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200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
“Teach what is inside you, not as it applies to you, but as it applies to the other.”
~ T. Krishnamacharya
Inquire + Inspire 200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training curriculum meets standards for curriculum developed by the Yoga Alliance and is conducted by a qualified instructor (E-RYT 200), Erica Blitz. Students who complete this 200 Hour Vinyasa Teacher Training program will:
• Deepen their practice and understanding of yoga
• Know how to structure and create a cohesive, well-rounded class
• Have a basic understanding of yoga philosophy
• Embrace the confidence and teaching tools to begin teaching yoga
Trainees will be encouraged and empowered to develop both as individuals and as teachers. The aim of this training is to cultivate the qualities of skill, passion, and intelligence to be able to teach authentically no matter what challenges students may have. Students who complete the course will feel confident in their ability to teach safely and effectively with insight into what yoga is all about.
The foundation of this course is the practice and study of yoga asana. Students will have the opportunity to:
• Study, tailor and improve their own yoga practice.
• Gain a greater understanding of the asanas and their effect.
• Learn about sequencing - the process of aligning poses in a way to evolve into progressively deeper poses smoothly, without a kink or injury.
• Gain insight into their own habitual behaviors and learn the tools and skills needed for transformation.
• Strengthening their authentic voices.
• Learn to work with injuries & prenatal students.
• Enhance communication skills.
• Teach clearly and specifically.
• Develop personal and professional ethics and boundaries in teaching.
• Experiential Learning - Opportunities throughout the course and at the end of the training for students to teach and be provided with feedback.
This course provides a very strong, practical foundation of yoga. As such, it is an important and highly valuable course for yoga practioners and aspiring teachers alike. Feedback from this program's graduates and word of mouth about the program is exceptional. This course is very well rounded with its main focus on learning how to be a safe teacher as attending to students' needs and creating a safe environment for any size or level of class will ensure your longevity as a teacher.
The main focus of the asana is grounded in the Krishnamacharya lineage with a focus on Vinyasa flow. This in-depth training also includes specialty areas of teaching such as teaching restorative classes, yoga for beginners, prenatal yoga and pranayama. This program also includes ayurveda, subtle body, and anatomy specific to yoga which leaves students with a strong understanding of these complimentary sister sciences to teaching yoga.
The philosophy component of the program mainly focuses on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and participants will leave with a fairly good understanding of this philosophy through a combination of in-class discussions and homework. In addition, trainees will explore the history of yoga and be able to apply concepts pertaining to the origins of yoga as well as its philosophical underpinnings to their students in their classes.
The intention of curriculum, reading, practices, assignments, course requirements and thoroughness of process reflects a desire to instill excellence and discernment in successful teachers. Feedback on the homework assignments - which are designed to reinforce in-class information and students’ understanding of the information provided - will be given.
"A good teacher is one who willl not give you an answer but allows you to find the answer in yourself. A teacher is a guide; she will show you that the answer is inside you."
This training is invaluable for those wishing to teach or for students seeking to deepen their practice and understanding of yoga. Like any quality learning experience trainees will have information to draw upon long after the program is over. This course is one of the best investments students could make in their selves physically, mentally and spiritually. Students will leave with a stronger asana practice and deeper understanding that yoga is a way of life.
Like yoga, this course is a transformative experience. Like alchemy, we work to create a sealed container for the transformation to take place. As such, the training serves as a sacred circle designed for your growth and development. Friendships will develop that will long outlast the experience of teacher training.
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It is recommended that students have had at least 6 months of regular practice prior to the start of the course. Participating in this training will be a profound experience, taking you to places in your body and mind that you never thought possible. We will be doing lots and lots of yoga ... and then a little more ... and you will be required to practice for at least 12 hours per week.
Please note: A flexible body free of injuries is not a requirement for this training. In fact, I ENCOURAGE people with all body types and those with physical challenges to consider this program. Yoga is at heart a practice of meeting the body where it is at, and then working within yourself to slowly and respectfully move deeper. The struggles and challenges you may face through the course of this training will only make you a better teacher. If you are waiting for the day when you can finally get your foot behind your head to become a teacher or commit to take your practice to the next level, you may be denying yourself the opportunity of a lifetime.
For full course curriculum and outline, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Though you can love what you do not master, you cannot master what you do not love."