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200 HOUR ALIGNMENT BASED YOGA SPECIALIST (ABYS) TEACHER TRAINING MISSION AND PRINCIPLES

Mission

The mission of the Lundberg Yoga Teacher Training Program is to create excellence in each graduate and prepare them to share yoga in a way that is accessible to all who have a desire to move their bodies, minds and souls through the practice of asana. It is our desire that we not only train our graduates to teach proper alignment in the yoga postures, but that they themselves find greater alignment with who they are and how they want to show up and serve in this world. 

Principles

Students will learn discipline of body and mind through:

  • Understanding the importance of alignment principles in yoga

  • Applying these alignment principles to the practice of yoga and yoga teaching 

  • Creating excellence in themselves, their practice and their teaching techniques

  • Exploring and nurturing their personal alignment in body, mind and spirit.

200 HOUR ALIGNMENT BASED YOGA SPECIALIST (ABYS) TEACHER TRAINING MISSION AND PRINCIPLES

Mission

The mission of the Lundberg Yoga Teacher Training Program is to create excellence in each graduate and prepare them to share yoga in a way that is accessible to all who have a desire to move their bodies, minds and souls through the practice of asana. It is our desire that we not only train our graduates to teach proper alignment in the yoga postures, but that they themselves find greater alignment with who they are and how they want to show up and serve in this world as individuals and teachers.

Principles

Students will learn discipline of body and mind through:

  • Understanding the importance of alignment principles in yoga

  • Applying these alignment principles to the practice of yoga and yoga teaching 

  • Creating excellence in themselves, their practice and their teaching techniques

  • Exploring and nurturing their personal alignment in body, mind and spirit.

200 HOUR ALIGNMENT BASED YOGA SPECIALIST (ABYS) CURRICULUM AND REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMITTANCE

Each participant will graduate with:

  • An understanding of how to execute, sequence and teach basic and intermediate yoga poses

  • The ability to break poses down and build them back up as students are capable

  • Alignment principles and how they apply to asana

  • Basic anatomy and physiology in relation to yoga

  • How to construct lesson plans based on apex poses and themes

  • Proper adjustments and variations to accommodate the needs of your students (as well as a general understanding of yoga in pregnancy)

  • How to conduct a private yoga session

  • Basic Yoga Philosophy (The Eight Limbs of Yoga)

  • The ethics of being a teacher

  • The business of yoga: How to use your teacher training certificate to reach your goals  (i.e. getting a job,  starting a business, finding your niche)

  • Taking yoga into the community (service and practice teaching)

  • You will meet the requirements of the Yoga Alliance 200 hour certification. We are a 200 hour RYS with the Yoga Alliance

  • Upon completion of all course work, practice teaching and examination you will also receive your ABYS (Alignment Based Yoga Specialist) certification from the Lundberg Yoga School and Rachel Lundberg, ERYT 500, YACEP which displays the level to which you have completed your extensive yoga teacher training in Alignment Based Yoga. 

Choosing to be a part of this teacher training at the 200 hour level automatically enrolls you in the curriculum for the Alignment Based Yoga Specialist  ABYS Level 1 program, it is already built into the program. Everyone will go through this as part of the teacher training and be eligible to receive their ABYS in addition to the 200 hour RYT if all requirements are met.

In order to graduate from the 200 Hour Teacher Training and receive your ABYS you will be required to do the following in addition to meeting all of the Yoga Alliance requirements which are built into the modules and curriculum:

Alignment Based Yoga Specialist™ABYS Level 1 (Modules 1-4)

  • An Alignment Based Yoga Specialist™ means that you have had extensive alignment based yoga teacher training through the Lundberg Yoga School (Modules 1-4)

  • You have attended each of the 4 modules (Friday-Monday)

  • You have received the basic anatomy training related to yoga asana completed in modules 1-4

  • You have received the sequencing and asana training contained in modules 1-4

  • Through observation of movement you can design a yoga sequence specific to a student’s needs based on their current range of motion related to your level of expertise as a medical professional and/or yoga instructor

  • You can display this level of observation and sequence creation in an in-person examination process with Rachel Lundberg and/or staff

  • You will pass a written examination of anatomy and sequencing proficiency depending on a hypothetical student/class with a grade of 80% or better (you will have 3 opportunities to take the exam, first attempt is free, each additional attempt is $50)

  • You will complete one text of your choice from the list of personal development texts and complete a 10 hour project of applying the principles of the text in your work and or personal life as a way to expand into personal alignment to better serve your community.

  • You will submit 10 yoga sequences based on the alignment and asana principles taught in the modules

  • You will create a Pose Journal consisting of 30 asanas, completion required before graduation

  • You will teach a total of 6 (60 minute) classes during the beginning and end dates of modules 1-4 and write short reflection papers on each class taught.

  • You will attend a total of 32 hours of asana class with an approved instructor(s) during the duration of the 4 module course and turn in signed training logs for each class attended. (Signed by the teacher of the class you attended)

  • A personal home yoga practice to help you to integrate the information obtained during the in-person training modules.

  • A final reflection paper on how the training has impacted you and how you will now take it out into your world as a way to serve yourself and others. Your paper will include your experience of personal growth in relation not only to alignment in asana but also to your own personal alignment (authenticity).

Requirements for Admittance:

This program is not just for students who want to become teachers, it is also available to students who want to deepen their personal practice and understanding of yoga through an in depth study of asana, as well as anatomy and yoga philosophy. It is required that you have been an active student of yoga asana for at least one year. In addition to our regular class meeting hours you will be required to attend a total of 32 hours of asana class at an approved studio as part of your graduation requirements. This equates to about one 90 minute class per week for the duration of the program. The cost of these classes is not included in your tuition. This is a teaching based program, so all students will be required to display proficiency in teaching the material covered in the program, whether or not you choose to teach after graduation.

Meeting Dates and Times

This 200 Hour Yoga Alliance approved yoga teacher training will consist of 4 in person modules.

Each 4 day module will take you step by step through the process of teaching safe, sustainable, alignment based yoga. You will be immersed in the community of your cohort as you learn anatomy, sequencing, pose modifications and variations as well as philosophy and personal development.

 

The module dates are as follows and last Friday through Monday from 8am-6pm with a 2 hour lunch break from 12pm-2pm:

Module One:

  • April 12-15

Module Two:

  • June 14-17

Module 3:

  • August 2-5

Module 4: 

  • October 25-28

  • 200 Hour Graduation October 28th

We will meet at Soma Space in the heart of the Hollywood neighborhood in Portland, Or. 

Check out more on Soma Space and it's location here:

 

Soma Space

4050 NE Broadway St 

Portland, Or 97232 

http://somaspace.us/

Your Tuition Investment 

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training and Alignment Based Yoga Specialist™ ABYS Level 1 Certification

 

Your Investment includes:

  • 4 in-person modules with Rachel Lundberg, ERYT 500 and staff in Portland, OR

  • Access to Yoga Foundations: Course One (over 120 videos to assist you in your studies throughout the teacher training- created by Rachel Lundberg)

  • Printed module materials (required texts are not included in your tuition)

  • Ongoing support via a Private Facebook group for members of the teacher training group

  • All of the training requirements you need to meet to receive your RYT 200 from Yoga Alliance.

  • Extensive training in Alignment Based Yoga setting you up to offer safe and sustainable yoga practices to yourself and those you teach with an Alignment Based Yoga Specialist™ (ABYS) certification.

Not included in your tuition investment:

  • Asana classes taken to fulfill your 32 hour asana class requirements

  • Required texts

 

Total cost of your investment:

  • $4000 total

  • $500 non-refundable deposit upon being accepted into the program, this $500 goes toward the total cost of tuition​

 

Take advantage of these ways to SAVE:

  • Early Bird Discount

          $250 discount for applying and paying your deposit by March 1, 2019

  • Payment in Full Discount

          $250 discount for paying your tuition in full by April 2, 2019

 

***Because we make all of our arrangements based on your commitment to be in the program, we do not offer refunds after April 2, 2019. We want you to be fully committed to the program just as we are fully committed to you***

 

You will receive a list of the required texts once you have been accepted into the program. 

Please direct all questions to Rachel by contacting her HERE.  

Once you have submitted your online application you will receive an email confirming we have received it. We will then set up a phone interview to make sure the program is a good fit for you and give your further enrollment details from there.