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200 Hour Teacher Training: Foundations of Yoga

In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you. ~Buddha

This is easier said than done, but yoga teaches that in order to change the patterns of the mind and to cease the fluctuations of the mind, we need discipline and practice. Learn the systematic approaches to quieting the mind, the value and power of them, and the skills to pass onto others, so that these practices aren't only for ourselves, but for the greater good of all.

The most authentic teaching comes from deep, personal experience. This 3- week immersion is intended to inspire devotion and discipline within our personal practices. For aspiring yoga teachers, this in depth certification program will prepare you with a solid understanding of the foundations of yoga. Rooted in Patanjali's Eight Fold Path, the curriculum will be rich with philosophy, pranayama, and meditation. In addition it will prepare teachers to lead students safely and intelligently with an understanding of anatomy and alignment within the asana, as well as the ability to thread philosophy into Hatha and Vinyasa classes.

Daily study sessions will include, but are not limited to:

* Study of the Yoga Sutras and how they support yoga practice

* Study of the Eight Limbs of Yoga and its foundational structure for personal practice and teaching

* Pranayama, breathing techniques

* Meditation: deepening self practice, techniques

* Asana: foundation, alignment, modifications, sanskrit

* Yoga Anatomy and injury prevention

* Cuing and sequencing asana

* Constructing safe, balanced Hatha and Vinyasa yoga classes

* Sequencing Ashtanga, Yin, Kundalini, Yoga Therapy, Yoga Nidra

* Hands on assisting and adjusting in asana

* Qualities of a yoga teacher

* Seva, spirit of selfless action

* Ayurveda & Doshas

* Business of yoga

Example Teacher Training Day:

Monday through Friday we begin with daily morning practice for 2 hours beginning at 6:30 am. We will study the rest of the day together with nourishing meals in-between study sessions until about 6:30 pm. Saturdays are shorter days as we only study and practice from 9-1, and Sundays are days of rest.

The morning practice and afternoon study sessions will primarily be held in the yoga studio. Each morning study session will be held in various stunning outdoor locations on island, weather permitting.

The investment for the Teacher Training Program is $2450. Payment plans are available.

For an additional cost we provide organic, fresh meals. Breakfast and lunch delivered to your location of study costs $385 for all 3 weeks. 

We can be of assistance in setting up accommodations. Depending on the group size, accommodations could consist of one large community home, several home stays on island, or a combination of both. The cost will vary and can be determined at the time of registration.

The final additional cost will be the cost for two required course books.

* The Heart of Yoga by Desikachar

* The Key Poses of Yoga by Ray Long

Upon completion of the course, students will receive a 200 Hr. Yoga Alliance certification through the Key West Yoga Sanctuary.

This program also partners with Inner Sanctum, a Yoga Alliance School offering 300 hour programs. If you choose to go on and complete both programs you will have completed a full 500 hours. If this is of interest to you, let us know and we will guide you in the process.

A nonrefundable deposit of $500 is required to register for the 200 Hour Training. The final $1950 will be due by November 15th. 

This is a challenging immersion and requires the drive to truly be present, open & receptive, and with a great willingness to learn. It is not a program suitable for beginning yoga students. It is intended for those with experience and ready for the next step of growth. It is a true gift to offer this sacred material to others, and an honor to receive. Each program is guaranteed to create massive change internally and externally, and will surely gift everlasting memories and inspiration for a healthy and happy mind and body, and a deeper connection and awareness in every day life.

You will be supported by a dedicated, knowledgeable and compassionate team of teachers. Join us! We are honored and excited to share this experience with you!


Gretchen Mills, Lead Teacher

Gretchen Mills, Lead Teacher

Emily Hughes, Lead Teacher

Emily Hughes, Lead Teacher

Erika Hawks, Supporting Teacher

Erika Hawks, Supporting Teacher

Michelle Marcelino, Supporting Teacher

Michelle Marcelino, Supporting Teacher

Debbi Quinn, Supporting Teacher

Debbi Quinn,
Supporting Teacher

If you have questions, ask away! And if you are ready to apply, let us know!


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