PRACTICE: SCHOOL OF MAGIC Autumn 2018

 Dates:

Thursday 9/20- Sunday 12/16

MISSION:

Born out of Yoga Poseurs: a non traditional yoga community, made of true life rebels and misfits, P:SOM is united by the idea that yoga is for YOU (and you, and you), and that all anyone needs to study yoga is a curious outlook and a fertile, supportive tribe.  Community Magic [School] For All. The Practice School of Magic is This approach creates a different kind of freedom than you might find at a yoga studio or Shala.  PRACTICE: School of Magic Programs and Trainings create a structure to dig even deeper into the study of the eight-fold path of rajayoga through immersive time and collective rumination. This is the science of accessible magic. The whole idea is to show up as real people, examining all this dope, powerful shit with the support of one another.  One body, one breath, one entity and for each other.

STYLE:

PRACTICE 200hr YTT is focused on vinyasa- style yoga, but expands into the introduction to many different yoga styles and approaches, physically, spiritually and philosophically. The training will cover the essentials of yoga history and theory while creating space for yogis to explore their own internal yoga philosophy. We will cover sacred anatomy, bio-dynamics, physical energy systems, class sequencing and safe and proper posture alignment. In a collaborative group setting we will investigate teaching methods, community connecting and the discipline and ethics of yoga and yoga teaching. You can anticipate the presence of extremely badass guest teachers from divergent yoga perspectives and field trips to broaden the context of your yoga studies.

INTENTION:

While PRACTICE is a rad course to take with the goal of becoming a yoga teacher, it will hold true to its “School of Magic” intention and function as a process to examine the alchemy of the self with a variety of methods to tap into that practical old-world yoga power. Therefore the school is also wide open to those who do not necessarily wish to teach yoga, but want to dive into this whole yoga thing with a community of supportive, diverse and awesome compatriots.

LAURELS:

This is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School. Those who complete it are certified through the Alliance and may register as 200hr yoga instructors through the nationally recognized Yoga Alliance.   For more info about the YA and their qualifications, please visit yogaalliance.org

LOGISTICS:

Time(s): 

Training sessions will be held on:

Thursdays from 7:15-8:45pm

Fridays  from 6:30-10:30pm

Sundays from 1-7pm

.  Beyond these scheduled sessions there will be 60 required practice hours both within the Poseurs community and in the Seattle yoga collective at large. These hours can be logged before, during and after the training, but must be completed to receive certification.  

Trainees will also be asked to spend some scheduled time observing, assisting and practice teaching in Poseurs classes throughout the weeks of training. The Poseurs class schedule can be found @ poseurs.us and on social media @poseursyoga

Date(s): 

This 12 week program will take place over the course of 13 weeks, over the Fall of 2018. The training begins the weekend of Thursday September 20th, and runs until Sunday December 16th. Please note:  the training sessions take place over the weekends, and are comprised of 12 weekends. This calendar presents 13 weeks with 1 weekend off for clarity and rest (and Thanksgiving, if you're into that)- Thursday November 22th- Sunday November 25th.  Full weekly schedule dates TBA. 

Places: 

This training is unaffiliated with a specific yoga studio, and like it's root community, Poseurs, it is a non-traditional, pop-up training.  The training is local to the Capitol Hill Neighborhood and we will hold most of our sessions at 2 spaces: The Vajra on 10th [1423 10th Av between Pike & Union] - a meditation and mindfulness space, and Dance Underground [340 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112] -  a community art and event space.  Occasionally, we will head to other addresses in the city throughout the program for a few field trips, which will be scheduled and announced toward the beginning of the course.  

Economics: 

As a commitment to accessibility,  tuition for The School of Magic is accepted in a 3-tiered sliding scale.  This self-assessed model allows for trainees to choose their own financial exchange from 3 options:

1. $2000 {This is the baseline compensation for teacher training.  This cost requirement must be met by all non-scholarships students .}

 2. $2250    {If you are in a position of abundance, we ask that you consider one of the 2 upper tier payment options as an  engagement

3. $2500    with the rejection of the commodification of yoga, and the creation of value and inclusion by non-economic standards. }

The purpose of this 3-tiered system is to allow the community an avenue to support its own growth and inclusivity from a financial perspective.  By choosing to share your abundance as you feel and adjudicate, you support accessibility and affordability for all.  The income from these economics supports our Anti-Oppression Scholarships,  community workshops, continuing education offerings and special P:SOM classes throughout the year.  You will be asked to proclaim your compensation tier upon acceptance to the program (Your compensation choice (of course!) will not be considered in our assessment of your application).  

Your $500 deposit holds your spot in the training and this deposit must be payed on or before 9/21/2018,  the first session of the program.  Your chosen tuition must be received in full by the date of graduation from this program.  

The School of Magic Offers two Anti-Oppression Scholarship positions for every teacher training. For more information, and to apply for scholarship, please read below  

Attendance & Commitment: 

While this training is called a '200hr' training, as is outlined by the Yoga Alliance, you can anticipate an overall time commitment of around 250-300 hours over the course of the training program. This includes training sessions, out of class reading, homework, journaling, studying and physical practice.

This is an immersion training, which means it is a lot of time, energy and emotional undertaking over the development of the summer.  This degree of showing up for yourself and the community can feel large for some, so we encourage you to examine the hours and times as well as your personal learning habits and self-care practices as you consider this training.  There will always be space for you to have your own individual process, but discipline is a crucial pillar of yoga, and it supports our success as a coven.  Like most valuable explorations, the energy you receive will directly reflect the degree of energy you put forth into this program.  

If you are applying, we ask that you plan to be present for as much of the training as possible.  Trainees may miss up to one full weekend's (Friday-Monday, about 11hrs) worth of in-session contact hours before their graduation possibilities are jeopardized.  Make up work will be facilitated for up to 11hrs and for emergencies, beyond which trainees must take responsibility for their own resources and make up work to be considered for graduation.  

SOCIAL JUSTICE, REPRESENTATION & INCLUSIVITY:

PRACTICE: School of Magic, in alignment with the 8 fold path of Rajayoga, as expressed in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, is committed to  actively subverting the heteropatriarchy and the racial, social and economic oppression it fosters and creates.  As such, we are dedicated to the inclusivity, representation and celebration of the marginalized, underrepresented and oppressed persons of the community.    We assert to holding space for the truths, experiences and growth & healing processes of those who find themselves marginalized and(or) oppressed on the basis(s) of age, disability status, religious affiliation, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, indigenous group membership, nationality and/or gender. It is our intent to hear, learn from and respect the experiences of all people. 

Scholarships: P:SOM seeks to address oppression in the yoga community,  by offering two $500 Anti-Oppression Scholarships to applicants who identify as members of marginalized, underrepresented, and/or under-served populations and by curating a learning environment that engages the individual histories of the recipients.   

The PRACTICE: School of Magic commits to perpetuating learning forms and content that seek to create inclusivity and question our given cultural beliefs and societal contexts. We work to provide space for real, compassionate diversity and value a grassroots, community created perspective.   On purpose. 

Applications  will be accepted through September 10th, 2018, and recipients will be announce on or before September 17th, 2018.

To apply for an Anti-Oppression Scholarship please submit the second form on the application page here.

P:SOM APPLICATION:

To apply, please submit this form:  www.practicesom.com/psom-tt-application/

  If you have any technical difficulties, or require the application in another format, please reach out to us @ practiceschoolofmagic@gmail.com and we'll be happy to work with you.  

QUESTIONS, INQUIRIES & INFO SESSIONS:

How to Experience More:

Poseurs:   If you've never taken a Poseurs class before, come check one out and scope out the radical energy.  Schedule @ poseurs.us/pages/events or follow on the social medias @posuersyoga . PRACTICE:SOM Yoga Teacher training is for and of the community, so the best way to know if this is the learning experience for you is to physically engage with this open and accepting group of humans.   Grab a zine at class,  breathe with some fellow poseurs and get a feel for the community!

The PRACTICE: School of Magic will host two open house information sessions where potential applicants can learn more, ask questions, and meet with lead trainers, coaches and previous training graduates.   Open House Dates:

Wednesday 6/27 6-7:30pm

Monday 7/23 7:30- 9pm

Monday 8/20 7:30-9pm

  @ Victrola Coffee on 15th av [In the back conference room]

Email practiceschoolofmagic@gmail.com with any questions or reach out at to Emily, Alyssa or any teacher at a Poseurs class!