What makes our training special?
Learn how to craft unique, theme-based, Hatha yoga sequences that progressively warm students up to access challenging poses. Sequencing is a blend of art and science, you'll master writing creative sequences that keep students safe and engaged.
To have the most impact on your future students, you'll need to provide skilled, safe, and effective hands-on assists and adjustments. We'll spend roughly 1/3 of our time in training learning and practicing these physical, alignment-informed assists.
Actually practice teaching! Our trainees start teaching mock classes almost immediately. The best way to learn is by doing after all. You'll teach to your fellow trainees and leaders, and benefit from feedback that hones your teaching style as you're developing it.
In September 2021, we'll kick off our third 200hr Hatha yoga teacher training in Chicago! Our training is 200hr Yoga Alliance Certified and will focus heavily on sequencing, hands-on assists/adjustments, and practical teaching experience. Over the 15-week training we will delve into the practice of yoga, anatomy, pranayama, meditation, history of yoga, Sanskrit, and the style taught at Big Shoulders Yoga. By the end, trainees will graduate as confident Hatha yoga instructors.
Our yoga teacher training will be led by Nicolette Downs, owner of Big Shoulders Yoga and Claire Harper, experienced BSY instructor. Nicolette and Claire have 20 years of combined yoga experience and have lead two previous YTTs. The training is designed to fit around a typical work schedule, with sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and all-day Saturday and/or Sunday.
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