Breath Centered's training is truly geared toward yoga through the life span--from pre-natal to adults with a variety of needs and interests. You will learn not only how to intelligently put together a course that includes appropriate postures, breathing, and meditation practices for a group but also how to work with individuals.
Please review application requirements for the yoga training to determine if you meet them and plan accordingly.
Deborah has been a student of yoga since 1995 and teaching yoga for more than 15 years. Yoga has been part of her own process of healing from injuries and dealing with stress. She has taught students from all walks of life, from pregnant women to active military to senior citizens.
The Movement Intelligence program in Bones for Life is available for continuing education hours through NCBTMB provider Foundation for Movement Intelligence. We are authorized to provide this training through either simply taking weekly classes (preferably for a minimum of 20 hours) or, for those who are interested in pursuing this Feldenkrais Method-based program further, by initializing the student into the teacher-in-training program. If there is sufficient interest in the certification program, the training manuals and the first round of training in all 90 basic level processes will be made available.
Life is stressful enough and going through a teacher training program puts additional demands on your time. Yoga should not be stressful and studying locally allows you to better keep to your existing schedule while gaining the knowledge you need to become a good teacher.
Because viniyoga may be quite different from other styles of yoga you have practiced, you are required to take classes with a viniyoga instructor for at least 6 months in addition to at least 1 year of study in any other yoga style before admission to a training program. This may be either in group classes or through private sessions for developing your own daily practice at home. Any viniyoga teacher may be your instructor but their contact information must be provided to verify that it is in this lineage. Even if you have studied another type of yoga for a long time, you must still meet this requirement before beginning the training in practices. You may, however, participate in studies of yoga philosophy and anatomy prior to completing the practice requirement and those studies will count toward certification.
For students planning to take the 300 hour program when it is offered, the 6 month practice of viniyoga is still required. Completion of a 200 hour program in viniyoga or any other style of yoga is required for admission to the 300 hour advanced program. More details will be posted when available.
The 200-hour training will take place over approximately 12 months. The training will usually involve 1 or 2 weekends each month. Students are also required to keep up with personal study, including assigned readings and yoga practice and to continue their practice in group classes, at-home practice or, preferably, both.
Cost of the 200-hour training is $2000. This total can be divided into 4 or 8 payments and may be paid by check, cash, or automatic debit from a checking account. For students who wish to begin limited studies while fulfilling the 6 month practice requirement, the cost for individual modules will be provided.
Tuition includes all classroom training hours, class manuals and handouts. It does not include cost of classes taken private sessions or required textbooks (which will cost about $100 for the 200 hour program);
The process is simple but not currently available. Once the form is posted, instructions will be provided.
Please contact Breath Centered! See the contact page. A complete syllabus and tentative training schedule can be emailed on request.
Portions of the Yoga Teacher Training program are suitable for serious yoga students who want to deepen their own practice or who are considering entering the training program in the future. They may also be taken by yoga teachers for continuing education to improve certain areas of understanding to enhance teaching skills. Please inquire for more information about when segments will be offered. Those that may be taken without enrolling for the entire training include:
This is a training in a true yoga tradition with roots in India extending back more than 100 years to T. Krishnamacharya. His teachers were unknown sages. T. Krishnamacharya is considered the father of 3 distinct modern styles of yoga--Iyengar (through his student BKS Iyengar), Ashtanga (through his student Pattabhi Jois) and viniyoga (through his son, TKV Desikachar and others). Viniyoga is the yoga that was taught later in the life of Krishnamacharya and by TKV Desikachar in their healing work at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai. Teachers at KYM continue this work today. In the U.S., this lesser-known branch of yoga is carried on by Gary Kraftsow, Mark Whitwell, Chase Bossart, Dolphi Wertembaker, and others. This training prepares students to teach individualized yoga in addition to group classes.
Aromatherapy is the use of fragrant essential oils to benefit body, mind and spirit. Deborah has completed professional aromatherapy certification with the American College of Health Studies and done additional study in clinical aromatherapy, use of hydrosols and botanical perfumery. She has also studied with a teacher with a background in traditional English aromatherapy massage and spa techniques. The training closely follows National Association for Holistic Aromatherapists guidelines for training requirements providing education in the following areas:
A full training for people not licensed in any type of healthcare will also be offered in the near future. This will include all the necessary additional training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, and other areas to provide appropriate consulting services when working with the general public.
The Sounder Sleep System makes use of the two opposing principles of the nervous system--excitation and inhibition to induce relaxation and sleep by way of small, rhythmic movements. The core principle of the Sounder Sleep System is that we can use these small gentle movements to initiate and amplify the inhibitory process at will to encourage a calming of the nervous system and deep, restful sleep. The continuing education program for massage therapists requires attendance of 12 one-hour experiential classes where all 16 techniques will be learned, as well as a 2-hour workshop that will cover the principles of excitation and inhibition, what constitutes "normal" sleep patterns, cultural variation in sleep, and more.
The training program adheres to all requirements of Yoga Alliance and includes: