Forever Yoga 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program
We are proud to announce our 2017 teacher training program at Forever Yoga!
Our teacher training is based on Yoga Alliance 200 hour standards for certification, but goes far beyond the required minimum to allow you to have a firm foundation to stand on should you choose to teach upon completion. We believe it takes time and concentrated attention to grow into the best teacher you can become. While 200 hour training is just the beginning of this journey, we seek to give you the time and attention you need to develop your skills, to know yourself more deeply and to become the kind of teacher we know you can be.
Our 200 hour teacher training is open to students of yoga with at least one year of consistent practice and experience in asana, pranayama and meditation with a qualified teacher. Written application is required for admission. The total training consists of over 300+ hours of training and practice. We will cover the following areas:
- Techniques, training and practice of asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and more. You will be guided through the practice of these techniques and learn how to effectively share them with others.
- Teaching Methodology including communication skills, establishing priorities and boundaries, how to teach special populations including pre-natal and the elderly, principles of demonstration, observation and assisting, embodying the qualities of a teacher and the business of yoga.
- Anatomy and Physiology of the human physical and energetic bodies including how this knowledge relates to the healthy and safe practice and instruction of asana and pranayama.
- Yoga philosophy, lifestyle and ethics for Yoga Teachers to ground your teaching and practice in the ancient wisdom traditions of yoga.
- Practicum teaching, assisting and observing a variety of classes over the course of the program.
- Guided self study including personal practice, reading texts, taking classes, practice teaching, and written homework assignments to allow you to process and integrate what you learn in each training day.
- Development of your personal sadhana (spiritual practice) through group and individual practice and vedic ceremony.
About the Training Days
In studio training occurs during one full weekend and one week night per month. Hours for each day are Fridays 7-10pm, Saturdays 8am-6pm, Sundays 8am-6pm, Wednesdays 7-9pm. All training sessions will be held at Forever Yoga in Milford, NH. Self study hours will be additional and will vary depending on a number of factors.
Training Dates for 2017-2018
Graduation will be held in the afternoon on Sunday May 20st, 2018. Your family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend!
About Your Trainers
Jessica M. Lang Wright, E-RYT200, LVCYT, owner of Forever Yoga – Jessica has been the owner and principal teacher at Forever Yoga since opening the studio July 1st, 2012, logging over 2,000 hours of teaching. Jessica completed her 200 hour training at Naturally Yoga in Glen Rock, NJ before moving to Manchester, NH in 2011 to pursue her dream of teaching yoga full time. Before leaving the NY metro area, Jessica had already begun to deepen her studies by completing training in Lakshmi Volker Chair Yoga and then assisting with LVCY training at Kripalu that same year. She has continued to deepen her understanding of yoga and improve her teaching skills by completing additional training with Sadie Nardini’s Rockstar Teacher Training in 2013, Josh Summer’s Yin Yoga Training Intensive Module 1 in 2014, in addition to many other workshops with various teachers. At the time of this writing, Jessica is currently studying to become a certified Mantra Teacher with Sanatana Dharma Satsang and has plans to become a vedic priest through the same organization.
You can read more about Jessica's yoga journey and read testimonials about her teaching HERE.
Heather Horton, NH Lic Massage Therapist, Reg. Yoga Teacher – Heather began her career in the holistic health field in 1999 when she received her NH massage therapy license after completing her training as a certified Kriya Massage Therapist at DoveStar Institute in Hooksett, NH. In addition to massage and bodywork, her training at the time included meditation and mindfulness techniques. While she dabbled with her own personal practice since the late 90’s, her passion for yoga was sparked in 2010 when she ‘rediscovered’ yoga to manage her own anxiety and stress. Her personal experience with yoga and meditation, combined with her knowledge and understanding of the body-mind connection prompted her to deepen her practice by completing her yoga teacher training certification in 2014. Through out her years of private massage practice she has augmented her initial training with hundreds of hours of continuing education classes, ranging from Orthopedic Massage, Thai Massage, and Somatic therapies to advanced training in Anatomy and Physiology.
Heather believes that movement is medicine and is excited to share with you what she has learned in her years of exploring massage, yoga, and somatic therapies. She also believes that a strong foundation in Anatomy and Physiology will not only enhance, but make for a safer asana practice for both you and your students.
Heather’s current teaching interests include restorative, yin, and gentle, flowing yoga classes often include somatic movement therapies. She is also currently pursuing her certification as a Corrective Exercise Specialist. Heather lives in Manchester and when she is not busy with her private practice she can be found keeping her hands busy gardening, knitting and making pottery.
Cost of the program is $3,000.00.
Early bird discount: One advanced payment of $2,500.00 due by August 25, 2017.
Payment plan: $750.00 deposit in advance + 9 monthly payments of $250.00 (to begin based on acceptance date and to start no later than August 2017. You must be paid in full to receive your certificate of completion.).
Additional costs: Required texts, yoga classes, other supplies (such as notebooks, yoga props, etc.)
The application period for the 2017/18 training is now CLOSED. Stay tuned for information about our next training by signing up for our email newsletter at the bottom of this page!
To apply, please download the application form and submit with a letter of recommendation from your current yoga teacher along with the application fee. After review of your application a short in-person interview with Jessica will be arranged. Admission decisions will be made by August 1st, 2017 for all applications submitted by July 15, 2017 and on a rolling basis thereafter.
Application fee: $50.00. This non-refundable fee will be credited toward tuition for the program should you be accepted.
Check or cash only for all fees please.
Upon acceptance to the program you will receive a welcome letter with a list of required books and supplemental materials and supplies that you should purchase before the training begins. You will also be added to the Forever Yoga Teacher Training group on Facebook.