200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
training yoga teachers since 1998
A journey of self-exploration through yoga.
Go far beyond the "how to" of teaching a yoga pose. Topics covered include:
Asana, including teaching techniques, alignment, sanskrit names and modifications
Seeing your student
Study of historical texts, including The Bhagavad Gita, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Hatha Yoga Pradipika
The spiritual connection of yoga to our daily lives
Chakras, Bandhas, Mudras, Chanting & Kriyas
Anatomy & Physiology as it relates to yoga
Mentorship with experienced Yoga Haven teachers, as you find and hone your voice and teaching skills (teaching track only)
Training Starts September 2020!
Just like everything else this year, running a 200-hour program is going to take some creativity and flexibility on everyone’s part. I’ve given a lot of thought as to how to run this program in the current climate, without compromising on material or experience of our traditional program. I have a “teaching space” that has all the current and up-to-date air purification systems to make being inside possible for a group 14 and under. The plan is for a hybrid model with 75% of the content in person, and the rest on-line. If attending in person sessions is prohibitive, you can participate 100% online.
Are you longing for something thoughtful, inspiring and hopeful to carry you through the next couple of months? Join me to learn about the world of yoga, and how you as a person, can transform your daily experiences, open up your awareness and cultivate a more balanced, healthy life.
Please fill out the online application so I can learn a little bit about you before we chat.
Once I receive your application, you and I will set up a time to zoom meet to go over your application and the program.
Things to think about when selecting a training...
In-person vs. On-line
The ongoing Covid situation makes it impossible to run a traditional, in person 200 hour teacher training. Some studios and organizations are responding with completely online programs. Personally, I hold Yoga Haven's training to too high a standard to offer it in an online format. This training is not about checking off boxes and banking hours to get a certification. The organic transformation that stretches over months spent interacting with your teachers and co-trainees cannot be translated to Zoom. We may not be touching our students for a long time, but learning how to observe, modify, demo and deeply connect in person is enormously important. Among so many things, these past few months have been a lesson in patience. You may be eager to sign up for an online training now to fill a void, I get it! I hope you will consider waiting with me until we can be in the studio, whether that be September, October or January, and continue with our 20 year tradition of training knowledgeable, compassionate teachers with a proven method.
In Person vs. Online Training
I’ve given a lot of thought as to how to run this program in the current climate, without compromising on material or experience of our traditional program. Luckily for you, last year’s group finishing up online provided valuable lessons for how to enhance this experience for you. Even if you decide to do the fully online option of this training, participating online with a local studio will enhance your ability to connect and develop lasting relationships beyond the end of this training when we can all be together again.
September 2020 - February 2021
Every Monday 6-8 pm (virtual)
Every Wednesday 6-9 pm (in-person or virtual)
4 Saturdays 1-5 pm (in-person or virtual)
4 Sundays 1-5 pm (in-person or virtual)
You are eligible to apply if you have been consistently practicing yoga for at least 18 months. We are not interested in your ability to perform “advanced” poses (arm balances, handstands, etc), we are more concerned with your body awareness and understanding of the basic poses. This does not guarantee acceptance. You will also be required to have an interview with Betsy Kase, Director of Yoga Haven.
Let's connect! Start by submitting an application here so we can get to know you and begin a conversation.