atha yoga anushasanam
NOW the study and practice of yoga begins.
Expect to experience the full spectrum of all that is yoga.
Our Fall 2013/Winter 2014
200-hour Yoga Alliance
(yoga sutra 1.1)
Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
September 14, 2013
Breathing Room is honored to offer our fourth 200-hour vinyasa yoga teacher training September 2013 to March 2014. **We will hold an informal INFO SESSION on Thursday May 30th, 7pm. Come to ask questions, hear more about the schedule, and more. **
Our 200 hour teacher training provides a broad introduction to the fundamentals of teaching vinyasa yoga with intelligence, joy, and wisdom. The program is certified by the nationally recognized Yoga Alliance.
Trainees will explore full abilities in both body and spirit. Each student discovers his or her own voice, collects wisdom from a wide range of teachers and guest teachers, and learns to teach with clarity, confidence, intelligence and joy. Our training is led by knowledgeable teachers who present a wide range of topics that develop growth in spirit, strength, authenticity and purpose.
Read our full Breathing Room Yoga Teacher Training FAQ by clicking here.
We study asana, pranayama, and meditation; ancient yogic texts; basic anatomy and physiology of the physical body and subtle energy body; history and philosophy of yoga; Ayurveda; Ashtanga yoga; Yin Yoga; mantra, ethics, restorative yoga, pre-natal, hands-on assisting, observing, teaching and assisting cOMmunity classes, and more.
In every session, students will learn in a large group as well as in smaller groups.
Our teacher training is led by Breathing Room senior teachers Carissa Ciuca (owner, teacher & ERYT200) and other experienced teachers from both Breathing Room and beyond. Our training is unique in that we host nationally and locally recognized master teachers who bring years of wisdom, clarity, and richness to the subjects we study. Past and current guest faculty includes Grace Jull, Coral Brown, Sue Jones, Nicole Clark, Jennifer Morrison, Mo Bankey, and Sandra Lavangeles.
Schedule & Dates
Our participants have full, sometimes unpredictable lives. Therefore, our training is held in weekend immersions. Teacher training will take place 2 weekends/month, with one Thursday evening (7pm to 9pm) and five Friday evenings (7pm to 9pm). Saturdays will be mostly 11am to 8pm, Sundays mostly 11:30am to 6pm. A full and comprehensive schedule and syllabus will be given to each participant on the first day of training.
This schedule shakes down to 12 Saturdays, 10 Sundays, one Thursday, and five Fridays over a six-month period.
Saturday, September 14
Sunday, September 15
Thursday, September 19
Saturday, September 21
Sunday, September 22
Friday, October 4
Saturday, October 5
Sunday, October 6
Saturday, October 19
Sunday ,October 20
Friday, November 8
Saturday, November 9
Sunday, November 10
Saturday, November 30
Friday, December 6
Saturday, December 7
Sunday, December 8
Saturday, December 14
Sunday, December 15
Friday, January 17
Saturday, January 18
Sunday, January 19
Saturday, January 25
Sunday, January 26
Saturday, February 21
Friday, March 14
Saturday, March 15
Sunday, March 16
In addition to attendance on these dates, trainees are required to
–take 15 classes at Breathing Room during the duration of the training (an unlimited class pass is included in tuition)
–complete weekly OMwork reading and writing assignments
–meet with a TT teacher or mentor for at least one private or semi-private Q&A/feedback session, which will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time.
*please note the above dates are subject to change if absolutely necessary.
Before July 15, tuition is $2,600. After July 15, tuition is $2,700. Or, you may make installment payments over the course of the training for a total of $2,800. Click here for TT Tuition Options.We will discuss payment arrangement with you when you are accepted into the program. We are flexible – if you desire to take the training but would like to discuss another payment arrangement, please reach out and we can discuss confidentially.
Tuition includes an unlimited class pass to Breathing Room for the duration of the training as well as a comprehensive training manual. It does not include the purchase of approximately five text books.
Participants should have a strong commitment to yoga and availability to see the training through (makeup hours will be rare and only considered under emergency circumstances). To apply, please answer the following questions in full via email to info@breathingroomME.com.
Describe your experience and background with yoga. What do you enjoy most about yoga? What most challenges you in your practice and why? Where do you currently practice yoga? What styles and with whom? How often? What motivates you to join this teacher training? What do you hope to achieve physically, mentally and spiritually in this training?
Hear what some of our past teacher-trainees have to say about our training program:
“My journey through the Breathing Room Yoga Teacher Training was truly transformational. I entered the training unsure if I wanted to actually be a yoga teacher, but left with a strong desire to share the practice of yoga with others. I couldn’t keep all I had learned to myself. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to now teach at the Breathing Room and to continually learn and grow alongside those in my classes.”
“This teacher training has made me fall in love with yoga all over again. I have been immersed in all the richness that yoga offers, not only the asana practice but also the other teachings and practices. Carissa offers so much passion and knowledge of yoga that not only am I learning so much, but it is also impossible not to be inspired by the amount of heart put into her practice. There has been a wonderful stream of very knowledgeable experts that have been guest teachers for us that have so much wisdom and knowledge to offer, making this teacher training experience very rich and well rounded. It is clear that Carissa has intended this teacher training to provide us with as many tools, practices, and concepts as possible so that not only we can have a thorough understanding of yoga and be able to teach yoga with confidence and wisdom, but also so that we will be able to craft our own style and voice as yoga teachers.”
“This training went above and beyond my expectations and preconceived ideas. I feel confident and well-versed not only with the poses, but also with the philosophies of yoga as a whole. I always felt safe and comfortable in the nurturing and friendly environment that formed with my fellow trainees, and the schedule of the training fit into my life perfectly. I was also impressed by the wide array of experts in different fields that were brought into the classroom. Well-rounded, thorough, and simply amazing, this training was definitely one of the best decisions I have made for myself. I can’t wait to share what I have learned with the community!”