Teacher Training

SmartFLOW

SmartFLOW E-RYT 200 HOURS 

Annie Carpenter

12 weekends

Saturday & Sundays 1-8 pm
February: 15-16, 22-23, 29
March: 1, 7-8, 21-22, 28-29
April: 4-5, 18-19, 25-26
May: 2-3, 9-10, 16-17

Location: Ekam Yoga and Pilates
Led by: Tiffany Russo & Kaleen Lugo
Early bird pricing: $3300 (before 12/31/19)
Regular pricing: $3600

Part One: ABHYASA

The Path of the Sadhana; Do your Practice!

This first section establishes you in the roots and rituals of Yoga. Abhyasa means practice, or the effort towards aligning and re-aligning one’s attention to the present moment.

We will employ the yogic practices of asana, pranayama (breathwork), chanting, and various methods of meditation as our elemental practice. You will gain a profound understanding of the foundational asanas as alignment tools for safe physical practice, and for yoking the mind to this moment. Asanas are presented as elemental, sustaining, deepening and as a means to return to center to illuminate the path of creative sequencing.

In addition we will consider various ethical observances to inform and sustain our choices on our mats, with our students, and in daily life.

ABHYASA includes:

Asana practice engaging body, mind and spirit

The deconstruction of asana into primary movement principles for clarity of alignment and sequencing

Functional Anatomy and Physiology: presented in short segments to support the movement and breath principles with relevance and meaning.

Movement inquiries for evolving a keen and subtle awareness of Proprioception that you can awaken in your students

History and Philosophical concepts of classical Yoga

Pranayama practices to refine attention and shift vital energy

Dharana: multiple paths to focus your mind for contemplation

Basic Sanskrit pronunciation for key concepts

Yama and Niyama: learning and living the yogic ethical observances, on and off the mat

Part Two: VAIRAGYA

The Path of Radical Acceptance; All is Coming!

Vairagya is the ability to accept everything that arises with evenness and equanimity. It is the basis for the cultivation of community and the essence of every teacher who wishes to inspire her students. Vairagya reveals and celebrates the present moment in all its unpredictability and originality.

As we delve deeper into the practices, we encounter everything on the spiritual path: strength and flexibility as well as weakness and pain; we find the greatest joy as well as fear and doubt. As spiritual aspirants and guides we gather and balance our energies and intentions to become the light embodied, beacons on this path.

VAIRAGYA includes:

Advanced Asana: bringing multiple movement principles together in a playful, balanced way

Creative sequencing that encourages you to find your voice and vary your focus and themes

Pranayama, guided meditation and philosophical themes as integral, inseparable elements of the practice

Yoga for longevity: learn modifications for injury prevention and rehabilitation

Cultivating clear languaging with its basis in structural awareness and thematic development

Hands-on adjustments that educate your students

Teacher student relationships: inspire without enmeshing

Cultivating your life-long home practice: tools for deepening awareness and developing source material for teaching

Frequently Asked Questions

Once I finish my 200hr and 300hr SmartFLOW teacher training, am i a SmartFLOW teacher?

Not just yet. You have received your training under the SmartFLOW school, so your style of teaching will reflect that. You can register with Yoga Alliance to become a RYT. Once you have completed your 300-hour of SmartFLOW teacher training, you can then apply with SmartFlow to become a certified SmartFLOW teacher.

What are the necessary requirements to complete the 200hr training?

In order to graduate the program you must be paid in full and fulfill the following requirements:

*Attendance of in-class teacher training sessions

*Successful completion of homework, quizzes, in-class and take-home final exams

*Participation in a final in-class practice teaching practicum

 

Is SmartFLOW registered with Yoga Alliance?

Yes, SmartFLOW is a Yoga Alliance Registered School at the 200 hour level. Once you receive our certificate of completion, you can submit your SmartFLOW Yoga certificate to Yoga Alliance for registration.

What if I have to miss class during training?

To obtain a certificate of completion, you must attend 100% of the classes to comply with the Yoga Alliance requirements. We do understand that sometimes there are unforeseen conflicts. We have options:

Option 1) either a private session at an additional cost (only two sessions of private instruction, regardless of hours, are allowable and are subject to trainer availability)

*1 hour private = 1-4 hours of missed time,

*1.5 hour private = 5-6 hours of missed time

*2 hour private = 7-8 hours of missed time

and/or

Option 2) online sessions plus any additional writing assignments designed specifically to make up what you have missed, as needed. A maximum of 20% of your contact hours from any training may be made up in this way.

What are the necessary requirements to complete the 200hr training?

In order to graduate the program you must be paid in full and fulfill the following requirements:

*Attendance of in-class teacher training sessions

*Successful completion of homework, quizzes, in-class and take-home final exams

*Participation in a final in-class practice teaching practicum

 

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