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Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training

2016 Dates Just Announced!

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Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training focuses on the techniques for teaching a powerful vinyasa yoga class. This portion of the training is open to 200 hour program participants as well as already certified teachers wishing to advance their teaching skills. The Advanced Vinyasa Curriculum in taught in our extended weekend format (5 weekends). See below for details.

100 Hour Curriculum

If you are an RYT-200 certified vinyasa yoga teacher and are looking to take your teaching to the next level, this program is designed for you.  Join SPY's senior teachers for this 100 hour program designed to teach you the skills to go from good to great. This program involves training, coaching, and self-inquiry.

This program is not about learning sanskrit, studying lots of ancient texts, or deconstructing each asana, you did this in Yoga 101 or your previous yoga certification program. In this program we will engage in self-study and do lots of practice teaching. This program will train you to be a great teacher - which means you are an inspiration to your students, you see your students as higher beings, and hold up the mirror of insight for them. Your own practice and self-study are essential in this journey. True teaching comes from the heart and not from the head. To teach in this manner you will need to get out of your head and learn to tap into your own higher being.

You will learn:

    •    a powerful vinyasa method suitable for teaching all levels of students
    •    how to lose the script and teach with your own authentic voice
    •    how to bring your own inner wisdom to your teaching
    •    how to give and receive feedback
    •    how to empower your students and help them reach their personal potential

This program is based upon the Baptiste Power Vinyasa method but is suitable for any power/vinyasa teacher hoping to master the art of teaching with ease, from the heart.

Program participants will be required to attend all weekends and practice teach with their peers between the scheduled weekend sessions.



The Power Yoga Sequence

Teaching Methodology
Teaching a Powerful Vinyasa Flow
Hands On Assisting
Qualities of a Powerful Teacher

Connecting With Your Students
Managing the Energy of a Class
Use of Voice and Language
Common Teaching Pitfalls

The Business of Yoga
How to Teach Private Yoga Classes
Teaching to Seniors

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers 

Ethics for Yoga Teachers
Community Process


Giving and Receiving Feedback
Practice Teaching
Videotaping and Review

Required Reading:
Journey Into Power, Baron Baptiste
Being of Power, Baron Baptiste
Health, Healing, and Beyond, T.K.V. Desikachar

Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training Dates for 2016 

June 24-26
July 9-10
July 23-24
August 6-7
August 27-28 (Final Exams and Graduation)

We will start the program with a Friday evening kickoff on June 24th.
All other Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training weekends run Saturday and Sunday from  7:30 am - 7:30 pm

AVTT Pricing

- includes Yoga 101, Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training and unlimited yoga classes June 24th - August 31st. Your application deposit will be deducted from the total price of the program upon payment of your final balance.

We offer a 10% discount if you pay in full before April 1st

Apply Now!

A $250 deposit is required with your application. If you are admitted into the program, the deposit is non-refundable. If you are not admitted into the program, your deposit will be returned minus a 10% application processing fee.