Workshop

Yoga Service Teacher Certification

With the Yoga Service Council

May 05 - May 12 2019 Rhinebeck, NY
Join the Yoga Service Council for its first Yoga Service Certification Training to learn appropriate skills for teaching in diverse communities and service settings.

Yoga teachers and yoga trainers may be accustomed to sharing yoga in private, gym, and studio settings, but many feel unprepared to offer yoga in schools, shelters, hospitals, refugee service centers, and other social service environments. To address the need for yoga teachers and trainers to receive proper training in yoga service, and to ensure that high-quality yoga is available to diverse communities in service settings, the Yoga Service Council offers its first Yoga Service Teacher Certification (YSTC) program this year.

This 80-hour program includes a 60-hour, week-long training intensive on the Omega campus, followed by 20 hours of optional, interactive virtual learning. The intensive portion of the training at Omega includes a day-long self-care retreat, as active wellness is essential to our cocreation of a healthy learning experience.

The YSTC program addresses the specifics of appropriate yoga service and trauma-informed yoga, as well as studying the physical, sexual, mental, emotional, historical, and cultural traumas and their effects on the lives of those dealing with poverty, homelessness, dysfunction, addiction, and incarceration. Key topic areas of study also include specialized yoga techniques, teaching methodology, anatomy to specifically work with individuals who have experienced trauma via the physical and energetic bodies, and a practicum spent observing another teacher lead a yoga service class. We also examine yoga philosophy and ethics, aspects of trauma and cultural sensitivity and diversity, and disparities based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and sexual identification, culture, and socioeconomics.

More Information

Teachers are subject to change.

Schedule

Please note that there is a special schedule for this course. The tentative schedule below is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty. The final schedule will be available upon arrival.

SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
 
MONDAY
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m Workshop
1:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Workshop
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Workshop
 
TUESDAY
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m Workshop
1:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Workshop
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m Workshop
1:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Workshop
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Workshop
 
THURSDAY
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m Workshop
1:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Workshop
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Workshop
 
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m Workshop
1:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Workshop
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Workshop
 
SATURDAY
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m Workshop
1:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Workshop
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Workshop
 
SUNDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon No formal workshop hours
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The Children's Program will not be available for this workshop.

Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Meet the Teachers

  • Pamela Stokes Eggleston, MBA, E-RYT 500, is coexecutive director of the Yoga Service Council. She ...
  • Jacoby Ballard, a social justice educator and writer, has been teaching yoga for 15 years. He cof ...
  • Amina Naru, coexecutive director of the Yoga Service Council (YSC), is the owner of Posh Yoga in ...
  • Mark Lilly, director of Insight Communication, is founder and president of Street Yoga, a no ...
  • Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT, is a leading voice in the children’s yoga and mindfulne ...
  • Marlysa Sullivan, MPT, E-RYT 500, is a physical therapist and yoga therapist. With a deep ...
  • Susanna Barkataki is a teacher, inclusivity promoter, and yoga culture advocate. She believes in ...
  • Danielle Rousseau, PhD, LMHC, a licensed therapist and certified yoga teacher, i ...

Tuition & Fees

Title Price

Yoga Service Council

$1,400
regular
$1,500

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.

Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).

TYPE Rate - 7 Nights

Camping

1 pre-assigned campsite. Bathhouse nearby. Bring your own tent and all appropriate camping gear. Stoves, campfires, and recreational vehicles are not allowed on campus.

$ 693.00

Tent Cabin Double

Shared Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Register with a companion.

$ 826.00

Dorm Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Hall bath shared by 5-to-12 guests. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Pillow and blanket provided. You may rent sheets and towels for a small fee, or bring your own. Dorms are generally single gender, but may be coed.

$ 1106.00

Tent Cabin Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Reserve as a private room.

$ 1050.00

B Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1211.00

A Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 1365.00

A Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1491.00

A Double Deluxe

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1680.00

A Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 1918.00

B Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 1211.00

B Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 1764.00

The commuter fee includes the benefits of our unique All-Inclusive Stay, without the cost of accommodations. A list of Local Hotels and Inns is available.

1 Night/Per Person Rates

Friday or Saturday Sunday-Thursday 7-Night Stay
$ 55.00 $ 45.00 $ 40.00

Rhinebeck Campus

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.

Refunds are available (less a $55 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $55 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.

No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

 

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Continuing Education

Certificate of Attendance $ 25.00

Credit Hours: 60

YA - Yoga Teachers $ 50.00

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