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 on weekends between January and June over 10 weekends, and covers the physical and philosophical aspects of yoga practice.

 
 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 – 2019 Schedule


 

February 23 & 24


 

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

 
 

March 2 & 3


 

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 16 & 17


 

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

 
 

April 6 & 7


 

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 27 & 28


 

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, – chakras 1-3

 
 

May 4 & 5


 

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 4-7

 
 

May 18 & 19


This weekend session will be led by Heidi Dietrich

 
 

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 4-7

 
 

June 1 & 2


This weekend session will be led by Heidi Dietrich

 
 

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

The Bhagavad Gita & Ayurveda

 
 

June 8 & 9


 

Focus asanas

The Art of Vinyasa, pranayama, mantra and meditation

Anatomy

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

Philosophy

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

 
 

June 22 & 23 — 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 Teachers


 
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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.

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Heidi Dietrich, ERYT 500

A student of yoga since 1990, Heidi’s study of hatha yoga while living and working in downtown Chicago led her to become a certified yoga teacher. She received her 200-hour RYT certification in Costa Rica. Heidi began pursuing further training in the heart oriented method of Anusara Yoga which honors the dance of life. She continues to teach and attend yoga classes and workshops throughout North America gaining exposure to the latest innovations in the art of yoga. As a yogini and an artist, Heidi is inspired to encourage others to make art with their lives through attuning to the harmony of balancing the body, mind and spirit. Heidi is the founder of Dharma & Grace Yoga Retreats and offers classes through Charlevoix Yoga. She teaches yoga and meditation at Yen Yoga & Fitness and leads annual yoga retreats in Costa Rica.

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

Complete the application by clicking the button to the right.

 

 

Step Three

Tuition is $3,000 and a first payment must be submitted by February 4, 2019 to hold a student’s place in the program. There is a $500 discount if paid in full by February 4, 2019. 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 February 4, 2019. Tuition is due by June 23, 2019 if student is on a payment plan.