~POWER VINYASA YOGA CERTIFICATION PROGRAM~
A Yoga Alliance Registered Program
Weekend Program/January – June 2018
This is an Immersion style program.
Created for those interested in becoming a certified yoga teacher,
teachers interested in continuing their education with advanced training
or students hoping to deepen their practice.
In today’s world, we have become accustomed to instant gratification. Lyn believes that just like our yoga practice, training to become a yoga teacher is not something that can or should be rushed. This program is designed with that in mind by allowing you to immerse yourself deeply in the practice. Not only learning to lead a sequence and understand yoga philosophy, but also discovering what connects you to the practice on your mat and off.
Request an application: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Register, Pay Deposit or Balance
Next Weekend Training:
January – June 2018
Saturdays, 8:30am – 5:00pm
February 10, 24
March 10, 24
April 7, 21
May 5, 19
Typical Daily Schedule For All Schedules
Yoga Practice, Philosophy Discussion, Teaching Techniques and Methodology Lecture and Discussion, Review of Previous Weeks Asana Clinic, Asana Clinic, Practice Teaching
A $300 deposit is due with your application. Balance is due by January 1.
$3000 + CT sales tax
Certification requires full participation. Attendance is mandatory for all training sessions. All written assignments and tests must be completed. You will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.
Teacher Immersion Level:
$2000 + CT sales tax
What is Power Yoga? This is good for those already certified and looking to expand their knowledge and training. Learn what it means when we say Power Yoga and how to incorporate it into your teaching. Attendance is mandatory for all training sessions. All written assignments and tests must be completed. You will be eligible for continuing education credits – 30 CEUs to complete the Yoga Alliance renewal requirements.
Student Immersion Level:
$1000 + CT sales tax
Are you interested in deepening your yoga practice, on the mat and off? This level is perfect for those who might not be interested in teaching but would like to delve deeper into their yoga practice. You will not be eligible for certification – though you can upgrade during the program if you change your mind! Full participation is encouraged, but you are free to choose which sessions you attend or not. You will not be required to complete any written or practical tests. But I do encourage you to attend all the weekends and complete all the reading assignments to get the most out of the immersion as well as being able to contribute to the discussion.
Both Teacher Immersion and Student Immersion level can be upgraded to Certification Level. Please speak to Lyn for the deadline to make this change.
A class pass is not included with the registration fee. You may purchase an unlimited class pass for use during the training for $350. Class attendance between training weekends is required. If you are traveling to attend the weekend sessions, class participation at a studio of your choice can be approved.
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Techniques & Methodology
-Tenets of Teaching-Technique, Timing, Tone, inTention and Truth
-90 minute practices led by Lyn
-alignment of primary power yoga asanas
-how to “read” a pose, modifications, introduction to safe and effective hands-on adjustments
-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
-applying the Yamas and Niyamas in class, theming, understanding the direct correlation between mat practice and life practice
-the business of yoga- creating a professional bio and mission statement, promotion and marketing on social media (a Facebook account is required for the training)
Anatomy & Physiology
-Leslie Kaminoff’s online anatomy course*
-common muscular imbalances and injuries
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
-ethics for teachers and business
-living your yoga off the mat
-learn to give and receive feedback
-a regular home practice between training sessions of the power yoga sequence
Either a practical test will be given during the last training weekend or a community class will be scheduled, which will include leading a class and hands-on assists. Written tests include those for anatomy and assigned reading, as well as essays on covered material.
Program Reading Material:
You will be required to purchase the following books (tentative list, final list will be emailed to you before the start of training), cost is not included in the program fee. You will be given a training manual at the first session.
-Journey into Power by Baron Baptiste
-The Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele
-Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews (Second Edition)
-Theme Weaver by Michelle Berman Marchildon
-How Yoga Works by Geshe Michael Roach
-The Path of the Yoga Sutras by Nicolai Bachman
-Yoga Adjustments by Mark Stephens
About The Program:
With 20 years teaching experience and 8 years training teachers, Lyn is recognized as a leader in the area for her teacher training program. If you practice at local yoga studios, there is a good chance you have been instructed by one of Lyn’s students. With a reputation for helping teachers to find their authentic voice, you will leave training with the tools and ability to guide a class with skill, leadership and knowledge. This program prepares you to lead an all levels yoga class – beginners to experienced students.
You will learn to weave a perfect blend of technical knowledge and philosophy that speaks directly to the students, while still keeping the pace of the class. Often there is a disconnect with our practice on the mat and how it translates to helping us off the mat – through the study of the Yamas and Niyamas you will not only awaken the connection for yourself but guide your students towards connection as well. Emphasis will be on how to apply yoga philosophy and principles not only in teaching, but also in everyday living.
Learn to take control and command a class as you encourage students to be guided by their intuition – Buddhi – and work intelligently on their mats.
A minimum of 12 months yoga practice experience is recommended. However, trainees are not required to perform advanced asanas. This program is for anyone interested in deepening their understanding of yoga.
Be prepared to commit and work hard during training sessions. But also plan to spend time outside of the classroom practicing, reviewing training lessons and completing non-contact hour assignments.
Teaching yoga is not something you “do”, but something you “live”. This program allows you to completely immerse yourself in the process. Finish the program with the ability to teach yoga, not just instruct.
Online Anatomy Course:
For the anatomy component of your training, I’m partnering with world-renowned Yoga Educators & best-selling authors of Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews.
Using what they’ve learned in their combined 50-years of experience training yoga teachers, they’ve created a unique online course that’s exclusively available through Teacher Training programs: YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals.
This is not your average anatomy training.
Don’t expect hours of “which bone is which” that make you feel like you’re back in high school science classes…
Leslie & Amy spend time on the things that matter most to a yoga teacher and skip the memorization.
They’ll help you establish a broad base of knowledge by sharing examples, analogies, stories, and guiding you through physical experiments that make the material helpful and applicable to teaching yoga to students.
Leslie & Amy will also share their own favorite teaching strategies like…
* How to make poses accessible for any student
* What to do when students have an injury and still want to practice
* Simple cues that help every student find success on the mat
Leslie and Amy’s unique blend of humor and expertise make them the absolute best team to guide you through this phase of your journey.
Here’s a preview:
Unit 1 – Building Blocks: Sthira & Sukha / Connective Tissue / Bones / Muscles
Unit 2 – Breath: Prana & Apana / Diaphragm / Ujjayi / Bhandas
Unit 3 – Muscle Physiology: Strength / Flexibility / Movement / Joints
Unit 4 – The Spine: Curves / Disks / Backpain
Unit 5 – The Lower Limbs: Foot / Knee / Hips / Pelvis / Walking / Alignment in Standing Postures
Unit 6 – The Upper Limbs: Hands & Wrists / Forearm / Elbow / Shoulder / Alignment in Inversions
“Application Units: Anatomy in Asana”
Unit 7 – Anatomy in Asana and Asana Philosophy: Introduction to working with Asana / “Benefits” of a Pose / Asana Analysis / Begin Standing Poses
Unit 8 – Anatomy in Asana and Pain & Sensation: A Body-Mind Perspective on how to work with pain / Complete Standing Postures / Begin Seated Postures
Unit 9 – Anatomy in Asana and Vinyasa: Breath + Movement / Continue Seated Postures / Move to other Floor Postures
Unit 10 – Anatomy in Asana and Arm Supports: Arm Support Poses / Final Words of Advice for a budding teacher from Amy & Leslie
“….I am grateful to Lyn for her outstanding YTT Program I had just completed. Not only did I obtain the technical knowledge needed to teach which included a greater understanding of the asanas and the principles of alignment, I was also able to find my voice and teach with great confidence. The degree of practice teaching time and constructive feedback from Lyn and her staff were a tremendous benefit in guiding me through this process. I finished this training program well prepared and incredibly inspired to teach effectively to a diverse body of students. What an awesome experience it has been. Thank you!” J.O.
“…Lyn is exceptional and devoted to her practice and philosophy.” L.G.
“I can’t tell you how proud I am to say that I trained under you..I have found that so many studios do whatever they can to bring in more revenue, and I so respect you sticking to your beliefs.” J.C.
“…I went into the city last week thinking I would take some fantastic yoga classes. Came home realizing that the best one is in my own backyard! Thanks for being such a great teacher!!” K.W.