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About Our Yoga Teacher Training

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Our training will explore physiological aspects of asana (poses), pranayama (mindful breathing), yogic philosophy and meditation, anatomy/physiology as it applies to yoga, and the subtle energy body (chakras). In addition, we will cover: history and philosophy of yoga through the study of the Baghavad Gita and The Yoga Sutras, ancient texts at the roots of yoga. Emphasis will be on the difference between honoring yoga rather than culturally appropriating these sacred practices. Expect to learn the art of teaching restorative yoga, the intersection of trauma and yoga, prenatal yoga, children’s yoga, Yin yoga, and chair yoga. We will also discuss business/marketing, Principles of Practice, Demonstration, Observation, Teaching, Assists, practice-teaching sessions with fellow trainees, observing and assisting “live” classes, guided small group work, and teaching through your SEVA (volunteer) community project.

Faculty:

  • Stacy Berry, Founder of Yoga Pipeline and Lead Trainer
  • Erin Vehige, Co-lead trainer, experienced yoga teacher
  • Kelly Caul, Integrative Therapist specializing in trauma
  • Jennifer Miller, Yoga Pipeline graduate/Physical Therapist at Washington University
  • Liz Giordano, social activist/experienced yoga teacher/author
  • Tiger Rahman, Yoga Pipeline graduate, world-traveler, and most interesting man in the world. Seriously.

Required Books:

  • The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar
  • White Ally by Sonia Roberts (an incredible book exploring the intersection of the yamas/niyamas and antiracism)
  • The Bhagavad Gita by Eknath Easwaran
  • Chakra Yoga by Anodea Judith, PhD
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with commentary by Swami Satchidananda
  • Functional Anatomy of Yoga by David Keil
  • The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van der Kolk, MD
  • The Yoga Toolbox by Joseph and Lilian LePage

Prerequisites:

  • Face-to-face meeting with lead trainer
  • Signed trainee agreement

Requirements:

  • Punctuality
  • Attend Weekend Sessions with 100% commitment and dedication, prepared for note-taking
  • Practice at home at least 3 times per week. Be sure to vary the styles that you practice: Vinyasa, restorative, deep stretch, etc. Simply become familiar with moving and flowing in your own body
  • Complete a Book Report
  • Complete 8 different yoga sequences. Be sure to include at least one pranayama
  • Complete 4 class evaluations
  • Complete 8 class observations
  • Seva project (Community Service): teach 4 volunteer small group classes to an at-risk or underserved population. This comes later in the program and must be pre-approved by Stacy
  • Teach a 1-on-1 class to the lead trainer

Curriculum:

  • Techniques - 100 hours
  • Teaching Methodology - 25 hours
  • Anatomy and Physiology - 25 hours
  • Yoga Philosophy / Lifestyle / Ethics - 38 hours
  • Practicum - 10+ hours
  • Electives - 15+ hours

Investment:

  • *books, manual, and a weekend learning retreat are all included in your tuition*
  • $500 deposit/enrollment fee secures your spot and is deducted from your tuition balance
  • $2,800 tuition ($2,300 if deposit has been paid) due by Jan 4, 2021
  • $3,100 payment plan ($500 deposit + $289 per month Mar 2021 – Nov 2021). Deposit fee is due by January 4, 2021
  • The deposit is nonrefundable
  • Payment options include PayPal, Venmo, or Check. 

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