Taking the Seat of the Teacher

​Iris will be exploring the Yamas and the Niyamas, yogaethics, from the 8 limbs in the yoga Sutras by Patanjali, as a tool to self reflection

Journaling homework will revolve around the Yamas and niyamas and yoga sutras

Energy Anatomy

Chakras, Mudras, Mantras, Vayus, Nadi, Bandhas, Pranayama and Meditation.  An experiential exploration of the yoga maps of energy flows in the body that are supported by proper alignment

Sequencing to a peak pose/Anatomy

Learning basic anatomy as we build intelligent sequencing, warming specific muscle groups toward ​a peak pose

Yoga History and Philosophy
Overview – Vedas, Sutras, Bagavad Gita to Current

Advanced Asana

Hips and arm balance
Back Bending

Use of the Wall and Props

Common Misalignments and Adjustments
Students will be videotaped and practice one hour sequence

Irie Yoga School

Workshop/Module Descriptions
Pranayama and Meditation
Opportunity to develop a regular morning practice and to learn basic pranayama to support meditation

Invocations and Kirtan
Invocations and Kirtan will be an integral part of the Irie Yoga Teacher Training Experience.  Sound is the first vibration out of light. As a yoga teacher and as a spiritual person, it is profound to connect the voice with the essence of who you are and let it flow through you.
Thursdays 6:30 pm at Alive Yoga Iris is offering a weekly Irie Kirtan from September 15 - November 17.

Foundations and Freedom
The information presented here is based on the Anusara Yoga Universal Principles of Alignment.

Foundations will include alignment from the feet, shins and thighs to the core

Freedom will build on the foundations, from the core to the crown, including shoulders, neck and head 

Chakra Asana Classes
Class will include a grouping of poses (one list for each chakra, each week) presenting Sanskrit names for each pose and bullet point, directional language to better understand these poses for both practice and teaching

Foundational Asana Practice Lower 3 Chakras

Freedom Asana Practice – upper 4 Chakras  

Sutra study
A succinct and meaningful sequence of sutras from Patanjali's sutras, chapters one and two.  These sutras describe the essence of the sutras and may inspire deeper study. These chosen sutras will be memorized in Sanskrit and more deeply understood through journal writing

Intro to Ayurveda and Yoga
We will explore ways to balance the Elements in your lifestyle and in your yoga practice. This theme will be explored throughout this course of study


200 hr Irie YogaTeacher Training 2017

This teacher training will emphasize yoga as a lifestyle and is designed to be experiential.  We will explore how physical alignment supports energy flow and the healing force of yoga.  We will also explore our personal relationship with our spiritual life through kirtan, the chanting of the sacred names in sanskrit, as well as introduce the power of sanskrit through Vedic Invocations, Patanjali’s Sutras and the Asana Names.  This 200 hour experience is meant to deepen your understanding of all the aspects of yoga so that you can continue your study by following what interests you. 

Enrollment is limited to insure quality. This Course of study will be offered from April - mid August.  It will be 9 weekends.  The first 7 weekends will each cover one of the 7 chakras. We will explore the physical and mental attributes of each, including asanas associated with each chakra.  There will be teaching assignments throughout, giving everyone an opportunity to develop confidence in speaking clearly and develop experience with sequencing, demos and verbal adjustments.  The last two months will be dedicated to practice teaching and diving more deeply into more advanced asanas, common misalignments, adjustments and some Thai Massage to help us get more comfortable with touching and understand anatomy/range of motion. 

You don’t have to want to teach yoga for this to be a valuable experience for you.

Deposits and Class Fees

Teacher Training  $3000
$500 non-refundable deposit due by January 25
Balance due before April 14
Contracted time payments available
Payment complete before certification is awarded



Class Dates

April 14-16
April 28-30
May 12-14
May 26-28

June 9-11
July 14-16
July 28-30
August 4-6