Towards Certification – HoopYogini™ Teacher Training ~ Awaken Level

Beautiful BEing, you did IT – you showed up, breathed deep, made connections and opened yourself to new possibilities!

Acknowledge yourself for all you learned and all you shared during the in-person experience of the HoopYogini™ Teacher Training ~ Awaken Level.

Your presence made an impact and was needed in the supported circle of our training experience.

Thank you.

What’s next?

As you know, attending the in-person training was just the beginning.

You are currently in a space of developing a daily seated meditation and movement practice that will deepen your integration of the holistic components of HoopYogini™, as well as deepen your relationship with Self and Source.

From your dedicated personal practice, sincere self-inquiry and on-going study, you will become “influential” – in flow with your essence. Being in flow with your essence allows you to create a life of ease with healthy energetic boundaries, expansive possibilities, and deeply enriching relationships.

Being influential allows you to make a positive impact in your life and the lives of your students, thus affecting your home, your community and the planet.

So, like JC Penny’s reminds us – “It’s all inside.”

And, from the wisdom of Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois – “Do your practice and all is coming.”

The Road to Certification

The following will guide you towards certification as a HoopYogini™ Teacher Training at the Awaken Level.

I have identified that a minimum of seven weeks of post in-person training are required to be considered for certification.

Each Week:

  • Daily Seated Meditation practice – minimum of 15 minutes
  • Daily Journal Inquiries and recording of your insights, and blocks related to your meditations and HoopYogini™ explorations
  • Daily HoopYogini™ Spinal Awakening practice as detailed in your training manual
  • Minimum of three HoopYogini™ ~ From the Core personal practice sessions with the instructional video to include the Integrative Cool Down as shared in the training manual
  • Minimum of two 45 minute HoopYogini™ ~ Stretch & Strengthen practices as detailed in the training manual
  • Minimum of two HoopYogini™ ~ Alchemy & Flow practices as detailed in the training manual
  • Continuing integration and fulfillment of the explorations as per the Required Reading List & Resources page
  • Minimum of one hour of hatha yoga practice preferrably with a live instructor, however, this hour can be fulfilled with a dvd or video

Weeks Three & Four, the above plus:

  • Start to practice teach the Spinal Awakening Warm-up
  • Prepare for your Mentoring Call (see below)

Weeks Five & Six, the above plus:

  • Start to practice teach the Spinal Awakening Warm-up, Core Empowerment Vinyasa and Integrative Cool Down
  • Prepare for your Mentoring Call (see below)
  • Prepare to video yourself teaching (see below)

Week Seven, the above plus:

  • Start to practice teach the Stretch & Strengthen flow
  • Prepare for your Mentoring Call (see below)
  • Prepare to video yourself teaching (see below)

Mentoring Calls

There are two mentoring and coaching sessions included in your training tuition. In preparation for the calls, have the following prepared:

The core sutras inherent to the HoopYogini™ Teacher Training ~ Awaken Level manual and in-person event.

The 12 sutras that stand out to you from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as per the the Required Reading List & Resources.

A core story, message, metaphor or tradition that speaks to you from The Hoop & The Tree.

Insights from your personal practice.

Areas of challenge: meditation, asana/postures, teaching, etc.

Questions related to teaching and requests for additional support.

Video

At the end of week seven, you’ll video record yourself leading a HoopYogini™ class. The class will need to be edited to 35 minutes displaying the following:

10 min – Spinal Awakening Warm-Up
10 min – Core Empowerment Vinyasa
10 min- Stretch & Strengthen
5 min – Integrative Cool Down

Details of the video will be discussed in one of your Mentoring Calls.

Upon review of the video and assessment of teaching strengths and learning opportunities, certification will be awarded or additional paths of learning identified.

Resources:

HoopYogini™ ~ Awaken Video

Meditation Timer App

Monthly Guided Tele-Meditation & ThetaHealing® Renewal Call for Teachers, Therapists & Other Helping Professionals – 2nd Wednesday of each month

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