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Friday
18
MAY

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

16:30
14:30
Camp Utopia
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Become a safe, effective, professional teacher in an environment that encourages free expression, self-discovery, and fun.
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Our 200-hour program includes 5 weekends of intense study of yoga postures and the professional skills you need to teach successful, safe, powerful classes; 2 weekends of intense study of anatomy; and 60 hours of optional workshops, weekends, conference calls, and retreats to complete the course. All supplies are provided.
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FRIDAY
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Asana Class

5:30 – 8:30 pm
Opening Meditation, Discussion, Teaching Practice, or Yoga Tools Lab (e.g., mudras), Closing Meditation

SATURDAY
7:30 – 8:30 am
Morning Asana Class or Teaching Practice

8:30 – 11:30 am
Anatomy: Understanding the Body

11:30 – 1:00 – BREAK

1:00 – 7:30 pm*
Posture Lab: 10 poses, understanding, advancing/modifying, verbal cuing and adjusting. Teaching Methods and Practice.

* Saturdays may go until 9 pm

SUNDAY
7:30 – 8:30 am
Morning Asana Class or Teaching Practice

8:30 – 2:30 pm
Anatomy or Additional Lab and Teaching Practice time. Material Review and Testing, or Student Projects
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OUR TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

The best yoga teachers touch us because they speak from experience and authenticity. At Camp Utopia, we provide a comfortable space for each trainee to explore the profound shifts that can take place in the focused practice and study of yoga, making the learning experience a living experience.

From our first weekend of grounding and connecting, we unfold the teachings of yoga, the skills for teaching, and the opportunity for self-discovery in the way that yoga unfolds – pada-pada, step-by-step. Each new teacher then speaks and teaches from the authentic place they’ve opened in the process, with the confidence of real knowledge.
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With a mix of mandatory courses geared to the professional teacher, and optional courses to broaden and deepen your knowledge, the program simply works. It is practical, useful, contemporary information to set you on your path as a “good yogi” AND a solid, confident, professional yoga teacher with skills and tools to make it in the booming yoga market.
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COURSE 1: YOGA TECHNIQUES (100 HOURS)

Mastering technique means LOTS of yoga practice, posture labs and more. Each weekend, we learn and practice yoga techniques in a logical unfolding of information. This allows the evolving teacher to integrate each technique into their practice and personal experience, without being overwhelmed with information.

You will learn:

Pranayama
Bandhas
Mudras
Mantras
Meditation
Cleansing Techniques
Technique for over 108 poses
The energetic, anatomical and physiological aspects of 108 poses
Posture adjustments for all levels of students including prenatal, obese and illness-recovery
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COURSE 2: TEACHING METHODS & PRACTICE (40 HOURS)

Methodology means learning to teach. As a teacher, your students will have many ways to learn and understand. You’ll need good communication skills and the ability to address specific individual needs within the group. We give you the freedom to teach and explore various types of yoga to find your most authentic teaching style.

You will learn:

Visual demonstration of yoga poses
Strong verbal cuing
Hands-on adjustments
How to find your authentic teaching voice
Class sequencing
How to theme classes
How to adjust for all levels
How to create powerful beginnings and endings to your sequences
Business and marketing skills needed to create classes for your unique audience
Teaching confidence and professionalism
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COURSE 3: ANATOMY (30 HOURS)

Camp Utopia requires graduates to deeply understand how the body works. At Camp U, you will learn the theory of The Yoga You Need, a teaching philosophy that incorporates the safest, most useful yoga postures with adapted postures and techniques from other movement disciplines, like Pilates, weight training, core strengthening, and dance. The Yoga You Need also utilizes isometrics, active, passive and dynamic stretching to heal, protect, and shore up any student’s body, at any level.

You will:

Study the anatomical differences in all bodies
Study the therapeutic uses of yoga
Understand stretching science
Learn anatomically-based modifications for various client populations, allowing you to work with private and special needs clients- a growing, profitable segment for good teachers
Identify muscle weaknesses and asymmetries and learn how to correct it in individuals as well as apply it in group classes
Learn the importance of and how to activate the parasympathetic nervous system
Learn the chakras and subtle anatomy
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COURSE 4: ETHICS, PHILOSOPHY, LIFESTYLE OF YOGA
(30 HOURS)

The yoga lifestyle and philosophy is about ethics. All Camp Utopia trainees will study the 8 Limbs of Yoga and understand how to apply the practices to their own lives, and create their teaching practice with integrity at the heart. We will review and discuss yoga ethics in every weekend of training, as it applies to practice, teaching, business, and life.

You will learn:

Yoga Ethics
The 8 Limbs of Yoga
The History of Yoga
The Yoga Chakra System
The Philosophy of Yoga
The main styles and schools of yoga and how they apply to the modern Western teacher
Meditation and cleansing
How and what to eat as a modern yogi
How to apply yoga ethics & philosophy in a non-dogmatic way for your yoga business and life
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WHAT'S INCLUDED

At Camp U, we provide 200+ hours of training + all training materials, including:

Binder with all its tabs, pockets and over 300 pages of filler
Journal
Crystals
Body care materials
Any required books I may choose
Personality tests
Tarot readings (optional)
Intuitive natal chart reading (optional)
Any other creative or business tools for self-study I may choose
Plentiful, organic, yummy snack food and beverages throughout the weekend
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HOW IT WORKS

2 weekends of anatomy; you’ll earn 40 hours toward your certification and leave with more knowledge about how the body really works, and what’s important for yoga, then you ever imagined.

5 weekends of teaching skills include deep study of the fundamental poses and practices of yoga, and the essential tools of teaching: good verbal cues, good posture knowledge, sequencing knowledge, pace, timing, delivery, and practice, practice, practice. You’ll start teaching postures, then short sequences, then short classes then a full class and then another. In workshop weekends, all trainees are welcome to offer course material to the schedule, allowing you to teach “more than a mat class” as early in your career as you’d like.

Workshop weekends: Throughout the training season, we offer workshops, regular phone calls, and online programs to help you complete your remaining 60 hours in the way that best fits your life and your teaching dream. A mix of senior teachers, guest teachers, and teachers working on advanced certification will offer classes and workshops on all aspects of yoga. You can offer classes and workshops if you like. There are some mandatory requirements, and a lot of freedom to choose how you want to complete the hours.
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