500-hour Level II Module
|I. English language
Minimum score 500 on Toeic (comprehension of English materials).
Acceptance into the program is contingent upon meeting the conditions
of either (i) A and B, or (ii) C.
A: Yes to all of the following:
B. Yes to at
least 3 of the following:
- Lives a commitment to kindness, honesty and awakening and values this
more than comfort, security and stasis, with Yoga being one of the primary
laboratories for this exploration.
- Accepts 100% responsibility for state of being (happiness, finances,
etc), or at least makes one's best attempt to
- Expresses gratitude far more than complaint.
- Practices (plays with, works at, devotes oneself to) a regular Yoga
practice (including - though not limited to - asana).
- Has read (and understood something) from at least 2 of the following:
Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Bhagavad Gita, Textbook
of Yoga Psychology, Siva-Samhita, Gherandasamhita.
- Successful completion of a 200-hour yoga teacher training or equivalent.
- Significant experience with pranayama.
- Has a sense of humor
C. Approval from Daniel Aaron or upon immediate completion of Level I course.
- At least 2 years experience teaching yoga asana.
- Independent free balancing headstand.
- Straight arms in Urdhva Dhanurasana.
- Pincha Mayurasana.
- Can reasonably well complete every posture in Astanga primary series.
- Levitation for minimum 3 minutes.
- Ability to demonstrate telekinesis, invisibility or other siddhis at yoga potlucks.
III. Reading and Reports
Note: Due before arrival, not with registration.
Read the four books listed below prior to the training and write your response on
(a) your personal impression of each,
(b) the most valuable component for you and
(c) an elaboration on how this material could be useful for a yoga teacher.
Send reports (300 words each book report, Microsoft Word document)
to email@example.com at
least 1 week before arriving to the training.
Note: Books are at your own expense and can be ordered online
through BookDepository.com, BetterWorldBooks.com, Amazon.com.
1. Jivamukti Yoga, by Sharon Gannon and David Life
2. The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice, by T. K. V. Desikachar
3. Loving What Is, by Byron Katie (recommend audio book)
4. Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff
- The Female Pelvis Anatomy and Exercises, by Blandine Calais-Germain
- Yoga for Wellness, by Gary Kraftsoff
IV. Asana Practice & DVD
- Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramhansa Yogananda
- Diet for a New America, by John Robbins
- The Sunfood Diet Success System or Eating for Beauty, by David
- Power versus Force, by David Hawkins
- Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness, by Erich
- Hathayogapradipika, The Bihar School of Yoga
- Light on Yoga, by BKS Iyengar
- Textbook of Yoga Psychology, R. Mishra, Brahmananda Sarasvati
- Other versions of Patanjali's Yoga Sutrae special arrangements.
1. Competence with Ashtanga Vinyasa system's Surya Namaskara A & B.
2. Non-Vibrant Living Yoga Level I alumni are required to review and familiarize yourself with the techniques and instruction of Tripsichore Yoga: Uniquely Advanced Vinyasa with Edward Clark DVD which can easily
be found and purchased online.