200 Hour Intuitive Flow Yoga Teacher Training

by the Yoga Goddess Academy
Yes! I'm ready to be a teacher!

Are you ready to finally step into your power and help others?

Join the Intuitive Yoga Flow

Yoga Teacher Training with Crystal Gray

Bradley, Illinois – March 2019

 

Certified & Registered Yoga Teacher

You’ll become a certified yoga teacher allowing you to teach at studios, run retreats, and host workshops. You will have the option to register with the Yoga Alliance. 

Serve Others with Meaning

When you teach yoga, you’ll be making a difference in people’s lives which will give your life even more meaning.

Lifetime Access to the Training

You have lifetime access to all the modules on our website. As the program grows, you get all the new trainings.

This is for you if you…

Want to have a bigger voice but aren’t sure where to start…

Want to use teaching yoga as a platform for something bigger

Don’t know enough about yoga to feel confident sharing it…

Don’t think you look like the typical yogi and it holds you back…

Don’t feel like you are advanced enough for most trainings.

Sound familiar? Then this training is for you!

Maybe you…

  • Want to do more than just teach a couple classes a week at a local yoga studio.
  • Want a yoga teacher training certification to be a stepping stone to something more.  You have dreams of teaching 1:1, being a coach, having online offerings or leading retreats.
  • Have completed a 200 hour YTT but don’t feel it provided sufficient training in sequencing, class planning, alignment, cueing, or enough to help you become a confident teacher.
  • Want to plan a great class but also create space for deep personal growth for clients.

You will have a thorough understanding of more than just the physical practice. You will learn how to weave together everything you learn into something that makes sense in you mind and is unique to you so you can go out and teach with a fresh perspective instead of being a carbon-copy of another teacher.

This program will help you to stand out from the sea of other yoga teachers by helping you learn to proficiently sequence, plan and teach students of all levels and body types and all with your own unique style.

Hi! I’m Crystal, creator of Intuitive Flow Yoga.

So many women come out of yoga teacher trainings feeling like they aren’t ready or aren’t good enough to teach.

They lack confidence and some of the basic skills that are pillars of a quality training. 

The three main pillars of this YTT are to

  • instill confidence in you as a knowledgeable instructor 
  • make sure you can plan and sequence an amazing class
  • give you the tools to efficiently cue your students so you can effortlessly get your point across while keeping the class safe

I want to help you find your unique style so you can learn teach in a way that is authentic to YOU.

Every woman has a voice that, if shared, can have an impact on the world, sometimes we just need help uncovering that voice.

Yoga is so very important in this day and age because it is an accessible way to help us to slow down and reconnect with what really matters. So many people take pride in saying that they are “busy” but it’s my mission to help train teachers to help spread the word that being busy isn’t always best. Let’s help people learn how to slow down and savor life.

There isn’t a finish line, we’re not in a race. Yoga can be an amazing tool to help people redefine their life, regain their health (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual) and find more purpose.

It can be an integral part of a deeply beneficial spiritual practice that can bring more happiness, contentment and fulfillment into the lives of many.

A yoga teacher training can, of course, help you to gain the knowledge and skills to teach effective and inspirational yoga classes but it can also help you to really commit and be held accountable to your spiritual and yoga practice.

By committing to a training, you are committing to not only practicing teaching others but practicing yourself as you can’t teach as authentically if you’re not doing the work.

I have brought together a program that will help you become a confident and intuitive yoga instructor. Each module will build upon the last and, when combined with the videos, will bring a thorough understanding of the subject matter.

By this time next year, this could be you!

What Will I Get?

Learn how to tap into your inner Guru by accessing your Intuition so that you can not only deepen your own practice but help others to do the same.

Discover how to be a guide for your students and teach them how to tap in to themselves and find their inner Guru as well.

Empower students by giving them the tools they need to enrich their lives through yoga, meditation, breath practices and much more!

In this Yoga Teacher Training, you’ll get:

  • 200-hour certification 
  • Ability to register with the Yoga Alliance
  • Access to videos and manual online
  • Intro to yogic lifestyle
  • Study of Ayurveda, Chakras, Yogic Philosophy and Meditation
  • Gain a deep understanding of how to sequence, plan and teach classes
  • Get clarity around how to cue and adjust students
  • Find ways to bring more of your personal style into your classes instead of being a cookie-cutter image of the lead teacher
  • Learn how to teach to different body types
  • Learn how to teach different styles to different students depending on their needs

 

 

Our program includes:

All modules in your own private membership area that you can access anywhere and anytime (even from the road).
Two 1:1 calls after the training to ensure you are thriving after completion.
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Beautifully designed yoga teacher training manuals that you can keep for life and continue to use in your own practice and classes.

Eleven weekends of meeting with the group in Bradley, Illinois which meets the 200 hour requirements for the Yoga Alliance.

In the Intuitive Flow Yoga Teacher Training you will…

Become confident in the role of a leader and yoga teacher

Uncover your gifts and unique talents

Develop your own style that only YOU can teach

Master how to teach students of all different shapes, sizes and abilities

Learn vinyasa, slow flow, hatha, and restorative yoga

Understand how to work with the energy systems within the body, mind, spirit

Know how to confidently plan classes using intentional sequencing and themes

Learn how to incorporate your own belief system into your teaching

 

Watch Module 1 of our training for free!

Why I teach yoga

 

Years ago when I first stepped into a yoga class, I finally felt at home.

Something clicked. I knew that this was my next step along my path. For years I had struggled with not knowing where to go in life as well as where to go spirituality.

This, I believe, resulted in years of addiction and treating my body terribly because I was so disconnected.

I knew I had this power within me, this voice, but I had no idea how to use it or how to find that connection to something I knew I had at one time before.

When I began practicing yoga, it helped me to start loving my body more for what it was capable of rather than if it was a perfect shape and size.

I started feeling a deep connection to my body and to my own grace. I felt amazing after class but I couldn’t really put my finger on what that feeling was.

After a few years, I realized that I loved yoga because it helps you to connect with your own inner Divine wisdom. That you don’t need anyone outside of you telling you how to connect with God.

Don’t get me wrong, I love and value all my teachers and guides but every day, more and more, I am learning to take my own power back and realize that I DO in fact, know the answers.

Through yoga and other spiritual practices, I have been able to cut the cords from my past and release layer after layer of all the fear and trauma so that I can more fully step into the woman I came into this lifetime to be.

It is my purpose to help you do the same.

Rise with me.

Wake your own inner Goddess.

Stop waiting for life to happen to you and create the life you’ve always dreamed of.

Even if you don’t know what that looks like, you are feeling a calling now to begin on this path and uncover your own power so you too can create change on this planet.

 

Your Price

Early bird pay-in-full price is $3100 if paid before January 1st, 2019.

Regular price is $3250 if paid-in-full by February 15th.

Payment plans available!

Secure your spot today with a $500 deposit!

 

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What does my investment get me?
  1. All video modules
  2. All eleven in-person meeting weekends
  3. Email support during the training
  4. Two 1:1 calls with Crystal after program ends
  5. Beautiful, in-depth manual
  6. Lifetime access to the Yoga Goddess Academy Yoga Teacher Training Facebook group

What if I miss a class?
 

You need to make a commitment to your learning journey. I highly recommend you get all dates in your calendar now and make it a priority. You MAY miss one day of classes with no penalty and no more than two full days. You will need to make up the hours.

Will I get a certificate?
 

Yes! You will get a certificate that you may use to show yoga studios and gyms you have completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training. This program is Yoga Alliance Approved.

What if I need to review something?
We have many videos on our private website to support you in the program.

 

You can also ask for help or guidance from other students in the private FB group as well as email support in between if needed.

Will this work for me?
I’ve been leading yoga teacher trainings since 2013 and am proud to have certified amazing teachers that are highly skilled in what they do.

 

The skills they have learned sets them apart from other 200 hour graduates. As long as you put the work in, you will get a lot from this program, but it really is up to you. You must commit to not only doing the homework but also practicing yourself and practice teaching others to get the full benefit of the program.

What else will I need?
There are supplemental reading materials you will need to get the most out of this training.

 

They are:

Four Chapters on Freedom http://amzn.to/2EcqEOy

Light on Yoga –  https://amzn.to/2Dto9Mr

 

And an optional amazing book:

Fire of Love – https://amzn.to/2QUUOx7

What is the refund policy?
 

The deposit is refundable up to February 15th. Due to the nature of this program, no other refunds will be given.

What are the meeting dates?
DATES:

March 2/3
March 23/24

April 27/28

May 4/5

June 8/9
June 22/23

July 13/14
July 27/28

Aug 10/11
Aug 24/25

Sept 14/15

What is the curriculum?
YOGA PHILOSOPHY
Yoga Philosophy Foundations
Origins & Sources
Branches of Yoga
Sanskrit Introduction
The Yoga Sutra Context & Intro
The Yoga Sutra Structure & Overview

Be able to explain:
What is the definition of yoga?
What is yoga to you?
What are the Yoga Sutras?

The Eight-Limbed Path
Eight Limbs Intro
Yamas & Niyamas Intro
Kriya Yoga

Be able to explain:
What are the Eight Limbs of Yoga?

ENERGY & SUBTLE BODY ANATOMY

Energy & The Subtle Body
Energy & Subtle Body Anatomy
Chakras Introduction
Chakras Summary & Highlights
Koshas Introduction

Be able to explain:
What are the chakras?
Where are the seven main chakras located?
What is the color of each of the main chakras?

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

Studying & Teaching Anatomy for Yoga
Studying & Teaching Anatomy

The Nervous System
Nervous System Overview
Stress & Relaxation Response
Why Yoga Works

Be able to explain:
Why yoga works

Respiratory Anatomy
Breathing Anatomy

Anatomy of The Spine
The Spine Form & Function
Spinal Movements
The Spine Potential Issues
The Spine Teaching Considerations

Be able to explain:
What might you need to watch out for in regards to the spine

Anatomy of The Core
Core Form & Function
Core Fundamental Teachings
TA & Engaging Deeper Abs

Anatomy of Movement
Musculoskeletal System
Movement Terminology

The Anatomy of Flexibility & Stretching
Flexibility & Stretching Intro

PRANAYAMA & THE BREATH

The Breath Foundations
Teaching Pranayama & The Breath
Intro & Restricted Breathing
Natural Breathing
Basic Breath Training
Yogic Breathing

Be able to teach:
natural breathing
basic breath training
yogic breathing

Pranayama Foundations
Pranayama Introduction
Pranayama Terminology & Foundations

Pranayama Techniques
Nadi Shodhana
Ujjayi

Be able to teach:
Nadi shodhana
Ujjayi

ASANA: FOUNDATIONS

Asana General
Definition & Purpose of Asana
Assisting & Adjustment Guidelines

Asana Categories
Asana Categories & Families Intro
Asana Categories Summary & Highlights

Alignment Principles
Defining & Teaching Alignment
General Alignment Principles

Restorative Yoga
Restorative Yoga Overview
Restorative Yoga Benefits & Uses
Restorative Yoga Cautions

Be able to explain:
Benefits of restorative yoga

Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga

ASANA: POSE DETAILS

Neutral Poses
Marjaryasana
Meditation Seats

Be able to teach:
All neutral poses

Standing & Balancing Poses
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog)
Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon)
Crescent Lunge
Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle)
Parsvottanasana (Pyramid)
Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide Legged Standing Forward Bend)
Tadasana (Mountain)
Urdhva Hastasana (Upward Salute) & Standing Backbends
Utkatasana (Fierce / Chair)
Uttanasana & Other Standing Forward Bends
Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle)
Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle)
Virabhadrasana I (Warrior 1)
Virabhadrasana II (Warrior 2)
Virabhadrasana III (Warrior 3)
Vrksasana (Tree)

Be able to teach:
All standing and balancing poses
Surya Namaskar
Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) Intro
Surya Namaskar Alignment & Devotion
Surya Namaskar Asana & Sequences
Surya Namaskar Variations

Be able to teach:
All above variations of Surya Namaskar

Core Strengthening & Arm Balances
Navasana (Boat)
Bakasana / Kakasana (Crane / Crow)
Plank & Chaturanga
Vasisthasana (Side Plank)

Be able to teach:
All core strengthening poses and arm balances (if you would potentially teach to students)

Backbends
Bhujangasana & Salabhasana (Cobra & Locust)
Dhanurasana (Bow)
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (One Legged King Pigeon)
Setu Bandhasana (Bridge)
Supta Virasana (Reclined Hero)
Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow / Wheel)
Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow / Wheel) – Sequencing
Ustrasana (Camel)
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog)

Be able to teach:
All backbends

Forward Bends & Hip Stretches
Apanasana (Knees to Chest)
Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle)
Gomukhasana (Cow Face)
Hanumanasana & Anjaneyasana (Monkey & Low Lunge)
Janu Sirsasana (Head to Knee)
Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)
Supta Padangusthasana (Reclined Hand to Toe)
Upavistha Konasana (Seated Wide Angle)

Be able to teach:
All forward bends and hip stretches

Twists
Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of Fishes)
Bharadvajasana (Bharadvaja Sage Twist)
Jathara Parivartanasana (Revolved Abdomen)

Be able to teach:
All twists

Inversions
Halasana (Plow)
Salamba Sarvangasana (Supported Shoulderstand)
Salamba Sirsasana (Supported Headstand)

Be able to teach:
All inversions (that you would teach to potential students)

MORE HATHA PRACTICES

Bandhas
Introduction

Be able to explain:
Bandhas

Drishti
About Drishti

Be able to explain:
Drishti

Mudras
Mudras Intro
Hand Mudras Intro
Anjali Mudra

Be able to explain:
Mudras

THE ART & CRAFT OF TEACHING

Teaching Fundamentals
Teaching Fundamentals Overview
Presence, Humility, Boundaries
Personal Practice & Knowledge of the Teachings
Skillful Teaching
Promoting Student Safety
Studio & Class Logistics

Teaching: Going Deeper
Authenticity & “Yoga-Speak”
Voice & Manner of Speaking
Word Choice
Sacred Space & Ritual
More Strategies

Students
Teaching Beginners
Teaching Seniors
Teaching Intermediate /Advanced
Mixed Level Classes

Self-Care
Practice & Self-Study
Inspiration to Teach
Self-Care & Burnout

CLASS PLANNING & SEQUENCING

Foundation
Getting Started
Inviting Inspiration
Class Elements

Sequencing
Sequencing: Getting Started
Sequencing Fundamentals
Choosing & Arranging Poses

MEDITATION

Introductory Resources
Meditation & Mindfulness Intro
Benefits & Talking Points
Meditation Seats

Teaching Considerations
Teaching Tips

Be able to teach:
5-10 minute meditations

SOUND & MANTRA

Introduction
Yoga of Sound Intro
Mantras Introduction

Mantras
Seed Sounds / Bija Mantras
AUM / OM

Music
Choosing or Creating a Music Playlist

THE BUSINESS OF TEACHING

Marketing
Building Business & Revenue Streams – Level I & Level II
Marketing – Level I & Level II

Be able to explain:
Who your target market is
What your plans are to build your business

Operations
Insurance & Continuing Ed – Level I & Level II

SAFETY, INJURIES & CONDITIONS

Introduction
How Yoga Support Health
About Injuries & Conditions in Yoga
When to Refer Out

Foundations
Responding to Injuries & Conditions: How to Prepare
General Approach
About Sensation & Pain
Pregnant Students in Drop-In Class

Be able to explain:
How you’d deal with a pregnant or injured student