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Yoga Teacher Training 

“The teacher training program at ABT Yoga is nothing short of transformative. Ken Lidden offers teacher training that goes well beyond the nuts and bolts of asanas to dive deep into yoga’s ethical and spiritual aspects as well. Students learn to offer classes that are inclusive, accessible, and rooted in kindness. Outside of regularly scheduled weekly classes, Ken is available for office hours to focus on specific student questions and practice teaching. Office hours happen both one on one and in small groups, and are a wonderful way to gain confidence and refine skills. As someone who went through the teacher training program while working full time, I greatly appreciated Ken’s flexibility in being available for office hours on evenings and weekends. ABT’s teacher training program gave me the tools and support that I needed to become the teacher I want to be.”

   200 Hour Boutique Yoga Teacher Training Program

Program starts Thursday, September 13th, 2018.
Spaces still available.
Contact 978.551.6699 to register interest or ask questions.

COURSE INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the ABT Yoga community, a vibrant, yoga centered space with over 200 regular members; a community where everyone is supported.

ABT Yoga is a working studio with over 30 yoga classes per week and over 15 weekly private sessions, open since 2007.

The cost of the program is $3,600, which entitles the student to:

  • All books and materials.
  • Weekly office hours with instructors for mentoring and guidance.
  • 40 weeknight classes and 4 weekend intensives.
  • Limited class size to ensure individualized attention.
  • Opportunities to practice teaching, beginning early in the program.

Yoga Alliance Membership (ABT Yoga’s Teacher Training Program is Yoga Alliance approved.)

Our aim is to support our students as they become confident and well-informed yoga teachers, able to work with a variety of students, across all ages and body types.

Our teachers work closely with physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors, andbody workers. Together, they have over 26,000 plus hours of teaching experience since 2001.

COURSE OVERVIEW

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

  • You will explore the physical, emotional and spiritual side of yoga
  • We will delve deeply into the eight limbs of yoga and learn how to live our yoga every day
  • Together, we’ll explore the effectiveness of yoga as an element of healing

You will learn to teach asanas with a mind for safe and effective practices for students of all body types and limitations

PROGRAM DATES/HOURS

Program begins Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at 5:30PM
Weekly classes begin at 5:30PM each Thursday and run until 9:30PM Weekend intensives: Saturday 9AM to 5:00PM and Sundays from 11AM to 5PM

  • November 17th & 18th, 2018
  • February 9th and February 10th, 2019
  • April 20th and April 21st, 2019
  • June 29th and June 30th, 2019
  • No Class Thursday, November 22nd 2018
  • No Class Thursday, December 27th, 2018
  • All programs held at ABT Yoga. 22 South Main Street, Topsfield, MA 01983

COURSE MATERIALS 

  • Books will be handed out on the first day of class
  • Other materials to be provided throughout the course

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  • Attendance in full: 40 weekly Thursday night classes
  • Attendance in full: 4 weekend intensives
  • Completion of ten written (typed) journal assignments on yamas and niyamas
  • Completion of a home practice journal
  • Develop and teach a free community class plan and prepare two additional classes
  • Weekly reading assignments

COURSE FEES

Program cost: $3,600

  • $3,300 if paid in full by September 1st, 2018.
  • Payment plan: Six $600 payments
  • First $600 due by September 1st, 2018
  • Each additional payment due monthly, by the first day of the month
  • $3,100 if paid in full by August 1st, 2018
  • $2,900 if paid in full by July 1st, 2018

CLASS PREPARATION

  • For first class: A yoga mat, meditation cushion if you have one, notebook and pen/electronic note taking device
  • Going forward: Yoga mat, books, notebook and pen/electronic note taking device
  • Read the assigned pages/chapters prior to class
  • Wear comfortable clothing that provides for easy movement

OUTLINE OF CURRICULUM

This is a 200 hour yoga teacher training certification, approved by Yoga Alliance

Techniques, Training and Practice: 100 hours:
This topic includes but is not limited to: asanas, pranayamas, chanting, mudras, mantra, meditation and other techniques.

Teaching Methodology: 25 hoursThis topic includes but is not limited to: communication skills, group dynamics, time management, maintaining boundaries, addressing specific needs of individual and groups, teaching styles, principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting.

Anatomy and Physiology: 20 hours
This topic includes but is not limited to: human physical anatomy, energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). We will apply what we learn to our yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.).

Philosophy, lifestyle, & ethics: 30 hours
This topic includes but is not limited to: study of yoga philosophy, traditional texts (yamas, niyamas, sutras, etc.) and ethics for yoga teachers.

Practicum: 10 hours
This topic includes but is not limited to: practice teaching as the lead instructor, receiving and giving feedback, observing others teach.

Other: 15 hours
Ayurveda. Restorative Yoga. Yin Yoga. Pre Natal.

COURSE COMPLETION

  • All assignments handed in on due date given.
  • A certificate of completion will be provided at completion of assignments and course hours.

STUDENT SUPPORT

Phone/Text/Email: (Texting is preferable)
Ken Lidden:
Phone: 978-551-6699
Email: kenlidden@gmail.com

Designated office hours: to be arranged as the program proceeds.

MISSED CLASSES AND INTENSIVES:

Weekly attendance at the Thursday night yoga class is required as this is part of the 200 hour curriculum. As part of the program, you are allotted three missed classes which can be made up during office hours. Once your allotment of three classes has been used, you can make up the class at a cost of $105 per hour.

If a weekend intensive is missed, it can be made up in a single day session at an extra cost of $500

ABT Yoga
22 South Main Street
Topsfield, MA 01983
www.abtyoga.com
978.551.6699