200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training 2017
- March 17, 2017 - April 30, 2017
5:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Ready to take your love of yoga to the next level?
If so, the 200-hour Yoga Training Program at Studio Gaia is for you! Our program is designed for students interested in learning more about yoga & for students who wish to become yoga teachers. Our program offers a supportive environment where students will learn how to develop a personal yoga practice, explore various practices that increase the mind & heart’s resiliency, and provides the skills to safely and effectively teach yoga.
Students will study a variety of subjects including:
- Postural alignment
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Energy anatomy
- Yoga Ethics
- Ayurveda and Nutrition
- Environmental Impacts of Food and Lifestyle Choices
There will be emphasis on the following topics:
Postural Alignment: Students will learn postural alignment, modifications and advanced variations, as well as the benefits & contraindications of a variety of yoga poses. The focus will be on learning different variations of the yoga poses and how to use them to create specific energetic effects!
Sequencing: Students will explore the science & art of sequencing. Students will learn how to design sequences around specific muscles, philosophical themes, and rhythms of natures including daily, seasonal, and moon cycles. The focus is on finding your own unique voice as you design creative sequences!
Anatomy and Physiology: Students will explore the nervous system, the role of posture in chronic pain, and gain an understanding of the spine & how to create balance in the opposing muscle groups to increase strength, flexibility, and resiliency in the body!
Program also includes the following workshops:
- The Path to Wellbeing with Sally Denton, LCSW
- Trauma Sensitive Yoga with Jenna Hutchinson Kelly, LCSW
- Pelvic Floor Workshop with Sara Helle, PT
- Sound Journey with Sam Grodecki
- Introduction to Children’s Yoga with Jen Jones
The program is certified under Yoga Alliance, and students will be able to register with the organization upon program completion.
Core Teaching Faculty
Jen Jones, RYT 500, received her 200 hour certification in 2007 and completed her 500 hour certification at the Asheville Yoga Center with an emphasis on Yoga Therapeutics. Jen holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology, has studied mental health counseling, and has also completed the Mind Body Stress Reduction Program (created by Jon Kabat-Zinn). She has also completed the Living Ayurveda Program with Cate Stillman twice and begins the Ayurveda and Nutrition coaching program with John Joseph Immel this upcoming fall.
Other Teaching Faculty include:
- Thomas Fortel
- Keri Allison
- Jami Marsoun
- Sarah Helle
- Sally Denton
- Jenna Hutchinson Kelly
- Samantha Grodecki
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Books (Student’s Responsibility)
- The Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele
- Moving into Stillness by Erich Schiffman
- Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection by Jessica Prentice
- A Life Worth Breathing by Max Strom
- Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body and Your Life With 10 Habits from Yoga and Ayurveda by Cate Stillman
- Chakra Yoga by Anodea Judith
- Art of Attention: A Yoga Practice Workbook for Movement as Meditation by Elena Brower
- Essential Yoga: An Illustrated Guide to Over 100 Yoga Poses and Meditations by Olivia Miller
Recommend Books (Not Required)
- The Yoga of Pranayama by Richard Rosen
- The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope
- The Heart of Yoga by Desikachar
- Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-zinn
- Everyday Ayurveda by Kate O’Donnell and Cara Brostrom
Weekend Training Hours
Friday Evenings 5:30-9:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00-5:00 pm
Sundays 8:30-3:00 pm
$2300 if you pay in full.
$2400 for those who make a $500 deposit and pay the remainder of three equal payments of $600.
$2500 for those who make a $150 deposit, and make 10 monthly payments of $235.
Your spot for the training will be confirmed once payment or deposit has been received. If a situation calls for a refund, we will make every effort to be fair according to how much of the program has been attended.
To register email email@example.com or call (618) 779-5378. Include your full name, email address and phone number. Also please write a few sentences about your current yoga experience and why you are drawn to the training.
Payment may be made with Credit Card via PayPal through our website, a check made out to Studio Gaia or with cash.
Praise From Graduates
This training is life changing! I am actually more proud of this certificate than I am of my college degree! The teachers are fantastic, supportive, loving and awesome! No matter your reason for attending it will be fulfilled and then some! You won’t regret the time or money spent and will be so happy you choose to become a certified yoga teacher, even if you don’t use it for teaching yoga!
I am so grateful to Studio Gaia for offering the opportunity for the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training. As someone who was only seeking to add to my personal practice, I can say that the training far exceeded any expectations that I had. Our instructors were so knowledgeable, the space was so welcoming, and I know that I’ve made lifelong friendships with the other students. Our required reading was varied and so fascinating! Throughout the training, while breaking down poses that I have done for many years, I felt more strong and peaceful in my body than I have ever been. As a result of this program, I have felt a fundamental shift in how I am seeing and approaching each day. I cannot fully express my gratitude to our instructors for sharing their wisdom and the gift of their time. I graduated from this program feeling a profound satisfaction – with life and with myself.
The materials were worth reading & insightful. The teachers were fantastic! I thought the set-up (one weekend a month) was great too. I can’t imagine trying to cram so much information into 6 weeks. (I’ve heard of it.) Your studio is so inviting as well. It was a great blessing to be a part of this group. (The end of my rave reviews. Thumbs up, 5 stars, high-fives, & fist bumps all around.)
Venue: Studio Gaia
Venue Phone: (618) 779-5378
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