200 HOUR YTT
Held In-Person from September 2022-May 2023
In-Person Weekend Intensives
This is an in-person training that primarily consists of weekend intensives from September 2022-May 2023. At a time when we are all feeling disconnected from the people and places we love, this training invites you to connect with a deep sense of knowing and trust. Connect to your inner guide, your intuitive wisdom, and remember that all you need is already within you.
Seek the Unexpected
What lies underneath the layers you’ve learned to protect yourself with? This training will help you dive deep into who you truly are inside to identify your soul’s purpose: your dharma. It is easy to lose ourselves, but you are still there and this is your invitation to reconnect with yourself through the practice of yoga–unlocking tools for spiritual, emotional, and mental growth through the many limbs of yoga (physical asana, meditation, breath, etc.).
Seek Multiple Perspectives
Many yoga teacher training programs are taught entirely by a single individual or specific branch of yoga, limiting your exploration of the diverse and global practice that is yoga. This training is primarily led by Audrey Jansen, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP, Owner of Seek Yoga Studio who brings experts into the training to speak on topics such as anatomy, philosophy, and meditation. In addition, other skilled yoga teachers will be brought into the training so students have the chance to experience multiple teaching styles.
We are actively seeking diverse perspectives on the practice of yoga. If you or someone you know are educated on a topic of yoga and represent the BIPOC or LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, or persons with disabilities please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will practice a variety of yoga styles in this training with an emphasis on Vinyasa (or flow) yoga. Rather than being taught to memorize a set sequence, you will have the opportunity to find freedom in your practice, and if you are called to teach, your teaching. You will learn postural alignment, effective sequencing, and how to intuitively adapt a practice for your own mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical needs.
You will also learn about the foundational concepts of Yin and Restorative yoga and how to teach those styles.
Meet Your Lead Teacher
For me, yoga teacher training was a transformative experience. I graduated my 200 HR YTT with a deeper understanding of myself and how yoga could support me on my journey. I also built meaningful, lifelong relationships with my peers and teachers. These connections, to myself and others, fed my soul and planted seeds for my future. Now, as I think about how to hold this space for others, I am filled with gratitude. This is the work that matters–for me, for you, and for our world. I look forward to sharing what I’ve learned in my practice and personal study over the past twelve years in addition to the knowledge I have gained from the trainings of other professional yoga teachers. My career background is in business and marketing, so I also look forward to helping those who want to become teachers build an authentic brand as professional yoga teachers. You’re here for a reason, and this practice exists to help you explore and connect to the deeper parts of yourself that know why.
Seek Self Study
This training includes a 30-pass pack of classes to Seek Yoga Studio that you can use to join in-studio or livestream classes. Wherever you choose to join this journey from, you will have daily access to practices that help you look within and build a consistent practice.
Other things to know:
- This training is not only for those who wish to become yoga teachers, but also for anyone who wishes to deepen their own practice and experience personal growth.
- We are a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School, which means those who complete the program are eligible to become registered 200 Hour Yoga Teachers with YA.
- There will be a required, monthly, 2-hour Zoom call between training weekends in addition to homework and reading assignments. You will also need to participate in at least 3 yoga practices at Seek or other yoga studios each month.
We will meet online once a month September-May for a weekend intensive. You will complete additional reading, homework, and asana practices between each month. The training hours on intensive weekends are as follows (with scheduled breaks for meals):
Fridays: 4-8 PM (3 hours of training + 1 hour dinner break)
Saturdays: 9 AM – 7 PM (7 hours of training + 3 hours of breaks)
Sundays: 9 AM – 6:30 PM (7 hours of training + 2.5 hours of breaks)
- Technique, Training, Practice
○ Asana breakdown
○ Providing Assists and Adjustments
○ Intro to Sanskrit
○ Principles of Restorative and Yin Yoga
○ Foundations of Vinyasa (or “flow” yoga)
○ Pranayama and the Chakras
○ Meditation and Mindfulness
- Anatomy and Physiology
○ Energetic and Physical Anatomy
○ Biomechanics and Comparative Anatomy
- Yoga Humanities
○ Yamas & Niyamas
○ The Yoga Sutras
○ Bhagavad Gita
○ The Ethics of Yoga
○ Cultural Appropriation and Social Justice
○ Branches of Yoga
○ The History and Modernization of Yoga
○ The Psychology of Yoga
○ The Great Work of Your Life: Dharma Study
- Professional Essentials
○ Practice Teaching
○ Sequencing and Theming a Vinyasa Practice
○ Creating a Container
○ Yoga as a Profession and Building Your Brand
○ The Basics of Teaching Yoga Online
○ Teaching Philosophy
Non-refundable $300 deposit required to hold your spot (as space is limited) and applied to your tuition once accepted into YTT. This deposit is due within 48 hours of acceptance.
Early-Bird Tuition: Pay-in-full by August 1st for a $300 discount and total tuition of $2,100 (includes deposit).
Full Tuition: Total tuition of $2,400 (includes the $300 deposit). Tuition must be paid-in-full prior to September 1st (one week prior to our first training weekend) or a payment plan started. If beginning your payment plan in September, you will invest $233.33/month.
You are welcome to start your payment plan sooner in order to decrease the payment amount per month.
200 HR YTT APPLICATION
Your answers to these questions do not fully determine your eligibility for this training but rather inform us of your background so that we can teach with awareness and ensure that we are a good fit for one another. We are looking for students who have a foundational practice, desire to learn more about themselves and yoga, and are committed to the process of going through a yoga teacher training.
The Weekend Intensives
The weekend intensives (one weekend a month, October-March) will consist of both livestream and pre-recorded online content and a sample schedule is below:
Friday: On Fridays, you will complete a pre-recorded Vinyasa flow practice before we spend the evening together for a livestream lecture and discussion on training content.
Saturday: On Saturdays, you will begin your day with a pre-recorded meditation practice and then join us livestream for a Vinyasa flow practice. There will be various other pre-recorded lectures for you to complete during the day and we come back together in the evening for livestream lecture and discussion on training content.
Sunday: On Sundays, you will begin your day with a pre-recorded meditation practice and then join us livestream for a Vinyasa flow practice and experiential content. There will be various pre-recorded lectures for you to complete during the day and we come back together in the afternoon for livestream discussion and practice teaching before sealing the weekend with a livestream Yin/Restorative practice and group discussion.
Self-paced online content and homework:
There will be pre-recorded content for you to complete in-between weekends alongside homework and reading.
Our in-person graduation and final training weekend will be held at Seek Yoga Studio located in Laramie, Wyoming.