2020 Yoga Alliance RYT-200 Certifications

A Unique Curriculum tailored to you

Location:112 Main Rd. Montville, NJ 07045 (in studio)

Virtual Class Options Available

 

 

 

We offer a unique blend of modern and traditional teachings to honor the history of Yoga and it's philosophies while incorporating a modernized approach to anatomy, mobility in movement and dynamic sequencing.  Our curriculum is taught with a hands-on approach to develop the individual's confidence, knowledge and teaching ability all while encouraging growth in their personal practice.

Our teacher training is designed to target the following areas of study / development:

  • Proper foundations of asana (alignment, form, anatomic understanding and adjustments)

  • In depth understanding of anatomy, natural range of motion and functional range conditioning (mobility)

  • Creative and dynamic sequencing to set your teaching apart from others

  • Yoga History and Philosophy

  • Finding your authentic teaching voice

  • Understand the business of Yoga

  • The Chakra System and more...

Recommended: 6-12 months of a consistent yoga practice (hot). Must be at least 17 years of age.

Trainings designed for your schedule and budget

Complete your
training in 3, 6 or
12 months
Convenient weekend
dates Saturday - Sunday
Our unique module training schedule lets you decide what weekends are best for you and your budget

Complete your certification in 3, 6 or 12 months!

Step 1: Choose your start date for Module 1.

Step 2: Choose the rest of your module dates based on your schedule and your budget.  You have one year to complete all seven modules towards your certification.

*If you do not complete within one year, you may be asked to repeat a certain course refresher.

Step 3: Complete the additional requirements for your certification

  • Karma Yoga Assignment (10 hours of community service teaching yoga to those who do not have access to it)

  • Completion of 10 class observations

  • Completion of 10 classes assisted with lead instructor present (or otherwise approved instructor)

  • Completion of 20 yoga classes attended (must be completed between start of module 1 and final practicum day)

2020 Module Weekend Dates & Syllabus

Module 1: Asana Lab - Level I

Welcome to Nirvana's Asana Lab - Level 1.You will spend the weekend diving deep into The Art of Alignment and Pranayama through a series of yoga poses and breathing techniques. You will learn the Sun Salutations as well as an additional 28 asanas covering grounding asanas, seated forward folds, and standing forward folds. Begin gaining introductory knowledge into to the History of Yoga and ancient texts that will evolve throughout your teacher training.  Student will learn and practice Part I of the signature SoulFire Flow.  Here, students will create the building blocks needed to move further in their journey to teaching Yoga. 

 

Pre-requisite: 6-12 months consistent yoga practice.

Summer 2020: May 30-31

Fall 2020: Oct. 3-4

Module 2: Asana Lab - Level II

Welcome to Nirvana's Asana Lab - Level II. Here, you will spend the weekend applying your foundations from Level 1 to a brand new series of asanas. Our Level II lab introduces over 30 new poses where you will dive deep into Standing Asanas, Standing Balances, Standing and Seated Twists, and Backbends. Students will learn Part II of the signature SoulFire Flow and will practice their first teaching demonstration to their peers in a supportive and constructive environment.  You are now ready to apply all of your asana foundations further in your teacher training.

Pre-requisite: 6-12 months consistent yoga practice.

Summer 2020: June 13-14

Fall 2020: Oct 17-18

Module 3: The Art of Assisting, Subtle Body Work & Thai Assists

Welcome to the Anatomy Lab. Here, students will deep dive into understanding the human body and anatomy. We will cover the 7 Principles of Alignment as well as the 8 Principles of Functional Movement. Students will dive deep into the skeletal and muscular system, as well as learn important anatomical terminology and become fluid in the key muscles of Yoga.  Learn foundations for dynamic sequencing and how it relates to the body's anatomy and mobility.  Students will learn and practice Part III & IV of the signature SoulFire Flow.  At the end of the weekend, students will practice demonstrating Parts I-IV in a supportive, constructive environment.  

Pre-requisite: 6-12 months consistent yoga practice.

Summer 2020: June 27-28

Fall 2020: October 31-November 1

Module 4: Anatomy Lab 

Welcome to the Anatomy Lab. Here, students will deep dive into understanding the human body and anatomy. We will cover the 7 Principles of Alignment as well as the 8 Principles of Functional Movement. Students will dive deep into the skeletal and muscular system, as well as learn important anatomical terminology and become fluid in the key muscles of Yoga.  Learn foundations for dynamic sequencing and how it relates to the body's anatomy and mobility.  Students will learn and practice Part III & IV of the signature SoulFire Flow.  At the end of the weekend, students will practice demonstrating Parts I-IV in a supportive, constructive environment.  

Pre-requisite: 6-12 months consistent yoga practice.

Summer 2020: July 11-12

Fall 2020: November 14-15

Module 5: Creative Sequencing, Ayurveda & Dharma

SoulFire's Dynamic Sequencing Clinic is an important step in earning your RYT-200 certification. Your weekend will include instruction on how to sequence "outside the box" and develop a dynamic teaching style unique to you.  You will work through our animal flow sequencing exercise where you will create your own class for your peers and receive valuable feedback for your growth as a teacher. You will learn part V of the signature SoulFire Flow, incorporating all you have learned to date. You will then be given the assignment to create your own sequence to be added to your SoulFire class.  This sequence will be your peak sequence of class, and should reflect your unique style and authentic voice. 

 

Students will learn how to theme their class and guide students to their peak pose through thoughtful and intelligent transitions. Learn all about dharma and how to weave it seamlessly throughout your class. Graduate this clinic with the ability to lead a Power Yoga class with confidence, passion and authenticity.

 

Students will also learn about the sacred practice of Ayurveda - a belief that every person is made of five basic elements found in the universe: space, air, fire, water, and earth. These combine in the human body to form three life forces or energies, called doshas. Learn how these control how your body works and more.

Pre-requisite: 6-12 months consistent yoga practice.

Summer 2020: July 25-26

Fall 2020: November 28-29

Here, students will learn how to safely instruct students into an inversion or arm balance. Learn physical and verbal cues, as well as hone your own technique. Learn assisting techniques you can use with your students while they are upside down so they can gain confidence and prevent injury.  Students will also continue their study of the ancient yoga texts. Students will practice their final practicum demo to their peers in a supportive, constructive environment in preparation for their final practicum.  Students will also review their final written exam.

Pre-requisite: 6-12 months consistent yoga practice.

Summer 2020: August 8-9

Fall 2020: December 12-13

Module 6: Arm Balancing & Inversion Lab

Module 7: Individual Student Practicums

Individuals will schedule their final practicum time with lead instructor. Students will be allowed to invite friends and family to their final practicum and treat it as a REAL class. Students will also take their final written exam.  All students must pass with a score of 85% to qualify for certification.

Following student practicums and completion of written exam, lead trainers will evaluate that all other online assignments, karma assignments and additional requirements for certification have been met.  Students who have met all qualifications will receive their certification during our graduation ceremony.

Pre-requisite: 6-12 months consistent yoga practice.

Summer 2020: August 22-23

Fall 2020: December 19-20

Need more details?

Email your trainer who can answer any and all questions that you have leading up to your decision to becoming a certified yoga instructor.  nicolelardieri@gmail.com

Meet Your Trainers:

Nicole Lardieri, E-RYT200, is the Director of Nirvana’s School of Yoga.  She has been teaching Yoga and leading 200-hour trainings since 2014.  She is the founder of The SoulFire Method®, a 30-hour power yoga fusion teacher training now offered at Nirvana’s Montville and Wayne locations.  Nicole’s teaching principles stem from her combined background in Biology as well as her deep study of Ashtanga and Vinyasa methods.  Nicole specializes in the anatomy of the human body and the journey to bring the body into balance.  She encourages trainees to explore, understand and master the art of alignment and Functional Range Conditioning (FRC®), which utilizes the latest advancements in scientific knowledge, combined with tried and tested training methods to increase ones active, usable ranges of motion by simultaneously improving articular mobility, strength/resilience, and neurological control.  Nicole will help you discover the connection between the human body and our energetic system to create balance both physically and emotionally. 

Elissa Lapposatato-Cuellar began her yoga journey in 2002 after a traumatic accident drastically changed her life.  In 2012 she opened Nirvana Wellness Center.  She truly believes if one aligns their body and gives it what it needs, they can heal themselves.  Elissa teaches classes for all levels that is focused on breath awareness, during challenges specifically. She believes the yoga mat is like a training facility for life and all that we face. If we train ourselves to breath through intense situations on our yoga mat, it becomes habitual off our yoga mat and we think clearer and react more mindfully.  She loves teaching beginners, privates, and specifically athletes to help them transform their bodies and minds to overcome weakness/asymmetry. Elissa is certified in Y12SR and started a yoga 12-step recovery program in New Jersey to help those suffering from addiction. She has been teaching for over 15 years and has many certifications. She is a Vedic Thai bodyworker & plant based lifestyle coach with an Ayurvedic certificate program. She is constantly studying and researching alternative health & wellness. Her website is livingcleanyog.com
 "With the power of the breath, we can overcome anything."

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