If you would like to make yoga a bigger part of your life…
If you would relish a year of focusing on your personal practice as well as expanding your professional potential…
Then the Yoga Immersion Program might be perfect for you!
Our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program/Yoga Immersion Program Spans Three Modules
To complete the training program and graduate, you must attend all three modules.
Anyone not interested in becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher is welcome to attend one or more modules to deepen your relationship with yoga, to learn more about teaching yoga, or to strengthen existing yoga teaching skills.
Module I: Building a Foundation for Teaching Yoga with Confidence
This module features an intensive focus on poses. The goal is to help you develop a foundational understanding of the poses as well as the anatomy and physiology behind them so that you can teach with ease and confidence. Because poses are an integral part of what we teach in a yoga class, you will spend this module getting the poses “into your bones.” You will also learn to back up your variations with an understanding of the anatomy and physiology behind each pose to better support students when you teach.
Each day, experienced physical therapist Alice Kenney will join the group to lead a hands-on workshop on anatomy and physiology. She will guide the group in using that knowledge to create poses that are optimally safe in general, as well as variations for folks with conditions like plantar fasciitis, osteoporosis, knee and hip replacements, chronic pain back, and other challenges.
By the end of this six-weekend module, you will feel more grounded in your abilities and strengths as you embark on teaching yoga.
Dates – One weekend per month (Saturday and Sunday) from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
July – December 2017
Cost – $975 (Enjoy $100 off if you pay by May 31st)
Module II: Going Beyond Poses to Transform Your Practice
This module takes you on an in-depth journey into major aspects of yoga practice and study by focusing on the nine mat practices of Hits the Spot Yoga. These practices go beyond typical poses to help you broaden your understanding of yoga and more deeply immerse yourself in your practice and ability to teach. You will explore slow-flow yin asanas, chanting, breathwork, and meditation, with an emphasis on gratitude, loving-kindness, forgiveness, and Radiance Sutra practices. You will also study yoga philosophy and history to ground both your personal practice and your teaching approach.
There will be no practice teaching in this module. The emphasis is on deeply exploring each of these aspects of yoga, and incorporating them into your own individualized practice.
Dates – Nine Sundays (one per month) from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 2017: September 17, October 15, November 12, December 10 2018: January 21, February 25, March 18, April 29, May 20
Cost- $730 (Enjoy $100 off if you pay by August 15th)
Module III: Leading Hits the Spot Yoga Class with Confidence
The focus for this module is on experiential teaching in small and large groups and on strengthening your teaching skills overall. We will explore the ideal qualities of a yoga teacher, how to lead a class with a theme, how to observe and assist students, and how to create a lesson plan that engages your students and enhances your teaching practice. We will also address the business and ethics of teaching yoga so that you can start instructing students upon graduation.
Practice teaching and receiving constructive feedback is done in a way that is always comfortable and supportive. Over the course of this module, you will begin by teaching in small groups, teaching short lesson plans, then longer lesson plans, and finally ending with teaching the entire group for an hour.
You will be supported in developing a teaching style that is inspired by the friendly, compassionate style of Hits the Spot Yoga, and at the same time you will be heartily encouraged to develop your own teaching style that reflects your love of yoga.
Dates- One weekend per month (Saturday and Sunday) from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. January – May 2018
Dates in 2017:
July Sat, Jul 8 – Module 1 Sun, Jul 9 – Module 1
August Sat, Aug 12 – Module 1 Sun, Aug 13 – Module 1
September Sat, Sep 9 – Module 1 Sun, Sep 10 – Module 1 Sun, Sep 17 – Module 2
October Sat, Oct 7 – Module 1 Sun, Oct 8 – Module 1 Sun, Oct 15 – Module 2
November Sat, Nov 4 – Module 1 Sun, Nov 5 – Module 1 Sun, Nov 12 – Module 2
December Sat Dec 2 – Module 1 Sun, Dec 3 – Module 1 Sun, Dec 10 – Module 2
Dates in 2018
January Sat, Jan 13 – Module 3 Sun, Jan 14 – Module 3 Sun, Jan 21 – Module 2
February Sat, Feb 10 – Module 3 Sun, Feb 11 – Module 3 Sun, Feb 25 – Module 2
March Sat, Mar 10 – Module 3 Sun, Mar 11 – Module 3 Sun, Mar 18 – Module 2
April Sat, Apr 14 – Module 3 Sun, April 15 – Module 3 Sun, Apr 29 – Module 2
May Sat, May 12 – Module 3 Sun, May 13 – Module 3 Sun, May 29 – Module 2
– J.L., Therapist, Long Island, NY