Learn to Teach with Confidence

This is a three-part, alignment-based, Vinyasa teacher training designed to give you a full skill-set for teaching yoga.

Program

Intention

intention photoTeaching yoga is a path of self-discovery, shared inspiration, and service. We want to share this path with you.

The Yoga Union teacher training program has been running for ten years. Our aim is to help motivated yoga students become extraordinary yoga teachers. Nearly all of Yoga Union’s instructors are graduates of our program. Many other graduates have gone on to teach at other studios and even run programs of their own.

Our experienced directors take each student’s individuality into account. They will encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and learn about yourself: your desires, your skills, and your perspective. Knowing that you have something special to offer, they will empower you to teach as your most authentic self, to see your students as individuals in turn, and to work with their injuries, ailments, and unique bodies. Our graduates understand that a yoga teacher does not have all the answers, but rather continually learns to perceive and grow to meet each student’s needs.

This training will give you plenty of practice at teaching, to make the experience comfortable and joyful. Our approach is community-oriented. We emphasize the importance of healthy relationships. Your teachers and your peers will support you just as you will support them.

Additionally, this year’s students will learn how to teach Yoga Union’s Vinyasa for Beginners sequence. Through this weekly class, all of our graduates will have an opportunity to teach at Yoga Union.

This year we are thrilled to be in our new space, The Breathe Building,  a terrific site for learning and for leisure between sessions. The space offers a café, rooftop studio, sauna, wellness center, childcare, and more.

Topics

  • Fluid Sequencing and Creative Flow
  • Meaningful Ways to Theme
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pranayama
  • Safe and Therapeutic Alignment
  • Powerful Adjustments
  • Group Teaching Exercises
  • Constructive and Encouraging Feedback
  • Applied Yoga Philosophy
  • Holistic Health
  • Community Outreach

Prerequisites

Minimum one year of consistent yoga practice (three days per week). View course curriculum.

Teachers

Annie Adamson

Director

Annie Adamson is co-owner of Yoga Union Community Wellness Center. She brings 12 years of experience practicing and teaching yoga to her devoted community. She is an accredited Anusara Instructor, a diligent student of philosophy, and holds certification in Power Vinyasa Levels 1, 2, and 3, and Hatha yoga.

Guest Teachers

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Natalie Gildersleeve

Todd Vogt

Jules Mitchell

Winter Pemberton

2017 Season

8 Weekends

  • Jan. 27-29
  • March 10-12
  • April 21-23
  • May 12-14
  • June 2-4
  • Sept. 8-10
  • Oct. 6-8
  • Nov. 9-11

Times

  • Fri: 4:30-9pm
  • Sat: 12-9pm
  • Sun: 12-9pm

Yoga Union Teacher Training – Phase 1

In Studio Curriculum:

  • Discovering the anatomy of the breath
  • Basic understanding of the five principles of Anusara Yoga
  • Basic understanding of the Yamas and Niyamas
  • Learn the togetherness mantra
  • Pranayama techniques
  • Explore all poses on pages 39 and 40 of your Yoga Union manual
  • Teach Sun Salutations A & B
  • Teach breath within a pose and during sun salutation A
  • Understand simple sequencing and the YU Vinyasa template
  • Guide a dynamic warm-up
  • Use one-word heart virtues
  • Guide a centering/meditation
  • Perform simple demonstrations using your own body

Out of studio:

  • Classroom observation (5 hours)
  • Community service – karma yoga (5 hours)
  • Studio / home practice and meditation (5 hours minimum)
  • Home study (1 hour or more per day)

 

Phase 2 Curriculum

In Studio Curriculum

  • Refine the five principles of Anusara Yoga
  • Philosophies of yoga
  • Pranayama techniques on pages 18 – 22 of your YU manual
  • General understanding of all poses on pages 41 -43 of your YU manual
  • Teach Sun Salutations A & B with one word heart virtues
  • How and why to sequence based on a heart virtue — YU Vinyasa template
  • Teach creative flows from YU manual Basic hands-on assists
  • Creative yoga art project
  • Self-demonstrations
  • Understand modifications and basic yoga therapy techniques for common injuries

Out of Studio

  • Classroom observation (5 hours)
  • Assist an experienced instructor and receive feedback from the (3 — 5 hours)
  • Studio / home practice and meditation (5 hours minimum)
  • Home study ( I or more hours per day)
  • Community service — karma yoga, or volunteer teaching (5 hours)

Yoga Union Teacher Training – Phase 3

In Studio Curriculum:

  • Teach Sun Salutations A & B with variations
  • Yoga anatomy
  • Practice and teach all Pranayama techniques in your manual
  • Understand all poses on pages 44 & 45 of your YU manual
  • Teach with a theme
  • How and why to sequence based on a theme – YU Vinyasa template
  • Design and teach your own creative flows for Vinyasa classes
  • Therapeutic adjustments and hands on assists
  • Student demonstrations
  • Therapeutics for private clients

Out of Studio:

  • Classroom observation (5 hours)
  • Assist an experienced instructor and receive feedback from the (3 – 5 hours)
  • Studio / home practice and meditation (5 hours minimum)
  • Home study (1 or more hours per day)
  • Community service – karma yoga, or volunteer teaching (5 hours)

Pricing

$3200

We require a $400 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot.

Payment plans now available. Please contact us at info@yogaunioncwc.com for more information.

Register

  1. Fill out our online application or drop it off in person
  2. Wait for acceptance notification
  3. Make payment
  4. Once payment is received, we will provide the reading list so you can begin your self study of the texts.
  5. We require a $400 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot.

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Testimonials

Jenna Chen, training graduate

Star Studonivic, traning graduate

Contact

Please contact Todd with any questions: todd@yogaunioncwc.com

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