500 Hour Teacher Training ~ First in San Diego!

After practicing and teaching Yoga in San Diego for over two decades and seeing the local Yoga community grow, I’m excited and honored to announce that the first ever 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training has come to San Diego. Prana Yoga Center is partnering with YOGAWORKS, one of the most comprehensive and respected teacher training programs in the world, to offer an Advanced Teacher Training for the 500-hour certification. This is the first time this advanced training will be offered in San Diego. I am exci

This six-month program provides students with an opportunity to build upon the material introduced in a 200-Hour Teacher Training, integrate what they’ve learned through practical application in the classroom, and support the development of their individual voice and style as a yoga teacher. Through a combination of workshops and six-month apprenticeship with a senior trainer, students will refine their teaching skills, identify areas of expertise, and set the foundation for fully incorporating yoga into their life path.

REQUIREMENTS

6 month apprenticeship with a mentor teacher
14 weekend workshops
Weekly Wednesday night series alternating Philosophy & Practice Teaching
Pranayama Series Wednesday nights before select workshops
Final Project

DATES & TIMES

September – March
2 weekends per month: Saturdays & Sundays,12-4pm
Wednesdays evenings: 7-10pm

See program schedule for topics and dates.

APPRENTICESHIP
Through the apprenticeship program, students will benefit from working more closely with a senior teacher. In this component of the course, participants continue to cultivate their teaching skills by applying them practically, in the class room. Additionally, trainees build upon what they learned in their initial training, solidifying and integrating the information through a consistent, one-on-one relationship and on-going dialogue with their mentor. As assistants in their mentors classes-trainees hone their ability to see bodies and give hands on adjustments. In addition, they have the opportunity to observe a senior teacher instructing, sequencing, adjusting and inspiring their students, and through this process to imprint these crucial elements of superlative teaching. Twice monthly mentor meetings will reinforce this learning process and serve as a forum to address questions and issues related to teaching yoga. Time and location vary by mentor.

Apprenticeship Requirements
Assisting mentor in class once a week
Taking mentor’s class once a week
Taking a class with another approved Senior Teacher once a week
Two meetings per month with mentor teacher

TUITION
$3450 early registration by April 12; $3600 after April 12.
Application deadline: April 12, 2010 (must be paid in full by this date to receive early bird price)