200-hr. Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and Personal Practice Course
The Liza Keogh Yoga 200-hr. Yoga Teacher TrainingPersonal Practice Course is designed to provide beginners and more experienced students alike with a solid foundation in:
Understanding yoga’s historical development
Yogasana: poses, their adaptations, and methods of sequencing
Basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology (Western Anatomy)
Basic knowledge of the ‘subtle body’ systems (Eastern Anatomy)
Techniques for pranayama, and more.
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
For more information on the course in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, or the course in Southeastern Massachusetts, please visit our website:
The cost of the Massachusetts 200-hr. Yoga Teacher Training Course is $2100US.
Early Registration discount: $1800US if paid by Dec. 31, 2013.
Opt for 3 payments (January, February + March, 2014): $750 per month
This fee includes: all designated training times and attendance at a minimum number of group classes with the lead instructors. It also includes a one-year membership in the Independent Yoga Network upon successful completion of all course requirements.
On-line Anatomy Course is taught through Susi Hately’s Functional Synergy. The next on-line course begins March 2014. This cost is separate, and will run between $99-$140US. Students in both Mexico and the US will be required to take this course.
The cost of the Massachusetts 200-hr. Personal Practice Course is $1600US.
The costs for the course being run in Mexico has yet to be determined. Check the website for updates.
The primary goal of this course is to provide a framework of training within which the student can learn about, and assimilate, the ‘basic’ elements of what constitutes a (Westernized) yoga practice. Upon the completion of the course, participants should be confident and knowledgeable about how to safely and effectively teach a ‘Basic Level’ yoga class to a wide range of abilities or more effectively deepen their home yoga practice.
The means by which this is to be accomplished are: completion of initial application essay and a personal interview; explicit understanding of what is required in terms of the structure of the course; attendance at all training times; dedication to a home practice; completion of all reading, writing and attendance requirements; personal meetings and reviews with the lead instructors during the course; commitment to leading beginner-level classes when they are ready; an openness to critique and guidance and the willingness to be ‘students’ themselves within this process.
A teacher occupies a special place and is often charged with transmitting important information to their student(s). A yoga teacher has added layers of responsibility, given the intrinsically transformational nature of a well-rounded yoga practice.
A yoga practice contains elements that influence the body, the breath, the mind and the heart. A yoga teacher should remain diligent about the methods of their teaching, and the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual development and safety of their students. To that end:
A yoga teacher should avoid practicing discrimination as it pertains to the law; to follow all local regulations concerning their teaching and environment; and hold current liability insurance if they are actively teaching. A yoga teacher should take the teachings of yoga to heart, whether in the classroom or out, modeling behavior that reflects their teachings. A yoga teacher is encouraged to stay present to and active in their own practice, to seek out professional help or assistance when needed, to teach within their knowledge base, and to continue on their path of learning.
A yoga teacher is encouraged to be direct and truthful in their business dealings. A yoga teacher maintains appropriate relations with their students, recognizing that various elements of that relationship may shift over time. It is up to the teacher to refrain from abusing this relationship, especially in matters that are sexual in nature. A yoga teacher recognizes the importance of confidentiality in matters shared between them and a student, whether overt, unintentional, or intuited.
In sum, a yoga teacher, an apprentice, or a yoga teacher-in-training is expected to understand that self-observation and reflection are key to maintaining an ever present personal code of ethics.