Professional Training at Amara
At Amara, we offer 200 hour yoga teacher training (YTT) for yoga teacher certification, as well as mentorship and continuing education for current yoga teachers. There are 2 formats for our 200 hour YTT: a 5 week intensive or a weekend program. Amara is a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance, so that graduates of our 200 hour YTT programs may register for RYT-200 status, and current RYTs may use our continuing education programs for CEs with Yoga Alliance. For inquiries about any of our professional trainings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org You may use the following links to jump to the program that you are interested in:
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
2016 Weekend Program:
Jan 15 - 17 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Jan 29 - 31 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Feb 12 - 14 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Feb 26 - 28 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Mar. 18 - 24 (Fri - Thurs) SPRING BREAK INTENSIVE
Apr 8 - 10 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Apr 22 - 24 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
May 20 - 22 (Fri, Sat, Sun) PROGRAM COMPLETION AND GRADUATION
This comprehensive program is intended to provide students with a deeper knowledge of their yoga practice, and the skills to teach creatively sequenced, alignment-based vinyasa yoga classes. Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible to apply for RYT-200 status with Yoga Alliance. The Amara 200-hour YTT program is taught by Don Briskin (E-RYT 200), Luna Pierson (E-RYT 200/RYT 500), and Linda Lehovec (RYT 200), with Kristin McCoy (E-RYT 200), Kathryn Fitzgerald (E-RYT 200, RCYT), Grace Giorgio and Corrie Proksa (RTY 200).
Prerequisite: At least one year of yoga practice
$3,200 paid in full by November 21st
$3,400 paid in full by December 21st
$3,600 after December 21st
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- The Path of the Yoga Sutras. A Practical Guide to the Core of Yoga (2011) by Nicolai Bachman.
- The Bhagavad Gita" Introduced and Translated by Eknath Eswaren (2007).
- The Key Muscles in Yoga by Ray Long
- Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness By Donna Farhi
- Sequencing, Scripting and Adjusting
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Origins and History of Yoga
- Yogic Philosophy and Lifestyle
- Becoming a Yoga Teacher
- The Business of Yoga
About the Training
Typical day: Each day will consist of a mixture of asana practice, practice scripting and learning postures (alignment, benefits, contraindications, scripting and adjustments), group assignments, discussion and lecture.
Writing assignments: Writing assignments will be given periodically and expected to be well thought-out and thorough. Length will vary.
Other assignments: Teachers will assign various out of class reading assignments. They will also assign various activities such as watching a video online or attending class.
Exams: There will be one midterm take home exam for yoga postures, as well as for yoga philosophy and history. There will be two midterm take home exams for anatomy and physiology. Your completion of the program is contingent upon passing a comprehensive in-training final exam.
Observation and attending classes: Each student will be required to attend 10 classes, observe 10 classes, and assist 3 classes at Amara during the training. The cost of these is included in the student's tuition.
Practice Teaching: Each student will be required to teach both at home and in the studio (to the other teachers in training) several times during the training. The practice teaching part of training will culminate in a community class taught at Amara. This class is open to the public and will be observed by a faculty member.
Mentorship at Amara
Amara Yoga & Arts Level 1 Teacher Training Mentorship is intended as a supplemental to a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. This mentorship includes assisting/observing 15 yoga classes with a Certified Yoga Instructor. The trainee will meet with the Instructor briefly before and after each class to discuss class plan to set a focus for the class and plan an asana sequence. The trainee will be instructed on ways to assist with adjustments, and toward the end of the program, assist with leading asanas under the Instructor's direction. This mentorship program will culminate with a yoga class taught by the trainee and attended by one or more Instructors and volunteer students, and will receive constructive feedback on the class. The schedule for this program will be coordinated between the trainee and the Instructor(s).
Mentorship Session - Class Observation and Assistance (15 classes)
The trainee will meet with the Instructor briefly before and after each class to discuss class plan to set a focus for the class and plan an asana sequence. The trainee will be instructed on ways to assist with adjustments, and toward the end of the program, assist with leading asanas under the Instructor's direction.
Mentorship Session – Teaching (1 class)
The trainee will teach a full yoga class attended by volunteers and Mentorship Instructor and meet with the Mentorship Instructor after and receive feedback.
Cost: $560 paid in full prior to the start of the program.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this program.