The Magic of Mandala Yoga School

The Magic of Mandala Yoga School 

 

 

 

 

 

This is what some of our 2017 Participants had to share about their experience after graduation…all responses were anonymous

There are many Teacher Training Programs out there, if a friend were considering yoga teacher training, how would you describe this training to them?

– I would let friends know that it is a training that they really need to commit to and be able to focus on. The reason is so that they really embrace what is being taught, rather than doing the minimum. The information taught is so important and interesting. I would also suggest to them to begin practicing yoga on a daily basis prior to the training in preparation for it.

– I would emphasize that it is really focused on learning to be a teach and not quite as much on history etc…which i think is a good thing but everyone is looking for something different. from what i’ve heard from others, it seems like this training is more unique in that way, so many people do not feel confident teaching and adjusting coming out of teacher training but i think all of us are confident and prepared. it was a very warm and accepting environment, no need to conform to certain diets or beliefs which was great. i liked getting direction from different teachers as well.AnonymousWell rounded, absolutely will prepare you to teach, will deepen your practice with these skills, will pique your interest in aspects of yoga (and life!) you have not considered your interest in, the BEST YTT program! 

– I would describe it as practical/doable for anyone, especially those working a full time job during the traditional work week. I think, on average, 1 weekend a month is reasonable for most people. I would talk about how wonderfully knowledgeable and supportive the teachers are and how there is a clear focus/desire to ensure participants coming out of this program CAN TEACH. As opposed to learning a lot and teaching very little so the person has to figure it out after they are done and doing it in the real world. I would describe it as sometimes intense and intimidating but reinforce those involved want nothing but the best for us (students) and are willing to help along the way. I would describe it as a very personal journey which MYS understands and appreciates that it is a bit different for everyone.

– A very well-rounded program–a fine balance of topics pertaining to yoga and teaching. So awesome that you have practice teaching so early on. If you truly want to teach–this is the program for you. Gets you into the “seat of the teacher” much earlier than other programs. The teachers are amazing and so well-qualified. You get knowledge about many topics but it’s not overdone. There will always be more to learn, but this training sparks your interest in many areas without disregarding why you’re there—-to learn to teach.

Now that the “formal” training is over, how do you feel you changed as a teacher from Day 1 to now (post-graduation)?

– Day 1 I only had an idea of the physical part of yoga and mindfulness. Beyond this, I was not aware of the foundations. Now, knowing that it is a way of living, I am more inspired to teach and actually apply the whole aspect of yoga.

– I am more inspired to teach. at the start of the program i did want to teach but i also wanted to do the training for myself because i was not sure if i would be a good teacher. now i definitely want to share all that i’ve learned with others!

– I am more confident. I’m better able to look at the bodies in front of me and teach vs. lead. I am more inspired to teach!

– When I started the program I didn’t necessarily plan to teach. I wanted a deeper and more focused understanding of yoga. After completing the teacher training, however, I do plan to teach albeit very part time. I feel much more confident, prepared and inspired to be able to share and exposure others to the beautiful gift that is yoga.

– I have definitely changed in how I feel about teaching. I came into this program wanting to deepen my practice and learn as much as I could for my own sake because I love yoga so much. What I have come away with after graduation is a confidence and desire to share yoga with others because I really can!!! It has been a time of self discovery for me—seeing my capabilities and knowledge grow. I’ve seen a big improvement in my own practice as well–I am learning to pay more attention to each pose and to really activate my body completely. It is a new perspective and I’m so grateful to have been taught to realize this. I was so afraid to get in front of people in our practice teaching, but by doing this regularly, I’m so much more confident in what I can do. Going out of the comfort zone is scary—-but good!!!

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If you would like to personally talk with past attendees, we are happy to connect you.  This program will meet you where you are and help you get to where YOU want to be!  Our program has had participants who are corporate managers, stay-at-home moms, students, people from all walks of life and we come together with a common mission…to help each person create their mandala, their path, and walk it with confidence.

Mandala Yoga School once again offers scholarships to needing, deserving students.  Scholarship Recipients are kept private, everyone is given the exact same treatment and opportunities.

AND, We limit our class size to just 10.  

Follow This Link to Learn More about MYS

Follow This Link to Apply For a Scholarship 

(if you have trouble with either link – contact pattygeiger@nc.rr.com)

Reuben Schooler

Reuben Schooler, E-RYT 200, LMBT- NC License 7808

Ayurveda – Exploring The Ayurvedic Lifestyle
with Reuben Schooler 

(additional details coming)

June 3rd 1:30 – 5:30  $59
(Register by May 16 – Save 20%)

Explore the principles of ayurveda and learn and better understand doshas and how to identify and adjust imbalances to lead a healthy life.  

 

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We are thrilled to again be hosting Reuben, come experience his magical personality & wealth of knowledge.

Reuben Schooler: E-RYT 200, LMBT- NC License 7808

Reuben discovered his innate desire and ability as a healer through the spiritual science of yoga.  Since that time, Reuben has devoted himself to the study and practice of radiant health and well-being.  As a young adult Reuben was an active runner, rugby player, and beach volleyball player. Later, Reuben turned to the practice of yoga postures to heal his body and mind from the stress that had manifested as various chronic dis-ease conditions.  In 2001, Reuben became a certified personal trainer with NETA and after several years of yoga practice, Reuben became a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance in 2004.  In 2005, he met his mentor and teacher, Dr. Samuel Sasu of Ghana (West Africa).  Studying Ayurveda with Dr. Sasu led Reuben to become a licensed massage therapist in early 2008. Reuben is licensed to practice bodywork in North Carolina and is certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork.  Reuben earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Duke University where he was a Reginaldo Howard Scholar.  As well as continuing to enjoy a successful career in the Information Technology industry, Reuben has traveled extensively in North and South America, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and South East Asia and is grateful for the opportunity to bring a world of experience to his offerings as a holistic healer, Ayurveda practitioner, bodyworker, and yoga teacher.  Reuben has devoted himself to the study and practice of radiant health and well-being in order to help others and is a willing and able contributor in the field of integrative medicine.

Chakra Balancing

Chakra Balancing – An Afternoon Exploring Your Subtle Anatomy

June 4 Sunday 1:00 – 4:00
Chakra Education & Practice to Balance and Bring Awareness
with Jennifer Bluestone

Come explore the ‘map’ of your inner landscape and learn about the journey of awakening. Lecture and discussion will focus on the chakras, nadis, & gunas.  Discover asanas that assist with opening each chakra as well as strategies for freeing blockages.

 

An Educational and Interactive Workshop followed by a Chakra Balancing Practice!

Register Here – $49 (Register by May 16 and save 20%)

 

Pranayama and Meditation

Pranayama & Meditation Workshops with Susan C. Jackson, ERYT-500
…exploring the what, why, and how

12:30 – 3:00PM     Understanding & Exploring Pranayama $45
3:30 – 5:30PM       Setting A Foundation For Meditation $35
Both Sessions $70
Register Here
*Register by March 7th and Save 20% (Space is very limited)

12:30 – 3:00PM Understand and Explore Pranayama:
Learn the basics of the time honored practice of pranayama (yoga’s breath practices). We begin by defining pranayama and exploring the natural breath. From here we transition into discussion and practice of several common and beneficial breath techniques. The benefits and contraindications of each technique will be included in the session. Some of the techniques covered will include the 3 Part Breath, Alternate Nostril Breathing, Ujjayi Breath, and more. Arrive curious and leave with new energy, improved breath awareness, and a toolbox of techniques to use immediately at home and in studio.

3:30 – 5:30PM Setting A Foundation for Meditation:
Learn how to create a personal, practical, and sustainable meditation practice. We will begin by crafting your ideal “seat” and follow with several approachable time tested techniques for you to practice before taking them home to enjoy. Plenty of tips and uses for meditation will also be included. Some covered techniques include: Loving Kindness Meditation, Counting Meditation, Mindfulness Meditation, and more. Come ready to work within your comfort level in a safe, relaxed, and guided setting and leave with solid meditation know how catered to your needs for immediate use.

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Both workshops are great opportunities for those new to pranayama and meditation to gather general information, build foundation, or for those with experience to delve deeper, by gaining a richer foundation. Handouts will be provided.

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About Susan C. Jackson

Susan Jackson, ERYT-500, began her Yoga journey in 2000 after taking a course in Eastern Culture and Philosophy at Bradley University where she also studied Elementary Education. Susan completed her 200 hour Teacher Training in 2006 with Jimmy Barkan and Lisa Goodwin, and her 500 hour training in 2012 with Stephanie Keach at Asheville Yoga Center. Since finding her yoga path, Susan cultivates a deep interest in living her yoga beyond the mat. Her mission is to encourage, empower, and support each student to do the same. Susan is the director of InnerLight Yoga School and currently continues her studies in a variety of settings. She is greatly influenced by teachers such as David H Wagner, Angela Farmer, and Sally Kempton.
Off the mat Susan enjoys traveling as well as spending plenty of quality time with her husband Rob, their son Parker, and (of course) their two Boxers. She loves the outdoors and any type of great adventure. Her driving belief: “We all have the potential to shine!”

Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training has been a part of studioVIBE for the last 4 years.  We hosted InnerLight Yoga School since 2012 … this year we are excited to continue the tradition with an exciting NEW Yoga Teacher Training Program: Mandala Yoga School!  Many of the teachers from Innerlight Yoga School will be continuing which we are super excited about.  They are excellent at what they do and committed to guiding you on your journey.  MYS has a unique approach to yoga teacher training and is committed to teaching the “art of teaching”. Through our skillful approach to teaching yoga, you will enhance your skills to grow as both a teacher and student. We will provide you with a steady foundation that will encourage you to thrive and explore your fullest potential. The methodology of Mandala Yoga School will help you to teach with steadiness, clarity, ease, and grace. You will be given opportunities to teach the group on all aspects of yoga to deepen your personal understanding, raise your confidence, and move forward on your path as a bodhisattva.

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING is a big step, a personal step, the start of an adventure, a journey into self-discovery, a time to create your mandala! The most important and impactful guru you will ever get to know lies within you. At the heart of The MYS training will be the 8 Limbs of yoga, exploring, understanding, and learning our responsibility as a yogi and as a teacher, guiding others on the path.

Mandala Yoga School will meet you where you are and take you where you want to go! Whether you are looking to be a rockstar teacher or delve deeper into yoga for personal growth, the faculty of Mandala Yoga School will point you in the right direction.

MYS has created a systematic method for “teaching teachers to teach”. Our method works and we will be there by your side during the training and beyond. There are historically a
percentage of people who enter a yoga teacher training not planning on teaching. Some are surprised to discover they do have this desire and gift of sharing yoga.  Through finding your voice in asana, philosophy, and methodology you will deepen your own personal practice and understanding of yoga…it is a life-changing experience you will remember and treasure forever. 

The Yoga Teacher Training Program through Mandala Yoga School is credentialed with The Yoga Alliance and following successful completion of your training you will be able to apply to be an RYT 200, Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-Hour Level.

If you have already completed a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training and would like to refine your skills and deepen your understanding of yoga philosophy, asanas, and principles we are offering the full Mandala Yoga School Training for $1499.

Learn more about Mandala Yoga School including Dates, Fees, Teachers, & Curriculum.