200 Hour Teacher Training Course Overview
Lotus in the Flame's 200 hour yoga teacher training course provides the highest level of creative and progressive yoga education in the field today. The intention is not to teach one particular "style" of yoga but to set each person on a path of embodying yoga, and living it daily. Only in this way can we truly create a force of inspired change both in our own lives and in that of others.
As many teacher training programs focus primarily on asana, this training program additionally teaches a full spectrum of traditional HaTha yoga practices - integrating the philosophies of the main paths of yoga, the Heart of yoga - Bhakti, Raja, Karma, Jnana and Tantra. We will study traditional texts, as well as ground these philosophies within the physical ~ energetic body as they are expressed within the eight limbs of yoga as outlined by Sri Patanjali. This is a comprehensive program in giving the students a very practical yet diverse exposure to the history, lineages and modern developments within the world of Yoga today.
This is a Yoga Alliance Registered School.
The teacher training is structured in two formats. Additionally, the winter of 2012 in Austin, Texas, this training will be offered every other weekend beginning in January. See dates listed below ~
The format is structured in a way that provides flexibility for those students that are working professionals and cannot take a month, or more, off to study yoga intensively. This second format is structured in a four part series with several months between modules. This format can be completed in one to two years.
During the time between trainings you will have your own personal sadhana practice as well as structured assignments to fulfill your non-contact and practicum hours necessary for certification. In this way, the art and practice of living yoga in your everyday life becomes more integrated. Each of the four modules have a different focus and intention, and although one builds upon the other, they are not sequential, which means one can join at any time. Each elemental module is taught in the appropriate season.
Application and Certification
Although it is suggested that you have a minimum of 2-3 years of yoga practice in order to apply, we will review all applicants with sincere interest. There is a $54 non-refundable application and processing fee, which once accepted into the program is applied to the entire balance due. In each module you will accrue approximately 45 hours. The remaining hours can be fulfilled in a variety of ways which can be decided upon once you enter into the program. You must complete all four modules, additional required classes and intensives, a comprehensive final exam, as well as projects outside of our meeting times to receive certification at the 200 hour level.
A total course fee of $3300. Each module includes all coursework, the course manual and all required books. You can arrange a payment plan with Melissa to spread out your payments over time - credit cards, checks and cash accepted.
The 200 hour teacher training will not be offered in 2013. Please look forward to new programs beginning in 2014.
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