Teacher Training

 

2018 Teacher Training 200

This Teacher Training RYT200 program focuses on the fundamentals of yoga and teaching shared by all traditions. We align with root  aspects of yoga, breath, meditation, intention, and service which give rise to the various schools and styles. In this student-centered program, we encourage you to discover your evolutionary path. The program covers the history and philosophy of yoga, asanas, pranayama, meditation, anatomy, physiology, therapeutics and adjustments. Creativity and personal exploration will be encouraged as you deepen your practice and develop your teaching skills.

This comprehensive program meets or exceeds the new, revised requirements for a Registered Yoga Teacher. This course has been carefully designed to be comprehensive, professional and yet convenient for busy lifestyles. Upon satisfactory completion of this program you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level (RYT200)



Kathy Donnelly, E-RYT500, Owner/Director of The Yoga Center of Columbia, has been studying yoga for 20 years and completed teacher training with The Yoga Center of Columbia, Willow Street Yoga Center, and extensive study of yoga with master teachers. A certified teacher since 2003, Kathy has studied with many national and international teachers of yoga, as well as Zen Meditation teachers Thich Nhat Hanh and Jack Kornfield. 

Lucy Lomax, E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP, began meditating and practicing yoga in the 70's and teaching yoga in 1999. From 17 years studying alignment-based yoga, her teaching focuses on anatomy, posture, movement, and integrative body/mind principles. Ever the student, she continues to study practical applications integrating therapeutically oriented alignment-based yoga with Western approaches to wellness. Lucy is a Certified Warriors at Ease teacher, a Certified iRest® Yoga Nidra meditation teacher, and a Cancer Exercise Specialist. 



2017 Teacher Training 300
(To be offered again in 2019)

This teacher training program meets the revised requirements for a Registered Yoga Teacher. This course has been carefully designed to be comprehensive, professional, and yet convenient for busy lifestyles. Upon satisfactory completion of this program, you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level (RYT-500). In addition to meeting all Yoga Alliance curriculum requirements, this program also includes: how to offer private yoga sessions, effective sequencing, developing your workshops, and 45 hours of specialized study outside of the program, in an area of interest to you.

We will explore and experience different styles and approaches to asana practice, meditation and the business of yoga. A list of required reading will be provided. The cost of textbooks is not included in the tuition.



 
 

Bita Jenkins, M.D., E-RYT500 (Director) has been practicing and studying yoga since 1976. She has completed teacher training with The Yoga Center of Columbia, Willow Street Yoga, and has been studying with various master teachers. Since completing her teacher certification in 2007, she has been teaching at The Yoga Center of Columbia and Willow Street Yoga and has continued her studies and teachings. Bita’s strength as a teacher comes from her strength in practice first and foremost, continuing to shift and grow with the teachings. Bita’s emphasis in teacher training is to provide, empower and assist each student to not only deepen their knowledge and understanding of yoga, but of themselves. She inspires them to cultivate, explore and thrive on their journey.

 


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Teaching yoga is, fundamentally, an expression of your personal experience - not only your experience on the yoga mat but also your experience of life, of being with people, and of communicating as a teacher.