YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Kunga Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training Programs Hosted by In Balance Yoga Studio
Non-refundable $25 Application Fee
February to May 2024; four weekends and seven weeknights.
Friday 5 pm – 9 pm
Sat 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sunday 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
February 2 – 4
March 15 – 17
April 12 – 14
May 3 – 5
WEEK NIGHT SCHEDULE
Tuesday’s 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
February 6 Optional Evening for Media Viewing: Yoga Unveiled
February 20 Optional Evening for Media Viewing: Part 1 – Anatomy
March 19 Optional Evening for Media Viewing: Part 2 – Anatomy
Summer Three Week Immersion
July 15-Aug 2, 2024
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM-5:30 PM Each Day
With Nicole, Noelle, and Jade.
Become a part of the Kunga Family! Learn. Laugh. Grow. Serve. With Us!
Please email us at [email protected] if interested!
Diversity and needs based scholarships
Rates for In Balance Yoga Members and Staff
Rates for Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff
We also can tailor payment plans
Yoga teacher trainees receive unlimited yoga at the studio during the months of their training and 20% off of retail.
In Balance Yoga will be offering needs based scholarships and diversity scholarships to dedicated students who qualify.
To apply for a scholarship complete the above application.
Scholarships are competitive and we encourage students to apply as soon as possible.
*Scholarship awards are not a full scholarship. Students are awarded a discount to attend the program and help off-set teaching certification investment.
ABOUT THE KUNGA YOGA 200 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING
The primary umbrella for Kunga Yoga is Hatha yoga physical practices, with an emphasis on Vinyasa and specialty classes. Instruction is provided in a “big picture” format of Hatha yoga, with a “smaller picture” introduction into the practice of athletic classes such as Vinyasa Flow, Power Flow, and Detox practices, as well as meditation, senior yoga, prenatal, kids, therapeutic restorative and more. Yogic lifestyle, professional ethics, vegan living, anatomy and physiology, assisting and pranayama are covered in detail. For more specialized, in-depth study of these topics, you may continue your advanced studies with our Kunga Yoga 300 Hour Certification Program.
Principles of Classic Yoga Asanas Alignment Theory
Posture – Specific Alignment & benefits
Adapting postures to the individual
Usage of props
Hatha & Vinyasa Practices Overview
Synthesis & Orthodox Practices: Ashtanga, Kundalini, Kripalu, Therapeutics, Prenatal, & More..
Krishnamacharya’s Theory of Krama /Sequencing
Gentle assisting & enhancements
Development of Verbal Skills
Demonstrating for your class
Reading group energy and dynamics
Planning your own classes
Practice Teach Sessions & Feedback
Opportunities to Assist Senior Teachers
EASTERN & WESTERN ANATOMY
Introductory Anatomy as applied to Asana
Multi-Media Presentations of Anatomy of Postures
The Physiology of Asana, Breath & Meditation
Injury Prevention – “Red Flag” warnings
Advanced Relaxation Techniques
Prana & the Vayus
Chakras & Nadis
The Five Koshas
Ayurveda Introduction, Doshas
Adapting the practice to your lifestyle, needs, body
BREATHING & MEDITATION PRACTICES
Basic Anatomy & mechanics of breath
Pranayama techniques in practice
Meditation & the subtle body
Guided Visualization as Meditation
Meditation and the relaxation response
Overview of benefits of pranayama
Overview of benefits of meditation
PHILOSOPHY, ETHICS & LIFESTYLE
History of Yoga – Classical & Modern; Evolution of Yoga
Fundamentals of the Yoga Sutras & 8 Limbed Path
Important teachers and their contributions
Major modern schools and their approaches
The Art of Living Yoga – off the mat
Vegan Lifestyle & Diet with Cooking tips
Kunga Yoga Volunteering for Special Needs in Communities
Bhakti Yoga –Kirtan, chanting & drumming
THE BUSINESS OF YOGA
Gaining experience upon graduation
Setting fees; understanding the market & your experience level
Working with private clientele
Building your resume consciously
Ethics of why you teach & how to integrate into business world
Yoga Alliance Registry & Continuing Education
Kunga Yoga Trainings are registered as 200hr & 300hr certification with the Yoga Alliance. Yoga Alliance has established widely adopted rigorous standards for education and certification and is the only established national body of standards for yoga teachers & schools. As a Yoga Alliance registrant, you become a part of the global community of over 21,000 Registered Yoga Teachers & Schools. Registrants are recognized internationally for meeting recognized standards of training, experience and ongoing professional development.
Evolving since 2003, the Kunga Yoga 200-hour YLTT meets and exceeds all of Yoga Alliance’s requirements for 200 hour certification. The goal of the IBY Kunga Yoga 200hr Teacher Training Program is to provide the fundamental tools that potential teachers need to offer complete, safe, and eclectic hatha yoga classes. Students wishing to become yoga instructors or those just desiring to deepen their understanding of yoga will find this course diverse and comprehensive. All Kunga Yoga Faculty and presenters are Registered Teachers at the 200 & 500hour levels, and/or experienced professionals in their field of study.
OPEN STYLE YOGA + TEACHING METHODOLOGIES
The emphasis within our school is on very broad Hatha and Vinyasa yoga techniques, asana, pranayama, and philosophy, rather than one particular theory or methodology. The heart of our program is the teaching of yoga as service, and promotes openness to all methods of yoga with no one yoga “style” being taught as dominant. We teach a broad range of approaches, so that all may gain an appreciation of different theories/models. Our 200 & 300 hour trainings provide a unique opportunity to learn both orthodox and synthesis models of teaching from different traditions within one cumulative program that can benefit all shapes, ages, backgrounds of students-from the high powered athlete to the senior student with therapeutic needs.
Teaching methodologies are covered in depth in our 200 hour programs, including opportunities to “practice teach”, to learn hands on posture assists, and opportunities to assist live classes. Unique, fun experiences of chanting, kirtan, drumming, and creative movement are also a part of the trainings, and when possible we practice outside and on the beach!
COMMUNITY + SUPPORT
The heart of our training program is the development of community within the program itself. We’ve found that the highlight for most of our participants is the feeling of support and connection with others within the program. Our goal has always been to create a lighthearted community that is non-judgmental, where no one feels “intimidated” by yoga, and where people can meet, learn, laugh, and hopefully develop friendships for life. We have taken many steps to create a curriculum and space where students of all walks of life, age and ability can come to study the many facets of yoga. Our graduates often share that the training and community gives them personal fulfillment, fresh perspectives, personal EVOLUTION, and ultimately the drive to serve and support in the healing process for others.
Our community is full of students, teachers, volunteers, & administrative staff all coming together with like goals to create connections and valuable support systems for life. Senior Kunga Yoga Faculty lead and direct the trainings in a non-dogmatic, professional, and light-hearted way. Our curriculum is well-established, unique, and FUN! All bodies, ages, shapes and sizes are welcome and encouraged. We strive to create a friendly, non-intimidating, joyous community within our programs, as we feel that trust and comfort are the essential ingredients for absorption during the learning process.
Your Kunga Service Teaching Project is a valuable learning experience and a part of our outreach program providing yoga to underserved communities. Your Kunga Project may be spent working with local charities, fundraisers and community programs for special needs, such as volunteer teaching for at-risk youth, HIV, and domestic abuse victims. You may also choose to simply offer one-on-one lessons to a family member that needs yoga! All graduates teach 5 free Kunga Yoga classes in their communities.
- Living Your Yoga by Judith Lasater
- **Non-Violent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg
- Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar
- Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras interpreted by Georg Feurstein
- Yoga & Ayurveda by David Frawley
- The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long
- **The Bhagavad Gita by Eknath Easwaran
- **Embrace Yoga’s Roots by Susanna Barkataki
**The three book reflections are *** above.
- Yoga & Vegetarianism by Sharon Gannon
- The Yoga Tradition by Georg Feuerstein
- A Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield
- Deeper Dimension of Yoga by Georg Feurstein
- Bhagavad Gita – translation by Graham Schweig
- Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates
- Autobiography of a Yogi by Yogananda
- Spiritual Graffiti by MC Yogi
- Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Satyananada Saraswati
- The Heart of Yoga by Desikachar
- Light on Life by BKS Iyengar
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