The Curriculum: Taking Yoga off the Mat and into Daily life
The HGYS curriculum combines classical yoga, seated meditation practice, trauma informed yoga, the richness of depth psychology, and sustainable practices to create a holistic and balanced training program that serves the whole person -- mind, psyche, body, and spirit -- while honoring our connection to this vast Earth. Students in the HGYS YTT program can expect small class sizes and one on one attention while learning in community. Students will gain knowledge of the yoga tradition, explore what yoga means within the context of modern life in the west, and explore sustainable practices such as gardening, composting, food sourcing, sustainable agriculture, urban homesteading, herbalism, and more.
testimonials from past students:
“The House of Gathering Yoga School exceeded my expectations in preparing me to guide and teach a yoga class. They gave me the tools, resources and awareness of how to better nurture others while at the same time caring for myself. I will carry these values and lesson with me throughout my lifetime and bring them into my teachings! Thank you for such a wonderful experience and I highly recommend this school to anyone with aspirations of becoming a yoga teacher!” -S.L.
“I had great expectations for my YTT journey but I've been blown away by my experience. While we've covered the history of yoga, ayurveda, depth psychology, and anatomy, among countless other things, I've also gotten to know myself so much better along the way. To say it's been an incredibly journey would be putting it lightly. I can't thank the teachers and my fellow cohort enough.” -M.H.
"It is difficult, perhaps impossible, to convey how HGYS has changed the fibers of my being. I went in a loose set of strands splaying in every direction and came out a carefully woven rope with the tensile strength and flexibility of a tried and true halyard equipped on a seaward vessel, destined to sail on for eternity. From the lessons on herbalism, discussions of the Hero's Journey, dream tending sessions, to the silent retreat and everything in between; there wasn't a moment that wasn't impactful. Everyday I find a sense of gratitude for the knowledge, experience and support I've been given, as well as the sincere community I have found in my fellow cohort members and instructors alike." -R.R.
“Honoring an impulse to “not overthink,” I enrolled with House of the Gathering and became a member of the school’s first cohort. My YTT experience was profound, challenging, and beautiful. I grew during those seven months in ways that could only have happened because of HGYS’s training and the support from its faculty and the support from my cohort. I could not have known what I was signing up for, and I’m so grateful and happy that I did.” -D.C.