200-Hour Teacher Training with Cathy Connors & Guests
The Journey Begins January 2020
Discover Your Unique Voice as a
Teacher and Leader in 2020!
We are excited to announce our 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training Program that begins January 2020. We would love for you to join us on this incredible journey!
Yoga is a path of Awakening…
to your truth, your inner wisdom and your light!
As you awaken you experience more freedom, love, joy and peace!
Whether you want to teach, deepen your practice or simply learn more about yoga, this will be a life transforming experience. This training will also give you the foundation you need to teach a vinyasa class that is powerful, alive and uniquely you. You will find your voice and your way to inspire others!
What is Unique about Awake’s YTT?
This trainings infuses teachings from the vinyasa tradition as well as the Sattva Himalayan Kundalini Tradition. The sacred teachings are brought forth in a way that are relevant for our modern times.
WHY THIS TRAINING & ABOUT CATHY CONNORS:
It is a combination of Vinyasa and Sattva Yoga. You will learn how to teach a vinyasa class and learn how to integrate practices from Sattva Yoga into a class and your life. These include kriya, pranayama, laya and wisdom.
The program leader, Dr. Cathy Connors, is a psychologist, who uses her deep knowledge of human behavior and experience to enrich her trainings and teachings. This will be the 9th teacher training that she has led. Cathy has been a yoga teacher since 2009, taken multiple trainings herself and traveled to India 8 times to further her studies. She is one of very few teachers in the States that teaches the Sattva Yoga Kriyas.
WHAT PAST STUDENTS ARE SAYING:
”This was a life changing experience. [...] Beyond the education, I had a life altering experience which was guided by the most passionate yogi I know. I'm so honored to have had this experience and would highly recommend her training and workshops to anyone interested in expanding their horizons." – Amy E.
"I find Kriyas, thus far, the most exciting component of my practice. They are truly liberating! You have opened a world of possibilities to my yoga practice. I am blessed for knowing you!" - Luis R.
“Cathy’s YTT200 was incredible. It was beyond what I could’ve hoped for. Certainly, I learned all the things I expected to learn – the names of the asanas, how to sequence poses, how to call students into the “shapes” of each pose, and many other things that are typical of a yoga teacher training, but I gained so much more than a deeper knowledge of yoga. I found my voice in Cathy’s training. I learned to trust myself, in class as an instructor and in my everyday life. My confidence level on and off the mat has skyrocketed. YTT was an emotional experience for me, but Cathy held space beautifully. I felt completely supported, but I was also gently pushed outside of my comfort zone – and I am so grateful for the “nudge”. It has been life changing. I highly recommend her training and look forward to taking more with her!” - Lauren H.
Feb 27-Mar 1
Thursday’s and Friday’s - 6:00p to 9:30p
Saturday’s - 7:30a to 8:00p
Sunday’s- 8:00a to 7:00p
(Price includes membership at AWAKE during training)
($500 deposit to reserve spot and can make payments)
FULL PRICE: $3,500
Scholarships Available. Please email email@example.com for application.
TEACHER TRAINING CURRICULUM:
I. PHYSICAL BODY:
You will step away from this program with an in depth understanding of the asana (physical poses) and how to structure a class that is intelligent in the body. Alignment, anatomy, and some assisting will all be addressed in this training.
You will learn about the glandular system, nervous system, the brain and how yogic practices impact these systems.
II. SUBTLE BODY:
You will learn about the following:
You will learn how to practice and teach:
Kundalini and Tantra Kriya (Sattva Kriyas)
Laya & Chi Movements
You will learn how to:
Cue the asana and the breath during class
Incorporate pranayama, kriya and mantra to deepen students' experience
Use music and silence impactfully
Find your voice as a teacher
Feel the energy of a class to co-create an experience
IV. YOGA PHILOSOPHY:
Yoga Sutras: 8 limb path
Karma and Dharma
VI. ADDITIONAL TOPICS:
Yogic Lifestyle and Ayurveda
How to use yoga in your daily life (Sadhana)
Business of yoga
Other environments you can teach yoga (other than a yoga studio)
Exploration of your own personal journey with yoga on and off the mat
Teaching special populations: beginners, those with physical injuries and limitations, trauma
VII. GUEST TEACHER TOPICS:
The following topics will be covered by expert guest teachers:
Anatomy & alignment (Erica Ramos)
Yin (Trena Suhr)
Kids (Shelby Everest
Prenatal (Gloria Rodriquez)
Sutras (Kelley Moran)
Nervous System/trauma (Padma Diamond)
Inversions (Monique Rofio & Justina Lambert)
Sacred Ceremony (Gabriel Grendon)
Journey Into Power by Baron Baptiste
Patanjali's Yoga Sutra (any author)
CHOOSE TWO ELECTIVE BOOKS:
Autobiography of a Yogi
Polishing the Mirror
INCLUDED IN TRAINING PRICE:
AWAKE 200-Hour Teacher Training Manual
AWAKE Unlimited Membership