Yoga Teacher Training
Earn your 200 hour Yoga certification for health & fitness with an emphasis on Ashtanga.
Taught by Melisa Deane
December 2012 – May 2013
This six-month course is for anyone who wants to deepen their practice, learn more about the art and science of yoga, change their lives, learn and be able to teach Ashtanga yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and other types of yoga classes.
Based on Pattabhi Jois’ Ashtanga Vinyasa method, students will first learn the postures, philosophy, and sequencing of Ashtanga’s Primary Series. Modifications, anatomy and physiology are emphasized to make this vigorous practice accessible to everyone. Students will be stronger, leaner, feel lighter and deeply connected to their purpose within just a few months. Journaling, self-observation, meditation and establishing a home practice are required.
Once students are fluent in the Primary Series, they will learn how to create and sequence classes for diverse populations. Students are encouraged to experiment with choreography and modifications to create a class format for their target populations, such as “Yoga for Seniors,” “Yoga for Athletes,” “Gentle Yoga,” and “Vinyasa Yoga.”
Students will also teach one class to inner city youth through our Karma yoga program at a local non-profit organization.
- Anatomy & physiology
- Ashtanga Primary Series: essential elements, 70 asanas (poses), breath, Vinyasa, Dristi, Bandhas
- 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga
- Teaching methodology: effective cueing, setting the mood for class, practice teaching
- Assisting & adjustments
- Basic Sanskrit
- Additional asanas: names, anatomy, benefits
- How to create and sequence unique and dynamic classes for specific populations
- Introduction to the history and philosophy of yoga, yoga texts
- Ethics and the business of yoga
- Increase confidence and teaching skills, voice and presence
Upon completion, students will receive their certificate for Yoga for Health & Fitness based on Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and eligible to apply for Yoga Alliance Certification RYT-200.
11/30 | 6-9pm | MAC Timonium | Studio C
12/1 | 8:30am-6pm | MAC Timonium | MMCR & Studio C
12/2 | 8:30am-5:30pm | MAC Harbor East
1/4 | 6-9pm | MAC Timonium | Studio C
1/5 | 8:30am-6pm | MAC Timonium | MMCR & Studio C
1/6 | 8:30am-5:30pm | MAC Harbor East
2/1 | 6-9pm | MAC Timonium | Studio C
2/2 | 8:30am-6pm | MAC Timonium | MMCR & Studio C
2/3 | 8:30am-5:30pm | MAC Harbor East
3/1 | 6-9pm | MAC Timonium | Studio C
3/2 | 8:30am-6pm | MAC Timonium | MMCR & Studio C
3/3 | 8:30am-5:30pm | MAC Harbor East
4/5 | 6-9pm | MAC Timonium | Studio C
4/6 | 8:30am-6pm | MAC Timonium | MMCR & Studio C
4/7 | 8:30am-5:30pm | MAC Harbor East
5/4 | 6-9pm | MAC Timonium | Studio C
5/5 | 8:30am-6pm | MAC Timonium | MMCR & Studio C
5/6 | 8:30am-5:30pm | MAC Harbor East
About the Instructor
Melisa Deane has been teaching Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga since 2002. She is a STOTT Pilates certified instructor, personal trainer and inspires students through her love of yoga, laughter and passion.
Melisa Deane Yoga is registered RYS 200 with Yoga Alliance and Melisa Deane is an E-RYT 500. www.makamovement.com
Tuition: $2,300. Additional costs: Manual, optional companion DVD, suggested texts, parking at Harbor East, lunch etc.