One of the only types of yoga teacher certifications out there that goes beyond the average 200 hour Yoga Alliance training model. An innovative and in-depth training that focuses on the integration of modern movement education to enhance and support the ancient practice of yoga.
This training isn't about creating more yoga teachers, it's about building yoga leaders. Yoga leaders are those who are willing to move beyond the status quo, who are just as excited to learn the intricacies of the body as they are the habits the mind. Who are willing to be bold and be a part of this progressive path of yoga.
There is a new movement being cultivated, and a growing demand for yoga teachers with a strong blend of body knowledge, integrity and skill. Teachers who teach mobility over flexibility and large ranges of movement. Classes that move beyond repetitive poses and offer intelligent sequences for a wide range of people. Teachers who are committed to keeping yoga a living tradition, one that is relevant to our modern life and body.
We know that refined movement is fundamental to develop intelligence, confidence and precision on and off the mat. Learning to integrate the building blocks of movement into your daily life will develop a habit of careful attention, allowing these patterns to be rooted in who you are, which translates profoundly into your students.
While there is an emphasis on skillful movement education, mindfulness meditation will be sprinkled along the way to nourish a heart space of curiosity, and ease. We will be disrupting deeply ingrained habits during our program and aspire to support you with compassion and understanding as we progress through the training.
How It Works
This is a certification program that draws on experience and dedication, to deliver a very innovative yet comprehensive training to stimulate this yearning. Designed to utilize the modern world of technology for online community connection and deepen this relationship through a 5day immersion. Our training will open your body and mind to the essence of movement and meditation: simple but sustained practice.
Most yoga teacher trainings offer either a one month intensive or weekend immersions over the course of many months. Recognizing that we have people from all over the world who want to be certified in this approach, and also knowing that life is full and it can be hard to balance life and family with training, we've come up with a way to make it work for you.
We believe in quality over quantity, which means the material in the course is streamlined, focusing on creating a strong foundation of understanding movement and moving theory into practice so that you can be confident in adapting that knowledge into any style of yoga, or more importantly, adapting to a wide variety of individuals.
This training is recommended for those already with a yoga teacher certification. Yet, if you don't have a certification but have previously studied different movement modalities or are a body nerd that has been waiting for this type of training, we are happy to have you join us.
If you are a new teacher, but familiar with the sustainable approach to yoga, you will receive a 200 hour level certification at the end of the course.
For teachers who already have a 200 hour certification, you will receive a 300 hour certification at the end of the course.
Online Education/ Course Outline
The majority of the training will be online, so no matter where you are in the world, you will have access to the education.
The bulk of the online training is The Modern Yogi, Teacher Development course (read about it here) Click on the link to get a detailed overview of what you'll receive in the certification program.
It is a comprehensive course that focuses on brining theory to practice. It gives you the foundation of understanding about human movement and how to apply that successfully to a yoga practice.
As part of the certification process, you get a free year membership to the online studio so you can further anchor the learning from the course in your own body as well as see the theory put into practice through a variety of sequences and different cues. (Read more about the online studio here)