Yoga Teacher Training
We look forward to bring you the best training possible!
When will the Kent Island Yoga RYT200 Program begin?
Our program will begin when COVID restrictions are lowered or lifted. Although we have the option to teach our program in an online format, we have decided not to do so. It is our belief, especially for RYT200 programs, that the most effective way to learn to teach yoga is to practice teaching with real live people on mats. Training dates (including 1 make-up weekend) will be scheduled as soon as the COVID situation shifts.
What happens between now and then?
In the meantime, we are resubmitting our application to Yoga Alliance to be reviewed under their new, upgraded guidelines. The new guidelines require that the lead trainers be registered as E-RYT500 teachers (Both lead instructors meet this criteria) and that the lead trainers teach 150 of the 200 hours required for the program (prior guidelines required only 65 of the 200 hours to be taught by the lead instructor). We are also using this time to enhance our Training Manual and content.
RYT 200 Teacher Training
Our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program is rooted in the Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Hatha Yoga traditions and Ayurveda to bring an unique learning experience to our trainees. Your guides for this journey, Debra and Frost, are both E-RYT 500 teachers with diverse yoga backgrounds and years of yoga teaching experience and will be present with you throughout your RYT experience. We are only allowing 10 students for this program, as well, to allow for maximum attention to your individual practice and personal growth.
Asana practice, anatomy, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, Ayurveda and hands-on assisting will be integrated to help the student deepen their own practice while they learn how to effectively share the yoga practice with others.
Trainees will also study the history and roots of the practice, the philosophy of yoga through the classic texts and work in groups and individually to develop sequencing and lessons to share with classmates. Homework assignments and written assessments will help the student to fully integrate their classroom learning experience.
We will spend our last weekend together tucked away in retreat as a group, to finish our studies together, and polish your final presentations. The retreat format will allow us to immerse ourselves in the Yoga and Ayurvedic lifestyle as we start and end our days with meditation and pranayama, prepare healthful vegan meals as a group, and both take and share in the teaching of asana classes.
Must have an established and regular yoga practice for at least one year prior to the training.
Must have taken a class or practiced with at least one of the Lead Trainers.
Must have a willingness to approach this training with an open heart and open mind.
Cost: $2900 Per Student
Includes all training sessions
One free required classes at the studio
Access to 20 hour online anatomy course
3 night Yoga Retreat weekend
Additional Costs Include: Books (Including the designated anatomy book), Materials, Personal registration with the Yoga Alliance
Students will learn effective methodologies for teacher postures, pranayama and meditation that will not only help them to develop their teaching capabilities, but will allow them to deepen their personal practices as well. History & philosophy studies will allow students to explore and understand the roots of the yoga tradition, while anatomy and physiology and Ayurveda allow them to explore and better understand the healing aspects of this tradition. Through practice, teaching and discussion, the students will find their unique teaching voice.
This training will be taught in nine, intensive weekends and the class size is limited to 10 students. This format supports students having time to integrate the material, complete homework and prepare for assigned practice-teach sessions. Practice teaching will begin during the first weekend session and will continue throughout the course, culminating in teaching a public class on the last weekend session. Students will have a wealth of “ in front of class” teaching time to fully prepare for their final teaching experience.
Debra began her yoga journey in 2005. After her first class, she knew that her life had changed forever and that yoga would be the center of her life from that day forward. She completed her 200 hour certification in 2008 through The Hard and the Soft Yoga Institute, under the direction of Beryl Bender Birch, with an emphasis on the Ashtanga practice.
In 2010, she completed her 500 hour training under the same school. Debra has continued her education and has the privilege of studying under amazing teachers across the country, including David Swenson, Bhavani Maki of Yoga Hanalei, Amit Herii and the staff of Kripalu Yoga School, where she completed another 500 hour certification in 2010. Debra is also a NAMA registered Ayurvedic Practitioner and a Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, completing her studies at Kripalu in 2009.
She incorporates Ayurvedic principals into her classes at the studio, and has worked with teacher training programs to bring this “sister practice” into their teacher training program. Debra believes yoga should be accessible for everyone, and has worked with students of all ages and abilities. She specializes in modifying asanas to meet the individual student where they are in their practice and in helping all of her students to develop strength and flexibility in a safe and comfortable environment.
Debra also specializes in stress management, pranayama and meditation.
Frost has had the honor of training in yoga all over the world! He completed his first 200 hour training in Rishikesh India, followed by completing a 500 hour training at Charm City Yoga with Kim Manafredi, in Baltimore MD. He has a special interest in Acro and Rocket Yoga, and has trained in Bend Oregon and Cincinnati Ohio, with the foremost teachers of those lineages.
Frost is an E-RYT 500 and certified in several styles of Yoga. Through his teachings, he hopes to empower his students with the life changing benefits of the practice of yoga, and the feeling of self-achievement throughout your learning experience.
His goal is to challenge your perception of reality and allow you to realize there is no limit to what you are capable of achieving. If your mind can think it, your body will do it.