Yoga and Wellness of Blue Ridge 

200 Hour Teacher Training

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Our next 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training weekend program

begins March 10th, 2018.

Now accepting applications and scheduling interviews!

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.


The Journey

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 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 15 people in order to build and maintain bonding relationships. ***Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served 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 course fee is $2,700. An early payment discount of $250 applies to those who pay in full by February 1st. In addition, there’s an optional course payment plan.

We require a deposit of $250, in order to reserve your space, this deposit is non-refundable unless the studio sees a reason that may not suit the student for this training. We accept many payment options to make this training as accessible as possible.

Anatomy & Physiology

 We will study the 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.

Yoga Philosophy 

We will look at the layers of the subtle bodies of yoga. Exploring the chakra system and how they relate to our life 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, one of these weekends we will stay at the Heartwood Retreat Center. This will allow for us to explore and focus on meditation, Pranayama and asana without distraction, each of the other weekends we will meet Saturdays from 8 am-7 pm and Sundays from 8 am -6 pm.

 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 river and streams for white water rafting.

Course Dates:
March 10th, 17th, and 24th
April 7th and 21st
May 4-6(Retreat weekend at Heartwood) and May 19th
June 2nd and 16th (the 17th of June being graduation)

 You will also be required to attending a minimum of ten yoga classes over the four-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 another approved locations.

 Registration Requirements

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 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.
A weekend retreat with room and healthy food provided, in this space we will focus on the nurturing of your growing practice without life's regular distractions.

Course Leaders

Amanda and Christina are the owners and course leaders for this training program and will be present throughout the training to assist in any way.