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ADVANCED 300 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING with Nichol Chase

 

If you have been studying yoga for a while, you will know that the quality of your education and depth of your knowledge makes all the difference. I have been on the faculty of multiple teacher training schools for over a decade, and have poured all my knowledge into this curriculum. I also bring in all the knowledge I gained through my time as a Garrison Institute Fellow from 2020-2022.

 

UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS TRAINING:

 

1) FLEXIBILITY

There is a hybrid option and a fully online option. All of the training sessions will be recorded and can be accessed later to make up what you miss live. 

 

2) FIND YOUR VOICE

This training focuses on strategies for developing bigger offerings like retreats, workshops, trainings, teaching for specialized communities, and more - the aim is to help each of you find your own unique teaching voice. 

 

3) ANCIENT WISDOM + MODERN TECHNIQUES

This training combines the timeless tradition of yoga with modern, updated techniques that draw upon an in-depth study of the human body, and an in-depth study of how the mind works. Incorporating scientific study helps to illuminate the relevance and importance of the yoga tradition and develop best practices for teaching yoga to others in this modern age.

 

4) ACCESSIBLE, INCLUSIVE + TRAUMA INFORMED

This training also recognizes and implements methods for teaching in ways that are more accessible, inclusive and trauma informed. It highlights how to engage in yoga practice in a way that is adaptable, reduces stress, and empowers your students.

 

5) COMPREHENSIVE

If you have been studying yoga for a while, you will know that the quality of your education and depth of your knowledge makes all the difference. I have been on the faculty of multiple teacher training schools for over a decade, and have poured all my knowledge into this curriculum. I also bring in all the knowledge I gained through my time as a Garrison Institute Fellow from 2020-2022.

 

The SCHEDULE takes place over a series of 12 weekends from May to October of this this year (scroll down to see all dates and keep in mind that you can make up anything you have to miss with the recordings).

 

FRIDAY-SUNDAY WEEKEND FORMAT WITH 6 MODULES (each 50hr). 

Weekend Schedule:

Fridays (or Mondays ) - ONLINE ONLY -  11:30am-6:30pm

Saturdays - ONLINE OR IN PERSON - 11:30am-6:30pm

Sundays - ONLINE OR IN PERSON - 11:30am-5:30pm

 

MODULE 1 
May 18-20 (Saturday-Monday)
Jun 1-3 (Saturday-Monday)

MODULE 2 
June 14-16
July 5-7

MODULE 3 
July 12-14
July 27-29 (Saturday-Monday)

MODULE 4 
August 9-11
August 23-25

MODULE 5 
September 6-8
Sept 20-22

MODULE 6 
Oct 11-13
Oct 18-20

 

*Location: This is a hybrid program and can be done fully online, or partially online. The optional in-person location is Hot Spot Yoga / 2008 Park Blvd / Oakland, CA 94606

*Registration for teacher training is transferrable, but non-refundable.

*Upon successful completion of this program, you can register with Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level.

 

Join me in a supportive and rigorous learning environment, to gain knowledge, skill and inspiration for teaching and practice!

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About Nichol

 

Nichol Chase is a teacher, musician, and yogi for whom singing and movement is integral to life. Nichol’s yoga practice is informed by a vast and eclectic set of influences that blend invigorating flow with precise and insightful instruction and extensive study with a variety of innovative teachers. She is a Garrison Institute Fellow and a faculty member and teacher trainer for several yoga schools over the last 10 years. Nichol’s artistic experience includes more than a decade of Royal Academy ballet training and specialization as an operatic Coloratura Soprano, earning the Bachelor of Music degree with a major in Vocal Performance from the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music.

MODULE 1:

PRACTICE INTENSIVE

 

Asana, Pranayama,

Svadhyaya, Meditation,

Kirtan, Bhajan


Dates:
May 17-19
May 31-Jun 2

MODULE 2:

APPLIED ANATOMY

 

Human Anatomy study,

Application to Practice,

Application to Hatha Yoga Sequencing


Dates:
June 14-16
June 29-Jul 1

MODULE 3:

ACCESSIBLE, INCLUSIVE &TRAUMA INFORMED 

Props, Modifications, etc. to make practice more accessible

Strategies for making students feel welcome

Making yoga teaching trauma sensitive

Dates:
July 12-14
July 26-28

MODULE 4:

YOGA PHILOSOPHY

Yoga History,

Yoga Philosophy (Yoga Sutras & Bhagavad Gita & More),

Themes, chanting and other applications for teaching

 

Dates:
August 9-11
August 23-25

MODULE 5:

SEQUENCING & TEACHING SKILLS

 

Sequencing for class, workshops, retreats, trainings

Business of Yoga

Teaching techniques for asana, pranayama, meditation, etc.

 

Dates:
September 6-8
Sept 20-22

MODULE 6:

FINDING YOUR VOICE & UNIQUE OFFERINGS

 

Guest teachers will join to present different topics - kundalini yoga, chanting, yoga nidra, social justice & yoga

Nichol will lead the sections on chanting & yoga nidra

 

 

Dates:
Oct 4-6
Oct 18-20

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The Wisdom Building Method in Action 

 

The Wisdom Building Method Advanced Teacher Training program will introduce you to a unique and powerful model of transformative change. Nichol developed this unique curriculum during her time as a Garrison Institute Fellow. It is an evidence-based framework that guides individuals and groups through a process of developing inner wisdom through carefully curated practices within the yoga tradition and beyond.

 

AS A YOGA & MINDFULNESS EDUCATOR AND ARTIST, MY AIM IS TO GUIDE YOU TOWARD EMBODIED TRANSFORMATION THROUGH CREATIVE EXPRESSION.

 

This is about all of us building wisdom and becoming resilient together. By engaging with individual, relational, and collective practices, we have the ability to gain insight, compassion and wisdom.

 

THE ESSENCE OF THE WBM PROCESS:

Learning Together - Noesis: Through lecture, journaling and sharing, you will learn about the myriad topics and practices that are a part of the yoga tradition. The learning components will also draw upon Somatic Experiencing, Polyvagal Theory, and Interpersonal Neurobiology to inform and enhance your yoga practice and teaching.

Practicing Together - Gnosis:¬†Nichol will guide you through practices designed to give you a ‚Äúfelt sense‚ÄĚ of what you learned ‚Äď to embody the lessons through direct experience. ¬†

Creating Together - Aethetic Expression: In a supportive environment, you will create sequences and strategies for your own practice and teaching.

 

WHY WISDOM BUILDING?

Throughout millennia, some have described desirable human characteristics or gifts as immutable essences that are hard to train and require innate potential. In spite of this, empirical research has revealed that expert abilities, gifts or even wisdom are greatly influenced by the environment ‚Äď which suggests that leaders are not born, they are also made. In the paper Wisdom and how to cultivate it, Igor Grossman suggests, ‚ÄúThe emerging evidence begins to suggest that from a constructivist point of view, the potential for wise thinking emerged in the interaction of the person and their environment. It is up to us to realize this potential through the ways we view the self, the situation, and the world around us."

All this to say, my firm belief is that developing wise thinking is possible, and has a tremendously positive impact on your life. his is the essence of the yoga practice -- this is what we are doing together. BUILDING WISDOM. 

Megan Yee

Studying basic anatomy can be a tedious process, but Nichol managed to teach it in a more engaging way than many of my college professors. As a result, I retained more knowledge and actually enjoyed the process.

Natalie Teichmann

Nichol's classes are an exquisite blend of science, inspiration, creativity, structure, freedom and art. Nichol has a way of making each practice extremely accessible. Her style is rooted in science and a clear depth of knowledge in her field as well as a good dose of playfulness and lightheartedness. 

Sheila Thorne

Nichol’s expertise in anatomy, dance and yoga are infused in her class that goes beyond flow and sweat; it’s working the breath with movement. It made sense that after 25 years of yoga practice, she was the one I chose to do teacher training with. I was in student bliss. All the styles I’d practice, the yoga sutras, anatomy, everything brought seamlessly together. 

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$2,500 USD 

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$280 USD

per month for 10 months - total of $2,800

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