200-Hour Teacher Training
Become a yoga teacher at the original Yoga Center with an experienced, well-trained faculty. Serving South Florida since 1968, the Yoga Center is proud and excited to offer Teacher Training complying with the 200-hour national Yoga Alliance certification requirements: Philosophy, asana, anatomy, pranayama, physiology, meditation, history, Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, Sanskrit terminology, Ashtanga (8 Limbs), practice teaching, sequencing, and specialized techniques.
NEW FORMAT: Online with optional in-person component. Every other weekend (excluding holidays) Saturdays, 1:00pm - 6:00pm and Sundays, 9:00am - 5:00pm. All classes will be recorded for easy make-up and review. Click here for promo video. Call Louise directly at 954.579.1604 for more information.
This comprehensive 200-hour course offers in-depth training by certified teachers, textbooks and instructional materials, individual guidance, and exploration of all aspects of Yoga. Deepen your understanding of the practice and teaching of Yoga.
- Beyond the hours, the information and the training, this course provides an opportunity for spiritual enrichment.
- This holistic and comprehensive course is characterized by an intensity of experience that yields moments of epiphany.
- Breathe the winds of change. Be prepared to transform your life.
Becoming a Yoga teacher is a dharma, a calling. It is a great gift to yourself to discover your destiny. Click YCDB Teacher Training 2021 to download the flier.
Teacher Training faculty:
Louise Goldberg, MA, ERYT500, C-IAYT
Christine Apter, PhD, ERYT500
Joy Weissman, ERYT500
Kate Brescia, ERYT200
Cheryl Thatcher, RN, ERYT200
Melissa D'Errico, RYT500
This course offers the opportunity to deepen your understanding of the practice and teaching of Yoga. The course includes all aspects of Yoga teaching: asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, anatomy, and physiology. It encompasses the historical background of Yoga, the study of the Vedas, Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, and Sanskrit terminology. The eight limbs of Yoga - Ashtanga - are studied extensively, with emphasis on Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation.
We cover 101 primary asanas in the various categories: standing, balancing, inverted, forward and back bending, lateral flexion, and rotation. You will learn to help your students find the proper alignment, ways to use language for precise instruction, how to string asanas together in a flow - Vinyasa - and how to use the breath in asanas.
Special emphasis will be placed on the therapeutic application of asana for pain relief and structural alignment and the mechanics of the various joints of the body and the spine. Explore the physiology of relaxation and how to challenge as well as support your students in class.
You will learn anatomical terminology, the skeletal bones and muscles, how muscles work, the process of respiration, the role of the nervous system, and energetic anatomy, including the Chakras. Energetic anatomy will deepen your understanding of how the cosmic force manifests in the chakras system and is expressed through personality and behavior. You will learn how the various sheaths are connected and the role of pranayama in asana and meditation, with emphasis on the principle pranayamas: Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodhana, and Ujjayi.
You will learn anatomical terminology, the skeletal bones and muscles, how muscles work, the process of respiration, the role of the nervous system, and energetic anatomy, including the Chakras. We explore how the cosmic force manifests in each of the 7 centers and their influence in the personality and awareness of the individual. We examine the sheaths of the body and the role of pranayama in posture and meditation, with emphasis on the principle pranayamas: Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodhana, Ujjayi, and Bhastrika.
“I’m so grateful to have learned from these wonderful teachers! Life changing!” -- Kate Brescia
“You embody the highest yogic principles...” – Luli Hazelcarn
“Be prepared for a life changing experience, one that will put you in touch with your true self...” – Brett Northrop
“...wisdom passed down from spiritual, knowledgeable teachers...a joy and a blessing.” – Ann Rosenbaum
“You learn how much more there is to yoga than the physical practices….an amazing experience by teachers with in-depth knowledge of the body and the history and philosophy of yoga. Highly recommended!” -Cheryl Thatcher
Total fee is $2,900, including six text books, resource notebooks, study aids, two complimentary hatha classes per week at the Yoga Center, extensive teaching practice, and placement referrals. Please make a $500 deposit early to guarantee your place.
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95-Hour Children's Yoga Teacher's Training
An advanced Yoga Alliance Teacher Training, Louise Goldberg, Program Director, MA, ERYT 500, YACEP, C-IAYT
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Children are natural yogis. They love to move, play, stretch their bodies and minds, and feel strong, in a safe, relaxing environment. Teaching children requires knowledge, patience, and a big bag of tricks. It’s not easy to keep their attention and interest, all while maintaining control.
Let us fill your toolbox with techniques for addressing varied needs, ages, and levels of skill, in school, group or private classes, or at home.
Research shows that yoga improves:
- Self-awareness and self-regulation
- Symptoms of trauma and stress
- Social/emotional learning and empathy
- Executive function, learning readiness, and critical thinking
About the Program
The Yoga Center of Deerfield Beach is offering a unique opportunity to complete 95 hours of advanced teacher training with highly experienced yoga educators in 8 weekends. Hours apply toward RYT500 or RCYT with Yoga Alliance for RYT200 teachers. Participants will receive a 95-hour Children’s Yoga Teacher certificate upon completion of the training.
Total Program cost: $1745. Register for the entire series for the discounted rate of $1500, including 2 textbooks, video, CD, all course manuals, and guaranteed enrollment in every class. Click HERE to make a $500 deposit OR to pay in full click HERE. $1500
Or, you may pick and choose the courses that interest you and use the hours toward RYT500 (for those with RYT200) or as CEU’s.
Jan 25-26 | Creative Relaxation® Yoga for Autism and Special Needs Level 1 $295 (includes book and video). Click HERE for details
Feb 15-16 | Early Childhood Yoga with Veronica Aguirre $225. Click HERE for details and to register.
Feb 29-Mar 1 | Mindful Yoga for Children with Beth Johnson $225. Click HERE for details and to register.
April 4-5 | YoMu: Musical Yoga - including songs in English and Spanish with Mireia Canudas $225. Click HERE for details and to register.
May 2-3 | Yoga for Teens and Young Adults with Christine Apter $225. Click HERE for details and to register.
PLUS 7 hours of non-contact hours, assistant teaching, or mentoring with one of the faculty. Credit for past Creative Relaxation® trainings is available.
Courses from this series that were completed previously may be used toward certification. Mentoring hours are arranged individually. There may be additional costs depending on the nature of mentor, teacher agreements.
Louise Goldberg, MA, E-RYT 500, RCYT, C-IATY, Program Director
Christine Apter, PhD, E-RYT 500
Beth Johnson E-RYT200
Veronica Aguirre, RYT500
Mireia Canudas, RYT 500
For more information e-mail Louise at email@example.com.
“The 95-Hour training has given me the tools to better serve my students. The courses gave me so much insight into what children need and have made me a better educator. A life changing 6 months! “ ~ Stephanie Trew, elementary school teacher
“Louise is a gifted yoga instructor with a passion for all children. The unique and comprehensive training will inspire you to go out and make a difference with the children in your life. You will be prepared, ready, and energized to teach!” ~ Gigi McIntire, School Counselor, Registered Yoga Teacher 200
“The Training with Louise and the other creators of inner peace improved my practice as a yogini and as an educator. I loved going in depth into the physiology and psychology of children, and learning how to support them in a fun and meaningful way. The connections made with like-minded practitioners was very special.” ~ Claudia Fortoul Lander, Special Program Educator, Registered Yoga Teacher 200
500 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
Facilitated by Christine Apter, PhD, ERYT 500
Workshops for teachers and advanced students are held once a month. Explore techniques and philosophy and deepen your understanding and practice of the vast and treasured teachings of yoga. These workshops are intended to advance yoga teachers and serious practitioners by providing deeper explorations into asana, pranayama, meditation, anatomy, philosophy in a well-planned, experiential atmosphere. They are designed to meet the curricular requirements of Yoga Alliance for continuing education and expansion toward advanced teacher status. Ample materials, notes and resources are provided.
Sun. January 12 from 8am-5pm: Opening the Gates of the Heart
With Christine Apter, PhD., ERYT500. Cost: $150 Click here to register using PayPal.
- Biomechanical and energetics of the heart, upper back and shoulders, alignment and stability for safety and healing, Roots of Tantra, Yoga texts from middle centuries, Anahata, the heart center, balancing and back bending posture sequences. Designed to meet the requirements for Yoga Alliance 500 hour level or CEU’s
Sat. January 25 from 1pm-6pm & Sun. January 26 from 9am-5pm : Yoga for Children with Autism & Special Needs
With Louise Goldberg, MA, ERYT 500, C-IAYT and staff. Cost: $295 - Click here to register using Paypal.
- LEVEL I: Certificate Teacher Training
Sun. February 9 from 8am-5pm: Awareness of the Mind
With Christine Apter, PhD., ERYT500. Cost: $150 Click here to register using PayPal.
Awareness of the Mind, a one day training to help understand and teach body/ mind connections. Preparation for seated postures and focus on concentration and meditation techniques. Analysis of organizing techniques by studying the Goddess Saraswati and some brain anatomy.
Sun. March 29 from 8am-5pm: Introduction to Ayurveda
Cost: $150 Click here to register using PayPal.
Introduction to Ayurveda. This training will introduce yoga teachers and practitioners to the teachings of Ayurveda. Deepening their knowledge and understanding on how these two sister sciences work together to harmonize the mind and body. Participates will learn to bring Ayurvedic principles into their daily life, and yoga practice.