Atlanta

July 23rd – August 11th, 2018

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Find Your Center

You don’t have to travel far to discover yourself

Yoga teacher training is a deep inner journey through the philosophy and practices of yoga. It’s an amazing opportunity to find and strengthen your intentions while plunging into the depths of the human body and mind. Whether you are looking to become a certified yoga teacher or simply rediscover yourself, transformation awaits. And we’re proud to now offer this incredible training at our beautiful studio right in the heart of Atlanta – so you no longer need a plane ticket for a journey of a lifetime.

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.

3. Be open

Yoga training is a wonderful journey and there is so much to learn! You will be challenging yourself daily both physically and mentally – encountering new and different ways of thinking, going into difficult poses, letting go of emotional blocks, and more. To get the most out of the training, we ask our students to be open to this experience and have patience. Even as instructors we have to practice this – the journey of self-discovery never stops and that’s what makes it so beautiful.

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
  • A small gift bag and journal

 

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.

Are meals included during this training?

Since this is a local training, we will not be providing meals on-site. However, we have a fridge on-site that students may use to store prepared food from home and provide daily meal breaks that allow students enough time to eat off-site if they desire. Our location is convenient to a number of restaurants and grocery stores between Midtown, Buckhead, and North Druid Hills.

Sample Schedule

A glimpse of a day in the life of a yogi

Morning Vinyasa

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

Morning Lecture

10:30 AM – Following breakfast, we dig deep into the training, learning about yoga philosophy, anatomy, physiology, and more.

Afternoon Lecture

2 PM – We’ll continue our lecture after lunch, following up on topics such as breathwork, chakras, muscle systems, and more!

Afternoon Hatha or Alignment Clinics

4 PM – We’ll alternate our afternoons with either a relaxing hatha practice or a series of alignment clinics that focus on details of various poses and how to teach them, etc.

Evening Meditation

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

Reserve your spot

Our studio

An oasis in the heart of the city

Conveniently located between Midtown and Buckhead, our beautiful yoga studio features bamboo floors, colored lights, Bluetooth speakers, and every single yoga prop – from blocks to bolsters to foam rollers – to ensure you have everything you need to be comfortable during training. All you need to bring is you!

Directions: 

From I-85 N: Take the exit 88 for Cheshire Bridge Road. Take a left at the light, and continue down for one mile. Our studio is on the right between Lindbergh and Faulkner Road, on the second floor as the same plaza as the Red Snapper.

From I-85 S: Take the exit 86 for Buford Highway/Monroe Dr. Take a left at the light, and continue straight until you merge onto Cheshire Bridge Road. Our studio is on the left right past Faulkner Road, on the second floor as the same plaza as the Red Snapper.

Our Teachers

Bringing world-class knowledge and education right to you

Sheri Brown

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

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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