Yoga Teacher Training

200-Hour Certification Course
[Registered with Yoga Alliance]

If you are interested in a deeper understanding of your yoga practice and/or a career path as a yoga instructor, Vitality Yoga’s Instructor Training Program can help you reach your goals through mastery of the below:

Asana Theory and Practice
Anatomy and Physiology
Pranayama: breathing effectively
Relaxation: resting the mind and body
Meditation: stilling the mind
Energy Healing: developing a relationship with universal energy
Sequence development: organizing poses to create a well-rounded Hatha yoga class


Yoga Alliance’s 200-Hour RYS Standards

Techniques Training: Traditional yoga techniques (asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation, etc) that combine both analytical training (teaching/practicing teach techniques) and guided practice of the techniques themselves

Teaching Methodology: Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles and qualities, students’ process of learning, and business aspects of teaching yoga

Anatomy & Physiology: Study of both human physical anatomy/physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy/physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.) that combine the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, movement patterns, etc)

Yoga Philosophy/Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: Study of yoga philosophies, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers

Practicum: Practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching, and hearing/giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching


Vitality Yoga / Taichi™ Style

Vitality Yoga™ combines hatha and vinyasa styles from the Krishmacharya lineage. The therapeutic asanas flow through the movement of breath and proper alignment of the body. A typical Vitality Yoga™ class consists of yoga philosophy, pranayama, asana, and seated meditation. Inspired by Qi-gong/Taichi flow, these classes help move energy along the meridian/nadi channels and harmonize the elements of the body.

At Vitality Yoga™, we believe in custom classes that cater to individual needs and levels by using blocks, straps, blankets, and meditation chairs. We also provide themed classes, such as hip-opening, blossoming the heart chakra, and strengthening the spine, to cultivate a holistic approach to yoga.

A primary focus of Vitality Yoga™ is on the “chakras” – the energetic centers along the spine. To activate the chakras, we begin practice from the base of the body and move to the crown of the head, promoting balance. We supplement these movements with breathing practices to gather additional energy to these powerful centers of energy.

Vitality Yoga™ believes yoga practice allows individuals to uncover their core true self through pranayama, asana, and meditation. Developing the core can awaken the heart to enhance our compassion, love, kindness, and sense of community. With further development, we can open our intuition, “the third eye,” and divinity, “the crown,” to connect with the entire universe as one powerful force.

Vitality Yoga™ classes conclude with deep relaxation in savasana, allowing the body and mind to merge as one. Seated meditation follows savasana to fully absorb the art, wisdom, and beauty of the yoga practice with the goal of integrating this mindset into our daily lives. Meditation practice is highly recommended to recognize and embrace our true potential. Within a Zen state of mind, we can understand and acknowledge that happiness derives from our inner spirits, not material fluctuations.


Vitality Yoga / Taichi™ YTT

INFORMATION & REQUIREMENTS
Fee:
$3,000

Term:
January 18th, 2013 – April 14th, 2013

Schedule:
Fridays 7PM ~ 10PM

Saturdays 3PM ~ 8PM
Sundays 1PM ~ 7PM
+ other homework requirements (flexible to practitioners’ schedule)
* Attendance is mandatory
* Must be on time for every session. No late excuses!Textbooks:
Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga (B.K.S. Iyengar)
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Commentary on Raja Yoga Sutras (Sri Swami Satchidananda)
The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice (T.K.V. Desikachar)
Yoga: The Iyengar Way (Silva Mehta, Mira Mehta, & Shyam MehtaYoga)