Whether you’re a committed practitioner ready to deepen your understanding of yoga, or an aspiring yoga teacher, this comprehensive program will lay a strong foundation for an empowered practice and the ability to intelligently share the practice.

 

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”  – The Bhagavad Gita

 

Yoga is an opportunity to sharpen the lens in which we see the world and ourselves. Take this journey that just may leave you forever changed on the other side.

We pride ourselves on running this training based on a lineage-based practice, rooting in and respecting tradition. A foundation of a traditional and time tested practice is strongly laid and then creatively explored to successfully integrate Yoga into our modern-day lives.

A 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training is not only the first step into teaching but into a well-educated self-practice and self-understanding. This transformational program is designed to provide the tools needed to step into your power — to intimately understand the foundation of modified Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga, to find your inner voice, your inner compass and confidently communicate a safe and effective yoga class.

 

Be part of a like-minded, mindful community, creating friendships for life. Be ready to transform on every level, physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally. Grow more than you can imagine.

 

Our mission is to facilitate a program that guides you into your true, empowered self and provides you the tools to share the love for this practice.

 

Schedule: 

This 4 month program includes 8 weekends, Saturday & Sunday from 8am-6pm

Weekends: 

 

October-  3, 4, 10, 11, 24 & 25
November- 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22
January 2021- 9, 10, 23, 24

Additionally the below Thursday nights from 5:30 PM- 8:30 PM

 

October- 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November- 5, 12, 19
December- 3, 10, 17
January 2021- 7, 14, 21
Our course this year will be held at 4 Corner’s Yoga

Curriculum:

 

Practice

 

Develop a deep connection to your personal practice, for your personal practice becomes your teaching. This program sets practice as the foundation.

Techniques covered

–       Asana: Intimately explore asanas and leave feeling confident in instructing   modified primary series of Ashtanga Yoga

–       Pranayama

–       Ujjayi breath

–       Meditation

–       Mantra

–       Chanting

–       The Tristana of Ashtanga Yoga

–       Intelligently sequencing through the foundation of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

 

 

Teaching Methodology

 

This is a tangible training, providing you the tools to confidently teach a safe and effective yoga class. Dive deep into asanas, understand alignment, find your voice and learn how to skillfully cue and facilitate a powerful yoga class.

 

 “If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.” – Yogi Bhajan.

 

We will learn through doing. You will practice teaching and receive valuable feedback from your peers and faculty.

 

–       Asana lab: learning and understanding safe and effective alignment

–       The art of safe and powerful adjustments

–       Modifications, up-leveling, wall work, and prop use

–       Prenatal tips

–       Cueing

–       Finding your voice

–       Observing

–       Bringing yoga to different populations

–       Learning through doing- teaching practicum

 

Introduction to Restorative Poses

15-hours of the training will include an introduction to restorative Yoga. We will incorporate the restorative poses after our active practice to allow the body and mind to relax deeply. This is important for integration, healing, and cultivating conscious relaxation. It is also an excellent segue into a sitting practice of meditation. By knowing how to elicit the relaxation response in yourself and the ability to teach others you will be bringing a precious gift to a world that desperately needs these skills.  Learning Objectives for the restorative section include:
  • Benefits and principles of Restorative Practice
  • How to use breathing practice to invoke the Relaxation Response
  • Set up the posture properly / creative use of props / Physical alignment and observation skills
  • How to sequence Restorative Poses / Guidelines for timings
  • List of Fundamental Restorative Yoga Poses in Pose Classifications (Sthiti)

Yoga Philosophy and Lifestyle 

 

  • History of Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga & lineage
  • Energetics of Yoga
  • The Yoga Sutras
  • Eight Limb Path
  • Sanskrit
  • Yoga as service
  • Mindful living
  • Ayurveda

 

Anatomy and Physiology

 

Understand the body to deepen your understanding of the asanas. Name and locate muscles, bones, and joints. Learn spinal integrity and how your anatomy works within the asanas.

 

Ayurveda

Ayurveda, “The Knowledge of Life”, is the sister science to Yoga and is meant to be explored together in order to step into true well-being.  Learn the fundamentals of this ancient and relevant science, as it applies to you and your practice. Gain an understanding of what it means to connect to your true nature, understand balance and imbalance and how to live in greater harmony with all.

 

Self-Study

 

Take what we learn in the classroom and digest it through self-study.

Reading yogic texts, completing homework assignments, observing group classes and journaling are a few examples of self-study that will be assigned and turned in for completion of the program.

 

Faculty 

We pride ourselves on the experience level of our incredible teaching team!

Sarah Klein- Founder & Director

K-Lea Gifford– Restorative Yoga, Sanskrit, Prenatal Yoga, Prop Use & Assists

Sheryl McGourty – Ayurveda

Deb Buck – Patanjali Yoga Sutras

Jack Cuneo – Anatomy, Physiology & Kinesiology

Corrin Vecchitto – Meditation, Pranayama and Mantra

Stacy Reuille- Dupont, Ph.D.– The Psychology of Yoga, The Nervous System, and Trauma & Yoga

 

Certification 

 

This 200 Hour Teacher Training is a Yoga Alliance Certified program. Upon completion of course work and graduation from the program, students may apply for a 200-RYT  through the Yoga Alliance website.

 

 

Tuition 

Program Cost

Investment: 2,850

  • $500 Non-refundable deposit to hold your spot, $2,350 due at the start of the program
  • Early bird price $2,750 by June 15th, 2020

 

Need a payment plan? Contact Sarah Klein directly wholehealthlab@gmail.com

Are you ready to dive in? Contact Sarah Klein directly with questions and to receive the application to apply wholehealthlab@gmail.com 585.613.1981

 

What Past Students Have to Say…

 

“I am so grateful to say I am a graduate of Sarah’s Ashtanga Inspired YTT.
I was absolutely blown away!  It far exceeded any expectations I had going in.
It was my intention to use the training to deepen my personal practice and maybe include some things that I could use with clients. Every single teacher was remarkable!  Each offered a specific passion and skillset which made for a rich experience. I’ve looked into various YTT trainings for some time and found nothing that offered such layered and robust content. 
Discussing my training experience with others there’s no comparison.
I felt like space was held with devotion, support, integrity, and fun!
My growth edges were definitely challenged and so many personal insights were gained along the way. 
I feel extremely confident in the foundation it provided, and have an ocean of tools along with a community of support as I move forward. 
What I embodied during our time together rekindled a fire, connected and aligned parts of myself I thought were lost and brought energy to others that I had allowed to be limiting for years. 
Going in I was deadset on not teaching yoga.  This training prepared and inspired me to teach right out of the gate because I had a powerful experience and something this magical simply must be shared!!! Attending this training has been an absolute game-changer in my life! 
I highly recommend it to people looking for training that goes above and beyond, it will definitely bring you to another level.” -Dannielle Arceneaux