Yoga Teacher Training
Next Training Dates
Jan. 18 – May 9, 2020
Become a Yoga Teacher
and deepen your own experience!
Our talented instructors, community, and amazing course materials will support your growth during this training and beyond.
Whole Yoga is a Registered School with Yoga Alliance, since 2004!
Here’s the schedule:
Saturdays and Sundays
12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Retreat to Shoshoni Yoga Retreat (Saturday and Sunday)
(Sunday) Day retreat to Eldorado Mt. Yoga Ashram – Date TBD
Shambhava Yoga™ Teacher Training
We believe that yoga teacher training should be a life-changing experience. One of the first yoga schools in America, Shambhava Yoga has always emphasized that becoming a great teacher means becoming a great student. You do not just learn how to teach yoga here, you learn how to deepen your practice and grow.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
Asana (yoga poses)
We teach in both the Hatha and Vinyasa style. We offer you variations to create different “levels”: faster or slower, more athletic or more gentle classes. This versatility enables you to develop your personal style, deliver the type of class you wish to teach while meeting your students needs.
Assists & Modifications
You will learn many ways to assist your students personally including hands on assists, how to use props, responsive cueing, mirroring and more!
Yogic Philosophy & Meditation
Shambhava Yoga has a strong meditative focus. You will learn many time tested practices to serve your growth personally and as a teacher. We discuss many philosophy topics including the yamas, niyamas, Yoga Sutras, the mind, the heart, the breath, and the interconnectedness of traditions.
Anatomy & Physiology
Pictures, videos and hands on demonstrations all complement the asana instruction to gain deeper understanding of how yoga postures affect our human anatomy and physiology.
Pranayama (breathing techniques)
Breath plays a vital role in regulating our physiology, mental state, emotions, and the ability to be present and focused. You will learn how to practice and teach 10 different pranayama techniques to deepen your understanding of breath’s role in yoga and wellness.
Learn how to cue effectively, create sequences and classes, integrate themes, incorporate neutralizing poses, be inclusive and welcoming, build clientele and more! We include a variety of teaching exercises to put our discussions into action and build your confidence and ability to teach.
Learn the history of the Sanskrit language, basic pronunciation principles, pose names and the translation of common words in yoga.
Special Populations Yoga
We discuss and practice specialty styles of yoga. You’ll develop a foundation to understand and meet the needs of various demographics of students. You’ll be able to incorporate restorative and inclusive yoga into your classes. You may discover a passion you can pursue more through additional training.
How to Do What You Love
Learn ways to navigate your life’s dreams. Our team of experienced yoga educators share what they’ve learned over the years in yoga, business, and living the life you want. This includes ideas on where to gain opportunities to teach, what qualities you’ll want to demonstrate and how to present yourself.
Here’s what we offer that is extra special:
Overnight Yoga Retreat
Shambhava Yoga Shoshoni is located about 2 hours from Denver in the beautiful Indian Peak Mountains, in Rollinsville, CO. A magnificent yoga retreat and ashram, you’ll experience the sweetness of yogic living at its finest. Cost is determined by season, tbd.
Daylong Yoga Retreat
Shambhava Yoga Eldorado is located about an hour from Denver, in Eldorado Springs, CO, just south of Boulder, CO. A relatively short journey to an impressively, beautiful location, you’ll enjoy kirtan, meditation and the time honored tradition of satsang (spiritual Q&A).
Field Trip to Denver Art Museum
Susan, our lead instructor loves taking her students here to the 5th floor of the Denver Art Museum to the Asian Art Exhibit. You’ll learn history about how the names of the yoga postures came to be and be introduced to the ancient Hindu Deities. Susan tells stories that open your heart and will bring your yoga experience to another level. Our grads say this is one of their favorite days of training!
Led by Mira Devi, who has been leading Kirtan locally in CO for over 20 years! You’ll get to learn about chanting and why we chant and how it can transform and heal your heart. Mira will show you how yogic music(chanting and kirtan) relaxes your mind in preparation for a deeper and more meaningful meditation.
You’ll experience a day of silence during your training. Learn to use techniques to still your mind and go deeply inside. Unplug yourself from your mobile device for an entire day to rest your senses. Learn walking meditation and more.
You’ll also receive:
Shambhava Yoga Teacher Training Manual
The culmination of 30 years of trainings and hundreds of years of combined experience. It captures the heart and mind of yoga and will be a continual resource to you for inspiration and knowledge for years to come.
6 yoga classes per month included
(attendance is required, 4 Asana and 2 Meditation)
Students who would like to attend more classes receive a discount off class packages.
You’ll be paired up with your own mentor! A mentorship in yoga is a special opportunity to learn under the guidance of an experienced yoga instructor. You’ll meet with your mentor several times throughout your training and are given the opportunity to discuss your questions and get feedback.
Our students love this unique opportunity to have an experienced staff of yoga teachers who make themselves available to them in our teacher training program.
Who’ll be instructing
Satya Larrea, E-RYT-500, C-IAYT
Satya owns Whole Yoga and has been leading Teacher Trainings since 1998 in the Shambhava School of Yoga. Satya is a dedicated practitioner of both yoga and meditation and has earned many certifications over the years including Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy.
Satya teaches along with the talented and caring staff at Whole Yoga.
Our students enjoy the diversity of instruction by:
Satya Larrea, ERYT-500, C-IAYT- Training Manager and Head Mentor
Susan Bhat – Special Topics and Guide to Denver Art Museum
Naomi Reshotko, CYT 500 — Anatomy
Carol Sullivan, E-RYT 500 — Journaling and special topics
Mark Roncato, RYT 200 — Asana
Oscar de Cardenas, RYT 500 — Asana and Anatomy
Usha Gordon, RYT 500 — Asana and Meditation
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take the training even if I don’t know if I want to teach?
Most Definitely! Typically half of the participants in our trainings want to take the training to deepen their personal practice and understand and learn as much as they can about yoga.
ARE BOOKS AND MATERIALS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE TRAINING?
This manual is included in the price of your 200hr training when you pay in full and register by the early bird date. If you make payments on the tuition, the manual is $49. half of the participants in our trainings want to take the training to deepen their personal practice and understand and learn as much as they can about yoga.
WHEN WILL I FIND OUT IF I HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM?
Acceptance into our programs is granted based on your in person interview and on a first-come, first-served basis. All participants are required to have a current email address for all correspondence. After you complete your interview, you may register online your tuition will be processed at this time. Payment plans are also available with a $500 deposit.
HOW PROFICIENT IN YOGA DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO DO THE PROGRAM?
To benefit the most from our 200hr program we recommend a foundation in basic and fundamental yoga postures. Therefore, we suggest that applicants have six months of practice. If you are brand new to yoga, this wouldn’t be an appropriate program to participate in unless you are choosing to go through the program for personal growth only. Often our participants choose to participate for personal growth and healthy lifestyle immersion.
That being said, the 200hr Teacher Training program is designed for aspiring teachers, as well as people with a regular yoga practice who want to simply deepen their own personal experience. Remember: An advanced practitioner is not necessarily someone who can move deeply into advanced postures. An advanced practitioner is someone who comes to the mat with a level of maturity, a willingness to learn and understand the limits of their own body.
WHAT IS THE TYPICAL AGE RANGE & CLASS SIZE OF THE PARTICIPANTS?
Students generally range in age from 20-70 years of age! Class sizes in the past have ranged from 8-10 participants. Training sizes are limited to help maintain an interactive student-teacher relationship.
WHat if i miss a class?
To receive your 200hr Certificate, you must attend 100% of the required hours to comply with Yoga Alliance requirements. However, we understand that you may not be able to foresee every conflict, or have prior family obligations, so if you miss a session you’re responsible to get with a classmate to see what you missed, turn in any assignments.You’re also welcome to schedule a private make-up sessions(these are offered at a discounted rate).
DO YOU OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS OR WORK-EXCHANGE PROGRAMS?
Since we are a small school we do not offer any scholarships or work-exchange programs at this time.
HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I EXPECT TO SPEND ON HOMEWORK AND OUTSIDE CLASSES?
Expect to spend about 1-2 hours a week on your written assignments and practice teaching. The homework is designed to support the material covered in class and help you integrate what is presented into your own practice and teaching. You will receive details regarding your projects on the first day of your Yoga Teacher Training Program. Please check your email regularly. You will also receive emails on topics, updates, & schedules. Email will be our primary form of communication with you. If you wish to receive a Certificate for the course, you must attend all the sessions and complete all the homework assignments.
WHAT IS THE YOGA ALLIANCE?
Yoga Alliance is an organization that was started in 1999 as a way to create nationally recognized standards for yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainings. More and more yoga studios across the country are requiring their teachers to register with the Yoga Alliance, either at the 200 or 500-hour level.
WILL I BE QUALIFIED TO TEACH YOGA ONCE I COMPLETE THE 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM?
Yes! With the successful completion of all the requirements of the program, including your contact hours, and homework projects, you will receive your Certificate evidencing your training at the 200-hr Level. You may also register with the Yoga Alliance (www.yogaalliance.org) at the RYT-200 level (Registered Yoga Teacher 200). Graduates of the 200-hour program usually begin teaching in small studios, gyms, with private clientele, friends and family, etc. Experienced graduates of our program are also considered for in –studio teaching opportunities. Upon completion, you may also gain continuing education hours to keep your RYT200 current, and also the opportunity to take one of our four 300hr teacher training modules at Eldorado Yoga Ashram or Shoshoni Yoga Retreat.
Committing to a 200hr yoga teacher training is a great decision! We want to make sure all your questions are answered before you register. If your questions aren’t answered here please contact us for more information about our yoga teacher training program. 303-333-YOGA(9642) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s the Investment:
Early Bird Price! Register by – $2499
(only $500 deposit needed)
After – $2599
Flexible payment plans available!
If you are even just considering a teacher training program send a text/call 303-931-3603 today.
Finally, our class cancellation policy
If no materials have been received, cancellation fee will be calculated as the greater sum of $300 or 15% of the total course cost.
If materials have been received, then the deposit of $500 will be deducted prior to the refund calculation.
Withdrawal after first day onsite will be pro-rated at $12 per hour of tuition for classes attended.