January 12th - June 9th, 2019


If you have been on the path of yoga, and have a desire to deepen your knowledge or share this practice with others, we are offering a teacher training program in a series of 11 weekend immersions to give you a sound foundation to grow from. Lili Robins, E-RYT 500, will be joined by Lauren Rogers, RYT 200 (500 by Dec. 2018) and Art of Balance Yoga staff.

We are pleased to be able to host 8 guest visits throughout the training, adding a more well-rounded experience to our students. Our guest teachers are known for being experts in their field and we are very fortunate to be able to offer their insight, knowledge and love of Yoga.

In addition to the wonderful curriculum and guests to our program, we offer one on one mentoring during the teaching prep time to give you the confidence and polish you need to share your knowledge with others.

This program is certified by the Yoga Alliance and prepares prospective teachers by covering everything from anatomy, alignment and intelligent sequencing, to history, philosophy, ethics and business of Yoga.

Subjects and Texts

TEACHING METHODOLOGY: Techniques & Practicum

Students will . . .

•          understand the key qualities, spinal movement and alignment for cueing of 80 postures 

•          understand the benefits, contraindications and customizations of asanas for varied populations

•          learn the art of safe, intelligent sequencing, and use of prep and counter poses for a balanced class

•          learn the art of using language, voice, and silence and how to teach people with varied learning styles

•          learn the art of knowing whether, why, and if so, how to assist a person

•          learn about chanting, mantra and meditation and their physical and emotional benefits

•          learn pranayama and kriya practices - when, how, and why to use them

•           learn the foundations of Yin, Chair, Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga

•           observe, assist, create lesson plans, and practice teaching yoga to each other and to a group class

•           establish daily asana, meditation, and journal practices

HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY & LINEAGES

Students will gain an understanding of . . .

•          the history, lineage and styles of yoga

•          the philosophy and branches of yoga

•          the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

•          the Eight Limbs Path of Yoga 

•          the Bhagavad Gita

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

Students will gain an understanding of . . .

•          anatomy for yoga teachers

•          the systems of the body and the effect yoga has on them

•          ayurvedic teachings for overall wellness

•          the subtle anatomy of the energy body through study of the chakras

ETHICS & THE BUSINESS OF YOGA

Students will . . .

•          Learn how to recognize your brand or style and market yourself as a yoga teacher

•          Understand the ethical guidelines and boundaries for yoga teachers

•          Understanding of teaching with trauma sensitivity for group classes

REQUIRED READING

Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele

Bhagavad Gita by Stephen Mitchell

Yogabody, Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana by Judith Hanson Lasater

The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long

Pilgrimage through Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, by Maryam Ovissi and Jafar Alexander

RECOMMENDED ADDITIONAL READING

Self-Awakening Yoga by Don Stapleton

Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing by Dr. Vasant Lad

Find application here