200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training: Self-Paced

Mentor style teacher training recreates the traditional yoga model based on a strong and trusted relationship between student and teacher.

Perfect for those who need a flexible training schedule.
Self-Discipline and motivation are requirements for this program.

In ancient times the bond between a teacher and student was considered sacred. When a teacher would take a student under their wing they became responsible for their spiritual development – it was not about learning yoga poses. Of course, we have moved far away from that tradition. Group trainings with specific required hours have become the norm. While there is still often a focus on philosophy, actual character development has fallen to the wayside. 
The teacher’s seat holds a lot of responsibility. Not only should a teacher be knowledgable in anatomy, philosophy and teaching technique, a teacher needs to know and understand himself/herself/themself deeply. 

Leading many group and one-on-one trainings over the years has reinforced my belief in the old school way of yoga study.  

The study of yoga should include a daily yoga practice on the mat and committed study to yoga philosophy toward self-knowledge and betterment – all supported by a mentor who will challenge you to work hard and be your best self.
When a student commits to a regular practice and honest self-study, the teacher inside will naturally develop. It is less about memorization and reading from a script. It simply becomes sharing what you know from your own personal experience and practice – you drop the brain and teach more from your heart. 

My mentor style yoga teacher training recreates this traditional yoga model. 

While specific topics and study are required, this study program is designed to be as individualized as needed. You determine your pace and a schedule that is convenient. 
As your mentor, I will adjust your study to your needs based on your strengths and weaknesses demonstrated throughout the process. 

The program is broken down into 12 Modules. Along with an introductory meeting, 11 other meetings will be scheduled upon completion of all assignments of that specific module. Meetings can be done in the studio or via Zoom. Typically they will run between 1-2 hours. Everyone is different, so the time between each meeting can run anywhere from no shorter than two weeks to no longer than one month. There will be continued communication via email between meetings.

Having a regular daily practice is mandatory to transition from student to teacher. Therefore, based on my years of experience teaching and training others to teach, the main component of this program is a committed mat practice. You will also be required to participate in a total of 50 yoga classes. 25 classes should be in person at the studio or a Zoom live stream class. The remaining classes will be from prerecorded classes uploaded to a private group on Vimeo.com. Along with the guided practices, you will be required to practice on your own the power yoga sequence you are learning to teach. Every yoga teacher should have their own personal practice. This does not mean being led in a class, it means at home, on your mat, with only yourself guiding your practice. 

Practice teaching can be done in two ways. You can submit video recordings of yourself practice teaching to a student. While a large group is not required, please be sure to have access to at least one person willing to be your “practice student”.  Sometimes an LKPY instructor is available to be the “student”. When this can be arranged, practice teaching time can be done live at the studio with Lyn. Either way, you will receive feedback to support your skills and growth as a teacher.

A unlimited class pass – for studio and live stream – is included with your training. You will have unlimited access to the Vimeo group class recordings, as well. Your class pass expires when your training is complete, or in 12 months, whichever comes sooner.

Upon completion of all contact and non-contact hours, you will receive a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from Lyn Kehoe Power Yoga and be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.

Please see below for detailed information about the curriculum and requirements.

$3500 + CT State Sales Tax ($222.25)

A $50 non-refundable application fee is required. Upon acceptance of application a $300 deposit is required within 48 hours. If you choose to pay in full at this time, you will receive a $250 discount. ($3250 + $206.38 CT State Sales Tax)
Otherwise the balance will be due 10 days before your first training session.
Upon acceptance of application, you will receive an invoice with the total amount due, including CT state sales tax. All payments are processed through our Venmo business account – you will be able to link directly from the application page.
Email your competed application to: lyn@lynkehoepoweryoga.com
You also have the option of dropping off your application and paying with cash/check.
Please make checks payable to: Lyn Gerfin

Apply HERE

Program Outline:

Techniques & Methodology
-yoga practices led by Lyn and the LKPY Team
-alignment of primary power yoga asanas
-how to “read” a pose, modifications of poses
-sequencing principles, learn a standard power yoga sequence
-alignment principles, cuing techniques, how to work the room
-techniques to teach an all levels class, teaching strategies, how to take the student beyond the physical
-create a professional bio and mission statement
-a Dropbox account is required to receive shared videos
Anatomy & Physiology
-online anatomy course with David Keil
-how to work with injuries, online workshop with David Keil (this is part of the final test)
Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics
-philosophy of power yoga- why power yoga, what it means to be a teacher, power yoga teaching philosophy
-the Yamas and Niyamas- the ethical principles and practices of yoga, applying them to real life and on the mat, understanding the direct correlation between mat practice and life practice
-theming the Yamas and Niyamas, how to write a theme and incorporate it into a power yoga class
-practice teaching, you will be required to submit video recordings of yourself teaching at least one student
-participation in studio and live stream LKPY yoga classes (total of 25)
-a regular home practice, which includes practice of the sequence you will be learning and access to prerecorded classes (total of 25)
Final Testing
-written testing: include essays and questions based on assigned reading, as well as, material covered during training sessions, viewing and written assignment for David Keil’s Working with Injuries online workshop
-practical testing: submission of a video recording teaching the entire power yoga sequence (when available a live community class at the studio or live stream via Zoom with be scheduled instead)

Program Requirements:
~12 in person or Zoom training sessions/meetings
~participation in 25 live stream or in studio classes
~completion of 25 prerecorded/home practices class practices
~completion of David Keil’s online yoga anatomy course
~all other program requirements that include reading, written assignments and video submissions of practice teaching
~completion of a final written test and a final practical test

Included in the cost:
~training manual
~David Keil’s online yoga anatomy course
~an unlimited class pass to studio and/or live stream classes for up to 12 months
~access to a private group on Vimeo.com with a section of prerecorded LKPY classes for 12 months or when training is completed, whichever comes first
~David Keil’s Working with Injuries online videos
~12 training sessions in person or via Zoom, unlimited email support between sessions

Book List (not included in the cost):
~The Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele
~The Path of the Yoga Sutras by Nicolai Bachman
~Theme Weaver by Michelle Berman Marchildon
~Functional Anatomy of Yoga by David Keil
~How Yoga Works by Geshe Michael Roach

Attendance Policy and Program Requirements:

You have 12 months from your first training session to complete all program requirements. First training session must be scheduled within 30 days of receiving your full payment.

If you have a medical circumstance or other extraordinary circumstances that would require a leave of absence, you will be able to put your training on hold. A doctor’s note stating reason for absence and estimated time of absence is required. You must restart your training within 12 months.

Tuition and Refund Policy:

A $50 non-refundable fee is due with your application. Upon acceptance, a non-refundable deposit of $300 is due within two days in order to hold your spot. Full payment is due 10 days before the first training session. Price does not include the mandatory 6.35% CT state sales tax.

Absolutely no refunds after the first training session. If you cancel your registration at least 10 days before the first scheduled session, you will be refunded your payment minus the $50 application fee and $300 non-refundable deposit. Any classes you participated in using your unlimited pass will also be deducted from your balance.