teacher trainings

It is our hope that more people can learn about yoga and how to teach in a safe and effective manner. See below for details of our 200-hour Yoga Alliance training program, as well as opportunities for current teachers to keep growing and refine your classes.

 

Yoga Consulting & Mentoring for Teachers & Studios


A New Approach to Growing Your Business

 It’s Not About the Social Media~

Are you a current teacher looking to grow your student base?  Maybe you are doing well as a teacher, but want to grow more into your role as community leader.  Have you been teaching and haven’t quite found your niche in the yoga world?  Maybe you have been teaching for years and you know a lot of students, but have difficulty filling your classes.  If any of these apply to you, join Liz for a three-month, step-by-step journey to discover your strengths, your areas of growth and find your true voice.  This is a one-on-one program that can be started at in point in your teaching career.

As the owner of Greenville Yoga for the last 15 years, Liz has watched many teachers come and go.  She has seen which teachers are able to grow a following and help guide others to find their authentic voice to become teacher-leaders in the community.  She will take her time to meet and talk with you, attend your classes and help you unearth the teacher you were meant to be.

  • individually designed growth plan based on your hopes and dreams
  • six in-person meetings (including Liz attending your class multiple times)
  • continued mentorship as needed
  • $300 for three month program
  • email liz@greenvilleyoga.com to begin

If you are a small, independent yoga school or a teacher looking to open a school and would like to spend some time in consulatation with Liz, this is an option as well.  With fifteen years as a studio owner and 20 years as a practitioner; Liz can help you determine the feasability of your dreams or maybe help you grow your business into the studio you would like it to be. She has worked with teachers in California, Colorado, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia as a friend and consultant for studios that were opening for the first time (and are still open today), as well as helping those re-writing their business plans. It is her belief that as we all grow and bring our dreams to life, we help uplift our community and all those around us.  We can all succeed together.

  • one-on-one time
  • you determine how much time you need
  • hourly rate: $75/hour

Continuing Education (Yoga Alliance CEUs)


Architecture of the Asanas

 The Blueprint Poses~ Fall 2020

Each month we will cover a set or sets of poses that are used in most yoga classes.  For each grouping of poses we will cover names (in Sanskrit and English), alignment, cuing, common risk factors or contraindications, variations for all bodies, ages and stages.

  • Externally Rotated & Parallel Standing Poses
  • Balance Poses on Legs and Arms
  • Backbends, Twists and Foreward Folds
  • Closing Poses: Hip Openers, Headstand and Shoulderstand

Dates: Winter 2020, dates TBA

Time: Saturdays 1:30-5:30pm, Sundays 1:30-4:00pm (7.5 CEU, contact hours)

Cost: $100/weekend

 

 

200-Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training


Live Your Yoga: 200-Hour Teacher Training for Nice People

A Mindful Flow, Yin & Meditation Training ~ Winter 2020

Our approach to teacher training is different than most places. Maybe this is due to our dedicated study with one teacher, Max Strom, since 1999. We feel teacher trainings are highly personal in nature and you must study with the teachers and styles that inspire you. Our trainings are focused on breath-inspired vinyasa flow and personal ethics.  We call this Mindful Flow. This is what has changed our lives and this is what we know. Our teacher training is a year-long study broken into three segments (listed below): ethics, self-study, anatomy, how to communicate clearly, and how to differentiate classes to meet students’ needs.

Our teacher training is designed in three segments over the course of one year’s time. Take all three courses to complete the 200-hour Yoga Alliance training or take courses individually to enhance your knowledge of Yoga. If you wish to take Segment 2 or 3 and have not been part of our previous teacher trainings, please contact Liz for an interview. We will assess if the program is appropriate and a good complement to what you know and what you wish to teach. Through the completion of this course of study, each teacher will leave with a deeper understanding of yoga as a spiritual tradition and a way to transform the body, mind and heart.

Segment 1- Living the Five Virtues

When your practice is calling you to go beyond the physical… Join us and learn how to live a life full of meaning and integrity. Witness your actions as they become more mindful and align with your beliefs. Immerse yourself in our six-month study with a group of dedicated students who are ready to delve more deeply into the principles and traditions of Yoga. This is a perfect course for anyone who wishes to soak up yogic wisdom or become an example of leadership in their field. Join us for a course that includes courageous personal reflection that allows the highest version of yourself to shine through, and your best life to emerge.

Each weekend we will study one of the Five Causes as taught by Max Strom: gratitude, forgiveness, honesty, kindness, and humility. During the last weekend, you will create a personal code of conduct in order to live your Yoga each day. Weekends will include both a 1 hour 30 minute practice and 2 hour book talk and discussion.

This is also Segment 1 of our year-long teacher training program. If you are interested in an in-depth study of Yoga, please read below and attend all three segments to receive your registry with Yoga Alliance.  We are a dedicated teaching school and aim to graduate leaders in the field of yoga and living an inspired life.

Through this course, you will discover if you are meant to lead through teaching yoga. Our teacher training is open to anyone interested in becoming a teacher. There is NO application process.  It is your effort and dedication in Segment 1 that allows us to see if you are ready to move into Segment 2. There is an application process to continue on to Segment 2 that is quite simple and will be given the last class of the Five Virtues. Dates for Segment 2 will be worked out during segment one with everyone’s schedules in mind.

2020 Dates: 6 Saturdays: 1/11, 2/8, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2 & 5/30

Time: 1:00-4:30pm

Cost: $250 (course only); add monthly unlimited yoga for $54/month for the duration of this course

Register by signing up and paying a $50 deposit or $250 for the course here.

This course is sold out for 2020… please email liz@greenvilleyoga.com if you would like to be on the mailing list for 2021.

 

Segment 2- The Foundation

Discover breath work, asana, and meditation as a way to change your life. We will cover a range of foundational breathing practices, yoga poses, and meditations taught by Liz. You will learn alignment and modifications for each. Skeletal and muscular anatomy will be taught within the context of each group of asanas by Mary Raven DeMarco, a massage therapist and yoga teacher. Upon completion of the course, you will understand the how and why of sequencing to ensure each student’s safety and become a mindful teacher.  Course includes 10 hours of observation and practice teaching with your classmates outside of weekend class time.

Dates: Summer 2020, dates TBA

Time: 6 weekends–Saturdays 10:30-5:30pm, Sundays 10:30-4:00pm

Cost: $1050 (course only), add monthly unlimited yoga for $54/month

 

Segment 3- From Instructor to Teacher

This course is for those ready to become teachers who are leaders in the field of Yoga. Learn how to communicate clearly, teach in levels, and inspire your students.  Time will be spent practicing teaching, and you will be given clear, constructive feedback. Learn key points about the business of yoga that will be essential for your success as a teacher. You will be required to have 10 hours of practice teaching outside of class during this segment.

A few of the topics covered:

  • Yin Yoga and Five Element Theory
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Class Experience: Sequencing, Pace, Voice, Cues
  • Professionalism / Business of Yoga
  • Self-care

This is an excellent way for current registered yoga teachers to refine their teaching skills.

Dates: Winter 2021

Time: Four weekends-  Saturdays 10:30-5pm & Sundays 10:30-4pm

Cost: $750 (course only)

 


All courses can be paid for up front or paid for monthly.  Please contact Liz- liz@greenvilleyoga.com with any further questions.