200 Hour Birmingham
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Birmingham Certification
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Whether you are interested in deepening your own practice or you feel the call to teach, the Birmingham Yoga Teacher Training program is committed to the personal success of each individual.
Birmingham Yoga Teacher Training is a 200 hour yoga teacher training certification program specifically designed to provide a rich environment for learning. Within this training you will discover a strong foundation of acquiring knowledge, utilizing teaching methods, experiencing asana, and consistently applying the principles of the eight-limb path.
You will have the opportunity to deepen both your asana and meditation practice and the practice of yoga in your daily life. This program prepares you to instruct Beginner Level 1 and Level 2 classes.
Birmingham Yoga Teacher Training program is a Registered School with Yoga Alliance.
2014 Tentative Schedule
Training Class Calendar and Schedule for 2014
Jan 17th-24th (Akasha) Jan 25th-26th (Bham Faculty)
Feb 8th-9th (Bham Faculty) Mar 1st-2nd (Bham Faculty)
Mar 14th-16th (Akasha) Apr 5th-6th (Bham Faculty)
Arpil 26th-27th (Akasha) May 3rd-4th (Akasha)
May 17th (Akasha)
Each Trainee is required to attend the week long immersion and all of the weekends to receive a certification. If you are unable to attend some of the training hours, you may be able to schedule a private session at an additional charge.
Week Long Immersion
Sat 8:30am-4:30pm ~ Sunday 8:30am – 3:30pm
Mon-Fri – 6:00am – 10:00am and 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Weekend Training Sessions with Akasha will meet
Fri 6:15pm – 8:15pm ~ Sat 8:00am – 4:30pm ~ Sun 8:00am – 4:00pm
Weekend Training Sessions with Birmingham Yoga Faculty will meet
Sat 8:00am – 5:30pm ~ Sun 8:00am – 3:30pm
Training weekends are held at Birmingham Yoga Studio at 605 37th Street South Birmingham, AL 35222.
Sample Week Intensive Schedule:
6:00am – 6:30am Kundalini Yoga
6:30am – 7:40am Pranayama and Chanting
7:45am – 10:00am Ashtanga/Vinyasa Led or Self Guided Practice
10:00am – 12:00pm Break
12:00pm – 4:00pm Class and Discussion
In addition to Scheduled Sessions
Students must complete an additional 20 workshop hours, cultivate a daily practice, attend weekly public class, observe and assist a class twice a month with Akasha or Teachers approved by Birmingham Yoga Teacher Training totaling 500 hours.
It is important that you are sincere in your commitment and that you are healthy physically, mentally and emotionally.
Yoga can be practiced by all and we do not want to discourage anyone who has the right intention however the training will be challenging physically and mentally and it is important that you are able to allow these changes to unfold.
During this exploration one may experience feelings of comfort, discomfort, happiness, sadness, joy and fear all of which are equally important in our growth.
We do recommend a minimum of 1 year of Hatha Yoga Practice before attending our Yoga Teacher Training Program.
To reserve a spot please pay $250 non-refundable deposit with your application.
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Pay in Full:
Payment in full prior to Dec 1, 2013 - $2,500
Tuition paid in 3 installments plus deposit – $2,700.
No penalty for early payment.
Deposit $250 Due prior to 1st day of Training
Installment 1 $950 Due Jan 17, 2014
Installment 2 $800 Due Feb 8, 2014
Installment 3 $700 Due Apr 5, 2014
There will be no refunds given after the start of the program.
Tuition does not include required reading material.
You will need to bring your yoga mat and manual to each training session.
Tuition includes 180 classroom hours. Students must complete an additional 20 workshop hours, cultivate a daily practice, attend weekly public class, observe and assist 4 classes a month with Akasha or Teachers approved by Birmingham yoga teacher training program totaling 500 hours.
- Learn a personal asana, pranayama and meditation practice
- Yoga history, styles, & evolution
- Yoga Sutra’s and philosphy
- Learn Sanskrit names of asana
- Pranayama & the use of breath
- Yogic Diet/Ayurveda
- Chakras and bandhas
- Meditation – developing deeper levels of awareness
- Kriyas and chants in the tradition of Kundalini yoga
- Asana Emphasis will be given to the Asthanga Primary Series as taught by Sri Pattabhi Jois both Led and Mysore style
- Restorative and Vinyasa Krama
- Basic yogic anatomy & physiology
- Learning Alignment & how to avoid injuries for your body
- Art of sequencing to create a fluid & balanced class
- Verbal & physical adjustments
- Ability to develop & communicate a class that teaches & inspires
- How to safely correct others performing asana
- Ethics The business of yoga
Required Books for Yoga Teacher Program
Heart of Yoga by Desikachar
Ashtanga The Primary Series by David Swenson
Kundalini Sadhana Manual 2nd edition–by Gurucharan Singh
Bhagavadgita by Stephen Mitchell
When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
The Light on Yoga BKS Iyengar
Ayurveda the Science of Self-Healing by Vasant Lad
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda
The Yoga Mala by Sri Pattbhi Jois
Tree of Yoga by BKS Iyengar
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Karninoff
Moving into Stillness by Eric Schiffman
How to Know God by Swami Prabhavananda
Akasha Ellis (500 e-RYT) – Director
Laura Tyree (500 e-RYT, 700 CYT, Director of Dragon Fly Yoga, Fort Walton Beach, Florida– Dragonfly Yoga) – Guest Faculty
Becca Impello (200 RYT) – Anatomy
Ingrid Propst - Teacher and Administration
Kerry Meon (200 RYT) – Pre-Natal
Bliss Wood (200 e-RYT) – Restorative Yoga
LeAnn NeQuette (200 RYT) – Yoga Therapy