Yoga Teacher Training Certification
Level One—200 hours
geoYoga is registered with Yoga Alliance as a 200 hour teacher training school.
Whether your intention is to teach yoga, or to simply deepen your personal experience and understanding of yoga, this course will change your life.
George Hughes, ERYT-500, will guide you through various aspects of yoga including the physical practice (asana), teaching methods, breath (pranayama), meditation (dhyana), history, philosophy, anatomy, and other pieces of this ancient tradition.
2013 training is expected to being in the fall. Please contact us for more information.
$500 (non-refundable) deposit will confirm a space in the training program and is applied to the first payment. The following payment options are available:
Option 1: Payment in full of $2,000 by Early Deadline
Option 2: Payment in full of $2,200 by Program Start Date
Option 3: Two payments totaling $2,400 paid as follows: $1,200 by Program Start Date ; $1,200 by second due date (TBA)
Option 4: Four payments totaling $2,600 paid as follows: $1,000 by Program Start Date ; $600 by second due date (TBA);
$500 by third due date (TBA); $500 by final due date (TBA)
Refund policy: If after the first weekend, you do not wish to continue the training, you will receive your payment back, minus the $500 deposit. After that, refunds are not available.
How to register
Please contact George Hughes for an application at george@geoYoga.com. The training is limited to 12 students, so please return these forms as soon as possible to ensure your place and be sure to:
Thoroughly read all the information presented.
Confirm that the training dates work with your schedule.
After registering you will receive a welcome letter with additional information such as directions, daily schedule, required texts, what to bring and other details.
If you are traveling from out of town, we have arranged for discounted lodging at the Clarion Inn, located just around the corner from geoYoga. Get details.
Who is this training for?
The practitioner who:
- Feels called to teach, is already teaching, or wants to deepen their own practice
- Seeks to participate in a supportive community of yoga practitioners and teachers
- Is looking for a precise, anatomically consistent method of asana that is relational, respectful and responsive to the body’s wisdom
- Is ready for an approach that awakens deeper self-awareness
- Strengthen each student’s cognitive and experiential understanding of yoga
- Provide each student with the skills to transmit that experience to others
- Create a learning environment that is safe, stimulating, enjoyable and meets the educational needs of each student
- Build community support and a spirit of cooperation during the training and after
- Support a lifetime of learning as a practitioner and teacher of yoga
- Enjoy our efforts and have fun during the training
Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Teaching Methods and Practice, Anatomy and Physiology, Philosophy, Yoga Lifestyle, Ethics, Yoga Nidra and Guided Relaxation.
To receive certification of completion, you must demonstrate the ability to competently teach a beginner’s level yoga class. Every attempt will be made to give you effective mentoring. Throughout this course we will alert you to areas of study, practice, or performance that need effort on your part in order to meet the minimum standards.
Curriculum. You will be asked to demonstrate a physical, intellectual and spirited understanding of asana and pranayama, teaching methods, and core experience of yoga practice, as well as the philosophy and essence of yoga.
Practice Teaching. During the practice teaching sessions you will be expected to demonstrate an increasing ability to practice, guide and teach a guided class.
Attitude. The spirit of cooperation and mutual respect is the underpinning of our training. Your ability to work collaboratively with others in developing yourself as a practitioner and teacher is fundamental to certification.
Attendance. You are expected to be alert, involved, and punctual at all sessions. If you need to leave early or are unable to attend a session, speak with George Hughes as soon as possible.