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TEACHER TRAINING

OVERVIEW

The Center for Yoga has developed a unique perspective on teacher training that stands on the shoulders of tradition. First, deepen your practice. Then, refine your practice. Finally, work with a teacher to develop the skills to share your love of yoga with others. From the intimate wisdom born through practice good teachers are born.              

Thinking of becoming a yoga teacher? Each module builds upon the other. Complete all three courses and earn eligibility for registration through Yoga Alliance. 

Module 1: Deepen Your Practice (51 hours)
Module 2: Refine Your Practice (51 hours)
Module 3: Teacher Training Immersion (100 hours)

 
MODULE 1: DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE (51 HOURS)

o  Fun, challenging, insightful.
o   Deep dive to raise the level of your asanas.  
o   Fine tune your practice to effectively engage each part of your body, breath, and heart. 
o   Explore Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras sutras and discuss “being and becoming” in a loving community.

In most classes we learn the shape of poses. We hear instructions about how to improve the pose, but we are so busy either keeping up, chasing the stretch, or looking for variations that we rarely apply what the instructor is asking of us. Over these weekends Joe and Ashley will help you understand how to better access mobility in your hips, stability in your back and core, safe and effective movement in your shoulders and neck, and basically, how to deepen your practice.

Play with more asanas, practice going beyond the familiar, invite meditation into your day. Go deeper.

DATES: June 2nd – July 9th, 2023 (no class weekend of July 4th)

6:00p – 7:30p: Fridays: Livestream over Zoom (June 2nd In-Person at CFY)
1:30p – 5:30p: Saturdays and Sundays: In-person at The Center For Yoga
7:30a – 8:30a: Tuesdays: Livestream over Zoom

INSTRUCTORS: Ashley RideauxClio ManuelianJoe Kara.

Required Reading: 

  • Center for Yoga Teacher Training Manual (450+ pages)

  • Light on Yoga, Śrī B.K.S. Iyengar

  • The Essence of Yoga, Reflections on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Bernard Bouanchaud

     

Recommended Reading:

  • Real Happiness: A 28 Day Program to Realize the Power of Meditation by Sharon Salzberg

  • Silence, The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise, Thich Nhat Hanh

     

PRICE: First 50-Hour Module: $850

Scholarships available.

Email ttp@cfyla.com for more information, to inquire about scholarships, and to sign up today.

 
MODULE 2: REFINE YOUR PRACTICE (51 HOURS)

Strength, stability, mobility, stamina, and relaxation are all benefits of good practice. We experience these on physical and mental levels. This module builds upon the physical asanas with an overlay of the subtle body chakra system. An introduction to functional anatomy with Olivia Barry creates the foundation for Jeanne and Ashley to weave into the asana practice an experience of the effect of the chakras.  

There are many ways to refine your practice so that you build strength and stamina in a relaxed way, you increase your flexibility while learning mindfulness, and conscious relaxation becomes a regular part of every moment. Take this module to enhance the breadth of asana practice, for yoga really is how we live off the mat!

DATES: September 15 – October 15, 2023 (same schedule as first module)

6:00p – 7:30p: Fridays: Livestream over Zoom (Sept 15th In-Person at CFY)
1:30p – 5:30p: Saturdays and Sundays: In-person at The Center For Yoga
7:30a – 8:30a: Tuesdays: Livestream over Zoom

INSTRUCTORS: Ashley RideauxJeanne Heileman, and Olivia Barry.

Required Reading:

  • Center for Yoga Teacher Training Manual (400+ pages)

  • Light on Yoga, Śrī B.K.S. Iyengar

  • Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World, Lama Surya Das

  • Yoga of the Subtle Body, Tias Little

  • The Yoga Anatomy app from muscleandmotion.com. A two month subscription is enough. You can cancel at any time.

 

PRICE: Second 50-Hour Module: $850

 

Scholarships available.

 

Email ttp@cfyla.com for more information, to inquire about scholarships, and to sign up today.

 
MODULE 3: TEACHING TRAINING IMMERSION (100 HOURS)

Good teachers are rarely born good teachers, they work at it! Once you have a dedicated practice and find that you yearn for more, then you are ready to consider formal teacher training. Here you will learn how to sequence a class, how to modify poses for individuals, how to cue specific instructions, and learn demonstration skills. When you are ready to teach, this is where you can work closely with your teacher to discover your voice and talent! We all have a unique point of view! 

Join our CFY teachers Ashley, Clio, Joe, Olivia and others in this immersion into the art of teaching.

 

DATES: January 19 - March 24, 2024

 

Required Reading: 

  • Center for Yoga Teacher Training Manual (450+ pages)

  • Light on Yoga, Śrī B.K.S. Iyengar

  • The Strength Training app from muscleandmotion.com. A three month subscription is enough. You can cancel at any time.

 

Recommended Reading:

  • Inside the Yoga Sutras: A Comprehensive Sourcebook for the Study & Practice of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Jaganath Carrera

  • Light on Life, The Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace and Ultimate Freedom,  Śrī B.K.S. Iyengar

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PRICE: 100-Hour Module: Early bird special: $1,700 until November 30th. $1,800 afterwards.

 

Full training: All three modules: Early bird special: $3,300 until November 30th.

 

Payment plans are available.

 

Discounts available for Yoga Alliance registered teachers. 

 

Scholarships available.

 

50% off memberships for unlimited classes at CFY during training.

 

Email ttp@cfyla.com for more information, to inquire about scholarships, and to sign up today.

KNOWLEDGEABLE

"It is rare to find someone as gifted as Ashley Rideaux. She is one in a million. Her warm and positive personality is equally matched by her thorough, informative teaching style and her musical voice. She is the master of explaining things in a way that everyone can understand and learn from. 

 

I was fortunate to take my 200 hour teacher training with her and went on amazing yoga retreats with her in Ojai and Bali- all life changing! 

 

I myself am a certified fitness professional with 25 years experience, and have attended many certifications, workshops and classes. So I know that Ashley Rideaux is world class, and so knowledgable about proper queuing, body alignment, and sequencing. What I learned from her helps me every day in my own practice and when I teach  classes. From beginners to advanced students- Ashley will Provide you with the tools to deepen your practice and be a skilled teacher. 

 

Practicing  with Ashley is always a positive learning experience and personally transforming. I am happier and inspired just by being around her. She is the best- pure talent, the whole package. "

 

-Annette A.

Storytelling

"I was drawn to Ashley for my mentorship because she has such a genuine, joyful energy.   Her classes always made me feel good in my body and spirit, whether it be level one, breaking down each pose, or advanced asana, where I would become surprised at how I ended up in a difficult position so skillfully.  She leads with incredible patience and grace, so that those around her are uplifted as well.  Her laugh is contagious and her knowledge of asana and philosophy make learning yoga in and out of the classroom fun and meaningful.  Plus she has the most exquisite voice that could lull even the most rambunctious yogi’s into a peaceful savasana and meditative state."

 

Stefanie M.

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