Garnet Heart Yoga 300-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training
Soul Space is home to Garnet Heart Yoga 300 hour YTT with Danielle Vardakas. Individuals with a 200-hour RYT certificate are eligible to enroll in this training. Upon completion of all requirements, trainees will be eligible to apply for RYT 500 Certification through Yoga Alliance. The course will is offered once per year starting on the Autumnal Equinox. GHYTT includes modules of study that will deepen you understanding, knowledge and skills in the following areas:
Our teacher, program and curriculum are Yoga Alliance Certified and YA is now recognizing online training hours for contact time. Upon completion of the requirements, students will be able to apply for RYT500 status. For anyone with a 200 hour Yoga Teaching Certification or a practicioner that wants to move deeper into the yoga life style. This program will enhance your understanding of advanced practices and allow the ability to share them with your community. We work with Yoga Alliance to bring you the highest standards in yoga teaching.
Danielle has taught movement and practiced yoga since 1994. She has mentored many successful teachers in teacher trainings. Her trainees are now teacher trainers themselves, successful teachers, studio and gym owners, or traveling teachers on the festival circuit. She allows structure and freedom to create your best career and evolve your personal style. She gives you personal feedback for growth in that type of teaching. You could choose any level or style to teach such as Flow, Core Flow, Therapeutic, Yoga for special populations, yoga for elderly, etc. Graduates have used Danielle’s alignment system and adjustments for private lessons or life plan meetings for their clients. Whatever you choose, Danielle has seen this course create successful teachers.
Below are the requirements:
Tuition is $4800 if paid in full prior to the start of the Equinox Weekend. Tuition includes unlimited practice and mediation sessions at Soul Space for the duration of the scheduled program. A link for unlimited virtual classes will be provided. Tuition is non-refundable but session transfer is available for a $600 re-registration fee. Students who completed the 200 Hour Teacher Training at Soul Space will receive a 20% discount.
Payment plans are available:
$5,000 total tuition with plan. Payment plans to be structured based off of each student’s availability.
Practice Sessions are included in the cost of your tuition! All packages paid in advance will be paused and will resume after the conclusion of the 10th weekend!
There are no refunds. Session transfers will be considered.
This program will run for approximately 6 months.
TUESDAY Sessions (3.5 hours) 5:30-9pm on 9/26, 10/3, 11/7, 11/14,1/16, 2/13, and 3/5 private graduation ceremony at 8pm
SATURDAY Sessions (10 hours) in the studio, including practice from 8am -6 pm on 9/23, 10/14, 11/4, 11/18, 1/20, 2/3, 3/2
SUNDAY Sessions (10 hours) in the studio, including practice from 8-6pm on 9/24, 10/15, 11/5, 11/19, 1/21, 2/4, 3/3
Both options include online tutorials, manual, sequences and 6 months of lifestyle plans!
Teachers Toolbox (what you will learn)
1) Brand New Beginners:
Learn to teach our very useful Brand New Beginners Course. This is a must for anyone who is interested in owning or directing a successful yoga center. Help all students create a safe & effective yoga asana practice.
2) The Essentials:
Learn to teach therapeutically for all students. Modifications for common injuries. Successful Hatha sequence that is meditative and healing.
3) Deep Relax / Yoga Nidra:
Learn to teach restorative meditation and body release.
4) GHY Level 2:
Begin to take your own practice to a new paradigm. Practice & teach innovative postures.
5 GHY Level 3:
Develop a successful advanced practice and season your all levels teaching practice with interesting ways to take the adept student deeper.
6) Classic Text:
Dive into classic yogic philosophy
7) Meditation & Pranayama:
Accelerate your personal practice and create subtle energy that is felt by your students. You will learn to create deep peace for yourself that will shine out to others.
8) Yin Yoga and Tao Cultivation
9) Certification in Children’s Yoga (a stand alone certificate if the trainee chooses to shadow my children classes)
10) Yogic Lifestyle Plan:
6 months of guided life plans that create success in yoga through daily cultivation activities.
You will dive into your personal practice and learn to really live yoga rather than “do” yoga.
Upon completion you will have the tools to teach the brand new beginner to the level 3 student and everyone in between. You will have a greater understanding of classic texts and philosophy. We are dedicated to bringing you the most quality training to enhance your life, challenge yourself and witness the truth of your divinity! During the program we cover Yoga Sutra-s, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha yoga Pradipika, & Self Knowledge texts. We perfect advanced asana, pranayama & meditation techniques.
Upon graduation, students also have the opportunity for a possible mentor-ship with Danielle. This can be completed at Soul Space or anywhere in the world via internet. The lifestyle mentor-ship helps the student grow as a teacher & practitioner of this ancient way.
Why should you become a 500 hour RYT?
● BECOME A STUDENT AGAIN — You can be the one asking questions, seeking advice, and
sitting on the receiving side of the student-teacher relationship.
● INCREASE YOUR VALUE — To increase your value as a teacher, you need to keep learning!
The Honest Yoga Advanced Training Course facilitates your personal and professional growth.
● AWESOME PEER GROUP— Due to the nature of this course, it will attract a
very specific type of yoga teacher and these people will be your new peers, your new friends, and possibly partners in future projects that could last for many years to come.
● MORE THAN JUST ASANA — Through hands-on, practical training, your world of yoga will expand exponentially. We are diving deep into yogic lifestyle. This is going to be a fun, intense adventure.
There’s so much more that goes into teaching yoga than simply receiving your 200 hour teaching certificate and planning a class sequence. From the structure of class, to designing your own brand, to growing your student base in and out of the studio – we will be there for you every step of the way.
“The Garnet Heart Yoga 500 (300 hours) Teacher Training Course goes above & beyond the standards for 500 hour schools. The teachers are more than qualified to teach this advanced program.” —Brieanne Mould, program specialist for Yoga Alliance
Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology
Chakras, Energetic Anatomy
Asana, Sequencing, Physical practice/Alignment
Philosophy, Wisdom Teachings, History and Ethics
Sanskrit : pronunciation of yoga sutra, chanting and mantra, postural names
Pranayama, Meditation, Mantras
Homework, books recommended, Danielle’s 500 hour manual and Children’s PDF, lifetime of virtual yoga, and exact schedule will be sent to you after you enroll.
About your professor:
Danielle Vardakas (MA, ERYT500, DYT1000, Reiki Master ) has graduated with a masters degree summa cum laude in yogic studies and a mindfulness instructor certification from Naropa University. Originally from Philadelphia, she studied dance and art at the Philadelphia Creative & Performing Arts High School and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Temple University and the Tyler School of Art in 2001. Danielle fell in love with yoga in 1994 while dancing with a junior ballet company and began teaching yoga in 2000. Her practice continued to create balance in her body and mind through her professional dance career which included mainly Hip Hop and Breakin with a bit of Contemporary Modern. She was mentored by Cara Bradley of Verge Yoga. She is also strongly influenced by her teachers Dharma Mittra , John Friend and Kausthub Desikachar. Danielle is continuously training and has completed over 4000 hours of teacher training programs all over the globe. She is a registered 1000 hour Advanced Teacher with Dharma Yoga. Danielle & her family moved from Philadelphia to Vermont in winter 2009 where she had a yoga center and a dance studio for almost 11 years.
Danielle’s teaching style incorporates principles of alignment with flow and bliss. She themes each practice so the student can evolve spiritually as well as physically. A teacher to teachers, Danielle created five unique YTT certification programs and led 58 teacher training groups. Danielle is certified Reiki Master’s master and certifies other humans to share reiki to the master level.
Danielle Vardakas is passionate about sharing all aspects of yoga and creating a world where magic is embraced and witnessed in our daily life! She and her son are homeschooling in West Palm Beach.