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[Live Streamed] Seattle Yoga Arts 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Sep 30, 2022| $3,825
Seattle Yoga Arts’ 200-hour Teacher Training Certification is a 9-month course of study consisting of one weekend and one Wednesday evening per month, September 30, 2022 – June 2023.
The impulse to take the seat of the teacher arises from the passion and blessings of your own practice, which create a heartfelt desire to offer the gifts of yoga to others. You become an excellent teacher when you bring head and heart, intelligence and passion together into your own individual form of teaching. This teacher training will first support you in establishing daily life practices that sustain and nourish a yogic lifestyle. We will then guide you in accessing your own creativity and brilliance and offer you tools to become the best yoga teacher you can be. We will also take you on a grand tour of the yoga tradition, its philosophy, insights, and texts. And for the 21st century yoga teacher we include an examination of yoga for social justice, inclusion and equity. We will offer you the very best of our many combined years of teaching and teacher training, so that you will leave this program prepared and inspired to teach effective, contextualized yoga to a diverse body of students. This training will earn you eligibility for certification through Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level.
Students should be prepared to practice some asana along with receiving info on the training and will receive a free class for attending the training. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Why Study with Us?
Seattle Yoga Arts is renowned as a studio of depth and excellence in teaching. Since we began our Teacher Training program in 1998, we have trained some of the most beloved teachers in Seattle and beyond. We have had the time and experience to refine our program, and we continually refresh our training with current and vital concepts that enhance your potency as a yogi and as a teacher.
Our core faculty members were trained in Anusara yoga and understand that method deeply. We also honor and source the best from the fields of kinesiology, neuroscience, Ayurveda, therapeutics, etc. We have a commitment to including the stream of Tantric teaching in our philosophy, while also continually revisiting the root texts of the yoga tradition.
We believe that being a yoga teacher is an honor, a privilege and a never-ending path of growth and service. We have seen over and over that yoga changes lives and know that being part of that evolution is sacred.
200-hour Teacher Training Curriculum
Establish the Daily Habits of a Yogi
✓ Establish a daily meditation practice: sourcing the great well
✓ Create a steady home asana practice
✓ Refine your poses: personal guidance on your practice
✓ Contemplate: source great teachings and your own insight for life wisdom
✓ Explore introductions to pranayama and Ayurveda
Foundations of the Yogic Path
✓ Two great texts of yoga: The Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
✓ History of yoga, where the poses come from, the evolution of yoga in the West
✓ Introduction to Sanskrit
Dwell in the Body Vessel
✓ Fundamental anatomy
✓ Cultivate receptivity as a student and a teacher
✓ Embody and teach the elements of earth, water, fire, air, spirit
✓ Access your own creative fire
✓ What to practice, and when: Teach for different times, seasons, life transitions
Subtle Body Knowledge
✓ Introduction to the chakras – the seven energy centers as a model for awakening
✓ Layers of being: the koshas
✓ Rivers of life: nadis and kundalini
Take the Seat of Teaching
✓ Learn a refined, logical system of body alignment for asana and teaching
✓ How to teach all categories of poses safely and effectively: standing poses, backbends, forward bends, twists, inversions, restoratives
✓ The art of verbal and manual adjustments
✓ Peer teaching with feedback
✓ Build a wave: the craft of sequencing
✓ Observation and seeing beauty in the student
✓ Teach with a theme: how to teach a meaningful, contextualized yoga class
✓ The Ethics of the Student/Teacher Relationship
✓ The Business of Yoga
✓ Teaching Private Sessions
✓ Find your inspiration
✓ Clarify your unique contribution
✓ Study and practice groups
✓ Keep a sadhana (practice) and insight journal
✓ At least one year taking weekly (or so) public yoga classes
✓ At least two (2) classes at Seattle Yoga Arts
✓ A burning desire to learn more about yoga
✓ Support network of family and friends for the duration of your training
✓ Clarity about your schedule, capacities, and other commitments so that you are sure you can make space for this training in your life
Dates & Times:
This program consists of nine weekends sessions of 13.25 hours each, and twenty-seven 2-hour Wednesday evening remote sessions (via Zoom) beginning in September 30, 2022 and ending in June 2023. There are study group gatherings and homework outside of class time. Students are required to attend 6 classes at SYA; during the second half of the training students must observe 6 classes at SYA and attend 3 classes at other studios. Plan on about six to ten hours of additional classwork a month.
2022-2023 Weekend Dates:
September 30-October 2
March 31-April 2
May 5-7 June 2-4
Fridays: 1:30 – 6:30pm
Saturdays: 1:30 – 6:30pm
Sundays: 1:00 – 4:15pm
Each day includes breaks for walks and food!
Wednesdays: 6:00-8:00pm (Zoom)
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 26, 30
December 7, 14
January 11, 18, 25
February 8, 15, 22
March 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5, 12, 19, 26
May 10, 17, 24
About the lead instructors: Claudette Evans & Ellie Rose & Christina Sell
What to expect in Claudette’s classes: Claudette has a genuine passion for meeting students where they are, helping guide them toward an experience of greater strength and freedom, while allowing them to discover the wisdom that lies within their own bodies. You’ll find Claudette’s classes infused with her warm, integrative, and creative spirit, along with explorations in mantra and vibration. Her enthusiasm and curiosity are catching, and it’s clear that her teaching draws on her own love of physicality and mental engagement. Through a deft weaving of precise alignment, thoughtful insight, and a great sense of humor, Claudette’s classes create space for self-expression, clarity of focus, and the sheer joy of movement.
Main Influences/Styles/Traditions: Anusara, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Sanskrit. She also has been strongly influenced by Douglas Brooks, Christopher Hareesh Wallis, Christina Sell, Sianna Sherman, Amy Ippoliti, Ross Rayburn, Jason Crandell, and Meghan Currie.
Ellen, MFA, E-RYT 500 has been delving into the practices and teachings of yoga for over 30 years. A professional teaching-artist she is currently an Associate Professor at Cornish College of the Arts where she teaches Physical Technique in the theater department and yoga to all departments. She is also a founding member of Operating Theater Company which opens its rehearsals and process to the student actors at Cornish integrating professional practices into the academic setting. She has been blessed on her yogic journey to study with many wonderful teachers including Gary Kraftsow, Robin Rothenberg, Kathleen Hunt, Denise Benetiz, Sonya Nelson and Martin Kirk. In 2015, to deepen her understanding of the sister sciences of yoga, she completed a 500 hour Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor Certification with Kerala Ayurveda Academy and is available for yoga therapy and private wellness counseling using the tools of Ayurveda. Ellen integrates the practice of mindfulness into her classes to calm the mind and allow a deep and direct experience of the present moment. With a deep bow of gratitude for the many gifts yoga continues to bring to her experience of life, Ellen offers her teaching from a place of compassion and playfulness desiring that all beings everywhere be happy and free. Website: ayurbody.com.
(MA, E-RYT 500, YACEP®) has been practicing yoga since 1991 and teaching since 1998. She is a certified Anusara® yoga teacher and author of Yoga from the Inside Out: Making Peace with Your Body through Yoga, My Body is a Temple: Yoga as a Path to Wholeness and Freedom, and A Deeper Yoga: Beyond Image to Wholeness and Freedom.
Known for her precise teaching style and down-to-earth approach to spirituality, Christina loves helping people of all sizes, shapes and abilities find an authentic relationship to yoga. Christina lives in Bellingham, Washington with her husband, two affectionate cats, and the world’s best dog, Locket.