Yoga Teacher Training Intro
We are a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance. Earning your Registered Yoga Teacher certification through a Yoga Alliance School is the gold standard in the yoga industry.
This workshop can be a simple refresher or CEC opportunity (ACE and YA) with no further training needed, OR this can be used as a starting point to bridge to either your CYT-200 or RYT-200 to become certified or registered as a yoga teacher.
This page describes an 8 hour Intro to Yoga Teacher Training that can be used as either a stand-alone one-day training (ACE and Yoga Alliance CECs offered, but no certifications are required; all are welcome). This is a rare chance to take a one day Intro to Yoga Teacher Training workshop and bridge it into a full CYT or RYT course. (RYT is 100% remote through Dec 31, 2021.) For those already registered with YA, this workshop counts as contact hours if you register before Dec 31, 2021.
Intro to Yoga Teacher Training Learning Objectives
- Defining Yoga Benefits
- Exploring the Eight Limbs of Yoga
- Defining Yoga Class Themes and Types of Yoga Cues
- Understanding Class Formatting and Sequencing
- Defining How Compression and Tension Impact Asanas
- Understanding Pose Breakdown for 15 Foundational Poses
- Demonstrating Pose Alignment, Safety, Modifications and Prop Use
- Employing Safe, Effective Transitioning
All are welcome to take the Intro to Yoga Teacher Training one-day program. We offer CEC hours for ACE (American Council on Exercise – 0.8 CECs for ACE) and YA (Yoga Alliance – 15 CECs) but those certifications are not needed to attend the course. Through Dec 31, 2020, the remote course counts as CONTACT hours.
How To Bridge to CYT or RYT-200
If you are interested in using the knowledge gained in this course to begin your Certified Yoga Teacher or Registered Yoga Teacher training, please email us or you may call 615-482-0100. These details are best discussed one-on-one so we can construct a program and timeframe that fits your needs.
- Those beginning their yoga teaching career
- Yoga teachers opened to continual learning
- Fitness professionals desiring to learn yoga basics to enhance their offerings
See right side of this page under Dates, Duration, Location
Our lineage is outlined on our About Us page. As you will read there, we are heavily influenced by Thirumoolar’s Ashtanga Therapeutic Yoga. Ashtanga means “eight limbed” and it is not what most Westerners think of when they hear “Ashtanga”; this usually conjures images of challenging sequences fathered by Pattabi Jois. While you will learn how to create vinyasa flows (poses that flow together, linked with the breath), and you may decide to make them a challenging sequence (or even a faster paced sequence), a ‘workout’ is not our primary focus.
Our goal is to teach you to offer mutli-level hatha yoga classes that encompass all eight limbs, including breath work and meditation. This means you will be taught to cater to both the least physically fit person in the room and the athletes in the room in the same class. You will learn to offer modifications that make the poses easier and options that make the poses more challenging. We’ll teach you how to meet people where they are; meaning we show you how to ease students into the eight limbs in a way that feels comfortable for them.
Once you understand the basics of making yoga accessible to anyone, yet challenging enough for more advanced students, you’ll be able to decide if you want to offer more specialized classes that cater to a specific group, such as athletes, seniors or meditators. We equip you with the tools you’ll need to grow your teaching skills in any direction you’d like!
See “Lineage and Class Styles” on our RYT-200 registration page.
You will receive a one day introductory level certificate. A full 200 hour Certification or Registration is a longer process, but this one day course offers you a great start or refresher. We want your 200 hour certification or registration to hold value, so we offer you a good deal of training to earn these designations.
When and Where is the Intro to Yoga Teacher Training Offered?
- Start anytime!
- 100% Remote Class – take it from anywhere!
- All materials are self-paced
- No requirement to be present for calls or video conferences