As a teacher or a student your faith will shine through, glorifying God with every breath.
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Open Heart Yoga Academy
Please contact Kim Donaldson @ firstname.lastname@example.org
BEGINNING DATE IS SEPTEMBER 6,2019
GRADUATION DATE IS MARCH 22, 2020 @ 5pm
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS
200 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING COURSE
FILL OUT THE
YOUR NON-REFUNDABLE FEE ~ APPLICATION FEE $400
THIS FEE GOES TOWARD:
PURCHASE OF BOOKS, PROCESSING OF APPLICATION, & FIRST PAYMENT
TOTAL TRAINING COST IS $1950
PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE SEE FINANCIAL INFORMATION BELOW CONTACT KIM VIA EMAIL
OHYA 200hr. YTT will provide all the information and tools you will need to further your own, personal yoga practice, and if you choose, you will be qualified to teach yoga at any studio. This training will satisfy all the requirements and standards of Yoga Alliance.
The unique difference about OHYA is we come from a Devotional, Bhakti style of yoga. Bhakti means devotion to God, and at OHYA we are devoted to Lord Jesus Christ. Open Heart Yoga Teacher Training will help you build boldness and fearlessness coupled with humility and grace. You may choose to do this training for your own healing and growth or for the healing and growth of others. Either way, the world around you will be changed for the better, revealing the goodness of God anew.
You will not only learn the basics of the 200 hour YTT, you will also learn to develop a faith based practice, incorporating scripture and life lessons into each class that you take or teach. Whether you are at a secular yoga studio, in a church or at a retreat you will learn to blend your faith and your practice. Yoga is a tool that provides a vehicle to allow for the integration of the Spirit, Soul & Body. Your faith will be enhanced and your devotion will grow deeper. Be encouraged if you are a Christian who teaches yoga, practices yoga, or one who is interested in learning more about yoga, you can do all things through Christ Jesus who rescues you. At Open Heart Yoga we praise God for the gift of yoga. We believe that He has led us to this practice which provides ongoing opportunities for growth and development in our Christian walk.
Yoga tools are used to
~ calm and harness our thoughts ~
~ open and train our body bringing stability and balance~
~ open and establish our heart in God's plan of love ~
This 200 YTT is one way to bless God and others.
Open your heart to include God's presence in your yoga practice and you will start to soar!
"To see you take hold of these holy practices, apply them to your own life, and then teach them to others, is a gift to the world that we know pleases God." Dayna Gelinas
Training will be held at
Open Heart Yoga Studio
1118 Talisman Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
with Kim Donaldson ERYT-200, RYT 500
OHY will accept all card, cash and checks
TOTAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING FEE:
PAY IN FULL $1950 INCLUDES BOOKS AND PROCESSING FEES
$400 APPLICATION FEE INCLUDES
REQUIRED BOOKS, APPLICATION AND PROCESSING
APPLICATION FEE of $400 is due by August 25, 2019
Payment due by
OCTOBER 1 ~ $310
NOVEMBER 1 ~ $310
DECEMBER 1 ~ $310
JANUARY 1 ~ $310
FEBRUARY 1 ~ $310
MAKING PAYMENTS ALL MONEY MUST BE IN BY FEBRUARY 1, 2020
~ Required Texts Included in the Application Fee~
The Heart of Yoga by Desikachar $16.72
The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long $21.88
The Key Poses of Yoga by Ray Long $21.49
Hatha Yoga Illustrated by Brooke Boon $11.75
Mudras for Beginners by Advait $9.99
Yoga Sutra by Patanjali with commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda $14.26
Bhakti Sutras by Narada with commentary $7.95
Breathing Book by Donna Farhi $13.17
Biblegateway App FREE
Open Heart Yoga will purchase all required books for you. If you have any of these required books please let me know so duplicates won't be ordered.
Techniques Training and Practice 100 hours
Teaching Methodology 25 hours
Anatomy and Physiology 20 hours
Philosophy/Ethics/Lifestyle 30 hours
Practicum 10 hours
Open Heart Yoga 200 Teacher Training is compliant with the standards and requirements of Yoga Alliance. Each student will receive 180 contact hours with a YA certified teacher.
Head Teacher ~ Kim Donaldson:
Registered Cosmetologist since 1975, ERYT 200, RYT 500, HYI 95,
The lead teacher and Director for the 200 YTT program at Open Heart Yoga Academy.
The founder of Open Heart Yoga SC,
Kim has been teaching yoga since 2012.
She has been trained and has experience teaching other fitness expressions since the 80's.
Kim has lead women's groups and taught in several capacities at various churches and retreats.
Kim loves the Lord and is excited to begin this next adventure with Him.
Kim has trained with:
Trace Sahaja Bonner of Holy Cow Yoga , Charleston, SC
Dayna Gelinas of New Day Yoga, Kennesaw Ga.
Brooke Boone of Holy Yoga, AZ
Kim has attended workshops and retreats with Gabrielle Halprin, Tricia Hughey, Dayna Gelinas, Dharma Mittra, Yogi Cameron Alborzian and Yogini Jaima, Sri Paramahansa Yogananda founder of Self Realization Fellowship
Kim has over 1000 teaching hours including the Workshop:
Open Heart Yoga looks at Yoga from a Christian Perspective
4Hour Continuing Educational hours.
What To Expect From The Training:
Jesus – Jesus, as well as God the Father and the Holy Spirit, will be honored as the One True God, Creator and Lord of ALL. Learn how Jesus is present in all aspects of yoga from the postures to the breath to the mind to the heart. We will get our Biblical information from the Bible. We find that the Biblegateway App to be a very resourceful tool. Other books and material will be referenced also.
Asana – 45 foundational postures will be studied with emphasis on how to approach the pose, how to hold the pose, and how to come out of the pose safely, as well as modifications and contraindications for each one. These postures will be the ones specifically featured in The Key Poses of Yoga by Ray Long. As listed above.
Human Anatomy & Physiology – Major muscles and bones used in each posture will be addressed. The primary text will be The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long. As listed above.
Pranayama – Learn various breathing techniques and how the breath enhances or hinders the practice of yoga.
Energy Anatomy & Physiology – The study of the chakras, the energy centers in the body. Learning about this energetic anatomy and how to use your energy to accomplish all that God has called you to do and be.
Mantras, Chanting and the Power of the Word – The discipline of the mind will be addressed and Biblical methods of renewing the mind will be taught. Learn and experience the power of chanting in English and Sanskrit (the ancient yoga language). Using Biblical scriptures and teachings guided by the Holy Spirit.
Meditation/Prayer/Contemplation – Learn the difference between these three holy practices of a Believer. Apply each one to your life and yoga practice.
Traditional Yoga Philosophy, History & the Christian View – These views will be compared and contrasted so that you will understand the beginnings and origin of yoga. You will learn the foundations of our Christian beliefs and the be encouraged in the Truth and Love of God to build a Redeemed yoga practice for you and your students. Going forward in the Confidence of the Christian Believer’s value in practicing and teaching yoga from a Christian perspective.
Yoga Sutras, Bhakti Sutras - Yoga is a study of the calming of the fluctuations of the mind. Therefore we will study the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali. These sutras are valid and very useful tools . There are however some sutras that are contradictory to our Biblical beliefs we will take time to discover and discus these and how to present our beliefs in a non-judgmental and loving manner.
The Bhakti Sutras by Narada are guidelines and directives on living a life based on Devotion to God. We will look at these with the eye of Truth to see which tools to use in going deeper in our relationship with Lord Jesus.
Principles of Demonstration & Movement - Apply these principles to the teaching of your yoga classes and individual postures and keep your students safe. One proper demonstration can clarify your teaching and omit the need for many words.
Principles of Alignment – Learn, apply, and demonstrate the principles of alignment common to all yoga postures, and watch the transformation of your yoga practice as you explore the potential in your body and mind.
Assisting/Correcting Students – Learn when and how to give hands-on adjustments and verbal cues to guide your students into an optimum yoga experience.
Ethics for Yoga Teachers and Believers – Discuss the motivation behind the ethics, and, from the heart, apply them to your life and teaching.
Yoga Lifestyle/Lifestyle of a Believer – Find out how one reinforces the other through the study of the yoga morals and tools along with our Biblical moral standards we will learn awareness and balance. Recognizing the similarities that reenforce a balanced life.
Practice Teaching – You will have several opportunities to practice teaching to your classmates. In these opportunities you will receive immediate feedback. Once you have completed your final Practice Teaching Session on our last weekend, you will feel comfortable and confident in leading a basic yoga class for all levels. These teaching practicums are valuable for someone learning to teach yoga for the first time.
Teaching Styles – Discover your own teaching style as we consider some of the major types of Hatha Yoga. You will be expected to go to 10 other yoga classes at other studios and complete an evaluation form about your experience.
Teaching Voice – Find your own unique voice as a teacher by realizing the core value of your life and then applying that to the teaching of yoga.
Qualities of a Teacher – Find out what makes a good teacher good and learn how to apply that information to your teaching.
A Student’s Process of Learning – Learn the different learning styles and types of yoga students and how those differences need to be addressed in a yoga class.
Business Aspects of Teaching Yoga – Kim will share her personal experiences of teaching yoga from a Christian perspective in different settings, providing you with the tools you will need to begin your own classes at a studio, gym, or church.