You want to teach yoga. You’ve been on your mat for a number of years and you’ve gotten the itch. You love to learn like your hair is on fire.
So join us.
We’re excited to launch our first teacher training program in May 2012.
About our program:
The teacher training experience is the container that allows changes to take root from the process that this practice is. We’ve designed a program that moves this process into action-oriented steps so that your intention to teach becomes a reality.
- Learning: We’ve designed our anatomy, asana, and philosophy labs to appeal to a variety of learners. Even if a particular area isn’t your strong suit, you’ll experience it in a different way to gain the knowledge you need to build a teaching tool box that is practical, realistic, and empowering.
- Teaching: From the very beginning of the program, you’ll gain practical experience in the seat of the teacher by teaching asana, anatomy, and philosophy. You’ll also participate classroom observation, small group teaching sessions, engage in a constant dialogue to develop your teaching voice, and assisting classes.
- Personal Growth: The unique skill set you bring to your yoga experience shouldn’t disappear because you’re a yoga teacher! Our intimate size allows us to work with you to incorporate your professional experiences, career themes, and strengths into developing your teaching seat.
What You’ll Get:
- The confidence to lead yoga classes with crisp verbal instruction, effective hands-on assists, and clear visual cues
- A strong grounding in basic knowledge of functional anatomy and kinesology
- The ability to customize appropriately: How to teach to the level of the room and work with scoliosis, imbalances, proportions, pre & post-natal, and injuries
- Real training as a teacher–including class planning, keys to a relevant dharma talk, sequencing, and when to teach off your class plan–so you can craft safe, interesting yoga asana classes
- An overview of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy
- A foundation in basic meditation and breath work techniques
- Tools to navigate the shift from being a yoga student to becoming a yoga teacher while remaining a committed student of the practice
- The training necessary to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level upon successful completion of our program
Time & Financial Investment
May 2012-September 2012
We believe that good training can be available at the community-based level, with a schedule that meets the needs of your real life. The program will launch with an intensive retreat at Good Commons from Wednesday, May 9 – Sunday, May 13 (included in the fee). We’ll then meet at Mala Yoga on select Friday evenings & Saturday late afternoons & evenings.
Specific dates & times will be distributed at the Teacher Training Open House.
$500 deposit with application
$3500 if paid in full by May 1st (less your deposit upon acceptance)
$3800 if paid in three installments over the course of the program (less your deposit upon acceptance)
For an application, please email Angela Clark, Director for Teacher Training – firstname.lastname@example.org
Informational Open House
Sunday March 11th, 6.45-8pm:
We will answer your questions and go into more detail about the program, content and structure.