200 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
~ Begin your journey ~
This teacher training gives you an in depth anatomy background, something Gwen thinks is lacking in the yoga world. She brings her deep knowledge and understanding to the human form to her teachings, making it easier and relevant to successful and injury free yoga. Her fun approach and easy to grasp concepts makes this training a must do even for the already trained yoga veteran.
The time frame of completion is estimated at a year, but not guaranteed as a hard timeline. Students will not graduate before a full grasp of curriculum is proven and all assignments completed to the highest quality and integrity. Completion of the course does NOT guarantee certification. Assigning certification is at the full discretion of the schools teachers.
A healthy sound body, mind, spirit, and thirst to learn, participate, and inspire.
200+ contact and non-contact hours
CPR training (to be obtained on own time)
Weekly yoga experience and meditation journal
One additional yoga retreat (e-ryt approved)
10 observations with written comments
Final filmed class
Study of over 60 classic yoga postures including:
- Standing postures
- Sitting postures
- Lateral extension or twists
- Series: Sun Salutation A, Sun Salutation B, Salutation to the Moon, Salutations to the Earth
Students will be responsible for ½ hour of reading per week (20 hours) Readings given will correspond to posture studied in the concurrent week. Also, the student will be required to attend 2 classes per week at a minimum of one hour each (80 hours) one class must be with Gwen per week, a log kept of all outside classes taken.
Anatomy and Physiology
- Human physical anatomy
- Physiology (6 systems emphasized, and their relationship to the corresponding chakra)
- Energy Anatomy such as nadis and chakras
Students will design classes and teach them for each system and chakra.
- Practice teaching and receiving feedback
- Observing others teaching and giving feedback
- Assisting students while someone else is teaching
- Final teaching project to obtain certification
Students will construct a filmed class incorporating cumulative knowledge gained. The class will be critiqued by Gwen and reviewed in order to receive their certification. Participation in this course does not guarantee certification.
- Principles of demonstration
- Assisting and correction
- Qualities of a teacher
- Business practices
Students will study transcripts of Iyengar classes.
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyles & Ethics
- Study of Yoga philosophy
- Yoga lifestyles
- Ethics for teachers
- Code of conduct for teachers
- Joining alliances
Weekly yoga experience and meditation journal: This log is used to track:
- yoga classes
- non-contact hours of training
Journal is to be kept between teacher trainers and the individual student, for brief advice and discussions, and to help keep track required non-contact hours. It will be kept up to date to hand in at any given time.
Meditation journal is a personal journal for student to write and experience meditation during learning journey and process.
- CPR training
Students must find and attend training on their own time/expense, and show proof of CPR training upon graduation of program. It is also recommended that students consider First Aid training as well.
- Outside yoga retreat or conference -
This is to be completed within the year and a half program time. The retreat will be approved by Laws of Yoga, Yoga School and a brief review of comments will be handed in, as well as a curriculum studied.
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