200 Hour Teacher Training

Winter - Dates begin on Jan 12

Led by Natalie Stawsky and guests

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Find community, develop confidence, and encounter the cutting edge of yoga’s living tradition. Join this dynamic Yoga Alliance Registered training for 200-hours that will expand your knowledge and refine your skills in all aspects of yoga.

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Shanna'Le Juniper Ashworth describes her teacher training experience:

For those ready to embrace their potential in practice and teaching, this training will give you:

  • Fluency in yoga’s history and philosophy
  • Fundamentals of effective yoga teaching for regular and special populations
  • Restorative, Gentle, Yin, Prenatal and Post Natal Yoga, Yoga Nidra
  • A solid understanding of the bones, muscles and fascia involved in effective yoga practice
  • A deep exploration of the subtle body and energy alignment through the lens of Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and observation
  • Seeing and understanding bodies
  • Adapting yoga postures for different bodies and conditions (Effective use of props and modifications)
  • Art of Breathing, mindfulness tecniques and meditation
  • Grounding in yoga teacher business skills
  • Sequencing for Flow classes, Hot Yoga and the Hot26,  Gentle, Yin, Chair yoga, Restorative and Meditation

The role of the teacher:

Adjustments, Observation, Verbal Communication, Planning Classes, Building Confidence Training includes require reading material, independent assignments, practice teaching and final presentation.

Dates and Times

Hours will be Fridays from 5 to 8pm and Saturdays and Sundays 9 to 6:30pm.

Jan: 12-14, 19-21, 26-28
Feb: 2-4, 16-18
Mar: 2-4
Apr: 6-8, 13-15

Required Reading: There will be books as required reading during training and optional reading books and materials which are at the cost of the student. Some of the books will be available for purchase at Ashland Yoga Center. The Training Manual is given at the first day of training, with handouts provided throughout.

Graduation Requirements

– All classroom attendance
– All homework turned in by the end of the training
– Teach 5 classes at Ashland Yoga Center
– Ability to teach a well rounded safe class by the end of the training
– Final presentation and final exam

Tuition: $3250

Students successfully completing all of the above will receive a 200 hour teacher training certificate compliant with Yoga Alliance regulations for accreditation.

Natalie Stawsky

Natalie has been a student of yoga for more than 20 years. She has studied copiously with world-renowned teachers and is a graduate of the Yoga Therapy Program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where she used to live. She was a successful established radio personality and producer in the Spanish media when she found herself suffering from chronic lower back pain and other conditions.

She was able to heal herself through her yoga practice, and decided to dedicate her life to helping others restore their vitality. It is important to Natalie to be inclusive and bring yoga to disenfranchised populations like inner-city children, incarcerated youth and low-income mothers. She has taught extensively in schools, shelters, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, churches, and yoga studios for many years. She has been living and practicing in Ashland, Oregon since 2008. She was the Movement Therapist with the Pain Resiliency Program in Oregon where she helps people with Chronic Pain increase their quality of life through movement therapy and mindfulness techniques. She specializes in Chronic Pain, Posture, Pelvis, Spine and Autoimmune diseases.

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