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 Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher!
Check back for details coming SOON about our next YTT offering in Janary!
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This course will follow the Yoga Alliance (YA) guidelines for Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) and equip you to be a skilled and compassionate Yoga teacher trained in Hatha Yoga, while also introducing Vinyasa and Yin Yoga, so that you can effectively teach in today's modern Yoga environment.
Over the course of 12 weeks, you will learn the fundamentals of leading Christ-Centered, Trauma-Informed (TI) Yoga classes and/or worship experiences, including:
The weekend retreat will be an opportunity to begin learning the fundamentals of being a Yoga Teacher while also tending to your own well-being by immersing yourself in the ROOTED IN LOVE, GROUNDED IN GRACE YOGA CHAPEL RETREAT.
This format will serve two purposes. First, it will enable you tend to your own well-being as you prepare to authentically teach Yoga from a place of increasing wholeness and well-being while also meeting the personal practice requirements that are part of the Yoga Alliance guidelines for Yoga Teacher Training.
In addition to the personal retreat content, there will be YTT lectures and practicum sessions that bookend the ROOTED IN LOVE, GROUNDED IN GRACE retreat, along with YTT themed workshops woven into the weekend itself so that all students and guests might benefit from these timeless topics.
The combination of all that you will learn and experience during these 48 hours is intended to lay a firm a foundation for the remainder of this course and set you on a beautiful path for success.
Retreat Schedule for YTT Students:
REQUIRED TEXTS (INCLUDED IN TUTION FEE)
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
IMPORTANT COVID PRECAUTIONS: We strongly recommend that you be fully vaccinated to attend the retreat in-person, and that you be fully vaccinated if you plan to share a room with someone you do not live with. We have combined this offering with a Yoga Chapel Retreat in which outside guests will also attend. Mats will be spaced apart so that you do not have to wear a mask during Yoga Chapel. Otherwise, we will be recommending the use of a mask as you come and go from common space.
Please note that there may also be up to Yoga Chapel Guests joining us and participating in a portion of the weekend events. Every precaution will be taken to ensure we are practicing safe and mindful COVID protocols for all who attend.
Space is limited to ensure the highest standards of educational excellence for each of our students. Maximum of 18 YTT students in total. Must be 18 years old to register.
We are committed to being a welcoming and inclusive institution, and we expect our 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. As a Yoga Alliance Member and Continuing Education Provider, we 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.
Note: As a 150 Hour course, this course does not meet the 200 Hour requirement to become a registered Yoga teacher (RYT 200) with the Yoga Alliance. This course can be applied towards achieving that goal by attending one of our advanced YTT courses. Those courses will be offered beginning in the fall of 2024. In the meantime, this certification will enable you to professionally teach private and group Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga classes, lead Yoga Chapel, and offer workshops.
FIRST TIME COURSE OFFERING DISCOUNT - RATES WILL NEVER BE THIS LOW AGAIN!
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.
$95 due with registration;
Then 6 payments of $165 (total $1085)
Double Occupancy Payment Option:
$245 due with registration;
Then 6 payments of $165 (total $1235)
Single Occupancy Payment Option:
$295 due with registration;
Then 6 payments of $165 (total $1285)
Early Bird Paid in Full by 8/20/2021:
Online ONLY option $ 795
Double Occupancy $1045
Single Occupancy $1095
Discounted Paid-in-Full Tuition Rates:
Online ONLY option $ 895
Double Occupancy $1145
Single Occupancy $1195
Tuition rates do not include travel expenses to or from the retreat. Tuition fees are 100% transferrable prior to 9/17/201. Tuition fees are 100% refundable until 9/7/2021 less a $100 administration fee. In event that you are unable complete the course, you can apply any fees paid towards another course to be completed within 24 months of your initial registration less a $295 administration fee.
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.
The lead instructor specialized in Trauma-Informed Yoga during the completion of her RYT 500 certification. Beyond that, this course will weave other elements of her academic education including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and more. These topics will permeate the entire course, as we revisit them time and again through the lens of pranayama, asana, and mediation.
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 safe and healing space where positive change and sustainable transformation can occur for all those you serve.
There's no catch. No hidden fees. Really.
There are two reasons we are offering this course at rate that is significantly less costly than other live 150 hour YTT training opportunities.
First: This will be our first time offering a 150 YTT Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Certification course. We are pouring everything we have into making this an incredible experience for all our students. And, we also acknowledge that we will inevitably learn from this experience and refine our offering as a result. With this in mind, we want to make sure there an extraordinary value for those who choose to embark on this initial journey with us.
Second: Rev. Lenora Rousseau is an Ordained Elder in Full Connection with FLUMC. This connection allows us to partner with the Warren Willis Camp and Life Enrichment Retreat Center to gather in person for a portion of this course at rate that cannot be matched by any other retreat or conference center in Florida (or beyond) right now. So, we are passing that savings on to our students to make this course as affordable as possible, packing in as much value as we possibly can!
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 meet the 200 hour requirement for that goal.
To be registered with the YA as an RYT 200, you will need to complete an additional advanced 50 hour YTT through a Yoga Alliance approved provider for RYT 200 YTT. Other RYT providers institutions may or may not accept this course as credit towards that goal. We will be offering advanced 50 and 100 Hour YTT courses in fall of 2024.
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! 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 for anyone to attend 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 honest and upfront about the fact that the Yoga Chapel retreat sessions and subsequent Yoga classes offered during the online sessions will draw from Biblical passages and incorporate teachings from Jesus that center around themes such as love, grace, peace, kindness, service, joy, hope, forgiveness, healing, and transformation.
We believe these themes 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, Certified Breath Coach, and Certified Flexibility Coach. (Read more...)
* Lenora's E-RYT and YACEP credentials will be full effect as of 9/12/2021. All criteria have been met other than tenure with the Yoga Alliance.
Francoise “Franny” Long is a classically trained chef, Certified Holistic Health Coach, RYT 200/500 Yoga Instructor, Certified Yin Yoga Teacher, Certified Children's Yoga Teacher, Certified Breath Coach, and an enthusiastic wellness advocate. (Read more...)
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