It is our hope that more people can learn about yoga and how to teach in a safe and effective manner. We offer a 200-hour Yoga Alliance training, as well as several workshops that meet Yoga Alliance requirements for continuing education.
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.
Continuing Education Offerings
Teach Your Students to Feel Better in Their Bodies with Jamie Elmer
July 20-22, 2018
All Levels Flow Class- Join Jamie Elmer, E-RYT500 for an all levels Vinyasa Flow class and get to know this senior teacher. In preparation for Jamie’s upcoming workshops and trainings, students will have an opportunity to experience her method of teaching safe, healthy, and invigorating yoga focused on alignment, joint health and breathing. 5:30-7pm, $12
Vinyasa Flow without the Vinyasa- Join Jamie for a vinyasa flow yoga without needing to use the typical “vinyasa” format of downward facing dog, plank, low plank and upward facing dog. Learn options for how to practice flow even (or especially) if you have wrist, shoulder, neck and lower back sensitivity. Class is also perfect for students with balance issues, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and arthritis. 10:45am-12:15pm
Tools For Teaching Outside the Box: Vinyasa Flow without the Vinyasa- This continued education clinic, for teachers and teachers in training, will give you tools to teach vinyasa flow yoga without needing to use the typical “vinyasa” format of downward facing dog, plank, low plank and upward facing dog. Learn options for how to teach flow yoga to students with wrist, shoulder, neck and lower back sensitivity, as well as to students with balance issues, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and arthritis. Attendance in the morning class will allow you to see how this looks in a class setting. The afternoon session will “break down” elements of teaching for this style class. 2-5:30pm, $65 (includes am & pm session)
Heads Up, Heads Down, Part 1 & 2- Going upside down and balancing can be extremely empowering, and at the same time, calming for our nervous system. In these clinics, we’ll focus on the step by step process of how to go upside down in certain arm balances. You will also learn how to recognize when a modification might be needed instead. This workshop is essential for teachers who want to know the best way to teach students to invert, as well as to align and refine your own inversion practice. Space is limited. Please pre-register for this class.
Part 1 – learn how to safely work in to Handstand and Shoulder Stand. 10:30am-12:30pm, $25
Part 2 – learn how to safely work in to forearm balance and headstand. 2-4pm, $25
Entire Weekend Cost: $120 (10.5 CEUs available)
Private Sessions- Jamie is renowned for her work in helping people feel better in their bodies. IF you have something that you just can’t figure out- an ache or pain, an old injury or limitation- she can help you find ease in your practice and patterns of movement. There is nothing like the benefits of one-on-one personal instruction for students and teachers. Jamie is available for private sessions covering everything from class sequencing to injury prevention and healing. Take advantage of uninterrupted specialized time focused on your needs while Jamie is in town. Contact Jamie directly to learn more about how you can benefit from a private session, and to schedule your appointment. firstname.lastname@example.org time & cost upon request
Yoga Alliance CEUs available upon completion of this weekend course.
Advance Your Asana
A Retreat Experience: May 17-19, 2019
Join Liz at Prama Institute for a special weekend for teachers and those that want to work on the physical practice of yoga. This will not be about refining basic alignment, but about deepening your understanding of your body in poses. We will help you gauge when the time may be right to try something new and how to get there safely. Practices will include meditation and breath-initiated movement, flow practices as well as some longer holds in standing poses. We will round these practices out with gentle releases and long held savasana. Please note these will be more vigorous practices.
For teachers: Use this weekend to learn how to differentiate instruction for those ready to move into more challenging variations within a breath-initiated flow class. 10 Contact CEUs for Yoga Alliance are available after attending this weekend.
Times: Arrive Friday by 5pm, Depart Sunday 12pm
Cost: includes food, dorm-style lodging and yoga $375
200-Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training
Live Your Yoga: 200-Hour Teacher Training for Nice People
A Mindful Flow & Meditation Training Fall 2018
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 would like to pursue your training with us, please begin by signing up online or in-studio and make a (fully refundable) deposit of $50. If you do not currently practice at Greenville Yoga, you can mail payment. Please enclose a note with your deposit for the Five Virtues that includes your email address and contact information
In 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. 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.
dates: 6 Saturdays: 9/8, 10/6, 11/10, 12/8, 1/12, 2/9
Cost: $250 (course only); $750 (course + unlimited yoga for six months)
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: Spring / Summer 2019
Time: 6 weekends; Fridays 5:30-8:30 pm, Saturdays 10:30-5:30pm, Sundays 10:30-4:00pm
Cost: $1250 (course only), $1650 (course and yoga)
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.
This is an excellent way for current registered yoga teachers to refine their teaching skills.
Time: Three weekends; Fridays 5:30-8:30 pm, Saturdays & Sundays 10:30-4pm
Cost: $600 (course only)
All courses can be paid for up front or paid for monthly. Please contact Liz- email@example.com with any further questions.
All courses eligible for CEUs with Yoga Alliance.