2019 Course for Transformation and Yoga Teacher Training

Course Description

Since my graduation from medical school in 1979, I have been integrating yoga into my medical practice. I understand on a deep level how yoga can be used to heal mind, body, and spirit. It is my mission in life to bring yoga into health care. I started my first teacher training program in 2008 and have found it to be an amazing process as I watch students transform themselves into insightful and beautiful teachers. I have also witness remarkable personal transformations. As students deepen their understanding of yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology (both eastern and western), diet and nutrition, the mind and meditation, as well as develop new connections with people, and are supported by a group energy, they re-discover themselves. They find their hidden talents and boost their self-esteem. Many people go through life feeling unfulfilled, but lack the knowledge or courage to do something different. Empowered by wisdom and infused with a deeper connection to one’s purpose in life, I have seen many people go through a metamorphosis and become a happier, healthier human being.


For students that want to become yoga teachers, I will be passing on the knowledge I have gained over the past 40 years of teaching yoga to all kinds of people, both healthy as well as those who have sought out my care because they are sick. I will be integrating many styles of yoga, as all traditions of yoga are valuable, but some work better for specific problems. For example, restorative yoga is good for people who have chronic fatigue or arthritis while kundalini may be better for someone seeking a more spiritual approach to yoga. Hatha yoga can give students a firm foundation on body alignment but may lack an emphasis on core strengthening and meditation. We will also be integrating two other teachers in this training program to round out topics where I lack expertise. Shanti Nolan will cover topics such as Yoga philosophy and the Sutras as she has a much deeper background in these areas. Kevin Sapp will cover areas such as the mind and meditation as he has a background in behavioral medicine.


This 200-hour course will satisfy the prerequisite required for those who wish to continue on with yoga therapy training. Yoga therapy training entails another 300 hour training followed by a 500 hour training with a preceptorship. Yoga therapy, a new and rapidly developing profession, is blazing the trail to integrate yoga modalities into a variety of health care settings, such as pain management, rehabilitation of back and joint pain, treatment of hypertension and heart disease, anxiety and depression, diabetes and weight management, and many more chronic health problems. We are delighted to be a part of this exciting opportunity to expand and upgrade healthcare. We hope you will join us!

Course Dates & Times

January 2019

12 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Saturday

13 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Sunday

18 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Friday 

19 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Saturday

26 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Saturday

February 2019

09 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Saturday

10 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Sunday

15 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Friday

16 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Saturday

23 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Saturday

March 2019

09 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Saturday

10 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Sunday

15 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Friday

16 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Saturday

23 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Saturday

April 2019

13 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Saturday

14 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Sunday

19 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Friday

20 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Saturday

27 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Saturday

May 2019

18 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Saturday

19 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Sunday

25 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Saturday

31 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Friday

June 2019

01 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Saturday

08 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Saturday

09 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Sunday

15 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Saturday

21 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Friday

22 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Saturday

July 2019

13 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Saturday

14 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Sunday

19 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Friday 

20 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Saturday

27 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Saturday

Course Curriculum

• Yoga Philosophy

• Ancient Anatomy System

• The Mind & Meditation

• Ancient Medicine & the Organ System

• Ayurvedic Diet & Nutrition

• How To Structure & Modify A Class

• Yoga As Treatment For Common Illnesses

• How To Teach Private Yoga

• Humanology & Spiritual Development

• Advanced Pranayama & Meditations

• The Science of Sound – Mantras

• Postures & Exercises


Tuition & Fees

Early Bird Pricing


Pay in Full before December 1, 2018: $3000.   Cash Price Option
$500.00 non-refundable deposit with cash or check to reserve your space in the training.
Balance of $2500.00 paid on/before September 1, 2018 with cash or check.

Pay in Full before December 1, 2018: $3075.  Credit Card Option
$500.00 non-refundable deposit with a credit card to reserve your space in the training.
Balance of $2575.00 paid on/before September 1, 2018

Payment Plan before December 1, 2018: $3200.  Cash, Check, or Credit Card
$500.00 non-refundable deposit due by December 1, 2018. Balance of $2700 paid in 6 monthly auto-payments of $450.00 each.
Auto-Payments processed on the 10th  of each month starting January 10, 2018 –June 10, 2019


Regular Pricing

 

Payment Plan before by January 1, 2019 space permitting:  $3350
Balance of $3350 paid in full by cash, check, or credit card. 

Payment Plan after December 1, 2018:  $3425

$500.00 non-refundable deposit due by January 1, 2019.Paid in 6 month auto-payments of $487.50 each month.
Auto-payments processed on the 10th of each month starting January 10, 2019 – June 10, 2019

Cancellations/Withdrawals
To withdraw from the course before it begins, we must receive your request in writing before January 12, 2019.  You will be eligible for a refund minus the non-refundable deposit of $500.00

Your tuition covers course fees.  There will be a recommended book list that will be in your welcoming packet.  Additional hours outside of Raja Yoga are not included in the tuition.


Teacher Bios

Dr. Kari Rollins

Dr. Kari Rollins graduated from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1979.  Following her internship she realized her passion was using health education as a key to preventing illness. In 1981 she returned to UNT to join the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. and was part of a program called "Personal Wellness". This program was intended to teach medical students how to be healthy so they would become better role models for their patients. As part of that program she began teaching yoga to students, staff, and the general public. In 1982 she combined her medical practice of integrative medicine with her yoga school and opened The Wellness Center.


Dr. Rollins has studied many styles of yoga and meditation including Iyengar, Kripalue, Vinyasa, restorative, Kriya yoga and Kundalini. She uses yoga in her practice of medicine for many health problems including back pain, fibromyalgia, hypertension, weight loss, emphysema, asthma, depression, insomnia, and many other illnesses. She is highly skilled in using yoga to treat back and joint pain and understands how to adapt yoga poses to each student's needs and level of skill.

Kevin Sapp

Kevin Sapp has been practicing Kundalini Yoga for over 6 years and training under Dr. Rollins for the last 3 years. He has completed over 450 hours of training and is an E-RYT 200 and KRI certified instructor.  He has over 1000 hours of teaching experience and is co-owner of Raja Yoga.

Shanti Nolen

Shanti Nolen RYT 500, has been a yoga practitioner for over 16 years. She received her 200 hour training in Ashtanga Yoga in 2008 and finished her 500 hour training at the Himalayan Institute specializing in hatha yoga, meditation & philosophy, and yoga as a healing art. Shanti has a degree in cultural anthropology and has spent time in India studying the culture of yoga and spirituality, and has been a licensed massage therapist for 14 years. She is a co-founder and instructor for Trinity Yoga Teacher Training Program as well as a visiting instructor for Yana Shala Yoga Teacher Training. She loves making yoga practical to everyday living, teaching more in depth understanding of the practice, and also sharing her enthusiasm and joy with children in the FlyKids yoga classes.