200 Hour YTT Program
Our philosophy is to teach students the Traditional History of yoga, while teaching Anatomy, the asana practice (peer to peer), Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga business and marketing, Mudras, Teaching tips, Sequencing tips, Beyond the mat, and the Different styles of yoga.
West East Yoga is registered with Yoga Alliance (a national organization for yoga teachers and yoga teacher training schools) which includes our 200-hour yoga teacher training (200 YYT) curriculum. Upon graduation, students will receive their certificate of completion of the course which qualifies graduates to register as Yoga Alliance-certified yoga instructors at the 200-hour level.
Course requirements consist of attendance (make-up hours are available), class participation, assigned readings, homework, and classroom observation-hours.
Intensive practice of the asanas (postures) of yoga
The principles of Vinyasa, Bandhas, Pranayama practices
The art of adjustments and other teaching techniques
Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology (includes an anatomy lab)
Philosophy of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
Includes group practice of asana in Sivananda, Iyengar, and Hatha yoga styles; pranayama; chanting; mantra; meditation; and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours will be a mix between guided practice of the techniques as well as analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques. Includes participation in a field trip to attend a Bikram Yoga class. Time will be divided as follows: 65% practicum (actual practice of techniques) and 35% theory (lecture and discussion).
Includes principles of demonstrating and teaching yoga postures, basics of sequencing, class observation, how to safely assist/correct yoga students, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, student’s process of learning and business aspects of teaching yoga. Time will be divided as follows: 50% practicum and 50% theory.
Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology and energy anatomy (chakras). Topics include both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.). Students will participate in a 2-hour field trip to Logan Chiropractic. These hours are 90% theory and 10% practicum.
Includes the study of yoga philosophies from the Yoga Sutra and Bhagavad Gita, yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers. These hours are 100% theory.
Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching, and providing feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching. The practicum hours are evaluated by the Program Director based on the following skills: Explanation and adjustment of postures, tone of voice, classroom management, disclosure of benefits, teaching breathing techniques, and providing feedback to students during and after class. These hours are 100% lab.
6 Month Program200YTT1500 South Big Bend, Richmond Heights, MO 63117
(Meets on Wednesdays and Sundays)
Sept. 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
Oct. 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
Nov. 3, 7, 10, 14, 17
Dec. 1, 5, 8, 12
Jan. 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
Feb. 2, 6, 9, 13 Graduation
Wednesdays: 17:00 – 21:00
Sundays: 08:00 – 16:00
10 Month Program200YTT1500 South Big Bend, Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Meets one Weekend each month
(Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays)
Feb. 11, 12, 13
Mar. 11, 12, 13
Apr. 08, 09, 10
May. 06, 07, 08
Jun. 10, 11, 12
Jul. 08, 09, 10
Aug. 12, 13, 14
Sep. 09, 10, 11
Oct. 07, 08, 09
Nov. 04, 05, 06 Graduation!
Fridays: 17:00 – 21:00
Saturdays & Sundays: 08:00 – 16:00