200 Hour TT 2013 Honduras
200 Hour Teacher Training
August 1, 2013 – August 28, 2013
Alignment & FlowYoga
Foundational Thai Massage Training
Reflections has led international training for over eight years. Paula Tursi, the founder and director, has taught yoga for more than twenty years. The program offers a unique opportunity to immerse fully into the yogic lifestyle to not only graduate as a yoga teacher but to become a better person. Complimented with Foundational training in the ancient art form of Thai Massage, Reflections provides a distinct curriculum and sets the bar for yoga therapy and instruction for the future. Embark on a life-changing journey and discover the freedom of yoga, all while being immersed in a spiritual community in the heart of nature.
Brief description or our 28 Day Intensive YTT
You will leave this training certified to teach yoga through Reflections Yoga, a 200 and 500 hour yoga alliance registered school. During the training we will explore the body from a holistic perspective. We will learn the asanas in their classic form as well as from a developmental perspective; you will develop a deep understanding of why the body moves as it does and be able to apply yoga therapeutic techniques to your classes.
Yoga was initially developed to bring health to the organs system in order to create vitality and anti-aging by keeping the inner organ body strong and vital. We will learn how to initiate movement from the organ body and see where some movements can be an expression or, conversely, lack of support of the organs.
As we are a trinity of body, mind, and spirit, Reflections devotes a good portion of the training in helping you to bring to light the things that are blocking your truest expression as a person and teacher. Through the sutras and other various spiritual perspectives you will move through a T series of mini workshop that will help you let go of belief systems that are no longer working for you and bring into your life all that you want and hope to be! Think BIG!
This training will prepare and certify participants to:
- Teach a Vinyasa yoga class with precise adjustments and intelligent sequencing.
- Understand common skeletal problems and develop an understanding of how to work preventively and therapeutically
- Apply Anatomy & Physiology to yoga and movement.
- Understand the breath and instruct appropriate breathing techniques.
- Sit in daily meditation and be able to instruct on the art of meditation from direct experience.
- Students will read and discuss Yoga Sutras, Power of Now and Buddhist teaching as well as attend several mini workshops as the lens to again a better understanding of yourself and eventually your students
- Written and practice assignments, as well as a final written evaluation and teaching demo, round out the program.
Daily schedule will run from 6:30am- 8:30pm
We will hold sessions for 5 days and have the 6th day off; this is subject to change depending on the needs of the group.
It is recommended to use your time off to study and practice teach as well as spend time in quiet and even silence. This is necessary in order to assimilate and digest the work we will be doing together. There is a lot to cover in just 4 weeks and it will require a steadfast commitment on your part in order to complete the course. There will be time for study and practice teaching in order to prepare you for the final. You will be required to keep a journal throughout the program and will need to complete reading and writing assignments on time and there should be no more than one day of absence during the course. Attendance will be taken and more than 2 absences will restrict you from gaining certification.
Keep in mind, this is a journey of self-discovery, a time to release attachments to what is familiar and constricting. In order not to disrupt each other’s process, we will, as a group, abstain from the following during the course: sexual activity, drinking alcohol, smoking or drug use. This is not a time to vacation and party; it is a time for purification and clarity. On the evenings/days you have off, you are welcome to do what you wish as long as it does not disrupt the energy of the group. After the final testing is over, we will have a celebration party and prepare for integration into the real world.
A follow up project as well as 10 karma hours will be required for completion after the training.
A Sample Day
- Meditation 6:30 am – 7:30 am
- Asana Practice
8:00 am – 9:00 am
- Breakfast Break
9:00 am – 10:30 am
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
- Lunch Break
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
- Therapeutics, Adjustments, Sequencing
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
- Yoga Philosophy
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
(This schedule is subject to change)
The core of the program is a one month training sessions at the beautiful Paya Bay beach Roatan, Honduras. The rooms are simple but beautiful. They all have electricity and water. The shared rooms have two single beds. A few single tents are available for a reduced fee.
For more information on the Accommodations go to: http://www.payabay.com/
Two vegetarian meals will be served daily.
The cost of the one month Honduras program will be $4100. Classes, accommodations and food are included in the price of the training This price is based on double occupancy. Texts and teacher training manual are not included in the cost and should be purchased one month before to ensure that you have them in time for the training. You should budget an additional $150 for books. You will be notified of books when signing up. Also, tips for the Paya Bay Staff are not included in total cost and should be budgeted to about $3/day.
Students must have 2 blocks, a yoga blanket and a strap.
Required Book List
Please get these exact books. Condensed or abridged version will not be applicable.
- The Key Muscles of Yoga – Ray Long
- The Anatomy Coloring Book, 2nd Edition – Wynn Kapit
- The Yoga Sutra of Pantanjali – Sri Swami Satchidananda
- The Illustrated Light on Yoga – BKS Iyengar
- The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
- The Places That Scare You – Pema Chordron
Suggested Book List
- Yoga Mat Companion 2-4 – Ray Long
- Anatomy for Backbends & Twists
- Yoga The science of the soul – Osho
- The Living Gita – Sri Swami Satchidananda
- Anatomy Trains -Tom Myers
- Sensing, Feeling and Action – Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen
A $1000 deposit is due upon acceptance to the program. The balance is due July 1st. You can cancel two months before the training begins and receive a full refund minus your deposit. Credit cards are accepted.
The Reflections Yoga teacher training program is fully registered at the 200 hour level with Yoga Alliance. We have recently updated our school to meet the Yoga Alliance E-RYT status.
Upon satisfactory completion of the course, each trainee will receive a Certificate of Completion as a yoga teacher. You will have foundational training in Thai Massage. Trainees who complete the necessary contact hours and non contact hours can register with Yoga Alliance, the national yoga teacher's organization.
Please make sure to include the following with your printed application or mail the requested items after you have submitted your online application:
- $25.00 non-refundable application fee.
$1000.00 deposit. (This $1000.00 deposit ensures you a place if you are accepted. Anyone who submits the $1000.00 deposit and is not accepted for this training will have the full $1000.00 refunded. Anyone who has not sent in their deposit and is accepted to the training must send in the deposit at the time of acceptance to ensure his/her place.) Please make check or money order payable to Reflections Yoga.
One recent photo – headshot, full body or casual snapshot is fine.
Application, attachments and $25 fee should be received by no later than June 21st.
Send application, all attachments and fees to:
c/o Reflections Yoga
250 West 49th Street, 2nd Floor
NY, NY 10019
What people say:
"About the training- My practice is forever transformed. I have learnt how to live my life in awe of the moments in between the moments"-Melodie Rodriguez Naturopath
"The month I spent at this training was perhaps the most transforming experience of my life…I am finally emerging into the teacher who has always been inside of me!"- Katie O'Connell, Educator
Reflections Center for Conscious Living is an urban oasis nestled among giant financial institutions, Times Square, Broadway theaters and luxury high-rises in Hell's Kitchen, midtown Manhattan. We welcome and invite you to transcend the tensions of city life and join us for a "just right" yoga class with some of the best teachers in NYC, an illuminating talk, or a super cool dance party. Come to Reflections and celebrate all of who you are!
Click for info about Reflections' yoga teacher training programs! Reflections Center for Conscious Living specializes in Yoga Teacher Training Programs & Retreats/Holidays/Vacations in Honduras, Costa Rica, India, Guatemala and New York and offers Yoga classes and workshops in New York City (NYC). Reflections prides itself in offering pure and essential yoga.