Teacher Training Program

 

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Co-hosted by Yoga Muse School of Yoga and Bridge Studio at Art of Awareness

Next Session Start Date: April, 2022

Click HERE to apply.

Click HERE to see the Program Overview.

Bridge Studio at Art of Awareness is thrilled to partner with Mindy Miller Muse, E-RYT500, C-IAYT, LCSW of Yoga Muse School of Yoga to offer this 200-hour immersion program, registered with the Yoga Alliance.

The 2022 program will be hybrid and will consist primarily of in-person training dates as well as weekly zoom sessions on most Wednesday evenings (or asynchronous learning as assigned). The in-person dates consist of five (5) 2-day weekends, one Sunday in August, and two (2) 3-day intensives. This training is co-hosted by Bridge Studio at Art of Awareness and will primarily meet at Bridge Studio at the Art of Awareness Wellness Center in South Portland, Maine. One training date may meet in Kennebunkport, Maine at Yoga Muse School of Yoga or a nearby location.

This 200-hour Yoga Alliance approved course is an introduction to the immense exploration of yoga. This course is open to yoga students from any background who are interested in becoming a yoga teacher, as well as those who simply want to deepen their yoga practice and understanding. This comprehensive training will include an emphasis on safely addressing the needs of individuals and unique populations and will include trauma sensitivity, welcoming diversity and adapting yoga postures for all bodies including bigger bodies and seniors. While participants will be encouraged to develop their own teaching style, this training will have an empowerment approach, where teachers are encouraged to promote student choices and encouragement to adapt yoga postures to suit unique/individual needs.

During this training, you will be expected to develop a home yoga practice, as well as attend at least 3 additional yoga classes with Mindy (outside of the training dates and at no additional cost). You will also be required to attend 3 additional classes in the community in various styles of Yoga. If you have not taken classes with Mindy before applying to this training, you will be required to take 1 to 2 classes with her prior to acceptance into the program.

Training Requirements:

  • A serious commitment to learning and practicing Yoga
  • The physical and mental capacity/stamina to participate in a 200 hour immersion including zoom sessions with your camera mostly on
  • A minimum of 2 years of consistent yoga practice (exceptions will be considered)
  • The ability to follow the attendance policy
  • Willingness and ability to attend a minimum of 6 classes outside of the training hours outlined above
  • Willingness and ability to create a daily home practice and complete all homework assignments
  • A Gmail address in order to participate in Google Classroom.

2022 Training Dates:

  • April 23/24
  • May 21/22
  • June 11/12
  • August 7
  • Sept 9/10/11*(3-day intensive)
  • Oct 8/9
  • Nov 4/5/6* (3-day intensive)
  • Dec 3/4
  • Weekly Zoom Sessions on Wednesdays from 6p-8p from April 27-November 30, 2022 or asynchronous learning as assigned (no zoom sessions Wednesdays August 3/10/24 or November 23)

**Please note that the schedule is subject to change and in-person sessions may convert to online due to inclement weather or in response to current health and safety guidelines as needed. Additional hours, including practicum hours, non-contact hours, and additional yoga class hours will also be required throughout the the course of training. Please view the Program Overview for details.

Click HERE to apply!

For information, please contact mindymuseyoga@gmail.com.

Teacher Training Weekend Intensives

Co-hosted by Yoga Muse School of Yoga and Bridge Studio at Art of Awareness

Yin Yoga Teacher Training and Intensive led by Mindy Miller Muse E-RYT, YA-CEP, January 7-9
This is an in-person 3-day intensive offered at Bridge Studio’s Water Studio at Art of Awareness.

Yin Intensive Information:
This intensive will explore the Taoist Principle of Yin/Yang and the application of a “non-striving” approach to Yoga asana (posture) and mindfulness practice. We will review/explore Yin Yoga’s intention of stimulating the connective tissues of the body and how Yin Yoga Intention differs from other quieter practices such as restorative yoga or more active alignment based approaches. Yin Posture practice sequences will include moving the bones of the spine and the hips in all directions and may include awareness of energetic effects. Through discussion and active demonstration and practice, participants will learn approximately 12 Yin postures with variations. Mindfulness and concentration (Dharana) practice will be incorporated as well.

This 3 Day intensive is open to Yoga Teachers as well as students wishing to deepen their understanding and practice of Yin Yoga. 18 contact and 3 non-contact hours of continuing education with the Yoga Alliance are available. Please note that this is not a certification program.

Pricing: 
$375 for the 3-day training. Advanced sign up with payment is required (payment plans and sliding fee rates may be available upon requests)

Yin Intensive Schedule:
9am-4pm 
Friday, January 7th, Saturday, January 8th Sunday, January 9th, 2022 (with a one hour mid-day break)

Keeping the Community safe: 
Group size is limited to allow for physical distancing, masks must be worn at all times in the studio and some windows will be open. Participants are encouraged to bring their own props.
Cancellation policy:
Minimum of 48 hours notice required for studio credit, otherwise absence is non refundable. 
 
To register for the intensive, CLICK HERE.
Or register through our CLASS SCHEDULE & SIGN UP PAGE.
 

Chair Yoga Teacher Training 1-Day Intensive: Saturday, January 29th, 2021

Bridge Studio at Art of Awareness is thrilled to partner with Mindy Miller Muse, E-RYT500, C-IAYT, LCSW of Yoga Muse School of Yoga to offer this 1-Day Chair Yoga Teacher Training.

This intensive will explore how and why to use a chair as a prop to invite more accessibility, stability and ease in postures and in breathing practices. These practices can be helpful to incorporate as self care breaks during office work and/or traveling as well. This training integrates a trauma informed, choice based approach to teaching Yoga postures and mindfulness practices. A portion of this day will include a chair practice led by Mindy, and may include some optional practicum teaching.

Class Schedule: Saturday, January 29, 2021, from 11am-5:00pm (one hour break for lunch on your own).

Location: In-person at Bridge Studio’s Water Studio – Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes before class starts to maximize your experience and minimize disruption. We ask that all students wear masks while in the common spaces. We recommend that unvaccinated students wear a mask while in the studio.

Cost: $135Advanced sign up with payment is required.

Eligibility: This Continuing education training is open to certified yoga teachers (it is not a certification program) and is also open to interested practitioners who want to deepen their own understanding and practice of integrating the use of a chair in yoga practices.

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits:  5 contact hours

Cancellation Policy: We require a 5 day notification for a full refund minus a 20% administrative fee.  If you give us a minimum of 48 hours notice, we will provide you with a studio credit. When you give us less that 48 hours cancellation/absence is non-refundable.

To register for the intensive, CLICK HERE.
Or register through our CLASS SCHEDULE & SIGN UP PAGE.

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training and Intensive led by Mindy Miller Muse E-RYT, YA-CEP, February 4-6
This is an in-person 3-day intensive offered at Bridge Studio’s Water Studio at Art of Awareness.

Restorative Intensive Information:
This intensive will review the intention of restorative yoga and the potential activation of the relaxation response (and decrease of stress) through the practice of restorative yoga. Through discussion and active demonstration and practice participants will learn to set up and practice at least 10 restorative yoga postures with variations to promote a relaxation practice. Benefits and contraindications of the postures will be explored. The integration of some of the other limbs of yoga including concentration and breath awareness meditation will also be explored.

This 3 Day intensive is open to Yoga Teachers as well as students wishing to deepen their understanding and practice of Restorative Yoga. 18 contact and 2 non-contact hours of continuing education with the Yoga Alliance are available. Please note that this is not a certification program.

Pricing:
$375 for the 3-day training. Advanced sign up with payment is required (payment plans and sliding fee rates may be available upon requests)

Restorative Intensive Schedule:
9am-4pm 
Friday, February 4th, Saturday, February 5th& Saturday, February 6th, 2022 (with a one hour mid-day break)

Keeping the Community safe: 
Group size is limited to allow for physical distancing, masks must be worn at all times in the studio and some windows will be open. Participants are encouraged to bring their own props. 
Cancellation policy:
Minimum of 48 hours notice required for studio credit, otherwise absence is non refundable.
 
To register for the intensive, CLICK HERE.
Or register through our CLASS SCHEDULE & SIGN UP PAGE.

For more information about intensive opportunities, please contact Mindy by email at mindymuseyoga@gmail.com or by phone at 207-838-9684. 

Trauma Informed Teacher Training 1-Day Intensive: Sunday, February 13th, 2021

Bridge Studio at Art of Awareness is thrilled to partner with Mindy Miller Muse, E-RYT500, C-IAYT, LCSW of Yoga Muse School of Yoga to offer this 1-Day Trauma-Informed Teacher Training for Yoga and body centered practices.

Explore using a trauma informed approach to lead yoga and other body centered mindfulness practices, and learn to adapt yoga and other body based practices for trauma survivors. This will include an overview of the theories that inform trauma sensitivity and how trauma impacts the nervous system. Topics will include trauma informed language as well as the intentional inclusion of choice in our teaching. This training day will begin with a trauma-informed Yoga practice led by Mindy and a portion of the day will include practice teaching. 

Class Schedule: Friday, February 13, 2021, from 8:30am-5:00pm (one hour break for lunch on your own).

Location: In-person at Bridge Studio’s Water Studio – Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes before class starts to maximize your experience and minimize disruption. We ask that all students wear masks while in the common spaces. We recommend that unvaccinated students wear a mask while in the studio.

Cost: $145Advanced sign up with payment is required.

Eligibility: This training is open to Yoga teachers and other body-centered service professionals, including Qigong/Tai chi, mental health practitioners, and bodywork professionals including reiki practitioners and massage therapists.

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits:  7.5 contact hours and 1.5 non-contact hours.

Cancellation Policy: We require a 5 day notification for a full refund minus a 20% administrative fee.  If you give us a minimum of 48 hours notice, we will provide you with a studio credit. When you give us less that 48 hours cancellation/absence is non-refundable.

Register Online Here.

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