EMBODY MANDALA

300 Hour Advanced

Yoga Teacher Training

 

Shannon Paige Yoga Embody Mandala 300

PROGRAM DETAILS

How to Enroll

Step 1: Read about the Program and Policies.

Step 2: Download, complete, and return the Application to Shannon at movingmuse@gmail.com. 

Step 3: Submit Payment or a Payment Plan Form. 

Step 4: Review the Calendar and RSVP for your first module!

Investment

$3108, Paid in Full. In Advance of Program.

$3508, Installment Plan, across 12 months, $500 non-refundable deposit required to register.

Pay Per Module May Be Available, Upon Request.

A Limited Number of Partial Scholarships are Available, Based on Financial Need.


The School of Embodied Poetry's  

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

With Founder Shannon Paige, ERYT 500

Registered with Yoga Alliance

….Be more than a good teacher. Be more than a great teacher.

“Be an irreplaceable teacher.” – Rod Stryker.

My Goal is help YOU become that inspired and irreplaceable teacher. You will leave this program confident in YOUR knowledge, methodology and original content. 

To meet that aim, I have created an exceptional, inspired and evolutionary teacher’s study. It marries cutting edge science, biomechanics, and wise psychology with ancient wisdom traditions of yoga, mythology, and mysticism. The result is a progression of modules that builds your knowledge, leverages your authentic gifts, and builds your and  authentic voice.

Across the program, attend: embodiment sessions, lectures, practicums, webinars, a service outreach, and a one-to-one mentorship with me. Upon completion, you will have a created a professional package that you will feel inspired and ready to offer. 

As a Mandala of study, the program expands skills intelligently, as it maps and layers the most relevant and creative directions of yoga teaching skills.

This Program is Modular

Engage Modules in any Order.

Rolling Enrollment. On-Going Program.

Jump in Anytime

Progress at Your Own Rate.

 

Each Teacher who engages this program experiences:

  • Seven Main Modules - Covering all Directions and Depths of Asana, Myth, Anatomy and Methodology
  • Five - Seven Electives - (127 Content Hours) Chosen to Amplify Gifts and Successfully Aim Your Body of Work.
  • Five One-to-One Mentoring Sessions with Shannon - To Support Your Professional and Personal Growth
  • Professional Yoga Portfolio  - In Person & Online Support, Comprehensive Content and Marketing Materials
  • Comprehensive Manuals for Each Module - Over 1000 Pages in Material, Power Points, and Articles
  • Catalog of Archived Audio and Video - Content Support and Review of Lectures and Asana Practices

Not all Yoga Teacher Trainings are Created Equal.
 

To advance yourself as a yoga professional, it is imperative that you: source your gifts, fill in knowledge and skill gaps, and support and nurture your passion. and empower the offering  and body of work YOU WANT to offer.

Graduate this program with YOUR voice and message uplifted, not a blanket teacher training syllabus fulfilled. You will not leave able to mimic my teaching style and methodology. Rather, you will be able to leverage this sound methodology to refine your own. I am deeply dedicated to the personal and professional growth of you, someone committed to becoming an exceptional yoga professional able to express evolutionary skills and an empowered teaching style. To this end, you will be pressed and pushed and supported and held to the highest offering YOU have to give.
 

YOUR Professional Teaching Portfolio

To truly set ourselves, apart, as teachers of contemporary yoga, we each need materials that reflect our passion, personality, experience and aim for teaching yoga.

The materials below will help your students know better who you are, as well as what and how you teach. This is what we do. Each module aims you at discovering your authentic voice, honing it, backing it up with skills and knowledge and producing the below elements of a professional portfolio.

Leave this program with a comprehensive portfolio to truly give you a leg up in the industry:   a professional yoga marketing package to reflect Your Core Message:

  • A Clear and Well-Messaged Website (Square Space) with authentic content 
  • Professional Headshots (2)
  • Professional Asana Photographs (3)
  • Professional Action - Teaching Photograph
  • A Professional Bio
  • A Professional Social Media Identity and Plan
  • A 3 Minute Video Bio
  • 1 - 60 Minute YouTube Video Class.
  • 2 - 40 Minute Audio Classes.
  • 3 - 10 Minute Guided Meditations.
  • A 12 Month Marketing, Roll Out Plan
  • A 12 Month Professional Programming Calendar and Execution Plan
  • A 12 Month Professional Study and Skill Enhancement Calendar and Execution Plan
  • Twenty Amazing Classes (Produced as Downloadable Templates to sell or provide to your students)
  • 2 Focused Workshops, Descriptions and Planned
  • 1 Retreat, Description and Planned
  • A 20 Minute Audition Class, Ready to Go!

You will leave the program with clear and determined skills, in addition to the professional materials to demonstrate such. Give yourself a practical and professional edge.

Other Benefits of Your Mandala Program Involvement

  • 3 Months Unlimited Yoga at Earth Yoga Boulder (Bring a Friend for only $5 per class).
  • Unlimited Practice Teaching Studio Time (schedule permitted around scheduled Earth classes and programs).
  • A letter of recommendation and testimonial from Shannon, upon completion of all requirements.
  • 5 One-to-One Mentorship Sessions with Shannon.

The Seven Main Modules

These main modules comprehensively cover all major families of asana, a mandala of peak asanas, six major methods of sequencing, and a broad spectrum of contemporary and ancient wisdom.

Weekend Main Modules

Each 20 Contact Hours, 20 CEU.  Saturday and Sunday. Scheduled, Currently, Through 2019.                                                  Full Program Descriptions Available Upon Request.

THE FOUR DIRECTION IMMERSIONS

Four Cardinal Directions to Anchor, Apply and Expand Knowledge and Skill Across the Art and Science of Yoga.

These primary divisions move across the most foundational, effective, and useful methods and techniques of authentically engaging and teaching yoga.

North             –                       Create Content and Cultivate Meaning

East                –                       Teaching Techniques Across All Levels

South             –                       A Life In Balance

West               –                       The Art of Being Seen and Heard

Each of these sessions follow an inspired, yet practical map of directionally oriented:

  • Asana, Embodiment, Authentic Action, and Transmission
  • Movement Methodology
  • Advanced and Applied Sequencing
  • Applied and Engaged Anatomy
  • Hands On Adjustments
  • Creative Prop Inspiration and Use
  • Verbal Expression
  • Contemporary Textual Study
  • Student to Teacher Relationship Building
  • Daily Yoga Engagement

TRIADIC HEART – WISDOM IMMERSIONS

The energy of Hindu mythology beautifully vibrates between ‘seed’ nature and ‘growing’ nature. These immersion inspired the student teachers across and through the divine pairings of the three primary archetypes of creation, sustenance, and dissolution.

These devi and deva stories, myths, symbols and agencies up-level inspiration, engagement, and application of the ancient to the contemporary.

Understand what is meant by the ‘Triadic Heart’ in each of these divine energies, separately and together:

Creation                   –                       Saraswati and Brahma

Sustenance              –                       Lakshmi and Vishnu

Dissolution                –                       Durga and Shiva

Each of these weekend immersions deeply steeps one in applied:

  • Asana, Embodiment, Authentic Action, and Transmission
  • Movement Methodology
  • Myth and History
  • Ancient Textual Study
  • Hands On Adjustments
  • Community and Connection
  • Verbal Expression
  • Ritual and Tradition

In Addition to the Seven Main Modules Listed,   engage 127 hours of the following:

Evolutionary Electives

IN PERSON OPTIONS

Each 15 - 20 Contact Hours, 15 - 20 CEU.  Scheduled, Currently, Through 2019.  

Full Program Descriptions Available Upon Request. RSVP to each program is required.

  • Poetry of Movement: Anatomy in Action (20 CEU)
  • Mythical Mystical Heart Immersion (20 CEU)
  • Yoga for Emotional Intelligence (20 CEU)
  • Advanced Integrative Sequencing Immersion (20 CEU)
  • The Goddess Immersion (20 CEU)
  • Ganesha and Hanuman Immersion (20 CEU)
  • Bhagavad Gita – Krishna Immersion (20 CEU)
  • Anjali Restorative Yoga, Shakti Spinal Series, YTT (20 CEU)
  • Anjali Restorative Yoga, Chakra Series, YTT (20 CEU)
  • Anjali Restorative Yoga, Ganesh's Twisted Trunk, YTT (20 CEU)
  • Advanced Teacher Trainer Preparation and Curriculum Development (50 CEU)                                                This Advanced Mentorship Program is Permission-Based and Limited. Available and Ala Carte for Alumni for $540.
  • Tour of India, Sacred Endeavor  (54 CEU) - Supplemental Trip Charges Apply.

WEBINAR / ONLINE Programs

Each Ranges Between 5  - 15 Hours, Available within Program and Ala Carte for Alumni.  To obtain access to these courses, email Shannon directly, movingmuse@gmail.com.

  • History of Yoga - From Then Until Now – A Practice of Relevance (10 hours) Scheduled, 2018.
  • Myths and Meaning and the Heroes Journey (10 hours) Available Now, Active Online Course.
  • The Yoga Sutras – Engaged and Alive (10 hours) Scheduled, 2018.
  • The Hatha Yoga Pradipika – Engaged and Alive (5 hours) Scheduled, 2018.
  • Mahabarata – Ancient Aliens? (5 hours) Scheduled, 2018.
  • Hanuman and The Ramayana (5 hours) Available Now, Active Online Course.
  • The Radiance Sutras – Engaged and Alive (5 hours) Scheduled, 2018.
  • Approachable Ayurveda (5 hours) Scheduled, 2018.
  • Lakshmi Lessons: The Sacred Business of Yoga (5 hours) Scheduled 2018.
  • Advanced Integrative Sequencing Immersion (10 hours) Scheduled 2018.
  • The Goddess Immersion (10 hours) Scheduled 2018.
  • Bhagavad Gita – Krishna Immersion (10 hours) Available Now, Active Online Course.
  • Anjali Restorative Yoga, Shakti Spinal Series, YTT (15 hours) Available Now, Active Online Course.
  • Anjali Restorative Yoga, Chakra Series, YTT (15 hours) Available Now, Active Online Course.
  • Anjali Restorative Yoga, Ganesh's Twisted Trunk, YTT (15 hours) Available Now, Active Online Course.

In addition to the above seven main modules and 127 hours total electives each teacher in the Mandala experiences a heightened and unique connection to meaning, community, and authentic expression, by engaging the below inspired activations.

The Purpose Project

A Service Study and Activation of 20 Hours

Each teacher selects one program from one of our five arms of activism, seva or service. This encourages each teacher to develop a life long connection and platform of meaning from which authentic teaching, inspiration, and direction can thrive:

  • Planetary – Environmental Activism and Service
  • Women – Centered Activism and Service
  • Child – Centered Activism
  • Human Right – Underserved – Poverty Shifting Service
  • Animal Activism

Twenty hours of applied and reflected upon service, as well as a directional focus and plan for future service inspiration for one’s teaching platform are aimed to be the outcome.

The Mentorship Project

Be Inspired, Inspire Others

First, each Mandala teacher mentors directly, five sessions, with Shannon. This teacher – teacher connection builds connection, collaboration and communication. These collaborations are aimed at supporting your personal and professional development as you increase your knowledge, teaching skillsets and cultivate your unique body of work.

Second, Mandala teacher applies him or herself as a mentor to a new Embody 200 hour Yoga Teacher / Student. These collaborations allow a Mandala teacher to attend and participate in the Embody 200 hour program, to deepen and anchor material. Through the process, the Mandala teacher serves as a resource for the junior teacher. There will be online and / or in-person opportunities for those who do not live locally. These connections and relationships will support growth and foster teaching development in both the mentor and mentee.

Finally, in addition to mentoring and being mentored, we encourage each Mandala member to connect with another Mandala member to Peer-mentor one another. Peer mentoring is critical to inspire collaborative teaching skills and teamwork.

We aim for this Mentorship Project to create life long connections and a web of strength and support. 

Final Mandala Requirements

  • Successful completion of 7 Main Modules and related homework.
  • Successful completion of 108 hours of Electives and related homework.
  • Completion of The Purpose Project - a 500 word recap of your experience.
  • Completion of The Mentorship Project - a 500 word recap of your experience.
  • 5 - 500 Word Book Reflections, chosen from the guiding texts paired with each of the modules / immersions.
  • Submission of a 60-75 Minute Class Video, post to your own YouTube Channel.
  • Submission of 2 - 40 Minute Audio Class.
  • Completion of the Professional Portfolio Items.

PROGRAM DATES

December 9 – 10, 2017   Four Directions Immersion: West
Mandala Main Module  Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

January 6 - 7, 2018
Four Directions Immersion: North
Mandala Main Module Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

January 20 - 21, 2018
Yoga for Emotional Intelligence
Mandala Elective          Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

January 25 - 28, 2018
Four Directions Immersion: North
Mandala Main Module
Ananda Shala, Frederick, MD

January 30 - February 1, 2018 Webinar
The Yoga Sutras, Engaged and Alive Mandala Elective  Webinar 10 CEU         

February 8 - 11, 2018
Four Directions Immersion: East
Mandala Main Module
Ananda Shala, Frederick, MD

February 17 - 18, 2018
Anjali Restorative Yoga, Shakti Spinal Sequence  Goddess Immersion
Elective-Anjali-CEU  Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

February 24 - 25, 2018
Four Directions Immersion: South
Mandala Main Module Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

March 1 - 4, 2018
Four Directions Immersion: South
Mandala Main Module  Guest Taught By,              Sarah Silvas, RYT 500
Ananda Shala, Frederick, MD

March 2 - 4, 2018
Bhagavad Gita Immersion: 
Mandala Elective
Pranam Yoga Shala, Omaha, NE

March 10 - 11, 2018
Triadic Heart Immersion: Shiva - Durga - Kali
Mandala Main Module  Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

March 17 - 18, 2018
Mythical Mystical Heart Immersion:
Mandala Elective
Santa Fe Community Yoga Center,            Santa Fe, NM

March 17 - 18, 2018
Anjali Restorative Yoga, Shakti Spinal Series
Elective-Anjali-CEU  Guest Taught By,              Sarah Silvas, RYT 500
Earth Boulder Yoga Boulder, CO

March 24 - 25, 2018
Poetry of Movement: Anatomy in Action
Mandala Elective         Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

March 30 - April 5, 2018
Advanced Teacher Trainer Mentorship and Curriculum Creation Immersion
 Advanced Elective, Requires Shannon's Approval  - 50 CEU            Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

April 5 - 8, 2018
Four Directions Immersion: West
Mandala Main Module  Guest Taught, Sarah Silvas - Bernstein
Ananda Shala, Frederick, MD

April 7 - 8, 2018
Mythical Mystical Heart Immersion: 
Mandala Elective      Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

April 24 - 27, 2018  History of Yoga, A Practice of Relevance
Online / Webinar         with in-person option  Mandala Elective        Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

April 27 - 29, 2018
Anjali Restorative Yoga, Shakti Spinal Series
 Elective-Anjali-CEU
Sanctuary Yoga, Nashville, TN

May 3 - 6, 2018
Triadic Heart Immersion:
Creation:                Saraswati - Brahma Mandala Main Module      Ananda Shala, Frederick, MD

May 12 - 13, 2018
Triadic Heart Immersion:
Creation Saraswati and Brahma                  Mandala  Main Module    Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

May 19 - 20, 2018
Bhagavad Gita and Krishna Immersion:            Mandala Elective                Shannon's Home, Lafayette, CO

May 19 - 20, 2018
Anjali Restorative Yoga, Chakra Series
Elective-Anjali-CEU  Guest Taught By,              Sarah Silvas, RYT 500
Earth Boulder Yoga Boulder, CO

June 1 - 3, 2018
Anjali Restorative Yoga, Chakra Series .                    
Elective-Anjali-CEU
Sanctuary Yoga, Nashville, TN

June 7 - 10, 2018
Triadic Heart Immersion:
Sustenance:          Lakshmi - Vishnu   Mandala Main Module
Ananda Shala, Frederick, MD

June 16 - 17, 2018
Four Directions Immersion: East
Mandala Main Module  Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

June 18 - 24, 2018
Water School  - Paddle Board, Sailing , and Water Fun Immersion:  Times and Water TBA      Ltd Participation
Boulder, CO

July 7 - 8, 2018
Anjali Restorative Yoga, Ganesh's Twisted Trunk
Elective-Anjali-CEU  Guest Taught By,              Sarah Silvas, RYT 500
Earth Boulder Yoga Boulder, CO

July 12 - 15, 2018
Triadic Heart Immersion:
Dissolution:                  Shiva - Durga - Kali
Ananda Shala, Frederick, MD

July 16 - 20, 2018 Webinar
Advanced Integrative Sequencing           Mandala Elective    Webinar 10 CEU      

July 21 - 22, 2018
Ganesh and Hanuman Immersion:
Mandala Elective      Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

August 9 - 12, 2018
Mythical Mystical Heart
Mandala Main Module  Guest Taught By,              Sarah Silvas, RYT 500
Ananda Shala, Frederick, MD

August 17 - 19, 2018
Anjali Restorative Yoga, Ganesh's Twisted Trunk
Elective-Anjali-CEU
Sanctuary Yoga, Nashville, TN

August 21 - 24, 2018 Webinar
The Mahabaratha - Ancient Aliens?   Webinar 10 CEU

September 8 - 9, 2018
Anjali Restorative Yoga, Chakra Series .                    
Elective-Anjali-CEU
Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

Sept. 13 - 16, 2018
The Edge Evolved: Mandala Main Module      Ananda Shala, Frederick, MD

September 18 - 21, 2018 Webinar
Approachable Ayurveda  Mandala Elective    Webinar 10 CEU

Sept. 22 - 23, 2018
Triadic Heart Immersion:
Sustenance:          Lakshmi - Vishnu   Mandala Main Module
Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

October 11 - 14, 2018
Yoga for Emotional Intelligence            Mandala Main Module      Ananda Shala, Frederick, MD

October 11 - 14, 2018
Yoga for Emotional Intelligence            Mandala Main Module      Ananda Shala, Frederick, MD

October 20 - 21, 2018
Mythic Motion Slow Flow and Restore Immersion:  Mandala Elective                Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

October 23 - 26, 2018 Webinar
The Goddess        Mandala Elective    Webinar 5 CEU

November 10-11, 2018
Advanced Sequencing Immersion:            Mandala Elective                Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO 

November 13-16, 2018 Webinar
The Lakshmi Lessons        Mandala Elective    Webinar 5 CEU

December 1 - 2, 2018 Live and Webinar
Goddess Immersion:          Mandala Elective                Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

December 8-9, 2018
Four Directions Immersion: West
Mandala Main Module      Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

December 11 - 14, 2018 Webinar
Goddess Immersion:          Mandala Elective                Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

December 16, 2018 to January 2, 2019   SACRED INDIA TOUR

January 12 - 13, 2019
Four Directions Immersion: North
Mandala Main Module      Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

February 2 - 3, 2019
Mythical Mystical Heart Immersion: 
Mandala Elective      Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

February 23 - 24, 2019
Four Directions Immersion: South
Mandala Main Module Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

March 23 - 24, 2019
Triadic Heart Immersion: Shiva - Durga - Kali
Mandala Main Module  Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

May 18 - 19, 2019
Triadic Heart Immersion:
Creation Saraswati and Brahma                  Mandala  Main Module    Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

June 22 - 23, 2019
Four Directions Immersion: East
Mandala Main Module  Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

September 7 - 8, 2019
Triadic Heart Immersion:
Sustenance:          Lakshmi - Vishnu   Mandala Main Module
Earth Boulder Yoga, Boulder, CO

More Electives Will Be Scheduled Throughout 2019.

Please, stay tuned.

 

 

 

 

 

Commonly Asked Questions:

Q. Once I begin my training, what happens if I miss a weekend scheduled on the programming calendar?

A. This is a perpetual calendar. Every program, module, and weekend repeats within or the following year. Start anytime, proceed at any pace, and take every module you take in any order.

Q. How do I track my hours?

A. In addition to plotting your course on a grid within the Administrative Folder, be sure to RSVP with Heather for every program that you wish to attend. Reminder / RSVP emails are sent out prior to the weekend, respond directly to her. It is not necessary to RSVP with Shannon. Without an RSVP, you are NOT registered - so stay on it :) Heather's office is the official tracker of all hours.

Q. May I attend a portion of a weekend or program?

A. Partial attendance for a module or weekend is decided on case by case basis and often depends on the module, in particular.

Q. How do I make up hours, should I miss a portion due to illness or emergency?

A. We will have you attend another module or weekend to make up the missed time. You will still be responsible for the content and homework / projects assigned in the original weekend.

Q. What are the required books for the training? What will be the related book expense?

A. Each module and / or program has its own guiding text and potential recommended resources. A comprehensive list exists on a spreadsheet in the Administrative File. With an online world, it is nearly impossible to gauge the going price of any book, sources are vast and the prices keep going down. Books can be purchased extremely inexpensively and used on online sites or even tracked down at a metropolitan libraries.

Q. How do I submit homework and build my 'portfolio'?

A. Each member of the Mandala community will be required to set up an online folder in DropBox and submit projects in unique weekend files within that DB. This will give you a comprehensive body of work to reference, as you continue to develop as a teacher of yoga. After completing the core / main modules, you should have all of the materials compiled for your final portfolio.

Q. How many electives should I attend and which ones?

A. Select electives to the tune of 127 hours. This should be about 5 - 7 of them; however, program hours are listed online, per each and will be totaled, as such. The electives you select should support your interests and specific aims as a growing teacher and practitioner of yoga.

Q. Does attending Shannon's public classes add up to any amount of elective hours?

A. In the event that several elective hours need to be made up by a Mandala member, public class hours can be counted toward elective hours, at a rate of 50% of the time. According to Yoga Alliance, a 60 minute public class, carries a CEU equivalent of 30 minutes of CEU.