YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Please note, that due to Covid-19, our 2020 training has been postponed to 2021.
Learning to teach yoga has many subtleties. We hope to offer this training safely in person so students receive the most benefit and that we can be assured that the graduates of our program are prepared in the best way possible to be able to teach effectively. However, the health and well-being of our students, teachers and staff is our top priority. If we are unable to being in person in the spring of 2021, we will begin online and switch to in-person instruction as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.
Our 200-hour yoga teacher training is open to dedicated students of yoga who wish to teach in their communities or workplaces, or simply delve into a deepening of their personal yoga and mindfulness practice through this in-depth program. The training will provide a strong foundation in alignment-based yoga asana and mindfulness meditation and weave the two seamlessly together.
The heart of this training is the cultivation of mindfulness — the ability to meet what arises in practice and in life with awareness and compassion — both within the intentionality and intelligence of the physical asana, and through mindfulness practice.
Participants will come away with a solid understanding of how to integrate the teachings of mindfulness into the physical practice of yoga. This understanding ensures that their yoga classes will not only promote physical health and well-being, but also facilitate deepening awareness.
We will explore the history and intersection of classical Yoga philosophy and Buddhism, adding context to the evolution of wisdom traditions in our present-day experience of yoga and mindfulness.
We will also study the science and modern-day research about mindfulness: how meditation and yoga changes our brain and nervous system to live with greater ease, peace of mind, and compassion.
Minimum two years of yoga asana practice and 6 months of personal practice at start of training.
Basic experience with Mindfulness Meditation
Attendance of all training weekends*
Completion of required reading list and homework
Attendance at one asana class per week at Source Yoga or other yoga studio
Maintaining a personal home yoga and meditation practice
Passing grade on final exam
Research paper and presentation on topic of choice
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTORS
E-RYT 500, Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Instructor
Co-Lead & Co-Founder, Source Yoga Teacher Training
Erin began her exploration of mindfulness in high school when she experienced walking meditation in a class called “Eastern Thought.” Having a profound experience of feeling connected and whole, she began an earnest study of yoga and meditation that led her to her teaching path.
Certified to teach yoga in 2000 through The Yoga Institute, one of the oldest and most established teacher training programs in the country, she began to teach full-time, and began to share yoga as a path to physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
She teaches mindful yoga, which is a yoga class which incorporates mindfulness practice and meditation. In Erin’s classes you will focus on alignment and breath, as well as an awareness of your mind and emotions as you move through your practice. In Mindful Yoga, each posture or each flow between postures becomes a meditation. It is a physical practice, but embodies the wholeness of your being.
Erin is a Certified teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), through the University of California at San Diego, Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute. She teaches Mindful Yoga, Meditation, and MBSR. She has nearly two decades of yoga and mindfulness teaching experience, has taught over 4000 yoga classes and has 14 years of experience mentoring and guiding yoga teachers on their teaching path. She is a student of Buddhism and teaches Buddhist concepts in a relevant and accessible way.
Co-Lead & Co-Founder, Source Yoga Teacher Training
Rebecca’s teaching philosophy is grounded in creative and intelligent sequencing that emphasizes proper alignment and integrated breath work. Her teaching style includes flowing sequences – like Sun Salutations – that build warmth in the body and help connect students with their breath, combined with static postures and longer holds to build strength and increase flexibility.
She provides clear and descriptive instructions along with hands-on adjustments to help students refine and advance their practice. Rebecca wants her students to leave feeling grounded, revitalized, and better able to connect with the stillness inside themselves on and off the mat.
Rebecca has been practicing yoga and mindfulness meditation for over 10 years and began her teaching journey in 2009. Her training and certifications include the 200-hour Teacher Training at 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in Seattle in 2009, the Advanced 500-hour Certification program at the Yoga Tree in San Francisco in April 2016 and the Advanced 500-hour Certification program in Alignment Based Vinyasa Yoga with her main teacher Jason Crandell in July 2016.
Suzanne Hite, Anatomy
Source Yoga welcomes Suzanne Hite to our teaching staff, bringing her dynamic personality and depth of knowledge to our study of anatomy. Suzanne will empower and educate you through her down-to-earth articulate manner of conveying anatomy in motion. Practicing since 2000 and teaching since 2009, Suzanne had a fierce interest in the bio-mechanics of movement long before she discovered yoga. Consulting physical therapists and master yoga teachers, she changes, modifies and refines her knowledge and suggestions on a regular basis based on updated research. She most recently completed her training to become a 500 registered yoga teacher with an emphasis in anatomy through the Jason Crandell Vinyasa Method.
Christine Hills, Yoga Philosophy
E-RYT 200, Instructor at Source Yoga
Sri Krishnamacharya has said that there is an ocean which lies between atha and iti; the first and last syllables in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Within this ocean there is no haste; simply a natural unfolding unique to each individual. The traditional teachings of yoga—this ancient art and science that is just as relevant in our lives today as when it first began—is the inspiration for Christine’s personal practice and the reason she continues to share yoga with others.
Christine received her 200-hour certification from Pacific Yoga Teacher Training in 2003. She is continually grateful for the ability to share what she has gathered from her teachers (and teachers’ teachers….), passing along the lessons of yoga to students of all ages and stages on their own unique path.