200 Hour Teacher Training

Immerse yourself with us in the practice and study of yoga.

 

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.

 

OUR 200 HOUR SESSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 8, 2021.

 

 WHAT IS IT?

Our Yoga Alliance-accredited hybrid trainings are a rich study of yoga philosophy and practice, in an online and in-person format.

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. Over the course of many weeks, live sessions with our team of experienced teachers will allow you to learn and grow in a supportive, dynamic environment.

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.

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

Thirteen weeks provides time to unpack both the foundations and more subtle aspects of the practice.

SEPTEMBER 8th – DECEMBER 5th (13 weeks)

EVERY WEEK:
Tuesday & Friday 5-7pm
Saturday 7:30-10:30am

FULL WEEKENDS / EVERY OTHER WEEK:
Saturday & Sunday 7:30am – 3:30pm

Click here for a look at our more detailed 200-hour course timeline.

Early Bird Tuition is $2,100. After August 15th the price will be $2,600. Payment plans are available. Please contact Luca for more information or to inquire about our scholarships.

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

Please click on the “buy now” link to make your deposit: 

 

 MEET YOUR TEACHERS

With contributions from a diversity of well-seasoned teachers, we offer many methods and perspectives on how to deepen your understanding of Self and develop as a teacher.

Eddie Ellner: Yoga Soup
Cynthia Abulafia, E-RYT 500: Asana, Alignment, Subtle Body
Dr. Kendall Hassemer, N.D.: Asana & Anatomy
Luca Cupery: Support & Practicum
Suzanne Marlow M.A., LMFT: Interpersonal Meditation, Insight Yoga
Denise Zaverdas, E-RYT 500: Teaching Styles & Teaching Beginners
Emily Benaron, E-RYT 500: Restorative Yoga, Meditation & Proprioception
Terra Gold, E-RYT 500, L,Ac: Bhakti Yoga
Kaita Lepore Mrazek, E-RYT 200: The Business of Yoga
Seth Powell: History of Yoga, Sacred Texts & Sanskrit
Kunjal Patel: Cultural Appropriation
For more information please view our teacher gallery here.

If you are ready to take the next step,

 

 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