200-Hour Soul Purpose YTT

Our next training begins on September 10th!

Our 200 Hour Soul Purpose Yoga Teacher Training is now offered online or in person!  Training sessions will be recorded and shared with students who are unable to attend (virtually or in person).  We will meet every other weekend!

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Looking to deepen your knowledge of Yoga?  Perhaps you’ve grown curious about postures, alignment and anatomy.  Or maybe you’ve become interested in history, philosophy and the evolution of Yoga. Soul Space is home to Soul Purpose 200 hour YTT (Yoga Teacher Training) online and in-studio program. Every body and every ability level is welcome to join the training….The only requirements are having an open mind and an open heart! The program is offered several times throughout the year.  Contact us for matriculation dates. There are modules of study that will deepen your understanding, knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology
  • Chakras, Energetic Anatomy
  • Asana, Sequencing, Mudras, Physical practice/Alignment
  • Philosophy, Wisdom Teachings, History and Ethics
  • Sanskrit
  • Pranayama, Meditation, Mantras
  • Practicum
 

Our teachers, program and curriculum are Yoga Alliance Certified. Upon completion of the requirements, students will be eligible to apply for RYT200 status with Yoga Alliance.  Below are the requirements:

Completion of required Modules A-D
180 Contact Hours:

  • Anatomy & Physiology (20 hours)
  • Teaching Techniques, Training & Practice (90 hours)
  • Teaching Methodology (20 hours)
  • Philosophy, History & Ethics (20 hours)
  • Practicum and feedback on teaching (30 hours)
  • 20 Non-Contact Hours – Independent reading/writing & chapter review work
  • Submission of 44 journal entries reflecting on class observations
  • Submission of answers to Chapter Reviews Questions
  • 3 successfully led (1) hour practicum/signature sequence (videos will be accepted)
  • Submission of narrative/reflection paper at the end of the training

Tuition is $2975 plus materials. $2975 must be paid in full 4 days prior to the start of Module A.  Tuition includes free classes and meditation sessions for the duration of the training to assist with the required observations and access to guided practice. Students may access these practice sessions in the studio or observe/practice with virtual classes. Tuition is non-refundable after training has commenced.  Payment plans are as follows.  Students with unlimited memberships for a minimum of 3 months will receive a $200 discount on tuition when paid in full.  Discount cannot be applied to payment plans:

Payment Plan option:

$3,300 in 4 payments ($825 by October 17th and $825 for 3 months, due on the 1st day each month)

8 weekends:

     MODULE A

October 22nd-24th

November 5th-7th

    MODULE B

November 19th-21st

December 3rd-5th

    MODULE C

December 17th-19th

January 7th-9th

   MODULE D

January 21st-23rd

January 28th-30th

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Fridays   5:30pm-8:30pm

Saturdays 9:30am-3:30pm

Sundays 10:30am-4:30pm

* times may be adjusted for special workshops/events

Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology

  • Understanding Press and Rebound, Static versus Dynamic Stretching
  • Muscular-Skeletal Anatomy & Kinesiology
  • Central Nervous System, Cardiovascular System, Vestibular System and Lymphatic System
  • Anatomy of Breath-Diaphragm & benefits of Dirga Pranayama
  • Common Medical/Orthopedic Ailments/Conditions
  • Special Considerations for those with physical/mental/emotional limitations
  • Pelvic Floor Anatomy
  • Health benefits of yoga

Chakras, Energetic Anatomy

  • What is a chakra?
  • The koshas
  • The Nadis
  • Mudras

Asana, Sequencing, Mudras, Physical practice/Alignment

  • Basic yoga Asanas-alignment, benefits, contraindications
  • Understanding Vinyasa (linking movement to breath) / Sun Salutations A&B
  • Inversions-Krama (preparatory stages) of Headstand/Handstand/Shoulderstand/Crow, Crane, Firefly and more
  • Principles of Ashtanga (Primary Series), Yin Yoga, Vinyasa and Restorative
  • Presentations on classical Yin Yoga and Chair Yoga
  • Creating a sequence with a theme and flow
  • Sequencing:  Understanding the placement of poses in sequence for maximum benefit and safety
  • Environment (use of music, essential oils, singing bowls, the harmonium, etc.)
  • Energetic Assists versus Hands-on Assists
  • Using straps, bolsters, wedges, blocks and other tools for modifications and safer alignment
  • Styles of Learning (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic) and reaching all learning styles
  • Monitoring and Adjusting:  Altering the sequence upon observing the practitioners in class

Philosophy, Wisdom Teachings, History and Ethics

  • Yoga Sutras and the Eight Limbs of Yoga
  • Yoga On and Off the Mat (Yamas and Niyamas)
  • Nutrition for the Yogic Lifestyle; Vegan vs/ Vegetarian
  • Healthy Student/Teacher Relationships; Business Aspects of yoga
  • Karma (awareness of our thoughts, words an actions) and its impact of our spiritual journey
  • Suffering through attachment (the Gunas) and The Five Afflictions (Kleshas)
  • Exploring the History of Yoga:  Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Bhagavad Gita, Basic tenets of Hinduism and Buddhism
  • Ayurveda and the Doshas

Sanskrit practice

  • Listening to audio of Sanskrit, adding Sanskrit to your sequence
  • Why is using Sanskrit during instruction so important?

Pranayama, Meditation, Mantras

  • Basic Pranayama techniques (purpose and placement in practice)
  • Meditation/Mantra/Guided Imagery/Visualization
  • History and use of the Mala
  • Chakra Meditations and Yoga Nidra

Required Readings

  • Bhagavad Gita translated by Eknath Easwaran
  • The Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book (Kelly Solloway) provided in tuition cost
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali translated by Chip Hartranft
  • Teaching Yoga-Essential Foundations and Techniques by Mark Stephens

Recommended Reading

  • How Yoga Works (Roche & McNally)
  • The Key Muscles of Yoga (Vol. One) by Ray Long
  • Yoga Toolbox for Teachers/Students by Joseph & Lilian LePage
  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
  • The Surrender Experiment by Michael Singer
  • The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene brown

Technology

  • Download Yoga 108 App by Rajeev Ravindran
  • Audio version of the Bhagavad Gita