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Eastwest Yoga Associate
Eastwest Yoga Specialization
Eastwest Somatics is a Registered Yoga School
with Yoga Alliance
Sondra Fraleigh, director of the yoga certification program, is E-RYT 2000,
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance at the advanced level with a minimum 1000 hours of teaching before 2002 and a minimum
of 1000 hours since then.
Catherine Schaeffer, director of our yoga program is E-RYT 500
and a yoga continuing education teacher through Yoga Alliance
Eastwest Somatics offers two separate segments of yoga training, permitting trainees to receive certificates after the first 200 hours and again after the 300 hours of advanced training. Trainees who complete both RYT 200 and RYT 300 programs can register as a RYT 500. This is Shin Somatics Yoga 500 Certificate, as described below. For Yoga Alliance, see: www.yogaalliance.org
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Eastwest Yoga Associate program with YA: Shin Somatics Yoga Certification
RYT 200 with Eastwest Somatics and Yoga Alliance (Registered Yoga Teacher with at least 200 hours of training) The certificate for RYT 200 also qualifies students as - Shin Somatics Yoga 200 Teacher.
Summary of study at Eastwest: 5 levels of study, student teaching, experiential yoga anatomy project. (Each level of study represents one 5-day workshop). See breakdown below.
Shin Somatics Yoga 200 Certificate: Eastwest Associate Yoga Program with YA
Shin Somatics® yoga registration and Yoga Alliance 200 requires 5 levels of study. at Eastwest as outlined below:
180 Contact hrs. (Each level of study is 36 Contact hrs.)
20 hrs of student teaching
Total of 200 Hours.
Extra 130 hrs of Independent Study (26 hrs. Independent study for each of 5 levels). This can be reading, hands-on work, informal teaching. Hand-in assignment on Yoga Anatomy is required.
Total 330 hours
Eastwest students can apply for RYT 200 and Shin Somatics Yoga Teacher after level 5.
The 200 hour certification option is oriented toward fulfilling Yoga Alliance requirements for those who wish to specialize and Register in Yoga after five levels of study at Eastwest. This option does not qualify graduates for Teaching Through Touch, Shin Somatics Hands-on Therapy, or for Certification through ISMETA.
Special Features of Yoga 500 and Shin Somatics Certification
Shin Somatics Yoga 500 Certificate (200 + 300 hrs.)
This certificate requires eight levels of study and an experiential anatomy project. Level 8 is a course in teaching metholodology and practice. At this level, students become workshop mentors. Yoga 500 is through Eastwest and Yoga Alliance. Students who complete Level 8 can be certified through Eastwest, ISMETA and Yoga Alliance. This certificate represents about 300 contact hours, background studies as listed at the top of the page, independent studies and case study. This level of study includes Yoga Restore Bodywork.
TUITION SUMMARY SHIN SOMATICS®, YOGA 500 (RYT 500) YOGA 200 (RYT 200)
Five-Day Workshops: Shin Somatics and Yoga, $886 each. Retreats priced separately. Eight levels plus a project on applied anatomy are required for Yoga 500. Five Levels plus a project on applied anatomy are required for Yoga 200. Applied anatomy project is completed during Yoga 200 at Level 5.
Retreats priced separately. Prices my vary for each workshop/retreat location. Location links on the home page under Workshops.
Schedule of Payments:
Payments should be made at least 4 weeks prior. Early-Bird Discounts of $48 apply, 6 weeks in advance.
Payment plans over time can be arranged.
*Inquire about becoming E-RYT, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher through Eastwest and Yoga Alliance. This provides elegibility for becoming a teacher/trainer in certifying yoga teachers through Eastwest and Yoga Alliance.
eastwest yoga Specialization: Shin Somatics Yoga Teacher Training with YA
New yoga 200 training on Zoom with flexible home study
Shin Somatics Yoga 200 Certificate: Eastwest Yoga Specialization with Yoga Alliance
Registered Yoga Teacher with at least 200 hours of training.
Summary of hours:
180 Contact hrs.
20 hrs of student teaching
Total of 200 Hours.
This program emphasizes several somatic forms: Land to Water Yoga, Adaptive Chair Yoga, and the challenges of Soma Flow Yoga as conceived through somatic educational principles and therapeutic processes. It also includes the study of restorative yoga for trauma, yoga teaching methods, somatic leadership and interpersonal communication. Program teaches Yoga Techniques and Philosophy, as well as Experiential Yoga Anatomy. This program concentrates on yoga and provides student teaching opportunities
This concentrated program leads to RYT 200 with Eastwest Somatics and Yoga Alliance (Registered Yoga Teacher with at least 200 hours of training) The certificate for RYT 200 also qualifies students as - Shin Somatics Yoga 200 Teacher.
TUITION: $1500 for each 100 hrs.
Total Tuition $3000. Payment plans available.
Eastwest graduates in this specialized program for yoga can apply for RYT 200 and Shin Somatics Yoga Teacher after completion of the program.
The 200 hour certification option is oriented toward fulfilling Yoga Alliance requirements for those who wish to specialize and Register in Somatic Yoga. This option does not qualify graduates for Teaching Through Touch, Shin Somatics Hands-on Therapy, Yoga Restore Bodywork, or for Certification through ISMETA.