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Journey Towards Teaching: 200 hr. Teacher Training


12001 Sunrise Valley DR, Reston VA, US 20191

Type of Event

  • Teacher Training

Yoga Styles


Sep 10 to
Mar 5
2016 - 2017
22:45 pmto22:45 pm

Saturdays 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Sundays 10 am - 5 pm



Payment plans available. We work with each individual on a case by case basis to find the right payment program.

Full Description

Journey towards Teaching: BelovedYoga Vinyasa Teacher Training

200hr RYS program

Class Limit: 20


Download the Application

Director, Jafar Alexander

You will be contacted within 24 hrs.

BelovedYoga 200 hour Flow Yoga program will provide a safe, nurturing, and creative

environment in which to grow and deepen one’s practice. Thus beginning the journey towards

becoming a Yoga Teacher.

We offer a unique 50 hour mentoring model for those interested in cultivating their seat as a

teacher. Our 50 hour mentoring program is included in this program and each trainee can

choose to participate in this program.

BelovedYoga recognizes the necessity for sensitivity in creating safe and accessible spaces in a

group setting. Intrinsic to our Teacher Training program is the BelovedYoga Trauma-Informed

Tool Kit. You will develop skills in languaging, cultivating safe spaces, assisting, and learn the

tools to respect individual exploration and expression.

Our Program is certified by the nationally recognized Yoga Alliance and upon completion of

program, graduation participants will receive 200 Hr RYT certification. Please read more about

our, Mentoring Program.

Jafar Alexander, eRYT 500, 200 hr Director

Maryam Ovissi, eRYT 500, RPYT & RCYT, Owner

Teaching Team:

Cindy Jeffers

Narayana Billy Koch

200 hr Program Overview:

~Gain knowledge about the history, philosophy and various paths of Yoga

~Insight into the Yoga Sutras & Bhagavad Gita

~Establish and deepen a daily asana and meditation practice

~Deepen your understanding of postures and their benefits/contradictions

~Gain understanding into why, when, and how to assist

~Begin to read the body and adapt postures appropriately

~Sequence postures to create a balanced flow

~Anatomy for Yoga Teachers

~Intro to Energetic Anatomy

~Understand the muscular-skeletal components of selected postures

~Cultivate deeper levels of awareness and balance in mind and body

~Learn to establish a daily meditation practice and learn to lead group meditation

~Assist students in experiencing transformation

~Learn safe and effective adjustments

~Intelligent Sequencing for all levels of classes

~Learn about the art of language for teaching

~Learn about the power of music in your classes

~Deepen your knowledge of Sanskrit and Chanting

The curriculum for the 200 hour Training will meet the Yoga Alliance Standards as well:

Techniques Training/Practice, Teaching Methodology, Anatomy and Physiology, Yoga

Philosophy/Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers, Practicum and remaining hours of additional

home study and practice. In order to apply for the 200 hour level we require having experience

with yoga for at least one year.

FEES: The cost of the program is $2900

Early Bird Discount $2800 if paid in full before Sept 1, 2016

*There may be one or two additional workshops you will need to pay with Master Teachers. We

are still finalizing schedules.

*Books may be purchased at BelovedYoga and you will receive 20% off all books when enrolled

in this program.

*This fee includes a 30 class pass and teacher training manual. Monthly payments are


In order to insure the quality of the program is sustained, we only accept 20 students into this

program. We fill out and have had waiting lists for the past several years, please sign up early.

Please fill out the Application to apply to the BelovedYoga Flow Teacher Training. Email, drop off

or post your completed application. Teacher Trainees will receive special discounted rates for

required workshops at the studio during your training.

Teacher Training Dates:

Trainees may miss only two weekends. Additional work will need to be done to fulfill the hours.

Saturday: 12:30 – 6:30 Sunday: 10 – 5

Sept 10-11

Sept 24-25

Oct 1-2

Oct 22-23

Nov 5-6

Nov 19-20

Dec 3-4

Dec 17-18

Jan 7-8

Jan 21-22

Feb 4-5

Feb 18-19

Mar 4-5 Graduation

Required Reading (books sold at studio at 20% discount):

You will receive A 200 hr Workbook & 200 hr Yoga Sutra Study Manual

Bhagavad Gita (Stephen Mitchell)

Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele

Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow & Standing Poses by Dr. Ray Long

Recommended Reading:

Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens

The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice by George Feuerstein

All Books by Mohan

All Books by Gary Kraftsow

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Moving Into Stillness: Erich Schiffman

Dynamic Yoga by Godfrey Devereux

Genius of Stretching by Bob Cooley

The Yogi Entrepreneur by Darren Main

The Tree of Yoga by Iyengar

Yoga of Eating by Charles Eisenstein

Class Limit 20