Who is it for? This training is designed for anyone interested in becoming a yoga teacher or those interested in deepening their own personal practice. The program runs for 2 10 day sessions, one in June and the other in August -
What will you learn? Over the course of the training, you will learn proper alignment in the basic yoga postures, the risks and benefits of each pose, along with the contraindications and modifications so that you are prepared to share your knowledge in a safe way as a yoga teacher. Another important part of this training is learning how to communicate effectively with your students, so part of the training will be dedicated to learning how to cue students in a clear, precise manner to promote greater safety, ease and stability in the practice of yoga.
What can you expect? Each day begins and ends with a yoga practice, so it is recommended that you have at least 6 months of a steady yoga practice. You will spend many hours creating and leading your fellow classmates through mock classes to reinforce what you are learning. Throughout the program you will be exposed to many different styles of yoga, but the primary teachings will be from the lineage of Pantanjali’s Eight Fold Path, incorporating studies in yoga’s ethical practice of the Yamas and Niyamas, Asana, Pranayama and Meditation, class sequencing, and anatomy and physiology.
What are the requirements? Attendance is mandatory and there will be a required reading list and a paper that you will need to write during the training. You must have at least 6 months yoga experience to be considered for the program.
About your lead trainer… Suzy Goldberg has been teaching yoga for over 7 years and is a registered E-RYT200 with Yoga Alliance. She has more than 2,500 hours of teaching under her belt. Suzy trained at the Florida Yoga Institute and is constantly attending workshops, teacher trainings and yoga classes to further her personal practice and enhance her teaching skills. In addition to Suzy, we will have a host of guest teachers.
"My experience with Ruby & Pearls YTT was truly a metamorphic experience. Lead by fantastic and experienced local teachers and experts brought in for specialty training, I was fully prepared for my new path in life. My fellow trainees and I were encouraged from the beginning to grow into the teachers we truly were inside; to be the best version of ourselves. The intention was never to put out cookie cutter teachers, but to nourish our individual strengths and fortify our weaknesses. We created a tribe during those weekends together and we all have a bond that can't be broken. I am forever grateful for the incredible amount of support and guidance that was provided." -Meghan Pullaro
"Regardless of what you believe your yoga “skill” level to be, Yoga Teacher Training is one of those things that you will look back on and thank yourself for doing. You will learn alignment of poses and you will learn yogic philosophy, but perhaps more importantly, you might find through your journey of training that you will be able to impact others in a powerful and positive way—despite whether you decide to teach or not. The benefits and impact of yoga teacher training transcend your yoga mat in that you develop or refine your self-awareness; you recognize judgments you have created and you learn to let them go; you learn that practicing yoga is not just in doing challenging poses or creative sequences, but in the way you gracefully carry yourself and in the compassion you extend to others. This, at least, has been my experience with yoga teacher training. We were never explicitly told any of these things, but through skilled guidance and encouragement they surfaced, revealing the deeper power of the practice of yoga." - Jaclyn Balan