200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training (YTT)
Do you have a strong desire to share your love of yoga with others? Has your practice grown to the point where you just want to know more about the history, philosophy, and teachings of yoga?
Breathe Yoga’s 200 hour teacher training is designed for aspiring yoga teachers and/or yogis seeking to deepen their practice and knowledge of yoga. Breathe Yoga’s Teacher training program is rooted in the fundamentals of asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy and anatomy. Through our training you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the deeper studies of yoga. Our program will prepare you to teach intelligently sequenced, safe, and well-rounded classes to a variety of students.
Within a supportive community environment, you will be supported as you discover your own unique gifts as a teacher and learn how to offer them with confidence and clarity. You will be encouraged and supported to step into your own power and discover your authentic voice as you share the essence of yoga. The journey of becoming a yoga teacher is one of transformation and self-discovery. It requires a dedicated practice, ongoing studentship, open mind and heart.
Our curriculum presents a well-rounded yoga foundation in the following areas, upon graduation you will be able to:
Be familiar with general principles of yoga history and philosophy
Have a deeper understanding of human anatomy as it applies to teaching yoga
Teach basic principles of alignment with confidence and clarity
Design intelligently sequenced classes for a variety of special populations
Teach breath awareness techniques
Lead guided relaxations & meditations
Teach a gentle/restorative practice
Teach to special populations, i.e. yoga for athletes, seniors
“Read” a student’s body and make proper adjustments
Understand classroom ethics and professionalism
Understand pertinent aspects of the business of yoga – insurance needs for teachers, yoga alliance requirements and marketing and networking basics
NEW THIS YEAR: A special module devoted to sharing Yoga with Athletes. Working with athletes is a passion of Lauren's and she will share with you the importance of recovery and how it impacts athletic performance. Learn the specifics of offering yoga and recovery practices to individual and team sport athletes including the opportunity to observe/assist Lauren during a live class. Even if athletes aren't your specialty you can apply these principles to any population.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the dates of the training for 2019-2020?
Weekend Intensive (Most meals will be included, you will get details a few weeks before for planning purposes).
August 15th - 18th :
Thursday 1pm - 4pm | Day Hike
Friday 8am - 9pm
Saturday 8am - 7pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
Location will be a mix-some at Breathe Yoga and one other place close to the studio.
September 20th - 21st
October 11th - 12th
Wednesday, October 23rd | Bodies Exhibit @ Atlantic Station
November 15th - 16th
Wednesday, December 4th | Special Yogi Adventure Day
January 10th - 11th
January 24th - 25th
February 7th - 8th
March 6th -7th | Graduation Weekend!
Wednesdays 8am - 4pm
Fridays 8am - 4pm
Saturdays 11am - 7pm
Required Reading (not included in the cost of training):
Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens
Trail Guide to the Body by Andrew Biel
Everyday Yoga by Sage Rountree
What is the tuition?
Investment: $3000 includes course manual and 10 class package to Breathe Yoga Atlanta, Immersion weekend including lodging and all meals. $300 deposit is required with application final payment is due by 8/1/19. Sign up and pay in full by 7/1/19 and receive an additional $200 off. Deposit is refundable if we decide the training is not appropriate for you at this time otherwise all training fees are non-refundable. Pay with cash/check and receive an additional $75 off the cost of the training.
What credentials do I earn?
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 200. Upon graduation you will be able to apply to be a Registered Yoga Alliance yoga teacher. You will be able to teach at yoga studios, offices, gyms, or set up your own private business to teach to students at a beginner and beyond level.
What will the program do for me?
Prepare you to teach yoga full time or supplement your income by teaching. Our goal is to make sure you feel ready and confident to teach private and group yoga classes. Overall, this program helps you achieve a more wholesome and holistic way of living, whether you choose to teach or not.
How do I apply?
Contact Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will forward you the application. Turn in the application and your $300 application fee. This fee is applied towards your total tuition.
Lauren Reese, E-RYT 200, FMS and Certified Yoga Tune Up® Teacher, is co-owner of Breathe Yoga Atlanta. Lauren is a yoga teacher, lead teacher trainer, yoga and mobility coach, and performance recovery specialist. Lauren has been involved in group fitness for over 19 years. She started with teaching aerobics, weight training classes, and triathalons. After several injuries, Lauren found herself in pain. Frustrated – because even though she was “fit” her body was always hurting – she turned to yoga to find strength and healing for her injuries. Yoga not only helped her feel better physically, but yoga also taught her the importance of balance, both literally and figuratively.
Lauren's classes are powerful yet playful and encouraging. Her creative sequencing mirrors her lighthearted personality, and each class is a new experience. Lauren’s goal is to help her students find balance for their bodies and their sport and life. She uses yoga, breathing techniques, corrective exercises and self-myofascial release to help athletes with mobility and recovery. Her goal is to help her athletes reduce recovery time, eliminate pain in their bodies and improve performance. She finds her passion in working with athletes (both privately and with sports teams). Lauren is a lululemon ambassador and a prAna featured yogi on REI's Yoga for Athletes Live Tour.
She offers private sessions for individuals, group classes with sports teams, and with college and professional athletes.
Lauren's Certifications Include:
Registered Yoga Teacher 200 Hour Lifted Heart Yoga
Certified Sage Yoga for Athletes Teacher (one of only 33 in the country)
Certified Yoga Tune Up® Teacher
Certified Roll Model Method® Teacher
Certified Functional Movement Systems
Certified Grounded Kids Yoga
Certified Yoga Fit