Yoga teacher Training

Current Session: January 24th, Closing Ceremony October 24th

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The Contemplative Yoga Teacher Training is a 265-hour program taught every Thursday from 6-9pm and Saturday & Sunday once monthly (typically the first weekend) from 9am-6pm for ten months. 250 hours are 'contact with a PYAM (PranaYoga and Ayurveda Mandala) teacher', the rest are class visitations.  Our program goes above and beyond; it offers an additional 65 hours built in to help you hone your yoga teaching skills and develop a deep personal practice while addressing the full curriculum below. The purpose of the Contemplative Yoga Teacher Training is to introduce the foundations for teaching yoga and developing a yogasana class. The CYTT program has deep roots in the Kripalu tradition and classical yogasana techniques offering an inclusive experience of the spiritual foundations within a traditional yoga practice.

Taught by Sandy Kline, CPYT500+ and Mary Ann Plocher, CPYT500+

 Curriculum by Hansa Knox C-IAYT, LMT, KCYT instructor since 1998

Guest Teacher Hansa Knox

Yoga Teacher Training

Basic techniques of asana, pranayama, meditation and chanting; including alignment, benefits, adaptations

Teaching the methodology tools for demonstrations, language, body reading, sequencing and assisting

Yoga philosophy through reading and discussing Patañjali Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita

Western anatomy by reviewing the western systems of the body and integrating a yoga focus

Eastern anatomy through exploring Ayurveda, chakra, pranavayu, kosha and subtle anatomy

Basics of running a yoga business

Practice teaching in front of your peers

You will be introduced to the depth and breadth of yoga as a stepping stone for life-long learning! This program prepares you for further Advanced Training, including a possible consideration of exemption of requirements in the Yoga Therapy Training provided by PranaYoga and Ayurveda Mandala. You will be required to visit five outside classes, attend eight classes taught by school approved teachers, complete a theme paper and homework assignments throughout the program including a midterm and a final paper.

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