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.
- Register and pay for the course.
- You must complete all scheduled hours outlined on our site and all assigned homework.
Yes. You can “pay as you go” by signing up for individual modules.
Dates are shown on the calendar and are also listed under “Upcoming Class Dates” on https://whitecrowyoga.com/training-overview/core-trainings/300-hour-yoga-wellness-specialist-ryt/
The book list is below.
- Pain Free by Pete Egoscue
- A Handbook of Chakra Healing by Kalashatra Govinda
- Yoga Anatomy, 2nd Edition (Leslie Kaminoff/Amy Matthews), Watching Leslie and Amy’s Videos; other homework as assigned (these will be given to you in class)
- Trail Guides: Trail Guide to the Body 5th Edition, Trail Guide to the Body, Student Workbook 5th Edition, and Trail Guide to Movement (Purchase this from us – $120, or buy online)
- Yoga as Medicine by Timothy McCall
- Relax & Renew by Judith Lasater
- Restorative Yoga with Assists by Sue Flamm
You’ll also need a foam roller. If you already own one, whatever you have is fine, but if buying one, we recommend this one .
There are no refunds on any continuing education courses unless we cancel the course. This is because we make a decision as to whether or not to hold a course based upon enrollment. Once we are committed, we incur expenses.
For distance study courses, there are no refunds. Once someone has the materials, we can’t refund fees because we have upheld our commitment by providing the learning materials.
For live RYT courses, there is a three (3) day (72 hour) cancellation period. Once a student enrollment form is signed, a student may make a written refund request within 3 days (72 hours) and 100% of funds paid shall be returned. All refund requests must be delivered in writing to the school. The postmark shall serve as the refund time. If the request is delivered by hand, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure he/she has a written receipt showing the date and time the request was received. Other live RYT course refund policy is outlined below.
20 Hours: If a refund is requested within the first 20 live contact hours of 300 total hours, the student is eligible for a 75% refund, less a $150 administrative fee.
30 Hours: If a refund is requested within the first 20 live contact hours of 300 total hours, the student is eligible for a 50% refund, less a $150 administrative fee.
40 Hours: If a refund is requested within the first 20 live contact hours of 300 total hours, the student is eligible for a 25% refund, less a $150 administrative fee.
More than 40 Hours: No refunds are granted.
At the school’s discretion, students may have the option of attending the next class that is offered in lieu of a refund.
If we cancel any class, students will receive a 100% refund.