Yoga Gem is registered with Yoga Alliance to provide Yoga Teacher Training at the 200 hour level. Theoretical focus is on an Ayurvedic and Hatha yoga. Students spend the first part of the class honing their own practice in order to teach from their transformational experience. The second portion of the course focus on developing as yoga teachers.
The course begins in September and ends in March. Students attend one weekend a month and an 8 day teaching intensive in early March. This is a large commitment of time and money, and if you miss class, you will have to wait a full year to make up the missed hours before graduating. Total tuition $2800. Books are an additional expense. Trainees must commit to the entire program, but may pay $500 before each of the 5 weekends and the balance of $300 for the 8 day teaching intensive.
Areas of study include:
- How to language Asana for energetic and anatomic alignment
- How to read a student’s body and identify imbalances
- How to correct anatomical misalignment with verbal instruction
- When to sedate or activate the vayus according to Ayurveda
- Where to integrate Chakras, Pranayama, Bandhas and the elements of Ayurveda into asana practice
If you are interested in becoming a yoga teacher, we recommend you begin planning in advance with a home practice. Attend classes on a regular basis, and read the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali are additional ways to prepare. A strong yoga teaching practice begins with a strong personal yoga practice.
To apply for Teacher Training click on the link below and email the completed application back to YogaGemLLC@gmail.com. There is no fee to apply. Applications will be taken between May 1 and July 15 for the class beginning in September.