Solstice is delighted to partner with Integrative Flow Yoga for  200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training  again in 2019.  Begins April 19th! Sunday Information Sessions: Feb. 3rd and March 3rd.

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Integrative Flow 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Yogic philosophy is rooted in the point of view that living a life of deep fulfillment and good health is accessible to everyone. Asana, as practiced generally in yoga studios or gyms, is one narrow dimension of a much broader, complex system. Integrative Flow Yoga 200hr Teacher Training (IFYTT) is centered around what is missing from the studio experience; the comprehensive view of yoga as a guidebook for personal and spiritual development. This program focuses on how to create a yoga experience that is accessible and inviting for all kinds of people and bodies, by individualizing people’s experiences in a class.

You will learn how to skillfully apply yoga philosophy, meditation, and the latest research in biomechanics, to the asana practice. The combination of philosophy and science is the future of modern yoga, and what fosters authentic and sustained healing.

Whether you are interested in deepening your own practice, or guiding others along the yogic path, this training will provide support towards either interest. This training is designed with working professionals in mind; we will meet one weekend per month. The style of practice in IFYTT will meet the needs to lead Slow Flow for Beginners & All Levels Classes, Gentle, Private instruction, Chair Yoga, and will also provide an introduction to Restorative yoga, Pre & Post Natal yoga, and therapeutic applications of yoga.

It feels appropriate to entitle this yoga teacher training program as “integrative”, as the goal for the program is to bring each student closer to a more integrated state of being. By applying yoga philosophy to our asana practice and daily lives, we cultivate tools to be more grounded and generative. This training will equip you to deepen this journey within yourself, and to help guide others along the same path.

Information Sessions:

Dates: 2/3 & 3/3
YoGood $10 Donation class, Sundays at Solstice Yoga & Barre, 10 to 11 a.m.
Discussion of IFYTT program from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Please plan to attend both)
* email integrativeflowyoga@gmail.com ahead of time to be a guest!

Where:


Solstice Yoga & Barre, Kirkwood-Edgewood-Candler Park:
195 Arizona Avenue Northeast, #500, Atlanta, GA 30307

Investment:

$2800 Early Bird Price ends March 17th
$3000 from March 18th, up until training start date
Payment plans are available.
$1000 required by training start date. Payments must be completed by October 13, 2019 to continue in the program.

Training Dates:


1. April 19th to 21st
2. May 17th to 19th
3. June 21st to 23rd
4. July 19th to 21st
5. August 16th to 18th
6. September 13th to 15th
7. October 11th to 13th
8. November 8th to 10th
9. December 6th to 8th
10. January 10th to 12th

Hours for each weekend:


Friday: 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9 to 6 p.m.

You will get unlimited yoga classes at Solstice Yoga + Barre while YTT is in session.

This training will be led by Veronica Lewinger E–RYT 500. Veronica is a certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C–IAYT); http://www.iayt.org/. Veronica has led nearly 10,000 classes, and has been practicing yoga for 20 years. She has studied with Matthew Sanford, Dave Emerson, Marlysa Sullivan MPT, C–IAYT, Seane Corn, Tias Little, Rod Stryker, Aadil Palikolov, and Yoganand Michael Carroll, among many more. Veronica was invited to be a lululemon Ambassador at Ponce City Market in 2015.

Guest Instructors on this training will be Marlysa Sullivan C–IAYT, MPT, Assistant Professor at Maryland Institute of Integrative Health, and Shonali Banerjee E–RYT 500, Solstice teaching staff. The training manual will be provided. Further investment for books may be required.

Books required for purchase:


The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice by T.K.V. Desikachar
Tantra: Path of Ecstasy, by Georg Feuerstein

Course curriculum:

  • Yoga history & philosophy: Patanjali’s Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, the Eight Limbs, Samkhya Karika

  • Asana, Anatomy, Functional Movement Principles 

  • Vinyasas, Kriyas, Sun Salutations

  • Pranayama, Meditation, and Mantra

  • Energetic Anatomy: the Koshas, the Gunas, the Chakras, Samkhya Karika

  • Yamas & Niyamas and behaviour modification

  • How to assist students safely and instruct how and when to use props

  • The Central Nervous System (CNS) and how yoga affects it the body and mind

  • How trauma disrupts the mind body connection and how yoga can help people heal; how to teach agency and interoception

  • Sequencing Methodology

  • Contraindications for the asana practice so you may safely guide people with injuries

  • Introductions to: Prenatal Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Gentle Yoga, and Chair Yoga

  • The accountability required to step into the role of yoga teacher, and how to be an inclusive teacher

  • The business of Yoga: marketing, ethics, social media, networking, private sessions, how to find work


Please fill out an application: Click Here to Apply

Drop off your hard copy application at the Solstice front desk ℅ Veronica, or submit via email to Veronica at: integrativeflowyoga@gmail.com. After submitting your application, please plan to attend a class or Information Session at Solstice with Veronica. Please email Veronica to set up your date, and also be be a guest at the class of your choice.

Attendance is mandatory for all hours. All missed hours and assignments must be made up before the subsequent module begins. If there is an emergency or you must miss time, you may make up the missed time at a rate of $60/hour for private sessions.

20 non contact hours are required by Yoga Alliance, and will be met with assigned readings, homework, and additional practices/attendance for classes. Assignments and hourly requirements must be satisfied in order to receive your IFYTT certificate of completion.

Missed hours MUST be pre arranged in advance and approved by the director.

More on IFYTT’s Director...


Veronica teaches Adaptive Yoga at Shepherd Center and taught at the VA Hospital for a year. She is also an instructor for a PTSD study between Emory and the VA, for which author and Director of The Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Institute, Dave Emerson, consults (Trauma Sensitive Yoga in Therapy & Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga). Veronica has lead trauma informed yoga classes for incarcerated youth in the Department of Juvenile Justice Detention Centers, and in outbound Juvenile Justice Intervention programs through Atlanta non profit, https://centeringyouth.org/. She currently offers Trauma Sensitive Yoga to women through http://cultivateunion.co/ at City of Refuge. She has completed trainings in pre and post natal yoga, as well as yoga for children trainings.

Veronica has studied with the incomparable Matthew Sanford of http://www.mindbodysolutions.org/ to explore the Mind Body Approach to Trauma and PTSD, and also went through http://www.loveyourbrain.com/ Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) sensitive teacher training, and has led 4 series for this population. Veronica attended the 29th Annual International Trauma Conference, Hosted by The Trauma Center, this past June in Boston, MA. Speakers included: Dr. Stephen Porges, author of Polyvagal Theory, Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk author of The Body Keeps the Score, Dr. Gabor Mate author of When The Body Says NO, and Dr. Judson Brewer, Director of Research at the Center of Mindfulness at UMass Medical School.

Veronica completed her 300 hour training with The Center for Integrative Yoga Studies, http://integrativeyogastudies.com/.  A deep bow of gratitude to her teachers and mentors from this school.