“Yoga for Your Life" is a nationally recognized Yoga Alliance Registered Teaching School & Training Program for both current & aspiring teachers, and for serious students wishing to deepen their understanding of Hatha Yoga philosophy & techniques. In this comprehensive certification program you will learn the art and craft of teaching Yoga to students of all ages and levels of ability. Upon completion, you will be certified to teach professionally and eligible to join the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher at either the 200 or 300-hour level. The Yoga Alliance has awarded the program five stars, its highest rating. Here is a link to the Yoga Alliance website with reviews by our previous students: https://www.yogaalliance.org/SchoolProfileReviews?sid=1430
The next 200-hour program will take place in 2020, and includes 10 weekend sessions, as well as homework assignments. We hope you will join us for this transformative and dynamic program!
Our approach stems organically from many years of teaching experience and training dozens of Yoga teachers. The curriculum we have developed comes from studying different Yoga traditions to give you a broader picture of how to practice and teach. The course is intended to deepen each student’s personal practice as the foundation for teaching others, so a strong emphasis will be on developing and maintaining your own practice.
Our Style is Hatha Yoga, and is presented with an emphasis on precise mechanical alignment and effective sequencing. Yoga For Your Life offers a blend of teachings from different Yogic traditions and understandings so that students are directed in different practices & customs. We are extremely fortunate to have gathered so many expert teachers into one program, and to have such a lovely spiritual space in which to practice and study.
Our highly trained teachers have well over 100 years of combined teaching experience, and each is an expert in their field. We offer the most experienced and highly-trained faculty in the area who have been training area Yoga teachers and Yoga studio owners for years.
YOGA FOR YOUR LIFE Yoga Teacher-Training meets at Sacred Waters Spiritual Center, 16990 Douglas Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545; see www.sacredwaterscenter.org. The Yoga studio sits in a lovely natural setting with a pond, waterfall, trees, creek and wildlife; in addition the center offers a full kitchen and plenty of over-night accommodations for out-of-town students for an additional $20 per night.
The next 200-hour Teacher Training starts September 2020
Yoga for Your Life is the South Bend area's most recommended Yoga Teacher-Training program, and offers an innovative, well-rounded syllabus that follows Yoga Alliance standards and is aligned with the original teachings of Yoga. The 200-hour course includes instruction and practice in all aspects of Hatha Yoga including asana (poses), pranayama (principles of the breath and breathing techniques), meditation, physical and energetic anatomy and physiology, mudras, Ayurveda, Restorative Yoga, chanting, and Yoga for special populations including elders, prenatal, and others.
Expert in-depth instruction in both functional and dynamic anatomy and physiology will give you a solid foundation from which to teach. We teach how to safely & effectively practice and teach over 50 poses using correct alignment, and learn to sequence your classes in a meaningful way, using the fourteen components that are integral to teaching a successful class.
You'll learn about using props, assists, & modifications in your classes. You will also learn about the Yoga lifestyle, and about Yoga’s history & philosophies, including contemporary insights. Blended with these teachings are other important topics to round out your Yoga education, including Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, ethical considerations, opening your own studio, entrepreneurship, and the legal and business sides of teaching.
Click on Meeting Dates button at left to see full schedule for upcoming programs; for deposit & tuition information please click on Application button.
300-hour Advanced Training September 2017 to November 2018
300-hour program offers advanced asana practice and study in functional, fascial, and energetic anatomy; alignment; and kinesiology. This program gives participants more teaching tools and a sharper eye to be better equipped to assist and support students in both basic and more challenging poses. You will learn to teach to individuals and groups with injuries, commonly seen conditions, and unique individual concerns.
Central teachings also include advanced sequencing, pranayama, ayurveda, Yoga philosophy, Sanskrit, and meditation.
To participate in this program, you must have completed a Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour program. Completion of the 300-hour Advanced Training qualifies you to register with the Yoga Alliance at the 500 RYT level. This training is only offered every few years, and space is limited, so early registration is highly recommended.