200hr Yoga Training
The school is based on the lineage and teachings of Krishnamacharya. This lineage integrates the ancient teachings in a modern day application specific to the individual. Students of the teacher training program are exposed to methods for approaching a class and assessing the individual needs of students through carefully applied modifications, adaptations, and variations. Student-teachers develop the ability to be flexible in their class plans in order to accommodate the needs of their students. They are guided by the principle of Ahimsa, do no harm, loving kindness.
The role of teacher is one of integrity and responsibility and its realm extends beyond that of the physical practice. Yoga Path strives to uphold the integrity of the profession when establishing a program which encourages accountability, self inquiry, growth and reliance on inner wisdom. In the words of the Dalai Lama“It is through compassion that we see we are like others.” When a student-teacher can take an honest look at their own boundaries and limitations than they are able to offer a sincere approach to the yoga practice. It is by this example that permission is felt by their students to honor the same within themselves. This was a lesson among many that was given to Kate through her training at Kripalu. They were always reminded to meet themselves where they were in the moment and accept it for what it was. What they did with that information beyond that point, was their choice. It was the inquiry that sparked the growth. It is this training that Kate passes onto her students.
What you will learn as a student
Student-teachers are led through a curriculum that focuses on how to assess and safely assist students, sequence classes with respect to the principles of pose and counter pose, gain knowledge of the benefits and contraindications of asanas and pranayama techniques, and how to adjust the class format to conform to students’ needs. Student-teachers will learn how to accommodate certain special populations such as pre/post natal yoga, gentle yoga, and commonly expressed ailments such as spinal disc issues.
A lot of emphasis is placed on how to sequence a class and practice teaching so that students are confident in their abilities to lead a class once they graduate. This is done through a system of observation, communication, demonstration and feedback. Yoga Path provides a feeder system where student-teachers will teach to the general public within the school, and under the guidance of the lead teacher trainer.
The anatomy components focus on an in depth study of the functions of the spine, forms of the body and the skeletal and muscular joint actions involved in asana. Subtle anatomy components include topics such as the chakra system, the panchamaya kosha model, and the Prana Vayus. Pranayama and meditation are also explored with experiential practice of the various breathing and meditation techniques, their benefits and contraindications.
Students are introduced to the philosophy of yoga and its various teachings, particularly Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and Ashtanga Yoga, Classical texts, and the writings of T.K.V Desikachar. They will be introduced to the philosophy of Ayurveda as presented by Dr. Vasant Lad, as well as have the opportunity to hear lectures and attend workshops on other alternative healing systems with approaches to better health and vitality.
What does the schedule look like
Tuesday,Thursday & Some Weekends
Tuesday and Thursday
Saturday & Sunday 9am-12pm; 1pm-4pm
every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday beginning January 9th
1st - 4th; 6th, 8th, 20th, 22nd - 25th, 27th
1st - 4th; 6th, 8th - 11th; 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 24th - 25th, 27th, 29th
Graduation March 30th
Lead Teacher Kate Suchanek
Co-taught by Beth Zagurski
Assisted by Erica Del Mastro
This program is registered with Yoga Alliance and meets all standards requirements. Students will be exposed to the broad scope of yoga through Sankhya Philosophy, study pathways of gravity, biomechanics, teaching methodology, subtle anatomy, chanting, meditation, alternative healing modalities, history, and the business of yoga. Students will also have teaching opportunites before graduating.
If you are interested in participating in the program but concerned about any scheduling conflicts, contact us. We are willing to work with you and join you on your path to becoming a certified yoga teacher. Let us address any questions you may have!
We offer flexible payments for our 200 YTT program.
Early bird of $2800 due 12/22, one time payment of $3000 after 12/22, or three installments at the beginning of each month of $1200.
Contact us with any questions!
“I am truly blessed that my journey as a yoga teacher has been rooted with Kate and her Yoga Path program. As one of the first graduates to complete the program, I can honestly say that it has instilled confidence, humility and patience within my soul. Knowledge is significant in a teacher, and Kate has that down. But, more importantly what sets her program apart from others is her understanding that doing yoga isn’t likely the most important priority in someone’s life and that instead, it is a way of life, a way to warm up life and remind us we are all on a good path. Yoga Path has taught me the importance of structure in a yoga class—how knowledge of body alignment and ahimsa (doing no harm) are vital to have in each class that I teach. But, the program has also given me the tools to explore my own style of teaching. Bonds are easily made with the Yoga Path community as soon as you step in the door. And because so much positivity tends to linger there, judgments and expectations seem to seep to the outside of its walls.One of the most cherished things I’ve learned from Yoga Path is that we are all human and no one is perfect. We must all continue to learn in order to nourish our practice and become great teachers. Yoga is circular, not linear. It is to be shared, discussed and always continued. Thank you, Kate!”
— Rachel Treuting
“I love the casual atmosphere and the flexibility of Yoga Path. The depth of Kate’s knowledge blows me away, along with her teaching skills. I also appreciate her genuineness and warmth, and her love of and commitment to the path of yoga. I’m proud to be a student of this school.
— Detrice Smither
“My experience with the teacher-training program at yoga path
has been truly wonderful. Kate is an amazing teacher and person. It feels like home here. I am so glad I chose yoga path for my training, because it was exactly what I was looking for. It is a challenging program, but in the best way. If you were to explore other training options I am confident that anyone else would feel the same way. ”
— Brittany Crawford