teacher training | 200 hr
nourish the seeker in you
september 3, 2020–march 25, 2021
This 200-hour program will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and ability to teach a well-balanced, inspired, and empowering class. It is designed for students and teachers of every level of experience. Our dynamic training team is excited and passionate about this life enhancing practice. We’ll offer you the most current information and material in order to stay inspired and aligned with yoga practice today. This teacher training meets and exceeds the requirements of Yoga Alliance. Graduates of the program will receive a certificate allowing you to register with YA at the 200 hour RYT level.
Yoga Alliance registered – 100 hr in-depth studies or 200 hr certification
Thursdays, 5:45-10 pm at kOMpose
7 Weekend intensives
Saturday, 11 am-6 pm | Sunday, 10 am-5 pm | kOMpose + Speedway
ahna hoke, director of yoga teacher training
E-RYT 500, YOGA TEACHER TRAINING DIRECTOR AND YACEP
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Ahna first stepped onto her yoga mat 25 years ago in central Pennsylvania and has been immersed in the practice ever since. She has been teaching since 2001 and is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 500 hour professional level. Ahna studied extensively for ten years at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts, and 8 years in the style of Anusara Yoga. Most recently, she has been practicing the comprehensive path of functional yoga, teaching with an inspiringly new and fresh perspective that acknowledges that every body’s yoga is different. She has also studied with multiple leading world-renowned teachers receiving over 1300 hours of training in different styles of Hatha Yoga, and over 160 hours of training in meditation and pranayama. Ahna’s primary philosophical foundation is Tantra. This life-affirming lineage has had a powerful impact on Ahna’s life and teaching, influencing her personal practice to expand from a ground of grace and love.
Ahna’s passion and enthusiasm for yoga offers students an opportunity to explore the many joys and benefits of yoga in a safe and friendly space. With a down to earth demeanor, her classes are light hearted and playful, creating a fun and focused arena for growth, both physically and spiritually. Ahna skillfully infuses the elegance of biomechanical alignment principles with flowing vinyasa. She incorporates themes and philosophical teachings into dynamic sequencing to enhance the students experience on and off the mat.
In addition, she is devoted to daily practices of pranayama (yogic breathing) and meditation and recognizes that the breath is the link that brings the mind, body, and spirit together. She has a deep passion for anatomy & physiology, meditation and pranayama and is the director and primary teacher of kOMpose Yoga Studio’s accredited 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program, and 100-Hour In-Depth Studies Course. Additionally, Ahna is partners with Michelle Finch of Exalt Yoga. They co-lead a 300-Hour Advanced Yin/Yang Yoga Teacher Training, which focuses on the functionality of yoga.
- Unlimited yoga classes at Peace through Yoga + kOMpose
- Asana practice each training session
- Learn the techniques of what vinyasa yoga is
- Gain an understanding of anatomy, physiology, and bio-mechanical movements/principles that offer safety and an opportunity to strengthen and balance the body opening a path to healing
- In-depth exploration of all things asana: benefits, contraindications, alignment, variations, and modifications
- Study Theory and practice of meditation and pranayama
- Fundamental meditation and pranayama practices including: benefits, contraindications, sequencing, and how to create a daily home practice
- When, how and why to use props
- Learn basic Sanskrit names of poses
- Exploration of Yoga history and philosophy
- Study of classic yogic texts including the Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras and the Chakras
- Explore how to incorporate structured alignment cues in a flowing vinyasa style class.
- Learn modifications and variations for poses in order to suite all levels of students and their needs.
- Acknowledge common misalignments in poses and how to correct them.
- Skills for transformational teaching, including how to lead centering and Savasana
- Learn how to structure and sequence a class in creative and powerful ways.
- Learn how to apply verbal and safe hands on adjustments
- Learn how to teach with meaningful themes that will inspire and empower your students far beyond the physical practice of yoga
- Discover your own unique voice and lead a class with confidence, clarity and authenticity
- Learn how to teach with confidence and certainty
- Understand the principles of yin yoga, restorative yoga and Ayurveda
- How to set up your yoga business including marketing, branding, etc.
- Learn the ethics of yoga
- at least one year of regular practice or by teacher’s permission
- enthusiasm and a dedication to learn
- application must meet approval
Early Bird Discount: All applicants who pay in full before August 1, 2020 are eligible for the $200 early bird discount.
Application Fee: $100 | The application fee will be deducted from the program fee if the applicant is accepted into the program.
what our yogis say
“Teacher training was one of the best experiences in my life. I felt comfortable because I was free to be me. The training showed me that yoga goes beyond the mat and the meditations, it’s about how we go through life. I enjoyed learning from different teachers from various backgrounds. Their enthusiasm about yoga and what they offered inspired me. I soaked in all the information they provided, especially the value of manual adjustments and different ways to approach them during class, how to adapt my teaching to different needs of my students and so much more. The teachers brought to my attention things I never thought of before.
Training has had such a positive impact in my life. I will never forget those I met and the connections I made with them. It’s a beautiful, insightful experience that I will take with me forever. The biggest lesson I learned was to accept myself for who I am and how to love my perfect imperfections because that’s what makes me, me.”
“I had considered becoming a yoga teacher but kept putting it off for a later time. When I finally started the teacher training program I gained so much more than I expected. It was intense and forced me out of my comfort zone and into a place of personal growth. Along with the history, I learned about the mental, physical and spiritual connection to yoga. My practice improved, I made lasting friendships and I began teaching immediately after graduation. Whether your goal is to teach or to simply deepen your own practice, the benefits of individual personal growth you will experience in the program are well worth the time and effort!”
“Thank you for your guidance throughout the program. You really helped me become a better person than I was before.”
“Joining the 200-hour Real Life Yoga Immersion program has been one of the best decisions I’ve made! Thank you for encouraging me to take this amazing journey…I learned so much. I met some fantastic people. I truly added years to my life through this 7-month journey.”
“I always say Yoga Teacher Training with Peace through Yoga changed my life. While I am not a super-bendy body or even a yoga teacher, this training has done more than allow me to teach if I choose that path at some point.
I learned how to connect with my body, how to have a relationship and appreciate it. I came out of teacher training with the tools to calm my mind (meditating is a true life changer), and to feel powerful and in control of my overall self. Now when I practice in a class and at home, I am able to release that competitive nature of mine of whether I look silly or if someone is more flexible than me.
Yoga is an on going practice, but now after training, I feel so much more confident in myself and my ability to slow down, listen to my mind, ease a lot of my anxiety and breathe. I made lifelong friend in my class who I love dearly. Yoga Teacher Training is not only for teachers. It is for anyone wanting to invest in themselves, to make a change, and truly grow.”
“I had a wonderful experience, learned so much and was completely reaffirmed that calling you a year ago to discuss the teacher training program was the best thing I ever did!”
“I enrolled in teacher training to deepen my knowledge of yoga and I knew that Mindi would put together a top-notch program. I wanted to experience the yoga teacher training under her guidance and it far exceeded expectations! All of the teachers were encouraging, definitely knowledgeable and came from varied backgrounds, ready to share their experiences and expertise. My favorite part of the teacher training was the workshops. They were fun and offered a nice break from the regular classes. I learned so much during the training and at the same time learned that there is so much to learn.“
“Thank you for a well composed program, awesome teachers, a beautiful and welcoming atmosphere, and your constant support and unconditional love you give us all.”
“Thank you so much Mindi, you are an amazing teacher. I’m so grateful for you!!! You have always lifted me up and shown me I can do anything I set my mind to! Mindi is an amazing yogi, woman, teacher, business owner and friend.”
“Thank you so much MIndi, you are an amazing teacher. I’m so grateful for you!!! You have always lifted me up and shown me I can do anything I set my mind to! Mindi is an amazing yogi, woman, teacher, business owner and friend.”
“I know you are aware of the following, but I still want to say that your yoga teacher training teachers are AMAZING. I am having such a rich experience in ways I did not expect. Thanks so much.”
“I walked into yesterday’s training so nervous with not knowing what to expect. That quickly went away once everyone began talking, sharing and teaching! Then I became very excited to learn from all the teachers and my other classmates!”
“Your teaching is truly a gift and I hope one day I will be able to channel the same energy and follow in your footsteps.”
“Thank you again and again and again for being the one to bring yoga to me!”
“I’m glad I said yes to YTT!”
“I can already feel the transformation and we’re only on Week 4.”
“I greatly appreciate you and your encouragement. This is a step in life I am not sure I would have had the courage to take alone. Thank you!”
“I’ve grown so much as a human energy field over the last 4.5 months and it’s thanks to your studio’s high-quality teacher training program, instructors and the yoga community. The ripple/wave of change within me is far-reaching, too, as I have impacted family, friends, my students and the people I meet.”
“This has been amazing!”
“…best money I ever spent on myself.”