200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Immerse yourself with us in the practice and study of yoga

with Erica Blitz & Denise Zaverdas

 

There is a vastness to Being that most of us have not been incentivized to explore. We instead have been trained to acquire things in order to feel alive. Every day we’re reminded of the transitory nature of things and the suffering that comes from attaching our identity to items and ideas about ourselves that come and go. A yoga practice’s primary function is to liberate us from false ideas casting illusionary shadows we live in constant fear of. Let’s explore.

 

 WHAT IS IT?

This 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Course will empower you with the tools to take you to the next level as a teacher, student, and human being.

Learn to tend to your thoughts, physical body and subtle body in new ways while simultaneously building and connecting with community.

Our training prepares you to teach a well-rounded and safe yoga class rooted in practice, study and personal experience.

You will learn:

  • The fundamentals of leading an in-depth and balanced yoga practice.
  • How to instruct and offer basic hands-on and hands-off adjustments.
  • Subtle nuances of sequencing movements, music, talking points and poses.
  • Input from a traditional and eclectic variety of veteran teachers offering their insight, wisdom and experience.
  • The difference between a self-centered class and a class centered on Self.
  • Basic anatomy: How the body functions best, what roadblocks it confronts and a variety of tools to meet these roadblocks.
  • Introduction to Yoga philosophy and psychology in it’s “original” form and via it’s many interpretations over the millennia.
  • An exploration of how Yoga practice applies to life and current social justice issues.
  • Time to practice teaching, develop a sequence, and cultivate your voice.

 WHO IS IT FOR?

Begin your journey towards becoming a certified yoga teacher– and/or deepen your understanding of yoga– through philosophy, history, self-discovery and practice.

This program is open to students who are curious; to those interested to explore a deeper understanding of yoga, their practice, and knowledge of their Self.

This program is designed to foster the growth of the student, teacher and passionate being within each of us to provide the confidence, knowledge, and enthusiasm to share your passion for the practice in a profound manner that can elevate and transform your life as well as others.

 

Graduates say:

“I found the content accessible, deep, clear and I feel like I’ve learned and grown significantly both as a yoga teacher and as a human being.” R. L.

“(This training) was a rich mix of practice and lecture, which included a tremendous assortment of both physical and energetic yoga…business, and a lot of fun.” S. C.

 

 LOGISTICS

200 hours provides time to unpack both the foundations and more subtle aspects of the practice. 

Course Structure:
Module I: August 25-Sept 3, 2023
Module II: Oct 13-20, 2023

*there will also be some online content in addition to class time together
**schedule subject to change

Course Tuition
Early bird $2700 (before June 30, 2023)
Regular Pricing $2900 (July 1, 2023)

A completed application and $500 deposit will secure your spot in the program.

 ABOUT THE TEACHERS 

Erica Blitz

Erica believes in the power to move + be moved, to live simple + love big, to spark within + shine without.

With intention, integrity and inspiration, her offerings are grounded in a supportive and inviting space for everybody to experience the benefits of yoga and meditation. Together with a focus on the breath and physical alignment, she weave a balance of structure and fluidity into mindful movements to grow your practice, open your heart, still your mind + deepen your connection to your interior life – which will undoubtedly influence your outer life.

She is passionate about body mechanics and creating a sustainable and enriching practice for her students. Moving from pose to pose and breath by breath, Erica’s classes reflect a balance between structure and fluidity, strength and flexibility, support and surrender, stillness and motion, limits and liberty, fear and trust, holding on and letting go, stability and freedom.

Erica’s approach to yoga is steeped in an intensive background of yogic studies, health sciences (developmental psychology and nutrition) and healing arts (aromatherapy, massage, and meditation). Her most influential teachers include Noah Maze, Chris Chavez and T.K.V. Desikachar— all of whom illuminate the physical, mental, spiritual and heartfelt benefits of practicing and teaching yoga.

Originally from Canada, Erica worked as a Yoga Studio Director and then as a Director of Learning and Development leading, facilitating and organizing workshops, trainings and retreats. Additionally, she teamed up with Namaste TV in Canada to write, design and narrate Season 3 and Season 4 of Namaste Yoga, the world’s premier instructional yoga series.

She has been leading yoga teacher trainings around the world since 2006 and believes that health and happiness in life are wonderful results of yoga, but that its ultimate purpose is to awaken us to our highest potential as human beings. She passionately share this powerful practice from her heart to yours.

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 MORE TESTIMONIALS

“I practice yoga with a deeper listening to my body than I did before. The training taught me that to practice yoga it is necessary to really listen inward so that we don’t injure ourselves or push past our limits too much, and also to move through emotional and spiritual territory that is important to the whole of the practice. The fact that our skeletons are all different, our spirits are all unique, means that our practice can be what we need, not what we think it should look like. Also, learning more about the philosophy of yoga, the yamas and niyamas, and all of the wisdom our teachers had to share was completely life changing. It helped to deepen my practice of yoga not only on the mat, but also in all things I do.” ~ Katelyn B. Class of 2020

“The Yoga Soup training was the most impactful training I’ve done. The instructors are experts, the content made me want to never stop learning and my personal practice has grown immensely. I look forward to getting on my mat everyday with this new knowledge!! Thank you Luca, Cynthia, Kendall, Eddie and others!!!” ~ Mycah K, Class of 2020

“I appreciated each teacher’s particular engagement with the philosophical material, the principles of alignment, and the principles of teaching yoga. The sessions on subtle body (the bandhas and the chakras) really validated some watershed experiences I have had in the practice, experiences I had previously thought were a little nutty, to say the least – these sessions in particular aroused a deep appreciation, a kind of reverence, for the vast alchemy of resources for self-healing and self-transformation the yoga practice provides.
In terms of the experience in practice teaching gained from the teacher training, the practicum weekends and the final evaluation exercise were very helpful, particularly the feedback I received from my peers and the teacher trainers!”~ Emily C. 2019