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200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training for Healthcare Providers

Evolution’s Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training is designed to train healthcare providers in the art and science of yoga. Students will study all educational categories as set forth by the Yoga Alliance Spirit of the Standards in order to be able to facilitate private, small group, and community yoga sessions. This therapeutically oriented training is rooted in ancient and modern practices of yoga that integrates mind, body and spirit.

Faculty
Evolution’s Yoga Teacher Training Faculty combines their professional training as healthcare providers with a depth of experience as yoga practitioners. Our instructors draw from a variety of disciplines including mental health, physical therapy, nursing, massage therapy, doula and childbirth education to provide a unique perspective on integrating yoga into a variety of healthcare settings.

Gaby Goldberg MT, E-RYT 500, YT – 1000 – Lead Faculty
Bonnie Glass LICSW, E-RYT 200 – Lead Faculty
Martha Whitney CHT, SEP, E-RYT 500
Janet Carscadden PT, DPT, E-RYT 200
Meagan Satinsky PT, PYT 500
Brian Tobin E-RYT 500
Susan Cline Lucey E-RYT 200, RPYT, RCYT, CD(DONA), CCCE

Program begins January 2018

We are now accepting applications! Please click here to submit your application.  Once your application is complete follow this link to pay your application fee.  

We accept VSAC non-degree grants! Details can be found on VSAC’s website. Create an account at VSAC and apply here. Registration and deposit are required to hold your space in the program even if a grant is awarded.

Course Description


Evolution’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) is designed to certify healthcare providers in the art and science of teaching yoga, in order to be able to facilitate private, small group, and community yoga sessions. This therapeutically oriented training is rooted in ancient and modern practices of yoga that integrates mind, body, and spirit.

We invite interested physical and mental healthcare professionals and students in these fields to dive into this unique 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Learn from experienced yoga instructors, who are also Physical Therapists, Mental Healthcare Providers, Massage Therapists, Registered Nurse and Doulas. Trainees will study yoga philosophy and ethics, anatomy and physiology, yoga techniques, and teaching methodology through experiential and classroom-based learning. Participants will complete this training with the competence to integrate yoga practices into a diverse range of healthcare settings.

Join Us for a Live Video or On Site Info Session

Learn more about our program and have an opportunity to ask questions of our faculty at one of our Live Video or Onsite Info Sessions. Please e-mail yttinfo@evolutionvt.com with the date you wish to participate in a video session and we’ll e-mail you instructions and a link on how to join the group.

Session Dates:

Wednesday August 23rd 6:30 – 7:15 pm  – Live Video Info Session

Tuesday September 12th 6:30 – 7:15 pm – Live Video Info Session

Stay tuned for an October Onsite Info Session Date

Learning Objectives


Participants in Evolution’s Yoga Teacher training will:

  • Gain an understanding of ancient and modern yoga philosophy and styles of practice
  • Develop strong knowledge in Functional and Experiential anatomy & physiology
  • Hone effective communication skills applicable to teaching private, small group and community yoga classes
  • Teach asana, pranayama, and meditation safely
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt and modify yoga practices for diverse populations
  • Explore evidence-based research of therapeutic benefits of yoga
  • Develop and deepen a personal yoga practice that supports teaching

Modules

Evolution School of Yoga’s 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is divided into five modules. The modules run Thursday through Sunday on the first weekend of each month, January through May. Each module is built on a theme in an effort to support trainees’ practice, teaching, development and integration.

 

Module Themes

Module 1: Living Yoga: Deepen your understanding of and commitment to your personal practice and explore how yoga affects your relationship to self, others, and the world.

 

Module 2: Building connections: Explore and construct connections inside and out through community building, creating and holding space, exploring physical anatomy, and discovering yourself as a teacher and practitioner.

 

Module 3: Deepen the Practice: Hone your skills and discover your voice as you delve deeper into consistent practice, practice teaching, and yoga philosophy & ethics.

 

Module 4: In the seat of the teacher: Step fully into the role of a teacher as you learn to customize and adapt yoga practices to meet the needs of diverse populations, problem solve, and fine tune your new skills.

 

Module 5: Integrating into your world: Weave your knowledge, experience, and practice into your work in the world and daily living through learning about the business of yoga and the concept of taking your yoga practice off the mat and into the world.

Program Specialty Topics

Evolution School of Yoga’s Teacher Training is unique in that we offer specialty topics reflective of client populations served by healthcare providers.   Each section is led by faculty members who are experienced yoga instructors and healthcare providers.

Program Specialty Topics

  • Restorative Yoga
  • Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga
  • Yoga for Trauma
  • Yoga Nidra & Systematic Relaxation
  • Yoga for Depression & Anxiety
  • Yoga for Healthy Body & Self-Image
  • Feet First – Yoga for Your Feet
  • Yoga for Your Core & Pelvic Floor
  • Yoga Wall 
  • Adaptive Chair Yoga

Program Dates 2018

Evolution School of Yoga’s 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training for Healthcare Providers is divided into five week-end modules that run Thursday through Sunday.

Module 1 – January 4-7 2018

Module 2 – February 1-4 2018

Module 3 – March 1-4 2018

Module 4 – April 5-8 2018

Module 5 – May 3-6 2018

Sample Daily Schedule

Sample Daily Schedule

Thursday 9:00 am – 8:30 pm

Friday/Saturday 6:30 am – 8.30 pm

Sunday 6.30 am – 4:00 pm

 

6:30 am – 8:00 am Practice
8:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am – 12:00 pm Session/Lecture
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Session/Lecture
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Mentoring
4.30 pm – 6:00 pm Practice
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm  Dinner
7.30 pm – 8:30 pm Session/Evening Activity

Prerequisites

  • Currently practicing in or studying for a healthcare profession
  • Minimum 1 year consistent yoga practice
  • Complete the online Anatomy for 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings course with Yoganatomy.com (cost is $55 plus the text)
  • Commitment to the training in its entirety

Tuition

Tuition

Tuition for Evolution School of Yoga 200 Hour Yoga Teacher training is $3500. There is a $100 non-refundable application fee that will be applied to your tuition if you are accepted into the program. Half of tuition minus the application fee  ($1650.00) is due at time of program acceptance, and the remaining tuition balance ($1750.00) is due two weeks prior to the start date of Module 1.  Tuition may be paid online, in person at the studio, by mail or over the phone via check, cash or credit card. Please click here to pay your application fee.

We accept VSAC non-degree grants! Details can be found on VSAC’s website. Create an account and apply here. Registration and deposit are required to hold your space in the program even if a grant is awarded.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

A full refund, minus the application fee, can be granted up to one month prior to the program start date.  A 50% refund of the tuition can be granted prior to the program start date.  No refunds will be granted on or after the program start date.