200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
The training is designed for those who want to be teachers as well as those who simply want to become more advanced students of yoga.The course takes place on weekends between January and June over 10 weekends, and covers the physical and philosophical aspects of yoga practice.
“Yoga means union. It represents a bridge between inner wisdom and outer actions. When your outer actions are based on your inner wisdom, you are always led for your highest and greatest good and there is no cause for worry.”
–Leonard Perlmutter, The Heart and Science of Yoga
Schedule & Topics – 2017
January 21 & 22
- Focus asanas : Surya A,B,C, Chandra Namaskar (moon salutation) and core strengthening. (Learn the benefits, contraindications as well as guiding students in the Surya Namaskar, Chandra Namaskar – use of props, modifications, adjustments. ) Core strength emphasized. Bandhas, Pranayama, mantra and meditation
- Anatomy: Overview of body structure, vertebral column, core muscles, connective tissue, planes of movement
- Philosophy: Discussion of the first two limbs: Yamas and Niyamas, overview of the history of Yoga, introduction to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
February 4 & 5
- Focus asanas: standing asanas and pranayama: (Learn the benefits, contraindications as well as guiding students. Use of props, modifications, adjustments.) Pranayama, mantra and meditation
- Anatomy: anatomy of the breath, the five Vayus, knee joint, ankle joint, and foot
- Philosophy: Discussion of the 3rd & 4th Limbs: Asana and Pranayama, Yoga Sutras, discussion of Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hahn. Mindfulness in practice and daily living, yoga as moving meditation.
February 18 & 19
- Focus asanas: forward folds:(Learn the benefits and contraindications as well as guiding students. Use of props, modifications, adjustments.) Pranayama, mantra and meditation
- Anatomy: hip joint, pelvis, musculature of the arms, legs, spine, sacrum, lumbar, thoracic spine
- Philosophy:Discussion of the 5th & 6th limbs: Pratayhara and Dharana, Yoga Sutras, Miracle of Mindfulness, Yoga and Buddhism
March 4 & 5
- Focus asanas: twisting asanas: (benefits and contraindications as well as guiding the students. Use of props, modifications, adjustments.) Pranayama, mantra and meditation
- Anatomy: Physiology of the relaxation response. Cardiovascular health, blood pressure, heart disease
- Philosophy: Discussion of the 6th and 7th limb: dhyana and samadhi. The Yoga Sutras, yoga philosophy: Sankhya – Prakriti & Purusha, the three Gunas, the Koshas, the five Kleshas
March 18 & 19
- Focus asanas: hip opening: (benefits and contraindications of hip openers as well as guiding students. Use of props, modifications and adjustments.) Pranayama, mantra and meditation
- Anatomy: Physiology of chakra energy centers, 1-3. Sciatic nerve, external rotators, abductors, hip/leg musculature, lumbar spine
- Philosophy: Yoga Sutras, Tantric philosphy, discussion of Anodea Judith’s Wheels of Life, – chakras 1-3
April 8 & 9
- Focus asanas: Balancing postures, practice incorporating chakras 1-7 (benefits and contraindications Use of props, modifications and adjustments). Pranayama, mantra and meditation.
- Anatomy: Physiology of chakra energy centers, 4 -7
- Philosophy: Yoga Sutras, Anodea Judith’s Wheels of Life, chakras 4-7
April 22 & 23
- This weekend session will be led by Heidi Dietrich
- Focus asanas: backbending : (Learn the benefits, contraindications of backbending asanas as well as guiding students . Use of props, modifications, adjustments). Pranayama, mantra and meditation
- Anatomy: shoulder girdle, elbow joint, forearm, back musculature
- Philosophy: Bhagavad Gita & Intro to Ayurveda
May 6 & 7
- This weekend session will be led by Heidi Dietrich
- Focus asanas: inversions: (Learn the benefits and contraindications of inversions, as well as guiding students. Use of props, modifications and adjustments.) Pranayama, mantra and meditation
- Anatomy: physiology of inverting, lymphatic system, cervical spine
- Philosophy: The Bhagavad Gita & Ayurveda
May 20 & 21
- Focus asanas: The Art of Vinyasa, pranayama, mantra and meditation
- Anatomy: Avoiding common yoga injuries. Anatomical structures most at risk for injury
- Philosophy: Yoga Sutras, Discussion of Eckhart Tolle’s, The Power of Now
June 3 & 4 — Graduation!
- Focus asanas: yin and restorative yoga
- Anatomy: the power of Mantra, Review – putting it all together
- Philosophy: Yoga Sutras, Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now
Saturday and Sunday
- Asana Practice (Posture, Pranayama, Meditation, Mantra)8 - 10:00 a.m.
- Review of Practice, Anatomy of Focused Postures Presented in Practice10 - 12:30 p.m.
- Lunch12:30 - 1:15 p.m.
- Philosophy: Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Etc1:15 - 3:15 p.m.
- Adjustments/Practice Teaching3:15 - 4:45 p.m.
Meet the teachers
Jenny Lintvedt ERYT 500
Jenny brings to her yoga teaching a background in Exercise Science as well as an intense interest in eastern religion and philosophy. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her Master’s in Exercise Science from Oakland University. She is certified as an ERYT 500 yoga teacher, registered through the governing body of Yoga Alliance. Jenny was first drawn to the mind/body connection and mindful meditation while completing her Master’s studies. She was drawn to yoga as a way to find inner peace and stillness through flowing movement, pranayama and meditation. She is committed to honoring the mind/body connection and the continual discovery of Self. Jenny is inspired by her teacher and mentor Sandra Carden as well as by the yoginis and yogis who share their love, practice and energy every week on the mat.
Heidi Dietrich ERYT 500
A student of yoga since 1990, Heidi’s study of hatha yoga while living and working in downtown Chicago led her to become a certified yoga teacher. She received her 200-hour RYT certification in Costa Rica. Heidi began pursuing further training in the heart oriented method of Anusara Yoga which honors the dance of life. She continues to teach and attend yoga classes and workshops throughout North America gaining exposure to the latest innovations in the art of yoga. As a yogini and an artist, Heidi is inspired to encourage others to make art with their lives through attuning to the harmony of balancing the body, mind and spirit. Heidi is the founder of Dharma & Grace Yoga Retreats and offers classes through Charlevoix Yoga. She teaches yoga and meditation at Yen Yoga & Fitness and leads annual yoga retreats in Costa Rica.
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