Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training (200 hr RYT)

‘Deepen your practice and discover the voice to lead and inspire’

There are mentors and teachers whose voices echo with us long after we’ve left the classroom – those who have guided, inspired, challenged and held a safe space for our personal exploration. This 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training will provide you the resources knowledge and insight to ground your practice and be an inspiration to yourself and others.

Your own practice will be essential in this journey and we will support you in its development. You will establish a foundation of discipline and awareness; you will be challenged to question your assumptions, habits, and comfort zones and you will learn how these observations translate into making you an effective and empowering teacher.

The training will consist of daily asana, pranayama, and meditation. We will study philosophy, anatomy, the art of creative and intelligent sequencing, and the history and traditions of yoga. We will also hold masterclasses led by experienced teachers from varied disciplines and traditions.

This training is for those who care about mentoring and development, who want to carry on the legacy of the teachers who have had an impact on their lives. While we suggest a minimum of one year of regular Vinyasa practice, this program is open to all. Our training is designed to meet you where you are and help you activate
your unique potential so that you can share it with others.

 

Registration tips & class card TT discount

You can access your registration package through the button at the bottom of this page. We have a set maximum of 26-28 attendants per training to assure personal attention and focus on quality. Since we have a waiting list for the trainings each year, we highly recommend you to send in your Registration Package as soon as you made up your mind so that there is a higher chance that we can guarantee you your spot. During the length of your Teacher Training a Sometimes Yagoy pass (10 classes within 3 months) is 70€ instead of 100€. You can buy this pass on the first day of your training at the desk.

 

Free introduction workshops

We want you to be able to find out if you will feel at home at Yagoy, in the space, and also in the style of teaching taught in this TT, therefore we invite you to the free pre TT workshops where you can enjoy a 60 minute practice with Gregory & Gretchen, hear more about the training details and ask your questions. You can sign up for this workshop here or by sending an email to trainings@yagoy.nl . The location of the workshops is same as the trainings: Yagoy Pijp, Karel du Jardinstraat 33 BG.

See below the dates:

  • Sat August 31st  2019 |14:00 -16:00
  • Sat November 16th | 14:00 -16:00

Curriculum

Training and Practice:

  • Asana (physical yoga practice)
  • Pranayama (breath practice)
  • Mindfulness and meditation practice and techniques
  • Exploration of the various lineages of Yoga
  • Practice Teaching

 

Anatomy and Physiology:

  • Functional anatomy and kinesiology (the study of body movement)
  • Traditional asana alignment and variations
  • Injury prevention
  • Working with injuries and various levels of mobility
  • Supportive and effective hands-on assisting techniques

 

Teaching Methodology:

  • Holding a safe and inclusive space
  • Developing themes – Teaching from the heart
  • Creative and dynamic sequencing
  • Preparing the body for peak asana
  • Chakras – Teaching to the energy body
  • The principles of Ayruveda
  • Restorative and Yin Yoga
  • Prenatal Yoga

 

Philosophy and Teacher Ethics:

  • The history and traditions of Yoga
  • The Bhagavad Gita (the Yoga of Union)
  • The Yoga Sutras (a guide for ethical living)
  • Yoga’s journey to the West
  • Teacher ethics and standards of conduct
  • Yoga and sacred activism
  • The business of Yoga

 

Master Classes:

  • Sanskritand the Sacred Sounds
  • AyurvedaTraditions and Applications
  • Yin Yogaand the Meridian System
  • Pranayama and Mantra
  • Finding andRefining Your Voice
  • Body Mechanics and Class Building
  • Dynamic and Supportive Assisting
  • Community Building and Inclusivity

 

Assessment

  • Practical assignments
  • Written assignments
  • Karma Yoga (volunteer hours)
  • Final Teaching Exams

 

Examination

There will be a mid-term written examination to help determine your readiness before entering the final weeks of training. This will not contribute to the final evaluation but can be used as an indicator of areas in need of further study.

In the final weekend, there will be a written and practical exam. Additionally, full and active participation in all weekends is required. Please inform us in advance if you are not able to attend a weekend.

 

Required reading

The leading teacher training manual is provided by us and is included in the price of the course. In addition to the manual, the following books are required:

  • The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali – A New Translation with Commentary by Chip Hartranft
  • The Living Gita: The Complete Bhagavad Gita – Sri Swami Satchidananda
  • Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques- Mark Stephens
  • Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology & Asana – Judith Hanson Lasater Ph.D., P.T.

Optional additions/recommendations:

  • Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship – Donna Fahri
  • Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Soul – Sharon Gannon and David Life
  • Journey Into Power – Baron Baptiste
  • The Science of Yoga: The Risks and Rewards – William J. Broad
  • Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual – David Swenson

All books can be ordered online (Amazon.com or bol.com)

 

Daily Schedule

Fridays:

19:00 – 21:30 Masterclass

Saturdays and Sundays:

8:30 – 9:45 Practice (Asana, Pranayama, Meditation)

10:00 – 12:30 Themed talks and discussion (Topics: Anatomy, Philosophy, Methodology, Ethics)

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 – 17:00 Asana and Assisting (including analysis of postures, sequence integration and preparation, and teaching practice)

 

Dates:

  • Feb 21-22-23
  • Mar 20-21-22
  • April 24-25-26 (King’s Day in on the 27th in 2020)
  • May 15-16-17
  • June 12-13-14
  • July 10-11-12
  • Aug 7-8-9
  • Sep 4-5-6
  • Oct 2-3-4
  • Oct 30-31 Nov 1

 

Requirements

This training is a commitment to yourself and also to your community, your instructors and those training alongside you.  Expect homework, projects, in-class presentations, and karma yoga. During this teacher training, you are required to develop a daily asana practice, attend at least 3 group classes per week, and at least one class per month with Gretchen or Gregory. It is essential to be a dedicated student in order to become an empowered teacher.

Qualification

After graduating from this Teacher Training you are eligible for a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 (Registered Yoga Teacher who has finished a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS)).

Teaching Faculty

This Teacher Training is led by Gregory Lennon & Gretchen Garnett. They are honoured and excited to guide you through this process. Also, several guest teachers with their own expertise will teach themed masterclasses over the course of the training.

Gregory Lennon

Gregory first began learning about the philosophy of Yoga as a teen, intrigued by the works of W. Somerset Maugham and the 19thcentury American Transcendentalist poets. However, it would be years before he would draw the connection between this philosophy of universal unity and the Saturday morning fitness programs featuring contorting teachers in leotards. In 2001, Gregory first came to his yoga mat, seeking refuge from the rigors of a demanding career. Here he saw how the asana could be an extension of the mindfulness and meditation practices, enabling him to connect with and befriend his body.

In 2008 he found his Yoga home at Tranquil Space in Washington, DC. It was in this community that he would complete his 200-hour teacher training, and in 2014 decide to leave his previous career and make teaching his vocation. Gregory’s fascination with body-mind connection also led him to train in traditional massage and herbal medicine at the world-renowned Wat Pho school in Bangkok.

For Gregory, Yoga is a life philosophy augmented and explored through asana on the mat. He connects the central themes from global wisdom-based traditions and modern psychology. His classes are dynamic and strength-based, and he empowers students to take this exploration into all aspects of their lives.

Gretchen Garnett

Gretchen has been in love with movement from a young age. She began dance lessons at age four and was introduced to yoga through her dance training as a way to increase strength and flexibility.  She had been practicing yoga for a decade before she became truly passionate about the practice, finding her home at Laughing Lotus in San Francisco. Gretchen completed her 200-hour teacher training in Laughing Lotus’s signature style, Lotus Flow, in 2012. Since then she has completed another 100 hours of training, focusing on Vinyasa Sequencing and Chakras.

Gretchen’s classes connect movement and breath with the flow of a dance.  With her 20 years of experience of teaching movement, first as a dance instructor and now teaching yoga, she is a clear, confident and calm presence in the studio. With creative sequencing, anatomical awareness and a sense of lightness, Gretchen encourages her fellow yogis to find their own expression of the yoga practice and creates an empowering environment where they can move, breathe and smile like themselves.

Training fee

Early bird

2100

Regular rate

2300

Payment in terms

2400

Register

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Training Overview

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