200 Hour Teacher Training
The goal of the 200 hour program is to develop a confident, competent, employable yoga instructor for asana based mat classes. With this in mind, Camp Utopia focuses on the most important things the student needs: teaching skills and experience, body knowledge, and self-knowledge. We believe the best teachers have self awareness and authenticity, as well as practical knowledge and experience, and we use the 8 Limbed Path (ethics and lifestyle) and the Chakra system (energy) as our primary tools for this.
Each mandatory weekend of training will introduce 1 limb of the path and work with 1 of the chakra energies, so you have time, between weekends, to more fully explore and experience the themes in your own life and practice. We use other self –discovery tools from modern science to ancient astrology, and we may ask you to do a creative project, watch a certain movie or read a specific article or book in order to facilitate your education and experience.
You are required to attend 8 mandatory weekends and complete and additional 40 hours of training through classes, workshops, advanced program weekend courses, retreats, one-on-one mentoring, online programming or special assignments. Your teaching team will provide you with a full schedule of options to complete your hours.
5 weekends of teaching skills include deep study of the fundamental poses and practices of yoga, and the essential tools of teaching: good verbal cues, good posture knowledge, sequencing knowledge, pace, timing, delivery, and practice, practice, practice.
1 weekend of anatomy gives you with knowledge about how the body really works, and what's important for yoga, then you ever imagined. Anatomy is complex, and hard to learn. With our hands on, experienced based teaching methods, you'll KNOW it.
2 weekends of workshops and teaching practice include interesting workshops based on the interests of each individual group, and lots of practice teaching.
Connected Community Courses: Throughout the training season, we offer online workshops and discussions. In between each weekend gathering, you'll receive extra readings and video links. This may include asana classes, meditations, industry articles, or inspiration pieces. You will be required to complete simple assignments to show your training team that you are learning, and the groups often participate in lively, robust discussions about these topics.
Trainees can also choose from a variety of workshops, conferences, retreats, or advanced training weekends to enhance their training experience, earn extra hours offline, or make up any hours they've missed. A mix of senior teachers, guest teachers, and teachers working on advanced certification will offer classes and workshops on all aspects of yoga.
Become a safe, effective, professional teacher
Dates at Wimberley Karate & Yoga Studio, Wimberley, Texas
February 23 - 25
March 16 - 18
March 23 - 25
April 13 - 15
April 27 - 29
May 11 - 13
May 25 - 27
* Make up / workshops: June 15 - 17
Second Session starts in June
Dates in Williston, North Dakota
September 28-30 in Bismarck, ND.
Our last weekend we will all attend the ND Yoga Conference and graduate Saturday evening!
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