If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it. 

- Yogi Bhajan

200 hours VINYASA  & TRAUMA SENSITIVE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

2020 YTT training dates coming soon...
This training is designed to help accommodate your busy schedule. We will meet over weekends with manageable hours to allow you to integrate the teachings gracefully into your daily life while respecting your personal, family and work obligations. 
For more information contact : cynthia@energizen.com 

Make your passion your profession!

Our teacher training offers the highest standard of teachings, authentic and approachable methodology, and above all, a hands-on and practical experience for enhanced personal practice and teaching skills. 

 

The EnergiZen program aims at developing teachers who encourage and inspire, who demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of individuals as well as the group.

 

Build the foundation to teach skillfully, with compassion, integrity, and safety, as you discover your own unique voice and style. 

 

Learn a comprehensive base of yoga therapy and how to teach yoga to people of all ages and fitness levels.

 

Above all study with passionate, high-quality teachers, who have a lifetime of practice and professional experience.

TEACHER TRAINING CURRICULUM

  • Study of asanas 

  • Principles of yoga anatomy

  • Exploration of pranayama, meditation, chakras and mantras

  • Art of sequencing classes and staging of classses

  • Art of savasana & yoga massage

  • Hands-on assists and use of props

  • Principles of demonstration, observation & class instruction

  • Ayurveda 101, Doshas

  • Cultivating your voice

  • Confidence-building, practice teaching mini-classes throughout the training with constructive feedback from your peers

  • Basic overview of; yoga for kids, yoga for seniors, yoga for pre/post natal, yoga for PTDS, chair yoga, office workers, and travelers

  • Instructing a multi-level class

  • The benefits & hidden effects of asanas

  • Common yoga injuries and prevention

  • Modifications of asanas to various levels & injuries

  • Creative flow: vinyasa sequencing 

  • Yin poses & sequencing

  • Yoga history and philosophy (yoga scriptures, Yamas and Niyamas…)

  • Sanskrit/English names of postures

  • The business of yoga and ethics

  • Pre-training homework and reading materials

  • Ongoing support program for the graduates

DAILY SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

6 - 8 am        Practice, 

8 - 9 am        Breakfast

9 - 1 pm        Lecture

1 - 2 pm        Lunch & Break

2 - 4 pm        Lecture

4 - 6 pm        Practice

6 - 7 pm        Dinner

Most days will be from 6 am-6 pm but may change according to the groups needs, weather and possible other circumstances.

EnergiZen Yoga School will have you certified in the most popular and in demand styles of teaching. The basic teaching approach is posture alignment (Iyengar yoga) as we see it to be the foundation of all yoga practices (Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Therapeutic, etc.). You will learn to develop your own sequences based on your students needs and what is authentic to you. You will be able to build your yoga practice and teachings with a new extensive toolbox of yoga methods, techniques, along with the ability to evaluate your clients needs and adapt the yoga practice accordingly. This will enable you to create intelligent, injury free adapted yoga. Most of all you will have the foundation to lead others with knowledge, confidence and safely.

STYLES

We will cover yoga for all types of bodies and needs. The main styles being Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa, and Yin.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Two years of strong yoga practice recommended.

  • Read as much as you can about yoga philosophy, history, and various styles of yoga. Try different classes from different teachers in a variety of venues as much as possible.

  • Be open-minded. Arrive well rested with a focused mind, and willing to have the most rewarding experience.

  • A yoga teacher training is not a two weeks retreat or holiday. You must be present in mind, body, and spirit.

  • Attendance to all training hours are mandatory. Should any hours be missed, the student is responsible to make up these hours in order to receive a certificate of completion.

RECOGNITION

At the end of the course, students that fulfill all the requirements will receive a 200 hour certification of Yoga Training recognized internationally by the Yoga Alliance.

 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

 

Instructors : Cynthia Maher E-RYT 500

Contact : cynthia@energizen.com 

Included : manual, 200 hour certification of Yoga Training recognized internationally by the Yoga Alliance.

 

Not included : yoga books for studies, air transportation, travel insurance, massage, excursions, gratuities.

INVESTMENT

Refund Policy:

  • $500 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot (applied towards balance of payment).

  • Please note that the individual, not EnergiZen, will be responsible for incurring the cost of any online banking transactions should it be deemed necessary.

Important notes:

Payment in full required 46 days in advance of the session start date. No refunds or transfers to a later session within 45 days of the session start date. Payments are refundable with written notice up to 46 days prior to session start date, minus your $500 non-refundable registration deposit. Transfer of attendance to a later session allowed within 12 months with written notice at least 46 days in advance of session date.

In the unlikely event that the Teacher Training is cancelled your money and your deposit will be returned minus an administration fee of $100.

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testimonials

When I was researching what school would like to obtain my 200 Hr yoga teacher training, I was looking specifically for Trauma Sensitive, Yin, and/or Restorative, as well as Hatha, Iyengar, and Vinyasa training. Cynthia's training in Tobago provided exactly what I was looking to learn. Her knowledge of yogic traditions, asanas, meditations, working with veterans and other trauma sensitive or specialized groups was impressive. The days were structured, well rounded, and informative. In addition to Cynthia's vast knowledge base, we also were fortunate enough to learn from Ginny Plumperton, who has been involved in teaching yoga since the 1970's and a guest teacher, Tanya, who gave an introduction to Thai Yoga Massage, something I've never heard of, but am very interested in learning more about. The instruction, manuals, classes, meditations, homework videos, and readings showed me that yoga isn't simply about being able to do a handstand, but is a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual discipline, and also a way of life. Cynthia went above and beyond to ensure that her students had not only a good foundation and confidence to teach a yoga class to many different specialties, but we also walked away with a higher awareness of self. I highly recommend Energizen Yoga School to anyone looking to obtain a teaching certification. 

                                                                  Amy Lynn Sunshine,USA

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