200-HOUR YTT

Living Soul is a Yoga Alliance registered yoga school & a Christ-centered leadership development program.

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

   

Why Choose Living Soul?

Common Questions about 200-hour YTT

The Spring 2021 Training will take place from March-May. LIVE Training dates and times below:

Sunday, February 28th, 4:30pm-6:30pm MST – Intros. & Scope of Training. Intro. to Yoga

Tuesday, March 2nd 11:15am-12:15pm MST –Ahimsa: Let it Begin With Me

Weekend Immersion #1: Saturday, March 6th 8:30am-1pm MST & Sunday, March 7th, 8:30am – 1pm MST

Tuesday, March 9th, 11:15am-12:15pm MST – Satya: True Self

Sunday, March 14th, 4:30pm – 6:30pm MST

Tuesday, March 16th 11:15am-12:15pm MST – Asteya: Be Still and Know

Sunday, March 21st 4:30pm-6:30pm MST

Tuesday, March 23rd 11:15am-12:15pm MST – Brahmacharya: The Narrow Way

Sunday, March 28th 4:30pm-6:30pm MST

Tuesday, March 30th, 11:15am-12:15pm MST – Aparigraha: Identity & Non-attachment

Tuesday, April 6th, 11:15am-12:15pm MST- Saucha: Create in Me a Clean Heart

Sunday, April 11th, 4:30pm-6:30pm MST

Tuesday, April 13th, 11:15am-12:15pm MST – Santosha: On Being Content

Sunday, April 18th, 4:30pm-6:30pm MST

Tuesday, April 20th, 11:15am-12:20pm MST – Tapas: Refining Fire

Sunday, April 25th, 4:30pm-6:30pm MST

Tuesday, April 27th, 11:15am-12:15pm MST – Svadhyaya: God, Show me Me

Weekend Immersion #2: Saturday May 1st 8:30am-1pm MST & Sunday May 2nd 8:30am-1pm MST

Tuesday, May 4th, 11:15am-12:15pm: Ishvara Pranidhana: I Surrender

SEVA Yoga Project – May 3rd – May 31st

Each trainee will offer four community classes where they practice teach their Living Soul sequence of choice (Gentle or Basic Vinyasa). All homework must be completed by May 31st. Upon completion of their final Seva Yoga class, trainee will schedule a 2 hour session with lead trainer, Kristin Gibowicz. Trainee will teach their memorized sequence and have an hour mentorship session post teaching.

What is the scope of work each week?

Attend weekly LIVE trainings. All Zoom sessions are recorded & posted in Google Classroom. If you need to miss a live training, please discuss with Kristin.

Yoga Practice – (self-paced) 4 hours per week for yoga practice, meditation, journaling, practice teaching

Yoganatomy – you will have until May 31st to 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).

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

Posture Breakdown: Each week you will have a posture family focus. First, you will read about each pose family, then watch a 30-45 min. to embody the posture, and finally refine & practice teach postures on live Sunday or weekend immersion calls.

Google Quizzes: there is no final written test. However, you will have a weekly quiz that may take up to 30min to an hour to complete. Quizzes are open book.

See curriculum below:

  • THE UNITY STUDY​, a biblical journey through the ethical practices of yoga featured in Deborah Adele’s book Yamas and Niyamas
  • The History of Modern Yoga and Sanskrit 101
  • Yoga Sutras and the 8-limb Path
  • Finding Your Teacher Voice
  • Meditation and the Art of Teaching Contemplation
  • Pranayama & Life Applications of the Nervous System
  • Mantras, Mudras & Spiritual Disciplines
  • The Energy Body (Koshas and Chakras from a Christian worldview)
  • Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Ayurveda 101 and Somatic Practices
  • Sequencing for Student Success & Weaving the Word
  • Trauma Resiliency
  • Up-leveling Cueing for Longevity and Sustainability
  • Yin & Restorative Yoga
  • Soul Care for the Yoga Teacher
  • The Art of Touch and Assists
  • Yoga and Injury Management
  • Business and Ethics of Yoga
  • How to Grow a Yoga Ministry
  • Anatomy – a 20-hour online, self-paced course for yoga teachers through www.yoganatomy.com. You can begin this course as soon as you enroll in your YTT. Some like the advantage of taking anatomy prior to their training.
  • Posture Breakdowns – weekly teachings on different pose families with common misalignment, modifications, variations and contraindications
  • 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, contemplative walk with guided meditation, and silent practices.
  • 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.
  • Teaching Proficiency – You will connect to the training through a Google Classroom to easily follow and complete the assignments and practices. In order to demonstrate your proficiency in learning, you will complete a Google quiz on a weekly basis focused on that week’s training content.
  • Option 1: With the temporary provision from Yoga Alliance, we are offering an extended 4-week ONLINE mentorship practicum for those unable to travel.
  • Option 2: In addition to the online training, trainees may attend a 3-day in-person training immersion in Parker, CO. The immersion training is included in your tuition (excluding travel expenses, accommodations and meals).
    • Online LIVE training schedule:
      • Unity Study, Sundays 4:30pm-6:30pm MST in the US and Tuesdays 6:30 -7:30 CET (Brussels time)
      • Full group training: Wednesday 11:30am-1:30am Mountain Time US (7:30-9:30 CET in Europe) – all calls recorded

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

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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