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Academic Yogic Requirements

Yoga Alliance USA has approved Teacher Training Programs to be conducted virtually until September 13th, 2020. Upon completing all requirements of the program you are eligible to receive your 200HR Yoga Alliance Certificate which will allow you to register with Yoga Alliance USA to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).

Techniques, Training and Practice

 

Topics may include but are not limited to: Asana, Pranayama, Kriya, Chanting, Meditation, and other traditional techniques.

Information will be provided through a mix between 1): analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques 2): guided practice of the techniques themselves

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Teaching Methodology

 

Topics in this category could include but are not limited to:

  • Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries.
  • How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible in a group setting
  • Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting,
  • Teaching styles
  • Qualities of a teacher
  • The student learning process
  • Business aspects of teaching yoga including marketing and legal

Anatomy & Physiology

Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to, human physical anatomy and physiology (body systems, organs, etc) and may also include energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis) etc. Includes both the study of anatomy and physiology along with its application to yoga practice, i.e. benefits, contraindications, healthy movements patterns etc.

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics for Teachers

Topics in this category include but are not limited to

  • The study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts, the history of Yoga
  • Yoga lifestyle, such as the concept of non-violence (ahimsa) and the concepts of dharma and karma
  • Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher-student relationship and community 
  • Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others (seva)
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Practicum

Topics in this category include but are not limited to

  • Practice teaching as the lead instructor either for our online live classes or record a physical class you have taught.
  • Receiving and giving feedback
  • Observing others teaching 

Special requirements: 

  • Each trainee must spend a minimum of 5 contact hours actively practice teaching as the lead instructor and video for faculty to review 
  • Evaluation or observation of yoga classes outside of the RYS Teacher training constitutes Non Contact hours 
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Weekly Schedule

  • Tuesday

    • 3pm-4pm EST Live Class with Jessie
    • 6pm-10pm Live Call and Lecture
  • Wednesday
    • 10am-11:30am EST Live Class with Ceecee
    • 6pm-10pm Live Call and Lecture
  • Thursday
    • 3pm-4pm EST Live Class with Jessie
    • 6pm-10pm Live Call and Lecture
  • Friday
    • 12pm-1pm EST Hour Flow with Jessie
  • Saturday
    • 10am-11:30am EST Live Class with Marit
    • 12pm-4:30pm EST Live Call with Marit
  • Sunday
    • 10am-11:30am EST Live Class with ZiTA
    • 12pm-4:30pm EST Live Call with Marit