Teacher Training

“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” – Dr. Suess

200 Hour RYT Teacher Training

**200 hr students that complete the program will be considered 500 hour Yoga Educators

If you have a calling to take your practice deeper and share the joy of your yoga experiences with others, join Chris Loebsack, Corinne Farrell, Dana Sherman and Priya Idgunji, along with guest teachers**. It is our goal to help you deepen your understanding of anatomy, meditation, asana, help you develop leadership qualities, and find your authentic voice and practice within. Our mission is to offer a well-rounded yoga teacher training program that provides teachers the knowledge, guidance, and capacity to instruct with true wisdom and integrity.

 

The art of teaching yoga requires sensitivity, compassion, and practice. A teacher must encourage, inspire, and address the needs of each individual student while balancing the dynamic flow of the group. The Boundless Yoga Teacher Training program approaches the art of teaching yoga with a practical and modern sensibility. This program is designed to give the participants a comprehensive and intensive study of the broad base of yoga, culminating in a journey of self-study and personal transformation. Along the way, trainees will be encouraged to expand and challenge what they define “yoga” to be. Through exposure to multiple modalities, trainees are encouraged to create their own signature style that expresses their unique spirit.

 

Lead Educators

  • Chris Loebsack 500 E-RYT, Zenyasa(R), AcroYoga(R), Dharma Yoga(R), A.S.F.Y.T., Anatomy,ThaiMassage
  • Corinne Farrell 500 E-RYT, A.S.F.Y.T, Anatomy, Structural Integration, Licensed Massage Therapist

 

Supporting Educators

  • Brian M. Davis 500 ERYT AcroYoga, Men’s Yoga
  • Meredith Hutter Chamorro, Yoga Tune UP(r).
  • Motina Austin 500 RYT, Ayurveda Specialist, A.S.F.Y.T.
  • Dana Sherman 500 ERYT, Restorative Yoga

** Supporting Educators are Subject to Change.

Topics Covered

  • Teaching techniques: Vinyasa, Hatha, Hot Yoga and including special populations such as prenatal,
    injuries/ illnesses and seniors
  • Anatomy and Physiology as related to yoga postures and the Energy Body
  • The practice and teaching of postures with variations and modifications
  • The practice and teaching of basic breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques
  • The principles of sequencing with creativity and intelligent flow
  • Yogic health principles
  • The language of yoga: Sanskrit terms and common Mantra
  • The Business of Yoga
  • Yoga Philosophy, History and Ethics
  • Self-care for the teacher
  • Art of touch and hands on assists

** Guest Educators are Subject to Change.

200 Hour Tuition

Super Early Bird Discount (Must be paid in Full by Start date)

  • Discount ($400) $2550
  • $500 Deposit Due by March 1, 2019

Full Tuition Payment No Discount

  • $2950, Due by April 20, 2019

Full Tuition/Installment Plan Full tuition paid in installments

  • $2950
  • $500 Deposit Due by April 1, 2019
  • 8 additional Payments of 306.25 set up via auto pay on the 15th
    of each month

Immersion Tuition Full Payment Discount

  • Immersion Paid In Full
  • $150 discount $1950 Payment due in full by April 1, 2019

Immersion Tuition/Installment Plan

  • Full tuition paid in installments $2100
  • $500 Deposit Due by additional Payments of $266.67 set up via auto pay on the 15th of each month

200 Hour Boundless Yoga Teacher Training Program

Balance Yoga Studio, Forty Fort, PA
Program 2019
Contact: Corinne Farrell info@balancenepa.com

Regular Weekend Schedule:

  • Friday Eve 6:30-9:30 pm
  • Saturdays 9:15am-7:15pm
  • Sundays 9:30am-7:30pm
  • *Other times for practice teaching and anatomy labs scheduled by appointment.

Weekend Dates for Training are:

  • April 24-26
  • May 15-17
  • June 12-14
  • July 10-12
  • Aug 14-16
  • Sept 11-13
  • OCt 9-11
  • Nov 13-15
  • Dec 4-6 (graduation)
sign up for your journey today – 200 Hour RYT

300 hr Boundless Yoga Teacher Training Program

**200 hr students that complete the program will be considered 500 hour Yoga Educators

This 300 program is for 200 Hour Teachers that are ready to go on to the next level or for dedicated yoga students who wish to dive deep into the pool of yoga knowledge. Our weekend program is set with dynamic, exciting and unique content. Many of our graduates have go on to be featured in festivals and have worked on projects for Yoga International, Wanderlust and Yoga Journal. We are currently registered with the Yoga Alliance. The YA is not a certifying body. Certification is through each individual institution. For more information about the requirements for Registration visit the Yoga Alliance website

 

Lead Educators

  • Chris Loebsack 500 E-RYT, Zenyasa(R), AcroYoga(R), Dharma Yoga(R), A.S.F.Y.T., Anatomy,ThaiMassage
  • Corinne Farrell 500 E-RYT, A.S.F.Y.T, Anatomy, Structural Integration, Licensed Massage Therapist

 

Supporting Educators

  • Brian M. Davis 500 ERYT AcroYoga, Men’s Yoga
  • Meredith Hutter Chamorro, Yoga Tune UP(r).
  • Motina Austin 500 RYT, Ayurveda Specialist, A.S.F.Y.T.
  • Dana Sherman 500 ERYT, Restorative Yoga

** Supporting Educators are Subject to Change.

Topics Covered

Life Balance for Yoga Teachers

Receptivity and compassion are the basis of all assists. We will cultivate a deeper awareness of breath, softness, safe body mechanics and Metta (loving kindness). We will more fully explore inversion safety practices, the role of a spotter, and higher level postures.

  • Ethics of touch
  • Awareness of common injuries
  • Gain confidence in assisting
  • Learn how to move with the energetics of the poses
  • Embrace the roles of coaching and spotting
Spiritual Anatomy

What is self-realization and enlightenment? How can I cultivate a mindfulness practice into my busy life?

 

When we open our minds and open our hearts we open to boundless self where our lives can grow in joy and personal fulfillment. Tune into the magic of your heart as we explore personal healing and wellness through the arts and applications of Pranayama, Meditation, Mantra, Subtle Anatomy and Philosophy.

 

  • Learn practical techniques and sequences for pranayama and meditation home practice
  • Build your lung capacity and endurance
  • Find your natural rhythm
  • Apply with awareness, yoga tools to daily living
  • Feel relaxed and more focused
  • Challenge your mind into expansion
  • Cultivate healthy living
  • Study of the 4 noble truths
  • Kundalini and energy practices
Extending the Circle: Building Community through Practice

“We can begin by doing small things at the local level, like planting community gardens or looking
out for our neighbors. That is how change takes place in living systems, not from above but from
within, from many local actions occurring simultaneously.” Grace Lee Boggs

 

A yoga community is more than just a gathering of yogis for the purpose of practicing asana. The
practice of yoga as a way of life can shift our relationship to ourselves and further move our
relationship to the world around us. Develop authentic relationships between people as we explore
avenues of trust building, clear communication, and group dynamics. This weekend workshop will
look at our roles in our individual partnerships and greater community. Working to strengthen our
larger community (the Sangha) we help others to develop their own advocacy.

 

Seva (selfless service) along with Karma (the yoga of action) are the pulse of the kula (the
community that shares the heart). We will work together through a variety of trust building exercises,
lectures, partner work, group games, journaling, coaching techniques and more to lift one another in
to a place of high union.

 

  • Work with different classroom arrangements
  • Learn how to teach trust exercises
  • Embark on community outreach
  • Empower yourself and others
  • Experiment with Mirror Asana and Circle Flows
  • Partner Based Work
Special Populations

We will review special populations that may need more support in the practice.

  • Pregnancy
  • Seniors
  • Trauma
  • Recovery
The Art of Hands on Assists, Adjustments and Spotting

Receptivity and compassion are the basis of all assists. We will cultivate a deeper awareness of breath, softness, safe body mechanics and Metta (loving kindness). We will more fully explore inversion safety practices, the role of a spotter, and higher level postures.

  • Ethics of touch
  • Awareness of common injuries
  • Gain confidence in assisting
  • Learn how to move with the energetics of the poses
  • Embrace the roles of coaching and spotting
Anatomy and Asana Analysis Part 1

Do you know you ASIS from your ‘sits’ bones?

When you tell some students to bend their knees in down dog to alleviate tight hamstrings most find ease…. Why do some students look more uncomfortable and start to round their back when given the same cue?”

 

This weekend will be a review of anatomy and kinesiology principles. We will work in groups breaking down the postures from an anatomical perspective and diving deep into the skillful analysis of postures. We will look at some of the yoga anatomy myths and clear up the possible confusions.

  • Anatomy Lectures
  • Awareness of common injuries
  • Working with Private Clients
  • Ethics of Advice
  • Learn and refine more effective verbal cues
Anatomy and Asana Analysis Part 2

“Why does the foot of my standing leg always want to turn when I straighten it in Ardha
Chandrasana? How can I tell if one pose is more effective than another for strengthening a muscle
group? Holy hip flexors batman, how do I release the tension?”

This weekend will be a review of anatomy and kinesiology principles. We will work in groups
breaking down the postures from an anatomical perspective and diving deep into the skillful analysis
of postures. We will look at some of the yoga anatomy myths and clear up the possible confusions.

  • Anatomy Lectures
  • Awareness of common injuries
  • Working with Private Clients
  • Ethics of Advice
  • Learn and Refine more effective verbal cues
Integration: Creating Authentic Work that Lasts a Lifetime

“I love my work!”  This is a phrase that should be ringing from the lips of everyone and yet is seldom
heard. Find the path that feeds your spirit.

“I am a full-time yoga teacher and a home owner!”  Teaching Yoga does not have to mean sacrificing basic needs. Learn to move in the direction of sustainability in your work.

Through individual and group work you will explore what are your greatest passions and strengths Each practice is designed to help you gain clarity and insight to direct your energies into the work that grows your passions and reach the manifestation of your highest vision. Liberate yourself from your obstacles and learn to find your flow in your yoga career. Find balance between your creative nature and financial needs. Create the offerings that inspire you so that you can share yourself fully with those around you.

 

This weekend will take a critical evaluation of your teaching style and methods. Students will work in groups to give and receive feedback to help you own your solid skills and refine your areas of growth.

  • Clarify your teaching strengths
    Release your teaching obstacles
    Learn how to give and receive effective feedback
    Create your own curriculum
    Learn how to manage larger bodies of work
    Business of Yoga: sustainability, marketing, promotions,

300 HR Tuition

Super Early Bird Discount (Must be paid in Full by Start date)

  • Discount ($400, Limited to the first 5 students registered) $3,550

Full Tuition Payment Discount

  • Discount ($250, Limited to the First 5 students registered) $3,700
  • Must be paid in full 1 month prior to training start date

Full Tuition Payment No Discount

  • $3,950
  • Must be paid in full 1 month prior to training start date

Full Tuition/Installment Plan Full tuition paid in installments

  • $3.950
  • $500 Deposit Due by start date
  • 8 additional Payments of $431.25 set up via auto pay on the 15th of each month

300 Hr Boundless Yoga Teacher Training Program

Balance Yoga Studio, Forty Fort, PA
Contact: Corinne Farrell info@balancenepa.com

Regular Weekend Schedule:

  • Friday Eve 6:30-9:30 pm
  • Saturdays 9am-7pm
  • Sundays 9:30am-7:30pm
  • *Other times for practice teaching and anatomy labs scheduled by appointment.

Weekend Dates for Training are:

2019

  • May 3-5, 31
  • June 1-2
  • July 12-14
  • August 9-10
  • September 13-15
  • October 11-13
  • November 1-3
  • December 6-8

2020

  • January 10-12
  • February 7-9
  • March 6-8

All sessions will include yoga practice, practice teaching, lecture, journal exercises, sequencing, ethics , group discussion, therapeutic techniques and time for questions and answers.

Training Guides

Corinne Farrell      500 RYT, CPT, LMT

Corinne studies extensively in the fields of Yoga, Personal Training, Cycling, Kinesiology, Massage Therapy, Slacklining & Acrobatics. She’s known for her masterful approach to all things kinesthetic, and happily offers her extensive knowledge to help you become a well balanced teacher.  Corinne is a certified massage therapist.  She is also a certified bodyworker through KMI (Kinesis Myofascial Integration), through this practice she has acquired a wide knowledge about the human body, muscle groups, skeletal structure, and fascia.  She has since applied this knowledge to her yoga teachings to help students further their knowledge and understanding of their own bodies and how to best move within themselves.

Chris Loebsack   500 E-RYT, Thai Bodyworker, AcroYoga educator

Chris began teaching in 2003. Chris uses the power of yoga to create a space for students that cultivates trust, playfulness and Divine connection with themselves and with community. Living by her mantra, Clarity, Integrity and Love, she draws upon her partner yoga practice to share the healing power of touch and safe intimacy.

A passion for discovering subtlety in movement has lead Chris to deepen her education with the Anatomy Studies for Yoga Teachers® kinesiology program. Her playful yet focused classes are filled with user friendly gems of applied anatomy leaving students with a greater understanding of how to find comfort and space in their bodies and smiles beaming across their faces. She encourages teachers to set a higher standard of excellence through knowledge and has become a valuable mentor to many upcoming yoga educators.

She has  been featured in Fitness Magazine®, Yoga Journal: Yoga Mentor, Good and Well, Local Flair Magazine and the New York Times.  Chris is also the curriculum writer and director of the new AcroYoga International branch.

Priya Idgunji  E-RYT 200

Yoga came into Priya’s life at an early age. Priya’s mother, having practiced under B.K.S. Iyengar for 3 years, taught her growing up. In 2008 she began a dedicated physical practice, originally seeking only that; however, what unveiled was a mindful practice that provided tools to improve overall well-being. In 2010 she combined her love of travel and yoga and went to Bali for an immersive 200HR Hatha Yoga certification. Since, she’s received certifications in Vinyasa Yoga (100HR) from Balance Yoga & Wellness, Bhakti Flow Yoga (120HR) from Rusty Wells of Urban Flow. Priya has also been trained in The Art of Physical Adjustments, Reiki Level 1, Prenatal, Restorative, Yin, Aerial, and Trauma Informed Yoga.

 

Dana Sherman E-RYT 200

Dana Sherman, E-ERT 200hr has over 430 hours of yoga training and has been teaching since June of 2010. Her classes are intelligently sequenced, energetically balanced, well-rounded and she has the ability to deeply connect with her students. In addition to her yoga teaching career, she is studying to become a Holistic Heath Coach and is pursuing a degree in Nutrition Science. Her class offerings include Vinyasa, Mellow Flow, Restorative and regularly teaches private lessons.

sign up for your journey today – bys 300 Hr
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Stay Healthy!
Corinne and the Balance Yoga and Wellness Staff