Date: February 8th to May 26th, 2012
Location: Jersey City NJ
Tell us a little bit about your school:
FlorYoga is excited to offer 200-hour Vinyasa Teacher Trainings in Jersey City, just minutes from Manhattan & Hoboken in Hudson county. Our goal for all of our graduating instructors is that they will teach from their hearts. Flor Yoga was founded upon the environmentally conscientious method of bringing one teacher to several students on-site. Thus, our Yoga Teacher Trainings not only prepare you to teach in existing fitness facilities, we also mentor you to bring yoga to any setting–allowing you the freedom to teach anywhere. Our trainings are extremely small—we only accept 10 Teacher trainees for each certification.
FlorYoga is a fully accredited Yoga Alliance school.
Tell us a little bit about the teachers leading the teacher training?
FlorYoga’s TT directors are Sarah and Tomas Marsh who have a combined 30 years of yoga teaching experience. They have studied under some of the greatest Yoga teachers in the world, and thus bring a collective knowledge to their trainings. FlorYoga’s technique draws from Anusara, Kripalu, Atmananda, & Bikram Yoga methods. Our Anatomy and Physiology professor Jason Machowsky has a Masters in Physiology and is a certified Dietician. For meditation and Pranayam, Sita Jagai brings international Buddhist based spiritual work to the Yoga teacher trainees. Also on staff are David Steinberg, PhD, who teaches Thai Yoga Therapy, and Michelle Marwood, Esq., who brings the TT’s organizational skills for proper sequencing, and lectures about legal & business aspects of yoga teaching. Marilyn Barnett is our incredible Hot Yoga instructor who teaches static poses from the inside out.
What can a student expect to learn from the upcoming training?
Pranayama, Sun Salutations (variations), Alignment, Anatomy & physiology, Adustments & Basic Thai Yoga Therapy, What to do with injuries (indications/contra-indications), meditation and energy balancing, Communication and responsibility, Sequencing, practice teaching, basic prenatal/postnatal yoga (how to practice safely when pregnant and postnatal), restorative poses, props, static standing poses, non weight-bearing inversions, legal issues/PR/marketing, Private vs. group teaching.
What types of students does this training best suit?
Our training is very small and intimate, so it is best suited to those individuals that want a lot of hands-on instruction, and a “family” feel as they will get to know their fellow TTs and the staff extremely well. They should be self-motivated and willing to work hard since there is a lot of reading and the exams are quite challengingJ Our training is also well suited for those with full time jobs as we only meet evenings and weekends.
What is a typical day like during this training?
A typical weeknight of training involves a 75-minute practice with one of our staff followed by a little break, and then 90 minutes or so of posture clinic, alignment, adjustment work or Sutra guidance. Our weekends are all specialization, so each weekend has a different topic that is covered. We have a Thai Yoga weekend, a Prenatal/postnatal weekend, a Hot Yoga weekend, etc. Many of our A & P lectures also take place on the weekends. We meet every other weekend for about 9-10 hours.
Is there anything else a student should know?
We offer two 200-hour trainings every year, one starting in February, the other in September. Our trainings fill up fast since they are so small, so you should call and speak to Sarah as soon as possible. She can be reached at 866.333.YOGA. We also offer a 2-week Intensive Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training for anyone who has already graduated from any YA accredited 200-hour Yoga TT.
To learn more visit www.floryoga.com
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