10/19-21 Training and Techniques
Our 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga training opens the door to the world of yoga. This portion of our training is designed to help you create a personal spiritual practice that is build on authenticity, love and trust. This is the yogic way to physical health, mental clarity, and divine awareness.
11/2-4 Anatomy & Physiology
The anatomy and physiology portion of our 200 hour teacher training will familiarize you with the fundamentals of the human body and its mechanics. We pay special attention to the interrelatedness of the systems within the body and will emphasize the key muscular-skeletal structures as they relate to asana. You will learn the benefits of vinyasa yoga including the indications and contraindications of postures. You will also explore yogic anatomy of the subtle bodies (chakras, nadir, and bandhas).
11/16-18 Yoga History & Philosophy
The training will introduce you to yogic history and philosophy based on the 8 Fold Path of Raja Yoga. The philosophy is discussed as perspective from which to view the experiences of life. Studies will include an overview of the Bhagavad-Gita, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and their daily application for balanced living.
11/30-12/2 Lifestyle & Ethics
Learning about yoga is more than postures. It is how you live yoga in your everyday life. Special emphasis is placed on creating space for self-transformation and self-empowerment. The training is based on the quote form the Bhagavad Gita "Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." Theses studies of yogic guidelines provide the yoga teacher with a context and code of ethics, which supports both actual instructions as well as provides a touchstone for a business code of ethics.
1/11-13 Principles of Alignment & Art of Assisting
Understanding alignment and how alignment can be different in different situations, cultures, and yoga practices. This portion of training is all about opening your mind and coming from a place of "Everyone is right" and no one is wrong. There may be different theories or ways to find a pose or integration in a pose. This segment will also introduce assisting and how to touch and not touch to lead someone into a pose.
1/25-27 Teaching Methodology
Drawing on components covered in Techniques, Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics, and Anatomy and Physiology this module expands into the broader aspects of teaching a class. Included are learning different ways to lead a posture, designing a class, creating flow, creating a supportive environment for self and students, adjusting for a class' specific needs, observing and staying connected with the class, and assisting/correcting.
You are encouraged to understand and develop your own unique gifts, style and voice as you consider the qualities of a teacher.
2/1-3 Techniques, Practice & Integration
You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the asana experience as you learn to teach basic and intermediate asanas with verbal instructions, breath coordination, lines of energy, variation, props, modifications and assists. The practices of pranayama (science of breath), meditation, and chanting will be introduced to enrich you as well as provide you with the skill to lead these practices as they might relate to a yoga class. Classes are designed with lectures, workshops and practicums, which is your opportunity to practice leading asanas.
2/15-17 Business of Yoga, Presentations & Exams
Teaching yoga as a profession must be approached as a business. The business of finding your niche, marketing, technology, safety, insurance, and legal considerations are discussed.
You will be required to student teach a total of 10 hours throughout your 200 hour yoga teacher training. The details are flexible and will be discussed during the course. The Student Presentations and exam will be delivered at the end of your course and will also be further discussed in class.
Seva and Homework
In the classical traditions of yoga sera, or service, is considered essential to the path of the yogi. You will select and perform some for of sea for the community and will journal your experience to share with your classmates.
In order to receive the full benefit from the teachings of the TruYoga Institute 200 Hour training, as well as meet Yoga Alliance;s 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training requirements, you will need to complete and hand in 20 hours of homework assignments. This homework prepares you to be able to do research and self-study on your own.
(alternative dates will be available if you are unavailable for a weekend at an extra charge)
Reiki 1 & 2 will be added into the training throughout the 7 sessions.
Meeting Location: Clubhaus Fitness LR
Times: Beginning Fridays 6:00 p.m. and ending Sundays 4:00
Teaching and Certification
Upon completing the course, you will be equipped to practice yoga safely and teach others in a range of diverse settings. You will be accredited through the Yoga Alliance and will be a 200 RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher).
Your Course Content
Advanced Study of asana (proper alignment, benefits and potential risks)
Principles of anatomy
Science and art of sequencing
How to observe bodies
Informed use of props to improve or modify a posture
Cultivating your voice
Confidence-building through practice teaching
Yoga history and philosophy
Sanskrit names of postures
The Business of Yoga
Reiki Levels 1 & 2
What Makes this Training Unique?
Lineage & Experience: The refined comprehensive curriculum that has been cultivated through experience and the experience of the amazing leaders in this program.
Intelligent Sequencing: Learn the art and science of designing and delivering a safe, dynamic class.
Learn to truly teach: This program isn't about memorizing and reciting sequences. Instead an emphasis is placed on teaching principles for clearly instructing students bodies into alignment.
Find Yourself: You will be given the space and opportunity to find your own teaching style.
Local Recognition: With a legacy of local talent giving back to students: Community leader involved with training: David Shropshire. My teachers' influence, such as; Kathryn Budig, Taylor Harkness, Baron Baptiste, Chelsey Korus, Sean Corn, Alexandria Pulfer, and many more. Also you get Yoga Alliance's Seal of approval.
Yoga of the Yogi by Kausthub Desikachar
Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by BKS Iyengar
Your Body, Your Yoga by Bernie Clark
Teaching Yoga, Essential Foundations and Techniques, by Mark Stephens
The Concise Book of Muscles 2nd Edition by Chris Jamey