200 Hour YTT Program
1140 Dielman Road, Olivette, MO 63132
Fall 2019 - Spring 2020
8 AM - 5 PM
5 PM - 9 PM
Enrollment closes 8/31/2019
Sep. 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
Oct. 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
Nov. 6, 10, 13, 17, 27
Dec. 1, 4, 8, 11
Jan. 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
Feb. 2, 5, 9—Graduation!
Our comprehensive program is designed to give students an in-depth knowledge of yoga techniques including the asanas (postures), their sequencing and class design, the art of adjustment, as well as the philosophy and history of yoga, and the anatomy and physiology of yoga. Our goal is to educate teachers in order for them to go forth and share their love of yoga with others safely and successfully.
West East Yoga is registered with Yoga Alliance (a national organization for yoga teachers and yoga teacher training schools) which includes our 200-hour yoga teacher training (200 YYT) curriculum. Upon graduation, students will receive their certificate of completion of the course which qualifies graduates to register as Yoga Alliance-certified yoga instructors at the 200-hour level.
Course requirements consist of attendance (make-up hours are available), class participation, assigned readings, homework, and classroom observation-hours.
Intensive practice of the asanas (postures) of yoga
The principles of Vinyasa, Bandhas, Pranayama practices
The art of adjustments and other teaching techniques
Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology (includes an anatomy lab)
Philosophy of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
Yoga Techniques Training Practice (100 clock hours) – Includes group practice of asana in Sivananda, Iyengar, and Hatha yoga styles; pranayama; chanting; mantra; meditation; and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours will be a mix between guided practice of the techniques as well as analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques. Includes participation in a field trip to attend a Bikram Yoga class. Time will be divided as follows: 65% practicum (actual practice of techniques) and 35% theory (lecture and discussion).
Yoga Teaching Methodology (25 clock hours) – Includes principles of demonstrating and teaching yoga postures, basics of sequencing, class observation, how to safely assist/correct yoga students, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, student’s process of learning and business aspects of teaching yoga. Time will be divided as follows: 50% practicum and 50% theory.
Anatomy and Physiology (20 clock hours) – Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology and energy anatomy (chakras). Topics include both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.). Students will participate in a 2-hour field trip to Logan Chiropractic. These hours are 90% theory and 10% practicum.
Yoga Philosophy: Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers (30 clock hours) – Includes the study of yoga philosophies from the Yoga Sutra and Bhagavad Gita, yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers. These hours are 100% theory.
Yoga Practicum (25 clock hours) – Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching, and providing feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching. The practicum hours are evaluated by the Program Director based on the following skills: Explanation and adjustment of postures, tone of voice, classroom management, disclosure of benefits, teaching breathing techniques, and providing feedback to students during and after class. These hours are 100% lab.
To certify, students are required to attend 100% of scheduled classes, complete all assigned reading and homework, demonstrate a passing grade of 70% or higher on all examinations, and demonstrate competency in practicum.
Prospective students must be at least 18 years of age, or with Program Director approval, and have a basic knowledge of yoga. The requirements are a minimum of one year of personal yoga experience and a regular yoga practice along with a commitment to participating fully in this program. We encourage having an open mind and note that a desire to learn are important for the success of the student and overall program experience.
Students will not be discriminated against based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, or physical ability. Prospective students wishing to apply for admission must submit a completed and signed Application for Admission along with a deposit of $250 made payable to the school.
Prospective students must schedule an in-person admission interview with the Program Director to determine eligibility and appropriateness of participation in the program. Upon acceptance into the program, the student will be notified by the Program Director.
Prospective students must demonstrate the ability to pay for the program and make satisfactory arrangements for payment of tuition.
Once admitted to the program, students will complete an enrollment agreement detailing the payment options, cancellation, and refund policies. The enrollment agreement must be completed prior to the first class meeting.
Total Tuition for the 200 YTT course is $2,300
Deposit for the 200 YTT course is $250 (leaving a tuition balance of $2,050)
After submitting a written payment agreement at the time of enrollment, students will be able to make payments via an online system which will apply to their tuition balance. Students may determine the amount and frequency for which they wish to complete payments. Tuition must be paid in full prior to graduation to be eligible to receive their certificate of completion.
The student can cancel the enrollment agreement without penalty by directly notifying the program director or program administrator (in person, in writing, or by telephone) within 3 business days of the signing of the enrollment agreement (excluding weekends and holidays). If cancellation notification is received within 3 business days, a full refund of any deposits will be made to the student or to a third party designated by the student within 14 days of receipt of the cancellation notification. If a third party makes the deposit payment, the deposit will be refunded to that the party. If a student cancels the agreement after 3 business days, no deposit refund will be made.
The following books are required for study (purchase price notes are approximate).
The Yoga Hand book by Noa Belling – $15 new/$4 used
Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar – $14 new/$8 used
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda – $12 new/$8 used
Bhagavad Gita: A Walk Through for Westerners by Jack Hawley – $15/$8 used
Yoga Sequencing by Mark Stephens – Approximately – $25 new/$16 used
Yoga Anatomy (Second Edition) by Leslie Kaminoff – $17 new/$6 used
Additional Recommended Reading (not required)
Yoga Mind & Body by Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center – $10 new/$5 used
Total cost of required books is approximately $98 new/$50 used.
props & Supplies
Students will need a yoga mat of their own. Mats typically cost from $5 to $75 depending on the type of mat purchased and the vendor. Students are encouraged (though not required) to bring their own yoga blanket, two yoga blocks, and a yoga strap. Additional yoga mats, blankets, blocks, straps, bolsters and chairs are available however, just in case.
$20 Anatomy (cadaver) lab at Logan Chiropractic