This page has been updated for our 2016-2017 training that will begin in September 2016
2016-17 Neighborhood Yoga Teacher Training
Curriculum and Intentions of the Program
Yoga Alliance Accreditation
Neighborhood Yoga Teacher Training (NYTT) provides the foundation to plant the roots of your practice, nurture the unfolding experience, and grow toward self-awareness and authentic teaching.
Participants will explore methods of cultivating their personal practice, and from that space, experience the gift of sharing yoga with others. You do not have to be a teacher, nor even desire to become a teacher to attend NYTT. This training will set up a foundation of inquiry and support your personal evolution by giving you the tools to live yoga as a creative, authentic, moment-by-moment lifelong practice. Through tradition, innovation, experiential learning and intention, we will help you find your own authentic voice, and path on this journey. Through self-inquiry and group discussion, we uncover together the meaning of traditional yoga texts, and how this timeless philosophy relates to daily living.
NYTT is a 9-month program meeting one weekend a month (20 hours) September 2016 through May 2017. With an emphasis on Vinyasa or Flow Yoga, we will also explore many styles of yoga which support the foundation of a vinyasa practice, including, Iynegar, Ashtanga, and Anusara, as well as introduce the principles of yoga for special populations.
Roots of Yoga (History and Foundations)
Teaching Methodology (Sequencing, Theming, and Asana as metaphor)
Energetics (Bandhas, Prana Vayus, Chakras, Nadis)
Introduction to Ayurveda Wellness
Yoga for special populations
Neighborhood Yoga Teacher Training program is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified program. Participants meeting all requirements will receive a certificate from Neighborhood Yoga, and be eligible to apply for registration through Yoga Alliance.
Techniques Training/Practice: 100 hours
Non-contact (readings, assignments, service, assisting, unpervisied teaching): 40 hours
Total Hours: 240
There are nine weekend sessions.
(2016) Sep 23-25, Oct 14-16, Nov 18-20, Dec 16-18
Applications and deposits due no later than August 1, 2016. Early bird deadline is June 30, 2016.
Payment in full is $2450 if application is received by June 30 (early registration). A $250 deposit is due with your application by that date. $200 of this deposit goes toward your balance, and the remaining $50 is to cover the cost of the required asana study guide. The balance is due September 23, 2016. A monthly payment option (Sept-May) may be arranged, with a $10 finance charge each month.
After June 30 regular tuition is $2650. Application deadline for the 2016-17 program is August 1, 2016. Applications will only be accepted after this date if space is available. Scholarship and work/trade applications are also due on by August 1.
Tuition does not include accommodations or any other required books. We accept cash or checks made out to Neighborhood Yoga. A list of required texts will be provided following registration, but an estimated cost for these is $150. It may be possible to borrow some of these from previous students, or acquire used editions on line at a reduced rate.
Full attendance for all weekends is essential to understanding the progressive manner of the material. It is strongly advised that you make arrangements to attend ALL sessions. Make up hours are both difficult and expensive. If you need to miss a weekend or a day, arrangements should be made prior to that date. It is your responsibility to obtain any missed material, through additional workshops, classes, or private sessions. Options for making up missed material will be discussed on an individual basis. Financial responsibility for make up hours is the responsibility of the participant, which may require the hourly rate for private sessions. We strongly encourage you to read and understand this attendance policy. Yoga Alliance requires completion of 180 contact hours with primary faculty from the training program.
Neighborhood Yoga is offering this training to individuals who wish to deepen their practice of asana, philosophy, energetics, pranayama and meditation, as well as study some of the classic yogic texts, but may not necessarily be interested in teaching yoga. Attendance is still mandatory and some of of class assignments required for continuity and understanding of the material on a deeper level. There is a cost reduction of $150 and a certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the program for the number of hours dedicated to advanced studies and training in yoga.
Withdrawing from the program must be made in writing or e-mail. If you withdraw before June 30, $100 is non-refundable, after June 30, the $200 deposit is non-refundable. Tuition is non-refundable after the program has begun, and you are responsible for full payment of the program. We typically have a waiting list, and it would be impossible to replace anyone once the program has begun.
Applications for NYTT will be available on line www.neighborhoodyoga.net or at the studio.