Teacher Training

THE YOGA LOUNGE 200 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM

ylttinstructionLead Instructor: Cara Chang Mutert, E-RYT-500, Director, The Yoga Lounge.

Learn how to teach an integrated style of yoga and start a new chapter in your life! In this program you will  deepen and strengthen your own practice, learn safe alignment and sequencing for yourself and your students, and develop a greater understanding of yoga and its philosophy. Our comprehensive curriculum will be taught by lead instructor, Cara Chang Mutert E-RYT 500, Director of The Yoga Lounge, along with special guest teachers, Master Yoga Instructor Gabriel Halpern. Assisting in the program are Yoga Lounge instructors Denise Yager, Jon Uidl and Nancy Loessl. The Yoga Lounge 200-hour Teacher Training Program is approved by Yoga Alliance, the international registry that sets and maintains educational standards.

Course Schedule: Meets once a month on Friday 6-9 p.m. and Saturday & Sundays 12-5 p.m. from September through May. 

Learn to teach yoga to others and develop a better understanding of different yoga techniques through guided asana practice, discussion and practical analysis. Find out how to design and clearly instruct a safe and well-planned class in a variety of styles and sequence them appropriately. Additional topics covered will include anatomy and physiology, class sequencing, pranayama, meditation, alignment-based classes, vinyasa with awareness, gentle yoga with props, restorative, yin yoga, yoga nidra and chair yoga.

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Teaching methods will include demonstration principals, cueing and key actions, hands on adjustments, corrections and assists, modifications, special populations, effective communication, and balancing of business and yoga ethics.

Get an introduction to the subtler sides of the practice, including yoga philosophy, Yamas and Niyamas and the importance of understanding your own tendencies, predispositions and samskaras through self-study and the more introspective aspects of practice. Topics will include: Introduction to Yoga Philosophy, including the eight limbs of yoga with emphasis on the Yamas & Niyamas, and discussion of Ethics and Service, Doshas, Ayurveda and Lifestyle.

Upcoming 2018-19 training dates are as follows:

Sept 21-23
Oct. 19-21
Nov. 16-18
Dec. 14-16
Jan. 18-24
Feb. 22-24
March 22-24
April 12-14
May 17-19

Additional training workshops offered at The Yoga Lounge along with regular attendance to weekly classes, home study assignments, karma yoga and thesis project will also be required to fulfill Yoga Alliance 200-hour certification requirements. Applicants must have a minimum of 1 year of consistent asana practice or recommendation from your yoga instructor.

Cost for the program is $2985. Books, required special guest workshops and weekly practice classes are not included, however one free 10-class card is offered as part of the program. Applications should be accompanied by a non-refundable $495 deposit. Full payment is due by Sept. 1. For those requiring a payment plan, quarterly payment plans are available for an additional fee. All payments are non-refundable. As a Yoga Alliance approved Yoga School, The Yoga Lounge will only award 200 hour certification upon 100% satisfactory completion of the training.

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For more information, please contact Cara at cara@woodstockyogalounge.com.