e84 TEACHER TRAINING DIPLOMA PROGRAM
e84 Teacher Training is a 2-year program designed to provide a sophisticated understanding of yoga as a way of being and as a practice. We aim to empower leaders in the hatha yoga tradition of 84 asanas and in the hot yoga tradition of 26&2.
You’ll learn how to lead the 84 Asanas class, known as the ‘advanced class’, as well as teach the e84 Intermediate class that bridges the gap between the 26&2 and the 84 Asanas class. If you’re not yet a teacher of the 26&2 class you’re invited to participate in our apprenticeship-style certification program to learn to teach 26&2 with an original set of highly effective instructions.
Upon completion of all course requirements, you’ll receive the e84 Teacher Diploma. This is a 500 hour Yoga Alliance Certification and far exceeds the minimum requirements for becoming a 500 hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher.
To explore and expand our yoga practice
To establish a community of competent, loving, hot yoga leaders
To experience our own mastery
To express the higher Self
e84 TEACHER TRAINING DIPLOMA PROGRAM CONSISTS OF 3 STEPS
Step 1: e84 Training
This is a month-long training during which you’ll study detailed posture technique for the entire 84 sequence, and you’ll learn to practice and teach the 90-minute e84 Intermediate class. This training is a complete course that comprises a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification. Many who complete the e84 Training will then complete additional courses to qualify for the e84 Teacher Diploma. All applicants to this training must be certified to teach the 26&2 sequence, known as Bikram Yoga. Students must complete a 30-day practice challenge prior to attending the e84 Training and be willing to expand upon their 26&2 foundation. No advanced physical skills are required. It is also important that applicants have a sincere interest in applying yoga philosophy and yogic spiritual teachings into their own life and yoga path.
Step 2: Practice Phase
Trainees complete weekly practice requirements from home and participate in regular virtual classes with experienced e84 leaders. In addition, trainees will complete reading assignments. The practice phase is spread over 95 weeks.
Step 3: Completion Courses
Trainees attend 2 x 150-hour courses to complete 500 training hours, and qualify for the e84 Teacher Diploma. Trainees will have multiple course dates and locations to choose from. The minimum amount of time it takes to receive the e84 Teacher Diploma is 2 years.
26&2 Teacher Certification Program
We offer an intimate, apprenticeship-style training to learn how to teach the 26&2 with an original set of thorough and effective instructions that are memorized verbatim. Each 26&2 training has between 5 and 15 participants. For the full detailsclick here.
What will I learn at e84 Training?
During the 1 month, 200-hour training you will learn:
- In depth posture technique for the entire 84 sequence (which includes posture technique for the 26&2)
- How to lead the 84 Asanas class, known as the ‘advanced class’
- How to teach the 90-minute e84 Intermediate class
- Jedi training techniques to develop strength and flexibility for practicing the 84 Asanas class
- Applied anatomy study
- Introduction to Jnana yoga
- Introduction to seated meditation, mantra and chanting
- Kriya yoga conscious breathing exercises
What is The e84 Intermediate Class?
The e84 Intermediate class is a hot 90-minute class that builds on the foundation created by the 26&2 sequence. In this class we introduce skills and develop body parts that are needed for things like arm balancing, Leg-Over-the-Head, deep backbends and Lotus. No advanced skills are needed to participate in this class, but comfort with the 26&2 and a desire to expand is essential. Structured by Esak Garcia, this class prepares students for the 84 Asanas class, which is a more complex sequence.
The class contains all the 26&2 series postures that you already know and invites you to try new postures and variations. Each class has a slightly different focus in terms of the skills and body parts we are addressing. By developing an awareness of your postures and different parts of your body you’ll get new insights that will help your 26&2 practice. The parts of class with which you’re familiar move more quickly, with less instruction; new ideas are taught more thoroughly.
What is the 84 Asanas class?
The world famous hot yoga 26&2 sequence was derived from a larger sequence of over 84 postures taught by Bishnu Ghosh and his disciples from Calcutta, India. In the hot yoga world the 84 class is known as the ‘advanced class’. It’s a 120 minute therapeutic Hatha yoga class that prepares an individual for meditation, oxygenates all of the body’s organs and muscles, and restores and preserves the proper functioning of all of the body’s systems.
The 84 class builds on the foundation of the 26&2. It’s expected that participants have a good foundation of strength, flexibility, alignment, concentration and balance. The 84 class will develop skills like lotus, handstands, leg-over-the-head movements, and deep backbends.
84 is a sacred number in many spiritual traditions. Numerologically it’s a metaphor that represents Self mastery, and the development of high yogic consciousness, with a physical practice.
e84 Training Scholarship
Thanks to the generous contributions from our students and supporters, we are able to offer a scholarship to aspiring yoga teachers. Our scholarship covers tuition expenses for e84 Teacher Training programs. It does not cover the cost of travel, accommodation, or food. We are most interested in students who have a long term vision to serve their community with yoga.
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