Interested in joining our 2024 program?
If you’re feeling called to guide others to find their center, explore themselves on the mat, and embrace the possibilities of yoga, let us help you develop the skills to feel comfortable and confident in teaching.
Our in-depth instruction will help you expand your awareness, add to your knowledge base and provide you with a community to explore the teacher (and person) you want to be. There will also be opportunities for you to practice teaching in a small group setting throughout the ten-weekend program so you can fine tune your craft and delivery. This is a hybrid program, meaning you will be able to complete portions online, as well as in-person contact hours- offering you flexibility with your learning.
If you’re unsure if teaching is for you, our program is also an amazing opportunity to give depth to your personal practice and broaden your understanding of yoga. Through movement, stillness, mindfulness + meditation, we can all come hOMe to ourselves- so don’t wait to reap the benefits of opening your next chapter!
If you’re ready to welcome a challenge, and open yourself and others to the possibilities of yoga, come be a part of our community!
Why Pick The Yoga & Bodywork Collective?
*Beginning in 2024, Our Training Will be Hybrid With Online Hours As Well as In-Person Contact Hours.*
Avoid the traffic and intensity of the city, and get your 200 hour certification at our gorgeous studio in the tranquil, grounding mountains of western North Carolina.
Our program is more affordable than any other we’ve found in the Southeast.
If you’ve wanted to try a yoga teacher training program but felt like you weren’t up to the challenge, know that our course is accessible and realistic, for all ages, body types, and levels of experience.
At WYC, we offer real yoga for real people: making yoga accessible for you.
It’s not about forcing your body to look a certain way in a particular shape; it’s about learning how to express the poses in your body, safely and comfortably. It’s about how it feels and how it can cultivate health and wellness for your whole being: physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Although Yoga originated in India thousands of years ago and is typically associated with Hinduism, Yoga isn’t a religion – and we don’t make it one! While Yoga acknowledges the unseen presence of spirit or soul – and seeks to reconnect body & soul – we don’t adhere to any particular dogma.
Some YTT programs incorporate yoga’s religious traditions into their syllabus and teach it along with the other course material. While we respect everyone’s spiritual path and honor the lineage of yoga science & philosophy, we don’t endorse or teach any dogma.
We’ve gotten feedback that some other YTT programs don’t offer enough (or any!?) actual practice in teaching yoga. These students learned and experienced a lot, but they graduated from those programs feeling woefully unprepared to actually teach.
Our graduates appreciate getting lots of practice leading a class – both in and outside of the group – giving them the confidence, tools, resources, and support to start teaching upon graduation (if they choose).
We offer a 10 month hybrid program – with at least 4 weeks in between each class – providing structure, consistency, and space to absorb the content. We encourage you to start the reading list as soon as you sign up, as this will cultivate balance & calm during the program! 🙂
This is a hybrid training program with content available online for review before each weekend with contact hours as follows:
Saturdays: 12-5 PM
You will be required to review information and complete online quizzes prior to the in-person sessions.
Weekend 1: Jan 27 – 28, 2024
Weekend 2: Feb 24 – 25
Weekend 3: March 23 – 24
Weekend 4: April 20 – 21
Weekend 5: May 18 – 19
Weekend 6: June 22 – 23
Weekend 7: July 20 – 21
Weekend 8: August 17 – 18
Weekend 9: September 21 – 22
Weekend 10: October 19 – 20
You can get a good idea of what to expect from the syllabus in the detailed schedule above.
The program will provide a solid foundational exploration of:
- Anatomy & Physiology, especially as it relates to Yoga
- Basics of common yoga poses: breakdown & alignment
- Yoga Philosophy, including Ayurveda, Tantra, Sutras, and more
- Yamas / Niyamas / Ethics
- Yoga for Trauma, such as for veterans, recovering from injuries, healing from childbirth, etc.
- and the following Yoga styles**: Flow & Ground :: Buti Yoga :: Yin :: Vinyasa Flow :: Hot Stone Restorative :: Yoga Nidra :: Myofascial Release :: Arm Balances & Inversions :: Gentle & Chair Yoga :: and much more!
Click the button below to download, or print, a copy of the required reading list for the program.
A $500 non-refundable cash, check or credit deposit will hold your place in the program and qualify for the pricing listed below. You can make payments up until the first day of class and at that time the balance is due in full. Space is limited.