{be} illuminated

a 200 hour yoga study + teacher training

Two training paths. One Growth filled summer

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{be} illuminated

Intelligently and uniquely designed, this experience through {be}Studio will prepare students to teach and guide others in the practice, but more important, bring them back home to themselves.

Our 200 hour program is a “tapestry” of ancient wisdom, real-world application, and deep soul journeying. Students will learn to weave the practice into their hearts and lives, taking it off the mat. We whole-heartedly believe in “student first, teacher second.” As such, our program is designed to immerse students into the devotional, integral, and illuminating parts of the yoga practice while staying modern with methodology and philosophy.

Yoga extends far beyond the physical postures and into the vast landscape that is out physical, mental, and emotional bodies. Alongside of learning proper alignment, anatomy, and mindful movement, students will be guided through the other seven limbs of the practice- all designed to being harmony and expansion back to the Self.

We are deep believers in experiential learning to explore the practice. We offer time to practice teach, have open dialogue and discussions, on-going support and community during and after training, and a day with horses to learn mindfulness and energetics. This program also offers consistent opportunities for the student to engage in their own "shadow work," seeing the whole of who we are and being accountable to healing our wounds so that we may move forward with great integrity and empowerment.

More than just learning how to teach yoga, expect to learn how to be in your life fully, with heart.

Be surrounded by a group of teachers who are here to support and uplift you, a space ready to receive you and a program that is truly unlike any other. All skill levels welcome!

 

program curriculum

 Our Yoga Alliance accredited school digs deep into not only the asana practice, but fully into the eight limbs that create our system of yoga. Students will be exposed to the wisdom of the practice and be guided into a journey of exploring their own creativity, sacred body, and heart intelligence. Students will feel confident moving forward in a diverse range of subject areas.

teaching methodology & practicum

Learn to effectively plan, sequence, theme, and implement a heart-felt class. Our methodology treats a yoga class like a tapestry: a piece woven together through intention, art, and mindfulness. Students will also learn to cue effectively, assist and adjust, and create confidence in their teachings. This is all sealed together by the final culmination: teach a full yoga class open to friends, family, and the public.

mindfulness & meditation

Drop into stillness. Learn techniques to bring an element of grounding and becoming to classes through use of mindfulness. We utilize a variety of methods, including chanting, pranayama, mudra. Students learn to pull on other elements beyond asana to incorporate into their teachings.

personal development

Through sadhana (a disciplined practice) and sankalpa (setting heart- intentions), students will be transformed through this process. The entire training is woven with shadow work and exploring samsakas (soul wounds) that offer deep development of the Self.

technique & practice

Through pose construction, discussion, and exploration, students will learn to construct their asana practice based around alignment. No pose is “one size fits all” meaning it looks different and feels different in each body. As such, we teach modifications, use of props, and teaching to special populations (such as pre/post natal classes). Students are required to have a regular asana practice, attend classes, and refine their skills as a student of yoga.

physical & energetic anatomy

Create an understanding of how the body works and moves. Anatomy instruction is offered through training in bite-sized pieces. We discuss the physical anatomical body (beyond just skeletal and muscular) and the energetic body system (chakras, koshas, nadis, prana, and bandhas).

philosophy & ethics

Take the practice off the mat and into the world. A key component of our curriculum is moving through the Yamas and Niyamas by Deb Adele. Additionally, we discuss advocacy in yoga, business, and ethics.

 
{be}’s yoga teacher training is one of the most comprehensive around, providing in-depth knowledge and skills in a wide variety of areas so that you can feel confident teaching in many different settings! And not to mention—this experience will change your life for the better. If you’re thinking about doing it, just jump.
— YTT Graduate
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 the logistics

During the summer of 2019, we are offering two different paths for exploration!
Our immersion-based program is held during the weekdays from 8-4, allowing students to really dive deep into living their yoga for five weeks! Conversely, we’re also offering a men-only training that is unique in it’s format, held over the course of five months from May to September.

Space is limited to 9-12 individuals (minimum 7) in order to cultivate a deep space of learning and community

summer immERSION training

Held over the course of five weeks in June and July. This training is held during the weekdays and allow for an experience that is incredibly deep and thorough. Immerse yourself in the system of yoga.

June 10 - 14, 17 - 21, 24 - 28, July 8 - 12, and 15 - 19. Held Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm with an hour long lunch break each day. This training has a week long break near the middle to allow for processing and celebration for the holiday!

investment

If paid in full prior to training: $2400, which includes $700 non-refundable deposit in order to reserve your space.

If choosing a payment plan: $2800, which includes a $1000 non-refundable deposit and six payments of $300 beginning in June.

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5 month summer training

April 26 - 28, May 10 - 12, May 31 - June 2, July 19 - 21, August 2- 4 and 16 -18, September 13 - 15 and 27 - 29.

Weekend modules are held Friday evenings (6 - 9pm) and Saturdays (12:30 - 7:30pm) short breaks given, but no lunch/dinner break) and Sundays (8:00 - 4:00pm with an hour for lunch.)

investment

If paid in full prior to training: $2400, which includes $700 non-refundable deposit in order to reserve your space.

If choosing a payment plan: Payment plan available for $350 per month beginning in April after deposit.

 

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faculty

We pride in having instructors devoted to continuous learning and exploration of the system of yoga. Expect a range of voices and diverse instruction that allows you as the student to develop your own voice.

 

jackie paulson, lead instructor

Jackie Paulson is a 500hr registered yoga teacher and a licensed mental health counselor with a passion for harnessing the practice of yoga as a journey towards self-revelation, healing and connection.

In this program you will not just learning the wisdom of the practice but truly weave your whole self back into it's divine power. Through the use of shadow work, wisdom sharing and movement, Jackie guides students to a level of integration that is beyond a traditional 200hr program.

She has been steeping herself in learning the practice of yoga and healing work for the past 10 years, consistently doing her own personal depth work so that she can show up as present and open for your transformation.

Most recently Jackie immersed herself into the Tantric path of yoga through the Rasa Yoga study with Sianna Sherman and Swami Chetananada.

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Jianna hoss
lead instructor

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meghan nelson
anatomy

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marie mortensen
support instructor

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bob nelson
support instructor