Yoga Curriculum

The nature of working with vulnerability and with other humans is life changing and a deep honor. It all begins with a relationship. Any person wanting to take our yoga trainings will run into their own traumas, fears, and shame. Creating sacred space takes time and commitment. That is why our curriculum begins with ourselves. 

Click Here: What Makes Our Program Unique:
  1. We offer three levels of certification. Our modular program allows you to take classes at your own pace and when they fit into your busy life. Each Level allows for elective credits that allow you to customize your elective education to match your dharma. 
  2. Individual mentoring throughout your training. Our passionate instructors will be with your every step of your journey allowing space for you to grow, experience as well as providing leadership. Having a dedicated mentor allows for greater personal and educational growth during your training experience. 
  3. Immersion training opportunities. Our Level I and Level II programs will have two training tracts that a student can follow. One tract will offer a 2-day Michigan based weekend retreat. The price of the retreat is built into your registration for the Level I training *some restrictions may apply. The second track is a Yelapa Immersion program where you spend 10-days fully immersed in yoga training and does have an additional fee to join the immersion 10-day experience. 
  4. Registered yoga school with Yoga AllianceIf you complete all of the core curriculum and elective hours to fulfill a Level I Body Mind Being 200 Hour Yoga Certification  you will be able to register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200. If you complete all of the core curriculum and elective hours to fulfill a Level II Body Mind Being 2300 Hour Yoga Certification  you will be able to use this towards your RYT-500 with Yoga Alliance.
  5. Room to continue on in your education with The Body Mind Being Institute. Because our modular program allows for individual modulus to be completed at your own pace that means that you can fulfil requirements for our Level II and Level III program alongside fulfilling a Level I certification. This is what sets The Body Mind Being Institute apart from other yoga training schools. 

Who are our trainings geared towards: 

  1. Practitioners serious about initiating change in their life and in the world.
  2. Aspiring yoga teachers looking to add to their credentials or pursuing a RYT-200 designation from Yoga Alliance. 
  3. Existing RYT-200 seeking a RYT-500 via our 300 or 350 hour Yoga Certifications
  4. Existing RYT’s who are seeking Continuing Education Credits. 
  5. Practitioners looking to add a trauma focus to your teaching method.
  6. Our program is for practitioners serious about initiating change in their life and in the world.

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Foundations Of Yoga For Transformation Section I
Instruction: January 15,16, 30-2022  March 6,13-2022  April 22,23,24-2022 *In Studio Retreat   April 2-12-2022 *Yelapa Immersion 

Investment: * Included in LI tuition 

Instruction: January 15,16, 30-2022  March 6,13-2022  April 22,23,24-2022 *In Studio Retreat   April 2-12-2022 *Yelapa Immersion 

L-I R 100hrs

Instructors: Betsy, Kelley Erin, Raechel 

Therapeutic yoga, kramas, The components of an intelligent yoga class. Themed class design. Teaching methodology, cueing, ethics, boundaries, orientation, finding your authentic voice, and empowerment, embodiment, invitation language. How to structure an intentional yoga class.Embodiment/Transformational Process.Yoga Philosophy/Mediation.Self-Care, Kriyas, Yamas, Nyamas, History of yoga, and Prakriti/Purusha.

Learn about your own innate resiliency and embodiment. Learn how to facilitate a present moment experience and all the necessary competencies to help your students live a more authentic and meaningful life. Explore the transformational process to facilitate a system that a person holds as a basis for self-awareness, the interpretation of life, and overarching purpose in life. Going through and guiding one of our classes is like slowly peeling the onion. Alternatively, healing and moving through the many layers (koshas).

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Holistic Anatomy 101 Movement & Subtle Body
Instruction: May 22, 23 2022

Investment: $359.00 * Included in LI tuition

Instruction: May 22, 23 2022

 L-I R 20hrs

Instructors: Betsy, Raechel, Christine
This module will offer students the opportunity to explore allopathic views of the body as they intersect with yogic views of energy and consciousness; to understand the Chakras, Anatomy of movement.

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Breathing for Life: 101 Science, Practice, Kriya, and Foundations of Prāṇāyāma: Yoga is Medicine
Instruction: December  2, 3-2021 February 19,20-2022 September 24,25-2022

Investment: $359.00* Included in LI investment *Registration before October 29th to take December instruction.

Instruction: December  2, 3-2021 February 19,20-2022 September 24,25-2022

L-I L-II L-III R 20hrs

Instructors: Raechel, Betsy, Kelley

Prana – our life force energy, is one of the most potent ways to reclaim and potentially bring a being into balance. This course covers the theory, structure, and in-depth practice of pranayama for wellbeing and  healing.  Learn about the rhythm, flow and moving with the breath through kriya. Most importantly developing and maintaining a personal pranayama practice and guiding your students to do the same.

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Breathing for Life: 102 Science, Practice, Kriya, and Foundations of Prāṇāyāma: Yoga is Medicine
Instruction: December  4, 5-2021 February 21, 22-2022 September 26, 27-2022

Investment: $359.00

Instruction: December  4, 5-2021 February 21, 22-2022 September 26, 27-2022

L-II L-III R 20hrs

Instructors: Raechel & Assistant 

Deepen your understanding of  the anatomy of breathing, the science behind yogic breathing, advanced breathing practices such as, Prāṇāyāma practices of anuloma, viloma, mahat kapālabhati, nadi-shodhana, ardha sharira, bhastrika, bramari, and how to utilize the 5 Vayus, the essential energetic flows in the body. Explore your breath through understanding habits and identify patterns of disordered breathing. In reclaiming the fullness of our breathing we also reclaim many other dimensions of our lives.

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Breathing for Life: 103 Science, Practice, Kriya, and Foundations of Prāṇāyāma: Yoga is Medicine
Instruction: December  2,3,4, 5-2021  February 19,20,21, 22-2022 September 24, 25, 26, 27-2022

Investment: $695.00 * Included in Level II Investment  *Registration before October 29th to take December instruction.

Instruction: December  2,3,4, 5-2021  February 19,20,21, 22 -2022 September 24, 25, 26, 27-2022

L-III R 40hrs

Instructors: Raechel

Prana – our life force energy, is one of the most potent ways to reclaim and potentially bring a being into balance. This course covers the theory, structure, and in-depth practice of prāṇāyāma for wellbeing and  healing.  Learn about the rhythm, flow and moving with the breath through kriya. Most importantly developing and maintaining a personal pranayama practice and guiding your students to do the same.

Deepen your understanding of  the anatomy of breathing, the science behind yogic breathing, advanced breathing practices such as, Prāṇāyāma practices of anuloma, viloma, mahat kapālabhati, nadi-shodhana, ardha sharira, bhastrika, bramari, and how to utilize the 5 Vayus, the essential energetic flows in the body. Explore your breath through understanding habits and identify patterns of disordered breathing. In reclaiming the fullness of our breathing we also reclaim many other dimensions of our lives.

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Foundations Of Yoga For Transformation Section II
Instruction: January 22, 23-2022 February 12, 13-2022 March 26, 27-2022 April 22,23,24-2022 *In Studio Retreat April 2-12-2022 *Yelapa Immersion (includes Breathing For 102)

Investment: $1799 * Included in LII tuition Yelapa Investment $1899.00

Instruction: January 22, 23-2022 February 12, 13-2022 March 26, 27-2022 April 22,23,24-2022 *In Studio Retreat   April 2-12-2022 *Yelapa Immersion (includes Breathing For 102)

L-II R 90hrs /100hrs

Instructors: Raechel, Erin

Practice effective cueing and body-mind integration that leads to life changing action and change off your mat. Learn to assist your students in strengthening their own embodiment, understanding, and relationship to their bodies. This program will prepare you to offer a life-changing and deeply empowering instruction with skills to facilitate group sessions using our ten themes of transformation. 

  • Advance sequencing
  • Advance embodiment
  • Asana
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Foundations of Yoga Therapy 101
Instruction: October 13,14,15,16-2021       September 18- 22-2022

Investment: $695                                    

Instruction:  October 13,14,15,16,2021 

November 18,19,20,21,2021 September 18- 22-2022

L-III R 40hrs

Instructors: Raechel, Christine

Foundations in Yoga Therapy 101 is designed to introduce you to the field and modalities of yoga therapy, and how to apply to various health conditions. Learn anatomical considerations of 32 assisted postures.

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Foundations of Yoga Therapy 102
Instruction: : November 19, 20, 21-2021 January 8,9-2022 February 25,26-2022

Investment: $1400.00

Instruction: : November 19, 20, 21-2021 January 8,9-2022 February 25,26-2022

L-III 70 hrs

Instructors: Raechel, Erin

Foundations in Yoga Therapy 102 is cultivating your own presence, and to hold sacred space and deeply explore what it takes to move from teacher to healer. Learn how to utilize embodiment, as a sacred source to expand emotional experiences, and to link brain and body physiology. This course includes six peer exchanges, ten practice sessions with instructor feedback, and one live instructor session. 

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Holistic Anatomy 102-Movement & Subtle Body
Instruction: May 24,25,26-2022

Investment: $599.00 * Included in Level II Investment

Instruction: May 24,25,26-2022

L-II L-III R EC 30hrs

Instructors: Raechel, Christine 
Gain a stronger understanding of structural anatomy and holistic physiology as it relates to therapeutic yoga. This module continues to explore common obstructions and energy patterns within: the chakras, key fascial, marma, Nadi pathways and some yoga tools for each area. The five Vayus, the essential energetic flows in the body. Explore deeper the ancient healing Indian traditions. through the study of the chakras, nadis and vayus, deepening your understanding of the balancing capacities of these mysterious energy channels.

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Holistic Anatomy 103-Movement & Subtle Body
Instruction: May 22, 23, 24, 25,26- 2022

Investment: $1050.00

Instruction: May 22, 23, 24, 25,26- 2022

L-II L-III R EC 50hrs

Instructors: Raechel, Christine 

Gain a stronger understanding of structural anatomy and holistic physiology as it relates to therapeutic yoga. This module continues to explore common obstructions and energy patterns within: the chakras, key fascial, marma, Nadi pathways and some yoga tools for each area. The five Vayus, the essential energetic flows in the body. Explore deeper the ancient healing Indian traditions. through the study of the chakras, nadis and vayus, deepening your understanding of the balancing capacities of these mysterious energy channels. This module will offer students the opportunity to explore allopathic views of the body as they intersect with yogic views of energy and consciousness; to understand the Chakras, Anatomy of movement.

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Yoga for Youth
Instruction:  April 30 May 1- 2022

Investment: $325.00

Instruction:  April 30 May 1- 2022

L-I L-II L-II EC 20hrs

Instructor: Rachel Crowther 

During this weekend long workshop you will learn how to market your yoga to youth ages 5-16, properly sequence a class and the difference between sequencing an adult class and a youth class. Display creative story, game and craft techniques that engage and inspire youth ages 5-16 with hands-on activities and teaching opportunities. Discover tools to explain prayanam, meditation and the benefits of yoga to youth ages 5-16. We will brainstorm class themes, books, crafts and marketing techniques you can take away and implement into your own teachings. Feel more confident in speaking to parents, educators and families about the benefits of yoga for all ages.

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Teaching Tantra Yoga
Instruction: August 12th-2021, Aug. 13th-2022

Investment: $220.00

Instruction: August 12 -2021, August 13-2022

L-II L-III EC 10hrs

Instructors:

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101- Trauma & The Emotional Body, Trauma Informed Yoga Educator
Instruction:   June 18, 19-2022

Investment: $399.00 * Includes 20hours towards your Level I- Level II or Level III 

Instruction: June 18, 19-2022

L-I L-II L-III 20hrs

Instructors: Raechel, Erin, Betsy

The body speaks what the mind often cannot. Every experience we have in life is processed through our physical bodies. Experiences with trauma creates patterns of disconnection from the wisdom in our bodies. In this course, we will practice witnessing how our own experiences are manifesting in our bodies and our lives. Witnessing our own journey is ultimately what prepares us to witness and guide the journey of another. 

The layers from trauma can vary in complexity and needs. Taking into account the whole person, we teach an experiential process over a prescription. In this training, you will learn to facilitate an inquiry of presence and deep listening to the body. This inquiry allows the clients or students to explore the skills and abilities needed to find their own way to cope with trauma-related symptoms, and the supportive space to reclaim their bodies and their lives.

Level I: Understanding trauma theory. Practicing resilience and embodiment.

  • Understanding the nervous system 
  • Yoga and the nervous system
  • Trauma Theory and the physiological and psychological effects of trauma 
  • Neuroscience and Neurobiology research studies about embodiment and trauma
  • Considerations for working with & teaching yoga to trauma survivors
  • Depathologizing & destigmatizing mental illness
  • Types of trauma
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102- Trauma & The Emotional Body, Trauma Informed Yoga Educator

Investment: $1100.00 

Instruction. :In person:

June 18-23 2022 * Level II 100 hour June 2021 counts towards Level I & Level II. 

L-II L-III 60hrs  45-CEU

Instructors: Raechel, Erin

The body speaks what the mind often cannot. Every experience we have in life is processed through our physical bodies. Experiences with trauma creates patterns of disconnection from the wisdom in our bodies. In this course, we will practice witnessing how our own experiences are manifesting in our bodies and our lives. Witnessing our own journey is ultimately what prepares us to witness and guide the journey of another. 

The layers from trauma can vary in complexity and needs. Taking into account the whole person, we teach an experiential process over a prescription. In this training, you will learn to facilitate an inquiry of presence and deep listening to the body. This inquiry allows the clients or students to explore the skills and abilities needed to find their own way to cope with trauma-related symptoms, and the supportive space to reclaim their bodies and their lives.

Level-II (Educator ) Invites: We continue understanding the impact of attachment theory and relationships. How to be in a deeper relationship with self and others. A deeper reflective space of Self Awareness. The space to shift wounds into wisdom and suffering into purpose. This training prepares you to educate on the impacts of trauma.  Engage only from a place of presence, trust, and safety to initiate conscious conversations about equity and decolonizing of the healing process. This training includes evidence based protocols for working with trauma survivors and those directly or indirectly affected by trauma. 

  • Pranayama for trauma
  • The magic of inquiry
  • Understanding triggers -how to use edge
  • The impact of Relationship and  Your own barriers of disconnection.
  • Shadow work
  • Anti-racist Trauma Informed Care
  • Leadership tools
  • How trauma is stored in the body and how to offer somatic,
  • Body-based only treatment.
  • Scope of Practice for Yoga Teachers
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103- Trauma & The Emotional Body, Trauma Informed Yoga Educator | TRAUMA- INFORMED YOGA EDUCATOR TIYE

Investment: $1400.00

Instruction: In person:

* Includes Level I & Level II the 100 hrs is our TRAUMA- INFORMED YOGA EDUCATOR TIYE – 100 ® 

L-II L-III 80hrs 45-CEU

Instructors: Raechel, Erin

The body speaks what the mind often cannot. Every experience we have in life is processed through our physical bodies. Experiences with trauma creates patterns of disconnection from the wisdom in our bodies. In this course, we will practice witnessing how our own experiences are manifesting in our bodies and our lives. Witnessing our own journey is ultimately what prepares us to witness and guide the journey of another. 

The layers from trauma can vary in complexity and needs. Taking into account the whole person, we teach an experiential process over a prescription. In this training, you will learn to facilitate an inquiry of presence and deep listening to the body. This inquiry allows the clients or students to explore the skills and abilities needed to find their own way to cope with trauma-related symptoms, and the supportive space to reclaim their bodies and their lives.

Level I: Understanding trauma theory. Practicing resilience and embodiment.

  • Understanding the nervous system 
  • Yoga and the nervous system
  • Trauma Theory and the physiological and psychological effects of trauma 
  • Neuroscience and Neurobiology research studies about embodiment and trauma
  • Considerations for working with & teaching yoga to trauma survivors
  • Depathologizing & destigmatizing mental illness
  • Types of trauma

Level-II (Educator ) Invites: We continue understanding the impact of attachment theory and relationships. How to be in a deeper relationship with self and others. A deeper reflective space of Self Awareness. The space to shift wounds into wisdom and suffering into purpose. This training prepares you to educate on the impacts of trauma.  Engage only from a place of presence, trust, and safety to initiate conscious conversations about equity and decolonizing of the healing process. This training includes evidence based protocols for working with trauma survivors and those directly or indirectly affected by trauma. 

  • Pranayama for trauma
  • The magic of inquiry
  • Understanding triggers -how to use edge
  • The impact of Relationship and  Your own barriers of disconnection.
  • Shadow work
  • Anti-racist Trauma Informed Care
  • Leadership tools
  • How trauma is stored in the body and how to offer somatic,
  • Body-based only treatment.
  • Scope of Practice for Yoga Teachers
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Foundations of Ayurveda-101
Instruction: November  5, 6, 7-2021  July 15, 16, 17-2022

Investment: $665.00

Instruction:  November  5, 6, 7-2021    July 15, 16, 17-2022

L-II L-III EC 30hrs

Instructors: Logan  Armstrong

Ayurveda is how our mind, body, and spirit are Ayurveda is how our mind, body, and spirit are interconnected to nature and the world around us. Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga and focuses primarily on lifestyle practices that support health, balance, and self-transformation.

  • Design dosha balancing asana sequences for different seasons, times of day, and specific ages
  • Use ayurvedic recipes and food and spice combinations to address imbalances and promote health and vitality
  • Create a practical lifestyle plan for yourself 
  • Philosophy of Ayurveda and your students based upon specific needs and goals
  • Understand how the practices of yoga are supported by ayurvedic diet and lifestyle principles

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Eastern Philosophies/Transformational Philosophies
Instruction: March 9,10,11,12-2022

Investment: $539.00

Instruction: March 9,10,11,12-2022

L-II L-III R 30hrs

Instructors: Raechel, Stephanie Squibb

Yoga is a methodology meant to harmonize and deepen awareness of the physical, psychological and spiritual elements of our being.  In this module we explore “living our yoga” we will immerse into the rich Philosophy of Yoga through the Yoga Sutras, Upanishads, Yoga, and ceremony and further expression of:

  • Karma Yoga – Yoga of Action & Selfless Service
  • Jnana Yoga – Yoga of Wisdom & Self-study
  • Dhyana Yoga – Yoga of Meditation
  • Bhakti Yoga – Yoga of Love & Devotion

Combining principles of contemporary psychology that harmonize with these teachings and that are now supported by neuroscience. Explore The importance of Daily Sadhana, with some emphasis on meditation practice through guided experience, sensory awareness, and silent observation.

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Foundations of Ayurveda-102
July 15-20-2022, Hybrid TBA

Investment: $995.00

July 15-20-2022, Hybrid TBA

L-II L-III EC 80hrs

Instructors:  Logan Armstrong

Hybrid model provides a holistic map of Yoga therapy based upon Ayurveda, and  the medical aspect of the Yoga tradition. Ayurveda focuses on the treatment (chikitsa) of the body and mind, while the goal of Yoga is self-development and realization. Ayurveda is recognized as one of the most important systems of mind-body medicine, and its popularity is spreading in the west. This foundational course will introduce you to Ayurvedic concepts and language.

  • Philosophy of Ayurveda
  • Create a plan your students based upon specific needs and goals
  • Fundamental Ayurvedic qualities of the universe: three gunas, five elements, three doshas, twenty qualities, five sub-doshas, and three subtle doshas: prana, tejas, and ojas
  • Digestion (agni) and elimination (mala)
  • Constitutional examination and mental nature
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Archetypal Yoga Therapy Parts
Instruction Dates: May 13, 14-2022

Investment: $395.00

Instruction Dates: May 13,14-2022

L-III EC 20hrs

Instructors: Raechel
This course is influenced by the Jungian therapeutic techniques of active imagination and dreamwork with the yogic investigations pioneered by Swami Radha Saraswati. In Archetypal Yoga Therapy, Yoga postures, movement, and Meditation are used to foster dialogue with the subconscious and unconscious minds.

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Special Populations
Instruction Dates: January 27,28,29-2022

Investment: $539.00

Instruction Dates: January 27, 28, 29-2022

L-III

Instructors: Jessica Gladden, Christine
Experience safe and easy-to-learn techniques that can support depression, anxiety, eating disorders, arthritis, chronic pain, pregnancy and other debilitating conditions through asana and pranayama. Learn how neuroscience can explain how and why Yoga works for healing the body, mind, and emotions. We now know that certain Yoga and mindfulness practices can have a positive impact on our neurobiology and our neural pathways.

Wellbeing ~ Self Awareness ~ Transformation ~ Community