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TEACHER TRAINING

Yoga Teacher Training

Our certified teacher training program creates a solid and well-rounded foundation in the art of teaching yoga. We are committed to providing each student with the necessary tools to teach with compassion, integrity and knowledge while honoring their own internal wisdom, and authentic voice. Each student will leave with confidence that they are ready to teach yoga to all students regardless of age, physical fitness, or injuries.

On completion of our training the student will receive a Barefoot Yoga Studio Certificate and will have met all of the 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certificate requirements. They may also be considered for a teaching position at the Barefoot Yoga Studio. Graduates of the program will have the opportunity to grow into teachers with wide ranging careers that include teaching classes, workshops and retreats or even opening their own yoga studio.

Our regular Courses are Fall 4 Months Weekend Training, Spring 3 Months Weekend Training, and Summer 1 Month Weekday Intensive Training.

Our upcoming training dates are:

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Summer Intensive in Davis June 10- July 5, 2019 Monday- Friday 9am-5pm

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Fall Weekend Course in Davis October 19- Dec 29, 2019 Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Summer Intensive in Hong Kong July 22- August 16, 2019 Monday- Friday 8am-5pm

85 Hours Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Weekend Training in Hong Kong July 21- September 22, 2019 Sunday 3-9pm

For details of Hong Kong trainings, please visit http://www.facebook.com/yoga.teacher.training.hk.barefootyoga/

SUMMER INTENSIVE TRAINING 2019, DAVIS

June 10 – July 5, 2019

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Tuition: $2550

*Early Bird Special: $2450 application complete by May 10, 2019

** Pay now and begin your Unlimited Yoga Class Pass NOW

FALL WEEKEND TRAINING 2019, DAVIS

October 19- December 29, 2019

Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm

(no class on November 23-24)

Tuition: $2550

*Early Bird Special: $2350 application complete by August 19, 2019

** Pay now and begin your Unlimited Yoga Class Pass NOW

Our Mission

Our certified teacher training program creates a solid and well-rounded foundation in the art of teaching yoga. We are committed to providing each student with the necessary tools to teach with compassion, integrity and knowledge while honoring their own internal wisdom, and authentic voice. Each student will leave with confidence that they are ready to teach yoga to all students regardless of age, physical fitness, or injuries.

Theory and Practice of Yoga

The practice of the asanas is the basis of our teacher training philosophy. This foundational training will emphasize deepening the students’ personal asana practice, which we believe to be the greatest source for creative teaching. In addition to a strong asana practice there will be a comprehensive study of the techniques and mechanics of fundamental yoga postures, while providing the tools necessary to teach yoga to others. To facilitate a more scientific understanding of the body, the training will include the study of functional anatomy and physiology. The training will also give developing teachers a balanced understanding of yoga by moving beyond the physical with the study of Vippasana meditation, (encouraging students to develop a daily meditation practice at home), a deep understanding of Pranayama, and an exploration of the Chakras, Nadis, Kriyas, Dristhi and Bandhas.

Asanas

  • Names (Sanskrit and English)
  • Standing, seated, and finishing asanas of the Primary Series and other flow sequences with a detailed breakdown of the poses
  • Practice and health benefits of the asanas
  • Alignment principles
  • Modifications for injuries

Vinyasa Yoga System

Practicing and teaching the sequences:

  • Full Primary Series-Ashtanga
  • Modified Primary Series- Ashtanga
  • Mixed level routines – Flow Yoga

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Anatomical groupings: feet, legs, pelvis, spine and shoulder girdle
  • Physiology of inversions, breathing and the nervous system.

Pranayama

  • Ujjayi Pranayama – theory and practice
  • Working with breath in flowing sequences
  • Suryanamaskara A and B – theory and practice.

Meditation

  • Technique and practice of Vipassana Meditation

Chakras/Nadis/Bandhas/Dristhi/Kriyas

  • Chakras- name, location, importance
  • Nadis – theory and practice
  • Bandhas – names, location, practice
  • Dristhi- location and practice
  • Kriyas- description and practice

Special Yoga Classes

  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Kids Yoga

Yoga Philosophy

Over 2,000 years ago the sage Patanjali described the process of Yoga as a way to reach higher consciousness and peace in his writings known as The Yoga Sutras. These sutras (written as aphorisms) help to deepen the awareness of our relationship with ourselves, with others, and with our environment.

We will cover the following historical texts and yoga masters:

  • The Yoga Sutras- Patanjali’s 8 Limbs of Yoga
  • The Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • T. Krishnamachayra
  • Pattabhi Jois
  • BKS Iyengar

The Theory and Practice of Teaching

The art of teaching requires a great level of sensitivity, compassion and practice. A teacher must encourage and inspire, being sensitive to both the needs of individuals as well as those of the group. The practical and subtle aspects involved in teaching will include:

  • How to be an effective teacher
  • Use of voice, detailed instruction, body language, touch
  • The art and science of flowing through sequences
  • Learning how to see and understand bodies
  • The purpose and use of props
  • Hands on adjustments
  • Practice teaching
  • Teacher observation

Certification

On completion of our training the student will receive a Barefoot Yoga Studio Certificate and will have met all of the 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certificate requirements. They may also be considered for a teaching position at the Barefoot Yoga Studio. Graduates of the program will have the opportunity to grow into teachers with wide ranging careers that include teaching classes, workshops and retreats or even opening their own yoga studio.

Teachers

Robert Boswell, Wai-Mei Yeung

Tuition

$2350-2550

Please notice our early bird tuition discount date on each course.

Non-refundable deposit to save your spot: $250

Flexible payment plans available, please contact us for application.

Tuition fee is non-refundable.

To apply, please write to us [email protected] for application form.

Location

Barefoot Yoga Studio

10150 Olive Drive, Suite B

Davis, Ca 95616

(530) 753-YOGA (9642)

TESTIMONIALS

“If you are looking to deepen your practice look no further! This was an incredible and unforgettable experience. Truly transformational! Mei and Robert not only gave me the tools I needed to deepen my practice they gave me the confidence to be where I am at today. I could not thank you both enough!”

– Anika Sereno, 2018 Fall Training Graduate RYT200

“This training is incredible in it’s respect to the philosophy and spiritual growth along with the asana training. My teachers are true masters whose love, patience, and knowledge knows no bounds.” 

 – Olga Dubrovskaya, 2018 Spring Training Graduate RYT200, Barefoot Yoga Teacher

Workshops

Workshops of specific themes to deepen your practice of yoga, stay tuned!

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