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200 Hour RYT® Dhvani Yoga Teacher Training Overview
“Alana is an extremely effective and credible leader. She demonstrates the “sense of trust” that empowered people embody. Alana conveys reliability, fairness, caring, openness, and competence, inspiring confidence and trust in her leadership. She is clear and consistent in her behavior and teaching methods, and she excels at encouraging and coaching. All of this facilitates a deep and satisfying learning experience, as well as the sense of being on a team, even when it’s just a yoga class. It’s apparent that this is why many of her students, including myself, will follow her to a new facility in order to remain in her classes, rather than stay in a familiar facility with a different teacher.”
Move at your own pace!
This unique Yoga Alliance Approved RYS 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) is not only for teachers! Students hoping to gain a deeper understanding of Yoga and establish an individualized practice, are encouraged to join. This program offers a well rounded knowledge base for interested Yoga practitioners and instructors to develop a fulfilling life long practice.
Alana Grier, E-RTY – 500, Lead Trainer
Founder of Peaceful Mindful Yoga School (formally 365 Well Yoga Instructor School) and the RYT® 200 Hour Dhvani Yoga Teacher Training.
Module/Workshop DetailsEach module provides 15-hour certificates for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits (YACEC’s)
During our first module we will explore the safest and most commonly used asanas (or postures) used in Hatha Yoga practice. We begin to identify the muscles being utilized for each posture and explore the contraindications and modifications for each asana.
We practice safe asana sequencing with anatomy and physiology integrated into the class discussion. Over the six months of the 200 hour YTT, regular practice of these postures will be assigned homework.
Yoga is older than many of the world religions but is not a religion in and of itself. Yoga is an ancient methodology that supports the practitioner in quieting the mind and experiencing inner peace. This class focuses on Yoga History and the 8 Limbs including; Yamas; Niyamas; Asana; Pranayama; Pratvahara; Dharana; Dhvana; and Samadhi. Students study the Yoga Sutras and learn the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others (seva).
We explore a brief introduction to Yoga history through classical texts including Vedas, The Upanishads, The Mahabharata, Yoga Sutras and Patanjali, The Bhagavad Gita, and The Hatha Yoga Pradikpa.
This module focuses on the anatomy and physiology of movement. We will examine a safe Asana practice for all populations. Five hours of class time is spent applying anatomy and physiology principles to Yoga including asana, pranayama, sitting, and vocalizing.
Students will practice one on one interviewing skills and conduct and client intakes including postural assessments, modifications and sequencing for different conditions. This weekend we will plan a course of action for each student to practice teach over the course of the training.
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika states: “When breathing is disturbed, the mind becomes disturbed. By restraining the breathing, the Yogi achieves steadiness of mind.”
Pranayama is the science which imparts knowledge related to the cultivation and control of prana in the body primarily via the breath. In this class we learn about the benefits of breathing and proper breathing techniques. We practice the most common Pranayama techniques and learn the fundamentals of safe breathing practice.
This module focusses on Yoga Instructor professionalism. Students review the different approaches, techniques, philosophies, and methods of teaching yoga. We explore the student-teacher relationship, maintaining competency, staying within “Scope of Practice”. Students learn to avoid words and actions that constitute sexual harassment and to respect the rights, dignity and privacy of all students. We cover professional ethics involved in becoming a yoga teacher including the ethics of touch and ethical principles from Yoga Philosophy including avoiding harm (Ahimsa).
Students are taught engagement techniques that encourage diversity by respecting all students regardless of age, physical limitations, race, creed, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. We review all local government and national laws that pertain to Yoga teaching and business.
By now students are leading the workshop knowing each postures benefits. This weekend each student will practice teach a 30 minute sequence, knowing contraindications and benefits of poses as well as offering modifications and the use of props where needed for their final.
Students can suggests modifications as needed. Students warm up all muscle groups and joints, Use safety cues and modifications, identifying muscles being utilized. Concentrating on the breath and stressing the importance “feeling comfortable in the pose”.
This course encourages students to better articulate, analyze, and develop practices for various structural and functional issues. Emphasis will be on safetly and comfortably executed asanas, vinyasa karma (sequencing) and adaptation as well as the use of sound and pranayama, and the process of meditation.
We will focus on evidence based stress reduction approaches including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program by Jon Kabat- Zinn. Students also explore the origins of Mindfulness practices in ancient Yogic texts.
Learn Mindfulness techniques to reduce anxiety and feelings of panic, manage chronic pain and other conditions, and improve overall quality of life and relationships. Within these ten hours, we will become comfortable with basic mindfulness exercises regularly taught in MBSR.
For thousands of years Yoga practitioners have understood the profound effect that sound has on our well-being. Yoga has a long history of applying sound to reduce stress, maintain health, and invoke spiritual awakenings.
Students will learn to chant Sanskrit mantras, listen more deeply, utilize chanting as a foundation for pranayama and meditation practices and will learn basic sound healing techniques to balance the Chakras.
This module focuses teaching methodologies and the business aspects of teaching yoga. Students learn to safely design yoga sequences for a variety of populations with clear guidelines for adapting postures. Everything required to teach in a variety of venues is provided. Students who are interested in building a business plan are given an outline and resources to develop their own Yoga business.
We practice teaching and communication skills including cuing and how to address the specific needs of different individuals. We practice the principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting and explore the qualities of a teacher, teaching styles and the student learning process. We explore learning modalities, identifying your dominant style, and learn how to teach based on others’ learning styles.
This module covers an introduction to integrating mindfulness and meditation practices into our daily lives. This course is appropriate for beginners as well as advanced practitioners. Students are given a variety of tools to deepen their meditation practice.
We explore techniques and practices in meditation, a practice that involves focusing attention inwards. The focus of inward attention could be on a mantra, the breathing process, a vision, an emotion, an area of the body or an activity we are doing.
Students learn to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations when it comes to meditation, learn principles of practice by observing others teaching, spend at least 10 minutes each practice teaching.
This 10 Hour Teaching Practicum is divided up between students to practice group teaching. We build on cueing skills and teaching styles. By now we are comfortable with which postures promote strength, increase flexibility, improve balance, increase energy, promote stress reduction and are safe for every body. Students can recognize the benefits of the poses and how to properly warm up all muscle groups and joints.
Students become comfortable working one on one with students by implementing a sequence designed from the practice intake session. We focus on regular practice teaching in a supportive environment.
This last of the twelve module is our celebration with Bhakti Yoga! We will explore the potential of sound through singing, chanting and silence. We will work with practical techniques which can be used in daily life. This workshop focusses on using music for health and well being.
Students learn to chant Sanskrit mantras. We discover the devotional approach of Bhakti yoga through reconnecting with our individual spirituality. We practice Kirtan with a selection of inter-spiritual chants/songs through call and response chanting. Students learn the value of being of service to others through yoga (seva).
Student visit Neem Karoli Baba Ashram and Hanuman Temple Sunday for 11 am Chanting of Hanuman Chalisa; followed by aarti and prasad.
200 Hour RYT® Dhvani Yoga Teacher Training
Thanks Alana Lee for this awesome testimonial! Alana will be teaching advanced postures in upcoming workshops. She is an expert fitness instructor, Yoga instructor and personal trainer. Alana is the owner of High Frequency Loft in Taos, a space for mindful movement & uplifting events.
Check out her classes at High Frequency Loft
AcroYoga. Yoga. Fitness. Barre. Pilates. Athletic Training. Ski Conditioning. Ecstatic Dance. Meditation. Music. Art. Life.
“I completed the yoga teacher training this past summer and it was truly one of the best gifts that I have ever given myself. The curriculum was full, interesting with “just the right challenge” doing asana and breathing practice… I would highly recommend this teacher training for the beginning student and the more advanced student and anyone interested in developing a more present sense of self.”
T. L. -Dvhani 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training Graduate
Alana is a kind, caring person and wants each individual to be the very best they can be. She is great at suggesting adaptations to poses and her power points are divine!! They are so engaging, aesthetically pleasing and packed made with so much amazing information to study over a lifetime.
Dvhani 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training Graduate