YogaHome 200-Hour Foundation Certification, Yoga Alliance Certified Program is for aspiring teachers, as well as those who wish to deepen their practice. The program presents a well-rounded foundation in the principles of asana, pranayama, meditation, and yoga philosophy. Basic anatomy, wise sequencing (vinyasa karma) will also be explored. Graduates will also acquire the skills to structure a class that meets students’ varying needs. YogaHome invites you to experience a 200-hour immersion into the timeless art and healing of of yoga. Course work will include: Yoga Philosophy, Principles of Asana Energetics , Vinyasa Krama & Dynamic Flow, Restorative and Modified Asanas, History of Hatha Yoga, 8 Limbs of Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, Anatomy/Physiology, Developing a contemplative lifestyle, Energy systems Chakras and Prana Vayus.
200HR Teacher Training June 2014 -Jan 2015
May 17th- Morning Practice and Opening Ceremony
June- 4 day Intensive- 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
~ Philosophical Frame work of Modern Hatha Yoga/Vinyasa/Ashtangha/Iyengar Yoga
~ Yoga in the West: Context of Yoga in America: Kundalini: Yoga for the West
~ Asana- Functionality and Form, subtle energy pathways, healing qualities of Asana
~ Bandhas, Kriyas and Energetic Intelligence-(first 5 limbs)
~ Discussion of the 8 limbs- partial study of Yoga Sutras
July Self- Care, Sva Sadana, Taking your practice off the mat
July 14th-18th- Juice and kitchari Cleanse (Monday-Friday) Establishing intentions and rituals to clean and purify the body/mind- MINDFUL CONSUMPTION
July Weekend Intensive: 18th, 19th, 20th
~ Anatomy and Energetic Adjustments
~ Pranayama: energetics of the breath, Breath Awareness, Pranayama set-ups and daily pranayama practices
~ Effective use of props and the subjectivity of Anatomy
~ Restorative Asana (Iyengar Methodology)
August Weekend: (TBA)
~ Meditation: Various approaches from several yogic/Buddhist systems. Study of Swami Radha Sivanada meditation techniques
~ Subtle Body and the Inner world: Chakras-Nadis-Prana in relationship to Asana, Pranayama and Meditation
September: 12th, 13th, 14th
MASTER TEACHER WEEKEND with Richard Rosen
October 10th, 11th, 12th
~ One Day the group will take a Vow of Mauna
- Living Mindfully with Amy and Ashley
November: 14th, 15th, 16th
Connecting the Dots, Listening to the Inner Voice, Linking the head and the heart
January 9th, 10th, 11th -
Closing weekend, teaching practicums, and ceremonial group practice
Graduation Ceremony January 11th
200 Training Requirements:
2 Public classes weekly – from May 1st 2014– Jan 11th 2015——-with Ashley Hunt, Karen Johns, Layla Gilman and Christy Dorger
*** Assisting/adjusting/observing open public classes
*** Mandatory attendance to all 200HR weekends, one weekend can be missed. Extra time will need to be spent in the studios.
*** 2 classes a week @ YogaHome with Ashley Hunt, Karen Johns, Katy Christy Mary
*** Book reviews and Discussions
*** Transcriptions of class recordings
*** Final project/classes taught/blog writings/testimonials/sharing experiences/performance art piece/planning a workshop- taking your yoga into the world…
Moving Toward Balance By: Rodney Yee
The Devi of Speech By: Swami Radha
Living Your Yoga By: Judith Lasater
Be Free Where You Are: Thich Naht Han
Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga: G. Feuerstein
Light on Yoga: B.K.S Iyengar
YogaHome 200Hr Workbook/Manuel By: Ashley Hunt
Perks: Unlimited classes at YogaHome and Drishtiq | You are eligible for unlimited free classes at all YogaHome studios from the first day of teacher training through the day of graduation.
$ 3,200.00 – Full Tuition
$250.00 non-refudiable Deposit due by April 15th (please drop off @ YogaHome Oakley Location)
- Early Bird Discount of $200 off Full tuition if paid by April 30th
- Full Tuition due by May 17, no discount
PLEASE EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org for application, and more information.
Owner of YogahOMe, E-RYT-500, Urban Zen Integrative Therapist, Reiki
Ashley has her Bachelors of Arts in Hinduism and Buddhism from Trinity College, CT. She continues her graduate studies at The Goddard College in the Individualized Masters of Arts program with a concentration in Consciousness Studies and Transpersonal Psychology. Ashley has been teaching yoga, in yoga studios and within academia. In 2010 Ashley taught her own Yoga Philosophy curriculum to Trinity College undergraduates. A class formatted to the setting of a liberal arts New England college where the academic study of yogic ideology is coupled with the practice of yogic techniques. Ashley is also an Urban Zen Integrative Therapist and has contributed to UZIT programs over seas. Urban Zen is a movement founded by Donna Karen headed by Rodney and Colleen Yee that brings therapeutic healing modalities into medical spheres. In 2009 she completed a 1,500 hour Yoga Development Course, immersed in the teachings of Swami Sivanada Radha at Yashodhara Ashram. Ashley has also studied yoga therapy at KYM while studying with Erica Kaufman, in Chennai, India. Ashley is a Reiki practitioner and continues to deepen her own understanding through her work with essential oils. She has taken many a master training with Para Yoga-Rod Styker, and deeply respects the authenticity and clarity of Rodney Yee, Colleen Yee, Roshi Joan Halifax, Richard Freeman and Richard Rosen’s teachings through her work with Urban Zen Integrative Therapy. Blessings and love to Turner Hunt, Tracy Hunt and Ducky Hunt, Ashley’s family will forever be in her heart.
“Bringing about radical change in the human being, brings about radical change in the structure of humanity, and the world.”- J. Krishnamurti
Amy Vetter created DRISHTIQ Yoga to provide a community where everyone that participates finds their own personal fulfillment and style in their yoga practice. Amy grew up in Ohio and In 2012 moved back after living in South Florida for 13 years. In Florida, she was certified through the 200 Hour Yogafox Vinyasa School of Yoga program in Delray Beach, FL and became a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT‐ 200). She has a powerful teaching style that reflects her background practicing Vinyasa, Hot Yoga, Bikram and Ashtanga. She began practicing yoga as a form of exercise but very quickly found it to be more than fitness, but a way to balance her career and family life. Amy, her husband and 2 boys share the love of yoga and enjoy practicing together as a family. Besides yoga, she maintains a physically active lifestyle which includes running, swimming, aerobics and weight training classes. In addition to being a Yoga Instructor, Amy is a CPA and National Speaker. Amy has participated in yoga classes and workshops all over the United States when traveling for speaking engagements. These vast experiences around the US enhance her practice, in addition to always providing something new to integrate into the classes she teaches. Amy strongly believes in the benefits of yoga and is passionate about how it can help people in their daily lives which comes through her in teacing. She loves providing a challenging class with fun music and contributing to the growth of the practitioners in her classes.
Layla completed her 200HR YogaHome Teacher Training in 2009, and her 500HR YogaHome Teacher Training in May of 2014. Layla has been guiding students in the sacred space of YogaHome since 2009. For nearly a decade prior she practiced yoga throughout Cincinnati before finally finding her community at YogaHome. Layla loves creating community and connecting with people and her gentle flow classes reflect her welcoming, inclusive, laid-back style. Striving for balance in her own life, Layla’s yoga practice brings profound peace and grace to an often hectic and sometimes overwhelming life. For Layla a great class means sharing breath and laughter, a little sweat, and sometimes even a few tears. She is passionate about creating an open, non-threatening environment in her classes and welcomes everyone to come to the mat and explore all yoga has to offer.
Richard Rosen began his practice of Hatha Yoga in 1980, and from 1982 to 1985 trained at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco.
In 1987, along with his good friends Rodney Yee and Clare Finn, he opened Piedmont Yoga where he’s taught continuously ever since, serving as it Director from 2006-2012. On January 3, 2009 he taught his 5000th public class at Piedmont Yoga and is a mentor to many of the studio’s teachers.
Richard is also a contributing editor forYoga Journal magazine. Over the years he’s written feature articles, book reviews, and a variety of columns. Since 1990, he’s been YJ’s audio/video review columnist, and in 2008 he submitted his 300th review, happily of a video by Rodney Yee.
Richard is the author of five books, The Yoga of Breath (Shambhala 2002), Yoga for 50+ (Ulysses 2004), and Pranayama Beyond the Basics (Shambhala 2006).Original Yoga and a collection of poems titled AlphabetiZoo.
Since 1989 he’s been on the board of directors of the California Yoga Teachers Association, and is President of its grant-making wing, the Yoga Dana Foundation, which supports California yoga teachers working with underserved populations, such as at-risk and incarcerated youth and disabled students.
Matthew Sanford has inspired and enhanced the lives of thousands by sharing the fundamental importance of the mind-body relationship. For him, connecting mind and body is not just a health strategy; it is a movement of consciousness that can change the world. He works on a variety of fronts to spread his message:
Matthew’s core message of personal and organizational transformation is powerfully practical for a wide variety of audiences. His inspirational story of realizing opportunity in the face of change shows the way to better living, greater success and increased purpose. He connects with audiences nationwide, including corporations, major conferences, healthcare organizations, universities, colleges and national yoga conferences.
Matthew shares his personal story in his critically acclaimed book Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence. Waking not only received two book awards, but was also reviewed in many national publications. “I wrote a memoir, not to tell you something about me, but rather to show something about the mind-body relationship,” he notes.
Founder and President of Mind Body Solutions
In 2002, Matthew founded Mind Body Solutions, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming trauma, loss and disability into hope and potential by awakening the connection between mind and body.
Nationally Recognized Yoga Teacher and Workshop Leader
Matthew teaches at national yoga conferences, studios and institutions around the country. He teaches traditional students and is a pioneer in adapting yoga for people living with disabilities. The fact that he teaches people in both demographics tells you something not only about Matthew, but also about yoga. “We all live on a continuum of abilities and disabilities,” he says. “The principles of yoga apply to all people, to all bodies.”
Felix started to learn and practice Vipassana meditation at Wat Buddharangsi (Miami Buddhist Temple) under the guidance of the senior monk Ajarn Surachett.
He continued practicing meditation for some time with the teacher NIm Chaichana at Synergy yoga and healing center, in Miami Beach, Florida.
Felix experienced a series of transformative spiritual awakenings in his journeys through Asia (Thailand, India, and Nepal.) During these trips, he devoted himself to learning the Meditations and Healing Techniques that are at the heart of his work today as a Prajnic Healer and Spiritual Teacher.
While in India, Felix dedicated himself to the study of Pranic Healing, Pranic Psychotherapy, Pranic Crystal Healing, Arhatic Yoga and became certified as a Pranic Healer by the Pranic Healing Home in Chennai, India. Felix was also initiated as an Abhyasi at the Ram Chandra Mission in Calcutta, India where he learned The Sahaj Marg system.
During his trip to Thailand, He was trained at one of Thailand’s most famous Buddhist Temples, the 16 Floors High Dragon Tower Buddhist temple (also known as The Sampran Temple or Wat Sampran) and had the opportunity to travel to the northernmost provinces of Thailand, Chiang Rai, and lived among the native hill tribe people, cultivating and refining his skills as a healer.
In other trips to India, he also received training in Vipassana Meditation, Anapanasati Meditation, Metta Bhavana Meditation, at Urgyen Sangharakshita Meditation Center in Warakwadi, Dist Nanded, India with Dhammachari Chandrabodhi Kondiba Kunte.
He just returned from Thailand were he was trained as a Samanera Monk under the guidance of Phra Chuntawongso and Phra Piyadhammo at the Wat Sri Boen Ruang Temple in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.
From his travels Felix had gathered a vast diversity of knowledge from which a completely unique healing art sprung forth called Prajnic Healing.