The Kind Yoga 500 Hour Certification is designed for yoga teachers already certified at the 200-hour level. The 500 hour certification entails 300 additional hours beyond your 200 hour certification. Kind Yoga is a Yoga Alliance Registered School.

This advanced training is designed to encourage your personal yoga practice as well as improve your skills in teaching. This training is accessible to teachers of all ages, body types, and yoga backgrounds. The Kind Yoga School provides its students with many opportunities to learn and teach Hatha Yoga in a supportive environment – both the theory and the practice of asana (poses), pranayama (yogic breathing), mindfulness and meditation. At the foundation, our underlying emphasis is on the eight limbed system explored in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. We create a learning community of peers to study with.

The curriculum is offered over the course of four years, in four 75 hour modules to allow integration of the information and learning into your own practice and teaching.  These modules can be taken in any order.  Each module provides 75 hours of instruction and some self study, it is designed to advance your practice, teaching skills, and repertoire. This spring, 2 modules are  offered: 1 ~ Mindfulness and Meditation April and 3 ~ Sustainable Yoga March 29 You may choose to take one or both. They will take place alternate Wednesday evenings and complement each other if you choose to take both. (Modules don’t need to be sequential, they are not “levels”, you may start your training at module 3 and 1 in 2017) Kind Yoga Teacher Training is easy to fit into your busy life and teaching schedule – all modules can be taken one or 2 at a time – The 500 KYS training takes approx. 3 years to complete – this is designed so you can truly digest and integrate your learning and get personally mentored along the way.

The modules are listed below:

“The best training I have ever attended. I have attended a lot of programs for my CEUs and personal growth, educational needs. BUT this Program and the Teacher will touch your Mind, Body & Spirit like no other. This Program and the techniques Diane utilizes as she teaches creates a shift from within each individual. Your journey is about to go on a path you can not miss. The experience and education you will leave with, will be with your for the rest of your life, and you will share this with all you meet from that moment on. What a life learning shift to gift yourself. Do not let the class title keep you from this experience waiting for you. If you never teach yoga,( and who is to say you never will ?) what you learn about YOURSELF in this program is life shifting…..” Kathleen Viola. May your Journey begin here.

Kind Yoga 500 Professional Certification 4 Modules:

NOW *Module One: An immersion into the practices of Mindfulness and Meditation – April 2017 – Deepen your practice and learn to teach Mindfulness, Meditation and Pranayama. The course “Create your own Mindfulness and Meditation Practice” will be offered beginning April 5, 2017. This class will meet 2 Wednesday Evenings per Month, 6:30-8:30 PM, continuing through end of July 2017. In addition there is a Saturday retreat mid July, 1-5pm. Book: Luminous Mind: Meditation and Mind Fitness”, J. & M. Levey

2nd part of this module is Mindfulness and Meditation teacher training which continues in Sept. 2017 and completes Jan. 2018. Dates TBA Offered 2 Wednesday eves per month.  Mentoring offered. The mindfulness and meditation training is also open to students as a stand alone certification. (Permission of instructor necessary, with a regular mindfulness practice.)  Includes Mindfulness and Meditation Manual. Dates: Alt. Wed. TBA

NOW *Module Three: Sustainable Yoga and Community – Making a transformational difference in your world – March 29, 2017  Sustainable Kind Yoga – yoga as part of the world, the practice of kindness and compassion, caring for yourself and the environment, mindful eating, living with compassion for all beings, your walk exemplifies your yoga. We will also be refining, reviewing and deepening our understanding and application of 40 yoga postures. – This class will meet 2 Wednesday Evenings per Month, 6:30-8:30 PM, continuing through end of July 2017. In addition there is a Saturday retreat June, 1-5pm.   2nd part of this module continues in Sept. 2017 and completes Jan. 2018. Dates TBA Offered 2 Wednesday eves per month. Muselan’s Guide-to-yoga-poses By Laura Erdman-Luntz,  Jill Barber

Module Four: Exploring the Energy Body: Koshas, Chakras, PranayamaMarch 2019  How the practice of yoga strengthens the luminous body. Exploring our energy sources and sustainability in depth. Also Specific Concerns – PTSD awareness, Therapeutic Approaches to Yoga, Restorative yoga- including yoga in pool or ocean, Providing Yoga to Specific Communities (some are optional – your choice of 3)– examples may include law enforcement professionals, seniors, teens, teachers, Yoga for people with a variety of disabilities which includes but is not limited to the following: intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, blindness, deafness, and traumatic/acquire brain injuries. Yoga for Special Populations – your choice of independent interest project. Alternate Wed Eves 6:30-8:30 pm -April  Listed below.
A few of the special Saturdays offered:
 Sat – 1-4:30 Teaching yoga for teens – insight into understanding teens and creating fun and challenging yoga classes for teens from 13-17, With experienced yoga teachers Ingrid Jaeger,  and Diane Kovanda, Stefanie Toner Patterson will share about teaching yoga to teens with special needs.
Sat 1-4:30 Teaching yoga for special populations with disabilities – Yoga for people with a variety of disabilities which includes but is not limited to the following: intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, blindness, deafness, and traumatic/acquired brain injuries. With Experienced yoga teachers Michele Sheridan and Linda Dias
Sat – 1-4:30  Teaching yoga for seniors – understanding the aging process, cultivating and communicating deep respect for our elders and modifying yet creating challenging yoga classes for people over 65, (yoga in chairs – highlighted) With experienced yoga teachers Linda Harmon, Bettina Brown, Margaret Moore, Diane Kovanda
Sat 1-4:30Teaching Yoga for Special Populations (b)  Sat. 1-4:30 – Come join Megha, Nancy Buttenheim, founding director of Let Your Yoga Dance for Special Populations, in a mini training that will move your heart as well as your body, your mind as well as your spirit. Megha, a 29 year teacher trainer at Kripalu Center, has been teaching people with Parkinson’s, the elderly, people with Alzheimer’s, MS, and people with all kinds of physical issues, etc. for the last nine years. In this workshop, you will learn new skills in teaching people who need to sit in chairs, who have physical issues that might make them feel marginalized. We dance our yoga  under the umbrella of the Buddhist practice, Uppeka, Equanimity. You will be given easy to learn moving yoga patterns and the name of every song, singer, and album played will be shared on a subsequent email so that you can have it stored safely in your computer.

Module Two: Free your Authentic Self in your yoga practice and teaching – 2010 – Taking your teaching to the next level. You will have the opportunity to explore more freedom around your own style of teaching. You will receive personal coaching and constructive guidance on your teaching of yoga. The use of journaling and diving deeply into the eight limbed path will accompany you on this compassionate journey of radical self discovery. Your results will be authentic and genuine yoga teaching – connecting with your students and your own yoga practice.

The Kind Yoga 500 Hour Certification is designed for yoga teachers already certified at the 200-hour level. The 500 hour certification entails 300 additional hours beyond your 200 hour certification.
The curriculum is offered over the course of three or four years, in four 75 hour modules to allow integration of the information and learning into your own practice and teaching.  These modules can be taken in any order, as they are offered.  Each module provides 75 hours of class/mentoring and individual practice and is designed to advance your practice, teaching skills, and repertoire. Each spring, 2 modules will be offered: 1 ~Mindfulness and Meditation each year, and module 2, 3, or 4. You may choose to take one or both. Classes will take place Wednesday evenings beginning each April and May  –
*if you would like a faster track and complete the 500 sooner, you may take modules 1 and 4 this year, (the timing is every Wednesday evening). Contact Diane. Modules are offered once a year – 75 hours each April-July then Nov-Feb (we take August off – this is your personal practice time) – cost $895.00 for each full module – prepay by March  1 – $800 Contact Diane for Modules available this spring.   508-776-1990  diane@kindyoga.com Our Saturdays intensives will be held at Centerville yoga and Wellness. Our Wed Eve location will be Osterville fitness, and mid Cape area when CYW or OF space is not available.
Early Bird saving!! Save $95 when you prepay an entire module $895  > $800 today.
Tear off and register for 500 Hour Kind Yoga Teacher Training:

Name ______________________________________ email _________________________________________

Phone Number __________________ Address ____________________City______________Zip____________
Name of 200 Hour Training you have completed__________________________________________________
offered this year Check one or both: Module 1 Mindfulness and Meditation Practices ______ Module 4 Chakras, Koshas, Yoga for Special Concerns and Populations _____
Payment (check or C.Card) Enclosed $895 for one module April – Feb . Save $95    $800___________________
Register to hold your space in a module – Payment for half of first module April-July $450  _________________
Make Check to Kind Yoga, send to 238 White Oak Trail, Centerville, MA 02632