Teacher Training 2020

Registration open for the 2020 Training 200 hour Yoga Teacher

Breath and Meditation class

Foundations and Flow Teacher Training

200-hour Teacher Training Course January 10th – May 10th 2020

In this Foundations and Flow based Training we explore the fundamental elements of asana (postures), pranayama (breathing), Drishti (gaze) and meditation. After completion of this comprehensive training students/teachers will have a complete understanding of Yoga on a much deeper level. Some students are interested in just furthering their practice others are interested in teaching.

My goal as your primary teacher is to move each student past their self imposed limitations and create an environment where holistic healing and connections can and will occur. I began my yoga journey with a Teacher Training simple to learn more, to help feel more confidant in my own practice. I did not think I was going to teach and surely had no intention to open a Yoga Studio! Twenty-five Years later, here I am as passionate about learning and sharing that which I have learned. I love practicing all 8 Limbs of Yoga. It is a way of life for me. My goal is to help each student find that spark that has endless possibilities. Safely.

Just like Hanuman… Take a leap of faith!

After completion students will graduate with a 200hour CYT (Certified Yoga Teacher) and will be awarded a Certificate for Yoga Alliance with a 200-RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)

Karrie AuBuchon is certified at the highest level offered 500 E-RYT.

Topics that will be covered in next Yoga Bala 200 hour training.

• Lifestyle & Ethics: First and for-most how we live our larger lives off the mat, including personal yoga practice, nutrition, sleep, relations with family and friends, and being in community are essential aspects of deepening our yoga and sharing it with honesty and integrity.

• Asana Technique & Teaching Methods: The most extensive part of the course, here you will learn in detail the fundamental yoga poses, including alignment principles, energetic actions, risks, benefits, preparatory asanas, counterpoise’s, variations, modifications, hands-on adjustments, and use of props for each one. This part of the course covers the major families of asanas: Sun Salutations, Standing Poses, Backbends, Forward Bends, Twists, Arm Balances, Inversions, Core Refinement, and Hip Openers.

• Practical Yoga History & Philosophy: An overview of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (not just the Eight Limbs but Patanjali’s philosophy of spiritual psychology), early tantric texts that inform the earliest development of physical yoga (postural) practices.

• Practical Yoga Anatomy: A hands-on introduction to functional anatomy, biomechanics, and the kinesiology of movement as applied to seeing students in the practice and guiding them in a meaningful, safe, and effective way.

• Planning & Sequencing Classes: The art and science of sequencing families of asanas and crafting entire classes, including for different levels of students, different intentions, seasons, styles and other considerations. Here we also cover pacing, duration, tempo, and vibe for different levels and intentions of classes.

• Teaching Pranayama: Introduction to pranayama techniques, including how, when, and whom to teach basic yoga breathing (ujayi pranayama) and more intermediate pranayama techniques (including kapalabhati, bastrika, sitali, viloma, kumbhaka, and nadi shodhana)

• Working with Student Injuries & Special conditions: Students come to classes with a variety of conditions, including acute and chronic injuries, disease, and other conditions that need to be considered in guiding their practice. This workshop focuses on several of the most common conditions: joint issues (ankles, knees, hips, sacro-iliac, spinal, shoulders, elbows, wrists), scoliosis, osteoporosis and students undergoing chemotherapy.

• Subtle Energy & Anatomy: Awareness and activation of subtle energy, including how to cultivate bandhas and the relationship between pranayama, bandhas, and the elements of yogic anatomy, including koshas, chakras, nadis, vayus, gunas, and doshas.

• Meditation Practices: In demystifying meditation, we explore how to bring meditation into yoga classes and everyday life in way that is simple, accessible, and sustainable. We explore several meditation techniques.

• The Art of Awareness: An integral part of the course, here we learn to systematically observe, appreciate, and understand what is happening with different students (physically and energetically) thereby developing the necessary skills for working individually with your students and giving appropriate verbal cues, hands-on adjustments, and use of props.

• Demonstrating & Cuing: Here we focus on when, where, and how to most effectively demonstrate yoga poses while giving the clearest, most understandable verbal and hands-on guidance to students. Qualities of voice, including language, tone, and audibility, are given close attention.

• Class Observation: By observing experienced teachers in the act of leading live classes, you will further refine your insights into what different students are likely experiencing in their yoga practices, thereby expanding your own skills in leading classes.

• Practice Teaching: From the very beginning of this course, you will work with other participants to teach classes, starting with working one-on-one and gradually developing the confidence and skill to lead larger and larger classes. Each practice teaching session includes extensive feedback and discussion of teaching techniques and methods.

• The Profession & Business of Yoga: This covers the role of the teacher, getting yourself established as a professional yoga teacher, and being successful in teaching yoga as your source of livelihood.

$2475. 00 -2 classes per week and Weekend getaway retreat included in this price! Must be paid in full by December 31st 2019 A Payment plan can be worked out at a slightly higher rate. Minimum 5 students to hold training maximum 16 students for quality care. Students joining training to receive a certificate and become a teacher must have a minimum of 1 year practice. Students joining training for personal knowledge and growth / not interested in teaching. GOOD FOR YOU! The one year of personal practice is not mandatory.


Introduction Friday evening January 10th 5:30pm Basic schedule- 3 Saturdays per month 8:00am-6:00pm -150 contact hours. 20-hour online in-depth anatomy course to be completed during personal hours. Weekend retreat May 8-10 Friday night -Sunday at Amrit Desai retreat center all inclusive with .

Fri. Jan. 10th Welcome & introduction 5:30-7:30pm

Saturdays 8:00am-6:00pm

Jan. 11, 18, 25th Feb. 8, 15, 22nd March 7, 14, 21st , April 4, 11, 18th

Weekend Retreat May 8, 9, 10th