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The World Yoga Center Advanced Trainings

WYC's Continuing Education Program presents a 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training designed to support our teachers' development as teachers and as transmitters of Yoga with the required course work needed for registration at the 500 RYT level. These 300 hours of continued training will be used to explore the breadth and depth of specific areas of teaching, engage trainees more deeply in the practices of Yoga, and refine and hone their teaching skills. The varied expertise of our WYC faculty will be a rich resource for trainees in their continued learning. These 20-45 hour modules, spaced over two years, are available in succession and can be taken individually. Teachers not seeking 500 RYT status and practitioners who are not active teachers are also invited to participate and enjoy the benefits of focused study, and will be welcome in most (if not all) of these advanced TT modules by discretion of the trainers.

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The 300hr Advanced TT is a flourishing program carrying the WYC's vision of a more awakened and compassionate world. This program welcomes teachers of all levels of experience and is designed to support their sadhana, their inner development and their ability to serve.

Take the full year for a substantial discount, take two or more modules and receive a discount as well!
For more information on the modules and to register click here.


The full curriculum for Fall 2018-Spring 2019:

Reiki Level 1 Training with Jana and Jodi40Years-Arati 5
September 7-8, 2019

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Pranayama and Subtle Body Anatomy with Julia 
September – October 2019
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Power of Revelation Part II: Meditation Teacher Training with Rudrani
November – December 2019

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The Body Reveals with Julia
January – March 2020
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Reiki level 1 training with Jana and Jodi

10 hrs:Learn the practice of Reiki with Jodi Holmes and Jana Castellano, Reiki Masters. Reiki is a gentle, natural healing technique that helps to restore balance and promote healing. Reiki treats the whole body, mind and spirit. While experiences are individual, after a Reiki treatment, may people feel uplifted, relaxed and enjoy a sense of peace. Reiki helps one connect to their inner peace.

Jodi and Jana will lead students through 4 sessions of instruction with plenty of selfpractice using the Reiki hands on protocols. Students will practice giving and receiving Reiki. The training will also include many deeply nourishing guided meditations and sharing sessions. Students will be attuned to Reiki energy and leave this training with a thorough understanding of how this powerful practice can be used for their own self care and Self discovery, and for the care and upliftment of others. All are welcome!

Some topics that will be explored: 
What Reiki is — Different Uses for Reiki — History Of Reiki — Reiki Ideals — Study of Chakras, their meaning and function and how they relate to Reiki — A Review of Japanese Reiki Techniques including: Gasho Mediation, Byosen Scanning Kenyoku and Reiji-ho — Cultivating deep listening skills Guided meditations — How to bring Reiki into your Yoga practice Attunement Ceremony Hand placements for self practice and to treat others — Give and receive Reiki Reiki for pets, plants, food and crystals Journaling — digesting what we have learned and experienced


September 7-8


Saturday 1-4pm, 6:30-8:30pm
Sunday 10-12pm, 1-4pm

$300*, register here

*Note: we want everyone drawn to these trainings to be able to participate. If finances are a concern, there are
payment plans and work study scholarships available. Scholarship funds come from our WYC community classes.
Please contact us to see what is available.

WYC Pranayama and Subtle Body Anatomy course with Julia

18 hrs: Pranayama and subtle body visualization are traditional Yogic practices of great potency and inherent simplicity. Engaging our awareness of the full spectrum of the breath– from spontaneous breath to more active breath, reveals how the breath acts as a thread that weaves the seemingly separate body/mind/heart into one single tapestry. Subtle body visualization is an ancient yogic science that opens the door to deep movements and energetic relationships within our own being that are usually overlooked.

Diving into our own practice on a more subtle level, as well as learning how to articulate and guide others, will be invaluable both as dedicated practitioners and teachers. Join Julia in 3 weekends of touching-down-within and together let's reap the resulting harvest of insight, clarity and joy.


September 21-22
October 5-6, 19-20


Saturday 1-6pm
Sunday 1-4pm

$425 for all three weekends, $155 per weekend*, register here

*Note: we want everyone drawn to these trainings to be able to participate. If finances are a concern, there are
payment plans and work study scholarships available. Scholarship funds come from our WYC community classes.
Please contact us to see what is available.

WYC Power of Revelation Part 2, Meditation training with Rudrani

24hrs: Building off of POR part I, this intimate training with Rudrani will include developing the core practices we need as transmitters of inner awareness of the Self. Skills such as guiding meditation, articulating teachings and engaging in self inquiry will be central. The art of group sharing, managing Q&A – story telling and mentoring skills will support our being artful well-wishers of others. The Pratyabhijnahrdayam, a sublime sacred text, will also nourish us, with its intoxicating viewpoint on Supreme Reality. 


Thursdays 6-9pm
Nov 14, 28
Dec 5, 12

Sundays 11-4pm
Nov 24
Dec 1

Completion of Power of Revelation Part 1 required to join this course.
Contact Rudrani for more information at rudranifarbman@gmail.com

A course on philosophy and the body with Julia

32 hrs: Wisdom from all ages reminds us that the truths of the universe are equally alive in our individual bodies. This is why the yoga sages guide us to know the absolute through the experience of our own Self. It is a process not of memorizing facts or scriptures, but of realizing the fundamental truths are present and supporting us in every moment. In this course we will follow two tracks inward to have this realization for ourselves.

The science of Physiology- a holistic look at the organic processes and functioning that take place within the body to support and carry us forward.

A journey into Tantra's scriptural texts- Yoga's sacred, revealed wisdom that awakens awareness of the reality of the Universe within the body.

Each weekend, we will explore these two learning methods through a combination of lecture, discussion, guided meditations plus a 90 minute asana class.

The course is suggested for teachers and open to all practitioners who want to deepen their understanding beyond the common knowledge of muscles and bones, and weave Tantric wisdom into an enhanced study of the intelligence of the body.


Jan 11-12, 25-26
Feb 8-9, 22-23, 29-Mar 1


Saturdays 1-6pm
Sundays 1-4pm

$850* registration coming soon

*Note: we want everyone drawn to these trainings to be able to participate. If finances are a concern, there are
payment plans and work study scholarships available. Scholarship funds come from our WYC community classes.

Please contact us to see what is available.