Yoga Techniques Training Practice (100 credit hours) – includes group practice of asana in Hatha, Viniyoga and Ashtanga, and Vinyasa 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. Time will be divided as follows: 65% lab (actual practice of techniques) and 35% lecture.
Yoga Teaching Methodology (25 credit 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 credit 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.). These hours are 100% lecture.
Yoga Philosophy: Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers (30 credit hours) – includes the study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers. These hours are 100% lecture.
Yoga Practicum (25 credit hours) – includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing/giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching. These hours are 100% lab.
Total number of credit hours is 200.
Angie Campbell, 500 E-RYT, began her teaching career in pilates in 1998 in Calgary Canada, completing her Anusara yoga teacher training in 2006 in Albuquerque. Her continuous experience includes studying with Noah Maze, Douglas Brooks, and Desiree Rumbaugh.
Liam Dougherty Springer is a Healthy Living and Fitness Consultant with a broad and detailed training back ground. Including body mechanics, exercise, nutrition, and psycho-social wellbeing. Liam is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and
Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) through PTA Global, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He is accredited as an exercise therapist through the Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology (CHEK) Institute in San Diego, CA, and is a C.H.E.K. Practitioner Level 2, that includes training to design highly specific corrective exercise programs. He has continued his education in the direction of Osteopathic Manual and Exercise therapy designed by internationally renowned Guy Voyer D.O. The founder of the E.L.D.O.A. Methodology.
Chris Yonker, E-RYT, began practicing yoga in the early 1970s & began teaching in 1993. She holds certifications from Kripalu Center, Integrative Yoga Therapy, White Lotus Foundation, and Santa Barbara Yoga Center. She has studied with master teachers in the Astanga, Iyengar, Viniyoga & Vinyasa traditions.
Julie Funke, 500 RYT, has been an avid fitness guru for 30 years, including personal training, fitness classes, spinning and becoming certified in yoga with Yoga Alliance. Julie will be teaching therapeutic yoga adjustments and partner yoga techniques.
Taj Work, 500 RYT, completed her 200-hour teacher training in St. Louis in the summer of 2015 and has been leading yoga classes in the area since that time. Taj’s classes are gradual and intentional, where flowing and dynamic movements prepare the body for longer sustained poses. Her emphasis is often on breath and inquiry, creating space for students to get out of their heads and into their bodies. She has attended workshops with teachers such as Tias Little, Bryan Kest, and Cat Matlock. For Taj, teaching is a blessing, a privilege, and a practice in itself. She has completed her 500- hour training in the Dynamic Yoga Method with Holly and Matthew Krepps of Circle Yoga Shala, Arkansas.
JennTara Ward, has a deep understanding of the body and alignment and students enjoy the pace and flow of her classes. JennTara has been teaching yoga since 2003 and has been a licensed massage therapist since 1998. Her formal yoga studies are in the tradition of Anusara Yoga and she has studied many hours with John Friend and other senior teachers of the Anusara Tradition.