Teacher Training

300 Hour Teacher Training

Please join Karen Miscall-Bannon & Stacy Whittingham:


Leap Yoga is introducing our new 300-Hour Embodyoga® Advanced Teacher Training. Beginning September 2017, join us for a well-rounded in-depth study of Embodyoga® and its principles, including using full-body support templates: muscles, bones, organs, glands, fluids, and fascia. Embodyoga® is a radical approach to embodiment and yoga that includes three pillars: Embodied Inquiry; Santosha (contentment) and Viveka (Discriminative Mind).


Weekend 1 Sept 1-4 (Labor Day)
Weekend 2 Sept 14-17
Weekend 3 Oct 5-8
Weekend 4 Nov 9-12
Weekend 5 Jan 18-21
Weekend 6 March 1-4
Weekend 7 March 22-25
Weeend 8 April 12-15

Meeting Times Each Weekend:
Thursdays 5-9pm
Fridays 8-8pm
Saturdays 9:30-4:30pm
Sundays 7-1pm


$3550 early-bird pricing available through july 15 2017
$3700 regular pricing
*includes manual no books
Pay per module: $950 per module

$400 deposit due with application to be considered

4 Modules (2 weekends per module)



We explore yoga practice from a holistic perspective: interweaving body, mind, and spirit to bring us to a place of deep awareness and acceptance of self. Learn how this approach to your yoga practice and teaching can enable a deep connection to Self and Divine, and offer your students a safe and complete practice that will sustain them for a lifetime.

This course includes an in-depth and detailed course on the History and Philosophy of Yoga: including Yoga of the Vedas and Upanishads; Vedanta; Pre-classical Yoga (Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita); the yoga sutras of Patanjali; Tantra; and Hatha Yoga.

We will also include special opportunities to explore the yoga of Sound: mantra and bhakti yoga; Trauma-sensitive Yoga; Yin and Restorative Yoga; and Pre-natal Yoga as part of this in-depth study of teaching and practice.


Detailed Course Outline information: 

Module 1: Movement Principles in Embodyoga®: muscles, bones, and fascia: Intro to Yogic Philosophical Study; the Yoga of Eating

Weekend 1: intro and Bones and Muscles Sept 1-4, 2017

Intro to Embodyoga®
Movement principles in Embodyoga®
hands-tail/feet-head/head-tail connections
differentiating pelvic halves from spine; integrating each with its own leg
mobility of pubic disc
pelvic floor map
breath mechanics and ujjayi pranayama
breathing diaphragm stem and psoas major/minor in breathing
cellular and navel flooding breaths; viloma pranayama
directional movements in the spine: flexion/extension/lateral flexion/spirals vs. twists
relationship to gravity: supine, prone, side-lying, inversions
spinal anatomy: nutation and counternutation of sacrum at SI joints
Embryological/pranic spirals of the arms
Skeletal correlates of hands and shoulder girdle
Lungs in support of arms: creating range and stability
Standing poses
Introduction to Philosophy manual: Classical, Tantra, and hatha yoga (read intro & chs. 1-6)
Read the Yoga of Eating

Weekend 2: Bones, Muscles, and Fascia Sept 14-17, 2017

Embryological/pranic spirals of the legs
Skeletal correlates of the feet and pelvis
Prana Vayus
Deep Front Line and fascial meridians
Standing poses continued
Developing a personal practice
8 limbs of ashtanga yoga and hatha yoga
yoga nidra practice
priciples of backbending and therapeutics for the low back
review nutation/counternutation and bandha in back bending
asana clinic
Reclining pranayama practice
Philosphy: read chs 7-8 in manual
Wisdom of the Body Moving reading

Module 2: Organs, Glands, and Subtle Anatomy; Vedas, Upanishads, Gita

Weekend 3: Organs and Glands Oct 5-8, 2017

Developmental movement patterns: fluid patterns and skeletal patterns
Embodying the organs: kidney-bladder axis in forward and back bending
Lungs/Large Intestine in support of the arms and legs
Heart, lungs, and breathing diaphragm/DFL
Back bends using digestive tract support/ resting heart
The Glands as a suspension system in the body
Arm balances using glandular/subtle anatomical supports
Read Chs. 9-10 in philosophy manual –Vedas/Upanishads/Gita-Stacy
Subtle anatomy and the chakra system
Read The Endless Web
WBM reading

Weekend 4:  Yoga of Sound Nov 9-11 (no Sunday)

Pre-natal yoga

Module 3: Systems of Communication in the Body-mind; Trauma sensitive yoga; Restorative and Yin; Classical Yoga and Tantra;

Weekend 5: Nervous System and Fascia as Organizational Communication system Jan 18-21, 2018

Intro to the autonomic nervous system: parasympathetic, sympathetic, enteric
Subtle anatomy: chakras and kosas
Hatha yoga and kundalini
The DFL and SBL in balance
Trauma Sensitive yoga
Fascia as the communication system in the body/mind: held emotions
Fascia, Anatomy, and Movement reading
Read Chs 11-13 in philosophy manual

Weekend 6: March 1-4, 2018

Yoga of Sound: Nervous system;
Restorative and Yin Yoga

Module 4: Sequencing and Assisting; Teaching assessments; Hatha Yoga and Ethics;

Weekend 7: March 22-25, 2018

Teaching evaluations
Chs 14-15 philosophy manual
Final exam

Weekend 8: April 12-15, 2018

Teaching evaluations; final practices

Sunday hike TBD.

Book list:

Included in cost of training:

Training manual
Birthingmama.org membership

To be purchased by student:

Georg Feuerstein Philosophy manual: www.traditionalyogastudies.com/store/books/tys-store-teacher-training-manual/

password: YTTM1008feuerstein

The Endless Web Shultz and Feitis
Fascia, Anatomy, and Movement Joanne Avison
The Yoga of Eating Charles Eisenstein
The Wisdom of the Body Moving Linda Hartley

suggested reading:

Tantra Illuminated-Christopher Wallis
Netterâ™ Anatomy-any edition
Anatomy Trains -Tom Myers
Inside the Yoga Sutras Jagganath Carrera
The Visible Body: www.visiblebody.com