Are you ready to take your yoga knowledge, teaching and personal practice to the next level?
Our 300 hour YTT will begin in 2019 (anticipated start date in September). This program is broken down into modules. In order to receive your 300 hour certificate, all modules must be taken, though we do anticipate opening many of the individual modules to teachers who simply want CE credits for Yoga Alliance.
Module 1 – Anatomy
Dr. Ariele Foster, Yoga Teacher and Physical Therapist, will lead you through two full weekends of anatomy exploration for safe and effective asana.
Module 2 – Yoga for Back Conditions
Mandy Glitzer, C-IAYT and back care specialist, will lead this weekend workshop discussing how to accommodate students with back injuries in your yoga classes. Conditions covered will include: herniation, osteoporosis, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, and hyper-kyphosis. We’ll cover the anatomy of these conditions, as well as asana modifications, suggestions and contraindications.
Module 3 – Asana Lab
Co-led by Mandy Glitzer and Kate Marshall-Chase, this two weekend workshop will help you perfect your own posture alignment, as well as your students. We will practice body reading, as well as safe and effective adjustments.
Module 4 – Refining Your Words
Led by Mandy Glitzer. One the first day of this weekend workshop, we’ll explore how to make every word count for clear and concise asana cuing. On the second day, we’ll learn to layer on “dual process” cues for embodied, introspective, self-inquiry. By using the physical experience of yoga as a portal, students enter the deeper realm of embodied self inquiry to gain insight and awareness that can be applied to their life. Overlaying the basic instruction with a guided student centered dialogue leads to deeper awareness of the connection between one’s physical experience and one’s life experience.
Module 5 – The Art of Sequencing
Mandy Glitzer will lead this weekend long module. Gain greater confidence breaking away from prescriptive asana flows that you may have learned in your 200 hour training (though we know the WIM grads did not memorize asana flows!) Learn how to create your own authentic, safe and effective posture flows for each of the posture categories.
Module 6 – Yoga Nidra
Mandy Glitzer will lead this weekend long module. Learn the science and backgroud of yoga nidra, sleep states, and brain waves. Become familiar with the stages of yoga nidra and how movement and pranayama can lead to a deeper yoga nidra experience. By the end of this weekend you will feel confident in your ability to create your own yoga nidra script to use at the end of a yoga class, or as a stand alone class.
Module 7 – Subtle Energy Body and the Chakras
Mandy Glitzer will lead this weekend long module where we’ll explore each of the chakras in detail. Get to know each chakra: it’s location, color, attributes, and signs of imbalance. Learn how to create yoga classes focused on the chakras to help bring greater vitality to the whole body.
Module 8 – Advanced Meditation and Pranayama
Jen Yost, E-RYT 500, will lead this weekend long workshop where you will explore advanced meditation and pranayama techniques. Learn key ways to develop a consistent meditation practice in your own life, and pull meditation into your group classes on a more consistent basis.
Module 9 – Working with Private Clients
Mandy Glitzer will lead this weekend long workshop where you’ll explore how working with clients individually differs from leading group classes. We’ll discuss things like intake forms, intention setting, and client/student relationship for setting clear boundaries. We’ll also look at tools to aide proprioception (a student’s ability to understand where they are in space) and ways to use traction to find space in the hips and spine.
Module 10 – Yoga Philosphy
Led by Kate Marshall-Chase. This overarching module spans the length of the program. Picture it as a book club of sorts. Kate will provide trainees with monthly reading assignments, and then we’ll meet each month to discuss what we’ve read.
Module 11 – Practicum (by appointment)
Led by Mandy Glitzer. Your practicum will account for 46 hours of time. In order to receive certification, each trainee will need to lead 5 yoga classes, each with a different focus. Time will be scheduled in 2 our chunks – 1 hour to teach your class, and the 2nd hour to receive feedback from your fellow trainees and from Mandy.
The classes you lead will focus on each of the following:
1) An hour long class with sound anatomy principles, demonstrating that you understood the content taught by Dr. Ariele Foster.
2) An hour long class demonstrating your ability to teach a posture flow which maintains neutral spine, and that you are able to spot when students are in/out of neutral spine.
3) An hour long Yoga Nidra practice, from a script that you write yourself.
4) An hour long yoga practice, using no posture names and no posture demonstration. This is to provide you feedback on how clearly you are using your words during posture cuing.
5) An hour long yoga practice focused on one or more chakra/the subtle energy body.
The remaining 36 hours of your practicum time will be spent taking classes taught by your fellow trainees and providing feedback. Since each class results in two hours (1 for the class and 1 for feedback), this amounts to attending 18 classes taught by your peers.
We do have a weekend set aside at the end of the training, to play catch up on any classes that have not been taught. However we do ask that you schedule these classes in along the way and do not wait until the end.
It is possible to complete this program within one year, if you stay on top of your practicum!
Who can apply?
To be considered for our 300 hour YTT, you must be a graduate of a 200 hour program. If you’ve graduated from a 200 hour YTT run by another school, please email your completion certificate and the program syllabus to email@example.com. We reserve the right to turn away applicants if their 200 hour program did not cover sufficient information.
Dates, costs, and more details coming soon!