Teacher Training Program
DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES
Before learning how to teach yoga to others, we believe that it is imperative to nurture a daily practice. Support in strengthening your personal commitment to a regular practice is at the very heart of our Yoga Alliance Certified 200-Hour Teacher Training. With a strong emphasis on the instruction of vinyasa yoga, we will guide you through a well-rounded immersion into a yogic lifestyle. We will provide you with the tools to deeply and safely connect to your own practice in both a class setting and through self-practice. Expect a strong focus on basic anatomy principles in order to safely and purposefully sequence poses together to create a practice with depth and intention.
We will combine the wisdom of our strong and diverse team of experienced teachers to assist and mentor you along this introspective path that will solidify your relationship to your own practice, deepen your understanding of your body and other bodies and provide you with the building blocks to share your passion for yoga.
Participants of our program will spend ample time instructing beginner/intermediate level classes to fellow trainees and to students within our community. Graduates will have the skills to teach a 90-minute beginner level vinyasa yoga class.
Our 2018 Teacher Training Program begins in February and runs through October. We will meet for one intensive weekend each month and expect students to practice regularly during the weeks where we do not meet.
2018 Teacher Training Dates:
January 19 - Meet and Greet
February 2 - 4
March 2 - 4
April 6 - 8
May 4 - 6
June 1 - 3
June 29, 30, July 1
August 3 - 5
September 7 - 9
October 12 - 14
October 26 - 28 (Teach Out Weekend)
Training Weekend Schedule:
Friday 5:30 - 8:30pm
Saturday 12:30 - 7pm
Sunday 8am - 6pm
Students are required to attend all sessions AND at least two classes a week in order to graduate and receive a 200 hour certificate that can be submitted to Yoga Alliance.
Price $3,400 (Early Bird Price $3,200 if application is submitted and you are accepted by December 1st). Payment can be made in installments.
OUR PROGRAM INCLUDES:
A strong emphasis on foundational asanas and alignment of Vinyasa yoga, including standing poses, seated poses, backbends, twists, yin postures, inversions, arm balances and reclined postures.
Sequencing poses to tailor thematic yoga alignment-based yoga classes, including surya namaskar, breath based movement (vinyasa) and principles of pose and counterpose.
The language of yoga and how to be a skillful and effective communicator.
Instruction on the role of hands-on assisting and how to use compassion and awareness while adjusting students.
An overview of trauma informed yoga
Pranayama including but not limited to ujjayi breath and nadi shodhana.
Anatomy: bones, muscle attachments and relationships, and functional yoga anatomy.
An introduction to Ayurveda, the science of traditional Indian Medicine.
Yoga Philosophy and sacred texts.
The 8 limbs of yoga with a strong emphasis on the yamas and niyamas.
An unlimited East Meets West Yoga class pass from January 1 - October 31.
Observation of EMW Yoga classes.
The study and practice of Yin Yoga and its relationship to Chinese Medicine.
EMW is Yoga Alliance Certified. Upon completion of our program, trainees will be able to register as an RYT-200 with Yoga Alliance.
Application and Registration
Please click the link below to download an application. Complete the entire application answering the questions thoroughly. Use as much space as you need.
Please include two identical (or similar) photos of yourself, perhaps passport photos.
Submit your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org or print your application and bring it to the studio directly or you can submit via snail-mail.
Nonrefundable application fee is $100.00 and includes a 6-Class Pass. Pay online or pay with cash, check or charge at one of our locations.
Applicants are required to take one class with each of our lead teachers, Leslie, Carrie and Elyssa, to complete the application process.
Once you are accepted into the program, you will be required to pay a $400.00 deposit within 2 weeks. You can pay your deposit in person or pay online with cash, check or charge.
Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis once you've completed your application and your required classes.
We will begin to accept applications on 9/1/17.