“I wanted to be able to bring yoga to people living with chronic pain and illness, and physical limitations. Deborah helped to customize the teacher training program by bringing in an instructor with expertise in chair yoga; encouraged me to explore creative ways to modify poses; and allowed me to give one of my teachbacks as a chair yoga class. I...
Winter/Spring 2019 is our next Yoga Alliance-approved RYT 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Intensive Program.
Course Dates: January 25th – March 30th, 2019
Harmony Yoga & Wellness Center is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance.
Harmony’s Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) Program is inspiring, balancing and heart-opening. It is an intensive 200-hour course that guides participants through Yogic philosophy and the principles of living with a focused mind free from suffering. This program facilitates the journey inward and helps to open you up to be your best self.
Our program features an intensive introduction to yogic philosophy, postures, and proper alignment and muscle engagement, which gives each person an opportunity to go deeper into their practice. Students progress with a deeper study of anatomy, yogic philosophy, postures, mindfulness, and deep-dive workshops on special topics while incorporating these principles into their daily lives. Our Yoga Teacher Trainees (YTTs) host events to practice teaching and raise money for a local charitable cause. YTTs complete their training by guiding three practicums each, which are offered by donation to the public.
The goal of our teacher training program is to make sure you feel ready to succeed as a teacher and guide your own classes, upon completion. You will be qualified to register as an RYT 200®with Yoga Alliance. Our graduates teach a diverse range of yoga styles including Ashtanga, flow, gentle, yin, chair, and children’s yoga.
Our program follows the rich lineage of Krishnamacharya, rooted in teachings from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Our methodology combines the flow and power of Ashtanga with its focus on alignment and sequencing. To balance, you will learn Yin and Restorative styles as well as sequencing and ideas to create your own flow style.
Yoga philosophy will be woven into the curriculum, and weekend workshops will focus on modules of anatomy, pranayama, alignment, sequencing and specialty areas.
You will have the opportunity to learn from our experienced teachers in their area of specialty. A daily 2-hour practice will integrate the principles of teaching deeply into your body. We will focus on wellness, pranayama, and meditation to enhance your experience.
You will learn how to:
- teach safe and dynamic flow & Ashtanga classes
- teach Yin & Restorative classes
- apply an anatomical understanding of the body to alignment in yoga asanas
- sequence creatively and safely
- recognize common misalignments & risks
- suggest modifications & variations of poses
- offer clear verbal and hands-on assistance
- develop an area of interest and specialty
- find your own unique teaching voice
- incorporate neuroscience research that supports a deep understanding of the interface between science and meditation in the path of transformation and greater health and well-being
You must commit to a schedule of 10-12 hours a week of practice and workshop time. To meet the criteria for course completion, a total of 100 supervised practice hours are required. This means attending morning Mysore classes and some evening and weekend yoga classes at our studio.
In consideration of students’ busy lives and work commitments, there is some flexibility to accommodate a meaningful, supportive experience that enhances well-being.