Our training will deepen your knowledge of yoga, improve your personal practice and equip you with the skills to teach the unique style taught at Big Shoulders Yoga! We emphasize practicality in our training and want trainees to walk away feeling confident they can write a sequence, lead a class, and provide safe and effective adjustments.
The training will begin on March 1st and run for 15 weeks. We will meet on Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm, and Sunday from 9am to 4pm.
Here’s what a typical Sunday session will look like:
9am-10:15am — Trainees teach a practice class to each other and lead teachers, then receive feedback
10:30am-11:45am — Yoga class with lead teacher
12:30pm-2:30pm—Adjustments: technique and practice
3:00pm-3:15pm—Meditation and breathing
3:15pm-4:00pm—Yoga philosophy discussion
The training costs $2,500 and includes our training manual and unlimited yoga classes during the training. Payment is due at the start of training, but we can offer payment schedules to meet your needs - please contact us prior to the start of training to setup a payment schedule. We are committed to making teacher training accessible, so if prices are prohibitive to you please contact us about scholarship opportunities at email@example.com.
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you are interested and start the process. We want to hear a little bit about you, why you’re interested in our training, and make sure that our training is right for you! We do require that you try one of our classes to familiarize yourself with our style prior to registering.
Nicolette Downs is the owner of Big Shoulders Yoga. She completed her 200-hr teacher training with Carmen Aguilar in 2012, and has since gained experience teaching studio classes and private students to become an experienced yoga instructor, E-RYT 200. Nicolette has a history of teaching students of all levels and abilities from injured police officers to athletes. In 2019, Nicolette decided to create a yoga community of her own when she opened Big Shoulders. Additionally, Nicolette has had a consistent yoga practice for over 10 years and has drawn inspiration for her practice from a number of styles including cYoga, Baptiste, and Power Hatha. As TT instructor, Nicolette brings her breadth of teaching experience as well as her background of owning and operating a successful yoga business.
Claire Harper has been a teacher at Big Shoulders since day one. She started a consistent yoga practice as a teen over 10 years ago. Claire completed her 200-hr teacher training in 2011 with Carmen Aguilar, and is now a Yoga Alliance E-200-hr teacher. Claire has taught in both studios and gyms across the country. She has experience teaching students of all levels through both Hatha and Restorative practices. By day, Claire is a Registered Dietitian and has taught workshops on Mindful Eating and Yoga and for Digestion. Claire’s practice draws from a number of styles including Ashtanga, Forrest Yoga, Restorative Yoga and cYoga. As a TT instructor, Claire brings her unique teaching background of both physically advanced and more subtle practices yoga.
In addition to Claire and Nicolette, our training will pull in a few of the BSY teachers for their expertise on certain topics.