200 hr teacher training

ADVANCE YOUR PRACTICE   I   DEEPEN YOUR KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS   I   FIND YOUR VOICE

Next 200 hr Teacher Training Program Starts January, 2018
Wait list only for January.  We are accepting applications for the Summer program now.

 

Breathe Yoga’s 200 HR Program is an immersive program structured to provide you with the fundamental elements of yoga, and advance your practice along the way. Join a Professional Faculty of teachers and a vibrant community of students who all share your passion.

I would definitely recommend this program to others. The Faculty are experts in their respective fields and their knowledge is nothing short of impressive. I’ve learned so much and have come out of this program a different person — it’s made such a positive impact on my life.” 2017 Grad


EXPECT THE FOLLOWING IN BREATHE’S PROGRAM:

 

  • BREAK DOWN the alignment and anatomical structure of each pose, enabling a deeper understanding of the pose’s intention and place in a yoga sequence.
  • EXPLORE the lineage of Vinyasa Yoga and its root, Ashtanga Yoga.
  • ADVANCE YOUR OWN YOGA PRACTICE through applying this knowledge and working one on one with senior teachers during your committed personal practice time.
  • ATTAIN THE SKILLS TO SEQUENCE classes intelligently through your enhanced understanding of alignment & anatomy principles , and learning how the body safely opens to poses.
  • DEMYSTIFY ancient sacred yogic texts to better understand what yoga is and why we practice
  • FIND YOUR VOICE as you practice teach
  • DEVELOP a Plan to teach or practice right after you get Certified.
  • BE PART OF AN EXTRAORDINARY YOGA COMMUNITY of like-minded individuals who not only love what you do, but will support your growth as a teacher and student

         

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Breathe Yoga’s Module Program is structured to enable the flexibility to complete parts of the program for personal development only or the full program to become Certified to teach .

 

WINTER 2018 SESSION

MODULE 1

WORKSHOPS & PERSONAL PRACTICE IMMERSION

2018 WORKSHOP DATES
8:30am -5:30pm

SUN Jan 21
SAT Jan 27 & SUN Jan 28
SUN Feb 4
SUN Feb 11
SAT Feb 24 & SUN Feb 25
SUN March 4
SUN Mar 11
SAT MAR 24 & SUN Mar 25
SAT APR 7
SUN APR 8

Attendance at these workshops is mandatory for all students wishing to complete their Certification. Requests to miss a workshop must be made in writing and workshop time must be made up.

This component of the program involves:

  • Attendance at the all day workshops held on Sundays (holiday weekends excepted)
  • Home Study and completion of homework assignments
  • 2 Week Personal Practice Immersion + Evaluation Students will attend daily morning classes for 2 weeks under the close guidance of Senior Instructors. Following a one on one Evaluation with the Program Director, students will choose which yoga stream they would like to follow in their personal practice for the duration of the program.
  • Attending yoga practice at least 4 times per week.

MODULE 2

CLASS OBSERVATION & PRACTICE TEACHING & PERSONAL PRACTICE CONTINUATION

April to end of May Flexible Timing

Throughout the period of April to end of May, trainees continue to log their personal practice hours (minimum 4 classes per week) and are able to schedule their own observation and teaching times.

This component of the program involves:

  • Live class observation
  • Live practice teaching amongst your Teacher Training peers as well as the Breathe Yoga Community
  • Continuation of Yoga Practice at least 4 times per week
  • Additional Workshops

SUMMER SESSION 2018

Module I: 2 WEEKS

Workshops & Practice Immersion

Monday July 9 – Friday July 20 Weekdays 8:30 am – 6:30 pm

This portion of the program involves attendance at the all day workshops, completing homework and attending daily morning yoga practice. See the Curriculum and Format sections for additional Info.

MODULE II: 6 WEEKS

Yoga Practice & Practicum

Monday July 23 – Friday August 31. Flexible time. Make up your own schedule to complete your hours.

Personal practice continues during this phase. Students from out of town may submit a request to have their personal practice hours completed at a studio in their home community.

Practice teaching and live class observation are included in this phase of the program.
We endeavor to accommodate trainee’s schedules during this period with weekend and evenings times. Students requiring extensions to fulfill the program requirements may submit a request.

THE CURRICULUM

Both Winter and Summer Sessions’ Curriculum cover the following:

TECHNIQUE & METHODOLOGY

  • Yoga postures and logical sequencing in a vinyasa style
  • Posture alignment principles
  • Learning to modify postures for students at different levels and those with injuries
  • Safe assisting techniques to enable students to go deeper in a pose
  • Proper breathing (pranayama) techniques
  • Meditation
  • Pre-Natal Basics – how to modify for pregnancy
  • Basic sanskrit names of poses
  • Observe senior teachers in live classes for technique and student response
  • Assist teachers in live classes by providing hands on adjustments to students
  • Practice teaching with feedback and assessment by faculty teachers

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

  • Functional anatomy and the anatomy of poses
  • Chakras

YOGA HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY

  • Historical roots of yoga
  • Yamas and niyamas
  • Yoga ethics and etiquette of teaching
  • Modern Yoga

THE BUSINESS OF YOGA

  • Effective ways to gain teaching experience
  • The importance of specialising
  • Learning to market and start your own classes
  • Applying for work as an instructor
  • Teacher insurance

PERSONAL PRACTICE

  • Students are expected to attend a minimum of 4 classes per week: one mysore, one full Ashtanga primary series class and 2 classes of your choice. Please check our schedule

Tuition is $3,000 for both Summer and Winter Programs.

APPLY
Apply for either the Winter or Summer program by filling out the application here. An Application fee of $50 applies which can be submitted below.

Apply

You will receive an auto response indicating that your application has been received. You may be asked to come in for a personal interview with the Program Director. Decisions on your application will be emailed within 7 days.

Once you have been accepted you may make your payment here, or come into the studio. We are unable to accept payments via phone.

RECEIVE UP TO 3 MONTHS FREE YOGA (value $475)

Planning on Completing both Module 1 &2?  Pay your fees for both modules in full in advance and receive up to 3 months free yoga and start preparing yourself for the program by establishing a regular practice and starting your required readings.

APPLICATION FEE $50 Register Here
WINTER 2018 MODULE 1
January 21 - March 26
$2000 Register Here
WINTER 2018 MODULE 2
April 1 - May 30
$1000 Register Here
SUMMER 2018 MODULE 1
July 9 - 20
$2000 Register Here
SUMMER 2018 MODULE 2
July 23 - Aug 31
$1000 Register Here

A typical Workshop day looks as follows:

8:30 - 9:30

Practice Teach with Training Peers

9:30 - 11:15

History & Fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga; Breakdown of Warm Up Poses

11:30 - 12:30

Voice Coaching

12:30 - 1:30

Lunch

1:30 - 3:30

Experiential Anatomy for Warm Up Poses

3:45 - 5:30

Teaching Skills and Fundamentals

“PROGRAM DIRECTOR Christine is an amazing teacher. I feel privileged to be taught by her. Her knowledge is overwhelming and her delivery of content is easy to follow, fun and engaging. The asana section in the binder was very helpful and well laid out. I was so engaged in Christine’s lectures that I was conflicted about taking notes for fear of missing key content!”

2016 Graduate

“I feel so much more confident teaching yoga because I have the knowledge of how each pose should be aligned in the anatomical sense.  I am also more confident in giving effective verbal cues instead of relying purely on demonstrations” 

2015 Graduate

“THE PHILOSOPHY COMPONENT was one of the most fulfilling parts of the program for me. Really excellent. Scott is a great story teller. His depth of knowledge is impressive and his delivery is engaging. Philosophy is such an important part of this YTT program.”

2015 Graduate

“I BELIEVE that the business component in this training is unique and highly valuable and critical piece for anyone who wants to start teaching. The competitive analysis and marketing strategy sessions offered excellent, realistic and practical insights into positioning ourselves in the yoga marketplace.”

2014 Graduate