200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Karen will lead 200-hour alignment-based vinyasa yoga teacher training at the Vail Athletic Club in the spring/summer of 2019. The course will be an intensive held over 2 weeks, May 5-11 and June 23-39. Karen has been teaching this course since 2013.
We will focus on deepening your personal practice and the art of teaching yoga. We will explore the physical body, the energetic body, and the mind, bringing the traditional practice into the modern context. Karen combines alignment-based Ashtanga yoga with classical vinyasa, and integrates Buddhist philosophy into the history of yogic thought.
The training includes daily practice of asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation, as well as instruction of physical and subtle body anatomy, philosophy, and teaching methodology. We read the classic original texts, in approachable translations. We focus on the assessment of a posture from a functional movement perspective, as well as the safe and appropriate hands-on assist to suit the individual.
The cost is $3000. You may repeat the course for 1/2 price; if you already have 200-hour certification from another school, the cost is only $2000.
Due to the intensive schedule, you will want to purchase books ahead of time to get a start on reading. All books are available on Amazon:
The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali by Chip Hartranft
The Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Swatmarama translated by Pancham Sinh
The Bhagavad Gita : Pocket Edition by Swami Nikhilananda
This course is registered with the Yoga Alliance. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to apply. The club will take a $500 deposit to reserve your spot. Call (970) 476-7964 to register!