There's never been a better time to become a Certified Yoga Teacher!
Now more than ever, people are looking for effective ways to process the stress and trauma they are experiencing while tending to their body, mind, heart, and spirit. Make the difference only you can make as a Certified Yoga Teacher!
Trauma-Informed (TI) Yoga is a science-based, person centered, healing focused approach to traditional Yoga that takes into account the neurological, biological, social, and spiritual effects of chronic stress and trauma and facilitates a Yoga practice that leads to increased positive embodiment, mindful awareness, self-regulation, improved health, and sense of increasing wellbeing as a whole human being.
All SOFA status and active-duty military affliated with the JOINT BASE MCAS AIR STATION in Iwakuni, Japan are eligible for a special SCHOLARSHIP OPPORUNITY!
Become a Certified Yoga Teacher WHILE saving 50% on tuition!
Register by February 25th, 2023 and lock in a $947 scholarship towards your tuition investment. Payment plans are available for ONLY $189/month (includes five total installments).
Pay in full by March 1, 2023 AND save an additional $100!
Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!
This offer is non-transferrable to other courses.
Register today to save you spot!
Our 150 Hour Course follows the Yoga Alliance (YA) guidelines for Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) and is designed to equip you to be a skilled and effective Trauma-Informed (TI) Yoga Teacher trained in the Hatha Yoga tradition with addtional instruction in Vinyasa and Yin Yoga tradtiions so that you can effectively teach in today's modern Yoga environment.
Over the course of 14 weeks, you will learn the fundamentals necessary to lead safe and effective Yoga offerings, including:
Begining in the Fall of 2023, complete 50 additional hours in YTT training to earn your RYT 200 Certified Yoga Teacher credientials AND/OR earn your 300/500 RYT credentials and register as a member of the Yoga Alliance. (Details provided in our 150 Hour TICYT Course and avaiable upon request).
The course progessively unfolds LIVE ONLINE with interactive weekly sessions and four advanced learning workshops via ZOOM, as well as on-demand resources for additional learning and practice.
As SOFA residents in Iwakuni, you will also have the option to meet In-Prerson OR Onnline for One-to-One YTT Coaching. PLUS, you will can choose to to complete your personal practice hour
In- Person via weekly Yoga classes offered at MCAS Semperfit Gyms and/or by attending Yoga Worship Services - all available at no additional expense.
Our unique approach weaves together the benefits of In-Person, Live Online, and On-Demand learning, to systematically build your knowledge and practical skills so that you are well equipped to thrive as a newly Certified Yoga Teacher!
LIVE ONLINE YTT INSTRUCTION
Module Sessions via ZOOM:
February 22 - May 31, 2023
(Spring Break - No YTT March 27-31)
0900 - 1200
(3 Hours per Week)
IN-PERSON OR ON DEMAND PRACTICE HOURS
Yoga Practice Hours
Weekly Practices offered at Semyperfit Gym & MCAS Chapel
(Yoga Pracitices also avaiable on-demand)
LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOPS
Advanced Learning YTT Workshops via ZOOM:
Workshop #1 - Breathing for Stress Reduction/Pranayama
Saturday - March 18, 2023
0830 - 1230
Workshop #2 - Sun Salutation A & B
Saturday - April 8, 2023
0830 - 1230
Workshop #3 - Making Peak Balance Poses Accessible
Saturday - April 29, 2023
0830 - 1230
Workshop #4- Finding Your Voice as a Yoga Teacher
Saturday - May 20, 2023
0830 - 1230
(16 Hours Advanced Learning)
IN-PERSON OR ONLINE COACHING
One-to-One YTT Coaching
Schedule seperately Mon-Fri
Optional LIVE ONLINE PRACTICUM
Teaching Practice and Q & A via Zoom
March 16 - May 25, 2023
1030 - 1200
(Optional 1.5 Hours per Week)
About Our Course Structure:
Each session is designed to progressively build upon the last to create a holistic, dynamic, and transformative educational experience that prepares each student to thrive as a confident, skilled, and effective Christ-Centered, Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor. This format has evolved out of our own experience certifying a diverse population of YTT students and by modeling evidence-based rhythms for education that have been proven to produce consistent results in Yoga and other health related certification programs.
Our aim is to engage the whole person throughout the learning process in order to empower our students to embody (body, mind, heart, and spirit) all that they are learning. Our vision is to support each student through their journey as they transition from being a passionate Yoga practitioner to become an effective, professional Yoga teacher that leads from a place of authenticity from the core of their being. This shift requires knowledge, modeling, practice, encouragement, and constructive feedback within a safe and non-judgemental learning community dedicated to discovery and growth as a lifelong adventure.
About the learning cadence:
Wednesdays will be dedicated to new course material and putting the information you are learning into practice with demonstrations, peer practice, instructor feedback, and Q & A.
Mondays will be dedicated to enhancing your teaching skills and Q & A.
Workshops will be dedicated to advanced learning material with instructor demonstrations, peer practice, instructor feedback, and Q & A.
We understand that life can be unpredictable. At the same time, we are committed to honoring the accreditation guidelines of the Yoga Alliance and helping our students honor the investment and commitment they are making to themselves when they register for this course. Towards this end, a total of 6 classroom and/or workshop hours are allowed as excused absences. Absences beyond this amount must be pre-approved (except in the case of an emergency) by the lead instructor and private make-up sessions completed before the final week of class equal to the additional number of credit hours missed at a rate of $75 per hour.
* NOTE: All online classroom and workshop sessions will be recorded for play-back to aid those who may miss a class session and enhance the learning experience.
Core Modules Will Cover
(Subject to Change)
Advanced Learning Workshop Topics will cover
Now more than ever, the world needs spaces to heal from stress and trauma.
Imagine all the good you can do as a Trauma-Informed Certified Yoga Teacher!
*Please note: Tuition fees do not include travel expenses to and from the retreat.
Space is limited to ensure the highest standards of educational excellence for each of our students. Maximum of 36 YTT students. Must be 18 years old to register.
Don't miss this incredible opportunity to invest in your education while gaining the skills you need to serve your community as a Christ-Centered, Trauma-Informed Certified Yoga Teacher!
REQUIRED READING TEXTS (Not Included in Tuition)
Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar
Science of Yoga by Ann Swanson
Trauma-Informed Yoga by Joanne Spence and Amy Weintraub
OPTIONAL READING LIST
This list will be provided on the course site for students to engage with as they have the time and desire to deepen their understanding in particular areas of interest.
Additional scholarships are available on a case by case basis to those who are rebuilding their lives in the wake of prolonged unemployment, poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, human trafficking, disabled military veterans, or other life altering circumstances. To apply for a scholarship, please email us with your request.
SPECIAL SOFA Tuition Rates
Option One: Payment in Full by 03/01/23
14 Week YTT Total: $745
Total Tuition $795
(Regular Tuition $1895)
Option Two: Payment Plan
5 Monthly Installments $189
Total Tuition $895
(Regular Tuition $1895)
Tution balances paid are 100% refundable (less a $50 administrative fee) for 72 hours from the time of payment.
Beyond that date, all fees are non-refundable. If for any reason you are unable to complete the course within the certification deadline, a one time credit of the balance paid (less a $495 course change fee) can be applied towards any future Pointe of Grace Yoga Institute Courses within 24 months of registration. No exceptions.
With the spike in chronic stress and trauma that all human beings are exposed to in our modern cultures, courses that follow the Yoga Alliance curriculum guidelines must include at least a cursory overview of what trauma is, it's ramifications, and key points to be aware of when teaching Yoga to help create a welcoming space for those who are healing from acute or chronic stress, or trauma.
This course will go well beyond a cursory overview of chronic stress and trauma.
In addition to being an E-200/500 RYT and approved Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, Rev. Lenora Rousseau, the Course Developer and Lead Instructor, is also a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Coach, Certified Spiritual Director, Certified Breath Coach, and National Board Certified trained Behavioral Health and Wellness Coach.
This course integrates the essentials of traditional, Yoga Alliance approved Yoga teacher training with elements of Lenora's specialized education in the areas of applied psychology and behavioral science in order to create a robust and dynamic learning environment in which students gain a much deeper understanding regarding the impacts of chronic stress and trauma on the body, mind, and spirit, as well as the ways Yoga can specifically help to aid in the recovery process.
By the end of this course, you will understand how chronic distress and trauma impact the whole human being, how Yoga aids in the healing and recovery process, and how to effectively teach Yoga so that your classes and offerings create a safe and healing space where positive change and sustainable transformation can occur for all those you serve.
Maybe. If your goal is to be a part of the Yoga Alliance as an RYT 200, this course can serve to move you towards that goal, but it does not meet the 200 hour requirement for that goal by itself.
To be a Registered Yoga Teacher with the YA as an RYT 200, you will need to complete an additional 50 hour YTT approved course. We will meet the criteria to register this course (with an additional 50 hours of training) as YA RYT 200 provider in the fall of 2023. For our 150 Hour graduates who wish to complete their RYT 200 Certiffication, we will offerring a booster course to complete the remaining YTT hours in fall 2023 (details available upon request. and covered in our 150 Hour TICYT Course).
If you are interested in teaching effective Trauma-Informed Yoga professionally and taking a course that will equip you to serve your clients well, this course will get you there! If you want to become a Member of the Yoga Alliance, you will be able to do that, if you choose. Once completed, you can use this certification to start professionally teaching Yoga right away.
What if I want to be a RYT 200 in the next six months? This course is not for you. You would be better served bypassing this course and choosing to attend a full 200 Hour YTT offered by any highly rated Yoga Alliance YTT provider.
Absolutely not. This training is open to anyone from any faith background. You can be confident that we will honor your sacred worth, and there is no hidden agenda to change your faith-background or spiritual path.
Having said that, we want to be transparent and upfront about the fact that Rev. Lenora Rousseau is an ordained Pastor in the United Methodist Church.Throughout the course, Rev. Lenora Rousseau draws upon her Jewish and Christian faith heritage, as well as her theological education and academic certifications as a Behavoiral Health and Wellness Coach and Cognitive Behavorial Therapy Practitioner. All of this is woven together to create a rich and dymanic approach to understanding the intersections between ancient Yoga philosophy, modern science, as well as western philosophy and Biblical theology.
Having said this, Lenora focuses on themes that are universal and touch upon the human experience in ways that cross the divide between religion, politics, cultural and economic barriers, and so on.
By attending this course, you will learn how to create contemplative Yoga classes that you can adapt to match your own faith or spirituality as you find your voice as a Trauma-Informed Certified Yoga Teacher.
As stated before, we are committed to being a welcoming and inclusive institution, and we expect our graduating students to uphold these same standards. We do not discriminate based on age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, faith-tradition, ability, or cultural background. As a Christ-Centered organization and extension ministry of the FLUMC, our offerings seek to honor the rich traditions of Yoga while also incorporating Biblical themes that are universal and transformative.
We truly welcome students from all faith traditions and spiritual paths to join us for YTT and honor the seeds of truth that unite all human beings as children of God.
Rev. Lenora Rousseau is the Founder and Pastoral Director of the Pointe of Grace Project and serves in this role by extension as an Elder in the FLUMC. In addition to being a seasoned Pastor and Chaplain, Lenora is an RYT E-RYT/RYT 500 Yoga instructor, Certified Spiritual Director, Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Practitioner and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Coach, Certified Breath Coach, and Certified Flexibility Coach. (Read more...)
Francoise “Franny” Long is a classically trained chef, Certified Holistic Health Coach, RYT E-200/500 Yoga Instructor, Certified Yin Yoga Teacher, Certified Children's Yoga Teacher, Certified Breath Coach, and an enthusiastic wellness advocate. (Read more...)
New to Yoga or the concept of Christ-centered Yoga? This is a great introduction that provides a gentle, beginning level guide through many of the key postures you will encounter in a Hatha Yoga.
This video picks up where Part 1 leaves off, continuing to provide a gentle, beginning level guide through many of the other key postures you will encounter in a Hatha Yoga.
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