200-Hour Teacher Training

YOGA GARDEN 200-HOUR VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
With Mark Nelson, Nikki Robinson, Rachael Hunter and Kelly Love

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OUR FALL SESSIONS START SEPT. 9, 2017!

Be sure to attend our summer info sessions!

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 Mark Nelson, Nikki Robinson, Rachael Hunter and Kelly Love, 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.

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE 200-hr TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM DETAILS

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

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The Yoga Garden 200-hr. 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

FALL 2017 200-hr. VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
SATURDAYS 9:30am-5:30pm
SUNDAYS 9:30am-5:30pm

Sept. 9-10, 2017
Sept. 23-24, 2017
Oct. 7-8, 2017
Oct. 28-29, 2017
Nov. 11-12, 2017
Dec. 2-3, 2017
Jan. 6-7, 2018
Jan. 27-28, 2018
Feb. 3-4, 2018
Mar. 3-4, 2018
Mar. 17-18, 2018
Apr. 7-18, 2018
Apr. 28-29, 2018

INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR FALL 2017 200-hr. VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Saturday, May 13 • 12:00pm • Narberth Main Studio
Friday, May 19 • 5:00pm • South Street
Friday, June 9 • 6:00pm • Narberth Main Studio
Sunday, June 11 • 4:30pm • South Street
Saturday, July 8 • 12:00pm • Narberth Main Studio
Sunday, July 9 • 4:30pm • South Street
Sunday, August 6 • 4:30pm • Join us at our new location! 240 S. 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Friday, August 25 • 6:00pm • Narberth Main Studio
Friday, September 1 • 6:00pm • 240 S. 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

200-hr. VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:
Attend all training modules
Attend at least 40 Yoga Garden classes (about 2 per week) in addition to the training modules
Write three responses to the required readings
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 and revise a written class outline
Teach a final practice class
Successfully complete a final written exam

200-hr. 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.

READING LIST:
Yoga Beyond Belief, Ganga White
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, translated by Edwin F. Bryant
Bhagavad Gita, translated by Eknath Easwaran
The Key Muscles of Yoga, Ray Long
In Praise of the Goddess: The Devimahatmya, Devadatta Kali

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
Two years’ regular practice in yoga asana
Attend at least one class at the Yoga Garden with Mark or Nikki

MEET YOUR TEACHER TRAINERS:

Mark at HI
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.

Mark is registered with Yoga Alliance as ERYT500.

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Nikki began her love affair with yoga as respite from a high intensity job on a trading floor in New York City. She was immediately attracted to the combination of restoration that yoga provides the heart and mind and the invigorating and empowering effect on the body the physical practice provides.

Nikki completed her 200 hour Anusara Teacher Training with Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny. She has also completed her Pre- and Post Natal training with Sue Elkind and Levels 1 & 2 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Jillian Pransky. She has supplemented her teacher training with extensive philosophy training with Susanna Harwood-Rubin. Nikki is currently pursuing studies in Anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where she teaches YogAnatomy to students and staff.

Nikki uses precise alignment in every class she teaches to empower and encourage students of all levels in the most supportive, safe and loving environment. While she seeks to physically challenge her students during class, her classes are designed to be playful, bright and light-hearted so as to foster the very best in each student. Nikki lives in Wynnewood, PA with her family who continue to be her most challenging and loving yoga teachers.

Nikki is registered with Yoga Alliance as ERYT500.


Rachael YTT

Rachael Hunter began practicing yoga in 1996 when she moved to Princeton, NJ for postdoctoral studies. Learning an Iyengar-style practice as well as Vinyasa flow, she completed her teacher training at Verge Yoga in Wayne PA. Through her teaching as well as her personal practice, Rachael recognizes the power of yoga heal old injuries as well as prevent new ones. She leads her classes with careful attention to alignment and slow mindful movement.

TEACHER TRAINING PRICING:
Early Bird Price: $2,250 (if paid in full by Aug. 1, 2017)
Standard Tuition: $2,450 (if paid in full by Sept. 9, 2017)
Monthly Installments: $2,650 (seven installments)

APPLICATION FORM AND DEPOSIT
A $200 non-refundable deposit is required for enrollment, 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

Please contact Mark Nelson directly for more information:
610.909.7300 or email mark@yogagardenphilly.com