Fall 2017 teacher training
September 10th - November 19th
Thursdays 6-9pm & Saturdays 12-5pm
Immersion Sundays 1-5pm Sept. 10th, Oct. 8th, Nov. 5th
A minimum of one year of consistent yoga practice. A deep appreciation for personal growth and learning, and a strong desire to be a better human.
Yoga is a transformational journey that never ends. In our Teacher Training we’ll dive into the depths of how to move your body, harness your breath and mind, guide others, and get to the ‘why’ behind it all. Use these ancient tools to ride the waves of transformation with grace and an understanding that the greatest teacher of all will always be the teacher you already have inside yourself. Whether you choose the teacher path, or you want to deepen your practice, you'll come away from our program inspired and knowledgeable as a yoga practitioner, and confident in your ability to lead and communicate effectively. Prepare for dramatic shifts in perspective, a strong connection to your authentic self, and a heightened awareness of what it means to be fully human.
TEACHER PATH: This path provides you with the skills and experience to be a yoga teacher, and the ability to begin using your certification to find work immediately following graduation. We believe it's a sacred privilege to share the practice of yoga, and it comes with a deep responsibility to your students. As such, this path does have requirements around attendance, regular practice, participation, and testing in order to graduate. Graduates will be able to register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-200 level.
DEEPEN PATH: This path amounts to an audit of our course. You will have access to the same education and community as those on the teacher path; however there will be no requirements and no certification. It does not include the teaching practicum or mentorship components. This is an ideal path for those who are certain they do not want to teach but deepen their practice, or for those who are already teachers and feel they need a fresh perspective or more depth to of their education.
- Yoga History & Philosophy
- Principles of Meditation - Explore The Nature Of The Mind
- Principles of Pranayama - Breath Control & Bandhas
- Principles of Asana - Movement, Alignment & Sequencing
- Basic Sanskrit & Chanting
- Anatomy, Physiology & Subtle Body
- Adjustments & Use of Props
- Restorative & Prenatal
- Teaching Practicum - Learn By Doing
- Communication - Effective Cueing
- Authenticity - Finding Your Voice & Holding The Seat Of The Teacher
- The Business of Yoga
- Teacher Ethics & Responsibilities
- One-On-One Mentorship
Write a one page letter of intention, giving us your story - why you were drawn to yoga, which path you choose, and what you hope to gain from teacher training. Letters may be submitted in person or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be accompanied by your deposit.
Teacher Path: $2800
Deepen Path: $1800
Pricing includes unlimited classes & select workshops. Full payment must be made by September 2nd. Books are not included in pricing. Payment plans available upon request. Deposit is non-refundable, unless your application is not accepted. Credit Card payments are subject to a 3% CC fee.
With a combined nearly two decades of teaching, our Teacher Training instructors offer a breadth of experience from a variety of yoga lineages to give you a diverse perspective. With a deep respect for tradition, we strive to make yoga accessible, and it is our job to unlock your potential as both a practitioner and a guide. Find out more about our lead instructors below.
Megan Trusnik - Owner/Lead Teacher
I've been a student of yoga for over a decade, and a teacher of yoga for five years. With a background in Vinyasa, Iyengar, Kundalini and Hatha, I love blending my knowledge into a style that is distinctly my own - with a respect for tradition and a modern vibe. Im excited about the opportunity to teach you how to do the same! The part of the training I'm most looking forward to is exploration of the nature of the mind and the nature of reality. I love watching people create internal shifts that allow them to show up in the world as the most awake and authentic versions of themselves.
Favorite Pose: Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (One-Legged King Pigeon)
Must-Read Books: Tao Te Ching, Stealing Fire, The Wisdom of No Escape, Women Who Run With The Wolves, Buddha (Deepak Chopra)
Personal Mantra: Hard Choices, Easy Life. Easy Choices, Hard Life.
Amber Cook - Lead Teacher
Always a student of yoga and life, I've been teaching Hatha and Vinyasa influenced yoga for over ten years - many of them spent teaching teachers. I was called to teach because I wanted to share what had helped me so much in so many aspects of my own being; physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically and spiritually. The part of the training I'm most looking forward to is the one-on-one mentorship. Yoga is all about connection, and getting to connect with and guide teacher trainees, who are just as enamored with the practice of yoga as I am, is deeply meaningful for me.
Favorite Pose: Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle)
Must-Read Books: The Bhavagad Gita
Personal Mantra: Confidence. Compassion. Humor.
Stephanie Bustillos - Lead Teacher
I got into yoga through an academic side having studied Indo-Tibetan Thought and Philosophies in College. With a background in Ashtanga and Vinyasa, I've been teaching yoga for about five years, including leading teacher trainings. I'm deeply passionate about the philosophic principles of yoga, and I love teaching Sanskrit and chanting, which have had such a powerful and meaningful effect on my life. A big component in yoga is Sangha (community), and building this Sangha of bright and eager new teachers is what I'm most looking forward to.
Favorite Pose: Camatkarasana (Wild Thing)
Must-Read Books: Autobiography of a Yogi, The Ramayana, The Universe in A Single Atom
Personal Mantra: Om Mani Padme Hum - Let compassion guide your every step.