What our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training can do for you!
“Bittersweet day, as I graduate, from my yoga teacher training and parted ways with my cohorts. I truly lucked out to be a part of such an amazing, diverse group. And have gotten the opportunity to have learned and have been mentored, by such amazing talented instructors, whom I’ll forever thank, for sharing their craft and expertise with me. Today’s the day I officially became a RYT 200, a registered certified yoga teacher. I attempted a training previously, back in 2014, when life got in the way. Thankful I found, The Yoga Channel, at such perfect timing. This place has been my home and oasis, these last 8 months, and each monthly module has been more like a mindful, spiritual retreat for me. Through this training, I became more than a yoga teacher. I realized and learned so much about myself and others. It has given me such a different, positive outlook on life. This training has been such an amazing gift and I’ll forever cherish my experience here for the rest of my life. ” June
Can you really learn how to teach yoga virtually!?!
"Wanted to take a moment to thank you and Celeste and Cheryl for such great classes. I have learned so much already that I’m brimming with enthusiasm.
I thought it might be difficult spending so much concentrated time on Zoom, but it wasn’t at all. The three of you have given me much to think about.
I had had an epiphany about teaching, too. It involved making the class for students- not the teacher. I’m also relieved to know that I do NOT need to do headstands! They hurt!
I could go on and on here, I won’t. ‘Just wanted you to know how excited I am and how much I’m looking forward to more classes.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!" JG
200 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher Training
We are super excited to announce, that our next 2022 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program starts in February 2022! We are accepting admissions through January. We will meet on ZOOM the second(ish) weekend of every month, outside of any holiday, Friday 4-7 pm, Saturday 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm, September through August. We are approved through the Yoga Alliance to offer our yoga teacher training program completely online and by livestream. We are so excited about this! Students will be encouraged to join us live, but may move through the content, at their own pace, since all livestreams will be recorded.
How can yoga teacher training transform you?
"This work, this training, can be described as a deep dive into self healing. We cannot help others until we can look deeply into our own souls with love and compassion. Only then are we truly fit to guide others on the path. No one can show you the Way, if they haven’t walked the road themselves. Take the time to learn what is here for YOU. Apply the lessons to your own life and THEN open your heart to like-minded souls on their own path to healing. Yoga is a powerful tool to self-awareness and healing, but only if you are willing to acknowledge your own wounds, set ego aside with compassion, and open yourself to the work of healing and rebuilding your self-esteem." Celeste, Lead Trainer
"Celeste and I both come from backgrounds in trauma. Our training program naturally morphed into a 'trauma sensitive and informed' program. This means that we are trauma sensitive and aware of the needs of our students that have a history and/or experience with trauma in their lives. Most of us do, to some degree. Because of this, our training creates a sacred space around trauma. We believe this empowers our trainees as self healers even more, empowering them as yoga teachers and to BE their own guru. Even if teaching yoga isn’t for you, this deep dive journey into your Self may be!! 'Healing is a daily event. You can’t ‘go somewhere’ to be healed; you must go inward to be healed. This means a daily commitment to doing the work. You are responsible for your healing and will be an active participant in that process. Your level of activity is directly connected to your level of healing. Small and consistent choices are the path to deep transformation.' Dr. Nicole, LePera, How To Do The Work" Aurora, Lead Trainer
Livestream Training Dates | Accepting Admissions Through January 2022
FEBRUARY 18, 19, 20 2022*
MARCH 18, 19, 20 2022*
APRIL 1, 2, 4 2022*
MAY 13, 14, 15 2022*
JUNE 10, 11, 12 2022*
JULY 9, 10, 11, 2022*
AUGUST 13, 14, 15 2022*
*All livestream sessions will be recorded. Accepting rolling admissions through JANUARY 2022. You must attend 3 weekend modules LIVE to complete your certification.
Our Yoga Teacher Training Philosophy
Our philosophy is based on the 8 Limbs of Yoga. Teaching Yoga, is so much more than teaching physical postures. Our lead instructors both come from Trauma Informed backgrounds, so naturally this is the container for the program. We spend the time needed creating a sacred space, setting the foundation of our program, through trust, confidence building and nourishing self care. This is a life changing and transformational program. Our program is not limited to aspiring yoga teachers. We welcome anyone ready to do the work, that has found yoga, to be their foundation or gateway to it. Students are required to have at least two years experience maintaining a regular yoga practice.
Why Trauma Aware Yoga Teacher Training?
The short answer is because it is about damn time. The longer answer unfolds below. But first, a question for you:
In this time of heightened anxiety and stress in the world, what draws you to the teachings and the practice of yoga?
This is not an idle question. It’s supremely important that we attempt to understand ourselves before we undertake the instruction of others... Even if the understanding we have of Us is imperfect... Even if we question our questions... Even if (maybe especially if) we hope that the instruction we seek will help us to answer those questions for ourselves.
The word Yoga in Sanskrit (a language that you will become more and more familiar with if you continue on this path), is generally translated to mean Union. This refers to the harmony and balance between the mind, body, emotions and spirit. We emphasize the word emotions here, because it is not a part of the generally accepted definition - however, our emotions (called vrtti’s Sanskrit) exist on a plane different from our body and mind, and yet affect both. We may be completely detached from our emotions, not really present to what we are feeling, but if we’re brought to awareness of our mental state or our physical state, we can easily see our peacefulness or our dysregulation. Because emotion affects us. All of us. It is also affected By our thoughts and our physical comfort and also a lack of comfort.
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The questions were designed for reflection, not a diagnosis. Using the tools of yoga therapy to heal trauma requires a willingness to look at “what’s happening now” as a way of better understanding yourself and learning to give yourself the best possible care and comfort in any given moment.
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