200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
The La Yoga Vida Teacher Training is a course meant to encourage growth in body, mind and soul. The 200 hour training program is broken down into 5 modules connected to the elements: earth, water, fire, air and space. The modules are designed to properly prepare the teacher to teach using the tools, principles and philosophy of Hatha Vinyasa yoga, anatomy and physiology, and the Yoga Sutras. In this training, you will learn the art of Vinyasa Krama sequencing (rather than a set series of postures) which enables you to teach any posture safely, effectively and cohesively.
Specifically, you will learn how to creatively express who you are as a unique individual as the program uplifts and inspires you to share your personal gifts through yoga!
What to expect:
Expect to work hard, be challenged, and feel supported along the way!
There will be a mixture of lecture, home study, journal assignments, discussion, experimental discovery, active demonstration, projects, homework, and many, physical practices over a 5 module training course. There is endless depth to the study and practice of yoga. A 200 Hour training is truly the beginning of the journey! There are many topics to cover in a short period of time. However, the La Yoga Vida training program is designed to develop a strong, stable foundation of knowledge without bombarding the teacher with too much information. We will focus on the core fundamentals and principles of anatomy, physiology and sequencing as related to teaching yoga. You will also learn about the 8 Limbs of Yoga as outlines in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras to inspire dedication, commitment and a lifestyle that is aligned and integrated with the yoga you will be teaching others. There are broadening assignments intended to give the space needed to explore other areas or styles of yoga that may be of interest to you (for example, Ayurveda, Bhakti, etc.). This program is a well-rounded training rooted in a strong lineage of my teachers, my dedicated personal work and study, anatomy and philosophy. The invitation of the program is to transform yourself first before sharing the teachings with others.
During the last module, there will be a written final exam, personal project presentation, completion of logged teaching hours and a 45 minute yoga class taught by each teacher. These standards are high not to intimidate or frighten you - standards are necessary to help achieve goals and maintain integrity in the program. You will be given all of the tools, information and support you need along the way, and with dedication, you will be teaching from your heart by this module!
Is it right for you?
A Yoga Teacher Training has the potential to open up your heart, mind and soul... If you are ready and committed to this path! The decision to enroll in any program is deeply personal. Some guided self-inquiry might help you answer this:
- What are your motivations and intentions for attending a teacher training?
- How does a yoga training support your goals, passions or your higher purpose?
- What do you hope to "get out of" the training?
- Where do you see yourself after the training is complete? What does your life look like?
You must complete all contact hours and attend all of the modules to complete the training. There are no exceptions. This rigidity is important to maintain integrity of the program and certification. Anything worth doing is worth doing well and fully to the best of your abilities! If you are uncertain about a 100% commitment, that is okay! Take your time to contemplate where you truly want to dedicate your energy, time and money. Please reach out to us if you would like some guidance during your decision process!
- A minimum of a one year consistent yoga practice
- An open mind and heart
- Dedication and passion to learn about a yoga lifestyle
- A willingness to be challenged
- A full commitment of time and energy to the program
- Curiosity about yourself and the world