All classes are conducted via GoToMeeting or Zoom. Faculty share their screen for many classes, so we recommend that you download the free application on your PC or phone to get the full classroom experience. Recordings, handouts, and other information for each class will be posted to Schoology.com. You will receive the meeting ID number for either GoToMeeting or Zoom, and the Schoology access code prior to the start date of the class. Email JJ if you have registered for class but have not received these codes. All classes are recorded and posted to Schoology.
We require at least 6 participants to run a class - class will only be recorded if at least one other person is in the class.
If a class is cancelled for any reason (other than no one calling in), we will announce it on Schoology. The time will be made up, a class added, or we will issue a refund/credit.
8-week session $120 ($108 for early registration) - Winter 2019, Spring 2019, Summer 2019
10-week session $130 ($117 for early bird registration) - Fall 2019
DISCOUNTS: To receive the early registration discount (10%), please register at least 2-weeks prior to the start of the class, or be a senior. Class sessions are advertised via our email newsletter, please sign up to stay abreast of our upcoming course offerings!
USE CODE: EBONLINE by June 11th, 2019 to receive Early Bird Pricing for the summer session. Early bird registration applies when you register two-weeks or more before the start date of the session.
MULTI-CLASS DISCOUNT: Taking two classes? Enjoy 10% off by using CODE: MULTI-TWO at checkout. Taking three or more classes? Enjoy 20% off by using CODE: MUTLI-THREE at checkout.
catalog of courses - Listed in Alphabetical Order
Classes may be purchased for current session or past sessions. Students taking classes for credit in their training program must make a post on Schoology to the Discussion Board for each hour class, and make a comment on a colleague’s post. These Discussion Board Posts are graded for those in a SCHYS Training Program.
Join JJ Gormley and classmates for enlightening discussion on the relevance of the Gita in today’s world. In this class we compare and contrast translations and various author’s commentary of the Gita. You are welcome to join, even if you have not participated in previous sessions! It is recommended that you have at least one translation of the Gita on hand during the call to read and share from.
Wednesdays, 2:15p-3:15p ET
Prior sessions are available as a pre-corded set for $100 per session, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase.
These online classes are required for all SCHYS Training Programs. These are included in SCHYS 200-Hour Training Program (as of 2019). They are a Pre-Requisite for all other SCHYS Programs including Specialty Certificate Programs.
Students interested in joining any Specialty Certificate Program must complete the Bridge Program which includes 5 online classes at the reduced rate of $400.
Beginning in 2020, these 5 online classes (currently called the bridge program) will be required as a pre-requisites for Step 1/300-hour program.
Bridge-Complete or the 2020 Pre-Requisite includes the following five classes (pre-recorded with handouts):
Philosophy 1 (8 hours)
Course Planning 1 (8 hours)
Course Planning 2 (8 hours)
Course Planning 3 (10 hours)
Course Planning 4 (8 hours)
TOTAL HOURS: 42 Hours for only $400
Students who graduated from a SCHYS Program prior to 2018 must complete all of the Bridge Program/Pre-Requisite, but may only need CP2-CP4, therefore we off these three at a reduced rate of $200.
Course Planning 2 (8 hours)
Course Planning 3 (10 hours)
Course Planning 4 (8 hours)
TOTAL HOURS: 26 for only $200.
Pre-Requisite: Students must be enrolled in Step 2 or 3 of SCHYS Yoga Therapy Training Program, be a graduate of SCHYS Yoga Therapy Training Program, or by permission from JJ Gormley.
Each week, experience how a Yoga Therapist perceives a case, brings it through the models of Yoga Therapy, applies upayam (tools), and determines contraindicated upayam. Students enrolled in SCHYS Steps 2 or 3 will be presenting cases of clients they are currently working with while JJ and participants will help understand the client through the many models of the yoga therapist (chakras, doshas, pancha mayas, etc.) and give opinions on possible samanam and sodhanam for the yoga therapist in training to consider. Graduates of SCHYS Yoga Therapy Certificate Program may also present their cases for others to learn from or to gain more opinions from faculty and peers on options for proceeding.
Wednesdays, 1:00p-2:00p ET
Those enrolled in Step 3 will be automatically enrolled in this class and expected to present their cases.
Pre-Requisite: Courses need to be taken in order: CP1, CP2, CP3, CP4, CP5, then CP6
In these classes, JJ taught students sequencing class plans with course planning guidelines as used in the SCHYS curriculum. This includes appropriate preparatory poses, counter poses, rests, transitions, etc. The Asana Reference Manual (available for purchase) is used in these classes.
CP1, CP2, CP3, CP4, and CP5 are all available via recording
CP1 - audio only, course planning basics
CP2 - CP6 - video:
CP2 - 4 - Specifics of course planning including planning breath ratios within an asana course, how to appropriately build to particular poses as the goal pose, and how to counter appropriately. Asana Reference Manual Required and may be purchased separately. Those in SCHYS Training Programs will receive the Asana Reference Manual as part of the tuition.
CP5 focus on teaching Chair Yoga
CP6 focus on chakra alignment, cueing, and marma adjustments
Join Cynthia on a journey through the worlds of India (pre-Hinduism and Hinduism). Explore ancient Vedic ceremony, dabble in the philosophy of the Upanishads, consider a few gods and goddesses, identify traditional stories found in the Epics and Classics of Sanskrit literature, and explore the concepts and practices of yantra, mantra, and tantra -- all of which enhance our understanding of yoga, its history, and all that it entails.
Tuesdays, 2:15p-3:15p ET
Winter Session: focus on Vedic Period
Spring Session: focus on early Epic Period
Summer Session, Cynthia will take off for the summer and resume in the fall
Fall Session: focus on later Epic Period
Winter 2020 Session: focus on Yantra, Mantra, and Tantra (Vedic & Epic)
There are no pre-requisites for any session. Prior sessions will be available via pre-recorded set.
Sound vibrations are a powerful way to heal the body, mind, and spirit. This course introduces the basics of the power of sound and healing through chant. Cline will teach students about the principles of pronunciation, notation, breath, continuity, and the somatic experience of chanting. Students will also learn the meaning and history of chants in their cultural context. This course is for beginners interested in sound and vibrations.
Thursdays, 1:00p-2:00p ET - Winter, Spring, and Fall Sessions 2019
SORRY: NOT OFFERED SUMMER 2019
Pre-Requisite: SCHYS 200-hour Certificate
This is an online class series of three where students will enjoy an introduction to prenatal yoga, infertility issues, and discuss yoga in the first trimester in Prenatal 1. The second session, Prenatal 2 in this series focuses on yoga in the second trimester, and the third in this series, Prenatal 3, will focus on yoga in the third trimester and post-natal yoga.
Students may be interested in obtaining their Prenatal Yoga Certificate (PYC) through SCHYS and all three of these Prenatal Online Courses are required. Students who wish to obtain their PYT and have registered and paid for that Certificate Program will be automatically enrolled in these courses, please do not register/pay here.
Wednesdays, 11:15 a-12:15p ET
Spring 2019 - Prenatal 1 (PG1)
Summer 2019 - Prenatal 2 (PG2)
Fall Session 2019 - Prenatal 3 (PG3)
Pre-Requisite for Online THY1: SCHYS Step 1 or by permission from JJ
Pre-Requisite for Online THY2: THY1
Pre-Requisite for Trauma Healing Yoga Specialty Certificate: C-IAYT.
This is an online class series of two where students will learn to use yoga’s tools to help those who have experienced trauma in their life. In Trauma Healing 1, students will enjoy an introduction to language and specific ideas for teaching yoga to this population in general and veterans specifically. During Trauma Healing 2, we will focus on women and children recovering from trauma, as well as families of those who have trauma.
Students who wish to join SCHYS’s Trauma Healing Yoga Certificate Program, of which these two online classes are required, may register and pay for the certificate program ($300) and then will be automatically enrolled in these two online classes (THY1 and THY2)—please do not register for the online classes separately or in addition to the Trauma Healing Certificate Program.
NOTE: To join the THY Certificate Program, an application is kindly requested.
Wednesdays, 1:00p - 2:00p ET
Spring 2019 - Trauma Healing 1 (THY1)
Summer 2019 - Trauma Healing 2 (THY2)
If you have applied for the Trauma Healing Specialty Certificate do not register for an online class. As part of the certificate program you are automatically enrolled.
Pre-Requisite: Intro to Vedic Chanting, Intro to Power of Sound, Vedic Chant 1, or by permission of Cline Owen.
Join Cline and classmates as they continue to build on the basics learned in the pre-requisite courses. This course will delve into chants that may be used for therapeutic purposes in the Yoga Therapy setting. Students will learn the meaning and suggested usage of chants in their therapeutic context. This course may be taken multiple times.
Thursdays, 10:00a-11:00a ET
Join JJ Gormley and classmates as we read the seminal work of yoga - Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra-s. In this class we will compare and contrast translations and commentary of each of the 196 sutra-s. You are welcome to join, even if you have not participated in previous sessions! It is recommended, but not necessary, that you have at least one translation of the Sutra-s on hand during the call. Prior Sessions are available as a pre-recorded set for $100 per session).
Tuesdays, 1:00p-2:00p ET
Students in SCHYS Step 2 of the current Illinois Yoga Therapy Program are required to take this class - it is included in your tuition—you will be automatically enrolled—no need to register here.