The 2019-2020 Training Schedule
The Adhikara Yoga Teacher Training will meet for 10 weekend intensives, from September 2019 through June 2020, Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm.
This schedule allows sufficient time for you to integrate new practices and wisdom into your life and build a supportive community together.
Please note, the training is divided into two semesters: the Practice Immersion and the Teaching Immersion. While we encourage most applicants to experience the training in its entirety, we understand that there are limited options for those who wish to study more deeply yet don’t want to teach.
If you’d like to deepen your study and practice of yoga, but know you don’t want the option to teach, it may be possible to participate in the first semester only. This could also be a great option for previously-trained teachers who wish to learn from our particular methodology. There are limited spots available for this option; please note your interest on the application.
Semester 1: practice immersion
(The Practice Immersion is 4 weekends, while
the Teaching Immersion is 6 weekends)
semester 2: teaching immersion
January 2020: 25-26th
February: 29th-Mar 1st
*The first weekend we’ll meet for an Opening Circle on Friday evening, 5-8pm. We’ll begin the final weekend the same way.
Sample Weekend Schedule
10-11:30: Asana Practice (Integrated with public class at Community Yoga)
11:45-1: Lecture & Discussion: The Bhagavad Gita
1-2: Lunch Break
2-6: guest faculty workshop: asana for every body
10-11: group sadhana practice time
11-1: anatomy: exploring the joints in movement
1-2: lunch break
2-3:30: Ayurveda: How to apply it to your daily life
3:30-5:30: lecture then Partner work: Intro to Hands-on Assists
5:30-6: journaling reflections & Homework assignments
We are very committed to making this training financially accessible, especially to those who are underrepresented in the current yoga scene and/or have been historically marginalized. We fundraise for scholarship donations, calling in support from the greater social justice and yoga communities, We also offer payment plans to spread out the burden of paying for the training.
We know that a training like this is a big investment, As a manifestation of our practice of asteya (non-greed), we consistently price our training below market value. Also, a portion of the tuition paid by those who are able to pay the full amount offsets the cost of tuition for those receiving scholarships.
It’s also important to note that the faculty and facilitators of Adhikara Yoga School have put many years and consistent energy (including financial investment) into our study and practice, and ask for you to value our experience and skills. This grappling with the balance of a living wage for educators and a financially accessible education is embedded in our teaching, practice, and offering at Adhikara.
Full Tuition: $2900
Early Bird Special: $2750 (Extended! Until July 31st!)
Earliest Bird Special: $2600 (until April 30th)
Payment Plan: $300/month for 10 months:
1st payment due within two weeks of acceptance in the training
2nd payment due August 1st, 2019
3rd payment due September 1st, 2019
4th payment due October 1st, 2019
5th payment due November 1st, 2019
6th payment due December 1st, 2019
7th payment due January 1st, 2020
8th payment due February 1st, 2020
9th payment due March 1st, 2020
10th payment due April 1st, 2020
If application is accepted after August 1st, first two payments will be combined.
To participate in the payment plan, you must set up automatic debits from your bank or credit card.
Practice Immersion Semester only: $1400
Limited spots are available for participating in only the first semester. Please note your interest on your application.
10 weekends full of learning at the intersections of yoga practice, teaching, and social justice
Workshops with nationally renowned guest faculty (during the weekend intensives)
10-class card to Community Yoga in Greenfield to help fulfill your required class attendance hours
65% discount on Molly’s Online Studio (reduces the cost to less than $5 per month!)
A supportive community of fellow learners, plus the aid of two wonderful graduate assistants
What’s Not INcluded?
You are required to attend 40 hours of in-person asana classes outside of the training hours. Beyond the 10-class card provided to Community Yoga, you must pay for those classes yourself.
Any travel expenses, lodging and food for the training weekends
Costs of required reading texts
Yoga Alliance registration upon successful completion of the course.
We recognize that in the history of yoga in the US, certain communities have been under-represented or denied entrance into our sanghas (communities of practice).
To address this injustice in the small way that we can, Adhikara Yoga School will prioritize scholarships to people of color, queer and trans communities, disabled or chronically ill folks, immigrants, and low-income individuals.
Each year, we fundraise for scholarship donations, calling in support from the greater social justice and yoga communities.
Our aim in providing these scholarships is to promote the tools of mindfulness, breath work, stillness, compassionate communication, and embodiment within these communities, providing essential skills and capacity needed for the current political moment, survival of marginalized communities, and transformation of yoga in the US. We aim to help change the “face” of yoga teaching, so that those teaching and in positions of leadership reflect the diversity and breadth of human experience.
If you’d like to apply for a scholarship, we invite you to sit with your own positionality as you consider how you might fund this training. You’ll have time to discuss scholarship possibilities with Molly in your application phone call.
A final note: Through years of leading trainings we’ve come to a complicated conclusion—that partial scholarships (rather than full scholarships) allow us to extend our reach financially and also encourage a sense of commitment from the recipient. For that reason we offer partial scholarships, varying in amount depending on the recipient’s financial limitations. Please apply early if you are in need of a scholarship, as applications are processed in the order they are received.