Badge-style logo for the Yoga Alliance's RYT 200 designation for yoga teachers

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

The VIDA Hot Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training will take a deep dive into the practice of yoga, how to share it with others in a meaningful way and your understanding of yourself and how you show up in the world.

You will learn how to teach power yoga classes that are based on intuitive sequencing, alignment and breath while encouraging freedom, strength and fun on the mat. In addition to the power yoga format you will also learn an alignment focused, slow, meditative format.

Teacher Training Program Benefits

Graduates of our training program will take with them a comprehensive understanding of the practice of yoga as well as how to apply it to your daily life through both teaching and your relationship with self and others. Many trainings emphasize reading and lecture. While we certainly value these elements in our training, we heavily emphasize the teaching aspect of teacher training and you will be practice teaching on day two!

You will walk away from this program with the ability to sequence a yoga class and confidently deliver it to others standing in your personal power and speaking from your authentic voice. You are ready NOW to transform your practice and your life!

Whether your goal is to grow your yoga practice, become a teacher or connect with yourself and others on a deeper level, the VIDA Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training will help get you there!

Next Session: Spring 2019

Our next teacher training program will start in Spring of 2019 following the completion of our current program. Sign up to get email announcements so you don’t miss out…

Dates

September 28-30
October 12-14*
October 26-28
November 9-11
November 16-18
December 7-9
January 4-6*
January 11-13

Schedule

Fridays: 5-8:30 p.m.
*On October 12 and January 4, Friday schedule will be 12:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturdays: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sundays: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Each training day will include several short breaks and one long meal break.

Curriculum

VIDA Hot Yoga’s teacher training emphasizes teaching early and often with additional requirements to assist in live classes at our studio. Trainees will teach in small groups and with partners throughout training and lead a community class prior to graduation. Topics covered in our curriculum include:

  • Asana foundations and technique
  • Alignment principles
  • Anatomy and physiology of Yoga
  • Ashtanga
  • Ayurveda
  • The business of yoga
  • Yoga ethics
  • Chakras
  • Hands-on assisting and adjustments
  • Yoga philosophy
  • The eight-limb path
  • Yoga Sutras
  • Yoga history
  • Pranayama
  • Nutrition to support practice
  • Considerations for prenatal students
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Deep stretch and relaxation
  • Myofascia and release techniques
  • Class sequencing
  • Voice and presence
  • Class messaging and theming
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Empowering students for success on the mat

What Style of Yoga Will I Be Certified to Teach?

Our methodology will prepare you to teach power yoga as well as slower, meditative, alignment-based yoga. We will also explore the fundamentals of other styles such as Ashtanga and restorative.

You will be given a power sequence to memorize and teach for the purposes of this training but up to you how you would like to serve through yoga after completing training. We are a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School and our curriculum meets the guidelines set forth by Yoga Alliance for 200-hour yoga teacher training.

Upon the completion of your training, you can register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200. This designation will allow you to seek teaching positions at yoga studios, gyms and anywhere else offering yoga classes.

How To Prepare for Training

You can best prepare for training by purchasing the required books and getting a start on becoming familiar with them. It’s also advised that you regularly attend power yoga classes. There is no set level of “skill” required to enroll in yoga teacher training so don’t stress about what you can and cannot do from a physical practice standpoint.

Prior to the start of training you will receive a full onboarding email with all of the important information you need to know about training, as well as the full reading schedule.

Required Reading

  • The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I by Ray Long
  • Outliers
  • The Four Agreements
  • Judgement Detox Gabrielle Bernstein
  • The Heart of Yoga
  • Light on Yoga
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Who Should Apply?

The biggest barrier that many potential trainees face is the “teacher” part of teacher training. This training is for those who want to teach AND those who want to learn more about yoga and deepen their personal practice.

Yoga teacher training is about exploring both your yoga practice and your life. We will coach you on how to teach an intelligent and impactful yoga class in a way that is true to your personality and relationship to the practice. We are committed to your success and supporting your growth in any way that we can.

Registration, Tuition and Payment Plans

VIDA is offering a deferred payment plan with a $500 non-refundable deposit.

Contact Ashley Davis to register or for more information.

Full Price:  $2,895.00

  • $500 non-refundable deposit (counts towards tuition)
  • Deferred payment plans available

Current RYT Price:  $2,495.00

  • $500 non-refundable deposit (counts towards tuition)
  • Deferred payment plans available

Deferred Payment Plan Details

  • $500 non-refundable deposit
  • 1st payment of $598.75 due October 1st
  • 1st payment of $598.75 due November 1st
  • 1st payment of $598.75 due December 1st
  • 1st payment of $598.75 due January 1st

Lead Teacher – Jen Eddins

Lead Teacher, Jen Eddins. A 10 year veteran of the fitness industry, Jen is an E-RYT 200, Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, personal trainer, group exercise instructor, health and fitness blogger and published author.

Jen completed her 200 hour teacher training at Y2 in Charlotte, NC. During her time with Y2 Yoga, Jen was a member of the management team, serving as lead teacher and marketing director. She was also a co-lead for five 200-hour teacher training programs. Jen has been teaching public yoga classes, workshops and trainings in the Charlotte area and on the east coast for over seven years and has over 3,000 hours of teaching experience.

A skilled writer, Jen shares daily updates about food, fitness, yoga and life on her blog Peanut Butter Runner. She is the author of two books, Ultimate Plank Fitness and The Complete Guide to Yoga Inversions. Jen is also affiliated with the Wanderlust 108 as a presenter and is an alumni ambassador for Lululemon.

Jen’s yoga practice of choice is power flow with roots in Ashtanga yoga. She is passionate about intelligent and creative sequencing, safe but free movement and empowering her students around their physical and emotional strength. Jen teaches a strong power flow that is accessible to students of all levels.

Yoga teacher Jen Eddins pictured in a yoga pose

Assistant Trainer – Ashley Davis

Owner, Instructor, Teacher Trainer at VIDA Hot Yoga

Ashley experienced a natural progression into the health and fitness industry. As a former Division 1 NCAA college swimmer, as well as a spinning and group exercise instructor for almost 20 years, health and fitness are a vital part of her personal and professional life.

In addition to barre, pilates and spinning certifications, Ashley holds the designation of 200-RYT and is currently pursuing the designation of 500-hour RYT from Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville, NC. Ashley’s training in Ashtanga-based power yoga from Y2 in Charlotte, NC has formed a foundation for VIDA’s popular signature style of hot power yoga.

Ashley has a doctorate in nursing and master’s degrees in specialties of anesthesia and women’s health. She teaches at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and is a founding partner and owner of a successful anesthesia management company. Ashley has applied her experience in academia toward the development and implementation of The VIDA Hot Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training Program. She teaches the anatomy, physiology and business of yoga components of VIDA’s teacher training curriculum.

Photo of Ashley Davis, Yoga Teacher Trainer and owner of VIDA Hot Yoga

Assistant Trainer – Laura Hays

MD, FACEP, RYT-200

Laura began practicing yoga almost 20 years ago while attending The Art Institute of Boston. Her background in dance and studies of the arts made yoga a natural fit. As her career path took a sharp turn, she became more engrossed in the practice, finding great physical and spiritual growth.

While attending Tufts Medical School in Boston, Laura trained with YogaFit and began teaching yoga and pilates. She found a particular niche in reaching out to the community through yoga. When Laura moved to Charlotte in 2009 she began practicing regularly with some of Charlotte’s most respected yoga teachers and completed her RYT-200 certification at Y2. She now teaches regularly and is actively pursuing a 500-RYT training with a focus in yoga medicine.

Laura is a practicing Emergency Physician and assistant professor at Campbell University School of Medicine. Her focus is on body awareness and the exploration of how breathing techniques, meditation practice and physical postures can work together to help alleviate symptoms of common ailments. Laura is a teacher trainer in the VIDA Hot Yoga 200-RYT Training Program.

Photo of Laura Hays, a yoga teacher trainer and physician

More Information

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have additional questions that weren’t covered in this overview. We are happy to chat! You can email ashleydavis@VIDAhotyoga.com.