Body Karma Studio is pleased to offer comprehensive 200 hour yoga teacher training. This journey is designed to create confidence in leading various style and level classes. Topics include, teaching asanas, the history of yoga, meditation, breath work and serving special populations. As you move through the training, you’ll build on previously gained experiences to help you reach your goal. We also include CPR and First Aid certification, to keep yoga teachers ready for anything.
The goal of this training program is to produce qualified and inspiring yoga teachers who can draw on their practice and personal discipline in imparting the yoga experience to others.
Body Karma Studio is dedicated to delivering all that yoga has to offer to our community. By sharing your passion for yoga, you too will empower people by supporting physical, mental and emotional health, facilitating authentic personal expression, building supportive communities, and inspiring positive action to contribute to others.
Our one year training meets the last full weekend of each month, starting September 26, 2020 to August 28, 2021 (skipping December). Saturday classes will run 12:30 to 6:30 and Sunday classes 10:30 to 4:30.
The cost for the course is $3000 that does include all of your books/manuals, journal/notebook, CPR, First Aid, professional head shot photograph by John Lee, certificate of training completion, and a few other goodies along the way. Installments payments are accepted, with a $500 deposit before the first class. The entire balance must be paid in full before the last class, and is not refundable.
We also offer a referral program, each person you refer to the training you would receive ten free classes (over a $100 value) at Body Karma Studio.
Please call Jess for an appointment to learn more about the training and register at 860-237-0989.
Next Class Starts September 26, 2020
What our 2018 graduate, Teri, has to say.....
"I highly recommend the Yoga Instructor training with Jessica Demers at Body Karma Studio. It was an incredible year! Jessica led us through the journey guiding us by teaching the key aspects in a relaxed and kind environment. We each had our own learning style and were encouraged along our individual journey while at the same time being challenged to be our best. I feel that my yoga journey was deepened and strengthened and my inner confidence grew tremendously. Thank you, Jess.
Remember, every journey begins with a step; if you don’t take the first step…you’ll never reach your goal.
A Note on Yoga Alliance....
While we believe our teacher training exceeds all standards established by Yoga Alliance, we have chosen to not to affiliat with YA and do not register our training for one simple reason: while it may appear that Yoga Alliance is an accrediting agency, it is not, but is rather a voluntary registry; nothing more. In order to register a training with Yoga Alliance, a school submits their proposed curriculum and pays a fee. However, YA does not provide any oversight over their registered schools to ensure that the curriculum is adhered to and the standards are being met, nor do they provide any professional credentials for teachers. There is no such thing as a Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher or Yoga Alliance Certified School; Yoga Alliance provides a logo that Registered Schools and Registered Teachers may elect to use for marketing purposes.
In our opinion, the lack of oversight by Yoga Alliance and illusion of an accrediting agency has adversely impacted the quality of trainings and allowed many students to graduate programs without the education necessary to teach safely or earn a living from teaching alone. If YA ever provides an instrument of oversight to guarantee that schools are fulfilling their commitments to their students, as well as an assessment tool to determine that certified teachers have the knowledge and ability required to teach yoga safely, we will reevaluate our position.
If you search the YA teacher directory for teachers in our area you will discover that the vast majority of working teachers in the region are not registered. We have offered our training since 2016 without Yoga Alliance affiliation, and 100% of our students who have sought teaching opportunities have found teaching positions in studios, hospitals, gyms, YMCA's, and schools. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding Yoga Alliance registration, please feel free to contact Jessica Demers, our program director.
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