Yoga can change lives. Maybe you’ve experienced yoga’s profound effect. Want to deepen your knowledge, and enhance your practice? Maybe even want to share your experience? The Center’s teaching training program offers you the chance to grow, build your courage, and develop the skills to teach yoga safely, skillfully, passionately and with confidence. Our Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher training program meets and exceeds the 200-hour minimum requirements to certify you as a creative and skilled yoga teacher. How deeply satisfying.
This Program is For You If:
- You aspire to teach yoga
- You are a yoga teaching and want to take time to be a student again and develop your skills and freshen up your teachings
- You are a current yoga student who simply loves yoga and want to deepen your understanding and steep yourself in the practice
- You want to tap into your own authentic voice as a teacher but also create social change, one pose and one breath at a time.
Here’s Some of What You’ll Learn:
- To teach yoga safely, with inspiration, and clarity
- To set the tone and environment for leading a transformative class
- To cultivate courage and authenticity as you teach
- The basic elements for teaching beginners, special populations, and restorative yoga
- Solid understanding of basic pranayama, Sanskrit, history, philosophy, and meditation, so that you may weave these subtler aspects of the practice into your teachings
- To skillfully construct a multi-level class and give modifications
- The anatomy of movement of the basic actions of the body, biomechanics, and some therapeutic assists for students with certain more common injuries
- How to empower your students
- At least 2 years of taking regular yoga classes
- A home practice
- Be committed to studying, learning, and developing the skills necessary to teach yoga
- Full attendance at each of the YTT weekends
- Participate in at least 2 public yoga classes per week - one with Suzanne
- Cultivate a home practice
- Complete all homework, assignments, and exams, and final project
- Complete required observation hours, assisting hours, practicums, and community class teaching
note: some dates could change
- October 22-24
- November 19-21
- December 10-12
- January 7-9
- February 4-6
- February 25-27
- March 18-20
- April 8-10
- May 6 - 8
Total: 19 hours per weekend = 171 Full Contact In-Person PLUS 9 Hours One-to-One coaching with one of our mentors = 180 minimum contact hours. Additional hours will be met with asynchronous online workshops and material for students to watch on their own time. per month. Students need an additional 20 non-contact hours. These will include but not be limited to: class observations (18 hours), group work, reading, projects, and assignments. Students can expect to spend more than 250+ hours on training.
- $2,995 ($2,700 after deposit)
- Early Bird 1: Save $200 Pay in full ($2,795) by July 22 ($2,500 after Deposit)
- Three payments (after deposit) of $1000 due October 10, January 7 & March 11.
- 7 Monthly payments (after deposit) of $450/each due the 10th of each month: Oct - April.
- Unlimited Members of the Center receive a 5% Discount
- Deposit $295 (Non-refundable) due with application to hold your spot
Visit our website for an application. Please note: A non-refundable deposit of $295 is due with the application. This will be returned only if not accepted into the program.
For more information and to see a list of our guest faculty and reading list, visit our website: thecenterdowntown.com.
You can also email the director: email@example.com or call 540-383-0438
Please note, a non-refundable deposit of $295 is due with the application (it can only be refunded if the student is not ready or accepted into the program.)
Once accepted, the balance is due no later than October 10 (with an early bird discount through July 23.)
Students may also choose to pay the full amount upfront.
Please visit our website for more information and to apply.