REGISTER HERE Classes are one weekend a month on Saturdays and Sundays from Sept to May.
Classes are held in in North Little Rock Arkansas at Blue Yoga NYLA.
What our schedule looks like:
An average weekend looks like this:
Saturdays: Take a 9:00 class then observe a 10:30 class (you choose one to observe and one to participate). Meet with your class at 12 p.m. for vegetarian potluck lunch and start the classroom time of the day. Expect to be out of the studio by 6:00 each day. Sundays: Take one class and observe one class on Sunday either 8:30 or 4:00. Be out of the studio by 5:00 on Sundays
*If you have access to one of our (Must be a graduate of our school) teachers to take or observe classes with during the school year you may substitute those hours for your weekend observe, participate,assist hours. It is imperative however that you accumulate those hours during your training. They add up to 32 hours, 16 which must be observing or assisting. BYW has trained over 132 teachers, we have teachers all over the world as well as in many areas of Arkansas (many own studios or have regular classes) so it is very likely we can help you find a class if you desire.
*Each YTT group has a total of 144 contact hours in addition to another 36 hours with the retreat
Hour Breakdown for 200 hr TT 8 weekends at 18 hours a weekend = 144 hours Yoga Retreat at Ferncliff = 36 hours Total 180 Contact Hours 20 Hours of Homework = 200 Hours of Teacher Training
* We work around all major Holidays (New Years, Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, & Christmas ) but it is nearly impossible to avoid all Holidays. So some dates may fall on Valentines or Mother's Day. We aplogize for any inconvenience, our staff generally works over half of all weekends during the year, thus making it challenging to schedule.
*SEVA yoga retreat is included with tuition and is a required weekend of training. You may choose to stay the night or only come for the day. Either way all your expenses are included.
Class Dates for North Litte Rock, Arkansas. Blue Yoga * Please note we may have to make a few adjustments to our schedule, so check back.
Oct. 23-25 Seva Yoga Retreat Friday at 5p.m. to Sunday at noon
April 30/May 1
Classes, Absences, and Makeup Days:
*Plan on being at all classes, clear your schedule so you can be on time and stay the entire day. The training is done in a format that builds on each weekend. We understand that occasionally there are things that cannot be predicted (such as illness) so we will have two makeup days in the Spring, the cost will be $100 per day . If you miss more than two days you will be put in the following years training to make it up. You have up to one year to make it up, we will make an exception for illness or catastrophic events that prevent one from attending class and those people will be given up to three years to finish the training. There is limited space in each class so please consider this carefully before registering.
Figuring Your Cost: Our cost are competitive in the market place, there are no hidden cost. What you see below is exactly what you will pay. * Please note we have a highly experienced and credentialed group of teachers on our staff. All of our staff maintains credentials with Yoga Alliance. Our four main teachers have every registration available with Yoga Alliance and are all in the second decade of teaching in years. Stacey and Courtney alone have over over 20,000 hours in classroom time and personal training hours. We continue to train and acquire more credentials ourselves so we can give you the very best education available.
Deposit: $100 Nonrefundable Deposit is required to hold your space once your registration is approved. Please feel free to call before you register if you would like to talk to Courtney or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a phone conference time. *(pay deposit at registration)
Tuition: $2800 Early Bird Tuition when paid prior to the first weekend. $2900 Tuition with Credit Card, set up on recurring payments.
Deposit is made upon registration of $100
First weekend of training in Sept. a total payment is due of $500.
Six recurring payments from Oct. to March of $342.86 & final payment in April of $342.84.
All payments will be processed on the first of each month.
There is no extra charge to attend the retreat it is considered part of training.
Books and supplies are separate: generally they are under $100 and you will order those on your own. We will mail you an information packet with the books and all the homework when you register.
Books and Supplies: Everything is supplied at the studio. You will likely want your own yoga mat, you might prefer to own your own 10-12' strap with buckle and large yoga blocks.
Books: Your list of supplies and books will be emailed to you directly. You are welcome to borrow books, check them out at the library, buy used, as long as you have the material to read and do your homework.
Before you register for any yoga school read carefully: Research your teachers experience and style. Some schools are very focused on postures and some are more holistic in nature. We are very holistic in nature.
Our training:Taught in the classical style of Sri T.Krishnamacharya, especially in his later years as he applied yoga to the individuals needs. Hatha yoga utilizes breath, postures, and meditation. We provide a comfortable, compassionate environment to learn. All of our lead teachers have a minimum of 14 years experience in the classroom and hold all available credentials with Yoga Alliance. Our assistant staff is all mentored one year before teaching on their own and each have a "minimum" of 1200 hours of experience teaching and training. We strictly adhere to and "far exceed" Yoga Alliance Guidelines so you are assured you have a quality education taught by quality teachers.
What experience do I need: It is recommended that students have a background and basic knowledge of yoga before embarking on a path to teach, however in some cases we make exceptions due to circumstances (like little to no access to yoga classes). *One of Courtney's personal goals is to bring yoga to rural areas of Arkansas and the South. Each person is unique, so we ask that you call if you have questions regarding this.
Curriculum: What you will learn
Yoga History and Philosophy from the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita as well as Modern Masters
An introduction to physical anatomy - the physical body and systems of the body, subtle and energetic anatomy
An introduction to the Chakras (energetic anatomy) and basic Ayurvedic principals
The fundamentals of teaching a Hatha Yoga Class (Hatha Yoga includes pranayama, asana, and meditation).
The most common forms of Pranayama (Breathing Exercises)
The most common poses and how to sequence them together, as well as exposure to a variety of other postures.
Cuing, Sequencing, Basic Modifications, Commonly used props, Safety Concerns, Special Populations.
How to teach a balanced class and have a balanced practice
Basic business principals - what to charge, average pay scale, types of teaching (studios, gyms, private, and more).
Ethics based on the eight limbs of yoga and from the experience of your teachers
How to observe a class and intuit what a class needs
Hands on assist
Fill out registration, send deposit, phone interview, mark days in calendar to ensure not missing.
Purchase your books (get list from Courtney) buy a notebook to record your hours and take notes, pens and pencils * We will have a manual this year.
Have an open mind, open heart, and clear your schedule to ensure not missing any training dates so you can graduate on time, missing class makes it very difficult to catch up.