Yoga Certification Portland
At YoYoYogi, we believe that the TRUE TEACHER lies inside each and every one of us.
Looking for Yoga Certification in Portland? Look no further.
During this dynamic course, you will be given the tools to uncover and release your voice with poise and confidence.
YoYoYogi’s comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training will teach you how to break down postures and effectively communicate. You will learn how to seamlessly weave together the essential elements of movement, breath, philosophy, environment, and meditation to create inspired classes that take students on a physical and energetic pilgrimage. Set a rich foundation for the journey of your life through the Advanced Studies of:
The 8 Limbs of Yoga, Yoga Asana, Sequencing, Pranayama, Meditation, Anatomy & Physiology, Chakras, Nadis, Koshas, and Bandhas, and the Relationship of Yin Yoga to the Energetic Body
Together we will work hard, study hard, laugh out loud and even shed a few tears. Be ready to change your life.
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A DEEP DIVE INTO:
EXPLORATION OF ASANA
Begin to understand postures from function rather than aesthetic. Learn how to teach poses using effective and concise cues as well as verbal and hands on assists. In these important courses, we will guide you through proper alignment, understanding benefits, exploring variations and addressing contraindications.
Each week, we will explore the Yamas and Niyamas, the first two limbs of Patanjali’s 8 Limbs of Yoga. These foundations of Yoga Philosophy will create your moral compass through a unique and deeply interactive discussion of what these ancient principals relate to today’s world and to your life.
Breath is central to our practice. In this course, we will introduce and practice various preparatory and traditional breathing techniques. We will discuss breath as a primary vehicle of prana and the relationship of breath to the mind and body.
POWER OF THE VOICE
The entire training is about helping you find your voice. This workshop will help others hear your voice. How you use your vocal instrument (timber, tone, rhythm, inflection) will be the vehicle to guide your students through their practice.
ART OF SEQUENCING
There is a method to linking poses together mindfully and effectively. In this workshop, you will understand how to safely weave postures in order to prepare the body, open the body, strengthen the body, lengthen the body and rest the body.
It is crucial for teachers to be aware of the inner workings of the physical body and it's systems. This course will provide an introduction to anatomy with emphasis on the muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems and how it intelligently connects to the instruction of Asana.
THE SUBTLE BODY: THE KOSHAS, CHAKRAS, NADIS
Real transformation lies in the more subtle aspects of our being. In this illuminating course, we will discover the relationship between the 5 layers of being (koshas) and begin an investigation into the energetic entities (chakras and nadis).
YIN & ENERGETIC ANATOMY
This Fall, YoYoYogi welcomes the Father of Yin Yoga, Paul Grilley, to help us explore muscles, bones, and joints in relationship to energetic anatomy. Discover how to alter poses and select variations that fit your unique structure, resulting in less pain, less frustration, and a yoga practice that is completely your own.
HISTORY OF YOGA
This practice is thousands of years old and still pertinent to our lives today! Learn the rich, riveting history of Yoga in all its mystery and intrigue. Discover the root and myriad branches of this practice in mind, body, breath and soul.
BUILDING A UNIQUE YOGA EXPERIENCE
This practice is an art. Your class is a blank canvas. The way in which you weave it all together creates your masterpiece. In this compelling course, we will discuss how to purposefully implement the elements: voice, sequence, environment, philosophy, props, music (if desired) to create an inspired class that can take students on a physical and energetic journey.
ETHICS OF YOGA
Teaching is a great joy and great responsibility to your student and the community at large. This course will cover ethical behavior and discuss how to hold reputable relationships at the center of every interaction.
BUSINESS OF YOGA
It is imperative that you know how to market your services. In this course, you will learn how to successfully promote yourself and understand the qualities of what various establishments and studio owners look for in their teaching staff.
BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER: FINAL
Here’s your chance to shine! Our final days will be devoted to you, your creativity, and your Inner Teacher. Building on what you have learned from the previous courses, you will bring YOUR class to life. Your peers will become your students.
It just wouldn’t be YoYoYogi without a celebration. And, you have earned it!! Here we celebrate YOU and all the effort you have put forth in your journey. We will dine, wine, laugh and cry together!
While we understand that students will arrive with a unique set of abilities and may be in various stages of their yoga journey, we do require that all students devote themselves earnestly to their studies. As with any yoga class, this time is yours… we ask that you show up in each and every moment.
We recommend that students have maintained a minimum of a one year, three times per week practice.
Students are required to complete 200 hours through training, practice and self-study
We meet Fridays from 6 - 9:30pm, Saturdays + Sundays from 1:30 - 5:30pm
Attend a minimum of five classes per week at YoYoYogi during teacher training (Unlimited Yoga included with tuition)
Elective reading of a Yoga relation text to further your personal exploration of this dynamic practice.
Weekly Study from “The Key Muscles of Yoga” by Ray Long
Journal. “The palest ink is better than the best memory”
TUITION & APPLICATION
$2,995 - includes
Unlimited Yoga at YoYoYogi during Training
“The Key Muscles of Yoga” by Ray Long
YoYoYogi Teacher Training Manual
$500 non-refundable deposit required at time of acceptance to program.
Payment plans may be arranged.