Yoga Teacher Training Program 200 Hour (TT 200)
Yoga is a path to your Self, your deepest Self, and it feels like coming home! Teacher training (whether you intend to teach...or not) is filled with experiences, learning, lectures and yoga classes that will lead you along that path to your deepest Self. If you're inspired by your yoga practice as it is now, imagine what it might do for you after taking this in-depth training. If you're considering taking this journey come take a class at or give us a call to ask any questions you might have. We will be here to support you in your learning and growth as you move into this program and into your future.
Organic Yoga Company, RYS 200 & RYS 300, is proud to offer a Yoga Alliance* credentialed teacher training program. As per Yoga Alliance requirements, students enrolled in the program will take courses in the following content areas: Techniques-Training/Practice, Teaching Methodology, Anatomy & Physiology, Philosophy/Lifestyle/Ethics, Practicum, and Electives. Upon completing all of the requirements of this program, including attending all 6 training weekends, the graduate will receive a certificate of completion. The graduate may then register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT, a registered yoga teacher. * (Yoga Alliance is the international governing body for yoga teachers and yoga schools. OYC is a Registered Yoga School--RYS--with Yoga Alliance. see www.YogaAlliance.com for more information).
An Invitation from the Director of Training
Thank you for considering OYC's teacher training program. In this TT 200 program trainees will learn to sense and feel subtle layers of their mind, body, and spirit through the study of anatomy, the systems of the body, understanding the mechanics of the joints, by growing in your personal practice of poses, breath work & meditation as well as learning how to break those down in order to teach them safely, clearly & effectively. Graduates of our program will also leave with an in-depth understanding of how to level yoga classes, how to give their students effective & helpful feedback, and how to create a lesson plan. Practicum, or student teaching, begins the first weekend of training giving our students a substantial amount of time and experience practicing their teaching skills. Lastly, in this TT 200, students study and expand their knowledge of themselves through the study of the foundational yoga text by Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras, as well as other texts on the Yamas & Niyamas (ethics for yoga) along with other articles & journaling assignments pertaining to philosophy & lifestyle. In other words, this program focuses on understanding the ancient practice of yoga from the inside out!
If that sounds like a lot, it is! This program will require a great deal of you: your energy, time, creativity, intellect, passion, stamina, understanding, critical thinking and patience to name just a few! But in return, your practice and understanding of yoga and the teaching of it will greatly evolve and this program will help you move more deeply into your practice and into your life.
Lastly, know that all of the OYC faculty are experts in their field and are preparing for your arrival, for your learning and for your deepest Self and all that you will bring to this program!
The teacher training program is offered once year. In order to complete the course and register as a Yoga Alliance teacher, students attend all six weekends of the course (or make-up any missed hours). The weekend schedule is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for a total of 200 hours of contact and and non-contact hours of training. The upcoming teacher training schedule is listed below (for future training dates, check back right here!):
tt 200 curriculum
1. feel better.
Growing Your Practice of Yoga: Go Deeper into Poses by Creating Your Own Natural & Sustainable Practice
Developing a Strong Core
Exploring Forward Folds & Back Bends (and other Standing Poses)
Generous Twisting Poses (and other Seated poses)
Furthering Your Practice the Pain-Free Way
Essential breath, Diaphragmatic breath & Core breath
Centering, Concentration & Meditation Techniques
The Bliss of Restorative Yoga
Bio-Mechanics & Anatomy
The Systems of the Body (including Rebalancing Your Nervous System)
Energetic Anatomy: Chakras & Energies Systems of Body
The Yoga Sutras: A Sacred Text of Yoga
The History of Yoga
Exploring Belief Systems and Core Values
The Yogic Lifestyle (including Ayurveda for your Self)
2. teach BETTEr.
by learning & practicing:
How to Incorporate Bio-Mechanics & Anatomy in Teaching
Teaching Inversions and Arm Balances
Teaching Pranayama (Breathing Practices) Effectively
Establishing Yourself as the Teacher
Clear Communication for the Yoga Class
Monitoring, Seeing & Asking Questions in Teaching
Feedback: What It Is & Why Excellent Teachers Use It Every Class
Openings, Closings & Transition in Class
Lesson Planning & Class Leveling
Working One-on-One with clients
Ethics for Yoga Teachers
The Business of Yoga
Practicum (Practice Teaching)
Structuring a Class Toward a "Goal" Pose
Teaching Somatics for Pain Relief & Better Functioning
How to use Props in Your Classes
Creating a Restorative Class
Regular Registration: Submit your application and include the $65 application fee. When notified of your acceptance into the program the first half of tuition, $1804, is due. The remaining half, $ 1804, due by registration at the first training weekend. $3400 tuition + $208 tax = $3608 total due after application.
Early-Bird Registration: First submit your application and include the $65 application fee. When notified of your acceptance into the program the first half of tuition, $1645, is due. The remaining half, $ 1645, due by registration at the first training weekend. $3100 tuition + $190 tax = $3290 total due after application.
* * A monthly payment plan can also be arranged. * * Early-Bird registration ends July 31, 2017 (but please indicate your intentions as soon as possible).
Lodging, Travel, & Meals
Lodging, travel, and meals are not included in the total cost of tuition. However, if you would like to carpool with a fellow classmate, please contact OrganicYogaCo@yahoo.com. Additionally, OYC encourages students to pack meals for the weekend due to the limited time for breaks. OYC has a pantry, refrigerator, and microwave for student use.
Books are not included in the total cost of tuition. A complete book list will be sent to those accepted into the program. Cost runs about $100.
What to Expect
Teacher training weekends are intense weekends of study, lecture, movement, meditation, reflection, discussion, yoga practice and practice teaching. Students should expect to be challenged, to grow, and to reframe how they look at yoga. Each weekend is designed around a theme, and that theme will radiate throughout the weekend's classes! You'll get to know both your fellow classmates as well as your yoga teachers and you'll learn from your fellow students as well as from the faculty and guest faculty. The weekends are designed to approach the learning through a wide variety of teaching techniques so that although these weekends are concentrated they are also do-able, rich, deep, fun and satisfying!
What to Bring
A open heart and a curious mind are the main things, but additional items for the weekends would include: snacks and meals, books from the required readings, pens for note-taking, your personal yoga mat (all other props are provided), OYC binder and notebook (provided on the first weekend), layers of clothing, and a water bottle (maybe a big cup of coffee, too)!
Please complete the following application and mail with your $65 application fee to Organic Yoga Company 2401 S. 2nd Avenue - Sioux Falls, SD 57105
TT 200 Application (2015).pdf
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Blessings to you as you make the decision to go forward in your yoga journey. We leave you with the OYC class closing:
May you go in peace. May you walk in love.
May you know deep & abiding joy, and may you be well & happy. Namaste.
Organic Yoga Company - 2401 S. 2nd Avenue - Sioux Falls, SD 57105 - 605.366.9405 - OrganicYogaCo@yahoo.com