Take your practice and teaching to the next level! Join Jason in San Francisco in 2020 for this unique intermediate and advanced level training program.
The specialized program is offered in three 2-week increments for a total of 300 hours. Each 2-week module will provide you with a full immersion in practice and study. The space between the modules will allow you to return to your daily life and integrate the new information, experience, and inspiration. You will have homework assignments and monthly video chats with Jason between the modules to help stay inspired and engaged.
**If you want to deepen your education but are unable to register for the entire course, you may participate in individual modules.
All hours count toward becoming a 500-Hour Registered Yoga Alliance teacher.
This 500-hour Certificate Program will provide you with an integrative, expert-level education in vinyasa yoga technique, anatomy, teaching methodology, and comparative philosophy. It provides the highest caliber yoga education available by giving you the tools to teach skillfully, think critically, and uncover a teaching path that is true to you. It’s designed for students of every lineage who want to deepen their practice and teaching.
Expert-Level Curriculum Designed for Results
With countless options in today’s training environment, Jason’s teaching and curriculum stand out. His teaching has been recognized by the most prestigious national and international yoga conferences and publications for more than a decade. Jason is recognized as a “teacher’s teacher,” and has partnered with leading yoga institutions like Yoga Journal and Yogaglo to create teacher training content. As part of his commitment to accuracy and a rational approach to yoga, the anatomy components of this program were co-created by Jason and Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Dr. Paul Roache. The entire curriculum is taught by Jason, and presented in a relevant, approachable, and honest way.
Built for Convenience
In order to complete the entire program and qualify to earn your 500-hr certification, you need to complete all three modules. But, the program is extremely flexible and can be tailored to fit your schedule. First, the modules DO NOT need to be taken in order. Each 100-hour module is fully contained and you can start with any one. Second, you can take as long as you need to complete all 3 modules. If it’s not possible to complete all 3 modules in one year, you can spread them out over as many years as you need. The modules will continue to be offered at least once-a-year, if not more. Third, you’re welcome to join 1 or 2 modules without committing to all 3. If you want an immersive experience to deepen your practice and sharpen your teaching, feel free to register for only 1 or 2 of the modules.
The 3 Training Modules
Each 2-week module goes beyond the basics and provides a full immersion in practice and study. The modules contain anatomy, asana technique, injury management, and philosophical inquiry. As a practitioner, you’ll explore more challenging postures, commit to seated meditation, and cultivate more refinement in your practice. As a teacher, you will learn to develop sequences that create greater balance in each region, help students manage their injuries, and instruct your students in clear, accessible language. The space between the modules will allow you to return to your daily life and integrate the new information, experience, and inspiration. You will have homework assignments between the modules to help stay inspired and engaged.
- MODULE 1 - February 24 - March 7, 2020
Creating Space and Freedom: Hips + Legs
Core themes include:
- How to work safely and effectively with the hip joint.
- How to work with hip dysfunction, pain, and injury.
- How to practice and teach advanced level postures like Hanumanasana, Padmasana, as well as inverted versions of these postures—and their alternatives.
- How to understand and communicate the rotational action of the legs and hip-joints.
- How to work with knee dysfunction, pain, and injury.
- How to use the legs and hips safely in every category of posture.
- How the principle teachings of Buddhism relate to the principle teachings of the Yoga Tradition.
- MODULE 2 - May 11-23, 2020
Building Integrity and Stability: Core + Spine
Core themes include:
- How to balance flexibility and stability in the spine in every category of yoga posture.
- How to practice and teach advanced backbends such as Dropbacks, Scorpion, One-Legged Inverted Staff, and more.
- How to create purposeful, effective sequences that focus on backbends, forward bends, twists, and side-bends.
- Reflection on your core principles as a practitioner and development of your core principles as a teacher.
- How to integrate the core in all yoga postures—and how to release the core when possible.
- A deeper survey of the philosophical components of the Yoga Tradition.
- MODULE 3 - July 13-25, 2020
Cultivating Strength and Movement: Shoulders, Neck, + Upper-Back
Core themes include:
- How to work with dysfunction, imbalance, and pain in the shoulders.
- How to practice and teach advanced arm balances and inversions.
- How to keep the neck integrated and safe in every posture, including advanced postures.
- How to use the shoulders safely and effectively in every category of posture.
- How Tantric teachings relate to the teachings of Buddhism and Traditional Yoga.
What to Expect
Each morning is dedicated to your practice. We will begin with 15–30 minutes of seated meditation that will allow you to settle in to your practice and bear witness to whatever is present for you. The seated practice is followed by a strong, intelligently sequenced vinyasa practice that will allow you to experience your physical edge and grow as a practitioner. You’ll simultaneously deepen your practice by working on advanced postures and their modifications, and enhance your teaching by assisting and adjusting your peers. You’ll learn to work with your own body more skillfully and efficiently, which will serve you in your practice for years to come. Each afternoon is dedicated to becoming a more knowledgeable and insightful teacher. You will work on every aspect of teaching, from learning greater depth in anatomy, injury prevention, and intelligent sequencing for each region of the body to using purposeful, impactful language when you provide instructions. The afternoon will reflect the practice theme of the day and you will learn to teach the advanced level classes that you’re practicing. You will also generate sequences and teach segments of classes to receive Jason’s direct feedback and guidance.
Participants must have a completed a 200-hour teacher training program or have been a dedicated yoga student for at least 5 years.
Completing this teacher training will qualify you for a 500-hour Yoga Alliance certification. In order to be eligible for this qualification, you must: complete all 3 modules; have already graduated from a 200-hr teacher training program; and hold a 200-hr Yoga Alliance certification. Remember, you can take the modules in any order and take as long as you need to complete all 3.
- Feb 24 - Mar 7
- May 11 - May 23
- Jul 13 - Jul 25
- $4,500 for all 3 Modules [$4,250 if registered and paid by 11/15/2019]
- $1,650 per Module a la carte
- $25 per module for unlimited mat and shower/sweat towel rentals during the training. $10 for unlimited yogitoes mat towel rentals. Please inquire in-studio.
Jason Crandell, is a natural teacher and author with more than 15 years of experience. His accessible, grounded classes integrate the best elements of power yoga, anatomical precision and mindfulness teachings. Jason’s articulate, down-to-earth teaching will educate and empower you.
Named “one of the teachers shaping the future of yoga,” by Yoga Journal, Jason has been one of the most in-demand teachers at conferences around the world for over a decade. Considered a “teachers-teacher,” Jason has taught on countless teacher-training faculties, leads trainings globally, and regularly presents teacher training content at esteemed conferences. Jason was a contributing editor for Yoga Journal Magazine where he has published over 25 articles and created its original series of practice podcasts. His critical thinking skills will support you on your path of practice, teaching and self-inquiry.