CREATIVE MOVEMENT. AUTHENTIC EXPRESSION. MASTERFUL MAGIC.
We're ecstatic for our inaugural 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Shakti Shack Yoga starting this January! The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program is intended to be both a deepening of a yoga practitioner’s knowledge of the lineage of yoga - its forms, breathing techniques, and meditation techniques, as well as a program to allow a student to skillfully guide other yoga students through a practice. Throughout this training, trainees will be working on developing the skills to create their own classes, market themselves as yoga teachers, and pursue a career as a yoga teacher, if desired.
Your lead trainers, Anna Argeropoulos, ERYT-500 and Kelsey Weaver, ERYT-500, bring thousands of hours of education and over 12,000 hours of teaching experience to the table to ensure you leave this training feeling as prepared and knowledgeable as possible.
Our Curriculum Includes:
Study of Forms and Postures
History of Yoga
Principles of Meditation, Mantra, and Pranayama
Teaching and Cueing Methodology
Principles of Sequencing
Subtle Body & Energetics
Introductions to Ayurveda, Kundalini, Restorative, Leading Privates, & Prenatal
Hands On Assists
Business and Ethics of Yoga
Shakti Shack Yoga’s 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program is a creative, inclusive, and well-rounded approach to yoga teacher education. We strive to include the multi-dimensional experience of yoga - poses, breathing, meditation, and community. Our intention is to not only impart the knowledge of the practice, but to include practical and well-outlined teaching methodologies, teaching resources for class sequencing and classroom management, as well as practical skills in business and interpersonal communication, so that each student who graduates from our program feels ready to lead a yoga class with confidence and support from day one.
TRAINING DATES & TIMES
This training will meet over 10 weekends from January to May 2020. Hours each weekend are Fridays from 5-10pm, Saturdays 930-630pm, and Sundays 9-6pm.
January 10-12, 24-26 | February 7-9, 21-23 | March 20-22 | April 3-5, 17-19 | May 1-3, 8-10, 29-31
$2650 Early Bird - sign up by November 15!
$3000 Payment Plan
$2500 Seva (for teachers & active military)
Specific details on pricing options can be found below.
ABOUT YOUR TEACHERS
Anna Argeropoulos, ERYT-500
Anna has been practicing yoga since she was 8 years old and her Mom brought a yoga book home from the library. She has studied many styles and forms of yoga and holds a 500HR certification, a prenatal certification, as well as continued study in the fields of martial arts and biomechanics. Her first, and most beloved, training was at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in NYC. Anna is passionate about mentoring yoga teachers, clear and creative cueing, and accessible knowledge of the physical body. As with all teachers in her primary lineage, her classes incorporate practical examination of dharma and chanting. Having practiced through the changing rhythms of her own life, including two pregnancies, Anna believes strongly in the power of meditative movement for all bodies. Most importantly, Anna strives to bring joy and devotion to how she presents the practice of yoga, so that her students can find a way to create a steady and sustainable personal practice for years to come.
KELSEY WEAVER, ERYT-500
Kelsey began practicing yoga in college as a way to eliminate stress and stay flexible. It took a couple of years for her practice to grow deeper and to learn that yoga was not merely stretching or another way to work out, but a way to challenge her body and mind in a way she did not realize was possible. As she started discovering strength and empowerment, both on and off the mat, she decided to deepen her practice and understanding of yoga by getting her 200-hour certification in December 2012, and later completed her 300-hour certification in February 2018 with Laughing Lotus in New York City, NY. Kelsey’s teaching is ever-evolving and she loves to find new ways to creatively challenge and connect with her students. Whether they’re flying or falling, she’s there to create a supportive environment and lead them with laughter. She brings calm and intensity to each class she teaches, wanting every student to reach his or her full potential by helping create simplicity in complex poses, ensuring success for all students. Kelsey is currently continuing to deepen her personal practice and teaching repertoire with Katonah Yoga® in New York.
In January 2015, Kelsey decided to combine an MBA in Marketing, her passion for entrepreneurship, and yoga by opening Urban Om in Milwaukee, WI. This has proven to be her biggest challenge and greatest reward over the years as she’s focused on providing a community for teachers and students to help foster their practice and strengthen their ties to one another.
ADMISSION & ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Students with at least a year of dedicated yoga practice are encouraged to fill out the application form along with a $100 registration deposit on Urban Om’s website (Urban Om Members, your application fee is on us!). For students with less than a year of dedicated practice, an in-person meeting and attendance at minimum one yoga class (preferably more) with Anna or Kelsey is required, at which point an assessment of the student’s readiness will be made and communicated verbally and via email confirmation.
Once the application is submitted, notification of acceptance will be delivered via email within five business days. Regular enrollment closes a week prior to the program’s start. For the Winter 2020 session, the enrollment deadline is Friday, January 3, 2020. In the event that the program’s 25 spots fill, a wait list will be maintained. Waitlisted students will be notified if an enrollment space becomes available on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be allowed to enroll anytime before completion of the first teacher training weekend, with the understanding that any material and classroom hours missed will be a part of makeup work.
The 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program is intended to be both a deepening of a yoga practitioner’s knowledge of the lineage of yoga - its forms, breathing techniques, and meditation techniques, as well as a program to allow a student to skillfully guide other yoga students through a practice. At the end of the Shakti Shack Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training program, students will have led an hour-long yoga class to a minimum of three students, and will be equipped with the skills to create their own classes, market themselves as yoga teachers, and pursue a career as a yoga teacher, if they desire. Teaching beyond the three teaching practicums of the training program is not required, but is strongly encouraged, and there will be opportunities to teach free community classes for graduates who wish to pursue more teaching practice.
TUITION AND FEES
Shakti Shack Yoga School and Urban Om believe in providing equitable access to yoga teacher training, and offer a limited number of scholarships for BIPOC. Inquire with Anna Argeropoulos directly to apply: email@example.com. No other financial aid or assistance is offered. Regular tuition rates for our 200-Hour program are listed below:
$2500 Seva tuition rate: for teachers and active military. Must be paid in full (no payment plans available), and approval of seva status is required. Contact Anna Argeropoulos to apply for Seva status: firstname.lastname@example.org
$2650 Early Bird Tuition Rate: Available for students who sign up by November 15, 2019. Must be paid in full (no payment plans available).
$2800 Regular Tuition Rate: Available after November 15, 2019 until final registration day of January 3, 2020. Must be paid in full (no payment plans available)
$3000 Payment Plan Tuition Rate: Initial deposit of $500 required after registration and program acceptance, then five monthly payments of $500, processed on the first of the month from February 2020 through June 2020.