Flow & Restorative Teacher Training
Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher

 

Please fill out our application and email to amanda@mindyourbodyoasis.com if you would like to participate in our yoga teacher training.

Teacher Training Application

 

Nestled in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, MYBO offers a comprehensive, fulfilling yoga teacher training experience for devotees to the practice. MYBO’s yoga teacher training is truly a life-changing experience that allows students to blossom into leaders.

Completing my 200-hour, Yoga Alliance approved, teacher training at Mind Your Body Oasis was a truly life-enhancing experience. The structure and size of the training allowed for a personalized, unique learning environment. The instructors (Amanda, Soozie, and Yolunda) are welcoming, generous with their knowledge and their time, and are exceptionally well-qualified. Through the training, I developed an appreciation of all that yoga has to offer both on AND off the mat. Furthermore, MYBO as a whole has a positive, community vibe that is so fun it sucks you in and makes you feel supported and excited to learn. I highly recommend this training.

-Julia Hellmich

VINYASA, GENTLE HATHA & RESTORATIVE TEACHER TRAINING

200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training

Do you want to become a yoga teacher? Would you like to immerse yourself in practice where you can fine tune your asanas but also dive deeper into the teachings, history and philosophy of Yoga to set you apart from all the many other yoga teachers in the world? Would you like to build a solid foundation in vinyasa asana, meditation, breathing technique, devotion, yoga philosophy, restorative yoga, diet and nutrition? Do you want a YTT class that is small and focused on you where you are not one of 20+ people needing this individualized attention in this big next chapter of your life? Do you want to leave a YTT knowing more than just 1 class sequence and format that 1 type of yoga studio teaches so that you are able to teach at many studios and to many types of students?

Yes? Mind Your Body Oasis’ Vinyasa/Flow & Gentle/Yin Teacher Training is a great next chapter in your life. Mind Your Body Oasis (MYBO) strongly believes that the practices of yoga, self care regimen, and a solid foundation of nutrition and diet provide a platform and a tool to achieve and believe in yourself and your dreams. This training will be as unique and special as it will be practical. You will learn how you can apply all that you learn directly to becoming a yoga teacher (if that is what you desire) or how to live the healthy life of a yogi more fully in your existence. Everyone at MYBO is focused on you, your growth, your knowledge and building a community that can be your Oasis…your home.

 

TRANSFORM YOUR PASSION.

DEEPEN YOUR YOGA PRACTICE.

ADVANCE YOUR CAREER.


Mind Your Body Oasis empowers you to teach your style of yoga. Our  alignment-based vinyasa yoga teacher training originates from the teachings of Krishnamacharya, the teacher of B.K.S. Iyengar (Iyengar yoga), and Pattabhi Jois (Ashtanga yoga). This gives you a solid foundation of technical excellence combined with philosophical depth, enabling you to teach your practice.

Mind Your Body Oasis offers smaller, intimately-sized teacher training programs, which provide you with unparalleled access to lead teachers during the program and ongoing mentorship and career advice well beyond program completion. You will begin practice teaching your peers early in the training. Through real classroom experience, teaching groups, and hands-on adjustments, you will gain the confidence and ability to begin teaching yoga immediately upon graduation.

We offer flexibility with the order of the program and operate on a “Weekend Only” schedule at this time. Please contact our Program Director, Amanda Shipe to schedule an interview and discuss what drives you to yoga! We do our best to accommodate to each student. Please understand that Yoga Teacher Training is a commitment and we gratefully appreciate you choosing MYBO for your certified Yoga Teacher Training school. The light in us honors the light in you.

Namaste.

 

Overview:

There is a powerful focus on your personal development weaved throughout the entire experience of yoga teacher training that will give you a strong foundation, inspiration and clarity. The experience shows you what it means to be fully present and confidently in your daily life and as a teacher.  From mentorship, to opportunities to assist in MYBO classes and events, to meaningful relationships and a deep exploration of yoga from its origins across the world to its spread into today’s modern urban times, you will graduate fully prepared and supported.

We will explore and infuse:

  • Asana (poses), pranayama (breath), and meditation; applied anatomy and physiology of the physical body and subtle energy body.

  • History and philosophy of yoga.

  • Intensives including Ayurveda, Sanskrit, Bhakti, Ethics, Restorative and Essential Oils, Principles of Practice, Demonstration, Observation, Teaching, Assists, Study Groups

Outcomes:

MYBO is a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance, which means that when you graduate you can then become a Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher at the 200 hour level (RYT-200). Besides the knowledge you will acquire through the experience itself, you will be a 200 Hr Certified Yoga Teacher.

Please know that Yoga Alliance is simply a registration organization that offers no certifications or credentials. Our MYBO Teacher Training program trains and certifies teachers and awards them the credit hours needed to register with Yoga Alliance, should graduates choose to register with them. We neither encourage nor discourage that affiliation, but we do provide that avenue should one be so inclined.

Requirements:

We require that you have been practicing yoga for at least 6 months to a year, preferably through MYBO class formats. This journey you are embarking on is special because it is an unfolding and a blossoming in your practice, as well as your experience and in your life. It is not so much about where you have been or where you are now, but the unlimited potential ahead. When you complete the training you will have a deeper understanding and first-hand experience of many aspects of yoga. Your personal practice will grow tremendously if you follow the guidelines for practice.  You will be able to teach multiple levels and practitioners with a wide range of experiences and several different styles. You will have the confidence to go out into the world and share your passion of yoga. This is an Oasis Flow training which is the format that MYBO teaches.

Training and Practice (80 Hours): Includes asana (physical practice), pranayama (breathing technique), meditation, japa (mantra and meditation), and vinyasa (breath and movement), modifications and variations of poses. Gentle hatha and use of props in a restorative practice. We will go over technique and application, some analysis of how to teach as well as practice some guided practice of techniques themselves.

 

Electives (20 Hours): Will cover a basic introduction and understanding of Sanksrit, Nutrition, Detox, Essential Oils, Philosophy from the Vedas and Bhagavad Gita

 

YOGA PRACTICE:

  • Free access to all MYBO yoga classes during the duration of your program

  • Guided practice includes alignment-based vinyasa yoga classes, pranayama, and chanting.

  • Understand how yoga creates well-being, health and higher consciousness.

  • Experience how asana (poses), pranayama (breath control), and meditation deliver these benefits.

 

ANATOMY:

  • Learn human anatomy, bio-mechanics, and optimal alignment for yoga asana.

(10 hours) Includes the physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, muscular action, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (nadis, chakras, bandhas, etc.) We will discuss all the various application of yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy alignment, etc.) and how to teach your students to discover their own movement patterns and ways to create new patterns of proper posture.

PHILOSOPHY AND HISTORY:

  • Explore the historical context in which yoga has evolved from an ancient past through modern times.

  • As a carrier of the lineage, you are part of the evolution of yoga!

  • Explore yoga’s philosophical foundations to understand the reasons behind the actions.

  • Discuss the Yoga Sutras.

  • Experience and discuss basic chanting and meditation.

 

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics (20 Hours): Yoga Philosophy in relation to the 8 limb path. Introduction to Yoga Philosophy: Historical development of yoga, includes a broad overview Yoga Sutras, all the way up to modern yoga. Ethics of yoga for a yoga teacher. Lifestyle of a yoga teacher through nutrition, diet and karma yoga or seva (service).

TEACHING SKILLS:

  • Receive the technical acumen to lead successful, intelligent, all-levels yoga classes. Graduate with the ability to teach your style of yoga.

  • Learn teaching skills which include sequencing, creating relevant themes and intentions, hands-on and verbal adjustments, conscious use of language, voice projection, time management, prenatal modifications, and teaching beginners.

  • Gain confidence and effectiveness as a teacher and student of yoga.

  • Yoga teacher training graduates are qualified to register their yoga teacher certification with Yoga Alliance® at the RYT200 level. (Your certification is internationally recognized!)

Includes practice teaching in pairs and in groups. Receiving feedback, observing and giving others feedback. Assisting a class while someone else teaches.

Teaching Methodology (20 Hours): Includes qualities of a teacher and student, how to find and use language and voice, demonstration, observation, correcting and assisting postures. How to theme classes and teach workshops and privates. How to sequence intelligently and safely. How to teach beginners, all levels and intermediate to advanced.

BUSINESS OF YOGA (5 hours):

  • Learn how and why business and yoga are related, and how to cultivate a livelihood that is meaningful and ethical.

  • Gain insights on creating a successful yoga career and starting your own teaching practice from studio owners and established teachers.

We will cover how you market and promote yourself as a practitioner, how you start a yoga studio, including funding, construction, permits, leases, marketing of a studio, hiring/staffing guidelines, how to run a studio, etc.

ASSIGNMENTS OUTSIDE OF CLASSROOM (20 HOURS):

Involves homework and journal questions and entries.

REQUIRED READING:

These are the books that we feel are beneficial to assist you in a deeper understanding of yourself.

  • Mind Your Body Oasis manual (given at the beginning of training)

  • Yoga PH.D by Carol Horton

  • Yoga Sutras of Pantajali by Nicolai Bachman

  • The Four Agreements by Don Miguel

  • Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar

  • Comfortable with Uncertainty by Pema Chodron

  • Mat Companion Volume 1-4 or The key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long

  • The Anatomy of Hatha Yoga, by David Coulter
  • You are Here by Thich Nhat Hanh

  • The Little Book of Hindu Deities: by Sanjey Patel

 

Recommended Reading:

  • Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing by Timothy McCall

  • Ayurvedic Cooking for self-healing by Dr. Vasant Lad and Usha Lad

  • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

  • Refining the Breath by Doug Keller

  • The Book of Secrets by Osho

  • Jivamukti Yoga by Sharon Gannon and David Life

  • The Gift by Hafiz

  • The Upanishads by Sri Aurobindo

  • Healing Mantras by Thomas Ashley Farrand.

  • Bhagavad gita by sri Swami Sivananda

  • Mudras by Gertrud Hirschi

2018 Winter/Spring Weekends Only Schedule

  • January 12 & 13

  • January 26, 27, 28

  • February 16, 17, 18

  • February 23, 24, 25

  • March 2, 3, 4

  • March 16, 17, 18

  • April 6, 7, 8

  • April 13, 14, 15

In addition, you are required to have practice 5 times a week  when we have a Module and hopefully for the time you are actively enrolled. You must attend 3 Yinyasa/Flow classes, 1 Gentle/yin class and the 5th class can be of your choosing (at MYBO or another studio).

 

MODULES:

  • Module 1: Foundation of the Yogi Lifestyle 101 || $395

  • Module 2: Teaching Techniques Intensive I || $595

  • Module 3: Rituals, Philosophy, Advancing Surya AB || $695

  • Module 4: Teaching Techniques Intensive II || $695

  • Module 5: Anatomy, Alignment & Stage Presence || $395

  • Module 6: Branding, Marketing, Ethics, Laughter Yoga || $395

  • Module 7: Teaching Techniques Intensive III || $695

  • Module 8: Teaching Techniques Intensive IV || $695

  • Teaching Practice One on One 90 minute Sessions: Applying Teaching Skills (Minimum of 3, $110 each)

 

PRICE:

We offer flexibility with our Program Pricing. Pay in full at $3100 or pay as you go per module (see pricing above). Military Discount of 10% offered on both paid in full and per module price.  Military spouses can get this program covered in full through MYCAA (please link to: https://www.military.com/education/money-for-school/military-spouse-career-advancement-accounts-financial-aid.html)

$3,100 full price can also be paid in monthly installments after a non-refundable deposit of $500.  The installments must be calculated with the remainder of months until last month of training.  

In addition, you’ll need to purchase full list of books above as you’ll want to reference them throughout your career.

If you have any questions or for payment methods inquires please contact the program leader Amanda Shipe 703-447-6309
amanda@mindyourbodyoasis.com

Or the Studio manager Kimberly manager@mindyourbodyoasis.com

 

Yoga teacher training at MYBO truly changed so much in my life.  You learn far more than just yoga asanas and how to teach.  The program at MYBO teaches so much that many yoga teacher training programs do not, as it is incredibly comprehensive for a 200 hour program.  What was most meaningful for me was the way you are forced to delve deep into yourself.  I can say without question that I came out of training much more alive and happy than I have been in years.  Yoga had already started the work I needed in that direction and training took that to another level.  

If you are thinking about it, I would say do it.  Ask the teachers you trust what they think.  Ask those of us who went through the program, as we are happy to share our experience.  I went into training to deepen my own practice and never intended to teach.  I came out after the end passionate and yearning to teach.  I never anticipated that and laugh now because the best things are what we do not see coming!  I opened myself up to the journey of teacher training and I only hope you will do the same.  You never know where it will take you!  For me, I grew personally and found a passion I want to share with others.  I also gained several lifelong friends from my fellow trainees and the teachers who led our journey.  I can only say if you are curious and thinking about it, know it will be hard work.  Yet it will be worth every moment and sore muscle along the way!  

-Michelle Keefe