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Healthy Body Peaceful Soul is a 200 hour yoga school, registered through yoga alliance.

Currently we offer a 200 hour Mindfulness and Yoga Teacher Training Program 3 times a year.

Option 1 runs from January through December, one weekend a month, at the Brain Health Center in Wexford, PA.

Option 2 runs from September through March, in conjunction with the school year, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am to 1:30pm at the Brain Health Center in Wexford, PA.

Option 3 is a monthlong intensive that runs for 4 consecutive weeks in the summer, 6 days a week at Inhale Pittsburgh Yoga Studio.

This unique program offers an integrated, compassionate perspective of yoga, including the study of postures, breathing exercises, plus relaxation and meditation training, with a focus on the science that is now supporting much of these practices. Additionally, there will be training on positive psychology and how to incorporate gratitude and joy into your own lives as well as the lives of those around you, through the lens of yoga and meditation. Your journey through this training tenders the opportunity for you to awaken to your greatest potential and most compassionate and clear mind. Through this process of self-discovery and self-transformation, you will learn how to nurture your mind, body and spirit, catalyze personal growth, and live life skillfully with a centered, deep-rooted happiness and peace.

Whether you feel called to teach and share what you learn with others, or whether you simply wish to dive into the study of this ancient healing practice for your own personal growth and enlightenment, the addition of the simple, yet hard science facts, about what the practices do for the health of your brain and other systems of the body, will ground you in the knowledge that yoga and meditation are essential practices for a healthy body and peaceful soul.

Program Requirements

  • attend all training sessions, 180 hours (or make arrangements to make-up missed hours)

  • complete all homework assignments

  • 3-4 hours of observing and/or assisting in a class taught by an RYT

  • 10 hours of volunteer teaching

  • minimum of 4 hours of attending additional workshops of your choice

  • develop and journal about your own home yoga/meditation practice

  • read books on required reading list

  • complete take home assignments & quizzes

 

The program includes instruction on:

  • hatha yoga - postures, sequencing, alignment

  • meditation and pranayama

  • anatomy & physiology, including connections to brain health

  • restorative yoga

  • therapeutic gentle yoga

  • yoga history and philosophy

  • adjustments and teaching techniques

  • the art of communication

  • introduction to the subtle body & ayurveda

  • positive psychology philosophy and exercises

 

 

Required Reading list:

Yoga Toolbox for Teachers and Students by Joseph and Lilian Le Page

Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff

Yoga for Wellness by Gary Kraftsow

Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar

Kripalu Yoga by Richard Faulds

The Wisdom of No Escape by Pema Chodron

How to Know God, The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali by Christopher Isherwood

 

Optional (highly recommended) Reading list:

Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater

The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Han

Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Bhagavad Gita (many translations, I like Eknath Easwaran)

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz