FAQs

Do I need to know anything about yoga before I sign up?

            No, you definitely don’t need to know anything about yoga to participate but most people prefer to have some background. We will provide a reading list and over the course of the teacher training expose you to several different styles of yoga, meditation, philosophy, etc. We will also make some links to modern medicine and healthcare. The only thing we ask is that you come prepared to learn, be open minded, and be present. One of our teachers says that the job of the student is to show up, in essence, be present for whatever you will experience.

 

What will we be learning during teacher training?

 Students in the YogiAnatomy Teacher Training will gain knowledge and experiences in: 

  • Ancient and contemporary science of yoga

  • Study of important texts and Sanskrit

  • Essence and science of asana, breath, meditation and chanting

  • Application of anatomy and physiology to the practice of yoga

  • Skills for designing a yoga class for different types students

  • Decision-making for integrating yoga into patients’ plans of care

  • Business & ethics of yoga

    ●  Art of client motivation, hands-on assists, verbal cueing, and use of props

 

Will there be any work or assignments outside of teacher training weekends?

            Yes.  During the months of teacher training students will be expected to practice asana and meditation regularly.  We will provide a framework and guidance on how to incorporate the teachings into your daily life in an effort to fully embody the practices and appreciate their long-term effects. There will be some readings, some self-study, and some writing or journaling as part of the teacher training.  All assignments are meant to further the study of yoga as a healthcare modality or wellness activity. 

 

What will we be doing during the residential retreats?

            In general, the teacher training immersions will include asana classes and asana labs during which we will break down the poses, look at alignment, and give students a chance to teach each other.  Meditation and breathing techniques will be integrated throughout  as a stand-a-lone practice or within an asana class.  The immersion retreats will also provide an opportunity to discuss relevant aspects of yogic philosophy.

Given the focus on healthcare, we will also look at some of the relevant literature supporting the use of yoga for therapeutic conditions.  Attendance at both immersion sessions is mandatory

 

What will we be doing during the Zoom sessions?

            There will be 5  Zoom sessions, each 2 hours long on specific Wednesday evenings.  The Zoom sessions will be focused on a review of material and provide an opportunity for participants to lead virtual discussions and practice.  

How much does teacher training cost for Central and South American participants?

            Full tuition is 36,000 MXN which includes a course manual and both in-person retreats. We will also provide transportation from a central location in Mexico City to and from the retreat center Quinta el Zipilote en Altacholoaya.  

 

            A deposit of 2000 MXN is required to register, with the remaining tuition split into 3 payments.

 

            Upon completion of the teacher training, participants will receive a certificate and be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour trained yoga teacher. Under no circumstances will YogiAnatomy deem a student to be a certified yoga teacher unless they attended all the training sessions, completed all assignments, and their tuition is paid in full. Without certification from YogiAnatomy a person cannot register with Yoga Alliance.

How much does teacher training cost for US participants?

           Full tuition for United States residents is $2200 which includes a course manual and both in-person retreats.  We will also provide transportation from a central location in Mexico City to and from the retreat center, Quinta el Zipilote en Altacholoaya.  Transportation to Mexico City is not included in tuition and should be arranged privately.

 

          A deposit of $550 is required to register with the remaining tuition split into 3 payments.  

          Upon completion of the teacher training, participants will receive a certificate and be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a 200 hour trained yoga teacher.  Under no circumstances will YogiAnatomy deem a student to be a certified yoga teacher unless they attended all the training sessions, completed all assignments, and their tuition is paid in full. Without certification from YogiAnatomy a person cannot register with Yoga Alliance.

         For those participants interested in continuing education credit for this teacher training, we will provide a certificate for 30 CEUs (3.0 CEs) upon completion of the course.

When does the teacher training meet?

          In-person teacher training sessions will be held at Quinta el Zipilote en Altacholoaya, Mexico. Transportation to and from Quinta el Zipote will be provided from Mexico City.

          First retreat:  July 10-15, 2022

          Second retreat: November 17- 22, 2022

 

            2-Hour Zoom sessions will all be held from 6-8 p.m. CT

                        July 27, 2022

                        August 10, 2022

                        August 31, 2022

                        September 21, 2022

                        October 5, 2022