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Evolution Learning Institute

Teacher Training and Leadership Development Programs

Illuminate, Uplift, Inspire.

Mission:

To provide adult learning opportunities through the comprehensive exploration of yoga
To Illuminate the power in each person to inspire and uplift the power in others

Our Method.

We believe:

  • in learning by doing
  • in the power of depth and specialization
  • in creating integrated, layered learning environments that allow all levels of discovery to happen in one space
  • in using measurable moments as markers of progress and opportunities for feedback
  • that a sustainable, thriving community is driven by the unique and ongoing development of each individual

Introduction

Learning is a Path, not a Destination. Experience the Difference. Immerse yourself in real-world leadership practice as you dig deep into the issues that matter. Evolution Learning Institute offers comprehensive learning opportunities, through the tools of yoga – asana, meditation and inquiry – to individuals committed to sustainable personal, professional and community enrichment.  Our students are yoga teachers, business leaders, and community shapers looking to make a difference.


Since 2001, we have cultivated an unparalleled adult learning environment.  April 2017 will mark our 19th 200-hour teacher training. 
Through rigorous study and responsible practice, our students build connections and expose opportunity while engaging in extensive, real-life, experiential self-discovery.


Developed by Lisa Taylor, and rooted in the Baptiste Yoga Methodology, our training programs systematically create access to deep learning and rich discovery at every stage of development.
Taylor believes if other professions require 1000+ hours of practice to become certified, then the same should hold true in the world of Yoga Teacher Training. In its entirety, Evolution Learning Institute will offer 5 training programs, ACCESS (250-hour Teacher Training), EMPOWER (300-hour Teacher Training), OUTREACH (Leadership Development), ADAPTATION (Advanced Teaching), and LEADERSHIP (Professional Development); together creating an in-depth, one of a kind 1250 hour program

Commit fully. Engage purposefully. Experience a powerful period of personal and professional transformation. Step upon the Path.

Evolution Learning Institute is a registered Yoga Alliance Program. The credential earned is issued by Evolution Power Yoga.

ELI Core Programs

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ACCESS is the first step in revealing and unleashing your talents. The program is intense. The coursework is rigorous. The results are up to you.

About the Program:

The ACCESS core curriculum builds a solid understanding of the tools of yoga – asana, meditation, and self-inquiry. The goal is to give students a firm grasp of broad-based fundamentals as the foundation for developing awareness.

Through rigorous practice, persistent self-reflection and insightful discussion, ACCESS engages students in an in-depth experience and exploration of the Baptiste Yoga Methodology. Beyond cultivating the skills to teach and assist yoga, students practice teamwork, participate in personal leadership activities, and study anatomy.

ACCESS brings theory, practice, experience, and talent into focus, into action, offering the student an opportunity for deep learning.

Offered twice a year, ACCESS is a credentialed Yoga Alliance 200 RYT (registered yoga teacher) Teacher Training program

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Curriculum:

ACCESS includes the following Classroom learning:

  • Instruction on Anatomy, the Baptiste Methodology, the Asanas and Meditation
  • Personal reflection, conceptual exploration, and group discussion
  • Scored Evaluation

ACCESS includes the following Practice Learning:

  • Practice teaching
  • Leading meditation
  • Observing, practicing, and assisting public classes
  • Video recording and self-evaluation
  • Practicum evaluation

ACCESS includes the following Group Learning:

  • Peer evaluation and feedback
  • Small group learning sessions
  • Large group event planning

The ACCESS Learning Manual serves as your guide to the Core Curriculum. *cost is not included in tuition

ACCESS meets 8 weekends: Friday 5:00-9:00, Saturday 8:00-5:00, Sunday 8:00-4:00

Trainee Benefits:

  • Unlimited yoga classes for the duration of the training
  • Unlimited guest passes to introduce new students to the Evolution studio
  • A one of a kind curriculum and training manual written by a world class yoga teacher and Baptiste Faculty member

Cost: $3495.00
*Payment plans are available

Fall 2017 ACCESS Schedule: York Studio

Week 1: September 15, 16, 17

Week 2: October 13, 14, 15

Week 3: November 10, 11, 12

Week 4: December 1, 2, 3

Week 5: January 12, 13, 14

Week 6: February 2, 3, 4

Week 7: March 2, 3, 4

Week 8: April 6, 7, 8

Fridays 5-9 PM | Saturdays 8 AM – 5 PM | Sundays 8 AM – 4 PM

times are approximate and subject to change

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EMPOWER is the next step in the journey of the self-actualized leader. The program is vast. The learning is deep. The work is specialized. The power is yours.

About the Program

The EMPOWER Core Curriculum is delivered through a highly specialized module based learning system that integrates the functional understanding of ACCESS into a comprehensive awareness of the total yoga experience. Through deeper and more specific study, students sharpen leadership tools, expand awareness, illuminate personal power and cultivate opportunities to inspire and uplift.

Led by experts in their respective domains, each module explores a distinct aspect of yoga. Modules include anatomy, meditation, assisting, personal development, and advanced teaching.

Offered once a year, the 300 hour EMPOWER Teacher Training program is complete in 9 months. Graduating students can apply for Yoga Alliance 500 RYT status at the conclusion of the program.

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Curriculum:

EMPOWER includes the following Asana, Meditation, Inquiry modules:

EMPOWER Asana:
Anatomy  |  100 Hours

  • Led by Philomena Behmer, MS MEd, of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • Module includes: Classroom Instruction on Anatomy and Physiology as it relates to the poses and practice of Baptiste Yoga

Assisting  |  50 Hours 

  • 24 hours led by Michael Buck of Vedic Thai Massage
  • Module includes: through Thai Massage techniques build confidence in moving a body.
  • Watch an interview with Michael
  • 16 hours of Baptiste Yoga Advanced Art of Assisting (included in the cost of EMPOWER)
  • Module includes: dynamic, results oriented Baptiste Yoga weekend
  • 10 hours of Evolution Assist Program
  • Module includes: practice assisting with live coaching and group reflection

Advanced Teaching  |  40 Hours

  • 20 Hours with Lisa Taylor of Evolution Power Yoga
  • Module includes: specificity in the language of teaching to create connection with students.
  • 20 Hours with Allie Nunzi of Grace and Glory Yoga
  • Module includes: bring power to the teaching through excellence in delivery.

EMPOWER Meditation:

  • 40 Hours led by Lesley Huff, PsyD Licensed Psychologist, of Samaritan Counseling Center
  • Module includes: quantifiable, reproducible ability to meditate and lead meditation techniques.
  • Learn more here

EMPOWER Inquiry
Personal Development  |  50 Hours

  • Led by Lisa Taylor
  • Module includes: skilled development in leadership

Cost: $3995.00
Special Combo Offer (ACCESS and EMPOWER): $6495

*Payment plans available

2017 Training Schedule

Saturday, April 1, 2017 / 9-6PM | Advanced Art of Assisting, Baptiste
Sunday, April 2, 2017 / 9-5PM | Advanced Art of Assisting, Baptiste
Friday, April 7, 2017 / 4-9PM | Anatomy, Philomena Behmer
Saturday, April 8, 2017 / 8AM-4PM | Anatomy, Philomena Behmer
Thursday, April 13, 2017 / 6-8PM | Meditation: Mindful Self-Compassion, Lesley Huff
Thursday, April 27, 2017 / 6-8PM | Meditation: Mindful Self-Compassion, Lesley Huff
Friday, May 5, 2017 / 4-8PM | Anatomy, Philomena Behmer
Saturday, May 6, 2017 / 8AM-4PM | Anatomy, Philomena Behmer
Thursday, May 11, 2017 / 6-8PM | Meditation: Mindful Self-Compassion, Lesley Huff
Saturday, May 13, 2017 / 10:30AM-1:30PM | Meditation: Mindful Self-Compassion, Lesley Huff
Friday, May, 19, 2017 / 9AM-5PM | Vedic Thai Massage, Michael Buck
Saturday, May 20, 2017 / 9AM-5PM | Vedic Thai Massage, Michael Buck
Sunday, May 21, 2017 / 9AM-5PM | Vedic Thai Massage, Michael Buck
Thursday, May 25, 2017 / 6-8PM | Meditation: Mindful Self-Compassion, Lesley Huff
Friday, June 2, 2017 / 4-9PM | Anatomy, Philomena Behmer
Saturday, June 3 / 8AM-4PM | Anatomy, Philomena Behmer
Thursday, June 8, 2017 / 6-8PM | Meditation: Mindful Self-Compassion, Lesley Huff
Thursday, June 22, 2017 / 6-8PM | Meditation: Mindful Self-Compassion, Lesley Huff
Friday, September 1, 2017 / 4-9PM | Anatomy, Philomena Behmer
Saturday, September 2, 2017 / 8AM-4PM | Anatomy, Philomena Behmer
Thursday, September 7, 2017 / 6-8PM | Meditation: Mindful Self-Compassion, Lesley Huff
Sunday, September 10, 2017 / 7-11AM | Evolution Assisting Program, Lisa Taylor
Friday, September 15, 2017 / 8:30AM-3:30PM | TBA
Saturday, September 16, 2017 / 8:30AM-3:30PM | TBA
Sunday, September 17, 2017 / 8:30AM-3:30PM | TBA
Thursday, September 21, 2017 / 6-8PM | Meditation: Mindful Self-Compassion, Lesley Huff
Friday, September 22, 2017 / 8:30AM-3:30PM | TBA
Saturday, September 23, 2017 / 8:30AM-3:30PM | TBA
Sunday, September 24, 2017 / 8:30AM-3:30PM | TBA
Thursday, October 5, 2017 / 6-8PM | Meditation: Mindful Self-Compassion, Lesley Huff
Saturday, October 7, 2017 / 8AM-6PM | Advanced Teaching Techniques, Lisa Taylor
Sunday, October 8, 2017 / 8AM-6PM | Advanced Teaching Techniques, Lisa Taylor
Saturday, October 14, 2017 / 8AM-6PM | Advanced Teaching Techniques, Allie Nunzi
Sunday, October 15, 2017 / 8AM-6PM | Advanced Teaching Techniques, Allie Nunzi
Thursday, October 19, 2017 / 6-8PM | Meditation: Mindful Self-Compassion, Lesley Huff
Sunday, October 22, 2017 / 7-11AM | Evolution Assisting Program, Lisa Taylor
Thursday, November 2, 2017 / 6-8PM | Meditation: Mindful Self-Compassion, Lesley Huff
Friday, November 3, 2017 / 4-9PM | Anatomy, Philomena Behmer
Saturday, November 4, 2017 / 8AM-4PM | Anatomy, Philomena Behmer
Sunday, November 5, 2017 / 1:30-4:30PM | Meditation: Mindful Self-Compassion, Lesley Huff
Thursday, November 16, 2017 / 6-8PM | Meditation: Mindful Self-Compassion, Lesley Huff
Thursday, November 30, 2017 / 6-8PM | Meditation: Mindful Self-Compassion, Lesley Huff
Thursday, December 14, 2017 / 6-8PM | Meditation: Mindful Self-Compassion, Lesley Huff

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*Coming 2019

Leadership Development

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*Coming 2020

Advanced Teaching Training

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*Coming 2019

Professional Development Training