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Teacher Training with Flow Yoga Center
At Flow we offer a 200 hour program designed for those seeking to become yoga teachers, plus special immersions and trainings.
We also offer advanced programs for graduates of 200 hour programs including Shiva Rea's Prana Flow 300 hour training for those wishing to go on to earn their 500hr certification. Finally, we have Continuing Education workshops throughout the year.
Our 200 hour Teacher Training expertly prepares you in the art of teaching yoga in relevant and meaningful ways. Expect to become empowered as you explore the ancient practices of yoga & meditation and learn how to incorporate them in your daily life with heartfelt integrity. We dive into the history, philosophy, anatomy, asana and even deeper in discovering yoga's modern day purpose and relevance. You will sweat. You will get stronger. You will be immersed in meaningful community and make true connections. We get soulful. We work hard. You will discover the magic in reaching beyond your comfort zone. You will grow and transform. You will learn to be a reputable yoga teacher who knows what your gifts are and how to powerfully share them. We expect a lot and we give even more in return. We are committed to your evolution as a teacher.
Flow Yoga Center's 200hr teacher training program is a powerful and rich learning experience designed to exceed the standards set forth by the Yoga Alliance to provide you with an unparalled journey that will prepare you to teach amazing yoga classes and deepen your dedication to your practice. We are proud our 200hr teacher training is recognized throughout the community as "best of" and welcome you to learn more about it and apply.
Flow offers two options to complete the 200hr program: A Spring Intensive and a 6 Month Fall/Winter Immersion (Our Fall 2013 Immersion is sold out).
Whether you are interested in learning to teach yoga or would like to deepen your own practice, Flow's Teacher Training program, is committed to the personal success of every participant. Our 200 hour certification program provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of teaching yoga with an emphasis on the Vinyasa style. Participants will be immersed in a program rich in the full spectrum of all that is yoga: vibrant, purposeful, authentic, conscious, joyful, spiritual and transformative. The program is certified by the nationally recognized Yoga Alliance and upon graduation, participants will receive 200hr RYT Certification.
Each year our team of amazing teachers & guest teachers, led by Debra Mishalove & Brittanie DeChino present an intelligent and unified curriculum that surpasses Yoga Alliance standards. During the training, participants will be encouraged to explore their full abilities in both body and spirit and be prepared to teach yoga with clarity and joy. Expect a a training taught by experienced and knowledgeable trainers who present materials in a clear, engaging style that encourages transformation and success.
Our training will explore physiological, psychological and spiritual aspects of asana, pranayama, and meditation; basic anatomy and physiology of the physical body and subtle energy body. In addition we will cover:
- History and philosophy of yoga through study of ancient yoga texts
- Intensives including Ayurveda, Sanskrit, Bhakti, Ethics, Restorative, Pre-Natal, Marketing, Principles of - Practice, Demonstration, Observation, Teaching, Assists, Practice-teaching sessions, intimate study groups, observing and assisting "live" classes, pratice teaching in our blossoming teacher community class
- Our Training curriculum is registered through the Yoga Alliance and exceeds their standards providing you with the most comprehensive & hands on training we know!
- Not only will you have plenty of opportunity to "practice" teach during the training, you will also have options to assist in our popular public classes and teach our weekly community class.
- Our in-depth training schedule allows for flexibility - which is perfect for someone with a sometimes unpredictable schedule.
- Flow's training program is in its ninth year and our graduates can be found teaching in studios from New York to LA, major corporations, and even running their own studios!
- Flow has been voted "Best" of DC" by City Paper & Washington Post Express. We think it is a direct result of our stellar teaching staff - many who are graduates of our own Teacher Training!
During the teacher training you will be led senior level teachers including Brittanie Dechino, Greg Marzullo and Debra Mishalove as well as visiting nationally recognized master teachers. The variety of teachers presenting work fluidly with each other and brings clarity and comprehension to the course matter.
Training: $3250. In addition you must purchase 5 books- estimate cost $90.
Flow Yoga Center Certification
After completing this 200-hour training, you will receive a certificate making you eligible to register for national registration with the Yoga Alliance. Upon completion of the coursework, and depending on your own practice, you will be prepared to teach beginner to intermediate level classes. The majority of our graduates have secured fulfilling teaching positions and are happily teaching at Flow, other studios, spas & gyms, corporations, non-profit groups and private one-one instruction.
Format and Requirements
Flow offers two options to complete the 200hr program: A Spring Intensive and a 6 Month Fall/Winter Immersion. Trainings consists of more than 200 hours of content with senior Flow teachers led by Debra Mishalove and special guests. Self-Study, group projects and regular yoga classes will be conducted outside of scheduled hours and can be arranged according to your own personal schedule. There will also be opportunities to observe, assist and teach classes and mentor with Flow teachers. The Teacher Training Application must be completed to be considered for acceptance and participation in the program. Participants are encouraged to have a 2-year minimum yoga practice. Please note you must choose either the Summer Intensive or the Fall/Winter Immersion. We cannot combine or mix and match dates.
We realize the majority of participants in the program have time constraints and outside responsibilities, therefore the entire program is designed to support your current lifestyle as you experience your teacher training and deepen your connection to yoga and your practice! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Fall/Winter 2013-2014 200hr Immersion (Sold-Out)
For the majority of the training program, we will meet two or three times a month on weekends at Flow's studios. Trainees are also expected to complete 20 classes at Flow outside of our organized training hours plus home work/practice assignments. Due to special programs and sessions the schedule may be adjusted slightly.
Weekend 1: Sept 20-22: Friday (10am-5pm; Sat 2pm - 9pm and Sunday 8am-4:30pm)
Additional Weekend Hours: Saturdays: 2pm-9pm; Sundays: 8am- 4:30pm
Weekend 2: Sept 28 - 29
Weekend 3: Oct 5- 6
(plus special session Monday Columbus Day 14th 8am-5pm)
Weekend 4: Oct 19-20
Weekend 5: Nov 1-3 (plus special 1/2 day session Friday 1pm - 5pm)
Weekend 6: Nov 16-17
Weekend 7: Dec 7-8
Weekend 8: Dec 14-15
Weekend 9: Jan 11-12
Weekend 10: Jan 18-20 (plus special full day MLK day session Monday 8am - 5pm)
Spring 2014 Intensive 200hr
Below you will find our Spring Training dates. Trainees are also expected to complete 20 classes at Flow outside of our organized training hours plus home work/practice assignments. Due to special programs and sessions the schedule may be adjusted slightly.
10-day Opening Immersion
- Fri ,
- Sun March 9, 8am - 4:45pm
- , 7am - 5:15pm
- Sun March 16, 8am - 4:45pm
4 Weekends: Fridays 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Saturdays & Sundays 12pm
- April 5-6
- April 12 - April 13
4-day Closing Immersion
- Thurs May 1, 8am - 5pm
- Fri May 2, 7am - 5:15pm
- Sun May 4, 8am - 4:45pm
Spring Intensive: This will typically sell out so we recommend that you apply early. Space is limited to 24 participants. Please do not submit payment with application. We will accept payment upon application review and acceptance to the program. Cash or credit are acceptable forms of payment. Spring Intensive 2014 Application
Our program is in its 9th year. Our graduates are teaching throughout DC and beyond -- in studios, corporations, private sessions and three of them have even opened their own yoga centers! Current Flow teachers who have graduated our training program include: Greg Marzullo, Leah Kalinosky, Caroline Weaver, Sierra Weaver, Cory Bryant, Jen Rak, Joline McGoldrick, Istar Guven and Scott Carson!
"Flow's 200-hour teacher training was a transformative experience -- a friendly environment where I was supported, challenged, and encouraged to explore and find my own voice. I immersed myself in all the program had to offer and emerged with a well-rounded foundation for my ongoing yogic education that has sparked a lifelong passion for study, practice, and teaching. I am so grateful!" Caroline Weaver
One of my favorite elements of the Flow's teacher training program is the variety of experiences it offer prospective teachers. From Ashtanga to Jivamukti, classical Hatha Yoga to the revolutionary Prana Flow, students have the opportunity to taste various styles and then incorporate these principles into a unique and evolutionary approach to their own study of yoga. This all culminates in an ignited expression of teaching that is based on continual learning - it doesn't get better than that. Greg Marzullo (check out more testimonials)
I spent a lot of time researching where to take yoga teacher training and am above and beyond happy and satisfied with Flow's program. The studio itself is warm and welcoming. The teachers that run the program are knowledgeable, experienced and supportive. It's the most non-judgemental, fun and accepting environment; no matter your yoga skill level or experience. The best part was that we touched on so many types and styles of yoga and there was a perfect balance between physical practice, philosophy, spirituality, anatomy and more. The teachers and training group were always available for questions and extra help. Flow Yoga Center's YTT was one of the best decisions I've ever made and it truly changed my life! I left the training well-rounded, confident and ready to conquer the world! Arlet Koseian, extendYoga owner/founder, www.extendYoga.com
Teacher training at Flow was truly transformational - it transformed not just my yoga study but the direction of my life! The training is completely comprehensive, covering everything from yoga philosophy to flowing vinyasa, sequencing to sanskrit, anatomy to assisting. The guest teachers are full of knowledge and experience, giving the training a rich fullness and providing each trainee with a rare and unique experience. It prepared me to be the teacher and leader that I am today and i am eternally grateful to Debra and all the teachers at Flow. - Carissa Ciuca, Breathing Room Owner/Director, www.breathingroomme.com