RYT 200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training | Summer 2017
acac Fitness & Wellness Centers and EDGE Studio announce acac Charlottesville’s first ever RYT-200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training!
Join Monica Buckley (E-RYT 200) and Liz Reynolds (E-RYT 200, RYT 500) for a transformational journey into deepening your yoga practice and finding your voice as you develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to be an amazing, impactful yoga teacher. The curriculum covers everything from anatomy to the history and business of yoga and everything in between.
Dates and Times | Eight weeks, May 31 – August 2
May 31, June 7, June 14, June 21, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2
Weekends: Fridays 4:00-8:00pm, Saturdays & Sundays 8:00am-5:00pm
June 2 – 4, June 9 – 11, June 16 – 18, June 23 – 25, July 7 – 9, July 21 – 23, July 28 – 30, August 4 – 6
Members $2499, *Non-members $2899
*complimentary membership to acac while enrolled in the training
Receive $400 OFF when you register before April 15, 2017!
EDGE Studio in the Shops at Stonefield- 2075 Bond Street, Suite 150 | 434.817.4286
Register or learn more by emailing Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read below for an informative Q & A letter from the instructors!
Becoming a yoga teacher seems to be on the bucket list for a lot of yoga practitioners these days. And there are many reasons to go for it, as well as some reasons to resist the calling. Here is a break down the most often asked questions about why or why not to take the plunge.
Q-Why SHOULDN’T I go to a teacher training?
A- Do you love yoga? You should definitely NOT take a teacher training if you aren’t sure that you love yoga. Yep, it’s that simple. It is the number one and as far as I can tell, the ONLY reason not to do it. If yoga hasn’t changed your life in any way, then it’s probably not for you to teach it. Becoming a teacher requires you to love this practice and have personal experience of the transformative power of yoga that you can draw from as you go through the process of training and beyond into your teaching. Now, if you answered yes. Yes, you love yoga. Read on…
Q- Why should I go to training?
A- You SHOULD go to training if you love yoga. If yoga has touched your life, or moved you into any new experience of the world within yourself or outside of yourself, then you have the authority to teach it. The ONLY thing that makes you qualified to share yoga with others is that you have directly experienced its benefits.
Here are some common objections from would be trainees…
- “I don’t feel comfortable speaking to groups of people.” Guess what? Most people don’t, until they learn techniques to uncover their confidence. We can show you how!
- “I could never remember the order of a class sequence.” You can. It takes practice, yes, but you CAN do this. Mainly because you’re going to learn how sequencing works. And when you understand this, you’ll be able to remember the next pose because it will make sense on a deeper level rather than straight memorization.
- “There are so many yoga teachers right now, I can’t swing a stick and not hit one. Isn’t the market already saturated?” This is probably the biggest concern of most would-be trainees. And the answer is – no. The market isn’t saturated because demand for yoga is expanding. Every day, more and more people are unrolling a mat for the first time. And very few people are walking away from yoga. We need teachers in studios, gyms, schools, nursing homes, birthday parties, support groups, hospitals, physical therapy centers, Universities, and at an advanced teacher level, therapeutics. Most importantly, it is YOUR voice that the yoga world needs. You will be able to connect people to yoga that nobody else can. I call this your “sphere of influence” and it is UNIQUE TO YOU.
- “I can’t do all the poses myself, how will I be able to teach them?” First of all, yoga is more than the poses but you already know that. Secondly, there will always be someone in the world that can take a more advanced version of an asana than you. This doesn’t mean you can’t help them. I learn TONS from people whose asana isn’t as developed as mine. I learn alignment principles that I’m new to, I learn energetic awareness that I might be new to, I might even already “know” these things. Going to class is about learning, yes, but also about being reminded of things. Third, you don’t have to do the posture to teach the posture. Any level of physical capacity can teach any other level. It’s about SEEING the student and offering support via cues, assists, and holding space for exploration. It’s RARELY about showing. There are lots of yoga teachers who can’t stand up, who are blind, are limited in some way but gifted in another. As a teacher it’s important to remember that you will learn from your students as well as them learning from you! And our training will teach you how to lead a class withOUT demonstrating!
- “It’s too expensive.” Ok, please, do not remortgage your house to do a teacher training! And it is definitely an investment. Personally, it’s the one investment I’ve made in my life that comes back to serve me again and again. What you learn in TT is priceless. If you’re more pragmatic, consider this: if you teach at a studio or gym, you’ll have a free membership, the training can pay for itself that way. Also, our teacher training has a four month payment plan, so, just let us know if you’d like that option.
- “I don’t have time.” Yep. That pesky time/space reality rears its head at us all day. Here’s the rub, yogi. It’s never a good time. There is never a time when your life just stops and you look around saying, “hmm, what should I do with all this time??” The time is when you decide to do it and life will go on whether you do it or not. If this is the thing holding you back, please, talk to us, because it’s probably not the only thing you’re letting slip by in your life. I didn’t think I had time to: have a baby, get a puppy, go to training, learn to play the flute, ad infinitum. And frankly, there was no time for it but I started nonetheless and time made way for my dreams.
If you’ve got anymore burning questions that aren’t answered here, or if you just want to chat more, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Liz 347.267.0299 | Monica 707.616.1017