Techniques Training/Practice: Includes asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques. The training includes analytical and guided practice of the techniques.
Methodology: Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting of postures. How to address the specific needs of individuals. Business aspects of teaching yoga.
Anatomy and Physiology: Human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc) and also included is energy anatomy and physiologh (chakras, nadis, etc). Includes both the study of anatomy and physiology along with its application to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics: Includes the study of yoga philosohies (such as the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Bhagavad Gita), yoga lifestyle (concepts of dharma and karma), and ethics of yoga. Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others (seva).
- Practice teaching as the lead instructor (does not include assisting, observing or giving feedback)*
- Receiving and giving feedback
- Observing others teaching**
- Assisting students while someone else is teaching
Upcoming 4 Week Intensive
Monday thru Friday
from 8 am – 5:30 pm
February 17, 2020- March 13, 2020
Evelyn Van Antwerp - E-RYT500
Evelyn started practicing yoga many years ago because of its benefits for the back and neck difficulties she was experiencing, and soon discovered that the benefits were far greater than just addressing her physical well-being. For Evelyn, yoga has become an avenue for self-knowledge, self-love, awareness and physical well-being. Evelyn has a Masters in Curriculum, with sixteen years in education teaching students and adults, becoming a certified yoga instructor was the perfect choice for her. Evelyn has studied with Yoga Acharya Tej Monga, Judith Laseter, Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews.
She received her 200-hour and 500-hour Yoga Alliance Certification through Namah Shivaya Yoga. Since yoga is very much a personal experience and one based on levels of ability, her endeavor is to teach to the needs of individual students by modifying poses. Her classes are designed for both newcomers and seasoned practitioners. Each class focuses on proper alignment and breathing techniques, with an emphasis on core body strength. Her goal as an instructor is for all of her students to experience the full benefits of yoga.
Melissa Mayo E-RYT 200, RYT 500
After graduating college and beginning to work as an HR professional in the corporate world, I first tried yoga as a way to get in shape after spending countless hours sitting at a desk and staring at a computer. For the first year of having a daily yoga practice, I’ll admit that the physically challenging asanas, or poses, are what kept me enthralled. I would push myself to be able to do all of the cool arm balances and inversions...I didn’t meditate, or study and practice any of the other, non-physical limbs of yoga. After some time, I began to find more fulfillment in my yoga practice than in my corporate job. I began to broaden my practice, no longer just focusing on the poses, but instead doing my best to incorporate yogic concepts into my daily life, and to read and study history and philosophy of yoga. I was hooked. In August 2017, I finally acted on a decision I had been contemplating for up to a year, and quit my corporate job, so that I could become certified to teach yoga. A few months afterwards, I received my 200 hour certification from Namah Shivaya, a wonderful school and studio that does an excellent job of teaching and practicing each limb of yoga. I am currently continuing my studies of yoga, by working towards my 500 hour certification. I teach all-levels classes, as well as gentle classes. In my classes, I do my best to encourage mindfulness and body.
Evelyn Van Antwerp