Sometimes you just have to jump…
Thank you so much for your interest in this 200 Hour Teacher Training Program! I am elated at the possibility of helping you on the path as many have helped me on mine.
Maybe you have felt the call to explore the practice deeper, or thought the idea of teaching sounded fun? Deciding to become a teacher is a big deal. The practice is no longer your sacred personal space anymore, it can turn into many things: a job, another thing to do, a passion, or a virtuous life :) . The choice will be yours, but you must start to find out. Whatever the case, everything happens exactly as it should. You will certainly deepen your own knowledge and maybe it will ignite you enough that you wish to share this gift with others.
A 200 hour training is the tip of an iceberg. Your practice will contract and expand throughout your lifetime according to your karma and your ripening. My wish for you is that you are able to practice the teachings, take refuge in the teachings and this community, in a way that helps free you from the trap of unhappiness.
I am already here to support you, this is a vow that I took when I became a teacher. When we become a teacher, I don’t just mean participate in a training, but when we really become a teacher, we take a vow to continue living as many lifetimes as we can until all beings are free from suffering. I am committed to this, and now with this understanding of what “teaching” means, I will support you more deeply as we embark on a journey together in looking at the deeper dimensions of yoga.
The training includes 200 contact hours:
The Philosophy of Yoga (Dharma) 40 hours
Classical Asanas, Assisting and Sequencing 75 hours
Yogic Anatomy and Physiology 20 hours
Meditation, Mantra, Kirtan and Pranayama 25 hours
The Inner Work of a Teacher 15 hours
The Outer Work of a Teacher 15 hours
The Business of Yoga 10 hours
Practicum (student teaching) with feedback 10 hours
Space is limited to 15 students and pricing is $3000.
*$500 deposit expected at time of sign up. Flexible payment plans to follow.
Saturday: 9:00 AM- 7:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM- 7:00 PM
Weekend 1: January 17, 18, 19
Weekend 2: January 31, February 1, 2
Weekend 3: February 14, 15, 16
Weekend 4: February 28, 29, March 1
Weekend 5: March 13, 14, 15
Weekend 6: March 27, 28, 29
Weekend 7: April 10, 11, 12
Weekend 8: April 24, 25, 26
To apply, please fill out the form and answer the essay questions below to set up an interview & don’t worry, it’s just to make sure this is the right training for you.
Participants must be at least 18 years of age.
Complete application for admission along with phone, or in person interview. Application to the program does not guarantee acceptance (interviews are to evaluate character, intention, motivation and ability to manage workload and financial requirements).
100% attendance is strongly encouraged. I understand that life happens and emergencies can sadly happen as well, therefore participants are able to miss up to 12 hours during the course of the training with fair justification.
Trainees will need to make up any assignments that they miss in order to graduate. Missed hours must be made up before graduation weekend, if this is delayed, award of certification will be delayed as well. If I must spend extra time outside of the regularly scheduled training for make up sessions- the fee is $35 per hour due at the time of the make-up.
If it is necessary to take a leave of absence for financial or medical reasons, it will be your responsibility to inform me with proper notice and documentation. Arrangements will be made to reschedule training to the next training session or work out a refund plan if needed.
YOGA ALLIANCE CODE OF CONDUCT
Yoga Alliance’s Code of Conduct is a declaration of acceptable ethical and professional behavior to which all registrants agree with respect to conducting the teaching and/or business of yoga. It is not intended to supersede the ethics of any school or tradition but is intended to be a basis for yoga principles.
Yoga Alliance members—Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs), Continuing Education Providers (YACEPs), or representatives of Registered Yoga Schools (RYSs)—agree to uphold the following ethical principles:
Conduct themselves in a professional and conscientious manner. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that they live up to any commitments they make to their students or to the public, and ensuring that their practices and behaviors conform to the representations they make about themselves in holding themselves as yoga practitioners who adhere to certain precepts.
Acknowledge the limitations of their skills and scopes of practice and where appropriate, referring students to seek alternative instruction, advice, treatment, or direction.
Create and maintain safe, clean, and comfortable environments for the practice of yoga.
Encourage diversity by respecting all students regardless of age, physical limitations, race, creed, gender, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.
Respect the rights, dignity, and privacy of all students.
Avoid words and actions that constitute sexual harassment or harassment based on other legal protected characteristics.
Adhere to the traditional yoga principles as written in the yamas and niyamas.
Follow all local government and national laws that pertain to their yoga teaching and business.
Yoga Alliance reserves the right to immediately suspend any member’s credentials and registration for the duration of any pending law enforcement investigation, criminal or civil legal proceedings, or an internal investigation.
Separately, Yoga Alliance may also impose final sanctions on a member’s credentials and registration for cause, including failure to uphold any aspect of the Code of Conduct. For these purposes, prior to imposing final sanctions on the member, Yoga Alliance will provide notice of the basis for the potential final sanction and an opportunity to respond. After review of the evidence, Yoga Alliance will issue a decision as to whether to impose final sanctions, based on its reasonable judgment of the evidence before it. All members agree to hold Yoga Alliance harmless for any losses or damage that they may incur because of the revocation of credentials.