Two-Part Immersion & Yoga Teacher Training
Part 1: Yoga Immersion (80hr)
*Pre-requesite for 200hr certification
Upcoming 2019 Program:
Wednesdays 6-9pm, Saturdays 9am-4pm
April 24 -June 15
Do you want to learn more about yoga?
Are you interested in developing a regular meditation and yoga practice at home?
Do you want to learn about the philosophy and lifestyle of yoga?
Are you ready to become a certified yoga teacher?
This course is for those that want to explore the deeper concepts of yoga – or – become a yoga teacher. It covers the basic concepts of yoga while jump-starting your own personal yoga and meditation practice. Topics covered include yoga philosophy, concepts of energy in yoga, techniques in pranayama (breathing practices), yoga nidra (yogic sleep), mudra practice (hand gestures), and chanting. This is suitable for all levels of practitioners.
*This 80 hours is required for anyone who wishes to continue on and be a certified yoga teacher at the 200 hour level. Rebecca has taken the first 80 hours of her 200 hour certification course and is opening it up to all levels of practitioners so that anyone can learn about the heart of yoga and develop their own personal yoga and meditation practice.
Teacher trainees will use this portion of the course as the foundation for concepts and techniques in teaching yoga that will be implemented in Part 2 of the course. Applicants of the full program are expected to have at least three years of regular practice. For those that want to learn more about yoga but have less than three years of practice, they may participate in Part 1 of the course and take the second part of the certification program another year. Special exceptions may be made on a case by case basis. Please inquire if you have less than 3 years of experience and would like a certification.
Part 2: Teacher Training Certification (120 hr)
After completion of Part 1, students then begin to explore yoga on a deeper level and begin the foundations of teaching yoga through oral instruction, use of props, and gentle physical adjustments. This is a Yoga Alliance approved 200-hour certification program and students that receive a certificate from the program may register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT 200 upon completion.
Wednesdays 6-9pm, Saturdays 9am-4pm
September 14- December 14, 2019
(holiday weekends off)
Investment for Part 2: $1980
In part 2 students will learn:
History & Philosophy of Yoga
Concepts of Energy in Yoga
Techniques in Yoga Practice
How to Develop Your Own Practice
How to Practice Meditation
Overview of Ayurveda (sister science of yoga)
Mantra and Chanting
Benefits/Contraindications of Poses
Anatomy and Alignment
Art of Oral Instruction
How to Sequence a Vinyasa
The Art of Adjustment
Avoiding & Healing Injuries
Modifications and Variations
Business of Yoga
My Philosophy on Teaching Yoga
Yoga teacher training is a life changing program that gives you the tools of yoga to develop and evolve as an individual and to bring these concepts to your students as a teacher. This course has spiritual development built into the curriculum while emphasizing healthy alignment, anatomy, proper sequencing, modifications, and therapeutic applications.
The first half of this course will get you jump started on developing your own yoga and meditation practice which is the foundation of all good teachers. The second half of the course will prepare you to teach a class and give you the tools to navigate the business world of yoga. Students are taught how to teach a yoga class through verbal instruction with a little demonstration. I believe that yoga instructors should have a keen awareness of all participants in their class and be actively engaged on their well-being throughout their practice. Teachers should be able to sequence poses and offer modifications on the fly based on the fitness, mood, and energy level of the students. This course will groom you to teach in this method.
Graduates will have developed a sound foundation of personal yoga practice. They are ready to hit the ground running and will already have several yoga classes under their belt before graduation. This program will give you the tools to structure and teach a yoga class and give you the business and marketing insight you need to get started.
Syllabus and Required Reading List
Students will be provided with a course syllabus on the first day of class. Students are responsible for obtaining the required reading list below. All books are available through Amazon. Homework is based on class lectures and some assigned reading from the books on the list. Books are primarily supplemental to the lectures. Expect 2-4 hours of written homework per week. The final exam is a take-home exam and 1 week is given for completion. A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.
Required Reading List for Study and Assignments:
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by H. David Coulter
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
The Yoga Teacher’s Toolbox by Joseph and Lillian LePage
Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
Ayurveda The Science of Self-Healing by Dr. Vasant Lad
Light On The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – BKS Iyengar
Recommended Reading but Not Required:
Pranayama – Beyond the Fundamentals by Richard Rosen
A New Earth by Eckart Tolle
Light on Life by B.K.S. Iyengar