The Heart of Yoga: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Instructors: Katie Zarajczyk, Katelin Gallagher & Jocelyn Darshana
September 2018-June 2019
Dive deep into the practice of yoga and become a yoga teacher. In the fall you’ll turn your attention to foundational topics of yoga practice and teaching, firmly establishing your personal practice and knowledge as a yogi, while entering the realm of holding space as a yogi guide. During the winter, explore the world of inner yoga - philosophy, contemplation, and meditation, as you refine your teaching through the power of contemplative practice. In the Spring, digging deeper into yoga philosophy and world view, you will practice observing and holding space for students, finding your unique voice, discuss the ethics of teaching to a varied population, and offer a full yoga class to your peers.
The fall immersion program will focus on building foundations of practice and teaching. We will explore teaching modalities, asana, alignment, anatomy, kinesiology, and creating community. Each weekend will build upon the last developing teaching methods, balanced sequencing, modifications, and adjustments while fostering a growing sense of confidence for leading an effective class. Led by Katie Zarajczyk, E-RYT500.
The winter immersion program can be taken as a stand alone or as part of the 200-hour training. It is for serious seekers, yogis, meditators and curious philosophers alike. Our three months of study will follow a rich, sophisticated yogic curriculum and include progressive meditative practice, philosophical inquiry, postural practice, yogic techniques, community, and dialogue. The program is designed to investigate embodied contemplative and meditative practice sequentially, beginning with foundations and building gradually to the complex, dialectical, esoteric yogic teachings. The immersion builds in preparation for a culminating module called "Embodying Love," which is an exploration of contemplative practice off the mat. Most practices are inspired by or derived from the schools of Tibetan Buddhism and classical Patanjali Yoga, yet the practices will be held in a greater context of modern, Western, integral spirituality. Clear pathways will be carved by our time together, but each practitioner will weave his or her own journey. Participants will become steeped in practice and methodology, understanding not just the “how” but also the “why.” Led by Katelin Gallagher E-RYT 500.
The spring Immersion will develop the outer expression of your inner work. We will focus on finding the seat of the teacher through discovering your unique voice and learning how to hold the yoga space for your students. Through the study of Sanskrit and Sacred Texts, Ethics of Teaching, and the Business of Yoga, we will round out this 200 Hour training by teaching a full yoga class to your peers. Led by Jocelyn Darshana, RYT 500, E-RYT 200.
Free Q&A session on September 6 at 7 pm.
Partial Book List for our 2018-2019 session includes:
-The Yoga Teacher Toolbox by Joseph Le Page and Lilian Le Page
-The Power of the Open Question by Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel
-Yoga for a World Out of Balance by Michael Stone
For a full reading list, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Sept 21st 7-9pm: Preliminary Introduction & meet and greet
Part 1 with Katie Zarajczyk (Saturdays and Sundays 12-5 pm)
Part 2 with Kate Gallagher (Fridays 7-9pm, Saturdays 12-4pm, Sundays 1-5pm)
Part 3 with Jocelyn Darshana (Saturdays and Sundays 12-5pm)
Training includes 8 class passes a month, with option to upgrade to an unlimited monthly pass for $50/month.
Pricing: Early bird rate of $3199 if a $500, non-refundable deposit is made by September 1 ; full price is $3499 . Payment plans are available.
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Non-refundable deposit of $500. If you cancel 1 week or less from the date of the event, we will give you a 50% refund if we are able to fill your spot. If you cancel 1 week or less from the date of the event and we are not able to fill your spot, we are sad to say we cannot offer you a refund for your payment and will need to charge you the full price. Additionally, if you cancel on the day-of or you don't show up on the day of the event, we are sad to say that we cannot offer you a refund for your payment and will need to charge you the full price.