2024 Training Dates

Beginninng Fall 2024

One weekend a month for 8 months


Training Overview

Are you ready for a deep dive into yoga? Are you ready to expand your knowledge and understanding of this practice, it’s lineage, and practical applications of the practice in this modern world? This program will be all of that and more. We will study techniques, teaching methodology, anatomy, physiology, yoga philosophy, and ethical teaching. But more than anything, we will practice and practice teaching. 

During your training you will receive class passes to attend studio classes.


Instructors

Co-leads
Pilar Taylor E-RYT 200, 500, YACEP
Kristin Rand E-RYT 200


Shannon Brasovan E-RYT 200, 500, YACEP
Kat Yates E-RYT 200,500, YACEP
Christy Elliott, RYT 200

From our last training…

COST

PRICE $2300 payment plan or full amount options.


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Testimonials


“I had an amazing experience with Yoga Lab Vinyasa School. I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about yoga, gain more knowledge of their inner self, deepen their personal practice, and to develop the skills to teach yoga. We learned and practiced the background and philosophies of yoga, anatomy and physiology applicable to yoga, were introduced to various schools of thought within yoga, and most importantly we learned how to teach. I feel comfortable and capable teaching yoga to various groups of people. I am so grateful for my experience. I am grateful to Pilar and Haley for all of their efforts and guidance.”
~lisa

“My 200-hr yoga teacher training at Yoga Lab exceeded all the expectations I had going into my training. The program had a strong emphasis on actually teaching and producing educated and highly aware students and teachers of the lineage of yoga and how this practice fits into the modern world. The program at Yoga Lab not only just deepens your personal practice of yoga, it also sets you up to be a knowledgeable teacher of this practice as well. Pilar, the lead instructor of the program is a seasoned practitioner and highly skilled teacher of this practice. I couldn’t recommend the 200-hr YTT program at Yoga Lab enough.”
~alex

REQUIRED TEXTS

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali: A New Translation with Commentary (Shambhala Classics)by Patanjali and Chip Hartranft
The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys Volume I by Ray Long MD FRCSC, Chris Macivor
How Yoga Works, by Geshe Michael Roach
The 4 Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

OPTIONAL TEXTS
Embrace Yoga’s Roots: Courageous Ways to Deepen Your Yoga Practice
by Susanna Barkataki
Sacred Sound by Alanna Kaivalya 
The Path of the Yoga Sutras by Nicolai Bachman 
The Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele
The Inner Tradition of Yoga by Michael Stone
Yoga for A World Out of Balance by Michael Stone
Chakra Balancing by Anodea Judith
Yoga of the Subtle Body by Tias Little
The Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar
The Key Poses of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume II by Ray Long
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: A New Translation with Commentary,
by Chip Hartranft
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, by Deepak Chopra
Buddha’s Brain: the practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, & Wisdom,
by Rick Hanson
Meditations From the Mat, by Rolf Gates
Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life, by Judith Hanson Lasater



Weekend Layout

Practice each day

Meditation

Lectures

Handouts/printed materials

Requirements outside the scheduled weekends

Practicum hours

Practicing yoga and meditation 

Practice teaching yoga 

Topics Covered

Techniques, Training and Practice: 100 Hours
asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours will be a mix between: 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and 2) guided practice of the techniques themselves. 

Teaching Methodology: 25 Hours
Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries.

  • How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible in a group setting.
  • Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting.
  • Teaching styles.
  • Qualities of a teacher.
  • The student learning process.
  • Business aspects of teaching yoga (including marketing and legal).

Anatomy and Physiology: 20 Hours*
Topics in this category will include :human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and may also include energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of anatomy and physiology along with its application to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.).

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: 30 Hours

  • The study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts (such as the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika or Bhagavad Gita)
  • Yoga lifestyle, such as the precept of non-violence (ahimsa), and the concepts of dharma and karma.
  • Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher – student relationships and community.
  • Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others through yoga (seva)


Practicum: 10 Hours
Receiving and giving feedback.

Observing others teaching.

Assisting students while someone else is teaching.