atha yoga anushasanam
NOW the sacred study and practice of yoga begins.
Expect to experience the full spectrum of all that is yoga.
We’re thrilled to offer a Summer Intensive 200-hr Vinyasa Teacher Training.
This special journey
(yoga sutra 1.1)
June 20th, 2014
Breathing Room is honored to offer our fifth 200-hour vinyasa yoga teacher training in Summer 2014 **We will hold an informal INFO SESSION on Sunday February 23rd 1130am to Noon. Come to ask questions, learn about the intensive-style 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 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.
Our studies will range from 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; various styles and lineages of 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) directs the training and is assisted by BR Senior Teachers, Ethan Kauffman and Lily Dougher. In addition, our training is unique in that we host nationally and locally recognized guest 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, this training is held in weekend immersions. Teacher training will take place 2 FULL weekends/month June – August, and will also require three fall workshops to complete the 200 hours. See below for details.
Friday June 20th – 1pm to 7pm
Saturday June 21st – 7am to 5pm
Sunday June 22nd – 7am to 5pm
Friday June 27th – 1pm to 7pm
Saturday June 28th – 7am to 6pm
Sunday June 29th – 7am to 5pm
Friday July 18th – 1pm to 7pm
Saturday July 19th – 7am to 6pm
Sunday July 20th – 7am to 5pm
Friday July 25th – 1pm to 7pm
Saturday July 26th – 7am to 6pm
Sunday July 27th – 7am to 5pm
Friday August 15th – 1pm to 7pm
Saturday August 16th – 7am to 6pm
Sunday August 17th – 7am to 5pm
Friday August 22nd – 1pm to 7pm
Saturday August 23rd – 7am to 5pm
Sunday August 24th – 7am to 5pm
In addition to attendance on these dates, trainees are required to
- Take 7 Classes at Breathing Room before between June 20 and August 24th. An unlimited pass is included in tuition for the entirety of the training.
- Take one Iyengar Yoga class and one Ashtanga Yoga class at a studio outside Breathing Room before August 24th.
- Complete weekly OMwork Assignments which include reading and some reflection questions/journaling.
- Complete Anatomy workshop with Grace Jull at BR in Sept 2014, Assisting workshop with Nicole Clark at BR in Oct 2014 and Neuroscience of Yoga Workshop with Sue Jones at BR in Dec 2014. All of these workshops are included in your tuition. Upon completion of these workshops, teachers may register with Yoga Alliance.
- Teach two cOMmunity classes at Breathing Room; assist two cOMmunity classes at Breathing Room.
*please note the above dates are subject to change if absolutely necessary.
If paid-in-full before April 15, tuition is $2,700. After April 15, tuition is $2,800. After April 15th, students may pay in full or opt to make installments.
Deposit to Hold Your Space: $500, the remainder must be paid in three installments ($767 per month in June, July and August).
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 or the fee required to take Iyengar Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga elsewhere.
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?
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, make up hours will require a fee of $15/hour for the teacher you meet to cover what you missed).
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!”