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250 hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training featuring:

Jenn Schuchmann, Abigail Smedly, Megan Rae Kahn & Dr. Laura Williams

This training was created, written, and designed by Yoga Olas faculty to inspire your personal practice and provide you with the knowledge and techniques to safely and intelligently guide Vinyasa style yoga, build confidence and clarity in your authentic voice, and carefully craft your unique brand in the yoga community. 

If you have ever felt a calling to share yoga, immerse and deepen your knowledge of yoga, this accessible and hands on training will provide you with the tools to authentically lead and guide others both on and off the mat.  

This transformational experience will equip you with the skills needed to share this practice at Yoga Olas or elsewhere.  Even if you decide not to teach yoga, this training will infuse your yoga practice with knowledge and passion, improve your public speaking skills, and increase your confidence.  You’ll build incredible and life long relationships along the way!

We’re exceeding the standards of general 200 hr programs and building in an extra 50 hours of intensive study and a 4-month mentorship to ensure you are properly prepared and ready to guide others through this practice.  

We are so excited to present this training to our community and hope you choose to embark on this life changing experience with us!

Our 250hr training includes:

  • Personal Daily Practice

  • Asana Breakdown, Vinyasa Sequence & Cueing

  • Intelligent Sequencing and Designing Unique & Purposeful Classes

  • Meditation, Pranayama, Mudras & Mantra

  • Functional Anatomy and Alignment, optional cadaver lab

  • Yoga Philosophy, Sacred Texts, 8 limbs

  • Subtle Body – Chakras, Nadis, Koshas, Vayus, Om 

  • Hands on Assists & Adjustments, Prop Use

  • Working with Beginners, Common Injuries and Pre/Post natal

  • Interpersonal Work, Homework & Reading Assignments

  • Business Tools, Branding Strategies, Setting Yourself Apart

  • Web & Social Media Training

  • Public Speaking & Class Theming 

  • Nine Month Mentorship with Faculty Member

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Cost: 

Total Cost:  $2899

  • $300 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot

  • Balance of $2599 is due on or before Jan 1, 2020 (via monthly payments)

  • *Individual payment plans may also be arranged

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Schedule:

 September 2019 – January 2020

 Weekday Schedule:

Tuesday nights 6:30-8:30p 

(Sept 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, Nov 5, 12, 19, Dec 3, 10, 17)  

 Thursday nights 5:30-8:30

(Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, Nov 7,14, 21, Dec 5, 12, 19)

Weekend Schedule

(one weekend per month Saturdays 10-7:30 & Sundays 11-8)

Sept 7/8

October 5/6

Nov 1/2/3

Dec 7/8

  • Bulk of training will occur over 3 ½ months

  • No sessions held over holiday between (December 20 & Jan 6)

  • Practice Community Classes begin the week of Jan 6. 

  • Graduation: Thursday, Jan 16, 2020,  5-8pm

  • Monthly mentorship meetings continue through May, 2020

Yoga Teacher Training FAQs…

I’m not sure it’s in the cards for me this year, but I would definitely be in next year!  Are you holding the training next year?

We do not plan to hold a training in 2020.   We are truly focused on developing and mentoring a quality group of teachers in this Fall 2019 event.  It is possible we will hold additional trainings in following years if there is demand for it.

I’ll be out of town for a weekend and some of the week nights, is it mandatory I attend every session?

While we certainly hope you can make it to all sessions and believe you will gain the most knowledge and practice being present for sessions, we certainly understand you may miss a few ….  With enough heads up, we will record any sessions missed as well as provide ample make up hour opportunities. 

 Is the training registered with the Yoga Alliance?  What is the Yoga Alliance?

We made a very conscious and deliberate decision not to register our training with the yoga alliance. Despite the optics, the YA is not a required accreditation, but a pay-for advertising registry, with no accountability standards.   There is actually no accreditation in Yoga, although most studios and gyms do require you have attended at least 200 hours of training.   The Yoga Olas Teacher Training far exceeds the standards set forth by the Yoga Alliance.  We have no doubt our training would qualify under YA requirements, and our decision not to associate was not due to cost, but rather advocacy for yoga!  We’ve chosen not to perpetuate a system that lowers the standards for teaching and provides no support or accountability to teachers.  YO hires teachers based on skill, professionalism, and ability to inspire others, with no import to whether or not a teacher has RYT at the end of their name. 

 Are payment plans available?

 Yes!   You may secure your spot with a $300 deposit and we will accept monthly payments through January 2020.   If you have special circumstances that require a longer payment period there is some wiggle room.  

Explain the mentorship… 

The nine-month mentorship is a part of the training that we are most excited about!   Most TT programs graduate you and then leave you off on your own to figure things out.  Our mentorship program is designed to help you succeed on your path to becoming a teacher!    Your mentor will not only help you hone your teaching skills, but help you develop your brand, own your voice, serve as a reference, and help you along down the wild yoga path ahead.  

How many spots are left?

We are about half full. We will cap the training at 20 people. 

What is the schedule?

The bulk of the training will occur in Fall 2019, for about 3 ½ months.  We begin September 7 and conclude Dec 19.  We’ll meet the first weekend of each month on Saturday 10-7:30 and Sunday 11-8.   We meet one Friday evening, November 1, 5:30-8:30.   

Our week night meetings are Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 and Thursdays 5:30-8:30 (a total of 13 weeks).   We will skip a few weeks for breaks and holidays. Graduation will be in January 2020. Mentorship meetings will continue through May 2020.  

 I’m not sure I want to teach yoga; would the training still be worthwhile? 

Absolutely!  Through this training you will gain a deeper knowledge and appreciation for the practice of yoga.  You’ll explore the study of yoga history and philosophy and subtle body practices.  You’ll learn to use your voice effectively, develop public speaking and storytelling skills, and build confidence in your voice.   You’ll meet and become life-long friends with an incredibly special group of people on the same path at the same time!