Wasatch Ayurveda & Yoga is extremely excited to announce its first ever Yoga teacher training! As a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School, we will be offering a 6-month, 200 hour program that stretches beyond your average teacher training.
Our school has established its roots in Hatha yoga, using the Ashtanga Primary Series as its foundation of Asana, and also in the integration of yoga’s Vedic sister sciences – Ayurveda and Jyotisha. These three branches of knowledge weave together to nourish a practice that is charged by awareness, reflection, action, and dedication.
Along with a 200 hr. RYT certification through Yoga Alliance, students will also receive our own certification and blessing to teach the basics of Ayurveda and Jyotisha among their classes.
We are confident that our training program will dig deep and develop strong roots that will support and nourish your practice not only as a person, but as a teacher. Join us this Spring, and be a part of a new wave of teacher trainings – trainings that understand that Yoga is more than just Asana.
RYT 200 studies:
- A $500 non-refundable deposit is kindly asked for upon registration. The last day to make a deposit is April 1, 2017.
- Payment plans are available.
*After the deposit has been made through MindBody, we kindly ask that all other payments are made out in checks or paid in cash.
Teacher Training Information
Dates: May 1, 2017 – November 1, 2017
- Classes meet every Tuesday evening from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
- Weekend Intensives are held every other weekend on both Saturday and Sunday, from 12:00 – 5:00 pm. *dates differ a bit in July because of the holiday
List of Required Texts:
- Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman
- Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (any version)
- Bhagavad Gita (any version)
- The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long
- Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff (optional)
- The Muscle Book by Paul Blakey (optional)
Anatomy & Physiology
- The anatomy portion of our training will be completed in conjunction with an online course through Universal Class, an online continuing education organization (it is not necessary to sign up for the online program).
- While it is not mandatory to take the course online, continuing education credits are available and we encourage you to use this to your advantage!
- Check out the Anatomy & Physiology course curriculum HERE
Course Curriculum & Syllabus
An overview of the three Modules that will guide our course throughout the 6 months:
The Foundations of Yoga
The first two months will emphasize the foundational aspects of Yoga and its philosophical substructures. Along with a brief history of Yoga and its different lineages, this time will be spent developing a deep understanding and application of the Samkhya Philosophy as it relates to the Eight Limbs of Ashtanga, Ayurveda, and Jyotisha. This Module will also include the development of foundational practices such as Asana (especially Surya Namaskar A & B), Meditation, Pranayama, Mudra, and Mantra.
Deepening your practice
These next two months will focus on broadening your own individual practice, and diving deeper into the body to understand how our bodies work in conjunction with Ayurveda, Yoga, and the Planets. Along with a more in-depth Asana practice, this module will emphasize the learning and application of anatomy and physiology, while focusing also on the body’s anatomy through the lense of Ayurveda. Along with studying the physical body, Module II will develop an understanding of the subtle body and its energies (Nadis, Chakras, Prana, Tejas, and Ojas). Lastly, Module II will include readings from a diverse selection of Yogic literature and texts.
*The anatomy portion of this Module will be completed through an online Anatomy course
This section revisits much of the information studied in the previous modules, especially that which is covered in Module II, and develops it from a teacher’s perspective. Module III focuses on how to teach the different aspects of yoga, including Asana (class sequencing and layout, adjustments and modifications), Pranayama, Mantra, and Meditation. Module III also works towards developing important teaching skills such as mediation, projection, confidence, and diversification. Teaching practicum and observations take place during this time.