Supersoul 200 & 300-hour Yoga Certification
Chatham, New York
April - August, 2019
with Raghunath & special guests including: Kaustubha Das, Abhimanyu Annis, Bobbie Marchand, Vasu Dudakia (300 Hour Only) & Cilla Weisman (300 Hour Only)
Weekends for 2019:
April 18 - 21: 300 Hour only
April 25 - 28: 300 Hour only
May 2 - 5: 200 & 300 Hour
June 13 - 16: 200 & 300 Hour
July 4 - 7: 200 & 300 Hour
August 1 - 4: 200 & 300 Hour Graduation
October 25 - 27: SEVA Weekend
Welcome to the Supersoul 200 & 300 Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training. Both trainings are powerfully trans-formative courses led by the well-known international & master teacher Raghunath. Raghunath also brings in expert guest presenters who assist him in creating this well rounded and authentic yoga teacher training.
The Supersoul Yoga 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training is a foundational yet deep course designed for aspiring yoga teachers; as well as committed practitioners who feel called to further explore and experience the profound depth of the yoga system and its practical application in modern, daily life. A large percentage of Raghunath students have gone on to be successful studio owners and teachers in their own communities either locally, nationally or internationally.
Drawing from the paradigm of Bhakti Yoga, students will learn to access their 'signature offering to the world' as a means of healing and awakening personal transformation, as well as catalyzing change for their students.
200 Course Content:
Physical and energetic dynamics of foundational yoga postures, focusing on proper alignment, benefits, and risks.
Sun Salutations, Standing Poses, Backbends, Forward Bends, Twists, Arm Balances, Inversions, Core Integration, & Hip Openers.
Finding your authentic teaching voice
Creating and holding sacred space
Effective teaching cues and asana demonstration
Ayurveda for Yoga teachers:
Introduction for 200 hour students
Incrementally build from teaching one-on-one to conducting large group classes, as competence and confidence increases. Each teaching opportunity will be followed up with supportive and encouraging feedback, guiding the student teacher toward experiencing empowered teaching.
The art of observation
Hands-on assists, adjustments, and props
Ancient teachings, relevant approach
History of yoga from the Gita to Vinyasa
Overview of the Bhagavad Gita
Mantras: their meaning and purpose
The business of yoga and the yoga of business
Integrity: the ethics of responsible teaching
Navigating healthy boundaries
Fostering students’ transformation: physical, psychological, spiritual
How to make a living teaching yoga
The Supersoul 300-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training is for the students who are heading to the next level. They are either already teachers and/or have received their 200-hour certification and want to further their studies. First, we review what the students already know and refine, polish or perhaps catch them up if needed. Next the student deepens the cultural and technical facets of yoga deepening their education including adding chanting & music (kirtan) to their classes, meditation, the study and memorization of Sanskrit slokas (verses from sacred literature), Ayurveda for teachers, marma & hands on therapeutics, anatomy for yoga teachers, study and transformation of the subtle body, advanced asana sequencing, pranayama, traditional sacred ritual and an in-depth study and understanding of India’s wisdom literature.
300 HOUR COURSE CONTENT:
Overview: basics and dive deeper into asana, pranayama, mudra, mantra, energetics
Ayurveda: Yoga Teachers intensive weekend study
Kirtan Training: adding mantra to your class teaching and practice
Study of Sacred Literature: learning to understand and teach from sacred seminal yoga texts such as Bhagavad Gita
Advanced Hands on Assist & Sequencing
Working with Marma Points and other hands on therapeutics
Both the 200 and 300 hour program are designed especially for those who cannot get away for a full immersion but who still want a comprehensive, all-encompassing yoga training. The Supersoul 200 students will come together over 4 intensive weekends of study, practice, meditation and personal growth, with their personal practice and independent study tailored to their free time in between. The Supersoul 300 trainees will do 2 extra weekends for a total of 6 intensive weekends starting in Spring 2018. Both trainings will overlap on the last four weekends at Supersoul Farm but each group will receive personalized attention switching between Raghunath and one of his master teachers to accompany him. The groups will come together for morning meditation, master workshops, kirtan, and evening sat sangha (spiritual discourse).
Students can stay as a resident in our ashram facility at Supersoul Farm for an additional cost during these weekends OR commute locally, arriving early Friday morning with classes starting at 5:30am with meditation and yoga. All meals are healthy, delicious vegetarian/vegan meals from locally sourced produce (with gluten free options) are included.
Raghunath is considered a teacher’s teacher and travels all over the world leading or assisting trainings. He has been leading his own teacher trainings since 2006 in Los Angeles and New York. In his twenties, he spent 6 years as a brahmachari monk living in ashrams both in India and the America while traveling the sub-continent of India and entire United States. His annual pilgrimage to India sells out each year as he leads students through his favorite holy places in sacred India explaining the stories, histories and the rituals of the holy villages, temples and ashrams.
He spends the year teaching globally and leads an annual 300-hour Bhakti Cultural Immersion YTT each January in India. Now he is taking time away from his travel schedule to support a new project, Supersoul Farm: Center for Inspired Living where he will host his teacher trainings in the US. This is a nonprofit (501c3) education center specializing in yoga education, simple living, permaculture farming, animal welfare, homesteading and primal living skills.
8/1 - 8/4
Kaustubha Das serves as Senior Educator & Creative Director of The Bhakti Center. Between the ages of 21 and 34 he lived as a Hindu monk, traveling and studying in ashrams in India and America. He teaches bhakti-yoga philosophy and meditation, which he has practiced for over twenty-five years in the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. Kaustubha Das was initiated as a Vaishnava brahmana (teacher/priest) in 1990. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for The Broome Street Temple.
5/2 - 5/5 & 6/13 - 6/16
Pursuing her love of dance, Bobbie, a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School moved from her native Toronto to NY in 2005. Though the equation of Dancer to Yoga Teacher is a common one; it was a life-altering illness that tuned her in to the power of a daily, dedicated Yoga practice. Pretty soon, the practice became a way of life, with lessons learned on the mat melding with every day relationships and events.
A sweet, soulful Teacher, Bobbie encourages students to discover "that which does not change"; a deep connection to our spirit that lies beneath external conditioning and habitual patterns.
Her classes?....well, it depends what you're coming for....Vinyasa classes are creative, challenging and fun. Drawing on her dance background, the sequencing is expressive and fluid while encouraging alignment (and a healthy use of props!) Bobbie’s yin/stretch/restorative classes are an invitation to pause, yield to the sense of support, turn inward and take the practice to a quiet, nourishing place; away from the external stress of our busy lives.
Endless gratitude to Teachers: Diana Lockett, Amanda Harding and Raghunath for their encouragement, support and loving guidance on this incredible path.
Yin & Subtle Energy
4/19 - 4/21
Cilla Weisman is an experienced yoga teacher and lifelong student of the Mind, Body and Soul. She was drawn to the practice at a young age and experienced first-hand the profound healing and transformative affects of Sadhana. She now makes it her life’s work to share the potency of yoga with others.
Cilla received her BA in Psychology from the University of Vermont, became a certified Massage Therapist and Bodyworker and completed over 1,000 hours of Yoga Teacher Training. She’s certified and experienced in Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Pranayama, Aerial Yoga and Advanced Assists. She’s currently in school studying to become an Ayurvedic practitioner. She believes strongly that as teachers and leaders in the community, we must continually learn and surround ourselves with uplifting people so that we can better serve others. The rich Philosophical teachings of Bhakti allow us to live with Integrity, Compassion, Grace, Humility and Love. Cilla strives to deliver these authentic teachings in her classes and inspire others on their path. She teaches in loving honor and gratitude of her teachers. Cilla and her husband, Noah, founded Sukha Yoga in Burlington, VT, as a way to share the deep, spiritual practices of Bhakti Yoga with their community and promote positive change.
4/25 - 4/28
Since birth, Vasu was raised in the foundational principles of Bhakti yoga through the teachings of HH A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. In his late 20’s, Vasu’s spiritual practice coalesced with his interests in mind-body wellness paving the path towards Ayurveda. In 2011, Vasu began practicing Ayurveda and Marma therapy under the guidance of Dr. Madhusudan Ray and earned a degree as an Ayurvedic Practitioner under the guidance of Dr. Paul Dugliss.
Today, as the Founder of Veda Holistic Health, Vasu’s work integrates the ancient practice of Bhakti yoga, the science of Ayurveda and Marma therapy to address the challenges of modern living including personalized nutrition, mindful de-stressors and other therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLC). He believes Ayurveda is the missing link to western medicine providing individualized wellness with time-tested preventative applications. Vasu enjoys traveling around the US and overseas giving inspirational talks in Ayurveda, leading modules in yoga teacher trainings, sharing the sacred heart path of Bhakti yoga kirtan and leading transformational retreats.
7/4 - 7/7
The study of Oriental Medicine has literally been a trip around the world for me. Upon completing a pre-med program at the University of Illinois, I served as a US Peace Corps volunteer in Namibia, Southern Africa. I then traveled to India and devoted myself to seminary studies in Vaisnavism and Bhakti-Yoga at the Vrindavana Institute of Higher Education, where I also began to take an interest in Ayurveda-the traditional Indian practice of medicine-and its affiliate limb of astrology, Jyotisha. Post-India, I began my studies at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and Oregon School of Massage. Committed to deepening and expanding my knowledge of Vedic Astrology, I am presently studying under the world-renowned author and jyotishi, Hart de Fouw, at the Vedic Vidya Institute in San Rafael.
As the founder and primary practitioner of Sattva Health Gallery, my goal is to help my clients establish and maintain a sattvic lifestyle: one defined by balance, clarity, peace of mind, and self awareness. I believe in treating the whole person, and I do so by employing a wealth of healing techniques that improve the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of my clients. I hold client care and satisfaction as central functions of my practice-which, in turn, I find very gratifying. I invite you to visit Sattva Health Gallery and see what eastern medicine has to offer you.
All Students: Non- Refundable Deposit (unless denied from the program) — $500
200 Hour Certification course — $3000
300 Hour Certification course — $4000
On site accommodations — $150 per weekend
Payment plans available. Please email email@example.com with inquiries and questions.
*There will also be one required weekend OR 20 hours of dedicated seva (selfless service) at Supersoul Farm or in the student’s community during the course of the training. (this must be discussed with program manager). That, combined with homework, reading, and practicums between sessions will make up the required 200 hours and 300 hours for Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training credentials.
*Early Bird Special: Register and submit a $500 non-refundable deposit (or entire balance) by October 31, 2018 and receive $250 off the price of tuition.
200/300 hour Teacher Training accredited by the Yoga Alliance
3 Sumptuous Vegetarian Meals per day
Coffee & Tea Service @ Supersoul Farm
Supersoul Yoga 200hr/300-hour training Manual & Study Guide
Supersoul natural canvas tote
Free unlimited yoga at Supersoul Yoga for the duration of the training
Price does NOT include:
Textbooks/ Required Reading (list provided upon registration)
Accommodations at Supersoul Farm for $150 for a weekend in our new and clean dorm accommodations. (Other accommodations available off-property. Inquire within.)
Registration for Yoga Alliance RYT 200/300 hour
These courses will qualify you to apply for a 200 or 300 Hour Yoga Alliance Certification
All credit card payments subject to 3.5% fee
Or pay by check (no fee). Checks can be made out to Supersoul and mailed to:
25 Main St.
Chatham, NY 12037
Deposits are only refunded if your application is not accepted.