200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

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The Details


 
 

The training is designed for those who want to be teachers as well as those who simply want to become more advanced students of yoga. The course takes place over 10 weekends between February and June, and covers the physical and philosophical aspects of yoga practice.

Enrollment for the 2020 class is now open! Dates, application, and payment details below.

 
Registered Yoga School / RYS Yoga Alliance
 
 
Yoga means union. It represents a bridge between inner wisdom and outer actions. When your outer actions are based on your inner wisdom, you are always led for your highest and greatest good and there is no cause for worry.
— LEONARD PERLMUTTER, THE HEART AND SCIENCE OF YOGA
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Schedule & Topics – 2020 Schedule


 

February 8 & 9


 

Focus asanas

Surya A, B, C, Chandra Namaskar (moon salutation) and core strengthening.  (Learn the benefits, contraindications as well as guiding  students in the Surya Namaskar, Chandra Namaskar – use of props, modifications, adjustments.) Core strength emphasized. Bandhas, Pranayama, mantra and meditation

Anatomy

Overview of body structure, vertebral column, core muscles, connective tissue, planes of movement

Philosophy

Discussion of the first two limbs: Yamas and Niyamas, overview of the history of Yoga, introduction to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

 
 

February 22 & 23


 

Focus asanas

Standing asanas and pranayama: (Learn the benefits, contraindications as well as guiding students. Use of props, modifications, adjustments.) Pranayama, mantra and meditation

Anatomy

Anatomy of the breath, the five Vayus, knee joint, ankle joint, and foot

Philosophy

Discussion of the 3rd & 4th Limbs: Asana  and Pranayama, Yoga Sutras, discussion of Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hahn.  Mindfulness in practice and daily living,  yoga as moving meditation.

 
 

March 7 & 8


 

Focus asanas

Forward folds: (Learn the benefits and contraindications as well as guiding students. Use of props, modifications, adjustments.) Pranayama, mantra and meditation

Anatomy

Hip joint, pelvis, musculature of the arms, legs, spine,  sacrum, lumbar, thoracic spine

Philosophy

Discussion of the 5th & 6th limbs: Pratayhara and Dharana, Yoga Sutras, Miracle of Mindfulness, Yoga and Buddhism

 
 

March 21 & 22


 

Focus asanas

Twisting asanas: (benefits and contraindications as well as guiding the students. Use of props, modifications, adjustments.)  Pranayama, mantra and meditation

Anatomy

Physiology of the relaxation response. Cardiovascular health, blood pressure, heart disease

Philosophy

Discussion of the 6th and 7th limb: dhyana and samadhi. The Yoga Sutras, yoga philosophy: Sankhya – Prakriti & Purusha, the three Gunas, the Koshas, the five Kleshas

 
 

April 18 & 19


 

Focus asanas

Hip opening: (benefits and contraindications of hip openers as well as guiding students. Use of props, modifications and adjustments.) Pranayama, mantra and meditation

Anatomy

Physiology of chakra energy centers, 1-3. Sciatic nerve, external rotators, abductors, hip/leg musculature, lumbar spine

Philosophy

Yoga Sutras, Tantric philosophy, discussion of Anodea Judith’s Wheels of Life, – Intro to chakras and Chakra 1

 
 

May 2 & 3


 

Focus asanas

Balancing postures, practice incorporating chakras 1-7 (benefits and contraindications Use of props, modifications and adjustments).  Pranayama, mantra and meditation.

Anatomy

Physiology of chakra energy centers, 4 -7

Philosophy

Yoga Sutras, Anodea Judith’s Wheels of Life, chakras 2, 3

 
 

May 16 & 17


 

Focus asanas

Backbending, pranayama, mantra, and meditation.

Anatomy

Shoulder, elbow joint, back.

Philosophy

Yoga Sutras, Anodea Judith’s Wheels of Life, chakra 4

 
 

May 30 & 31


 

Focus asanas

Inversions: (Learn the benefits and contraindications of inversions, as well as guiding students. Use of props, modifications and adjustments.) Pranayama, mantra and meditation

Anatomy

Physiology of inverting, lymphatic system, cervical spine

Philosophy

Yoga Sutras, Discussion of Eckhart Tolle’s, The Power of Now, chakra 5

 
 

June 13 & 14


 

Focus asanas

The Art of Vinyasa, pranayama, mantra and meditation

Anatomy

Avoiding common yoga injuries. Anatomical structures most at risk for injury

Philosophy

Ayurveda, chakras 6, 7

 
 

June 27 & 28 — Graduation! 


 

Focus asanas

Yin and restorative yoga

Anatomy

The power of Mantra, Review – putting it all together

Philosophy

Yoga Sutras, Eckhart Tolle’s  The Power of Now

 

Example Schedule - Saturday & Sunday


 
 

Asana Practice

Posture, Pranayama, Meditation, Mantra

8 - 10 a.m.

Review of Practice

Anatomy of Focused Postures Presented in Practice

10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch

12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

 
 
 

Philosophy

Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Etc.

1:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Adjustments & Practice Teaching

3:15 - 4:45 p.m.

 
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Meet the Teacher


 
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Jenny Lintvedt, ERYT 500

Jenny brings to her yoga teaching a background in Exercise Science as well as an intense interest in eastern religion and philosophy. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her Master’s in Exercise Science from Oakland University. She is certified as an ERYT 500 yoga teacher, registered through the governing body of Yoga Alliance. Jenny was first drawn to the mind/body connection and mindful meditation while completing her Master’s studies. She was drawn to yoga as a way to find inner peace and stillness through flowing movement, pranayama and meditation. She is committed to honoring the mind/body connection and the continual discovery of Self. Jenny is inspired by her teacher and mentor Sandra Carden as well as by the yoginis and yogis who share their love, practice and energy every week on the mat.

Application & Payment


 
 

Step One

In order to hold your space in the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, a non-refundable $25 Application Fee must be submitted along with your application.

 

 

Step Two

Once you have paid the application fee, complete the application by clicking the button to the right.

 

 

Step Three

Tuition is $3,000 and a first payment must be submitted by January 17, 2020 to hold a student’s place in the program. There is a $500 discount if paid in full by January 17, 2020. Payment plans are available; please contact Temple Florip at tflorip@yenyogafitness.com to discuss. If arranging a payment plan, the student must do so before January 17, 2020. Tuition is due by June 28, 2020 if student is on a payment plan.