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with Susan Van Nuys and Angelika Stadel
Hosted by East Meets West Yoga Center in Vienna, Virginia

The Health Advantage Yoga Center is a registered school with the Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level.

Program I Schedule & Logistics I Schedule I Requirements I Info Meeting I Cost I Registration I Instructors

The teacher training program is for experienced students who are interested in learning to teach yoga. This course prepares prospective instructors to teach over 50 basic yoga poses.

Participants are trained in the following areas:
•See and teach alignment and action in poses

•Basic anatomy and therapeutic principles as they relate to the poses
•Assisting and adjusting
•Use of props
•Working with pregnant students and students with injuries
•Teaching relaxation and restorative poses
•Introduction to yoga philosophy
•Pranayama techniques
•Meditation techniques
•Effective communication

Each participant receives extensive philosophy handouts and the HAYC Teacher Training Manual containing detailed instructions for each pose. The manual is an invaluable teaching resource which includes illustrations, preparations, variations, benefits and areas of misalignment for each pose, suggestions for teaching progressions and ample space for notes.

The following text is required:

The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga
by Ray Long, MD FRCSC

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Friday evening sessions meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday sessions are 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday sessions are 9:00 to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. We will meet on Friday, Saturday and Sunday all weekends except the first and last when we will only meet on Saturday and Sunday. The final class on September 17, 2017 will end at 1:00 p.m.

Teacher training classes are held at East Meets West Yoga Center in Vienna. Attendance at a minimum of 30 of the 34 weekend sessions is required. Hours missed must be made up through homework assignments and workshops.

In addition to class meetings, students are required to observe and assist EMW and HAYC instructors in 20 classes over the course of the program. These classes Students who will be scheduled individually with each successfully fulfill participant. In order to gain a broader the requirements experience of various approaches to yoga of the yoga teacher instruction, participants are required to attend training program beginning classes at other yoga centers three times during the year.

Students who successfully fulfill the requirements of the yoga teacher training program will receive a certificate of completion. HAYC is a registered school with the Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level. Upon successful completion of the requirements, participants may contact the Yoga Alliance for registry.
The course meets on the following dates:




September 17-18

October 21-23

November 18-20

January 6-8

February 3-5

March 10-12

April 21-23

May 19-21

June 23-25

July 28-30

August 25-27

September 16-17

•Continuous study in an alignment-based yoga style for two years
•Regular yoga practice of one hour four times per week
•Completion of at least two Yoga 2 courses
•Enrollment in a Yoga 2 class or higher for the duration of the program
•Desire to help students grow and develop through yoga

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There will be two information meetings where we discuss the teacher training program and answer your questions.
Friday, July 29, at 7:00 p.m. at The Health Advantage Yoga Center in Herndon
Sunday, August, 20 at 4:00 p.m. at East Meets West Yoga Center in Vienna

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The cost of the teacher training program is $3,000. A $700 deposit is required to reserve your space in the course. Final tuition payment is due on or before August 29, 2016. No refunds are given after August 29, 2016. To keep costs low, checks are preferred. There will be an additional 3% charge for credit card payments. Make all checks payable to EMW.

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To register for the teacher training program, complete an application (PDF or Word) and East Meets West Yoga Center Registration form (PDF or Word), both of which are available online and at both studios' front desks. Send them to East Meets West Yoga Center, 8227 Old Courthouse Road, Suite 310, Vienna, VA, 22182 with the deposit. All deposits will be held until January. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance, and the deposit will be returned to anyone not accepted into the program.

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Susan Van Nuys, E-RYT 500,
is the director of The Health Advantage Yoga Center. She has been a yoga practitioner since 1989 and began teaching in 1997. Susan has studied with many world-class teachers, focusing on alignment-based styles. Susan received a BS degree in computer science and linguistics from the College of William and Mary and she particularly enjoys applying the logic she learned while programming computers to the progressive teaching of yoga poses. Susan’s approach is warm and clear with an appreciation of individual differences.

Angelika Stadel, E-RYT 200, started her yoga journey in 1996 at HAYC and completed the HAYC Teacher Training Program in 2001. Her main teachers are Susan Van Nuys and Doug Keller. She studied with various senior teachers and trained in India at the Iyengar Institute to deepen her practice and understanding of yoga. In 2010 she completed the training and practicum “Yoga for Scoliosis” with Elise Miller. Angelika holds a degree in French and German literature and a Masters in Teaching French and English. As a teacher of yoga she loves to guide students along the path of self-discover

Also contributing to our teaching training program are:
Maureen Clyne, RYT 500: Philosophy
Patricia Pao, E-RYT 200: Chakras
Mary Rubard, RYT 200: Anatomy
Erin Scherger, E-RYT 200: Prenatal Yoga

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