HA-THA YOGA METHOD 200 & 300-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM, RYS

“Just want to say what a wonderful experience I’m having so far with you and Denise in our training. You both are truly inspiring woman and I hope someday I will be practicing and teaching at your level. I’m grateful everyday to have found you and your studio. For once in my life I feel like I am in the right place at the right time and able to embrace all this journey has to offer. Thank you for all that you have shown me.” Lauren M.

E-mail for application: hathayogamethod@gmail.com

As a yoga teacher you can influence and change peoples lives in a positive and profound way.

Taught by certified yoga instructors, Delia Quigley and Denise Kay, with a combination of 45 years experience in the study and practice of Hatha Yoga. This RYS 200-hour training will provide you with the knowledge and experience to teach from a beginner level and grow to advanced instructor with the 300-Hour Ha-Tha Yoga Method teacher training programs.

We will guide you in your own evolving practice so that you can better understand yourself, which in turn allows for a deeper understanding of your students.

We will also help guide your interest in specializing your future training. Participants are to understand that this is a full commitment when participating in this training. We request that all participants should have at least 2 years of yoga training, as well as, a daily self-practice. If you do not practice on your own, begin now. Our time will be focused on teaching you how to teach others. This necessitates an involved curriculum to meet both our rigorous training criteria and that of the Yoga Alliance.

200-HOUR DATES AND TIMES

This 200-Hour nine month training program begins October 2014 and ends June 2015.

Session 1: October 17-19
Session 2: November 14-16
Session 3: December 12-14
Session 4: January 16-18
Session 5: February 13-15
Session 6: March 13-15
Session 7: April 10-12
Session 8: May 15-17
Session 9: June 12-14

TIMES

Friday’s 6:00-8:30 PM
Saturday’s 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday’s 11:30 – 5:00 PM

ABOUT THE 200-HOUR TRAINING

The Ha-Tha Yoga Method teacher training offers a comprehensive training based on classical Hatha Yoga. The training provides 200-hours of comprehensive instruction. This training is based on the techniques of the Dynamic, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Partner Based yoga styles. It explores and clarifies the five techniques of Hatha Yoga and their relationships: Asana (form), Vinyasa (movement), Bandha (energetics), Pranayama (breathing), and Drishti (awareness). The Ha-Tha Yoga Method is a Registered Yoga Alliance School.

In this training we can expect to explore:

  • The Chakra System and how to use this knowledge in your teaching
  • The 5 Techniques of Yoga
  • The 8 Limb Path of Yoga
  • Anatomy and postural alignment
  • Proper and safe adjustments
  • Yoga Sutras
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Upanashads
  • Methodology: focus on teaching over 50 basic postures safe and effectively
  • Pranayama: basic breathing methods
  • Meditation
  • Feeding Your Yoga Practice: The 3 Gunas of Food
  • Introduction to Sanskrit: the language of yoga

The Teacher Training is constructed to meet the minimum standards set down by the Yoga Alliance. The yoga student may feel assured of compliance with the Registry Mark, which is being used as a standard for determining the qualifications of a yoga teacher here in the United States. The Training is designed to ensure that you develop a balanced understanding of the practice and teaching of the eight limbs of yoga. This involves exploration of technique, teaching methodology, anatomy and physiology, philosophy, ethics and lifestyle. Besides the weekend work each student will be required to develop a personal yoga practice and attend weekly yoga classes. There will be assigned reading material, a teachers manual to create and a final paper to write in order to complete the course.

COST AND PAYMENTS

Cost for the 200-hour training is $2500. A $500 deposit is to be paid prior to the start date of the training ($300 refundable only up to 30 days before program begins). The cost of props and books are not included. Credit Cards are accepted through PayPal online. Interest in a Payment Plan should be noted on your application form.

INSTRUCTORS

Warrior-in-Field
Delia Quigley
has an extensive background in Hatha Yoga, dance, video/film, theatre and performance. She has a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Tampa and in 1989 graduated from the Maine Film and Television Workshops in Rockport, Maine. She began practicing yoga in 1982 while living in Sarasota, Florida; and began leading others through the Bikram yoga style and soon after began to teach. She then studied Ashtanga yoga with Beryl Bender Birch and Tim Miller; and in 1999 traveled to Ibiza, Spain to study Dynamic Yoga with Godfrey Devereux, where she received certification in his safe and effective vinyasa flow style. She felt the missing pieces to her training came together with Godfridev’s special emphasis on utilizing the 5 Techniques of yoga and understanding the internal use of Bandhas (energy locks), Breath and Dynamic energy. Other than teaching daily classes in yoga, Delia has worked as a professional photographer; produced and hosted both radio and television programs; written seven books on organic food and healthful living and has 28 years extensive practice as a nutritional counselor, macrobiotic chef, energy therapist and performing artist. In 1999, Delia developed The Body Rejuvenation Cleanse, a five-week body detoxification program that has successfully changed the health and lives of hundreds of people.

In 2006, while working at the Ascenza Wellness Center with individuals suffering from back and other physical limitations, Delia developed her Broken Bodies yoga class utilizing a wooden bench often used for meditation practice. The results were amazing! For the first time students who would not have the opportunity to experience the benefits of many yoga poses were able to accomplish the impossible with the support of the bench and Delia’s safe and effective method of teaching.

Presently, Delia is the Director of StillPoint Schoolhouse LLC and StillPoint Yoga Studio where she teaches a holistic lifestyle designed to achieve optimal health and well being, based on her 30 years of study, experience and practice. She teaches daily yoga classes and co-leads the Ha-Tha Yoga Method teacher training in Blairstown, New Jersey.

Denise Kay earned a BFA in Dance and Movement studies from Centenary College in New Jersey. She was a professional dancer from 1983-1990. She had the pleasure of performing with various dance companies including The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company where she became a permanent member of the company for 7 years. At that time Denise taught dance in New York and New Jersey and continued teaching for the next 20 years. Throughout her career as a modern dancer and dance teacher Denise became more and more fascinated with the mind, body connection of movement and how it relates to our well-being. She studied a variety of movement modalities including various styles of yoga and through vinyasa yoga (linking movement through the breath) found the movement modality that brings the spirit of each one of us to a whole new level. She became certified with Raji Thron of Yoga Synthesis in 1999 and holds a 500-hour certification in Dynamic Yoga with Delia Quigley. In May of 2010 she became certified with Elysabeth Williamson in Partner Based Yoga where the blend of Thai massage and yoga come together creating classes in Compassion, Trust and Sharing. Presently, Denise teaches daily vinyasa style yoga based upon the 5 Techniques of Yoga. She is a certified Thai Yoga massage therapist through Lotus Palm, and has been teaching couples the art of thai massage to enhance their relationships.

Dr. Keki Dadachanji was born in Mumbai, India. Dr. Dadachanji is a trained Yoga teacher, and a practitioner of meditation and allied disciplines. He is the coordinator of a Spiritual Fellowship Group (a “Satsang”) in Roxbury New Jersey. Dr. Dadachanji is the Joint Secretary of the Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York, and coordinates education classes for adults of that association. Dr. Dadachanji has studied various spiritual traditions, and has been invited to speak about the common threads of the great spiritual traditions of the world. His understanding of the Bhagavad Gita comes from many years of study and practice in daily living. He graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from Indian Institute of Technology, and got his Doctorate in Operations Research from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Dadachanji has worked as a senior manager at various American Corporations for 30 years. Upon retirement in 2005, he decided to turn to teaching. He is a teacher of mathematics at Parsippany High School.

Jeanne-Marie Derrick has been practicing yoga since 1983 and holds certifications in Iyengar Yoga, and Yoga for Scoliosis, an in-depth study of yoga in relation to scoliosis and back care management using the asanas.  She specialized in Women’s Yoga which is a revision of the ancient practice of asana and pranayama for the treatment and care of the women’s health and wellbeing.  Jeanne-Marie is also a student of Ayurveda, an ancient medical system that treats the whole person; mind, body, heart and soul to understand and remove the root cause of disease not just relieve the symptoms. Jeanne-Marie lived in and traveled between NYC and the Caribbean for many years, running yoga studios in both places, and holding retreats and teacher trainings in the Caribbean, Canada, the United States, and Japan.  Jeanne-Marie is currently teaching at the Iyengar Institute in New York City where she is one of the core-faculty & Practice Yoga Studio and The Yoga Room, both in Philadelphia.


HA-THA YOGA METHOD FOR CHAIR YOGA

15-Hour EU Certification
New Dates: TBA

The Ha-Tha Yoga Method Chair Yoga Certification is designed for yoga teachers, yoga teachers in training, and health care practitioners looking to teach the art and ancient science of yoga as a beneficial tool for all students or clients and particularly for those would have a difficult time taking the average yoga class.

The chair is an excellent prop for individuals who have physical issues due to weight, inflexibility, age, or various physical limitations. It is also excellent for moving more advanced students deeper into a wide variety of poses. In the Chair intensive you will learn to bring the benefits of yoga to your students utilizing yoga poses, breathing and meditation techniques and total relaxation with the support of folding and other types of chairs.

In the Ha-Tha Yoga Method Training we place an emphasis on providing trainees with tools of knowledge and experience to better create a yoga class based upon their students physical, emotional and mental needs, whether novice, beginner, intermediate or advanced.
In this Intensive you will learn how to:

Teach various postures using a folding chair.
Teach a one-hour therapeutic chair class.
Choose appropriate postures to suite students individual needs.
Choose appropriate breathing techniques to suite individual needs.
Learn benefits, precautions and contraindications for each posture.
Learn the anatomy and proper alignment for use with chair poses.
Learn how to sequence a gentle flow of poses to calm and focus the body-mind.

SCHEDULE:
Friday: 6:00-8:00 PM
Saturday: 11:30-6:00 PM
Sunday: 11:30-6:00 PM

INSTRUCTORS: Delia Quigley & Denise Kay
This 15-hour certification can be applied towards the EU’s for Yoga Alliance.

COST: $280
LOCATION: StillPoint Yoga Studio
INSTRUCTORS: Delia Quigley & Denise Kay
The 15-hour certification can be applied towards the EU’s for Yoga Alliance.

TESTIMONIALS

“I really enjoyed the Chair Certification. For me, the most appealing aspect was that it was mixed level, but in-depth at each level. Postures were approached in a thorough but playful manner. While I attended with the intention of expanding my knowledge base as a teacher, I also deepened my personal practice. Thank you! Namaste.”

“Very pleased with the Chair Training. Felt it was well rounded to suit many needs. Easy to put into practice. Already started to bring it into my classes the very next day! Thank you! “ Roe Pechy

“Thank you for Wowing me! I now have so many new ways to add yoga to my personal training clients.”  Kim S.

“This course was exactly what I was looking for and then some. I felt that I was able to keep up, as someone who is not a yoga instructor, but was challenged physically as well (a nice bonus). My mental health clients will definitely benefit from what I learned this weekend. In the field of psychiatric rehabilitation there is a concept of show, tell, do. I like that we had the opportunity to be the student in the beginning classes, get the instruction, and then perform the teaching. A very helpful method for learning. Everyone was very kind and helpful. Thank You.” Molly M.

“I thought the workshop was inspiring and useful. I feel that asking us to teach each other solidified the course work.” Reggie W.

“The class/certification was very engaging, informative, helpful. I personally felt so successful, enthusiastic and on fire to have so much new information to share with my students and clients.
I think format was perfect. I didn’t see any flaw. It was also wonderful to see how happy and inspired you both feel with this chair work.”  Barbara P.

“I truly enjoyed the class and learned so much. As always you were both extremely professional, fun, supportive and knowledgeable. I think the class was structured perfectly. Both AM classes were great at introducing the days postures, and were personally wonderful. After two long (and wonderful) days I appreciated the way we taught our class to each other. Thank you. It was great. Look forward to future workshops.”  Robin R.

“I thought the course was well organized, it covered a lot of material. I had so much fun in this course I would recommend it to other students and teachers to enhance their practice and their teaching. I loved the way we would learn a few posses and then teach them to someone in the class; and I like that we had to switch partners every time, so we could get used to teaching another person.” John F.

“As a teacher-in-training, the Chair Yoga Certification has enhanced my confidence in designing and teaching yoga classes; it has expanded by understanding of numerous postures; had has given me ideas to improve my own practice. The course structure was appropriately demanding and engaging. I appreciated the opportunity to practice teaching as I learned, and the classes we did each day provided a nice introduction to the poses. Delia and Denis are phenomenal teachers who foster a warm sense of community within the groups they instruct. This was a wonderful experience. Thank you both.”

“Thank you so much for your time and the energy you put into teaching us! It was organized and informative. I’m feeling happy and excited to incorporate what I learned in my practice and my classes. I personally feel fantastic and empowered. I will highly recommend this class to everyone I know!”  Meryl H.

“I learned so much about the safe practice of yoga from Delia Q. and Denise K. in the Chair Yoga Certification training. It was the most inspirational class I’ve ever  done. Even more, it was fun!”  Kathlene M. (Integrative Health Coach)

“This Chair Yoga Certification program was well done. It was well organized, full of information and beautifully presented by Delia and Denise. They were very tuned in to all the students, offering individualized support with the poses. It was also a pleasure learning with a wonderful group of kind, motivated and knowledgeable people. Thank your very much.”  Sandy M. C.


2015 Ha-tha Yoga Method Workshops

May 2: The Vital Psoas Connection with Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones

Click HERE to Register

The PSOAS muscle – where is it and what does it do?! Pronounced ‘so-az’, this is a deep core muscle that can affect posture, movement, emotions, and energies.  It attaches to the lumbar spine, passes in front of the pelvis, and inserts on the inside of the femur; therefore the only muscle in the human body that connects the upper to the lower extremity.  Just think how important that is!

This experiential workshop is open to all levels of yoga students, including yoga instructors, teachers-in-training and health care practitioners. We will cover the anatomy, stretch, strength, and release of the problematic psoas major muscle area. The attachment of this muscle to both the lumbar spine and hip joint makes it a most important skeletal muscle of alignment, deep core stabilization, and integrator with the chakras. We will discover this amazing area through yoga postures and relaxation techniques. Click HERE to register.

The class is based on Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones book, “The Vital Psoas Muscle”, and will be available for purchase and signing at the workshop.

Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones, international movement educator, believes that knowledge of the body is a pathway to health and healing. She received degrees at both the University of Kansas and New York University before pursuing a career as a performer, choreographer, teacher, author, and movement scientist. Professional memberships include the International Association of Dance Medicine & Science, and the Performing Arts Medicine Association. For further information, see www.move-live.com

May 30: Women’s Health Yoga & Introduction to Ayurveda with Jeanne-Marie Derrick

SKYPE YOGA with Delia

One-on-one yoga classes with Delia are available with Skype for class instruction or Q&A.

With 30 years of yoga experience Delia is available to yoga instructors looking for insight into helping their students progress in class. This can include sequencing poses, setting up a class/studio, teaching beginners, intermediate or advanced students.

Special Introduction Price

30 minutes: $30
60 minutes: $60

To make an appointment contact Delia at delia@deliaquigley.com

Delia is currently teaching at the StillPoint Yoga Studio in Blairstown, NJ. Her schedule is as follows:

Monday:   9:30 AM           Open Inspiration / all levels
Tuesday:  5:45 PM           Vinyasa Flow / advanced beginner and Intermediate
Thursday: 9:30 AM           Enlighten I / beginners and intermediate
Friday:     12:00-2:00 PM  Master class for advanced beginner and intermediate
Sunday:    9:30 AM           Vinyasa Flow / advanced beginner and intermediate

YOGA STUDIO LOCATION

StillPoint Yoga Studio
155 State Route 94
Suite 6
Blairstown, NJ  07825