We offer a unique and contemporary approach to Teacher Training. Our RYT 200 is spread out over a period of nine months so that you have time to practice what you learn. The NGYC comprehensive yoga teacher certification program is designed to enhance your own personal knowledge of Yoga and its many facets, as well as provide you with the confidence and skills necessary to safely teach Yoga. Our 240 hour program is registered with Yoga Alliance and has met, and exceeded their minimum standards for a 200 hour yoga teacher certification.

Yoga Teacher Training!

240-Hour Certification Program Through Yoga Alliance and the North Georgia Yoga Center This yoga teacher’s training is our comprehensive training which runs over nine weekends, roughly one a month. The program generally spans about 7-9 months. This type of learning works best for those who like to let it sink in, and with the ability to get away one weekend a month. You will have assignments to do during your breaks between weekends and time to integrate what you are learning. 300 Hour Certification Program – Taking it to the next level Taking the steps to become a 500 RYT demonstrates that you have made a deeper connection to Yoga as a practitioner that values education and higher knowledge.  Our 300 Hour program allows you to take your time and go at a pace that works for you. You have up to TWO full years to complete the 300 hour program comprised of 11 educational workshops. This program is sure to enhance your teaching career, strengthen your practice as well as give you more credibility. What our students are saying: “My experience at North Georgia Yoga Center Yoga Teacher Training program was absolutely fabulous. It was challenging and I really had to look at my reasons for committing to my practice to see what led me on this path. Mindy planned this training so effectively to bring you right into YOUR yoga. At the base of teaching we draw from our experiences and add what we learn. This program will change you and your life. You will blossom like the lotus from whatever mud you are in and become something beautiful, and strong. This experience was a milestone in my life and I will be forever grateful.” RYT 200 2018 *Early Bird Special* Total Cost of the program: $2,800 Sign up by December 6, 2017 and save $400. Sign up by January 6, 2017 and save $200.  

200 Hour Curriculum

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  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Anusara Principles
  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Ayurveda
  • Bandhas (locks)
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Bhavana (visualization)
  • Chair Yoga
  • Chakras
  • Chanting (Kirtan and Vedic chants)
  • Communication skills
  • Different approaches to broadening your belief of what Yoga is
  • Emotions and yoga (depression, anxiety, addiction, PTSD)
  • Ethics – including Yamas and Niyamas
  • Hands On Adjustments
  • History
  • Home Practice
  • Moon Salutes
  • Kundalini yoga
  • Languaging (communication skills)
  • Lesson Planning
  • Mantra Meditation
  • Meditation practices from Yogic and Buddhist lineages
  • Nutrition (yogic)
  • Pathology and Injuries
  • Philosophy
  • Pranayama (breathing practices)
  • Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Psychology and yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Sanskrit
  • Savasana massage
  • Self-Care
  • Senior Yoga
  • Sequencing
  • Student Assisting (hands on assisting for another teacher)
  • Student Teaching (peer and public)
  • Sun Salutation history and lineages (surya namaskar)
  • Sutras of Patanjali
  • Tantric Theory and History
  • Tapas (building internal heat)
  • Vinyasa Krama (the art of class sequencing)
  • Ways to avoid pitfalls with your asana, pranayama, or meditation practices
  • Ways to enhance and strengthen your personal practice
  • Women’s health (pregnancy, menstruation, menopause)
  • Yin Yoga
  • Peer Review of student teaching
  • Yoga Nidra
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