I am excited to offer my fourth 200-hour vinyasa yoga teacher training September 2013 to March 2014 at Breathing Room Yoga in South Portland, Maine.
This 200 hour teacher training provides a broad introduction to the fundamentals of teaching vinyasa yoga with intelligence, joy, and wisdom. The program is certified by the nationally recognized Yoga Alliance.
Trainees will explore full abilities in both body and spirit. Each student discovers his or her own voice, collects wisdom from a wide range of teachers and guest teachers, and learns to teach with clarity, confidence, intelligence and joy. Our training is led by knowledgeable teachers who present a wide range of topics that develop growth in spirit, strength, authenticity and purpose.
To view FAQ’s, Full Schedule and Tuition Info, visit www.BreathingRoomME.com and click OFFERINGS.
We study asana, pranayama, and meditation; ancient yogic texts; basic anatomy and physiology of the physical body and subtle energy body; history and philosophy of yoga; Ayurveda; Ashtanga yoga; Iyengar Yoga; Yin Yoga; Restorative Yoga; Prenatal Yoga; mantra, ethics, confident hands-on assisting, voice and presence; the role of the teacher; observing, teaching and assisting cOMmunity classes, and more.
In every session, students will learn in a large group as well as in smaller groups.
Schedule & Dates
This training is held in weekend immersions. Teacher training will take place 2 weekends/month, with one Thursday evening (7pm to 9pm) and five Friday evenings (7pm to 9pm). Saturdays will be mostly 11am to 8pm, Sundays mostly 11:30am to 6pm. A full and comprehensive schedule and syllabus will be given to each participant on the first day of training. View the full schedule at Breathing Room Yoga.
Participants should have a strong commitment to yoga and availability to see the training through (makeup hours will be rare and only considered under emergency circumstances). To apply, please answer the following questions in full via email to info@breathingroomME.com.
Describe your experience and background with yoga. What do you enjoy most about yoga? What most challenges you in your practice and why? Where do you currently practice yoga? What styles and with whom? How often? What motivates you to join this teacher training? What do you hope to achieve physically, mentally and spiritually in this training?
Hear what some of our past teacher-trainees have to say about our training program:
“My journey through the Breathing Room Yoga Teacher Training was truly transformational. I entered the training unsure if I wanted to actually be a yoga teacher, but left with a strong desire to share the practice of yoga with others. I couldn’t keep all I had learned to myself. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to now teach at the Breathing Room and to continually learn and grow alongside those in my classes.”
“This teacher training has made me fall in love with yoga all over again. I have been immersed in all the richness that yoga offers, not only the asana practice but also the other teachings and practices. Carissa offers so much passion and knowledge of yoga that not only am I learning so much, but it is also impossible not to be inspired by the amount of heart put into her practice. There has been a wonderful stream of very knowledgeable experts that have been guest teachers for us that have so much wisdom and knowledge to offer, making this teacher training experience very rich and well rounded. It is clear that Carissa has intended this teacher training to provide us with as many tools, practices, and concepts as possible so that not only we can have a thorough understanding of yoga and be able to teach yoga with confidence and wisdom, but also so that we will be able to craft our own style and voice as yoga teachers.”
“This training went above and beyond my expectations and preconceived ideas. I feel confident and well-versed not only with the poses, but also with the philosophies of yoga as a whole. I always felt safe and comfortable in the nurturing and friendly environment that formed with my fellow trainees, and the schedule of the training fit into my life perfectly. I was also impressed by the wide array of experts in different fields that were brought into the classroom. Well-rounded, thorough, and simply amazing, this training was definitely one of the best decisions I have made for myself. I can’t wait to share what I have learned with the community!”