200 HOUR YTT
January through June 2021 | Virtual & Outdoor Hybrid
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 physical asana.
Seek Multiple Perspectives
Many yoga teacher training programs are led by a single individual or specific branch of yoga, limiting your exploration of the diverse and global practice that is yoga. This training is led by both Audrey Jansen & Jess Ryan, who work together as a team to weave their experiences and perspectives together for a well-balanced training. In addition to having two primary teachers as your guide, other experts will be brought into the training to speak on topics such as anatomy, philosophy, and meditation.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Meet our faculty
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 decade 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.
Right now we are all being called to dig deeper and find the grounded wisdom within. Yoga Teacher Trainings have always been a catalyst for this type of inner awareness and growth––and access to that wisdom is needed now, more than ever. As a teacher, mentor, student, healer, and mother, I have been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching since 2004. My practice has followed me through, anchored me, and changed through all of those journeys. I co-founded the dharma. Integrative Yoga Teacher Training and have been training yoga teachers and offering continuing education since 2011. Additionally, as a mental health therapist, Reiki Master Trainer, and Shamanic Practitioner, I incorporate trauma-informed, evidence-based tools from mental health therapy, ancestral and collective trauma healing, somatic work, and energy studies to create a healing environment for you to find your unique voice and power in this world.
Seek Self Study
This training includes an unlimited membership to Seek Yoga Studio for the duration of the program including livestream, virtual, pre-recorded, outdoor, and in-studio 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:
- You can take this training from anywhere in the world. With our hybrid online and in-person format, you will only need to be in-person with us for 5 consecutive days in June. Depending on the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation it is possible that these 5 days will have to be offered in an online format but we will plan and hope to be together in real life.
- This training is not only for those who wish to become yoga teachers, but also for anyone who wishes to deepen their own practice.
- Our curriculum for this training is under review by the Yoga Alliance to provide graduates with the Yoga Alliance RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) designation.
June 13th-18th: In-Person and outdoor-based retreat at the Saratoga Inn in Saratoga, Wyoming
We will meet once a month January-May for a weekend intensive that includes both livestream and pre-recorded content. You will complete additional pre-recorded content throughout each month, but must be present for the scheduled livestream times on YTT weekends. We will seal this training with a retreat at the Saratoga Inn in Saratoga Wyoming.
- PTechnique, Training, Practice
○ Asana breakdown
○ Providing Assists and Adjustments
○ Intro to Sanskrit
○ Principles of Restorative and Yin Yoga and Meridians
○ 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
The total cost for this program is $2,300 plus lodging & meals for the retreat. Upon being accepted into the training, you will have 48 hours to pay a $300 deposit to save your spot.
The remaining $2,000 can be paid via a payment plan of $333.33/month January through June or if you would like to pay in full by December 31st you will receive a $300 discount. Upon acceptance, you will also receive a required and optional reading list.
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.
This training is delivered in three parts: weekend intensives, self-paced online content, and an in-person (and outdoor-based) retreat.
The Weekend Intensives
The weekend intensives (one weekend a month, January-May) 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 and Meditation/Pranayama practice. We will spend one hour together, from 6:30-7:30 PM MDT for a livestream lecture and discussion and then call it a night.
Saturday: On Saturdays, you will begin your day with a pre-recorded meditation lecture and practice and then join us livestream for a Vinyasa practice. There will be various other pre-recorded lectures for you to complete during the day and we come back together in the afternoon for livestream discussion and practice teaching.
Sunday: On Sundays, you will begin your day with a pre-recorded meditation lecture and practice and then join us livestream for a Vinyasa practice. There will be various other pre-recorded lectures for you to complete during the day and we come back together in the afternoon for livestream lecture, discussion, and practice teaching before sealing the weekend with a livestream Yin/Restorative practice.
Self-paced online content and homework:
There will be pre-recorded and livestream content for you to complete in-between weekends and prior to the retreat in June.
Our in-person retreat will be held at the Saratoga Hot Springs Resort & Inn, located in Saratoga, Wyoming with time for soaking and enjoying the town. A sample daily schedule is as follows:
We will begin each day with a meditation and a Vinyasa practice. After a short break, we will move into a lecture. You will have a 2-hour break for lunch and soaking before we come back together for practice teaching. After a dinner break, we come back together for discussion and lecture before ending the day with meditation.