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

Yes. During the 7 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 learning during teacher training?

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

  • 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

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 doing each weekend?

In general, the teacher training weekends 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 the weekends as a stand-a-lone practice or within an asana class. Each weekend 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.

How much does teacher training cost?

Full tuition is $3,750 which includes:

  • A weekend yoga retreat at the beautiful Landgrove Inn in Landgrove, VT (double-occupancy, all meals included)
  • 30 CEUs for NJ Physical Therapists in the 2022-2024 CEU cycle
  • We will pay for specific in-person or virtual yoga sessions to expose you to various styles of yoga
A $750 deposit is due to YogiAnatomy by Nov 1, 2021. The balance of $3,000 will be due in 3 equal payments in January, February and March 2022. If registration is withdrawn before Nov 27th, $600 of the deposit will be refunded. There will be no refunds once the teacher training has begun.

When does the teacher training meet?

Teacher training will take place over the 7 months from December 11th 2021 through June 2022. We will meet 1 weekend a month as noted below. All sessions will meet at 4 Tiffany Drive, Livingston, NJ 07039 except for the weekend retreat/immersion in March. December 11 & 12, 2021 (Opening weekend)
January 8 & 9, 2022
February 12 & 13, 2022
March 11, 12, & 13, 2022 (Weekend retreat/immersion, Landgrove, VT. The weekend will begin Friday at 5 p.m. at the Landgrove Inn and will end at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday the 13th. Attendance this weekend is required.)
April 9 & 10, 2022
May 14 & 15, 2022
June 11 & 12, Graduation on June 12th, 2022 Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.