200 hour Teacher training

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Transformation Begins Here

Live more meaningfully. Begin your yogic journey and transform your life today 
Yoga isn’t just an exercise routine. It’s a way of life. Whether you’re looking to deepen your knowledge of yoga practice, become a certified yoga instructor, or simply looking to get away, reset, and reconnect with yourself, our 200-hour teacher training is for you. Our diverse, multi-disciplinary instructors will guide through our hands-on, Yoga Alliance certified curriculum designed to teach you the fundamentals of asana while exploring the mystical traditions of the 8 Limbs of Yoga.
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LEARN TO TEACH

Our training program will provide you with the solid foundation you need to be able to lead your own Hatha, Vinyasa, Pranayama, and meditation style classes. We’re certified by the Yoga Alliance, meaning upon completion you can teach worldwide

OPEN yOUR bODY

Through our program, you will learn to be strong in your body and challenge yourself through an extensive physical practice. Not only will you learn and experience yoga poses and alignments, but tools to open tight muscles and release fascia too

Find Your True Self

We see yoga as more than just an asana practice. Our team all has a strong spiritual background in addition to their yoga training – from energy healers to intuitive therapists. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we’ll help you take the next step

Next Retreat: Costa Rica OCtober 2018

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Curriculum

Course Outline
Our curriculum includes the following:

  • 100 hours yoga technique, training, and practice
  • 35 hours teaching methodology
  • 25 hours anatomy and physiology
  • 30 hours yoga philosophy and psychology
  • 10 hours practice teaching guidance

Students will explore the many avenues to learn postures and teach an asana practice – through a multitude of lectures, discussions, reading assignments, writing assignments, posture exploration, teaching exercises, posture sequencing, and class development.

At the end of training, participants will have learned skills to:

  •  Teach a 60-90 minute asana class
  •  Teach a basic Pranayama class
  • Teach a meditation class
  • Teach a variety of styles based on Hatha and Vinyasa, including restorative, pregnancy and
    partner

Syllabus

The Practice of Hatha & Vinyasa

  • Basic hatha yoga asana sequence includes over 80 positions
  • Surya Namaskar and Chandra Namaskar (sun & moon salutations)
  • Basic preparatory joint movements to warm up & prevent injuries
  • Sanskrit names of all positions

Mantras and Chants

  • Seed Sounds for chakras: relaxation, purification, and activation
  •  Five Element mantra
  • Mantra Invocation
  • Gayatri Mantra
  • Sanskrit chanting mantras

Theory of Transformational Yoga

  • Functions of 7 chakras
  • 5 bodies and Koshas
  • Pranic body and 5 pranas and their functions
  • Impurities of the 5 bodies, effects and purification techniques for each
  • Energy mechanics of Transformational yoga

Yoga Philosophy 

  • Overview of the yoga philosophy
  • Pattanjali and the yoga sutras
  • The 8 limbs of yoga: yama, niyam, asana, pranayam, pratyahara, dharana,
    dhyana, and samadhi
  • Introduction to Upanishads, Vedas, Bhagavad Gita & Yogic traditions
  • Ethics of yoga and the yogic lifestyle

Pranayama

  • Science of breath
  • Sitting postures for pranayama practice
  • How to establish diaphragmatic breathing before pranayama practice
  • 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 breathing practices
  • Types of pranayama – nadi shodhana pranayama, ujjayee, kapalabhati, bhastrika,
    shitali, shitkari, brahmari, and anuloma viloma

Bandhas (Energy Locks)

  • Jalandhara Bandha (chin lock)
  • Uddiyana Bandha (abdominal lock)
  • Moola Bandha (root lock)
  • Maha Bandha (the great lock)

Ayurveda

  • Principles of Ayurveda
  • Doshas
  • Tri-gunas
  • Balance and the Ayurvedic diet
  • Shatkarma Purification
  • Jala-neti
  • Sutra-neti

Mudras (Yogic Hand Gestures)

  • Intro to mudras
  • Jnana & Chin mudras
  • Yoni Mudra

Meditation 

  • Meditation Styles (Chakra, Vipassana, Dynamic, etc.)
  • Observation and awareness of breath
  • Meditation self-practice
  • Yoga Nidra

Teaching Methodology

  • Observation & demonstration of yoga techniques
  • Modifications, correcting, instructing & assisting
  • Developing your teaching style
  • Lesson planning
  • Ethics for yoga teachers
  • Classroom safety and management

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Basic knowledge of anatomy and physical systems
  • Psychic physiology of yoga (ida, pingala, shushumna)
  • Kundalini theory and activation
  • Nadis and the nervous system
  • Chakras and the endocrine system
  • Therapeutic uses of yoga and contraindications
  • Body movement and kinesiology

Yoga Teaching Methodology

 

  • Student teaching & observation
  • Assisting in classes taught by others
  • Basic healthy yogic lifestyle
Prerequisites
1. Arrive healthy and well-rested

Yoga teacher training is a rewarding experience that will ask you to dig deep into your practice and open your mind to take you to limits you may have never been. Coming with a rested body and a focused mind will start you on the right foot as you begin this journey with us.

 2. Be prepared

Read before the training about yoga philosophy and history, the anatomy of yoga, and the various styles of yoga to ensure that you have a good foundation to make the most of our time together. We also recommend taking as many different classes from a variety of instructors in different venues as possible to give you a broad experience base and prepare your body for the training.

What's Included
Through your tuition you will receive:

  • 200 hours of accredited study –  which upon successful completion of  you will receive your 200 Registered Yoga Teacher certificate from Enerchi Yoga School and will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance
  • A comprehensive manual from the training for you to take home
  • Ongoing mentoring through our online support forum after completion of the studies

International trainings also include:

  • On-site lodging with your choice of accommodation (single, double, or triple occupancy
  • Breakfast every day and family dinner once per week, plus water, coffee, and fresh juices available all day
  • Group excursions and field trips

Not included in your tuition:

  • Airfare and/or ground transportation
  • Travel insurance
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to have an advanced yoga practice to attend teacher training?

No! You do not need to be able to put your foot behind your head and do a perfect handstand to begin your yoga teacher training journey. You simply must be ready to dedicate your time and be present to the experience. Afterall, when a person heads off to college they generally have an interest in their field of study but rarely any experience. Through their coursework and classes, they eventually gain enough depth of knowledge to earn their degree. And even then the learning never truly stops! Yoga teacher training is the same – You do not need to have years of yoga experience under your belt to decide to teach the practice – it simply starts with a desire.

That being said, we do recommend having some previous yoga practice just so you are familiar with yoga terms, philosophy, and have a general idea of what to expect during the training.

Do I have to become a yoga teacher after completing this training?

No! Several people get their yoga teacher training for the beautiful transformative experience it brings them. However, since our training is certified by the Yoga Alliance, you will have the ability to teach at any time in the future as long as you maintain your registration with them.

“I’ve been feeling a little spiritually stumped lately when my friend recommended yoga teacher training to me. I was a little apprehensive at first about going to a different country, simply because I tend to be an anxious person, but ultimately decided that’s why I should go. And I am SO glad I did! The experience was incredible. I love that they focus on not only the body but the spirit as well. The meditation aspect of the course really opened me up and helped me release some of that anxiety and tension I had been carrying with me for so long. I feel like I finally found the break-through I needed to get out of my slump.

If you’ve been looking to enrich your body and soul, or just looking to get away, Enerchi would be my first recommendation.” Sarah Kyle

Happy Student

“I attended Enerchi Yoga teacher training in Costa Rica and this was probably one of the MOST healing experiences I have ever had. While I had an extensive yoga background before the training, what we learned at Enerchi was beyond the traditional asana practice I had been exposed to. I learned about yoga philosophy, Ayruveda, the chakra centers – I even had energy healing session for the first time! Sheri, Adrianna, and Bree are extremely approachable and have such diverse backgrounds that each gave me a unique perspective on the material and answered my questions thoroughly.

I feel so centered and balanced after this retreat, I would definitely recommend anyone on the fence to just do it! You won’t regret it! Yume Coretta

Happy Student

Sample Schedule

What does a day at Enerchi Yoga school look like? Check out our sample schedule to get a glimpse of a day in the life of a yogi!

Sunrise Yoga

7 AM – Who needs caffeine? We start the day with an energetic vinyasa practice to immediately get you in your breath and a get you in your body.

Hit the Books

10 AM – Following breakfast, we dig deep into the training, learning about yoga philosophy, anatomy, physiology, and more.

Teaching Hours

1 PM – Now we get into the basics of teaching – learning about various poses, the muscles they open, breathwork, and how to help students in and out of the pose

Afternoon Practice

4 PM – We wind down our day with our yoga practice, stretching into delicious Yin and Restorative poses

Evening Meditation

8 PM – After dinner it’s time to relax and find your center with our daily meditation practice

Upcoming Retreats

Central America

Costa Rica

Exclusive offer

Our Teachers

Our teachers are all credentialed and certified from a wide range of backgrounds to ensure you get the very best comprehensive education

Sheri Brown

500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher
Level III Reiki Master
Licensed Massage Therapist
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Adrianna Carter

200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher
Level III Reiki Master
Thai Massage Specialist
Tantrika

Bree McDonnell

200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher
Tantrika

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