Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2020
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Taproot Yoga’s 200-Hour Teacher Training will give students a clear understanding of the practice and teaching of Hatha Yoga, the physical practices of Yoga. Students will graduate fully prepared mentally and emotionally to share the teaching of yoga at a beginner’s level. The focus of the program is to build a strong foundation in the physical practice so that graduates can teach safely and competently, practicing the yogic concept of Ahimsa, doing no harm.
The training will be an intensive immersion into the physical practice of Hatha Yoga from a Therapeutic perspective based on the teaching of Krishnamacharya and later his son, Desikachar, founder of the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, a yoga center in Madras, India. The approach to Hatha yoga from this lineage has been called ViniYoga and is a highly individualized approach that tailors the practice to each student’s specific physical condition, emotional state, age, personality, and constitution. In this way, the yoga practice is designed to fit the person as opposed to making the student fit into a pre-determined practice, thus giving the student the tools to make progress on their chosen path.
This training will include Anatomy & Physiology as it applies to the practice with a strong emphasis on creating functional movement patterns, releasing chronic tension and stress in the body and the nervous system, strengthening and stretching with safety and longevity in mind as opposed to trying to achieve an idealized version of a pose.
Students will learn how to take care of their body/mind through breath, movement, meditation, diet, and lifestyle choices.
We will explore the Cosmology of Yoga and how this applies to our daily lives on a tangible level, including the study of Ayurveda (The Science of Life, Sister Science of Yoga) and the Energetics of Life and the human mind/body.
I believe that this will be a transformational process that will engage all aspects from intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual. It is far more than a chance to be able to teach a yoga class, it is really about the journey inward, of self-study and self-actualization.
I am so very grateful to be able to pass on the knowledge that has been shared with me by my teachers. This knowledge and these practices have transformed my life. They have empowered me to be an active participant in creating the life I choose and accept the life that is right in front of me. Yoga has given me so many gifts over the years; relief from anxiety, a strong and healthy body, the resiliency to recover that good health when it has faltered, perspective, peace, self-love and greater compassion for myself and others.
It would truly be an honor to have you join us.
Course Details and Schedule
The course is 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program that meets and exceeds Yoga Alliance Standards. The course runs from Sept 2020 through May 2021.
Class hours are:
Friday 5:30 – 8:30 pm,
Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Class dates are:
Sept. 11, 12, 13
Oct. 9, 10, 11
Nov. 6, 7, 8
Dec. 11, 12, 13
Jan. 8, 9, 10
Feb. 12, 13, 14
March 12, 13, 14
April 9, 10, 11
May 7, 8, 9
Tuition and payment schedule
Standard Tuition: $3,400.00
Deposit of $1,000 due at time of registration (non-refundable)
Subsequent payments due:
Sept 1 $800
Dec. 1 $800
April 1 $800
Early Bird Discount on Registration Fee
Save $200 on your deposit by registering by July 1, 2020.
Early-bird Discount on Full Payment
Save $401 on the course. Register and pay in full by July 1, 2020.
Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques, Mark Stephens
Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practices, Deborah Adele
The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice, T.K.V Desikachar
The Key Muscles of Yoga, Ray Long, MD
Functional Anatomy of Yoga, A Guide for Practitioners and Teachers, David Keil
Books are available through Taproot Yoga upon registration.