Embodyoga® 200 HOUR
Teacher Training Program

Deepen your practice and learn to teach
embodied-inquiry™, asana, pranayama, meditation, and philosophical study

 

Our EMBODYOGA® programs are well-rounded, in-depth studies of yoga with an emphasis on personal experience and embodied understanding as the basis for becoming a yoga teacher.

  • Discover “whole–body–support” templates for strong, comfortable, injury free asana practice.
  • Learn to weave postures, breath and movement into progressive depths of experience.
  • Discover the grace and wisdom of the body-mind-spirit in movement and in stillness.
  • Develop a depth and beauty in your yoga practice that remains constant when you step off the mat and into your daily life.
  • Learn to share this experience with others through teaching.


TEACHING PRINCIPLES INTEGRATED THROUGHOUT THE PROGRAM

  • Principles of Observation, Instruction, Demonstration & Touch
  • Art and Science of Sequencing
  • Planning and Teaching Classes
  • Principles of Teaching
  • Philosophy and Ethics of Teaching
  • Teaching as a Profession

The full program consists of all 4 Modules.
Modules 1 & 2 define our 100 Hour In-Depth Study Immersion Program.
Modules 3 & 4 complete the 200 Hours needed for Teacher Training.

MODULE 1

  • Fluid Body Movement Fundamentals—Cellular Breathing through Navel Radiation
  • Spinal Anatomy and the Principle of a Calm and Mobile Spine
  • Discriminating Core from Periphery in Body and Mind—Finding Union
  • Standing Postures 1—Our Foundation: Pelvis, Legs, & Feet
  • Surya Namaskar—Sun Salutations & Vinyasa
  • 3 Pillars of Embodyoga® and the Movement Principles
  • Pit of the Belly and Embodying Core
  • Musculoskeletal Correlations of Foot through Pelvis
  • Ease in the Iliopsoas Complex
  • Relational Movement—Yield, Push, Reach, and Pull
  • Inversions 1—Shoulderstand & Handstand
  • Pranayama 1—Ujjayi, Viloma, Nadi Shodhana
  • Yoga Nidra—Tantric Technique for Deep Rest
  • Philosophy—Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras & Eight Limbs and Introduction to Tantra

MODULE 2

  • Standing Postures 2—Dynamics & Alignment
  • Integrating Upper & Lower Body
  • Ribs, Shoulder Girdle, Arms, and Hands: Alignment & Integrated Movement
  • Lower Back Fundamentals: Sacroiliac & Lumbar Health
  • Seated, Standing, and Supine Forward Bends
  • Lungs, Nasal Conchas, and the Breathing and Pelvic Diaphragms
  • The Organ Body
  • Pranayama 2—Kumbhaka and Kapalabhatti
  • Breath in Asana Practice
  • Philosophy of Hatha Yoga
  • Cultivating a Rewarding Personal Practice
  • Finding the Power of One's Personal Dharma—Life's Work

MODULE 3

  • Principles of Backbends 1—Musculoskeletal, Organ, & Glandular Support
  • Twists and Hip Openers 1
  • Arm Balances 1
  • Inversions 2—Headstand and Shoulderstand Cycle
  • Savasana
  • Pranayama 3—Increasing Practice
  • Bandhas—Integrating Layers of Core
  • The Kosas—Spiralic Sheaths of Awareness
  • The Systems of Yoga

MODULE 4

  • Integrated Whole Body Movement in Yoga Practice
  • Teaching Gentle, Moderate, and Vigorous Embodyoga®
  • Precision Vinyasa—Flow and Hold
  • Balancing Sympathetic & Parasympathetic Nervous Systems
  • Temporal-Mandibular Joint, the Skull, and Soft Palate
  • Backbends 2
  • Twists, Hips and Arm Balances 2
  • Pranayama Practice 
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Nadis and Kundalini
  • Chakras and Neuroendocrine System
  • Tantra Yoga—The Expression of Life Lived in Fullness

 

 
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Our 200-hour Embodyoga® teacher training program is registered with the National Yoga Alliance.

 

Embodyoga® Founder & instructor

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Patty Townsend

LOCATIONS OF 200 hour EMBODYOGA® TRAININGS

lead teachers, dates, schedule & costs

Click on the LINKS to find out more:

Yoga Center Amherst • Amherst, MA • New Training—Begins Apr. 14, 2018


Mindful Yoga Center • Newington, CT • New Training—Begins Jan. 6, 2018


Ebb 'N Flow Yoga • Northborough, MA 


Main St Yoga • Placerville, CA


Estes Park Yoga • Estes Park, CO • New Training—Begins Dec. 8, 2017

200-hour EMBODYOGA® Teacher Training