Yoga Teacher Training
200 Hour YTT
This training is for anyone with approximately 50 hours of asana practice who wishes to deepen his or her commitment and understanding of Yoga theory and practice in a format that allows time for integration of both yoga philosophy and methodology.
Weekends, Sept 6, 2019 - Jan 19, 2020
There is heavy emphasis on anatomy and physiology as well as instruction on how to cue modifications and teach to all populations. Our entire faculty has extensive training, all having earned E-RYT 500, E-RYT 200, or RYT 500 designations. The program is led by Julia Byrem, E-RYT 500, and Lynn Slocomb, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, and complemented by the teachings of The Light Within Yoga Instructors Alison Donley, E-RYT 500, Margaret Bodine, Tracey Eltringham, Patty Jacobs, Pat McKeon, and Jenny Wood (200 E-RYT's, 500 R.Y.T's, or both). There is a focus on the knowledge of Iyengar and Sivananda yoga through reading materials and lecture. The traditions discussed in this program are Iyengar, Sivenanda, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Kripalu, and Hathas. Exercise Science and Anatomy and Physiology is instructed by Emily Duckett, MS, LAT, ATC, from the Sports Medicine Department at West Chester University.
Upon successful completion of the course, trainees are eligible to receive a 200 hour R.Y.T. designation from the internationally recognized organization, Yoga Alliance, and may desire to move into a profession of leading/guiding others through their yoga practice. If interested, or for more information, please contact us.
The Light Within Yoga Studio is a registered Yoga School. The Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) Program consists of seven weekend modules, each comprised of 18.5 “contact” training hours per weekend. We will meet Friday evenings from 6:00 - 8:30 pm in Zoom platform, Saturdays in the studio from 9:15 am - 6:15 pm, and Sundays in the studio from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. The curriculum is designed to afford you the opportunity to complete the program within as little as three (3) months or take as long as twelve (12) months if needed. Our summer intensive runs every other weekend and our fall program runs every third weekend. Regular attendance in the weekend modular seminars is mandatory as well as outside readings, assignments, and journaling. Teacher trainees will be expected to develop their personal/home practice and attend yoga classes at least once a week in order to complete the program. Other requirements include a short research project, group practice teaching, and an open-book final exam.
Our Fall 2019/2020 Program
Sept 6, 2019 - Jan 19, 2020
Weekend Modules/Seminars are held every third weekend beginning September 6, 2019.
Schedule is as follows:
Friday evening 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Zoom Session on Philosophy and Theory
Saturday 9:15 am - 6:15 pm - will consist of taking and observing a morning practice followed by lectures, practice teaching, and methodology
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm - will consist of anatomy and physiology and yoga for special populations, etc
*No class on Sunday, November 10th
300 Hour YTT
An add-on 300-hour YTT program has been created to allow current R.Y.T. 200 teachers to reach the 500-hour designation.
Syllabus and details will be sent to any current 200 hour RYT's upon request. The program will consist of a series of 7 modules that one may take 18 months to 3 years to complete.
For more information, please contact us.
Nurturing Through Yoga - Part I
with Alison Donley
This workshop is for RYT's interested in providing yoga for Unite for HER, a local organization providing care to local women with breast cancer. It is also part of The Light Within Yoga's 300 hour YTT
Sunday, April 7, 2019 | 11:00 am - 6:15 pm | $140
Presented by: Alison Donley, E-R.Y.T. 500, Faculty, West Chester University Kinesiology,
Wellness Advisor for Unite for HER
Sponsored by: The Light Within Yoga Studio
Please bring a folder, a pen, a snack or bagged snack or meal and a mug if you want to have tea during a short break. We have bolsters, zafus and chairs to sit on.
Part I: 11:00-3:15 p.m
Introductions (of instructors and participants)
11:30 - 12:30
Online (or live) introduction of Sue Weldon, Founder and President of Unite For HER and the mission of Unite for HER followed by a 15 minute gentle sequence practice. The Mission of Unite for HER followed by a gentle 15-minute practice
12:30 p.m.- 3:15 p.m.
• What is breast cancer? Primary and Secondary cancers;
• Risk factors & breast cancer statistics;
• The effect of the disease and treatment phase on patients and their loved ones;
• Treatment options;
• Disease and wellness according to yoga theory;
• A holistic approach to dealing with cancer recovery;
• How to use yoga philosophy and methodology during various stages of treatment/healing;
• Posture and breath suggestions; contra-indications, and modifications to offer in order to ease symptoms of the disease as well as the side effects of the treatments;
• Working with breast cancer patients privately and in classes
3:15-3:30 – Break
3:15-6:15 p.m Practical Application & Course Wrap-Up
• 3 sample lesson plans to address energy issues will be shared and discussed. Testimonials from UFH clients will be shared.
• Interactive lesson plan creation. Each group will work on the creation of a 20-minute lesson plan to address specific energy/symptoms.
• Q & A and discussion on requirements to work with UFH.
All RYT's will complete a practical in Part II in order to receive documentation for 7 C.E.U's to submit to YA.
A link will be provided at the completion of this training to material on Lymphedema prevention. This Part II online training must be submitted in order to provide services for UFH and for the TLW 300 hour YTT program.