"Helping you to help others through the ancient practice of yoga."
Our 300-hour training program is designed to meet the needs of busy professionals who wish to continue their yoga education. We offer advanced training and build upon the foundation of holistic yoga practices.
Program Objective: You will deepen your knowledge of yoga through the study of a holistic yoga approach. In addition to teaching classes for the general population, you will learn techniques for teaching one on one and teaching specialized populations (from athletes to those with a variety of individual needs). We will have many guest teachers to help you have a wide variety of knowledge when you get out of school. You will learn to design and implement workshops, special events, and retreats. Our goal is to help you enhance your own teaching and deepen your personal practice.
Location: Conway Counseling & Wellness Center, 855 South German Lane, Suite 1. Conway, Arkansas 72034.
Dates and Times: There are 135 hours of required weekends and 135 hours of apprenticeship hours. Apprenticeships: You may get a head start on those and start working with us anytime. This will make things a bit easier once the weekends start. Register now to begin collecting your 135 required apprenticeship hours. We will give you all the info once you register or call Courtney if you have questions. We have many flexible hours available for you to attend.
Weekend Training Dates: Begin in September 2018 and will conclude in April 2019.
Classes will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am - 6:00 pm on the following weekends:
These dates are tentative and will be confirmed in the future. This schedule will be modified in the case of bad weather and/or snow days.
Cost Deposit: $150 Tuition: $3050 Early Bird: Take off $200 when you pay in full by the first class meeting in September 2018. Payments: Sept to May equal payments of your balance monthly due on or before the weekend of training via PayPal Subscriptions. *If you choose to do the apprenticeship early to help you get your hours you will pay your deposit upon registration then pay $100 a month until September, at which time your balance will be divided in equal monthly payments of you can take care of the balance in full and receive the $200 discount. CAREFULLY READ OUR Financial Policy. Tuition is due even if you drop out. Please consider this commitment carefully before enrolling.
Supplies: You will receive a supply list and all the books, curriculum info when you register.
Additional things to know:
You may begin earning your apprenticeship hours as soon as your application has been approved and you've paid your deposit. We encourage you to begin working on these hours as soon as possible and have all, or as many hours as you can, completed prior to when our classroom hours begin in September 2018.
Length and structure of program: Apprenticeship will begin in October 2017 however we will continue to take students until Sept. 2018. You will observe, assist, attend workshops and special events, and work on homework. You need 135 hours apprenticeship hours to complete the 300 hour training. Ideally, you will have all or most of these hours by the time classroom work begins in September 2018. We encourage you to get started early. Beginning in September 2018 we will meet one weekend a month and conclude in April 2019.
Who's teaching: Lead Teacher Courtney Butler: Certified Yoga Therapist C-IAYT, E.R.Y.T. 500, Stress Management Specialist, Certified Solution Focused Coach. Courtney has over 10,000 hours teaching and training experience and decades of experience in the field.
What type of training is this: This builds on the foundation from the 200 hour program where you learned to teach the general population. This program addresses those with needs that go beyond the general person walking into a typical yoga class. This is for addressing specific needs in a holistic manner (whole person).
A graduate's perspective: This is from a post on social media. Thank you Jennifer Bartlett for sharing. Most of you have already seen this on fb but yesterday I completed 300 hours Advanced Studies in Holistic Yoga with Balance Yoga & Wellness/Courtney High-Butler. I've been certified as a yoga teacher at the 200 hour level but this additional 300 hours was amazing and now will also register at the RYT 500 hour level. Everyone knows how passionate I am about healthy minds/bodies after my own self healing journey and this training included everything! Courtney is a yoga therapist and also works for the Dr. Dean Ornish program and she is a wealth of knowledge and especially with the proven medical benefits. Rena Wren was involved with the training, is an attorney, RYT 500 and full of knowledge regarding all things yoga and the legal side of the industry too. Some of the specialist that came in during training were a Neuropsychologist, Ayurveda Practitioner, Social Worker/Therapist and curriculum was everything from prenatal yoga, stress management, chair yoga, Yoga for seniors, yoga for depression, addiction, codependency, children's yoga, postures assisting with moving lymph fluid, safe practices/postures for people with diabetes, heart disease, back/spine issues, glaucoma, osteoarthritis, and many other conditions. I did not have time in my schedule to do this but I made the time. It was important to me to help myself and others who want a lifestyle change and to be able to do it safely and especially for anyone with any health concerns. ❤ (one last thing...if you are new: yoga poses are just 1 piece of the 8 limbs of yoga. So literally anyone can do yoga! The physical parts of it may just require adjustments! Standing on head is not required!) Yay me!!! Yay us!!!
Deposit for 200 or 500
Deposit to register and hold your place for the 300/500 hour training.