Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Teacher Training

Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Teacher Training

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Overview

Overview

What Is the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Certification Program ~
Ancient Yoga Teachings Adapted to the Modern World
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga teacher training certification is a Yoga Alliance 200-hour compliant program developed by Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon. This practice integrates 5,000-year-old Vedic wisdom with modern yogic interpretations, creating a daily yoga practice to help you unite body, mind, and spirit. Based on the teachings presented in Deepak Chopra and David Simon's popular book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, this beautiful practice blends meditation, pranayama, yoga philosophy, sun salutations, and asana development to bring you into alignment with the magnificent rhythms of the cosmos.

What You Will Learn and Experience ~
Deep Immersion Profound Knowledge and Practical Skill Building
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Teacher Training begins with experiencing higher states of  consciousness at the Seduction of Spirit meditation and yoga retreat, and learning the foundations of Ayurveda and mind-body healing at the Journey into Healing workshop. Your personal practice continues to deepen with regular connection through webinars and teleconferences and a powerful home study process that concludes with two interactive certification weeks at the Chopra Center (Part A and Part B).

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga teacher training certification infuses your practice with spirit while bringing the seven laws into action each day. Every class plays a crucial role in yoga's path to unity and wholeness, while providing you with a wealth of meditation techniques, mantras, breathing exercises, and yoga poses.

What You’ll Be Able to Do ~
Become a Certified Teacher
Whether you are new on the path of yoga and self-discovery or you are looking to deepen your existing practice, becoming a certified yoga teacher will take your practice and your understanding of the true principles of yoga and conscious living to the next level. As a Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga certified teacher, you will be able to set up, market, and teach classes in a manner and frequency that works with your schedule (subject to a few basic guidelines).

Receive Ongoing Support
Chopra Center University will provide ongoing training, marketing support, and business development. You will also receive guidance through teaching materials, webinars, and access to our international Teacher Directory. In addition, certified instructors receive substantial discounts on all Chopra Center events, workshops, programs, and products.

 Be part of a Global Network 
Upon completion of this program, you will be qualified to teach Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga classes throughout the world. You will become part of the Chopra Center's global network of certified instructors.

Enhancing flexibility and releasing stress are as noble a purpose for performing yoga as the awakening of spirituality. This is the great gift of yoga - it serves and nourishes us at every level of our being and spontaneously contributes to greater well being in all domains of life. Yoga will help you discover gifts within yourself that have remained unopened since your childhood - gifts of peace, harmony, laughter, and love. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yogaby Drs. Deepak Chopra & David Simon

Process

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Teacher Training Process

To qualify for the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga teacher training certification, the following steps must be completed:

  1. Enroll: Complete, sign, and submit the application forms. A one-page essay on why you would like to become certified must accompany the application.
  2. Daily practice (two times a day) of Primordial Sound Meditation learned in your community or at a Chopra Center event.
  3. Daily practice of yoga.
  4. Enroll in, attend, and complete the Seduction of Spirit or Seduction of Silence meditation retreat, as a participant. The Seduction of Spirit or Seduction of Silence meditation retreat must be completed before attending Part A of the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga teacher training.
  5. Enroll in, attend, and complete the Journey into Healing workshop as a participant. The Journey into Healing workshop may be completed up to 18 months after Part B of scheduled training.
  6. Complete the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga home study process. The Home Study Kit will be shipped to you after the enrollment process is completed.
  7. Complete a telephone interview with the Chopra Center staff.
  8. Pass the at-home, online, open-book pre-tests. These tests must be completed and passed 30 days before the start of the scheduled Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga teacher training.
  9. Complete a local CPR program and supply a copy of the certificate to Chopra Center University.
  10. Participate in required Teachers Path conferences by phone or web in preparation for the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga teacher training.
  11. Participants have 18 months after acceptance to the course to complete the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga teacher training.
  12. In order to maintain your certification, you are required to attend one of the following events every two years: Seduction of Spirit, Seduction of Silence, Journey into Healing, and Perfect Health program. Discounts are available. Discounts are available.

Click here to download the application package.

Click here to download the program syllabus and a sample schedule.

Dates

Dates

July 27- August 2, 2015 (Part A)
November 16-22, 2015 (Part B)
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Carlsbad, CA

Enrollment deadline: April 27, 2015
Enrollment close dates are subject to change

Testimonials

Testimonials

"We designed this program with our certified instructors in mind . . . those who directly connect their individuality with their universality on a daily basis. With their help we will heal and transform the world." –Dr. David Simon

"Like imaginal cells in a caterpillar undergoing metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga instructors are peace cells in the emergence of a powerful and sacred global humanity."Dr. Deepak Chopra

"This yoga instructor certification is the final step to becoming a true yogi."Claire Diab

"Wow,what an amazing experiential program.I learned with my body as I learned with my mind. Each day flowed smoothly into the next, building on my new knowledge and abilities. I never thought I would be able to achieve the postures so effortlessly. My body and mind have truly transformed." –Angela, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Teacher Training Participant

"This was the best planned, focused program I have even been to. The instructors were all in concert with their intentions and their desire to impact the best of what they all have to offer. The constant energy was uplifting, fun and inspiring. The knowledge of all the staff was shared in a way that was easy to receive. Starting with meditation and ending with chanting was an amazing experience." –Sam, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Teacher Training Participant

"I wish to thank each and everyone who had anything to do with the work and training. It was extraordinary. I have had enough experience with yoga trainings in the several sessions I have attended to know that it takes a tremendous effort on the part of everyone involved. The organization and dedication really showed... I am still counting my blessings to have been so fortunate to be a part of such a grand and Divinely inspired program for yoga –Rita, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Teacher Training Participant

FAQ

Yoga - FAQ

What are the steps required to attend the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga teacher training program?

There are various steps to be completed before attending the certification program. A detailed list of the required items is available on the Process section.

Are there any additional requirements?

Yes. Two more:

  1. Due to the physical nature of yoga, we ask that all of our yoga teachers become certified in CPR and provide a copy of your certificate to us.
  2. These requirements can be met before, during, or after the residential part of the training, but must be completed in order to receive your Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga certificate.

Is this program compliant with the Yoga Alliance?

Yes, we are a registered school with the Yoga Alliance. Our program is a Yoga Alliance 200-hour compliant program.

Can I become a yoga teacher if I'm not very flexible?

We like to say that the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga program is for every body. This yoga teacher training focuses on what your body and mind can do in each moment. All levels, styles, and body types are welcome.

After I have completed the requirements, when do I start the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga teacher training?

The yoga teacher training begins with Part A, a six-day preparatory residential training program. Part A includes daily lunches, course materials, yoga classes, meditation, asana practice, mantra study, Vedic philosophy, Sanskrit study, chanting, anatomy classes, and various discussions guided by Chopra Center staff members. After Part A, you begin the at-home study portion of the teacher training program.

What is the home study portion of the training?

The two-month home study is to be completed between Part A and Part B of the residential trainings. During this two-month home study, teachers in training will need to participate in at least 30 hours of yoga practice, instruction, study and research with the materials provided by the Chopra Center. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga faculty members will be available during your two-month home study period via email and live teleconferences.

What happens during Part B of the teacher training?

At the final six-day certification residential program, participants must demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of the curriculum, including teaching the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga classes. This component of the training program includes daily group meditations with practice of the sutra technique, daily yoga classes, lectures, group study, individual presentations, testing, marketing guidance, and Chopra Center instructor policies. Participants will also develop expertise in facilitating the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga classes. There will be written and oral testing.

When will I receive the Home Study Kit?

The Home Study Kit will be shipped to you after the enrollment process is completed.

How long will it take to become certified?

All participants will have 18 months to complete the program after receiving the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Home Study Kit. You will receive a certificate after you have completed all the requirements for graduation.

What does it mean to be a Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga certified instructor?

TheSeven Spiritual Laws of Yoga certification allows instructors to teach yoga classes throughout the world.

What is my relationship with the Chopra Center once I become certified ?

As a certified instructor, your relationship to the Chopra Center will be that of an independent contractor. You will be able to set up, market, and teach courses in a manner and frequency that suits your schedule (subject to a few basic guidelines).

What kind of support will the Chopra Center provide?

The Chopra Center will provide a representative to assist you during your certification process and after you become certified. The Chopra Center will also provide marketing materials and support you in promoting your classes in addition to listing you on the instructor referral pages on our website. In addition, the Chopra Center provides a monthly web conference and a monthly newsletter to help you stay connected.

Are any discounts available to me once I am a Certified Instructor?

Yes. You will receive discounts on certifications, programs, events, retail products, spa treatments, and other signature offerings.

Does the Chopra Center offer teacher incentives?

Certified instructors receive commissions for referring their students for enrollment in Chopra Center programs as well as an assigned representative to assist them with this process.

What is required for Continuing Education?

The Chopra Center requires that certified yoga teachers maintain and continue to develop their yoga practice and teaching. In order to maintain your certification, you are required to attend one of the following events every two years: Seduction of Spirit, Seduction of Silence, Journey into Healing, or Perfect Health Program. Discounts are available.

Dates

July 27- August 2, 2015 (Part A)
November 16-22, 2015 (Part B)
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Carlsbad, CA
Enrollment Deadline: April 27, 2015
Enrollment close dates are subject to change

CCU Pricing

Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Teacher Training Package

Includes Seduction of SpiritJourney into Healing, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Teacher Training (Part A and Part B), and home study kit. Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Teacher Training components may also be purchased separately.
CCU Pricing: $7,925*
$10,025 standard price

 

Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Home Study Kit and Certification

Includes Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Teacher Training (Part A and Part B) and home study kit only. Certification and home study kit must be purchased together. This offer is only available once the pre-requisites (Seduction of Spirit and Journey into Healing) are completed.

CCU Pricing: $4,375*
$4,675 standard price

 


 

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