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200 Hour Vinyasa Teacher Training

This empowering and transformative 200 –hour teacher training will give you the skills and confidence to think creatively and critically to provide your own authentic yoga experience to your community. This training is based on the foundation of basic yoga philosophy coupled with dynamic anatomy and master classes. This training will guide you towards achieving what you want from your practice, your yoga teaching career and your life off of the mat.


Boar's Head Sports Club152960
200 Wellington Dr., Charlottesville VA, US 22968
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Type of Event

  • Teacher Training

Yoga Styles



Aug 11 to
Feb 7
2014 - 2015
22:30 pmto23:00 pm

Dates -
· September 12-14th
· September 26-28th
· October 10-12th
· October 24-26th
· November 7-9th
· November 21-23rd
· December 12-14th
· January 9-11th
· February 6-8th

Typical Weekend Schedule
(with breaks and lunch)

Friday- 5:30-9:00
· 75 minute Master Class
· Homework review/discussion

Saturday- 9:00-6:00
· 2 hour Master Class (contains Pranayama, discussion, meditation)
· Break
· Anatomy/ Philosophy
· Asana Technique Training/Small groups

Sunday- 9:00-5:30
· 2 hour Master Class and discussion w/ guest teacher
· Technique Training/Methodology or Philosophy
· Break
· Assists / Adjustments Training/Anatomy
· Small Group Training
· Recap, discuss homework due for next session



$300 Early Bird discount if paid in full (check or PayPal) by July 10th.

Full Description

Syllabus Overview

Technique Training and Practice - 100 hours

o Asana alignment principles in vinyasa that is based on traditional yoga fundamentals.
o Balancing verbal cues and demonstration of postures in teaching.
o Daily Master classes.
o Pranayama and meditation technique and practice.
o Teaching across populations and levels.
o Modifications of poses (use of props).
o Hands-on assists and adjustments.
o Special interest yoga- Prenatal and Children’s yoga.

Teaching Methodology - 25 hours

o Understanding the various yoga styles and what we can learn from each style.
o Vinyasa yoga theory and methodology (how to teach Vinyasa).
o Yin yoga theory and methodology (how to teach yin).
o Safely teaching across populations and levels.
o How to teach a private yoga class.
o Finding your “yoga voice” (voice projection, clear and concise cues/imagery).
o Designing unique and inspirational sequences.
o Theme weaving- how to bring quotes, personal experience and yoga philosophy into an asana practice.
o Find your core message.

Anatomy and Physiology- 20 hours

o Joint health and mobility.
o Bandhas, Chakras and Mudras.
o Science of yoga on the various body systems (muscular, skeletal, respiratory, digestive, lymphatic).
o Yoga Therapy (how yoga affects mood, feelings and our response to the world).
o Back Care
o Basics of Ayurveda

Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics - 30 hours

o Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
o Self study- Inward perspective of what drives and inspires you.
o Eight Limbs of Yoga.
o History of Yoga.
o Yamas/Niyamas.
o Business of Yoga.
o Ethics of Yoga.
o Building Community - Ongoing training, staying inspired, keeping in touch.
o Designing an opportunity - provide a yoga class for the community.

Practicum - 15 hours

o Practice teaching in pairs and small groups (daily).
o Design and teach your own 75 minutes.
o Practice hands-on assists/adjustments in pairs and during Master classes.


Required Reading List (feel free to purchase the used copies)
· Meditations from the Mat ~ Rolf Gates (using this throughout training)
· Yoga Body, Buddha Mind ~ Cyndi Lee
· Yoga Sutras of Patanjali ~ Swami Satchidananda
· Light on Yoga ~ BKS Iyengar
· Teaching People, Not Poses ~ Jay Fields
· Anatomy, Second Edition~ Leslie Kaminoff

Not Required But Recommended
· Journey Into Power~ Baron Baptiste
· The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
~Brene Brown
· Key Poses of Hatha Yoga~ Ray Long

What to Bring
Block or strap
Hand towel and longer bath towel (YogiToes towel if you prefer)
Water (maybe an electrolyte replenisher)
Change of clothes
Notebook or bound journal and pen
Snacks (there are snacks to purchase on site as well)​
Teacher Training Policies


Teacher training candidates must have at least 6 months of yoga experience. Though Vinyasa experience is preferred, various styles are welcome. Trainees must be familiar with the Sun Salutations and basic yoga poses like Warrior, Triangle, Half Moon etc. If you have any worries or questions about your experience, please contact Eliza.

Financial Policies

FlyDog Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training is $2500. A $250 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of
application which holds your spot in the training. I expect the training to fill quickly so please reserve your spot as soon as possible. The remaining balance ($2250) is due by Aug 10, 2014.

If you pay your entire tuition amount (check or PayPal) by July 10, 2014 you will receive an Early Bird discount of $300.

Attendance Policies

Attendance is expected on every day of training. The materials covered every day are important and will build upon each other. If it is necessary to miss any training sessions, the hours can be made up. If Eliza’s presence is required to make up missed time, an extra cost of $50 per hour is applied.

Homework & Assignments

Throughout training, short reading and writing assignments will be given. Deadlines for all assignments will be given on the first day of training. All assignments are due on the specified day. Full class participation and successful completion of the assigned curriculum and self-study are required to receive your teacher

​For answers to your questions, contact Eliza at or (434) 327-7070.