About This Training

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

 

Tuition: $2,895 

Receive $100 discount  when you register with a $500 desposit before October 7th. 

Pay in full by December 1st to receive another $500  Discount.


This program is a professional training program, which, upon graduation, will provide you with an internationally recognized certification.  You will then have the opportunity to apply for the Yoga Alliance Registry (see www:YogaAlliance.org).


This program is a wonderful opportunity for personal growth and development.  Whether or not you choose to take the lessons learned and apply them to the community, you will have fulfilled an excellent training experience in personal growth, as positive building blocks to further endeavors. Yoga and all of its myriad teachings is much more than stepping onto a yoga mat to execute yoga poses, or sitting quietly to calm the mind.  It is a lifestyle choice that brings more clarity to your actions and reactions, as well as providing tools for how to proceed in our modern lifestyles.

 

This program is also an opportunity to learn to work in groups with other students on the learning path.  It provides key steps and opportunities to learn group dynamics and understanding how to work with and share with a variety of people, including yourself. 

 

All of the training offerings of Yoga Therapy College seek to be non-dogmatic, offering several points of view on topics of Yoga Philosophy and physical aspects of movement and breath.  As such, our esteemed faculty comes from a variety of yoga lineages, as well as a wide range of modern lifestyles. 

 

Yoga Therapy College attempts to be inclusive in its selection of students, free from racism or judgment of personal lifestyle.  Our only true requirement is that each student proceeds in this training from a non-judgmental place of self-inquiry and wonderment in the teachings offered and the relationships being built in the training course. 

Come to our free class and informational gathering on October 7th to meet our alumni and staff.

Yoga Alliance Standards

1. Techniques, Training and Practice

Topics in this category could include, but would not be limited to: asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours must be a mix between: 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and 2) guided practice of the techniques themselves. Both areas must receive substantial emphasis. 

2. Teaching Methodology

Topics in this category could include, but may not be limited to:  

*  Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, & the establishment of priorities & boundaries

*  How to address the specific needs of individuals & special populations, to the degree possible in a group setting

*  Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting

*  Teaching styles

*  Qualities of a teacher

*  The student learning process 

*  Business aspects of teaching yoga (including marketing and legal).

3. Anatomy and Physiology

Topics in this category could include, but would not be limited to: human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and may also include energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of anatomy and physiology along with its application to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.). 

4. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers

Topics in this category could include, but would not be limited to:

The study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts (such as the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika or Bhagavad Gita)

Yoga lifestyle, such as the precept of non-violence (ahimsa), and the concepts of dharma and karma

Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher – student relationships and community

Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others (seva)

5. Practicum

Topics in this category include:

Practice teaching as the lead instructor (does not include assisting, observing or giving feedback)*

Receiving and giving feedback

Observing others teaching**

Assisting students while someone else is teaching

*Special Requirement: Each trainee must spend a minimum of 5 Contact Hours of practice teaching as the lead instructor. These hours may include the time during which the trainee is receiving feedback on his/her teaching. Time spent assisting, observing others teaching, or giving feedback to others is excluded from these hours.

How to Succeed in this Training

As a unique college course, you will find the Yoga Teacher Training programs through Yoga Therapy College to be an opportunity to both deepen your own practices and experience, as well as learn tools to work with groups.

  

This training will be a mix of lecture, experiential techniques, personal inquiry and journaling, community outreach, and lots of group work.  There will be homework and personal study  beyond our working together.  Some weeks will be more, some less; as this is also dependent upon each student’s personal experience with Yoga and its myriad of understanding.