Our lineage is outlined on our About Us page. As you will read there, we are heavily influenced by Thiramoolar’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.
We require 36 hours of studio practice that is included in your RYT cost. Once you have paid for your RYT-200, you may start your 36 hours of practice at any time. Your RYT classroom hours will start at the beginning of our next course. The next weekend course is schedule for the dates below (8AM-6PM):
#1. March 2-3, 2019
#2. March 23-24, 2019
#3. April 6-7, 2019
#4. April 27-28, 2019
#5. May 18-19, 2019
#6. May 25-26, 2019
#7. June 1-2, 2019
#8. June 22-23, 2019
Please contact us and let us know which city you want to attend.
You have 12 months to complete your RYT-200. You will complete the classroom modules in much less time, but you need to complete your 36 hours of required studio classes within 12 months of taking your first weekend module. You may complete your 36 hours of studio classes PRIOR to your weekend modules if you prefer.
Yes. You’ll be required to read a few books and do a few written assignments. There’s not a ‘right or wrong’ to these assignments, but more about your interpretation of yoga.
This is a program offered in Nashville that allows you 100 hours of additional yoga classes and yoga practice teaching over and above the RYT200 hours. It’s a great opportunity for you to attend our studio classes and to gain practical teaching experience. Some of your hours will be spent in our studio taking classes, but many hours will be spent with you practicing with other students/teachers. More supervised teaching will lead to better prepared teachers.