200HR Foundational Yoga Teacher Training

The 200HR FYTT program is a 10-weekend, year-long extended course that starts in January.

January - November 2018
Program Dates:

Jan 12-14
Feb 9-11
Mar 9-11
Apr 13-15
May 11-13
[No weekend training in June.]
July 13-15
Aug 10-12
Sep 7-9
Oct 12-14
Nov 9-11

Lead instructors:

Stacy Broussard
Jee Moon
Laurie Brockhaus

Times

Fridays - 5pm-9pm (4 hours)
Saturdays - 1pm-8pm (7 hours)
Sundays - 9am-4pm (7 hours)

Location

UB Yoga Maplewood
2812 Sutton Blvd
Maplewood, MO 63143

Tuition

$2600
Payment plan: $2700
($200 deposit due at time of enrollment and 5 payments of $500)

Work/Study

Positions are very limited, and an interview is necessary to be selected for the the work-study program.

Scholarship

One need-based scholarship for 50% off tuition will be awarded for each program. The scholarship application must be submitted by December 1 prior to the course start date.
Questions?
Email program advisor Laurie Brockhaus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 314-421-9642.

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200HR FYTT

The Foundational Yoga Teacher Training Program (200HR FYTT) is designed for committed yoga students who want to intensify their personal practice and develop the skills and confidence to teach others. Our comprehensive curriculum consists of in-depth study of anatomy and alignment for beginning through advanced postures, exploration of yoga history and philosophy, and development of teaching methodology for safe and effective instruction. Our focus on body mechanics, modifications and thoughtful sequencing empowers our instructors to guide a wide range of students through safe and inspirational yoga classes. Graduates are able to confidently teach basic level and open level Hatha yoga.

Features:
  • We introduce a variety of yoga styles such as Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin, and Restorative, but encourage you to develop your individual teaching style.
  • Our instructors foster a collaborative learning environment that is challenging and fun.
  • We prioritize practice teaching with constructive feedback, so you'll feel confident in your instruction by the end of the program.
  • You'll create a yoga program for a specific population that many students have put into practice.
  • You receive free yoga classes at Urban Breath for the duration of the program.

Weekend topics

Weekend One-Enter

Asana/ Technique:
Standing Poses and Balances, Sun Salutation; Intro to Pranayama and Meditation

Philosophy/ Lifestyle:
History of Yoga; Branches of Yoga; Intro to the Yoga Sutra

Teaching Methodology:
Art of Observation

Weekend Two - Ground

Asana/ Technique:
Standing Poses and Balances, Sun Salutation; Intro to Pranayama and Meditation

Philosophy/ Lifestyle:
Yoga’s Move to the West; Eight Limbs of Yoga

Anatomy:
An Understanding of Studying Anatomy in Yoga; Fundamentals and Terms; Intro to the Thigh

Teaching Methodology:
Art of Observation

Weekend Three -Open Up

Asana/ Technique:
Backbends

Philosophy/ Lifestyle:
Yamas and Niyamas (ethical principles); Five Klesas (obstacles)

Teaching Methodology:
Sequencing

Special:
Ashtanga Yoga

Weekend Four- Expand

Asana/ Technique:
Backbends

Philosophy/ Lifestyle:
Subtle Energy and the Chakra System, Mantra and Chanting

Anatomy:
Thigh and Spine

Teaching Methodology:
Sequencing

Weekend Five - Let Go

Asana/ Technique:
Twists and Arm Balances

Philosophy/ Lifestyle:
Mindfulness

Teaching Methodology:
Effective Use of Language in Teaching; Teaching Beginner Classes

Special:
Adapting yoga for pregnancy

Weekend Six - Take Off

Asana/ Technique:
Twists and Arm Balances

Philosophy/ Lifestyle:
Kriyas/ Cleansing Practices; Intro to the Bhagavad Gita

Teaching Methodology:
Assists and Adjustments

Special:
Kundalini Yoga

Weekend Seven- Tune In

Asana/ Technique:
Forward Bends and Hip Openers

Philosophy/ Lifestyle:
Bhagavad Gita, Karma Yoga

Anatomy:
Spine and Review/ mini-test

Teaching Methodology:
Working with Common Health Issues and Injuries; Teaching Open Level Classes

Special:
Yin Yoga

Weekend Eight - Trust

Asana/ Technique:
Forward Bends and Hip Openers

Philosophy/ Lifestyle:
Eightfold Path in Buddhism; Bhagavad Gita: Bhakti Yoga

Anatomy:
Exam

Teaching Methodology:
Working with Common Health Issues and Injuries; Teaching Advanced Classes

Special:
Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra

Weekend Nine - Surrender

Asana/ Technique:
Inversions and Savasana

Philosophy/ Lifestyle:
Bhagavad Gita: Jnana Yoga; Review and Exam

Teaching Methodology:
Teacher-Student Relationships and Ethics of Teaching

Special:
The Yoga Profession

Weekend Ten- Rise

Asana/ Technique:
Inversions and Savasana

Philosophy/ Lifestyle:
Application in Teaching

Teaching Methodology:
Teacher-Student Relationships and Ethics of Teaching

Anatomy:
Anatomy of breathing and bandhas

Please note that, outside of program meetings, students are expected to complete readings and assignments, observe and reflect on group classes, and practice teach.

Questions about the FYTT? Contact Laurie Brockhaus, Program Advisor, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Urban Breath Yoga is a registered as a Yoga School with Yoga Alliance.

Progams topics align with Yoga Alliance standards. Program hours break down as follows:
  • Yoga Techniques, Training, and Practice (100 hours)
  • Teaching Methodology (25 hours)
  • Anatomy and Physiology (30 hours)
  • Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics for Yoga Teachers (35 hours)
  • Practicum (10 hours)

Instructor Stacy Broussard, E-RYT 200
Stacy Broussard has been teaching at Urban Breath Yoga since 2006. After the birth of her first child in 2009, she became certified to teach pre/postnatal yoga in hopes of sharing the comfort and confidence that yoga provided in her pregnancy. She has since taught well over 500 hours of prenatal, postnatal, mother and baby, and prenatal partner yoga classes. In addition to her prenatal training, Stacy is certified in hypnosis for birth and enjoys helping women find comfort in natural childbirth. Stacy's classes offer expectant mothers a place to find strength, community, growth and relaxation as they journey into motherhood.

"I love the program. The program has been planned very well and the teaching is excellent. I love that we have the expertise of 2 (and more) teachers."

"Top notch. The expertise of the teachers is without question the most valuable, but their supportive, humorous interaction with such a large group makes learning challenging subject matter a really enjoyable experience. "

"[I value most] the diversity of the teachers in the program as well as the teachers in the yoga studio. I value gaining such a tremendous amount of knowledge about the whole of yoga."

"I appreciate that it's been much more about internal work, introspection, meditation, and subtle shifts in perspective than perfecting asanas. Even more than any material covered in the program, I appreciate the community of committed yogis supporting each other. We're all really different, but able to share something really special through our mutual commitment to yoga and collective journey into it."

"So far I have been very pleased with the program. It has been a good combination of practice, philosophy and instruction. I have enjoyed the readings, especially the Wise Heart. I like that the program is very diverse in that we are not just learning about one style of yoga. I like that we are also incorporating mediation in as well. I enjoy being able to take as many classes as I want during the training. It allows me a lot of exposure to different teaching styles and yoga styles"

"I have loved every bit of this program. I think it is very well-organized, especially because every weekend has its own theme. It always comes as a nice "package" of things that go together well. I also enjoy that there's a mix of instructors, and that equal time was allotted for "lecturing" and discussion. I like that we often break up into small groups, so we get to know each other. I also appreciated that we were exposed to several types of yoga, ranging from yin to Ashtanga. I also liked that we addressed all sorts of other yoga-related topics too, including diet and whatnot.

I cannot emphasize enough how much I value the people I have met. It is so interesting to meet new people with similar interests and hear their "yoga stories," or what brought them to where they are today. I am grateful that the program is so diverse, representing different genders, races, ages and backgrounds. There is always a range of different perspectives and experiences. The students here are great people; they go out of their way to encourage and be nice to one another. I feel supported by the other students in the program, and I would feel comfortable asking any one of them for help.

Additionally, all of the readings, teachings and discussion on yoga philosophy and meditation practice have really helped me in my life outside of the yoga classroom. I find myself more often now questioning what I do, evaluating my reactions, trying to practice less judgment and more compassion and generally trying to live more presently and mindfully, which has done wonders for my own happiness and wellbeing."

"sculpt your body, calm your mind and touch your soul."

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