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200-hour Yoga Teacher Training

February - September, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia

Whether you wish to teach Yoga or deepen your personal practice, this 8-month training program provides resources, knowledge, experiences, and support to recognize your individual purpose, find your passion, and move into your truth and power.

Vira Bhava Yoga School, based in Nevada City, California, offers a full spectrum, integrative Yoga experience that is Yoga Alliance (YA) Certified and surpasses the YA standards. Atlanta-based Vira Bhava Teacher, Maria Borghoff 500-RYT, will be leading our 230-hour training program at Pure Motion Yoga. The program is firmly rooted in Sri Vidya Tantric Yoga philosophy with the intention of teaching empowered Yogis to expand and apply their understanding of Yoga asana, anatomy, history, philosophy, and body energetics. In this training we come together as a community seeking profound and dramatic transformation in ourselves and our world.  

Starting in February 2018, we will meet monthly for one full weekend (Friday 7-9pm, and Saturday-Sunday 9am-6pm). Upon completing the program in September 2018, graduates receive a 230-hour certificate of training and are eligible to register as a 200-hour Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance.

Join us for a Free Master Class to experience a taste of the training...

Thursday, October 19 @ 6:30-7:45pm - Pure Motion Yoga in Atlanta, GA

Saturday, November 11 @ 12-1:30pm - Pure Motion Yoga in Atlanta, GA

 

Training Dates & Curriculum

Feb 16-18: Intention

Teaching & Methodology

Anatomy & Physiology

Asana Techniques

History & Foundations

Yoga in Modern Translation

Introduction to Teaching & Assisting

Introduction to Tantra

Master Asana Classes

 

March 16-18: Foundation

Anatomy & Physiology

Asana Techniques

Teaching Methodology

Master Asana Classes

Sanskrit

Sequencing & Vinyasa Krama

Teaching Workshop

Group Class Planning

 

April 13-15: Study

Anatomy & Physiology

Asana Techniques

Teaching Methodology

Master Asana Classes

Iyengar Yoga

Principles of Prep and Counter Posing

Sanskrit

Introduction to Pranayama

Teaching Workshop

May 11-13: Devotion

Anatomy & Physiology

Asana Techniques

Teaching Methodology

Master Asana Classes

The Bhagavad Gita

Bhakti Yoga

Karma Yoga

Seva Project

Teaching Workshop

 

June 15-17: Discipline

Anatomy & Physiology

Asana Techniques

Teaching Methodology

Master Asana Classes

Restorative Yoga

Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

Introduction to Meditation

Large Group Teaching Workshop

 

July 20-22: Exploration

Anatomy & Physiology

Asana Techniques

Teaching Methodology

Master Asana Classes

Sanskrit

Introduction to Prana Vayus

Teaching and Adjustments Workshop

Large Group Teaching Workshop

August 17-19: Translation

Anatomy & Physiology

Asana Techniques

Teaching Methodology

Master Asana Classes

Elements of Puja

Introduction to Ayurveda

Common Ailments in Asana Class

Yoga for Special Populations

Chair Yoga

Introduction to Chakras

Theming Yoga Classes

September 14-16: Transformation

Master Asana Classes

Written Final Exam

Practical Teaching Final

Continuing Journey of Yoga

Business of Yoga

Closing Puja

 

Mentor Program

The mentor program for the 200-hour YTT is designed to provide additional support and encouragement to students throughout the training. Students will be paired with a mentor, and will connect with that mentor monthly. The mentor is a yoga teacher who has been through the Vira Bhava YTT program themselves, and/or has an understanding of the training curriculum and has already begun the journey of teaching. As part of the program homework, students will observe, attend, and assist classes with their mentor.

Goals of Mentor Program:

  • Provide support to teacher trainees and improve their success and participation in the training program

  • Increase motivation for mentors and trainees to grow in their own Yoga practice

  • Connect students and teachers with each other and the local community to develop a sense of belonging and cooperation

  • Provide opportunities for student teaching, with mentors offering guidance and feedback to help trainees develop confidence in their teaching ability and their own unique styles

  • Encourage trainees to reach their full potential as students and aspiring teachers

  • Provide additional learning and leadership opportunity for current teachers/ professionals

 

Investment

Early-Bird Pricing: $2850 (Deposit paid by October 31, 2017)

Regular Pricing: $2995 (Deposit paid on or after November 1, 2017)

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of $375 goes towards administrative fees and is separate from the cost of the program.

Payment Plans: We offer a monthly payment plan over the 8-month course of the program, which allows the training to be quite affordable. Please contact Vira Bhava Teacher, Maria Borghoff (mariaborghoff@gmail.com) to arrange details for your payment plan.

 

Work/Trade Partial Scholarship

We offer a limited number of Work/Trade Opportunities that provide a discount on the training. Please fill out a Work Trade Application to be considered for this Scholarship.

 

Ready to dive in?

If you have questions & would like to schedule a time to meet with Maria, then please fill out the form below.

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