We practice yoga because it makes our lives better – healthier, happier, more holistic.
This practical, foundation program will advance your practice, acquaint you with the many layers of yoga, build your confidence and help you find your voice.
If you aspire to teach, you are in good company: many of the Central Illinois Yoga Teachers started their journey here. We want you to master the fundamentals, so completing our program will mark the beginning of your successful career as a yoga teacher.
OUR 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING CURRICULUM INCLUDES:
Advanced study of asana (proper alignment, benefits, and potential risks)
Principles of anatomy
Science and art of sequencing
How to observe bodies
Informed use of props to improve or modify a posture
Cultivating your voice
Confidence-building through practice teaching
Yoga history and philosophy
Sanskrit names of postures
The Business of Yoga
WHAT MAKES YOGA AT CONNIE’S TEACHER TRAINING UNIQUE?
Teaching Tradition Lineage: Krishnamacharya, TK Desikachar, Leslie Kaminoff, co-author of the bestselling book “Yoga Anatomy,” and Sadie Nardini, founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga, Iyengar and Anusara Yoga.
Intelligent Sequencing: Learn the art and science of designing and delivering a safe, dynamic class.
Learn to teach truly: Our program is not about memorizing and reciting sequences. Instead, an emphasis is placed on teaching principles for clearly instructing students bodies into alignment.
Find Yourself: We give you space and opportunity to find your teaching style.
Below is a “schedule” for our weekends. I will do my best to stick to it, but please know that schedules are good to have but often have to be put aside when things come up.
8 Weekends, Friday 6:30 pm- 9:00 pm: Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
(140 contact hours)
Dates: March- May 2017
March 3 4 5
March 10 11 12
March 17 18 19
March 31 April 1 2
April 7 8 9
April 21 22 23
May 5 6 7
May 18 19 20
Our current schedule is as follows:
Friday 6:30 -9:00 pm
6:30-7:30 Yoga Class
7:45-9:00 Into and Review
Saturday and Sunday 8:30-4:30pm
8:30-10:00 Yoga Class
10:15 – 12:45 Postural Training
3:15 – 4:30 Session
Specific Session weekends:
Please keep in mind the refund and make-up policy. If you are going to miss any of a weekend, please contact me as soon as possible.
All payments must be paid when due.
Once the student begins the training, there will be no refunds issued.
If Yoga at Connie’s cancels the teacher training, a full credit or refund will be given.
Yoga at Connie’s reserves the right to amend this policy at its sole discretion.
The Yoga at Connie’s Teacher Certification Fees:
$1950.00-when paid in full, February 28th 2017
$2500.00 –when paid in full, after March 3rd 2017
*Tuition does not include the price of books or elective courses.
Other payment arrangements may also be made. Call 217-620-3306 to sign up or for more information.
A deposit of $200 and an application are required to reserve your space by January 1st 2017. Only 8 people will be accepted for each semester.
YTT Make-up Policy:
Although 100% attendance is highly encouraged, please note the following regarding making up missed work. If a participant misses all or a portion of a YTT weekend, it is their responsibility, at their own expense, to make up the missed work by the next YTT weekend. A typical YTT weekend consists of approximately 20 contact hours with an instructor. These hours are part of the 200-Hour Yoga Alliance teacher certification requirement. Depending on the time missed, make-up work may include any or all of the following: participation in additional classes/downloads missed, journal writing assignments, paper writing assignments, phone conversations with the instructor and private lessons with the instructor or other assigned teacher at that teacher’s private lesson fee.
How to Balance Better in Yoga
“Practice yoga and enjoy your favorite wines”
Why Vino y Yoga blends so well. They are similar, like every pairing, every class is different and everyone will have their own unique experience each time.
Wines from “The Decanter Fine Wine and Spirits” in Decatur
Date: October 21st
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Instructor: Connie Pease
Yin-Yasa ” Iyengar Approach
First half of the class starts with modified seated and balance poses with a personal assessment of your body alignment and learning about your spine . The second half of Yin-Yasa includes seated and reclining poses that safety stretches muscles which strengthens your joints, and held passively for up to 5 minutes or longer. There are 3 key principles to the practice:
1.Softness: The muscles are relaxed and cool (not warm or hot). Come into the pose to your appropriate edge – where you feel something (Yin is not Restorative Yoga aka the yoga of being).
2.Stillness: Remain still without moving, fidgeting or adjusting (unless there is pain or panic).
3.Steadiness: Stay in the posture passively for time (1 minute).
Paul Grilley made it very clear that his YIN Yoga is for people who have practiced yoga regularly (daily) for at least 2 years. I do not teach this type of Yin -this class is for everyone because we do not take you into deep without knowing what you should be feeling…
Wednesday 6:30 pm
Dates: September 21st . 28th
Contact Connie at email@example.com
Drop In Fee- 9.00
Go to Schedule and click on store.
THERE BACK!! Decatur Library “FREE YOGA” Classes
BYOYM (Bring your own yoga mat and block) and come learn how yoga can enrich your life!
All Levels Yoga
Instructors- Connie Pease and Olivia Rousseau