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Scholé is part of a real living lineage of yoga that goes back more than 5,000 years. From this foundation, we share the practice and study of classical Raja and Vipassana meditation, as well as Ashtanga Vinyasa and its evolution over time into the various schools of Hot Yoga, Power Yoga, and Yin Yoga. We also emphasize and explore a contemporary understanding of human anatomy and physiology, as well as aspects of strength training, pilates, dance, martial arts and other systems of movement. Ultimately, we show you how to combine all of these teachings into the practice of Scholé, the organic outgrowth and next step in the yoga tradition.
A HIGH STANDARD FOR EXCELLENCE
Scholé Yoga Teacher Trainings are among the most academically comprehensive and robust yoga certification courses in the world. Our lead facilitator is Scholé Founder Micah Scholes, the most experienced yoga teacher trainer in Utah (and one of the most experienced worldwide). Micah has personally facilitated twenty-six yoga teacher training and has over eight thousand hours of teaching experience. The SYU faculty also includes Shannon McPhee and Amanda Crittenden, each of whom has studied and practiced yoga for many years and many thousands of hours. As a result, the rewards and esteem for completion of our program are highly desired and respected worldwide.
Our high standard of excellence is present in every aspect of the course, beginning with the manual itself. The SYTT course manual is included in the cost of your tuition and features a wide variety of digital, highly interactive content built using proprietary Apple technology. All of the course textbooks are also digital, and your homework will be assigned and turned in using Apple's top-shelf educational software. For these reasons, each student must have access to an Apple iPad or iPad Mini to complete the course. If you do not have a compatible device, we can provide a rental unit upon request.
DEEP PERSONAL PROGRESSION
You will experience dramatic personal growth as a result of attending this course, and will also gain the ability to lead effective and engaging yoga classes in a variety of styles and formats. Previous graduates also report experiencing incredible weight loss, significant increases in strength, flexibility, and mental cognition, as well as dramatic positive shifts in their relationship with themselves and others.
NOT JUST FOR TEACHERS
When you study something that you plan to share in some way, you absorb it on a much deeper level. In each session, we will practice yoga together, participate in discourses on yoga philosophy and various teaching methodologies, as well as enjoy group exercises and practical teaching. Our interactive and refined educational methods will immerse you in the practice of yoga in a way that builds tremendous personal strength and self-confidence. You will develop and refine real-world skills such as public speaking, giving and receiving feedback, teamwork, and using clear and straightforward directions. At the end of the course, you will have a stronger, more flexible body and a calmer, clearer mind, as well as the skill set and resources to achieve every goal and objective.
- The Real History of Yoga
- All Six Major Types of Yoga
- Vipassana Meditation
- Ashtanga Vinyasa
- Hot Yoga
- Power Yoga
- Yin Yoga
- Ayurveda and Mindful Consumption
- Yoga Anatomy and Physiology
- Finding Your Voice as a Teacher
- Giving and Receiving Feedback
- Creating Yoga Sequences
- Safe and Effective Postural Alignment
- The Art of Assisting
- Using Music and Silence
- How to Practice Deeper Levels of Listening
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
- Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana
- The Power of Ashtanga Yoga by Kino MacGregor
- Eat, Taste, Heal by Thomas Yarema
- Yin Yoga: Principles + Practices by Paul Grilley
- Anatomy for Yoga with Paul Grilley (DVD)
- The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long
- Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankel
- Hatha Yoga Pradapika by Svami Svamarama
- The Yoga Sutras by Patanjali
- Yoga Resource Practice Manual with Darren Rhodes
We recommend that you purchase digital copies of all course textbooks through the Apple iBooks store. These digital editions are not only less expensive than paper copies, but they are also better for the environment as well as your learning experience due to the ability to search, index, and notate electronically. Even better, make sure to complete your registration at least fourteen days in advance to get all of your books for free!
The Fall 2018 semester begins on Sept 8th and ends on December 2nd. During this time, we meet as a class on the following seven weekends:
- Weekend One: September 8 & 9
- Weekend Two: September 22 & 23
- Weekend Three: October 6 & 7
- Weekend Four: October 20 & 21
- Weekend Five: November 3 & 4
- Weekend Six: November 10 & 11
- Weekend Seven: December 1 & 2
Each training weekend, we meet as a class from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Students who have religious obligations, pre-planned vacations, or other commitments during training hours can make up missed time in a variety of fun and unique ways.
During each session, we practice, study, and share with each other in a variety of revolutionary and innovative ways. In addition to the group sessions, each student will be assigned a variety of dynamic and engaging homework assignments to complete during the week according to their schedule. Every student also has the opportunity to meet privately with a member of the Scholé Yoga University faculty. This unique and intimate opportunity for personal connection ensures that each student has the support they need to complete the training successfully.
CERTIFICATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Upon completion of the course, you will become a “Level Two Scholé Yoga Certified Teacher,” a high distinction that carries considerable esteem at yoga studios, gyms, and fitness facilities worldwide. You will be authorized to offer official Scholé Yoga Experiences and eligible for free job placement and career counseling services through the SYU Office of Professional Development.
In addition to Scholé Certification, you will also receive your Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certificate. Yoga Alliance certification is the most respected and recognized yoga registry in the world and is required by virtually all employers and insurance agencies worldwide.
Even better, unlike most yoga certification programs that are created and taught by one or two people at a single studio, Scholé Certification Courses are the product of decades of study, peer review, and refinement. As a result, they are well known for consistently producing extraordinarily gifted and professional teachers. As a result, being “Scholé Certified” means a great deal more than just being “yoga certified,” and will open doors and create fantastic new opportunities worldwide.
TUITION AND BENEFITS
SYTT course tuition is $2195 and includes your course manual, a three-month unlimited membership at Scholé Yoga, and exclusive discounts on everything from Scholé apparel to workshops and private lessons. As a special bonus, be sure to complete your tuition payment at least thirty days in advance to receive a $300 early enrollment discount as well as all of your textbooks for free!
We believe that everyone deserves this kind of incredible opportunity, regardless of his or her financial or economic situation. As such, we offer a six month, no interest, no payment financing option to all students. We will discuss financial aid specifics and application process during the application interview.
Click “Apply Now” to begin the enrollment process. After you register online, a member of the SYU Admissions team will contact you within three business days to schedule your application interview. Please note that we reserve the right to admit or deny each applicant at our sole discretion.
The enrollment size of this class is limited to just sixteen students to keep the teacher to student ratio low and ensure a world-class educational experience. As a result, this course usually sells out in advance. Apply today to reserve your seat and begin your journey!