Teacher Training


YOGA GARDEN 200-HOUR VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING & YOGA IMMERSION

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With Chae Yang and Mark Nelson • October 24, 2014 through May 1, 2015

Yoga is a journey. It’s a path you follow, learning from the people and experiences along the way. And at some point those insights become part of who you are, until you radiate that understanding from within. Then it’s time to share.

Learning to teach yoga will not only deepen your personal practice, it will allow you to share that knowledge with others as they set out on their own journey.

The Yoga Garden 200-hr. Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Immersion program will give you the tools, techniques and knowledge to safely and dynamically guide students toward their own understanding. Taught by veteran teachers Chae Yang-Bullock and Mark Nelson, as well as contributing specialists, it’s a comprehensive course that teaches you the philosophy and physics of this life changing art.

Your journey into yoga is as individual as you are. Whether you want to teach or simply deepen your own practice, it’s time to let your light be a guide for others on their path.

INFORMATION SESSIONS:
Join us at 7:30pm for these question and answer sessions to learn more about the program and get to know the teachers.
Fri., May 2: Narberth
Fri., May 9: Philly
Fri., Sept. 5: Narberth
Fri., Sept. 12: Philly
Please RSVP to confirm your attendance.

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Learn to teach dynamic, inspiring, alignment-based vinyasa classes.

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WEEKEND MODULES TO FIT YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE:
Fridays: 6:00pm – 9:00pm (3 hrs)
Saturdays: 12:30pm – 7:30pm (7 hrs)
Sundays: 1:30pm – 5:30pm (4 hrs)

2013/2014 MODULE DATES:
Oct. 24, 25, 26
Nov. 7, 8, 9
Nov. 21, 22, 23
Dec. 5, 6, 7
Dec. 12, 13, 14
Break for the year-end holidays
Jan. 9, 10, 11
Jan. 23, 24, 25
Feb. 6, 7, 8
Feb. 20, 21, 22
Mar. 6, 7, 8
Break for Easter and Passover
Mar. 20, 21, 22
Apr. 17, 18, 19
Apr. 24, 25, 26
Graduation: Sunday, May 1, 2015

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:
Attend all training modules
Attend at least 50 Yoga Garden classes (average of 2 per week)
Write three book reports
Submit essays and summaries of training modules
Observe and report on two Yoga Garden classes
Assist and adjust students in two Yoga Garden classes
Submit a written class outline
Teach a final practice class
Successfully complete a final written exam

CERTIFICATION AND BENEFITS:
All participants may attend unlimited yoga classes at both Yoga Garden locations for the duration of the program. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, teacher training graduates will receive their 200-hour Yoga Alliance recognized certificate of completion.

LOCATION:
The Yoga Garden
903 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
(Select sessions will take place at our Narberth studio — 131 N. Narberth Ave, Narberth, PA 19072. These will be clearly indicated.)

READING LIST:
Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar
The Heart of Yoga, TKV Desikachar
Bhagavad Gita, translated by Eknath Easwaran
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, translated by Edwin F. Bryant
Yoga Beyond Belief, Ganga White
The Key Muscles of Yoga, Ray Long

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
Two years’ regular practice in yoga asana.

MEET YOUR TEACHER TRAINERS:

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Committed to learning, Chae Yang pursued studies in Anusara Yoga (200 Hours Training) with Michelle Synnestvedt; Prenatal Yoga with Laurel Hicks; and Yoga Therapeutics in the Anusara method. She is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance as ERYT®500, RYT®500 (Prana Flow®), and RPYT. Her continuing studies include Vinyasa with Shiva Rea; Alignment and Therapeutics with Michelle Synnestvedt; Sadhana (Spiritual) Practice studies with Shiva Rea and Michelle Synnestvedt; Ayurveda with Shari Friedrichsen; Subtle Body; and Divinity Studies with recognized teachers.

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Mark Nelson has been practicing yoga since 1991. Early on, he fell in love with the feeling of openness and focus that comes from yoga. That combination of mindfulness and movement drew him deeper into the practice, studying Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga with such renowned teachers as David Swenson, Annie Pace, Jill Manning, Corina Benner and Paulie Zink. Mark teaches yoga as a personalized healing science and a profound life-changing philosophy. His classes unite the flow of breath with the flow of the body, guiding students to a creative blend of physical exploration, inward focus and real-life philosophy. Mark has directed the Yoga Garden studios since 2010.

TEACHER TRAINING PRICING:
Early Bird Discount: $2,000 (if paid in full by check before July 1, 2014)
Standard Tuition: $2,200 (if paid in full by October 1, 2014)
Monthly Installments: $2,400 (six installments)

YOGA IMMERSION PRICING: (no teacher certification)
Standard Tuition: $2,000 (if paid in full by October 1, 2014)
Monthly Installments: $2,200 (six installments)

APPLICATION FORM AND DEPOSIT
A $200 non-refundable deposit is required for both programs, along with your application and will be deducted from your tuition upon acceptance. Deposits will be returned if you are not accepted into the training. YG Teacher Training Application

The Yoga Garden Teacher Training Includes the Following Modules:

• Asana, alignment and modifications
• Physical anatomy and assists
• Sequencing for dynamic and safe classes
• Teaching to specialized populations
• Yoga philosophy
• Subtle anatomy
• Meditation
• Pranayama
• Sanskrit and chanting
• Ayurveda and nutrition
• Finding your voice as a teacher
• Teaching yoga as a career



YOGA CHILD TEACHER TRAINING • LEVEL 1

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With Gail Silver, Maureen Heil, and Heather Marie Miller
October 25 & 26
November 8 & 9
December 6 & 7

Learn to create and teach developmentally appropriate thematic yoga classes through the use of inspirational yoga themes, magical meditations, yoga games, original songs, stories, yoga related crafts, poetry and yoga journaling.

Acquire an understanding of children’s anatomy, of yoga and mindfulness, and an appreciation for the developmental and behavioral needs of pre-school and elementary school children.

Understand how to keep behavioral disruptions to a minimum. Enable children to discover and enjoy the benefits of mindfulness meditation, on and off the mat.

Enroll Today and reserve your space. Space is limited to 20 participants. Reserve your spot today with a 10% non-refundable deposit.

INFORMATION SESSIONS:
Join us for these question and answer sessions to learn more about the program and get to know the teachers.
Sat., May 31 12:00 – 1:00pm: South Street
Sun., Sept. 21 5:00 – 6:00pm: Narberth
Please RSVP to confirm your attendance.

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Gail Silver, E-RYT 200 Specialized in child yoga, JD

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Gail is the founder of Yoga Child, the Yoga Child school-based yoga & mindfulness program, creator of the award winning Yoga Child, CD, and author of award winning children’s books, Anh’s Anger and Steps and Stones. Gail enjoys teaching students to integrate the practices of mindfulness and yoga, both on and off the mat, and believes that practicing yoga and life in this way can help us to achieve optimal joy and wellness.


Maureen Heil, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, RCYT

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Maureen Parvati Heil, ERYT 500, RCYT, teaches yoga to a variety of child and adult populations throughout the Philadelphia area, is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant through The American Institute of Vedic Studies and also a Reiki Practitioner. Maureen holds a position as a member of the Board of Directors of Go Give Yoga, travels annually to Haiti to teach yoga to underserved children, and is the director of the Appalachia Project, an organization providing yoga to impoverished children here in America. Prior to teaching yoga, Maureen was the director of a non-profit preschool. She believes in the deep healing benefits the practice can bring and loves to share with students, young and old. Maureen’s teachings are derived from a blend of what she has acquired from her many wonderful teachers and from her own true teacher—the heart.


Heather Marie Miller, Yoga Teacher and Bodyworker

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Heather Marie Miller, E-RYT, is a certified vinyasa yoga and yin yoga teacher, having studied with Corinna Benner and Jill Manning. She considers her primary practice to be Ashtanga yoga, and has trained intensively with David Keil and John Scott.

Heather Marie is also a professional bodyworker, including certifications in Yamuna Body Logic and Body Rolling (http://www.yamunabodyrolling.com/), and thai massage (studying under Joanne Bianco).

The mother of two young sons, Heather Marie keeps a full roster of private sessions with students and clients, and teaches occasional workshops and classes. Her past experience includes running the fitness program at a retirement community and volunteering in a cardiac rehabilitation program.

Heather Marie appreciates the opportunity to share and teach yoga and bodywork with a focus on mindfulness and breathing. She continues to learn from her teachers, her sons and husband about breathing, yoga and life.

Training Schedule

Saturday, Oct. 25 • 12:00–6:30pm • Narberth
Sunday, Oct. 26 • 12:00–5:30pm • Narberth
Saturday, Nov. 8 • 12:00–6:30pm • Narberth
Sunday, Nov. 9 • 12:00–5:30pm • Narberth
Saturday, Dec. 6 • 12:00–6:30pm • Narberth
Sunday, Dec. 7 • 12:00–5:30pm • Narberth

Registration
Earlybird Registration by June 15, 2014: $1,199
Registration after June 15, 2014: $1,399
10% down payment required to reserve spot. This amount is Non-refundable.
Please call The Yoga Garden at 215.238.0989 or 610.664.6705 or register online.