yoga teacher training
Teacher Training 2013 is full!
Still interested? Join us for our 2014 Yoga Teacher Training Open House on September 28th. Email Christa for more information about next year’s program, which runs March – November, 2014.
Do you want to:
- Gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to allow you to become an exceptional and successful yoga teacher?
- Teach in any venue you choose?
- Gain the ability to effectively share your practice with fellow yogis and newcomers to the mat?
- Deepen your practice by exploring yoga anatomy and philosophy?
- Learn how to lead others down their yogic path?
Then let us help you teach what you love!
Weekend Training 200-Hour Certification
Running March – November 2014, our 8-weekend program
is the Charm City Teacher Training as created by Kim Manfredi.
The eight weekends will be:
Fridays 7:30-10:30 • Saturdays 1:30-9 • Sunday 9-4:30
Minimum of 1 year of consistent yoga practice
$2,300 including a $500 non-refundable deposit.
Monthly credit card auto-pay also available. Scholarships available.
Additional fees include the cost of books and yoga classes outside of the training. Students should be attending classes regularly (3 or more times per week) at Jala Yoga or an approved local studio. One of these classes each week should be with Christa at Jala Yoga.
There is a processing fee for refunds on payments made after the $500 non-refundable deposit.
Scholarship opportunities are available for deserving individuals. To apply, please submit an essay explaining how the scholarship will benefit you and what you will do with your certification. Email your essay and last year’s tax returns to prove financial need to firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefits to You as a Yoga Student
The Jala Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training is for all serious students of yoga who want to deepen their practice and learn how to share it with others. Teaching is a wonderful way to move into the art of giving yoga. As teachers, we learn that to give is to receive, equally important in health and in life.
In this training, you will learn to teach not only asana (postures), but also all eight limbs of yoga, including Yamas, Niyamas, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharna, Dhyana, and Samadhi. You will learn to teach classes that are a dynamic expression of your personal relationship to the practice. This expression will join your individual light with the collective light of the sages who have come before you in the name of union.
Your life and teaching will become an example that inspires others to live in accordance with the yoga tradition of peace and happiness.
Topics explored in the program:
- The dialogue and hands-on training to assist, teach and provide modifications for 45 asanas
- Six pranayama techniques
- Practicing and teaching meditation
- Anatomy including exploration of the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, digestive, and nervous systems
- Basic physiology including respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems
- Principles of sequencing: the order of poses used in the different styles of yoga
- Readings on diet, the lives of saints and sages, anatomy, and philosophy, including the Upanishads, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita
- Introduction to the subtle body- Areas of study include the Ida, Pingala, Shushumna, Vayus, and the Seven Chakras
- The structure and chaos of flow in yoga
- Using touch and voice as a teaching tool
- Embracing your personal yoga and teaching from the center
The program is registered with Yoga Alliance as Charm City Yoga Center.
Upon completion of this program, you will receive your 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification.
“I have recently been diagnosed with degenerative disk disease in my back which is really just a doctor’s way of saying that I’m getting older and my disks are wearing away which causes me a lot of pain. The only thing that helps and makes it better is yoga. I have found myself practicing at Jala 3-5 times a week and it really has made a difference. I believe this teacher training could really be life changing for me . I have already noticed a huge difference in where my body is able to go and what I am able to do with consistent practice. The opportunity to deepen that to another level is really exciting to me and I know will be very healing to both my mind and body. Yoga has made such a huge difference in my life, not only physically, but it has also really made me more present in my life. I am really looking forward to what this training can do for me and the opportunity to share yoga with others as a teacher.” —Liz W.
About the Teachers
Christa Mastrangelo Joyce
Christa Mastrangelo Joyce is RYT500 certified through Charm City Yoga. She has studied with her teacher, Kim Manfredi, for six years and now wishes to bring this high quality training to Shepherdstown, WV. Christa began studying yoga and meditation in 2000 to facilitate physical healing, strength and balance in her life. She was so inspired by the benefits of yoga that she became a teacher to share this experience with others. She has worked additionally with Shiva Rea, Tom Gillette, Maria Garre, Sadie Nardini, and in the Ashtanga yoga system.
Kim Manfredi, EYRT500, has been practicing yoga since 1988. She a co-owner of the Charm City Yoga Centers in Baltimore. She trains yoga teachers, offers vinyasa classes, and leads workshops on yoga philosophy and nutrition. Her studio boasts six locations and has won best in the city for the past 13 years. Charm City Yoga has been featured in the Yoga Journal Conference as well as at MInd Body University. Kim offered Baltimore’s first yoga teacher training in 2001. Hundreds of successful teachers have completed the 200 and 500 Hour Programs. These programs are registered with Yoga Alliance.The graduates are successful teachers who play influential roles in modern yoga culture. Kim is grateful to her teachers who include Richard Freeman, Kathy Cooper, Doug Keller, and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She is also grateful to her students who keep her on the path. www.charmcityyoga.com
Jala Yoga is located at 117 West German Street in Shepherdstown, WV, 25443.
(above Mellow Moods Juice Bar and Cafe)
We are close to Martinsburg, Charles Town, and Harpers Ferry, WV and within an hour’s drive from Hagerstown and Frederick, MD, Leesburg and Winchester, VA, depending on where you are traveling from.