200 Hour Yoga Studies & Teacher Training: "The Teacher Within"
This program is influential in San Diego for its integrated approach to training Yoga practitioners and certifying teachers. “The Teacher Within” supports spiritual development, skillful practice and embodying Yoga in all of life. We teach simple and profound practices that promote quality of life, healthy relationships, self-reliance and good laughs. Those who aim to teach receive expert guidance and tools for helping people balance their lives through Yoga. People helping people is what it’s all about!
January 5 - May 19, 2019
Urban Yogi is located inside DCompress Downtown, San Diego’s premier wellness studio, in Little Italy at the historic McClintock Warehouse building.
What draws you to Yoga?
About The Program
The Teacher Within is a 200 hour teacher training program for cultivating your personal Yoga practice, through which you can guide others through Yoga in a safe, inclusive and meaningful way.
The Teacher Within follows a unique format that draws from the Eight Limbed Path of Yoga and the seven main energy centers of the subtle body. Students learn to effectively integrate the physical, philosophical and practical aspects of classical Yogic science for self-healing and promoting quality of life for their students.
Created by Susana Jones, E-RYT 200/RYT 500, this program was built in accordance with Yoga Alliance’s 200 hour standards and is a Registered Yoga School since 2013.
2019 Schedule for 200 Hour Certification
Saturday January 5, 8:00-10:00am
Saturdays and Sundays
January 12-13, 26-27
February 9-10, 23-24
March 9-10, 23-24
April 6-7, 20-21
May 4-5, 18-19
Practice Clinics:* Thursdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm (Bi-Weekly) January 17, 31, February 14, 28, March 14, 28, April 11, 25, May 9.
* Practice Clinic hours may be substituted for approved Contact Hours of instruction received outside of our training schedule. Assignments must be submitted that link the credits received to our program objectives.
Tuition, Discounts & Program Policies
Includes $500 registration fee, required texts, materials, and access to audio recordings.
Early Registration Discount
Students paid in full by Jan. 12, 2019 receive a $250 discount!
Sign up with a friend and you'll both receive $100 off - Both registration fees must be paid and buddies named in advance. Discount will be deducted from total balance due.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
The registration fee is non-refundable. In the event that you decide not to complete the full training, a pro-rated amount for length of training received will be retained, and the rest refunded, minus credit card processing fees.
Acts of God or any other circumstance that prevents the training from being offered as planned will warrant a full refund.
Continuing Education for Healthcare & Wellness Providers
Bridges are being formed between healthcare and Yoga, as evidenced by ample research into the benefits of Yoga for wide-ranging health conditions, and the rates at which doctors recommend Yoga for preventative health. Caretakers in health-related fields can greatly benefit from training in Yogic self-care methods and perspectives for their own wellbeing and longevity in their field. As an extension, one can care for others from a deep well of vitality and skillfulness in Yogic methods that complement their scope of practice. Contact Susana about earning CEUs for your field.
Because caring for others is not dependent on one's career path, individuals who do not work in the healthcare and wellness fields may also join these programs. Yoga training can bring greater skill and meaning to any person's vocation, relationships and general wellbeing.
Free 15 min Consultation
Email, call, or text Susana to discuss your interests with Yoga, and get answers to your questions about Urban Yogi’s YTT Programs.
858-336-3023 | Susana@UrbanYogiSD.com
Guest Lecturers & Yogic Experts
Katy Mae - Yogic Anatomy & Physiology 🦋
Credentials: Registered Nurse, 500 hour trained Yoga Teacher, IAYT Yoga Therapist in Training
Merry Trentadue - Marmas, Mudras and Kirtan ✨👌🏽
Credentials: RYT 500, IAYT Yoga Therapist in Training, Registered Nurse, Reiki Master, Divine Light Healer and Certified Metaphysician.
Rev. Dr. Kathy Hearn - Dharma Yoga: Principles and Practices for Living your Life’s True Purpose 🐬
Credentials: Local Spiritual Leader, Dean of the Holmes Institute at Centers for Spiritual Living
Diandra Medina - Yoga and the Brain, Nervous and Endocrine Systems 🌻
Credentials: M.A., LMFT, Urban Yogi YTT 200, Usui Reiki 2 Practitioner
Sofie Slot Blicher - Yoga Sequencing & Physiology 🌈
Credentials: MA Exercise Physiology, MA Nutritional Science, 200 hour certified Yoga Teacher
Topics Covered in "The Teacher Within"
Yogic Techniques, Training and Practice
Sadhna: personal daily practice
Hatha: the union of opposites in postural yoga
Sukham, sthiram, asanam: durability and ease in all postures
"Subtle Power Yoga" practices
Yoga Nidra: restful self-inquiry
Pranayama: Yogic breath
Mantra: personal sound healing
Mudra: energetic directives
Bandha: diaphragmatic core work
Anatomy and Physiology
Subtle energy anatomy
The role of breath in Yoga
Yoga and the brain
How Yoga affects our physiology
How Yoga transforms the body
Biomechanics of Yoga poses
Anatomy of Yoga injuries and prevention
Pre and post natal anatomy
Yoga as preventative health
The basis for adaptive, inclusive Yoga
History, Philosophy and Lifestyle
Samkhya: Yogic worldview
Yoga's evolution, from antiquity to modern times
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Ashtanga: the eight-limbs of Yoga
Teaching lineages in Yoga
Vedic roots of American spirituality and pop culture
Sanskrit language essence and usage
Ayurveda: the science of daily balance
Dharma Yoga: principles and practices for living your true purpose
Embodying the positive archetypes of the 7 main chakras
Practicing the eight limbs of Yoga as a teacher
Professionalism and ethics
Yoga and the voice
Sequencing Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga
Supporting pre and post-natal students
Guiding advanced asanas
Use of music in Yoga
Teaching with creative themes
Facilitating group classes
Supporting private clients
Navigating trends in Yoga
Your dharma, your business model
Starting up a Yoga business
Sustaining a Yoga business
Financial abundance practices
Empowering students' self-healing
Demonstrate understanding of learned concepts and vocabulary
Practice teaching Yoga
Identify and integrate constructive feedback
Graduation Retreat Day
Journey to Encinitas
Local sattvic lunch
Meditation in Self-Realization Fellowship gardens
Closing ceremony at Swami's beach
Any therapeutic yoga components of Urban Yogi Teacher Training are based on Susana Jones' status as an IAYT Yoga Therapist in Training, not derived from our RYS status with Yoga Alliance. Urban Yogi makes no attempt or claim to diagnose, treat or cure any medical or psychological condition.
Fulfill Your Promises to Yourself!
Are you ready to bring the light and joy of yoga more fully into your life? Register today to reserve your spot in Urban Yogi’s 2019, 200hr Yoga Studies & Teacher Training program before it fills up.
Prospective students often wonder if they are at a level of experience in Yoga that's appropriate for enrolling in a teacher training program. This training is open to all who are willing to do the work that personal growth entails. It is important that the Yoga student creates time and space for their training. This entails shaping everyday life around Yoga training, rather than "fitting it in."
We use what we learn about ourselves as students to inform ourselves as teachers and leaders. Many people choose to participate in this program to enrich their lives at large, more-so than to teach Yoga professionally. The wisdom that one stands to gain through this program is relevant to every aspect of our lives, including our chosen vocation, and all our relations. Come as you are.
"Susana is the consummate teacher. I couldn't have had a better experience in my YTT. She created a safe, nurturing space for us to learn, explore, and integrate the full spectrum of concepts discussed. With a solid foundation in safety, physiology, and teaching method, we also learned and tried on several core spiritual ideas and concepts. And to enhance our training even more, Susana employed a variety of talented guest teachers and put on several in-house workshops where we could fully immerse ourselves in the teachings. Awesome experience."
~ Sean Castro RYT, Class of 2014
“On the first night of training I knew I had made the right decision to enroll. It was an expansive and beautiful experience to grow and learn alongside other passionate yogis. By diving into the teachings of yoga, I not only grew in my physical practice but gained a deeper love and appreciation for the science and art that yoga is. Susana is a compassionate and enlightened teacher that gently pushed us all to be better than we were the day before. She offered a unique and special piece to the training by focusing some time on Reiki energy healing. All of us became Reiki healers and it has helped me to be more grateful, balanced and aware of my surroundings. Taking time to truly care for ourselves and those around us was an integral part of the training and something that I still practice. I am a better person than I was before embarking on this journey and I am so grateful for that.”
~ Jenny G., Class of 2013
“I met amazing people and have maintained connections with them since the training ended. I loved how unique the program was, especially because it including the Reiki attunement. The teachers and program guide went above and beyond to help their students. Thank you Susana! Even though I had a lot of other obligations such as school and work, the training was flexible and provided the students with worksheets to review what we missed. I loved Julie’s Meditations and learning about Chakras and Asana.
Having lots of guest speakers gave us more insight! Having self-care “omwork” helped me take care of myself and love myself. I left the training loving who I am. My self-esteem was amazing, and my friends and family noticed that. If I could do the training over again, I would do it in a heartbeat. There is soo much to learn and I continue to grow in yoga. This training helped me understand and accept myself and others. I love yoga a million times more than I did before I started the training. So thank you Urban Yogi for offering the Teacher Within!”
~ Denise E.
Apply to the Program!
Email, call, or text to meet me (Susana) to discuss Yoga, your practice, and your questions about Urban Yogi’s YTT Programs. I can’t wait to speak with you!
858-336-3023 | Susana@UrbanYogiSD.com
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