The Teacher Training Program will run from October 2016 through March of 2017. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with lead teachers and mentors throughout the course. In addition to the weekend intensives, students will meet between sessions with mentor groups to develop their home practice and teaching skills. By graduation, diligent students will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour RYT level and will have a practice they can take with them anywhere in the world. Successful completion will also qualify students for more advanced trainings with Colleen and Rodney, and potential opportunities to mentor in upcoming trainings.
The 200-Hour TT program curriculum focuses on the following:
Support and instruction for establishing a daily home practice
Pranayama and meditation
Reading and discussion about the philosophy of yoga
Basic anatomy and physiology of yoga
Basic Sanskrit and chanting
Teaching skills, including seeing and understanding bodies and giving manual adjustments
Practice teaching and evaluations
Dates and Locations:
Oct. 14, 15, 16 at EFY Red Bank with Kari Harendorf and other Yoga Shanti Faculty
Nov. 4, 5, 6 at EFY Red Bank with Kari Harendorf and other Yoga Shanti Faculty
Nov. 19, 20 at Yoga Shanti NYC with Colleen and Rodney
Dec. 9, 10, 11 at EFY Red Bank with Kari Harendorf and other Yoga Shanti Faculty
Jan. 6, 7, 8 at EFY Red Bank with Kari Harendorn and other Yoga Shanti Faculty
Jan. 21, 22 at Yoga Shanti NYC with Colleen and Rodney
Feb. 10, 11, 12 at EFY Red Bank with Kari Harendorf and other Yoga Shanti Faculty
Mar. 31, April 1, 2 at EFY Red Bank with Kari Harendorf and other Yoga Shanti Faculty
Three-day weekends will comprise 20 hours of classroom time. The schedule will be: Fridays, 4pm-9pm; Saturdays, 11am-8pm; and Sundays, 11am-5pm. The weekends with Colleen and Rodney at YS NYC will be Sat 11am-8pm and Sun 9am-5pm. The weekends with Colleen and Rodney will be combined sessions with teacher trainees from Yoga Shanti NYC and one other NY Studio.
Course Content Between Sessions:
Students will be assigned to mentor groups. Mentor groups will meet at least ten times over the course of the training, according to an explicit syllabus and schedule. The majority of mentor group meetings are done over the phone for convenience across locations.
Students will be required to complete the Gaia Yoga Foundations Course, as added experience with Colleen and Rodney's teaching as well as reinforcement to the Yoga Shanti teaching style, language and sequencing.
In addition to weekend and mentor sessions, students will be required to attend, observe, and eventually assist APPROVED public yoga classes. Homework will be assigned between sessions, and will include keeping a daily practice journal and completing writing assignments and required readings. Students will be expected to have a daily yoga practice and weekly group involvement. The bonds and community that develop among students and mentors are the backbone of this program.
The cost of the training is $3250 if registered and paid in full by September 15th. Thereafter the cost is $3500 and must be paid in full by October 5th.
To apply for this program, please complete the online application:
A deposit of $250 and 2 photographs are required with your application (details included in the application). The deposit is non-refundable if you are accepted into the program, but will be applied to your tuition.
Please contact Christian/EvenFlow at 908-461-2666 to make payment arrangements. You can make credit card payments over the phone (subject to a $25 fee) OR you can deliver a check or cash in-person at the studio before or after one of Melanie or Christian's classes (see schedule online).
Please email Melanie (email@example.com) or Christian (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions related to this training program or the application process.