Earth’s Power Yoga is closed for public group classes. We now exclusively offer private instruction in Yoga and Meditation.
Feel free to contact Steven if you would like to schedule a one on one or private group session at firstname.lastname@example.org
"I practice with Steven Earth because he is the best" -Penelope Cruz
"I love Earth's Power Yoga" - Julia Stiles
Other Celebrities that have practiced with Steven Earth include
Amanda Seyfried - Renee Zellweger - Jessica Alba - Jean-Claude Van Damme - Annie Lennox - Veronica Webb - Shawn Pyfrom
Peter Mensah - Jewel - David Chokachi - Billy Zane - Costas Mandylor - Javier Bardem and many more....
This meditation should be done as a form of renewal. At anytime we can re awaken the spirit and playfulness we once had as a child. Find a comfortable safe space to practice this calming meditation and contemplate this idea.
Established in 1998, we are one of the first Yoga Alliance 200 hour registered courses in the area.
"I had a wonderful experience during my teacher training at EPY. This training provided emphasis on both philosophy and anatomy which was what I was looking for. There was also a good balance between individual attention and group learning. Not only did I learn a great deal but I also had a lot of fun and met plenty of great people. I am extremely grateful for this experience."
Tuition Amount: $3,000 (non refundable).
Yoga Teacher Training Courses
Earth’s Power Yoga is a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Registered School. You will be trained in the tradition of Earth’s Power Yoga- a flow set based on the south Indian style known as Ashtanga and North Indian meditation traditions. The set you will learn is similar to flowing traditional styles form the south of India, but yet very different in the way it has been adapted to meet the modern lifestyle. The set is designed by the founder of the school, Steven “Earth” Metz.
This is a Yoga Alliance RYT 200 hour program.
Next one begins January, 2020 First week will be Sunday then Each Sunday after that for 10 more Sundays. Location to be announced.
Training is held Sundays – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, and each day begins with the practice of the standard series format in our group class.
Sample 200 Hour Teacher Training In House Syllabus:
30 Hours Methodology
20 Hours Anatomy
20 Hours Physiology
30 Hours Philosophy
Practicum In House Teacher/assist observe.
Not all hours for a 200-hour course are completed in the studio. Please plan on at least 4 months of training to complete the full course. Some hours are completed through community classes taught to trainees and/or students plus homework, book study and essay. There will be a multiple choice test at the end of the course going over the curriculum of the topics covered in books and in the classes. You will receive your Certificate of Completion from Earth’s Power Yoga. If for some reason you do not pass you may be required to study further and take private lessons to get you to the skill level necessary to pas
Earth’s Power Yoga is a nationally recognized Yoga Alliance Registered School.
Week One: Orientation-- Overview of what we will cover and how to study the course. The 'I am' meditation. History of Yoga We will also explore the Yoga Anatomy book and begin the subject of Yoga and anatomy. Practice of the “Earth’s Power Yoga Flow Set”. Students will become familiarized with the Beginner Set series by practicing the poses. We will break into pairs and begin teaching each other. Understanding Breath Standing Postures in the Earth’s Power Flow Set Observing/Practicing Public Classes w/Feedback Foot Anatomy Process of Learning/Senses Lecture Practicum and video homework. Name the standing postures from our the flow set in English and Sanskrit using Light on Yoga or the Sanskrit dictionary website mentioned in class as a reference. Watch the Earth’s Power Yoga Flow set on Youtube and take notes on sequencing and counter postures. (You will receive a link in your email)
Specific Curriculum: Stick figure draw the set from the video Earth’s Power Yoga Flow set. Week Two: Benefits of a cleanse and discussion about diet Instruction and Practice of EPF Yoga set Discussion of Yoga Anatomy, with focus on the bones, spine and wrist joints, as well as major muscle groups Styles of Teaching Angles for Demonstration to the Class Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs. In-class discussion of Philosophy of Asia Eight Limbs of Yoga Word choices relating to senses Aligning and adjusting postures. Specific Curriculum. Memorize the eight limbs of Yoga. Name the bones of the human body and their primary movement and or function in written. Week Three: Lecture on the Subject of Metabolism Nervous System Endocrine System Practice EPY “Flow” Set How-to on Observing/Practicing Public Classes Chakras Doshas – Body Types Physical body – Organs and anomalies Practice Beginner Set Teaching. Specific Curriculum. Chant Om for 30 minutes reflect on the feeling and write it down in a single paragraph. Chanting Week Four: Ashtanga Yoga series 1 Kundalini Yoga lecture Paleolithic Diet; Pros and Cons Transitions Backbends and Twists Code of Ethics Read Book on Yoga Sutras. Specific Curriculum Memorize 5 sutras from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Name 3 pros and cons about vegetarian and paleolithic diet. Week Five: Practice of Verbalizing Postures with a Critique of Voice Technique. Props and restorative asanas will be displayed and discussed Anatomically Incorrect Poses Discussion on Understanding Body-Specific Posture Natural or Biological Advantage Relationships of challenges to specific poses (i.e. Downward Dog – hands/ankles/heels to floor) Public Speaking Tempo Rhythm Class Music and rhythm discussion . Specific Curriculum. Create a playlist and write out Average beats per minute. Name 3 anatomically incorrect poses and why they are not correct. Week Six: Universal principles of alignment Bhakti, Karma, Raja, Tantra, Seva Yoga Sanskrit aphorisms Lecture Overview: Backbends, Twists, Balancing Postures Students practice techniques alignment primary Set Shoulder Ligaments Fascia Tendon Practice EPY Elements “Flow” Set Integration of personal series Myth and Religion. Specific Curriculum. Write down a personal sequence (60 minute duration class) Week Seven: Intro to Earth’s Hot 26 Inner Experience Escaping the Trapping of Samsara Practice EPY Elements “Flow” Set Art of Learning Understanding Motivation and Learning Processes Lecture on Topic of Learning Experience vs. Academic Discussion about Consistent Practice and Teaching Practice EPY Elements “Flow” Set. Specific Curriculum. Read Josh Waitzkin “The Art of Learning.” Week Eight: Performance and Humor Enjoying Work While Making A Living Idea of the future and bliss postponement in our society Practicum Specific curriculum. Write a one page essay on why our society postpones bliss.
Week Nine: Set Practicum with Gong Practice teaching Integration of market demand and personal preference Teach a full Class to a friend and make your first youtube instructional video Method of Attraction Developing personal relationships Week Ten: Marketing Yoga Sales of service Discussion of Myth and Religion Essay on Sun Salutation Personal Meaning Practice teaching Pricing and the difference between group classes and private instruction Integrity and Long Term Policy. Specific Curriculum. Review all of your your notes and get ready for the final exam. NOTE: Not all postures have Sanskrit names. Nomenclature varies from region to region and lineage to lineage. BOOK STUDY: Books required before taking the test Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques by Mark Stephens Tao Te Ching by Jane English Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kamanoff How To Know God: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali Christopher Isherwood and Swami Prabhavananda Sidhartha by Herman Hesse Bhagavad Gita by By Swami Prabhupada The Art of Learning OTHER AUTHORS AND BOOKS TO READ NOT REQUIRED I recommend that you browse through and study the titles and content of each author/professor which you feel the most interested in: Alan Watts lecture on Youtube C.G. Jung Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar Hell Bent Benjamin Lorr Abraham Maslow Emerson Prose on Self Reliance and The Oversoul Rumi Kabir Kayam
A great resource for some of these books are at Loyalbooks.com