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Yoga Pointe 200 & 300 hour Teacher Training Programs

Accepting Applications for the 2019, 200 hour and 300 hour Yoga Alliance Approved Yoga Teacher Training Programs.
 

 Teaching Philosophy
Our philosophy of teaching is inherent in our yoga classes and teacher training program.  We emphasize individualized learning, experiential methods, and student centered approaches all cultivated within an atmosphere of creativity, flexibility, and compassion.  Our teaching philosophy also embodies our vision and mission.

 

Overall Program Descriptions

Yoga Pointe’s 200 and 300 hour programs are approved by the Yoga Alliance, meeting their rigorous standards for yoga teacher training programs.  Both programs are intensive courses for those wanting to deepen their understanding of yoga tradition.  They are also geared to prepare students to teach yoga and practice safely, successfully, and compassionately.  The 200 hour program provides a solid foundation of the fundamentals while the 300 hour, taken after completion of a 200 hour program, advances knowledge, skills, and practice well beyond the fundamentals. Yoga Pointe offers a multi-style approach which includes, but not limited to, Integrative Yoga, Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa/Flow, Hot, Restorative, Yin, Prenatal, Senior and Children’s yoga. With this foundation, you are given a range of possibilities for the creative teaching of Yoga from which you can develop your own vision of teaching and elevate your personal practice.You do not have to be a teacher, nor even desire to become a teacher to complete this program.  You only need a desire to 'root deep and grow.' With this training and experience your yoga practice will reach new heights as you become more grounded and peaceful through this ancient practice. 

 

Teacher Training Faculty Expertise
The director and primary faculty of the teacher training programs is the owner of Yoga Pointe, You can see more on Jana’s training and experiences on Yoga Pointe’s home page and teacher bio page.  Jana began teaching yoga in 2002 as a therapeutic intervention for individuals experiencing symptoms of depression.  From there, she has taught a wide range of students, styles, and locations.  Her training is as vast as her experiences ranging from Ashtanga and Hot yoga to Integrative Yoga Therapy.  Outside of yoga, Jana is a licensed mental health counselor and Core Faculty in the Counseling Education & Supervision program at Capella University.  Beth Moran, 500RYT and Marni Tamayo 500RYT are also on the faculty of the teacher training programs and have a combined 10 years teaching experience and expertise in foundational and advanced yogic traditions and practices.  Other faculty include yoga teachers with 500RYT designation, proficiency in professional areas complimentary to yoga, and expertise in yoga subjects that provide a well-rounded training experience.        

 

200 hour Curriculum, Schedule & Cost
The 200 hour teacher training provides a solid foundation from which you can expand your personal practice and develop the skills, insight, knowledge, and compassion necessary to begin teaching. The 200 hour program will build the foundation for a strong yoga teacher identity and skill set and will elevate and expand your personal practice. 
We will cover the foundations of each of the topics below:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Asana analysis
  • Chakra system
  • Communication Skills
  • Eight Limbs of yoga
  • Mindful assists
  • Home Practice & Personal Practice
  • Koshas
  • Class sequencing
  • Philosophy & History
  • Pranayama
  • Sanskrit
  • Sutras of Patanjali
  • Understand role of stress in health & illness

200 hour Program Cost
The total tuition for the 2019 cycle of the 200 hour program is $2550.00.  A $200 deposit will hold your space in the program.  Application deadline is April 19th, 2019.

  • Save $150 (making tuition $2400) with an Early Registration discount if paid in full by April 19th.  
  • Half of the balance ($1275) will be due by April 19th, four weeks prior to the start of the program.  
  • The remaining half ($1275) will be due on May 3rd, two weeks prior to the start of the program.  
  • You may inquire about other payment plan options.  The only additional required expense is the cost for the texts for the program, about $100. 
  • You will receive complimentary and unlimited weekly classes at Yoga Pointe for the duration of the teacher training.

200 hour required texts
The costs are approximate and all books can be purchased on Amazon.com

1.  The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda, ISBN: 0-932040-38-1, $10

2. The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I, by Ray Long, 2009, ISBN-13: 978-1607432388, $23

3. Yamas & Niyamas, by Deborah Adele, 2009, ISBN: 978-097447064-1, $11

4. The Yoga Teacher's Toolbox, by LaPage's, ISBN-13: 978-0974430331, (purchase from Jana at start of YTT) $45

5.  The Complete Yoga Tutor, by Mark Kan, 2018, ISBN: 9781856753791, $25

 

200 hour Weekend Program Schedule/Dates: 
Yoga Pointe’s 200 hour yoga teacher training program will follow a weekend format.
We will meet for 7 weekends over five months (May 2019 - September 2019).         

Kick-off weekend hours May 2019
Friday, 12pm - 5pm, 6pm - 9pm
Saturday, 8am - 12:30 pm &  1:30pm - 6pm
Sunday, 8am -12:30 pm & 1:30pm – 6pm

June 2019 - August 2019
Fridays, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Saturdays, 8am - 12:30 pm & 1:30pm - 6pm
Sundays, 8am -12:30 pm & 1:30pm – 6pm

Graduation weekend hours September 2019
Friday, 12pm—5pm, 6pm - 9pm
Saturday, 8am - 12:30 pm & 1:30pm - 6pm
Sunday, 8am -12:30 pm & 1:30pm – 6pm

 *There will be 20 additional contact hours that you will complete over the 5 months by attending
classes at Yoga Pointe at no additional cost.

2019 Weekend Training dates
May 17, 18, 19

June 7, 8, 9
June 28, 29, 30
July 19, 20, 21
August 2, 3, 4
August 23, 24, 25
September 6, 7, 8

*Dates and Times subject to change with advanced notice.

200 hour application process
The only prerequisites for the program are:

Time commitment to weekend trainings and homework
A desire to enhance your own Yoga practice and your knowledge of the ancient tradition

 

300 hour Advanced Training Curriculum, Schedule & Cost
Enrolling in a 300 hour advanced teacher training program comes after successful completion of a 200 hour Yoga Alliance approved program.  At the 300 hour level, the curriculum is focused on elevating and refining knowledge and skills of various yoga topic areas.  Application of this knowledge is more comprehensive and in-depth.    Each one of the topic areas below require dedication and discipline to gain proficiency and are carefully planned over the course of the 300 hour training schedule.  The program is developmental, building on concepts, knowledge, and skills over time with final proficiency of a focused class series and workshop. 

The program will focus on the following curriculum topics:

  • Advanced asana analysis
     
  • Advanced study of pranayama
     
  • Application of yoga tools for medical ailments
     
  • Assessment and intervention of individual yoga students
     
  • Community service Yoga Project
     
  • Comprehensive study of yoga sutras and philosophy
     
  • Developing focused class series and workshops
     
  • Functional anatomy
     
  • Increasing community involvement and support through yoga
     
  • In depth chakra analysis, assessment, and application
     
  • Peer evaluation of teaching
  • Refinement of verbal and hands on assists

300 hour Program Cost
The total tuition for the 2019-2020 cycle of the 300 hour program is $4000.00.  A $500 deposit will hold your space in the program.  Application deadline is August 9th, 2019.

-Save $200 (making tuition $3800) with an Early Registration discount if paid in full by August 9th.  

-50% of the balance after the deposit ($1750) will be due by August 9th, six weeks prior to the start of the program.  

-The remaining 50%  ($1750) will be due on August 30th, three weeks prior to the start of the program.  

-You may inquire about other payment plan options.  The only additional required expense is the cost for the texts for the program. 

-You will receive complimentary and unlimited weekly classes at Yoga Pointe for the duration of the teacher training.
 

300 hour required texts
Required text list is under revision.  Please check back at a later date.

300 hour Weekend Program Schedule/Dates: 
Yoga Pointe’s 300 hour advanced yoga teacher training program will follow a weekend format.
We will meet for 10 weekends over eight months (September 2019 – April 2020).

Kick-off weekend hours September 2019
Friday, 12pm - 5pm, 6pm – 8:30pm
Saturday, 8am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Sunday, 8am -12:30 pm & 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Middle weekends October 2019- April 2020
Friday, 12pm - 5pm, 6pm – 8:30pm
Saturday, 8am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Sunday, 8am -12:30 pm & 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Graduation weekend hours April 24, 25, 26, 2020
Friday, 12pm - 5pm, 6pm – 8:30pm
Saturday, 8am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Sunday, 8am -12:30 pm & 1:30pm – 5:30pm

*There will be 30 additional contact hours that you will complete over the 5 months by attending classes at Yoga Pointe at no additional cost.
*You will also complete 10 hours of apprenticeship and class assists under the supervision of a 500 hour Yoga Pointe teacher.

300 hour program training dates

2019

September 20, 21, 22 – 24.5
October 18, 19, 20 - 20
Nov 15, 16, 17 – 20
Dec 13, 14, 15 - 20

2020

January #1 10, 11, 12 – 20
January #2 31, 1, 2 - 20
February 21, 22, 23 - 20
March 13, 14, 15 - 20
April 3, 4, 5 – 20
April 24, 25, 26 – 24.5

300 hour program application process

The prerequisites for the program are:

  • Completion of a Yoga Alliance approved 200 hour yoga teacher training program
  • Time commitment to weekend trainings and homework
  • You will complete the application packet for consideration in Yoga Pointe’s 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program and submit it with your deposit, full or partial  payment
  • Download and complete the application.  

 

Yoga Teacher Training Programs Policies

 Cancellation Policy
Because of application process and preparation required for each student in teacher training programs, cancellations earlier than one month prior to the program start date will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. If you cancel later than one month before the program start date, you will forfeit your deposit.  If you drop out of the program after the start date, there will be no refund. You may, however, apply your tuition balance to a future program, workshops, or classes.  Unused teacher training tuition is non-transferrable and expires at the conclusion of the teacher training program for which you were originally enrolled.

 

Attendance Policy

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE ATTENDANCE POLICY.

Full attendance in the program is required for Yoga Alliance certification. Missing any weekend will significantly impact the training and learning process.  If an emergency occurs and there is missed time, hours can be made up, however a discounted private rate of $40 per hour will apply.  You will be required to pay the private hourly rate to make up the content and contact hours. If you miss a weekend due to a non-emergency, we will encourage you to drop out of the program and re-enroll in another future program or you will graduate with a certificate reflecting the number of hours you completed.  We cannot offer make up sessions for ‘non-emergency’ absences. Remember that Yoga Alliance will not certify you until you have completed the full requirements of each program.
 

Contact us at 863-937-8069 or e-mail Jana at jwhi99@aol.com for questions about the 200 hour or 300 hour programs.

Namaste`

 

  

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