News from the Professional Trainings Office
by Tresca Weinstein
Next Level of Advanced Training in Development
Dean of Yoga Devarshi Steven Hartman, Professional Trainings Director Holly McCormack, and senior Kripalu teacher trainers are currently designing the next level of advanced Kripalu Yoga teacher training, to be launched in 2011. “As the health-care industry begins to recognize the importance of complementary and preventative care, it’s more and more important for professionals in the field to increase their training,” McCormack says.
Yoga Internship Program Underway
Yoga teachers who want to further their education and live a yogic lifestyle while supporting the Kripalu School of Yoga now have the option of enrolling in the KSY’s two-year internship program. Dean of Yoga Devarshi Steven Hartman calls the internship positions “a full-out immersion in everything it takes to create and run yoga certification programs.” For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
School of Massage Looks Toward Addressing Changing State Requirements
With the Massachusetts state licensing requirement for massage therapists increasing from 500 to 650 hours of training, with constraints on curriculum that excludes yoga and energy work, the Kripalu School of Massage (KSM) is reformatting its programming in the coming year. In lieu of 200- and 500-hour training programs, KSM faculty are currently designing weekend and week-long Kripalu Bodywork trainings for 2010, targeted to professionals within the healing arts field who are seeking CE credits as well as the general public.
School of Ayurveda Graduates Third Class and Prepares to Launch KSA 5
The Kripalu School of Ayurveda (KSA) graduated 32 certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultants in June. Fifty students are currently enrolled in the KSA’s fourth training group, and another 50 have applied for the KSA5 class. For information on the Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist training, available to certified (200-hour minimum) yoga teachers, click here.
Institute of Extraordinary Living formulates Kripalu Standardized Curriculum
The Institute of Extraordinary Living (IEL) and senior Kripalu faculty have formulated a Kripalu Standardized Curriculum (KSC), which will facilitate more efficient and accurate scientific research on the effects of yoga. The KSC will be finalized over the next year and may eventually be presented as a regular program at Kripalu.
Congratulations to our recent graduates of 500-hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training!