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Yoga Continuing Education YACEP® Workshops

The Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider® (YACEP®) designation was introduced in July 2016. The YACEP® designation is designed for experts in the yoga community who are approved to teach courses that qualify as Continuing Education hours.

Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs) who take courses with a YACEP® can trust that their training counts toward meeting their Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Requirements.

Ramapo College of New Jersey is a registered Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider-YACEP®.

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YACEP® Workshops-Fall

Krishnamacharya-Four Pillars of Practice
Sunday, October 15
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
ASB-420

Yoga for 60+
Sunday, November 5
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
ASB-420

Sanskrit and Yoga Philosophy
Sunday, November 19
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
ASB-420

Location:
Ramapo College of NJ | Krame Center ASB-420

YACEP® Workshop Descriptions

Krishnamacharya-Four Pillars of Practice

Sunday, October 15
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Using Krishnamacharya and Desikachar’s approach to yoga, we will examine the four pillars of practice of (1) breath and movement, (2) repetition and stay (3) sequencing and (4) adaptation. Using these four pillars of practice, along with relevant yoga philosophies, we will explore ways to enhance our practice and be able to share this knowledge with our students.

Four Pillars of Practice-Enhancing Both Your Personal Yoga Practice and Yoga Teaching:

  • The person & their students (P. Jois, Iyengar, Desikachar)
  • Four pillars of practice:
    • Breathe and Movement (“envelop breath”)
    • Repetition and Stay (create pattern and use throughout practice)
    • Sequencing (reference poses, orientation, the wheel, drawing stick figures, prep/goal/compensation)
    • Adaptation (decompose pose to modify; enhance pose to strengthen or make more difficult, nava sarira samskara)
  • Philosophic Models to include with discussion:
    • Pancamaya
    • Yoga Sutras
      • 46 sthirasukhamasanam (steady/stable & comfortable)
      • 4 avidya asmita raga desa abhimivesah klesah
      • 50 bahya adhyantara stambhavrittih desa kala samkhyabhih paridrsto dirghasuksmah (4 parts to breath, place, duration, number, long and smooth/subtle breath)
      • 16 heyam duhkhamanagatam (end future suffering)
      • 33 vitarkabadhane pratipaksabhavanam – cultivate opposite mental attitude
Yoga for 60+

Sunday, November 5
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

As we age, our yoga practice may need to change to reflect our circumstances, our enhanced maturity of life experiences and new responsibilities to family (caring for grandchildren and parents). This may require the yoga practitioner to change the way they practice, including: adapting/modifying poses and focusing more on breath and meditation. In this workshop, we will explore how to adapt practices for those over 60 years old.

We will cover:

  • Stages of Life
  • Breakdown of asana, pranayama, meditation in class depending on stage of life
  • 60 is only a chronologic number – more important to look at their life (active or sedentary, healthy or not)
  • Review Four Pillars of Practice from Krishnamacharya workshop (adaptation will be focused on more depth, discuss nava sarira samskara)
  • Review Pancamaya
    • Annamaya considerations (deconstruct asanas, use props such as blocks, blankets, chairs)
    • Pranamaya considerations
    • Using other tools (mantra/sound, mudra, nyasa) to work toward vijanamaya and anandamaya. Includes some healing chants.
  • Yoga Sutras
    • 29 – Eight Limbs – Yama niyama asana pranayama pratyahara dharana dhyana samadhayah astau angani
    • 46 sthirasukhamasanam (steady/stable & comfortable)
    • 4 avidya asmita raga dvesa abhimivesah klesah
    • 50 bahya adhyantara stambhavrittih desa kala samkhyabhih paridrsto dirghasuksmah (4 parts to breath, place, duration, number, long and smooth/subtle breath)
  • If time permits, the Vayu model with respect to digestion and breath
Sanskrit and Yoga Philosophy

Sunday, November 19
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Sanskrit is the language of yoga philosophy and Sanskrit sounds are a very powerful yoga tool for both understanding yoga philosophy and moving the yoga practitioner to a deeper practice. In this workshop, we will explore Sanskrit and sound to enhance our understanding of yoga philosophy and ourselves.

We will cover:

  • Chanting
    • High, low, medium notes
    • Matra – short (one beat) and long (two beats)
    • Where sounds originate using vowel sounds (back of mouth, roof of mouth, teeth, lips) and tongue placement
    • Double consonants (take off on first and land on second)
    • Sound versus Chant
    • Sruti (learn orally – teacher chants, students repeat)
  • Yoga Philosophic Models
    • Pancamaya
    • Vayus
    • Energetic qualities of practice (Bhrmana, Langana, Samana)
    • Yoga Sutras
      • Eight limbs
      • Practice with detachment
      • Steady and comfortable
      • Long smooth breath
      • Klesas
      • Antarayas

YACEP® Program Details

YACEP® Workshop Fees
  • $75 – when attendee registers for an individual workshop
  • $140 – when attendee registers and pays for 2 workshops at the same time
  • $200 – when attendee registers and pays for 3 workshops at the same time

 Ramapo College of New Jersey reserves the right to change fees at its discretion which may not be reflected in this section of the website.

YACEP® Instructor Biography

Annie Colonna, RYT 500, CPP, is an experienced yoga teacher in the tradition of Krishnamacharya, holding diplomas from Fran Ubertini’s school Yoga for Well-Being and from the Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation (KHYF) since 2004. She has been practicing yoga since the mid 1990’s. She began assisting in the Ramapo yoga teacher training program in 2014, and became a teacher in the program in 2016. She is also a Credentialed Prevention Professional with the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, which allows her to support those using yoga to further their recovery. Annie teaches weekly yoga classes in Warwick, NY.

Judy Wein is an E-RYT-500 and a YACEP®.  She is offering three workshops with Annie Colonna RYT-500 at Ramapo College in the fall to help yoga teachers fulfill their continuing education requirements for Yoga Alliance.  She has been practicing yoga since the early 1980’s and completed her first 500-hour yoga teachers training program from Yoga Teachers Training Institute in 2002.  She went on to study with Fran Ubertini at Yoga for Well Being, receiving her second 500-hour training in the tradition of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar in 2007. She has been involved in training of the 200-hour yoga teacher program at Ramapo College.  She continues to teach classes in Queens and Nassau County.

What are the Requirements for RYTs?

Per the Yoga Alliance, every three years starting from your initial date of registration, all RYTs – including Experienced Registered Yoga Teachers – must complete and log a minimum of:

  1. 45 hours teaching yoga, and
  2. 30 hours of yoga related training that is directly related to one of the Yoga Alliance’s Educational Categories, of which:

Teaching or training hours prior to registration do not count as Continuing Education.

If you earn more than the required hours in a three-year period, the extra hours may not roll over into the next three-year period (check with the Yoga Alliance).

What is a YACEP® Continuing Education Contact Hour?

 Continuing Education Contact Hours are classroom hours in the physical presence of a qualified Continuing Education Provider. [link All hours must be directly related to one of the Yoga Alliance’s Educational Categories. One Contact Hour equals one hour of any of the following activities:

  • Workshops (single session or ongoing series)
  • Courses
  • Discussion or study groups
  • Yoga teacher training
How Do I Log Continuing Education Hours?

Registered Yoga Teachers log Continuing Education Contact Hours through their individual Yoga Alliance online accounts. After logging in at www.yogaalliance.org/SignIn link, visit:

  • “My Training Hours” and select the green button to “Add Training Hours”
  • “My Teaching Hours” and select the green button to “Add Teaching Hours”
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Registration/Payment
No fees may be collected at the door. Click on the Registration button, complete the form and make payment prior to attendance. Credit card payment is preferred. When paying with check, note there is a $25 returned check fee.

Refunds
Refunds for withdrawals are issued only when notification is submitted in writing to the Center for Innovative and Professional Learning 3 days prior to a workshop. A $25 processing fee applies.

Cancellations
Ramapo College reserves the right to cancel any program or course due to limited enrollment, lack of facilities or unanticipated unavailability of faculty. Full fee will be fully refunded when a course or program is cancelled.

Faculty/Instructors
Ramapo College reserves the right to substitute faculty/instructors if necessary.

Registration Confirmation
All registrations are confirmed by an auto-reply email. If you register and do not receive an email confirmation, please contact the Center for Innovative and Professional Learning at cipl@ramapo.edu or call (201) 684-7370.

Disability Information
Ramapo College follows the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act for those students requesting accommodations. To request disability-related accommodations, please call (201) 684-7370 or email cipl@ramapo.edu.

Ramapo College of New Jersey reserves the right to change fees at its discretion.

Contacts

For YACEP® Workshop Content Information, contact:
Prof. Carol Bowman, cbowman@ramapo.edu

For Registration and Payment Information, contact:

Center for Innovative and Professional Learning (A-216)
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Phone: (201) 684-7370
Fax: (201) 684-7277
E-mail: cipl@ramapo.edu

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To learn more about Yoga Alliance YACEP® Continuing Education requirements, visit: www.yogaalliance.org/Credentialing/ContinuingEducation

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