Yoga Studies & Teacher Training
2023 dates announced!
learn. grow. Teach.
A comprehensive study of yoga and personal inquiry. Expand your knowledge of yoga and grow your personal practice. For the student with the desire to delve deeper into the eight limbs of yoga or the practitioner who would like to share their love of the practice with others.
This 10-weekend course will consist of 188 hours of classroom lectures and practices, supplemental practices, home practices, personal inquiries, reading assignments and homework, for a total of 240 hours.
You will receive a 200 Hour Certificate upon completion of all assignments and required teaching hours, and you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance once you receive your certificate. Attendance is required at all weekends and missing hours must be made up at an additional cost. If you are taking the course for the purpose of growing your practice and do not wish to teach, you will not be required to attend all hours. However, each weekend builds on the previous one Additionally, students may come in with no desire to teach and then realize that it is their calling.
Additional cost for required books. Book list provided upon registration. Anatomy manual and teaching notes included.
Techniques, Training & Practice
Through lecture, practice and homework, you will learn to practice and skillfully teach across a broad spectrum of poses, including: standing poses, inversions, twists, forward folds and restoratives. There will be emphasis placed on alignment principles and connecting poses with the breath in fluid movement.
Learn to use props to enhance poses for the individual and to create stability and ease in the body. Learn modifications to teach to the individual rather than the pose.
Understand and experience first hand the power of pranayama practice. Cultivate a meditation practice to enhance your life and your teaching.
In addition to training weekends, trainees must attend a minimum of 25 yoga classes. Classes must be with a 200 hour trained teacher. Classes do not have to be taken at Indigo Moon Yoga. An unlimited membership is included in your tuition from the first to the last training weekend. Classes must be documented and completed before your certificate is issued.
Anatomy & Physiology
Through lecture, practice and homework, you will learn the names of muscles, bones and anatomy terminology. Learn movement patterns and develop a working knowledge of anatomy and the relationship to asana. In addition to the physical body, you will learn about the subtle body, including Prana, Chakras and Nadis. Practice and learn the anatomy of the breath. Study the nervous system, the effects of asana and breath, and how to sequence poses to enhance energy.
The Art of Teaching: Teaching Methodology
Learn the art of teaching, perception, communication, and the skill of observation. Trainees will learn to teach thoughtfully-sequenced class and how to create an inclusive and welcoming space. Students will develop their own style of teaching from a place of authenticity, develop language skill and learn to see the individual. Students will learn the business of yoga and the realities of teaching yoga; how to modify poses for the individual and for those with injuries; the art of sequencing, teaching a general class and classes with a peak pose.
Yoga philosophy, Lifestyle & ethics
Discover the wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and how it enriches our modern lives. Learn the fascinating history, origins and traditions of yoga. Sanskrit, the language of yoga, will be practiced so you can skillfully name common yoga poses. You will receive a brief introduction to other traditional texts, including the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita, and an introduction to Yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda. Ethical guidelines in teaching yoga will be emphasized.
You will learn by observing and assisting skilled teachers. Trainees will learn by doing, starting with small group teaching with peers,and giving and receiving feedback. You will receive plenty of opportunities to practice your skill teaching while gaining confidence. Trainees will teach short sequences and learn to plan a complete class. You will learn how to improvise your sequence to serve the student in the room. Practicum hours will be within the training weekend and completed in the coming months after the final weekend. You will receive your certificate after having taught complete classes with the skills and confidence to begin teaching classes in a variety of venues.
2023 training Dates
January 6-8; 20 -22
February 10 -12, 24 -26
March 10 -12
April 7-9, 21-23
May 5-7, 19-21
Friday 5:00 – 9:00pm
Saturday 10:30am – 7:00pm
Sunday 10:30am – 6:00pm
Tuition in Full: Deposit of $500, remaining balance $2700. Total $3200
6 Month Payment Plan: Deposit of $500, 6 monthly payments of $475. Total $3350
Please see Kathleen for payment options. Cost includes all training hours, Six months of Unlimited Yoga classes at Indigo Moon January 15 – July 15. Tuition does not include required books. Payment plans are auto drafted. Deposits are non-refundable.
A refund, minus the $500 deposit will be given until two weeks before training begins. No refunds after training begins.
Kathleen Sheets is the founder and owner of Indigo Moon Yoga. Teaching since 2006, Kathleen has thousands of hours of teaching. She holds a BFA, has an advanced teaching certificate from Pacific Yoga Teacher Training and is registered with Yoga Alliance at the highest level, E-RYT 500. She is also a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). On faculty with Olympic College since 2007 her passion is providing yoga instruction to a diverse population.
For more information or an application please email Kathleen: firstname.lastname@example.org