Empower Yoga 200- Hour Teacher Training
October 1, 2021- February 28, 2022


















 

This year’s program will be offered in person and online.

*SPACE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO THE FIRST 10 STUDENTS WHO ENROLL.

WHAT IT IS:

Start your journey... Empower yourself today! Are you ready to transform your life? Our foundational 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified program will help you advance your practice, take you deeper into the many layers of yoga, build your confidence and help find your voice. This program is designed for both those wanting to deepen their practice and for aspiring teachers.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Advanced study of asana (proper alignment, benefits and potential risks)

  • Principles of anatomy and how it relates to a yoga practice

  • Science and art of sequencing- teaching beginners to advanced practitioners.

  • Hands-on adjustments

  • How to observe bodies- help with injury prevention and management

  • Informed use of props to improve or modify a posture

  • Cultivating your teacher voice

  • Confidence-building through practice teaching groups and individuals

  • Yoga history and philosophy

  • Learn pranayama, meditation, and mantras

  • Yoga for Special Populations

  • The Business of Yoga

200-HOUR MODULES:

  • WHAT IS YOGA? 
    The history of yoga, the ancient texts, and the four paths to yoga

  • THE CHAKRAS

    Learn about the 7 main chakras, or energy centers, of the body and how you can integrate them into your practice and teaching.

  • ANATOMY AND COMMON INJURIES

    Learn about the anatomy of the body and common yoga injuries so you can best support your yoga students.

  • THE YOGA SUTRAS & YOGA ETHICS

    Learn about the 8 limbs of yoga and how to incorporate them into your personal practice and your teaching.

  • TEACHING METHODOLOGY

    Learn how to structure and format a class based on your student’s needs.

  • PRANAYAMA

    Dive deep into the study of the breath and popular breathing techniques.

  • MEDITATION, CHANTING, MUDRAS, & SOUND THERAPY

    An introduction into the other elements of a yoga class.

  • SPECIALIZED TEACHING

    Learn about Prenatal, Yoga for Kids, Yin, and Yoga Nidra.

  • TEACHING ONLINE VS. IN PERSON

    Our newest module walks you through the challenges of each, and switching back and forth between the two.

  • MODIFICATIONS, ADJUSTMENTS & PROPS

    Learn to teach to all skill levels and all body types.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE:

✓ Pre-recorded lectures and written content via TEACHABLE.

✓ Resources for further reading and watching
✓ Recorded practices with Angelique, Keri, and the entire Empower Yoga Team

✓ Direct feedback from Keri and Angelique

✓ Access to a private Facebook group to ask questions, interact with fellow trainees, and get additional feedback on postures, homework, and class flow plans

✓ E-copy of The Yoga Sutras

✓ Journal Prompts 

✓ FREE access to hundreds of online classes via our YouTube Channel.

✓ 3 LIVE in person weekends together

 

 

 

HOW IT WORKS:

 

Access our training anytime from anywhere in the world.  Begin your journey for less than a traditional in-person training, but still enjoy all of the same support and integrity that our foundational program offers.

Upon completion of our program, students will be prepared to teach in studios, gyms, online, and private lessons.  Empower Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance and both of your program leads are Experienced Registered Yoga Teachers with Yoga Alliance.  As such, students will be able to register with Yoga Alliance upon successful completion of the program.  You can find our YA profile HERE!!

FLEXIBLE ACCESS:

Register before October 1st and get access to prerecorded video lectures, written content and classes via TEACHABLE. Trainees also receive access to unlimited pre-recorded EY classes through February 28, 2022 to complete the requirement for taking 40 classes and observing 9 others.

MENTORSHIP:

 

In addition to learning on your own, you will also learn with your peers and your coaches on live in person weekend workshops.  It is in these workshops that you will learn the art of teaching yoga!  Rather than watching lectures and trying to figure it out on your own, we will guide you through how to practice the asanas in your own body, how to teach them to others, and how to assist, adjust and modify. 

Additionally, Keri and Angelique will have office hours. This is a great opportunity for you to ask questions, review material, etc…

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Complete the online course work via Teachable.

  • Purchase Teaching Yoga by Mariel Hemingway

  • Attend ALL in person weekends

  • Complete 40 yoga classes and write a one page reflection after each class (40 reflections)

    • Classes can be taken in person or from our YouTube channel. 

    • Want to attend in person? You can purchase an Empower Yoga membership for an additional cost.

  • Complete 9 Observations- in person or online

  • Teach at least 1 community Karma class & submit a video

  • Submit a written final flow

  • Teach your final flow (in person or online) & submit a video

  • Take the final exam

THE ONLINE COURSE VIA TEACHABLE RUNS FROM OCTOBER 1, 2021- FEBRUARY 28, 2022.

You will have four months to complete the online portion of the program as well as the other requirements listed above.

IN PERSON WEEKENDS (AT THE STUDIO):

11/6 & 11/7, 12/18 & 12/19, 1/22 & 1/23 

Saturdays & Sundays 12-6pm

*In order to graduate, you are expected to complete all three weekends. If you miss 1 day, you will need to make it up on our flex day in February (2/12/22) or during the next training (within 1 year).

WHY TRAIN WITH US?

We know that you can take online yoga classes anywhere, and there are plenty of online yoga courses that seem too good to be true.  While most yoga teachers get certified for $2000-4000, there are some yoga studios currently offering online programs for just a few hundred.  Usually, when something sounds too good to be true, it is.  These programs are completely self-learning opportunities. That’s great if you learn well in that environment and you are pretty confident that your alignment in all postures is safe and suited to your body and skill level.


However, most students we know enroll in yoga teacher training because they want to deepen their practice.  Without the help and trained eye of a teacher, how do you really know if your practice is improving?  Furthermore, without the discussion and interaction among your peers, will it be enjoyable to take 200 hours of training alone online?


That’s where Empower Yoga comes in.  We have created this training using a hybrid model so that you can access the content at your convenience, but also have the benefit of attending live sessions as well. We did not want to lose the FUN part of YTT -making friends, learning more about what you’re made of, laughing and learning together, and of course, teaching yoga.  


When you take our program, you will be getting access to us.  Between the two of us, we have more than twelve years and 4,000 hours of teaching experience.  We have taught beginners to advanced students and everyone in between.  We specialize in Hot Power Vinyasa Yoga and we are excited to bring you this Vinyasa training. 

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MEET ANGELIQUE:

Right after graduating Penn State in 2001 with a degree in English, Angelique Flynn took her first yoga class with her mom, as a way to spend more time together.  She fell in love with the practice, but did not make it a regular part of her fitness routine until she found Hot Vinyasa in 2013.  She was instantly obsessed and submerged herself in everything yoga by joining a work exchange program at her local studio and eventually traveling around the world on yoga retreats.

 

She committed to a 200-hour certification with Dana Hot Yoga in Bala, PA in 2015 as a way to enrich her own understanding of yoga and dive deeper into her practice.  After teaching her first class, she knew in her heart that anyone - no matter what age, experience, or body type - could enjoy the benefits of a regular yoga practice and made it her mission to reach as many people as possible.  Within just one year, Angelique left her career in business development to teach yoga full time. Angelique just completed her 500 hour certification this summer from My Vinyasa Practice.

In addition to teaching Hot Vinyasa, Angelique has also taught Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Kids Yoga, and Hot Power Fusion. She is always seeking opportunities to learn more so she can help more people find peace and joy through yoga. She aims to challenge and empower her students to find courage on and off their mats.  Angelique is thrilled to join the emPower Yoga community as a co-lead in this Yoga Teacher Training program.

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MEET KERI

Keri is the owner and founder of emPOWER Yoga. Keri started her journey with yoga twelve years ago while searching for a way to become more active and find balance in her life.  Through the years, yoga transformed Keri physically, emotionally and spiritually, allowing her to connect with others, improve her fitness and gain a better understanding of her true inner-self. Being a true teacher at heart and having worked for over a decade as a special education teacher and school administrator, Keri knew that she wanted to share what she had learned with others. Wanting to give back to a community that gave her so much, led Keri to decided to complete her teacher certification and develop emPOWER Yoga.  Keri is certified through Yoga Stream, My Vinyasa Practice, and Yoga Alliance. Keri is a 500 hour RYT. Keri’s high energy and go get ‘em attitude is infectious and challenges her students to want to do & be their best.  Keri’s classes are fun, challenging, and are sure to make you sweat.  

Keri is also a proud ambassador for Watti Ink, Headsweats, & Honey Stinger. Off the mat, Keri enjoys participating in all sorts of physical activities. In fact, Keri is also a CrossFit Coach, ultra runner, & triathlete. In July 2017, she completed her first Ironman and in February, 2020 she completed the World Marathon Challenge (7 Marathons, 7 Continents, 7 Days). Keri is currently Training for Ultraman Arizona, March 2021.

Additionally, Keri loves to give back and supports the charities- American Cancer Society, Autism Speaks, Special Olympics, and Girls on the Run.

There is nothing that gets in Keri’s way, because when you believe in yourself you will be unstoppable!

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”- Neale Donald Walsh

WHAT MAKES EMPOWER YOGA’S TEACHER TRAINING UNIQUE?

 

Learn the art of designing and delivering a safe, dynamic class. Our program isn't about memorizing and reciting sequences. Instead an emphasis is placed on teaching principles for clearly instructing students bodies into alignment. Find yourself and your voice as a teacher and deepen your practice. Understand the concepts and principles of yoga and the role it plays in your teaching.

OUR STUDIO:

At emPOWER Yoga we are dedicated to spreading the love of yoga to all in a safe, fun, and encouraging way. We work hard to help students learn and grow so they can be and do their best.  Come in with an open mind and get ready for new experiences that will help you push past your boundaries and open you up to new ideas and challenges, both physically and spiritually. 

We strive to increase awareness and make yoga accessible for beginners to the more advanced student. We proudly offer a variety of class times and styles to meet any schedule. 

We believe in the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of yoga. Therefore, it is our hope to inspire people to be the best version of themselves and live their best life.

OUR CORE VALUES:

Accessible Yoga- a fun, welcoming and authentic environment for all. We offer modifications for all poses for both beginners and advanced practitioners.

Quality & Professionalism in all that we do- we have high standards for ourselves and you should too. 

Continuous Improvement & Innovation- we continue to seek professional development so we too can learn and grow as instructors.

Live with Intention and Step Into Action- we practice what we preach, stand up for what we believe in and support those who need it most.

Cultivate Love- love for ourselves, each other, and the world. We believe in giving back and regularly support causes near to our hearts.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

“Empower’s YTT program was nothing short of life changing. I learned so much. I cannot say enough good things about Keri and her yoga studio - it is my home! - Eryca L

“Empower Yoga's Training Program gives their Trainee's proper knowledge, workshops, readings, assignments, and much more in order to make them successful yoga teachers. Both Angelique and Keri were excellent heads of the program. I learned so much about all facets of yoga and I believe this training will allow me to continue growing and be the best teacher I can be.” - Lexi R

“Empower Yoga's YTT program was amazing. From the self exploration to the lectures and the hands on approach, Keri and Angelique led a wonderful experience. I appreciated how they allowed us to practice our teaching yoga from day 1 and were always there if any questions arose outside of meeting. If I had the opportunity to go through YTT again I would not hesitate to do it at Empower.”- Rachel P.

YOUR INVESTMENT:

Pay in Full: $2400

Payment Plan: $2600*

 

*4 payments of $650 (initial deposit + 3 payments)

Deposit (payment 1) due at time of registration. Payment 2 due 30 days after deposit, Payment 3 due 60 days after deposit, payment 4 due 90 days after deposit.

 

*Email Keri@empoweryoganj.com to set up your payment plan.

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