Are your ready? Ready to apply Yoga's ancient teachings to today's modern world - both on and off of the mat?
Ready to elevate all areas of your life? Ready to learn to lead and serve the world? Or maybe you have been through a basic 200 hour program
and you are ready to take your teaching from Good to Great! Make plans to join us in our next session!
For an application and catalog - text us @ 337-288-1570 or write us @ email@example.com
2oo Hour Program specifics:
March 9, 2019 through September 8, 2019 including 25 Wednesdays from 7PM to 10PM; and
7 Weekends - Sat from 8AM to 6PM & Sun from Noon to 6PM -
3/9 & 3/10; 4/6 & 4/7; 5/4 & 5/5; 6/1 & 6/2; 7/6 & 7/7; 8/10 & 8/11; 9/7 & 9/8
"This yoga teacher training ultimately has and will continue to help me find my voice and be comfortable speaking and sharing my truth." - graduate, LJ
"I started this journey with the intention of deepening my practice and learning more so I could share with others. What I didn't realize was how profoundly it would change the way I approach everything in my life. I am grateful for your no nonsense approach to teaching. Your tough love and encouragement helped me to push through when I felt I had taken on more than I could handle." - graduate, CM
"I'm so grateful I made the decision to go through this training. I wanted to learn everything I could about Yoga, and I got so much more! The benefits continue to reveal themselves. Every time I teach I am reminded of how much I learned in Jerry's training." - graduate, KL
Acadiana Yoga and Wellness offers an extensive, comprehensive, and enriching Yoga training program tailored to both aspiring teachers and serious students of all levels. Whether you seek to deepen your individual practice or learn the art of teaching with integrity and grace, this program and its teachers provide the sacred space, wisdom, and support necessary for you to blossom and grow along your own unique Yogic path.
Each student expands his or her Yogic knowledge through intensive personal study, hands-on experience, and practical application. The curriculum was developed to explore Yoga’s vast richness, including: applied anatomy and physiology as related to asana study and teaching methodology, philosophy, lifestyle, ethics, and principles of becoming and living as a Yoga teacher and lifelong student. With the emphasis on alignment-inspired asana, this 200 hour training prepares you to take the seat of the teacher and to lead students safely through a practice complete with yoga philosophy, properly sequenced asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation.
In this Teacher Training you will learn how to...
Create and hold a sacred space.
Cultivate confidence and authenticity in your teaching voice.
Plan smart sequences for a variety of levels/types of classes.
Instruct using healthy biomechanical alignment principles.
Develop and deliver themes that inspire.
Introduce Pranayama breath work and meditation.
Observe common misalignments in students.
Give effect physical and verbal adjustments and offer beneficial modifications
Incorporate key yogic philosophies in your classes.
Teach Yoga with effective clarity.
The founder, Jerry Smith-Guidry, has worked in the yogic arts since 1990. She was designated as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (500 hour level). She is the lead faculty member of the Acadiana Yoga and Wellness LLC teacher training certification course. This course meets and exceeds the requirements for the Yoga Alliance National Certification 200RYT. Expect change and growth! We are excited to be part of your unique Yogic journey. Namasté!
There is a process whereby the student will visit with Jerry (in person or on the phone) after completing the application form. Once you are accepted you will pay a $500 non-refundable deposit or the discounted early bird price to hold your space. Your tuition includes unlimited classes with Jerry while in school.
You will be encouraged to practice yoga on a daily basis. Your Asana, Pranayama, and attention to the Yamas and Niyamas is very important.
Along with a daily practice, and a weekly public class, you will observe or assist several of Jerry's classes.
There is a required reading list, and each student is expected to write 2 reports.
300 Hour Advanced Program Specifics:
January 11, 2019 through December 8, 2019 - 12 full Weekends + 2 Days assisting 200 YTT
Fridays 5PM to 9PM; Saturdays 8AM to 7PM; Sundays 9AM to 6PM
Jan 11- 13; Feb 15- 17; March 15 -17; April 12- 14; May 10 -12;
June 7 -9; July 12 -14; Aug 16 -18; Sept 13- 15; Oct 18-20; Nov 15-17; Dec 6-8
If you’ve graduated from any 200hr yoga teacher training, this is your chance to further develop your practice in yoga — and in life. Our 300hr yoga teacher training is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will serve you whether or not you ever choose to teach. Transform your life — enroll today.
The Advanced Teacher Training program offers an additional 300 hours which builds on any 200 hour Foundational Training. It is designed for those wishing to continue their studies and gain the level of 500 RYT. You may have taken your 200 hour training from any Yoga Alliance 200 hour Registered Yoga School.
This more comprehensive phase of the training offers a more in-depth study and presents a broader view of the yoga tradition. It provides the experience, knowledge and confidence to establish a career as a yoga teacher, expand teaching opportunities and live a life inspired by one's own personal practice.
Your faculty for this advanced training will include: Jerry Smith-Guidry, E-RYT 500, Parvathi Akkaraju, RYT 500, Shannon Sonnier, AYS, E-RYT 200.
Examples of topics include:
Ayurveda - Foundations, used in self-care, and used in teaching Yoga
Advanced Pranayama techniques - for practice and for teaching
Creating thematic classes to address different populations, settings and styles
Refining the Art of Sequencing
Cultivating the Art of Assisting - verbal and hands on techniques
Facilitating participant centered individual sessions
Dialogue to enhance the body/mind consciousness
Creative adaptation for special needs practice
How to use interactive communication tools
Mythological figures such as Krisha, Hanuman, Ganesh, avatars of Vishnu - as another method of weaving themes into classes
Sanskrit - terms - meanings and pronunciations
Teaching methods for various meditation techniques
Body mechanics - precautions and contraindications
Common conditions and symptoms
Chakras and subtle body anatomy
Using chanting and mantra to deepen the practice
Yoga, Path to Holistic Health by BKS Iyengar
Jivamukti Yoga by Sharon Gannon and David Life
Anatomy and Yoga by Ellen Saltonstall
Yoga Sutras by Patanjali (student choice of translation)
Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing by Dr. Vasant Lad
Yoga & Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization by David Frawley
Upon graduation from the 300 Advanced Yoga Teacher training - you will qualify for the
Yoga Alliance 500 RYT designation.
Your teacher training manual is paid for with your tuition; the above reading material is not. These are standard yoga texts that you may already own and will serve as reference guides for the training. You will need to bring your yoga mat and manual at every training.
Learn to Teach Yoga Fearlessly!
Begin Your Journey Today!
TEXT Jerry at 337-288-1570
or write firstname.lastname@example.org
for your FREE catalog & application.