RYT 200 Teacher Training Program 2017

Take a Journey of Self-Discovery

Starting January 2017

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Are You Ready?

Take your love of Yoga to the next level.  Indra’s Grace Yoga Teacher Training is an opportunity to transform how you relate to the world. Whether you want to deepen your yoga practice, focus on spiritual growth or self-development, or become a teacher, our training will take you on a healing journey of self-discovery, supported by a caring community of teachers, mentors,  and fellow seekers. In other words: immerse yourself in yoga study, find your path, and make friends for life.

This foundational program will advance your practice, acquaint you with the many layers of yoga, build your confidence and help you find your voice and teach.  This course is a 9 month immersion into the art and science of yoga.  Our goal through the training is to build a safe container for self-discovery with your fellow peers.  We want to empower you with different forms of self-care, self-management,  and self-regulation that you can use and share with others.  Gain a deeper understanding of the many layers of Yoga, advance your practice, develop radiant confidence, and find your voice.  For those who want to teach, our comprehensive teacher training program will mark the beginning of your successful career as a Yoga teacher!

This nine-month course culminates in receiving a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification from Indra’s Grace. Teachers completing the Indra’s Grace teacher training program are also eligible to apply for the 200-Hour Level of Registration (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. This program is open to any student wanting to deepen their yoga practice.  All ages, skills and levels are welcome.

2017 will mark the beginning of our fourth teacher training session. Indra’s Grace has graduated over 60+ teachers in the last few years.    This is a popular program that fills up quickly. Space is limited.  We hope you might consider this program.  We encourage those that are wanting to teach and those wanting to deepen their own knowledge of Yoga to join us! Yoga teachers that are already certified and want more education please join us! Get to know us by taking classes with us before January to make sure we are the right fit for you.  What you can expect?  You will be committed to one Friday evening a month and 9 weekends in 9 months.   In addition you will be taking several group classes monthly at the studio.

You will be learning multiple styles. Your base will be a unique classical style of Hatha Yoga that comes from the Sivananda lineage.  In addition you will have modern hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga, chair yoga, senior yoga, yin yoga, restorative yoga, and kundalini yoga all interwoven throughout the training to give you a well-rounded experience.  You will be training to be able to teach all populations from children to elders, beginner to advanced students.

Download the Application and Registration Forms HERE.

*If you have any hesitation about signing up please schedule a time to come in and visit one-to-one with Sandra about the course to help you decide if this course is right for you at this time!  If you are thinking “I’m not ready” or “I can’t afford it” or “I’m too old or too young” or “I don’t know enough Yoga”  please make time to go over your questions and to talk about any resistance you might be feeling. Sandra wants to support you to make the best decision for yourself. 

2017 Course Date Weekends

January 20, 21, 22June 2, 3, 4
February 3, 4, 5July 7, 8, 9
March 3, 4, 5August 11, 12, 13
March 31, April 1, 2September 8, 9, 10
April 28, 29, 30October 6 – Graduation

Weekend Schedule
Friday, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, 12:oopm-7:00pm
Sunday, 10:00am-4:00pm

Course Curriculum

During this nine-month Yoga immersion and training you will experience a deeper and richer understanding of all the different aspects of Yoga including the following:

Yoga History and the Evolution of YogaYoga as a Transformative Tool
Yogic PhilosophyYogic Diet
The Science of PranayamaBandhas
Postures and ExercisesChakras
Alignment and How to Avoid InjuriesConscious Relationships
Basic Yogic Anatomy & PhysiologySelf-Awareness
The Science of Sound: MantraSadhana: Developing Daily Spiritual Practice
Meditation and MindfulnessThe Business of Yoga
The Role of a Yoga TeacherConfidence-building through practice teaching

Payment Options

Pay in Full after November 27, 2016: $3350
$750.00 non-refundable deposit with cash, check, or credit card due by January 8, 2017
Balance of $2600.00 due on/before January 22, 2017

Payment Plan after November 27, 2016: $3550
$750.00 non-refundable deposit due by January 8, 2017
Balance of $2800 paid in 8 monthly auto-payments of $350.00
Auto-Payments processed on the 15th of each month:

In addition all students are granted a free unlimited group class pass to support them being immersed in classes the entire length of training.  We also offer discounted workshop pricing to teachers in training to help them get the most out of the practice.

200 Hour Teacher Training Reviews

My 200hr-teacher training with Sandra has been nothing short of wonderful. I feel so confident in my teachings and what I’ve gained from Indra’s Grace. From the beginning I have felt supported, loved and challenged in all the good ways we need to be challenged. I came to Sandra in need of gaining strength in my body, mind and spirit and that is what I gain through my practice time and time again with the techniques I’ve been so blessed to have. I have a “tool belt” full of things to give my students as well as myself in my personal practice. I love that I am trained in a very classical way of Hatha Yoga. I’ve see tremendous improvements not only within my own health and lifestyle but with my students as well.

Sandra is a very genuine, well-thought out teacher with a sincere heart. She is intuitive and understanding, with a beautiful way to share her experiences and passion for yoga. She is authentic, sharing and compassionate. She brings a wealth of knowledge and many, many teachers and workshops to work with along the way to fuel your practice. It’s never boring and always inspiring to learn from her and all of the teachers she shares with us at Indra’s Grace. I will always hold a huge space in my heart for her as my teacher and mentor. Always grateful. I will always continue to train and be with my teacher. It’s a blessing. My heart is so full. – Tai Tipton

“Teacher training at Indra’s Grace is one of the most fulfilling things I’ve ever done. I can’t believe the positive changes in my mind, body and spirit. Sandra and her staff are dedicated to the growth and enrichment of their students. You’ll find a welcoming community of caring, sharing individuals committed to brightening their corner of the world. Life-affirming and life-altering, teacher training at Indra’s Grace will guide you on the path to becoming your best self.  – Laurie Vanzura

Like several others in the Teacher Training class I attended at Indra’s Grace Yoga and Meditation Studio (March 2015-January 2016), I expected real quality. This expectation was a result of having been a student there, attending many classes and a few workshops taught by Sandra and her great staff. I also had witnessed the positive change in other people I knew well who had completed Indra’s program in the earlier classes. If you think you want to do teacher training simply to deepen your own practice, to work on yourself, Indra’s Grace program is for you. On the other hand, if you want to make a career as a yoga teacher, Indra’s Grace program is for you as well! So, what to expect? You will get to spend time with some great people who will uplift you, go deeply into the physical, spiritual, and lifestyle of yoga, and….change. Change is good. Since becoming a teacher, I have taught classes at various fitness centers and studios around the area. That first 5:15 am class, all on my own as the teacher, was when I REALLY appreciated how Sandra prepared each of us to offer yoga that is relevant and fun. Wherever your personal yoga journey takes you after you graduate, you will be well prepared to teach yoga that is for everybody, and every BODY. Hope to see you soon, “on the mat”, at Indra’s!    – Patrick Gass

I had been studying yoga at Indra’s Grace for over a year when the opportunity for teacher training was offered.  Although I was hesitant (did I want to be a teacher? could I make the timecommitment?), I welcomed the chance to immerse myself in more yoga.  The course was well prepared, covering a wide range of material, and included workshops at the studio and home study assignments.  The teachers:  Sandra Vanatko, John Stockberger, and Jenny Reitz; provided an incredible amount of instruction, practice, and encouragement.  Your commitment is key, but plenty of support is available.  The program stands alone as a valuable experience, regardless of what your plans are for your future.  However, it does provide the tools needed to begin your teaching path if that is what you choose.  I received a better understanding of the fundamentals and history of yoga; received instruction and practice of meditation, breathwork, mantras, and asanas (poses); studied anatomy, diet and nutrition; and I established my personal daily practice.  I learned the business fundamentals of teaching yoga and how to prepare class sequences, and I completed many hours of practice teaching to gain experience and confidence.  The added bonus was the connection I made with the other students.  The intensive format of the training allowed us to develop friendships with each other which have remained and will continue long after the completion of the training.  It was wonderful to watch everyone’s development over the 10 months, and each student completed with such strong knowledge and confidence.  I’m proud to have been a part of the 2015-16 class and will be forever grateful to Sandra, John, and Jenny. – Barbara Pursley
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