Yoga Teacher Training

with Mandi Garrison, E-RYT


Deepen Your Practice. Heighten Your Knowledge.
 Grow Your Confidence. Fulfill Your Dream.

 
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Perhaps your journey to yoga began because you craved a form of exercise that reached into every facet of the physical body. Perhaps you were called to the spiritual side of the practice and experienced the transformational benefits of mind-body awareness. Or maybe you thought you would try something new only to find that the results were life-changing. Whatever the circumstances, the path of yoga is for everyone. It draws in those who seek a deeper meaning and understanding of all aspects of life.

I was always drawn to yoga simply because it made sense to me. It was a form of fitness in my early life, and really the only practice I could be consistent with. Going to a gym had too much stimuli and distraction. Running felt terrible on my body. But rolling out a yoga mat and spending time in a space of inner listening (while staying fit) was both comforting and healing. Later on in my life, yoga came back to me when I needed something more than just exercise. It became a place to become quiet when everything seemed too loud. It was a place of stillness to calm my anxious and overworked mind. The physical practice also released trapped emotions and traumas out of my body, essentially transforming my entire being. It is because of yoga and meditation that I finally felt comfortable rediscovering my spiritual calling. It became easy to let go of negative patterns, discover my passions, and maintain a strong and capable physical body.

Yoga teacher training allows you to take your personal practice to a deeper and more profound level, embody the life-way of yoga, and become a catalyst for expanding yoga’s benefits and reach to the world. Whether or not you feel called to share the practice of yoga with others, you’ll experience a transformational journey that will remain with you forever.

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Become a certified 200-hour yoga instructor!

My 9-month program begins in September 2019 at Central Mass Yoga & Wellness

What makes this program different from other teacher trainings?

  • Our experienced 500-hour instructors bring diverse knowledge from multiple traditions to provide a comprehensive learning experience. The program is rooted in classical hatha yoga and includes training in Iyengar-based alignment, vinyasa, restorative yoga, yin yoga, pranayama (breathwork), meditation techniques, and more!

  • Our program is more than just learning poses. Students learn how proper alignment creates stability, strength, and balance. We incorporate teaching instruction using props and modifications to help students practice without stress or strain. We dive deep into yoga philosophy and ways to incorporate yoga into daily life.

  • We go beyond basic anatomy to help you learn how to be aware of and accommodate diverse bodies. We also incorporate more subtle layers, such as myofascial meridians, the energy body, and chakras. You’ll learn about the science and practice of Ayurveda, as well as nutrition to support a yogic lifestyle.

  • Our 2019-2020 schedule is accommodating for all ways of life, and gives you the space and time to deepen your personal practice while still allowing you to be available for work and family.

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Program Dates

Saturdays & Sundays, 9 am to 5 pm

September 14 & 15, 2019

October 5 & 6, 2019

November 9 & 10, 2019

December 7 & 8, 2019

January 4 & 5, 2020

February 8 & 9, 2020

March 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 2020

April 18, 25 & 26, 2020

May 2, 3, 16 & 17, 2020


Program Highlights

  • The Royal Path and the 8 Limbs of Yoga

  • Yoga Sutras

  • Developing a personal practice

  • Teaching essential and advanced yoga postures

  • Effective sequencing

  • Sun/moon/earth salutations

  • Bhagavad Gita

  • Gentle and chair yoga

  • Chakras and subtle energy

  • Yoga anatomy

  • Yin and restorative yoga

  • Nutrition and Ayurveda

  • Vinyasa

  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika

  • The business of yoga

  • Yoga Warriors International teacher training (included)

  • Pranayama and meditation

  • Sanskrit

  • Guided relaxation

  • Language and voice

  • Practicums and practice teach sessions