Deepen your Yoga Practice. Embark on a Journey of Self-Discovery.
Become a Certified Yoga Instructor!
This 13 week course is a doorway to a new and wonderful direction in your life. The Yoga Teacher training is ideal for those wanting to learn more about yoga (Body, Mind and Spirit) and take their practice of yoga to the next level. It is also your ticket to becoming a yoga teacher and sharing your passion for this ancient art with others.
Classes start March 19th - ending June 15th 2018
3 Mornings a week: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Included in this course are:
- A Special Weekend Chakra and Ayurvede 4 hour workshop.
- A 3 hour Business of Yoga Weekend Workshop
- Free, unlimited yoga classes at BIBY for the duration of the training!
The Body In Balance Yoga Teacher Training Program celebrates many yoga styles that have evolved from the ancient practice of yoga.
Whether your passion is for a rigorous vinyasa or a restorative practice, this teacher training certification program provides you with the tools you need to share your passion for yoga with others, in a way that reflects your unique personality and style.
However, this program is also perfect for the individual who wants to delve deeper into their yoga practice as it takes you on a voyage of self-discovery and exploration– even if you do not plan to teach yoga afterwards. Learn the philosophy behind the poses, breathing exercises and much more.
The program is a 200 Yoga Alliance approved curriculum. It is a 13 week program, 3 times a week for 4 hours a day and 2 weekend workshops. There are 12 main modules to this curriculum.
What to expect
Each class includes meditation and pranayama (breathing) practices.
Module 1. Yoga History
o Explore what is meant by classical yoga and the timeline of Yoga in history
o Origins of Yoga
o Introduction to the studies of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and how they relate to the 8 Limbs of Yoga
Module 2. Yoga Philosophy
o What are the different types of yoga: Hatha, Raja, Bhakti, Jnana and Karma
o Western vs. Classical Yoga
o What are the 8 Limbs of Yoga
Module 3. Meditation
o Learn and practice meditation
o There are many forms of meditation: breath, mantra, movement, transcendental, Buddhist forms, prayer, mindfulness, guided imagery, and creative visualization.
o What is the difference between meditation and relaxation and how it effects the brain/mind.
Module 4. Pranayama
o Discuss how to use breath as an effective tool and what the most common breathing patterns are.
o Explore the 10 different exercises of breath control.
o What are Nadis and how do they relate to breath work?
o What are bandhas? How are they integrated into a yoga practice? Why are they used?
Module 5. Asana
o The study of the poses (over 100 poses)
o What makes up a pose?
o Adjustments vs. assists
o Cueing – specific cueing skills are so important
o Be aware of contraindications of poses
o Alignment is essential to keep poses safe
o Asana manual includes Independent Worksheet on the break down of poses such as benefits, description, directions, counterpose, contraindications, cautions, etc.
Module 6. Teaching the Poses
o Learn the different kinds of poses that make up a rounded sequence
o There are many components of a pose…learn what makes up a pose
o How do I use cues to help direct a pose?
o What is the objective of my pose?
o What is the focal point of a pose?
o How do I create a level 1 versus level 2 class?
Module 7. Class Creation
o How do I think about the Progression of a Class?
o What are the 3 Elements of a Pose?
o Why do creative transitions make a better class?
o How to develop a class
o How to create a style that is an expression of you?
o What, there is a logic to the sequence of a class??
o How do you build a class to a “peak pose”?
o Excite your class by creating theme classes
o Let’s develop opening and closing sequences!
Module 8. Qualities of a Yoga Teacher
o What qualities make a good yoga teacher?
o Boundaries in the classroom
o Discuss Code of Ethics
o What are your Personal Parameters on Your Teaching?
o Teacher/Student Relationship
o Your role as teacher
Module 9. Business Aspects
o Create a business plan-you are your own business
o Entire workshop devoted to the Business side of yoga
o How can I promote myself?
o Where and Who do I want to Teach?
Module 10. Anatomy (Guest instructor for Anatomy class)
The Anatomy Coloring book will be used during class time.
o Movement Exploration.
o Types of spinal movement
o Muscular System and asana movement.
Module 11. Bonus Workshop- Ayurveda and Chakras 4 hour Weekend class
o What type am I? Trainees will be asked to fill the questionnaire out before class to determine their predominant Ayurvedic Dosha Type
• What are Chakras?
• How can we use our yoga practice to balance our chakras
• Through the yoga sequences, the emotional and physical manifestations of imbalances will be explored.
The Heart of Yoga – T. K. V. Desikachar
Light on Yoga – B. K. S. Iyengar edition with white cover, orange sun
Power Yoga – Beryl Birch Bender (not Beyond power yoga)
Yoga: Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness- Erich Schiffman
Teaching Yoga – Donna Farhi
Anatomy Coloring Book (4th ed.) – Wynn Kapit and Lawrence Elson
Ray Long, M.D. Various Anatomy & Pose reference books
- Deposit $500.00 (Space is Limited ) This Deposit will be applied to your ending balance.
- Early Bird Discount $2700.00 prior to March 1st
- After March 1st $3000.00
- Cash payments $2800.00
**Refer a friend and receive a credit of $200.00 to your balance!