What is Tranquil Space teacher training?
Yoga teacher training is an intensive learning program to deepen your understanding of yoga and the fundamentals of teaching. The training involves a mixture of practice, lecture, teaching, assisting, reading, "omwork", and self-study. It is a great way to delve into your own practice, or a great place to start the journey towards teaching.
What are the different levels of Tranquil Space teacher training?
We offer three levels of teacher training at Tranquil Space. We offer a 33-hour level 1 intensive, which will prepare you with a basic foundation to teach a beginner's class. Our 200-hour certification program challenges you to go deeper into your own practice and refines your ability to teach yoga. The 500-hour program is designed for experienced teachers wanting to sharpen their teaching and investigate the advanced subtleties of practice. We also offer a pre-natal and post-natal teacher training.
Can I just drop in for a weekend?
Absolutely! We welcome interested students to drop-in for weekends during our 200-hour or 500-hour trainings. Students may attend certain topic discussions of choice with master teachers of yoga. The level 1 intensive is not open for drop-ins. Check on-line or write email@example.com for pricing.
Am I ready?
How do I know if i'm ready for this training?
Good question to ask! Here are the basic standards we ask for each training level:
Level 1 intensive: one year of yoga practice; current level 2 practic; the intention to deepen your own practice and share the gift of yoga; the ability to sit and be fully present; 100% attendance of program; completed application & deposit.
200-hour certification: successfully completed our level 1 intensive, two years of yoga practice; current level 2 practice; the intention to deepen your own practice and share the gift of yoga; the ability to sit and be fully present; 100% attendance of program; completed application & deposit.
500-hour certification: successful completion of an approved yoga-alliance 200-hour yoga teacher certification program; regular and on-going yoga practice; one or more years of regular yoga teaching; expressed interest and sincere passion for living and learning yoga; completed application & deposit.
How rigorous is the training? I don't think I can practice yoga for 7 hours.
Don't fear. The training utilizes a mix of learning methods including practice, lecture, discussion, group activities, and assisting circles. Be prepared to move with comfortable clothes, mat, beverages, snacks, and learning materials. Students should be able to maintain a level 2 practice, including jump-back surya namaskar, inversions, and arm-balances.
Can I miss a weekend?
100% participation is required for all weekends. Hours missed may be made up during the following training. Exceptions may be made for illnesses or extenuation life circumstances. Prior approval must be granted by the teacher training director. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What topics will be covered during teacher trainings?
Basic asanas, pranayama, anatomy and physiology, yoga philosophy, assisting, living a yogic lifestyle, mindfulness, teaching methodology, prenatal yoga, and the ethics of teaching.
What topics will covered during the 500-hour certification?
A sample of topics are...
Surya: surya namaskar, advanced alignment, pranayama, assisting, anatomy of prana
Chandra: pranayama, yin yoga, anatomy of chi, restorative yoga, the anatomy of breath, therapeutics
Mandala: sequencing, advanced arm balance/inversions, teaching complex vinyasas, and asana
Mindfulness, ayurveda & psychology: dharma, ayurveda theory, doshas, buddhist psychology, yoga for depression, anxiety, trauma and healing
Anatomy & physiology: advanced alignment, prevention and treatment of injury
Books & readings
Do I need to purchase all of the required readings?
We recommend that students have access to all of the books for the training. For the level 1 and 200-hour trainings we use the following books most often: ashtanga manual, journey into power, anusara teacher manual, and living your yoga.
Where can I find the required books?
Students may find the required books at the studio boutique, online, or in local bookstores. Students who are enrolled in the training receive 15% off books in our studio boutique.
Which of the recommended books should I purchase?
That's up to you. There are a variety of books on the recommended list. They cover a variety of topics including yin yoga, restorative, ayurveda and other interesting topics.
All trainings are approved and accredited by the national yoga alliance. Teaching certification available upon successful completion of the level 1 intensive, the 200-hour and the 500-hour trainings. Students may register to be a registered yoga teacher (ryt) after the 200-hour certification, or a registered yoga teacher at the 500-hour level (ryt-500), after the 500-hour certification. See www.yogaalliance.com for more details.
Will I be able to teach after this training?
Yes! Go teach! We recommend that our students go and share the gift of yoga through teaching. Many of our students go on to teach immediately after the level 1 intensive, or the 200-hour certification. We recommend finding a niche where you can hone your art of teaching, and deepen your practice at the same time.
Does this training guarantee a teaching spot and Tranquil Space?
No. Teachers at Tranquil Space are only hired from our 200-hour or 500-hour trainings. Exemplary students are invited to audition and interview from the 200-hour and 500-hour trainings. Students are selected based on a variety of factors including: availability of positions, successful participation in the training, knowledge of yoga, artful ability to teach yoga, ability to give confident assists, embodiment of Tranquil Space teaching philosophy, and general passion for teaching.
When can I become a teaching assistant?
Students who successfully complete the basic requirements of the 200-hour certification and provide nurturing and confident physical assists may be invited to be teaching assistants within the studio. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
How much does the training cost?
Pricing is on each of the individual teacher training pages.
Does the cost include books?
No. The cost of the books is not part of the training. Books can be purchased at the boutique at 15% off for teacher training students.
Are there payment options available?
Multiple payment options are available and some early bird discounts apply. Check-out or website for more information. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a payment.
What other benefits will I receive from this training?
Class passes included in training. 15% of Tranquil Space boutique and classes while in the training. TT200 and TT500 graduates- life-long 15% discount off of class passes.