What You'll Learn

Students Enrolled In "Taking Myths to the Mat" Can Expect to Gain the Following:


 

  • A firm foundation of knowledge and methodology from which to integrate yoga mythology into their asana sequencing
  • Deeper knowledge of the philosophy behind the use of yogic myths and legends
  • Confidence in the use of mudras as they relate to the myths and stories of their choice
  • Confidence in the use of spoken and chanted mantras, and ease in relating them to yoga mythology
  • The ability to expand myths into longer sequences, building a central theme which forms the arc of an entire class

Unique Experience

Included With "Taking Myths to the Mat: Integrating Yoga Mythology Into Your Asana Teaching"

  • Deepen

    Learn how to use mantras and mudras as they relate to yoga mythology, learn 5 special yoga mythology stories

  • Practice

    Enjoy 5 mythology-based Vinyasa practices complete with class planning notes and 7 essential mantras practice guide

  • Grow

    Get 25 hours of continuing education and learn 3 approaches to teaching yoga mythology

Meet Your Instructor

RYT-500, Kirtan Instructor, YACEP

Dr. Sandra Sluberski

SANDRA BOYSEN SLUBERSKI is an RYT-500 and E-RYT 200 through Yoga Alliance, and a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider), teaching at both the Online Yoga School through the Yoga & Ayurveda Center, and at The Hochstein School in Rochester, NY, and has her own business at SBS Yogaworx.com. Introduced to yoga in 2010, she began daily practice in 2016 and completed teacher training in 2021 through the Yoga & Ayurveda Center under the guidance of Steph Ball-Mitchell. She’s also a Kirtan leader. Sandra develops themed yoga workshops, with currently more than a dozen available on the OYS Virtual Studio site, as well as over 60 Yoga Mythology 1-hour sessions there, as well. She records monthly 1-hour Kirtan satsang/sessions, teaching mantras and bhajans (meditative devotional chants), using harmonium, singing bowls & cajon percussion. She is the creator and lead trainer of OYS's Taking Myths to the Mat (a YACEP Course) and she’s working on a companion book for the course, to be released on Amazon through Kindle Publishing. Sandra holds D.M. and M.M. degrees in voice performance from Florida State University’s College of Music, and is in her 23rd year on the voice faculty at The Hochstein School, which honored her with their Faculty Service Award in 2013 and Faculty Excellence Grant in 2019. She provides voiceover talent for commercial/media venues through SBS Vocalworx and West Rush Media, LLC, and is listed for booking on Backstage.com. Her audiobook narration can be found on Audible.com. She’s married to Dave Sluberski, professor of audio recording for film/animation/gaming at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Film & Animation/MAGIC Spell Studios, and broadcast recording engineer for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. When not on the mat or behind a mic, she’s enjoying her pet Silkie hens, or working on cars in the garage with Dave, who enjoys being married to a yogini. Visit her at sbsyogaworx.com and sbsvocalworx.com.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Yoga Mythology Teacher Training & Immersion

    • About the Instructor: Dr. Sandra Sluberski

    • About the Instructor: Dr. Sandra Sluberski (Text only)

    • TM2TM Companion Book now Available

    • TM2TM Companion Book now Available (Text only)

    • Contact & Continuing Education

    • Contact and Continuing Education (Text only)

    • Yoga Mythology References & Recommended Reading

    • Yoga Mythology References & Recommended Reading (Text only)

    • Welcome & Why Include Yoga Mythology? - (video - 4:48 min)

    • Importance of Mudras & Mantras (video - 15:38 min)

    • Internet Sources for Yoga Mythology

    • Internet Sources for Yoga Mythology Stories (Text only)

    • Suggestions for Visual Aids to Enhance Impact (video - 6:18 min)

    • Introduction to Ganesha, to help remove obstacles for you!

    • Introduction to Ganesha, to help remove obstacles for you! (Text only)

    • Ganesha: Sandra's class planning notes

    • Ganesha: Sandra's class planning notes (Text only)

    • GANESHA SYMBOLISM Vinyasa Class (video: 58:40)

  • 2

    Choosing Your Direction

    • Myths as Life Lessons

    • Myths as Life Lessons (Text only)

    • Three Approaches to Teaching Yoga Mythology (video: - 6:59 min)

    • Festivals of Yogic Mythogical Figures

    • Festivals of Yogic Mythological Figures (Text only)

    • One Calendar Year of YM

    • One Calendar Year of Weekly 1-Hour Yoga Mythology Vinyasa Classes (Text only)

    • Considerations & Concerns about the Divine (video - 8:06 min)

    • Different Points of View

    • Different Points of View (Text only)

    • Selected Yoga Mythology Characters Compared with 4 Different World Cultures

    • Introduction to VISHNU, to keep you mindful of maintaining a balance

    • Introduction to VISHNU, to keep you mindful of maintaining a balance (Text only)

    • Vishnu: Sandra's class planning notes

    • Vishnu: Sandra's class planning notes (Text only)

    • VISHNU SYMBOLISM Vinyasa Class (video: 59:56)

  • 3

    Assignment #1: Short Video of One Asana & One Myth

    • Now It's Your Turn! (video: 1:54 min)

    • Choosing Your Asana for the Short Video

    • Choosing Your Asana for the Short Video (Text only)

    • Methodology for the Short Yoga Mythology Video

    • Methodology for the Short Yoga Mythology Video (Text only)

    • Optional Extra Video Assignment - Choose Another Culture's Myth

    • Optional Extra Video Assignment - Choose Another Culture's Myth (Text only)

    • Short Yoga Mythology Example video: SURABHI (video: 12:37 min)

    • Short YM Example video: ESTSANATLEHI (video: 8:55 min)

    • Introduction to DURGA

    • Introduction to DURGA (Text only)

    • DURGA: Sandra's class planning notes

    • DURGA: Sandra's class planning notes (Text only)

    • Protecting and Defending through DURGA Symbolism YM class (video: 1 hour, 42 seconds)

    • Short Yoga Mythology Video Assignment Requirements

  • 4

    Assignment #2: 30-min. video centered around a Myth, including a Mantra

    • Introduction to Assignment # 2 (video: 4:47)

    • The Joy (or Intimidation) of Chanting

    • The Joy (or Intimidation) of Chanting (Text only)

    • How to Lead a Mantra

    • How to Lead a Mantra (Text only)

    • 7 Essential Mantras - please print this out!

    • 7 Essential Mantras - please print this out! (Text only)

    • Your Practice Guide through the 7 Essential Mantras (video: 32:51)

    • SARASWATI class introduction

    • SARASWATI class introduction (Text only)

    • SARASWATI planning notes

    • SARASWATI planning notes (Text only)

    • Celebrating Art and Learning with SARASWATI (video: 1 hour)

    • Assignment #2: Create & Record a full 30-minute YM class, including a Mantra

  • 5

    Final Project: Full 1-hour Yoga Mythology Class

    • Introduction to your Final YM Project (video: 1:33)

    • Keep Your Head in the Game!

    • Keep Your Head in the Game! (Text only)

    • A Few Considerations as you plan your 1-hour class

    • A Few Considerations as you plan your 1-hour Class (Text only)

    • KALI class introduction

    • KALI class introduction (Text only)

    • KALI class planning notes

    • KALI class planning notes (Text only)

    • KALI the Fierce Protector (video: 1:00:17)

    • Yoga Mythology Final Project Requirements

    • Course Conclusion: You Did It! (video: 1:54)

    • Additional References & Sources

    • Additional References & Sources (Text only)

    • Your Bio and Photo - Add Your Listing to Our Directory

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