Since 1990, YogaWorks® has trained thousands of yoga teachers, including Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest, Baron Baptiste, Vinnie Marino, Saul David Raye, Natasha Rizopoulos and many other renowned teachers. Your YogaWorks RYT 200-hour training certificate will be recognized and respected by yoga studios worldwide. YogaWorks offers a comprehensive yoga teacher program for aspiring teachers and serious students of yoga. YogaWorks’ cohesive, multi-specialist approach to teacher training blends the best of yoga tradition from both the East and the West. The mission is to provide aspiring teachers with the foundation to instruct skillfully with compassion, integrity and safety, while honoring his or her unique voice. The dynamic and conscious practice of asana is the cornerstone of the YogaWorks method. To deepen one’s education, you will also study anatomy and physiology, explore yoga’s philosophical underpinnings, practice meditation and pranayama, as well as investigate the subtle body and Ayurveda.
This foundational training will emphasize deepening a student’s personal practice, as this is the source for their creative instruction. It will also include a comprehensive study of the techniques and mechanics of the fundamental yoga postures, while providing the tools necessary to teach yoga to others. To facilitate a more scientific understanding of the body, your training will include the study of functional anatomy. In addition, to give developing teachers a balanced understanding of yoga, the YogaWorks training moves beyond the physical with the study of meditation, pranayama, Ayurveda and the chakra system.
· Intensive asana study
· Fundamentals of anatomy and physiology
· Principles of pranayama
· Restorative and pre-natal yoga
· Subtle body and the chakra system
Over 2,000 years ago, the sage Patanjali described the process of yogic movement towards a higher consciousness and peace in his treatise The Yoga Sutras. His teachings are a living, practical model that, once understood, can be applied to all aspects of life today. They serve to deepen the awareness of our relationship to ourselves, others and our environment.
The art of teaching is a form of yoga in itself, requiring sensitivity, compassion and practice. A teacher must encourage and inspire, being sensitive to the needs of individuals as well as a group. The practical and subtle aspects involved in teaching, will be addressed in this course.
· How to be an effective teacher
· Use of voice, body language and touch
· The art and science of sequencing
· Learning to see and understand bodies
· The purpose and use of props
· Hands-on adjustments and assists
· Practice instruction
YogaWorks’ founders — Maty Ezraty, Chuck Miller and Alan Finger — were all serious and highly accomplished yoga practitioners who wanted to share the gifts they learned from their wise teachers. In 1987, when they opened YogaWorks’ first school in Santa Monica, they carefully weaved together many styles of yoga under one roof, attracting the best teaching talent in Southern California. They sought to uphold the 5,000-year-old tradition of yoga by infusing their programs with integrity, quality, authenticity and a warm welcome to every student.
In 1990, when the demand for well-trained yoga teachers began to grow in the U.S., Maty, with the help and inspiration of senior teachers Chuck Miller and Lisa Walford, created the highly renowned YogaWorks Teacher Training Program. YogaWorks, in conjunction with Dhyana Yoga, is pleased to provide to yogis in Philadelphia this training based on direct teachings from Indian yoga masters.