The Yoga Shala’s 200 hour comprehensive Ashtanga Yoga Apprenticeship Program will cover the practical, theoretical, historical, and spiritual aspects of the science of yoga. This program requires considerable energy, time, dedication, and commitment – but you will leave with a thorough education, dedicated personal practice, heightened awareness, and an abundance of inspiration and passion, which will not only take your practice to the next level but also deeply ingrain the habit of daily practice into your mind and body. Class size is limited in order to create an intimate learning environment.
Students will meet with Krista nine weekends over the course of six months. Students will also observe, and later, assist in adjustments and apprenticing at The Yoga Shala. There will be pre-course reading assignments plus several written and oral exams during the training program. A final written and oral exam will be given at the end of the program.
This 200 hour immersion is for anyone who wants to learn. It is important that applicants have an established practice and have a desire to deepen their knowledge of Ashtanga Yoga.
The intention of this program is to educate students. Those who complete the 200 hour apprenticeship in its entirety will receive a certificate of completion issued by The Yoga Shala. Please note that this is not a teacher certification course. Only R. Sharath Jois of the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India can grant students Authorization or Certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga.
If you are interested in more information on this program or wish to register please email Krista@KristaShirley.com.
Must maintain personal practice at The Yoga Shala at least three times per week (if you are an out of town student and cannot make it to winter park weekly, you will have to keep a daily practice log), and complete all reading, writing, and research assignments.
FULL COMMITTED Practice – Students will be required to keep a practice log each day and are expected to do a practice six days per week!
All weekend training sessions with Krista
Evaluations and later guided assisting in Yoga Shala Classes with Krista (to be assigned)
Homework: reading and written assignments, research papers and more
Written and Oral Final Examination
• History of Yoga
• Yoga Philosophy
• On teaching (physical assists/adjustments of Primary Series Asanas, verbalization and cueing, Ashtanga Methodology, special cases
• Business of Yoga
Yoga Apprenticeship Program Director: Krista Shirley
The Yoga Shala
927 North Pennsylvania Avenue
Winter Park, Florida
Nine (9), 19 hour weekends with Krista
January 30 - February 1
Tuition for The Yoga Shala Apprenticeship is $3,000.00 – this is inclusive of your full course of study – lecture, classroom instruction, guided and mentored class assists, and comprehensive Apprenticeship manual.
Please note that required books are not included in the cost of the program, however, they may be purchased from The Yoga Shala.
You will be required to practice at The Yoga Shala a minimum of three days per week during the Apprenticeship program, and this is an additional cost outside of your Apprenticeship program tuition. You can opt to pay for monthly membership or take advantage of the Apprenticeship discount for yearly unlimited membership of $1,300.00 (a discount of $620.00).
Contact Krista@TheYogaShala.org to obtain a 2015 application. Return your application and $300.00 application fee to The Yoga Shala – 927 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Winter Park, Florida 32789. If you are not accepted into the program you will receive a full refund for your deposit minus the $50.00 application fee.
Full refunds, minus deposit, will be issued until December 20th. After December 20th no refunds will be issued.
The intention of this program is to educate students. Students who complete the 200 hour apprenticeship in its entirety will receive a certificate of completion issued by The Yoga Shala. Please note that this is not a teacher certification course. Only R. Sharath Jois of the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India can grant students Authorization or Certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga.
If you are interested in this 200 hour apprenticeship immersion, please email Krista or all 407-506-4626 for more information and to submit your application.Learn More