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Essence of an SYI Facilitator Teacher Training Course Overview
School Yoga Institute offers a Facilitator Teacher Training course that has been uniquely designed for those who have their own long-term personal yogic and spiritual practices and are called to share their gifts of knowledge and experience with other like-minded, light seeking individuals. This course is built for individuals seeking to step into their divine power by teaching the way of yoga and shamanism and helping to heal this world one individual at a time. If you are called to share your authentic wisdom and insights with other spiritual aspirants and develop your practice and facilitation abilities, this course is for you.
This course will empower inspired teachers to lead their own workshops and hold space within a powerful sacred container far beyond just the SYI training modules. The Facilitator Teacher Training is not just a training for yoga facilitators, but also a continuation on the spiritual path – a way for participants to dive deeper into their own practices, rituals and journeys.
Becoming a Facilitator
Stepping into the role of a Facilitator for SYI means that we, SYI and Sacred Lotus Production, will be sharing our knowledge, wisdom, and specific curriculum to allow you to be able to reflect and teach that of the highest level. At the level of a Facilitator, we commit to holding space through radiant love and beauty, inspiring and igniting the light of growth, transformation and power within others.
As Facilitators, we share the language of the heart so that we can inspire seekers to uncover the truth within themselves, empowering others to find the courage to share out their unique offerings with the world. The wisdom we share in this course is the ability to truly be this light for others. We are here in service, and it’s our utmost intention to empower our aspirants to reveal their own light so they too can share from their own hearts.
To be an SYI Facilitator, This is not just a job or a paycheck, but rather a strong desire and calling from mother earth, the cosmos and all its beings to radiate out our messages.
Who is this Course for?
SYI is a spiritual organization and extended global spiritual family. We are true brothers and sisters in the web of light and life. We embrace all spiritual traditions and accept all practices at the same time. As a family, we embody the light and love deep within. We are conscious all the time with our words, thoughts, and actions. We are the reflection of our true Self and our beloved family.
Facilitators are responsible for their own personal and spiritual growth as well as their facilitation skills and competency. We ask our current Facilitators to participate at least once every three years in this Training, as well as self development courses. We hold great integrity to delivering the most up-to-date curriculum with our ever-evolving training programs, and encourage our teachers to always seek to enhance their knowledge and skills, remain active within our family, and connect with our global brothers and sisters throughout the world. Facilitators are the spiritual light, living and breathing in a mystical yogic manner during the entirety of their trainings and their lifestyles.
A Day in the Life of an SYI/Sacred Lotus Facilitator
The process to becoming an SYI Facilitator comes in three parts: First, the empowerment cycle that is embedded into our 300 hour YTT program, then moving into the 5 day Facilitator Training Course, and finishing with shadows of the 200 hour YTT course(s).
Each phase of the pathway focuses on cycling through the shamanic medicine wheel, unveiling our truth in this circle of life and empowering one another to be able share from our hearts. We explore what it’s to share the ancient teachings of yoga and spirituality with others, and how to guide all aspects of a training from daily yoga classes and asanas, the study of ancient wisdom, leading special passion driven topics, and guiding sacred, safe ceremonies. While students are guided to step into the leadership role for all components of our RYT 200 training curriculum, we vigilantly aim in this course to empower not just the teacher but the mystic and shaman within.
Following the 300 hour YTT* and Facilitator Training Course, participants who feel the call to take their journey further with School Yoga Institute will be invited to continue with their two apprentice Facilitator Teacher Trainings, where they will have the opportunity to shadow 200 hour trainings alongside our experienced facilitators.
*If you have only acquired either your RYT 200 or RYT 300 with SchoolYoga Institute, but are a Yoga Alliance RYT-500, personal interview and permission from our lead facilitator is required.
Once you have earned your RYT 500 hour Yoga Alliance certification, have had at least 2 years of regular teaching experience (a minimum of 108 class teaching hours required), and have felt a strong urge to serve others in their quest to become a yoga teacher, you are now ready to embark on applying to become a Facilitator for SYI.
To step into the role of an SYI/Sacred Lotus Facilitator, you will need to complete the following:
Part 1: Complete SYI 200 & 300 hour YTT courses (note exception discussed above*).
Part 2: Complete a 5-day Facilitator Training Course.
Full Review Process & Self Evaluation
Part 3: Apprentice Shadow two 200 hour yoga teacher training courses.
(The Full Review Process & Self Evaluation after your first shadow will determine where you are at and whether you need to take a second shadow or are competent in all areas and able to step into the role of assistant facilitator.)
After completing this three-stage process and receiving recommendation from each Lead Facilitator, apprentice Facilitators will be invited for a review with the SYI Facilitator Director, Ganapati. From here, you may be invited to step into the role of Assistant Facilitator for future RYT 200 YTTs.
Upon completion of the three parts outlined above, including the second 200 hour YTT shadow, you can now receive the 1000 hour YTT certification through School Yoga Institute.
Exceptions to the above may be made if:
- Apprentice Facilitator is ready to step into assistant facilitator role after the first apprentice by being competent in all areas. SYI will cover room & food and up to $500 travel stipend for the 2nd training.
- Apprentice Facilitator is not fully competent in all areas after the 2nd apprentice training. The trainee will need to continue apprenticing until competent in all areas, and will be required to pay room & food and travel until competent.
Please note: Completing the facilitator training course does not guarantee that you will become an SYI Facilitator.
SYI Facilitator Teacher Training Details
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