Yoga philosophy and history
Yoga asanas and pranayama
Anatomy and physiology
In-depth teaching techniques and methodology
Bhagavad Gita: The Beloved Lord's Secret Love Song by Graham Schweig
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar
Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class by Bikram Choudhury
The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi
Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy by Georg Feuerstein
The Anatomy Coloring Book by Wynn Kapit and Lawrence Elson
Trainees will learn and be prepared to teach two styles of hatha yoga, Hot Yoga and Vinyasa, with each of these practices including some attention to Restorative Yoga. The cost is $425 per weekend. There is a $50 application fee.
If you have questions or would like to request an application, please email Courtney Burton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application is also available here:
The application deadline is June 15th, 2013.
2013 Training Weekends:
July 12 - 14
August 9 - 11
September 6 - 8
October 4 - 6
November 8 - 10
December 6 - 8
Courtney Burton, Director of Yoga Teacher Training
Courtney Burton, E-RYT 200 is manager and director of In Balance Yoga Studio. She has been teaching yoga since 2009, having trained with both Jeff Tiebout of Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga and Becky Crigger of In Balance Yoga Studio. Courtney is currently enrolled in YogaDurango's Inner Peace Yoga Therapy program and works with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and individuals with structural challenges. In addition, Courtney has studied nursing at New River Community College and massage therapy at Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga. Courtney's practice draws influence from David Williams, Simon Park, Stephanie Keach, Dana Flynn, Anna Pittman, and the wonderful yoga community in the New River Valley. As a lifelong resident of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Courtney has developed a strong connection to the natural world. From observing nature, she believes that life is movement and that the practice of asanas allows us to enliven deep physical, mental and spiritual pathways to benefit us as a whole. She believes that yoga is a vehicle for self exploration and discovery, quieting the fluctuations of the mind so that we can more clearly hear and understand our inner language.
Chris Pohowsky, Anatomy of Yoga
Chris Pohowsky is a Certified Rolfer with a full-time practice in Blacksburg, Virginia. He completed his undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Virginia Tech in 1994 and then worked for ten years at East Coasters Bike Shop in Blacksburg. As well as competitive cycling, his passions include running, climbing, kayaking and yoga. His outdoor athletic pursuits go hand in hand with a strong interest in personal health, well-being, healthy eating and injury prevention. Nagging running injuries in 2003 led to Rolfing as a therapy and ultimately as a professional practice. He has been on the faculty of Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga since 2005 teaching Myofascial Massage, and more recently with AdvancedTrainings.com presenting continuing education classes in Advanced Myofascial Techniques. With his Rolfing and yoga influences, Chris enjoys bringing a functional and experiential twist to his structural anatomy and bodywork presentations.
Becky Crigger, Philosophy of Yoga
Becky Crigger, M.Ed., E-RYT 500 has been teaching yoga for 10 years and working as a yoga therapist for 2 years, specializing in yoga therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders and yoga therapy for anxiety. For the past 10 years, Becky has taught a variety of classes, including hot yoga, vinyasa, chair yoga, living well yoga for cancer, restorative, prenatal yoga and meditation. She has taught in yoga studios in Virginia Beach, Charlottesville, VA and Nashville, TN. From 2005 to 2009 Becky owned and operated Body Balance Studio in Williamsburg, Virginia and in December 2009 opened In Balance Yoga Studio in her hometown of Blacksburg, Virginia. Becky's first experience with yoga was through Tibetan Buddhist meditation while an undergraduate in the Religious Studies department at the University of Virginia. Since then, she has continued her study of comparative religion and spirituality and feels confident that this background combined with a master's in education from Vanderbilt University and extensive training in hatha yoga prepares her to provide students with a strong foundation for teaching yoga and a thirst for knowledge to continue in the quest for the true path of yoga. Becky's dedication to contemplative studies and comparative religion has led to a calling to the priesthood in the Episcopal Church, and she is currently enrolled in seminary at The School of Theology at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.