Continuing Yoga Education Courses
These are two-week yoga certification courses, open to all students, which focus on a specific area of study. For those who have completed the Education in Yoga Foundation Course, each of these courses is credited as an extra module adding toward the Yoga Alliance 300-hour level and the official Centered Yoga 1100-hour yoga teacher training standard
Continuing Education yoga training courses require some measure of maturity and commitment, and are open to all students with a sincere interest in growing more in yoga. The morning asana practice is a basic component of these courses. Pranayama will be introduced to new students; returning students will continue to move forward in their Pranayama practice.
The purpose of these courses is to go deeper in practice and continue studies in philosophy, anatomy, and other related areas.
For more details regarding Continuing Education Courses and their qualification level, please read the relevant sections on our Centered Yoga website.
Continuing Education Training Courses Schedule
June 13 – 27 Practical Anatomy: The Next Step in Teaching and Adjusting with Integrity Arielle Nash and Elonne Stockton
Education sessions will be a combination of theoretical learning and practical application, with a focus on “doing”. In addition to learning about movement mechanics and actions involved in asana, we will explore and apply what it means to adjust adhering to ahimsa and integrity. Through understanding proper alignment we can encourage practitioners to go beyond the body and find the internal practice.
Additionally, we will learn about sequencing, verbal cues and use of silence in class.
This course is inspired and blessed by Tiwariji, Paul’s direct teacher and one of the few living knowledgeable authorities on Pranayama and its place in the field of yoga today. It is a living tradition. Paul has learnt the full practice in a special one-to-one capacity over the past 15+ years with Tiwariji. Tiwariji learnt directly from his teacher, Swami Kuvalayananda, who was an adept and highly accomplished in Pranayama and the science of yoga. He was also a devotee and spent his years in practice and training with his teacher, Madhavadas, on the banks of the Narmada river, also being taught this exact practice of Pranayama. In this way it has been passed on very personally and effectively.
July 12 – 25 Hatha Yoga Pradipika – Special Continuing Education Hatha Pradipika Chapters 4 – 5 Sri O. P. Tiwari and Paul Dallaghan
Hatha pradipika is considered the most authoritative and available text on the methods and process of Hatha Yoga. It is a collection of many verses coming from other key yogis and their writings that subsequently got lost or destroyed. As such, this text played a key role in preserving the teachings of Hatha in one source document. Many call it the Hatha yoga pradipika but the author, Swatmarama, himself titles it Hatha pradipika, which means light on hatha.
December 5 – 19 Continuing Education: Prenatal Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga Teacher Training with Arielle Nash-Degagne
This course is appropriate for expectant mothers, personal trainers, yoga teachers, midwives, doulas and birth coaches. The content of this course is drawn both from scientific knowledge and the personal experiences of pregnant yoga practitioners.
Whether it’s the first time or the fifth time, the relationship between mother and baby begins long before birth. Yoga can play an integral role in the quality of this relationship as mom connects with baby and takes care of her body and mind through practice.
October 25 – November 1 Applied Anatomy. Action, Alignment and Adjusting as Teaching Tools Arielle Nash
This course goes beyond the basic functions of muscles and bones into movement mechanics including the fascial network. Exploring movement as a chain of events, both controlled and automatic will guide a deeper understanding of anatomy and how the body functions as a whole. These principles will guide us to dissect the actions involved in asana practice, how to identify correct alignment, then learn how to both hands-on adjust students as well as self-adjust. Education sessions will be a combination of learning theory and practical application, with a focus on “doing”.
Teachers will leave feeling confident in adjusting students and practitioners will gain insight into their own body and practice.
Anatomy: Yoga and the Female Body – How the female body responds to and is affected by the practices of Ashtanga Vinyasa and Pranayama
Our hormones produce significant biomechanical, physiological and psychological differences between the sexes. With a focus on applied anatomy and physiology, this course is designed for both men and women, practitioners and teachers looking to understand what these differences mean for women with an Ashtanga Vinyasa practice.
This course is inspired and blessed by Tiwariji, Paul’s direct teacher and one of the few living knowledgeable authorities on Pranayama and its place in the field of yoga today. It is a living tradition. Paul has learnt the full practice in a special one-to-one capacity over the past 13+ years with Tiwariji.
The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is an exceptional writing and is full of wisdom for anyone in life. It is also a foremost teaching in yoga. Quite different to the Yoga Sutras it delivers the different teachings of yoga in the form of a great dialogue. Tiwariji is very personally close to this teaching both from a practicing yogi point of view and being immersed in Indian culture.
August 18 - September 1 Experiential Anatomy & Physiology with Yoga and Ayurveda Jessica Blanchard and Adarsh Williams 100 Hrs
This course will guide participants through an experience of how the body actually works in asana practice. This will help to understand what the body is and isn’t capable of and why.