Students will also be given programs for ongoing study with our faculty. The Lightrail Yoga Program classes are held two intensive weekends per month.
Our course will incorporate beginners through advance yoga postures and sequences giving the students a wide range of exposure to yoga asanas. We will focus on developing a strong self-practice where the students can grow and develop on their own.
Pranayama, Meditation, Mudra & Kriya
We will work on developing deep understanding and mastery of the techniques of pranayama, mudra, kriya. We will build and establish the practice so that it may become a part of daily practice and teachings.
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics for Yoga Teachers
Here will be a main focus of our classes and lectures. We will delve deep into the history and philosophy of yoga and why it is important. At Lightrail Yoga we believe that the foundation for yoga practice is ethical and moral values, and we will put great emphasis on this and explore its practice and applications. We will also explore the rich and sacred Hindu teachings and culture to learn from and help with your yoga understanding and growth.
Anatomy & Physiology
An expert teacher in the area of physical anatomy will join us and we'll learn about the body and its functions in depth. We will also have extensive study into the alignment of the body within the yoga postures as well as the functioning of the body within the pranayama and meditation practice and experience.
Throughout this training, teachers will practice teaching on a daily basis. They will be working closely with their fellow teachers and trainers not only in supporting better teaching but also enhanced skill with giving, receiving and applying feedback. The students will learn how to teach a variety of class styles and sequences to different demographics.
Sanskrit, Mantras, Kirtan
An important part of meditation and yoga practice is the chanting of mantras and Sanskrit. We will have an expert come and teach the important aspects of Sanskrit and lead the mantras in their proper pronunciations.
The Science of Ayurveda
Ayurveda states that a balance of three elemental substances, the Doshas, equals health while imbalance equals disease. Originating from the Hindu Vedic tradition nearly 5,000 years ago. One Ayurvedic theory states that each human possesses a unique combination of these Doshas which define this person’s temperament and characteristics. We hope to have an Ayurvedic professional join us for a lecture.
Our 300-hr teacher training’s focus here will be on developing the teachers skills, deepening your understanding, bringing more confidence and style and clarifying your path as a career yoga teacher. Each trainee will have opportunities to teach and share their knowledge and learn how to polish their skills.
Business of Yoga
Here you will learn how to grow your career as a yoga teacher and remain grounded in integrity and in the reality of an abundant and competitive industry. We will teach the skills for effective and creative marketing through the use of social media, branding, and practical, efficient tools for your growth.
A 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate or equivalent degree or qualification.
- Personal interview or by phone with the Program Directors
Upon successful acceptance of your Lightrail Yoga application you will be required to provide the following:
Proof of age and identity (a photocopy of either your driver’s license, passport, or other photo ID)
$500 Deposit is required to hold your spot when registering. This deposit is not refundable. It will be subtracted from your tuition cost when tuition is paid for in full
*Payment Plan available
Lightrail Yoga is pleased to offer scholarship and sliding scale payment options to students that agree to offer their services and skills back to our yoga community or their own. With their application forms, scholarship applicants need to submit a short essay describing the following:
Why do you need the scholarship?
Why are you a good candidate?
What are your intentions once certified to teach yoga?
We will accept applications for the scholarship up until one month prior to the course start date and make our decision quickly thereafter.
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WE ARE EXCITED TO SHARE OUR LOVE OF YOGA WITH YOU!
Radha Krishna Lila from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and Benjamin Smielowitz from New York met in a yoga studio at South Beach, Miami where they bumped into each other after a yoga class they were both taking. Always aware that the other was teaching at the same studio but never met beforehand, soon after they started sharing their knowledge of yoga, dance, fitness and life together. Benjamin was trained in Classical Hatha Raja Yoga by Sri Dharma Mittra at the Dharma Yoga Center in NYC. Radha has trained at Prana Yoga Miami and also by Sri Dharma at the Dharma Yoga Center in NY as well, Radha has been a professional dancer for more than 20 years. They now teach various classes, workshops and trainings together and individually. Benjamin and Radha are also musicians and singers and have produced three albums together.
Guest Teachers (TBA)
Sanskrit: Surendran Pandaran
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