Keep reading below to learn about our RYS-200 Online program. For those new to yoga training, this is where you begin the journey!
For those who are currently an RYT-200 certified teacher, we offer an advanced RYS-300 program online. Completion makes the student an RYT-500, professional teacher.
As the world moves more and more towards virtual learning, online training seems a logical choice, especially for those who can’t join us in person yet still want to study the Heartwood curriculum. Yoga teacher training is our specialty and we have created an RYS- 200 hour comprehensive online yoga teacher training course designed to expand an aspiring yoga teacher's awareness, set a foundation for learning, and cover the basics of yoga teacher training in a comprehensive way.
The Heartwood online course may be all you need to continue your yoga career or to deepen your own practice, and many students are content with this thorough training experience thanks to the amount of information gained from this well-structured online content. That said, we don't want people to choose an online program for convenience or cost efficiency only to find later that learning to teach yoga is difficult for them without having bodies to practice on and a tribe to grow with. Our program is designed so that if a student decides later that the online educational format didn’t provide the hands on practice they need to feel competent, confident, up to 499.00 of online tuition can be credited to any of our in person RYS-200 courses, alleviating any risk of investing in an online program that doesn't meet your long term expectations or goals, (which often change as one's relationship with yoga deepens or a career takes shape.)
Check out what is included 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.
ONLY AVAILABLE TEMPORARILY WITH ALL WORK COMPLETED BY Dec. 30
Complete RYS-200 Hour Online Yoga Teacher Training with group and private zoom meetings to meet the contact hour requirements - $ 1,499.00
Students can start anytime and work at their own pace. Group zoom meetings take place every Saturday from 9am - 12pm beginning June 6 (Students can watch theses session after the event if necessary). Late registration is allowed if the student is willing to wathc those sessions they missed. Additional private zoom meetings are arranged with each student for testing, ongoing support and to answer questions and help you process the material, which is helpful for those in different time zones or who join us after the initial start date.
Yoga Alliance has never recognize exclusively online programs because yoga training is meant to be experiential to gain true comprehension of the teachings. Without the opportunity to work with different body types, practice adjustments or modifications under the watchful eye of a seasoned instructor, engage in lively discussions to contemplate the deeper meaning of the philosophy, or having access to live bodies to practice skills, then a distance yoga education is merely an academic pursuit and does not prepare an aspiring teacher for practical application. During the Coronavirus pandemic, Yoga Alliance has allowed registered schools to finish or continue YTT programs online so there would be no disruption in programs . All work is required to to be finished by Dec. 30, after which the mandatory "in person" training rules apply once again (unless they do another extension of this temporary provision).
Check out this introductory video of the coursework included in our online 200 hour yoga teacher training course. *Note that we DO have an online course option for those who want to join Yoga Alliance due to a temporary allowance in place due to Corona Virus. YA registration for graduates of online trainings is available through Sept 30, 2020. Additional zoom sessions are required for this option.
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 YTT competency subject is addressed in a concise and easy to follow 1-3 hour lecture slideshow course including practice tests and assignments to enhance comprehension.
In addition to online lectures, students are provided with 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. For an example of one of our online classes visit:
Online courses in meditation and pranayama allow the student explore the science and technique of these disciplines along with a variety of techniques for personal practice and to share with students.
Our business of yoga course provides information on yoga certifications, training paths and career opportunities as well as 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. Ethics of teaching and how to have a sustainable career are included.
An online course on the yoga sutra's and other important yoga conversations will be provided along with suggested exercises and writing prompts to help you understand and process the teachings.
We want to follow your progress, answer your questions and support you on your online journey. Each student is scheduled for group or private online zoom meetings 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 yoga journey.
Learn about the energetic body, including the Chakras, meridians, Koshas and more. Our 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 chose, play and care for singing bowls and other instruments common in the yoga culture. A lecture on gong meditations is included as well.
This course includes the full online course content, but also 65 hours of zoom live sessions to meet the current Yoga Alliance contact hour requirements. Students can join yoga alliance if the coursework is complete by Sept. 30. Course fee: $1,499.00
If you wish to do an online certification with us, accessing only the prerecorded material, you can still enjoy our course content, but this option does not include the group and personal zoom meetings that are recognized as the required contact hours to join Yoga Alliance. Prerecorded content only - 499.00. This tuition can be credited to any "in person" RYS-200 training at Heartwood at a later date if the student chooses to expand the experience and be Yoga Alliance compliant.