Marianne Wells Yoga School | 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification
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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Foundational Teacher Training Overview

 

This 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training gives you the proper foundation for teaching yoga safely, confidently and knowledgeably. You’ll learn the basic principles of yoga, and will gain an understanding of the essential elements needed to deepen your inner awareness in your practice of yoga in order to be an authentic guide to others. Marianne’s teachings focuses on helping her students uncover how to embody what they teach through a comprehensive, hands-on curriculum in her teacher trainings.

 

This 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training is true immersion at its finest. Upon completion of the training, you will earn a 200 hour certificate, will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance, and be able to continue your education with advanced Yoga Teacher Training programs.

 

Marianne carefully selects her resort partners in Costa Rica to provide comfortable and secure lodging accommodations, delicious, gourmet vegetarian meals, and inspiring study areas- all of which are set in lush, tropical environments.  This is the perfect retreat for getting away from the day-to-day worries of life to allow time for self-study and contemplation in an oceanside setting.

 

Read on to learn more about Marianne Wells Yoga School 200 hour curriculum and requirements for registering, or visit our Testimonials and FAQ page to hear from past students and to find out if MWYS is right for you.

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Teacher Training Curriculum

Techniques & Practice

  • Explore modifications in asanas to best benefit the practitioner, including the use of props.
  • Develop an eye for alignment, mastering how to make verbal cues and safe and smart hands-on adjustments.
  • Master practical systems; pranayama, meditation, chanting, kriyas.
  • Design balanced joyful classes with smart sequencing of postures.

 

Teaching Methods & Styles

  • Master steady postures through in depth Iyengar Yoga study.
  • Be skilled in: Vinyasa, Ashtanga Primary Series, Kundalini, Tibetan, Tantra, Restorative.
  • Understand yoga for children, for seniors, for pre / post natal students.
  • Develop your own teaching style based on who you are and who you can be!

 

Anatomy & Physiology

  • Study physical, subtle anatomy, physiology of the body systems.
  • Work with injuries, demonstrate alignment principles, prevention.
  • Applied yoga therapy; learn how to work with pain, injuries, and many health conditions.
  • Assigning “yoga homework” to your students.
  • Experience yoga’s benefits and healing energies, chakras, nadis, etc.

 

Yoga Philosophy & Yoga Lifestyle

  • In depth study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
  • Learn how to apply yoga’s philosophy into your practice and life.
  • In depth study of the Yamas and Niyamas as they apply to your life and your teaching.
  • Know how nutrition and lifestyle affect yourself and your students.

 

Practicum

  • Learn by doing – some of our most fun learning days. Teach a variety of mini-classes throughout the training with constructive feedback from your peers.
  • Learn sequencing and staging of classes.
  • Understand how to teach any and all students simultaneously with effective cueing and voice, use of props, alternative poses for the individual.

 

Being a Yoga Professional

  • Understand professional ethics and the business of yoga.
  • Business of yoga; develop your brand, marketing, advertising, legal, financials.
  • Continuing education, building community and being connected in life.
  • Yoga Alliance and IAYT registry and membership.
Requirements

Requirements for Signing up for Marianne’s Teacher Training are simple:

1. Read this website. Explore Marianne’s Blog, read up on Yoga Vacations and Retreats vs. Teacher Trainings, read about Marianne’s background and teaching philosophy, and read more from past students. It is important that every person who chooses Marianne Wells Yoga School yoga teacher training understands who Marianne is and the why behind what she lives and teaches with her teacher trainings.

2. Be open-minded. The more expectations and preconceived notions you have about what your yoga teacher training will or should include, the less you focus on the experience you are having. The students who arrive in Costa Rica with a willing heart and the desire to move toward the life of a yogi have the most rewarding experiences. Again, explore this website and truly contemplate whether signing up for Marianne’s teacher training is the best choice for you. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about signing up for Marianne’s 200 or 300 hour teacher training. 

3. Arrive healthy and well-rested. Yoga teacher training is not a two week detox, yoga bootcamp, retreat, or vacation. Being a yoga student with Marianne means two weeks of packed days where you must be fully present in body, mind, and spirit. Don’t start your yoga teacher training journey overly fatigued or with a body that is not well prepared for the long (albeit extremely rewarding!) days. Coming with a rested body and a focused mind will start you on your path to fulfillment as a yoga teacher.

In addition to these 3 requirements, Marianne’s advice to prospective students is the same:

Read as much as you can about yoga philosophy and history, the anatomy of yoga, and the various styles of yoga. Take as many different classes from a variety of instructors in different venues as possible. A broad experience base and an open mind will serve you well in this training course.

Included in Your Tuition
  • Group bus transportation from San Jose to resort and return trip at end of training. You must be present at departure times or will need to arrange alternative transportation at your cost.
  • Lodging Accommodations of your choice with comfortable and restful rooms, comfortable beds, fans, en suite bathrooms, daily maid service, linens.
  • Three delicious gourmet vegetarian meals daily – drinking water, coffee, tea, fresh juices.
  • Comprehensive Yoga Alliance teacher training with Marianne Wells – E-RYT 500 and her support staff
  • 200 hours of accredited study – upon successful completion students receive their professional certification from Marianne Wells Yoga School – a Yoga Alliance registered school,  and are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Ongoing professional mentoring from Marianne Wells after successful completion of the studies

 

Not included in your tuition:

  • Airfare
  • Additional ground transportation other than group bus from San Jose to the resort and back
  • Travel Insurance
  • Yoga books for studies
Flights & Ground Transportation

Arrival and departure dates are listed on the individual training sessions, located on the Calendar and Registration page. Fly into San Jose (SJO) airport no later than the Friday prior to training start date, and spend the night in San Jose. Your tuition includes riding in a group bus early Saturday morning for our first day at the resort.  Details on pick up locations and times will be emailed prior to training.

 

For travel to The Goddess Garden in Cahuita on the Caribbean coast:

  • The airport you will fly into is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) located in San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • Arrive to San Jose at least by the Friday prior to training start date.
  • The drive is a beautiful 4 hour drive through mountains, national parks, plantations, and along the coast.
  • If traveling on your own, plan to arrive to Cahuita by 1:00 pm.
  • Group ground transportation is included in your tuition provided you are available at bus departure times early mornings.
  • Your departure flight should be no earlier than 1:00 pm on departure day to allow for transit time and pre-boarding check-in requirements.

For travel to Pranamar Ocean Villas & Yoga Retreat in Santa Teresa on the Pacific coast:

  • The airport you will fly into is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) located in San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • Arrive to San Jose at least by the Friday prior to training start date.
  • Bus departs San Jose July 16 at 6am, traveling to Santa Teresa via Puntarenas ferry
  • If traveling on your own, plan to arrive to Santa Teresa by 1:00 pm.
  • Group ground transportation is included in your tuition provided you are available at bus departure times early mornings.
  • Your departure flight should be no earlier than 3:00 pm on departure day to allow for transit time and pre-boarding check-in requirements.