YOGA ALLIANCE RYT 200 HR TEACHER TRAINING
9 SESSIONS - every 3rd weekend
Through 9 immersive retreat sessions - professionals, students and
family caretakers can now fit Yoga Teacher Certification into busy
program provides students with a retreat setting to restore
& renew their inner peace and physical balance while achieving a life-long educational and occupational certification opportunity. All
graduates will receive an advanced 250 hour certification beyond the “minimum”
requirements of Yoga Alliance for 200 hours
$1,200 off tuition if accepted
3 page pdf with details
RYT250 YTT ENROLLMENT FAQ
Final tuition $2,700: payable $1,350 upon registration and remaining $1,350 prior to 3rd session.
Payment by money order
or cash: Credit cards are not accepted, our apologies.
No Refunds: unless the program is cancelled.
Textbooks: are an additional cost approx.
$300. Homework:Reading and yoga class practice homework will require 10-15 hours between sessions.
2018 SEMESTER DATES
Make-up session November 10-11 (+ $300 fee)
MAKE-UP FOR MISSED SESSIONS/HOURS
All missed hours and sessions must be made-up in order for a student to
graduate and obtain their RYT200 Certification. Options for make-up:
1) November session for $300
2) Next published semester session for $300
3) Private tutoring at $40/hour
Call: 575 802-3013
Textbooks are student's additional cost and will be used as the basis of the teacher training
curriculum. We will use
the books in class and you will take quizzes and tests
from this material.
will be open book, graded and discussed in class and all tests will
have ample opportunity for correction before submitting prior to
Heart of Yoga/Yoga Sutras - Desikachar
Teaching Yoga - Mark Stephens
Ashtanga Yoga - David Swenson
Key Poses of Yoga - Ray Long MD
Anatomy Trains - Thomas Myers
CHOOSE MINIMUM OF 2 SUPPLEMENTAL TEXTS
Structural Yoga Therapy - Mukunda Stiles
Journey into Power - Baron Baptiste
Ray Long MD - any of 5 additional anatomy texts
Myofascial Yoga - Kirstie Segarra PhD
Autobiography of a Yogi - Paramahansa Yogananda
Yoga Resource - Rhodes or Yoga - Sparrowe
RYT200 YOGA TEACHER TRAINING SYLLABUS
A study of
traditional and modern yogic principles exploring the facets of a wide range of yoga postures and class plan development. Emphasis on therapeutic effects of yoga for new, aging or injured students through application of postures to enhance fascial mobility and bio-mechanical patterning.
OBJECTIVES OF A BALANCED YOGA PRACTICE
Awareness Breath practice and meditation to still the mind, connect mind-body and observe
limitations & resistance - as a foundation of yoga practice.
Flexibility Build on awareness by opening and stretching key areas of the body.
Balance Explore and tune the body-mind’s natural wisdom, core and balance.
Strength Develop and hone mental and physical strength without injury.
Endurance Deepen exploration of yoga practice and asanas, for fullest expression.
Integration Close with practices to blend the physiological, mental and spiritual changes cultivated
– for an integrative, transformational experience.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES IN RYT200 TRAINING
Includes asanas, pranayamas, mudras, meditation and
other traditional yoga techniques including: 1)
analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and 2)
guided practice of the techniques.
Guiding and Teaching
Demonstration, observation, assisting and
correcting, instruction, personal wisdom teaching, template creation.
Anatomy & Physiology
Biomechanics & Myofascial Release
Physical anatomy and physiology with study of the subject and application of principles
to yoga practice - including preparatory poses, correct posture, spinal integrity, contraindications, development, expression, fascia mobility, bio-mechanical (re)patterning - and exploration of dysfunction or limitation.
Yoga Philosophy, Ethics, and Lifestyle
Study of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Yoga Sutras to learn Yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle and precepts. Ethics for yoga teachers relating to teacher-student relationships, teaching yoga as a service and being beneficial to individuals through yoga.
Aging Population Dynamics
The demographic of older students is the single largest segment of the population possessing time, money and direction from medical professionals to practice! It represents a large potential audience for Yoga classes, private instruction and training. The special needs of this population will be studied including tailoring class plans for degenerative connective tissue, injury and inflexibility.
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
The curriculum is delivered in 9 immersive weekend retreat
sessions. You will need to be onsite all day promptly at 7:45 am to
6:00 pm - each day. We recommend out of town students arrive in town
Friday night, departing Monday morning as we will not start late nor end
early. The immersive format includes regular breaks, but meals will be
taken together on-site in study group. Reading and homework will require 10-15 hours per
month between sessions.
HOW WE TEACH
Our philosophy is rooted in true ancient principles detailed in the
Hatha Yoga Pradipika. We study direct ancient teachings of traditional
yoga asanas, pranayama, chakras, bandhas, nāḍīs and mudrās.
We believe the modern purpose of yoga is re-establishment and
refinement of integrated physical, mental and spiritual well-being - at
any age and experience level. From these foundations we train aspiring
teachers to develop their inner guidance, body wisdom, asana fluency and
understanding of the bio-mechanics of yoga poses, adapting them to a
broad audience for wellness benefits. We practice kindness and respect
toward students, we discourage a dogmatic or competitive attitude
regarding achievement or ability. Students will not feel
awkward if they are not acrobatic. Newcomers are heartily welcome.
Students need not be young, athletic or flexible to learn and teach
yoga. Our philosophy is that aspiring teaching students need
technical knowledge, support, supervised practice, confidence
and a sense of care for their future students.