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2022 Phinney Ridge Adaptive 200-Hr Yoga Teacher Training with Christy Fisher & Julie Hsu
January 1| $2950 – $3600
Our next 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Yoga Teacher Training begins in January 2022! Offered in a convenient monthly format over 15 months, it will be held in Seattle at our beautiful Phinney Ridge Yoga Studio. Generally, we meet once per month on Saturdays, from 1:00 – 6:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons from 1 – 4:00 p.m. with two extended weekends during the training. There will also be some other elective courses to choose from to fit your interests and schedule.
The teacher training will be Facilitated by Christy Fisher with guest teacher Julie Hsu.
This Yoga Teacher Training program is for you if you:
✓ Would like to become a certified Hatha yoga teacher.
✓ Are not interested in becoming certified but simply want to deepen your practice.
✓ Would like to learn from some of Seattle’s most experienced teachers.
✓ Want to gain important skills teaching beginning and intermediate level Hatha Yoga classes, and in the Art of Adaptation – making yoga accessible to people with physical limitations or chronic health conditions.
✓ Are ready and interested to go on a life changing journey with a supportive community of like minded individuals.
✓ Would like to develop lifelong tools to lead a yogic lifestyle.
✓ Are interested in deepening self awareness, authenticity and clarity around your own life’s purpose.
In This Program We Will:
✓ Share knowledge and experience to guide safe and effective asana, pranayama, and meditation practices to beginning and intermediate level students. In the spirit of our studio’s general philosophy and approach, we will teach different methods of adapting and assisting practices to accommodate physical limitations and injuries giving you a foundation to bring yoga into diverse communities.
✓ Offer you a foundation in the history and philosophy of yoga with a focus on the view that within each of us lies intrinsic goodness and truth.
✓ Impart an ethical foundation including boundaries and tools for non-violent communication to empower students in your classes and support all relationships in your life.
✓ Provide lots of opportunities to practice teach and to receive individualized feedback and support.
✓ Through a creative, experiential and fun approach, provide a strong foundation in anatomy and physiology and their relationship to yoga practice.
✓ Upon completing the 15-month immersion along with assignments, students will have the option to register with Yoga Alliance for 200 Hour certification. This is an optional part of the program.
Teacher Training and Tuition Includes:
✓ Participation in a teacher training program with a smaller class size (maximum 20 students). Many teacher training programs accept up to 60 students! While still allowing for a great community experience, this class size not only allows us to work with you and your interests more closely but we are able to design assignments that are more interactive, relevant, and creative.
✓ All immersion weeks and weekends
✓ Elective courses on topics like The Chakras; The Upanishads; The Business of Yoga; Designing Deeper Practices for Adaptive Yoga (students can choose a minimum of 2 and up to a maximum of 4, included with the tuition).
✓ 20 classes at Phinney Ridge Yoga to either take or observe throughout the 15-month immersion. Specific assignments will be associated with these classes.
✓ 2 private consultations with Christy Fisher around areas of challenge in the training.
✓ Feedback on outside assignments (lead facilitator will attend practice teach sessions offered outside of training weekends and offer personal feedback to trainee).
To receive an application to apply for the training, please call Christy at 206-547-2172 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Phinney Ridge Yoga Teacher Training graduates say about their experience…
“When I began the 200-hour Teacher Training Program at Phinney Ridge Yoga I was transitioning out of a profession I had done for over 30 years. I was not sure how to navigate this change, but the nine-month course designed by Christy Fisher and Julie Hsu was the perfect choice and helped me grow in ways I could not have imagined before I began. The supportive structure of deep listening and emotional support I received from both the teachers and my fellow students was an evolutionary journey and continues to enrich my life and my practice to this day.” – Deborah Walker
“When I began my 200-hr teacher training at Phinney Ridge Yoga, I was unsure that I could succeed. Through the perceptive and gentle coaching of Christy Fisher and other compassionate teachers, I found a depth of inquiry, a safe space to learn and unfold, and a passion for teaching I never could have suspected. I’m so happy to be teaching adaptive Yoga grounded in that training today.” – Sara Christiann Dwyer
“Christy’s Adaptive Yoga approach has been indispensable to my teaching. My training provided me with the knowledge and confidence to offer modifications for my students with a variety of abilities and needs. Christy’s wealth of insight and experience continues to support and inspire me.” – Laura Harkewicz
“Even as an experienced yoga instructor I felt there was a depth of knowledge I could gain from taking this training with Christy. Now a couple years out I can safely say I was right! Wow! My practice and teaching have grown and I feel comfortable teaching all bodies and ages. I would not be the instructor I am today without this training.” – Jacquie Hanson
“I had been practicing yoga for a few years and had no desire to teach. But I did want to learn more about yoga, better understand and improve my practice, and perhaps learn something about myself. In the course of my 200 Hour certification Christy and her crew at Phinney Ridge Yoga exceeded my expectations. Christy and her staff are extremely knowledgeable, highly trained, conscientious, and caring of their students.” – Brian C.
About the Instructors: Christy Fisher & Julie Hsu
Christy Fisher is a certified yoga therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapy (C-IAYT), a Kripalu Yoga teacher at the professional level, and has practiced yoga for over 25 years. She is also a certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst and brings over 20 years of somatic education and yoga training to her teaching. She is passionate about making the transformational practice of yoga accessible to all abilities from athletes to people with physical limitations and chronic health conditions. Along with directing Phinney Ridge Yoga, she has taught for the National MS Society Washington State Chapter, Cancer Lifeline, and the Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Association.
Julie Hsu has pursued intensive studies in yoga since 2003 with Kripalu teacher Ken McCray and then with her current teacher Yoganand Michael Carroll. She completed 200 hour teacher training in the Pranakriya tradition with Yoganand in 2008 and her 500 hour advanced certification in 2011. She brings a passion for philosophy and history of yoga to her classes which are known in Seattle for their transformational depth. When Julie is not teaching or practicing yoga, she is enjoying soaking up every minute of her son’s childhood and serving in her other role as a veterinarian.
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