Laughing River Yoga is excited to announce its 200 hr Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training Program. Come study what you love in a safe, supportive and dynamic environment.
The next Yoga Teacher Training with Sofi Dillof and Emily Garrett, will take place January through October 2013. This training is geared towards aspiring teachers as well as serious practitioners who do not expect to teach but wish to deepen their understanding of all aspects of yoga.
Our philosophy: Emily and Sofi believe that in order to authentically connect with students, a teacher must be able to first authentically connect with them self. Our teacher training will encourage and support you in doing the work necessary to deepen your understanding of who you are. You will use traditional yogic techniques, journaling and group discussion to explore yourself in a skillful and compassionate way. We will be holding an informational meeting about the training for all who are interested at the studio. Dates TBA.
What will be covered:
- Analytical training in how to teach and practice asanas, pranayamas, chanting, mantra and meditation.
- How to demonstrate, observe, assist and instruct yoga.
- Qualities of a yoga teacher
- Anatomy and physiology
- Yoga philosophy
Through this process, you will learn how to safely guide others through a complete yoga practice. You can expect to work hard and go deep.
About the teachers: Collectively, Sofi and Emily bring 26 years experience teaching yoga to groups and individuals. Sofi teaches Jivamukti, Vinyasa and LifeForce yoga. She has made it her life’s work to study and practice yoga philosophy. Emily teaches Kripalu, Vajra, Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative Yoga. Her classes emphasize alignment and self awareness. Sofi and Emily have developed a comprehensive teacher training that includes an understanding of the physical, emotional, energetic, and psychological benefits of yoga and meditation along with the tools to guide others through a safe and well rounded Hatha yoga class.
Dates: The nine month program includes one weekend of intensive classes a month plus 35 weekly drop-in classes with Sofi and/or Emily at the studio, home study and one weekend retreat at Dreaming Mountain in Johnson. If you miss one weekend you are still eligible for certification. If you miss more than one weekend you will need to make up the time in order to be eligible for certification.
The weekend session consists of Friday evening 7-9, Saturday 12-6 and Sunday 9-3.
The dates for 2013 are :
Jan 11-13, Feb 8-10, March 15-17, April 12-14, May 17-19, June 7-9 , July 19-21, September 20-22 and a graduation weekend October 18-20.
Pre-requisites: This training is open to all sincere, serious students of yoga who want to take it to the next level. We recommend a daily home yoga practice of at least 20 minutes and at least one group class a week with a teacher of your choice for at least six months leading up to the training. This will set a strong foundation for the group, generate questions about practice, and inspire you to learn more.
Monthly Responsibilities: Journal writing, reading/writing assignments, practice teach in small groups outside the teacher training weekends, class observation, weekly class attendance with Emily and Sofi (class fee included as part of the teacher training tuition) at Laughing River, personal yoga and meditation practice.
To register: Cost is $2500. To save your spot please mail or drop off a $500 deposit to Laughing River Yoga, One Mill St. Suite 126, Burlington, VT 05401. Balance due prior to the start of the training. VSAC offers non-degree grants for this training.
Find out more in person: We are hosting an informational meeting for those interested in the teacher training at a date to be determined. Come and ask questions and meet others who are also interested.
Cancellation policy: More than three months prior you receive your deposit minus a $75 processing fee. Three months prior you receive 50% of your deposit back. Two months prior you receive 25% of your deposit back. Less than one month prior there will be no return on your deposit. If you decide to withdraw from the training after it has begun your money will not be refunded.