The year long program make up 180 hours of our Core Curriculum towards obtaining your 500 hour Yoga Certification.
Meeting one weekend a month for a year to explore & hone your teaching speciality.
This advanced training is unique in it’s offerings to explore your heart and soul as a teacher! In this advanced training, we are asked to look at what the force is in our authentic practice of yoga as a life path, and how does it propel us to listen, learn and share from the heart and soul? Our time together will pivot around a central question; What’s My WHY?
We will step out of our comfort zones to gain a clear knowing of our personal message and how we will translate that into a truthful and viable dharma as a spiritual being and a yoga teacher.
We will explore advanced practices and techniques, well beyond the 200 level, which speak to the WHOLE being; physical, energetic, mental-emotional, intuitive and soul.
Our training will help us to expand our offerings beyond studio group classes, so we may best meet the needs of our students today and reflect the infinite possibility of co-creating a more peaceful, inclusive, and harmonized world for all.
Guest teachers include Lindsey DePeri-Franz, Asha Wolf & Janine D’anniballe and many more special electives throughout the year from many gifted teachers!
Additional Included & Required Hours:
- 12 hours Philosophy Gatherings with Lindsey DePeri-Franz
- 10 hours Mentor Apprenticeship. Work one on one with a senior teacher. This time might include hours assisting the teacher in preparation for classes/workshops, outreach programs, assisting public classes and mentor meetings to support your growth. It is uniquely designed based on your goals.
Additional Hours (not included):
- 68 hours of electives, taught by qualified ERYT teachers or professionals in their field. This is where you can really define your niche and round out your teacher training experience by focusing in on personal areas of interest.
(Includes 202 hours of live sessions & mentor apprenticeship, 10 class punch card, & 10% discount on Soul Tree workshops. Does not include 68 elective hrs).
Tuition: $3108 (plus $500 non-refundable deposit due to hold your spot…payment plans available upon request)
(10% off for previous Soul Tree graduates & Soul Tree teaching staff – no combining discounts)
Her classes offer her students a space to FEEL through the challenges and the flow, Staying present with the breath in a space of connection and healing. Her Restorative and Gentle Yin guidance is compassionate and healing.
A dedicated Mom of 3, she loves to PLAY and spend time with friends and family. When not at home or teaching, she enjoys practicing/learning/studying Yoga, reading, running, hiking, cooking, traveling, dancing, scuba diving and LIVE MUSIC!
Read more about Sarah here: http://voyagedenver.com/interview/exploring-life-business-with-sarah-woods-of-soul-tree-studio-llc/
200 hr Yoga Alliance accredited certification, 40+ teaching hours, a willingness to go deep and a devotion to your life’s practice. Must have read the following books before training begins: 1. The Bhagavad Gita, 2nd Edition by Eknath Easwaran. 2. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchitdananda
*A minimum of 12 students required to hold the training, max of 18.
Are there books to purchase that we will study during this training?
Light on Pranayama by BKS Iyengar
The Upanishads: A New Translation by Vernon Katz and Thomas Egenes.
Additional books may be added.
How long will it take to complete the training?
Depending upon how much time you have to work on your hours and projects, the full certification can take you anywhere from 10 months to 24 months.
68 hours of emphasis electives are needed to fulfill a 300 hr training to obtain your RYT 500. (Electives are offered 1-3x/year and each hour is approximately $9-$20 per hour depending on the training offered) 10% off elective weekends for all YTT’s!
*You may potentially include qualified electives taken within 8 months prior to the training, and up to 30 hours. Please submit hours for approval.
A more in-depth look at what each weekend immersion will cover:
Each Immersion/weekend will incorporate group practice, self-practice and practice teaching that will all embody layering: asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, mudra, bandhas & dharma/philosophy, Pancha Maya, “taking the seat of the teacher” etc…
Hatha, Advanced Asana, Anatomy & The Art of Teaching
w/ Guest Teacher, Asha Wolf DPT, CMA, E-RYT
Lets start with where we are. What is our foundational understanding of yoga, how are we currently sharing it, and what are we missing? Can we zoom out and refocus our dharma so it includes an honest and holistic representation of the sacred science of yoga? Let’s share and learn from one another’s experiences thus far and together feel into where each of us has the potential to grow. Emphasis on Hatha (poses & breath work) and Raja (meditation) yoga.
What we are creating
Meditation, Pranayama, Spiritual Sadhana & Devotion
w/ Guest Teacher Lindsey DePeri-Franz
Every beautiful flower in the garden starts with a seed. That seed germinates, sprouts and blossoms when nourished by fertile soil, warmth of the sun, and plenty of water. Each flower with its own shape, scent and color is a meaningful contribution to the collective garden. Through the focus of Bhakti yoga, or the yoga of devotion, lets plant the seed of our spiritual hearts in the soil of our shared practice, water it with yogic wisdom and watch it grow into our unique sharing with the world.
What we are mastering?
Karma: In & Out-Reach, Inclusivity, Adaptability, Trauma Informed & Yoga beyond Yoga Classes
w/ Guest Teacher, Dr. Janine D’Anniballe E-RYT
Right attitude. Right motive. Do your duty. Do your best. Surrender attachment to the outcome of your efforts. These five pillars of Karma yoga will support our maturing as we go deeper into the fire of our own healing to transmute and transform, hear the messages of our lives, so we may facilitate this for others. We work on ourselves as a service to the planet. We serve others as a healing to ourselves.
What we are restoring?
Embodying the Practice, Viable, Life Long Yoga & Self Care
Self care at the soul level is an essential for our work in the world. How may we stay nourished while giving to others? The answer is simple: Lean In to grow out. Be still to travel further. Practice silence to speak louder. Root down to rise up. Ask for in order to give. Listen to be heard. Give to receive. Earth peace through self peace. As the song says, “and we gotta have faith, faith, faith”.
Guest Teacher Bios:
Linsey DePeri-Franz RYT 500…Meditation, Philosophy, Astrology and Bhakti Specialist
Dawn Thie, ERYT 500 completed her RYT200 under the Sivananda Lineage from the Yoga Center for Healthy Living in MI and her RYT500 at Soul Tree Yoga, CO. Dawn carefully designs classes to clear the energetic channels within the body to create more space and open the path to inner peace. Incorporating the 8 Limb Path of Yoga, she invites students to explore something deeper within themselves using asana, breath work, intention and focus, in a way that meets students where they are. Feeling into the energy present in the room, Dawn uses her authentic voice offering clear and concise guidance, while weaving in yoga philosophy and heartfelt intention for both a physical and spiritual experience. She has over 25 years of marketing experience in the corporate world and uses her knowledge to expand her yoga offerings for both students and teachers. Dawn also has over 2000 teaching and training hours in her yoga profession and has made it her mission to help others find more peace and balance both on and off the mat.
Dr. Janine D’Anniballe, PhD, RYT, completed her 200-hr yoga teaching training at Soul Tree Yoga in April 2013. Besides teaching Vinyasa Flow and Yin at Soul Tree, Janine works as the Director of Trauma Services and Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) at Mental Health Partners in Boulder, Colorado. She is a licensed Psychologist and a nationally recognized expert in sexual assault, neurobiology of trauma, secondary traumatic stress, and treatment for survivors.
Asha Wolf specializes in one-on-one custom tailored physical rehabilitation and life enhancing fitness programs. Serving a wide range of clientele, Asha has worked with professional athletes, advanced yoga practitioners, sedentary adults, and individuals with chronic and challenging diagnoses. Her keen eye and attention to whole body alignment make her individualized sessions transforming and empowering. Asha’s teaching style is direct, clear, and accessible with a nurturing hands-on approach.
Lisa Fierer is a dynamic speaker, an accredited “Master” yoga teacher and a Forgiveness Educator. In 15 years of speaking and teaching everywhere from Lululemon to Harley Davidson to Glide, she has inspired over 20,000 people to embrace the power of forgiveness.
With over 1000 hours of training, Lisa strives to guide students towards the divine wisdom that lies within each and every one of us.
Through the doorway of yoga, Lisa began to study Sanskrit. In 2009, Lisa completed an 18 month immersion utilizing Sanskrit in teaching Yoga. She continued her Sanskrit studies with Manorama, the founder of Luminous Shabda. Hosted by YogaPod, CorePower, Full Circle, FigureYoga and numerous studios, Lisa leads Sanskrit Teacher Trainings and Workshops.
She has also trained with Matthew Sanford in Adaptive Yoga, which makes yoga accessible to people who are differently-abled. Lisa has taught yoga at Detox Centers, through Phoenix Multisport, bringing the practice to people recovering from substance abuse, and supporting the recovery of body, mind, and spirit.
In 2011, Lisa discovered StandUp Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga and earned certifications through Paddle Into Fitness to teach SUP Yoga & Fitness. As a Master Trainer, she now leads StandUp Paddleboard, SUP Yoga, & Fitness Teacher Trainings throughout Colorado, the United States, and Internationally.