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200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program — Yoga Alliance Approved

Become a leader in mind–body exercise. NETA is pleased to announce the launch of our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program designed for both new and seasoned fitness professionals.

Strengthen your own yoga practice, learn how to transform lives and acquire the foundation for safe and effective yoga teaching. NETA’s Yoga Teacher Training is a weekend modular program. Certification courses can be used as stand–alone continuing education opportunities, or completed as a full curriculum to earn the 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher designation.

NETA’s full 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program includes five 2–day certifications, five 1-day certifications, one 3-day certification, and an independent home study. In these courses you will learn:

  • How to build confidence and strength in your yoga practice and daily life
  • How to teach yoga as an all–encompassing workout for the body, mind and spirit
  • How to avoid injury, basic anatomy, and proper yoga alignment
  • How to sequence yoga postures with breathing
  • How to create and teach dynamic yoga classes with progressive levels of difficulty

*Please be advised, a minimum number of registrations must be made in order for the live workshops to take place.


I. Two-day Specialty Certifications

Yoga Foundations

Our intensive, two-day Yoga Foundations workshop provides hands-on experience in teaching beginner yoga formats through a breakdown of 20 poses focused on alignment, safety, variations and breathing techniques. In addition to the basics of class formatting, you’ll discuss yoga history through exploration of the 8 limbs, learn the anatomy and physiology of the nervous and respiratory systems, as well as discover ways to encourage and motivate your participants through verbal refinements and inclusive cuing. This certification will provide two sample beginning yoga classes as well as time for practice under the supervision of an experienced yoga teacher. Yoga Foundations is the first required module for NETA’s 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program or it can be taken as a stand-alone Specialty Certification.

*Individuals holding a current NETA Yoga Specialty Certification that was obtained through NETA’s LIVE workshop are grandfathered in, and therefore are exempt from taking Yoga Foundations. All other courses and requirements for the 200 Hour Program must be met to earn the 200 Hour Teacher designation.

Key Topics:

  • In-depth break –down of 20 basic yoga poses
  • Basic Pranayama (breathing)
  • The 8 limbs of yoga
  • Basic principles of teaching asana-Tell, show, do
  • Sample class formats for beginning yoga classes
  • Pose categories and beginning sequencing
  • Motivational and inspirational cuing
  • Participation in two practice classes
  • Practice teaching

Fees: Early Bird*: $349.00 | Standard: $399.00
*EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT IF YOU REGISTER 30 DAYS PRIOR TO WORKSHOP

Times: Saturday: Check–In 7:45am, 8:00am — 6:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am — 6:00pm

Credits: 20 NETA, ACE 2.0, NASM 1.9, AFAA 15

Materials: All materials will be provided the day of the workshop.

Fitness Yoga

The intensive-two day Fitness Yoga Certification provides hands-on experience in teaching multi-level flow-based yoga classes in the fitness center environment. Students will learn multiple regressions and progressions of 15 yoga poses, learn anatomy of the muscular and skeletal systems as it relates to asana demonstration, and learn the basic techniques behind sequencing classes for safety and balance. In addition, students will discover ways to better relate to their audience, communicate with their audience, and create their very own vinyasa based flow practice.

Key Topics:

  • In-depth break –down of 15 yoga poses with multiple adaptations
  • Basic anatomy and physiology of the skeletal and muscular systems
  • Sequencing and transitions
  • Cuing and transformational language
  • Styles of learning inventory
  • Vinyasa Yoga history and influence
  • Participation in two practice classes
  • Practice teaching

Fees: Early Bird*: $349.00 | Standard: $399.00
*EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT IF YOU REGISTER 30 DAYS PRIOR TO WORKSHOP

Times: Saturday: Check–In 7:45am, 8:00am — 6:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am — 6:00pm

Credits: 20 NETA, ACE 2.0, NASM 1.9, AFAA 15

Materials: All materials will be provided the day of the workshop.

Yoga Strong

Yoga Strong blends power flow yoga with exercise techniques to specifically increase strength and endurance. It offers the discipline of a yoga practice and intensity options similar to a challenging fitness class. Participants in NETA’s Yoga Strong Yoga training will learn to teach a multi-level yoga class with multiple intensity variations, a focus on the breath, traditional asana and stretching sequences, and encouragement of mental focus to help maintain yogic integrity. Yoga for strength classes may be structured to include yoga based flow sequences, body weight exercises, resistance training with hand-held weights, cardiovascular drills, and core focused training. This training will focus on a foundation of hatha yoga infused with basic principles of cardiorespiratory endurance and long holds for increased strength and muscle adaptation.

Key Topics:

  • In-depth break–down of 15 yoga poses
  • Advanced study of muscular, skeletal and cardiorespiratory systems
  • Review of the 8 limbs with a focus on doing no harm
  • Anatomy and physiology of the core
  • Enhancing motivation for practice adherence
  • Class format and sequencing for strength based yoga class
  • Cuing and leadership to create an inclusive environment
  • Participation in two practice classes
  • Practice teaching

Fees: >Early Bird*: $349.00 | Standard: $399.00
*EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT IF YOU REGISTER 30 DAYS PRIOR TO WORKSHOP

Times: Saturday: Check–In 7:45am, 8:00am — 6:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am — 6:00pm

Credits: 20 NETA,Pending ACE, AFAA, NASM

Materials: All materials will be provided the day of the workshop.

Senior Yoga

NETA’s Senior Yoga Certification will prepare instructors to lead dynamic, yet safe yoga classes for an aging population. Participants will spend time in hands-on practice of poses with chair adaptations, learn the basics of teaching techniques for chronic conditions and injury prevention, as well as discuss the physiological effects of aging, using props, and introducing meditation to your classes.

Key Topics:

  • In-depth practice of 20 Yoga Poses with chair adaptations
  • Compression and tension for range of motion improvement
  • Chronic conditions and injury prevention
  • Introduction to meditation
  • Participation in two practice classes
  • Practice teaching

Fees: Early Bird*: $349.00 | Standard: $399.00
*EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT IF YOU REGISTER 30 DAYS PRIOR TO WORKSHOP

Times: Saturday: Check–In 7:45am, 8:00am — 6:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am — 6:00pm

Credits: 20 NETA,Pending ACE, AFAA, NASM

Materials: All materials will be provided the day of the workshop.

Intermediate Yoga

Take your teaching to the next level with NETA’s Intermediate Yoga Certification. Learn to safely introduce intermediate and advanced poses, provide hands on assists and discover ways to fine-tune your alignment cues. Participants will have the opportunity to plan and lead a mini-class, practice intermediate postures, and dig deep into yoga history and philosophy.

Key Topics:

  • In-depth practice of 15 intermediate yoga postures
  • Basics of teaching inversions and arm balances
  • The chakra system
  • The art of hands on assists
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Alignment refinement: Loops, spirals and bhandas
  • Participation in two practice classes
  • Practice teaching

Fees: Early Bird*: $349.00 | Standard: $399.00
*EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT IF YOU REGISTER 30 DAYS PRIOR TO WORKSHOP

Times: Saturday: Check–In 7:45am, 8:00am — 6:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am — 6:00pm

Credits: 20 NETA,Pending ACE, AFAA, NASM

Materials: All materials will be provided the day of the workshop.


II. One Day Specialty Certifications

Kids Yoga

NETA’s Kids Yoga workshop is a fun, interactive and educational experience. This kids’ yoga training is designed to help yoga teachers and fitness professionals create an easy bridge to adapting classes to a younger audience. This training will provide an overview of child development, hands-on practice in storytelling and teaching, as well as address ways to creatively and effectively manage a class of young practitioners.

Key Topics:

  • In-depth break –down of 10 yoga poses with multiple adaptations
  • Anatomy and Physiology of child development
  • Stories and tools for working with kids
  • Design your own kids yoga adventure
  • Participation in one practice class
  • Practice teaching

Fees: $189.00

Times: Check–In: 7:45am, 8:00am — 6:00pm

Credits: 10 NETA, Pending ACE, AFAA, NASM

Materials: All materials will be provided the day of the workshop.

Prenatal Yoga

In this training, instructors will learn the basic techniques necessary to adapt their traditional yoga classes to be safe and effective for expecting participants. This workshop provides an in-depth look at the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, provides hands on practice of a sample prenatal yoga class, and gives the opportunity for each instructor to practice and teach a series of pose adaptations. Learn to more effectively use props and design classes that are safe and comfortable for every participant.

Key Topics:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of pregnancy
  • Pose adaptations and contraindications for pregnancy
  • Class design for prenatal yoga
  • Participation in one practice class
  • Practice teaching

Fees: $189.00

Times: Check–In: 7:45am, 8:00am — 6:00pm

Credits: 10 NETA, Pending ACE, AFAA, NASM

Materials: All materials will be provided the day of the workshop.

Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga is a way to experience true relaxation. As stress and tension are released, healing and upliftment are promoted in body, mind, and spirit. In this workshop, participants will learn a series of restorative yoga poses, modifications and prop variations needed for students with special conditions. Participants will also practice Yoga Nidra, and participate in hands-on teaching sessions.

Key Topics:

  • In-depth practice of 10 restorative yoga poses
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the respiratory system
  • Using props such as blocks, straps, and blankets
  • Yoga Nidra: the Yoga of sleep
  • Participation in one practice class

Fees: $189.00

Times: Check–In: 7:45am, 8:00am — 6:00pm

Credits: 10 NETA, Pending ACE, AFAA, NASM

Materials: All materials will be provided the day of the workshop.

Becoming a Yoga Professional

NETA’s innovative Becoming a Yoga Professional Workshop goes beyond the fundamentals of leading a class by discussing topics that everyone who is approaching yoga as a business opportunity should know. Instructors will learn to manage difficult situations and relationships, discover ways to better connect as a yoga coach, as well as discover ways to market themselves and earn income. Find your unique voice and put it to use by becoming a yoga professional.

Key Topics:

  • Ethics of Yoga
  • Finding your voice as a teacher
  • Business of yoga
  • Liability, scope of practice and risk management
  • Building relationships to enhance motivation
  • Effective marketing strategies-establishing a brand
  • Participation in one practice class
  • Practice teaching

Fees: $189.00

Times: Check–In: 7:45am, 8:00am — 6:00pm

Credits: 10 NETA, Pending ACE, AFAA, NASM

Materials: All materials will be provided the day of the workshop.

Yoga for Special Populations

Yoga is for everybody! With NETA’s Yoga for Special Populations Workshop, instructors will take an in-depth look at creating an open environment, teaching to students with special needs, and learn ways to help every individual meet their goal in a group setting through a coaching approach. Explore pose adaptations, specialty class themes, and learn ways to make every individual feel comfortable in your class environment.

Key Topics:

  • Yoga for athletes
  • Yoga for individuals with disabilities and special needs: The person not the pose
  • Trauma informed yoga
  • Teaching individuals in a group setting: the yoga coach approach
  • Participation in one practice class
  • Practice teaching

Fees: $189.00

Times: Check–In: 7:45am, 8:00am — 6:00pm

Credits: 10 NETA, Pending ACE, AFAA, NASM

Materials: All materials will be provided the day of the workshop.


III. Advanced Certification for Yoga Teachers: 3-day training from 8:00am-6:00pm

The Advanced Certification for Yoga Teachers is a culminating in-person experience only offered at NETA Fit Fests. The Advanced Yoga Certification must be taken as the last course in the 200 HR NETA Yoga Certification track


IV. Independent Study for Yoga Professionals (20 hours)

  • Specialty project-5 hour project with presentation during advanced module
  • 5 written class observations totaling-5 hours
  • Reading and home essay assignments-5 hours
  • 30 Day meditation journal 30 day meditation/reflection journal-5 hours

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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