Authenticity, actualization, and empowerment – these values are the foundation, practice, and goal of our teacher training program. Whether you seek to deepen your own practice or learn the skills needed to share the practice of yoga with others, yogis of all levels will experience the transformative power of our 200-hour teacher training program. With a focus on growing physical, spiritual, and energetic practices, our curriculum approaches training from a holistic perspective. We intend for each participant to emerge from our program as not just a confident, capable yoga instructor, but a more self-aware, self-accepting human. Led by Anna Kennedy and Nicole Mead, Empower’s teacher training program will introduce and deepen your understanding of the branches and nuances of yoga, allowing you to learn and explore through discussion, lecture, asana, and meditation. Empower is a teaching school, providing opportunities for trainees to practice teach and assist classes. Our community fosters understanding and exploration, allowing for trainees to find and develop their teaching style within a safe, encouraging environment.
We invite you to endeavor on a journey of greatness, service, and unity, and return as a remarkable yoga teacher. The training consists of 160 classroom hours and 40 non-classroom hours over the course of 6 three-day weekends. Empower Yoga is an accredited Yoga Alliance Teacher training School, and students who successfully complete our training can register with Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour certified teacher.
The material covered includes: · Anatomy/Physiology · Sequencing · Special populations · Hands-on Assisting · Yoga Philosophy and history · Becoming a powerful teacher · Meditation · Personal Growth and Inquiry
Our program seeks to create exceptional teachers – instructors who do not just instruct, but empower their students. You will graduate from our program not just prepared to teach, but prepared to be authentically and unapologetically yourself regardless of the circumstances. By practicing self-inquiry and examination, you will engage with your deepest and most authentic self, and learn how to identify and overcome the obstacles that hinder you from sharing that self with the world. At Empower Yoga, we firmly believe in the power of speaking from and with the heart, and that the best yoga teachers are the ones that do.