Candy Evans, eryt500, yacep - mindful joy in practice
Yoga Teacher Training
2018/2019 Laughing Buddha Yoga Immersion and Teacher Training
For those wishing to deepen and enrich their practice of yoga  nearly a year of study, discussion, guidance, practice and insight into yoga postures, breathing techniques, history and philosophy, as well as time to put them all together will assist you in building a robust personal practice and will deepen mindfulness to enhance your life off the mat and cushion.  All levels of experience and ability are welcome to participate.  The immersion offers two ways to participate.  You can use this immersion as an opportunity to deepen your practice alone and/or you can complete some additional requirements to become a certified yoga teacher eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level.  

We will meet one weekend per month at American Family Fitness in Midlothian, Virginia from 10 am-7 pm Saturdays and from 9:30 am-7 pm Sundays on the following dates:   

November 17-18, 2018
January 26-27, 2019
February 16-17, 2019
March 16-17, 2019
April 27-28, 2019
May 18-19, 2019
June 22-23, 2019
July 20-21, 2019
August 17-18, 2019

Participants will also keep a practice and meditation journal and will read the following books:

Yoga Toolbox for Teachers and Students (3rd Edition)
by J and L LePage
Please note: this book is great for those intending to teach yoga.  For those who simply wish to deepen their practice, this is an optional purchase. 
Yoga Anatomy by L Kaminoff
The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice by TKV Desikachar
Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness by E Schiffmann
Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation by S Mitchell
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (you are welcome to pick any translation)
The Yoga of Breath: A Step by Step Guide to Pranayama by R Rosen

Additional suggested reading will be provided each month for those wishing to pursue additional information and learning.

For those seeking only to deepen their practice of yoga and meditation this may be enough.     For those wishing to pursue a yoga teaching certification there will be additional requirements.  This will include an additional weekend in September of 2019 with the dates to be determined upon the start of the immersion.  There will also be one research project, quizzes and a final examination as well as a teaching practicum.  Participants will be required to take two yoga classes per week with at least one per month taken with the lead trainer.  These will be documented and an evaluation of one class per month will be required.  Additional requirements may be assigned to comply with the necessary training hours required to register with the Yoga Alliance. These requirements will be given well in advance and participants will be given plenty of time to complete them.  After the training is complete you will teach 10 yoga classes/lessons and will document those with the provided form.  Once you have turned in these forms you will receive your certificate to send in to the Yoga Alliance.   

Pricing and Registration 
There are two ways to pay for the training.  You can make one payment in full for $1600 or you can pay in three installments of $550 each totaling $1650.   The first installment will be due by or on the first day of training and additionally  payments will be due on the first day of training in March and in June.  Payments can be made by check or cash on the first day of the training.  A Paypal link will also be sent to you upon registration to allow you to complete your payment at any time.   

Attendance and Refund Policies

100 % attendance is required to receive a certificate for an RYT 200 yoga teaching designation.  Any missed hours will have to be made up before graduation at a cost of $50 per hour.  You can also attend the missing weekend during the next years immersion.

Students are expected to contact the lead trainer if they intend to withdraw from the immersion.

Should a training be canceled due to weather or acts of god, a make up day or weekend will be added to the end of the training session. 

Refunds will be given should you withdraw from the immersion before the first weekend of training  begins.  There will be no refunds once the immersion begins.  Students may use any funds paid towards a future immersion. 

Please complete the following Registration form.  I look forward to working with you!  Namaste.

Laughing Buddha Yoga Immersion 2018/2019
Phone #
How long have you been practicing yoga? Describe your current level of practice.
Why would you like to attend the yoga immersion? Please describe your expectations of the training.
Please tell us about your physical health (consider current injuries, medications, expected proceedures during training, etc)
Do you currently maintain a home practice in yoga and/or meditaion? If so, please describe your practice.
How would you prefer to be contacted regarding your application?
Is there anything else you would liike us to know about you? Do you have any questions you would like answered prior to the training?
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