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200 Hour Basic Certification Fall 2018

If you’ve ever considered becoming a yoga teacher or simply deepening your understanding of yoga in general, look no further than Life of an Urban Yogi, Urban Yoga Spa’s 200-Hour Teacher Training Program. Beginning in September 2018, join Urban’s own Claire Stetina and Joe Burley along with special guest teachers for what will be an enlightening and empowering experience.

Through a balanced curriculum of practice and lecture you will dive deep into foundational poses, proper alignment, yogic philosophies and history, business, ethics, musicality and so much more. Our teacher training is designed around the bustling lifestyle of the urban yogi with a schedule that won’t conflict with your day-to-day responsibilities. Let us help you find your voice and step into your potential through one of the most supportive environments you’ll find in Seattle.

Schedule –

Sept 6-Nov 17 (11 week format) One week break Oct 18-21

Curriculum

  • Asana Labs and alignment workshops
  • Philosophy and History
  • Practice teaching
  • Refining your ability to teach vinyasa flow
  • Introductions to meditation
  • Developing your authentic voice
  • Business of yoga and ethics
  • Teaching to special populations
  • Introductions to Yin and Ayurveda
  • So much more…….

Free Yoga

To help you deepen your practice Urban Yoga Spa offers unlimited free during your 200 Hour Teacher Training. This provides a great way to deepen your own practice while at the same time refining the skills you are learning in your training.

Yoga Alliance

Urban Yoga Spa is a member of the Yoga Alliance, makes our teacher training certifications recognized world-wide. Once you graduate from our program, you will be eligible to join the Yoga Alliance at the 200-RYT level. Becoming a member of the Yoga Alliance is a great way to let gyms and yoga studios at which you wish to teach that you are a professional, highly educated and skilled teacher.

Teach when you graduate

Urban Yoga Spa offers free community classes to the public taught by our recent graduates.  This means you are guaranteed to put your skills to use the day you graduate.  We offer these community classes throughout the year ensuring you can practice teaching right away.

Prerequisites

No formal experience is required to enroll in the 200-Hour Teacher Training program. However, we do recommend that you have had at least one year of regular practice prior to the start of the course. Participating in this training will be a profound experience, taking you to places in your body and mind that you never thought possible.

A flexible body free of injuries is NOT a requirement for this training. In fact, we encourage students with all body types and/or physical challenges to consider this program. At its heart, yoga is a practice of meeting the body where it is, and then working with the body to slowly and respectfully move deeper.

Faculty:

 

Claire Stetina Zurbrugg: (E-RYT200, ERYT500, YACEP, LMT) Claire is a yoga educator offering classes, retreats and teacher trainings on the West Coast. She spent 5 years teaching at the Yoga Flow studios in San Francisco where she was on faculty of a renowned yoga teacher training and is the Founder of the Vinyasa Alignment Method, a program that trains yoga teachers how to better integrate principles of therapeutic alignment into vinyasa flow classes. Claire is known for her precise teaching style- marked by creative sequencing, bio-mechanical knowledge of the body, and nuanced subtle alignment made accessible to all. She has studied over 900 hours of yoga trainings as well as 80 hours of functional anatomy. At heart, Claire is a Bhakti yogi, as theme, philosophy, and harmonium are interwoven into every class. Claire is in a life long love affair with yoga, her mission is to make the practices, traditions and teachings relevant, transformative and sustainable to all. 

 

 

Joe Burley: Forever interested in space mysticism and the infinite knowledge of the universe.  It was at the age of twenty that I really took my first step to become a life long practitioner of yoga. My physical body had been critically injured in a car accident, after a long recovery it was the practice of yoga that fully healed my mind and body. My practice stayed with me through the highs and lows of young adulthood. I decided to take vinyasa yoga teacher training in 2013, to deepen my yoga practice, but found a deeper truth within: that I wanted to share my practice with my community. In my own practice I explore how physical asana and pranayama enable me to get out of the self mind-space to awaken a deeper connection to the cosmos we are all a part of. Over the past few years my style of practice has evolved to include hatha poses and meditative techniques to complement vinyasa flow.  Joe has lead and coached around ten teacher training programs with CorePower Yoga and the PracticeSchool of Magic (PSOM). He has spent 400 hours training in both vinyasa and hatha yoga.

 

 

Guest faculty: To Be Announced