200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher Training Program by White Crow Yoga

Our Yoga Teacher Training: 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training Program where you will learn to teach a Multi-Level Hatha Yoga Class, Restorative Yoga, Gentle Yoga (appropriate for all levels, including seniors and those with certain health conditions), Vinyasa Flow, Prenatal and more. We will cover a lot of hands-on assisting/adjusting and anatomy from a yoga standpoint (learning why one person looks different in a pose than another person and whether it needs to be “corrected” or is appropriate for that person’s body). You’ll learn to teach poses that you don’t personally practice, how to modify poses and offer alternatives for all students, how to use yoga class themes to teach the 8 Limbs of Yoga, meditation, chakras, pranayama and much, much more. Join us for our next training. We offer Yoga Teacher Trainings in various cities, including Nashville, TN, In Oklahoma, we offer a Tulsa Yoga Teacher Training.

You’ll deepen your personal yoga practice in a meaningful way that’s difficult to put into words. We spend a lot of time with introspection and personal work, because unless we are truly immersed in our personal yoga practice (not just an asana practice), it will be impossible for us to share yoga with an approach that helps our students live their yoga “off the mat” since we can’t share what we don’t have. While we love asanas and devote a lot of time to pose breakdown, teaching you alignment, cuing and adjusting, we want you to come out of this training with so much more than asana. Some of the greatest yogis in the world have physical limitations that prevent them from doing complex postures, but that doesn’t hinder their yoga practice in any way because they realize there is so much more than asana. We will all age and our physical bodies may decline, but our yoga practice can continue to grow throughout our lives!

Learn more: If you are looking for more information on what you’ll learn in our our Nashville, Mechanisburg, Fruitland Park or Tulsa Yoga Teacher Training, please review our Registered Yoga Teacher page.

Lineage: Read about White Crow Yoga School Lineage here.

Program Outline (180 contact hours, 20 non-contact hours):

Techniques, Training & Practice
Master class practices for Hatha, vinyasa, gentle/seniors, restorative, prenatal, yoga nidra, multi-level classes, chair yoga
Bandhas, mudras, kriyas, chanting, mantras, props, pranayama, types of meditation
Sanskrit, chakras, Ayurveda, marmas, nadis, koshas, gunas, kleshas
Partner & small group practice teaching in each style of yoga above
Using class themes
Sequencing poses, modifications, assisting/adjusting students

Teaching Methodology
Teaching asana, pranayama, meditation, history & philosophy of yoga,
Methods of assisting/adjusting/correcting asana, including verbal, visual, and hands-on
Making lesson plans that help you as a teacher
Using class themes; pose sequencing, pose modifications, cuing
Using Sanskrit, bandhas, mudras, kriyas, chanting, mantras, props
Teaching to different styles of learners (visual, auditory, kinesthetic)

Anatomy & Physiology
Pose breakdown for over 150 asanas
Yoga anatomy (Anatomy of Yoga DVD by Paul Grilley, Key Poses of Yoga by Ray Long – DVDs used with permission)
Application of anatomy info in master class practices, experiencing the anatomy as students move
Injury prevention & modifications for special populations
Observing movement & alignment in others, assisting & adjusting
Connections between breath, body, mind (pranayama, asana, spirit)

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics for Yoga Teachers
Yoga Unveiled-Evolution and Essence of a Spiritual Tradition (DVD)
8 Limbs of Yoga
4 Paths/Schools of Yoga
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Bhagavad Gita
History of the asanas
Chakras, Ayurveda, Meditation
Theming classes using yoga philosophy
Business of Yoga
Community service

Preparing lesson plans for each style of yoga and teaching them
Teaching master classes to the others in class
Incorporating Sanskrit, bandhas, mudras, kriyas, chanting, mantra, pranayama, meditation, props, philosophy, safety for students, & learning styles into teaching
Assisting & adjusting other students in partner work
Researching & theming classes to support asana with yoga philosophy
Business of yoga – researching yoga businesses in the student’s city, networking, creating a business plan, social media
Volunteer service of teaching 10 hours of yoga free of charge to a group of people who would not otherwise have access to yoga; the YTT student is not paid and the people receiving the service are not expending any money (these volunteer hours are non-contact hours)

Electives (student interests at discretion of RYS)
Student interest will determine how this time is spent. It could be on philosophy, asana, anatomy, kids yoga, etc.

Organization of Classes
Weekend sessions: Each weekend session will include a variety of topics interwoven from those above. This makes classes less “compartmentalized,” keeps you from sitting through hours of lecture at a time, continuously reinforces what you have already learned, and allows for activities that appeal to your style of learning. We will incorporate many hands-on activities, view several DVDs, work with & teach to partners, research books & online materials, participate in master classes, and share with each other.

Other Sessions: Modules are offered in some cities, which allows the student to pace their studies over a longer period of time. Classes may be offered on weekends, week days, and evenings. Some cities also offer intensive study sessions ranging from 3-4 weeks.