Fusion Studio Immersion & Teacher Training

2019-2020 Dates Below
Marsha Nieland and Betsy Rippentrop

This unique 2-part training is not just for teachers, but for anyone wishing to deepen their connection to yoga and spirituality, find their voice and renew their practice. The intention of the program is that students deepen their spiritual path through self-exploration, and through building a strong foundation for teaching yoga in a soulful, creative, and integrative way. We will explore the connections between yoga, anatomy, psychology, mythology, philosophy, and the world’s spiritual traditions with a strong emphasis on tantric philosophy and Hatha and Anusara yoga systems.

Part I -Yoga Immersion is a 4 weekend series for all students wanting to go deep into understanding themselves better and how their yoga practice can support this. It is a prerequisite for Part II (The Art of Teaching), which focuses on the tools of teaching including assisting, theming, effective language choice, therapeutics, and working with specific populations.
Together, the overall intention of Part I and Part II is for students to deepen their spiritual path through self-exploration, and through building a strong foundation for teaching yoga in a soulful, creative, and integrative way. We will explore the connections between yoga, anatomy, psychology, mythology, philosophy, and the world’s spiritual traditions with a strong emphasis on tantric philosophy and Hatha yoga systems with a strong emphasis on alignment.

Part II-The Art of Teaching is designed for those who have completed Part I and want to find their voice as a yoga teacher. Part II builds on the strong foundation of yoga knowledge from Part I, and adds techniques for teaching, assisting, theming, effective language choice, therapeutics, and working with specific populations. Part I and II are certified through Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour teacher training program. Admittance to Part I and Part II both require separate applications.

Part I Immersion Program- begins fall 2019

Part I : A Yoga Immersion Into the Heart of You & Yoga! is designed for all serious students wanting to understand themselves better through the lens of yoga. This program will ultimately increase self-awareness, confidence, empowerment, and overall health and well-being. You will walk away with a strong handle on a personal meditation practice and home yoga practice, as well as lifestyle choices to enhance your life.

In this Program You Will Learn:

How to develop a home meditation and yoga practice.
Yoga history and philosophy as laid out in the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita.
The importance of the 8 limbs of yoga
The science and practices of Ayurveda to increase balance & health
Basic anatomy and understanding of human body
Yogic Lifestyle Practices
Principles of Alignment in Asana
Overview of Yoga Energy Systems

Part II Into the Heart of Teaching

Part II – Part II is designed for those who have completed Part I and want to find their voice as a yoga teacher. Part II builds on the strong foundation of yoga knowledge from Part I, and adds techniques for teaching, assisting, theming, effective language choice, therapeutics, and working with special populations.

Setting out on the path of yoga teacher training requires a strong commitment to grow, a preparedness to face personal challenges and insecurities, an openness to be vulnerable and make mistakes, and a willingness to receiving constructive feedback. Additionally, such a training is a large commitment of time and resources, so we encourage people to mindfully take into consideration all of the above. Embarking on this adventure also holds the potential for leaps of faith, huge growth, increased expansion and happiness, the creation of lasting relationships and connections, and a way to give back to others.

 

In this Program You Will Learn:
Emphasis on Learning to Teach People Not Just Poses
Alignment, Form, and Anatomy
Yoga Philosophy and Sanskrit
Hands-on Adjustments, Class Sequencing and Fluid Cueing
Observation, Demonstration and Theming Skills
Teaching with the breath
Meditation, Pranayama, Mudra, and Chanting Instruction
Yoga Therapeutics
Yoga for Mental Health
Community and leadership
The Business of Teaching Yoga
Psychology Of Yoga
Teaching Special Populations

Part I Immersion Schedule

Into The Heart of You and Yoga!

Sept 6-8 (Fridays 6-9PM, Sat 10-6:00, Sun 9-4)
Oct 4-6 (same weekend schedule as above)
Nov 1-3 (same weekend schedule as above)
Dec 7 (10-2:00pm)

 

Tuition for Immersion: $1700 for 4 weekends.
Deposit: $500 to hold your space.
Payment plan: You can pay in 4 increments of $300, each payment due the week prior to the start of the weekend Immersion.
Paid in Full Discount: $1600 by May 1,2019
Payment Method: Check is preferred payment method. PayPal is available at www.fusionstudiocr.com
Refund Policy: Cancellation requests must be received by August 1, 2019 for a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be given unless space can be filled.
Application Process: Full participation is required if you are intending to do Part II teacher training. Space is limited. There is an application process. Please download application: Page One  & Page Two

Deadline for Immersion Applications is August 15, 2019. Once accepted, down payment required and a reading list will be provided.

Questions: Contact Marsha Nieland at 319-364-8085
(fusionyoga@mchsi.com) or
Betsy Rippentrop at 319-558-8852 (betsyrippentrop@yahoo.com)

Part II- Into the Heart of Teaching Schedule

Jan – 9-10, 2020 
Special Guest Teachers – Desiree Rumbaugh and Karen Church-Wisdom Warriors(Thur 11:30-2:00 & 2:30 -5:00pm, Fri 11:30-3:00 & 3:30-7:00pm)

Jan 11-12 Weekend Workshop with Desiree Rumbaugh

Feb 14-16, 2020 (Fri 6-9:00, Sat 10-6:00- Sun 9-5)

Mar 27-29, 2020 (Fri 6-9:00, Sat 10-6:00- Sun 9-5)
Apr 17-19, 2020
 (Fri 6-9:00, Sat 10-6:00- Sun 9-5)
May 8-9, 2020
    (Fri 6-9:00, Sat 10-6:00
June 6, 2020
     (Sat 10:00-6:00)

Attendance Requirements:
Trainees are expected to attend all scheduled training sessions as detailed above. Additionally required participation outside of the times listed above (for group work and observation of yoga classes) will be scheduled at trainees’ convenience.
Tuition for Part II Teacher Training: $2600 for 6 weekends
Deposit: $500 non-refundable deposit, to be applied towards tuition payment.
Payment plan: You can pay in 5 increments of $440 but will be charged slightly more for a total of $2700.
Payments are due on the Friday of each training weekend.
Other Fees: The cost of required books is not included in the tuition.
Payment Method: Check is preferred payment method. PayPal is available at www.fusionstudiocr.com
Refund Policy: Cancellation requests must be received by December 1, 2019 for a full refund. After that date no refunds will be given unless space can be filled.
Application Process: For application to be considered, you must complete Part I Immersion. It is also preferable if you have a solid 2-5 year practice in yoga, a sincere desire to learn, grow, open your heart, know yourself deeper, and be coached.

Please download application HERE.

Deadline for Part II Teacher Training Applications is December 1, 2019.

Once accepted, down payment required and a reading list will be provided

Questions:

Contact Marsha Nieland at 319-364-8085 (fusionyoga@mchsi.com) or
Betsy Rippentrop at 319-558-8852 (betsyrippentrop@yahoo.com).

Teacher Training Instructors

Marsha Nieland

Marsha is the owner of Fusion Studio in Cedar Rapids, Ia and has been studying and teaching yoga for the past 20 years. She is an E-RYT-500 certified yoga teacher and certified meditation teacher from the McLean Meditation Academy. She became a certified Anusara yoga teacher in 2004. Prior to that she was a personal trainer for 10 years and has a deep passion for health and wellness on all levels. She loves helping others thrive in life by nurturing body, mind, and soul with yoga. Her teaching blends creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness, and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice. In addition, her style is uplifting, energetic and empowering. Marsha offers destination yoga retreats, teacher training, and workshops on a national and international level. Marsha also teaches mindfulness to school age children and is an intuitive artist and co-founder of Flight School which provides soulful, creative adventures for women.

Betsy Rippentrop

Betsy Rippentrop, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and certified yoga teacher whose passion is teaching the power of the mind-body connection. She came to yoga during graduate school as a way to manage stress, and had no idea at the time how her entire professional and personal life would be influenced by her yoga practice. She truly believes that yoga is one of the most comprehensive healing modalities currently available.

She owns Heartland Yoga, where she offers regular classes and workshops on yoga for the mind and has a private practice that provides mind-body psychotherapy, a holistic blend of western psychology and the eastern healing tradition of yoga. She has published on the relationship between spirituality and health, women’s health, and chronic pain management and is a co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Chakras.

Desiree Rumbaugh

Desiree Rumbaugh and Karen Church will be our special guest teachers in February.

Wisdom Warriors™ is a special training for teachers and dedicated yoga practitioners of all ages who wish to learn more about how to stay safe and strong in their asana practice after the age of 50.

Desiree Rumbaugh teams up with Karen Church, PT, CFMT to offer a lively and informative presentation which includes slides pertaining to anatomy, lecture, discussion and asana practice.

Our intention is to provide clear guidance for people who may be feeling pain or stiffness due to injury, arthritis, joint replacements or other age related issues. We discuss and practice all the poses, including standing poses, seated poses, inversions, arm balances and backbends.

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