Yoga Teacher Training 300-RYT and YACEP
Modules can be taken as hours toward your 300RYT or as Continuing Education Credits.
2018 start dates
Feb. 9-10 & 23-24
contact us if you are interested in starting your RYT300.
Yoga Teacher Training
Our 200-hour teacher training curriculum includes:
- Advanced study of asana (proper alignment, benefits and potential risks)
- Principles of anatomy
- Science and art of sequencing
- Hands-on adjustments
- How to observe bodies
- Informed use of props to improve or modify a posture
- Cultivating your voice
- Confidence-building through practice teaching
- Yoga history and philosophy
This 200-hour program flows over modules which allows students to start their training at any time. Completion of the full program satisfies the requirements for Yoga Alliance certification at the 200-hour level. The program is open to students who wish to deepen their practice, to those who want to learn to teach yoga, and to teachers who are looking to expand their knowledge and satisfy continuing education requirements. Teachers who have already registered with Yoga Alliance will receive qualified hours toward continuing education.
TRAINING DATES & TIMES
Fridays | 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Saturdays |10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Meets the following weekends:
Meditation: Intro. to Centering Prayer Friday, Jan. 12 6:30pm
Intro. Yogic Eating and Macrobiotics Saturday, Jan. 13 10am
Intro. Kriyas and Bandhas Friday, Jan 26 6:30pm
Foundations: Seated Poses Saturday, Jan 27 10am
Feb. 9-10 & 23-24
Mar. 9-10 & 23-24
April 13-14 & 27-28
May 4-5 & 18-19
more weekends TBA in 2018
Students are required to take 12 regular yoga classes at Bloom Studio with the trainers throughout the duration of the program.
Bloom Yoga Studio 300 N. Maple Street Lebanon, TN
$2,600 when you pay in full.
or you can pay as you go
How do I sign up for the program?
Once the program begins the program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Contact Leighanne Buchanan 615.788.9731 to sign up.
you can also sign up for upcoming classes on the workshop/event page.
- Attendance at all modules is mandatory. Credit will not be given for partial attendance. Missed modules can be made up during the next program session.
- A certificate will be issued once all requirements have been met - successful completion of all modules in their entirety, all assignments and full payment is received.
- The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice – T.K.V. Desikachar
- Light on Yoga – B.K.S. Iyengar
- Yoga, The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness - Erich Schiffmann
- Yoga, Mind, Body & Spirit by Donna Farhi
Required reading list will be assigned upon acceptance in the program.
- Juliann Cunningham, E-RYT 500 — Director/Founder, Iron Lotus School of Yoga
- Leighanne Buchanan, C-IAYT— Director, Iron Lotus School of Yoga, and Co-Owner, Bloom Yoga Studio
Registration & Cancellation Policy
No cash refunds will be issued after the workshop/training begins. No refunds will be given for no-shows.
What are the 200-Hour graduation requirements?
In order to graduate the program, you must be paid in full and fulfill the following requirements:
Attendance of in-class teacher training sessions
12 regular yoga classes with trainers
Successful completion of homework, quizzes, in-class and final exams (don’t worry, you will be will prepared!)
Participation in a final in-class practice teaching practicum
What is the 200-hour Attendance and Class Make-Up Policy?
Yoga Alliance requires that you complete all 200 hours of the teacher training. However, we understand that sometimes conflicts come up and you will have one year from the last day of your program to complete your attendance requirements.
How much time should I expect to spend on 200-hour homework?
Expect to spend between 3-4 hours a week on homework. The homework is designed to support the material covered in class and help you integrate what is presented into your own practice and teaching. If you are not planning on teaching after this course, you may choose not to complete all of the homework assignments and take the course for non-credit. However, if you wish to receive your Diploma and Letter of Completion for the course, you must attend all the sessions and complete all the homework assignments.
What is the Yoga Alliance?
Yoga Alliance is an organization that was started in 1999 as a way to create nationally recognized standards for yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainings in the US. More and more yoga studios across the country are requiring their teachers to register with the Yoga Alliance, either at the 200-Hour or 300-Hour level.
Will I be qualified to teach yoga once I complete the 200-Hour Teacher Training Program?
Yes! With the successful completion of all the requirements of the program, including contact hours, homework, and exam, you will receive your Letter of Completion and Diploma evidencing your training at the 200-Hour Level. You may also register with the Yoga Alliance (www.yogaalliance.org) at the RYT-200 level (Registered Yoga Teacher 200). Graduates of the 200-Hour program usually begin teaching in small studios, gyms, with private clientele (friends and family), etc.
Iron Lotus School of Yoga is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance, which designates this teacher training program as one which follows Yoga Alliance’s standards. Students who complete an approved training with this school may be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs).
Yoga Teacher Training 200-RYT
Start here to deepen your practice and learn how to teach.
What If I don't want to be a teacher?
No problem! Our 200-hour training is ideal for those who want to delve deeper into the study of yoga, and to improve their own practice. It's also great for students who simply want to have a transformational experience and to be a part of our thriving Yoga Community.