February 1st through May 19, 2019, weekends (with 4 weekends off)
T U I T I O N :
$2,800; completion of this program offers participants a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification.
$1,999; non-certified option. You will attend 65%.
A $500 deposit is required in order to register and ensure a spot.
January 15th is the last day to register.
SoulShine Yoga is a registered Yoga Alliance School.
Payment plans available at $200 additional cost.
Tuition includes all dates referenced below and a 35-Class Pack.
Memberships are put on hold for 3 months while you use your Class Pack.
C O M M I T M E N T :
February 1 through May 19, 2019, weekends
(with 4 weekends off)
Additionally, you are required to take 35 classes, do approximately 17 hours of homework, and 3 hours of community service
Saturdays & Sundays 12-4:30pm
**subject to change
P R O G R A M O V E R V I E W :
• Vinyasa Yoga Technique
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Teaching Methodology
• Yoga Philosophy
• Breath work (Pranayama)
• Meditation Techniques
• Ayurveda (sister science to yoga)
L E A D S:
Martina Gray, Owner, E-RYT, SoulShine Yoga
will lead the majority of this training program with focus on Alignment, Energy, Philosophy, Teaching Methodology, Sequencing and the Art of Assisting.
Erin Easterly, E-RYT, Chopra Center
will lead Ayurvedic Studies, Philosophy, Meditation and Pranayama.
6 other master teachers will be guest speakers at the below workshops.
W O R K S H O P S :
-Yoga Basics / Chaturanga Alignment with Laura Baker
-Anatomy & Physiology with Angelique Christensen
-Chakras with Martina
-Meditation Weekend with Erin
-Astrology with Martina
-Sound Healing Experience with Belinda Pearl and Amanda Domnitz
-Inversions with Amanda Hinkhouse
-Reiki Introduction with Erika Lee
"It is such an amazing experience, you will LOVE it...
We give you a sequence and educate you on
how to teach skillfully and confidently, however...
our training goes much deeper than the poses.
We dive into philosophy (8-limbs)
(developing your own spirituality),
Ayurveda (holistic healing and being in harmony with nature's rhythms and your body/mind type),
anatomy: both physical and energetic (chakras),
meditation and breathing techniques,
and even a little astrology, sound healing and Reiki.
You will develop a "family"/connectedness with the other trainees and your leads.
Martina Gray, SSY Lead Trainer
D A T E S:
Weekends, February 1 through May 19, 2019
Friday, Feb 1 6-9pm
Saturday, Feb 2 12-4:30pm
Sunday, Feb 3 12-4:30pm
Friday, Feb 8 6-9pm
Saturday, Feb 9 12-4:30pm
Sunday, Feb 10 12-4:30pm
Off for President’s weekend
Friday, Feb 22 6-9pm
Saturday, Feb 23 12-4:30pm
Sunday, Feb 24 12-4:30pm
Friday, Mar 1 6-9pm
Saturday, Mar 2 12-4:30pm
Sunday, Mar 3 12-4:30pm
Friday, Mar 8 6-9pm
Saturday, Mar 9 12-4:30pm
Sunday, Mar 10 12-4:30pm
Off the weekend of March 15
Friday, Mar 22 6-9pm
Saturday, Mar 23 12-4:30pm
Sunday, Mar 24 12-4:30pm
Friday, Mar 29 6-9pm
Saturday, Mar 30 12-4:30pm
Sunday, Mar 31 12-4:30pm
Off for Spring Break
Friday, Apr 12 6-9pm
Saturday, Apr 13 12-4:30pm
Sunday, Apr 14 12-4:30pm
Friday, Apr 19 6-9pm
Saturday, Apr 20 12-4:30pm
Sunday, Apr 21 12-4:30pm Easter
Friday, Apr 26 6-9pm
Saturday, Apr 27 12-4:30pm
Sunday, Apr 28 12-4:30pm
Friday, May 3 6-9pm
Saturday, May 4 12-4:30pm
Sunday, May 5 12-4:30pm
Off the weekend of May 10, Mother’s Day
Friday, May 17 6-9pm
Saturday, May 18 12-4:30pm
Sunday, May 19 12-4:30pm
F R E Q U E N T L Y A S K E D
Q U E S T I O N S :
Can I miss any lectures? Yes. You can have a fellow trainee voice record the lecture for you. You will be expected to do a write-up on the topic. It isn’t advisable to miss more than 14 hours.
How does the non-certification option work? You honestly can come and go at your leisure since you will not be receiving a certification to teach yoga. You will come to all lectures except those that are focused on teaching methodology, technique and practice teaching.
Why would I choose SoulShine’s TT over another studio’s? Most trainees choose it because they like the environment and feel of our studio. It’s a well-balanced program that is more comprehensive or in-depth and certainly more nurturing than bigger or corporate yoga studios’ trainings. You are given a sequence that you will be ready to teach when finished, and you are also taught how to sequence, which is essential. The ayurveda information is straight from the Chopra Center - a program that costs several thousand dollars alone. Our trainees really bond and create a “friends family”.
Will we be practicing yoga every time we are together? No. There is a lot of lecture in this training. Some weekends, we will be practicing a lot, others we’ll be sitting more, and most will be a mix of both. We sit on the floor, fyi.
What should I wear / bring? Wear yoga clothes and bring your binder, writing utensil, mat, water and a snack. There will be breaks.
M O R E I N F O R M A T I O N :
Vinyasa Yoga Technique - vinyasa is linking the poses together to the tempo of the breath. We will break down EVERY pose in our sequence.
Anatomy and Physiology - you’ll learn about the physical body, the movements of the spine, about muscles and bones, and more.
Teaching Methodology - how to teach, what to teach, what’s in a well-rounded sequence, intention, assisting, etc.
Yoga Philosophy - there are 8 limbs to yoga; we will talk about each of them and read a related book.
Breath Work (Pranayama) - we’ll explore more than just the ujjayi and why breath work is essential and beneficial.
Ayurveda - ayurveda is rather in depth. Our lectures will dive into what your mind and body types are and how to keep them in balance. We’ll cover topics like routines, diet, healthy emotional expression, and communication.
Yoga Basics / Chaturanga Alignment - even if you have a really solid practice already, it’s good to go back to the basics. A lot of people do chaturangas wrong. Learn the foundations and protect your joints.
Chakras - chakras are energy centers. We are putting energy out and taking energy in at all times. We will break down 7 in an in-depth way and do an experiential meditation.
Meditation Weekend - meditation techniques will be explored for a whole weekend, possibly even field tripping for part of a day so we can meditate outside.
Astrology - this workshop will help you to identify your innate strengths, put words to your persona, and help you to understand your emotional side. It will also explore your life purpose, where your soul needs to evolve.
Restorative Yoga: we’ll spend a few hours discussing and experiencing passive poses that use supportive props.
Sound Healing Experience - we are very sensitive to sound due to its vibrations. If you were to see a crystal bowl with water in it being played, you would see the harmony created in the patterns of the water. Our bodies are approximately 70% water, so the sounds create harmony within us physically, but on other levels too.
Inversions - arm balances and upside down poses will be explored.
Reiki Introduction - Reiki is a healing practice. Learn about it and how it can be used in your teaching or just on yourself.
“This experience changed me and provided valuable tools to create and maintain positive practices in my everyday life.” ~Nichole B.
"SSY was the perfect place for me. A smaller more intimate studio made the whole journey feel personal. The range of course material was excellent and many experts were brought in to help educate us about specific topics. Workshops were varied and interesting. This was a life changing experience for me. I miss it, now that it's over." ~ G. Verdon
“SSY training embodies everything I appreciate in a great teacher - creative asanas, inspirational attitudes and a passion for the spirit of yoga." ~Marissa C.
“I loved it all! The Astrology workshop, meditation weekend and Reiki workshop were my top 3 favorite experiences on top of the yoga. This training has taught me to live a more meaningful and purposeful life, to follow my passions and stay true to my heart. Life changing!” Makayla M.
"SoulShine has been my yoga studio of choice ever since they opened their doors. I had been planning to take a teacher training and was overjoyed when they offered one. I feel I received an in depth yoga education that will only get better with time and experience. We had so many options and a variety of excellent guest speakers for no additional cost which upon comparing to other studios made the program offered by SoulShine abundantly superior in quality as well as cost. I only wish I could go back and do it again!" ~K. Aitken
"The atmosphere at SoulShine allowed for each of us to bare our souls and become really connected to each other. This also helped us identify why we were there and what we wanted to come away with from this journey." ~Angie C.
"I highly recommend this program!" ~Toni F.
"SSY is an incredibly loving and supportive community! Not only is it a safe space to practice yoga, but also to heal, transform and grow. As far as TT goes, I always felt so comfortable exploring new areas of knowledge to add to my practice and to life in general. It was a wonderful environment to explore new concepts and share ideas with like-minded souls. ~ Jen B.
"I couldn't imagine a better place to do your training." ~Brittany G.
"I really enjoyed my teacher training experience at Soulshine Yoga. The program encompassed all of the facets of a well-rounded program. I recommend it to anyone who is committed and passionate in becoming a yoga teacher. ~Adrienne W.
"SoulShine Yoga Teacher Training is a wonderful program. I'd recommend this experience to anyone with a passion behind enhancing their personal practice and learning to enhance others". ~Kayla S.
"When I signed up for teacher training at SoulShine, I had a feeling it was going to be great based on the studio's high quality and vibe. I wanted a teacher training that would be holistic, incorporate many perspectives and ideas, and teach me the foundation for being a solid yoga teacher--- and this is exactly what I got! The teachers were incredible. Their passion for yoga, humility, grace and BEING the teachings was evident each and every session. Furthermore, I loved all the workshops! What a wonderful experience to have all those extras. The one "theme" of the training that stands out to me is the support and POSITIVITY we all exchanged. And the sequence is SO good! I love it - it includes all the basics and has a lot of flavor to it, what a head start we have!" Courtney S.
"There are almost no words to describe how powerful Yoga Teacher Training at SoulShine was. It was a truly a life changing experience. The smaller, intimate setting enabled so much opportunity for a deeper connection between students and instructors. There was a perfect balance between the spiritual aspect of yoga and the more technical side, including proper alignment of poses and the art of sequencing. All of this in addition to receiving a certification!" ~Nichole B.