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Intensive Yoga Teacher Training USA

Park City School of Yoga offers an eclectic, intensive 16-day training where you have the opportunity to let go of the everyday routine of life and become immersed in the world of yoga. Awaken your true spirit and Immerse yourself in this three-week intensive training and retreat, including Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Anusara®, meditation, emotional release techniques, kundalini, and Ayurvedic health.

This 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification program is much more than teacher training. Susan Fendler, the owner of Park City School of Yoga, modeled the school after her amazing experience in India. Susan believes that immersion is the best way to excel with your training and personal growth. Here you will dive deep into your practice and awaken your true spirit! Park City School of Yoga accepts any age, gender, and experience level.

Meet the instructors

Susan, ​​Fatima, & Margaret M.
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga
  • Meditation sessions
  • Pranayama and mantra chanting
  • Teaching practices and teaching methodology
  • Daily vegetarian / vegan meals
  • Yoga anatomy and philosophy
  • 16 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


16 days with instruction
Group size: 9-10 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Unlike other training in the US, Park City School of Yoga encourages you to stay at their yoga residence along with the other participants. Red House Wellness sits in the heart of historic Park City with mountain views. At Red House Wellness, you can enjoy the sauna, hot tub, and workout room.

Program

Park City School of Yoga offers an all-encompassing training including the styles of Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Anusara®, and Kundalini. The staff of six teachers will share their expertise in technique and alignment, meditation, anatomy, pranayama, meditation, emotional release techniques, and Ayurvedic health.

In addition unlike other training in the US, they encourage you to stay at their yoga residence along with the other participants. This will only deepen your experience as you immerse and begin to see how yoga becomes not just what you do on your mats but a lifestyle.

Your day will include 2 or 3 yoga practices, along with Pranayama and meditation. Park City School of Yoga faculty is excited to share their love of yoga with you! They have each transformed through yoga in their own way and hope to share our love of yoga with all of you. Park City School of Yoga truly hopes that they will “Awaken Your True Spirit!”

During your immersion, you will engage in the following.

  • Technique, Alignment, and sequencing 100 hours
  • Methodology 25 hours
  • Anatomy 10 hours
  • Yoga Philosophy, lifestyle, ethics and business 20 hours
  • Practicum 10 hours
  • Electives 15 hours

Upon completion of the training, you will gain the following knowledge.

  • Understanding of 8 limbs of yoga
  • Yoga sutras
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Ability to lead a yoga class with alignment, mindfulness, and creativity

You will learn how you can heal yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally using the five elements, asana, meditation, emotional detoxification kriyas, and breathing techniques. They encourage you to dig deep as you explore your inner world during this 24-day intensive training program.

Yoga Postures (Asana)

Students will gain extensive knowledge of yoga postures and will increase their physical strength, mental clarity, and flexibility. Learning hands on assists will be an important part of this training. Students will learn and demonstrate the beginning of the Ashtanga Primary Series in addition to a Vinyasa flow sequence and Anusara® which focuses on alignment, a heart centered theme and working up to a peak pose.

Pranayama (Breathing Practices)

Pranayama is an ancient yogic breathing technique that is used as preparation for meditation and is a vital aspect of practicing yoga.

It improves the respiratory system and purifies the body and mind. Pranayama topics include Nadi Shodhana (alternate nostril breathing), Ujjayi (the psychic or victorious breath), Sheetali (cooling breath), Shitkari (hissing breath), Kapalabhati (frontal brain cleansing breath - breath of fire), Bhramari (humming bee breath), Bhastrika (bellows breath), Suryabheda (vitality stimulating breath) including advance variations.

Ayurvedic Heatlh and Shatkarma (Yogic Cleansing)

Ayurveda and Yoga as sister sciences

  • How can Ayurveda support you and your yoga students?

Ayurvedic lifestyle, daily and seasonal hygiene practices for optimal health and balance

  • Dinacharya
  • Ritucharya

Ayurvedic principles

  • Samkhya
  • Determining Prakruti and Vikruti
  • Balancing the doshas, personally and for your class

Overview of the five sense therapies with emphasis on the diet, digestion, and nutrition.

Recitation of Sacred Sound (Mantra Chanting)

The purpose of mantra chanting in yoga is to generate vibrations and connect with the universe. Each mantra has it’s unique vibration. Each morning students will learn a new chant accompanied by the harmonium.

Mudra (Gestures)

The practice of mudra is an ancient facet of yoga. Performing gestures effects the energy flow of the body and can change a person's spiritual and mental characteristics.

  • Jnana mudra
  • Chin mudra
  • Yoni mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Shambhavi mudra

Emotional Detoxification Kriyas

Emotional detoxification kriyas are combination of removing knots in the body through pressing points, breathing techniques, release through sound and laughter and meditation. It is very effective to release the effect of emotions and other toxins in the body.

Through extensive practice students will begin to understand the relationship between emotional accumulation in the body with thought patterns. Students will work together to apply massage-like pressure to certain body points in order to release emotional trauma.

Meditation (Dhyana)

Meditation is a systematic practice that promotes physical, mental, and emotional tranquillity. It increases the vital energy in the body and gives you more aliveness, good blood circulation and a relaxed nervous system.

  • Breathing awareness meditation
  • AUM (Om) or mantra meditation
  • Trataka
  • Tips for developing concentration
  • Silence practice

Teaching Methodology

A yoga teacher should efficiently perform the practical applications of class planning and preparation. Students will learn how to create a positive and peaceful class environment for an enjoyable and transformative experience. You will learn:

  • How to plan and structure a yoga asana class
  • Principles of demonstration
  • Qualities of a teacher and teaching styles
  • How to use the breath and voice while teaching
  • Yoga asana compared to physical exercises
  • Observing, assisting and correcting
  • Alignment and hands-on-adjustments
  • Verbal cues
  • Functional modifications, injuries and safety precautions
  • Guidelines for each asana (as per manual)
  • Assisting inversions

Teaching Practice (Adhyapanam)

Students will take turns practicing their teaching skills by performing in front of their peers and teachers. There will be demonstration, alignment, and instructions.

  • Indications of a good teacher
  • Clear instruction
  • Demonstration
  • Proper alignment
  • Individual care of each student

Anatomy and Physiology (Sharir Vijnan)

Proper understanding of the physical body will help to prevent injury before, during, and after practice.

1. Physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns).

2. Practical anatomy with a major emphasis on muscular and skeletal structures and in-depth study of anatomical and skeletal differences (i.e. compression, tension, and proportion and orientation theory)

3. Introduction to different body systems

4. Skeletal system, muscular system, connective tissue, nervous system, major joints of the body

5. Breathing and respiratory system

6. Practical applications of anatomy into postures

7. Therapeutic applications of postures and working with injuries in asana class

Philosophy (Yoga Darshana)

Yoga philosophy is the foundation of our yoga practice and is the key to earn yogic strength. Through the path of yogic philosophy, you will establish a solid, well-rounded yoga practice.

1. Meaning of yoga, concepts, history

2. Four paths of yoga (Jnana, Raja, Bhakti, Karma yoga)

3. Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga

4. Prana (bioplasmic energy)

5. The chakra system, its qualities, activating and balancing techniques

6. Energy or nadi system

7. Meditation: introduction, practices, meditation and mind, removal of mental problems

8. Guru and disciple relationship

9. Kriya yoga

10. Five types of bodies (sheaths or koshas)

11. Acclaimed yogis throughout history and their contribution to the practice

Yoga Nidra (Psychic Sleep)

When a yoga practitioner moves through the various internal states of Yoga Nidra, a profound experience of relaxation occurs. This is called "turiya," a sensation of pure bliss. This will cover basic relaxation, tension relaxation, and full body relaxation.

Naturopathy

You will learn about the 5 elements and how to use them to detoxify body and mind. Mud, water and air (breathing) therapy will be practiced and t how to increase fire and ether element in life.

Assessments are based on

  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behavior

Typical daily schedule

  • 07:00 - 07:30 Chanting and Pranayama
  • 07:30 - 08:30 Sun Salutations
  • 08:45 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:00 - Anatomy/philosophy
  • 11:00 - 12:15 Alignment/technique/methodology (Ashtanga)
  • 12:15 - 12:30 Return to resident housing
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Self study
  • 14:30 - 15:30 - Ayurvedic health
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Alignment/technique/methodology (Vinyasa and Anusara®)
  • 17:30 - Tea time
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Meditation
  • 19:00 Return to resident housing
  • 19:15 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 22:00 Lights out

There will be one day off per week to explore the beautiful natural surroundings of Park City.

Included excursions

Hiking in the surrounding area of beautiful Park City, UT

Instructors

Susan Fendler

​​Fatima Doman

Margaret M. Koblasova

Retreat location

The yoga training/retreat will take place at Red House Wellness Center in beautiful Park City, Utah. The Center is located within walking distance to the historic main street of Park City and minutes from the mountains for hiking and outdoor adventure.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

The food will be simple, nourishing, Ayurvedic, vegan unless labeled (e.g., ghee). There will be gluten-free options, and Park City School of Yoga will make their best effort to accommodate all dietary needs. Please contact them if you need to discuss any other dietary concerns. If you are a coffee drinker, please try to wean yourself a few weeks before the training. Park City School of Yoga recommends bringing one vegan snack to share with the group.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegan
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

The following activities are possible with an extra fee:

  • Swimming
  • Travel to Utah's spectacular Canyon's
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Biking

Spa treatments

Spa treatments are available within walking distance from Red House Wellness. There will be time during the training to schedule a Spa Treatment

What's included

  • 15 nights accommodation
  • 3 healthy meals and afternoon tea
  • Yoga manual
  • Anatomy text

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). Transport to Zermatt Resort and Spa is not included.

Arrival by car

Some guests like to utilize their ride-sharing apps like Uber or Lyft. Pricing from the airport varies daily, but on average rides can be approximately 60 USD per trip.

Rental car: When traveling to Zermatt Utah, take some time to factor in whether or not you would find having your own car necessary for executing your plans. Rates vary daily, sometimes reaching as low as 35 USD per day for an economy class car. Having your own vehicle during your stay allows you to venture off the property and go to Park City, Provo, Salt Lake City, or the surrounding mountainous areas.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 9 participants

Availability

Arrival: Friday August 13, 2021
Departure: Saturday August 28, 2021

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