200-Hour Foundations Yoga Teacher Training
In this life-changing program, you will be provided with the tools to develop the skills and wisdom required to lead others in a vinyasa yoga class.
An in-depth study of the history and philosophy of yoga gives you an opportunity for self-study with the intent to align your own behaviors and actions with the core ethical principles of yoga.
The 200-hour foundations program is a course of study designed for serious yoga practitioners willing to do the hard work required to become a skilled and knowledgeable teacher. ('Serious' does not mean 'advanced'!)
Included in the cost:
-200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Manual (downloadable pdf)
-'Functional Anatomy of Yoga Course' with David Keil via yoganatomy.com (12-month access)
-YogicStudies.com 'Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Yoga', 18-hour online course & 'A Brief History of Asana', 8-hour online course (lifetime access)
-90 minute power vinyasa yoga sequence (hard copy & audio recordings)
-Access to the library of Lyn's On-Demand prerecorded yoga classes
-Individualized mentoring support from Lyn
-Video & audio tutorials
-Review and detailed written feedback
for 6 teaching videos
-Unlimited email support with Lyn
-Certificate of Completion
Book List (need to be purchased separately):
Books can be purchased through Amazon.
Expect to spend approximately $140 for required books.
-Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens
-The Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele
-Theme Weaver by Michelle Berman Marchildon
-Inside the Yoga Sutras by Reverend Jaganath Carrera
-The Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Brian Dana Akers
-Functional Anatomy of Yoga book by David Keil
-The Business of Yoga by Katy Appleton and Natasha Moutran
Please read the details of the
'Curriculum and Requirements'
at the bottom of the page.
Payment plans available!
Learn more about Lyn: Listen to Lyn's audio introduction below to get insight into her own initial yoga experience and her intention behind this style of training.
Or visit: lynkehoepoweryoga.com
This is a Yoga Alliance registered course.
When you have fulfilled all the requirements of the program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and be a 200-Hour Certified Yoga Teacher.
Anyone who meets Yoga Alliance's current guidelines and temporary provisions for online trainings will be eligible to sign up for their registry.
Currently this provision expires on December 31, 2023.
Visit Yoga Alliance for up-to-date online study eligibility requirements.
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
TECHNIQUES, METHODOLOGY & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS
What To Expect
This program is a self-study, self-paced remote learning version of the LKPY 200-Hour In-Person Teacher Training.
Along with reading and written assignments, you will be required to submit six teaching videos to Lyn.
You will receive feedback on each video.
Please be sure to have at least one "student."
You will receive detailed, written feedback on your teaching videos directly from Lyn.
Upon registration,, you will have instant access to the training platform and materials. You will also receive a personal email from Lyn to establish communication and to review any questions you might have - please allow 24-48 hours for initial contact.
Feel free to email her before registering if you
have any questions.
- Intro and Directions - Teaching Yoga Asana
- Laying the Foundation
- The LKPY Teaching Method (9:18)
- The Power Yoga Sequence
- Sanskrit: Common Terms & Names of Poses
- Principles of Alignment, Cueing, and Transitions
- Module One: Integration Series and Warm-Up Series (21:54)
- Module Two: Standing Series #1 and Standing Series #2 (19:55)
- Module Three: Balance Series and Triangle Series (21:06)
- Introduction to Effective Assists
- Module Four: Abdominal Series and Backbending Series (15:17)
- The Art & Skill of Observation: Observing Classes (292:43)
- Module Five: Hip Series and Surrender Series (17:52)
- Teaching Meditation
- The Power Yoga Sequencing Formula
- Intro and Directions - The Yamas and Niyamas
- Living Your Yoga: Journaling for Self-Exploration
- Journal Focus #1: Ahimsa/Non-Violence
- Journal Focus #2: Satya/Truthfulness
- Journal Focus #3: Asteya/Non-Stealing
- Journal Focus #4: Brahmacharya/Non-Excess
- Journal Focus #5: Aparigraha/Non-Possessiveness
- Journal Focus #6: Saucha/Purity
- Journal Focus #7: Santosha/Contentment
- Journal Focus #8: Tapas/Self-Discipline
- Journal Focus #9: Svadyaya/Self-Study
- Journal Focus #10: Ishvara Pranidhana/Surrender
- Module One: Exploration & Discussion Questions
- Module Two: Exploration & Discussion Questions
- Module Three: Discussion Questions
- Module Four: Exploration & Discussion Questions
- Module Five: Discussion Questions
- Module Six: Discussion Questions
- Module Seven: Discussion Questions
- Module Eight: Exploration & Discussion Questions
- Module Nine: Exploration & Discussion Questions
- Module Ten: Exploration & Discussion Questions
- Module Eleven: Exploration & Discussion Questions
- Module Twelve: Exploration & Discussion Questions
- Module Thirteen: Exploration & Discussion Questions
- Module Fourteen: Exploration & Discussion Questions
- Module Fifteen: Exploration & Discussion Questions
Curriculum & Requirements
Teaching Yoga Asana
Upon completing your 200-hour training, you will have the tools and confidence to lead a 90-minute power vinyasa-style yoga class.
-the power yoga teaching method for an all-levels class
-alignment principles and the basic alignment for primary yoga asanas, along with modifications
-the pillars of power yoga
-cueing techniques to lead and support all levels of students
-sequencing formula for a power vinyasa yoga class and a standard 90-minute sequence – the sequence is a blueprint to build future class plans from
-how to “read” a student’s pose and teach what you see
You will be required to submit five teaching videos (approximately 20-30 minutes in length each) plus a final test teaching video of a 60-minute class. You should have at least one student in each video. You can teach your student virtually or in person.
The Yamas & Niyamas - Yoga's Ethical Principles: On the Mat and Off
-Living Your Yoga: The Yamas and Niyamas
Journaling For Self-Exploration:
-along with required reading, there will be weekly journaling and a reflection paper written for each yogic principle
You will explore:
-what are the Yamas and Niyamas
-how to apply each principle in your daily life
-how to apply each principle in a yoga class
Teaching Beyond the Poses: Finding You As A Teacher
In this course, you will gain the ability to teach philosophy on the mat in a way that is relevant and understandable to all students.
-learn the formula for theming
-learn mental practices that can be applied in class that support each Yama and Niyama
-understand how to connect the dots from practicing yoga philosophy on the mat to taking it off the mat
-write a theme based on the yamas and niyamas
-The Business of Yoga
Theming also requires knowing yourself as a teacher: your style, your mission, what's important to you. In this unit you will spend time exploring and answering these questions. This information will also help you to build your 'brand' as a teacher and develop a professional plan.
-explore what motivates you as a teacher and which philosophical concepts you most connect with
-create a bio and mission statement
-design a social media ad
History and Philosophy of Yoga
-An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Yoga, 18-Hour Online Course & A Brief History of Asana, 8-Hour Online Course
with Dr. Seth Powell, via yogicstudies.com
Both online courses include video tutorials, along with a quiz at the completion of each module. You will receive lifetime access to both.
Module topics include:
1 - What is Yoga?
2 - The Early History of Yoga
3 - Intro to the Yoga Sutras
4 - Intro to the Bhagavad Gita
5 - Tantra and Medieval Yoga
6 - Yoga in the Modern World
-The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
This course includes a complete reading of The Yoga Sutras, along with study guide questions.
Functional Anatomy of Yoga
-Functional Anatomy of Yoga with David Keil, via yoganatomy.com
This 30-hour online course will focus on a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of human anatomy. It will cover basic terminology as well as major anatomical systems, major anatomical systems, sections of the body, and their components. After completing this course, you will have a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of human anatomy pertaining to safe and functional movement. This course includes reading assignments, video tutorials, and written testing.
Practice On the Mat: Personal Practice
Regular, personal practice is one of your most essential tools as a teacher. You are required to complete 50 group class practices. You will have access to the On-Demand library of prerecorded LKPY class. You are required to keep a journal record for each practice and submit a copy upon completion.
Mentorship Support Training
Unlike many "online" courses, this program includes a review and feedback of 6 practice teaching videos. Lyn will personally view each video and email you written detailed feedback. You will also have unlimited email support for any questions that might come up during your studies. Your final project teaching video will be reviewed, and you will receive your certificate after review and feedback.