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Wed 23

Free Weekly Wednesday Evening Meditation Sessions

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wed 23

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Course

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu 24

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

January 24 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Sat 26

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Course

January 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 28

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

January 28 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
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Free Weekly Wednesday Evening Meditation Sessions

January 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wed 30

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Course

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu 31

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

January 31 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm

Krame Center Yoga Studies Programs

Yoga Teacher Certificate Programs

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certificate – Please check back in May for dates

Community members and Ramapo students who wish to expand their job market skills, who also wish to enhance their overall health and well being, may wish to pursue the 200-hour yoga teacher certification to develop a working knowledge of fundamental yoga concepts, practice and teaching methods.

About

Yoga StudentsInterested in teaching yoga? The Ramapo College Yoga Teacher Certificate program is for adult learners and highly motivated college students who are called to share their knowledge with others as teachers of yoga (or just deepen their own personal practice). The 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certificate requirements include programs/practice in advanced asana sequencing, yoga philosophy and contemplation, yoga pedagogy, Sanskrit terminology, classic yoga literature, yoga-oriented anatomy and physiology, and a capstone experience involving a supervised research project.

Yoga Teacher Certificate – APPLY HERE

S01-YA-SCHOOL-RYS-200

Ramapo College is a Registered Yoga School Approved by the Yoga Alliance!

The Ramapo College Yoga Teacher Certificate Program is Yoga Alliance Certified, and based on classical yoga as described in the ancient texts, centered upon Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Our program honors and teaches the philosophy and the meditative aspects of yoga, as well as asana (poses) and pranayama (breath). To earn a Yoga Teacher Certificate, a student is required to complete:
  1. EDUC 205: Contemplative Practices in Education, offered both spring and fall semesters, where many of the ancient texts are studied along with an introduction to Sanskrit and the various application in yoga across populations and the lifespan.
    EDUC 205 Course Description: The study of the history and philosophy of various contemplative traditions. Class time is divided between theory and practice; includes 1 1/2 hour yoga asana component in every class.
  2. Six intensive weekend sessions offered only in the fall semester, addressing yoga anatomy and physiology, an extensive foundation in yoga pedagogy,  yoga technique, and ethics and lifestyle.
  3. 20 hours of additional Yoga technique classes, offered on a regular basis throughout the week through the Ramapo Yoga Club.
  4. Three additional weekend yoga workshops that that include topics such as more in-depth exploration of various branches of yoga, children’s yoga, and exploration of the classical understanding of the subtle body.
This program can be completed in 5 months of intensive study, or may be taken more leisurely over a full year. Our teachers offer experiences in a variety of Hatha Yoga traditions, including Iyengar, Krishnamacharya, and others. The program provides a strong foundation for teaching Hatha yoga and students leave with the tools to be successful yoga teachers in a variety of settings.

Relevant Materials:

Who Will Benefit?

Yoga Class

Who Will Benefit from Yoga Teacher Training Certification?

Adult learners and students in most college majors may benefit from the addition of yoga studies. Both programs provide a foundation in yoga theory and personal practice, which would support various careers in the health sciences and human services.

College students. Students majoring in any subject who seek to broaden their learning experiences and their career prospects may wish to develop a working knowledge of fundamental yoga concepts. Examples of such students might include a teacher education student interested in ‘whole child’ approaches to learning; a nursing student interested in alternative holistic health; a psychology or social work major with an interest in clinical careers as counselors or therapists; Pre-med students pursuing careers in behavioral medicine, naturopathic or functional medicine; all students interested in maintaining their own mental and physical health and furthering their self development.

Adult Learners. Community members who wish to expand their job market skills, who also wish to enhance their own overall health and well being, may wish to develop a working knowledge of fundamental yoga concepts. These adult learners might include: a working individual seeking a career change or to expand their current career; a health professional who desires to further develop their patient care skills; a trainer or athletic coach who wishes to incorporate the yogic approach to physical training; a teacher who seeks to gain expertise in a new subject area.

Why Taking a Yoga Teacher Training May Be One of the Best Things You Do in College
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/yoga-teacher-training-college

2018-2019 Schedule
2019-2020 Dates

Please check back.

Entrance Requirements
  • Prerequisite: 100 hours or one year of previous yoga study (Ramapo College’s Foundations of Yoga Certificate, or 100 hours of previous yoga practice in studios or classes)
  • Submit a 200 word essay: Describe previous yoga experience and reasons for wanting to teach
  • Submit most recent academic transcript. Must have good academic standing at the educational institution currently attending or previously attended
  • Application fee $50
Program Outline and Curriculum

Program Outline:

  • Principles of Asana and Alignment
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Pranayama and Kriyas
  • Philosophy: Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Tree of Samkhya
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Other traditions of Contemplation
  • Neuropsychology of Yoga
  • Using Yoga in schools
  • Introduction to Sanskrit
  • Chanting, Meditation & Mudra
  • Dharma Talks
  • Teaching students with physical challenges
  • How to Structure a Class
  • Building on a Theme
  • The Business of Yoga
  • Presenting Yourself as a Teacher

Curriculum Content:

  • Techniques: 100 Hours
  • Yoga Philosophy, Ethics & Lifestyle: 30 Hours
  • Teaching Methodology: 25 Hours
  • Anatomy & Physiology: 20 Hours
  • Additional Requirements: 25 Hours

Note that students must complete all certificate requirements at RCNJ; transfer credits cannot be used to satisfy these requirements. In addition, all Yoga Teacher Certificate requirements must be completed within one and a half years of acceptance to the program.

Upon completion of all requirements, students receive 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certificate by Ramapo College, a Yoga Alliance registered school. RCNJ will verify completion of the program to potential employers or other parties when requested by the student.

Tuition and Fees

Please check back. 

Instructor Biographies
Mindful Yoga Philosophy

Yoga is an ancient and long established system for meditation, scholarship, psycho-spiritual development and holistic health. The Ramapo Yoga Teacher Certification Program is structured to offer serious students of yoga an opportunity to advance their personal practice and become instructors in yoga from within an integrated philosophical and psychological paradigm. To this end, this teacher-training program emphasizes the scholarly and experiential contemplative core of yoga while remaining as faithful as possible to the Indian cultural roots of these yoga practices. Terminology in Sanskrit, the scholarly language of classical yoga, is emphasized to promote clarity in the cross-cultural transmission of yogic concepts and practices to modern sensibilities. And finally, in a manner appropriate to the self-reflective character of yogic thought, courses involve serious descriptive journal work. The philosophy and practice of Yoga is instructed as a Liberal Art and Science that will not only prepare students to teach yoga with a competent and informed expertise, but also to live their personal lives as fully and consciously as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I earn a certificate while I’m employed full time?
Yes! Our classes are conveniently scheduled for you on 6 weekends plus one evening a week.

Q: How long will it take to earn my Yoga Teacher Certificate?
The Yoga Teacher Certificate can be earned in 4 months if the required EDUC205 class is taken during the fall semester. Yoga classes are also available daily and on Saturdays, providing the hours of yoga practice necessary to complete the training. EDUC205 can also be taken during the spring semester if that is better for your schedule, and in that case it will take a year from start to finish, since the weekend seminars are scheduled only September-January each year.

Q: Which professions will my Yoga Teacher Certificate be appropriate for?
Graduates of the program have gone on to various professions in the area of contemplative practice. Some teach in yoga studios, and others incorporate their expertise to enrich their personal practice. Psychologists have integrated yoga into their work with clients, teachers have used yoga and meditative practices in the classroom, businesspersons have introduced yoga and mindfulness in their work environments, and health professionals use yoga in healing their patients.

Q: Are there opportunities to student teach during the yoga teacher certificate program?
Program participants and graduates are encouraged to continue to develop their teaching skills by teaching classes for the Ramapo Yoga Club and  “stress buster” yoga classes for students during finals week. In this way, you can gain the practical experience necessary for entering the yoga teaching profession.


95 Hour Children’s Yoga Teacher Certificate – Please check back in May for dates

The new Children’s Yoga Teacher Certificate program is for classroom teachers and others wishing to learn the basic principles and tools needed to effectively teach children (Pre K-12) yoga.

About

Ramapo’s Children’s Yoga Teacher Certification program is for classroom teachers and others wishing to learn the basic principles and tools needed to effectively teach children (Pre K-12) yoga and contemplative practices in academic and other environments.

This certification was created by the Yoga Alliance, the certifying body for yoga teachers in the U.S.

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RCYA Logos

Ramapo College is Approved by the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga School, Registered Children’s Yoga School, and a YACEP® .

2019 Dates

Please check back for 2019 dates.

What Will I Learn?

Teachers who wish to add the practice of yoga into their classroom and other settings are equipped with the basic principles and tools needed to effectively teach children (pre K-12) yoga and contemplative practices. Successful participants are prepared for Yoga Alliance Certification as Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) and earn 4 undergraduate academic credits.

Pre-Requisites - Approved by Yoga Alliance

To earn the new 95-hour Children’s Yoga Teacher Certificate from Ramapo College, enrollees are required to complete: Methods of Contemplative Education for Children and Youth (EDUC 230, a 54-hour 4-credit hybrid course); Yoga Technique (24 hours); and Applied Anatomy and Physiology (12 hours). Program graduates receive a Ramapo College Children’s Yoga Teacher Certificate of Completion and are able to immediately apply newly learned skills in their classrooms.

For those wishing to receive the Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) certification from the Yoga Alliance, you must additionally teach 30 hours of Children’s Yoga classes plus have earned the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification that provides the credential as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).

The 4-credit Methods of Contemplative Education for Children and Youth course includes:

  • An experiential approach to teaching students self-management through body based mindful practices including yoga
  • An exploration of the physiology of anxiety in children and an exploration of chronic stress-based disease, and the physiological effects of mindfulness practices.
  • An experiential approach to mindful communications and relationships
  • An investigation of the cognitive, social, and emotional benefits of these practices
Entrance Requirements
  • Apply online
  • Submit a 200 word essay describing previous yoga experience and reasons for wanting to teach
  • Submit most recent academic transcript. Must have good academic standing at the educational institution currently attending or previously attended (RCNJ students do not need to submit a transcript)
Course Goals

Students in this course will:

  1. Effectively utilize yoga tools and other mindfulness tools in and out of the classroom to teach mindful practices to children in grades Pre-K-12
  2. Understand children’s physical, mental, emotional, and social development
  3. Design and develop lesson plans appropriate to the physical, cognitive, emotional and social capacities of the age group of your interest
  4. Understand the personal, social, cognitive and health benefits of contemplative practice
  5. Understand and apply social, emotional and brain based learning
  6. Know and apply the benefits of contemplative practices for special needs students through adaptive pedagogy
  7. Know state and national content standards and physical education standards and apply appropriately to contemplative education
  8. Practice reflective inter/intra-personal communicative and teaching skills
Learner Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Integrate the physiological basis of mindfulness practice into lessons
  2. Demonstrate inter- and intra-personal communication and teaching skills based in mindfulness practice
  3. Design and develop lesson plans appropriate to the age group you are teaching
  4. Design and develop lesson plans that meet state and national standards
  5. Effectively utilize yoga tools in the classroom to meet special needs
  6. Apply concepts and language from course reading in their own reflections
  7. Sustain and reflect upon personal practice
Tuition and Fees

Please check back. 

Summer 2018 Schedule

Children’s Yoga Teacher Certificate Course 2018 Schedule

EDUC 230/Hybrid Course: Eight evenings on campus/four meetings online. Plus two weekends.

Evening Class Schedule

Mondays 
5:00-10:05
July 9
EDUC 230 (online)
July 16
EDUC 230 (online)
July 23
EDUC 230 (online)
July 30
EDUC 230 (online)
Tuesdays
5:00-10:05
July 10
EDUC 230
July 17
EDUC 230
July 24
EDUC 230
Wednesdays
Thursdays
5:00-10:05
July 12
EDUC 230
July 19
EDUC 230
July 26
EDUC 230
Fridays
5:30-9:35
July  13
EDUC 230
July 27
EDUC 230

Weekend Class Schedule

Saturdays
9:00-6:00
July 14
Technique
July 28
Technique
Sundays
9:00-6:00
July 15
Anatomy
July 29
Technique
Policies

Cancellations

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

Returned Checks

There is a $25 returned check fee.

Faculty/Instructors

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

Application Confirmation

The status of all applications are confirmed by email. If you apply and do not receive an email confirmation, please email mindfulness@ramapo.edu or call (201) 684-6855.

Parking Passes

Parking passes are sent via email prior to the first day of class and must be displayed to avoid a ticket.

Disability

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) 684-6855 or email mindfulness@ramapo.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How Long will the Children’s Yoga Teacher Class take?
Depending on the summer calendar, the program is complete across a 3-4 week time span.

Q: When and where is the Children’s Yoga Teacher class held?
The program is held in the summer, mainly in July, on the Ramapo College
campus.

Q: What are the requirements?
To earn the new Children’s Yoga Teacher Certificate from Ramapo College, enrollees are required to complete: Methods of Contemplative Education for Children and Youth, a 54-hour 4-credit course; Yoga Technique, a 24-hour non-credit course; and Applied Anatomy and Physiology, a 12-hour non-credit course. For program graduates wishing to receive RCYT Certification from the Yoga Alliance you must additionally teach 30 hours of Children’s Yoga classes and have earned the 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) Certification.

Q: When do I arrange to teach 30 hours of Children’s Yoga Classes?
You can arrange to teach after you have completed the program at Ramapo. Suggestions, such as bringing together children in your neighborhood or adding yoga to an existing class you teach, are discussed during the program.    


Additional Programs

Yoga Continuing Education YACEP® Workshops – Please check back in May for Dates

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.

About

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.

YACEP® WORKSHOPS ARE OFFERED AT REDUCED PRICING TO RAMAPO COLLEGE STUDENTS AND AREA COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO ARE NOT SEEKING YACEP® CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS.

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

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Available

Workshop Fees

Future workshop information to be announced at a later date.

Instructor Biographies

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 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 RYTs – 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).

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

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”
Policies

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 Ramapo College 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 email mindfulness@ramapo.edu or call (201) 684-6855.

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) 684-6855 or email mindfulness@ramapo.edu.

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


Yoga Workshops

Ramapo offers a series of Yoga Workshops during the year covering a range of different types of classes and instructors. Community members and students are welcome!

Winter/Spring 2019 Workshops

Vinyasa Yoga: A How To Create a Class workshop with Allison Egan Datwani
Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 2-5pm
Location: Anisfield School of Business Building, Room 420. Park in Mackin-Bischoff Lot.
Cost: $35 community/$10 Ramapo students

Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly using breath. It is commonly referred to as flow yoga.
Vinyasa Flow style classes offers a variety of postures and no two classes are ever alike. As yoga has grown in popularity Vinyasa Yoga has been successful because it reaches a wide variety of levels who can benefit from either a slow, medium or fast flow. The difficulty is being the teacher who continuously comes up with safe & innovative flows that stay true to yoga and keep people coming back for more.

In this workshop we will:

  • Create sequences that have a purpose
  • Examine the nature of the postures selected in the sequence
  • Understand why the postures in the sequence work well together
  • Refine and balance our sequences
  • Discuss how to notice the tempo that’s best for your students
  • Q and A

To register and pay for the course and receive your parking pass, please check back.


Breath and Movement in Yoga with Lena Madsen
Saturday, March 2, 2019 | 2-5pm
Location: Anisfield School of Business Building, Room 420. Park in Mackin-Bischoff Lot.
Cost: $35 community/$10 Ramapo students

Join long time yoga teacher Lena Madsen to explore how to stay true to, and how to move with, the rhythm of your own breath. Breath is truly the essence of the asana (posture) practice. When we free up our breathing, we facilitate a free flow of prana, or life force. Take this opportunity to explore how your breath moves your physical body naturally, like the ebb and flow of the ocean. Deepen your understanding of how to take advantage of these natural movements of your breath. Learn how to use the breath to facilitate moving from posture to posture in a sun salutation, and as you enter and exit any of the postures. This knowledge will provide you with a more fluid and ease-full practice. Your fluid movements will be organic and conscious, making your asana practice therapeutic, ease-full and meditative. This fluidity and ease will spill into your everyday life and all other activities.

To register and pay for the course and receive your parking pass, please check back.

Frequently Asked Quesions

Q: Who can attend the Workshops?
Ramapo students, alumni and community members. All are welcome!

Q: What are the benefits of practicing Yoga?
Practicing yoga can improve your flexibility, can help build muscle strength and can help you relax and focus.

Q: What should I bring to Yoga Class?
You can bring a water bottle, a towel and a mat if you would like. Mats are available at the class for your use if you do not yet have one.

Q: What should I wear to Yoga Class?
Dress in clothing that is comfortable, stretchy and soft. Yoga focuses on flexibility, so clothing that will allow unrestricted movement is best. Avoid drawstrings, zippers, buttons and jewelry. Put your hair in a ponytail or bun if it is long.


Contact

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

For Application/Registration and Payment Information, Contact:
Mindfulness@ramapo.edu