Dragonfly Yoga & Ayurveda 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Dragonfly Yoga's 200+ hour foundations of yoga teacher training is an 8-weekend residential training so you can immerse yourself in the practice of yoga, deepen your own personal practice, and co-create a conscious community with other yogis, all in the breathtaking scenery of NH's White Mountains and Dragonfly Yoga Barn Studio & Retreat Center.
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
- Core Strength
- Yoga Therapy
This is an 8-month program with one training weekend per month. Each training weekend begins at 6 pm on Friday and ends on Sundays at 6 pm. Scheduled meals and lodging are included in the tuition.
Transform your life.
Deepen your practice.
Share your love of Yoga.
At Dragonfly Yoga & Ayurveda, the practice of Yoga is so much more than asana; it is a lifestyle. Here, yoga is built on the sturdy foundation and tradition of Patanjali’s Eight Limbed Path, allowing you to cultivate a deep self awareness and encourage you to grow as a disciplined and well-trained practitioner, to deepen your practice, and then to blossom as a compassionate, insightful, inspired and inspiring teacher.
In our 200+ hour training you will not only learn conscious movement and breathing, you will become aware of the major systems of the body and how the practice of yoga is a deep and therapeutic experience for all layers of the physical realm as well as our subtle energy body. You will develop a steady practice in meditation and come to understand how vital a role mindfulness plays in our lives off the yoga mat. And when we make the connection between our yoga practice and the rest of our lives, our practice is able to support us with every step that we take, in mind, body, and spirit, resulting in a soulful expression of all that we are as individuals and as a human family!
This is part of the reason why Dragonfly offers weekend retreat-style trainings at both the 200 and Advanced 300 hour level. We want you to feel like each weekend is a “coming home” to your yoga tribe–a place where you can unpack yourself and really be who you are among friends on the same yoga path. We eat together, study together, and live together, and this allows us to grow together, as individual trees share the same forest floor and intermingle their branches–unique and different perhaps, but integrated and supportive of each other from the roots up.
Additionally, at Dragonfly, we weave Ayurveda and Yoga back together, the way they were meant to be taught and experienced, with the Science of Life and the Science of Yoga informing and nourishing each student’s physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. This means that our yoga teacher trainings are organized in tandem with the 5 elements, the seasons, Ayurvedic diet, and the knowledge of one’s true nature, or constitution, and how to recognize imbalances–our doshas–so that we can work to restore balance and harmony using the principles of Ayurveda alongside our Yoga practice.
All our meals are vegetarian, strongly influenced by the season, largely organic and locally sourced, and are prepared by hand and served in the Dragonfly farmhouse where we eat together as a community. You will learn the key principles of Ayurveda during this training, but that is just the beginning; Katie’s experience as an Ayurveda Health Practitioner and as an Ayurveda Yoga Specialist means that you have the opportunity to learn about yourself from an Ayurvedic perspective, and this will largely inform your yoga practice and open your eyes to new ways achieving balance in all areas of your life.
We are so excited and honored to invite you into a yoga community that thrives on collaboration, support, and a lot of fun! If you are ready to begin the journey, we are ready to welcome you! Our next 200-hour training begins in September of 2018!
Applicants should have a steady yoga practice and be willing to dedicate time and energy to deepening their personal practice and knowledge of yoga. The Dragonfly Yoga & Ayurveda 200 Hour YTT is designed to enliven and enrich one’s interest and understanding of asana, the human body, and yoga philosophy, while cultivating the skills to teach, the knowledge to share Ayurvedic principles, and how to live a yoga-inspired life off the mat. Together we will create a community of learners and teachers who will become your peers and your family! Read on to learn about our curriculum, our faculty, and our gorgeous facility at Dragonfly Yoga, nestled at the foothills of NH’s White Mountain National Forest.
A Few Testimonials:
“I don’t know that I would have signed up for teacher training had it not been for Katie’s warm, inviting demeanor… If you are looking for a life changing experience in one of the most beautiful places on earth, you have found the right place! ~Tara Griesbach
“I have traveled around the world and rolled my yoga mat out in many spaces , but there is no place that comes close to Dragonfly Yoga. You have created a gem! The DFYB is hands down , no questions asked , no phone a friend, no lifelines needed, my favorite and most inspirational yoga space in the UNIVERSE.” ~Ruthann Horner
“Attending YTT with Katie at Dragonfly was one of the BEST things I have ever done for myself. I went into the program thinking I would learn to teach yoga, it is so much more… Katie’s deep knowledge of Yoga and other related modalities coupled with her years of teaching public high school is a winning combination! She knows how to prepare & deliver course content in ways that are meaningful and digestible. She puts it all into context that is relatable, usable every day both on & off the mat.” ~Susan Gokey
Our Yoga Alliance Certified Curriculum:
Develop a deeper awareness of Self and others, with an understanding of the connection between all beings and Nature. This begins with deep personal inquiry and a question about why and how Yoga is the path we have chosen and why we want to share it with others.
Learn classic asanas and Sanskrit names for the poses.
We will study principles of alignment, the benefits as well as risks and contraindications of certain postures, preparatory asanas, counterposes, modifications and variations, use of props, and hand-on assists and adjusts.
Study of yoga philosophy, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and history of yoga.
Study functional yoga Anatomy and Physiology as it applies to yoga asana.
Awareness of subtle energy system, including elements of yogic anatomy.
Understand the art and science of appropriate sequencing and crafting classes for both vigorous and gentle Vinyasa flow yoga, for different levels of students, creating class intentions and seasonal classes, pacing, use of music, etc.
The Principles of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Self Care, including: Ayurvedic diet, seasonal influences, doshas, daily routines, and more!
Therapeutics & Special Populations: We will learn poses, modifications, and contraindications for those with injuries, illness, trauma, and pregnancy.
Practice basic and intermediate pranayama techniques, discuss how and when to practice various pranayams, as well as benefits and contraindications of each.
Explore the practice of meditation, develop a daily practice, and learn how to demystify and bring meditation into yoga classes and into daily life.
Become a skilled and confident teacher, as well as find your own voice and style.
Lifestyle, Ethics, and Yoga off the Mat
Understand the “business” of yoga: career opportunities, how to operate your own business, organize workshops, and what it means to register with the Yoga Alliance, obligations to maintain certification, insurance, etc.
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