Our training is hosted in a small community in breathtaking McCaysville, GA in our working family orchard. We are approved by the Yoga Alliance teacher training course.
Encompassed in nine life-changing weekend sessions, students will immerse themselves in the deeper aspects of yoga to begin exploring their own personal practice and how to apply those teachings beyond the mat. This 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training and Certification Course combines both Yoga and its sister science of Ayurveda. We’ll dig beyond the surface and dive deeply into practices that nourish your personal experience of yoga to provide a great foundation for seekers to begin their practice of Hatha yoga. Our Team is excited to bring together a tribe of people seeking to grow spiritually, mentally, and physically stronger and here exists a safe space for you to be nurtured and supported in your personal yoga journey. The 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Folk is designed and executed to suit the requirements of seekers who have just begun the practice of yoga as well as seekers who have been practicing for a while.
Students will explore and create a strong foundation of knowledge covering asana, pranayama, meditation, Ayurveda, and yoga philosophy. Delving into Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra's you will learn how to apply them to your life experiences.
Our goals when you complete this training are for you to:
Learn how to work as a yoga teacher in different settings
Discover how to create and sequence-unique classes
Guide you to find confidence in your ability to teach authentically
Explore what a personal practice looks like in your life.
We will keep our training small in order to provide personal attention to each student in the program. We will limit the training to no more than 20 people in order to build and maintain bonding relationships.
We want to help you find growth in the understanding of what yoga is beyond your mat practice, so in this training we will look at the body then begin to dive deeper in the understanding of our body and its conditioning throughout your personal journey called life. These are just a few of the aspects we explore in this training.
Anatomy & Physiology
We will study human anatomy and how the body works within yoga poses, how to make modifications and how to assist clients in these poses. We will gain a greater understanding of how muscles and joints work together and to look at the differences between a "tight" muscle and a joint limitation. We will discuss the why’s and how’s of yoga postures.
Techniques, Training & Practice
We will study in-depth posture focus using multiple techniques such as: demonstrating the yoga pose, adding verbal cues, talking about modification options, for different variations, showing hands-on assists. We will then allow students ample time for practice with hands-on training.
We will look at the layers of the subtle bodies of yoga. Exploring the chakra system and how they relate to our lives and the choices we make. You will gain greater knowledge in understanding the role each chakra plays and how it correlates to the other chakras. We will then learn how we can use Asana, pranayama, meditation and the sister science of Ayurveda to help bring your chakras into balance. We will also study the yoga sutras of Patanjali, looking at what the 8 limbs of yoga are and how they apply to your practice in order to help grow and expand your life. The sutras are about learning to create balance and equanimity, to find peace in your life and harmony with the greater whole. The art of right living has been practiced in India for thousands of years and the foundations of yoga philosophy were written down in the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. This sacred text details the inner workings of the mind and provides a guide for controlling its restlessness so as to enjoy lasting peace. We will keep our training small in order to provide personal attention to each student in the program. We will limit the training to no more than 20 people in order to build and maintain bonding relationships.
Our Training Program Information
We are committed to providing you the required knowledge to become a successful yoga practitioner no matter where your path leads you after the training. We will be using multiple formats to help meet Yoga Alliance standards. For the 200 YTT we will be using ZOOM in a live format to meet between our scheduled in-person meetings, these zoom meetings will be approximately 60 minutes. This is to give you support from your tribe and teacher assistance throughout the entire journey. You will be provided with a timeline to ensure you are prepared when live discussions take place. We will be meeting in-studio at Deep Roots Orchard and take advantage of our outdoor space anytime the weather permits. You will also be required to attending a minimum of 12 yoga classes over the five-month course. You may take up to 15 at no charge.
To Be Determined
These classes are mandatory for 200 YTT
The Heart of Yoga by T. K. V. Desikachar
The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice by Deborah Adele
Wheels of Life: A User's Guide to the Chakra System by Anodea Judith
"Anatomy coloring Book"
"Teachers Toolbox" by LePaige
All books are included in the tuition, this ensures that your books will be available on the first day of training.
Those living in Blue Ridge and surrounding area are required to attend classes with a registered yoga teacher who is at least an E-200 or one of our online classes with Yoga Folk. Any student living further than 40 miles out of town can attend the required classes at other approved locations.
Registration is a process that has two steps so that we can determine if Yoga Folk and our training module are appropriate for you. If you have just begun your yoga journey, looking to find your voice as a yoga teacher or you are just looking to deepen your personal practice, we are more interested in motivation, commitment, and vision. The first step is to complete the online application and delivering it by email or hand to the studio. In the second step, we will conduct a brief interview once we have received your application. What is included in your training? You will be provided with a binder that throughout the course that you will fill-in with handouts worksheets and guides to help support you on your yoga journey during training and long after the training. We will be incorporating videos to help you prepare for our focused talks on yoga theory, breathwork, poses. You will have access to these videos for the entire training and 6 months post training. We will keep class size small, and you will have an assigned teacher assistance that will be available to you by email and our FB group. We want you to know we understand this is a challenging course, but we want to see you succeed and thrive.
Course Leader: Amanda Dilbeck 500 E-RYT, CE, P-RYT Meditation 300hr
Teacher Assistance: Beth Petrillo 200 RYT
The 200-hour course fee is $2,775 this includes all books and supplies need for the training. An early payment discount of $250 applies to those who pay in full. We require a deposit of $250, in order to reserve your space, this deposit is non-refundable unless the studio sees a reason this training may not suit the student or studio. We accept many payment options to make this training as accessible as possible.