200-hour YTT Yoga teacher Training in Medellín, Colombia
Become a qualified yoga teacher in Medellín, Colombia with our 200 hour Yoga teacher training!
Join us at our studio Flying Tree Yoga in Medellín for our month-long 200-hour certification course, registered with the Yoga Alliance, to give you the opportunity to become a qualified Yoga teacher.
We offer a fun, dynamic and creative course, with an emphasis on empowering you to plan and deliver your own classes to the public. We teach an alignment based Hatha Yoga that is suitable both for active flows and for more restorative or relaxing classes.
From week one we place an emphasis on practical experience - that means getting out there and trying out your teaching skills! You will be closely supported in small groups and carefully guided through your month's journey. Our course is designed to give you a thorough introduction to the traditional basis of yoga - its philosophy and rich history - to examine where our yoga practice is taking us - and at the same time to prepare you to be a teacher in the modern world.
Community is a hugely important aspect of the Flying Tree studio; as part of your final project you will organize and deliver a day of free yoga classes, guided meditation and breathing as well as a healthy meal to the local population!
Techniques, training and practice: 100 hours, including:
Asana exploration - an introduction to the physical postures, alignment, physiology, benefits and contraindications, as well as useful modifications and alternatives to suit a wide range of students.
Advanced asana workshop - a time to play and experiment with inversions and balances!
A review of the sun salutations including the cultural and historical context
Pranayama - breathing techniques to control our vital energy and prepare us for meditation
Meditation - a thorough introduction to mindfulness meditation techniques
Guided practice to thoroughly familiarize with all of the above!
Teaching methodology: 35 hours, including:
Sequencing - how to build quality sequences for both active flow classes and relaxing / restorative classes
Adjustments and hands-on assists: how to use your hands in a safe and responsible way
Cueing, language and use of voice in class.
Qualities of a good teacher
Professional skills: how to continue your yoga journey once you have finished the training.
Yoga philosophy, lifestyle and ethics: 30 hours, including:
An introduction to the core philosophy of Yoga: the 8 limbs of yoga and Patanjali's Yoga Sutras
The Yamas and Niyamas: building your ethical base
Ethical considerations as yoga teachers
An introduction to Ayurveda, the traditional Indian system of holistic medicine
The history of Yoga & introduction to famous teachers
Anatomy and Physiology: 20 hours, including:
Applied anatomy and physiology of the human body for yoga practice
Common injuries and pathologies
The energetic body: an introduction to chakras
Practicum: 15 hours, including:
Teaching practice as the lead teacher for both asana, pranayama and meditation.
Observation, evaluation, discussion and feedback
Assisting while someone else is teaching
Our program is unique in offering you the ability to follow it up by gaining professional teaching experience in our studio, Flying Tree Yoga! With the support of our senior teaching team, you will plan and deliver classes to the general public and receive constructive feedback. It's a great way to find your feet as a teacher in a safe and nurturing space.
Our teacher training will always be followed by an internships program, allowing you to spend 2 months preparing yourself for the wider world of Yoga teaching.
For those who are interested in learning to teach Yoga in Spanish, we also offer language courses for Yoga teaches.
Click here to visit our dedicated internship page!
Dates and Pricing
September 28th - October 25th 2019 (final places remaining)
March 7th - April 4th 2020
June 27th - July 25th 2020
Price: $1,800 USD.
Price including the month's internship program (2 months study total): $2,400 USD
This price will include your accommodation in rooms shared with one other person of the same gender and tuition. Food is not included, but you will find that it is very cheap here in Colombia and the studio has a fully equipped kitchen. We will also meet once a week to prepare a healthy ayurvedic dinner together!
Please write us for more information!