Baptiste Power of Yoga™ in Partnership with
Harmonia Wellness Center & Social Club
Present: Foundations Yoga Training

Yoga Teacher Certification & Advancing Your Study of Yoga Program

This program will apply toward 200 and 500 hr
Baptiste Yoga Teacher Certification and Continued Ed Programs.
Required weekends: May – November, 2017 Program

Program Overview          Schedule at a Glance          Calendar for Program

KATE VOGT: Series I and Series II
7-month module, with eight segments.

Provides 20 in-class hours,
giving 30 required YA contact hours.
Kate Vogt

SERIES I: 5 Segment Module (12.5 hr/credit)
5 Segment Module (12 hr/credit – 18 contact hrs)
Five 2.5 hour sessions (May 20, May 21, June 24, July 23, Aug 23).

Students and Teachers Track: This is for all levels of yoga interest and yoga experience. Beginner to experienced participants are all welcome A 5 sessions, over four-month long series for those who want to deepen their understanding of yoga, where it came from and what it is.

Cost $295 Non-Members - $285 Harmonia Members Location: Harmonia Wellness Center - Sausalito, CA To Register: Call Allison Berardi - 415 332-1432

Introduction: Yoga, its homeland, and its many meanings
May 20, Saturday 12:15 - 2:45pm (2hrs)
Roots of Yoga 1: Philosophical and practical foundations of Yoga from early Forest people and Vedas. Topics include: Light and Prana: Origins of modern-day practices of mantra, mudra, meditation, pranayama.
Living Roots of Yoga II: Threads from India's Vedic culture
May 21, Sunday 12:45 - 2:45pm (2hrs)
Roots of Yoga II: Philosophical and practical connections in Yoga from Samkhya, Upanishads, and the epics. Topics include: Foundational concepts & practical application of gunas, dualism & nondualism, karma, nadis, koshas, moksha, jnana, dharma, etc.
Living Roots of Yoga II: Threads from India's Vedic culture
June 24, Saturday 4 - 6pm (2hrs)
Timeless Yoga I: Liberating yoga in Yoga in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras (c. 200 C.E.). Topics include: Balance, ease and clarity; and inner alchemy in practice through bhavana, Kriya Yoga (tapas, svadhyaya & Isvara pranidhana), vairagya, abhyasa, pranayama, viveka khyati.
Fruition of Yoga: Golden threads woven into Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, Part 1
July 23, Sunday 12:30-2:30pm (2hrs)
The Yoga Sutras can be hard to follow in traditional order. These 2 sessions highlights key concepts relevant to our daily life and practice. Discussion and practices to explore these concepts.
  • Ritual, sacrifice, and origins of techniques: Vedas
  • Mind, senses: Taittiriya, Svetasvatara, and Maitri Upandishads
  • Eight Limbs: Yanjavalka in Brihad-Aranyaka Upanishad
Fruition of Yoga: Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, Part 2
August 26, Sunday 1:30-3:30pm (2hrs)
Timeless Yoga II: Essence of practice in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras (c. 200 C.E.). Topics include: Peaceful, one-Pointed, and luminous mind; Ashtanga (eight limbs of practice – yamas, niyamas, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and Samadhi); Non-violence, truthfulness, contentment, etc. for today’s practice.

SERIES II: Bringing Yoga Philosophy To Life in the Classroom
4 Segment Module, 2.5 hour sessions (August 26, Oct. 14, 28, Nov. 11)

Teachers Track: One month, two weekend long series for those who want to deepen their understanding of yoga, where it came from, and how to teach it. (This is for teachers and teachers in training) Beginner to experienced participants are all welcome.

Cost $195 Non-Members -$185 Harmonia Members
Location: Harmonia Wellness Center - Sausalito, CA
To Register: Call Allison Berardi - 415 332-1432

Embodiment of Yoga: Integrating body into practice in Hatha Yoga Pradipika
August 26, Saturday 1:30-3:30pm (2 hrs)
Topics include: The fit body as vehicle for transformation; Prana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, and purification; symbolism in vinyasa & asana.
Living Yoga I: Secrets of traditional Tantra
October 14, Saturday 12:15 - 2:45pm (2.5hr)
Tantra has been largely misunderstood, yet concepts and techniques from classical Tantra are part of today’s yoga practice. Topics included: Harmony, beauty, and discipline; Shakti, Shiva, the Goddesses (e.g., Durga, Lakshami, Sarasvati), bija mantra, mudra, yantra, kundalini, chakras.
Living Yoga IIAncient Sciences of Ayurveda and Jyotish
Kate Vogt with Praveena Kumar, Ayurvedic Specialist

October 28, Saturday 12:15 - 2:45 (2.5hr)
Topics include sister science to Yoga (Ayurveda and Jyotish) and how their principles and practices support well-being, peace of mind, and inner joy.
Living Yoga III: Roots of Yoga as a Transformative State and Practice
November 11, Saturday 1:15 -2:45 (1.5hr)
Topics include: Serenity, surrender, silence, and stillness; obstacles to practice; and, concepts of Purusha, kaivalyam, moksha, and siddhis.

BIO: Kate Vogt (MBA, RYT500) has been leading Yoga Sutra sanghas and classes on applying Yoga philosophy to everyday life since 2006 in the Bay area. With a background in art, Kate draws on the work of the ancient Indian artist to explain Yoga. As one student said, "She can explain it (the philosophy) in a way that I understand it and doesn't just rely on lecture like other teachers of philosophical concepts…but offers experiential learning." Kate also teaches therapeutic yoga privately and is a founding advisor of the international Green Yoga Association. Her yoga certifications are with Traditional Yoga Studies (Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D), LMU (Chris Chapple, Ph.D.), and Svatha (A.G. Mohan, Chennai, India). Kate has contributed to Yoga and Health UK and the Yoga Journal magazines and is co-editor of Mala of the Heart: 108 Sacred Poems.

These workshops are open to all students of Yoga: members, non-members, teachers, teachers-in-training and those who want to deepen their practice. 24 Hour cancellation policy applies.

Call Allison Berardi - 415 332-1432 or Allison at 415-819-8524
Please in addition also Email: Sherri Baptiste at Baptiste Power of Yoga

Harmonia Wellness Center/Social Club (10 min North of San Francisco)
Sausalito, CA
(10 min North of San Francisco)

Harmonia Wellness Center/Social Club is a facility dedicated on every level to helping its clientele achieve the very best of wellbeing for body, mind and spirit. Harmonia offers a studio experience that elevates your practice and your studies. This Historic: Plant Record Recording Studio, with its community of members and staff is dedicated to the very best of community events, education, health and fitness.

Additional: Sherri Baptiste mentoring and ‘Baptiste Power of Yoga Teacher Certification’ are also available. Please request more information.

Please in addition also Email: Sherri Baptiste @ Baptiste Power of Yoga

Program Director: Sherri Baptiste is an inspirational yoga teacher at the forefront of training in America. She is the daughter of America’s yoga pioneers and master teachers Magana and Walt Baptiste. A member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), Sherri’s teacher -training certification and continuing education programs 200 hr and 500 hr are recognized by Yoga Alliance at the highest designated levels of E-RYT 500. She is also recognized by the International Yoga Federation as an honorary member of the World Yoga Council. Founder of Baptiste Power of Yoga™ she is the Author of Yoga with Weights for Dummies & Yoga All in One for Dummies. She serves as a Conference Presenter nationally and internationally, as her teacher training programs provide an empowering, peaceful oasis in a hurried world, a place where students can find within themselves the tools and knowledge to support and maintain a happier, healthier lifestyle.