Training

S01-YA-SCHOOL-RYS-200+(2)Whether you would like to teach yoga or deepen your practice, our program will help you reach your goal. Students who successfully fulfill the requirements of the yoga teacher training program will receive a certificate of completion. IPY is a registered school with the Yoga Alliance at the 200 Hour level, and upon successful completion of our program, participants may contact the Yoga Alliance for registry.

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Beginning September 2021!

Our next 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training is starting in Fall 2021! If you have any additional questions or need help applying, please email us us for more information about our yoga teacher training program.

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Topics of Study

  • History and Philosophy of yoga
  • Physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of yoga
  • Functional Anatomy of yoga poses and movements
  • Proper alignment and modifications for different levels, injuries, and special populations
  • Verbal cues and physical adjustments
  • Fundamentals of sequencing a yoga class
  • Pranayama, breathwork, meditation, and mindfulness
  • Introduction to various styles of yoga including Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin, and Restorative
  • Practicing teaching, feedback, observations, and mentorship
  • Teaching and progression towards advanced postures including inversions, arm balances, and binds
  • How to begin teaching, business of yoga, and practical guidance
  • The ethics of practicing and teaching yoga

REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION

  • Regular vinyasa or Ashtanga yoga practice
  • A commitment to attend or make up all sessions
  • Complete application with a non-refundable $500 deposit (Deposit will be returned if not accepted into the program)

PROGRAM COST

  • The cost of the TT Program is $3,200.
  • Early registration price is $2,975, if paid in full by August 8th, 2021.

Tuition Includes

  • 24 Class Pass to IPY
  • Training Manual
  • Workshops
  • Monthly one-on-one mentorship
  • David Keil Online Anatomy Course


DATES AND TIMES

We will meet on 12 weekends between September, 2021 and February, 2022. Saturdays and Sundays 8:00 am – 4:15 pm.

September 25-26, 2021December 18-19, 2021
October 9-10, 2021January 8-9, 2022
October 23-24, 2021January 22-23, 2022
November 6-7, 2021February 5-6, 2022
November 20-21, 2021February 19-20, 2022
December 4-5, 2021 February 26-27, 2022

Tentative dates subject to change

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

8:00-9:15amBreathwork + Meditation, Discussion
9:30-11:00amYoga Practice
11:00am-12:30pmLunch Break
12:30-1:30pmPractice Teach & Assist
1:30-3:00pmAnatomy
3:00-3:15pmBreak
3:15-4:15pmAsana Study

 

REQUIRED READING LIST

  • Patanjali – Yoga Sutras
  • Kino MacGregor – The Power of Ashtanga Yoga
  • Deborah Adele – The Yamas and Niyamas
  • David Keil – Functional Anatomy

SUGGESTED READING LIST

  • Desikachar – The Heart of Yoga
  • David Swenson – Ashtanga Yoga Practice Manual
  • Eddie Stern – One Simple Thing
  • Baron Baptiste – Journey Into Power

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I’m not “good” at yoga, can I still participate?
The depth of your poses is a side effect of regular practice and physical attributes you have no control over. The real practice of yoga worth dedicating yourself is applying your focus towards whatever posture or activity you choose to do. The deepest and most advanced practice would be one without an intrusive thought that leads the mind down a path of distraction. The physical poses are just a tool to create physical awareness to help temper that focus, and the depth of your poses is not as relevant as the focus applied to them. We will teach you alignment, practice tips, and cueing on all poses that we cover, which will help deepen your physical practice; but the knowledge that the physical practice is just a tool is more important and we will discuss that in depth as well.


I have an obligation for one of the sessions, can I still participate if I miss that?

While we ask that you make every effort to attend all sessions, we understand that life is not always within our control, and options to make up missed sessions will be available should the need arise.


Do you offer a payment plan?
Payment plans are available, contact us for more information about payment options.


I have an injury/special condition, can I still take this?

Yes! Sometimes injuries and special conditions can seem like limitations to your practice, but as a teacher, those experiences are a tool that can be invaluable to your students. How can someone who has never been injured guide a student who is? Who can relate to and inspire a student with a special condition more than someone who has one? This training will deepen your yoga practice and prepare you to teach if you would like to, neither of which has a physical ability requirement.


Is it ok if I don’t plan to teach?
Absolutely. For most trainees, deepening their own personal practice is the primary reason they take training. Teaching others is a useful skill for developing your own practice, and this training will prepare you to confidently teach a yoga class, but it’s ok if that’s not part of your plan.


Will there be a lot of work outside of the training weekends?
The vast majority of training hours will take place during the scheduled training weekends. In between, you can expect short reading assignments, watching online tutorials, and online discussions; nothing that would be overly time consuming.


I get nervous speaking in public, is practice teaching scary?
Public speaking is difficult for many people. Your first teaching experiences will not feel much like public speaking; they will be short, with a single student who is practicing, and about a subject you love. Starting small makes the experience easier, which will gradually grow to teaching full classes. Many teachers also find that the training experience helps their confidence and ability to speak in public, which is a useful side effect.


Will there be a requirement for how many times we practice in the studio?
While there will be no specific practice requirements, part of the training (and yoga) experience is developing a consistent practice and growing to be a part of a community. A dedicated in-studio practice will be necessary to get the most out of training and apply what you have learned to your own practice.

What if I sign up and change my mind?

Refunds requested greater than 30 days prior to the start of training will receive a refund of 50% of the refundable tuition (not including the non-refundable deposit of $500). No refunds will be provided if requested less than 30 days prior to the start of training.

The Inner Power Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training is truly a transformative experience. It is educational, well organized, and covers a broad range of topics in yoga. In addition, the instructors create a caring and comfortable environment for their students. They are supportive and engaged with the class and are truly invested in each student's growth and success. Regardless of whether you plan to teach or are just looking to deepen your practice, this training will provide the tools you need to move confidently toward your goals. I highly recommend it!

Eryn L.