Floyd Yoga Jam 200-hr Yoga Psychology Teacher Training

August 15th – September 1st, 2019

Not Your Ordinary YTT.

 

Our very special, Floyd Yoga Jam 200-hour Yoga Psychology Teacher Training (“YPTT”) course for August 15 – September 1, 2019 consists of an 18-day Intensive, including 4 days at one of the world’s best yoga festivals!

The intention behind this one-of-a-kind teacher training is not only to provide an exceptional foundation for you to develop your practice and share the gift of yoga with others, but also to expose you to a wide array of established teachers and styles, and to inspire you to bring yoga into your community.

About the Program.

 

The Evolutionary Education® Yoga Psychology Teacher Training (YPTT) is an integrative and innovative program designed to cultivate or compliment your yoga, teaching and/or clinical practice, though it may also serve as the foundation for your greater, transformational journey.

Our course focuses on developing skills and philosophies for healthy, inspired living and leadership throughout one’s lifetime, and building supportive community to help foster positive, social and ecological change.

Logistics.

 

Days 1-14 of the training (including one off-day on Day 10) will be held at the beautiful, Anahata Education Center in Floyd, Virginia. Your tuition includes healthy and delicious, organic lunches and light snacks at Anahata on all training days during this period.

Days 15-18 will be held at the Floyd Yoga Jam in nearby Willis, Virginia, where you’ll have the unique opportunity to attend both public and private classes taught by a number of highly-respected instructors, in addition to completing your seva (volunteer) requirement. On Day 18, we will conduct our closing ceremony and graduation at the Yoga Jam.

The training totals 180+ hours face-to-face, in addition to a minimum of 20 hours of “at-home” study (which you’ll complete during the Intensive).
The training is optionally residential, allowing you to select a pre-arranged residential package at Anahata (the training site). You are welcome to arrange your own lodging, but if you elect not to stay at Anahata, you must arrange your own travel to and from the training site on a daily basis

Regardless of where you stay, you will be responsible for all other meals, including on your off-day and during Floyd Yoga Jam.

Camping at Floyd Yoga Jam is included in your tuition, though you must provide your own camping gear (tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, etc.). While you are encouraged to camp with the group at the festival, you are welcome to stay off-site and commute, though you must arrange your own travel to and from the site during this time as well.

Join Our Growing Network of Teachers.

 

In addition to receiving your 200-hr certificate of completion upon successful fulfillment of the course requirements, you will also gain access to the Evolutionary Education® Teacher’s Community Facebook Group and may list yourself on the Evolutionary Education® Teacher Directory.

Yoga Alliance-Accredited.

 

The course is currently registered with Yoga Alliance. Upon completion of the training you may register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT 200, which will enable you to teach yoga and meditation internationally. For an application, please visit the Yoga Alliance website.

Investment & Tuition Info:

Investment:

**All fees represent your total cost of tuition, including a non-refundable and non-transferable, $300 application fee per course. (Your deposit will be returned if you are not accepted into the course.). Please note that if paying by PayPal, you will also be assessed an additional 3% processing fee per transaction.

**Additional costs: Accommodations, meals, travel, course materials (journal, etc.) and required reading (approx. $50 for books)

**Refer a friend and save $100 off of your tuition.

200-hour – General:

Tier I: $3200 ($300 Deposit + $2900 if paid in full by 06/01)

Tier II: $3350 ($300 Deposit + $3050 if paid full by 08/15)

Payment Plans:

**All fees represent your total cost of tuition, including a non-refundable and non-transferable, $300 application fee per course. (Your deposit will be returned if you are not accepted into the course.). Please note that if paying by PayPal, you will also be assessed an additional 3% processing fee per transaction.

**Additional costs: Accommodations, meals, travel, course materials (journal, etc.) and required reading (approx. $50 for books)

**Refer a friend and save $100 off of your tuition.

200-hour – General:

Tier I: $3500 ($300 Deposit + 4 monthly payments of $800 beginning on or before 06/01)

Tier II: $3650 ($300 Deposit + 4 monthly payments of $838 beginning on or before 08/15)

 

**Payments are due on the 10th of each month. A late fee of $25 will be applied for each late payment. (Late payment is defined as payment paid one day or more after billing due date.)

**While we are unable to offer scholarships at this time, we recognize that the training is a significant investment and want to do everything we can to work with you to afford it. If you have additional questions, please contact us at studio221yoga@gmail.com

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

**Notice for All Potential Applicants: In order to create a positive experience for everyone involved, each YPTT course needs a minimum of seven participants to proceed. If we do not meet this minimum within one week of the start date, we will refund your application deposit and any additional fees in full.

**Cancellations Before the Training Begins:

If you cancel between 7 and 13 days before Day 1 of the training, you will be refunded the full amount minus a $150 administrative fee and the non-refundable $300 deposit. (A total of $450 will be withheld.)

If you cancel within 6 days before Day 1 of the training, you will be refunded the full amount minus a $200 administrative fee and the non-refundable $300 deposit. (A total of $500 will be withheld.)

**Full Refund Before the Training Begins:

In the event of a serious illness, a death in your immediate family, or inclement weather before the training begins, you will be refunded for the amount you paid including the $300 deposit. In the event of an unforeseen cancellation on our end, you will also be granted a full refund including the $300 deposit.

**Cancellations After the Training Begins:

In the event of a serious illness, a death in your immediate family, or inclement weather after the training begins, and you need to completely drop out of the training, you will have the option to transfer your remaining balance to the next Evolutionary Education® 200-Hour Teacher Training. If you are not able to attend the next training, or any future training, due to one of the three reasons above, you will be refunded a prorated amount based on the number of days you were in attendance, less the non-refundable $300 deposit.

No refunds will be given for any other reason, other than the three reasons above, once the course begins.

**Transfers:

In the event that circumstances require you to drop out of the training, you may transfer your registration to the next Evolutionary Education® 200-Hour Teacher Training within one year of your initial training. If you need to transfer due to a serious illness, a death in your immediate family, or inclement weather, we will transfer your registration free of charge. If you decide to transfer for any reason other than the three listed above, you will be charged a transfer fee of $150.

**Cancellations to payment plan:

If you are on a payment plan and you need to drop out of the program, your remaining balance will be pro-rated as outlined below. No refunds will be given for payments already received.

During or after Days 1-2: 25% of balance due

During or after Days 3-4: 50% of balance due

During or after Days 5-9: 75% of balance due

During or after Days 10-17: Full balance due

You may continue to pay in monthly installments until the remaining balance due is reached.

You may also continue where you left off at the next Evolutionary Education® 200-Hour Teacher Training. Your payments will be applied to the next training, with the addition of the $150 transfer fee.

Apply for the Training:

To apply for the training, click here to download an application form and return it along with your deposit. For all tuitions, there’s a $300 deposit (per course), which is non-refundable and non-transferable, except up to one year in a comparable Evolutionary Education® 200-hour Teacher Training program. Please note that if paying by PayPal, you will also be assessed an additional 3% ($9) processing fee. If you’d prefer to pay by check, please make it payable to Studio 221 Yoga, LLC and mail to:

Studio 221 Yoga
4243 Floyd Highway North, Bay E
Floyd VA 24091

**If sending by mail, please include your name, phone & email or completed application form along with your deposit.

Once we’ve received your deposit and completed application form (via email or regular mail), we will contact you with additional information. Upon review of your application, your deposit will be returned in full if you are not accepted into the course. Additional information will be sent to you via email once your application is accepted. If you have trouble with the application or have additional questions, please contact us at studio221yoga@gmail.com

Honoring Co-Creation and Flow.

In order to honor the unique perspective that each participant brings to the group, the YPTT is largely co-creative. While each session has a specific theme, there is a general curriculum in place and all students receive a 150+ page training manual. Though some lesson plans are “fixed,” many sessions embrace going with the flow, which helps to sustain both a dynamic learning environment and a welcoming, retreat-like atmosphere. We do our best to draw from a wide breadth of yogic styles, but you should anticipate a strong emphasis on meditation, breathwork, and working with subtle energies vis-à-vis the Tantric/Kundalini yoga tradition (though we are not affiliated with the 3HO Kundalini Yoga organization), as well as ample opportunities for self-directed study and teaching practicum. The course also draws from humanistic and transpersonal psychology, incorporating elements of counseling theory and trauma-informed, evidence-based approaches to wellness and prevention.

While the course caters to everyone’s needs and is open to participants of any age, race, gender, creed, and prior experience, it is especially suited for helping professionals (e.g., counselors, social workers, psychologists, nurses, etc.), educators, parents, spiritual seekers, young adults and those going through transitional periods in life. Though you will learn how to lead a variety of yoga classes (all of which may be tailored to suit your specific areas of interest), it is not required that you teach yoga following the training—we’re more interested in helping you live yoga and share it with the world via leading by example.

Authentic Yoga for Contemporary Life.

 

This life-changing course is grounded in traditional Indo-Tibetan Hatha Yoga yet incorporates over 30 years of combined experience in the healing arts and psychospiritual investigation. In addition to furthering your knowledge of yoga asana (physical postures), teaching methodology, and anatomy & physiology, you will learn the major theoretical tenets of yoga psychology, including the history of yogic thought and approaches to transformation, as well as a variety of in-depth, experiential techniques so as to create an embodied philosophy. As a natural complement to yoga psychology, expressive arts (e.g., singing, dancing, art-making, etc.) are interwoven throughout the course as a means to facilitating a meditative, community-oriented and positively-charged environment conducive to growth and self-discovery.

Curriculum & Requirements:

Daily Schedule:

Though the format varies from course to course, below is a sample schedule, keeping in mind that there is considerable variation in course content from day to day. All sessions will begin on time but may extend a few minutes beyond the end time as needed. Short breaks are woven into the sessions roughly every hour. Please do your best to clear your schedule on class days in order to facilitate maximum flexibility.

8:00am-12:00pm: Asana Clinic; Teaching Skills; Discussion; Q & A; Practicum

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm-6:00pm: Yoga Nidra, Pranayama, Meditation; Teaching Skills; Discussion; Q & A; Practicum

Training Prerequisites:

  • Minimum 6 months of yoga experience or by teacher’s permission
  • A sincere desire to expand your yogic horizons and practice within an intimate setting
  • Acceptance to the program is based upon approval of your application

Our Comprehensive Curriculum Includes:

  • Indo-Tibetan Hatha Yoga (incl. Asana, Pranayam, Mudra, Bandha, Mantra, Kriya, etc.)
  • Taoist Yin & Yang Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Qigong
  • Meditation
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Dream Yoga
  • Yogic Philosophy incl. History, Morals & Ethics, etc.
  • Tantric & Taoist theory, incl. Subtle Energy Systems (Chakras, Nadis, Kundalini, etc.)
  • Transpersonal Psychology & Consciousness Studies
  • Neurodharma (The Brain Science of Transformation)
  • Intuitive & Empathic Development
  • Ayurveda, Nutrition & Detoxification
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Laughter Yoga & Expressive Arts
  • Ethical Standards for Teachers
  • Teaching to Trauma-Sensitive & Special Populations
  • Business & Entrepreneurial Guidance

Takeaways:

  • Discover and nurture your authentic voice, passion, and unique gifts as a teacher
  • Develop confidence, clarity, technical precision and a strong philosophical foundation
  • Study postures suitable for a variety of populations, including alignment and variations
  • Learn hands-on assists, corrections, contraindications and how to use props
  • Review basic anatomy and physiology as related to physical, mental and subtle bodies
  • Receive Yoga Nidra, guided meditation, breathwork, and visualization practices
  • Explore subtle energy systems including chakras, nadis, kundalini, and the five koshas
  • Address lifestyle choices that support your yoga practice and holistic health
  • Engage in stimulating discussion, question & answer and journaling exercises
  • Connect and collaborate with a supportive community of like-minded yogis
  • Strengthen your will, heal your body, and generate compassion for yourself and others
  • Raise your ceiling for personal growth and learn to stay inspired for the rest of your life

Certification Requirements:

Certification is based on the performance and demonstration of your skills garnered, teaching ability, mental and emotional maturity, and satisfactory completion of all assignments. To become certified in this course, you must demonstrate a basic understanding and integration of the yoga practices, philosophy, languaging, and other teaching methodologies. You must also:

 

  • Be able to perform basic asanas with integration, precision, and awareness
  • Successfully complete all course assignments, including homework and required reading
  • Sign and abide by the code of ethics agreement during and after the training
  • Pay all fees and outstanding balances
  • Have full attendance, participation, and a yogic mindset

 

When all of the above is achieved, you will be certified as an Evolutionary Education® Yoga Instructor.

Code of Ethics:

At the start of the program you will be asked to sign a written agreement detailing your responsibilities as a student and the standards used to assess your eligibility for certification.

Evolutionary Education® reserves the right to revoke your certification at any time if it is deemed that your conduct is in violation of the code of ethics or the standards befitting a yoga instructor within our organization.

Registration

Reserving your spot is a simple 2 step process!

Step 1

 

Download, fill out and submit your application

Submit by email or regular mail:

studio221yoga@gmail.com

Studio 221 Yoga

4243 Floyd Highway North, Bay E, Floyd, VA 24091

Step 2

 

Securely pay your deposit online

through your PayPal account or credit card:

Or mail a check payable to Studio 221 Yoga, LLC to:

Studio 221 Yoga

4243 Floyd Highway North, Bay E, Floyd, VA 24091

***For all tuitions, there’s a $300 deposit (per course), which is non-refundable and non-transferable, except up to one year in a comparable Evolutionary Education® 200-hour Teacher Training program. Please note that if paying by PayPal, you will also be assessed an additional 3% ($9) processing fee. If you’d prefer to pay by check, please make it payable to Studio 221 Yoga, LLC and mail to:

Studio 221 Yoga
4243 Floyd Highway North, Bay E
Floyd VA 24091

**If sending by mail, please include your name, phone & email or completed application form along with your deposit.

Once we’ve received your deposit and completed application form (via email or regular mail), we will contact you with additional information. Upon review of your application, your deposit will be returned in full if you are not accepted into the course. Additional information will be sent to you via email once your application is accepted. If you have trouble with the application or have additional questions, please contact us at studio221yoga@gmail.com