Join us to build the knowledge and skills requisite for deepening your own practice and understanding of yoga, such that you are prepared to begin teaching yoga to others.
At Willow Street Yoga, we teach sophisticated, inspiring, alignment-focused, and therapeutic hatha yoga. Our unparalleled teacher training program gives you the best WSY has to offer: in-depth study, individualized attention, ample practice and feedback opportunities, and deeper association with one of the nation’s most highly-regarded schools of yoga.
Part I, Foundations of Transformation, will expand your understanding of the practice, postures, and philosophical underpinnings of yoga. Dedicated students and aspiring teachers alike benefit from five months of intensive study in essential pose knowledge and energetics of asana, pranayama, and meditation; musculoskeletal anatomy and basic therapeutics; and an overview of key philosophical concepts.
Part II, Fundamentals of Teaching, will help you learn and practice skills essential for safe, resourceful, powerful yoga teaching. Our immersive program includes monthly weekend intensives and weekly practice/study, authentically empowering you in key skills:
- Offering sophisticated alignment instruction clearly and fluently
- Understanding and addressing common misalignments
- Applying anatomical knowledge to teach safe, therapeutic yoga
- Offering variations for different experience levels and injuries
- Centering and sequencing a well-rounded class
- Conveying the deeper meaning of yoga through inspiring themes
- Stepping into the role of teacher with confidence and conscience
Program graduates are eligible to apply for RYT-200 status with Yoga Alliance.
Joe Miller, E-RYT500, is a co-director and senior faculty member of WSY, and has taught in Teacher Training programs for more than a decade. He has trained extensively in Kripalu, Anusara, and ParaYoga. Joe teaches with humor, sensitivity, and attention to detail. He offers a deep understanding of anatomy and yoga philosophy, and specializes in therapeutic applications of yoga.
Maria Hamburger, E-RYT500, passionately believes in embodying a spirited life, and inspires her students to recognize the light within themselves and manifest it on and off the mat. Maria’s progressive teaching style allows each student to experience their fullest capacity within a supportive atmosphere and with a playful heart. She is a senior faculty member at WSY, and has long taught in its Teacher Training Programs.
Natalie Miller teaches yoga as a whole-life practice that empowers, illuminates, and harmonizes the way we choose to be in the world. Her teaching style blends fluid sequencing, precise alignment instruction, and keen attention to the energetics of practice. Natalie presents complex subjects clearly, helping students to organize and utilize all they know. She co-directs WSY, and created and co-leads its Living Yoga program.
Our program is designed for:
- Aspiring yoga teachers
- RYT graduates seeking to develop their teaching
- Students simply wanting to deepen their understanding of yoga, and of themselves. (These students are welcome to begin by registering for Part I only).
Students must have completed at least two years of regular hatha yoga study in a classroom environment.
Monthly program weekends are held in Silver Spring: Friday 6:30-9p, Saturday 1:30-6p, and Sunday 11:30-4p. During Part II, teachers-in-training attend a weekly Yoga I session as a participant-observer (Sept-Dec), and participate in weekly guided practice teaching (Jan-Mar); there are several days/times for weekly study. Full attendance is mandatory; make-ups of missed weekend sessions are done at student’s expense.
Feb 20-22, 2015
Jan 8-10, 2016
tuition & payment
full program: $3,600 early bird (by Feb 1); $3,975 after.
Part I only: $1,500 early bird (by Feb 1); $1,650 after.
Credit card payment plans are available (please add $80 to total tuition):
Full program: pay ¼ upon enrolling, ¼ on Apr 1, ¼ on Sept 1, and ¼ on Dec 1.
Part I: pay ½ upon enrolling, ½ on Apr 1.
Tuition includes required texts, one full session of Yoga I at WSY, and all additional practice teaching sessions. While enrolled in the program, teachers-in-training enjoy 50% off class registration fees as well as discounted workshop rates.
Graduates of WSY’s Living Yoga programs enrolling in the full training receive a $300 scholarship.
how to apply and register
To apply, please send an email detailing your yoga study (including primary teachers, style(s) of yoga, and length of study) as well as your reasons for wanting to join our program, to [email protected]. Upon acceptance, you must register to secure your spot in the program.
All registrations include a $300 non-refundable administrative fee. Thereafter, refunds are given according to the following schedule: 100% before the first weekend, 70% before the second weekend, 50% before the third weekend, 25% before the fourth weekend. There are no refunds given after the fourth weekend.