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Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training
200 & 300-Hour
300-Hour begins January 19, 2024 | 200-Hour coming January 2025

“Yoga is not for people who want to stay the same.” —David Life

 

The Satsang Yoga 300-hour Teacher Training is a thorough, transformative program designed to help you deepen your own personal practice and to empower you with the skills to lead well-rounded yoga classes that incorporate, integrate, and honor the physical, spiritual, and mental aspects of yoga in a respectful and reverent way. As you continue your yogic studies in this 300-hour program, you will build upon what you already know and dive deeper into content that will resonate with you in deeper or different ways.

 

Throughout the course of this training, not only will you transform your own yoga practice, you will also develop practical techniques to share your authentic wisdom with others. Learn to teach a true “all-levels” class in which each student feels acknowledged, seen, and provided with what they need to get the most out of their practice. You’ll also become part of a community of spiritual practitioners (a satsang) and develop lifelong friendships. Upon completing all course requirements, you will be eligible to apply for the RYT-500 designation with Yoga Alliance.

This course covers:

  • Thorough, in-depth study of all categories of asana: standing, balancing, arm balances, inversions, backbends, twists, seated poses, forward bends, and relaxation. Learn to adapt and modify these poses for all types of bodies and special populations (limited mobility, pregnancy, trauma, disability, etc.), and expect to thoroughly deepen and polish your own asana practice. 

  • Introduction to the Jivamukti Yoga method: learn about its history, tenets, co-founders, methodology, and Spiritual Warrior and Magic 10 sequences.

  • How to teach different types of classes: vinyasa (beginner/intermediate/advanced), all-levels, yin, restorative, chair yoga, and relaxation. 

  • Effective and safe verbal cues and hands-on assists and adjustments that give you a clear, confident approach that takes into account the various ways that students learn. Creative use of props will be explored. 

  • Skillful sequencing strategies for beginner, all levels, and intermediate/advanced groups including the progressive science of teaching inversions, from addressing new beginners to advanced practitioners. 

  • Principles of alignment, anatomy, and kinesiology, and their relevant application to all types of asanas. How to work with injuries or other limitations of the body. 

  • Survey of common yoga injuries and how to empower yourself and your students to practice safely so as to avoid them. 

  • In-depth study of yoga philosophy and texts, including the Yoga Sutra, the Bhagavad Gita, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and the Upanishads and how to apply these ancient teachings to modern life. 

  • An in-depth introduction to Sanskrit—the language of yoga—including learning the alphabet and Devanagari script, correct pronunciation of words, understanding transliteration and diacritical marks, and chanting mantras and Sutras. Gain confidence in pronouncing the Sanskrit names of asanas and leading students in chanting mantras and enhance your classes with this language of vibration. 

  • Bhakti Yoga: the yoga of devotion. Learn the power of chanting mantras and gain confidence in leading your classes in mantra. Learn correct pronunciation and translations of mantras. Understanding the Guru principle. Seva (selfless service) as a way to practice bhakti yoga. 

  • Practicing and teaching various meditation techniques, with special emphasis on mala japa (mantra repetition). Developing a home meditation practice. 

  • Understanding the subtle energetic body: Practicing and teaching various pranayama (breathing) techniques and study of the 5-winds or prana vayus. Study of the chakra system. Chanting the chakra bija mantras. 

  • Developing a strong home practice, which is the most potent way to keep your teaching inspired and to advance on your spiritual journey. 

  • Developing meaningful themes and how to weave them in to your class in order to give students deeper insight and understanding. 

  • Emphasis on developing a yogic lifestyle and taking yoga “off the mat and into the world”, which includes diet discussion, yamas and niyamas, daily practices, and the importance of Seva (selfless service) and spiritual activism. 

  • The business of yoga, including how to market yourself and grow your teaching career post-graduation.

Pre-requisites:

200-hour yoga teaching certificate and at least one year of teaching and/or serious yoga practice.

 

2024 dates for 300-Hour YTT:


January 19, 20, 21 February 23, 24, 25 March 22, 23, 24 April 19, 20, 21 May 17, 18, 19 June 21, 22, 23
July 12, 13, 14 August 16, 17, 18 September 13, 14, 15 October 18, 19, 20 November 8, 9, 10 December 6, 7, 8


Training weekends are once a month for one year:

  • Fridays 4pm-9pm

  • Saturdays 9am-7pm

  • Sundays 9am-7pm

Tuition:

Early bird registration: $3,199.00 if paid in full and enrolled by October 31, 2023

After October 31, 2023: $3,499.00

Payment plan: 10 monthly payments of $349.00 (the first payment is made when you register and then continuing for 9 consecutive months). A signed contract is required for the payment plan.


Cancellation policy:

We can refund your payment 100% up to one month prior to the course start date. After the one month mark prior to course start date, there will be no refunds issued. If for some reason you cannot complete the course, payment will be rolled over to be used for a future teacher training course at Satsang Yoga Studio.

About the Lead Trainer:

Studio owner Jennifer Lenhart, a certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher and E-RYT 500, stepped onto the yoga path in 1994 and began teaching in 2009 after completing her initial teacher training with Marni Task. She is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP); a certified Thai Yoga Massage practitioner; has led residential yoga and meditation retreats locally and internationally; is a certified Y12SR (Yoga of 12-Step Recovery) Leader; and holds a Master's Degree in English Literature. She is also a student of Sanskrit, studying with Manorama. In her classes, expect to hear eclectic music, practice some devotional chanting, consider how the teachings of yoga can be applied to modern life, be asked to bring awareness to the breath, be encouraged to find optimal alignment in the asanas, and experience skillful hands-on assists. And probably enjoy some laughter, too.

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