Traditionally, the practice of yoga has passed individually from teacher to student. It is only in recent years (from the perspective of this ancient practice) that large group teacher training programs have become the norm. Counter to this trend, Yoga With Spirit offers an intimate, personal, individualized training program for the serious yoga student whose intention is to deepen his or her own practice while learning to become a well-informed, keen-eyed instructor.
200 Hour RYT Training: Yoga With Spirit is an ashtanga-based yoga school. During the course of training, our students practice and commit the ashtanga primary series to memory, which will become the foundation of their practices. This program focuses on the first three limbs of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga: Yamas and Niyamas, Asana and Pranayama. We feel it is important to keep an open mind and adventurous spirit with this practice. To that end, we encourage our students to explore and reflect upon many styles of yoga practice during the course of their training.
500 Hour RYT Training: During the course of training, our students practice and commit the ashtanga intermediate series to memory, adding to their foundational practice established in the 200 hour program. Students also learn to create vinyasa sequences based on the ashtanga series. The philosophy component of the program focuses on the meditative limbs of Ashtanga Yoga. Students are required to have completed YWS’s 200 hour program or must have a well-developed Ashtanga practice.
Details of Yoga With Spirit teacher training requirements are available upon request and adhere to the Yoga Alliance standards for 200 hour and 300 hour RYT certifications.
Yoga With Spirit periodically offers two Continuing Education Workshops:
Giving Hands-On Adjustments
Adjustments are powerful teaching tools, giving a practitioner a deeper understanding of the intention of a posture. By taking students deeper into postures teachers help to create muscle memory that will lead the student along their journey in the asana.
In these three workshops, students will develop confidence in providing their students with informed, instructive hands-on assists.
Developing a Hands-On Understanding of Anatomy
In these three workshops, students will deepen and personalize the anatomy training they received in the 200 RYT training.
During the classes, we will work in asana to better understand our anatomy. Working physically with anatomical concepts helps teachers more clearly share anatomy with their students and better understand their students’ experiences on the mat.
Classes will be held from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Yoga With Spirit, 657 Brooke Road, Wayne, PA 19087
These workshops are also great opportunities for studio owners looking to enhance the training of their teaching staff.
Yoga With Spirit faculty:
Amy Nobles Dolan, E-RYT 500, is the owner and founder of Yoga With Spirit. In addition to teaching, Amy’s passion is exploring and writing about yoga off the mat. She has edited a book on anatomy and is co-authoring a book about yoga adjustments.
Sharon Hickey, E-RYT 500, is the owner and founder of Yoga School Inc. Sharon’s passions are teaching teachers and teaching yoga to children.
Contact us or call 610-420-2089 for more information.