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RYT-200 Daytime Yoga Teacher Training for ages 50 and up
Jan 9, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024

This RYS-200 training for 50 plus at the Heartwood Yoga Center is designed for aspiring yoga instructors who are older, with an towards teaching students in the later stage of life. This course includes all the material required for world recognized certification so our trainees can teach all ages and levels, but we emphasize the special needs and considerations of mature bodies. The daily practices lean towards softer, gentle classes appropriate for teacher trainees that do not want to stress their bodies with advanced postures, inversions or physically taxing material that they are unlikely to use when they teach their own demographic.

The program includes Chair Yoga certification (unless students wish to come back to take Aerial certification as their elective) and the focus is often on accessible yoga and gentler approaches to the physical practice. Each meeting begins with a gentle, inspirational yoga class, followed by our yoga studies that explore the 8 limbs of yoga with anatomy, alignment, posture focus, and methodology, energy studies, yoga philosophy and more. All requirements for Yoga Alliance certification are included and we provide a full 200 online course students can use to revisit the material after they graduate for ongoing support and reference as they teach. All participants should be 50 or older, or have physical considerations that make this the best training for them and their goals as a teacher.

Come prepared to have a wonderful time, get in shape (inside and out) and enjoy the inspirational and beautiful facility of Heartwood Yoga Institute.

This course meets each Tuesday from 8:30-3:00 . The weekly meeting helps everyone keep their practice progressing and makes it easy to digest the material and the weekends help us complete in a reasonable time frame (for those who travel). We also meet one weekend for Chair Yoga Certification- An alternative elective, Aerial Yoga, is also available.

To complete the 200 required hours, students must also complete an online anatomy course at their own pace.

We do not meet on Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Since there is no food plan with this training, students bring their own lunch each day.




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Jan 9, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024
8:30am - 3:30pm EDT
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