200 Hour RYS Yoga Teacher Training
Two Feathers Yoga Teacher Training is intended for spirited individuals with a passion for yoga and a thirst for living a balanced life.
This yoga teacher training is designed to launch you onto the path of teaching yoga through mindful living and sense of gratitude towards life and those you live with. Our innovative and inspiring process will prepare you for a full or part time career the within the yoga community.
This approach to training gives adults and youth the opportunity to attain Yoga Alliance certification with a Registered Yoga School. It gives graduates a healthy way to earn extra money while nurturing the wise teacher within, at a pace that fits with the demands of home or student life.
- Get paid to do what you love.
- Deepen your practice and understanding of yoga.
- Become involved in the yoga teaching community.
The Two Feathers Yoga Teacher Training is a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance registered program.
The training hours have been divided into four modules, each of which contain all the fundamental elements required for your certification and registration with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher 200 (RYT 200).
Our Yoga Alliance 5 star Yoga Teacher Training is a 200 hour program is intended for spirited individuals with a passion for yoga and a desire for living a balanced life. You'll travel the path of teaching yoga with experienced trainers to guide you and inspire you.
Training hours are offered in four modules, each one contains fundamental elements required for your certification and registration with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher 200.
Professional and comprehensive downloadable manuals including lesson plans, templates and detailed techniques training pages for the traditional Hatha yoga postures and meditations. Techniques training videos for poses, meditations and breathing techniques, as well as live training with your experienced lead trainer.
Concepts and Curriculum:
- Yoga as a movement practice
- Yoga ethics and lifestyle guidelines
- Sanskrit vocabulary
- Structural alignment for optimal physical health
- Establishing a home practice
- Effective lesson planning
- Focus, concentration and meditation
- The timeline of yoga – a comprehensive overview
- The Chakras and energetic anatomy systems
- Breathing techniques for stress reduction and balanced emotions
- Yoga philosophy – including tools applicable to leading a modern balanced life
- Relaxation sequences and practices for overall well being
- Teach Restorative Yoga, Gentle Yoga, and Hatha Yoga
- Yoga for specialties – Children, Seniors, Expecting Mothers
- Teach Meditation and Chanting
- Yoga postures (Asana) health benefits and techniques training for each category of yoga poses
- Anatomy concepts: The Cells, The Joints, The Muscles, The Skeletal System, The Respiratory System
- Teaching methodology for confidence teaching lesson plans provided and creating your own lesson plans
- Business of yoga
The Enlightened Life
Explore the wisdom of a Yogic lifestyle through the Yamas and Niyamas, commonly called the do’s and don'ts of yoga. These insights form the foundation of the Eight Limb Path, a series of yoga philosophies that provide useful guidelines to ground, inspire and enlighten you. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali will also serve as a reference to assist you in threading the truths of these ancient teachings into your modern life. (50 Hours)
Required Reading: The Sutras of Patanjali
The Anatomy of a Healthy Life
Learn the technical aspects of the classical yoga postures and the human anatomy and physiology required to teach them. Advance your physical practice and become confident instructing powerful breathing techniques. Deepen your understanding of the ways yoga creates strength and balance with a complete examination of the bandhas and how modern science is used to support and demystify yogic traditions. (50 Hours)
Required Reading: The Science of Yoga by William J. Broad (NOTE - this is optional and can be replaced with a text of your choice)
Finding Calm in an Age of Speed
Deepen your understanding of the mind-body,connection through a comprehensive study of the chakra system. Awareness of the interplay between energetic and physical anatomy, will help you recognize unbalanced emotional and physical energies within and how to restore the balance. Explore the classical postures in gentle, restorative and accessible ways and learn to teach others how to find calm though chanting and meditation. (50 Hours)
Required Reading: Living Your Yoga by Judith Hanson Lasater (NOTE - this is optional and can be replaced with a text of your choice)
The Past, Present and Future of Yoga
Journey into the lessons and teachings of the spiritual roots of yoga philosophy through ancient texts and engage in practical conversations so you can apply these teachings to modern life. Learn specific techniques to help remove obstacles on your path and remain present and grounded while building your yoga business. Keep your standards high as you embrace your new endeavors with integrity and a very open heart! (50 Hours)
Required Reading: The Bhagavad Gita
Common Questions about Yoga Teacher Training
Please review the standard answers to these commonly asked questions, consider your answer to these questions and post on your website:
What style of yoga will I be certified to teach?
This is a Hatha teacher training course, which includes vinyasa and gentle yoga + includes tips to teaching Restorative, Prenatal, Children, Teen and Seniors Yoga.
How many hours is this course?
200 Hours - 160 Live Training Hours + 40 Online Learning Hours
How do I make up missed time?
We strongly recommend that all live and online training hours are attended. If you need to miss any time, contact your lead trainer to discuss your options.
Will I make money as a yoga teacher?
We will thoroughly discuss the business of yoga in this training and opportunities for yoga teachers. Some teachers are inspired to share their knowledge through volunteering and community organizations, others create very successful businesses and teach full time.
Will I be ready to teach?
Yes! Our graduates are confident, prepared and excited to teach.
Do I have to join Yoga Alliance?
Registration with Yoga Alliance is optional. You will graduate as a Certified Yoga Teacher from a Yoga Alliance Accredited School so you can register if you choose to. We will discuss the details (pros and cons) in the training.
Are there additional books and materials?
Yes, in addition to your included manuals, each module has a required reading. These books do not have to be read prior to training. We reference the texts throughout the training and highly recommend you have them.
How much homework is there?
This is a compete and comprehensive 200 hour teacher training program. Your total required time commitment to this training is 200 hours. You will graduate upon completion of all 200 hours.
What if I don’t want to teach?
Many people attend this training for self-discovery and to deepen their understanding of yoga. This program is a very rewarding journey and experience even if you don't teach. However, most people are inspired to share what they have learned in some capacity.
Will I get a certificate?
Yes, upon completion of the program, you will receive a certificate that you can save, and use to register with Yoga Alliance if you choose to, and frame.
How much experience do I need to participate?
We welcome everybody. If you are ready to learn, we are happy to teach you.
- Required Reading: The Bhagavad Gita