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Heart of Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training

Heart of Yoga’s teacher training is taught in the 5000 year old Himalayan Tradition. This is a living tradition with an unbroken lineage. Our Director of Teacher Training Andrea Bleck-Smith was initiated into this tradition in 2001. Through Teacher Training you learn the basics of yoga asana, breath work, pranayama, sense withdraw,

Where

1903 Manakin Rd Suite F, Manakin-Sabot VA, US 23103
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Type of Event

  • Teacher Training

Yoga Styles

Levels

When

Sep 30 to
Jun 12
2016 - 2017
19:00 pmto18:00 pm

Teacher Training weekends are Saturdays from 9:30 to 6:00pm and Sundays from 9:00 to 5:30pm with 30 minutes for lunch break and break and 10 minute breaks, as needed.

Price

$3,000

Tuition (monthly payment plan available) $3,200
Early bird tuition for payment in full by 9/1/16 $2,900
Tuition in full payment by 9/30/16 $3,000

Full Description

Required Readings
These books may be bought as a package through Heart of Yoga or on your own.
• Yoga Mastering the Basics, by Sandra Anderson and Rolf Sovik,
• Guided Yoga Relaxations, by Rolf Sovik (CD)
• The Key Muscles of Yoga, by Ray Long
• The Secret of the Yoga Sutra, by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait (or other translation)
• Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita by Swami Rama (or other translation)

The 200-Hour Yoga Teachers Training Manual will be distributed to participants during Orientation on the first night. The cost is included in the tuition.

Course Overview
How to practice and teach asana
• Principles of structural and energetic alignment
• Anatomy and physiology for yoga teachers
• Structuring and sequencing classes
• Yoga model of the subtle (pranic) body
• Practice teaching
How to practice and teach pranayama, pratyahara, and meditation
• Systematic breath training
• Pranayama practice and teaching
• Relaxation techniques and teaching
• Theory and practice of meditation
Understanding and applying yoga philosophy
• Study of the Yoga Sutra
• Study of the Bhagavad Gita
• The yogic model and functions of the mind
• Introduction to Sanskrit
• Introduction to Ayurveda

Attendance
Attendance at all components of the Teacher Training Intensive weekends and 7 of 8 teaching Friday evenings is required for certification and to meet Yoga Alliance requirements. Please consult with the Teacher Training Director prior to missing any portion of the Training. Missed contact hours will require additional assignments for completion of certification.

Weekend Intensive Dates
All Yoga Teacher Training classes will be held at Heart of Yoga Studio. Teacher Training weekends are Saturdays from 9:30 to 6:00pm and Sundays from 9:00 to 5:30pm with 30 minutes for lunch break and 10 minute breaks, as needed. There is a refrigerator and microwave at the studio, so you are welcome to bring your own lunch and beverages.

Sept. 30 7 – 9pm
Oct. 1, 2 times as above
Nov. 12,13
Dec. 10, 11
Jan. 21, 22
Feb. 11, 12
Mar. 11, 12
Apr. 21, 22
May 20, 21
Jun. 3, 4

Friday Teaching Dates
Friday Teaching Method classes will take place at Heart of Yoga from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Each TT is required to attend 7 of the 8 dates below.

Oct. 14
Nov. 18
Jan. 13
Feb. 3
Feb. 24
Mar. 24
Apr. 7
May. 12

Exams
Hatha Yoga, Relaxation/Meditation, and Anatomy Exam
You will be given an opportunity to complete these open book exams at the end of the Teacher Training Intensive.

Mentors are a special part of the Heart of Yoga’s YTT program and bring expertise and inclusion into the Yoga Teacher Trainers experience. Each Heart of Yoga Teacher Trainee will be matched up with a practicing Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) to help with question, practicum hours, and guidance to sharpen and strengthen your individual teaching skills.

Certification
Participants who complete the program receive Yoga Teacher Certification from Heart of Yoga and are also eligible to apply for the 200-hour level of Registration (RYT) with Yoga Alliance.
Most participants complete their certification within a few months of the Training program, with a maximum of 2 years allowed. After certification is granted, a variety of continuing education seminars are available to further refine teaching skills.

Cost
Tuition (monthly payment plan available) $3,200
Early bird tuition for payment in full by 9/1/16 $2,900
Tuition in full payment by 9/30/16 $3,000
Non-refundable Application Fee ($108) included
Free 9 months unlimited yoga included
Teacher Training Manual included