500-Hour Mindfulness & Ayurveda
Yoga Teacher Training
for PTSD Populations

500-hr Mindfulness & Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training

for PTSD Populations

✓  evidence-based training
ૐ unparellel support
♡ priceless community 

A 500-hour immersive, Mindfulness-Based Yoga Teacher Training & Life Coach Certification embedded under the umbrella of India’s Ayurveda. This is designed for impassioned individuals who are inspired to change their life and launch a teaching & coaching practice they love. 

Does This Sound Like You?

  1. You’re an existing Yoga Teacher searching for a 500-hour school of Yoga that honors PTSD Populations and teaches how to support them
  2. You're a Psychologist or mental health professional and you want to learn to offer Yoga & Ayurveda to your 1-1 cleints and teach group classes
  3. You're a Life-Coach and you want to offer group workshops centered around Mindfulness, Ayurveda & Yoga
  4. As a Spiritual Healer you work 1-1 and want to add Mindfulness & Ayurveda to your offerings, and be able to teach Yoga to special communities
  5. You’re ready to awaken your true voice and share your unique gifts
  6. You're an Acupuncturest looking to offer Yoga & Ayurveda to your 1-1 cleints and teach group classes
  7. You're a Physical or Massage Therapsit seeking a program to support your growth as a Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coach, or Mindfulness Coach
  8. You’re willing to go through the stages of transformation in order to emerge as a leader in your industry and community
  9. You’ve been wanting to take a Yoga Teacher Training to deepen your personal practice in Yoga & Ayurveda, without the aspirations to actually teach

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A Message 

from Rishi Eric Infanti

Discover Your Relationship Between Mindfulness, Ayurveda & Yoga

I created this 500-hour Immersion for mental health professionals, spiritual healers, and new to advanced Yoga Teachers aspiring to, or are already serving PTSD and related communities; for anyone dealing with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, or substance abuse.


From teens to every Veteran, from every era, from every genre of life, from every country and continent, is facing challenges to some degree as a result of their service. This is not only an American issue. It is a problem that spans the globe. Through Mindfulness, PTSD populations & Veterans can finally have hope that a healthy, thriving life is once again possible. By raising the esteem and vibration of even one PTSD sufferer, we can help all Veterans globally experience the relief from pain that they seek.


As a global citizen of this Earth and sage of this Universe, I have embarked upon this journey to provide our global community with the necessary knowing and tools for healing and optimal living. While I have extensive experience that supports the efficacy of this training, I wanted to give you some insight into my heart.


You see, it’s my Soul’s passion is to help others, especially the PTSD and Veteran communities. As a US Marine Corps Veteran myself, I have a deep connection and understanding of exactly why a program like this is so needed and can be so impactful on the wellbeing of our humanity, especially our military. After decades of discovery, analysis, seeking and receiving help from a multitude of sources, here on Earth as well as from divine inspiration, this program has become a reality.


It is my deep honor to share it with you.


Are you Ready?

Rishi is the Author of:

Your Program Leader & Guide

Rishi Eric Infanti, MA, LMT, ERYT-500, Ayu

Author, CEU Educator, Gifted Therapist, Veterans Advocate

Rishi is the founder of Mela Academy LLC and the creator of this 500-hour Immersion. A U.S. Marine Corps Veteran & 7-time Author, he is the author of “Marine in the Mat” & “Breath Becomes Life”, “Yoga & the Martial Way”, & “Mindfulness & Yin Yoga”; and is a Transformational Mindset & Marketing Coach for Psychologists, Therapists, Alternative Healers & Yoga Teachers.

 

It is Rishi’s passion to help the overall Veterans’ support community bring much needed, relief and healing to Veterans especially those with PTSD. He does this through a multi-tiered “Mindfulness for Veterans Clinical Blueprint Program”. 

 

This is built upon a holistic & integrated approach of Mindfulness mental focusing and Yoga Meditation & Movement, which is proven to bring the human Psycho-Physiology & Psycho-Spiritual back to wholeness & oneness. The programs are delivered both live in-person or virtually where modalities are customized for each segment of health professionals, family caregivers and the Veterans themselves.

 

He is also an Ayurvedic Practitioner, a gifted Therapist, Bodyworker & Energy Worker, and a CEU educator and trainer for Massage Therapists & Yoga Teachers, while offering his own eclectic Certification design for Yin Yoga, Thai Massage, Ayurveda, and a 12 & 500 hr Mindfulness & Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training for PTSD Populations.

 

Rishi is a teacher of Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. He has studied in Mysore, India with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois’s family at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute and Acharya V. Sheshadri. His background and training includes over 2,000 hours of Yoga Teacher Training, and has been exploring the psychology of the mind-body connection to foster balance and equanimity. He has a Masters degree in Buddhist Psychology, and a second Masters Degree in Consciousness & Ayurvedic Science & Clinical Bodywork.

Rishi takes his experience and vast amount of knowledge to another level, thus implementing online education and business-marketing services to the ever-growing health, wellness and fitness industry. Trained as a Software Project Manager and Systems’ Analyst, Rishi has now designed marketing and technology-related programs, products and services aimed to educate the next generation of healers and trainers by providing them with strategic tooling necessary to compete in today’s dynamic marketplace.

What You’ll Experience...

 

The 500-hour Mindfulness & Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training is comprised of Foundations of Buddhist Mindfulness & Ayurveda followed by uniting Yoga together, with a strong emphasis on teaching Yoga in order to balance both the Body-Mind-Spirit & the Doshas. You will strengthen your ability to teach the postures, provide more intelligent sequencing, learn to teach Pranayama and Guided Meditation for transformational Yoga Teaching & Life Coaching.

Mindfulness Tools 

In this special training, we outline ways to cope and enhance resiliency factors. We present an approach for identifying trauma exposure within a brief psychiatric evaluation, and we discuss proposed criteria for helping families become more adept at handling stress and developmental trauma disorder in Veterans.

 

  • Mindfulness as an exercise
  • Mindfulness Techniques & Methods
  • Experience Meditations
  • Learn to teach and integrate Mindfulness into your 1-1 work

Yoga Teaching Skills

In a group environment, how to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations. The theory and guidelines of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting. Discover how to sequence poses for 1-1 & group classes by Ayurveda Dosha, season, & unique populations such as; PTSD, anxiety, depression, or trauma. 

 

  • Address the specific needs of individuals 1-1 and special populations in group classes
  • Learn to teach by demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting
  • Discover how to sequence classes by Ayurveda Dosha
  • Learn to work with unique populations such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, or trauma

Ayurveda Knowledge

This immersive course includes both Yoga & Ayurveda theory & practical applications as well. You will study how we can combine Yoga & Ayurveda in therapeutic way, learn to balance & transform yourself and your students with traditional Ayurveda & Yoga techniques.

 

  • Learn Ayurveda theory & practical applications
  • Study how we can combine Yoga & Ayurveda in therapeutic way
  • Learn to balance & transform yourself

1-1 Coaching Methods

We go deep into the fundamentals of life-coaching on topics such as; positive psychology, neuroplasticity, the art of questioning, holding a coaching presence, ethics, and boundary setting—all from a human-centered approach.

 

  • Learn the fundamentals of life-coaching
  • For Yoga Teachers, learn to work with clients 1-1
  • For Psychologists & Life Coaches, learn to integrate Ayurveda & Yoga into your 1-1 model

The Uniqueness of Our Program

This journey of both personal transformation and a deep expression of your true gifts, inside of an amazingly supportive community of people who come together to learn, to love, to grow and to heal...

Course Overview: this 500-hour program is a three-tiered approach to help the professional to learn, experience, and therfore teach, treat and guide thier clients and students to receive holistic care for PTSD, addictions, substance abuse and crumbling of relationships that result from traumatic and negative experiences resulting from expiencing trauma, childhood experiences, or adults serving in the military. This immersive program picks up where traditional medicine and prescription medications often fail. The course is delivered both live in-person and virtually.

 

The three tiers create a complete support system for the professional or teacher serving those with PTSD, any 1st Responder or Veteran, offering specialized training for the network of health professionals, family caregivers and, most importantly, the Veterans themselves.

The three-tiered Immersion is built to be a holistic and integrated approach to guiding the PTSD communities to Mindfulness using mental focusing, Yoga, Meditation and Movement. This multi-layered approach is proven to bring the human psycho-physiology and psycho-spiritual back to a place of wholeness and oneness.


This Immersion is a 500-hour course created for professionals that care for populations with PTSD and related conditions in group settings or 1:1. It is CEU-sanctioned by the Yoga Alliance.


The 500-hour Mindfulness & Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training modules are unique for those students who want to study the triad of Mindfulness, Ayurveda & Yoga together in a contemporary way. This Immersive course includes both Yoga & Ayurveda theory & practical applications as well. You will study how we can combine Yoga & Ayurveda in therapeutic setting, learn to balance & transform yourself and your students with traditional Ayurveda & Yoga techniques. 

How the Immersions Work

While participating in the Immersion, you will be within a community of like-minded individuals,
supporting each other on a journey of growth, healing, learning and love.

Pre Immersion

  Meet your team, here you’ll be placed in a small group of open-minded peers for the duration of the program, to support, encourage, uplift and hold one another accountable  as you move through the Intensive.

 

  We will have consistent support inside our private Facebook group. This is both peer supported & engaged by Rishi for teachings, questions, & ongoing daily support.

 

  Enjoy ongoing live teachings and support by Rishi on weekly vidoe calls over Zoom. This will keep the integrity strong and flowing in between immersion weekends.

Live Immersion

  We will practice, absorb the teachings, and step into the healing process of the integration of Mindfulness techniques, Ayurvedic methods, and our Yoga practice. Your personal practice will grow tremendiously under Rishi’s guidance.

 

  Discover how our learnings of Mindfulness, Ayurveda & Yoga support the symptoms of PTSD, anxiety and related populations.

 

  Learn teaching theory of demonstration, observation, assisting & correcting; while addressing specific needs for 1-1 & class for general & special trauma-based populations. 

Post Immersion

  As a post-military healer with 25+ years of experience, you’ll gain my support as a mentor, and I’ll personally guide you through the entire process.

 

  We will have consistent support inside our private Facebook group. This is both peer supported & engaged by Rishi for teachings, questions, & ongoing daily support.

 

  A remedy to create a holistic and balanced life, accelerate your way to living a holistic and balances life with tools to find clarity, laser focus, positive habits, an instant support system and more.

 

What You’ll Experience cont... 

Have you been looking for a way to improve your mastery at handling PTSD, addictions, other major symptoms in PTSD populations in your work as a mental health care professional, spiritual healer, or Yoga Teacher? As the statistics illustrate, mental and alternative health is becoming an increasingly important aspect of our healthcare. PTSD affects not only the populations concerned but also their families, friends and communities. It often results in reduced quality of life and can even lead to loss of life. Making a deep understanding of treating PTSD imperative.

 

What to expect: This course will help you understand PTSD and its impact and learn a holistic approach to community care and individual support. As a professional, you will discover the essentials of more efficient mental health program design, teaching Yoga to these populations, which aims to scale-up care for mental, neurological and substance-abuse problems related to PTSD sufferers. Your coursework will provide relevant information and skills specifically for the holistic model that will support those who struggle with PTSD, addiction, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, feelings of being stuck in life, relationship struggles and financial challenges.

 

Mindfulness: Discovering your Why & Walking Inside Your Purpose 

For decades, psychologists have studied how long-term, meaningful goals develop over the span of our lives. The goals that foster a sense of purpose are ones that can potentially change the lives of other people, like launching a business, researching disease, teaching kids to read as well as coming back home from war.

 

This sense of purpose appears to have evolved in humans so that we can accomplish big things together — which may be why it’s associated with better physical and mental health. Purpose is adaptive, in an evolutionary sense. It helps both individuals and our species to thrive optimally. But for many Veterans, the lack of sense of purpose or confusion about the purpose leaves a void that needs to be filled, post-military service. 

As a Professional, you have been tasked with the responsibility of guiding the purpose of the Veteran. This is why we have included manifestation and mindfulness, both of which are necessary ingredients of the purpose discovery and re-discovery.

Comprised of the Foundations of Ayurveda followed by uniting Mindfulness, Yoga and Ayurveda together

The 500-hour Mindfulness & Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training is comprised of the Foundations of Ayurveda followed by uniting Mindfulness, Yoga and Ayurveda together, with a strong emphasis on teaching Yoga in order to balance the Doshas. You will strengthen your ability to teach the postures, provide more intelligent sequencing, learn to teach Pranayama and Guided Meditation for transformational Yoga Teaching. The curriculum builds on your existing knowledge of posture, pranayama, and other yogic techniques, and envelopes a Mindfulness view.

 

Mindfulness & Yoga for PTSD Populations: how to customize a Yoga class for balancing the Doshas and elevate your ability to cue and teach the postures for a diverse audiance for 1-1 coaching and in class environments.

 

  • How to teach one-on-one Yoga sessions applying Mindfulness, Ayurvedic & Yoga principles. 
  • Pranayama, Pratyahara and Dhyana: Learn a powerful approach to breath control for consciousness development. Use Yoga, Meditation, and Pranayama to address imbalances and techniques to resolve them. 
  • Class Sequencing & Linking: learn to teach seasonal flows, especially for the transitions between the seasons or transient travelers. 
  • Teach classes that are designed by time of day as well as how the basic concepts of Ayurveda relate to life by time of day. 
  • Learn to offer private 1-1 coaching sessions to help people develop a personal yoga practice suited to their unique constitution. 
  • Hands-on Adjusting & Marma Points: Learn how to use the ancient system of Marma Points in the Yoga postures to open the Nadis and further balance the Chakras. 
  • Learn how to sequence classes for group, semiprivate, and private settings, by season, sun or moon, and by Dosha. 
  • You will learn 5 different Vinyasa flows from an Ayurveda Dosha balancing perspective, a restorative sequence, and be able to use Ayurvedic principles to design your own class structure.

Mindfulness & Yoga for PTSD Communities

Created by a US Marine Corps Veteran, who is also

a giften therapist, advacned Yoga Teacher, and Ayurvedic Practitioner:

 

This 500-hour training course is a gateway into the world of Mindfulness, Ayurveda &Yoga for healing, beyond asana & beyond the studio, designed to raise the bar for our Psychologists, Mental Health, Spiritual Healers, and Yoga professionals.

 

This trauma-sensitive Yoga training focuses on (PTSD) and related symptoms, the long-term effects each one has on the mind, body, and spirit, and how yoga can bring hope and relief. Anyone suffering from trauma, children, 1st responders, military men and women, and their families; victims of natural disaster, violence or abuse, and especially the mental health professionals working with them will benefit from this immersion.

 

PTSD is a commonly known term today, describing a mental health condition triggered by experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event. While it is more widely discussed today, 1st responders & Veterans have struggled with it for decades, previously calling it “shell shock,” “war

neurosis,” or “combat exhaustion.” Often, it was never discussed at all, and Veterans suffered in silence, struggling to reintegrate into “normal life” with no outlet to release these traumatic memories and experiences.

 

In this immersion, health-care & Yoga professionals will understand the theoretical foundations and historical development of Cognative Behavioural Therapy (CBT) from a Mindfulness view. In this immersion, we explore CBT and art theories relevant to expressive movement and somatic therapy.

 

Discover from both a clinical and Yogic view, will learn the Polyvagal theory, the significance of the vagus nerve in trauma, and the role that Mindfulness & Yoga play in their ability to function optimally; with the sympathetic nervous system’s role in understanding PTSD and trauma-related stress response.

 

Under the direct teaching with Rishi Eric Infanti, students will learn the

Asanas & sequences as they relate to intellegent movement of the physical, subtle, energetic and breath bodies. To read the person for unique pose benefits? What are their contraindications? What are the regressions, preparatory poses or alternatives? How to integrate props, the wall, or change the floor level to assist the postures safely.

 

This Immersive trauma-sensitive program is designed to provide the

depth of instruction and tools you need to understand PTSD and trauma

at a deeper level and to guide your students or 1-1 clients toward greater

healing. Created by a US Marine Corps Veteran, Therapist, and Yoga Teacher, this Immersion is ideal for new to advacned Yoga Teachers and mental health professionals as well as military personnel and their families, first responders, and healthcare workers.

Mindfulness & Yoga for PTSD Communities

Created by a US Marine Corps Veteran, who is also

a giften therapist, advacned Yoga Teacher, and Ayurvedic Practitioner:

 

This 500-hour training course is a gateway into the world of Mindfulness, Ayurveda &Yoga for healing, beyond asana & beyond the studio, designed to raise the bar for our Psychologists, Mental Health, Spiritual Healers, and Yoga professionals.

 

This trauma-sensitive Yoga training focuses on (PTSD) and related symptoms, the long-term effects each one has on the mind, body, and spirit, and how yoga can bring hope and relief. Anyone suffering from trauma, children, 1st responders, military men and women, and their families; victims of natural disaster, violence or abuse, and especially the mental health professionals working with them will benefit from this immersion.

 

PTSD is a commonly known term today, describing a mental health condition triggered by experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event. While it is more widely discussed today, 1st responders & Veterans have struggled with it for decades, previously calling it “shell shock,” “war

neurosis,” or “combat exhaustion.” Often, it was never discussed at all, and Veterans suffered in silence, struggling to reintegrate into “normal life” with no outlet to release these traumatic memories and experiences.

 

In this immersion, health-care & Yoga professionals will understand the theoretical foundations and historical development of Cognative Behavioural Therapy (CBT) from a Mindfulness view. In this immersion, we explore CBT and art theories relevant to expressive movement and somatic therapy.

 

Discover from both a clinical and Yogic view, will learn the Polyvagal theory, the significance of the vagus nerve in trauma, and the role that Mindfulness & Yoga play in their ability to function optimally; with the sympathetic nervous system’s role in understanding PTSD and trauma-related stress response.

 

Under the direct teaching with Rishi Eric Infanti, students will learn the

Asanas & sequences as they relate to intellegent movement of the physical, subtle, energetic and breath bodies. To read the person for unique pose benefits? What are their contraindications? What are the regressions, preparatory poses or alternatives? How to integrate props, the wall, or change the floor level to assist the postures safely.

 

This Immersive trauma-sensitive program is designed to provide the

depth of instruction and tools you need to understand PTSD and trauma

at a deeper level and to guide your students or 1-1 clients toward greater

healing. Created by a US Marine Corps Veteran, Therapist, and Yoga Teacher, this Immersion is ideal for new to advacned Yoga Teachers and mental health professionals as well as military personnel and their families, first responders, and healthcare workers.

Alarming Statistics

Have you been looking for a way to improve your mastery at handling PTSD, addictions, other major symptoms in Veterans in your work as a health care professional? Let me share some disturbing facts with you.

 

How Common is PTSD in Children and Teens? 

Studies show that about 15% to 43% of girls and 14% to 43% of boys go through at least one trauma. Of those children and teens who have had a trauma, 3% to 15% of girls and 1% to 6% of boys develop PTSD. Rates of PTSD are higher for certain types of trauma survivors.

 

Reacting to a Traumatic Event: 

It’s not unusual for people who have experienced traumatic events to have flashbacks, nightmares, or intrusive memories when something terrible happens — like the 9/11 terrorist attacks and those in cities around the world (Orlando and Paris, for example) or the bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon, or active combat.

 

Did you know that…

 

  • 11-20 out of every 100 Veterans who served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and the Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), have PTSD in a given year
  • 12 out of every 100 Gulf War Veterans have PTSD in a given year
  • 15 out of every 100 Vietnam Veterans were currently diagnosed with PTSD at the time of the most recent study in the late 1980s, the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study (NVVRS). It is estimated that about 30 out of every 100 (or 30%) of Vietnam Veterans have had PTSD in their lifetime
  • 1 in 5 Veterans are estimated to experience some form of mental health illness during their lifetime

Curriculum Modules:

Discover Your Relationship Between Mindfulness, Ayurveda & Yoga


This is an intensive program for Psychologists, Mental Health Therapists, Alternative & Spiritual Healers, Physical & Massage Therapists, & new aspiring to advanced Yoga Teachers — who wish to extend their knowledge in, and create or enhance their Clinical Practice, Yoga Teaching, Physical & Spiritual Healing, or Life Coaching Practice using, the principles of Buddhist Mindfulness, the ancient Indian wisdom of Ayurveda, integrarted with the Philosophy & Practice of Yoga.

 

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems, revealing the knowledge of life (Ayur – life; Veda – knowledge). The main guiding principles of Ayurveda are; 1.) the mind and body are inextricably connected and 2.) the mind has the ultimate power to heal and transform the body.

 

What does the 500-hr Immersion do for your professional development?

The language used in both Mindfulness & Ayurveda can be perceived as challenging to those outside of Eastern culture. However, behind that language lies a vast wealth of knowledge which gives valuable instruction for enhancing life. Mindfulness & Ayurveda instructs us on which substances, qualities and actions are life-enhancing, and which are not.

 

The Immersion transforms this Mindfulness & Ayurvedic knowledge into easy to absorb nuggets of wisdom that will help you to significantly enhance your 1-1 practice and Yoga teaching. By participating in the Immersion, Yoga teachers will learn to complement Yoga with Ayurveda wisdom and Mindfulness techniques.

Foundational Training Concepts

The Ayurveda teachings will reveal how optimum health can be achieved through an understanding of the energy points (marmas) and energy channels (nadis) in the body, together with an understanding of the 3 biological humors (the Doshas) which make up each individual’s constitution (Prakruti and Vikruti). Participants will gain a full understanding of the impact that the marmas and nadis have on individual doshas.

This teaching will delve further into the Srotas (channels within the body through which nutrients, tissues and wastes move) and how these are impacted by Asana, Pranayams, Mindfulness exercises, and Meditation.

 

This knowledge will enable mental health professionals, apternative healers, and Yoga teachers to significantly “up their game” in both the clinical practice, healing, and Yoga teaching arena; bringing increased value to their clients through an enhanced offering. In addition to instructing clients on the use of Yoga to improve body opening and strength, Yoga teachers will be able to impart knowledge on the healing ability of the mind and its connection.

 

Have you been looking for a way to improve your mastery at handling PTSD, addictions, other major symptoms in your work as a health care professional?

This Immersion will help you understand PTSD and its impact while learning a holistic approach to community care and individual support. As a professional, you will discover the essentials of more efficient mental health program designs, which aims to scale-up care for mental, neurological and substance-abuse problems related to PTSD populations. It will provide relevant information and skills specifically for the holistic model that will support Veterans who struggle with PTSD, addiction, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, feelings of being stuck in life, relationship struggles and financial challenges.

Module 01:

TECHNIQUES, TRAINING AND PRACTICE (TTP)

 

This module will introduce and deepen both the practice of and ability to teach the finer and more detailed aspects of asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, mantra, meditation, and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours will be a mix between:

 

  • Technical & analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and
  • Guided practice of the techniques themselves
  • Yoga practice, asana clinics and intensive asana practice focusing on posture modifications and variations
  • Principles of teaching a gentle flow & restorative yoga and how to use a variety of props to support the body in various asanas, includes assisting in restorative classes
  • Examination into how yoga poses and practice can be modified and adaptive for everybody. Includes anatomy, observation, adjustment and use of props
  • Exploration of subtlety and nuance of pranayama and approaches to meditation, includes instruction on how to teach and integrate both pranayama and meditation
  • Learn about more complex pranayama and frequently asked questions about meditation and pranayama
  • Technical and analytical training of the more detailed aspects of asana, pranayama, kriya, mantra and meditation
  • Exploration of subtlety and nuance of pranayama and approaches to meditation, includes instruction on how to teach and integrate both pranayama and meditation:
  • Therapeutic benefits of the asana and their variations and application in Ayurveda Yoga by Dosha
  • Examination into how Yoga poses and practice can be modified and adaptive for specialzed populations such as PTSD, anxiety, depression; how to design sequences and safe environments for these populations
  • An introduction to reading body posture, body alignment and injury prevention, and Thai Yoga adjustments
  • Adaptation and variations of asana to match body type and body strength

 

Module 1 is an diligent and detailed study at the end of which participants will attain a full understanding of how to practice and teach beginner, intermediate and advanced asana, restorative Yoga by Dosha, and the appropriate use of props in supporting correct asana. For 20 Non-Contact Hours, students will deepen their self-practice into advanced Asana, Pranayama, meditation, and self-study, and reading of the practice. Participants will be required to write an essay exploring what they have learned in Module 1.

Module 02:

TEACHING METHODOLOGY (TM)

 

In a group environment & 1-1, you will learn how to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible. You will experience the theory and guidelines of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting. Understand teaching styles and the qualities of a teacher and the student learning process. And the fundamentals of the business role of teaching yoga.

You will learn to communicate effectively while leading a class, managing class time, and expectations of student participation, safety and alignment.

 

Discover how to effectively observe, demonstrate and provide verbal and physical adjustments to a class. How to hold the student-to-teacher relationship within learning styles.

 

Under direct teaching of the lead trainer, we will discuss and explore what makes a well-balanced and good yoga teacher. Communication & language skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries. In a group environment, how to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible. The theory and guidelines of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting. Understand teaching styles and the qualities of a teacher and the student learning process.

 

  • How to structure a sequence for specific Ayurveda Doshas
  • How provide with the technique & tools of how to teach yoga in a safe healthy way
  • Students will learn in depth how to demonstrate poses giving visual and key verbal cues since each participant learns differently
  • Students will learn the art of adjusting and correcting students with the highest of integrity and safety, in a respectable, mindful, non-aggressive way, especially for unique populations
  • Students will learn to hold space, to feel the energy of the space and how to pace a class
  • The art to teaching a variety of styles; Iyengar-Alignment based, intellegent Vinyasa, Yin, & restorative
  • Students will be learning what poses to teach and how to sequence them in your class based on the time of the day; level of the class; type of class and the level of students they teach: e.g. a Restorative vs an advanced Power Vinyasa class
  • We will cover the styles of yoga and their differences, and relate them to the Ayurveda Dosha, how to contour a class for trauma or PTSD populations
  • How to encourage students to transform within an asana through verbal and/or physical instruction/adjustment
  • Explore the fundamentals of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy, creating a  Holistic Integrated Self-Care program for classes and coaching clients, addressing; How does Yoga Therapy determine what imbalances exist within the body? How can Yoga Therapy stabilize your Doshas? How can Yoga Therapy monitor progress? How does Yoga Therapy support your: Vayus, Dhatus, Malas, Prana, Tejas and Ojas?

 

During Module 2, participants will gain a deeper understanding of teaching asana, pranayama techniques, kriya and meditation. A greater awareness of how to sense more subtle misalignments will be achieved. You will be able to communicate effectively while leading a class, managing class time, and expectations of student participation, safety and alignment; how to effectively observe, demonstrate and provide verbal and physical adjustments to a class, and how to envelop the student-to-teacher relationship within learning styles.

Module 03:

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (AP)

 

Topics in this module, will include human physical anatomy and physiology, such as bones, muscles, bodily systems, & organs, and will also include energy anatomy and physiology such as the Chakras, Nadis, and the Ayurveda Marma Points. This study is inclusive to both the study of gross and subtle anatomy, along with its application to the Yoga practice, its benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, and Marma Points, and to learn how to use the ancient system of Marma Points in the Yoga postures to open the Nadis and Chakra balance.


This study is taught in conjunction with Asana clinics, posture breakdowns, sequencing, and as a stand-alone training.


You will learn to communicate effectively while leading a class, managing class time, and expectations of student participation, safety and alignment.

 

  • We will explore the Chakras, Mudras, the Bandhas and the Nadis
  • We will visit a human anatomy lab for further exploration to grasp a full understanding of the human anatomy as it applies to the practice and teaching of Yoga 
  • To be able to demonstrate the bones, muscles, and fascia in relationship to Yoga postures, and to understand the energy anatomy, although, it cannot be seen
  • In depth understanding of how Asana impact physical anatomy and physiology (bones, muscles, bodily systems and organs)
  • Discover the energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, marma points)
  • Gain understanding of how to utilize Ayurveda Marma points in postures to further open the nadis and chakras
  • Have a further understanding of the energy body through the lens of understanding the physical body
  • From Ayurveda, an in depth understanding of the Srotamsi, Agni and Ama
  • Within our studies of the human body, learn to see the Vata, Pitta and Kapha patterns

 

This study is inclusive to both the study of gross and subtle anatomy, along with its application to the Yoga practice, its benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, and Marma Points; and to learn how to use the ancient system of Ayurveda’s Marma Points in the Yoga postures to open the Nadis and Chakra balance. Participants will be required to read relevant books and view video material to assist the understanding of the gross and subtle human anatomy.

Module 04:

YOGA PHILOSOPHY, LIFESTYLE & ETHICS (YPLE)

 

This module is the study of Buddhist Mindfulness, Yoga and Ayurvedic philosophies and traditional texts, such as the Yoga Sutras and Hatha Yoga Pradipika; Yoga & Ayurveda lifestyle, such as the precept of non-violence (Ahimsa), and the concepts of Dharma and Karma.

 

Also included: ethics for Yoga Teachers & coaches, such as those involving the teacher – student relationship, healthy boundaries, and community service. Understanding the value of teaching Yoga as a service and being of service to others (Seva).

 

You will build confidence in providing lifestyle coaching with; Ayurvedic diet, Yoga Asana, breath-work, meditations, and lifestyle choices in this module. We will roll play and discuss the ethics and conduct between a Yoga Teacher and student, and how a teacher must honestly respond to reasonable questions about his or her qualifications and credentials, for both a group class and one-on-one private life coaching & Yoga work.
You will learn to communicate effectively while leading a class, managing class time, and expectations of student participation, safety and alignment.

 

  • We will explore the history of Yoga and the different paths including Hatha, Raja, Karma, Bhakti, Gyana, Kriya Yoga; of Buddhist Dharma & Mindfulness from the Theravada lineage, as well as finding the lineage and teacher within ourselves
  • We will read, explore and get a deeper understanding of Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras by reading the Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali
  • The Eighth Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga will be discussed and we will go deeper into the first two: The Yamas and the Niyamas (The Ethics and Moral) of Yoga; and how this relates to our modern day lifestyle, with emphasis on our role as a teacher or coach
  • We will discuss and roll play the ethics and professional conduct of a Yoga Teacher, and relationships with your students
  • Study of Yoga and Ayurveda philosophies and traditional texts with regard to the precepts of Ahimsa, Dharma and Karma
  • In depth understanding of the 3 Gunas and the effect of Asana, Pranayama and Meditation on these qualities and on our spiritual growth
  • Ethics and guidelines governing the teacher-student relationship
  • Understanding of Ayurvedic lifestyle choices: Yamas and Niyamas
  • Understanding of the importance of Seva
  • The undertaking of a Seva project to demonstrate service without reward

 

Participants will be required to read relevant material to support their learning. There will be group discussion to encourage the exchange of concepts.

Module 05:

SUPERVISED TEACHING PRACTICUM

 

Special Requirements: Each student must spend a minimum of 5 contact hours of practice teaching as the lead instructor emulating a class environment. Practice teaching does not include assisting, observing or giving feedback. Students in this module will have the opportunity to take classes with the lead trainer to explore different forms of Yoga from the Ayurveda Dosha perspective, and within unique populations such as those with PTSD or anxiety. Students will write an essay paper based on their experiences and observations of the classes.

 

  • You will have the opportunity to work with other students and participate in group demonstration and presentations

 

  • You will be able to design a class within a peak wave structure: beginning, warming up, building to the peak; sustaining and then cooling down and into final relaxation
  • You will have the opportunity to observe peers and groups, and provide constructive feedback
  • Through this study, you will have the opportunity to creatively design and build their own safe class sequences, receive feedback on those sequences, and structure them following the Ayurvedic path of Dosha, for both classes and private 1-1 clients
  • You will offer hands-on assists during classes taught by one of the lead instructors and have an opportunity to receive feedback
  • You will also be called upon to teach individual poses or sets of poses (Krama) as they are learning them to reinforce learning and begin to develop or further enhance your voice in a live class.
  • You will submit a written sequence of the classes taught, as well as a written self-evaluation of how the classes went and any feedback received from the attendee

 

In Module 5, you will build confidence in effectively leading a class or 1-1 private work, using all the knowledge attained, both in a group environment and 1-1 client setting. You will have a rare opportunity to offer hands-on assists during classes taught by one of the lead instructors, as well as an opportunity to silently observe.

Module 06:

THE SEVA PROJECT

 

“Be a light unto your community, your family, & yourself. If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
– The last teachings of the Buddha as he was dying

 

Yoga Activism & Seva Project:

As a group, you will create and complete a community Seva project. Additionally, we will discover where we can be more on an individual or community level, in creating a cleaner more responsible future.

Why This Journey?

Elevate Your Physical, Spiritual, Mental & Emotional State

 

7 Shifts that Make this 500-hour Immersion Unique for You:

 

  1. We focus on the root of lasting health by focusing on helping you to bring supreme harmony to your physical, spiritual, mental and emotional wellbeing. With higher harmony in spiritual, mental and emotional state, wholstic health becomes easy.
  2. You will learn from a transformed US Marine Corps Veteran, who has traversed the path from self-discovery into a leading practitioner and educator.
  3. Harness the power of the most powerful modalities & techniques to support the rewiring and upgrading yourself for clearing and harmonizing your spiritual, emotional and mental states.
  4. Harness The Power Of Group Energy & Collective Momentum; the entire curriculum is designed to accelerate and amplify your transformations by utilizing the unprecedented power of collective group intention and the energy field created by all participants.
  5. $50,000 of optimal wellness for a fraction of the price. Hiring all-modality experts for private 1-on-1 healing and therapy sessions would cost you well over $50,000, you’d have to wait weeks and months, and deal with long-term scheduling. You’ll also have an unlimited, downloadable, on-demand and 24/7 access to ALL recorded sessions.
  6. Consistent support, micro-learning, & micro-action steps for even your busiest days; by using the power of the private Facebook Group and weekly live video calls, we are present with one another in shorter doses of time for easier integration.
  7. No excuses needed for not practicing. This 500-hour Immersion is carefully designed so that you will NOT be hungry for your practice, with mindfulness around busy adult lives, we will develop your shorter custom home practice to harmonizing your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual states so that you will actually enjoy your Yoga, not dread it. Micro-Learning & Micro-Actions For Even Your Busiest Days

Venues & Dates

Sacred Roots Healing

  Easthampton MA

 

Dates:

• January 11 & 12 Kickoff Weekend

• February 8 & 9

• March 14 & 15

• April 18 & 19

• May 15 & 16

• June 13 & 14

• July 11 & 12

• August 15 & 16

• September 12 & 13

• October 10 & 11

• November 14 & 15

• December 12 & 13 Graduation Weekend

 

Saturdays: 10-6

Sundays: 9-4

Shiwa Yoga

  Deerfield Beach FL


Dates:

• February 29 & 01  Kickoff Weekend

• March 28 & 29

• April 25 & 26

• May 23 & 24

• June 27 & 28

• July OFF

• August 29 & 30

• September 26 & 27

• October 24 & 25

• November 21 & 22

• December 19 & 20 Graduation Weekend

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Saturdays: 1-7

Sundays: 1-7

Bozeman MT - Coming Soon

  Bozeman MT

 

Dates:

TBD

 

 

Application & Registration

Sacred Roots Healing

  Investment:

 

Pay in Full: 

  $,3,600

 

4-Month Pay Plan:

  $1,050 per month for 4 consecutive months, totaling $4,200

 

10-Month Pay Plan:

  $460 per month for 10 consecutive months, totaling $4,600

 

Shiwa Yoga

  Investment:

 

Pay in Full: 

  $,TBD

 

4-Month Pay Plan:

  $,TBD

 

10-Month Pay Plan:

  $$,TBD

 

 

 

Bozeman MT - Coming Soon

  Investment:

 

Pay in Full: 

  $,TBD

 

4-Month Pay Plan:

  $,TBD

 

10-Month Pay Plan:

  $$,TBD

 

 

 

Testimonials

  Daria Anne DiGiovanni

I am deeply grateful to Rishi Eric Infanti for creating the Mindfulness For Veterans program. While not a veteran myself, I know a wonderful veteran who struggles with complex PTSD and its negative impacts to the mind, body, and spirit. 

 

When I discovered Rishi's program through a mutual friend, I invited my veteran friend to participate in it, and Rishi graciously offered me the opportunity, believing it would benefit both of us. And he was right! Rishi's extensive knowledge and dedication to helping veterans (and everyone seeking the benefits of mindfulness to overcome PTSD), was evident from the first session. His program was organized, well designed and interactive. He taught us exercises and techniques that are easy to integrate into daily life and checked up on our progress constantly. 

 

Not only did Mindfulness for Veterans program help my veteran to feel calmer and much more centered and balanced, it also enhanced my ability to do the same. We both gained clarity, peace, and the tools we need to sustain our emotional, mental, and physical well-being over time. What a powerful experience! 

 

I highly recommend Rishi Eric Infanti and his program to everyone who wants to improve their health in every way. God bless you Rishi! 

 

Daria Anne DiGiovanni
Copywriter, Indie Publishing Consultant, Ghostwriter

Host of Your Book Your Brand Your Business on W4CY Radio

 

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