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Join this 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher training immersion in the beautiful, sparkling Florida Keys. Go beyond your idea of what yoga is and enter into an immersion program that will shift you, lift you, and guide you to become the person you have always known you could be. Learn how to live fully and artfully in every moment, heal your life and others' lives, let go of attachments and false beliefs, and rise up into your fullest self.
Experience the peace, love, and harmony of the Florida Keys while enjoying beautiful beaches and deepening your practice in this yoga teacher training program. Your stay in one of the quiet and peaceful vacation rentals will give you the perfect chance to relax in total tranquility, while also having the eccentric, colorful, and artistic city of Key West and marine encounters like the dolphin research center, turtle hospital, and aquarium encounters within your reach.
Apart from deepening your knowledge, you will be able to meet new people who share the same passion, share your experiences, and discover the area's famous attractions. Enjoy the sun, discover pristine beaches, and relish in the friendly environment while practicing yoga and meditation your way in paradise.
This Yoga Alliance teacher certification course is for anyone wanting to learn how to teach yoga in a confident, knowledgeable, and empowered way, as well as for students who would like to simply deepen their yoga practice with hands-on training in adjustments, alignment, sequence-planning, philosophy, and history. True yoga teaches you to expand consciousness and live in a life of beauty, presence, grace, and bliss.
You will learn in the traditional yogic methodology, which views yoga as a lifestyle, a science, and an art. This class offers a detailed and in-depth study of modern asanas with rich and colorful history and philosophy, as well as the lifestyle of yoga that offers balance and peace for life off the mat. You will learn, practice, and teach a wide range of yoga postures, fully grasping sequencing in Hatha and Vinyasa flows.
There is an ample opportunity to deepen your understanding of prana, healing, and spirituality, woven into the course with anatomy, sequence, and breath, all in a space that offers the multi-faceted teachings of yoga, while honoring and respecting all religious backgrounds and beliefs. This class is completed with an opportunity for extra study in energy healing and how to apply it directly to the work and life of a yoga teacher, as well the option of a raw, vegan or gluten free meal plan during your learning experience.
Throughout the training, you will learn in depth asana knowledge as well as anatomy and adjustments, how to develop your unique teaching gift, learn to "let go", kirtan, and chanting. You will also learn meditation techniques, physiology, pranayama (breathing techniques), study of the yoga sutras, teaching methodology, yogic lifestyle, and yoga philosophy.
The training runs from Monday to Friday at 07:00 to 17:00 with a one-hour lunch break. A typical day is that you will meet at 07:00 for morning meditation, homework coverage, and discussion. There will be a yoga class after. Work from the manual up until lunch. After lunch, you work on asanas (postures), sequencing, and practice teaching. You will end your day with some kirtan (group meditative singing) and chanting. If the weather permits, you will end your day at Bahia Honda, rated as one of the top ten beaches in America.
Mandatory reading material for the training is Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews (second edition). The recommended reading materials are as follows:
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Bikram / Hot Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga)
Having studied and practiced yoga, meditation, and intuitive arts for 15 years in many styles, Jolie believes these practices are the greatest gifts we can give ourselves and others. As a certified yoga teacher, owner of FL Keys Retreats, owner of Full Circle Wellness in Big Pine Key, FL, owner of Full Circle School of Yoga and Intuitive Arts, owner of Island Yoga in Marathon FL, a certified paddleboard yoga instructor, Reiki Level II practitioner, and teacher of kids yoga and meditation classes, Jolie is ever delving deeper into these passions.
Meera School of Yoga, Tamil Nadu Physical Education & Sports University - INDIA (Hatha Yoga)
Yuva School of Yoga, Chennai India Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)
Courtney is a dive master who grew up navigating the waters of coastal Florida and has a degree in wildlife ecology and conservation. She was an ex-gymnast who later changed her path to in-depth training of Hatha, Kundalini, and Vinyasa yoga that she received upon her journey to India. With her as a trainer, she evokes an understanding of interconnectedness through a focus on self-love, nature, and service. Courtney continues to grow her practice through deeper explorations of meditation and pranayama techniques. She now teaches various levels and styles of paddleboard yoga in Florida.
This yoga teacher training program will take place in the magical atmosphere of the beautiful, sparkling, Florida Keys, USA. FL Keys Retreats is located less than 45 minutes from Key West, which is a world unto its own, offering theater, museums, shopping, dining, historical sites, sightseeing tours, water sports, music, and an abundant nightlife!
Meals are not included in tuition. A meal plan is provided Monday to Friday for three weeks and includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 699 USD or you can pay per meal that you want to partake in. Breakfast is 12 USD, lunch is 18 USD, dinner is 20 USD. Our meal plan is vegan and gluten free and is designed to help you detox and bring you into your brightest and healthiest self. We highly encourage this as you receive so much nutritionally.
Here is an example of one of our dinners. This meal was made for rehydration after the beach, as a cleansing of the body, and a grounding of the mind and soul! Comfort food and detox food all combined in one! This meal included :
•A coconut oil simmered wild rice with squash, mushrooms, and onions.
•A purple cabbage coleslaw with citrus and cucumber coconut yogurt dressing
•A stuffed mushroom with chia coconut flour stuffing
•A side of lentil stew
•A glass a delicious green apple, apple cucumber, lemon, lime, organic greens green juice
Paddleboard Yoga Teacher Training course is a special highlighted additional add on course for 599 USD taking place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday before the 200 hr trainings starts. If you love the water, and love yoga, this is a great way to make extra money as a yoga teacher, or even develop your own business teaching paddleboard yoga. Combining nature with meditative movement and breath is truly an extraordinary experience. It also gives you some 25 of the required Yoga Alliance hours. Here are the details. There will be three days of training, which are broken down into water time and classroom training. You will learn correct paddle skills and turns, water safety, modification of yoga poses on the board, how to teach beginner and advanced student all while learning to teach SUP yoga to individuals, couples, and groups. Before you leave the training, you will teach your first SUP class.
The training is on Friday, July 8 at 03:00 p.m. - 07:00 p.m., Saturday, July 9, at 07:00 a.m. - 08:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 10, at 08:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.
Massage therapy and Reiki sessions are available by appointment for an additional fee. The integrated massage therapy is customized for each individual, with custom aromatherapy massage available as well.
Please book your flight to arrive at either Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) or Miami International Airport (MIA). From there, it is three additional hours to your student house. You can book the Keys shuttle, which is about 100 USD per person. Some students fly into Key West International Airport (EYW), which is only 35 minutes from your student house. However, airline tickets tend to be a bit more for this additional connection.
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