Namaste' USA Scaravelli Inapired Yoga Teacher Training is a Dallas-based, Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS) offering a 200-hour basic Certification and a 300-hour advanced Certification to total 500 hours of teacher training. Graduates are eligible to join Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers.
Co-Founders Carol Stall and Vicki Johnson originally served as local promoters and contact persons for Namaste' International, a school founded in Petersborough, Canada. Namaste' USA Yoga is now solely owned and operated by Carol Stall. Namaste' USA was formed and opened its doors to teacher training prospects in 2003, as the second teacher training program in the Dallas area. Together Carol and Vicki have combined experience of nearly 60 years in the practice and teaching of Yoga. Namaste' USA's faculty also includes experts in the fields of Anatomy and Physiology and Ayurveda, giving added value to the our students' training experience.
We invite you to participate in our training, whether to become a Certified and Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher, for CEU's, or simply to deepen your own yoga practice.
Namaste' USA's graduates are highly regarded as some of the best teachers available to Dallas area studio owners, recreation centers, corporate and medical facilities, and the Collin County Community College campuses. Some of our students and graduates now teach in Kansas, Georgia, Hong Kong, and Scotland, as well as several cities in Texas.
Namaste' USA offers a recognized and appreciated approach to asana teaching, well-known in Europe but difficult to find in the U.S. Namaste' USA is currently the only Yoga Alliance Registered teacher training program in the Unites States offering certification in this unique method, which was developed by Vanda Scaravelli and described in her book, AWAKENING THE SPINE.
The method, which Vanda herself never named, is a simple, organic approach to asana practice. This approach respects each individual's capacity, is safe and non-injurious, and offers the experience of expansiveness, lightness and freedom in the body. Vanda very simply taught her students to move more deeply into gravity and to link that surrender to the earth through conscious breathing. These principles promote spontaneous movement from the core through the spine. When poor structural habits and poor breathing habits cease to interfere--that is, when the correct conditions are met, this natural spinal release and elongation can happen, opening the way to a whole new level of experiencing asanas.
This way of working is instead of rather than in addition to reliance on forceful effort. Thus we believe it is more in keeping with the yoga wisdom of ahimsa, or non-violence. And it encourages us to let go of the ego's influence on our practice--to, in Vanda Scaravelli's words--"have infinite time and no ambition."
Vanda's realization originated from her understanding the continuity among breath awareness, the downward release of weight, and this natural, wavelike, non-forceful release of the spine. The safe and effortless movement integrates resiliance, and steadiness. Flexibility, strength, and general fitness improve.
Working with patience and letting go of ambition, we are rewarded with a sense of lightness, freedom, and expansion. The body quite naturally relaxes, and stress melts away.
Practicing in this way is incredibly good for stress relief. Thus our graduates make wonderful yoga teachers for students looking for relaxation and how to cope with stress.
Training includes asana, pranayama, meditation, chant, mantras, kriya, chakras, philosophy, history, methodology, anatomy, physiology, ethics and yogic lifestyle. Full details are available on our website, http://www.namasteusa.us