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This program is designed for students who want to become certified yoga teachers, as well as those with a desire to dive deeper into the art and science of yoga, grow in their practice, deepen in self-understanding and gain a greater knowledge of yoga philosophy, body alignment, and anatomy. Participants will learn and develop the key elements necessary to teach a fun, safe, and effective yoga class as well as important skills that will positively serve all aspects of one’s life.

The Yoga Professional has been a long-time leader in yoga education and is committed to raising the bar in the industry.

Our Teacher Training program offers an empowering approach to education, teaching, and what it means to craft an experience that truly supports students for success. As a participant in our program, you will receive a well-rounded education that meets and far exceeds the curriculum standards criteria as defined by Yoga Alliance.

PROGRAM DATES

Join the FALL 2020 Cohort

Oct 1 - Dec 13, 2020
INVESTMENT

Covid-19 Reduced Tution

Standard $2497/Payment plan $550
LOCATION

Accessible Worldwide from Anywhere

Live Stream Online

Why The Yoga Professional 200-HR + Why Online

Embark on a voyage that will transform your body, mind, and heart through our 5-Star 200-hour Online Yoga Teacher Training designed by leading industry expert Katie Brauer.

Our student experience speaks for itself

Teacher Training Program Curriculum

  • TECHNIQUES, TRAINING, PRACTICE: 75HRS

    Asana

    • Historical Context
    • Poses specific to RYS’s lineage
    • Complete Sequencing (asana, pranayama, meditation) to achieve particular effect safely
    • Shared anatomical and alignment principles and contraindications

    Pranayama + Subtle Body

    • Historical Context
    • Effects of Pranayama on anatomy and subtle body
    • Complete Sequencing of pranayama safely, including alternatives and adaptions
    • Ujjayi, Nadi Shodina, Kapalabhati, among others

    Meditation

    • Knowledge and Exploration of the 8-Fold Path, specifically pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi
    • Introduction to a variety of meditation techniques
    • Introduction to chanting, mantras, and mudras

     

  • PROFESSIONAL ESSENTIALS: 65HRS

    Teaching Methodology

    • Practical and subtle aspects of teaching methodologies
    • Sequencing
    • Cueing + Languaging
    • Conscious Communication
    • Environmental Attunement + Class Management

    Professional Development

    • Understanding the Yoga Landscape
    • Professional Organizations
    • Scope of Practice + Code of Conduct
    • Continuing Education
    • Professional Standards
    • Liability Insurance
    • Waivers, Invoicing, etc.

    Practicum

    • Knowledge, Skills, Experience
    • Leading peers in practice and class experience, the art of giving and receiving feedback, and assisting and observing others teach
    • Mentorship, feedback, Integration
  • ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: 30HRS

    A comprehensive overview of the physical body, bones, muscles, bodily systems and organs, and the subtleties of the energetic body.

    Anatomy

    • Major bones
    • Type of joints
    • Major Muscles Involved in asana
    • Types of muscle contraction
    Physiology
    • Nervous system incl. ‘fight, flight, freeze’ stress response, vagal theory, overall mind-body connection
    • Cardiovascular/circulatory, endocrine, digestive systems as they relate to yoga practice
    • Respiratory system incl. muscles that affect breathing, involuntary vs. voluntary breath, how air enters and leaves the body
    Biomechanics
    • Types of joint movements
    • Joint stabilization
    • Safe movement as it pertains to balancing, stretching, awareness, trauma
    • Contraindications, misalignments, adaptations
  • YOGA HUMANITIES, PHILOSOPHY, ETHICS, LIVING YOGA: 30HRS

    History
    • Term ‘yoga’
    • School’s lineage, style, and methodology
    • Dates and key ideas such as the Vedas, Vedanta, Hatha, Colonial, Modern
    • An exploration of the history of yoga, pre-Vedic age to the classical era, and the evolution of the tantra and its applications to daily life.
    Philosophy
    • Definition of yoga and key terms
    • Relationship between asana, pranayama, meditation per school’s approach
    • Familiarity w/major yogic texts (I.e. Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Hatha Yoga, Pradipika)
    • Self-reflection on how philosophy relates to the practice
    Ethics
    • Awareness of yoga sutras or similar yogic ethical precepts
    • Relationship to Yoga Alliance Scope of Practice and Code of Conduct
    • Comprehension of and responsibility to increase equity in yoga
    • Accountability measures
    • Self-Reflection on how yoga ethics relate to practice and teaching

     

  • TYP BONUS - BUSINESS OF YOGA: 50HRS

    A leader at the intersection of yoga + entrepreneurship, Katie Brauer has you covered!

    You get access to the latest and the greatest when it comes to setting yourself up for success and yogipreneur. Review industry trends and develop an understanding of how to stand out from the crowd, set up your business basics, get the low down on scheduling classes, getting set up online, marketing, and managing private clients.

     

  • TYP BONUS - DIVERSITY, INCLUSIVITY + RACE RELATIONS: 30HRS

    Join Felice Laverne, The Yoga Professionals Diversity and Inclusivity strategist on a journey to support you in understanding the nuances of systemic racism and your role in race relations through a trauma-informed lens. This training will be educational as well as transformational as you recognize and take ownership of your own shortcomings while learning how we can move forward together toward progressive change and equality as yoga teachers and leaders.

     

Incredible Bonuses to Support your Growth + Continued Success Well Beyond YTT

Diversity, Inclusivity + Race Relations 

Felice Laverne will support your understanding of the nuances of systemic racism and your role in race relations. This training is educational and transformational as you recognize and take ownership of your own shortcomings while learning how we can move forward together toward progressive change and equality as yoga teachers and leaders.

Value $347

Everything you need to Teach Yoga Online

Empower yourself, expand your offerings, and grow your business online. Includes: Equipment, Tech + Best Practices, Example Online Waiver + Disclaimer, Video Tutorial’s on How to Receive Payment + Have Students Book Ahead, Masterclass on Yoga Law: Teaching Online, Connection with the TYP Support Community

Value $97

Access to Momentum

At the completion of Teacher Training, you will receive 6-months of ongoing monthly training and professional development, accountability, and strategic support as you continue to Build Confidence, Embrace Progress, Experience Momentum in your life, and budding yoga career within a safe and supportive container surrounded by a loving community.

Value $528

Hear about the YTT experience from our Graduates

Meet the Teacher Training Faculty

Enroll In Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Online, Enjoy These Benefits

What You Receive…

200-hr Yoga Alliance accredited Certification
Live interactive zoom sessions + online immersion
Compatible with any device (Smartphone, Tablet, Laptop, PC)
Access to our online learning portal, curriculum, + course materials
Ongoing mentorship, resources, sequences, ideas, and support
Access to our online community
Bonus 1: Be the Change – Diversity + Inclusivity Training ($347)
Bonus 2: 6-months access to Momentum Program (Value $528)
Bonus 3: Online Teaching Toolkit (Value $97)

Requirements for Program Participation

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must demonstrate English-language competency.
  • You must demonstrate medical and mental-health readiness.
  • Applicants may be denied if it is determined that his/her participation would in any way jeopardize a safe and cohesive learning environment.
  • The Yoga Professional may request additional documentation and/or clinical evaluations to evaluate medical and/or mental-health preparedness.
  • Practicing yoga for at least one year and have had a regular yoga practice for at least six months. It is vital that this practice involves ongoing yoga classes as opposed to studying only with books, videos, or in workshops.

The Yoga Professional 200-Hour Teacher Training program offers an empowering approach to education, teaching, and what it means to craft an experience that supports students for success. As a participant in our program, you will receive a well-rounded education that meets and far exceeds the curriculum standards criteria as defined by Yoga Alliance.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Who is this program for?

    This program is designed for students who want to become certified yoga teachers, as well as those with a desire to dive deeper into the art and science of yoga, grow in their practice, deepen in self-understanding and gain a greater knowledge of yoga philosophy, body alignment, and anatomy. Participants will learn and develop the key elements necessary to teach a fun, safe, and effective yoga class as well as important skills that will positively serve all aspects of one’s life.

  • Do I have to be an advanced Yoga student to take the teacher training?

    No, not at all!

    Our Yoga teacher training is about diving deeper into the into the study and practice of yoga. This includes studying postures and how to sequence a class so that you can learn to craft a practice and experience for any skill level, making Yoga accessible for all. Additionally, and what is most special and unique about our program is that we pull back the curtain and look behind the scenes of teaching Yoga. We dive into the philosophy, teachings, and richness of the ancient traditions of Yoga and learn to apply these teachings in every day life. This is where transformation and incredible growth happens. All you need is an open heart and a willingness for personal growth to join our Yoga Teacher training program and benefit by gaining immense value from this experience.

  • What is covered and what will I learn in this program?

    The program curriculum is intelligently designed to improve your personal yoga practice as well as your teaching skills so that upon certification, you have developed the skills necessary to confidently teach a safe, effective, and multidimensional experience for students that is beyond a workout and also learned invaluable skills that will serve you for a lifetime in your personal and professional life. We dive into the deep philosophical underpinnings of yoga as well as and physical practice of yoga exploring aspects of mindfulness, yoga asanas, pranayama, meditation, diversity and inclusivity, and professional development.

  • What type of Yoga can I teach after completing the Yoga teacher training?

    Graduates from our 200-hour Yoga teacher training certification program are able to teach Vinyasa, Hatha, Slow Flow, Gentle, Power and Hot yoga classes for students of all levels. Because of our empowered teaching methodology, intelligent sequencing and focus on body mechanics, our yoga teacher training develops teachers who have the technical skill and capacity to safely and effectively teach and inspire their students. As a Yoga Alliance Accredited Yoga School, you can rest assured that the training and certification you receive through our Yoga teacher training program is respected and recognized by the yoga community.

  • Does this training cover the business aspects of teaching?

    YES!

    Katie Brauer is a leader and mentor at the intersection of Yoga and Entrepreneurship and we are committed to getting you set up for success from the get-go.

    This course covers business foundations and best practices of a yoga professional, how to market yourself, everything you need to know to teach online, how to get on the studio schedule, how to negotiate compensation, relationship building, and so much more. Additionally, as a bonus, you get access to 6-months access of Momentum, for continued support and business development with a total of 50+ hours of bonus business training (10 x yoga alliance standards).

  • What is the schedule?

    Training spans over 8 weekends

    PLEASE NOTE* ALL TIMES ARE PACIFIC STANDARD TIME

    Week Date Day Begin End Topic
    Week 1 Oct 1st Thursday 3:00PM 6:00PM Welcome – The Journey Begins
    Oct 2nd Friday 9:00AM 4:00PM History of Yoga & Philosophy
    Oct 3rd Saturday 9:00AM 4:00PM Maps of Yoga
    Oct 4th Sunday 9:00AM 4:00PM Pranayama & Posture Clinic
    Week 2 Oct 9th Friday 3:00PM 6:00PM Philosophy & Living Yoga 
    Oct 10th Saturday 9:00AM 4:00PM Teaching Methodology
    Oct 11th Sunday 9:00AM 4:00PM Posture Clinic
    Week 3 Oct 23rd Friday 3:00PM 6:00PM The Art of Assisting 
    Oct 24th Saturday 9:00AM 4:00PM Posture Clinic
    Oct 25th Sunday 9:00AM 4:00PM Practice Teach 1
               
    Week 4 Oct 30th Friday 3:00PM 6:00PM Teaching Skills in Action
    Oct 31st Saturday 9:00AM 4:00PM Anatomy Part 1
    Nov 1st Sunday 9:00AM 4:00PM Anatomy Part 2
    Week 5 Nov 13th Friday 3:00PM 6:00PM Meditation Techniques
    Nov 14th Saturday 9:00AM 4:00PM Posture Clinic
    Nov 15th Sunday 9:00AM 4:00PM Practice Teach 2
    Week 6 Nov 20th Friday 3:00PM 6:00PM Sequencing Methodology
    Nov 21th Saturday 9:00AM 4:00PM Posture Clinic
    Nov 22nd Sunday 9:00AM 4:00PM Integration / Practice Teach Prep
    Week 7 Dec 4th Friday 3:00PM 6:00PM Intro to the Chakras
    Dec 5th Saturday 9:00AM 4:00PM Posture Clinic
    Dec 6th Sunday 9:00AM 4:00PM Posture Clinic
    Week 8 Dec 10th Thursday 3:00PM 6:00PM Teaching Skills and Prep
    Dec 11th Friday 9:00AM 4:00PM Practice Teach 3
    Dec 12th Saturday 9:00AM 4:00PM Ethics & the Business of Yoga
    Dec 13th  Sunday  9:00AM 4:00PM Closing Ceremony + Graduation
    *In addition students are required to take 22 yoga classes and observe 6 classes throughout the program.
  • What if I miss a session? Am I able to make it up at a later date?

    Our Yoga teacher training program is highly interactive, and many modules depend on the consistent and collective energy of the group. For this reason, we do not recommend missing any sessions. That said, life happens. Students who miss a session can make it up by completing additional homework assignments related to the missed class topics. Each day is considered a session, and the maximum amount of missed time allowed is 3 sessions. Attendance and participation in the practice teaching days (of which there are 3 throughout the program), is required for certification. For make up homework and make up practice teaching day(s), additional fees apply.

  • What are the benefits of Yoga teacher training beyond certification?

    There are numerous benefits beyond the obvious for participants of our Yoga Teacher Training Program. These include the opportunity to connect deeply with yourself and others through the training process, challenge yourself in new ways, expand awareness, acquire new skills, learn about your body, mind and heart, and ways to attune and create greater harmony on all levels of your life.

  • What if I am not sure I want to teach Yoga after my Teacher Training?

    About 30% of students who sign up for our yoga teacher training program have no intention of teaching. Many students enroll in yoga teacher training to further develop their own personal practice of yoga and learn more about themselves and this ancient tradition.

  • Is there an application process and how do I enroll for Yoga teacher training?

    Yes​, there is an application process for the Yoga Teacher Training Program.

    Simply click ENROLL NOW to begin the process. Chose your payment option preference and submit payment. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to the application questionnaire. Within 2-3 days you’ll receive a decision regarding your application. If you do not meet the program requirements and are declined, you will be reimbursed for the full amount of tuition shortly thereafter.

  • Is it all online?

    Yes, the curriculum is online via live and pre-recorded lectures, with additional group video chat discussions. This training is highly interactive with built-in ongoing support throughout. We have been a leader in the yoga education space for over 10 years, and are proud of the quality and caliber of teachers our program consistently turns out.

  • I am concerned about so much screen time?

    Many people are exhausted from being on a screen all day long. If you fall into this boat here are a few ideas as you engage with these resources:

    For any video close your eyes and just listen to the audio. If there is something you want to take notes on using your paper journal.

    For any PDF document or online article, you can print it out and read it on paper.

    Another option is to highlight the text in the PDF or online article and right-click (at least on a MAC) there is an option for the device to read it to you (not sure about PCs but google can help).

    Finally for the discussion group instead of a written post you can always record an audio file (voice memo on iPhone) and attach it to your post as a file for others to listen to.

  • What tech set up /other requirements are needed to participate successfully?

    • An internet connection
    • A tablet or computer with a webcam or smartphone with a camera
    • Proficiency in English, as all instruction and the final exam is given in English.

     

     

  • What do I need to do in order to graduate?

    To graduate from the 200-Hour program you must:

    1. Complete Teaching Practicum and Practice Teach Sessions 1,2, 3. Demonstrate your ability to embody the TYP Teaching methodology and safely instruct students in an intelligently designed 60-minute class
    2. Pass the online exam
  • Is this YTT Yoga Alliance accredited?

    Yes. We are a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance and have been for 10 years.

    Pre-pandemic, Yoga Alliance required that “contact hours” be in-person, not online in order to receive the RYT 200 designation.

    This requirement has been temporarily lifted by Yoga Alliance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Successful graduates that meet and complete training requirements will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200-Hour level.

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