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Peace Through Yoga Certification Workshop

June 2-28, 20114

Taught by Dr. Sally Bassett-Brown, Christine Kessler, Dr. Lisa Riolo and Chris Yovanovich

Peace Through Yoga and the Butler College of Education will offer a certification course for Yoga Instructors June 2-28, 2014, at Butler.  Classes will be held Monday through Saturday from 8 am - 6 pm.

Yoga Teacher Training at Peace Through Yoga:  Experience Yoga, Experience the World…

Our training is a comprehensive introduction to the heart and science of yoga, exceeding the requirements of the national accreditor, Yoga Alliance.  Our 200-hour program prepares students to be transformational yoga teachers that embody authenticity, passion, and integrity trusting the process and holding sacred space.  Graduates will possess a foundation to teach with clarity and confidence, as well as deepening their own yoga and spiritual practice.

Our students learn:

  • The Anatomy of Yoga - How to use the Bio-mechanics, alignment and anatomy of over 40 poses to create dynamic and creative classes for a wide range of student needs
  • The Voice of Yoga - How to cue students into postures safely and effectively
  • The Touch of Yoga - How to offer helpful hands on adjustments for kinesthetic learners
  • The Philosophy of Yoga - How to incorporate yogic philosophy into your life and share it in your classes
  • The Business of Yoga - How to effectively market yourself as a successful and sought after  yoga instructor
  • The Language of Yoga - How to use the Sanskrit names of the postures, and the Latin names of the muscles that create those postures
  • The Facilitation of Yoga - How to create sacred space, claim authority, and build  meaningful and appropriate relationships with students
  • The Subtle Anatomy of Yoga - How to access the chakra system and koshas, and how to slow the thought waves of the mind via meditation and mindfulness techniques.


Cost for the Butler workshop is $2,500*. University lodging will be provided for out-of-town students for an additional cost.

Participants can choose to earn 3-credit hours in education for successful course completion; a $500 fee is applicable.  This fee can be paid at a later time and is not due with registration.

*This workshop is not eligible for tuition remission.


Click here to register.

Enrollment is limited to 20 students. For any questions, including cost and details about housing, please contact Cindy Smith at or 317-940-8464.

Learn more about course content at Peace Through Yoga.

Differentiating Instruction to Maximize Student Potential

July 14-18, 2014

Taught by:  Diane Borgmann, Francine Clayton, Glenna Lykens, Jamie MacDougall and Sycamore Faculty

Sycamore School and the College of Education will offer this workshop at Sycamore School, 1750 W. 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.  Classes will be held on July 14-18, 2014 from 9am-noon.

In this workshop, you will learn from practicing professionals about the philosophy of Differentiated Instruction, as well as strategies and tools for meeting a wide range of needs in any classroom.  Special attention will be paid to differentiating to meet the high ability learners.


  • Defining what Differentiation Is and Isn't
  • Constructing the Rationale for DI
  • Exploring the Role of the Teacher
  • Creating the Differentiated Learning Environment
  • A Look Inside Some Differentiated Classrooms
  • Strategies for Managing a Differentiated Classroom
  • The How To's of Planning by Learning Profile
  • Differentiating Content
  • Differentiating Process
  • Differentiating Products
  • Assessment in a Differentiated Classroom

The registration fee is $150 payable at time of registration. For an additional charge, one graduate credit can be earned for $241.50. Click here to register.

Enrollment is limited to 30 students. For any questions, please contact Cindy Smith at