Teacher Trainings at Yoga on the Hill
Yoga Darshana, the yoga way of seeing, is the name of the teacher training programs at Yoga on the Hill. Erin Ehlers leads in-depth programs, at the 200 hour (beginning) and 300 hour (for yoga teachers who already have a 200 hour certification). These programs give focus to alignment and biomechanics, to Sanskrit, philosophy and the long view of yoga, to 35 basic poses, to the therapeutic aspects of yoga, to refining your efficacy as a teacher and to looking beyond the pose to see the person.
In progress Our current 300-hour training in March 2015-June 2016
Chair Yoga Teacher Training: September 26, noon to 4:30pm. A simple folding chair has the potential to drastically modify yoga poses in two directions. One, it can reduce extreme joint movements and weight bearing so that asana are made safe for yoga students with osteoporosis, arthritic conditions, joint repairs and replacements, back pain or other limitations. The second direction the chair can lead us toward is to bridge the gap in deeper poses, as it can offer leverage, a platform, or support to find our way into greater backbends, inverted poses and more. This versatile, easy-to-use prop can help us teach both limited populations (older students, injured students) and intermediate students looking to go further. The cost of this program will be $90.
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training: October 22-25, 2015. This 30 hour training will cover 12 restorative poses (set up, modifications, contraindications, sequencing), the nervous system and the effects of stress, how to integrate restorative yoga into classes, restorative yoga with minimal (and maximum!) props, and more related to the gentle art of relaxation. Not only is this a training for teachers, it is also 4 days of restorative yoga bliss! Open to yoga teachers and long-term committed students. The cost will be $450.
Yoga Darshana 200 hour training: From September 2016 to June 2017. This training will be open to all students with at least 2 years of consistent yoga practice, who may or may not be interested in teaching. This is a course that will inspire you to become a daily-practicing, lifelong yogi!
Yoga Darshana 300 hour training: From September 2016 to December 2017. This advanced training will be open to those yoga teachers with an RYT 200 certificate. This training will focus on refining your classroom skills and deepening your understating of the therapeutic aspects of yoga. Click the above pdf file for details on curriculum and costs.
Yoga Darshana Yoga Therapy Training: Erin has a long-term plan to create a an 800 hour, two year yoga therapy program, with plans to be certified by the IAYT. Keep in touch with your interest in this program, as it will likely begin in late 2017 or 2018. Minimum pre-requisites will include a RYT-200 certification and 3-5 years of teaching experience.
Yoga Darshana Teacher Training
Yoga Darshana at Yoga on the Hill is a Registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance.