200 Hour Intensive Yoga Teacher Training

August 4 – 30, 2019

Rise up in paradise

Wake up to the sound of the waves crashing and begin your day with a beach walk or a swim… or relax in a beach hammock or adirondack chair with a cup of coffee or tea. Afterward walk to the Yoga Shala for your yoga teacher training with Christy Linson.

The Program Includes…

  • Practical Yoga Anatomy
  • Philosophy, an introduction to classical Yoga texts
  • Asana including: Sanskrit names, benefits, contraindications, alignment points, Vinyasa Essentials, Teaching Methodology, Hands-on Adjustments, Intelligent Sequencing, Restorative, Yoga for Beginners, Prenatal, an introduction to the different yoga styles, and modifications and use of props for illness, injury, and specific conditions for group and private instruction.
  • Energetics: Mantra, Pranayama, Mudra, and a foundational understanding of the Nadis, Chakras, and Bandhas
  • Mindfulness, meditation, and pranayama (breathing observation and techniques) which are instructed from somatic (mind-body) experiential practices and discussion. You will walk away with an overflowing toolbox of ways to practice and share.
  • The Business of Being a Yoga Teacher: How to effectively support yourself through sharing your practice
  • Ethics: The Yogic approach for your teaching and life practice

Requirements

Applicants must have an established yoga practice of at least 1 year.

Daily Schedule

  • 6:00 – 7:30am | Morning meditation and philosophy study
  • 7:30 – 8am | Coffee, tea and fruit in the restaurant
  • 8:00 – 9:45am | Practice
  • 10:00 – 11:45am | Breakfast and free study
  • 11:45am – 2:30pm | Practice, methodology discussion and lab
  • 2:30 – 3:30pm | Lunch/free study
  • 3:30 – 6:00pm | Guest teacher or module study
  • 6:00 – 7:30pm | 1 hour practice + 1/2 hour practicum or free study
  • 7:30 – 8:30pm | Dinner*Note: There will be one full day off each week.
    Schedule is subject to change.

What’s Included

  • Villa or Bungalow of choice for 26 night
  • Dinner on the night of arrival
  • 3 meals a day, 6 days a week
  • Breakfast on days off and on the morning of checkout
  • 200 hours teacher training program, manual, and certificate upon completion
  • Access to Pranamar’s outdoor living spaces, beach, lounging spots, etc.

What’s Not Included

  • Transportation to/from Pranamar
  • Lunch and dinner on days off
  • Massages or surf lessons
  • Ecstatic dance class
  • Books for the training
  • last-day gratuities for housekeeping, kitchen and desk staff

Pricing and Payment and Options

Pricing is based on your accommodation of choice. To complete your application a $1000 deposit payment is required. Upon receiving the deposit, your application will be reviewed. When your application is accepted it become your official registration and your deposit will become non-refundable. If for any reason, your application is not accepted, your deposit will be returned to you. The remainder of your payment must be completed by June 1, 2019 by check, credit card, or through our monthly payment plan.

You will be automatically redirected to make your deposit when you fill out the registration form.

What to do on your day off

  • Pranamar Massage Menu
  • Pranamar Spa and Esthetics Menu
  • Additional Spa Services are available and can be booked with Pranamar upon arrival.
    *Payment is to be made directly to Pranamar for these services.

Pranamar Tours and Activity Guide

Reservations for tours and activities can be done directly through Pranamar upon arrival.
*Payment is to be made directly to Pranamar.

Meet Your Retreat Guide

Is an E-RYT 500 and a licensed massage therapist (LMT). She began practicing yoga in 1999 while attending massage school in Maui, HI. Her love for yoga and beautiful places led her to receive her bachelors in Contemplative Psychology with a concentration in somatic (mind-body) psychology with a minor in traditional Eastern arts and yoga from Naropa University in Boulder, CO.  She completed both her 200 hour (2007) and 300 hour (2009) yoga teacher trainings with YogaWorks in NYC as well as 100 hours with Maty Ezraty. She continues to study with a combination of teachers who straighten her out but also remind her to set herself free. This is where the heart of Aligned Flow® lies.

She is blessed to be the owner of Prana Yoga Center, direct the Aligned Flow® 200 hour teacher training program, lead retreats in beautiful places, and to offer deep tissue mobility treatments, therapeutic and Thai massage to athletes including working with the NY Jets for 7 years. She is a SUP (Stand Up Paddle) yoga and paddle instructor and owner of the Aligned Flow® Floating Studio.