200-hr In-Depth Yoga Training & Certification

This online option is only valid due to a special provision by the Yoga Allaince allowing us to certify students online through September 30, 2020.

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Created by Erika Faith Last updated Fri, 26-Jun-2020 English
What will I learn?
  • In-Depth Yoga Study
  • Basic Teacher Certification

Curriculum for this course
15 Lessons 00:00:00 Hours
Week 1
1 Lessons 00:00:00 Hours
  • Course Overview, What is Yoga, and Moving Principles
    Opening Circle, Introductions, Program Overview
    The 7 Moving Principles: Foundations for Yoga Practice & A Language for Cuing
    Lecture: What is Yoga? The Eight-Limbed Path
    Anatomy: Body Assessments: Compression/Tension/Proportion/Orientation
  • Cuing, Sequencing, and Sun Salutations
    Practice: Opening With Vocal Release & Self Care as Ground for Everything - Ahimsa
    Anatomy: Review Basic Terms
    Lecture: What is Permission-based Yoga? Understand our Cloud Nine + Quadrant Style Sequencing
    Sanskrit Introduction & Erikaʻs Google Drive
    Asana Intensive: Centering Meditation, Intro to Sun Salutations (1/2, Classical, and A series breakdowns) + Basic Breath Instruction (Dirgha & Ujjayi Pranayama)
    Peer Teaching: Pair Up for Surya Namaskars focusing on pacing and cuing the breath
  • Restorative, Sanskrit, 4 Schools of Yoga, Standing Poses
    Practice: Yoga Unraveled - Satya
    Lecture: 4 Types of Yoga, The Schools and Styles of Yoga
    Anatomy: Vertebral Column & Diaphragm
    Asana Intensive: Foundations in Standing & Balancing Poses: The Stances (Mountain, Forward, Side, Wide)
    Peer Teaching: Partner up to teach a 3-Pose Standing Flow (Keep it simple)
  • Basic 20 Vinyasa poses, Pranayama & Bandhas
    Practice: Yin Slow / Yang Flow - Brahmacharya
    Lecture: Pranayama & Bandhas
    Asana Intensive: Review Basic 20 Vinyasa Flow Poses
    Peer Teaching: Round Robin - 10-minute Centering Meditation w/ Breath Focus (Quad 1)
    Extra time: Script out Quadrant 2 without Sun Salutations!
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Meditation, and Arm Balances
    Practice: A Kinds of Meditations - Asteya
    Lecture: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
    Anatomy: Shoulder Girdle
    Asana Intensive: Fun with Arm Balances, Intro to Seated Poses (Twists/Hips/Forward Bends)
    Peer Teaching: Round Robin - Sun Salutes with Variations (Quadrant 2)
  • Adjustment Philosophy, Communication, Abdominals, and Savasana
    Practice: Savasana & Guided Visualization - Aparigraha
    Anatomy/Topic Review: Clarifications, Prep for Quiz on Basic Terms, Compression & Tension, Vertebral Column, Diaphragm, 8 Limbs, Yamas & Niyamas, 7 Moving Principles, Pranayama, Bandhas, Posture/Sanskrit ID, Four Types of Yoga
    Anatomy: Abdominals
    Lecture: Cloud Nine Yoga Adjustment Philosophy: Proper Communication, Light touch
    Asana Intensive: ABS! Oh MY! Cont…Quad 3: Reclining Forward Bends, Twists, Hip Openers
    Peer Teaching: Teach a Standing Balancing 3-Pose Sequence (Quadrant 2)
  • Chakras, Affirmations, Safe Back Bending, and Mudras
    Practice: Mudra Inspired Flow & Yin Yoga Slow - Saucha
    Lecture: Chakras East & West, Chakra Affirmations
    Anatomy: Pelvis, Legs, Ankle + Foot
    Asana Intensive: Essentials for Safe Back Bending Practice ~ Backbending Poses/Counterposes
    Peer Teaching: Outline a Sequence for Quadrant 3
  • Midterm 00:00:00
  • Psychology of Yoga, Yoga for Mental Health, Arm Balancing, and Inversions
    Practice: Deepening Into Asana Happiness - Santosha
    Anatomy: Elbow, Wrist, & Hand
    Lecture: The Psychology of Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga for Mental Health
    Asana Intensive: Arm Balancing + Inversions Deconstructed
    Peer Teaching: Teach your Quadrant 3 sequence
  • Moon Salutes, Modifying Poses, and Ayurveda
    Practice: Moon Salutes + Restoratives - Tapas
    Lecture: Ayurveda & Yogi Nutrition, Kriyas
    Anatomy: Injury & Modifications
    Asana Intensive: Modifying Poses, Assists & Adjustments
    Peer Teaching: Script out the Best Quadrant 4 Experience
  • Compassionate Communication, Yin Yoga, Mantras, and Hinduism
    Practice: Compassionate Communication Model - Swadhyaya
    Lecture: Mudras & Mantras, Hinduism & Deities
    Anatomy: Skeleton Key
    Asana Intensive: Yin Yoga & Mindfulness
    Peer Teaching: Final Presentation Assignment + Break Out Group Work
  • Seniors, Movement Restriction, Kids Yoga, Prenatal, Safety Review, Professional Info, and Ethics
    Practice: Itʻs Personal & Spiritual - Isvarapranidhana
    Lecture: Professional Info, Ethics, & Classroom Safety Review
    Anatomy: Review Remaining Quiz Sheets & Topics for Final Exam
    Asana Intensive: Adapting the Practice: Seniors, Motion Restriction, Kids Yoga, Prenatal
    Peer Teaching: Break Out into Final Teaching Groups to Prepare Presentations
  • Presentations and Final Exams
    Teaching Presentations
  • Final Exam 00:00:00
  • Test Overview, Decompressions, Closing Circle, and Graduation Party
    Final Decompression & Test Overview
    Closing Circle & Graduation Party
  • Book - Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit: A Return to Wholeness (Donna Farhi)
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Cloud Nine Yoga is a 200/300 Yoga Alliance Registered School since 2002. We have been training yoga teachers and offering certification courses since 1999.

Our school prides itself in being a community-based, non-dogmatic Yoga Education entity with a history of facilitating the awakening of many hearts and teaching freedom of mind and body. Each training group works together to promote and inspire growth, healing and transformation for each individual participant. Our teachers consistently enjoy giving encouraging, one-on-one consultations during the course of our program to keep each person evolving toward the best they can be. Our playfulness, gentle guidance and spiritually-focused approach provide a welcome and loving atmosphere for all ages and levels of students. 

200 Contact Hours with E-RYT 200 Trainer(s) including:

  • Asana Intensive Classes
  • Weekday Lecture Meetings
  • Internships
  • In-Class Asana Practice

Other Hours include Reading Homework, Study Assignments, Practice Teaching, Personal Research, and Mentoring with Instructor(s).

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Subjects Covered:

Yoga Anatomy and Physiology, Applied Teaching Methodology and Practice, Sequencing, Yoga History & Philosophy, Yogic Living/Nutrition, Ethical Guidelines, Sanskrit, Asana Benefits & Contraindications, Cuing, Vocal & Hands-on Adjustments, Partner Work, Thai Yoga Massage, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Dieties & Avatars, Understanding the Importance of the Guru, The Schools of Yoga, Chakras & Psychology of Yoga, Mudra & Mantra, Bandhas & Kriyas, Ayurveda, The Business of Yoga: Professional Info for the Yoga Teacher, Yoga for Seniors & Motion Restriction (Chair Yoga), Intro to Pre Natal Yoga, Yoga for Kids, The Seven Moving Principles AND all the Asana Breakdowns for teaching all levels of students (Sun Salutations, Forward Bends, Back Bends, Inversions, Core Strengthening, Balancing & Standing Postures, Hip & Heart Openers).

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Erika Faith is the founder and director of Cloud Nine Yoga Schools, nationally recognized by The Yoga Alliance at the highest level since 2002.

Erika lives by trusting that miracles are waiting around every corner. She has been teaching yoga since 1995 and built Cloud Nine Yoga School in 1999, seeking to create a healing environment through a permission-based model for learning the practice of Yoga. She does this through affirmation, reflection, humor, music, poetry, and prayers. Erika inspires people to find their own source of wholeness by asking the deeper questions that bring personal insight, community awareness, and connection with the Great Spirit.

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