The Open Hand Institute provides a platform where students and yoga teachers of all kinds can come together to learn, grow, and further their education. OHI is looking for people who are committed to being life-long learners and open to different ideas and styles. Our program is a one-of-a-kind experience that presents a diversified and talented faculty, which will allow students and teachers of all practices to gain new perspectives on truly living their own individual yoga lifestyle.
3 Different Yoga Modalities
There is yoga… and then there is OHI yoga. We will expose you to 3 different class and sequence structures: Therapeutic Astanga method, Present Power Yoga method and Hot Yoga method.
Be Authentic to You
OHI will give you space to develop your own teaching style and provide a framework for constant improvement through peer review and feedback.
Immerse yourself In Experience
Be present with yourself and others with structured asana practice, meditation, and pranayama. Deepen your awareness to see yourself as your really are.
2016 Training Schedule
OHI Level One Description:
Begins with preparatory work in the fundamental study of anatomy & physiology, yoga sutra, the eight limbed path of yoga lifestyle, and introduction to OHI Level One Asana practice.
This work prepares the Trainee for the weeklong intensive that will integrate the preparatory work into the core curriculum formed with daily asana, practice teaching, meditation, pranayama, mindfulness and yoga lifestyle practice.
The concepts presented will support each Trainee as they participate in self exploration, leadership experiences, empowerment, and the giving and receiving of feedback.
OHI Level Two Description:
2nd 100 hours of OHI: Feedback, teaching and specification on one modality
OHI Level 1 100-hours course intensive: June 9th- 15th, 2017
OHI Level 2 100-hour course intensive: Summer, 2018
The Goals of the OHI Training
By the end of the OHI Training the student will successfully be able to demonstrate, recognize, and have an understanding and proficiency in the following:
Exposed to 3 different class and sequence structures:
Therapeutic Astanga Method, Present Power Method and Hot Yoga Method
Have an understanding of the Core Principles of the OHI Method
Into the Wild:
Demonstrate practical application to feedback
Anatomy and Breath with Movement: Recognize the major joints of the body, the relationship to breath and movement
Yoga Philosophy: A general understanding and recognition of the concepts behind the 8 limbs of yoga
Yoga Lab: Participate in group learning, group feedback and posture clinic laboratory
Accountability: Held accountable for attendance and completion of all required course modules and hours
Continuous Improvement: Exposed to different ways on how to receive and give feedback
Stillness: Understand the basic science behind the meditation process and be able to explore and recognize the different ways of practicing meditation
Lead by Example: Leadership, public speaking, and how to inspire people
Yoga as a Profession: Learn the business side of yoga
Musculoskeletal Awareness: Exposed to different forms of muscle testing and awareness of potential injury within the practice
Comradery: Participate in structured yoga asana practice, meditation and pranayama
Beyond Teaching: Customer service, sales, and being an outstanding employee.
PRE-REQUISITES REQUIRED TO ATTEND OHI TEACHER TRAINING
A well-qualified applicant will possess
A minimum of two years of consistent yoga practice
Prior yoga teaching
experience preferred, but not mandatory to attend
Letter of recommendation
from your existing studio or main teacher
If you are an existing yoga teacher, we require a current recording of your yoga class
Completed online application
of you in your favorite yoga posture
A telephone interview
$500 non-refundable deposit
A willing spirit, a sense of adventure, and a sense of humor
Show-stopping dance moves
Graduation Requirements and Attendance
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A $500 deposit will reserve your space while we approve and process your application.