Thank you for your interest in the BLYS 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training. We are now accepting applications for the class of 2021-22.
If you are curious about exploring the path of the yogi, the BLYS 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training is an excellent place to begin. Starting October 2021, our next cycle will take place over 7 months. Each weekend will include philosophical sutra study, an extended asana practice, anatomical and physiological inquiry, meditation and breath work, in-depth study of the history of yoga, and practice teaching to a room of peers.
This training brings together masters-level readings on yoga philosophy and history, advanced asana practice, and the unique opportunity to explore the body’s full anatomical functionality. BLYS trainees will move intentionally through the body as well as the Eight Limbs of Yoga to create a fully-formed idea of what yoga is, and how it can best be used in each unique situation.
Lead trainer MacDuff Perkins, E-RYT 500, holds a master’s degree in the History of Religions from the University of Virginia and a degree in Chinese language from the University of Michigan. Perkins is an experienced educator passionate about modern yoga’s influences from many lineages and cultures. She will lead the majority of the asana practices, the philosophical, historical, and cultural discussions, practice teaching sessions, and the final practicum.
Dr. Kristen Cooper, MS, PT, DPT, CSCS, LMT, RYT-200, will lead the anatomical study portion of the training. Dr. Cooper has been a practicing physical therapist for over 18 years and has an advanced understanding of biomechanical movement. She has been helping BLYS 200- and 300-hr trainees understand the body’s range of motion and limitations, as the sub-surface workings of the body in asana, for multiple training cycles.
Additionally, guest instructors from the Blue Lotus Yoga Studio family will assist in specialized modules from time-to-time.
The BLYS 200-hour YTT will help trainees develop a strong personal practice. Whether that involves a daily meditation or an asana practice, regular journaling, or an ongoing effort toward being present, trainees should be prepared for daily work over the course of the eight months. In addition, 30 studio classes are required for completion of the training. These classes must be completed at Blue Lotus Yoga Studio. In the event that a trainee's location makes the studio class portion of the training impossible, arrangements may be made to complete classes outside of BLYS.
2021-22 TRAINING DATES & TIMES:
Fridays | 5:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturdays | 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sundays | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Trainees will meet the following 7 weekends:
October 8-10, 2021
November 12-14, 2021
December 10-12, 2021
January 14-16, 2022
February 11-13, 2022
March 11-13, 2022
April 8-10, 2022
ESSENTIAL READING LIST:
Light On Yoga, by B.K.S. Iyengar
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, by Sri Swami Satchidananda
The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long
The Bhagavad Gita, by Eknath Easwaran
Early Bird Pricing (available through June 30, 2021): $2699
Regular Pricing (Beginning July 1, 2021): $2899
A non-refundable deposit of $350 is required to secure your spot in the training.
A payment plan is also available. Please inquire for additional information. For trainees completing the 30-class portion within BLYS, a 30-class pack may be purchased for $300 ($10 a class for a 50% savings).