Starting in December 2011 Etowah Valley Yoga will offer, along with the Yoga Alliance 200 hour and 500 hour programs, a 600 hour Professional Yoga Therapist training. Etowah Valley Yoga is a member school of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Our program is based on the traditional view of yoga, addressing the 5 koshas as the path for health and healing. We address all the systems of the physical body- muscular, skeletal, cardiac, respiratory, immune, etc as they relate to special populations. Our training includes the energy body with the Chakra retreat and teaching advanced pranayama. The program includes training in the philosophy and the physiological aspects of yoga. Meditation, as a personal practice, as well as teaching meditation is included. Registered Pre-Natal teacher training, RPYS, is offered as an elective.
The 600 hour program includes 400 contact hours and 200 mentorship hours. The contact hours will be taught at Etowah Valley Yoga, except for a week long retreat on the chakras, taught at Many Streams Ranch in Rome, Ga. We will offer at least one week end a month, taught by Sue Hopkins or guest faculty.
After completing 8 week ends and the week long chakra retreat the student will be eligible to apply to the Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level. If they choose to continue in the PYT training they will also complete the necessary hours for the Registered Pre natal yoga teacher (RPYT) with the YA. The PYT contact hours of training will be 18 week ends and the week long retreat.
The 200 hour mentoring program can be completed in your home community with in the 18 month or after.
The student will be ask to research, design, implement and teach three 6 week therapy session classes.The sequence will be submitted before taught and a written report will be sent after each session. The focus is chosen by the student teacher. Examples: back care, pre-natal, cardiac issues (HBP), anxiety etc. The mentoring program also includes 30 private sessions (usually 3 sessions for one person). A pre and post report are also required. Phone conversations as needed.
For more information, contact Sue Hopkins 770.383.3022.