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Yoga Alliance Certified

Winter Immersion
Yoga Teacher Training

200 HR | IN-PERSON

Feb. 5, 2024 - March 19, 2024

Colorado Springs, CO

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This program is designed for students who want to become certified yoga teachers, as well as those with a desire to dive deeper into the art and science of yoga, grow in their practice, deepen in self-understanding and gain a greater knowledge of yoga philosophy, body alignment, and anatomy.

 

Participants will learn and develop the key elements necessary to teach a fun, safe, and effective yoga class as well as important skills that will positively serve all aspects of one’s life.

The Yoga Professional has been a long-time leader in yoga education and is committed to raising the bar in the industry.

Our Teacher Training program offers an empowering approach to education, teaching, and what it means to craft an experience that truly supports students for success. As a participant in our program, you will receive a well-rounded education that meets and far exceeds the curriculum standards criteria as defined by Yoga Alliance.

24+ Years

Facilitation + Teaching Expertise

1000's

Successful Program Graduates

5+ Years

Leader Online Education

Superior Education + a Lifetime Return on Investment

Book a connection call to discuss if the

School of Yoga Teacher Training is right for you.

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Program Dates:

Join the WINTER 2024 Cohort

 
Feb 5 - March 19, 2024
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Investment:

The gift that keeps on giving

 
Early Bird $2675/
5 month payment plan $640
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Location:

Colorado Springs, CO

Live In-Person

Why The Colorado Springs School of Yoga 200-HR

Established in 2009

We are a long-standing 5-star program in operation for over a decade offering the highest caliber education. Graduates of our teacher training are highly respected not only because of their refined skills and confidence but also the embodiment of yoga.

Live + Interactive

This is not a pre-recorded training. Get LIVE support, feedback, and encouragement that builds confidence and refines skills through live, engaging, and interactive learning.

Intelligent Program Design

Created by leading Industry expert Katie Brauer, designed to maximize learning, facilitate life-changing transformation, and give you a solid foundation and the tools to teach skillful multi-dimensional yoga classes.

Flexible + Supportive

Enjoy complete access to program materials and lectures so you can integrate your learnings.

1000's of Successful Graduates

Our student's results speak for themselves. Thousands of graduates have gone on to live more skillful and fulfilling lives, and those that have chosen to teach have built successful careers.

Empowering Community

Forge deep nourishing relationships and make life long friends. Immerse yourself among like-minded peers dedicated to integrating the teachings and living yoga while making a difference in the world.

SAVE $525 with Early Bird Enrollment / Flexible Payment Plan Option

Embark on a voyage that will transform your body, mind, and heart through our 5-Star 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training designed by leading industry expert Katie Brauer.

Our student experience speaks for itself

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Sherri

Connection, growth, strength and confidence are only a few words that come to mind when I reminisce on the time spent during my yoga teacher training. Becoming a yoga teacher was always something I envisioned for myself but pursuing this dream was something I had set on the back burner of my multi-burner stove. When the opportunity arose to take this training with Lissa and Carol, I knew my time had come. Not only are both of these facilitators excellent yoga teachers, they are also incredible people. They have a passion for life and this work that is contagious and they so graciously share with their students. They have a fair approach at working with all learning styles, this course is made for anyone wanting to  deepen their relationship with themselves and the practice of yoga.

 

I had some profound moments during this training where I felt sudden shifts in my perspective, my body and my why. I have a newfound respect and love for myself and that is a direct result of this experience. I would recommend 10/10 to the person looking to find themselves on a deeper level, explore the incredible art of movement and stillness that is yoga, and to connect with incredible like minded people. 

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Jeanette

You are awesome! Your love was present throughout our YTT. I learned so much more than yoga, an intense appreciation of life and   a renewed respect for all of our differences. You are incredibly patient, explaining new concepts in different ways until we all understood. I would encourage anyone who wants to grow in their personal life to take this course with you.

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Jenna

My name is Jenna and after spending 8 weekends in YTT with Lissa and Carol, I am almost at a loss for words but here we go. I cannot compliment the two enough. Their levels of knowledge and expertise were exceptional. I don’t think a single one of us was ready for it to end. From start to finish, the whole training was conducted beautifully and I am grateful for the experience.

Curriculum
Teacher Training Program Curriculum
TECHNIQUES, TRAINING, PRACTICE: 75HRS 

Asana

  • Historical Context

  • Poses specific to RYS’s lineage

  • Complete Sequencing (asana, pranayama, meditation) to achieve particular effect safely

  • Shared anatomical and alignment principles and contraindications

Pranayama + Subtle Body

  • Historical Context

  • Effects of Pranayama on anatomy and subtle body

  • Complete Sequencing of pranayama safely, including alternatives and adaptions

  • Ujjayi, Nadi Shodina, Kapalabhati, among others

Meditation

  • Knowledge and Exploration of the 8-Fold Path, specifically pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi

  • Introduction to a variety of meditation techniques

  • Introduction to chanting, mantras, and mudras

PROFESSIONAL ESSENTIALS: 65HRS

Teaching Methodology

  • Practical and subtle aspects of teaching methodologies

  • Sequencing

  • Cueing + Languaging

  • Conscious Communication

  • Environmental Attunement + Class Management

Professional Development

  • Understanding the Yoga Landscape

  • Professional Organizations

  • Scope of Practice + Code of Conduct

  • Continuing Education

  • Professional Standards

  • Liability Insurance

  • Waivers, Invoicing, etc.

Practicum

  • Knowledge, Skills, Experience

  • Leading peers in practice and class experience, the art of giving and receiving feedback, and assisting and observing others teach

  • Mentorship, feedback, Integration

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: 30HRS 

A comprehensive overview of the physical body, bones, muscles, bodily systems and organs, and the subtleties of the energetic body.

Anatomy

  • Major bones

  • Type of joints

  • Major Muscles Involved in asana

  • Types of muscle contraction

Physiology

  • Nervous system incl. ‘fight, flight, freeze’ stress response, vagal theory, overall mind-body connection

  • Cardiovascular/circulatory, endocrine, digestive systems as they relate to yoga practice

  • Respiratory system incl. muscles that affect breathing, involuntary vs. voluntary breath, how air enters and leaves the body

Biomechanics

  • Types of joint movements

  • Joint stabilization

  • Safe movement as it pertains to balancing, stretching, awareness, trauma

  • Contraindications, misalignments, adaptations

YOGA HUMANITIES, PHILOSOPHY, ETHICS, LIVING YOGA: 30HRS

History

  • Term ‘yoga’

  • School’s lineage, style, and methodology

  • Dates and key ideas such as the Vedas, Vedanta, Hatha, Colonial, Modern

  • An exploration of the history of yoga, pre-Vedic age to the classical era, and the evolution of the tantra and its applications to daily life.

Philosophy

  • Definition of yoga and key terms

  • Relationship between asana, pranayama, meditation per school’s approach

  • Familiarity w/major yogic texts (I.e. Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Hatha Yoga, Pradipika)

  • Self-reflection on how philosophy relates to the practice

Ethics

  • Awareness of yoga sutras or similar yogic ethical precepts

  • Relationship to Yoga Alliance Scope of Practice and Code of Conduct

  • Comprehension of and responsibility to increase equity in yoga

  • Accountability measures

  • Self-Reflection on how yoga ethics relate to practice and teaching

BONUS - BUSINESS OF YOGA: 50HRS 

You get access to the latest and the greatest when it comes to setting yourself up for success and yogipreneur. Review industry trends and develop an understanding of how to stand out from the crowd, set up your business basics, get the low down on scheduling classes, getting set up online, marketing, and managing private clients.

Incredible Bonuses to Support your Growth +

Continued Success Well Beyond YTT

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Intelligent Sequencing Templates

Empower yourself, expand your offerings, and grow your business online. Includes: Equipment, Tech + Best Practices, Example Online Waiver + Disclaimer, Video Tutorial’s on How to Receive Payment + Have Students Book Ahead, Masterclass on Yoga Law: Teaching Online, Connection with the TYP Support Community

Value $97

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Yoga Sequence Playlist

Inspiring and wonderful playlists to get you up ready for teaching anywhere, anytime, and any class. You will receive a 60 minute deep stretch playlist, 75 minute flow playlist, 75 minute vinyasa playlist, and 75 min restorative playlist.

Value $97

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Head shots

Check one thing off your checklist of starting your business by having your head shots taken by photographer and brand strategist, Kate Macumber. Receive 3 professionally edited photos for $50.

Value $127

SAVE $525 with Early Bird Enrollment / Flexible Payment Plan Option

Hear about the YTT experience from our Graduates

Book a connection call to discuss if the Yoga Teacher Training is right for you
Faculty
Meet the Teacher Training Faculty
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Melissa Lenz

Lead Facilitator

Lissa Lenz is an expert at curating multi-dimensional experiences, holding space for her students, and allowing them to connect with their own personal power on and off of the mat through the transformative power of yoga and movement. Over the past 20 years she has acquired immense training in movement, dance, anatomy, alignment, and yoga and shares her experience working with students and teachers to apply these ancient practices to everyday life and show up more empowered, skillful, and engaged.

Lissa brings a fun and warm energy to her yoga experiences and is passionate about sharing her offerings with her students.

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Danny Arguetty

History + Philosophy

M.A., E-RYT 500, and the Mindfulness Manager at the University of Washington in Seattle. Yoga teacher trainer, mindfulness and wellbeing educator, and author of two books: Nourishing the Teacher: Inquiries, Contemplations & Insights on the Path of Yoga, and The 6 Qualities of Consciousness: Practical Insights from the Tantric Tradition of Yoga.

Danny has over 20 years of experience and contributed his depth of knowledge to the curriculum development of teacher training. He facilitates workshops and trainings throughout the United States and India, at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and is adjunct faculty at Williams College.

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Carol O'Brien

YTT Assistant

Carol began studying and practicing 22 years ago with Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Therapy. In early 2018 she completed  training with the Vibrational Sound Association and became a certified practitioner of healing with vibrational sound therapy.  She has practiced over 750 hours in individual and group sessions facilitating healing with gentle vibration and subtle sounds.  In the spring of 2020 Carol completed a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training, 2021 added Energy Medicine Yoga, and 2022 Yin and Traditional Chinese Medicine healing modalities.  Her practices and healing modalities will softly challenge you to grow in awareness as you explore your physical and spiritual growth.

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Rebekka Mars

Guest Teacher

Rebekka shares her passion of evoking an inner-aliveness in students of all levels via the vehicle of Yoga. With 15 years of teaching, and the past five leading 200 hour TYP trainings, she loves not only getting people into Yoga on their mats but also guiding people through a deeper connection to life off their mats. Blending Yoga with her many other modalities as certified personal trainer, embodiment coach, founder of ‘Modern Meditation’, and Somatic Experiencing practitioner, she aims to bring a full mind, body, soul, life approach to any practice, anywhere.

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Dixie Frank

Anatomy + Physiology

Dixie is a graduate of The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado, and is also a Nationally Certified Colorado State registered Massage Therapist.  Dixie has always loved the outdoors and enjoys being active—having the ability to do all kinds of activities from playing volleyball, backpacking, to snowshoeing, or paddleboarding and more recently, kite surfing. 

She strives to find the right balance in life and in her body, and Rolfing® has been an integral part of her ability to stay strong, healthy, flexible, manage stress, and overall, feel good in her body. Because of this, she was motivated to become a Certified Rolfer in order to help others experience the same great benefit she experienced through the work.

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Katie Brauer

Founder + Program Creator

Called a “powerhouse yogi and rising leader” by Forbes, Katie Brauer is an international yoga educator, high-performance coach, personal transformation expert, and mentor at the intersection of yoga and entrepreneurship. With over 2-decades of teaching experience, Katie is an Aussie native and former professional snowboarder. Katie’s been featured in TEDx, Wanderlust, Entrepreneur, Gaiam TV, and more. She was the creative force behind the fastest growing boutique yoga studio and created 5-star ranked 200-hr and 500-hr Yoga Teacher Training Certifications that have graduated thousands of leaders.

What You Receive…

  •  200-hr Yoga Alliance accredited Certification

  • Access to our online learning portal, curriculum, + course materials

  • Ongoing mentorship, resources, sequences, ideas, and support

  • Access to our online Facebook community

  • Bonus 1: Intelligent Sequencing Templates (Value $97)

  • Bonus 2: Yoga Sequencing Playlist (Value $97)

  • Bonus 3: Head shots (Value $127)

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Requirements for Program Participation

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.

  • You must demonstrate English-language competency.

  • You must demonstrate medical and mental-health readiness.

  • If it is determined that his/her participation would in any way jeopardize a safe and cohesive learning environment, we may request additional documentation and/or clinical evaluations to evaluate medical and/or mental-health preparedness.

  • A current consistent yoga practice is desired.

Colorado Springs School of Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training offers an empowering approach to education, teaching, and what it means to craft an experience that supports students for success. As a participant in our program, you will receive a well-rounded education that meets and far exceeds the curriculum standards criteria as defined by Yoga Alliance.
Enroll
  • Early Bird Pricing

    2,675$
    Pay in full before January 11, 2024 and save $525
     
    • 5-Star 200hr Teacher Training
    • Program Dates: Feb 5 - March 19, 2024
    • Includes $300 non-refundable application fee
    • Expires January 11, 2024
  • 5-month payment plan

    640$
    Every month
    Must enroll by November 5, 2023.
    Valid for 5 months
    • 5-Star 200hr Teacher Training
    • Program Dates: Aug 10 - Oct 22, 2023
    • Includes $300 non-refundable application fee
    • Expires November 5, 2023
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this program for?

This program is designed for students who want to become certified yoga teachers, as well as those with a desire to dive deeper into the art and science of yoga, grow in their practice, deepen in self-understanding and gain a greater knowledge of yoga philosophy, body alignment, and anatomy. Participants will learn and develop the key elements necessary to teach a fun, safe, and effective yoga class as well as important skills that will positively serve all aspects of one’s life.

Do I have to be an advanced Yoga student to take the teacher training?

No, not at all!

Our Yoga teacher training is about diving deeper into the into the study and practice of yoga. This includes studying postures and how to sequence a class so that you can learn to craft a practice and experience for any skill level, making Yoga accessible for all. Additionally, and what is most special and unique about our program is that we pull back the curtain and look behind the scenes of teaching Yoga. We dive into the philosophy, teachings, and richness of the ancient traditions of Yoga and learn to apply these teachings in every day life. This is where transformation and incredible growth happens. All you need is an open heart and a willingness for personal growth to join our Yoga Teacher training program and benefit by gaining immense value from this experience.

What is covered and what will I learn in this program?

The program curriculum is intelligently designed to improve your personal yoga practice as well as your teaching skills so that upon certification, you have developed the skills necessary to confidently teach a safe, effective, and multidimensional experience for students that is beyond a workout and also learned invaluable skills that will serve you for a lifetime in your personal and professional life. We dive into the deep philosophical underpinnings of yoga as well as and physical practice of yoga exploring aspects of mindfulness, yoga asanas, pranayama, meditation, diversity and inclusivity, and professional development.

Does this training cover the business aspects of teaching? 

YES!

Katie Brauer is a leader and mentor at the intersection of Yoga and Entrepreneurship and we are committed to getting you set up for success from the get-go.

This course covers business foundations and best practices of a yoga professional, how to market yourself, everything you need to know to teach online, how to get on the studio schedule, how to negotiate compensation, relationship building, and so much more. Additionally, as a bonus, you get access to access the TYP Rising Leaders Community, for continued support and business development.

What is the schedule? 

Training spans over 7 weeks

PLEASE NOTE* ALL TIMES ARE MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME

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What if I miss a session? Am I able to make it up at a later date?

Our Yoga teacher training program is highly interactive, and many modules depend on the consistent and collective energy of the group. For this reason, we do not recommend missing any sessions. That said, life happens. Students who miss a session can make it up by completing additional homework assignments related to the missed class topics. Each day is considered a session, and the maximum amount of missed time allowed is 3 sessions. Attendance and participation in the practice teaching days (of which there are 3 throughout the program), is required for certification. For make up homework and make up practice teaching day(s), additional fees apply.

What are the benefits of Yoga teacher training beyond certification? 

There are numerous benefits beyond the obvious for participants of our Yoga Teacher Training Program. These include the opportunity to connect deeply with yourself and others through the training process, challenge yourself in new ways, expand awareness, acquire new skills, learn about your body, mind and heart, and ways to attune and create greater harmony on all levels of your life.

What if I am not sure I want to teach Yoga after my Teacher Training?

About 30% of students who sign up for our yoga teacher training program have no intention of teaching. Many students enroll in yoga teacher training to further develop their own personal practice of yoga and learn more about themselves and this ancient tradition.

What are the benefits of Yoga teacher training beyond certification? 

There are numerous benefits beyond the obvious for participants of our Yoga Teacher Training Program. These include the opportunity to connect deeply with yourself and others through the training process, challenge yourself in new ways, expand awareness, acquire new skills, learn about your body, mind and heart, and ways to attune and create greater harmony on all levels of your life.

Is there an application process and how do I enroll?

Yes​, there is an application process for the Yoga Teacher Training Program.

Simply click ENROLL NOW to begin the process. Chose your payment option preference, fill out the questionnaire and submit payment. You will receive a confirmation email with additional information. Within 2-3 days you’ll receive a decision regarding your application. If you do not meet the program requirements and are declined, you will be reimbursed for the full amount of tuition shortly thereafter.

Is it Live and In Person?

Yes, the curriculum is taught live. This training is highly interactive with built-in ongoing support throughout. We have been a leader in the yoga education space for over 10 years, and are proud of the quality and caliber of teachers our program consistently turns out.

What do I need to do in order to graduate?

To graduate from the 200-Hour program you must:

  1. Complete Teaching Practicum and Practice Teach Sessions 1,2, 3. Demonstrate your ability to embody the YTT Teaching methodology and safely instruct students in an intelligently designed 60-minute class

  2. Pass the online exam

Is this YTT Yoga Alliance accredited?

Yes. We are a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance and have been for 10 years.

Successful graduates that meet and complete training requirements will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200-Hour level.

Yoga Studio Ambassadors

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Yoga Bliss Studio is located on the Northside of Colorado Springs. They offer several different styles of yoga and provide a welcoming and safe space for you to explore your practice.  They serve as the home studio for the Colorado Springs School of Yoga, as a place to attend classes and hold workshops.

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A transformative journey that will transform your mind, body, heart, and soul.

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