We are delighted and proud to offer our third 200-hr teacher training at Yogaleena next Spring, starting March 2020 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 students’ understanding and connection to the practice: Asana, Philosophy, Sequencing, Meditation & Pranayama, Props & Assists, Holistic Wellness, Leadership, 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 community classes, pass a technical final exam, and complete a service project.
This program will be led by Carolina, E-RYT and owner of Yogaleena Studio, and Bailey Robertson, and supported by several amazing Yogaleena teachers! Our intention is to provide students an intimate, personalized experience so spots will be limited to 12.
Join our next T & Q & A (Tea & Question & Answer) session on Saturday 11/23 at 2:00 pm for additional details. This will take place at Yogaleena HQ: 4314 Yoakum Blvd. Suite 301. Houston, TX 77006.
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.
Above all, this training has helped me live with intention and gratitude. My family sees a difference, and more than that, they feel a difference in me. It’s hard to believe you could find so much about yourself at 55! I have a feeling my life is getting ready to change and now I feel ready for it. -YS Grad 2018
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.
Props & Assists
Yoga is truly a practice for everybody, and yoga teachers should be well equipped to teach students of different physical ability. In this module, you’ll learn how to modify asana to safely support students of all levels and use props effectively to enhance their experience on the mat.
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.
The close-knit community that Fran, Carolina, and the rest of the teacher tribe have created is something that is quintessentially Yogaleena – a judgement-free zone. where we all have incredible space to explore and grow. This teacher training has not only adequately prepared me to share my love of yoga with the world, but it has given me the tools to show up fully and authentically as myself every part of my life. -YS Grad 2018
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, March 6, 202o.
Dates & Times
We’ll start our journey together on a retreat in the Texas Wine Country, March 6-8, 2020. This is a five-month long journey, and we’ll be meeting on the following dates:
- March 11, 20, 21, 25
- April 3, 4, 8, 17, 18, 22
- May 1, 2, 27
- June 5, 6, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27
- July 10, 11
- Wednesdays 6:00pm – 8:30pm (at Yogaleena HQ)
- Fridays 7:00pm – 9:00pm (At Yogaleena Studio)
- Saturdays 12:30pm – 6:00pm (At Yogaleena Studio)
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.
Spots limited to 12 students.
Please submit your completed application and your $500 deposit by February 15. We can’t wait to dive in!