Joy of Yoga Teacher Training Program
The Joy of Yoga Teacher Training includes a 200 hour training and a 500 hour training registered through Yoga Alliance.
The Joy of Yoga 200 hour Teacher Training is designed to support those wanting to significantly deepen their understanding of the yoga practice and those that want to teach.
The Joy of Yoga 500 Hour Teacher Training is for existing teachers and those already possessing a 200 hour certification who want to vastly broaden their knowledge and experience in a supportive, collaborative environment.
Directed by Jennifer Prugh, both the 200 hour and 500 hour JOY programs offer the unique opportunity to work with internationally recognized yoga teachers, highly regarded medical professionals, scholars of Yoga Philosophy and Sanskrit, Ayervedic practitioners and highly respected local yoga teachers who specialize in a particular aspect of the practice. Since the conception of the Joy of Yoga Teacher Training in 2006, this program has been offered locally, nationally and internationally. We offer unprecedented opportunities to collaborate with other serious yoga students around the world by “returning to Yoga’s roots” and studying in both India and Bali if you so choose. We offer an apprenticeship program and opportunities to teach. We give you the chance to fully explore what is possible, whatever that may look like, as a teacher and lifelong student of this practice.
The JOY program was founded on these principles:
Yoga changes lives. Yoga is an eight limbed practice that combines asana, breath, the process of meditation, ethics and philosophy. Our mat is our laboratory and yoga is a practice we carry with us throughout the day. With regular practice transformation of one’s health and happiness is possible for everyone.
Every body and every mind is unique. That means that JOY of Yoga teacher trainees will learn how to meet people where they are and create an effective inclusive experience for everyone in your classes as well as for your individual clients.
Instructors memorize scripts. JOY provides you a structure to learn how to teach as opposed to instruct. In order to get as much experience as possible, at the two hundred hour level, ten day immersions enable you to dive deeply into the experience of yoga with your peers. At the 500 hour level, weekend immersions are effective because they give you time between weekends to read, study and apply new principles in your lives and in your classes.
Yoga is an evolving practice. Understanding the past is essential to building evolving intelligently. JOY seeks to understand the past through history and philosophy while also incorporating the results of today’s scientific research in the understanding of mind and body.
You will learn the art and science of yoga, how to read bodies and address your students, no matter who they are or what kind of existing condition they may have. The more capable you are of being yourself, grounded in skill and practice, there is no telling what you are capable of.
Yoga is a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual practice. Being a yoga teacher also requires the practice of business. You will leave the program empowered in all five areas of practice.
JOY provides you the support and guidance through outstanding faculty and a structure that facilitates the growth necessary to find your own authentic voice. When you leave the 200 hour training you will be equipped to teach professionally. When you leave the 500 hour training, you’ll have a specialization in this vast field of yoga – your passion and expertise -- and you will have lead a three hour workshop at Breathe Los Gatos on your subject of choice, something you will be able to take with professionally to the community at large.
In the words of Joseph Campbell, you will have “followed your bliss.” Doors will open and your world, in and around you, will be made better for it.
The JOY training has two phases, a 100-hour "Dynamics" training and a100-hour "Therapeutics" training. Each training runs for ten consecutive days. Both 100 hour trainings must be taken to complete the JOY 200-hour certification and register with Yoga Alliance. You can do the 100-hour Dynamics and the 100-hour Therapeutics trainings in any order.
Our outstanding faculty is comprised of yoga teachers recognized for excellence in their field, scholars of Sanskrit and philosophy, Ayervedic practitioners and both western and alternative health care professionals who offer great insight into the workings of the human body.
When you leave the JOY program you will be equipped to teach professionally in any class setting, if you choose to do that. You will be enabled with tools that will make you more effective in your relationships, in your personal practice and in every area of your life. The hours we spend together lead you to RYT 200-Yoga Alliance Certification.
LIVE YOUR PASSION AND YOUR PRACTICE…
Jennifer Prugh’s Yoga Alliance certified Joy Of Yoga 500-hour program is for those who have completed an YA certified 200 hour program and want to concentrate their studies, work with like-minded colleagues, have the support of locally, nationally and internationally acclaimed mentors, and deepen their own personal and professional practice. The J.O.Y 500 is an applied investigation into the variety of areas that yoga impacts and transforms our lives, beginning on our mat and branching out into the way we care for ourselves, interact with those we love and contribute to the world around us.
|The J.O.Y 500-hour Teacher Training is designed to impart new mind/body practices supported by medical research as well as ancient practices to supplement your knowledge, providing a supportive, rigorous and inspirational environment in which you continue to integrate what you are learning. The J.O.Y. 500 provides a non-dogmatic philosophical and well rounded curriculum where you can dive deeply into your own investigation of this practice.|
with ERYT-500 Yoga Instructor Daniella Cotreau
Anatomy Teacher Mike Lane, DC.
Chakra Expert Anodea Judith!
Yoga Law with Gary Kissiah
Ayurveda with Jana Kilgore
The Body Temple Yoga™ 200 Hour Teacher Training is offered in 2 parts.
Part One is The 100 Hour Immersion into Alignment-based, Heart-Centered Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and Yogic Philosophy. It is an opportunity for you to deepen your practice and understanding of the applications of yoga. This is a chance for you to embody it first.
(Scroll down to bottom of page for full details on Part One)
Part Two is 100 hours of Teacher Training devoted to learning how to teach Alignment-based, Heart-Centered Hatha yoga. It also includes Muscular and Skeletal Anatomy and the Chakra System. It assumes you have the understanding and embodiment of the practice and goes into how to effectively translate that understanding to your prospective students.
If you are interested in becoming certified you must attend both parts.
**However, you can attend them in any order.
If you have studied with Daniella in any capacity (weekly classes, workshops, retreats, trainings) you may be able to take Part 2 now and attend Part One when it is offered in the Fall 2014.
If you are simply wanting to deepen your already existing practice and/or take it to the next level, you may attend both sessions or either independently.
Registration is also open to those who are already certified teachers and who wish to learn and teach alignment-based work. It is not required that you have completed Part One to take Part Two. You can simply enroll.
For full details and more about Daniella visit: bodytempleyoga.com
This training is focuses on the understanding and application of an Alignment-based, Heart-Centererd Hatha yoga practice in your own body as well as Yoga Philosophy.
What you can expect from participating in The Body Temple Yoga™ Teacher Training Part One:
- EMPOWER yourself with the knowledge to create and evolve a solid home practice with confidence
- UNDERSTAND the roots of yoga, the basis from which your practice is born
- DEEPEN your asana practice with alignment-based knowledge
- TRANSFORM and HEAL your body
- CHANGE the way you view and interact with the world in a more positive and uplifting way
- MEET lifelong friends
- ATTAIN an unprecedented connection to your body and heart than ever before
- LEARN the life changing and beautiful philosophy of yoga and how to apply it to modern, everyday life
- ACQUIRE understanding of your body and how yoga works
- LIVE with tools to create more Grace and ease
- BE READY to take Part Two of The Body Temple Yoga™ Teacher Training
We will meet for one weekend a month for 6 months:
Each session includes practices with detailed asana work level 1 through level 2 poses, and some level 3 depending on the group. They will also include yoga therapeutics, pranayama and meditation.
Gary Kissiah will lead us in the Yoga Philosophy, History and Science of yoga each session that will include short breaks to stretch and have snacks to keep the blood moving to the brain.
There will also be beautiful and inspiring visuals as part of the discussion via a live projection slide show.
Topics to be covered in the philosophy section:
- Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
- The Bhagavad Gita
- The 8 Limbs
- Mythology and Teachings of the Hindu Gods/Goddesses
- The Kleshas ~The causes of Suffering
- Samkhaya Philosophy
- The meaning of OM Symbol
- and MORE…
Yoga on a paddleboard has become an ideal way in which to practice yoga in a pool, pond, lake or the ocean. The principles that are taught on the yoga mat become essential and even more appreciated on the board. Enhancing the experience of concentration and moving with the breath on water, Floating Lotus creates a floating classroom that allows students to develop core strength, balance, do things you never thought possible, and have a great time outdoors. Much like the human mind, the board constantly shifts, moves, flows in different directions. Yet, within all this movement, there is a sense of peace inherent in being on the water. Yoga on Water is a wonderful addition to one’s yoga practice and a great way in which to be introduced to the principles of yoga.
Joy of Yoga Flight School with Pearl Wang
The Flying Lotus Yoga Program at Breathe Los Gatos takes your yoga practice off the mat and into the air! This unique style of aerial yoga offers an incredible method of healing the body, strengthening, increasing flexibility and refining ourselves in ways which cannot be established within a traditional yoga setting. The classes are fun, safe, and challenging so as to encourage participants to reach beyond their boundaries in all aspects of their lives. Through this program you will be introduced to elements of acrobatic and aerial conditioning, core strengthening, deep relaxation techniques, and spinal decompression movements. Those who decide to teach will be guided in creating a dynamic and exciting environment where your students can safely explore what they are capable of accomplishing in every way.
Teacher: Misako Matsuoka
This teacher training, led by Misako Matsuoka, E-RYT500, will take you deep into the vital practice of Yin yoga. Whether you intend to teach a complete Yin class or to integrate Yin into a more active class, teaching Yin Yoga is a valuable skill to have in your yoga teaching toolbox.
Joy of Yoga 200 Hour
In order to complete the JOY of Yoga Teacher Training, you are required to take two 100 hour ten day immersions.
100 Hour Dynamics Training Dates
August 1st-10th, 2014: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Price: $1600 ($500 non-refundable deposit)
100 Hour Therapeutics Training Dates
February 28 - March 9, 2014: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Price: $1600 ($500 non-refundable deposit)
Joy of Yoga 500 Hour
This program is comprised of weekend immersions. All immersions must be taken to complete 500 hours. However, if you are unable to be at particular weekend, you can make it up the following year. You have three years from the time you apply to complete the 500 hour training.
Dates for 2014:
January 31st - February 2nd
March 14th - 16th
April 11th - 13th
May 16th - 18th
June 6th - 8th
July 25th - 27th
September 5th - 7th
October 24th - 26th
November 7th - 9th
December 5th - 7th
500 Hour weekend immersion schedule
Friday 7:15pm – 9:15pm
Saturdays 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Sundays 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Price: $175 per weekend (One time $500 deposit to join the 500 training)
Joy of Yoga Flight School
Saturday: 1:30pm - 7:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
(Includes cost of materials and 4 day program)
2014 Dates Will Be Announced Soon
Joy of Yoga Floating Lotus
Friday, 7:15pm – 9:15pm
Saturday, 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Sunday, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Prerequisites: For those who have completed a YA certified 200 or 500 hour training.
(includes manual and water safety training)
2014 Dates Will Be Announced Soon
200 Hour Training Faculty
500 Hour Training Faculty
Dr. Mark Singleton
Dr. Peter Abaci
Dr. Greg Barsten
Yoga supports a healthy body, clear mind and open heart. Breathe offers two beautiful yoga studios, a well- being center, and the Mandala Tea House. Our passionate and knowledgeable teachers provide quality instruction across a diverse and innovative offering of dynamic yoga, movement arts, therapeutic yoga, to support your happiness and health at every level. To complement our yoga offerings, Breathe provides well being services in a variety of styles of body work. We have changing rooms with lockers and showers. Our Mandala Tea House serves delicious organic teas, coffee, juices, vegan smoothies and snacks. The yoga products we sell enhance your practice and your life. Love and compassion infuse the highest quality yoga and well-being programs at Breathe, where we believe yoga is for everyone!