Ayurveda Training Paths:
Designed for all students who desire an understanding of Ayurveda that emphasizes self-study and integration for the purpose of experiencing a greater quality of life on a daily basis. The student has the opportunity to move through three Kramas (stages/levels) of training. Read more on our Ayurveda page or in our Curriculum Manual, beginning on page 22. (see any teacher at the studio for a Curriculum Manual)
Mind/Body Training Courses:
Designed for those students who would like to add more understanding of the philosophy of yoga and the connection between mind and body outside of a formal training path. The student has the opportunity to choose from eight different courses; within each series the courses may be taken in any order. Read more in our Curriculum Manual, beginning on page 8. (see any teacher at the studio for a Curriculum Manual)
Formal Training Paths:
Designed for a student who feels a deep desire to progress through the levels of Warrior, Scholar, and Sage. Rasa Yoga offers four levels of training, which exceed the Yoga Alliance certification standards and qualify the successful graduate to teach skillfully. More details and actual hours of instruction are listed below.
Virarupa I: An ongoing series of workshops and assignments that can be completed within approximately 9 months to 2 years. Actual hours of study (contact hours, non-contact hours, and practicum hours) total approximately 400. Exceeds the Yoga Alliance first level training standards and qualify you for Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 200 status.* Go to our Virarupa I page to learn more.
Virarupa II: An ongoing series of workshops and assignments that can be completed within approximately 1-2 years. Actual hours of study (contact hours, non-contact hours, and practicum hours) total approximately 650. Exceeds the Yoga Alliance second level training standards and qualify you for RYT 500 status.* Go to our Virarupa II page to learn more.
Achryarupa: Encompasses the Virarupa I and Virarupa II programs and provides the student with a full path from the beginning of study to RYT 500. Actual hours of study (contact hours, non-contact hours, and practicum hours) total approximately 1,050. Exceeds the Yoga Alliance second level training standards and qualify you for RYT 500 status.* Go to our Achryarupa page to learn more.
Guruparampara: For students who have completed Virarupa II or Achryarupa. Includes very individualized continued study and teaching (group, individual, and workshop style) with ongoing mentoring. The focus of this program is to transform knowledge into wisdom and service - assisting the student in taking the information understood and applying it to become a professional level teacher, including teaching other teachers. Provides opportunity to reach Experienced-RYT (E-RYT) 200 recognition through Yoga Alliance.* Go to our Guruparampara page to learn more.
*For more on Yoga Alliance Registry, go to www.yogaalliance.org
We represent integrity and unity. This is experienced through many different schools of yoga. The faculty at Rasa Yoga are not selected based on which school of yoga they come from but rather on their level of devotion to personal practice; commitment to personal growth through study, enthusiasm, living yoga (particularly the first two limbs); and the needs of the studio.
"There must come a new renaissance reaching much deeper than the one which led us out of the middle ages, a great renaissance when humanity will find that ethical values are the highest truth and the most useful value. This will liberate the human race from the senseless reality in which it is now vegetating." - Albert Schweitzer
The Rasa Yoga School of Yoga & Ayurveda offers several opportunities to study in depth and is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) through Yoga Alliance. Students are encouraged to seek guidance from a Wellness Concierge to assist in determining the most beneficial path for them. Once you decide to move beyond general classes, you may step onto one of our defined paths designed for the results you are seeking. Our structure is arranged in three main paths, listed below and described in more detail in the following sections. Paths are synergistic; the figure below illustrates possible progressions into increasing depth of study and practice. Our students have found that as they move along the path, their results increase exponentially rather than linearly.