Do you want to deepen your own yoga practice? Would you like to share the gift of yoga with others? The Benicia Yoga House 200-hour Teacher Training program is a certification program carefully designed for serious students of yoga who want to deepen their practice as well as for those students who wish to become teachers themselves. Topics include proper alignment, assisting, sequencing, philosophy, anatomy, prenatal yoga and restorative yoga. The Benicia Yoga House is a member of the Yoga Alliance, is recognized as a 200-hour Yoga Alliance school, so your certificate will be recognized all over the world. Once you graduate from our program you will be eligible to join the Yoga Alliance at the 200-RYT level.
free access to all yoga classes during the duration of your program guided practice includes alignment-based vinyasa yoga classes, pranayama, and meditation. understand how yoga creates well-being, health and higher consciousness. experience how asana (poses), pranayama (breath control), and meditation deliver these benefits. anatomy:
learn human anatomy, bio-mechanics, and optimal alignment for yoga asana. philosophy/history:
explore the 8 limbs of yoga learn how to teach in english & sanskrit explore the chakra system discuss the Yoga Sutras. how yoga has evolved in the West teaching, techniques, principles:
receive the technical acumen to lead successful, intelligent, all-levels yoga classes. the art of teaching & methodology:
learn teaching skills which include sequencing, creating relevant themes and intentions, hands-on and verbal adjustments, conscious use of language, voice projection, time management, prenatal modifications, and teaching beginners. gain confidence and effectiveness as a teacher and student of yoga. business of yoga:
learn how and why business and yoga are related, and how to cultivate a livelihood that is meaningful and ethical. gain insights on creating a successful yoga career and starting your own teaching practice from studio owners and established teachers. Schedule September 18-January 31st 2015
Meets every Tuesday evening 7:30-10:30pm (practice & technique) Meets every other Friday evening 8:30-10:30pm (lecture & discussion) Meets every other weekend Saturday & Sunday 12:30pm-7:00pm (practice, asana lab, anatomy, philosophy, technique, teaching)
Dates on the Schedule: September 18, 19, 22, 25, 29 October 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 23, 24, 25, 27 November 3, 6, 7, 8, 17, 20, 21, 22 December 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 15, 18, 19, 20 January 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 19, 22, 23, 24, 26, 31
Tiana Duvauchelle, lead instructor, RYT-500
Jaunie Federowicz, instructor, E-RYT 200, IAYT
Julie Wieland, instructor, RYT Guest teachers to be announced
No formal experience is required to enroll in The Benicia Yoga House Teacher Training program. However, we do recommend that you have had at least one year of regular practice prior to the start of the course. Participating in this training will be a profound experience, taking you to places in your body and mind that you never thought possible.
A flexible body free of injuries is NOT a requirement for this training. In fact, WE ENCOURAGE people with all body types and those with physical challenges to consider this program. At its heart, yoga is a practice of meeting the body where it is, and then working with the body to slowly and respectfully move deeper. The struggles and challenges you will face through the course of this training will only make you a better teacher. If you are waiting for the day when you can finally get your foot behind your head, to become a teacher or commit to take your practice to the next level, you may be denying yourself the opportunity of a lifetime.
In order to graduate from this program you will need near perfect attendance—missing no more than 24-hours and making up any missed classes with teacher-approved assignments. You will also need to practice minimum of 50-hours, complete all assignments and have a current CPR/First Aid certification on the day of graduation.
Tuition $2450 paid in full by June 18th 2015 $2650 paid in full by July 18th 2015 $2750 paid in full by September 1st 2015
You may reserve your space by paying a non-refundable $500 deposit and paying the remainder no later than 17 days prior to the first class or prior to dates above for early registration discounts.
All tuition is due by the beginning of the program unless otherwise arranged in writing. These additional fees may apply to this program:
One-hour private make-up session $125 Each substitution/make-up in another program $35
*Extended payment plans exist. We want to make Yoga Teacher Training affordable to all students. If you would like to request an extended payment plan to help distribute costs, please apply to the program and then inquire with us regarding options to distribute tuition costs. A $250 financing fee applies for payments made after the program begins.
Application for admission
Apply now for our 200-hour Teacher Training program. No financial info required.
Answer a few important questions so we can better understand you and your practice. Getting to know each other is the first step. You’ll hear from us shortly once we receive your application.
We look forward to being a part of the next step into your yoga journey!
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