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Teachers Training Experience the fundamentals of Vinyasa Flow and gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become an exceptional yoga teacher. You emerge from our one of a kind training and ready teach! This program trains you to teach safe, effective yoga classes, as well as show you how to incorporate the wisdom of yoga into your life.
Techniques, Training and Practice
• Alignment Principles – Asana, Function & Energy
• Mindfulness Meditation, Chakras & Yoga Sutras
• Exploration of styles, including Yin, Chair, Restorative, Core Strength Vinyasa Flow & Kids Yoga
• Sequencing & Language - Theming Classes from Welcome to Namaste
• Pranayama – Dynamics of Breathing
• Assisting & Adapt to all levels – Verbal & Hands on
• Business of Yoga
Anatomy and Physiology
• Anatomy of movement & Physiology – Yoga & the Spine • History - Philosophy & Ethics
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers
• Lifestyle & Ethics – Yoga Sutras, Yamas & Niyamas, Karma & Seva
• Discovering your Core Message & Voice with Art Journaling
• Living Yoga Off the Mat
• Practice teaching, receiving & giving feedback & Assisting
Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of moving into Stillness by Erich Schiffmann and Trish O'Rielly
Teaching Yoga Essential Foundations & Techniques by Mark Stephens
The Heart of Yoga Developing A Personal Practice by T.K.V. Desikachar Relax & Renew by Judith Lasater
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Alistair Shearer
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
(Books cost separate)
Teacher Training Dates:
9-6pm (one-hour lunch break)
(June 10th-14th) (July 8th-12th) & (August 7th-9th)
Total tuition: $2200
Deposit due with application: $500 (Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable Deposit)
Balance ($1,700) due by June 1st, 2015
An early registration discount of $300 is available if paid in full ($1,900) by Jan 15th, 2014 – by May 1st, 2015
Tuition not paid in full requires a monthly auto-payment deducted from a credit or debit card. The minimum monthly payment amount is $185 for 12 months. You can choose the payment date that works best for you.
500 E-RYT, Lead Trainer & Owner of The Zen Zone
Ruthann is a fun-loving, creative spirit who creates a joyful and positive environment for those who enter her doors. As the owner of The Zen Zone in Lee’s Summit, MO she guides teachers and welcomes yoga students, young children to seniors, encouraging each on the path to self-love. She integrates alignment, core work, and breathing techniques with basic poses and creative sequencing. Each class is designed to energize the body and cultivate a meditative consciousness thus fostering greater vitality and improved health. Using her amazing play lists and a sense of humor her classes are dynamic and inspiring. Within the bright teal walls and dark wooden floors of her studio a wide variety of experiences can be found. Yoga-centered games give kids in yoga workshops an opportunity to limber up and have fun, seniors in chair yoga stretch and gain balance with sun salutations, many enjoy a creative outlet in art journaling, and the young at heart rock out doing handstands in Vinyasa classes while others choose a deeply relaxing state in restorative yoga.
Ruthann, a native of Kansas City, has over 25+ years of teaching experience. Her yoga journey includes certification as a Yoga Storyteller, 300RYT with Yogafit with an emphasis in yoga therapy and 500E-RYT with Sadie Nardini’s Core Strength Vinyasa Flow. She is a loving mother of 3 crazy girls and is dedicated to being fearless!
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