Our 200 hour yoga teacher training programs are designed to make learning as easy as possible through experiential learning exercises and small group activities. Over the course of your time with us, you’ll learn to create new neural connections through short teaching exercises, yoga sequence creation, group presentations, and fun interactive exercises that engage your whole body and mind.
Since we often learn more by interacting with peers than through any other means, our teacher training will also focus on creating small learning communities that will help you absorb information at an accelerated rate through focus exercises, group discussions and guided partner work.
Upon successful completion of this training, you will become a certified yoga teacher. This certification will allow you to work as a yoga instructor at gyms and yoga studios around the world. The tools that you receive in this training can also be used to lead yoga seminars, workshops, and retreats, conduct private yoga classes, and boost your own yoga practice.
We intentionally keep training numbers small so that everyone can receive one on one personalized attention. All sessions are personally led by David Magone.
What We’ll Cover
Dates: May 1 – 24th 2017
Times: 9 hours daily with a one hour break for lunch.
Daily Schedule: Each day’s training will typically begin with meditation and will include a morning and afternoon yoga practice session and two to three experiential lectures designed to help you understand the theory behind our methods.
May 1: Arrive and Settle In
May 2 – 4: Meditation Intensive
Perfect for beginning and experienced meditators alike, these sessions will introduce you to a number of transformative tools that can be used to reduce destructive emotional states such as anger, fear and worry/anxiety. These sessions will include: twice daily yoga practices, , multiple short meditation practice sessions designed to give you the opportunity to experience what meditation is all about, body scanning techniques that can be used to consciously relax and release stress; on overview of the basics of seated meditation; helpful techniques that will help you sharpen your ability to concentrate; antidotes to common obstacles that arise in meditation, and a full overview of the five moods of meditation
May 5 – 7: Teaching Practicum: – Alignment in action
This three day session will show you how to use our skeletal alignment system to instantaneously improve strength and flexibility through intelligent postural alignment. Derived from simple mechanical principles, this unique method will provide you with a shorthand method to conceptualize and communicate efficiently the positioning of most yoga poses.
These sessions will include: An overview of the benefits of efficient skeletal positioning; the locations of 9 sections of the skeletal structure that can be used to position your yoga postures quickly and easily; Universal movement principles that can be used to instantaneously develop greater range of motion in backbends, forward folds, side bends and twists; practical methods that will help you experience how to use our system of alignment for injury prevention
May 8: Day off
May 9 – 11: How to lead a PVYU vinyasa class
This three-day intensive will give you the opportunity to lead your own PranaVayu base level classes. These sessions will include: An exploration of the differences between random and structured training; how to lead basic pranayama practices; standing pose sequencing; an overview of how to use structured sequencing to develop greater range of motion in backbends and twists; practical methods to release blockages in the hip and hamstrings; an experiential overview of how intelligent sequencing can be used to induce a relaxation response. Additional topics: Anatomy and physiology.
This three-day intensive will the opportunity to practice offering adjustments and assists in your yoga classes. These hands on sessions will introduce you to practical adjustments that you can use to help your students experience safe alignment, lessons in how to use PNF stretching to overcome muscular blockages, and a full battery of universal assisting techniques that can be used to develop deeper range of motion in yoga poses. Additional topics: Anatomy and physiology.
May 15 – 16: Day off
May 18 – 19: Teaching Practicum: Sequence creation: The PVYU Base Level Paradigm System
This three day intensive training program will break down the nuts and bolts of vinyasa sequence creation and will introduce you to a set of training tools that will make it easier for you to provide consistently effective yoga classes. Once learned, these training- tools can be used to cultivate thousands of unique yoga sequences for beginning, intermediate and advanced yoga students. These sessions will cover: class formatting for challenging vinyasa classes, 5 characteristics of a stellar teacher, how to use our paradigm system to create sequences for beginning students, intermediate class creation, lots of opportunities to practice using our materials to create your own unique yoga sequences. Additional topics: Anatomy and physiology.
May 20 – 22: Philosophy Intensive: The Six Perfections
This foundational intensive will help you explore six essential daily practices that can be used to cultivate positive emotional states through the integration of yogic philosophy into daily life. Perfect for those who wish to learn how to take yoga off of the mat and into the world, these transformative sessions will include: An introduction to mental training techniques from the Tibetan yoga tradition; practical methods to transform challenging circumstances into opportunities for transformation and growth; and three separate meditative practices that can be used to consciously cultivate positive emotional states toward oneself and others.
May 23: Constructing Lesson Plans for Personal Practices and Private Lessons, the Business of Yoga, and Graduation.
These sessions will include lessons in effective practice planning and a general overview of the nuts and bolts of making a living teaching yoga. Topics covered will include: Professional accreditation options and insurance; how to set rates for classes, workshops and private lessons; online marketing tips and tricks and an open question and answer session with David Magone.
May 24: Review, final test and graduation
May 25 – Departure