REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THE 2017 200 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING!
THE NEXT TRAINING BEGINS JANUARY 12, 2018
200 Hour Teacher Training
Get centered. Get certified.
Our program is more than simply a way to become a yoga teacher or deepen your practice. It is an opportunity to open your heart, expand your mind, ignite your passion, and find your tribe.
The 200-hour Teacher Training program at the OM place is an integrative, non-dogmatic approach to vinyasa-based Hatha yoga. We are registered with Yoga Alliance. Registration is open to trainees who are sincerely interested in deepening their practice and understanding of yoga. Upon completion of this 200-hour training, trainees may register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT.
2018 dates are:
(7:30 am-4:30 pm)
Program investment is $2,500, with a $400 deposit to hold your spot. An additional $350 payment is due each weekend of training.
Required Texts and Media
- 6 month subscription to theOMplaceChannel.com (video subscription is $13 per month. You will be asked to watch & comment on short anatomy and basic asana videos each month)
- Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques by Mark Stephens
- The Headspace Guide to Meditation & Mindfulness by Andy Puddicombe
- Restorative Yoga for Life by Gail Boorstein Grossman
- The Yoga Teacher’s Toolbox by Joseph & Lilian Le Page
Additional Required Texts & Media (available at studio on the first day of training): $68.90 w/tax for all
- the OM place Teacher Training Manual $25
- Sensible Wellness for Women: Following the Four After the Big Four-Oh by Erin Smith & Andra Sewalls $25
- Yoga Tune-Up Therapy Balls $15
You will learn in detail 36 basic yoga poses, including alignment principles, energetic actions, risks, benefits, preparatory asanas, counterposes, variations, modifications, hands-on adjustments, use of props, and possible partner explorations for each one. This module includes the 10 Elements of a Yoga Class, Assisting & Adjusting, learning the Sanskrit for each asana, and an in-depth Asana Lab each day. Topics include teaching a multi-level class and adaptive techniques for pregnancy and physical limitations.
Practical Yoga History & Philosophy
Study of yoga’s history from 2000 BCE and the various lineages of yoga and how they developed over time. Basic understanding of karma, reincarnation, basic Hindu beliefs, the 8 limbed path and the Yoga Sutras. Includes a basic introduction to the Yoga Pradipika and Bhavagad Gita. There will also be on-going extensive study and application of the Yamas & Niyamas both on and off the mat.
You will develop a deeper understanding of functional anatomy, biomechanics, and the kinesiology of movement as applied to seeing students in the practice and guiding them in a meaningful, safe, and effective way. Includes in-depth Labs on the feet, knees, hips, spine and skull, shoulders, and hands. You will learn 30 bones and 30 muscles and how they are correlated to asana. You will develop a basic understanding of the major body systems and how they correlate to asana, pranayama, and meditation.
You will learn basic and intermediate pranayama techniques, including how, when, and whom to teach each pranayama to. Includes the Complete Breath/AD Breath, TAD Breath, Ujjayi, Nadi Sodhana, Viloma I, Viloma II, Samavritta, and Kapalabhati.
You will expand your awareness and activation of subtle energy, including how to cultivate bandhas and the relationship between pranayama, bandhas, koshas, chakras, nadis, gunas, and doshas. Includes individual lectures on each, tying them together in a meaningful way. Includes exploration of kriyas (cleansing practices), kirtan chanting, sound baths, and vision boards.
We explore how to bring meditation into yoga classes and everyday life in way that is simple, accessible, and sustainable. We explore several techniques, including tonglen, mindfulness practice, zazen, TM, and tratak. Meditation practice will include sits up to 20 minutes as a group and daily practice on your own.
Lifestyle & Ethics
How we live our lives off the mat, including essential aspects of deepening our yoga. This includes our personal yoga practice, Ayurveda, nutrition, sleep, personal connections, and passions. You will develop a deeper understating of how the yamas and niyamas create a framework not only for our practice but for our lives. Includes lectures covering holistic wellness.
The Business of Yoga
This module explores getting yourself established as a professional yoga teacher and being successful in teaching yoga as your source of livelihood. Lecture covering creating an LLC, getting insurance, getting hired, using social media as a marketing practice, and practicing the yamas and niyamas in the business world.
You will work with other trainees to teach first short sequences and then an entire class. Each practice teaching session includes extensive feedback and discussion of teaching techniques and methods. Practice Teaching, observations, peer reviews, discussion, and suggestions for improvement will guide your development.
You will be asked to read and study on your own. Erin will suggest readings for the class and for individuals. You will be required to take classes in all of the various styles and respond in a journal entry to each.
You will be asked to offer at least 10 hours of free teaching to groups of your choice to gain experience and practice seva. Seva (service) helps us deepen feelings of humble compassion and better understand the needs of others.