As Yoga comes of age in America, there will be an increasing need for the expertise and experience of well educated and trained professional instructors who will be teaching in a wide range of settings including hospitals, studios, health clubs, private industry and corporate wellness programs. As we continue into the 21sst century, wellness and preventative programs will grow at a rapid rate and the demand for certified professional instructors will grow as well. More and more of these programs will incorporate yoga as an essential component of their approach to wellness.
The mission of the Southern Institute for Yoga Instructors (SIYI) program is to prepare those individuals – who are seeking an in depth academic, as well as practical, formal education in the art and science of yoga instruction – with the knowledge and skills which they will need to meet the demands of this rigorous profession. Certification through SIYI will provide for those completing all requirements the necessary credentials to teach in both private and public institutions with a variety of people of various ages and abilities. Our Mission is not only to provide a nationally recognized training program and well respected certification, but just as importantly, to offer the integrity of a balanced classical education for each participant. Therefore, each student will receive personal attention and guidance. The Southern Institute for Yoga Instructors sets a standard of the highest quality for our graduates.
Southern Institute for Yoga Instructors Teacher Education & Certification
Overall Design of Precision Alignment Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program 2017
Teacher Training Modules in the format of 9 x Weekend Intensives
Dates for 2017 300hr Training:
#1 Sept 1-3
#2 Sept 8-10
#3 Sept 15-17
#4 Oct 6-8
#5 Oct 13-15
#6 Nov 3-5
#7 Nov 10-12
#8 Dec 1-3
#9 Dec 8-10
TOTAL – 180hrs
Schedule at The Yoga Shed
Sat 8am- 5pm
Sun 8am – 5pm
Additional Workshops/teacher training intensives with Alignment focus and Certified alignment teacher = TOTAL – 12hrs
Practice Teaching (Precision Alignment Yoga style) Teach and/or Assist outside of TT classroom = TOTAL – 26hrs
Home Study to support TT weekend Workshop Modules (includes written assignments and practical assignments) = TOTAL – 82hrs
Total: 300 Hours
In addition to these basic requirements for completion of the program, you are expected to have a personal asana practice.· Upon completion of the requirements #1 – 4 above as well as successful completion of all classroom and home study assignments you are awarded a 300 hour level teaching certification by the Southern Institute for Yoga Instructors.
Please NOTE: SIYI Trainees receive complimentary yoga classes at The Yoga Shed during their training.
This certification meets and exceeds the requirements to register with the Yoga Alliance at the 200hr designation.
Tuition for Teacher Training
Different Payment plans can be worked out with each individual, following the payment guidelines below
Tuition Total: $2600
$300 non refundable deposit due July 1st 2017
Payment in Full due by first weekend module $2600 – Payment Options Available
Early bird discount Payment in Full by August 1st 2017- $2400 ($200 savings)
Payment Plans available.
Required reading books will be 2 Anatomy, 1 philosophy, 1 Pranayama, and 1 Asana book. Your personal yoga props to include 1 Yoga mat, 2 x yoga blocks (4”), 2 x yoga straps (6ft minimum) , minimum of 4 yoga blankets (heavy tight weave) and a Folding Chair (with the back tapped out). Texts: Light on Yoga – BKS Iyengar. The Anatomy Coloring Book – Wynn Kapit & Lawrence Elson. Illustrated Essentials of Musculoskeletal Anatomy – Sieg and Adams. Yoga sutras of Patanjali – Swami Satyadananda. Science of Breath – SwamiRama, Rudolph Ballentine & Alan Hymes
See Below For Our Book Store
- Standing Poses 1 & 2
- Balancing Poses
- Forward Folds
- Twists & Revolved Poses/Back care
Technique Training and Practice
Includes Asana, Pranayama, Chanting and other traditional yoga practices, to include both (1) analytical training in how to teach & practice the techniques & (2) guided practice of the techniques
Includes the process of teaching, principles of demonstration, observation, Assisting, correcting instruction, conscious use of self as a teacher and the business aspects of teaching yoga.
Human Anatomy & Physiology
Includes both structural & functional anatomy as it applies to yoga asana and other yoga practice (e.g. Pranayama, Meditation). Also includes bodily systems and organs & their relation to yoga practices.
Includes the study of basic yoga philosophy as presented in the yoga sutras and ancient yoga texts with an emphasis on their ethical application as a yoga teacher and in everyday life.
Includes practice teaching, receiving and giving feedback, and observing, as well as, participating as a student while others teach while in the classroom. This also includes teaching and/or assisting outside the classroom under supervision and consultation.
For more information on upcoming Teacher Training Certifications please contact Emma Tranter.