Emmaus Yoga
Yoga Alliance 200 hour Teacher Training


January - November 2019
Exact dates below. Approximately two Saturdays a month 9am-2:30pm. No classes July and August. October and November one Friday each month 6pm-9pm. See complete breakdown below.

Regular practice of Ashtanga Primary series at Emmaus Yoga is required if you are considering taking the training. This method allows you to commit the Primary Series sequence to memory, the first important step. Consistent practice of the techniques leads you to have a deeper understanding of information that will be presented in the training modules. These subtle concepts take years to understand to the depth that you can convey them well to others. 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.

The training is broken down into 4 Modules. The first 3 are 40 hours each and can be taken by students that just want to sharpen their skills and enrich and deepen their practice. Module 4 is 60 hours and is specifically geared toward instructors, cueing and assisting.  If you are on the fence about teacher training, this is the perfect way to approach it. Register for the Modules that work for your lifestyle and interests, or complete them all for your 200 hour certification. 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 dates, instructor info, FAQ and to DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION.

Module 1: Asana Foundations
January 5, 19 February 2, 16
Alignment and techniques (Asana) –  40 hr - $625
Ø      Take 4 classes = 12 hours
Ø      Observe 2 classes per month = 6 hours
Ø      Saturdays: 2 per month 9am-2:30pm = 22 hours

Module 2: Cultivating your Prana
March 2, 16, 30 April 13
Bandhas, Intro to Pranayama, Vinyasa (Yama and Niyama) –  40 hr - $625
Ø      Take 4 classes = 12 hours
Ø      Observe 2 classes per month = 6 hours
Ø      Saturdays: 2 per month 9am-2:30pm = 22 hours

Module 3: Connecting Internal to External
April 27 May 11, 25 June 8
Pranayama and meditation, Energy anatomy and philosophy, Thai massage(Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana) -  40 hr - $625
Ø      Take 4 classes = 12 hours
Ø      Observe 2 classes per month = 6 hours
Ø      Saturdays: 2 per month 9am-2:30pm = 22 hours

If you are continuing on to Module 4 begin online anatomy course when Module 3 ends so you have time over the summer to begin the course and complete it during the fall.

Module 4: Finding Your Voice
September 14, 28 October 12, 18, 26 November 9, 15, 23
Cueing, Assisting, Ayurveda and Anatomy (Dhyana, Samadhi)– Saturdays – 60 hr - $925
Ø      Practice teaching 2 free classes on Sundays 11am-12pm = 4 hr.
Ø      Saturdays: 2 per month 9am-2:30pm = 34 hr. (Assist Erica Saturdays at 10:30am) + 1 hour Voice workshop.
Ø      Assist or practice teach 1 additional class per week Sept, Oct, Nov = 12 hr
Ø      Take 2 classes with Chris MoDavis and write 200 word essay OR personal elective (previous training and workshops may apply)  =   4 hr
Ø      Fridays: 1 in Oct, 1 in Nov = 6 hr
Ø      David Kiel Online Anatomy Course = 20 hr

What is the cost of tuition?
Total cost = $2800
Early registration discount - $2600 ($200 discount, Pay by Module *SEE BELOW)
Entire training early = $2500 ($300 discount)
*Pay by Module breakdown: pay in full for…
        Module 1 by Dec. 1 take $50 off = $575 (regular $625)
        Module 2 by Feb. 1 take $50 off = $575
        Module 3 by April 1 take $50 off = $575
        Module 4 by June 1 take $50 off = $875 (regular $925)
        Entire Training paid for by Jan. 1 take $300 off and receive 1 month Unlimited classes upon completion of training= $2500
Payments are preferred by cash or check. Credit card payments may be made via the EY website.
What is included in the tuition cost?
All Practice/Observe/Assist classes, all observations classes taken at EY, all contact training, David Kiel online training and all approved EY workshops. What is not included in the tuition cost? Textbooks, any class at EY that does not satisfy the Practice/Observe/Assist 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 and David Kiel "Yoga Anatomy manual".
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.
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.

In this training you will receive:

  • A deep understanding of anatomy using an online course and a weekend workshop that will pull it all together to enhance your own practice and your future instruction.

  • You will learn to teach a basic, beginner level flow of Ashtanga Primary series that can serve as a basis for instruction considering many yoga styles have a foundation in Ashtanga Yoga.

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

  • Individual instruction in hands on assists and breathing techniques.

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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