July 8 - 19, 2013 ***
Teacher Training at Zenergi is so much more than learning to call out yoga poses. It is absolutely a life changing event. In 2013, Zenergi is partnering with longtime teacher of teachers, Deborah Williamson of LIVE LOVE TEACH & WILD ABUNDANT LIFE, to offer a unique 2-week intensive program at the studio.
This 200 Hour teacher training is registered with the Yoga Alliance and will offer a solid background in teaching vinyasa yoga.
***This teacher training results in a 200 Hour Certification, but you will ALSO get a 2nd certification as a CTA (Certified Teachers' Assistant) in Hands on Assisting at no additional charge. ($495 value for free!).
Read on for more everything you could want to know about the program.
How long has Debbie (Deborah Williamson) been training teachers & teaching yoga?
Debbie Williamson has been teaching yoga for over 25 years and training teachers for over 10. She has helped hundreds of teachers all around the world open thriving yoga businesses. Learn more about Debbie's background & philosophy here.
Debbie teaches 10-12 Yoga Alliance Registered 200 Hour Teacher Trainings per year, in locations around the world.
For additional resources, read some of Debbie's articles on teaching yoga.
What style of yoga will I be certified to teach after training with Debbie?
Debbie is fully equipped to support you in teaching what you love best, as well as provide information about what differences exist between various yoga styles. You will be given a sequence to learn for purposes of your final exam, but you'll be encouraged to teach with your own unique expression, variation & style. You will leave teaching like YOU and no one else.
When should I apply for training?
Apply for training as soon as you know you want to attend. You may apply up to two years in advance and begin a payment plan on your balance once your application has been accepted. Programs are considered sold out at 10 participants, so early application is recommended to guarantee acceptance. If you are paid in full one month prior to training start, you will get $500 off your tuition.
We work with very new yogis as well as very experienced yoga teachers. All are welcome. If you have a passion for yoga and a desire to change lives, you are ready to apply for yoga teacher training with Debbie. Because attendance is restricted, all applications are read and evaluated prior to acceptance. There is a waiting list if the training for your desired dates are full.
What is the application process like?
Applying for teacher training is easy. You will fill out our online application with all pertinent details, upload a photo & resume, and pay the $100 application fee (100% refundable if you are not accepted). You will hear back on the status of your application in 1-2 days (generally less).
What if I want to take the training but don't want to be a teacher?
We have many students who come to teacher training because they want to learn more about their own yoga practice. However, most of these students surprise themselves and begin teaching professional classes before the training is even complete! Whether you want to teach or not, you are welcome to apply for training and come to learn with Debbie.
What can I do to prepare for training?
Prepare for training by purchasing & reading the recommended books (see below under curriculum), attending classes at the host studio, and learning what poses comprise Sun Salutations A & B in a power vinyasa class. Upon acceptance, you will be sent all of the information you need to get started. Most of the magic will start on day one - show up ready for anything!
What will be covered in this training?
Debbie's LIVE LOVE TEACH curriculum includes all required elements in a Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training program, but also includes an emphasis on teaching early & often, with additional bonus opportunities to teach in live classes at the host studio. Students will teach a full hour class & lead a one hour workshop before graduation, as well as teach in small groups & partners daily. Read more about Debbie's curriculum here.
What materials should I purchase and what will be provided?
You will be provided with a comprehensive teacher training manual on day one of training, as well as appropriate hand-outs as the training moves forward. In addition to this manual, you are required purchase a book with a translation on the yoga sutras.
Here are the two translations we recommend:
LIGHT ON THE YOGA SUTRAS by B.K.S. Iyengar
THE YOGA SUTRAS OF PATANJALI by Sri Swami Satchidananda
We also suggest that you purchase Baron Baptiste's Journey Into Power book to aid with yoga posture study.
What do I do if I have to miss some training hours?
We will work with you to help you make up your hours. However, we do need to know at the start of training (or as soon as possible) if you will be missing hours so we can construct a make-up plan that fits. Call Kellie Lin at 617-435-8683 or email email@example.com if you have questions about attendance or scheduling concerns. We can almost always work something out.
Can I attend part of one training & complete my hours at another time?
Yes, you may attend several of Debbie's programs to get the required hours for your training if you can't complete one in full. You will not receive final certification until completion of all hours and requirements and payments.
Will I be certified after completing this training?
Yes. Debbie and LIVE LOVE TEACH are a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training School. You will be awarded a certificate from a nationally recognized certification program, with the designation of CYT, or Certified Yoga Teacher.
At the completion of training, we will assist you in registering with the Yoga Alliance (international teacher registry) for the designation of RYT (registered yoga teacher). This is optional but recommended.
Does this program offer job placement & networking support?
Yes. We are delighted to say that most of our teachers in training begin teaching well before training is complete. We keep tabs on our hundreds of graduates from around the world and connect you with other yogis that we know in your area. Many of our graduates are successful studio owners looking for teachers and interested in mentoring young teachers. We will continue to share resources & connections whenever we can, especially if you are connected with us on Facebook so that we can see what you are up to and what is most relevant to your yoga business.
What resources & continuing education are available to graduates?
Debbie offers free lifetime mentorship to all graduates (see below), as well as free repeat attendance in any 200 Hour teacher training. As the trainings continually evolve, it is very common for grads to come back for "refreshers" during trainings. You will likely meet graduates during YOUR training who are back to stay connected and contribute.
What is Debbie's lifetime mentorship program for teacher training graduates?
Once you have completed a training with Debbie, you are considered part of our family. You will be given Debbie & Kellie Lin's personal cell phone numbers (for texting questions) so that you can connect whenever you need support in your yoga business or teaching. This is a lifetime relationship with continued mentorship. Training does NOT end with your graduation day. We are here for you for the long haul.
Schedule for the 2 Week Intensive is generally 8 am to 8 pm M-F with variable full day hours on Saturday & Sunday.
Meal breaks are included at lunch and dinner for both programs.
COST, SCHOLARSHIPS & PAYMENT PLANS
What is the cost of training and what is included?
Training is $3500, but you can get $500 off if you pay in full one month prior to your training date.
If you have previously completed another 200 Hour teacher training program with another school, we will allow you to attend Debbie's training for the discounted rate of only $2,000. If you graduated from Debbie's 200 hour program, you can attend again at no cost, with the exception of specialty programming (example: assistant training).
Cost includes all instruction, teacher training manual, yoga classes during your training, 15% off Debbie's products during the training, one private session or meeting with Debbie during training, lifetime mentorship with Debbie & free repeat attendance at future 200 Hour programs for all who graduate.
What scholarships are available for training?
While we get many requests for scholarships for training, we do not offer them for the 200 hour program (with the exception of 1 full ride scholarship for a local high school student for each training at Debbie's home studio, Midwest Power Yoga, in Sheboygan Falls, WI).
Instead of scholarship options, you can connect with Kellie Lin to discuss how past participants have creatively fundraised for their trainings, or you can work with Kellie to create a payment plan that works for you. We can always find a way to support getting you into training.
What payment plans are available?
Payment amounts and dates are entirely flexible as long as you are paid in full prior to training completion. You can begin any payment plan up to 2 years prior to your training dates.
If you wish to get the early bird discount of $500 off, Kellie Lin Knott (firstname.lastname@example.org / 617-435-8683) can help you to schedule your payments so that you are complete one month prior to training start date.
What housing resources are available for out of town participants?
We do our best to work with the studios hosting Debbie to help provide you with access to low-cost or free housing during trainings. This is first come, first serve. We do have specialty housing available for the training at Zenergi. Email email@example.com for details.
What is your cancellation & refund policy?
If you are accepted to training, your $100 application fee is non-refundable. If you are not accepted for any reason, this fee will be refunded.
Any tuition payments made towards training are non-refundable, but may be moved forward as a credit for future training dates with Debbie Williamson within one year of your original program dates.
Who do I call if I have more questions or if I want to sign up?
Your contact for all questions, logistical & housing support, & registration is Wild Abundant Life CEO, Kellie Lin Knott. You can reach Kellie at 617-435-8683 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call, text or email at any time, day or night. If Kellie is not immediately available she will return your message as soon as possible.