Considering becoming a yoga teacher? Here's what you should be asking yourself when looking for training:
- Does the training offer in depth study of asana, pranayama, and meditation, as well as, an introduction to yoga philosophy?
- Does the training provide the necessary tools to teach to a variety of populations?
- Will the training offer the exploration of different yoga modalities, such as, restorative, yin, prenatal, and chair yoga?
- Are the instructors highly qualified and have years of teaching experience?
- Will I have mentors work with me throughout the program and will I be a part of a learning community once training is completed?
- Will the anatomy training cover how to apply anatomy and physiology knowledge to teach the poses and sequence classes in a safe and effective way?
- Will I feel qualified to teach a well rounded class upon graduation?
- Will I gain the necessary tools to theme and sequence a class?
- Will I be able to teach at other studios with what I’ve learned?
- Will I learn to take my yoga off the mat and into my life?
- Will I have an opportunity to teach a live class in a studio setting? (After graduation, Yoga Nook graduates will have an opportunity to take turns teaching our Karma yoga classes).
Yoga Nook 200 Hour Teacher Training
If you're looking for a comprehensive Yoga teacher training that will allow you to not just teach asana (postures) in a sequence but also integrate Yoga philosophy, meditation, and other yoga concepts in your teaching and in your life this course is for you. Our training prepares you to teach a well thought out class to many different levels of students.
The topics included cover many aspects of Yoga that give you a solid foundation to deepen your personal practice or one needed to teach. Our program is certified with Yoga Alliance, once completed you will be eligible to join Yoga Alliance as a 200 hour registered yoga teacher. Many studios require this certification to teach. After graduation join our Karma Yogis, recent graduates that take turns teaching a class every Saturday 12-1. A great way to gain experience teaching in a studio!
- Applied anatomy and physiology
- Asana, alignment, modifications and use of props
- Sanskrit and yoga philosophy
- Energetic anatomy- kriyas, chakra system, koshas & bandhas
- Mindfulness practices and Pranayama
- Theming, sequencing and assisting
- Teaching methodology and teaching to different populations
- Ethics and the business of yoga
- Karma yoga and practice teaching
- Fridays - 6:45-9pm
- Saturday - 12:00-5:00
- Sunday - 8:00-2:45
- TBD - Stay tuned!
- Tuition In-Full - A deposit of $200, Remaining balance $2,500. Total: $2,700
- EARLY BIRD - $ 2,499
- 6 Month Payment Plan - A deposit of $200, 6 monthly payments of $438. Total: $ 2,628
- 10 Month Payment Plan - A deposit of $200, 10 monthly payments of $265. Total $2,650
- Attendance of all weekends (or make up sessions if needed)
- Must attend at least 3 classes a week at the Nook, 1 must be attended on training weekends
- Observe 7 classes at Yoga Nook
- Reading assignments
- Karma project
- Daily journal keeping
- Practice teaching
- At least a 6 month consistent practice, signed letter by a teacher confirming your practice required (not required if currently practicing at Yoga Nook)
- Purchase of books - required reading list will be emailed after deposit is made
*all requirements must be met to complete the training and receive your certification
*after deposit and first payment (or payment in full) is received you are eligible to take classes at Yoga Nook for the length of the training(beginning September) free of charge
Alex is the Nook's program director and she is passionate about teaching. She was fortunate to find yoga at a young age and ever since then she has been a life time yoga student. She maintains a disciplined meditation practice that supports her wellbeing and journey in life. Alex holds a BA in Language and Humanities and taught for many years in the classroom where she introduced yoga to her students. For her, sharing the physical, emotional and mental benefits of yoga has been a true gift. She finds great joy in witnessing her student's growth and is constantly inspired by their practice. Alex attends trainings, retreats and workshops all year round in order to share new and fresh practices with her community. She continues to develop programs in mindfulness, yogic philosophy, yoga for trauma and currently yoga for autism and special needs.
Muning was first introduced to Yoga when she was 15. Since then she became a lifetime student to Yoga and is still feeling grateful for every experience and study opportunities under great teachers like Dharma Mittra, Swami Asokananda, Sri Manju Jois, Kino McGregor, Tim Miller, Alan Finger, Beryl Bender Birch, Avery Jones and Jule Febre. Muning practices, studies and teaches various styles of yoga, including Iyengar, Jivamukti, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Power, Dharma Mittra, Restorative and Yin. Muning’s goal as a teacher is to inspire her students to find their balanced life, happiness and inner peace both on their mats and in their lives through the practice of yoga.
Teacher Training Reviews
"The training at Yoga Nook was thorough. We covered the 8 limbs of Yoga as well as anatomy and philosophy. We started teaching and learning asana day one and graduation weekend we were still teaching to our peers, teachers and guest a one hour class. The training at Yoga Nook has prepared me to not only teach a Foundation Class, but we explored Vinyasa, Chair, Restorative and Yin with emphasis on safety and alignment. This training is just the beginning of a wonderful journey. I have so much that I want to share with others because of this." - Dianne McNeill
"The support I received from Alex and Muning was phenomenal. They were knowledgeable, and worked well together. They were encouraging when needed but also gave constructive criticism when needed to make us all better teachers. They were accessible, caring and good listeners and I always felt they had our best interest at heart. They are both examples of living the yogic life and have graciously offered to be available to help us and answer any questions that might come up while we are on this journey. I feel we as trainees became a part of their yoga family. I would definitely recommend this 200-hour program to anyone who is considering becoming a Yoga Teacher." - Lavonne Fletcher
"The 200 Hour Teacher training course changed my life! I have wanted to take the teacher course the last 5 years and finally felt that this was the right space and time for me to make my investment. They had us start instructing the co-students on Day 1 which gave me time to build my confidence to start teaching right after training was over. I can now incorporate my learning in my own business as a Life Coach with more clarity and knowledge in areas of Poses, Meditation & Philosophy. This was more than a course, it was an experience and I am forever positively changed. Thank you Tash & Alex!" - Kaylee S.
"The teacher training has truly changed my life in more positive ways than I think I even realize today. Initially I was motivated to take the teacher training to improve my own practice and increase my understanding of yogic philosophy. I knew I wanted to teach but figured that it would be something I did a few years down the road. In the first day of class I became aware that I really did want to teach. I have developed a passion for yoga since that first class not quite two years ago, that has increased through the knowledge gained in teacher training. I want to share this passion and now feel confident with the foundation of this training that I can share. -Brianna B.
"I chose Yoga Nook because it was not just about poses but promised to also address the philosophy of yoga, pranayama, and meditation and how it all works together as yoga. It is a lot of information to take in and it will take a lifetime of study to gain any expertise but this course was everything I expected. I have learned how to teach proper alignment and safety in a large number of the most common poses, detailed anatomy directly related to these same yoga poses, how to sequence several levels of typical Vinyasa classes, proper breathing, chakras, bandhas, the 8 limbs and meditation. Now I can bring this learning in a supportive and balanced way to my future students." - Jeff B.