Teacher Training

 

Yoga Loft 200 Hour Teacher Training

“I am so happy that I went through this training at the Yoga Loft in Sonora. It was awesome to have a local and affordable program! I came out of the training feeling confident in my understanding of yoga and how to teach safely. It also has affected how I view myself and and my capabilities. This program helped me realize what was within me all along! The teacher and my fellow students were amazing and I’m so grateful to have landed in Yoga Loft-Sonora teacher training!!”-Jennifer, 2017 Graduate

“I am so grateful for this experience! The content, the practical application of skills learned, and the thoughtfulness put into this course was phenomenal. It was a very special experience. I found the pacing of the course to be just right-and always interesting and engaging. Even working full time and having other family and personal commitments, the course was very do-able for me.  I recommend it highly to anyone!”- Megan, 2017 Graduate

New Teacher Training: May 4th-November 16th 2019

The Yoga Loft’s 200 hr teacher training program is designed for those who would like to become teachers, as well as for those who would like to broaden their yoga knowledge and ability. This program offers a comprehensive training of Hatha yoga that includes teaching techniques, training and practice, meditation, breathing practices, western anatomy and physiology, energetic anatomy (chakras, nadis, bandhas, etc.), yoga philosophy and history, lifestyle and ethics,  Ayurveda, as well a great deal of teaching practice. Rather than focusing on one specific style, we offer a variety, allowing you to have a range of teaching ability and experience. While we center on alignment-based yoga and vinyasa flow yoga, we introduce a variation of  yoga styles including: Restorative, Yin, Kundalini, yoga with hand weights and more. There will be ample focus throughout the practice on creating a safe, thoughtful and inclusive yoga practice for bodies of all shapes and abilities.

Our experiential learning process gives you plenty of room to explore and develop a style of teaching that resonates with you. This is an active learning process for students involved, offering the experience of teaching from the very first day. By the end of the training you will have fully sequenced and taught a 60 minute class, in addition to the many hours of teaching practice you will do throughout the training. It is our goal to help you feel knowledgeable, secure and confident in your ability to practice and teach yoga.

You will have the opportunity to study with your favorite Yoga Loft teachers that you have known and trusted throughout the years. We recognize that every body is different and respect each person’s level and ability. You do not have to be an advanced yogi to take this program! This program is for those with a desire to learn and grow in their own practice, as well as a love for yoga that they would like to share with others!

Schedule: May-November
Training will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, every other weekend, and will amount to 12 hours per weekend. There are two weekends in the training where we only meet on a Saturday. We understand that there may be some days missed throughout the training. Please discuss with me any dates you know you will not be able to attend so we can plan accordingly for make-up hours. You will need 200 hours completed before you are able receive a certificate.

Saturdays- 11:30am-5:00pm

Sundays- 9:30am-4:00pm

May

4,5 & 18,19

June

1,2

15, Sunday off for Father’s Day

29,30

July

13,14 & 27,28

August

10,11 & 24,25

September

7,8 & 21,22

October

5,6 & 19,20

November

2,3 & 16 (final day)

Additional Hours

You will need to attend 12 additional yoga classes throughout the training with an approved Yoga Loft trainer. Approved trainers are Jessica Katz, Cherie Newman, Hoyt Cory and Christian Damek.

All classes taken with lead instructor, Jessica Katz are free during the training and count towards your 12 hours. These classes include Tuesday evenings, Friday evenings and Sunday mornings (Note: Sunday morning classes scheduled already in the training weekends do not count towards the additional hours needed.)

All other classes offered at the Yoga Loft will be $5 during the length of your training.

You will also have 20 hours of of homework, study and projects that you will work on outside of training weekends.

Register

To officially register for the training-

  1.  Fill out and submit an application form below.
  2. If you get an acceptance letter then you will need to set up a time to either have a short phone interview or in person interview with the lead trainer, Jessica. If we do not hear from you within 2 weeks after the acceptance letter we will assume you are no longer interested and remove you from our list.
  3. After the interview, you will need to put down a $100 deposit to officially hold your spot. We cannot guarantee you a spot if the training fills up and you did not put down a deposit. You will be able to make this deposit online through our store page, in person, or by mail depending on which you prefer. You will also need to let us know which payment option you are making. * Please note that the deposit is non-refundable.
  4. Once you have put down a deposit you are officially enrolled and will receive our reading list and other important information leading up to the training.

Requirements

We do require that to join the training you have had some previous yoga experience. If you have only had limited yoga experience then you may be required to take yoga classes with the lead trainer before the start of the training. This will be discussed during your interview.

Pricing

A $100 deposit is required to reserve your space in the training. This $100 goes towards the total cost of the training and is non-refundable. Please be confident that you are committed to completing this training before putting down a deposit, as we only allow 12 students into a training.

$1200 if paid in full by March 1st

$1300 if paid in full by April 1st

$1400 if paid by May 1st

$1500 if doing the payment plan- $250 due the first meeting of every month (May-October). First payment is due on May 4th. The $100 deposit goes towards your last month of payment (October) and will be subtracted from it.

*These prices do not include the books needed for this training. The books used for this program are reasonably priced and are usually available new and used on Amazon.com.

Refund Policy

We do not offer refunds for the monthly payment plan.

For those who paid in full:

Before training starts- Full refund except $100 deposit

May 4th – June 15th-70% refund

June 16th – July 28th-50% refund

July 29th – September 22nd- 25% refund

After September 22nd  no refunds will be given.

Apply Here:

Teacher Training Application

 

(In Progress) Current Teacher Training Schedule- Sept. 2018- March 2019

*Friday Evenings- 5:45 pm-7:45 pm

Saturdays- 11:30 am-5:00 pm

Sundays-9:30 am-4:00 pm

September

*21, 22, 23

October

*5, 6, 7 &  *19, 20, 21

November

*2, 3, 4 & *16, 17,18

December

*(Nov. 30), 1, 2 & *14, 15, 16

January

*4, 5, 6 & *18, 19, 20

February

*1, 2,  3 & *15, 16, 17

March

*1, 2, 3 & *15, 16, 17

Pricing For Current Training

A $100 deposit is required to reserve your space in the training. This $100 goes towards the total cost of the training and is non-refundable.

$1200 if paid in full by August 1st

$1300 if paid in full by September 22nd

$1500 if doing the payment plan- $250 due the first meeting of every month (Sept.-Feb.). First payment is due on September 22nd. The $100 deposit goes towards your last month of payment (February) and will be subtracted from it.

*These prices do not include the books needed for this training. The books used for this program are reasonably priced and are usually available new and used on Amazon.com.

Refund Policy for Current Training

We do not offer refunds for the monthly payment plan.

For those who paid in full:

Before training starts- Full refund except $100 deposit

Sept. 22nd – Oct. 21st-70% refund

Oct. 22nd – Nov. 18th-50% refund

Nov.19th – Jan.19th- 25% refund

After Jan. 19th no refunds will be given.

 

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