We are excited to offer a flexible 4 module, 200-hour teacher training program. The program will be led by Kamie Slegers who has studied a variety of styles of yoga, yoga therapies, and Ayurveda for over 24 years.
Our Teacher Training Program is designed for participants who are seeking to study the foundations of yoga history, philosophy, traditions, ethics of yoga and learn more about this 5000-year-old practice and the ancient teachings that continue to be relevant today. The sessions combine a mixture of eastern and western philosophy that are realistic and easy to incorporate into your life, with long-lasting, life-changing benefits. Consistent practice is the key to change and personal growth. You will learn to peel away the layers of misbelief, find your truth, make better choices, calm your emotions, find mental stillness, and create clarity of thinking.
You may attend our training to teach yoga or further your personal growth and gain knowledge in self-care and personal wellness through a variety of practices such as dinacharya (daily routine) and the multitude of benefits yoga has to offer. Class sizes are limited to eight students so you receive more individualized attention. Locations vary between NE Minneapolis (The Nest) and Anoka (Synergize Yoga Studio).
The Journey of a Teacher
Module 1: The Journey of a Yogi: The Yoga History and Philosophy – Fall 2020
Module 2: The Whole-Hearted Living Program: A Journey to an Amazing life! – Fall 2020
Module 4: The Business Of Yoga: The Teachers Path – Offered February – Winter/Spring 2020. See Dates for Group Lectures and topics below…
The program must be completed with in 2 years from start date in order to graduate with your 200 hour Certification.
Module 1, 2 and 3 are offered over a 12 week time meeting every other weekend and can be taken out of order. Module 4 must be taken last as a final portion. Modules 1-4 can be done individually – Contact Kamie for more information on this option
Investment for the Program
$2800 – $3300* (Decreased fee for payment in full. Contact Kamie for payment plan options) To Register
Most classes are held in our New Soul Studio in Anoka, but will vary on module and the needed for practice and space.
Overview of the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Module 1: The Journey of a Yogi: The Yoga History and Philosophy
Dates: Fall 2020: Coming Soon
Location: The Soul Studio In Anoka
Class Times: Coming Soon
Faculty: Kamie Slegers, Jenna Bass, Rufus and Yoga in Anoka Staff
This module is designed for participants who are seeking to study the foundations of yoga history, philosophy, traditions, ethics of yoga and learn more about this 5000-year-old practice and the ancient teachings that continue to be relevant today. You will gain a better understanding of where yoga comes from including the various traditions and lineages and how these sacred practices can be utilized.
This module is a great place to get started with the basics of yoga philosophy, ask questions and choose a path to dive deeper. Participants are encouraged to dialogue, questions and discuss any and all topics during the program. We want to provide the foundation of basic yoga principles in order for you to feel more connected to the journey of yoga.
The program is open to:
students who want to dive deeper into their practice with a broader understanding of the history and philosophy of yoga
practitioners who want to complete a 200HR yoga teacher training program with the flexibility of four different modules
yoga teachers who are certified and want to build on their previous training and expand their knowledge through continuing education (CEU’s)
6 Week Outline: each week we will focus on the Yoga Sutras
Week 1:The Basics•What is Yoga?•4 Yogas•Namaste•Om•Vedanta•Bhagavad Gita•Yoga Sutras
Week 2: First Two Limbs of the 8 Limbs•Yamas•Niyamas
Week 3:Continue the 8 Limbs•What is Hatha Yoga?•Asana•Pranayama•Meditation•Bandhas•Dristi
Week 4:Finish the 8 Limbs•Pratyahara•Dharna•Samadhi
Week 5:The Practice•Mudras•Mantras•Chakras
Week 6:Bhagavad Gita Today•Yoga Sutras Today•The Two Dharmas•The Three Gunas
5:45-6:00 pm Settle in with Light Meal
6:00-6:30 pm Check in and Eat
6:30-6:45 pm Clean up Prepare for Lecture
6:45-8:00 pm Lecture
8:00-8:15 pm Break/Tea/Prep for Practice
8:15-8:30 pm Do the Work/Discussion
8:30-9:00 pm Closing/Homework and Questions
By the end of this module, participants will have a better understanding of:
Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga ethical principles that root yoga as a practice and philosophy
classical yoga, modern yoga, history and philosophy
different types of yoga: Hatha, Raja, Bhakti, Jhana and Karma
the history of yoga, its styles, sutras, and ancient texts
Tamas, Rajas, and Sattva
an introduction to pranayama (breath work), meditation, chakras, mantras, mudras, chakras, Ayurveda
mindfulness and perspective
You will also accumulate:
18 classroom hours and 6 home-study hours
continued education (CE) credits with Yoga Alliance or apply to 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training
biweekly yoga, pranayama, and meditation practices
build a community of like-minded seekers who share your journey
explore and reflect your personal journey with journaling
knowledge of the concepts of philosophy that you can apply today
course notes, literature and multimedia for further studies
Module 2: The Whole-Hearted Living Program: A Journey to an Amazing life!
Learn to peel away the layers of misbelief, find your truth, make better choices, calm your emotions, find mental stillness, and create clarity of thinking
In our small group sessions, Kamie will teach spirituality through a mixture of eastern and western philosophy that is easy to apply to your daily life. Her personal practice is in the Christian faith but she has gained a very open perspective on religion and spirituality through years of personal challenge, education, study, and growth. To attend, you do not have to be religious, but you must have an open mind about a spiritual life and the connection of us as humans to a source that is greater than us.
The first steps to personal growth is awareness of obstacles that need to be removed and changes that need to be made in order to grow. In our sessions, you will learn the keys to happiness, mindfulness, balance, energy and more. Our journey will be through virtues of life through the Yamas and Niyamas of the yoga philosophy, to find more ease and flow through your life. She has studied these ancient practices and found a link between to their traditional structures to make them easier to apply to modern lifestyles. The virtues of life consist of love and forgiveness, courage and gratitude, compassion and truthfulness, dedication and commitment, patience and understanding, self-discipline and wisdom, and surrender.
Yamas are ethical standards to conduct our lives. Niyamas translate as observances through self-discipline and spiritual practices. Often guidelines to ethical conduct leave us feeling overwhelmed, defeated, or boxed into a set of unrealistic rules.
The Yama and Niyama practices do not limit us from living life, but instead, enhance the deeper meaning of happiness and joy. These practices open us up to life many possibilities, supporting us on our personal journey of growth. It is our habits that limit our understanding, keeping us stagnant with our full potential out of reach.
Over the 12 weeks, Kamie will offer practices and guidance that she has used through her education, practiced in her personal life, and has used to support her clients in their personal growth. The practices are realistic and easy to incorporate into your life, with long-lasting, life-changing benefits. Remember that making effective changes takes discipline, routine, and accountability. According to research, it takes 21 days to change a habit and more to build a long-lasting change and routine.
Consistent practice is the key to change and personal growth. You will learn to peel away the layers of misbelief, find your truth, make better choices, calm your emotions, find mental stillness, and create clarity of thinking.
6 Week Outline:
(Ahimsa) Peacefulness and Compassion: Happiness begins with awareness. By becoming peaceful, we experience inner harmony and all our discord ceases. Sutra ii.35
(Satya) Truthfulness and Integrity: Integrity creates courage. When we are established in truthfulness, our thoughts and words manifest effortlessly. Sutra ii.36
(Astheya) Generosity and Honesty:Giving creates true wealth. When firmly anchored in generosity, all prosperity comes. Sutra ii.37
(Brahmacharya) Self-control and Moderation of Vitality: Vitality is increased through moderation. Dedicated to self-control, great energy is gained. Sutra ii.38
(Aparigraha) Awareness of Abundance and Gratitude: Gratitude brings abundance. Overcoming envy and fear, we cultivate appreciation and understanding the true purpose of our lives. Sutra ii.39
(Saucha) Purity and Simplicity: Live the simple life. By cultivating purity of the heart, mastery over the senses and one-pointed thought are achieved. Then, one becomes fit to behold the soul. Sutra ii.40-ii.41
(Santosha) Contentment and Composure: Accepting what is leads to contentment. Though contentment, ultimate happiness is achieved. Sutra ii.42
(Tapas) Right Action and Discipline: Discipline to reveal truth. Right and fervent actions facilitate mastery over the senses and reveal the true self within. Sutra ii.43
(Svadhaya) Self-Reflection and Soul Searching: Discovery through self-study. Through study of sacred texts and introspection, one communes with the divine self. Sutra ii.44
(Ishvara Pranidhana) Devotion and Surrender: Surrender into love. Absolute devotion and surrendering to the divine enables soul freedom. Sutra ii.45
You will receive:
Ayurvedic daily routine practices (dinacharya) and lifestyle practices
Yoga and other physical practices
Meditation techniques that are easy to apply
Pranayama (breathing techniques)
Stress management techniques
You will receive a variety of practices along with lecture notes and home study
Part 2: The Journey of a Teacher (Combination of Module 3 & 4 Offered Starting January 2020)
Module 3: Pose Breakdown: Alignment, Adjustments and Yoga Anatomy
Dates: Winter/Spring 2020
Location: The Soul Studio in Anoka
Class Times: Thursdays Starting January 30th (every other week)
Faculty: Kamie Slegers, Jenna Bass and Yoga in Anoka Staff
Investment: $829 register before January 15th 2020, after $869, Payment plans are an option. Contact Kamie
5:45-6:30 pm Check in and Eat
6:30-8:45 pm Lecture/A&P/Pose Break Down
8:45-9:00 pm Closing/Homework and Questions
By the end of this module, participants will have a better understanding of:
Poses (Asana) including the Sanskrit names
Adjustments vs. assists
Specific cueing skills
Alignment essentials, benefits of poses, description, directions, counter pose, contraindications, cautions, variations and modifications.
Anatomy and physiology of each pose
Tools to learn basic anatomy
Life style and practices
Personal practice and home study
You will also accumulate:
Warm-ups: Go through the reason we warm up our bodies the way we do each class.
Standing: Learn about how to practice safe alignment for your body, how to modify standing poses when needed, and when it is safe to go deeper into the pose.
Backbends/Forward Folds/Lateral bends: Learn the importance of proper alignment of muscles used to bend forwards, backwards, and side to side.
Hip openers/twists: Hip openers can bring emotions while twisting can be challenging, let Kamie show you how to do work through these poses with ease.
Stabilization/Balancing: Our core is one of the most important parts in our body, learn how to create a strong core while gaining confidence in balancing poses.
Inversions/Restoration: Learn how to do inversions safely and then learn how to completely let your body relax in savasana.