Yoga Teacher Training


Wild Spirit School of Yoga

 

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We are proud to offer a well rounded Yoga Alliance Certified, 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training.

The goal of our 200 hour training is to prepare teachers to be able to teach the foundations of a traditional hatha yoga class. The training will enrich and deepen your own personal experience of yoga, pranayama and meditation as well as help you to develop essential teaching skills.

The first half we will dedicate towards teaching the mechanics of the yoga poses as well as anatomy, physiology and kinesiology in regards to spinal alignment and core stabilization. Emphasis will be on understanding each posture and learning how to effectively cue moving into, out of and working within each asana with the breath.  In the first half of the training, we will also spend a lot of time working in practice teaching to build confidence and help you as a teacher to find your voice and your rhythm.

The second half of the training will build on the foundation of the poses we learn and teach you how to build class sequences in a vinyasa or purposefully put poses together for a common theme or class focus. Also, how to interact skillfully with students through responsive cuing, adjustments and modifications.

We will practice and learn how to teach pranayama methods for a beginner level yoga class. We will learn and practice meditation and yoga’s teachings of the mind and how it works. We will discuss and explore intuition and being receptive to your classes needs. We will work through special content such as Finding Your Voice, Energy of the body, Ayurvedic Medicine, Sanskrit: The Ancient Language of Yoga, Yoga Sutras and the Language of Hatha Yoga.


Teaching yoga is not just about the physical action and benefits of the poses. To be a good, well rounded yoga teacher it is important to continue your own personal practice. To practice the principles of yoga in your life, to sit in meditation and to most importantly practice what you preach or really another way to see it is to preach what you practice.  To sit in front of people and offer something that seems polished and untrue for you, is disconnected and uninspired. Now that is not to say that you do things perfectly in your life, or that you cannot speak to things that challenge you or that you physically cannot do. It is to offer your teaching thru the lens of your perspective and experience.

adjustmentWe highly recommend at least 1 year of a regular yoga practice as well as taking yoga classes at Wild Spirit and with Jennifer to make sure we are the right teacher training and approach for you.

The next session is forming for July 2017.

Logistics of Training…

Yoga Alliance requires 200 hours of training to be a certified and registered Yoga teacher. 185 of those hours must be direct contact hours.  In order to obtain those hours here are the options for our summer 2017 group.

Meeting Times (15 hours)

15 hours a week for 3 weeks – 2 week breaks between sessions- 4 week sessions

Intensive sessions with 2 week breaks where required assignments and some group work will be assigned on the off weeks for the non-contact hours required by yoga alliance.  These assignments will reflect the studies that have been done as well as preparation for upcoming work.

Dates

Session 1: July 7-9,  July 14-16 & July 21-23

Session 2: Aug 4-6, Aug 11-13,  &  Aug 18-20

Session 3: Sept 8-10, Sept 15-17 & Sept 22-24

Session 4: Oct 13-15, Oct 20-22 & Oct 27-29

 

During each session, we will meet on these days and times

Fridays 6:30-9:30pm (3)

Saturdays 2pm-6:30pm (4.5)

Sunday 9am-4:30pm (6.5)

Weeks where the group has more time available we can extend and adjust our hours to make adjustments to the schedule as needed. However, any adjustments to the schedule must have a 100% vote from the group.

 

Tuition

The cost for the 200 hour training is $2,500, paid in full. Payment plans and some work/study plans are available.

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4 payments of $638.75

6 payments of $433.33

Other automatic monthly payment options may be available, special circumstances can be discussed with Jennifer. Accounts must be paid in full before the end of the program and before receiving your certificate and approval through Yoga Alliance.


Testimonials

I joined the teacher training with the mistaken thought of “oh I get to learn all the cool poses”, with no intention of becoming an instructor. What I didn’t expect was to learn so much more. More about myself, my inner being, the meaning of building a group of women that truly and deeply love each other. I learned how to be raw and real, even though I always thought I was. I learned the power of mantra, energy work, meditation and that was just scratching the surface. There is no real way to describe what you experience with this teacher training. It is a gift that was placed in my lap and I am thankful for everyday that I shared at Wild Spirit School of Yoga. Jennifer is so extremely vast in her knowledge on every part of what your dive into. You can see that there is true passion in everything that she brings to the class, a love for what she does and what she knows. It’s not “just yoga school”, it’s a life changing, mind altering (in the most amazing sense), heart opening experience one could ask for. I recommend teacher training 100%, but wouldn’t recommend it from any other place than Wild Spirit School of Yoga. I now am a yoga instructor and I love it, it’s more than “just the cool poses”!  -Tessi Martinque

 

The training was a magical experience! I developed a deeper understanding of the practice, enhanced my knowledge of the history of yoga, but what I learned about myself was life changing. I have a higher connection and awareness of myself that I never imagined possible. I feel immensely connected to my body, nature and the world around me! I am forever grateful for all that I learned and experienced during my teacher training! -Barbara Diemer

 

After completing my 200 hours with Wild Spirit School of Yoga, I am confident of my ability to go out on my own and teach. Jennifer went over and beyond the required curriculum. Her love, passion and compassion shone throughout and with her leadership, we as students and teacher formed a sacred tribe whose bond of connection and support cannot be broken. We are able to move on to our next phase knowing that we have the support of each other and the support of Wild Spirit School of Yoga to help guide us and be there if and when we should ever need. -Sandy Leon

 

What an awesome experience – life changing. Jen lead us on a most amazing journey of teacher training – so thorough in covering each topic and more! I feel so prepared to get out there now and teach! WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND this is a teacher training facility! -Natalie Taylor

 

*If you would like to talk to previous graduates, I can get your contact info.Please let me know if any other questions or special circumstances arise that you have questions about. yoga@wildspirityogatx.com

Jennifer Carmack, E-RYT