Fall 2022 - Winter 2023

Whether you want to teach yoga or expand your own practice by embodying and applying yoga and Ayurvedic principles in your life, you will learn to authentically express and share of yourself, connect with others and create positive change in the world – skills applicable to any leadership role in or out of a yoga studio.

 

Would you like to...

 

  • Learn the ancient wisdom of yoga and mindfulness in a way that helps you realize your goals and highest intentions in life?

  • Learn effective tools and techniques to explore your practice and also instruct others in a way that is clear, effective and positive?

  • Gain a deeper understanding of your body and how it works, to enrich your own health and provide a foundation for you to teach others?

If you answered yes, then this training is for the TRUE U!

 

The purpose of our TRUE U 200 Hour Teacher Training is to create a safe container that allows students to discover and explore what it means to be both a responsible, informed yoga practitioner and teacher of yoga. 

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MODULE DATES & TIMES
for Fall 2022 - Winter 2023

Fridays, 5:30-9:30p

 Saturdays & Sundays, 8a-6p

Bend & Redmond Studio & Zoom

  • September 23-25, 2022

  • October 7-9, 2022

  • November 4-6, 2022 

  • December 9-11, 2022

  • January 13-15, 2023

  • February 17-19, 2023

  • March 3-5, 2023

  • Fall 40 Days: Tuesdays, October 4-November 15, 2022 - 7-8:15p 

  • Monday 5:30-8:30pm Anatomy Sessions via Zoom:

    • October 17, 2022

    • October 24, 2022

    • November 14, 2022

    • December 5, 2022

    • December 12, 2022

    • January 9, 2023

Modules will be a mix of in-person classes in our Bend and Redmond studios, as well as live via Zoom. All in-person classes will also be broadcast via Zoom, so it is possible to telecommute for the entire program. ​

Overview:

  • Discover and explore what it means to be a responsible, informed yoga practitioner and teacher of vinyasa and Yin Yoga

  • Learn foundational yoga teaching techniques that can be applied in a variety of small group settings

  • Learn the breakdown, alignment, variations, and sequencing of postures

  • Learn basic anatomy and how to apply physiological and movement principles to understand the intention and limitations of yoga poses

  • Explore the confluence of physical and energetic anatomy

  • Learn to evaluate and address bodies physically and emotionally to prevent injuries

  • Learn how to give safe hands-on assists and cue self-assists

  • Explore various meditation techniques and pranayama breathing techniques to incorporate into your personal practice or classes

  • Participate in practice teaching sessions, study groups, observing and assisting classes

  • Explore and analyze yoga philosophy to guide you in your daily life and the lifestyles and ethics for yoga teachers

  • Trace the history of yoga - including the origins of the modern asana practice - and examine abuses of power and cultural appropriation in the modern yoga industry 

  • Have an introduction to Ayurveda and guidance in applying these ancient principles to improve health in a modern lifestyle

  • Learn the business of yoga to support launching your new career

 

Prerequisites:

  • Have been doing yoga (home or in-studio) for 6 months or permission from the lead trainer 

  • Have taken 30 live Namaspa studio classes (in-studio or on Zoom, any format) by the time the program begins in September. 

Required Reading:

  • Yoga Anatomy by Lesley Kaminoff

  • Yinsights by Bernie Clark

  • Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele

  • Bhagavad Gita - Choose ONE of the following:

    • The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling by Stephen Cope​

    • Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation by Stephen Mitchell

  • The Yoga Sutras - Choose ONE of the following:

    • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchidananda

    • The Wisdom of Yoga by Stephen Cope

    • Living the Sutras: A Guide to Yoga Wisdom Beyond the Mat by Kelly DiNardo

    • Threads of Yoga: A Remix of Patanjalis Sutras with Commentary and Reverie by Matthew Remski 

Enrollment:

  • Tuition: $2800

  • $400 non-refundable application deposit applied towards your tuition.

  • Early Bird Discount - Save $200: Balance of $2200 due by August 12, 2022. After August 12 the balance after deposit would be $2,400.

 

  • Already done a 200 hour? If you have completed a previous 200 hour teacher training, we offer a discounted rate for those who already qualify for your RYT 200 through Yoga Alliance.   

  • Email namaspayoga@gmail.com if you're interested and want to learn more. Limited spaces available. 

  • Payment plans available. 

  • Cancellation policy: No refunds once the program begins. Tuition may be applied to future programs. 

Testimonials

"I would absolutely recommend the Namaspa 200hr training. I think it is a very comprehensive program designed to help the students grow into a well-balanced and confident yoga teacher."

C.W., 2021 grad

"It inspired confidence through in-depth training of the asanas, anatomy and self-inquiry. The quality of instruction and richness of course content is exceptional."

K. P., 2021 grad

“I found that yoga was far more than what i found in the studio. My life, demeanor and attitudes all shifted as a result of this program. I also realized I loved practicing yoga far more than I did teaching it. I'll be forever grateful for this training as it has truly impacted my life positively.”

C.H., 2021 grad

“It's amazing how much I've learned to face myself through the vulnerability of teaching yoga. I've grown patience, resilience, but also comfort being in my own body and confidence in my voice.”

M.F. 2021 grad

“The Namaspa YTT program helped me zero in on my core values and let go of old ways of thinking, so that I can show up authentically in my life. As a result, I'm happier, and feel a deeper connection with family, friends and clients. So grateful for the Namaspa YTT program, amazing teachers and my littermates!” 

L.B.

“The most powerful shift or opening, professionally and personally, has been increased confidence and ability to speak more clearly and directly. I have struggled with those issues my entire life despite advanced education, professional accomplishments, and many attempts to work through them. Shifting into more clarity and confidence has allowed me to turn knowledge of yoga into teaching yoga (in my view) and improved my skill and effectiveness as a nonprofit director. It has also made me a better husband, father and grandpa. I know this sounds cliche, but it's true: the YTT program was life-changing for me.”

B.M. 2021 grad

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