200 HOUR YTT
Held In-Person from October of 2023-May of 2024
In-Person 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
This is primarily an in-person 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training that consists of weekend intensives from October of 2023 through May of 2024 supplemented by monthly Zoom calls.
Our Yoga Alliance certified YTT invites you to connect with a profound sense of knowing and trust while deeply exploring the practice of yoga. You will connect to your inner guide and intuitive wisdom while experiencing powerful transformation and growth.
All you need for this empowering journey 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 better understand 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 your true self through the practice of yoga–unlocking tools for spiritual, emotional, and mental growth through the many limbs and paths of yoga.
If you are ready to reach the next stage of your personal growth and development through yoga, this training is for you!
Seek Multiple Perspectives
Many yoga teacher training programs are taught entirely by a single individual or focus on a specific branch of yoga, limiting your exploration of the diverse and global practice that is yoga. Our training is primarily led by Audrey Jansen, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP, Owner of Seek Yoga Studio. Audrey will be assisted by Sydney Humphrey, RYT 200, a Seek Yoga Studio YTT graduate, yoga entrepreneur, and full-time yoga teacher. Other experts will be brought into the training to speak on topics such as anatomy, philosophy, Sanskrit (the language of yoga), 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 learn about a variety of yoga styles and practices 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 class theming, 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 practice and teach those styles.
In addition to all of the learning and exploration that we will do together, you will also seek knowledge through the reading and discussion of many valuable texts, including both ancient and modern approaches to understanding yoga.
Meet Your Lead Teacher
E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP, Seek Yoga Studio Owner
For me, as it is for many, 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 powerful seeds for my future.
Now, as I 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.
Meet Your Assistant Teacher
RYT 200, OWNER OF RADIATE PRACTICE
Sydney first started practicing yoga in college, and like many others, mainly focused on the physical benefits that an asana practice can provide. After practicing on and off for years, she decided to explore yoga on a much deeper level through Seek’s first 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in the spring of 2021. This YTT was transformative for Sydney, and helping guide others through their own journey with YTT is something that she is incredibly passionate about. As a former middle school teacher, Sydney has a passion for teaching and feels blessed to be a part of the journey that students take throughout their own YTT experience. Sydney strives to create a space in her classes where students can move their bodies in a positive, compassionate, and joyful atmosphere.
Seek Self Study
This training includes an unlimited membership to Seek Yoga Studio that you can use to join in-studio or livestream classes in addition to a 20% discount on all retail items at the studio. 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 in-person training weekends in addition to homework and reading assignments. You will also need to participate in at least 3 yoga practices at Seek each month.
We will meet in-person at Seek Yoga Studio once a month, September-May for a weekend intensive. You will complete additional reading, homework, and asana practices between each month in addition to joining a monthly Zoom call (dates TBD). The training hours on intensive weekends are as follows (with scheduled breaks):
Fridays: 4:15-8:15 PM
Saturdays: 9 AM – 7 PM
Sundays: 9 AM – 7 PM
- Technique, Training, Practice
○ Asana (posture) breakdown
○ Shavasana and Yoga Nidra
○ Providing Assists + Adjustments
○ Intro to Sanskrit
○ Principles and Practice 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
○ Creating a Container
○ Yoga as a Profession and Building Your Brand
○ 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 72 hours of acceptance.
Early-Bird Tuition: Pay-in-full by September 1st for a $300 discount and total tuition of $2,200 (includes deposit).
Full Tuition: Total tuition of $2,500 (includes the $300 deposit). Tuition must be paid-in-full prior to October 6th (one week prior to first training
Full Tuition Payment Plan Options: Should you wish to utilize our payment plan option rather than paying in full, you may do so starting in August (10 monthly payments of $220/month), September (9 monthly payments of $244.44/month), or October (8 monthly payments of $275/month). We will send check-in emails to you at the beginning of each of those months with the link to start your payment plan if you haven’t already.
weekend) or a payment plan started.
You are welcome to start your payment plan sooner in order to decrease the payment amount per month. If a scholarship or work/study option would make this training accessible for you please reach out to Audrey at email@example.com to inquire about options.
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 yoga practice, desire to learn more about themselves and yoga, and are fully committed to the journey of yoga teacher training.
My experience with Seek YTT was expansive and grounding. The teachings were from an integrated place and I was amazed at the information we were taught in the short time we had together. I have evolved, not only in my asana practice, but within my soul. Yoga has a whole has so much to offer and the [Seek teachers] did an incredible job of honoring it. They inspired me to learn and practice yoga in my daily life. I’m so grateful that I’ve been able to integrate this knowledge in a meaningful and useful way.
– Rachelle Barkhurst
YTT 200 hour training was a transformative life experience for me. Between the readings, our community, and the gratitude expressed every time we came together was something I have never experienced before…This has been the best personal investment I have ever made for myself.
– Savannah Gordon
Audrey has a beautiful way in holding space and allowing for your human-ness to shine…I came out of this training a completely different person than when I went in. I uncovered so much more of myself than I could have ever imagined…This training laid such a beautiful foundation for me to move forward in my own practice and the practice I offer to my students…I think everyone should do a training like this at least once in their life. It’s so much more than yoga.