"Return to Yoga"
30 hour Online Intensive
With Josh Kramer
Sept 30th to Oct 15th 2023
30th Sept to 15th Oct, 2023 (2 weeks)
All classes & lectures may be recorded & available to view offline after.
Standard Package: US$499
Private Plus Package: US$899 (includes one-on-one online privates)
Bring purpose and structure to your Yoga practice!
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RETURN TO YOGA
30 Hour YACEP
Begin your transformational journey with Yoga. Join Josh live online for a month-long Yoga intensive course.
If you are looking to find purpose in your Yoga practice, if you see value in finding out how to bring structure to your practice, or if you need a spark of inspiration to help bring consistency to your Yoga, then this course is for you.
This is an online course combining both live-online sessions with Josh and pre-recoreded classes. If relevant to you, you will receive Yoga Alliance hours and a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) Certificate.
This is an amazing opportunity for you to delve deeper into your personal practice, and if you like, and take extra steps towards furthering your experience as a Yoga Teacher and practitioner.
* Optional 30-hour Yoga Alliance Certification (YACEP)
* Live online classes
- 60-90 minute live pranayama and asana practice on both days
- 60-90 minute live lectures/workshops/presentations/discussions
* Destination Yoga Course Manual
* pre-recorded classes for you to do and repeat at your pace
* 1-2 Hour Q&A Sessions
*This retreat and/or YACEP Intensive is open to all levels and abilities. We only ask that you are passionate about Yoga, and eager to learn!
2 WEEK INTENSIVE
Saturday Sept 30: 7:30am to 11am - Live Class with Josh, short break, Philosophy Lecture
Sunday Oct 1: 7:30am to 11am - Live class with Josh, short break, workshop
Monday Oct 2: Pre-recorded Asana practice
Tuesday Oct 3: 7:30am to 11am - Live Class with Josh, short break, Lecture/workshop
Wednesday Oct 4: 7:30am to 11am - Live Class with Josh, short break, Lecture/workshop
Thursday Oct 5: Pre-recorded Asana practice
Friday Oct 6: Pre-recorded Asana practice
Saturday Oct 7: 7:30am to 11am - Live Class with Josh, short break, Philosophy Lecture
Sunday Oct 8: 7:30am to 11am - Live class with Josh, short break, workshop
Monday Oct 9: Pre-recorded Asana practice
Tuesday Oct 10: 7:30am to 11am - Live Class with Josh, short break, Lecture/workshop
Wednesday Oct 11: 7:30am to 11am - Live Class with Josh, short break, Lecture/workshop
Thursday Oct 12: Pre-recorded Asana practice
Friday Oct 13: Pre-recorded Asana practice
*Please Note: Minor changes to specific scheduling may take place if needed.
Return to Yoga is for anyone looking to bring purpose and structure to their Yoga practice. In this modern era of Yoga, it can be hard to find a sense of purpose when most Yoga studios offer classes focusing more on hip-hop music and fast paced flows that pay no attention to alignment. Little if no education is given on the grounding philosophy of Yoga which is an essential part of your Yoga journey.
Return to Yoga will help you see with clarity not just the destination of Yoga, but the path you will travel to get there.
Let's break down whats included...
There are 2 weeks spanning the "live" portion of this course.
Each Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday we will begin with a 60-90 minute class. This will be a little bit of pranayama & meditation followed by a flow.
We will then take a short break and return for our 60-90 minute lecture/workshop/discussion on topics such as Yoga history, philosophy, refining your movements, posture clinics, inversion and arm balance workshops etc.
Live classes will be streamed via Zoom, or a similar such online platform. You will require stable internet connection and will be provided with access information after you are accepted into the course. If you cannot make any live sessions, they will be recorded and you will be able to view them on your own time.
In addition to live classes, Josh will pre-record several classes for you to practice and repeat during the week as part of the course. These may be repeated as many times as you like.
If you are also here for YACEP certification:
If you are looking to gain a 30 hour YACEP certificate, you will be awarded with your certificate and will be able to register it on Yoga Alliance. More details on this YACEP course will be outlined below.
I hope to see you soon.
The standard rate includes access to all live-online sessions via the streaming platform that will be announced at a later date. Additionally, you will have access to the pre-recorded classes to do at your own pace. Furthermore, if you miss any of the live-online classes, these will be recorded and made available to you to watch at your own pace.
The number of live participants will be capped to allow some room for Josh to engage with you and the other students as a group. Please note that this may not be speaking directly on the live stream, but rather you will have opportunities to send in questions for Josh to address.
The private package includes all of the aspects of the standard rate. In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to have 3 one-on-one private sessions with Josh to help you work on your personal practice, to offer personalized feedback and to supplement the course.
These sessions will be conducted on a video call at an agreed upon time that works for everyone involved.
Please note, the private package is limited to just 3 students.
WE WELCOME ALL
Everyone is welcome on this course. Regardless of your background, your age, or how "advanced" you think you are - you are welcome. We have had students in their teens and others in the 70's. My personal regret would be that you want to join, but decide not to because you think you aren't good enough or won't fit in. If you have any hesitations at all, please contact me directly. All that I ask is you are passionate about Yoga. Come join us!
Refine Your Vinyasa
30 hour continuing education
YACEP stands for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. YACEP is a credential that allows Yoga Teachers to demonstrate that they have completed continuing education courses that meet the standards set by Yoga Alliance
You will be invited to register your completion of this course on the Yoga Alliance website where your participation will be acknowledged.
Return to Yoga YACEP Components
Techniques, Training & Practice
16-20 hours of this course will be dedicated specifically to Asana and Pranayama. This will include practice as well as learning to refine your vinyasa and postures.
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics
You will be introduced to the history of Yoga, and the foundational elements of Yoga philosophy. Practicing and teaching Yoga without an understanding of its roots is possible, but you will miss out on the essence of the practice. This section is intended to give you a foundational introduction to Yoga History and Philosophy, and how you can fuse that understanding to give your practice purpose and meaning.
*Please note that the specific hours and content of each session may vary based on how Josh interprets the level and understanding of the group.
How do I know if I am advanced enough to joinPlease don't let this question stop you from applying. We welcome all levels - from people who have only ever practiced online, through to daily practitioners. You don't need to be able to do certain poses, you don't have to have a bendy back, or to be able to go upside down. The purpose of this training is to meet you where you are at in terms of your own level and ability. You will learn the tools and tricks to work with your own level. All that we ask is you are relatively fit because the days can be long, and passionate about deepening your knowledge of Yoga.
Am I too old or young to joinDon't be absurd! We welcome all ages with open arms. We have had students in their teens join, as well as others in their 70's. Age becomes an irrelevant factor, and you will find that you develop friendships with people irrespective of age. The only factor we ask you to consider, is your level of energy. Days are long and can be quite demanding. You are always welcome to take time to rest as you need it, but please keep this in mind.
I am scared to travel soloWe completely understand this concern! Once you arrive at the venue, you will feel completely looked after and it definitely won't feel like you are traveling solo anymore. That being said, taking the leap to travel from the comfort of your home to somewhere foreign like Bali can be quite scary. We are happy to work with you individually to help make sure you have taken all the right steps, and feel supported from your doorstep, to your Yoga mat. In certain instances, we may be able to connect you with other students traveling from your same location so that you have a travel buddy. We are also able to connect you with travel advisories to help you with booking any flights and transport.
I have particular dietary requirementsWe understand that many people have dietary requirements, and it can be a challenge to have meals outside of your home. Our trainings and retreats are catered by the host accommodation, and we will provide them with your dietary needs. We must ensure that you let us know in advance of any restrictions so that we can work with you on them.
Do you offer payment plansWe are happy to offer personalized payment plans to work with your needs. The only requirement is that you pay an initial deposit in order to secure your spot on the training/retreat. Send us a message and ask us about a payment plan to suit you.
What certification will I getUpon successful completion of the training, you will receive a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certificate. This is valid throughout the world, and it will be up to you if you choose to register yourself on Yoga Alliance which will incur an additional fee. This is optional as certain employers may require you to register. There will be additional requirements after the training is complete that you will be invited to undertake. If you complete these successfully, you will be eligible for an additional Destination Yoga Method (DYM) certification. This is not affiliated with Yoga Alliance and is a stand-alone certificate to demonstrate your level of teaching proficiency under the Destination Yoga teaching method.
How many people are on the trainingUnless otherwise specified, we tend to limit our training capacity to between 15-22 students. This is done intentionally to ensure a high standard of quality and to ensure you are able to receive adequate attention from the lead teacher without being lost in the crowd.
What can I do to prepare for a trainingKeep practicing! We recommend that you practice with Josh online to familiarize yourself with his teaching style. Having an established regular practice will help you get used to the regular practice on the training. In terms of study, we do not expect you to have any base level knowledge of Yoga philosophy, history etc. This will all be taught to you during the course.
How often do we practiceOn trainings, we do an Asana practice twice daily - once in the morning, and once in the evening. In addition to this, throughout the day you will often be moving as you practice teach, study anatomy etc. It is very normal that during the training your body will feel exhausted. You are invited to "observe" sessions if you feel like you need a break from the movement.