200-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

12 Weeks – Beginning February 1, 2022

Choose between Hybrid (Online Training + In-Person Retreat TBD) and Online Only!

Our 200-hr. program is a Yoga Alliance registered yoga a distinctly faith-inspired and Christ-centered approach. Living Soul yogis are immersed in a holistic and embodied leadership development program that inspires yoga teachers to walk in the fullness of their unique design.

Our RYT-200 training is the most widely recognized instructor certification available. It is designed for:

  • New aspiring yoga teachers!
  • Current teachers seeking Yoga Alliance certification or Christ-centered curriculum (special auditing price available).

200-Hour: Hybrid (Online + Denver, CO Immersion)

$2,950 Dates: Starts February 1, 2022 – 12 Weeks

Format: Online Course + Breathe Retreat in Colorado

Immersion Details: Denver, CO April 1-3, 2022

Certification Earned: RYT-200 from Yoga Alliance

Lead Instructor: Kristin Gibowicz E-RYT 500

Open to: Aspiring Yoga Teachers

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200-Hour: Online Only

(Per Yoga Alliance’s COVID provisions if unable to travel)

$2700 Dates: Starts February 1, 2022 – 12 Weeks

Format: Online Course Only

Certification Earned: RYT-200 from Yoga Alliance

Lead Instructor: Kristin Gibowicz E-RYT 500

Open to: Aspiring Yoga Teachers

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Why Choose Living Soul?

Living Soul is a Yoga Alliance registered yoga school and a Christ-centered, embodied leadership development program. We offer excellence in teaching education through a smaller group environment. Trainees with take a personal growth-journey to find their unique voice and teaching style through consistent mentorship with lead trainer Kristin Gibowicz throughout the program. Trainees graduate, not only with a yoga teacher certificate, but equipped to teach yoga with proficiency!

What’s our mission?

  1. Inspire yoga teachers to walk in the fullness of their unique design.
  2. Equip yoga teachers to serve wholeheartedly and lead with excellence.

Who is the training for?

  • New teachers
  • Already certified teachers seeking:
    • Yoga Alliance accredited certification​ (contact us for special pricing)
    • Christ-centered approach to yoga

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What are graduates of Living Soul saying about the training?

The Living Soul 200 hr. Yoga TT was better than I could have imagined! It was completely engaging . Kristin is a truly gifted teacher, and an encourager. This experience has equipped me to begin teaching with confidence. As a student, I was introduced to much more than philosophy and practical knowledge as various teachers taught about specialized areas. It was extremely helpful to have personal input from Kristin throughout the process. She has a hands & heart on approach, and really cares about everyone’s success. This training will be with me for life as a great foundation for practicing and teaching.

Vicky

What I loved most about 200 training was the immersion training, getting to actually practice and learn from someone who is very qualified in her teaching, being able to make some great friends, and doing what I thought could not be done. I also loved how Kristin helped/trained us in our speciality areas to be able to go out and fulfill our dreams.

Mary

What is the scope of work each week?

Attend weekly LIVE trainings on Tuesdays from 10:30am-12:30pm Mountain Time US (9:30am Pacific, 11:30am Central, 12:30pm Eastern, 17:30 CET (Brussels). All Zoom sessions are recorded & posted in Google Classroom.

Unity Study – Trainees will have the option to participate in the 1-hour LIVE via Zoom Unity Study discussion on Thursdays starting February 3rd from 10:30am-11:30am Mountain OR participate in the Unity Study via recording (as an option prior to the start of training to lighten Fall training workload).

Yoga Practice – 4-6 hours per week for yoga practice, meditation, journaling, practice teaching (classes and meditations available via recording for your convenience).

Yoganatomy – you will complete a self-paced 20-hour anatomy course. It is recommended that you start this as soon as possible (getting as much completed prior to training is ideal).

Meditation – each week you will practice and learn teaching tools for different styles of meditation including: Lectio Divina, Centering Prayer, Welcoming Prayer, Examen, Body Scan, Yoga Nidra, Guided Contemplative Walk, and Breath Meditations.

Reading – You will be expected to read 1-2 chapters from Embodied Posture by Stacey Dockins each week in preparation for your weekly class. In addition, you will read one chapter of Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele each week in preparation for the Unity Study.

Posture Breakdown – Each week you will have a posture family focus. First, you will read about each pose family in Embodied Posture book, then watch a 30-45 min. to embody the postures, and finally refine & practice teach in small groups during group calls.

Quizzes for Learning Retention: to keep you on track, you will complete a weekly quiz that may take up to 30 min to an hour to complete. Quizzes are open book.

Teaching Practicum- you will choose a Living Soul sequence to memorize in preparation for your 4-week Seva Yoga Project, where you will teach a group of students (online or in-person) in preparation for your final test-out with your lead trainer. You will be expected to show teaching proficiency, weave a theme throughout a 4-week series, and illuminate your unique teaching voice.

Techniques, Training and Practice: 100 Hours

  • Finding Your Teacher Voice
  • Practicing the Embodied Posture Approach – Your Unique Body & Yoga
  • Posture Breakdown: modifications, variations & contraindications
  • Yoga Practice: live online, video recordings, and in-person hours with lead trainer
  • Meditation Practice and the Art of Teaching Contemplation
  • Pranayama & Life Applications of the Nervous System
  • Mantras, Mudras & Spiritual Disciplines
  • Incorporating the Energy Body (Koshas and Chakras from a Christian worldview)
  • Ayurveda 101 and Somatic Practices
  • Yin & Restorative Yoga
  • Teaching for Trauma Resiliency
  • Yoga Krama & Sequencing for Student Success
  • Teaching Props for Modifications & Variations
  • Cueing for Longevity and Sustainability

Teaching Methodology: 25 Hours

  • Yoga and Injury Management
  • Chair Yoga for special populations
  • Theme/Word-weaving
  • Soul Care for the Yoga Teacher
  • The Art of Touch and Assists
  • Business and Ethics of Yoga
  • How to Grow a Yoga Ministry

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: 30 Hours

  • Unity Study – The Unity Study is a unique feature of Living Soul’s 200-hour. We explore the ethical and philosophical principles of yoga through a Christian worldview. Together we read the Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele to help authenticate our walk as followers of Christ and develop our ethical servant-leadership skills as yoga teachers. The Unity Study is a comprehensive 40-page devotional with scripture, journaling prompts, and breath prayers to live an embodied life.
  • History of Modern Yoga
  • Yoga Sutras and the 8-limb Path
  • Ancient Texts: Hatha Yoga Pradipika & Bhagavad Gita,

Anatomy and Physiology: 20 Hours*

  • Self-paced anatomy course with Yoganatomy.com
  • Practicum: 10 Hours

The Art of Giving & Receiving Feedback

  • Weekly practice teaching including small group partnering in posture breakdowns, round robin teaching of Living Soul sequences with feedback.
  • Final Graduation Practicum – display your teaching proficiency of a Living Soul sequence applying what you’ve learned in course.

Non-contact Hours: 15

  • Evaluation or observation of yoga classes outside of the RYS Teacher Training
  • Additional articles, videos, yoga current events for digging deeper that support growth
  • Written reflections in weekly quizzes to demonstrate learning integration
  • Seva Yoga Project – 4 hours of practice teaching
  • HYBRID TRAINING: 12-weeks ONLINE starting August 17th PLUS attend an amazing 3-day, in-person training immersion at Trail West Lodge in Buena Vista, Colorado (September 27-29th).
    • What’s Included in hybrid training?
      • Comprehensive Living Soul 200-hour Teacher Training Manual.
      • 12 Weeks of Online Training starting August 17th (see Scope of Training)
      • 3-day immersion retreat with training workshops at Trail West Lodge (includes retreat program, 5 meals, accommodations are 3 people in room with separate beds. For trainees, retreat starts at 1pm on Monday, September 27th.
      • For any trainees interested in arriving in Colorado on Sunday, September 26th, we have discounted hotel rooms at the Spring Hill Suites in Parker, CO for only $119 (including continental breakfast). Trainees will have access to Facebook page to coordinate room shares with other trainees..
      • Free transportation from Spring Hill Suites in Parker, CO to Trail West Lodge in Buena Vista on Monday, Sept. 27th at 9:30am.
      • Free transportation from Trail West Lodge to Denver area (two stops: Spring Hill Suites in Parker OR DEN airport) on Wednesday, September 29th. Drop-off at DEN airport will be a 3pm. Plan your return flights from DEN accordingly.
      • A signature Living Soul yoga mat bag, value $60 (hand-woven by the Borucan women of Costa Rica).
    • What’s not included?
      • Should trainees choose to meet the group at Trail West Lodge in Buena Vista, CO for 1pm start on Monday, September 27th, trainee will need to provide own transportation.
  • ONLINE TRAINING: With the temporary provision from Yoga Alliance, trainees can complete their training fully online through 2021 for those unable to travel. Cost for online training only is $2700. Early bird discount of $150 ends June 1st.
    • What’s included?
      • 12-weeks of online training and practicum mentorship (see Scope of Training).
      • Comprehensive Living Soul 200-hour Teacher Training Manual.
      • A signature Living Soul yoga mat bag, value $60 (hand-woven by the Borucan women of Costa Rica).

Living Soul will ship you our very comprehensive and robust 200-hr.Training Manual a week prior to training.

You will need to purchase the following materials prior to the training start date (you are welcome to complete Yoganatomy in the months prior to training):

CONTACT KRISTIN DIRECTLY WITH TRAINING QUESTIONS

Email kristin@livingsoulinstitute.com