200 hour Mindful Yoga Teacher Training
(2020 dates announced, below)
This Program includes instruction on:
Hatha yoga postures, sequencing, alignment
Therapeutic techniques of gentle yoga
Relaxation and restorative yoga
Yoga history and philosophy
Mindfulness & Meditation
Positive psychology philosophy
Anatomy & physiology, including connections to brain health
Adjustments and teaching techniques
The art of communication
Introduction to the subtle body & ayurveda
Introduction to teaching to special populations
attend all training sessions, 180 hours (or make arrangements to make-up missed hours)
be open and willing to consider and try practices offered; participate in discussions
complete all homework assignments
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
Required Readings (must purchase on your own)
Yoga Toolbox for Teachers and Students by Joseph and Lilian Le Page
Anatomy & Asana, Preventing Yoga Injuries by Susi Hately
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
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchindananda
Optional (highly recommended) Reading list:
Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater
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
This program is registered with Yoga Alliance.
Healthy Body Peaceful Soul is registered as a 200 hour School. Joni Staaf Sturgill, ERYT-500, will be your primary trainer, along with Edward Dinnen, RYT-500, Sterling Painton, ERYT-500, and Amy Jansen, RYT-500, as well as talented and knowledgeable guest teachers.
Where and When is this Training Offered?
The 2020 YEAR LONG training will be held at the beautiful:
Sterling Yoga & Wellness Center
Located inside The Davis Professional Building at:
393 Vanadium Road Suite 201
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
An easy drive from any area of the city, Sterling Yoga & Wellness Center is a beautiful, serene setting to study yoga from in the south hills of Pittsburgh.
This 200 hour yoga teacher training will be held on one Saturday and Sunday per month in 2020, from 9:00 am to 5 pm. This training includes a retreat in June.
Retreat Weekend August 6-9 (Thursday 5pm to Sunday at noon, Olmstead Manor in Ludlow, PA)
Graduation day - December 5.
In addition to the in-person sessions above, students are required to complete 4 hours of observing and/or assisting classes taught by an RYT, attend a minimum of 4 hours of additional workshops of your choice (related to yoga or meditation), complete 10 hours of volunteer teaching (5 hours can be friends and family, 5 hours elsewhere).
Pricing (doesn’t include price of books), but includes the cost of a Thursday-Sunday retreat (room and board) and your manual.
$2900 early bird price (December 1, 2019), cash or check
$3100 full price paid in full on first day of training, cash or check
payment plan: $308 per month for 11 months (monthly auto charge, credit/debit)
$100 non-refundable deposit to hold your space (applicable toward cost of training)