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As an accredited educational institute with the Yoga Alliance since 2009, Sol Yoga offers a wide range of high quality educational programs to improve your life and prepare you to become a professional yoga teacher or wellness professional.
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ADVANCED 300 HOUR YOGA & AYURVEDA PROGRAM
Beyond an advanced teaching certificate (RYT 500), this program delivers transformational results through high quality content, world class facilitators and a phenomenal community.
DATES & cOST
10 Weekends. Oct 14-16, Nov 11-13, Jan 27-29, Feb 17-19, March 24 -26, April 14 -16, May 12 –14, June 9 –11, July 14-16, Aug 18-20. Additionally, there are monthly 'teaching circles; on Friday from 630-930pm. Dates TBD. Early bird pricing $3200
- Over 80 hours of Ayurveda training with esteemed teachers including Dr. Rosy Mann
- Integrated scientific and energetic A & P with Anatomy Specialist Grace Jull
- An Integrated, holistic approach to postures & sequencing that promotes wellbeing and healing
- Over 35 hours of training in pranayama & meditation
- Critical feedback, mentorship and guidance about your teaching from insightful senior teachers
- 20 hour Bonus sections on Yoga for Stress, Anxiety & Trauma, Yin Yoga and Hands on Assisting
WEEKEND TRAININGS. Our programs work with your busy life. Divided into 8 or 10 weekends, you can retreat to our light filled studios for inquiry, education and inspiration, all with friends. We meet Friday nights from 630-930pm, Sat & Sun 8-430pm. All weekends include a variety of learning methods, physcial locations and amazing teachers, keeping you engaged and supported throughout.
200 HOUR FOUNDATIONAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Love yoga? Feel inspired to learn more, take your practice deeper or become a teacher? Our established, foundational program will provide just what you need to expand your experience of yoga, inspire you, and for many, change your life.
DAtes & Cost
8 Weekends May 12-14, May 19-21, June 9-11, July 14-16, July 28-30, Aug 25-27, Sept 15-17, Oct 6-8. Additionally, there are 4 'teaching circles; on Friday's from 630-930pm. Dates TBD. Only 22 spaces available. Training usually fills by December. Early bird pricing $2800
- Learn teaching methodology and tools to structure and teach 'gentle' non flow yoga & flow yoga to all levels.
- Learn alignment, benefits, safety and variations for asana (postures)
- Study yoga philosophy, history & sanskrit
- Study pranayama & meditation
- Receive an in depth introduction to Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga.
- Anatomy & physiology
- Ethics & Business of Yoga
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Offering some of the industry's most well educated, inspired and respected teachers, facilitators, faculty and trainers, Sol Yoga attracts depth and offers authenticity.
Many of these questions have come directly from inquires about our program. Please feel free to email us with other questions (and you might see them added to the list!).
How much training do you have to have before starting the program?
We require at least 1 year of regular yoga practice (at least 3x per week) for our 200 hour program and 1 year of active teaching for our advanced program. But you may qualify with less, if you have recently fallen in love with yoga and have been practicing VERY frequently, or you are seeking personal development.
What is a typical training weekend like?
With about 20 hours of training each weekend, they are jam packed and schedule oriented. We vary the learning environment to include lecture, hands on experience, yoga practice, group activities, etc. Sometimes we sit for long periods of time, other weekends we practice a lot, it just depends on the nature of the topic we are covering (meditation vs. Vinyasa yoga!). Most of the time, we snack during training or have a ‘working’ lunch, so you should come prepared for a full 8.5 hr day.
How many books were required and are there tests related to reading these books?
There are some required books and you will receive the book list prior to your training start. There are informal and formal tests and much of the information does come from the books, but we usually discuss it as well.
How much time is required for studying?
That is really up to you. The people that get the most out of this program maximize the required books, complete all assignments and make a considerable out of class effort to learn about yoga. For most weekends, there are homework assignments ranging from reading, short papers, class planning, creative projects, etc. There is ample time to complete these assignments between weekends.
What do I do with my certification once I have completed the program? Will you work with Sol Yoga?
Many people choose to start teaching immediately and for those people, Sol Yoga offers many opportunities including mentoring & hands on assisting programs, good cause yoga (unpaid) teaching gigs as well as opportunities to be on our regular class schedule. Others choose not to teach at all or wait to start teaching, which we also support!
Am I fit enough and do I have an advanced enough practice to handle YTT?
The perception that teacher training is largely a physical training is a myth. Rather, one of the biggest complaints is that it’s really hard to sit on the floor and pay attention to all the information being presented. There will certainly be periods of intense physical practice and advanced posture clinics, but as always, in any yoga class at Sol Yoga, you must adjust to care for yourself. You will learn to embody this concept so you can teach it to your students. Your physical ability is not an indicator of your readiness and we welcome all levels of ability including individuals with chronic illness, physical limitations, handicap and pregnancy! Yoga is for everyone.
Did we have to learn a lot of Sanskrit?
Sanskrit names will be offered, and there is a suggested book to help with memorization and pronunciation, but there is not a strong emphasis or requirement that you must master it.
I don’t think I could ever stand in front of a class and teach.
On the first night of training, you can never imagine the growth you will experience. We don’t throw you into the fire immediately! You slowly begin teaching, with partners, in small groups, and in teams. You create classes on paper and get written feedback and over the course of 8 months, you slowly build your abilities and confidence. And if you don't want to teach at all, you can still join this program for personal development.
I LOVE yoga but honestly don't know If I want to teach, therefore I'm not sure if I should spend the money.
If you read the testimonials of actual participants in the program, you begin to see how the benefits of the program extend well beyond teaching yoga. In fact, the intention of YTT is to benefit your personal practice, which influences your teaching. Many start out doing it for themselves and then realize they are good at teaching and become teachers in the end. And if not, you always have the certification should you change your mind. It’s well worth the investment.
Don't you have to be an advanced yoga student to be a good yoga teacher?
No. Not in the sense that you can do tricky poses and flashy sequences. If you teach from the heart and care for your students, you have the greatest potential as a teacher.
What kind of yoga will I be qualified to teach when I graduate from this program?
This program prepares you to teach gentle, non-flow, Hatha yoga as well as Vinyasa Flow Yoga. You will learn to teach yoga to all levels and abilities as well as some specialty groups.
Is it a big deal if I miss one of the weekends?
Yes, it is. It is difficult to make up weekends as massive amounts of material are covered. Additionally, you lose the continuity of the program, which is crucial to the experience. We have made exceptions for things like weddings and births and in these special cases; there is a makeup policy in place.