Some experiences last a lifetime!
When you share your yoga with others, the beauty and promise of the practice embeds deeper into your own soul, enriching your life as you impact the lives of others. Whether you are a new yoga instructor or a seasoned yoga teacher looking for advanced or specialty yoga training, Heartwood Yoga Institute is committed to providing a profound, deeply authentic yoga experience that will ripple out from our graduates and positively influence the world. We believe "to teach is a to learn" and each time we share our understanding with trainees, our own relationship with yoga deepens. We have witnessed how each student brings something special to the dynamic of a tribe, and our hope is to help students find their unique voice as educators and healers by combining their personal gifts and experience with the teachings of yoga to impact others in an authentic, inspirational way.
This site is devoted exclusively to providing information on the yoga teacher training programs offered at Heartwood Yoga Institute. For more information on the main facility, events and classes other than teacher training programs, you may wish to visit the main site.
Check out this video to get a feel for Heartwood's Yoga Teacher Training experience.
Our 7 acre retreat site is unique, inspirational and intimate, featuring a state of the art yoga center, labyrinth, chakra meditation garden, medicine wheel, elements fire pit, outdoor yoga pavilion, bamboo meditation grove and gazebo, art workshop, yoga library and more inviting students to spread out and connect to nature, yoga and their best selves.
We believe a powerful yoga educational experience requires personal connection between teachers and students, so we keep our programs small, anywhere from 9 to a maximum of 20 participants. We usually have more than one instructor involved, each teaching their specialties, and our programs include opportunity for personal growth and spiritual development as well as skill building for the yoga profession. We strive to make our programs affordable and include as much in the package as we can to create great value for a powerful yoga education.
The teaching staff at Heartwood Yoga Institute are all ERYT-500 instructors with years of experience as teacher trainers and successful careers in the field of yoga. Each brings specialty training to the program in addition to their yoga qualifications, such as C-IAYT Yoga therapists, massage therapists, cranio sacral therapists, Reiki Masters, and medical and movement backgrounds and degrees.
Heartwood has RYS-200 training in a 15 day immersion format, day and evening programs, and programs specifically for trainees 50 and up.
Heartwood's RYS-300 program is designed with emphasis on yoga therapy and also serves as a foundation program for yoga therapy certification. Immersion and module formats available.
Yoga for the Balanced Child is a 95 hour YA Certification for children's yoga. Scheduled in companionship to our youth yoga camp, teachers gain hands on experience while they earn a recognized Children's yoga certification.
Heartwood's Aerial Yoga Certification explores both the Om gym system and Aerial silks for a comprehensive mastery of aerial yoga.
Heartwood's 800 hour yoga therapy program is designed for RYT-200 or above teachers wishing to devote their careers to healing and supporting health and wellness through yoga.
Heartwood offers continuing education and certifications in specialty subjects, including Yin, Restorative, Chair Yoga, Yoga for Seniors, Ayurveda, Yoga Philosophy, and many more.
Heartwood is home of the Florida Reiki Association with comprehensive Reiki Master training.
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