Emmaus Yoga
Yoga Alliance 200 hour Teacher Training

Lead trainer Erica McHugh

Lead trainer Erica McHugh


2020 dates to be announced…
Two Saturdays per month 12pm-6pm, one Friday each month 6pm-9pm. See all dates below description.

In this training you will receive:

  • A deep understanding of anatomy as you learn each pose. A weekend workshop will pull it all together to enhance your own practice and your future instruction.

  • You will learn to teach a basic, beginner level Vinyasa flow class with modifications and options for many common challenges and different needs. The student may also learn, and eventually teach, the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series which serves as a foundation for many styles of yoga..

  • Teaching experience on real students, not just your fellow trainees.

  • Individual instruction in hands on assists and breathing techniques.

Asana Foundations: Alignment and techniques (Asana)
Cultivating Your Prana: Bandhas, Intro to Pranayama, Vinyasa (Yama and Niyama)
Connecting Internal to External: Pranayama and meditation, Energy anatomy and philosophy, Thai massage(Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana)
Finding Your Voice: Cueing, Assisting, Ayurveda and Anatomy (Dhyana, Samadhi)

Regular practice at Emmaus Yoga is required if you are considering taking the training. This method allows you to commit to a self practice which will deepen your understanding of yoga and allow you to convey the subtle aspects of the philosophy, which can take years to understand, to your students. Consistent practice and application of the techniques presented in the training modules will make your teaching wholesome and authentic. If attending two classes per week seems like a lot then you may want to reconsider taking the training when you have more time to spare for study and practice. You are expected to practice 4-6 days per week between home and studio.

Integrate what is presented in group classes to build a firm foundation for understanding, experience and transformation. The more time you have to learn, reflect, practice, practice teach and discuss your experience with class mates the better instructor you will be at the end. Scroll down for FAQ and to DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION

2019-2020 Dates
Saturdays : Sept 7, 21 Oct 5, 19 Nov 2, 16, 30 Dec 14 Jan 4, 18 Feb 1, 15 March 7, 21 April 4, 18
Fridays : Sept 13 Oct 11 Nov 8 Dec 6 Jan 10 Feb 7 March 13 April 10

What is the cost of tuition?
Total cost = $3000 by credit card, $2800 by cash or check       
What is included in the tuition cost?
A 40 class card is included. 30 of these are classes taken at EY which fall under Practice/Observe/Assist, 10 hours are shadowing Erica during class.
What is not included in the tuition cost? Textbooks, any class at EY that does not satisfy the Practice/Observe/Assist requirements and any workshops or classes taken elsewhere to fulfill hour requirements.
What textbooks do I need to purchase?
“Ashtanga Yoga and Philosophy” by Gregor Maehle, “The Practice Manual” by David Swenson, “Key Muscles of Yoga” and “Key Poses of Yoga” by Ray Long.
How many students are accepted per YTT program?
EY accepts 10 students per training program. This limited number allows each student to receive the attention and guidance needed to help each student grow.
How do I apply for Teacher Training?
Fill out the attached application. Please scan and email to contact@emmausyoga.com.
Help Wanted!
EY accepts one assistant for each yoga teacher training session. The assistant shall be required to keep track of all trainees’ attendance and homework. The assistant shall communicate with their fellow students regarding upcoming training dates and homework assignments. The assistant will periodically meet with Erica to review each student’s progress. The assistant should be knowledgeable with Microsoft Excel. The assistant will receive a $250 discount.
Contact Erica at contact@emmausyoga.com, call the number at the bottom of this page, or feel free to stop in, take a class, and talk to her afterwards.

Registration is limited to 10 trainees per training. When we receive your application and deposit we will send you a link to our online manual. Happy practicing!


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