200 HOUR VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
With Katie Brauer, Lauren Duke and Josh Vincent
Get to the center of yourself. Transform your mind, body and heart through Gather’S 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training.
Our 200 hour Teacher Training program has been designed for students who want to become certified yoga teachers, as well as those with a desire to dive deeper into the art, science and philosophy of yoga, grow in their personal practice, deepen their self-understanding and gain a greater knowledge of body alignment and anatomy. Participants will learn and develop the key skills necessary to teach a safe, effective and fun yoga class as well as important qualities that will positively serve all aspects of one’s life.
Gather’s Teacher Training program offers an empowering approach to education, teaching and what it means to craft an experience that sets the students up for success. As a participant in our program you will receive a well-rounded education that meets curriculum standards in six key categories as defined by Yoga Alliance, including:
Instruction in Yoga Asana, Pranayama and Meditation, 100 hours
Postures and breathing techniques with a clear focus on alignment, body benefits, contraindications, and special population adaptations
Teaching Methodology, 30 hours
Practical and subtle aspects of teaching, including class sequencing, hands-on assists, use of voice and body language, attunement and reading the room
Anatomy and Physiology, 20 hours
A comprehensive overview of the physical body—bones, muscles, bodily systems and organs, and the subtleties of the energetic body
Philosophy/Ethics/Lifestyle, 30 hours
An exploration of the history of yoga, pre-Vedic age to the classical era, and the evolution of the tantra and its applications to daily life
Practicum, 15 hours
Leading peers in practice and a class experience, assisting, observing others teach, and the art of giving and receiving feedback
Business of Yoga, 5 hours
Review industry trends and develop an understanding of studio operations, scheduling classes, marketing and managing private clients
Successful graduates of our 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training program are certified to teach Hatha, Vinyasa and hot yoga styles, and have the opportunity to become registered yoga teachers (RYT) through Yoga Alliance, the organization responsible for maintaining the integrity and consistency of yoga trainings throughout the world. Most studios in the United States require teachers to hold at minimum a 200 hour certificate in order to teach.
Training Program Accreditation
Gather is a registered Yoga Alliance accredited school and operates as an affiliate school of The Yoga Professional®. Lead instructors have been trained by Katie Brauer, industry leader and creator of The Yoga Professional®. Our training program curriculum is provided by The Yoga Professional®, and not only meets the pre-determined criteria set forth by Yoga Alliance but also holds a 5-star rating. Participants in our program can rest assured that the training they receive is of the highest quality, and the result of participation will equip them to lead a safe, effective yoga class with confidence and great skill.
Weekend 1: March 7, 8, 9, 10
Weekend 2: March 22, 23, 24
Weekend 3: March 29, 30, 31
Weekend 4: April 19, 20, 21
Weekend 5: April 26, 27, 28
Weekend 6: May 10, 11, 12
Weekend 7: May 24, 25, 26
Weekend 8: June 6, 7, 8, 9
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Early bird tuition: $2500 by January 31st, 2019
Standard tuition: $2750 after January 31st, 2019
Student, Senior, Active Duty Military: $2500
*In addition, students are required to take 22 yoga classes and assist five classes throughout the program.
Requirements for Acceptance to Gather’s Teacher Training Program:
You must be at least 18 years of age.
You must demonstrate English language competency.
You must demonstrate medical and mental health readiness.
Applicants may be denied if it is determined that his/her participation would in any way jeopardize a safe and cohesive learning environment.
Gather may request additional documentation and/or clinical evaluations to determine medical and/or mental health preparedness.
Practicing yoga for at least one year and have had a regular yoga practice for at least six months. It is vital that this practice involve ongoing yoga classes as opposed to studying only with books, videos or in workshops.
What type of yoga can I teach after completing the teacher training?
Graduates from our 200 hour teacher training program are able to teach Hatha, Vinyasa and hot yoga classes for students of all levels. Because of our empowered teaching methodology, intelligent sequencing and focus on body mechanics, our yoga teacher training develops teachers who have the technical skill and capacity to safely and effectively teach and inspire their students. As a Yoga Alliance accredited school, you can rest assured that the training and certification you receive through Gather is respected and recognized by the yoga community.
What if I miss a session? Am I able to make it up at a later date?
Our teacher training program is highly interactive, and many modules depend on the collective and consistent energy of the group. For this reason we do not recommend missing any sessions. That said, life happens. Students who miss a session can make it up by completing additional homework assignments related to the missed class topics. Each day is considered a session, and the maximum amount of missed time allowed is three sessions. Attendance and participation in the practice teaching days (of which there are three throughout the program) is required for certification. In the event a student misses a practice teaching day, a make-up session must be scheduled and payment of $75 for the session is required.
Do I have to be an advanced yoga student to take the training?
No, not at all! Our training is about diving deeper into the study and practice of yoga. Anyone interested in learning more about yoga will get a lot of value from this experience.
What are the benefits of teacher training beyond certification?
There are numerous benefits beyond the obvious for participants of our yoga teacher training program. These include the opportunity to connect deeply with yourself and others through the training process, challenge yourself in new ways, expand awareness, acquire new skills, learn about your mind, body, heart, and ways to attune and create greater harmony on all levels of your life.
What if I am not sure I want to teach yoga?
About 30% of students who sign up for our teacher training program have no intention of teaching. Many students enroll in teacher training to further develop their own personal practice of yoga and learn more about themselves and this ancient tradition.
Want more information about yoga teacher training?
We are happy to answer any questions that you have regarding this life changing and transformative experience. Please reach out to Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lauren at email@example.com
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