Our Yoga Alliance registered program will teach you how to craft thoughtful and intelligent classes that emphasize correct alignment, transformative hands-on assists and intuitive sequencing. Upon completion, all students will have the opportunity to lead a series of community classes at Lucent.
The topics of the course include daily asana practice, pranayama and meditation, anatomy of the physical body, anatomy of the subtle body and energy lines, energetic touch, variations and modifications of poses, creative use of the props, hands on adjustments, intelligent sequencing, intuitive movement, adjusting the class without your hands/good cueing, philosophy and ancient texts, Ayurveda, Restorative practice, prenatal yoga, working with injuries, the business of yoga and how to start a successful career teaching yoga, how to communicate clearly, keeping a steady rhythm in your teaching, mantra, basic Sanskrit and practice teaching (lots!). You can expect about 2 hours of homework after each training weekend, or around 4 hours per month plus time spent practicing your teaching skills.
Modules taught by Lauren Fecarotta, Gabrielle Epstein-Casper, Mika Oakes, Jes Allen, Zoe Rabinowitz, Tiffany Chandler, Nami Soga and many super special guests including Jason Ray Brown and Raghunath.
Teacher Training Weekends in Greenpoint:
Jan 10 - 12 (Catskills Retreat)
Jan 24 - 26
Feb 7 - 9
Feb 21 - 23 (Graduation)
Classes in Greenpoint meet Friday nights from 6:30 - 9:00 PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 - 6 PM
Required Reading Materials:
The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Dr. Vasant Lad
Light on Yoga by Iyengar
Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith
Bhagavad Gita by Ranchor Prime
When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
There are 3 additional books that might be helpful to supplement your other studies, but we won't be assigning anything from these:
1. Yoga Anatomy by Lesley Kaminoff
2. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Edwin Bryant
3. The Anatomy Coloring Book by Elson and Kapit
Deposit to hold your spot: $300
Includes all course modules, a 2 night Catskills retreat, an unlimited membership to Lucent for the duration of the training and mentor sessions
Flexible payment plans available.