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200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Evolution’s Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training is rooted in functional anatomy, physiology and the science of yoga. This therapeutically oriented training stands apart from standard yoga teacher trainings with specialty topics geared towards working in health and wellness careers. We limit our class size to 22 participants in order for our faculty to spend more time with our students. We offer a strong mentorship program with time for students to meet individually with their mentors, attend monthly group mentorship video sessions from the comfort of your home with our faculty, and utilize small group peer mentorship. You do not need to be a healthcare provider to attend our program, but you should have a strong interest in deepening your understanding of anatomy and physiology as it relates to yoga.  Our training is led by a faculty of experienced healthcare providers integrating yoga into their practices. Learn how to adapt yoga to the needs of your students, and develop custom yoga programs for your clients. Whether you are working in a yoga studio, private practice, a wellness facility, clinic, hospital, workplace, home health or skilled nursing facility, this training will allow you to integrate yoga into your setting. Evolution’s Yoga Teacher Training is rooted in ancient and modern practices of yoga that incorporates the mind, body, and spirit. 

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Train with one of the Most Experienced Faculties in New England
Evolution’s Yoga Teacher Training Faculty combines their professional training as healthcare providers with a depth of experience as yoga practitioners. Many of our faculty have been practicing yoga and teaching for 15-25 years. Our instructors draw from a broad range 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 health and wellness settings. Our adjunct faculty are involved in large portions of our training, providing a unique opportunity for students to work with, and be mentored by, a variety of practitioners over this eight-month training.

Here’s what our current students are saying about our program:

The Yoga TeacherTraining course at Evolution PT and Yoga was an excellent learning experience both professionally and emotionally. It was a very in depth course well balanced with anatomy and physiology, evidence based research, yoga philosophy and physical practice as well as the business aspect of teaching yoga in your community. There was a strong emphasis on how to build a safe and effective sequence/class for many different populations utilizing props, clear verbal assists and hands on assists.  As a Physical Therapist I have been able to apply this training with great effect and benefits for my patients. I cannot recommend this course enough on so many levels. -PT

This was another awesome weekend. Every single class and presentation was excellent. Each teacher had such great quality information to share and presented it beautifully. Thanks so much for providing such an excellent Yoga TT. – SM

This program was life changing. I’m so grateful for everything I learned and the connections I made with others and myself. – KD

This training has changed my path in a beautiful way. Thank-you for the fullness of this experience and so much attention to detail. I am so grateful. – JO

2019-2020 Guest Faculty


Emma Landau AP, RYT – Yoga and Ayurveda

We are now accepting applications for our next training starting in October 2019!
Please click here to submit your application.  Once your application is complete to follow this link to pay your $100 application fee. The application fee will be applied toward your tuition if you are accepted into the program. See below for tuition costs and details on how to register once accepted into the program.

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 educate health and wellness professionals, or those studying, or interested in working in a health and wellness field.  Through this program, students will learn 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 students and professionals in the physical and mental health and wellness fields or anyone interested in a therapeutically oriented program to dive into this unique 200-hour Teacher Training. Learn from experienced yoga instructors, who are also Physical Therapists, Mental Healthcare Providers, Massage Therapists, Registered Nurses, and Doulas. Trainees will study yoga philosophy and ethics, anatomy and physiology, yoga techniques, and teaching methodology through experiential and classroom-based learning. Small group and individual mentorship is a key component of the program design to help students deepen their personal practice and develop their own teaching style. Participants will complete this training with the competence to integrate yoga practices into a diverse range of settings.

The program tuition includes:

  • All instruction over the eight-weekend modules (Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon)
  • Evolution Yoga Teacher Training Course Manual
  • Individual and group monthly mentorship with teaching faculty 
  • Two 10-class passes to access 20 drop-in classes with the instructors of your choice during the 8-month program dates
  • A 20% discount on Evolution Yoga Workshops and Series
  • Mat storage at our facility 

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We have completed all of our info sessions. Please email yttinfo@evolutionvt.com if you wish to set up a time to speak with one of our lead trainers.

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

Program Specialty Topics

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

Program Specialty Topics

    • The Science of Yoga
    • Adaptive Chair Yoga
    • Trauma-informed Yoga
    • Teaching Yoga in the Prison System
    • Diversity and Inclusivity in Yoga Teaching
    • Yoga Nidra & Systematic Relaxation
    • Yoga for Depression & Anxiety
    • Yoga Wall
    • Restorative Yoga
    • Yin Yoga
    • Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga
    • Bhakti Yoga – The Neuroscience of Chanting
    • Yoga and Ayurveda

Program Dates 2019 - 2020

Evolution School of Yoga’s 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is divided into eight-weekend modules that run Friday afternoon through Sunday the first weekend of the month.

Module 1: October 4-6 2019 (Begins at 2:00 pm)

Module 2: November 2-4 2019

Module 3: December 6-8 2019

Module 4: January 3-5 2020

Module 5: February 7-9 2020

Module 6: March 6-8 2020

Module 7: April 3-5 2020

Module 8: May 1-3  2020 (Begins at 2:00 pm)

Module Themes

Module Themes

Module 1 – Foundations I – Welcome the Beginner Mind

Module 2 – Foundations II – Build Stability and Consistency

Module 3 – Foundations II – Discover Your Voice

Module 4 – Energetics & The Subtle Body

Module 5 – Adapting Yoga to Your Students I: Serve with Love

Module 6 – Living Yoga

Module 7 – Adapting Yoga to Your Students II: Presence and Possibility

Module 8 – Weaving it Together

Sample Daily Schedule

Sample Daily Schedule

Program Dates:

October 2019-May 2020 First weekend of each month

Friday

4:00 – 6:00 pm Practice

6:00 – 6:30 pm Break

6:30 – 9:00 pm Community Activity or Satsang

Saturday

7:45 -8:45 am or 9:00 – 10:15 am Practice

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Lecture, Techniques, Practice

12:00 – 1:00 pm Break

1:00 – 6:00 pm Lecture, Techniques, Practice (finish early 4 weekends)

6:00 – 7:00 pm Break

7:00 – 8:30 pm DeStress Practice Alternate Weekends

Sunday

8:30 – 10:00 am Practice

10:30 am – 1:00 pm Lecture, Techniques, Training, Practice

1:00 – 2:00 pm Break

2:00 – 4:15 pm Lecture, Techniques, Practice

4:30 – 5:30 pm DeStress Practice

5:30-6 pm  Karma Yoga Practice

(First & last modules start Friday at 2:00 pm)

Please note: 10-15 minute breaks will be integrated into any session over 90 minutes. Hour long lunch and dinner breaks are scheduled into the program. An effort is made to schedule yoga nidra, restorative, or kirtan into Saturday evening activities. Each module finishes with a 60-minute De-Stress Yoga Class.

Prerequisites & Required Texts

Required Texts:

  • Functional Anatomy of Yoga by David Keil
  • Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita by Eknath Easwaran

Registration and Tuition

Registration To register for the program, you must first complete an application and pay a non-refundable $100 application fee.

Upon notification of acceptance into the program, payment of a non-refundable $400 registration deposit is required to secure your spot in the course. Registration is complete once you have paid the deposit, and this amount (as well as the $100 application fee) will be applied toward your tuition costs. Click here to pay your $400 registration deposit (once accepted into the program).

Tuition

Early Bird Rate $2900 – pay your application fee and deposit by July 15th, 2019, and save!

Student Rate – $2,600 for students currently enrolled in an academic institution. This rate does not qualify for the early bird discount. Please note that many students may qualify for VSAC non-degree grants that will cover up to $2500 of the program costs. Grant applications open June 1st. Apply now to see if you qualify for a full or partial grant to pay for the program.

Full Tuition Rate – $3,200 * Save $300 with Early Bird Registration 

Scholarship – Scholarships are available for this training. Please email yttinfo@evolutionvt.com if you would like information on our scholarship program.

All tuition rates include the $100 application fee and $400 registration deposit. Tuition balances may be paid in full upfront or divided into four to ten monthly EFT payments via a debit or credit card.  See below for payment options.

In addition to the eight weekends of instruction and Evolution’s Yoga Teacher Training Course Manual, program tuition additionally covers:
  • Individual and group monthly mentorship with teaching faculty
  • 20-class pass for use during the program
  • 20% discount on Evolution Yoga workshops and series
  • Yoga mat storage
Please note that tuition does not include the Yoganatomy.com prerequisite course, or recommended books for the program.
Payment
Once registration is complete (following notification of acceptance into the program, and payment of both application fee and registration deposit), tuition payments can be made in full, or through a 4-10 month payment plan.
Full Paymentfollow this link to pay your full tuition balance (students and early bird registrants will receive details on how to access discounts).

Payment Plan – Your tuition may be divided into four to ten payments charged to your debit or credit card each month. Please indicate on your application if you wish to set up a payment plan.

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 and registration deposit, can be granted up to two months prior to the program start date.  A 50% refund of the tuition can be granted up to one month prior to the program start date.  No refunds will be granted after one month prior to the program start date.