About the Program
The Bright From The Heart Yoga & Wellness Virtual Teacher Training program is an in depth 200-hour training program that is grounded in a holistic and experiential approach. We are beyond excited to announce, beginning 2019, all of our Certified Yoga Teacher Training Programs will give back in some way to organizations that make a difference in the community, and the world. Our main nonprofit we will be supporting is Uplands PEAK Sanctuary, but if you have an organization you would like to support by offering this program to your members/supporters let us know and we can get that setup! The more people, animals, and organizations we help the better! This is a unique program founded in love that we are very proud of and hope to take it global to reach, support, and fundraise for as many nonprofits as possible.
Those enrolling in the Virtual YTT also get FREE access to the online monthly membership classes throughout the course of your Virtual YTT program.
Our Yoga Teacher Training offers people an exploration into their own personal practice. YTT isn't just about yoga posture, it is so much more! It teaches how to apply yoga philosophy to every day life using The Yoga Sutras as guidance. Those completing the Virtual program WILL receive a certificate, and if the graduate is interested in sharing yoga with others, graduates of the program will be able to use their certification when applying for instructional positions at studios, gyms, or wanting to have their own business. If you are wanting to register with the globally recognized Yoga Alliance, you must also enroll in the Ala Carte YTT Contact Hours Program, in addition to the Virtual YTT For You & Non Profits . The Ala Carte options is available for those that can attend in person at the main studio site - 7027 Hughes Ave. Crestwood, KY- and is with the lead teacher, who will contact you after registering to arrange a schedule that works for the both of you. This certifies that the graduates of Bright From The Heart Yoga & Wellness Teacher Training have met, and exceeded, the standards set by Yoga Alliance.
Requirements to join this Virtual program...
1. Access to internet/computer for content (Word viewing capabilities for PDF documents).
2. Viewing and audio capability for virtual classes (we use Freeconferencecall and Zoom (free account) for audio recording and/or for live group check-in calls).
3. By enrolling in this program you are agreeing that you have reviewed and accept all course details, refund policy, accountability, student termination discretion, investment policy, program end date and course material due date in order to qualify to receive physical certificate of completion (course material due dates given in binder welcome packet), and have completed and returned the applicaiton.
4. By enrolling in this program, you acknowledge that a portion of student investment will be donated to a non profit through Bright From The Heart.
5. If opting for the Ala Carte YTT Contact Hours Program to get certification that can be registered with Yoga Alliance, you acknowledge that that is an additional investment cost to cover in-person training - to be scheduled at a time(s) convenient to the lead teacher and student, and must be completed by due date given in binder welcome packet to qualify for physical certificate.
If paying in full use code: YTT2019 to receive $100 discount
If choosing payment plan contact: email@example.com to set up.
While the program is in-depth for a reason, we realized that by allowing flexibility in the schedule through online instruction we were able to open the door to more people by creating access to a program many are interested, but just can't commit to because of in-person weekends that conflict with other obligations. Through the virtual classroom students can move at their own pace throughout the program length, allowing more people to further their wellness journey.
The program is open to all individuals who are interested in deepening their personal yoga practice, and while many take the course for their own knowledge, some students want to share their knowledge by teaching others. This program will give each student the necessary education and background needed to share with others in a safe and confident manner.
This is an amazing experience for everyone! Students learn so much through teacher instruction, guest teachers/leaders with expertise in specific areas (some examples may include - pregnant students, essential oils, and/or an Ayurvedic diet), participation in positive, life-changing, classes, and through involvement with a nonprofit of choice to practice Seva (Karma) Yoga (the act of selfless service).
Note - *For those that are local - there is also another option available at this time = Private small group flex-schedule - which allows the students to create their own personal group of friends and/or family, where the group and lead teacher agree on a schedule that works for everyone, instead of having a pre-set schedule.
The following areas are covered:
•Yoga History and Philosophy •Asana – Form, Benefits and Contraindications •Pranayama & Meditation •Kriyas, Chanting, Mantra, •Practice Teaching •Various Teaching Styles •Qualities of a Teacher •Business Aspects of Teaching Yoga •Anatomy & Physiology •Physical and Subtle Bodies •Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers •Language and Voice •Class Sequencing •Practicum - which includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing/giving feedback. Additionally, the practicum can include assisting students while someone else is teaching.
Virtual Program only =
- If opting for payment plan a $300.00 non-refundable deposit must be paid to reserve your spot in the training.
- Application and deposit of $300.00 must be received to be considered for the upcoming program.
W/ Ala Carte Contact Hours =
- All points listed in Virtual program as well as
Private In-Person Group =
- $2600 per person, $200 discount if paid in full
Pay $300 deposit here - , *specify the program you are signing up for in the notes section. After review of application you will be invoiced via PayPal. Registration closes Friday, February 1st, 2019, to allow time to mail out welcome binders.
After the $300 deposit, an 6 Month payment schedule is available for those who would like to pay on a monthly basis. Full payment of the course is required in order to receive actual certificate.
*One local company has this program on their list of reimbursable school programs. See if your company or business will do the same!
The training costs include, but are not limited to:
•Application fee •Testing fees •Material fees (paper, handouts)
Online module maintenance and instruction
• For Ala Carte - Contact hours associated with the training and lead teacher
•Yogic food preparation and cooking class virtual demo
• Studio/Platform maintenance fees
•Guest speakers, teachers •A 200-hour certificate for ALL graduates, and for those completing the Ala Carte option one that is recognized by Yoga Alliance (this does NOT include registering with Yoga Alliance, that is a separate fee paid directly to Yoga Alliance if the student wishes to be registered with them).
Required Materials (not included in your tuition)
The Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali – Sri Swami Satchindanada
Living Your Yoga – Judith Lasater
Yoga Anatomy 2nd Edition – Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews
Chakra Workbook – Pauline Wills
The Complete Guide of Yin Yoga – Bernie Clark & Sarah Powers
Jivamukti Yoga, Practices for Liberating Body & Soul – Sharon Gannon & David Life
Yoga: The Iyengar Way – Silva, Mira & Shyam Mehta
The Power Of Breath - Swami Saradananda
If for some reason your application is denied, your deposit will be returned in full. Due to time and materials put into this program the following policy regarding refunds is in place: a.) If the program has NOT begun, and you decide not to continue with the program, you forfeit your deposit, and are eligible for a refund on any other payments beyond the deposit. b.) If you decide not to complete the program once the program has begun, you forfeit the deposit and you will be billed for 50% of the total program cost ($900).
The Teacher Training Program requires attendance in at least 3 of the live call check-in sessions. Attendance is mandatory, all lessons, homework, quizzes/tests must be completed/turned in by specified end date in binder. Instances of an emergency will require approval from the lead instructor.
Graduation Requirements For Certification
•185 class hours •Completion of yoga posture worksheets (67 required in all for this program) •Completion of Chakra workbook and Chakra worksheet •All reading assignments and other homework assignments per syllabus complete •Quizzes and essay’s complete
• 65 Hours practice teaching, which require tracking through log sheets *Additional hours for Ala Carte
•2 Tests both of which include written, essay, vocal and physical asana
•Program paid in full
*Those not having met all requirements by their last lesson release will have an additional 3 months to turn in all course work in order to still be eligible for certification.
Program kicks off with a LIVE welcome call - February 22 6pm EST - We cannot wait to "meet" you, join us in a transformative journey!
Although this is virtual - tell friends and family about it, maybe they want to enroll too, and you can have a virtual study group with one another through FaceTime, Skype or Google - share the experience together!
Application - download, sign and return via mail or email *(please specify which program you are signing up for - Virtual, Virtual+Ala Carte, or private small group, and if creating a small private group, include the other members names).
If you are a Sanctuary and are interested in hosting a Yoga Teacher Training Program through your location contact us here - firstname.lastname@example.org.