200-hr RYT Training

kunga yoga lifestyle + yoga teacher training.

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DATES AND SCHEDULE FALL 2019:

Sep 13-15 /Oct 11-13 / Nov 1-3 / Jan 17-19 / Feb 21-23 /March 13-15

Friday: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
Sunday: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

TUITION: 

Early Bird Tuition
$2,450  by June 13 2019

Standard Tuition
$2,950  by September 1st 2019

Payment Plans:

Can’t pay for a full training up front? Maybe a payment plan is right for you! Our payment plans include $25/month administration fee and must be paid by the last day of your training to avoid interest fees. Contact the training coordinator to set up your payment plan flowtownyoga@gmail.com.

6 month – $466.67/month + $25 admin fee

Scholarships:  

The Kunga Yoga School is committed to supporting yogis on the path of service, and we do our best to help all applicants participate in the yoga training courses they are interested in pursuing. We offer financial aid in the form of scholarships, work/trade arrangements, payment plans. 

Please submit application at least 1 month prior to the first day of training but we suggest you submit 4 months before training starts as scholarships are awarded on a first come first serve basis and tend to be awarded months in advance. Check with the studio before filling out your application if less than 2 months before training starts.

 WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY IF I AM UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TRAINING?

In the event of cancellation of a 200 teacher training, the following policies apply:

  • 60 days or more prior to the training: Your payment can be refunded for a $250 administration fee, or transferred to another FTY training at no cost.

  • 59-31 days prior to the training: Payments are not refundable, but are transferable (less $50 administration fee) to another FTY training.

  • 30 days or less: Payments are not refundable, but are transferable (less $150 administration fee) to another FTY training.

Withdrawals from active trainings will result in the loss of all fees paid.

Committing to a 200hr yoga teacher training is a big deal! We want to make sure all your questions are answered before you register. If your questions aren’t answered below, please contact us for more information about our yoga teacher training programs.

LEARN. LAUGH. GROW. SERVE

Kunga Yoga 200hr Teacher Training Certification Program provides a foundational teacher training and a yogic lifestyle immersion for students wishing to become teachers, or those simply wishing to deepen their own practice and learn healthy lifestyle habits. You will learn theory and practice of yoga on the mat and yoga off the mat as a practice of service. We are committed to offering yoga in a way that is accessible to all levels, non-dogmatic, non-intimidating, thorough, and fun!

•Develop and deepen your personal practice on and off the mat
•Gain tools to serve your community, learning from dedicated yogis with decades of experience
•Try out a variety of yoga styles in a multidisciplinary training
•Create enriching personal relationships for your yogic journey to come!

 

NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED

 Evolving since 2003, the Kunga Yoga 200-hour YLTT meets and exceeds all of Yoga Alliance’s requirements for 200 hour certification. The goal of the WYC Kunga Yoga 200 hour Teacher Training Program is to provide the fundamental tools that potential teachers need to offer complete, safe, and eclectic hatha yoga classes. Students wishing to become yoga instructors or those just desiring to deepen their understanding of yoga will find this course diverse and comprehensive. All Kunga Yoga Faculty and presenters are Registered Teachers at the 200 & 500 hour levels, and/or experienced professionals in their field of study.

ABOUT the PRESENTERs

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NOELLE WHITTINGTON , ERYT 500

Noelle Whittington, ERYT500 leads 200 and 300 hour Kunga Yoga Lifestyle Teacher Trainings. Noelle is also a Professional Level Kunga Yoga Leader, completing a 350 hour advanced apprenticeship certification with Kristin Cooper-Gulak; and is currently pursuing her 1000hour Kunga Yoga certification. 

She is deeply committed to the Kunga Yoga mission of service, spending much of her time in India and in the U.S. working with and for the girls of the Homes of Hope Orphanages in Kerala, India. Noelle has been teaching since 2006, beginning her yoga studies at the Nosara Institute in Costa Rica, and studying Thai Yoga Massage in Chaing Mai, Thailand, completing advanced-level certifications in the Lek Chaiya tradition. She is a certified Pilates Mat and Pilates Reformer teacher, completing over 250 hours in advanced anatomy and pilates technique training and is also a certified 5Elements Flow Yoga Teacher Trainer and certified Kunga Vinyasa Trainer. Her additional certifications include Interdisciplinary Yoga, Fluid Power Yoga, and Thai Yoga Therapy. Noelle’s primary teachers include Ashley Ludman, Kristin Cooper-Gulak, and Larry Hobbs. She has also completed trainings with Hilary Garivaltis in Ayurveda, Marlysa Sullivan in Anatomy of Yoga and Therapeutic Yoga, David Emerson in Yoga for Trauma and PTSD, and Pre and Post Natal Yoga with Heather Till. Noelle has assisted Anusara-based Seaside Yoga Teacher Trainings and Transformation Retreats with Ashley Ludman and has led retreats to Ambergris Caye, Belize, with Elizabeth Cramond RYT. Due to her dynamic classes and community following, Noelle has been chosen as an ambassador of both Manduka and Lululemon. Yoga, music, dance, service work, and travel are her passions, and she enjoys incorporating these experiences into her teachings to create a safe, fun, and effective experience appropriate for all ages and levels. Noelle enjoys empowering the student to connect with their inner teacher.

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Veronica Robertson, ERYT 200/RYT 500

Veronica received her 200Hr YTT certification from Charleston Power Yoga and a 300Hr Kunga Service Leadership Certification from the Kunga Yoga School in Wilmington Yoga Center on December 2017. She is currently apprenticing under Kristin Cooper-Gulak founder of the Kunga Yoga School to become a professional Kunga Yoga trainer.

Other trainings include: Level 1 Baptiste Institute with Paige Ellison 2018. Certifications in Yin Yoga, Senior Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Kids Yoga, Yoga for PTSD and special populations.

Veronica has been practicing Yoga since 2011 and taught fitness classes for many years at McLeod fitness center. That led her to create Flow Town Yoga February 2017 and feels that being able to share this beautiful practice is such a privilege. "Every class is a new opportunity to give and to connect. I treasure each yoga class I'm fortunate enough to teach, and for that I'm very grateful to my community.”

ESTABLISHED CURRICULUM

We have consistently evolved, improved and refined each of our trainings, with over one thousand participants in our 200 & 500/300 hr programs since 2003. As a unique, open- style training program, we’ve committed our programs to the “Kunga” vision-offering yoga as service to our local and global communities, learning by teaching and getting our hands dirty!

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TECHNIQUE

  • Principles of Classic Yoga Asanas Alignment Theory

  • Posture – Specific Alignment & benefits

  • Biomechanical Press-points

  • Adapting postures to the individual

  • Usage of props

  • Hatha & Vinyasa Practices Overview

  • Synthesis & Orthodox Practices: Ashtanga, Kundalini, Kripalu, Therapeutics, Prenatal, & More..

  • Krishnamacharya’s Theory of Krama /Sequencing

EASTERN & WESTERN ANATOMY

  • Introductory Anatomy as applied to Asana

  • Multi-Media Presentations of Anatomy of Postures

  • The Physiology of Asana, Breath & Meditation

  • Injury Prevention – “Red Flag” warnings

  • Advanced Relaxation Techniques

  • Prana & the Vayus

  • Chakras & Nadis

  • The Five Koshas

  • Ayurveda Introduction, Doshas

  • Mudras, chanting

  • Adapting the practice to your lifestyle, needs, body

PHILOSOPHY, ETHICS & LIFESTYLE

  • History of Yoga – Classical & Modern; Evolution of Yoga

  • Fundamentals of the Yoga Sutras & 8 Limbed Path

  • Important teachers and their contributions

  • Major modern schools and their approaches

  • The Art of Living Yoga – off the mat

  • Vegan Lifestyle & Diet with Cooking tips

  • Living “Green”

  • Teacher/Student Ethics

  • Kunga Yoga Volunteering for Special Needs in Communities

  • Bhakti Yoga –Kirtan, chanting & drumming

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

  • Gentle assisting & enhancements

  • Effective Cueing

  • Development of Verbal Skills

  • Demonstrating for your class

  • Reading group energy and dynamics

  • Cultivating confidence

  • Planning your own classes

  • Practice Teach Sessions & Feedback

  • Opportunities to Assist Senior Teachers

BREATHING & MEDITATION PRACTICES

  • Basic Anatomy & mechanics of breath

  • Pranayama/breathing methodology

  • Pranayama techniques in practice

  • Meditation & the subtle body

  • Guided Visualization as Meditation

  • Meditation and the relaxation response

  • Overview of benefits of pranayama

  • Overview of benefits of meditation

THE BUSINESS OF YOGA

  • Gaining experience upon graduation

  • Setting fees; understanding the market & your experience level

  • Working with private clientele

  • Building your resume consciously

  • Basic marketing

  • Ethics of why you teach & how to integrate into business world

  • Yoga Alliance Registry & Continuing Education

Please contact us with questions, for more information, or to apply for the Yoga Teacher Training program!