ABOUT OUR TRAINING
The Common Ground Yoga 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is built on the studio’s foundational ethos of bringing people and ideas together. Yoga is a long, evolving tradition. If we are to practice in a single method, we’d miss out on the shared wisdom of others. Yoga is a living tradition and is not one-size fits all. CGY brings together teachers and educators with different backgrounds and perspectives to help bring to light the multi-faceted principles and approaches of yoga asana.
This training provides the fundamental tools for teaching yoga through analytical study and hands-on experience. Our program integrates yoga philosophy, functional asana, anatomy, physiology, breath work and meditation. Upon completion, CGY graduates will have gained the tools and experience to lead a safe, all level class, teaching from a place of knowledge, heart and confidence; and will met the qualifications to register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT200 as well as being dual certified in restorative yoga.
Whether you are looking to broaden your knowledge of yoga asana & philosophy or are passionate about sharing your love of yoga through teaching, stepping into our course will ignite your personal practice, emerge with a more comprehensive understanding of yoga & bring it deeper into your personal life.
Space will be limited to 16 participants for a more personal teacher-to-student ratio.
What You’ll learn
ASANA & ALIGNMENT
Discover the foundation behind all the major yoga postures. Learn the principles of physical alignment, while exploring the energetic and subtle body. We’ll explore asana from a functional movement standpoint; which supports the movement patterns based on real-world situational biomechanics for every body.
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
Learn the principles of anatomy, the skeletomuscular system, joint movement, and understand basic Eastern energy systems as they relate to yoga.
ASSISTING & MODIFICATIONS
Utilize critical thinking to assess postures by truly seeing all bodies, understand the use of props, modifications and when necessary the thoughtful practice of hands-on adjustments.
Through a cumulative, strategic, and experiential approach, learn about the other side of the practice: the teaching.
SEQUENCING & PRACTICUM
Learn thoughtful, functional sequencing, pacing and direct languaging as you build confidence through practice teaching, observation, and constructive feedback.
Pranayama & Meditation
Through study and practice explore the benefits of meditation and paranayama while learning the principals needed to evolve your teaching.
PHILOSOPHY & SANSKRIT
Through study and practice begin to utilize yoga philosophy in your teaching while understanding it from a contemporary context. Explore the principles of Sanskrit.
LINEAGE & HISTORY
Examine different lineages of yoga including Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin yoga and their evolution into modern day yoga as we know it.
BUSINESS & ETHICS
Explore the ethics of the modern-day yogi as you navigate how to position yourself with studios, private clients and an online presence.
It’s all in the details…
This training consists of 200+ direct contact hours. Additional homework includes required and recommended reading, a daily personal practice, a weekly public class, journaling, observing and assisting lead trainer classes and community practice teaching hours. After graduation, we are committed to your ongoing personal and professional development and in doing so, will continue to provide support, mentorship, continuing education and teaching opportunities to interested & dedicated graduates. Through completion of this program you will be dually certified to instruct vinyasa/flow as well as restorative styles of yoga. You will also be eligible to register as an RYT 200 through Yoga Alliance.
Fall 2019 Dates & Times
We will meet the first Thursday of each month, from 6:00pm to 9pm
And selected full weekends once each month. Weekend sessions are:
Saturdays: 10:30am - 6:30pm
September 12th thru 15th
October 3rd & 18th thru 20th
November 7th & 15th thru 17th
December 5th & 13th thru 15th
January 9th & 24th thru 26th
February 6th & 21st thru 23rd
March 5th & 20th thru 22nd
April 2nd & 17th thru 19th
May 7th & (15th thru 17th Retreat)
Additionally, throughout the program, trainees will be required to
observe or assist 10 yoga classes and instruct 6 community yoga classes to fulfill all requirements.
Trainees are also expected to maintain a regular yoga practice, at minimum 1 time per week in addition to training.
Included in tuition, trainees will participate in a special yoga retreat at the conclusion of the 200 hour teacher training program. For 3 days and 2 nights, you’ll immerse yourself in the final weekend of YTT at Good Commons in Plymouth, Vermont. Each day you’ll enjoy fresh & local meals cooked by a skilled chef, do plenty of yoga, and have some time to explore on your own or kick back with your fellow trainees.
Meet your co-lead trainers Erica & Carrie
FaLL 2019 Tuition
Standard Tuition: $3150
Early Bird Price: $2900 (ends May 31, 2019)
Pricing includes 200 hr YTT course, comprehensive manual + 3 day/2 night retreat at Good Commons in Vermont
Upon acceptance into the 2019 session, you can confirm your spot with a non-refundable $500 deposit
*does not include cost of required reading material
Save an additional $50 off if you pay by check // Payment plans available upon request
SPECIAL CLASS PRICING FOR TRAINEES
Trainees are expected to maintain a regular practice of at least once per week in addition to the training weekends. CGY will offer special pricing to all who are accepted in YTT program. Trainees will be eligible for Unlimited Monthly Membership at just $79/mo throughout the training OR 20% off Class Packs.
Currently enrolled Yoga Teacher Trainees and past alumni can sign into our Student Portal for additional resources here.