South Boston Yoga Teacher Trainings

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Winter 3 Week Intensive Teacher Training Program in Boston w/ David Vendetti and Todd Skoglund

Dates:

  • Feb 13th - March 8th
  • Days Off: Sat 2/22 and Sat 3/1

Daily Hours

  • 8-9a Meditation/Chanting
  • 9-11a Yoga Class
  • 11-12:30p Pose/Adjustment review and discussion
  • 12:30-1:45p lunch
  • 1:45-5:30p Daily Lesson Plan

Pricing

  • Early Bird Special: $2800 paid IN FULL by January 15, 2014
  • Reg: $3000; includes *Deposit of $500 and Tuition of $2500
  • *deposit is required to hold student's place in the course, the FULL DEPOSIT AND TUITION are due on the first day of the course to participate. See policies below.
  • Download Application Form
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2014 Weekend Format Teacher Training Program w/ Kate Graham & David Vendetti

This 200-hour yoga teacher training program is an opportunity to develop a deeper relationship to your own practice and immerse yourself in teachings about asana, pranayama, meditation, anatomy, and alignment so you may follow the teaching path. This unique training, lead by David Vendetti and Kate Graham, will provide you with an understanding of the therapeutic benefits of yoga and how this yoga promotes physical, energetic, and emotional healing for your own practice or to share with others as a teacher.

Dates:

  • Feb 13-21 Full Week Intensive (every day)
  • Continuing Weekend Dates:
    • Intro Intensive with David, Todd, and Kate: Thursday Feb 13th - Friday Feb 21st
    • Weekend 1: Sunday March 8th and 9th
    • Weekend 2: Sat and Sun March 22nd and 23rd
    • Weekend 3: Sat and Sun April 12th and 13th
    • Weekend 4: Sat and Sun April 26th and 27th
    • Weekend 5: Sat and Sun May 10th and 11th
    • Weekend 6: Sat and Sun May 24th and 25th
    • Weekend 7: Sat and Sun May 31st and June 1st

Daily Hours for the Week Intensive

  • 8-9a Meditation/Chanting
  • 9-11a Yoga Class
  • 11-12:30p Pose/Adjustment review and discussion
  • 12:30-1:45p lunch
  • 1:45-5:30p Daily Lesson Plan

Daily Hours for the Weekend Programs

Sat/Sun 9am-5:30pm

Pricing

  • Early Bird Special: $2800 paid IN FULL by January 15, 2014
  • Reg: $3000; includes *Deposit of $500 and Tuition of $2500
  • *deposit is required to hold student's place in the course, the FULL DEPOSIT AND TUITION are due on the first day of the course to participate. See policies below.
  • Download Application Form
sign up


9-Day Intensive 2014 w/ David, Todd & Kate

Join the 2014 teacher training programs for the initial intensive of the training. 76.5 hours of CE RYT training. Deepen your practice, revisit your teaching.

Dates:

  • Feb 13-21 Full Week Intensive (every day)

Daily Hours for the Week Intensive

  • 8-9a Meditation/Chanting
  • 9-11a Yoga Class
  • 11-12:30p Pose/Adjustment review and discussion
  • 12:30-1:45p lunch
  • 1:45-5:30p Daily Lesson Plan

Pricing

  • $900
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Summer 2014: 3-Week Intensive Teacher Training Program in Boston w/ David Vendetti and Todd Skoglund

Dates:

  • July 30 - Aug 23
  • Days Off: 8/9, 8/10 and 8/18

Daily Hours

  • 8-9a Meditation/Chanting
  • 9-11a Yoga Class
  • 11-12:30p Pose/Adjustment review and discussion
  • 12:30-1:45p lunch
  • 1:45-5:30p Daily Lesson Plan

Pricing

  • Early Bird Special: $2800 paid IN FULL by June 1st, 2014
  • Reg: $3000; includes *Deposit of $500 and Tuition of $2500
  • *deposit is required to hold student's place in the course, the FULL DEPOSIT AND TUITION are due on the first day of the course to participate. See policies below.
  • Download Application Form
sign up


9-Day Intensive 2014

Join the 2014 teacher training programs for the initial intensive of the training. 76.5 hours of CE RYT training. Deepen your practice, revisit your teaching.

Dates:

  • July 30 - Aug 8th Full Week Intensive (every day)

Daily Hours for the Week Intensive

  • 8-9a Meditation/Chanting
  • 9-11a Yoga Class
  • 11-12:30p Pose/Adjustment review and discussion
  • 12:30-1:45p lunch
  • 1:45-5:30p Daily Lesson Plan

Pricing

  • $900
sign up



Course Description

Whether you're interested in becoming a yoga teacher or just wanting to dive deeper into your own practice and experience of yoga, the South Boston Yoga Teacher Training is a great choice for a fun and intelligent exploration of a modern yoga practice.

This compassionate and intensive training will give you the insight, experience and confidence to teach a powerful class to any level of student. Learn the anatomy and movement of the body in relation to injury and rehabilitation. Learn safe and purposeful sequencing, gentle yet well directed adjustments and verbal cues. Learn to guide the subtle flow of prana, dive into meditative serenity and move from your intuitive and natural self.

This course will teach you how to guide your students through a safe, stable and purposeful yoga class to any level. We will delve into the evolution of modern yoga incorporating anatomy, smart sequencing, fitness and nutrition with classical examination of the sutras, meditation, breathwork (pranayama) and basic yoga philosophy.

With 200 in-class hours plus classes, readings, and practice teaching public community classes, you will be well prepared to teach multiple levels of classes on graduation.

This course is certified with Yoga Alliance for 200hr RYT.

The Instructors

David Vendetti: My background is rooted in gymnastics, meditation, dance, massage and 20 years of yoga. My yoga classes integrate a clear foundation in anatomy with intelligent alignment, hands on adjustments and challenging, heat building sequences. Students are encouraged to cultivate a deep passion for self-examination, light hearted exploration and full body strength and awareness. Todd and I built South Boston Yoga from a small one room 30 person class to an thriving and exciting yoga, meditation and bodywork community that is our home. David co-owns South Boston Yoga. He won both the 2011 and 2005 Best of Boston Yoga Teacher awards for Boston Magazine and is a 2012 Boston Prudential Lulumon Ambassador for Yoga. David directs the Teacher Training programs at South Boston Yoga.

Todd Skoglund: Todd Skoglund has been fully immersed in the realm of yoga since early 2002. He has trained with Ana Forrest, Glenn Black, Cameron Shayne, Shandor "Zhander" Remete, David Magone, and many others. Rather than teaching any one style, he combines his backgrounds in ashtanga, iyengar, vinyasa, Budokon, Forrest, Shadow, and various other movement modalities, physical therapy and martial arts to teach classes that are sequenced intelligently for the body, creative for the mind, and grounded for the spirit. Todd opened South Boston Yoga with David in January of 2008, was a 2008 Lululemon Ambassador for yoga and co-directs the Teacher Training program.

Kate Graham: Kate became deeply passionate about yoga for over 12 years ago when yoga and meditation helped to manage her own anxiety and depression. Yoga allows Kate to return home to her true self, providing perspective and the opportunity to move through each moment with acceptance, awareness and freedom. Even after many years of practice she is continually delighted, humbled, and challenged by each unfolding moment on her yoga mat. As a yoga teacher, she has a lighthearted yet honest approach which allows each student to work with feeling, clarity, and intention. Each class explores the physical and subtle body through asanas, pranayama, mantra, and meditation with a strong emphasis on alignment. Her teaching is inspired by David Vendetti, Elena Brower, Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest, Gary Kraftsow, and Patricia Walden. The founder Soulful Yoga Therapy, Kate also specializes in therapeutic yoga, bringing together her experience as a mental health counselor and yoga teacher to offer students emotional healing through yoga. Kate is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, has experience with research studies on yoga and mental health, and teaches trauma sensitive yoga group at the Brookline Trauma Center.




Teacher Training Policies and General Requirements

If a student withdraws from the course before the start date, a refund will be given minus $75 manual printing and processing fee to be withheld by South Boston Yoga. On the start of the first day of the course, all amounts paid to South Boston Yoga are non-refundable, regardless of the amount of the course thereafter attended. Partial refunds for health and personal emergencies are at the discretion of South Boston Yoga.

Attendance to all sessions is mandatory for completion of hours and graduation from the South Boston Yoga Teacher Training. In addition, students will be required to read and summarize selected readings, attend and report on 20 outside yoga classes, and co-teach a public community class with other members of the teacher training. All students will be practice teaching within the training group throughout the course. Participation in group exercises and discussions is also required. Graduation and certification is at the sole discretion of the teachers of this course, regardless of attendance and payment.