the craft of teaching yoga
The Craft of Teaching Yoga is an interlocution between artistry, yoga philosophy, introspection, and self-realization. Employing yoga’s rich history alongside practical teaching methodology, the Craft empowers trainees to lead a creative, musical, and meaningful vinyasa flow. The Craft enrolls practitioners to be an active participant on the mat, and in their lives, with expanded self-awareness, purpose, and presence.
The Craft explores four overarching themes that guide us through the training experience. These meta-concepts enrich our relationship with ourselves and our interactions with everything in our lives. Through the felt experience of each concept, we increase our capacity to lead as yoga facilitators. We awaken, we flow, we expand, and we integrate. We emerge from this training transformed, yet closer to our selves than ever before.
the program overview
Welcome to a unique training experience.
Our inclusive, diverse, and comprehensive training utilizes dynamic learning modalities, adapted to every learning style. Whether you are a visual, audible, or kinesthetic learner, you are fully engaged and empowered to co-create a learning environment that is fun, informative, and transformational in our program.
In the Craft of Teaching Yoga, you will:
- teach an intelligent, musical, and meaningful vinyasa flow
- develop and refine your authentic voice for teaching
- gain an intuitive, felt-sense of yoga anatomy
- be fascinated by yoga philosophy and history
- use music to enhance your theme & offering
- understand the underlying logic in yoga sequences
- build a broad scope of Seattle’s yoga offerings
- cultivate artistic self-expression through your class
- deepen your spiritual connection through yogic ritual
- feel supported with your buddy, your family, a team of mentors, and your yoga teacher training community
- cultivate the felt-knowledge of your energetic anatomy
winter 2019 schedule
February 21 — June 9, 2019
Our training schedule for our 2019 winter session is structured in an immersion format. We meet two weeks in a row on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, and then we take a week off, rinse, and repeat. All sessions are at the beautiful Bohemian Studios in Phinney Ridge. In addition, Crafters are invited to optional yoga field trips and exclusive yoga experiences throughout the training, as well.
Saturdays & Sundays: 1:00pm-7:00pm
In addition to our in-person learning sessions, trainees are required to take weekly yoga classes, read in-depth texts, and respond to written homework prompts to attain their yoga certificate.
Opening Day-Thursday: 2/21
Weekend: 2/23 + 2/24
Weekend: 3/2 + 3/3 ; 3/16 + 3/17
Weekend: 3/23 + 3/24
Weekend: 4/6 + 4/7
Thursdays: 4/11 + 4/25
Weekend: 4/13 + 4/14 ; 4/27 + 4/28
Weekend: 5/4 + 5/5
Thursdays: 5/16 + 5/23
Weekend: 5/18 + 5/19 ; 5/25 + 5/26
Graduation Ceremony: 6/9
adrienne & eric
We are two liberated souls enraptured by the wonderment of existence. We craft our every day lives through the lens of yoga philosophy, and we co-create an environment with our students that reveals the wisdom in the ancient texts: you are already whole. We allow our students to experience this simple, yet profound, fact through radical embodiment, rich discussion, and the practical application of lessons. We share yoga asana, ritual, contemplation, breathing techniques, and our connection to nature to guide our students in The Craft. We cannot wait to explore the vast inner landscape with you.
I, Adrienne, am an Indiana-girl living a life I never thought possible. Some say I am a pioneer in the fitness industry, but I’m just a dreamer fiercely dedicated to living with purpose and heart-felt intentions. For the longest time, I sought happiness outside of myself. I kept shifting and changing everything about my external environment in hopes that my inner world would feel better. Through yoga, I long-last found the peace I desired. I remembered my perfection, and by loving myself entirely, I became empowered to share my lessons with others. The yoga philosophy and teachings are my confidant, a trusted friend that illuminates my shadows and pushes my barriers beyond comprehension into pure potential and expansion. // adrienne’s website
I, Eric, live by the philosophy that I can only live my life to my limited capacity allowed by my experience. That is, the potential of my circustances of my life are mere constructs of my past, present, and thoughts for the future. Thusly, I practice never to take things personally because I understand that everyone has different expectations of the world. And it is for this uniqueness that I dance and revel in the varieties of life. I say, the commonalities we identify within our relationships are comforting and familiar, indeed, but finding inspiration in diversity is what paves the road to self-expression. I yearn to share yoga because it illuminates my path as a sentient being, and I am humbled and inspired, grateful for my life of learning and love. // eric’s website
We believe in abundance and share our favorite instructors. The Craft collaborates with wellness industry leaders and master trainers to provide a rich and expansive learning environment.
a few testimonials
The Craft changed my life!
It's more than a training to become a yoga instructor (that's a given), it's the opportunity to grow as a human, living on the edge of your skin: body, soul & mind. I made incredibly close friendships & dug deep within myself to push beyond comforts & into potential & take creative risks.
Adrienne’s creative vinyasa flows are passionate, embodied & empowering for everyone. The classes are accessible while still offering a challenge to strengthen & stimulate the mind. Do it, just sign up already! It will be more than you anticipated a training could be.
-Ashley Zimmerman, Spring 2017
hands down the training I would choose
I served as a mentor during The Craft in 2017. As an RYT 500, if I were to start my training over again, this is hands down the training I would choose. The quality of teaching that emerges from this program is incredibly impressive. I feel lucky to have been a part of this beautiful training.
-Chelsea Bird, Spring 2017
So yes, do it. Absolutely.
I was in The Craft in winter/spring of 2017.
You should choose this YTT program if you meet the following:
1. You want to learn from some of the best instructors in Seattle
2. You want to expand your yoga network and make wonderful, supportive friends
3. You crave a safe space for personal development, challenge, and recreating the lenses through which you see yourself and the world
You will receive all of the tools you need to learn how to teach a gorgeous vinyasa class, be supported through the program's mentorship component, and make lifelong friends in the process!
-Kristin Spaans, Winter 2017
early bird rate ($300 deposit due before Nov 15, 2018): $2,750
self-investment after Nov 12, 2018: $2,950
- Tuition includes unlimited yoga classes at Bohemian Studios, teacher training manual, tools to lead intelligently sequenced vinyasa flow, yoga playlists, mentorship coaching, RYT 200hr Certification (if completed requirements), and all the warm fuzzy feelings.
- Tuition does not include optional yoga field trip classes to other studios, online payment credit card fees, or books.
Still with us? Fantastic! Please apply below, and when approved, you can reserve your spot with a non-refundable $300 deposit. Full balance due by Feb 21, 2018. All payments are non-refundable.
On a budget? It's all good. Let's talk about payment plans!
ready for this? apply below!
Yoga teacher training is a transformative and powerful experience. If you have hesitations or questions, just reach out to us. Send us an email by clicking here. We would love to talk on the phone or meet for a cup of coffee or tea and talk about your life goals and yoga and how the Craft will help you along your journey.
If you feel great about it, then please apply below! We will respond to your application in 3-5 business days.
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