Leap 200 Hour Transformative Yoga Teacher Training

Leap 200 Hour Transformative Yoga Teacher Training with Gena Foreman and Stacy Whittingham


2021 Transformative Yoga Teacher Training begins October 8th, 2021

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.



VIRTUAL Instruction Wednesday evenings 6:30-8pm

IN-STUDIO Instruction includes seven weekends and one additional



In-Studio Weekend Schedule:

Fridays 5-9pm

Saturdays 8-6pm

Sundays 9-4pm


Weekend One Friday- Sunday October 8-10

Introduction to Philosophy and Mantra

Pranayama Ujjai/Three Part Breathing

Foundations of Asana/Sun Salutations

Yoga Anatomy


Weekend Two Friday- Sunday October 15-17

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

Yoga Anatomy


Weekend Three Friday- Sunday October 22-24

Yamas & Niyamas and Introduction to Yoga Sutras


Asana Exploration, Sun Salutation Testing, Intro to Sequencing

Japa Meditation and Mantra Practices

Yoga Anatomy


Weekend Four Friday- Sunday November 12-14

Ayurveda and Understanding the Subtle Body

Yoga Nidra


Asana Exploration, Intelligent Sequencing

Assisting Techniques

Yoga Anatomy


Sunday December 12, 9-4pm


Weekend Five Friday- Sunday January 28-30

Yoga Philosophy, Sequencing and Assisting

Review for Final Exam

Sunday Hike Five Element Walking Meditation

Yoga Anatomy


Weekend Six Friday- Sunday February 4-6

Review and Practical Testing


Weekend Seven Friday-Sunday February 11-13

Written Final Exam, Teach Friends and Family, Graduation Ceremony





$2,695* early registration before August 1

$2,950 regular enrollment after August 1

*To be eligible to receive early discount pricing you must meet the

following criteria:

– Upon acceptance half tuition ($1,147.50) due August 8

– Remaining balance ($1,147.50) due September 8

*Payment plans for special circumstances can be made available upon



Tuition Includes:

200 HR Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Certification (pending all

program requirements are met), Transformative Yoga Teacher Training

Manual, guest teacher workshops,



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 available:


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.



This certification is available to yoga students who wish to teach yoga in

public venues such as studios, corporate yoga, recovery programs, and



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 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, 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 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


Pre-Natal Yoga: In this section participants will learn how to adapt the

practice for each trimester of pregnancy, indications and contraindications

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

Download information and registration form, please complete and bring in to the studio.  Thank you.

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