We are delighted and proud to offer our very own 200-hr teacher training at Yogaleena next Spring, starting Feb 2019 with a retreat in the beautiful Texas Hill Country! Rooted in the values of our studio, this holistic program will consist of 8 modules intended to broaden student’s understanding and connection to the practice: Asana, Philosophy, Class Design & Sequencing, Meditation & Pranayama, Special Populations, Holistic Wellness, Leadership & Personal Legacy, and Service. Through discussion, active demonstration, observation, and prompted reflection, students will uncover their unique voice as leaders within the yoga community, learn teaching methodologies to lead inspiring group and/or private yoga classes, and integrate the principles of yoga philosophy, creativity, and self-care into their own lives. In order to graduate and register with The Yoga Alliance, students will be asked to lead a minimum of 5 community classes, pass a technical final exam, submit a book report, and complete a service project.
This program will be led by Carolina, E-RYT and owner of Yogaleena Studio, and supported by several amazing Yogaleena teachers! Our intention is to provide students an intimate, personalized experience so spots will be limited to 12. T & Q & A (Tea & Question & Answer) session TBD for additional details.
We can’t wait to share the magic with you,
Carolina & the Yogaleena Tribe
This module will cover physical and subtle body anatomy, alignment, and modifications for all levels, with a strong emphasis on the effects each pose has on body, mind, and heart. Through lots of hands-on practice, you will develop effective language to teach asana and learn to offer proper assists throughout class. Although our primary style of practice will be vinyasa flow, we will also spend time on Restorative and Yin styles to provide you a holistic set of tools to share yoga in the community.
The yoga we practice on our mats is only the tip of the iceberg, and this module will take us deep into the waters of yoga tradition and philosophy. Using Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras as a foundation for discussion, we’ll explore the 8 limbs of yoga and help you integrate core principles of yoga into your life and teaching methods.
Class Design & Sequencing
It takes much more than fun choreography to lead a powerful and meaningful yoga class. In this module, you’ll learn to design a class with intention, using sequencing techniques, music, and effective transitions to provide students a safe and transformative experience.
Meditation & Pranayama
Yoga without breath or meditation is really just exercise, right? In this module, we’ll explore the anatomy of breath and practice several meditation techniques, including visualization, mantra, and single-pointed focus. You’ll learn to incorporate meditation and pranayama into your personal practice as well as your yoga classes.
Yoga is truly a practice for everybody, and yoga teachers should be well equipped to teach students of different physical ability. In this module, we’ll address the needs of special populations, particularly seniors and prenatal yogis. You’ll learn how to modify asana to safely support expecting mothers in their practice and discover ways to promote balance, strength, flexibility, and vitality in older students.
Our yoga practice is intended to heal and transform, to improve our quality of life and encourage a deeper connection to ourselves and the world around us. Following a holistic lifestyle is an important complement to this effort. In this module, you will learn the basics of Ayurveda and develop healthy daily habits to support your practice on the mat.
Leadership & Personal Legacy
In this module, we’ll dive into the story of you and help you figure out exactly why you want to teach yoga, what special gifts and unique insights you have to offer, and how to share your message in an authentic way. Through discussion, reflection, and personal development techniques, you’ll grow as a leader and establish a firm foundation from which to teach others.
We view teaching yoga as a labor of love, as a service to others. In order to graduate from this program, you’ll need to complete a service project to broaden the impact of your learning.
Our very first weekend together will be at Boot Ranch, a beautiful private club hidden amidst the rolling hills of Fredericksburg, TX. This retreat will serve as a starting point for our 200-hr training program, an opportunity to connect with the fearless souls who have committed to this life-changing journey with you, and an invitation to embrace a nourishing lifestyle based on the principles of Ayurveda. Please plan to arrive by 6pm on Friday, August 24.
Dates & Times
We’ll start our journey together on a retreat in the Texas Wine Country, exact retreat dates TBD. The program consists of seven additional, alternating weekends.
Weekend Class Dates:
- Fridays 5:45pm – 8:45pm
- Saturdays 11am – 6pm
- Sundays 9:30am – 3:30pm
Tuition for our 200-hr program is $3100. $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot.
The remainder of your tuition can be paid in full or in 8 auto-renew installments of $325, paid on the Friday of each weekend we meet.
Spots limited to 12 students.
Please submit your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org and your $500 deposit by February 17, we can’t wait to dive in!