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Women’s 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training
Mar 1, 2019| $3050 – $3250
What we learn to teach, we integrate.
It is as simple as that. When you know you will be responsible for sharing something with another human being – you automatically take it to heart in a different way. Whether you take the training for personal development or with the intention to begin teaching yoga we encourage our trainees to begin to SEE through the eyes of a teacher. The PATH of Teaching is a PATH of integration: making something a living wisdom which can then be shared and passed on.
Passing on the living wisdom of Yoga is the purpose of our 200 hr DEVOTED YOGI Teacher Training.
GIVING you the TOOLS to teach/practice vibrantly, progressively and with confidence is our commitment to you.
We are dedicated to bringing you the finest Art, Science and Tradition Yoga has to offer. The Parampara (teacher to student unbroken lineage) is something we are deeply devoted to and take quite seriously here at our Island Yoga Shala (school).
Heart of the Program:
What you can expect from a 200 hr yoga teacher training at devoted yogi
- All Star team of faculty with skill diversity, each with over 15 years of dedicated yoga practice and/or experience leading advanced trainings.
- Lots of ‘Functional Anatomy’ in asana combined with learning to read bodies energetically.
- Joyful community with a soft approach to deep inner work.
- Yoga Philosophy straight from the Vedas and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
- Strong sequencing practice for varied level classes and flow creation
- Overview of alignment for basic warming, apex and closing postures.
- Training in voice, cueing and demonstration.
- Subtle body anatomy and experiential learning.
- Pranayama and Meditation.
- Adjustments, Modifications and use of touch in yoga.
- Yin Yoga and 5 Element Theory Training
Spring 2018 YTT Dates
- March 1-3
- March 8-10
- March 15-17
- March 22-24
- Off spring break week
- April 6-7 *Off Friday Spring Break
- April 12-14
- April 19-20 *Off Sun Easter
- April 26-28
- May 3-5
- May 10-12
- May 17-19
-Fridays 5:30 – 9 pm
-Saturdays 9:30 – 6:30 pm
-Sundays 12:30 – 6:30 pm
-Cost of FULL PROGRAM: $3250
-Early Bird: $3050 before Feb. 1st, 2019
Interested in what students are saying…?
“This training EXCEEDED my expectations 100%. I never would have guessed I would make the sort of connections I did with every single woman and within myself. There was so much more knowledge offered aside from the physical practice (which was strong in and of itself) – it was exactly the training I was looking for. I came all the way from Minnesota – and it was well worth the investment ” Alexis Dubovich, Graduate Fall 2018
“Jenna! This Program! … your approach, the environment for learning and the quality of instructors you brought to the program all took me into new realms of understanding and connecting with my physical practice, mental state and spiritual self. My big take ways: Self-awareness, self-enlightenment, self-critique. I can do things, I didn’t know I could do – with much wider implications:-) The program helped me realize I had to let the rusty water flow out of the tap before I could reach the clear thinking and True Joy in Asana”.Loraine Palmer, Graduate 2018
“The YTT gave me the tools necessary to make my own work creative and genuine. It’s impossible to name everything this training taught me, but to name a few: I learned breath and thought are inextricably connected. I learned how to replace old thought patterns with healthier, more productive ones for positive change. I learned that remaining curious opens the flood gates to creativity. The teacher training with Jenna was a cocoon of nourishment and growth; its effects have been omnipresent.” Carly Trombley, Family Therapy Major and Yoga Teacher Graduate of 2016 200 hr YTT
Free Info Session is JANUARY 19th 11:30-1pm
BONUS: Saturday Morning 9:30 – 11 am Class is FREE to all Women Registered in the Info Session.
This 60-90 Minute Info Session gives prospective and newly registered 200 hr YTT students a chance to meet and greet past participants, view the full syllabus and meet lead teacher Jenna McDonald in person.
It is educational as much as it is informative and students will get a great intro to HOW YOGA REALLY WORKS in this session.
Kombucha served and Q/A welcome!!!
About the instructors:
STACY HEMINGWAY, 500 HR E-RYT
principles of alignment in hands, feet and inversions
Stacy is steeped in years of both teaching and maintaining an advanced personal practice. Her passion is alignment and inversions. She is here to support all our trainees to develop a practice with good form and proper strength. Stacy trained for years in Anusara Yoga before it changed forms and brings her sweet functional cues together with intentional sequencing to craft meaningful and pragmatic classes. 3 Words to Describe Stacy’s Teaching: Clear. Functional. Fun!
JENNA MCDONALD, 200 HR E-RYT
asana, art of teaching & philosophy
Emily and Jenna have collaborated in business and life for over 10 years, both in yoga and as wilderness guides and outdoor educators. They share a drive for a healthy competitive excellence in their fields and are trained to read bodies and community dynamics. Emily is currently a 500 hr certified yoga teacher teaching in Basel, Switzerland where she helps teach in teacher trainings and advanced programs for B Yoga Basel. Emily has a gorgeous and integrated practice that inspires and elevates her students. 3 words to Describe Emily’s Teachings: Compassionate. Intelligent. Lighthearted.
SARAH KRUSE, Ayurvedic practitioner and LMP
self-care for yoga teachers and ahimsa lifestyle
Sarah is the Owner and Director of Embrace Ayurveda in Seattle, Wa. As graduate of The Ayurvedic Institute of New Mexico where she mentored under Dr. Vasant Lad. She has traveled to and from India and Kaui’i for many years studying with various Ayurvedic Doctors and Practitioners to refine and LIVE her practice. We are happy to welcome her back for the 200 hr training. 3 words to Describe Sarah’s Teaching: Thoughtful. Nourishing. Sublime.
KIMBERLEY LAFFERTY, MA in human development
yoga sutras & ethics for yoga teachers
Kimberley is a researcher, storyteller, mother and wife. Kim holds degrees in: English Lit, Human Development and Eastern Psychology. She spent two decades as a student and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, Himalayan yoga tantra and western integral theory. She founded and directed a non-profit adult education company that certifies hundreds of yoga teachers around the world. Kimberley spent over three cumulative years in solitary retreat, graduated from a twelve year advanced degree study program with the Asian Classics Institute, and eventually became one of the first American female lineage Lamas to teach Vajrayana Buddhism. Kimberley then completed her western education in human development to bring global balance to her education. She now follows a call that includes a child, a book, and a country island in the Pacific Northwest. 3 words to describe Kim’s Teaching: Truthful. Integral. Compassionate.
Devoted Yogi, Jenna McDonald, Kimberley Lafferty, Sarah Kruse, Stacy Hemingway, Women's 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training