Let It Flow Yoga is proud to partner with Vinyasa Arts Yoga Teacher Training 

100% Organic, Yoga Alliance certified, grass-roots development created for serious students and impassioned teachers. Whether you have the ambition to become a yoga instructor or take your yoga practice to a deeper level, Vinyasa Arts Yoga Teacher Training is a boundless journey towards self-discovery and a more in depth understanding of Vinyasa yoga. 

What makes Vinyasa Arts Yoga Teacher Training the gold standard:

Andy and Tamara Totman from San Diego, Ca. are designated 500-hour E-RYT with Yoga Alliance and are well established teachers that have taught for more than 20 years combined. As a trainee of Vinyasa Arts Yoga Teacher Training you can expect individualized attention. They do not mass produce yoga teachers who recite pre-scripted dialog. Instead, they strive to empower each individual to develop an effective, authentic style of yoga instruction and find thier unique voice. 

The cirriculum is designed to guide you through the process of discovering and strengthening your own personal style of teaching and practicing yoga.  This is why Let It Flow Yoga is proud to offer Vinyasa Arts training to the broader Lake Norman and Piedmont areas including a short drive from Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville and Statesville.

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training established and managed by Vinyasa Arts owners/founders Andy and Tamara Totman E-RYT 500. Vinyasa Arts is a Registered yoga school certified by Yoga Alliance (200, 300, 500 RYS) 

Please be aware that teacher training includes a vigorous asana practice with each Saturday and Sunday session.  We strongly recommend that applicants have a consistent yoga practice before participating.

Trainees are encouraged to cultivate their full human potential; to find their niche in the yoga world, and learn safe and effective adjustment, alignment and teaching techniques. As a trainee, you will be equipped with the knowledge and confidence to teach your own vinyasa flow classes. You will develop a strong personal yoga practice, while becoming proficient at the skills to be a talented yoga instructor. You will have sufficient opportunities to lead your own vinyasa flow class to your fellow trainees. In addition, this teacher training will include meditation, pranayama, history, philosophy and muscular and subtle energy anatomy.  You will also learn about ethics of being a yoga teacher, the business of yoga.

TEACHER TRAINING SCHEDULE

May 2 through October 7, 2018 (One Wed/Weekend per month)

Wednesdays: 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Saturdays:  9:30AM to 6:30PM

Sundays: 10:30AM to 6:30PM

Dates:

May 2nd, 5th, 6th

June 6th, 9th, 10th

*July 11th, 14th, 15th (shifts one weekend due to 4th of July Holiday)

August 1st, 4th, 5th

September 5th, 8th, 9th

October 3rd, 6th, 7th 

Location:

Let it Flow Yoga Studio in Troutman, NC:

403 N Main St, Troutman, NC 28166

Investment:

$2,750.00

$1,000.00 deposit due by April 30, 2018.  Payment Plan available please inquire at Let It Flow.

*Each trainee will recieve a 30-class pass to utilize at Let It Flow Yoga during the 6 month training to broaden their exposure to various teachers and class types.

Course Description:

Techniques, Training and Practice

Asana, Pranayama and Meditation: 100 Hours

We will be practicing asanas as well as going over the guidelines for a daily practice. With the Vinyasa Arts principles of proper alignment, we will explore the asanas with and through the steadiness and ease of the breath, continuously joining the breath with the body-mind-spirit connection. Guiding students through basic yogic breathing (Ujjayi Pranayama); as well as more refined breathing techniques. We will focus on the discovery and development of Pranayama by reflecting on the techniques of the ancient yogis. We will discuss the importance of sthira, sukham, asanam, deepening your yogic practice. We will explore meditation as a form of yoga and the path towards self-discovery, healing and transformation. Opening the windows to the mind and to a deeper connection to the entire universe. Learning to have a clear mind and a balanced sense of self.

Teaching Methodology

Teaching, Modifications, Relationships, Business Of Yoga: 29 Hours

Teaching techniques that are applicable to Vinyasa Yoga. Helping student yoga teachers open their awareness to the most authentic way they can teach Vinyasa Yoga to others. We will cover several areas; categorizing standing and seated poses; principles of sequencing these poses; and creating safe and fun sequences (teaching scripts, sequences for various levels, practical teaching, etc.). We will also cover “introducing the pose” (translation, example and benefits); teaching from the foundation up; Addressing risk factors; explaining why we hold a pose a certain way; providing options, modifications and alternative postures; instructing how to move into and out of a pose (transitions, etc.); using precise directional language, Sanskrit names of Asanas, etc.; teacher/student relationships; and the business of yoga.

Anatomy and Physiology

Structure and Movement/Subtle Energy: 20 Hours

Having knowledge of anatomy will help with understanding your student’s boundaries and limitations. We will discuss the most common injuries in yoga and how they may have accrued. Using “live models” to show body movements and structure in the asanas. This section will include the language of anatomy; the nervous system and anatomy and physiology of breathing. We will also have lecture and discussion on anatomy of the subtle body (Three Bodies and the Five Sheaths; Prana (five major types), Nadis, Bandhas, Chakras/Chakra charts, Gunas, and Doshas)

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics

History, Lifestyle, Ethics: 30 Hours

In this section we will look at the foundational literature of yoga to identify the traditional practices, considering the relevance and practical application of these practices in doing and teaching yoga. Topics will include The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, History of Yoga; Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation by  Stephen Mitchell; The Deeper Dimension of Yoga: Theory and Practice by Georg Feuerstein; The Key Poses of Yoga: Your Guide to Functional Anatomy in Yoga By Ray Long ; Yoga & Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization by Dr. David Frawley (Author); Yoga Adjustments: Philosophy, Principles, and Techniques by Mark Stephens

Practicum: 35 HOURS

Practicing teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing and giving feedback. It also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching. We will also conduct a “Final Practicum”

 

Tamara & Andy