Teacher Training

Leap 200 Hour Transformative Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Studies Program

Leap 200 Hour Transformative Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Studies Program with Gena Foreman and Stacy Whittingham

This program is an in-depth study of foundational yoga that spans over six weekends. Areas of focus include yoga asana, philosophy, anatomy, prenatal yoga, assisting, ayurveda, sanskrit, mantra and meditation. 

OUTLINE OF WEEKEND SCHEDULE (subject to modifications)

Weekend One 

Introduction to Philosophy and Mantra 

Pranayama Ujjai/Three Part Breathing 

Foundations of Asana/Sun Salutations 

Yoga Anatomy 

Weekend Two 

History of Yoga/Classical and Tantra/Patanjali’s Eight Limbs 

Asana Exploration and Introduction to Sun Salutations A, B, C

Pranayama Techniques/Bandha

Chant and Mantra 

Weekend Three 

Yamas & Niyamas and Introduction to Yoga Sutras 

Koshas 

Asana Exploration, Sun Salutation Testing, Intro to Sequencing 

Japa Meditation and Mantra Practices with Wah!

Weekend Four 

Ayurveda and Understanding the Subtle Body

Yoga Nidra

Kleshas

Asana Exploration, Intelligent Sequencing

Assisting Techniques 

Weekend Five 

Yoga Philosophy, Sequencing and Assisting

Review for Final Exam

Sunday Hike Five Element Walking Meditation 

Weekend Six

Review, Final Exam, Teach Friends and Family, Graduation Ceremony

LOCATION: Leap Yoga & Private Studio in Folsom 

PROGRAM DATES: 

February 21-24

February 28- March 3

March 21-24

March 29-31 (no Thursday meet Friday) 

April 12-14 (no Thursday meet Friday) 

April 25-28 

REGULAR WEEKEND MEETING TIMES:

Thursdays 4:30-8:30/ Friday 5-9pm/ Sat 8-6/ Sun 8-6 

Meditation Practice at Lotus Garden Four Wednesdays (TBD)

*attendance required

INVESTMENT: 

$2,695* early-bird special, REGISTER BEFORE Jan 5th 2019 

$2,950 regular enrollment starts Jan 6th, 2019 

*To be eligible to receive early-bird discount pricing you must meet the following criteria: 

Application and deposit of $400 received by Jan 5th, 2019

– Upon acceptance half tuition ($1,147.50) due Jan 15th, 2019

– Remaining balance ($1,147.50) due Jan 31st, 2019

*Payment plans for special circumstances can be made available upon request.

Tuition Includes: 

200-hr Certified Yoga Teacher Certification (pending all program requirements are met), Transformative Yoga Teacher Training Manual, guest teacher workshops, and all excursions. 

REFUND POLICY 

Please note: The $400 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. (If for any reason you are not accepted into the program your deposit will be refunded in full.) 

If a student withdraws from the course: 31+ days prior to training, full refund minus deposit 15-30 days prior to training, 50% of training balance, minus $400 deposit 14 days prior to training, no refund Once training begins: no refund. 

There are two tracks availalbe: 

ADVANCED STUDIES PROGRAM

Serious yoga students are invited to attend this training for the purposes of advanced study without fulfilling all requirements for 200 HR certification.

200-HOUR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

This certification is available to yoga students who wish to teach yoga in public venues such as studios, corporate yoga, recovery programs, and gyms. 

200 HR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS 

Consistent classroom participation, successful completion of assigned reading, demonstration of understanding principles presented in the program, and fulfillment of practice teaching requirements factors your eligibility for certification through Yoga Alliance. 

CURRICULUM OUTLINE

This Hatha Yoga 200 HR Teacher Training and Deeper Studies Program is designed for experienced students who would like to achieve a 200 HR Yoga Alliance Certification for the purpose of teaching yoga classes and also for the serious yoga practitioner desiring to deepen his/her understanding of the science of yoga. 

This comprehensive curriculum will include the fundamentals of yoga philosophy, teaching methods, and developing skills for working with a diverse array of yoga practitioners in aspects of postural, breathing, mantra, and meditation practices. 

Asana Technique, Teaching Methods and Practical Yoga Anatomy: Participants will learn to teach the primary families of asanas: Sun Salutations, Standing Poses, Backbends, Forward Bends, Twists, Arm Balances, Inversions, Core Refinement, and Hip Openers. Explorations of postures and poses will be supported by functional anatomy, bio-mechanics, and the kinesiology of movement. In this section participants will also learn how to see yoga practitioners in order to guide them in a meaningful and safe way through an asana practice. Studies of alignment principles, modifications, physical adjustments/assists, and the use of yoga props are all included in this section. 

Practical Yoga History and Philosophy: This section includes the study of certain yoga philosophies and traditional texts. Studies include; Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of  Yoga, Yoga Sutras, Patanjali’s philoposphy of Spiritual Psychology, an overview of the Bahagavd Gita, history of yoga, and an introduction to the use of Sanskrit. 

Class Plan and Sequencing: This section of study will include art and science of sequencing postures for yoga classes. Class plan instruction will include grounding practices, intention setting, themes, and styles of asana practice.

Seeing, Relating, Demonstrating, Cuing: We learn to observe, appreciate, and understand what is happening with different students to develop the skills to work with all bodies and abilities. How to effectively demonstrate yoga poses while giving clear concise instructions using the qualities of voice, tone, and audibility. 

Practice Teaching: Participants will be working together in group settings to practice teach. Students will learn to develop confidence and skills to lead larger classes. Each practice teaching session includes feedback and discussion of teaching techniques and methods. 

Teaching Pranayama: This section includes instruction of basic breathing techniques; three-part breathing and ujayi breath along with intermediate breathing techniques such as alternate nostril, sitali, kapalabhati, bhramari. 

Meditation Practice: We will explore several meditation techniques including japa meditation, guided meditation, silent meditation, and walking meditation. 

Subtle Energetic Body and Ayurveda: The subtle energetic body is the template to the physical body and in this section we will cover nadis, koshas, bandhas, chakras, and the vayus. Included in this section is an introduction to Ayurveda, the five elements, doshas, gunas, and dinacharaya.

Pre-Natal Yoga: In this section participants will learn how to adapt the practice for each trimester of pregnancy, indications and contra-indications for various conditions, effective use of props, emotional and psychological aspects of pre-natal, preparation, delivery and post-partum reintegration through yoga.  

Lifestyle, Ethics, and Selfless Service: In this section we will be exploring the bigger picture of how we live our lives off the mat. We will explore nutrition, personal yoga and meditation practice, relations with family, friends, co-workers and community. We will study the yogic perspective of living life with dignity, integrity, and respect for all beings. 

Leap 300 Hour Teacher Training and Advanced Studies Program

Leap 300 Hour Teacher Training and Advanced Studies Program with Karen Miscall-Bannon & Stacy Whittingham

MODULE 3 — EMBODYING OPTIMAL MOVEMENT DEVELOPMENTAL PATTERNS AND NEUROLOGICAL INTEGRATION OF BODY-MIND-SPIRIT: EXPLORING THE FASCIAL WEB

Weekend 1- January 10-13 2019, Weekend 2- January 24-27 2019

This program includes 4 MODULES OF STUDY / 2 WEEKENDS PER MODULE and begins July 26th, 2018!

Increase self-knowledge, acceptance and love through advanced studies in “embodied-inquiry”, asana, mantra, pranayama, meditation and philosophy.

Embodyoga®-inspired programs are well-rounded, in-depth studies of yoga with an emphasis on deepening personal embodiment as the basis for developing depth and power as a teacher. Learn to teach embodied-inquiry practices and share the depth of this experience with your students through Precision Alignment and Vinyasa Hatha Yoga, Mantra, Mudra, Meditation, and Pranayama practices.

ADVANCED STUDIES PROGRAM

Serious yoga students are invited to attend individual modules of this training for the purposes of advanced study.

 

 300-HOUR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM 

This program builds on the foundation of the 200-Hour Teacher Training Program providing an additional 300 hours of study. All 4 Modules constitute a complete 500-Hour Certificate Program. The Certificate Program is open to yoga teachers with a 200-Hour Certificate from any Nationally Registered Yoga School. This is a highly rewarding study for serious yoga practitioners and teachers alike.

MODULE 1 — EMBODYING EARTH — MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Weekend 1- July 26-29 2018, Weekend 2- September 6-9 2018 Weekend Retreat at Mount Madonna Center, Santa Cruz Mountains

Define and clarify the principles for healthy support and movement of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. Create ease and integrate the forces of movement and support throughout your whole bod-mind. Learning to support ourselves with the whole body encourages the experience of Unity at all levels of being.

Weekend 1– July 26-29 2018

Weekend 2- September 6-9 2018 Weekend Retreat at Mount Madonna Center, Santa Cruz Mountains

Meeting Times Each Weekend: Thursdays 5-9pm, Fridays 8-8pm, Saturdays 9:30-4:30pm, Sundays 7-1pm

 

Included: advanced practices in standing postures, arm balances, inversions, pranayama and meditation.

Embodying the vertebral column

Integrated patterns of movement through the lower limbs, upper limbs and core

Sequencing for stress free, injury free practice

Therapeutic approaches for musculo-skeletal injuries & limitations

Introduction to Fascia and the fascial meridians

Bandhas and breath mechanics

Advanced pranayama

meditation

Philosophy: Georg Feuerstein’s Philopsphy manual for 300-hour students –woven throughout the entire training

Sanskrit pronunciation Yoga of Sound/Mantra

MODULE 2 — EMBODYING WATER & FIRE — ORGANS & GLANDS

Weekend 1- October 18-21 2018, Weekend 2- December 13-16 2018

Learn to feel your own organs and glands. Discover how to initiate movement from them. Learn to access these systems through asana, mantra, pranayama and meditation.

Weekend 1- October 18-21 2018,

Weekend 2- December 13-16 2018

Meeting Times Each Weekend: Thursdays 5-9pm, Fridays 8-8pm, Saturdays 9:30-4:30pm, Sundays 7-1pm

Included: Advanced practices in forward bending, twisting, arm-balances, vinyasa, pranayama and meditation. Experience postural alignment from organs & glands Integrate glands through the skeletal structure

Learn modalities for organs

Learn modalities for glands

Deepen understanding and practice of bandhas/diaphragms Pranayama

Meditation

Prenatal Yoga

MODULE 3 — EMBODYING OPTIMAL MOVEMENT DEVELOPMENTAL PATTERNS AND NEUROLOGICAL INTEGRATION OF BODY-MIND-SPIRIT: EXPLORING THE FASCIAL WEB

Weekend 1- January 10-13 2019, Weekend 2- January 24-27 2019

DEVELOPMENTAL PATTERNS AND NEUROLOGICAL INTEGRATION OF BODY-MIND-SPIRIT: EXPLORING THE FASCIAL WEB

Yoga is a developmental process of growth toward the experience of Unity. In this module we explore the movement patterns that support our experience of wholeness and connection to source. We integrate these patterns into our asana practice, and gain a deeper understanding of the various practices of Yoga.

Weekend 1- January 10-13 2019

Weekend 2- March 14-17 2019

Meeting Times Each Weekend: Thursdays 5-9pm, Fridays 8-8pm, Saturdays 9:30-4:30pm, Sundays 7-1pm

Included: Advanced practices in standing postures, arm balances, inversions, pranayama and meditation.

Cellular Breathing and Whole-Body-Ujjayi

Levels of Core: Navel, Soft Spine and Spine Integration of Autonomic Nervous System Integration of all systems through the fascial web Vinyasa Yoga

Restorative Yoga/Yin Yoga Pranayama

Meditation

MODULE 4—INTEGRATION EMBODYING AIR, SPACE AND CONSCIOUSNESS: CORE—LOVE—UNITY

Weekend 1- March 28-31 2019, Weekend 2- May 2-5 2019

EMBODYING AIR, SPACE AND CONSCIOUSNESS: CORE—LOVE—UNITY

Define and clarify the principles for healthy support and movement of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. Create ease and integrate the forces of movement and support throughout your whole-body. Fascia as communication organ and supports via the fascia meridians.

Module 4 is the culmination of the 300-Hr. Training. Successful completion of Modules 1-3 is required for attendance in this module.

 

Weekend 1- March 28-31 2019

Weekend 2- May 2-5 2019

Meeting Times Each Weekend: Thursdays 5-9pm, Fridays 8-8pm, Saturdays 9:30-4:30pm, Sundays 7-1pm

Included: Weaving Movement and support principles into Classes Resonating Through Presence, Voice and Touch

Beyond Seeing: Perception with all of your Senses

Advanced Sequencing and Teaching Clinics/Assisting

Teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga Pranayama/Meditation

Final Assessment