Topanga 300-Hour Rasa Yoga Teacher Training

Rasa Yoga 300-Hour Teacher Training with Sianna Sherman + Special Guest Teachers 

MAY 7, 2020 - JANUARY 31, 2021 TOPANGA, CA


Whether you’re a dedicated yoga student desiring to deepen your practice, or an experienced teacher who is ready serve your community and the world in a bigger way… I welcome you.  

Rasa Yoga is my most heartfelt synthesis of yoga from 30 years of dedication as a yogini and Tantric practitioner, and more than 25 years of teaching. Our approach is anchored in a deep understanding of the body and movement therapy – yet it goes far beyond teaching skills and poses alone.  

Rasa Yoga is a soulful fusion of asana, mantra, mudra, myth, pranayama, meditation, Tantric yoga philosophy, yoga ritual, functional anatomy, shadow-tracking, emotional intelligence, and soul alchemy. 

It honors the many traditions and lineages of yoga, while awakening your authentic creativity as an individual in the modern world. 

Rasa Yoga is dedicated to the Alchemy of Yoga and the Artistry of Life.

Rasa means: “ juicy, nectar, taste, feeling, and emotive essence”.  

Rasa is the juice that is distilled and squeezed out of the practices, and the essence of that juice is LOVE itself. 

This is a 3-module programme, each consisting of 90 hours of study with an additional 30 non-contact hours. Students are automatically accepted if they have completed the 200-hour Teacher Training with Sianna or Rasa Yoga Teacher Trainer Faculty. Students with a 200-hour Yoga Alliance completion of teacher training from another school or method may apply for the 300-hour teacher training with Rasa Yoga.  

This 300-hour programme gives you the necessary skills for a lifetime of inspired teaching. 

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WHAT IS RASA YOGA?

In the spring of 2000, Sianna was introduced to the Rasa theory of yoga for the first time, and she instantly felt a flash of recognition in her heart. Sianna remembers thinking that Rasa Yoga would be a great name for a yoga school. It is with great joy that she now offer Rasa Yoga into the world!  

Today, after nearly 3 decades of practicing yoga, and 24 years teaching tens of thousands of students (including thousands of yoga teachers) around the world, that vision is coming to fruition.  

Rasa is the “taste, juice, and nectar”... it’s the willingness to say ‘yes’ to whatever experience we might encounter in our lives and in our psyche. Only in fully turning toward these experiences, whether joyful or painful, can we extract the essence of that experience and alchemize it into its highest frequency, which is love itself.  

The practice of Rasa Yoga is a Bhakti fusion of asana, mantra, mudra, pranayama, meditation, chanting, ritual and earth prayer. Rasa is the celebration of love as the source of ALL and yoga is coming home to the whole of YOU!


CURRICULUM

MODULE 1: UNLEASH YOUR COURAGE The first module dives into the heart of Rasa Yoga with committed practice, deep respect for tradition, intro to Tantric philosophy and embrace of the Alchemy of Yoga. This module sets the foundation for each teacher to step courageously into their heart and evolve at the transformative growth edge. 

This comprehensive module includes: 

  • Garland of Asana: Foundational 108 
  • Key Teachings of Rasa Yoga
  • Sankalpa of Service
  • Essence of six categories of asana 
  • In-depth study + application of the Alignment Triad
  • Biomechanics + Functional Anatomy
  • Art of Sequencing: Key Action + Form 
  • Art of Adjustments
  • Art of Voice 
  • Elemental Embodiment + Key Patterns of Movement
  • Body Temple Alignment for Radiant Health
  • Intro to Shadow Tracking
  • Mantra, Mudra and Meditation
  • Pranayama + Spirit of the Breath
  • Upaya: Skillful Teaching Methodology
  • Fire + Nectar Sadhanas for daily growth, transformation, + nourishment  

This module consists of 90 hours of intensive study and requires endurance, commitment and true desire for transformation.  

MODULE 2: PLAY THE EDGE The second module cultivates the practice and teaching of intermediate asana and refines the foundational teaching skills of Rasa Yoga. Each teacher is called to step into their dharma with bravery, authenticity, and creativity. This module explores yoga in relationship with the emotions and the 9 Rasas. There is an emphasis of yoga as skill in action and the intersection of yoga in the modern day world.  

This comprehensive module includes:

  • Garland of Asana: Intermediate 108
  • How to practice + teach intermediate asana 
  • Weaving poses as a Bhakti fusion of form + flow 
  • Deepening Rasa Yoga teaching methodology 
  • Rasa Yoga Teaching Triad 
  • Art of Theming - 3 Gateways of Rasa Yoga
  • Art of Sequencing: Theme + Radiant Health
  • Study of the 9 Rasas + deepening Emotional Intelligence
  • The Bhagavad Gita + Skill in Action
  • Intersection of Yoga + Social Justice
  • Facilitating brave space + courageous conversation
  • Stepping into + refining dharma 
  • Mantra, Mudra and Meditation
  • Pranayama + Spirit of the Breath
  • Upaya: Skillful Teaching Methodology
  • Fire + Nectar Sadhanas for daily growth, transformation, + nourishment  


MODULE 3: IGNITE YOUR MAGIC The third module integrates all the practices together for a quantum leap shift in teaching yoga. The intensity of this module requires the willingness to meet challenges, face fears, rise to the occasion, and ultimately surrender into the heart fire of love and service. This module is a powerful catalyst for alchemical teaching as a clear vessel of embodied transmission.  

This comprehensive module includes:

  • Practice + Integration of both Rasa Yoga Garlands of Asana
  • Refinement of all Rasa Yoga Teaching Methodology
  • Community Leadership Skills
  • Energetics of teaching yoga 
  • Art of Sequencing: Story + Sahaja
  • Mythic Yoga Flow + Art of Storytelling
  • Invocation of Spirit + Creating Ritual Space
  • Shadow Work for Integrated Leaders
  • Liberating authentic voice 
  • Application of the Soul Alchemy Wheel 
  • Spiritual + lifestyle practices for sustaining the teacher
  • Mantra, Mudra and Meditation
  • Pranayama + Spirit of the Breath
  • Upaya: Skillful Teaching Methodology
  • Fire + Nectar Sadhanas for daily growth, transformation, + nourishment 

Sianna guides each teacher to a profound new edge where leverage is gained and radical transformation occurs. This final module consists of 90 hours of intensive study and requires endurance, commitment and the willingness to grow in alignment with Dharma and the highest vibration of Soul Force. 

ABOUT SIANNA SHERMAN, RASA YOGA VISIONARY  

Sianna Sherman is an international yoga teacher, storyteller, and speaker at conferences and festivals throughout the world. She is the founder of Rasa Yoga, Mythic Yoga Flow®, and RITUAL.  

Sianna touches the human heart through story and offers teacher trainings, workshops, retreats, pilgrimages, and online studies.  

Her training includes three decades of study with master yoga teachers and scholars in India and abroad, as well as a background in bodywork, anatomy, herbalism, feminine studies, and climate reality training.  

She is currently dedicated to social justice education and to unpacking her own white privilege. In addition, she is in a two-year mentorship for shadow work and emotional intelligence. Sianna is committed to being love in action here on earth to serve.

TRAINING INVESTMENT:

Tuition: $4,800

Accommodations + food cost: $3,150 

**$1,008 deposit is due with your application (goes towards training cost)  

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TRAINING INCLUDES:

• Rasa Yoga teacher resources • Double accommodations and food for all 3 modules • 30 days of LIVE training and practice ​​​​​​​ • Online forum for global community • Personal interaction and guidance from Sianna • Ritual and rhythm with nature, practice and the Rasa community • Empowerment Evaluations for your teaching directly from Sianna • 20 hours of deep study and activation with a renowned Tantric Scholar • Kirtan, Ceremony, and Community Activation to nourish your whole being • Sanctuary space to transverse brave new territory for your teaching and life • 270 hours of explorative study with an additional 30 non-contact hours 

2019 BONUS: Full Lifetime Access to our Comprehensive & Evolutionary Online Teacher Training ($2,500 value)


“I cannot recommended Sianna's teacher training highly enough. Sianna is the true teacher’s teacher. Seeing everyone and attending to each of our needs and growth in a loving deeply non-judgemental and utterly joyous environment. The training goes deep across a broad breadth of yogic tools and Sianna's depth of embodied knowledge makes her the perfect guide. It feels like a life training that is allowing each of us to flourish, grow and transform at an accelerated rate.”  

- Lucy McCarthy, Rasa Yoga 300-Hour Graduate & Yoga Teacher 

"This is a training for anyone interested in becoming a fully embodied teacher. You will learn so many skills from biomechanics and therapeutics to Tantric philosophy, mantra and tools to cultivate creative expression. Sianna is a master at creating a safe and sacred space where each individual can dig deep to uncover their unique gifts to shine more brightly as a teacher and leader. And in the process magic happens – this truly is a teacher training like no other, if you're ready to dive deep then this is for you!"

- Tanja Mickwitz, Rasa Yoga 300-Hour Graduate & Yoga Teacher

"When I first met Sianna I didn’t yet know where I was headed. I thought I did at the time, but I was to prove myself wrong. I had no idea the potential that was residing within me, and at first, when Sianna helped me encounter that, I was scared. I took baby steps, which felt like giant Hanuman leaps, and by the end of that year, I was an established yoga teacher. Sianna truly helped me aim my arrow and target it with love and compassion. She is truly a teacher of the heart, and I hold her dear. Namaste" 

- Isa Raim, long time student to Sianna & Yoga Teacher  

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to attend the whole training? YES. You must be present and complete all training modules and homework to receive your certificate.  

What are the dates of the program? This 300-hour teacher training has 3 modules. Module 1: May 8-17, 2020 Module 2: September 4-13, 2020 Module 3: January 22-31, 2021

Are meals and accommodations included? Your investment in this program does include meals & accommodations for all 3 modules in Topanga. You are responsible for arranging your own flights and ground transportation to/from all modules.  

Can I attend just one (or two) of the modules? No, please be sure you can attend all 3 modules when applying for this training.  

Is there a payment plan available? Yes. Early bird price is $7,950 and full price is $8.500. The initial deposit it $1,008. After applying with the initial deposit and application, please contact Beryl Herrin - beryl@siannasherman.com for payment plan options. Click here to apply now. Please note that all payments are non-refundable unless you are not accepted in to the training in which your $1,008 deposit is refunded. 

What is the cancellation policy? When you register for the training, any and all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable UNLESS you are NOT accepted into the teacher training or decline the acceptance at time of offer. **If you decide not to complete the teacher training, you are still responsible for your remaining payments.  

I’m interested in registering, but I still have some questions… Great! Our program manager, Beryl, would be happy to assist you. Book your complimentary decision-making call here.  

Will this training be offered again? We offer multiple trainings a year, please chek here for more.

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1. Go to WeTravel Site, place your deposit and fill out application questions 2. Our team will contact you within 48 hours with the status of your application

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Bless our journey