3 DAY YOGA TEACHER INTENSIVE

SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2024

Join us for this in-depth exploration of what it means to be a teacher while learning skills to be an even better teacher. Besides the standard adjustments to asanas, we also delve into yoga philosophy, and chanting, and explore these questions: What is my role as a teacher? How can I best serve the community in which I teach? How can I keep my teachings authentic?

We will learn the answers to these questions and much more as we deepen our own practices and understanding of ourselves. Each day we leave 30 minutes for open discussion at the end to share and connect in a community.

Through the weekend we will practice Morning Mysore, Yoga Sutra Chanting, Discussing Yoga Philosophy concepts and the Mind, Learn how to assess and Safely adjust students and learn dhāranā practices, sharing ways to concentrate or hold the mind still. As it is only from the place of silence, can we hear clearly.

FRIDAY 09.13.2024

7:00-8:00 am
Pranayama & Chanting

8:00-9:30 am
Morning Mysore

11:00-12:30 pm
MY ROLE AS A TEACHER

Delving into the traditional concepts in a modern world. Uncovering how to be a “good” teacher. Learning to observe my actions and others with curiosity and compassion. The yama / niyamas in action.

1:00-3:00 pm
ADJUSTMENT CLINIC PART 1

Basic Anatomy, Postures and Functions, Assessing and Injury.
Flexion / Pascimatānā Postures – Forward Folds
Extension / Purvatāna Postures – Back bending
Understanding the correct application of yoga to ourselves and our students.

4:00-4:30 pm
PRATYAHARA / DHARANA PRACTICE

Learning techniques/practices to move inwards

SATURDAY 09.14.2024

7:00-8:00 am
Pranayama & Chanting

8:00-9:30 am
Morning Mysore

11:00-12:30 pm
ADJUSTMENT CLINIC PART 2

  • Hands-on Adjustments and Verbal Cues
  • Lateral flexion- Parśva
  • Twist – Parivrtti
  • Exploring Our Presence in the Room and How to Safely Adjust Students.

1:00-3:00pm
ADJUSTMENT CLINIC PART 3

Hands-on Adjustments Practice– Working with Trauma Basics.
Learning our limits and when to send the student to someone else.
How the use of Ayurveda, Mantra, Pranayama, Lifestyle and Diet changes to create individual balance.

4:00-4:30 pm
PRATYAHARA / DHARANA PRACTICE

Learning techniques/practices to move inwards

SUNDAY 09.15.2024

7-8 am
Pranayama & Chanting

8-9:30 am
Mysore style

11 am-12:30 pm
KEY CONCEPTS OF THE YOGA SUTRAS

Understanding the Primary Purpose of Yoga- Incorporating ideas from Samkya and Yoga Philosophy. Realizing how these Ancient teachings are still very relevant in today’s modern world.

1:00-2:30 pm
VEDIC CHANTING

Clearing up the misconceptions. What does it mean to chant, why we do it, religiousness in chanting, who can chant and its purpose? And of course, we will chant a few sholkas together.

2:30-3:00 pm
Open Discussion

3-3:30 pm

PRATYAHARA / DHARANA PRACTICE

Moving inwards & closing

 

DAILY MORNING ROUTINE:

*PRANAYAMA & CHANTING – 45 MINS (Before each class)

A brief introduction to Pranayama as taught by O.P. Tiwariij followed by of stotrams and mantras to invoke the divine.

*MYSORE STYLE CLASSES

Moving through your personal ashtanga sequence, guiding you with tips and ideas to create ease and ensuring safety & longevity of your practice. Tara is fluent in Ashtanga through 2nd series and into 3rd Series and can guide you safely and playfully through your practice. She is also a Yoga Therapist and can help modify to create ease, restore or relieve depending on the condition.

BIO

Tara has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. Having lived in India, born to an Indian father and a Canadian Mother she bridges the gap between the East and West helping to share these complex ideas with accessibility. She practiced under Tim Miller, Sharath Jois and Saraswathi Jois. (Authorized Lvl2) Tara apprenticed with certified teachers for 6 years and full-time with R. Saraswathi Jois for 4 of those years in her busy Mysore shala, where she assisted 1000’s of students during this time. She studies Philosophy (Samkya, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharata, and Vedic Chanting) with Dr. Vigneshwar Bhat, Yoga Sutras with Raghu Ananthanarayanan, Vedic Chanting with Sujaya Issac and Pranayama with Sri OP Tiwari.

Tara is also a Certified Yoga Therapist in the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya. Her interest in yoga therapy is to help heal others from injuries and imbalances and she has helped many students return to health and stability in the body and mind. She specializes in Trauma, Stress and Anxiety. Tara continually studies Yoga as a Therapy, Yoga Texts and Vedic Chanting in the Traditional method and is a longtime Vipassana meditator. Her curiosity and passion for understanding the mind and body led her to study psychology (1993) and nutrition (1999).

Tara believes that to be a good teacher, one must be a good student. Therefore, she continuously expands her knowledge of yoga sutras, Ayurveda and healing through Sound and Vedas. She teaches in a traditional yet playful manner, incorporating the teachings of her teachers.

Tara Mitra
Inspiring Personal Transformation
Yoga Therapist, Chanting Teacher, Ashtanga Lvl 2
taramitrayoga.com


Dates: 09.13-09.15.2024

Investment: $350