Yoga Teacher Training

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ENDS MARCH 15TH! -Email RyanL@athleticclubofbend.com to register

Schedule info here

April 5-June 9 2019

200 HR Teacher Training

Techniques, Training & Practice 80 Hours

  • Foundation & General Form of Level 1 Postures. These are postures recommended to teach your students within their first year of learning and provide a foundation for your understanding of yoga alignment. 

  • Next Level Alignment of the postures of Sun Salutations and Standing Postures. Once you have a foundation in the general form of the postures, we'll apply anatomy and movement knowledge and uncover more specific alignment details. 

  • 2 Hours Each Day of Group Yoga Practice

  • Foundation & General Form of Level 2 Postures. These are postures recommended to teach your students after they have at least 1 year of practice and have developed competency in Level 1 postures. 

  • Next Level Alignment of the postures of Backbending Postures, Hand Balancing Postures, Seated Postures and Inversions. Once you have a foundation in the general form of the postures, we'll apply anatomy and movement knowledge and uncover more specific alignment details. 

  • Yoga Breathing Practices. 

Anatomy 18 Hours

  • Anatomy & Movement: Joints, connective tissue and joint movement at the  major joints of the body. 

  • Bandhas in Posture and Breathing. Drawn from the traditional teachings of yoga posture and breathing techniques, the Bandha support alignment of our spine through postures. We we examine the anatomy and function of the Bandha in practice. 

  • Anatomy & Movement: The three types of muscle contractions. 

  • Key Muscles: Muscle groups moving bones, lengthening and stabilizing joints. 

  • Location & Palpation: Key muscles and muscle groups. 

  • Subtle Body Anatomy Intro: Chakras and Life Force (Prana) 

  • Observation Skills & Seeing Bodies: Applying theoretic knowledge of anatomy and movement to yoga postures and transitions. 

Philosophy Lifestyle & Ethics 20 Hours

  • Foundations Mindfulness & Meditation. Exploring the Mind/Body aspect of yoga practice and how awareness practices such as yoga and meditation contribute to general health and wellness. Includes practice and theory of awareness practices, guided meditation, contemplative practices such as inquiry and journalling. 

  • Yoga Philosophy: The Eight Limbs of Yoga as taught in Classical Yoga traditions.

  • Ethics of Teaching Yoga as explored through the Yama & the Niyama. 

  • Deepening Practice and Theory of Meditation & Mindfulness

Teaching Methodology 32 Hours

  • How/when to use props and modifications in postures. 

  • Finding your voice/speaking from your roots.

  • Sequencing for All Levels Yoga Flow & Yoga Classes. 

  • Effective verbal cues.

  • Peer teaching with one partner and in groups.

  • Sequencing up to a Peak Pose: Creating 60-90 minute weekly classes.

  • Teaching Level 2 postures within an All Levels Flow class. 

  • Principles of Flow Yoga: Rhythm, Cadence and Breath.  

  • Intro to Teaching Restorative Yoga

  • Modifying for & teaching pre & post natal yoga within your class. 

  • Teaching yoga to elderly students. 

  • The Business of Teaching Yoga: self-promotion, collaboration, support of peers, and participating in community.

  • Choosing Music to Support the Practice

  • Verbal and Hands on Adjustments

  • Effective Demonstration Skills

  • Additional peer teaching. Preparing and teaching a co-taught class to the whole group.

Additional Hours + Practicum 50 Hours

Additional hours will include homework assignments, reading and quizzes, final exam. 

Practicum will include creating sequences and practice teaching with groups, analyzing classes that you attend, writing reports with your findings. 


*Participants must film a 1 hour class to demonstrate competency before they are eligible to register with The Yoga Alliance.*