A Yoga Alliance Registered 200 hour Hatha* Yoga Program
Directed by Crystal Sullivan PT, ERYT500, C-IAYT and Shelley Nyren OTR/L, ERYT500, C-IAYT.
*Training includes Gentle, All Levels, Yin, Power, Restorative and Vinyasa
Effective January 20, 2020, All incoming ENROLLEES will receive FREE and UNLIMITED yoga classes for the duration of their training and for three months following completion.
The WEEKDAY PROGRAM (6 months to completion) runs 24 consecutive Wednesdays from 8:00am to 3:30pm. It is a revolving program so that new students can matriculate in every 7th week and complete the required modules within their own 24 week time frame. DUE TO COVID19, OUR CURRICULUM IS CURRENTLY RUNNING ONLINE AND WE ARE WELCOMING ENROLLMENT VIRTUALLY UNTIL THE SITUATION RESOLVES. Please contact Crystal Sullivan with questions, 860-628-1302.
The WEEKEND* program (Sat/Sun) (12 months to completion) meets one Sat/Sun of each month from 8:00am-3:30pm. DUE TO COVID19, OUR CURRICULUM IS CURRENTLY RUNNING ONLINE AND WE ARE WELCOMING ENROLLMENT VIRTUALLY UNTIL THE SITUATION RESOLVES. Please contact Crystal Sullivan with questions, 860-628-1302.
All weekend dates through December of 2020 are listed at the bottom of this page.
TUITION: $2500 when paid in full or $2,800 with payment plan
(Subject to 6.35% CT Sales Tax)
(Includes Binder/Syllabus, Yoga Tool Box by Joseph & Lillian LePage & Mala Bead Materials.)
Payment Option #1: $250 Non-Refundable Deposit, then $2,408.75 due ten days before first class (Includes CT sales tax).
Payment Option #2: $250 Non-Refundable Deposit, then (4) equal payments of $681.95 with the first payment due ten days before first class (Includes CT sales tax).
Without exception, there will be no refunds or credits available once matriculation begins. Please understand our cancellation policy is firm.
*Add’l required readings: “How Yoga Works” (Roche and McNally), “The Key Muscles of Yoga” (Ray Long), “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali” (translated by Chip Hartranft), “Bhagavad Gita” (translated by Eknath Easwaran) and “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” (Deepak Chopra).
Contact us at 860.426.1601 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Upon completion of all required modules, 180 Contact Hours, 20 Non-Contact Hours, a passing grade on an open book/written exam and a successfully led one (1) hour practicum, students will be awarded Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) status in accordance with Yoga Alliance Standards.
Areas of Study Include: Techniques, Training & Practice — Teaching Methodology — Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology — Yoga Philosophy, History and Ethics — Yoga Practicum
The aim of CrossRoads Yoga Alliance Certified 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is to spread yoga’s message via thoroughly trained and certified teachers who will teach students how to care more deeply for themselves, lead their highest possible lives and encourage others to do the same. With attention paid to all aspects of the person, this training program will focus on creating competent teachers who will safely guide their students through a process of self-inquiry and personal growth. Some will come with an interest to teach and some will come who simply want to take the next step on their journey.
Techniques, Training and Practice
50 Basic yoga Asanas-alignment, benefits, contraindications
Principles of Vinyasa/ Sun Salutations/ Moon Salutations
Taking Flight (The Mechanics of Head/Handstand & Shoulder stand; alignment/safety considerations, preparatory poses, and modifications)
Principles and Practice of Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra
Meditation/Mantra/Guided Imagery/Visualization/ Pranayama
~Principles of Preparation, Theme and Flow
~The Art of Sequencing
~Elements of a Workout (Warm-up, Main Practice, Cool Down)
~Use of Accoutrements (Music, temperature, Aromatherapy, etc)
~Avoiding Injury/ Types of Assist
~Use of Props for Varying Skill Levels/Structural Limitations
~Modifications of Poses for varying skill levels/ structural limitations
~Styles of Learning (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic)
~”Reading the Room”, Languaging
~Business Aspects of yoga practice
Anatomy and Physiology
~Musculo-Skeletal Anatomy & Kinesiology
~Anatomy of Movement, ~Kinesiology Lab
~Nervous System Anatomy
“Runnin’ on Dunkin”-Anatomy of Stress/HPAA Axis
Anatomy of Suffering/The Five Afflictions (Kleshas)
~Cardio-Respiratory Anatomy/Anatomy of Breath
~Principles of Cardio-Vascular Exercise
~Tending Medical Emergencies
~Common Medical/Orthopedic Ailments/Conditions
~Special Considerations for those with physical/mental/emotional limitations
~Pelvic Floor Anatomy
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, Ethics
~Yoga Sutras and The Eight Limbs of Yoga
~Ethics-Living the Sutras On and Off the Mat
~Nutrition for the Yogic Lifestyle
~Healthy Student/Teacher Boundaries
~Ayurvedic Principles and Foundations
~Karma & the Spiritual Quest
~Living your Highest Possible Life/ Encouraging others to do the same
~Yoga and the Twelve Steps,
~“One Path, Many Truths”/ Yoga and Religion/ Conflict vs Co-existence
~Exploring the Bhagavad Gita, Intro to Hinduism, Intro to Buddhism
Practice teaching (Asana/Pranayama), languaging,
building confidence, sharing feedback, and practice assisting.
Non-contact Hour Requirements 20 Hours
~Attend three outside Classes with written assignment/questions focusing on use of asana, alignment cues
~Attend Two Outside Classes with written assignment/questions specific to flow, sequencing and theme
~Design and Teach 2 30-minute classes (at midpoints of study)
~Design and teach a 60 minute Class (toward completion of study)
~Dvd-Yoga Unveiled (built into studio time)
~Read How Yoga Works and Complete a Written Assignment (can choose alternate text)
~DVD-Anatomy of Yoga (built into studio time)
~Group discussion/Personal Journeys/Sharing
Total Contact Hours 180, Total Non-Contact Hours 20
Yoga Toolbox for Teachers/Students by Joseph & Lilian LePage (included w/tuition)
How Yoga Works (Roche & McNally), The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali translated by Chip Hartranft
Bhagavad Gita translated by Eknath Easwaran, The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long (Scientific Keys, Vol 1)
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
Weekend Program Dates through December 2019.
(bold letters indicate weekends where new students may matriculate in)
2020-January 18/19, February 15/16, March 21/22, April 25/26, May 16/17, June 13/14, July 18/19, August 15/16, September 19/20, October 24/25, November 21/22, December 12/13