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200 RYT

 

 

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Course Breakdown

Module One: Personal Practice and Development
Module Two: Sequencing
Module Three: Anatomy and Alignment
Module Four: Assisting
Module Five: Live Coaching and Teaching

100 Hours     Techniques, Training and Practice
20 Hours       Teaching Methodology
20 Hours       Anatomy & Physiology
20 Hours       Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers
20 Hours       Practicum (Practice Teaching and Assisting)
20 Hours       Elective and Non-Contact Research

Details

Module 1: In this initial component of BHTTS’s 200 RYT training, you will learn about your own physical practice. This will include work through injuries and limitations, so that you may confidently model your practice as a leader and a teacher. Due to this module’s foundational nature, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND you take it prior to work on the other modules.

Module 2: The second module of BHTTS’s 200 RYT training focuses on the ‘why’ behind sequencing, and shows how to incorporate that knowledge into instruction. Throughout this module, you will gain tools for effective teaching, and will learn how to give and receive feedback. You will also have ample opportunity to practice-teach in a supportive, educational environment. It is highly recommended, though not necessarily required, that you complete Module 1 first.

Module 3: Our third module for BHTTS’s 200 RYT training is a deep dive into anatomy and how it pertains to alignment in yoga. This module utilizes scientific research to showcase the biomechanics of stretching and how it can be applied to students of all levels. Participants will also learn how to make yoga accessible to anyone, regardless of age, injury, or physical limitations. It is highly recommended, though not necessarily required, that you complete Module 1 first.

Module 4: The fourth module of BHTTS’s 200 RYT teaches the methodology and key points of successful hands-on assisting. From experience assisting within the group, to assisting a live class, participants will gain the necessary tools to empower students through physical touch. It is highly recommended, though not necessarily required, that you complete Module 1 first.

Module 5: The final module in BHTTS’s 200 RYT expands upon previous material and unifies it within a harmonious whole. Participants will review what they’ve learned in Modules One through Four, and will gain some final tools for successful, compelling teaching of that material in public forums. The intention of Module Five is to ensure that all participants in BHTTS 200 RYT finish strong and confident. Participants will also have an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in front of a live class. Participants must complete the other four modules before taking this particular module.

Weekend Format Schedule:

Thursdays 6:30pm-9pm
Fridays 1:30pm-9pm
Saturdays 8am-6pm
Sundays 8am-4pm

Summer Intensive Schedule:

5 modules in 16 days (with one day off in the middle)
Scheduling: 8am-6pm each day, some days may have a slightly modified schedule

Completion Timeline:

The 200-hour Certification must be completed within 12 months of start date. If a participant exceeds the 12-month timeline, the certification must be taken over in its entirety with no refunds or credits toward future trainings/certifications.

100 Hours     Techniques, Training and Practice
20 Hours    Teaching Methodology
20 Hours    Anatomy & Physiology
20 Hours    Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers
20 Hours    Practicum (Practice Teaching and Assisting)
20 Hours    Elective and Non-Contact Research

Interchangeable Module Format:

As of 2016, BHTTS will now be offering certifications in what we call an “Interchangeable Module Format.” Because people have very busy schedules and cannot often commit to every module’s set dates, we are now offering the option to “make up” a module either in the summer session or the following year. This allows participants to take the training at their pace, on a timeline that works for them. The summer session will follow the same schedule as the 5-month session in 16 consecutive days. 

Program Details

Students must come fully prepared for the training. Students are asked to bring meals, extra clothing, and all that they need for the entire process, and to communicate clearly with their families that they will not be able to attend portions, arrive late, or leave early. So that means: have the groceries bought, the laundry done, and day bags packed!

In the off weeks, students will be expected to practice daily, in-studio, at least 3-4 times a week.  Additionally, students will be expected to complete homework assignments.

There will be one full practice that the entire training group will attend each training day.

Attendance

100% attendance is mandatory and necessary to complete the training and grant certification.


 

300 RYT

 

 

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Course Breakdown (after completion of accredited 200-hour RYT program) :

Phase One: Observation
Phase Two: Study & Practicum
Phase Three: Personal Development, Research & Outcome

Phase One: OBSERVATION

The first and most important part of your 300-hour training! Participants will be required to observe a 200-hour training. 

This phase is all about having you get “on the other side” of participation, understanding the course curriculum, and experience it from the eye of an observer, versus a participant. Participants often report that they discover many blind spots of their own, seeing their own habits and learning curves reflected in other, newer teachers. The objectives of phase one are:


  • To learn how to coach and train teachers
  • To understand the business of yoga
  • To become mentors, assistants, and leaders of a high-performance team
  • To have an opportunity and a platform for creation and execution of your own “specialty topics”
  • To receive live feedback and leadership skills from educated and experienced senior teachers
  • To create and generate new ideas for future programming
  • To learn the area of study you are interested in pursuing for phase two

Phase Two: STUDY & PRACTICUM

By the time you enter phase two, you will undoubtedly have an idea of where you lean when it comes to how you want to further your yoga teaching education. BHTTS offers you four distinct tracks of study, Leadership, Community & Outreach, Assisting & Asana, and Mindfulness.

  • Leadership: If you choose this track, during phase two, your role will be to step in and, with support, lead meditation, inquiry, practice teaching coaching, and lead content discussion. Participants in this track will receive training from Brooke and the BHTTS team on how to become a leader and facilitator.
  • Community/Outreach: This track is for the teacher who is committed to effecting change in the his/her community through yoga. If you choose this track, during phase two, you will take the Outreach Yoga elective to either learn or refresh on how to teach outreach populations and settings (see Outreach Yoga course description in the elective page). You will then spend time working closely with Taylor and the Outreach teaching team in Indigo’s outreach posts in an observatory role, and you will then create outreach yoga in your own community.
  • Assisting/Physicality/Alignment: This track is for the teacher who wants to dive deep into the physical practice in a hands-on way. If you choose this track, during phase two, you will take the Advanced Assisting elective to either learn or refresh your advanced assisting skills (see Advanced Assisting course description in the elective page). You will also work closely with Brooke, January, and other members of the BHTTS team in order to step in and assist teachers in training throughout modules 1 through 4, in the role of an assistant. Some of the things you will do during this phase include: assisting when trainees are working on their respective personal practices during Module 1, assisting and co-facilitating, with support, in-depth pose breakdown during Module 3, assisting and co-facilitating, with support during Module 4 (the assisting module).
  • Mindfulness/Meditation: This track is for the student who wants to go deeper into the realm of mindfulness exercises and meditation. If you choose this track, during phase two, you will take extended education hours with Nick Dickinson during the elective weekend to either learn more about or refresh your skills on leading meditations, as well as going deeper into your own meditation practice. You will also spend time honing the art of leading meditation in real live classes, during a BHTTS session or at Indigo Yoga, or elsewhere in the community.

All tracks: A minimum of one hour teaching and one hour assisting must be completed on-site, with mentorship, at Indigo Yoga.

Phase Three: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, RESEARCH & OUTCOME

In this phase, participants will be required to create and execute a program, event, workshop or a training module to be delivered within the timeframe of the training or shortly thereafter. With the help of the BHTTS team, participants will learn how to plan for, research for, market and deliver a powerful program. In addition, a 5000-word research paper on a chosen specialty topic is required and due no less than 6-months after live program completion.

300 HR Training Dates / Completion Timeline

The dates and scheduling of the 300-hour program are determined by what 200-hour session the participant chooses to start with as an apprentice (or Phase 1) and follows the same dates and scheduling of that particular 200-hour certification. 

The 300-hour Certification must be completed within 24 months of start date. If a participant exceeds the 24-month timeline, the certification must be taken over in its entirety with no refunds or credits toward future trainings/certifications.