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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Testimonials, Hear What Our Graduates Are Saying!

 

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Still undecided about Yoga by Degrees 200 Hour Teacher Training Program wondering  if it will be right for you?  Listen to what a few of our recent graduates have  to say word for word:

“The 200 hour Teacher Certification Program at Yoga by Degrees is phenomenal. I cannot recommend it highly enough…Led by YBD Managers, Meghan Rhode & Samantha Raphael, the training went above & beyond my expectations. Meghan & Sam (along with Loreta & other talented mentors from previous training), skillfully and intuitively led us through a journey that not only taught us the skills & philosophy of yoga, but they also provided a safe, nurturing environment for learning.  The wisdom and experience they both bring to the training is a gold mine, and their presentation/teaching style is so engaging, interesting and intelligent. In addition, it was just a fun place to be and learn… They take their yoga very seriously and are extremely professional & knowledgable, but also made me feel so at ease with their grounded personalities and wonderful sense of humor : )  

In addition to the amazing training I received, another unexpected bonus was the amazing friendships I developed with the other trainees. The high caliber of people YBD attracts to this program adds a whole other layer of “wonderful” to the experience. You log a LOT of hours with your fellow trainees, in such an intimate setting… And I can honestly say it was a joy and blessing to spend so much time with such an inspiring group, & I truly feel I’ve made some lifelong friendships, rooted in integrity and a love for yoga. 

It was a pleasure and gift to go through this teacher training at YBD.  Not only do I feel confident that I gained all the skills needed to teach yoga, but Meghan, Sam & Loreta provided a unique, safe, creative,  nurturing environment which gently & consistently encouraged me to grow & blossom, Their passion for yoga, coupled with their wisdom and natural gifts for teaching, make this program a life changing experience!  It is with 100% confidence and enthusiasm that I highly recommend YBD Teacher Training!”  – Lisa Whittingham Brennan, Yoga by Degrees Teacher Training Graduate / Winter 2014

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“Yoga By Degrees’ 200 hour teacher training program was so much fun! I was surprised too see how much there truly is to learn about yoga- postures, philosophy, history, anatomy, Sanskrit, class structure, and more. The biggest take away for me however, was what I learned about myself and my journey along the way. I would recommend this program to anyone who is passionate about teaching, and also for someone looking to enhance their practice tenfold. Best of luck, yogi!”-  Kristin Ehlers Yoga by Degrees Teacher Training Graduate/Winter 2014

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“In our training both of you mentioned that it would be a good idea to start teaching at local community centers.  I applied, auditioned and was fortunate enough to get on the schedule for LaGrange Park (for the summer)!  Thanks again to both of you.  This has been one of the best experiences I have ever had. ” 
- Ali Zygmunt , Yoga by Degrees Teacher Training Graduate / Winter 2014

Spring / Summer 2014 Starts March 4th!  Click here for more info. or call any of our YBD locations or stop by for today!

 

 

Yoga By Degrees Winter – Summer 2015 Teacher Training Programs

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Yoga by Degrees 

Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Teacher Training

Winter – Summer 2015 Information & Schedules

Trainings Led By: Samantha Raphael, E-RYT, Meghan Rohde, E-RYT, Colleen Taylor, RYT &

Loreta Medoniene, RYT

Trainings held at Yoga by Degrees in Elmhurst – 1042 South York Rd.

Information & Schedule For Each Individual Teacher Training Session 

Weekends (9 Months Total)  

January 10, 11 February 7, 8 March 7, 8 April 11, 12 May 2, 3
June 6, 7 July 11, 12 August 1, 2 September 12, 13, 17

Tuesday Nights & (Aprox.) 2 Sundays Per Month (4 Months Total)

Tuesdays 6 – 9:30 PM Saturday 10 – 4 PM Sundays 10 AM – 6 PM
February 3, 10, 17, 24 8, 22
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 21 15, 22, 29
April 7, 14, 21, 28 12, 19, 26
May 5, 12, 19 10, 24
Curriculum Includes:Opening Meditation

Pranayama – Breathing

Asanas – Poses

Teaching Skills

Review of Sequencing

Teaching In Small Groups

Yoga For Special Groups

Yoga Philosophy

Koshas – Sheaths

Gunas – Qualities of Nature

Chakras – Energy Centers

 

Ayurvedic Healing TechniquesAnatomy

Yoga Ethics

Business of Yoga

Practical Test

Written Test

Requirements:

10 Classes of Observing & Assisting ASenior YBD Teacher

18 Hours Elective Off Site Yoga Workshops

10 YBD Paid Yoga Classes

6 Hours of YBD Paid Workshops

12 Anatomy Workshop

Teach Two Community Classes

Observing and Assisting Reports From 5 Classes

CPR Training

Monthly Homework Assignments

Written Thesis

Required Reading: YBD Yoga Teacher Training Manual

TKV Desikachar – “Heart of Yoga – Creating A Home Practice”

Yoga Anatomy – 2nd Edition – Leslie Kaminoff

“Inside The Yoga Sutras: A Comprehensive Source Book For The Study & Practice of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras” – Jaganath Carrera

“Light On Yoga” – B.K.S. Iyengar

 

 

 

 

 

Pricing and Discounts:

 

$250 Deposit To Reserve Space (Limited to 20)Early Bird Price Due By Jan. 19: $2400

Regular Price Due By Feb. 2: $2600

Payment Plan: $1700 Down / $500 x 3 months

(First Payment Due By: Feb. 2, 2014)

10% Discount For Autopay, Annual &

Annual Plus Members

 

 

 

 

 

To Meet 10 YBD Class Requirement:

Optional $54.50 Monthly Autopay (Reg. $109)

Specialty Discount Drop In Rate

($15 per class)

10 Class Packs

($135)

Additional Costs:

$30 per YBD Workshop x 3 = $90

Anatomy Workshop at YBD = $200

Offsite Yoga Workshops  Aprox. $350

Book Costs = Aprox. $100

 

In The Event of Cancellation Refund of Full Amount Paid Less:

Before Classes Begin – $150After 1 Week – $250

 

 

After 2 Weeks – $500

After 3 Weeks – $750

No Refunds After 3 Weeks From Start Date

 

Space is limited to 20 Students; Stop by either Yoga by Degrees location or call for more info.

Application and registration information is attached. Email completed application or questions to: samantha@yogabydegrees.net & meghan@yogabydegrees.net 

Yoga by Degrees Locations: 241 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton IL 60189 – 630-690-9642

4700 Gilbert Ave. Suite 16, Western Springs IL 60558 – 708-783-1226

1042 South York Road Elmhurst, IL 60106 – 630-782-9642

54 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove IL 60515 – 630-969-0820

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YBD Yoga Teacher Training Program Application

Name:

Full Address:

Phone:

Email:

Which teacher training program are you applying for, 9 month or 4 month?:

Please limit your responses to 2 pages in total for all questions.

  1. How long have you been practicing yoga?
  2. Why do you do yoga?
  3. Why do you want to take a yoga teacher training?
  4. What do you want to do once you finish the training?
  5. Why did you choose the cYoga teacher training?
  6. What is the most important thing you want to learn during the training?

YBD 200 Hr. Teacher Training Certification Program Kicks-Off March 19th – Reserve Your Space Today!

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Training led by Samantha Raphael, E-RYT, Meghan Rohde, RYT, Loreta Medoniene, RYT

and other YBD Teachers

Informational Meeting: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 – 6:30 – 8:30 PM Western Springs

Tuesdays 5:30 – 9:30 PM In Western SpringsMarch: 19, 26

April: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

May: 7, 14, 21, 26, 28

June: 4, 11, 18, 25

July: 2

Sundays 10 AM – 6PM In WheatonMarch: 24

April: 7, 14

May: 5

June: 16, 23

July: 7

 

 

Curriculum Includes:Opening MeditationPranayama – BreathingAsanas – Poses

Teaching Skills

Review of Sequencing

Teaching in small groupsYoga For Special GroupsYoga PhilosophyKoshas – Sheaths

Gunas – Qualities of Nature

Chakras – Energy Centers

 

Ayurvedic Healing TechniquesAnatomyYoga EthicsBusiness of Yoga

Video Review

Written Test

Requirements:

10 Classes of Observing and Assisting a Senior YBD Teacher18 Hours Elective Off Site Yoga Workshops10 YBD Yoga Classes10 Hours of YBD Workshops

Teach 2 Community Classes

Observing and Assisting Reports From 5 Classes

CPR Training

Monthly Homework Assignments

Written Thesis

Required Reading: YBD Yoga Teacher Training ManualTKV Desikachar – “Heart of Yoga -Creating A Home Practice”“Anatomy of Movement” By Blandine Calais-Germain

“Anatomy of Hatha” Yoga By H. David Coulter

Pricing and Discounts:

$250 Deposit To Reserve Space (Limited to 20)Early Bird Price Due By Feb. 28: $2400Regular Price Due By Mar. 15:$2600Payment Plan : $1500 Down / $500 x 3 months – First Payment Due By: Mar. 15, 2013

20% Discount For Current Teachers

10% Discount for Autopay, Annual and Annual Plus Members

To Meet 10 YBD Class Requirement:Optional $50 Monthly Autopay (Reg. $99)Specialty Discount drop in rate ($14 per class)10 Class Packs ($125)Additional Costs:$30 per YBD Workshop x 5  = $150

Offsite Yoga Workshops  Aprox. $450

Book Costs = Aprox. $200

 

In The Event of Cancellation Refund of Full Amount Paid Less:

Before Classes Begins – $150After 1 Week – $250 After 2 Weeks – $500After 3 Weeks – $750No Refunds Given After 3 Weeks From Start Date

Space is limited to 20 Students; Stop by either Yoga By Degrees locations or call for more information or to register and reserve your spot today!  Yoga By Degrees Locations:

241 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton IL 60189 – 630-690-9642

4700 Gilbert Ave. Western Springs Suite 16 IL 60558 – 708-783-1226