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Yoga Teacher Training with YogaKoh


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TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE. BECOME A CERTIFIED YOGA TEACHER WITH YOGAKOH. THIS ONE MONTH, RESIDENTIAL TRAINING OFFERS A CERTIFICATION AT THE 200HR LEVEL THAT ENABLES YOU TO REGISTER AS AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED YOGA TEACHER THROUGH YOGA ALLIANCE.

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This full immersion course is designed for interested practitioners who are ready to teach, but also reaches out to those who are simply looking to enrich and grow their personal practice.

We aim to help you understand what your path is within yoga. What feels most honest, authentic and true to your individual nature. No two people will have the same journey and our aim is to create an environment that helps you find your individual voice.

The training is focused on the Vinyasa format of sequencing, but draws much of its teachings from traditional Ashtanga and Hatha lineages.

Throughout this course, your lessons will take you all around Dancing Spirit Ranch, from doing meditations at sacred stone sites to ceremonies in the labyrinth to full moon celebrations at the Tower of Power. Every corner of the ranch brings the training program to life. This unique place will provide an experience unlike any other. 

This immersive training will fill your heart with soulful narrative, your lungs with fresh mountain air, and your belly will delicious vegan food. Everyday will be different than the last: gong baths after yin yoga, mantra chanting in the Secret Garden, bonfires under the big sky, sunrise meditations, and much much more. 

When you're off the mat, spend your weekends exploring the surrounding area: hiking in Glacier Park, swimming in Whitefish Lake, checking out a rodeo, canoeing down Whitefish River, and much more! 


The Program:

The course runs 6 days a week;

Monday through Friday 7am – 5pm, half day on Saturday, with Sundays off.

The program finishes in celebration on Sunday September 8th.

Check out is September 9th by 11:00am. No late check-outs.

Each day begins with an intense 2.5 hr practice blending asana, pranayama and meditation, and is followed by a series of comprehensive lectures that will cover all varying topics.

We accept a maximum of 20 students to the course to ensure personalized attention and to create the most effective learning environment. Space is limited.


YogaKoh’s Core Values:

SUPPORT:

At YogaKoh our teachers offer authentic mentorship. They are truly living their passion and sharing what they have embodied on their own journeys. We know from experience how it feels to be on the edge of a transformative shift in life, and are here to offer a place and team to support that change.

KOH-NNECTION:

Your spirit will be pulled to the place it belongs. Connecting with others on a deeper level is a true gift and something we deeply value.  So we call to all students, people who view yoga as a purely physical practice, people who view it as a spiritual practice and everyone in-between, as we consider learning from one another’s differences is an integral part of the process.

SERVICE:

Giving Back. We believe we all share a desire to be of service on this earth; a desire to find happiness, and a desire to learn to face hardship and discomfort with more ease. There is no better way to give back to other people and this planet than by sharing this life-changing practice.

NATURE:

At YogaKoh we also believe in the power of nature, and how returning to it can bring us in touch with the essence of who we are.

So much so, that we hand pick our training locations in order to allow this immersion to happen effortlessly. Be it close to the beaches of Bali or the mountains of Montana, we know that escaping the ordinary, and being surrounded by the beauty of the earth and its unique cultures will enhance this profound experience.

KOH-MMUNITY:

At our trainings you can expect to connect and learn from new people that will become friends for life; growing your community and tribe into a global reach, exploring new lands and cultures, and creating adventures and stories that will last a lifetime.

There is so much joy in this practice, and we want the fun aspect of this lifestyle to shine through during your time with us.

Topics Covered: 

TECHNIQUES / TRAINING / PRACTICE:

  • Daily practice

  • Asana (posture labs)

    • o Standing

    • o Surya A, B, C

    • o Backbends

    • o Inversions

    • o Arm Balances

    • o Balancing

    • o Seated

    • o Twists

    • o Forward Folds

    • o Relaxation

    • o Savasana

  • Pranayama / Breath awareness

  • Meditation

  • Developing a personal practice (Sadhana)

  • Mudras and Mantras

  • Thai Massage

  • Acro-Yoga

TEACHING METHODOLOGY:

  • The Art of Teaching

  • Language

  • Cues and instruction of Asana

  • Safety in Teaching

  • Sequencing

  • Script Writing and Sequence Notation

  • Adjustments

  • Energy and how it relates to teaching

  • Pre-natal Yoga

  • Teaching to Absolute Beginners

  • Business of Yoga

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY:

  • Anatomy of the spine

  • Yoga Anatomy

  • Compression vs. tension

  • Cueing trends

  • Bandhas

  • Drishti

  • Nervous System

  • Injuries

  • Subtle Body Anatomy:

    • o Prana

    • o Energetics

    • o Koshas

    • o Chakra system

    • o Nadis

    • o Gunas

YOGA PHILOSOPHY / ETHICS:

  • History of Yoga

  • Lineage of Yoga

  • Yoga Sutras

  • 8 Limbs of Yoga

  • Kriyas

  • Sanskrit

  • Ayurveda

  • Ethics of Yoga

  • Yoga beyond the mat

PRACTICUM:

  • Daily Practice Teaching

  • Journaling / self-study

  • Readings

  • Feedback and assessment

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Meet Your Lead: Jolie Manza

2019 will be Jolie’s 7th year leading Yoga Teacher Trainings. She has graduated hundreds of students and can truly say she is happiest guiding people into new discoveries of their mind and body.

Her first yoga influences came from her father, a spiritual man, who challenged her mind from a young age with yogic based philosophies and meditation. She grew up in Boulder, Colorado where she spent her youth studying dance and practicing yoga, which culminated in receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and movement studies from University of Colorado.

After 8 years in New York City performing as a dancer and training for The Tracy Anderson Method,  she ventured to Bali to further her education and explore what South East Asia had to offer. She connected with the culture immediately, returning yearly, soon to call it home.

Her classes blend her love for the strong physical practice inspired by the West, with the spiritually rich traditions inspired by her time in the East.  Her love for anatomy, energetics and philosophy inspire her continued studies and she is thrilled to be in a place to share and receive knowledge with such an incredibly community of people!


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Want to take a class with Jolie? Check out her Yoga Journal sequence created to help practice inversions safely at home.

From labyrinth walks to gong baths, the hidden treasures of Dancing Spirit Ranch will make this teacher training unlike any other. The ranch has a variety of buildings that create a unique Western Village, perfect to house your month-long getaway. From morning yoga classes in the School House, to nourishing meals in the Barn, every corner of the ranch has something memorable to offer. There are a variety of room types to nestle up in, all adorned with antique furniture and Pendleton blankets to create the perfect rustic touch for your Montana experience. During your free time, you can find yourself walking to sacred stone sites, canoeing in the pond, or getting a massage in the treatment room. 

Pricing & Packages:

In addition to the yoga teacher training, Dancing Spirit Ranch and YogaKoh will be offering room and board packages for students to choose between.

Included in all packages are the following: course certification with materials, surprise off-sites, guest lectures, and course meals. We will provide yummy vegan food Monday-Saturday. Overnight guests will enjoy three meals a day Monday-Friday as well as breakfast and lunch on Saturday. We encourage our guests to explore the surrounding area on the weekends and see what Montana has to offer! 

*PACKAGE #1: SHARED ACCOMMODATION $5400 USD

         —> Guest will share a room and bathroom with another participant in the training. Included in their stay: all meals, weekly maid service, towels and linens, unlimited wifi. 

*PACKAGE #2: PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION $6300 USD

         —> Guest will have a private bedroom but most likely a shared bathroom. Included in their stay: all meals, weekly maid service, towels and linens, unlimited wifi. 

*PACKAGE #3: LOCAL PACKAGE $3600 USD

         —> Guest will have access to all of land + affiliated areas associated with the YTT. They will also be served breakfast and lunch Monday-Saturday during the training. 

***Please note: Rates do not include airfare and pre-reading material. ***


For more detailed information and how to register, please visit YogaKoh's website or email us at hello@dancingspiritranch.com

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Testimonials

This teacher training was above and beyond expectation. Dancing Spirit Ranch is the perfect place for a yoga teacher training! The beautiful people, buildings and grounds are so unique and infused with love. The food was joyfully prepared by a most amazing chef; nourishing to the core!  YogaKoh's training program was beautifully and thoughtfully designed to incorporate a wealth of knowledge and experience including really fantastic guest lectures and extra activities. Jolie is undoubtably a gifted instructor with a genuine heart for her students and the practice of yoga. She was able to encourage and support each of our very different journeys giving us the knowledge, confidence and space necessary to feel prepared to take our next step. I have been blown away by the amount of continued support, resources, guidance and opportunities provided by Jolie and YogaKoh. I would recommend this training whole heartedly!!   -- Katie

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