teacher training | 200 hr
embrace the history and teachings of yoga
Become a yoga teacher.
informed. inspired. certified.
Next Semester: March 6-September 24
Yoga Alliance registered.
Our 200-Hour teacher training program is divided into 4 modules of weekly classes. Each class begins with an opening ritual and an asana practice relevant to the day’s studies. Lecture, discussion and experiential learning form the heart of the class, followed by an asana intensive focusing on a group of poses. This portion of the class includes Sanskrit terminology and a thorough examination of each pose. Students will learn and practice alignment techniques, safe entry into and out of the poses, verbal cues, manual adjustments, use of props and energetic awareness. The end of class is marked by a closing ritual honoring the students and teachers.
- Root Module: Laying the Foundation Origins and history of yoga. Introduction to the sacred texts of yoga. Yoga philosophy with concentration on the 8 Limbs of Yoga.
- Identity Module: The Authentic Self Effective teaching through building, cueing and modifying the postures. Creative teaching through theming and sequencing. Exploration of the physical and subtle bodies (including the chakra system and breath work).
- Compassion Module: The Physical Body and Empathic Heart Understanding the mechanics of the body: functional anatomy and physiology. Identifying physical limitations, trauma and emotional dis-ease, and adjusting the practice accordingly.
- Wisdom Module: Integration of Body Mind and Spirit Meditation, deep relaxation and the yoga life. The ethics of being a teacher. Yoga as service.
mindi epstein, E-RYT 500, YACEP, Director of Yoga Teacher Training, Ownercertifications: E-RYT 500, E-RYT 200, YACEP, AND 200 HR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING DIRECTOR get in touch: [email protected]
An avid cyclist and runner, Mindi Epstein came to yoga as a way to move her body in any direction other than forward. She sought a workout in yoga to complement her other activities, but found instead an ages-old practice that balances her body and mind, opens her heart and brings a deep and lasting tranquility. After a long career as a Senior Vice President of marketing and communications for a large not-for-profit organization, Mindi found that she could motivate more people through classes, personal yoga instruction and yoga teacher training than through a mass marketing campaign. In September 2013, Mindi founded Main Street Yoga in Speedway, IN to serve a growing town with expanding interests that lacked a yoga studio. The Speedway community quickly embraced Main Street Yoga as their own. In less than 2 years she opened a second studio in Danville, right on the main square of this quaint, historic town. Peace through Yoga expanded to a third location in October 2017. Today, three warm and welcoming studios bring serenity to the heart of Speedway, Danville and Franklin Indiana. Mindi inspires her students to find beauty in their bodies and deeper meaning in their lives through individual expression of yoga poses. She brings sensitivity and attention to alignment in her classes so her students may deepen their awareness and experience the fullness of life both on and off the mat. Her concept of “real life yoga” makes Peace through Yoga’s neighborhood studios warm and inviting without pretense or judgment. As the Director of Peace through Yoga’s Real Life Yoga Immersion, Mindi has expanded this concept of living your yoga to the training of future teachers and dedicated yoga practitioners in a thorough and inspirational training program that exceeds Yoga Alliance’s requirements for the 200-hour certification.
- Teaching Yoga Essential Foundations & Techniques, Mark Stephens
- The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Swami Satchidananda or other version
- Yoga Anatomy, 2nd Edition, Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews
- Light on Life, B.K.S. Iyengar
- The Language of Yoga, Nicolai Bachman
Tuition includes 3 workshops, 35 yoga classes, discounts on studio programs, our Immersion binder, Peace through Yoga t-shirt and other relevant “surprises.” Investment: $3,200 Save $100 by registering and making a $200 deposit by January 5, 2020. Save $100 by paying in full with check or cash. Payment plans available upon request – 6 monthly payments of $515 (cash or check). Accelerated plans available too – please contact studio. Reservations: $200 non-refundable deposit (applies to tuition) Tuition is due in full one week before the date of the first class. Books and Materials: Approximately $100
application processAll potential students must complete a written application. Please download the application here and return it with your deposit to the address on the application. Our teacher training program will lay the foundation for a meaningful lifelong practice. Your studies will challenge you to ask questions of yourself. We look forward to joining you on your path of self-discovery. download the application
what our yogis say
“I haven’t practiced in years, the Gentle/Restorative class was just what I needed to get back on the mat. I feel better already.”
“Loving my Vinyasa 1 classes! I feel stronger, more limber, and my posture is getting better. My confidence is up is well. Thank you Peace through Yoga for being an awesome studio!”
“Couldn’t be happier with my decision to start coming! I am only a week in, and it has been a game changer! Can’t wait to further my skills!”
“I felt so relaxed and at one with myself and the universe after doing Vinyasa I/II. As a beginner, the teacher did an amazing job making sure I was comfortable by using blankets and blocks for support and a strap to help me stretch out a little better.”
“My daughter told me about her experience at each of your three locations and invited me to attend a class with her in Danville. I have attended 5 beginning classes at another studio, but your class is what I have been looking for!”