If you want to become a yoga teacher, a YA 200-hour certification is where to start. As the world moves more and more towards virtual learning, online YTT training is the perfect option for those who can’t join us in person yet still want to study the Heartwood curriculum to assure a quality education. Yoga teacher training is our specialty and the online programs at Heartwood provide comprehensive yoga teacher training designed to expand an aspiring yoga teacher's awareness and set a foundation for learning.
We introduce the important foundational knowledge of yoga teacher training in a comprehensive way. Students are provided with prerecorded content that can be self-paced for those elements of study that transfer well online, such as anatomy or the science of meditation and pranayama, along with detailed coursework on posture and alignment, sequencing, chakra and energy studies, pranayama, Sanskrit, business of yoga and more. We also schedule 5 hour zoom meetings every other week for group discussion, reviewing what we are learning independently, and to introduce new material and create community. This way students have time to do the work in between sessions to be prepared and get the most of the program, while keeping consistent with the group.
Students are encouraged to join us in real time to be a part of the interactive learning collective, but in cases where this is not possible, they can watch the lessons on their own and submit an assignment to show they participated on their own. Each week portions of the prerecorded content should be watched, as well as readings and exercises to assure everyone stays on course, progressing in a timely way. Our group Facebook page keeps everyone interacting and provides a forum for questions, a place to post exercises to receive feedback from your teachers and mentors and ongoing connection.
Heartwood has worked hard to create and structure online programs that closely emulate a live training to provide an equally comprehensive education. It takes 200 hours of study to become a qualified RYT-200 yoga teacher whether you are studying in person on online. Receiving your certification online is not less time consuming or easier but does allow you to pace your studies around your personal responsibilities and avoid travel difficulties or the expense of travel and lodging. If you choose the online training option you still must be committed and willing to do the work required to become a legitimate, qualified yoga teacher. Yoga Aliance requires all legitimate online programs to include a minimum of 30 hours of live, interactive mentorship in every program.
Heartwood online yoga teacher training course includes the complete course content for self-paced learning, but also 30 hours of zoom live sessions (5 five hour zoom sessions meetings plus one elective session) to meet the current Yoga Alliance contact hour requirements. Note that we also offer a Hybrid Online Program with a 4-day retreat option for those that wish to join us for experiential learning at inspirational Heartwood Institute in addition to online studies. Students can study with us online and join us for the retreat or register for the online only option. Heartwood has convenient payment plan options.
Students can start the online material anytime
Zoom sessions are every other Saturday from 1:00- 6;00 pm:
Fall: 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 12/2
Winter: 12/16, 1/6, 1/20, 2/3, 2/17
Spring: 3/23, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4, 5/11
Summer: 5/25, 6/8, 6/22, 7/6, 7/20
Online Course fee (without retreat option): $995.00
To participate, students must be prepared to follow our guidelines which includes having an appropriate device, lighting, internet connection, and space to participate in a class. Students are expected to do all they can to be fully present and participating. No eating, driving, interacting with pets or children, multitasking (such as folding laundry) or anything else that would divide your interest or distract you from the yoga discussions and lessons. Students must be seen on camera at all times to be credited for the session.
Check out what is included in our online program below and peruse the links to sample videos of our teaching style to determine if Heartwood's Online course is a good fit for you and your goals.
Heartwood also offers RYS-300 and IAYT 800-hour yoga trainings online for those who wish to continue their education to professional career levels. We also offer hybrid programs with online learning combined with an in person retreat to reinforce studies.
In additional to receiving a comprehensive manual you can download at home, we will send you a packet of materials and supplies to support your educational experience.
Our online posture focus course includes postures broken down and taught in a clear and insightful way, including hands on adjustments, alignment, modifications, teaching recommendations and more. This includes an introduction to Sanskrit and a sequencing lecture.
Our anatomy course has 8 modules that concisely teach about the structure of the body and its systems relative to yoga. Tests throughout the program help students understand and process the information.
Each online YTT competency subject is addressed in a concise way, including practice tests and assignments to enhance comprehension. Students in our online yoga teacher training will learn to sequence classes, practice teaching with others in the course and apply the knowledge covered in the course.
In addition to online lectures, students are lead to films to watch that cover history and the lineages of yoga with practice tests to help the student process and retain the information.
Students are provided with numerous classes to take with specialty themes or styles to help not only with their personal practice, but to learn themes, sequencing, and cuing and gain an understanding of diverse yoga class styles.
Indepth study of meditation and pranayama allow the online ytt students to explore the science and technique of these disciplines along with a variety of techniques for personal practice with important considerations for sharing this element of yoga with students.
Our online ytt business of yoga course provides information on yoga certifications, training paths and career opportunities as well as discussion where to teach, what to charge, permits and licenses, managing your yoga business, marketing and more to support your emerging career as a yoga teacher. Online yoga teacher training includes ethics of teaching and how to have a sustainable career.
Online ytt courses as well as in person discussions are designed to address the Yoga Sutra's and other important yoga philosophy elements. In addition to our discussions, we will introduce suggested exercises and writing prompts to help students comprehend and personally process the teachings and apply them to their lives and mentoring of others. The subject of philosophy for our online yoga teacher training courses is done through live sessions to promote interactive discussions that promote personal transformation rather than memorization of facts or meanings.
We want to follow your progress, answer your questions and support you on your online journey. Our group zoom online yoga teacher training meetings provide space and one on one interaction to discuss the material and address any important issues. We are only an e-mail or call away if you need assistance or clarification on anything important to your online ytt yoga journey.
Learn about the energetic body, including the Chakras, meridians, Koshas and more. Our online yoga teacher training introduction to Ayurveda covers the sister science to yoga and helps develop a deeper understanding of yoga as a healing modality.
Learn about sound and vibration healing and the proper way to choose, play and care for singing bowls and other instruments common in the yoga culture. A lecture on gong meditations is included as well.
Register for both the RYS-200 foundational course and the RYS- 300 professional course together and save $500 on the package. You can combine any format of either program; totally online, hybrid, module or immersion and receive a discount when you register for both at the same time. Call the office for your discounted rate and to reserve space in the sessions you want to participate in. We are also available to help you formulate a study plan that supports your goals. 941 745-5719.
After completing an online yoga teacher training RYS 200 course students may wish to continue their studies with a 300-hour online YTT advanced course to become a professional level teacher. Heartwood offers continuing education and a 300 advanced course online as well as courses in-person or in hybrid formats.
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