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 to 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 large network, community 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.
5. We stick with you.
The benefits included in your yoga teacher training continue even after you graduate. Received lifetime access to our one-of-a-kind online student portal - download updated student manuals, readings, and resources years after you graduate. We send you frequent notifications for new yoga teaching job opportunities and monthly emails with new national yoga news to keep you growing as a student and updated as a yoga teacher.
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.
FALL 2019 DATES + LOCATION
Our program is led by Lead Teachers Lindsay Lusignea and Kate Manchester with specialty workshops by Guest Teaching Faculty.
Merritt Clubs - Canton, Baltimore | 3401 Boston Street, Baltimore, MD 21224
Sanctuary Bodyworks - Fells Point, Baltimore | 710 S. Ann Street, Baltimore MD 21231
Hours are strategically held at both of our locations at Merritt Clubs and Sanctuary Bodyworks 1.3 miles apart and each offer beautiful facilities and locations. Both Merritt Clubs in Canton and Sanctuary Bodyworks in Fells point are situated in the heart of their neighborhoods with cafes, restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, safe parks during your breaks, and refreshing views of the water. Please refer to our locations page for more information about each location and see below in the Program Format + Dates section to understand which training hours will be at which location.
Program format + DATES
This program includes a balanced combination of in-person hours with 6 Intensives and 4 Practicums, and additional hours for assignments which are completed on your own schedule.
4-day intensive: September 19, 20, 21, 22 @ Sanctuary Bodyworks
2-day weekend: October 5, 6 @ Merritt Clubs Canton
2-day weekend: October 19, 20 @ Merritt Clubs Canton
2-day weekend: November 2, 3 @ Merritt Clubs Canton
2-day weekend: November 16, 17 @ Merritt Clubs Canton
4-day intensive: December 5, 6, 7, 8 @ Sanctuary Bodyworks
INTENSIVE HOURS FOR THE ABOVE DATES:
4-day intensive hours: 8:00am - 8:00pm each day
2-day intensive hours: 10:00am- 8:00pm each day
4 PRACTICUM SESSIONS:
The four Practicum Sessions throughout the training are led by the training faculty focusing on application of the curriculum within group teaching practicums.
Wednesdays September 25, October 23, November 6, November 20 @ Merritt Clubs Canton
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Additional hours include Audio Lectures, homework assignments, reading assignments, journaling, peer teaching, a midterm, 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 also makes our trainings so appealing is you are free to maintain your yoga practice anywhere you would like - we ask you practice anywhere you would like three times per week in classes taught by anyone.
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, 30% off private yoga sessions, 50% off workshops/webinars/Teaching Mentorship, and 50% off classes taught by your lead teacher at Sanctuary Bodyworks. These discounted benefits are during your YTT course and for the three months following. Tuition also includes life-time access to our always growing Online Student Portal and our thriving Alumni Association 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 August 1, 2019
- Save $200 on tuition
- Payment plans available
- or pay in full
Are you a Merritt Clubs member or employee? Members receive 10% off tuition, and Employees receive 20% off tuition. After you complete the registration form which includes a section to declare your member or employee status, we will be in contact with you to deduct this discount from your tuition payment.
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. Three or four month payment plans are available upon request, with all payments due one month before the final day of the training. In your online registration form, please choose the payment plan option so we can set this payment plan up for you.
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 to begin your payment plan 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.
Do you have questions or dates to discuss about the 200 hour Teacher Training course? Are you interested to register, and would like to meet us first in-person or via a phone call? Fill out the form below and we'll get back to you within two days.