Teacher Training

Westminster Downtown Yoga’s 300 Hour Teacher Training (YTT) is for yoga students and teachers who have already completed a 200-hour program and are eager to expand their knowledge of advanced yoga and teaching. Our expectations are that students leave with a deeper understanding of asana, teaching methodology, philosophy, anatomy, and with a good sense of the business of yoga. 

While you could complete an online training, in-person trainings offer a much more valuable experience. In person trainings provide hands-on experience, practice, group discussion, peer critique, and feedback. Trainings include family dinners and the opportunity to connect with other teacher trainees. The relationships you build over these 9 months will last a lifetime.

 Lynn Olexy, Jamie & Chadd Schneeman opened Downtown Yoga in 2016. Since that time, they have offered three teacher training courses through Charm City Yoga. In 2022 Downtown Yoga published curriculum that exceeded the requirements to be certified by Yoga Alliance, (the national and international credential registry for yoga teachers) and ran our first teacher training where students graduated in 2023.

In 2024 Downtown Yoga published their 300-teacher training curriculum. We are beyond excited to offer this to teachers who want to advance their passion for yoga.

 Lead instructor, Christen has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 10 years. Yoga has been a valuable source of healing for her and sharing this practice with others is one of her greatest joys. She has participated in over 900 hours of yoga teacher training with many wonderful teachers through Charm City Yoga, Kripalu Yoga Center, Pranakria Yoga, YogaWorks, and Katonah Yoga. Her classes include vinyasa yoga, breath work, meditation, real world philosophy, and good music. Everyone is welcome in this no judgment space.

E-RYT 500; RPYT, YACEP

Course Requirements Include:

– Be on time. (3 late arrivals = 1 day absence considered late if you arrive 15+ minutes after the start)

– Attend training all weekends. Missed hours will need to be made up by via private session or immersion weekend (when offered) with teachers at an additional cost. You are permitted to miss 2 days but are required to get notes from other trainees. 

– Homework assignments 

– 30 hours Practicum: Practice Teach

– Family meal

Required Readings (*not included in cost of tuition):

– The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali By: Sri Swami Satchidananda

– Light on Yoga By: B.K.S. Iyengar

– The Upanishads By: Eknath Easwaran

– Hatha Yoga Pradipika By: Swami Muktibodhananda

– YogaBody By: Judith Hanson Lasater

– Anatomy of Movement By: Blandine Calais-Germain

– Teaching Yoga By: Donna Farhi

– The Yogi Entrepreneur By: Darren Main

– Embrace Yogas Roots By: Susanna Barkataki

– Ayurveda By: Dr. Vasant Lad

Homework:

– Create class sequences
– Quizzes & Essays
– Assigned Reading
– Digital Content Creation
– Teach workshop & privates

Class Times:

While it is ideal to be in person for this training, we understand life happens. Any weekends you are unable to attend, we ask that you notify us ahead of time so that we can record the weekend for you. You will be required to watch it and have an accountability call with the lead instructor prior to the next training weekend.

Fridays, 5:30-8:30pm; Saturdays 11:45-7:45pm; Sundays 11:45am-5:45pm

Sept. 20-22 & 27-29

Oct. 11-13 & 25-27

Nov. 8-10

Dec. 6-8

Jan. 10-12 & 24-26

Feb. 7-9 & 21-23

March 7-9 & 21-23

April 11-13 & 25-27

May 2-4 & 16-18

Open House Date:

*Sunday, June 2nd 6pm

*another open house will be offered in August, date TBD

Tuition 

Downtown Yoga 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is an investment in deepening your understanding of yoga that will change your life. 

Deposit – There is a $500 non-refundable deposit to hold your space.

Discount – $100 off for those who pay with cash/check(s).

Early Bird Tuition (on or before July 1st)

$3700 (minus the $500 deposit) = $3200 if paying by card

$3700 (minus the $500 deposit and $100 processing fee discount) = $3100 if paying with cash/check(s)

Regular Tuition 

$3900 (minus the $500 deposit) = $3400 if paying by card

$3900 (minus the $500 deposit and $100 processing fee discount) = $3300 if paying with cash/check(s)

Flexible Monthly Payment Plan

We offer installment plans:

Early Bird (no processing fee discount)- after the $500 deposit, four $800 payments will be due on the following dates:

-first day of training, Sept. 20th 

-Nov. 8th

-Feb. 7th

-April 11th 

Early Bird (with processing fee discount)- after the $500 deposit, four $775 payments will be due on the following dates:

-first day of training, Sept. 20th 

-Nov. 8th

-Feb. 7th

-April 11th 

Regular Tuition (no processing fee discount)- after the $500 deposit, four $850 payments will be due on the following dates:

-first day of training, Sept. 20th 

-Nov. 8th

-Feb. 7th

-April 11th 

Regular Tuition (with processing fee discount)- after the $500 deposit, four $825 payments will be due on the following dates:

-first day of training, Sept. 20th 

-Nov. 8th

-Feb. 7th

-April 11th

*Please note that once the program begins there are no refunds or studio credits except in the case of medical emergencies. 

Teaching Training Questionnaire

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