AWAKEN THE TEACHER WITHIN.
“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”
- Carl Jung
This training is designed to supercharge your yoga practice and personal development, and prepare you confidently and intelligently guide others. You will profoundly deepen your yoga practice and your fundamental understanding of classical and modern yoga. Through the study of asana, pranayama, meditation, anatomical alignment and yogic philosophy you will gain a thorough comprehension of the foundational components of teaching vinyasa yoga. Discover a more authentic self-expression, empowered leadership skills, and personal growth. You will leave better able to positively impact your community, and better equipped to live as an example for others, both on and off the mat.
Who is this training for?
Whether you are a current student seeking to become a teacher, a current yoga teacher looking to discover new and effective ways of teaching, or an inquisitive student ready to dive deeper into your personal practice, you will find a meaningful and transformative experience in this program
What makes our YTT different?
1. Not a yoga studio.
We are focused entirely on yoga teacher development and education - no distractions. This singular focus allows us to channel all of our energy and passion toward bringing you the best learning and development experience possible. Become a successful yoga teacher no matter where you decide to teach - we will use our connections and support to help you get there.
2. We get hands-on.
This is more than lecture. Practice what you learn. Experientially apply your knowledge into live practicum experiences with supportive feedback. Practice teaching skills that make a positive difference in your teaching, so you can make a positive difference for your students.
Students report a top benefit of this program is their personal transformative experience. Through the study of yoga philosophy and how to teach, you will foster bold confidence, gain enhanced clarity, and improve the relationship with yourself. Inspire others around you through your conscious way of being and positive presence. Make the impossible possible.
4. build a community.
One of the best things about yoga teacher training is you get to go through it with other people. Our training attracts aspiring teachers and dedicated students from numerous yoga communities which creates an incredible family of energy, support, and learning.
This training was created, written, and designed to super charge your own practice and spiritual development, and prepare you to intelligently and confidently guide others
PHILOSOPHY & meditation
History of Yoga
Philosophy - the Yoga Sutras
Ethical Guidelines for Teachers
Meditation, self study, personal development
Nutrition, lifestyle, and self-care
Tension, compression, proportion, and orientation in asanas.
The Musculoskeletal System applied to yoga
Principles of the practice: movement and engagement
Alignment & Assisting
Hands-on assisting and adjustments
Modifications and variations of asanas
Benefits of the asanas
Personal yoga practice advancement.
sequencing & methodology
Sequencing methodology of vinyasa yoga - the why and the what of the practice.
Teaching all-levels and beginners yoga classes.
Creating powerful programs: Workshops, events, and specialty classes.
Practice teaching modules with live coaching and feedback
Words, Voice, Flow: Effective cueing with clarity and purpose for dynamic classes
Teaching with themes: weaving in philosophy & anatomy to your sequence
business of yoga
Statistics of the profession, history, trends, and where it's going.
Finances and important conversations for getting hired.
Marketing and enrollment
Techniques and strategy for sustainable teaching.
DATES + LOCATION
Spring 2019 program is led by Lead Teachers Lindsay Lusignea and Kate Manchester with specialty workshops by Guest Teaching Faculty.
Merritt Clubs - Canton location | 3401 Boston Street, Baltimore, MD 21224
Merritt Clubs is a fitness club with a state of the art yoga facility that will be complete during this 200 hour teacher training program. While in this training, you have full access to locker room amenities, sauna, showers, and towels. Healthy smoothies are available for purchase. The location is easy to get to, just three minutes off interstate 95, whether you are traveling from within or outside of the city. Adjacent to and across the street from this location are health food stores, grocery stores, cafes, restaurants, convenience stores, and community park to enjoy during breaks. Parking will always be available and free in the Merritt parking lot.
Program format + DATES
The following are required in-person hours for Spring 2019 program and include lecture-based learning, interactive discussions, hands-on experiential learning, practice teaching, and yoga practices.
6 weekend dates: Spring 2019
Led by Lindsay Lusignea and Kate Manchester, the 6 weekends required for this training are spread out across four months. Half way through the training, there is a one-month midterm break where you will have at-home assignments to complete as well as study groups as listed below.
4-day intensive: March 7-10
2-day weekend: March 23-24
2-day weekend: April 6-7
2-day weekend: May 4-5
2-day weekend: May 18-19
4-day intensive: June 6-9
WEEKEND HOURS FOR THE ABOVE DATES:
4-day intensive hours: Thursday - Saturday 9:00am - 8:00pm, Sunday 9:00am - 7:00pm
2-day intensive hours: Saturday 9:00am - 8:00pm, Sunday 9:00am - 7:00pm
4 PRACTICUM SESSIONS: Spring 2019
The four Practicum Sessions throughout the training are led by the training faculty focusing on application of the curriculum within group teaching practicums.
Wednesday March 14, April 11, April 25, May 30
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Additional hours include Audio Lectures, homework assignments, reading assignments, journaling, practice teaching practicums, and a final project. These hours are completed around your own schedule. Graduates report an average of two-three hours of additional work per week to complete these assignments.
What does your tuition include? All weekend and study session training hours led the Lead Teacher, training and workshops led by Guest Faculty, access to our premiere online Student Portal system, Audio Lectures, 280-page Teacher Training manual, discounted benefits on private sessions, workshops, webinars, and Teaching Mentorship. It also includes life-time access to our Online Alumni Portal and our thriving Alumni community upon graduation.
Additional fees: Four books required for training, announced upon program acceptance. These books total under $75 for all four, and this reading list will be sent to you upon acceptance.
Early Bird Tuition
- Pay in full by Jan. 31, 2019
- Save $250 on tuition
- Payment plans available
- or pay in full
Are you a Merritt Clubs member? Get 10% off your total tuition. That is at least a $255 savings! Register today we'll deduct this percentage off your tuition balance.
Payment plans: We know how valuable this program is and want YOU to be part of it. We also know Yoga Teacher Training is a financial commitment. We want to help. Four month payment plans are available upon request. Requests can be made once we contact you about tuition payment after your application has been submitted.
RECEIVE YOUR REGISTRATION LETTER. Once you register, you will hear from us by e-mail regarding your enrollment to the program, including the books list and details to get started on your yoga teacher training journey.
COMPLETE TUITION PAYMENT. Along with this above letter, we will send you options to begin paying your tuition balance - your choice of a $500 deposit or your full tuition upfront.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Interested in the program and would like to learn more? Not sure if you are "ready" to begin? Do you have a schedule conflict during this upcoming training? Wondering what the average time commitment is outside of training hours? You're not alone! We have compiled the most frequently asked questions that multiple people ask us multiple times a year.
Our Teacher Training is nationally recognized and registered with the Yoga Alliance.
Upon completion of this program, you can receive your national registration with the Yoga Alliance as a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (200RYT).
Learn more about the Yoga Alliance by visiting their website.
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