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Teacher Training At Integrative Pathways to Healing
Next Training January, 2020
Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) is an internationally recognized pioneer and leader in training yoga professionals to bring the powerful healing tools of yoga to a variety of settings. The Integrative Yoga Therapy 200-hour Teacher Training program at Integrative Pathways to Healing gives students in-depth skills to teach Yoga as a vehicle for total wellness. Our program is based on a vision of health as a unity of mind, body, and spirit. Along with offering Yoga classes with a focus on health and healing to the general public, IYT graduates teach Yoga-based wellness programs in a wide variety of complementary settings including hospitals, businesses, and health care settings. IYT teachers also develop special focus programs, such as Yoga for back care, depression, seniors, stress management, and many other health conditions. This program is registered with the Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour Teacher Training program (RYT-200).
The IYT teacher training is for those who want to teach Yoga as a healing art. This program is open to anyone with a basic foundation in yoga and is especially suitable for body-workers, health care professionals, therapists and anyone with a desire to teach the healing art of yoga. See admission requirements.
Main Focus Areas of the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program
Individualized Teaching and Learning
Develop your Yoga teaching as part of your own unique life vision and mission. The Integrative Yoga Teacher Training Program is based in the vision of Yoga Therapy. We focus on an individualized approach with the understanding that the needs of students are unique. We believe that each Yoga teacher should receive comprehensive and in-depth instruction in the wider vision of Yoga as well as detailed experiential instruction/practice in the tools and techniques of Yoga. With this foundation, each teacher is given a range of possibilities for the creative teaching of Yoga from which they can evolve their own vision of the teaching process.
- Experiential Approach to Education
Learn all the key concepts of teaching such as class design, sequencing, pacing, use of voice and instructions, and hands-on adjustments in a concise and clear format that is creative, comprehensive and interesting.
- Take Your Teaching Beyond the Yoga Classroom
Learn to teach Yoga classes for specific focus groups such as medical settings, education, recovery and business as well as Yoga classes for the general public.
- A Multidimensional Approach to Yoga Postures
Learn to teach asana through the Integrative Posture Principles. These principles facilitate a precise and in-depth understanding of how asanas work at physical, energetic, emotional, and spiritual levels, and how to modify them for individual needs.
- Understand Health and Illness
Learn the nature of health and illness from the Yoga perspective. Understand the role of stress in health and illness as well as the specific ways in which Yoga manages stress.
- Interactive Psychology and Philosophy of Yoga
Learn the main aspects of the psychology and philosophy of Yoga in a way that is clear, well organized and can be integrated into your teaching and daily life. This study includes Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Texts of Hatha Yoga and The Five Kosha Model.
- Creative, Student Centered Education
Learn to teach Yoga classes that are exceptional and creative, that develop a theme from start to finish; classes that involve your student at every level of their being and leave them with the complete experience of integration which is Yoga.
- Explore the Deeper Practices of Yoga
Learn pranayama, mudras, bandhas, chakras, meditation, Yoga nidra, and hands-on healing, in order to expand your horizons of Yoga teaching.
Program Details & Admission Requirements
This program will be offered in modular components, over one weekend per month for ten (10) months. Training will take place all day Saturday and Sunday (8:30 – 6:00) and include a 1 ½ hour lunch break. Projected program start: October 2019.
In order to participate in the IYT 200 Hour teacher training students must meet the following requirements:
- Minimum 1 year of yoga experience, preferably classes taught by a certified yoga instructor.
- Minimum age – 18 years.
- Submit Application to Integrative Pathways
- Letter of Recommendation (who is familiar with you and your dedication to yoga)
- Tuition payment received.
The lead instructor is Betsy Murphy, E-RYT 500 and C-IAYT. Betsy studied with Joseph LePage at IYT in 2002 and 2004, and has been practicing and teaching yoga ever since in studios, hospitals, senior centers, cancer wellness centers and individually. She has also completed teacher training with Rod Stryker of Parayoga, and Judith Lasater in Restorative Yoga along with training with many other national yoga teachers. Additionally, she is trained in mindfulness and is a certified MBSR teacher since 2005, teaching mindfulness to the community, medical professionals and educators.
Several guest teachers will help to complete the experience of teacher training, providing special practices and insights into various aspects of yoga, including somatics, trauma, alignment, yin yoga and other specialties.
Tuition & Fees
Application Fee: $100 (non-refundable, applied to tuition)
- Standard Rate: $3200
- Payment Options: Pay in full or Split over course of the program. ($1600 at beginning of training, $1600 by module 5)
- Integrative Yoga Therapy manual included in price of tuition. Additional required books and materials must be purchased by student.
To receive a certificate of completion from Integrative Yoga Therapy 200 Hour Teacher Training at Integrative Pathways to Healing, students must attend all 10 modules, pass all assessments, complete all required readings / papers / reflections in a satisfactory manner.
“It’s cheaper to promote health than to maintain people in sickness.”
— Florence Nightingale
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
“The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.”
“Caring for others requires caring for oneself.”
— Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama
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