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200 Hr. Teacher Training- The 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 6 week program 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. 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.

Join us February 7th-March 17th
Wednesdays & Thursdays- 4:30-8:30
Saturdays & Sundays- 10-6
Also, Friday March 8th, 5-8:30

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

* Study of the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras and how they support yoga practice and daily life

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

* Asana: foundation, alignment, modifications, sanskrit

* Pranayama, breathing techniques

* Meditation: deepening self practice, techniques

* Yoga Anatomy and injury prevention

* Cuing and sequencing asana

* Constructing safe, balanced Hatha and Vinyasa yoga classes

* Hands on assisting and adjusting within asana

* Qualities of a yoga teacher

* Seva, spirit of selfless action

* Ayurveda & Doshas

* Business of yoga

In addition, we are incredibly fortunate to have Edwin Bryant offering the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, a world renowned author of several books on Vedic history, yoga, and the Krishna tradition. He is currently the professor of Hinduism at Rutgers University.

Costs and Payment Plans
The entire course costs $2250, which can be paid in full upon registration or you may choose a payment plan of $292 per each week of the training. A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to register.

Additional costs will be required for course books.

The Key West Yoga Sanctuary offers all classes on the studio schedule to students enrolled in the program. Enjoy daily yoga classes throughout the course!

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 Exhale with Emily and 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.

This program is not suitable for beginning yoga students. It is intended for those with an established practice 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

Emily Hughes, Lead Teacher

Brad Harbin, Supporting Teacher

Erika Hawks, Supporting Teacher

Debbi Quinn, Supporting Teacher

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