2023 – 2024 Transformative Yoga Teacher Training
Weekends 1 & 2 will meet Thursdays 6-9 / Fridays 1-7pm / Saturdays 8-6 / Sundays 9-4
Weekend 1: November 2-5 2023 – Thursday 6-9, Friday 1-7pm, Saturday 8-6, Sunday 9-4
Weekend 2: November 9-12 2023- Thursday 6-9, Friday 1-7pm, Saturday 8-6, Sunday 9-4
Weekends 3-5 will meet Fridays 5-9pm / Saturdays 8-6pm / Sundays 9-4pm
Weekend 3: Jan 5 – Jan 7, 2024
Weekend 2: Jan 12 – Jan 14, 2024
Weekend 3: Jan 26 – Jan 28, 2024
Weekend 4: Feb 2 – Feb 4, 2024
Weekend 5: March 1 – March 3, 2024
This program is an in-depth study of foundational yoga. Areas of focus include yoga asana, philosophy, anatomy, prenatal yoga, assisting, ayurveda, sanskrit, mantra, yoga nidra and meditation.
Section 1: Introduction to Philosophy and Mantra Pranayama Ujjayi/Three Part Breathing Foundations of Asana/Sun Salutations
Section 2: History of Yoga/Classical and Tantra/Patanjali’s Eight Limbs Asana Exploration and Introduction to Sun Salutations A, B, C Pranayama: Ujjayi Breath Chant Mantra and Meditation Yoga Anatomy
Section 3: Yamas & Niyamas and Introduction to Yoga Sutras Pranayama: Alternate Nostril Breathing Asana Exploration, Sun Salutation, Intro to Sequencing Japa Meditation and Mantra Practices Yoga Anatomy
Section 4: Understanding the Subtle Energetic Body: Bandhas & Koshas Yoga Nidra Pranayama: Sitali Asana Exploration: Inversions & Sequencing Assisting Techniques Yoga Anatomy
Section 5: Yoga Philosophy Pranayama: Bhramari Asana Exploration: Assisting & Sequencing Yoga Anatomy
Section 6: Introduction to Ayurveda Five Element Walking Meditation Pranayama: Kapalabhati & Vayus Asana Exploration: Assisting Review & Practice Teach Yoga Anatomy
Section 7: Practical Testing & Written Final Exam Prenatal Yoga Yoga Anatomy
Section 8: Teach Friends and Family/Graduation Ceremony
Early registration, on or before Sept 10, 2023 – $2,795 Regular enrollment, after Sept 10, 2023 – $3,095 *To be eligible to receive early discount pricing you must meet the following criteria: • $400 deposit due with application • Upon acceptance, half tuition ($1,197.50) due • Remaining balance ($1,197.50) due Oct 7,2023 *Payment plans for special circumstances can be made available upon request.
Tuition includes: 200 HR Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Certification (pending all program requirements are met), Transformative Yoga Teacher Training Manual, guest teacher workshops and access to classes taught by Gena and Stacy at Leap Yoga throughout the training program Books are not included in tuition. Book list will be provided upon acceptance. Payment plans for special circumstances available upon request.
Refund policy: Please note that the $400 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. However if you are not accepted into the program for any reason, your deposit will be refunded in full. If a student withdraws from program: • 31+ days prior to training, full refund issued, minus $400 deposit • 15 – 30 days prior to training, 50% of training balance issued, minus $400 deposit • 14 days prior to training or once training begins, no refund will be issued
TWO PROGRAM TRACKS AVAILABLE
ADVANCED STUDIES PROGRAM
Yoga students are invited to attend this training for the purpose of advanced study without fulfilling all requirements for 200HR certification recognized by Yoga Alliance.
200HR YA 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. 200HR YA 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.
This Hatha Yoga 200HR Teacher Training and Deeper Studies Program is designed for experienced students who would like to achieve a 200HR 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, biomechanics 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 the traditional texts. Studies include Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga, Yoga Sutras, Patanjali’s Philosophy of Spiritual Psychology, an overview of the Bhagavad Gita, history of yoga and an introduction to Sanskrit.
Class Plan and Sequencing: This section of study will include the 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, Cueing: We learn to observe, appreciate and understand what is happening with different students to develop the skills to work with all bodies and abilities and how to effectively demonstrate yoga poses while giving clear and 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 including three-part breathing and umami 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 dinacharya.
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 postpartum 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.