Eagle Yoga House Teacher Training 2024
Yoga Teacher Training is an amazing journey. You will find yourself with like-minded people from all walks of life, with different attitudes and beliefs, brought together by a love for yoga. There are many courses available. EYH adheres to the requirements of the Yoga Alliance. You will learn how to stand up in front of a classroom of students and deliver a yoga sequence that you have developed. You will also be trained in anatomy, teaching methods, philosophy, and the history of yoga.
We are an eleven year old studio that focuses on relationships and the community. Your Teacher Training will consist of 200 hours of training, of which, 180 hours will be face to face contact with senior instructors who care about your success. During your Teacher Training, specialists will be invited to deliver information and share different perspectives on specific modules.
What if you need extra help?
We will be available to support you if a session is missed or if you just need additional repetition. One of our lead teachers will be happy to spend extra time with you if you need more time to absorb the information.
EYH will provide a Syllabus (see below), and a 200 Hour Manual so that you can learn from the group, and also learn in your own time. The book, ‘Light on Yoga’ by BKS Iyengar, will be required and referred to often throughout the training.
Who are your lead teachers?
Susan Dusho (Lead)
I started yoga late in life, however, from my first yoga class I knew I wanted to teach and throw myself into the history and practices of yoga. I have been practicing for fifteen years and teaching for twelve. I have met several senior teachers who have been my mentors over the past decade. I learned there is so very much to this ancient practice and wanted to create a school that addresses all of the components of yoga. Eagle Yoga House created a curriculum and began teacher training in 2013. I am a certified Yoga Alliance teacher, and received my 500 hour teacher training in Denver in 2018 with Christina Sell. Since then, I have received a second three hundred hour certification and I continue to learn every day. I have over 12,000 hours of teaching since I opened Eagle Yoga House.
From a very young age, fitness has been a part of my life. My family owned a local gym growing up and I’ve been into health and fitness ever since. My experience and certifications in fitness and health span across many different formats/genres; macros coaching, nutrition, cycling, bootcamp, barre, personal training, yoga, and more! I have been teaching yoga, in particular, for over a decade. In all my classes and training I lead, I want my students to find something within them that empowers them. My hope is to always be a vessel that will guide my students down a path to becoming their most genuine, best self. Teacher training allows me the opportunity to light the fire in future teachers and instill in them a desire to also be a vessel for their students. Yoga is life changing and I feel immensely blessed to be at Eagle Yoga House!
I began my journey into Teacher Training at Eagle Yoga House in 2018, led by Susan Dusho, with an emphasis on Ashtanga and other Asana techniques. Since then I have been certified in Hot Vinyasa, Rocket Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Myofascial Release. I am currently working towards my 500 hour certification with Carmen Aguilar. The biggest takeaway for those interested in Eagle Yoga House Teacher Training is that Susan allows her instructors the freedom to teach their unique style ,using the foundational asanas and sequencing they learn through her guided 300 hour Teacher Trainings.
How many people will be in the course?
There is so much information to digest in a yoga teacher training. All of the lead teachers are dedicated to having a good working relationship with each student. The class size will be small and intimate so all students can be seen and heard.
Can a beginner do yoga Teacher Training?
Yes. We believe all people benefit from yoga. During the Teacher Training, students will master the knowledge, and develop enough confidence to deliver a basic yoga class. This includes techniques, proper alignment, and awareness.
Do I need to be able to do all yoga poses?
No! No one can do all the poses. No one has the perfect body dimensions and other factors needed to do every pose. In this teacher training, we will focus on the health benefits, proper alignment, and modifications to enable all students to practice yoga.
How much teaching practice will I do?
There is a great deal to learn. Ultimately, the goal is to find your voice. Practicing teaching in front of your fellow students can help reduce the stress of public speaking and create a teaching style that is your own. The only way to do this is practice. A clear and strong personal practice is the foundation or great teaching. Your best teaching will come from the things you have worked hard at. Your independent development outside of the classroom will be supported as much as your time in class with others.
How long is this Teacher Training?
The Teacher Training runs for 8 months. We will meet one or two weekends a month (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from 9:00-5:00 for 8 consecutive months. We know you all have busy lives and that this training is a large commitment. By meeting once a month, students have the time to process the information, study, and allow for the training to work alongside you in your everyday lives
The Teacher Training is $2,850.00. We ask for a $500.00 payment to reserve your spot. Half of the full amount needs to be provided by the December module. However, we believe everyone who has the desire should be given the opportunity to teach, and we will work with you if additional payment arrangements are needed.