The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program offered by Yoga and Wellness of Blue Ridge located in breathtaking Blue Ridge, Georgia is an approved Yoga Alliance teacher training course. Encompassing nine life-changing weekend sessions, students will immerse themselves in the deeper aspects of yoga to begin exploring their own personal practice and how to apply those teachings beyond the mat.
This 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training and Certification Course combines both Yoga and its sister science of Ayurveda. We’ll dig beyond the surface and dive deeply into practices that nourish your personal experience of yoga to provide a great foundation for seekers to begin their practice of Hatha yoga.
Our Team is excited to bring together a tribe of people seeking to grow spiritually, mentally, and physically stronger, and here exists a safe space for you to be nurtured and supported in your personal yoga journey. The 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga and Wellness of Blue Ridge is designed and executed to suit the requirements of seekers who have just begun the practice of yoga as well as seekers who have been practicing for a while.
Students will explore and create a strong foundation of knowledge covering asana, pranayama, meditation, Ayurveda, and yoga philosophy.
Delving into Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra's you will learn how to apply them to your life experiences. Within your training, we will:
Learn how to work as a yoga teacher in different settings.
Discover how to create and sequence-unique classes
Guide you to find confidence in your ability to teach authentically.
Explore what a personal practice looks like in your life.
We will keep our training small in order to provide personal attention to each student in the program. We will limit the training to no more than 20 people in order to build and maintain bonding relationships. ***Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis.***
The 200-hour teacher training certification program with Yoga and Wellness of Blue Ridge qualifies students to become a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance.
The 200-hour course fee is $2,775. An early payment discount of $250 applies to those who pay in full. We require a deposit of $250, in order to reserve your space, this deposit is non-refundable unless the studio sees a reason this training may not suit the student or studio. We accept many payment options to make this training as accessible as possible.
Anatomy & Physiology
We will study human anatomy and how the body works within yoga poses, how to make modifications and how to assist clients in these poses. We will gain a greater understanding of how muscles and joints work together and to look at the differences between a "tight" muscle and a joint limitation.
We will discuss the why’s and how’s of yoga postures and the 2 styles we can explore the body within the postures, the first type is dynamic practices and second static practices.
Techniques, Training & Practice
We will study in-depth posture focus using multiple techniques such as: demonstrating the yoga pose, adding verbal cues, talking about modifications options for different variations, showing hands-on assists. We will then allow students ample time for you to practice with hands-on training.
We will look at the layers of the subtle bodies of yoga. Exploring the chakra system and how they relate to our lives and the choices we make. You will gain greater knowledge in understanding the role each chakra plays and how it correlates to the other chakras. We will then learn how we can use Asana, pranayama, meditation and the sister science of Ayurveda to help bring your chakras into balance.
We will also study the yoga sutra's of Patanjali, looking at what the 8 limbs of yoga are and how they apply to your practice in order to help grow and expand your life. The sutras are about learning to create balance and equanimity, to find peace in your life and harmony with the greater whole. The art of right living has been practiced in India for thousands of years and the foundations of yoga philosophy were written down in the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, this sacred text details the inner workings of the mind and provides a guide for controlling its restlessness so as to enjoy lasting peace.
Our Training Program Information
Tentative Training Schedule
This course is 9 weekends each weekend will run from 8:00 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
We are nestled in the heart of the southern Appalachia in the quaint little town of Blue Ridge, Georgia, just 2 hours north of Atlanta. We have mountain vistas perfect for sunset meditations, hundred of miles of hiking trails, including Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Countless rivers and streams for white water rafting.
May 16th-17th & 30th-31st
June 13th-14th & 27th-28th
July 13th-14th & 25th-26th
August 8th -9th Graduation weekend
****Weekends are subject to change****
The Heart of Yoga by T. K. V. Desikachar
The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practiceby Deborah Adele
Yoga Toolbox for Teachers and Students 3rd editionby Joseph and Lilian Le Page
Wheels of Life: A User's Guide to the Chakra Systemby Anodea Judith
"Anatomy book will be updated for current book"
We offer a book package that can be added to your tuition fee for $120 this ensures that your books will be available on the first day of training. You may also purchase your own books before the training.
You will also be required to attending a minimum of 12 yoga classes over the five-month course. You may take up to 15 at no charge. Those living in Blue Ridge and surrounding area are required to attend classes Yoga and Wellness of Blue Ridge. Any student living further than 40 miles out of town can attend the required classes at other approved locations.
Registration is a process that has two steps so that we can determine if Yoga and Wellness of Blue Ridge and our training module are appropriate for you. If you have just begun your yoga journey, looking to find your voice as a yoga teacher or you are just looking to deepen your personal practice We are more interested in motivation, commitment, and vision. The first step is to complete the online application and delivering it by email or hand to the studio. In the second step, we will conduct a brief interview once we have received your application.
What is included in your training?
You will be provided with a binder that throughout the course you will fill-in with handouts worksheets and guides to help support you on your yoga journey after the training.
We will allow you to find your authentic voice and teaching style by allowing you to practice with your fellow students and in small supportive classes.
For the weekend retreat, you are provided a double occupancy room and 6 healthy meals and you may any snacks you might want. On our retreat, we will focus on the nurturing of your growing practice without life's regular distractions.
Amanda will be the course leader for this training program and will be present throughout the training to assist in any way.
Our next Yoga Teacher Training weekend programs will begin in April 18th, 2020 for our 200-hours and May 2020 for our 300-hour training.
Now accepting applications and scheduling interviews!
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