The Glowing Body Teacher Training

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self” – Bhagavad Gita

Our Mission

First and foremost, we think graduates need to feel at home in their practice, and feel comfortable stepping into the role of teacher. We aim for our graduates to have a solid base from which to maintain a lifelong relationship with Yoga.

We believe – in a world full of trainings and certifications – it is most important to learn to be discerning and to think critically about your practice.

This program introduces you to the bigger picture of Yoga, and to the professionals in our community who have more to share than what you can glean in a weekly, drop-in class.

We do not believe that a one year certification is the only thing you need to be an established yoga teacher, but it is a structured place to begin, and will be the foundation from which you develop expertise in years to come.


Choose Your Path

Our program spans 12 weekends and is designed to honor two paths:

1) Those who would like to deepen their understanding and practice, but may not be interested in teaching (Immersion)

(2) Those who want to develop yoga teaching skills (Teacher Training).

The first 7 weekends are Immersion and the next 5 weekends are Teacher Training.

Immersion

The Immersion is great for any person interested in Yoga as a means to health and well-being. Whether your aim is to learn more about Yoga, to commit to consistent practice, or to eventually become a teacher, this Immersion is a launching point that will empower you to find YOUR practice while connecting you to longstanding educators in our community. Form unique bonds with your peers and enjoy the effects Yoga may have on your everyday life.

Note: The Immersion alone does not meet all criteria for becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher. It does count toward teacher certification when paired with Glowing Body Teacher Training. You do not have to plan to complete Teacher Training in order to complete this Immersion.

Teacher Training

Ready to teach? Those who have completed the Glowing Body Immersion will seamlessly transition into our Teacher Training. Participants will gain practical skills for sharing yoga with others. An intensive focus on teaching skills and methodology with ample practicum will prepare you to teach a broad student base, allowing you to tailor your teaching toward the populations you wish to serve.

Note: The Teacher Training alone does not meet all criteria for becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher. It does count toward teacher certification when paired with Glowing Body Immersion. Any yoga teacher wishing to refresh or improve their teaching skills may participate.


Know which path you are on?

 

 

Listen to Kim on the Insisterhood Podcast to learn more about her approach and Glowing Body Teacher Training.

 


*This is a sample timeline. Specific weekends content is may differ from this outline, though all material listed will be covered in the course of training*

Immersion

Weekend 1

Sun Salutations & Transitions
Breath Basics
Bones & Muscles Overview
Yoga Sutras

Weekend 2

Standing Poses
Anatomy of Lower Limbs
Yoga History & Modern Conversations
Fascia & Stretch Science

Weekend 3

Twisting Poses
Anatomy of the Spine
Nervous System & Pain Science
Ayurveda: Lifestyle & Nutrition

Weekend 4

Backbending Poses
Experiential Anatomy through Thai Yoga
Chakras & Energy Anatomy
Breathing Science & Postural Patterns

Weekend 5

Forward Folds
Anatomy of the Hips
Bhagavad Gita
Mantra & Meditation

Weekend 6

Anatomy of the Upper Limbs, Head & Neck
Pranayama Theory & Practice
Bandha, Drishti, Mudra
Immersion Review
Weekend 7
Immersion Knowledge Check
Arm Balance/Inversions
Yoga Karunta

Ready to Immerse yourself?

 

 


Teacher Training

Weekend 8

Teaching Standing Poses
Intro to Sequencing Principles
Observation Skills
Practicum

Weekend 9

Teaching Backbending Poses
Theme Building
Verbal Skills
Practicum

Weekend 10

Teaching Twisting Poses
Ethics
Assisting & Adjusting
Practicum

Weekend 11

Teaching Folds/Inversions
Sequencing Expanded
Yoga with Special Populations
Practicum
Weekend 12
Written & Practical Exam
Business of Yoga Teaching
Closing Ceremony

Ready to become a teacher?

 

 


Program Requirements

Attendance to all sessions is MANDATORY.

Only in extenuating circumstances will make up sessions be scheduled, at the expense of the participant. Make up sessions are not included in program tuition. It is strongly encouraged that absences be avoided.


Immersion Requirements

  • Logged Home Practice
    (At least 2 times per week during program)
  • Group Class Attendance
    (At least once per week during Immersion, included in tuition)
  • Outside Reading Assignments with Reading Guides
    (Average 4 hours per month)

Teacher Training Requirements

  • Logged Home Practice
    (At least 2 times per week during program)
  • Group Class Attendance
    (At least once per week during Immersion, included in tuition)
  • Class Plan Portfolio
  • Outside Reading Assignments with Reading Guides
    (Average 4 hours per month)
  • Teaching Practicum
    (Average 1 hour per week)

Continue the Journey

Meet the Director & Faculty

Tuition &  Schedule


 

 

Please email info@glowingbody.net with questions.