200-Hour Yoga Teachers Training

 

St. Louis location: 1140 Dielman Road, Olivette, MO 63132

Summer 2019

June 2 - August 27

Sundays:
8 AM - 5 PM

Tuesdays & Thursdays:
5 PM - 9 PM

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Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

September 11 - February 9

Sundays:
8 AM - 5 PM

Wednesdays:
5 PM - 9 PM


Description

The 200-hour yoga teacher training (200-YYT) curriculum of West-East School of Yoga is registered by Yoga Alliance, a national organization for yoga teachers and yoga teacher training schools. Upon graduation, students will receive their certificate of completion of the course and therefor qualify to registered as Yoga Alliance-certified yoga instructors at the 200-hr level.

Our comprehensive program is designed to give students an in-depth knowledge of yoga techniques including asana sequencing and class design, the art of adjustment, as well as the philosophy and history of yoga, and its anatomy and physiology in order to go forth and share their love of yoga with others safely and successfully. Course requirements consist of attendance (make-up hours are available), class participation, assigned readings, homework, and classroom observation-hours.


curriculum

  • Intensive practice of the postures of yoga

  • The principles of Vinyasa, Bandhas, Pranayama

  • Adjustments and teaching techniques

  • Introduction to Anatomy (including anatomy lab)

  • Meditation instruction

  • Philosophy of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras


outline

  • 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; the cost is $18 for the class.  Time will be divided as follows: 65% lab (actual practice of techniques) and 35% lecture.

  • 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% lab (actual practice of techniques) and 50% lecture.

  • Anatomy and Physiology (20 clock hours) – includes both human physical anatomy and physiology and energy anatomy (chakras).  Topics will 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 a cadaver lab. The cost is $20. These hours are 90% lecture and 10% lab.

  • 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% lecture

  • Yoga Practicum (25 clock hours) – includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing/giving 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 correction of the postures, tone of voice, managing of the class, mentioning benefits and breathing techniques, providing feedback to the students after the class is over. These hours are 100% lab.


Requirements

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.


Admissions

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. An open mind and a desire to learn are important for successful students.

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 $200 made payable to the school.

Prospective students must schedule an admission interview in person, 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.


Enrollment

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.


Tuition

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)


Payment

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.


Cancellation Policy

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.


Books

Students require the following books for study (purchase pricing noted below is 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 new/ $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 and $50 used.


props & Supplies

All students are required to have their own yoga mat. Mats may 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, however yoga mats, blankets, blocks, straps, floor seats and folding chairs are available at the center for use).


Additional fees

$20 Anatomy/Cadaver Lab through Logan Chiropractic