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Advanced 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Senior Teachers in the Kripalu Lineage


by Colleen Russell


500 Hr YTT

 It’s a grand time to be a yoga teacher.  Yoga is being utilized in a variety of fields to complement therapies, relieve stress, combat depression, and promote peaceful living.  Watching the population of yoga students grow tells us that people are turning to this practice in order to cope with the suffering in this world.  Those same students returning to class week after week speaks for itself--this stuff really works!  


All That Matters Continuing Yoga Education Center

In Rhode Island, All That Matters Yoga and Holistic Health Center is a centralized place for yogis to gather with like-minded people to practice, relax, and just breathe.  It is also a premiere training facility and continuing education center for yoga teachers, proudly hosting workshops and certification programs with industry-leading holistic health professionals.  Owner and co-creator Joan Dwyer is honored that her desire to bring holistic living out of the underground, a calling that first led her to open All That Matters, is finally coming to fruition.  


Do You Want To Grow Your Yoga Business?

Many certified yoga teachers wonder how to grow their business, expand their client base, and teach more dynamic, impassioned classes.  For some, the answer involves giving up their mat at the head of the class and experiencing yoga again through the eyes of student.  Continuing education for yoga teachers is a choice to embark on a personally-empowering journey of self-inquiry.  Through this study, a developing yogi also receives the practical benefit of professional growth.  


Is 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Required for Yoga Teachers?

Advanced yoga teacher training and graduate-level workshop studies are not required for teachers that have completed their 200-hour yoga certification, but a growing number of yoga teachers are opting to pursue a 500-hour yoga teacher training.  In an industry with an increasing number of studios and programs available, students are becoming more advanced and demanding more rigorous classes.  As a graduate of this program, a yoga teacher will have the skills and credentials required to provide continuing education classes and workshops to other teachers.  Higher-level studies are what differentiate one yoga teacher from another, helping a practitioner to deepen their studies as they glean new insights for teaching to a wider range of students.  


500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training That Fits Your Lifestyle

In the past, pursuing a 500 hour yoga teacher training certification involved months-long retreat-style courses that required putting life and family on hold.  Seeing the need for a credentialed local experience, All That Matters has created a transformative weekend-module training program right here in Wakefield, RI.  We are thrilled to partner with the esteemed Devarshi Steven Hartman and the teachers in the  Pranotthan School of Yoga for the next training which will begin in January of 2014.  Never before has a group of this caliber come together to deliver a yoga teacher training.  We are humbled to be able to welcome them to All That Matters and proud that we are able to bring you the very best teachers in practice.  


Industry-Leading Faculty:  Devarshi and the Pranotthan School of Yoga Teachers 

The lead teacher for our 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training will be Devarshi Steven Hartman, the former dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga, a former longtime Kripalu resident, and a teacher and bodyworker for more than thirty years.  Over the course of your advanced coursework, you will also have the opportunity to train with all The Pranotthan teachers, the industry-renowned leaders in yoga and holistic education.  Each one of these amazing people has many years of experience and offers great depth of knowledge and enthusiasm in the Art and Science of Yoga.


Graduate-Level Training for Teachers from All Yoga Traditions

The 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training with the Pranotthan School of Yoga at All That Matters is open to current yoga teachers who have already completed RYT-200 certification.  This dynamic program will provide students with the framework to help them understand how the concepts and techniques associated with different styles of yoga converge, making it an appropriate course for students of any tradition.   As Devarshi tells his students, "You can be doing Bikram Yoga and doing Pranotthan Yoga.  You can be doing Ashtanga Yoga and doing Pranotthan Yoga.  You can be eating a sandwich and doing Pranotthan Yoga."  This advanced yoga teacher training program will allow you to refine your presentation skills, giving you confidence to teach advanced poses which will take your practice--and your business--to the next level.


500 Hour YTT at All That Matters Begins in February, 2014

This 11-weekend training will begin on February 20, 2014 and graduate on March 8, 2015.  If you are interested in learning more, please call us at 401-782-2126.


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A Sneak Peek at the 11 Weekends of Training 

 Weekend 1: 

Feb 20-23, 2014

The Foundations of Pranotthan Yoga 

with Devarshi 

Weekend 5: 

Sep 12-14, 2014 -

Transformation Through Asana, 

with Jovinna Chan 

Weekend 8: 

Dec 5-7, 2014

An Introduction to Ayurvedic Medicine,

with Hilary Garivaltis

Weekend 11: 

Mar 5-8, 2015

Business of Yoga,

with Joan Dwyer

Sharing, Celebration, and Graduation, 

with DevarshiJoan Dwyer & Jovinna Chan

 Weekends 2-3: 

Mar 21-23, 2014 & Apr 25-27, 2014-

Prana’s Full Power: A Chakra and Anatomy Intensive, 

with Grace Jull

Weekend 6:

Oct 10-12, 2014

Meditation: Liberation through Self-Observation

with Jovinna Chan

Weekend 9: 

Jan 9-11, 2015 

Tools for Teaching the Deeper Practices, 

with Jurian Hughes



 Weekend 4: 

May 23-25, 2014 

The Power of Pranayama

with Devarshi


Weekend 7:

Nov 7-9, 2014 

Advance your Assisting Skills, 

w/Priti Robyn Ross

Weekend 10: 

Feb 6-8, 2015

Restorative Yoga, 

with Sudha Carolyn Lundeen



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