200 + 300 = 500 Take the Next Step in Your Yoga Journey – Become a 500-Hour RYT
The Innerlight 300-hour advanced training builds on your 200 hour RYT training and your teaching experience to deepen your understanding of yoga, cultivate your personal practice and sharpen your teaching skills. The combination of your existing 200 RYT and this 300 hour qualifies you to register as a 500 RYT (Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher).
Our 200 Hour Teacher Training begins March 2020
There are multiple threads woven throughout this intensive 300-hour advanced study:
1. The study of asana, koshas, chakras, pranayama and meditation. This includes a study of asana with an emphasis on alignment, progressive versions of classic poses, how to guide students to find their optimum pose. partner variations, and restorative variations. Hands on practical anatomy sessions clarify and explain alignment and asana cautions. It also includes learning thorough exploration, reading and experiential practice about the koshas and the chakras to find freedom in the energy, mental, and spiritual realm. You will deepen through extensive practice and integration of pranayama, mantras and mudras as a gateway to meditation, to directly discover the experience of ananda (joy).
2. The study of philosophy. In particular, deepening our understanding of yoga philosophy and how it applies to our personal lives and informs our teaching.
3. The study of teaching methodology. This includes the art of sequencing, observing, assisting, one-on-one teaching, the ethics of yoga, the business of yoga, creating community and supporting your community, the art of demonstrating and the business of yoga.
4. An independent study to develop an expertise in an area of your interest.
5. Intense personal work - in the community of our shared weekends and in your home practice to deepen your experience of yoga philosophy, asana, pranayama, mantra, mudras and meditation.
You will be in community with other yoga teachers, supporting and learning from each other. The work will be deeply experiential, because we teach what we know, and we know what we have experienced.
Because you already have the fundamentals from your 200 hour training, there are no study guides and weekly paper assignments. Instead the assignments are reading and other resources and integrating your experience and knowledge into your practice and teaching, bringing this experience back to share with your fellow teachers.
The core study is classical hatha yoga. The program includes teaching practicums and personal mentoring. Our faculty’s personal approach helps trainees develop their unique voice and special interests as a teacher.
"True shared joy is joy in being, in aliveness, it is an openhearted celebrating of our life with one another. Shared joy takes delight in the success and happiness of all." ~Jack Kornfield
Innerlight 300 Hour YTT Faculty
KATHERINE CARBONE, E-RYT500
Katherine is a yoga and meditation educator, spiritual dancer, visual artist, expressive arts facilitator and Reiki Master, who has been working in the field of movement and energy healing since 1992. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist and professional level Kripalu Yoga teacher, E-RYT 500, with specializations in additional areas including Integrative Yoga Therapy with Mudras, Yoga for Cardiac and Cancer Patients, and Pregnancy Yoga. Katherine brings a wealth of training and experience to her role as a yoga educator.
She is the developer of Mystical Moves: Journey through the Chakras, an integrative yoga and expressive arts based modality for supporting self-discovery, enhancing personal empowerment and improving well-being. As an outgrowth of her deep interest in the chakra system and her artistic spark, Katherine created a set of Chakra Insight Cards which teach about the chakras in an embodied way, so you learn how the energy of the chakras interacts with your daily life, promotes self-development, and supports healing. The images (yantras), insights, meditations, and affirmations included on these cards can be used as a focal point for meditation, a springboard for journaling and writing, or to inspire expressive arts making.
Her interest in yoga, dance, and embodiment practices inspired Katherine to develop YES! Dance Your Expressive Self, a community dance celebration where participants are guided to dance from the inside out, playfully explore movement, and feel the vitality of their aliveness moving with others. Prana moves, empowers, and unites us in these dance explorations.
Katherine brings her background in yoga, somatic movement, and the arts to her role as a faculty member in the Expressive & Creative Arts Program, part of the Holistic Graduate Programs at Salve Regina University. This program offers training in utilizing the Arts & Creativity as a vehicle for personal growth and transformation, for facilitators in the fields of counseling, education, healthcare, community action and more.
She is the co-founder along with her husband Christopher Kavi Carbone, of Arts in Celebration! an organization based in Newport, RI, dedicated to bringing creative and healing arts programs to the community.
MARY HAMMERSTEIN, RYT500
During a time of great personal challenges I instinctually immersed myself in yoga. The practice helped me regain my health after a near fatal car accident left me bed-ridden for a year and recovering for another. Techniques I learned on the mat helped me to reconnect with myself after ending my engagement two weeks prior to the wedding. Yoga helped me heal while navigating the financial strains of a single-income household. I sobbed my way through yoga classes and breathed my way home as my mother fought, and ultimately lost, a four year battle with uterine cancer during which I was her primary caregiver. Teaching yoga provides me connections that have carried me across continents and through cities and towns all over the world.
Experiences with the amazingly calm, healing, and supportive powers of this ancient science guide me on my path of teaching. I received my 200 hour certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge Massachusetts in 2009. This gentle style of yoga with a compassionate approach and emphasis on meditation, physical healing and spiritual transformation that overflows into daily life, guided me to return to live at the Kripalu Center for a year in 2013 as a volunteer after leaving a 14 year career teaching high school English in both the United States and overseas. The urge to travel, and learn about yoga at the source led me to India in 2014 where I studied and completed my 300 hour certification in Akhanda yoga in Rishikesh further immersing myself in the Kripalu concepts of compassion and spiritual transformation. Feeling compelled to learn more about my subtle body brought me to become a level 1 Kundalini Instructor in 2015.
My classes cater to multiple levels and emphasize the body as the teacher. Students are encouraged to recognize the wisdom of their own bodies and listen. I teach by offering suggestions for postures with many variations so each individual can customize their own practice. I watch, in order to encourage safety, provide guidelines to move the body in and out of poses, and encourage proper alignment in the Kripalu and Akhanda Traditions and encourage energy flow as taught in Kundalini Yoga, while always encouraging students to treat their bodies and minds with kindness and patience on the mat and in the world.
KIM CHANDLER, E-RYT200
Kim Chandler, ERYT is the founder and director of Innerlight. A former resident of Kripalu Center, Kim completed her first teacher training in 1990 and has since dedicated her professional life to teaching yoga and training yoga teachers. Kim directed Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, was a founding member of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association and served as the Associate Director of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association 1993-1995.
Kripalu teaching methodology continues to have a presence in Kim's teaching. She has also been influenced by a wide variety of other teachers and traditions. Most recently her study with the founder of iRest ® Yoga Nidra, Richard Miller, PhD. has infused her teaching with an understanding of the importance of deep, restorative experience and mindfulness practices. She is a certified Level II iRest® Yoga Nidra teacher.
Kim is also a certified Proprioceptive Writing ® (PW) teacher and a faculty member for the Proprioceptive Writing Center. Kim has studied and apprenticed for over 25 years with Linda Trichter Metcalf Ph.D, the founder of Proprioceptive Writing. PW is a mindfulness practice that fosters integration of emotional and intellectual experience, builds self trust and frees creativity and intuition. Kim's experiences with the highly synergistic and complimentary practices of PW and yoga are reflected in her program, Mind in Motion.
Kim's teaching style combines structural alignment, contemplative aspects of yoga and mindfulness. Her approach emphasizes breath, attention and awareness. In the context of a group class, Kim has an eye toward supporting and guiding students to embody their individual, unique expression of each pose. Her classes tend to move slowly and methodically and typically include a guided relaxation experience.
JANNE ROEHM, E-RYT200
Janne (pronunced Yanna) Roehm is a senior yoga teacher with 20 years teaching experience at Innerlight Center for Yoga. Janne is the co-director and co-developer of the Innerlight 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program. She also taught yoga for the Enough is Enough lifestyle program at Newport Hospital for 8 years.
Janne is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 with 1000 hours of teaching experience. Her training includes a 500-hour course at Innerlight (1998) and a 400-hour Anusara-based course with Todd Norian (2003). She has studied with Kim Chandler, Tom Gillette, Todd Norian, Ann Greene, John Friend, Doug Keller, Martin Kirk, Jenny Otto, Judith Lasater, Betsey Downing, Ray Long, MD and Sharon Salzburg.
Janne’s current areas of interest are yoga anatomy and alignment, with adaptations and progressive approaches to make yoga useful and accessible to all. She is certified by Dr. Fishman in his method of Yoga for Osteoporosis, which is based on research published in peer reviewed medical journals. She is also certified in Warm Water Yoga which is exceptionally beneficial for osteoarthritis and other conditions.
- Commitment to attend all teacher training sessions (no exceptions)
- Commitment to daily practice during teacher training
- Commitment to do reading and experiential assignments between weekend sessions
REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION
Certification is dependent upon completion of all requirements to the satisfaction of the faculty. Attendance at all training sessions is mandatory. Completion of assignments, projects, and teaching practicums required.
• Instructing Yoga for Every Body, Special Populations & Conditions. Learn hands-on practical anatomy and confidently
teach one-on-one private sessions.
• Transformational Yoga Teaching, Guiding to the World Within. Reflect through your own deep personal work and pranayama.
• Integrating the Subtle Body & Energetics into Yoga Teaching. Explore the intricacies of the chakras and the koshas.
• The Poetry of Yoga. Improve your teaching by listening carefully, using meaningful imagery, encouraging discovery and surprise in your students.
• In Depth Anatomy of Asana. Embody precise alignment for intermediate, advanced, therapeutic and restorative poses.
• Mentorship to guide you towards your special area of interest. Conduct private case studies in your field of interest.
Learn the ‘business of yoga’.
Meets Fridays 6-9 pm, Saturdays 9-6:30 and Sundays 9-6:30. In the event of weather cancellations some days may have extended hours.
The training dates are:
Non refundable Application Fee $50, must accompany application and is not included in tuition.
Tuition for the 300 Hour Innerlight Yoga Teacher Training is $4200 if paid in full, or $240 per month for 18 months.
The first five students to sign up pay $3800, a deep discount of $400, or $220 per month for 18 months.
The tuition fee includes handouts. It does not include required books, props, food, or lodging.
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Tuition is fully refunded if an application is not accepted for any reason. The application fee of $50 is non refundable.
Payment Plan Option: 18 payments of $240. The first payment due upon acceptance, second payment at program start, followed by remaining sixteen payments. Payment plan requires a credit card on file, the card is auto charged.
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Take the Next Step
We sincerely hope you will consider joining us in this transformative journey. Your presence would add so much. Our class size is limited. Early registration is highly recommended.
For more information:
Janne Roehm firstname.lastname@example.org 401-465-6577
You will be contacted shortly after your application is received and a pre-program interview will be arranged. The interview is an opportunity for you to ask questions and discuss any concerns you might have. You can register in the studio or secure payment may be made through online. The YTT program is open to all serious students who wish to deepen their understanding of yoga for personal enrichment.