For students seeking an immersive training program, onlYoga offers one on one training with John Merideth. The 200 and 500 hour modules are a rare opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the history, philosophy and practical method of Ashtanga vinyasa yoga. Unlike group programs, our one on one training is tailored to the strengths and weaknesses of the individual. The individual attention that every student-teacher receives ensures that they are able to build on their inherent strengths while simultaneously examine and learn how to bolster some of their less dynamic areas. The professional programs are designed for produce confident teachers that will excel in the ever growing field of yoga.
Due to the individual nature of the programs, there are no set start dates. Interested students should complete an online application. You will be contacted directly by John Merideth after receipt of the application. Students wishing to enroll in an individual training should be prepared to practice regularly at onlYoga for a minimum of 2-4 weeks before the start of their training.
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The onlYoga Ashtanga Teacher Training Program - Module 1 Teaching Fundamentals is a rare opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the history, philosophy and practical method of Ashtanga vinyasa yoga. onlYoga offers a unique program that draws on a teaching method as ancient as yoga itself. The onlYoga teacher training is tailored to the needs of the individual. The individual attention that every student-teacher receives ensures that they are able to build on their inherent strengths while simultaneously examine and learn how to bolster some of their less dynamic areas. Our program is one of the most comprehensive 200 hour training offered in the SE. We are confident that onlYoga trained teachers will go on to excel as professionals in the ever growing field of Yoga. At onlyoga we believe that standards are important! Our training program and school are both registered with the Yoga Alliance. We strive to meet and exceed the 200 hour minimum certification requirements. Please email us with any additional questions!
The onlYoga Ashtanga Teacher Training Program - Module 2 Practice, History and Method gives students who have finished Module 1 an opportunity to further deepen their knowledge of Ashtanga Yoga and sharpen their teaching and adjusting skills. Picking up where Module 1 ends, the Practice, History and Method Module embeds the experienced teacher in a class(s) and encourages them to develop advanced teaching, marketing and business skills. A direct, hands on approach to taking an idea from the initial concept stage and developing it into a well fleshed out and clearly documented final product is a big part of Module 2. Our focus in this module is on identifying the components necessary to create an inspiring and memorable experience for the yoga student both in and out of the class. At onlyoga we are proud to offer one of the most comprehensive yoga training programs in the the Southeast. We believe that standards are important! Our training programs and school are both registered with the Yoga Alliance. We strive to meet and exceed the 500 hour minimum certification requirements. 500 Hour Yoga Alliance RYT Teachers are recognized as the most qualified instructors in the country. Please email us with any additional questions!
Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, the syllabus for this twelve-week teacher training intensive draws from a wide range of intellectual disciplines. During the course, the eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga provide the student with a context from which to explore the form and texture of the ego. Critical thinking skills are emphasized and the student is encouraged to deconstruct the practice from a variety of perspectives both western and non-western (physical and spiritual). By the end of the twelve weeks the student must be able to demonstrate a strong practical understanding of the Ashtanga primary series both in and out of the classroom.
Areas covered include: basic anatomy/physiology, philosophy of consciousness, the anthropology of yoga, yoga as cosmology, pranayama, alignment principles, standing and seated asana sequences, the eight limbs of ashtanga yoga, mysore style manual adjustment techniques, taking flight with the Bandhas, jump-thru and jump-back using your core, finishing sequence, tristana, and much much more.
The onlYoga teacher training intensive - Module One is designed to substantially and quantitatively deepen the trainee's existing yoga practice, cultivate teaching and observational skills and develop or deepen critical thinking skills. Students must have an existing yoga practice and be open to the transformational qualities of the Ashtanga system (physical, mental and emotional). The training is conducted in the traditional one on one method of teacher to student and as such requires a high level of commitment.
Again a multi-discipline approach is utilized in this 10 week training module to ensure that students develop a holistic understanding of advanced teaching skills. Picking up where our Module 1 training ends, Module 2 embeds the teacher in a regular class(s) and provides them with the tools necessary to master teaching and business skills. Creative problem solving skills are emphasized and the teacher is required to take ideas from the concept stage and follow them through to a final finished product with ample standardized documentation. By the end of the 12 week intensive the teacher must be able to demonstrate master level teaching and business skills.
Areas covered include: structural anatomy as it applies to hatha yoga, workshop development, creative concept building, advanced adjusting techniques and structural yoga therapy, value innovation, artistic and intellectual wonder, advertising methods, the history of yogic as a discipline, business systems and methods, teaching the second series of Ashtanga Yoga, creative class design, and much more.
The onlYoga Teacher Training Intensive - Module Two is designed to create master teachers with the creative and innovation skills to run or manage a yoga program. Students must have completed the Module 1 program or demonstrate/document a comparable level of experience. Priority is given to students who have finished Module 1. The training is conducted in the traditional one on one method of teacher to student and as such requires a high level of commitment.
The fee for Module One (200 hour): $2999 (pay now)
The Price Includes:
14 weeks of unlimited classes at onlYoga, 25% discount off onlYoga led workshops and events, 15% discount off non-onlYoga led workshops and events, $250 Stipend for books associated with the training, Professional -12 individual sessions with John Merideth, Written evaluation, onlYoga certificate of completion (requires satisfactory completion of all assigned materials), in depth critique of teaching strengths and weaknesses.
The fee for Module Two (500 hour) of the onlYoga Teacher Training Program is $2700 (pay now).
The Price Includes:
12 weeks of unlimited classes at onlYoga, 25% discount off onlYoga led workshops and events, 15% discount off non-onlYoga led workshops and events, $250 Stipend for books associated with the training, 10 individual sessions with John Merideth, Written evaluation, onlYoga certificate of completion (requires satisfactory completion of all assigned materials), in depth critique of teaching strengths and weaknesses.
Students wishing to complete both Modules in tandem are offered a reduced rate of $4900.
You can pay for the training on our online store.
Refund Policy All payments are 80% refundable 45 days before the start of the onlYoga Teacher Training. Within 30 days, all payments are 50% refundable. No refunds will be given after the start of the onlYoga Teacher Training.
To receive a satisfactory evaluation and a certificate of completion, students must fulfill the following minimum requirements:
- Completion of weekly reading assignments and related research (the reading and assignments for both the group and professional training follow similar curriculums)
- Participate in weekly review sessions. Group: 7 weekend meetings (both Saturday and Sunday) 4-5 hours per day. Professional: 12 private meetings lasting 3-4 hours.
- Assist as a student teacher in 16 classes. Students assist in studio classes throughout the course of the 12 weeks.
- Maintain a 5 day/week practice schedule throughout the duration of the training + engage in a daily meditation practice. Students must keep a practice journal and are encouraged to practice at onlYoga.
- Act as the primary teacher in 6 classes (2 as the sole instructor). Students are responsible for teaching all 6 classes - 2 independently.
- Complete a final written and oral exam.
- Demonstrate the ability to effectively facilitate an ashtanga yoga class
- Completion of weekly reading assignments and related research
- Participate in weekly review sessions (aprox. 3-4hr/week)
- Maintain all weekly teaching engagements.
- Maintain a 5 day/week practice schedule throughout the duration of the training.
- Develop and facilitate a workshop with all required materials.
- Devise a quarterly studio plan to include outreach, class offerings, etc.
- Demonstrate and utilize cohesive brand awareness.
- Demonstrate artistic and innovative skills both in and out of the yoga class.
- Demonstrate business acumen and fiscal skills.
How To Apply
Students wishing to be considered for the onlYoga Ashtanga Module One Teacher Training Program should complete the online application. Please note that part of the application process will be to provide three letters of recommendation. One of the letters should be from a current or recent yoga instructor.
It is strongly recommended that applicants have a strong personal practice (1-2 years of personal practice with a minimum of 3-4 practices each week). Experience with the ashtanga primary series is recommended but not required. Current onlYoga students are given priority during the application process. Previous teaching experience can be helpful but is not required.
Students wishing to participate in the Professional 200 Certification must establish a regular practice (3-5 days for 2-4 weeks) at onlYoga. We do not accept students into the program that do not have a regular practice with us.