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200hr Teacher Training - Yoga Alliance Certified

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. Graduates will have the skills to teach a 90-minute beginner level vinyasa yoga class.

Our 2019-2020 Teacher Training Program begins in October and runs through June. We will meet for one weekend each month.

Weekend Schedule

Training Dates

Friday 5:30 - 8:30pm
Saturday 12:30 - 7pm
Sunday 8am - 6pm


October 4, 5, 6
November 1, 2, 3
December 6, 7, 8
January 10, 11, 12
February 7, 8, 9
March 6, 7, 8
April 3, 4, 5
May 1, 2, 3
June 5, 6, 7
June 12, 13, 14 (Teach Out Weekend)

Students are required to attend all sessions in order to graduate and receive a 200 hour certificate that can be submitted to Yoga Alliance. Students who miss more than one weekend may not qualify for teacher certification.

Price $3,400 Payment can be made in installments. (Early Bird Price $3,200 if application is submitted and and you are accepted by July 1st).

OUR PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • A strong emphasis on foundational asanas and alignment of Vinyasa yoga, including standing poses, seated poses, backbends, twists, 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 peak pose sequencing and wave sequencing methodology.

  • 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 October 1 - June 30.

  • Observation of EMW Yoga classes.

  • EMW is Yoga Alliance Certified. Upon successful 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 a photo of yourself.

  • Submit your completed application to carrie@eastmeetswestyoga.com 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, participate in a short interview to complete the application process.

  • Once you are accepted into the program, you will be required to pay a $400.00 deposit within 1 month.  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 January 1st, 2019.