Chromatic Yoga Training: Level 1

2018 Level 1 Dates: August 6-10

This 5 Day training is designed for Yoga Teachers looking to expand their skillsets as yogi and teacher. The Chromatic Yoga training is a highly structured approach to teaching that seeks to pull out the best in each teacher. My aim as the leader in these 5 days is to pull out the most authentic expression within each of you, and help you become the most powerful you can be. Rather than asking you to teach a certain style Chromatic Yoga embraces the range of stylistic expression but helps each teacher to step into their fullest power!

Along with being open to a variety of stylistic expressions in asana – Chromatic Yoga Philosophy is also inclusive of various lineages. The one defining through line that permeates the entire approach of Chromatic Yoga is our study and use of the Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space. We use the elements as a basis for self reflection toward personal growth and transformation. The Elements are used as a guidance system as well as a communication tool that all Chromatic Yoga teachers study in order to strengthen our connection as a community. Community is one of the most highly valued aspects of this training. Each Level 1 Student will have a mentor to help support your growth and our collective growth as a community.

In the Level One Teacher Training You will Learn The Following:

  1. Anatomy – Mastering the ability to see “Joint Relationships” and learning how to decide which “Muscle Actions” to emphasize in each posture
  2. Sequencing toward either a “Peak Pose” or “Peak Action”
  3. The Elements of Voice (level one) – Elements will also be applied to sequencing, practice, adjustments, coaching, and self reflection.
  4. Adjustment Philosophy, Guidlines, and Techniques
  5. Advancing Your Personal Practice

Logistics

2018 Level 1 Dates: August 6-10

Arrival Date: any time after 3pm on August 5th – Departure Date: August 10 after 6pm

Training Fee: For the Training Itself – excluding rooming

  1. Early Bird – Before March 15: $595
  2. Normal Price: $695

Accommodations Options and Pricing:

Limited Space, First come first serve. You will have the choice at check out as to whether or not you would like to be assigned a room. Room locations will either be at my home in Goshen CT, or at my manager Sara’s home in Bantam CT.

  1. Private Room w/Bed $375
  2. Cash Discount: Private Room w/Bed $300 (pay in person)

Air BNB Option:

If you prefer you may simply choose just to pay for the training and find your own accommodations via Air B&B or a local bed and breakfast or hotel.

Connecticut Locations for your research: Goshen, Cornwall, Bantam, Litchfield, Torrington, Morris.

Discount Options:

  1. Partner Perk: If you come with a friend or partner and plan to share a room your room costs will be discounted upon request only
  2. Economic Choice: If you want to save money by sleeping in a room with an air mattress or pull out couch you will receive a discount upon request.
  3. Camping: If you are a pro camper and want to be in the wilderness you will have the option to set up on the farm for a discounted price upon request.

PRE-TRAINING:

There will be a 6-8 week Pre Training consisting of educational videos that I will send weekly via email. Each student will be expected to watch these videos and participate in short worksheets to build our collective knowledge. This gives us all an advantage of getting on the same page prior to coming together as a group.

Level 2 Dates and Accommodations:

If you are planning to stay for both Level 1 And Level 2 (a total of 10 days) you will need to purchase Level 2 and accommodations in addition to Level 1 and accommodations.


Chromatic Yoga Training: Level 2

2018 Level 1 Dates: August 11-15

This 5 Day Level 2 training is designed for Chromatic Level 1 Graduates looking to further refine and expand their skillsets as yogi and teacher. This training will build upon the skills learned in level 1: anatomy, sequencing, verbal delivery, teaching with the elements, adjustments, and advancing personal practice. Level 2 students will be given more practice teaching opportunities to develop this skills. In addition this training will focus on helping you as a teacher develop to skills for your students to make break throughs in their practice. We will learn to weave the elements throughout all aspects of our teaching in order to make a deeper positive impact on our students practices and lives off the mat.

In the Level One Teacher Training You will Learn The Following:

  1. Chromatic Anatomy – Practice weaving “Fundamental” and “Balancing Actions” throughout a series of postures
  2. Co-Develop Sequences with fellow Chromatic Yogis emphasizing “Peak Actions”
  3. The Elements of Voice Part II: Practice intentional delivery for different parts of a class.
  4. Adjustment: Using the elements to deliver empowering and transformative adjustments.
  5. Advancing Your Personal Practice: Going beyond the basics and into more challenging postures though use of “Funamental Actions” and “Balancing Actions” to assist in either Facilitated Stretching or Reciprocal Inhibition.
  6. Injury Rehabilitation: We will pick out specific injuries to study together as a group and develop rehabilitation plans.
  7. Theming: How to use the elements as a basis for theming a class/workshop/training
  8. Building your personal brand or business within the Chromatic Yoga Community

Logistics

2018 Level 1 Dates: August 11-15

Arrival Date: any time after 4pm on August 10th – Departure Date: August 15 after 6pm

Note: If you are flying in please pick a late departure on the 10th or one on the 11th)

Training Fee: For the Training Itself – excluding rooming

  1. Early Bird – Before March 15: $595
  2. Normal Price: $695

Accommodations Options and Pricing:

Limited Space, First come first serve. You will have the choice at check out as to whether or not you would like to be assigned a room. Room locations will either be at my home in Goshen CT, or at my manager Sara’s home in Bantam CT.

  1. Private Room w/Bed $375
  2. Cash Discount: Private Room w/Bed $300 (pay in person)

Air BNB Option:

If you prefer you may simply choose just to pay for the training and find your own accommodations via Air B&B or a local bed and breakfast or hotel.

Connecticut Locations for your research: Goshen, Cornwall, Bantam, Litchfield, Torrington, Morris.

Discount Options:

  1. Partner Perk: If you come with a friend or partner and plan to share a room your room costs will be discounted upon request only
  2. Economic Choice: If you want to save money by sleeping in a room with an air mattress or pull out couch you will receive a discount upon request.
  3. Camping: If you are a pro camper and want to be in the wilderness you will have the option to set up on the farm for a discounted price upon request.

PRE-TRAINING:

There will be a 6-8 week Pre Training consisting of educational videos that I will send weekly via email. Each student will be expected to watch these videos and participate in short worksheets to build our collective knowledge. This gives us all an advantage of getting on the same page prior to coming together as a group.

Level 2 Teachers who are Yoga Alliance 500ERYT and have completed a mentorship with Matt Giordano will have the opportunity to create 5 Day immersions with Matt under the Chromatic School of Yoga.


300hr Teacher Training

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300hr Teacher Training Required Modules

Core Modules:

  1. Mentorship Mastery Program: minimum of 3-6 Months of Mentorship with Matt Giordano. This can be done at any time through out your 300hrs.
  2. Immersion: 1 Immersion is Required to gain your 300hr certificate. Most immersions are held in the form of a Retreat. 2 immersions are recommended for those looking to advance their practice, and for those that want to get the training done in less time.
  3. Teacher Training: 1 TeacherTraining is Required. There are multiple options for 5 day teacher trainings but each one will include many of the requirements needed to become certified. It is recommended that you do 2 Teacher Trainings so that you have an opportunity to advance upon what you gained from the first. Every training will include refinement of practice teaching which is very important in the final certification process.
  4. Workshops/Intensives: A Minimum of 30hrs (or more) is required of taking workshops with Matt Giordano. These can be done at your convenience.

Additional Requirements: 

  1. Assisting/Observing: A minimum of 10hrs of each is required. Observing can take place after 150hours has been completed. Assisting will be the last portion of your training, you will be required to have taken your Teacher Training, Immersion, and Mentorship prior to this opportunity. 12 Month Mentorship Students are exempt from 0bservation hours
  2. Audio/Video Workshops: Yoga Alliance Allows up to 30 non-contact hours, which can include practicing along with any of Matt Giordano’s videos, or audio workshops. 12 Month Mentorship Students are Exempt
  3. Hours Sheet: Each Student is responsible for keeping track of which trainings and workshops they have taken, preferably in a google doc that is shared with theyogimatt@gmail.com
  4. Video Submission: At the End of your 300hrs you will be required to submit a video recording of your class. 12 Month Mentorship Students are exempt.

Note: These Requirements are subject to change in accordance to YA standards.