Ekah’s Co-op 200-hour Level 1 teacher training offers strong foundations through intimate settings, wise teachers, & peaceful simplicity.
Ekah's Co-op Level 1 teacher training is an all-encompassing introduction to yoga. You will work with a passionate and experienced faculty, do a ton of classes and have lots of fun! It's a place where teachers and aspiring teachers come to explore, connect and dive into learning on all levels.
Ekah’s YTT Cost $3000
Pay full amount of $3000 by start date of program, and receive a 10% saving. Please ask for discount code.
Early Bird Savings: Ends December 15th
Save $400 if full payment is made before July 11th
Full Payment includes a deposit of $400 +2200, =$2600 (payment must be made in full by midnight December 15th).
Payment Plan. START TODAY!
Start your payment plan by today! Spread your payments out over the course of the training. Your plan can be tailored to your needs.
Location: The comfort of your own home w/in person options for training.
Become an Ekah Yoga teacher during a pandemic, while in school, working around a full time job, from afar, or from around the block. Ekah Yoga's Co-op Training strives to be accessible , efficient, and intimate.
Parts of the YTT 200hr will be offered online, but there will be options for in person trainings, especially on the weekends, as well as flex options for those who need alternatives to a rigid schedule.
Training begins as soon as you sign up! Start learning Anatomy and Physiology with David Keil to jump start the program. Once accepted & registered for the Training you will have access to the online anatomy course. You will be expected to complete Modules 1-3 prior to August 1st. https://www.yoganatomy.com You will complete the remaining Modules outside of class time.
NOTE: What this training is NOT
This training is not a cookie cutter approach, and is not solely focused on ZOOM only or like platforms. This program is very interactive, and our focus, even in the midst of a pandemic will be to provide students with one on one, or small group learning opportunities.
You will have in person options for mentorship and live classes: outdoor or in studio. We will also focus on foundational learning, so you may walk on a stable platform, and leave with solidarity to enhance creative expression.
Foundations of Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, and Meditation will be woven into coursework alongside foundational philosophy, anatomy, methodology, and practicum.
To save your spot, apply and pay $400 deposit. Deposit is refundable until your application has been reviewed and approved.
Please review and fill out Student Training Contract to confirm your spot.
Please reach out to Crystal Olry for any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more: View our YTT Information Session
"I am very grateful for the Ekah Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) Program. The hybrid approach (Zoom and in-person) provided opportunities to learn in multiple environments and connect with fellow students outside of formal class. I also appreciated the six week duration of the training because it provided a reasonable pace in which to absorb the wide range of material while also working a full-time job. All of the teachers were knowledgeable and brought their unique perspectives to the training. I completed the training feeling well-prepared and excited to start teaching my own classes. Thank you for building this interesting and challenging YTT program!"
"I really appreciate each yoga instructor's time and skill they brought to this class. I have deep gratitude for Crystal, Sarah, Ruth, and Marci for taking the time to help us on our journey and to be such supportive mentors along the way. The entire experience was beautiful and challenging and transformative."
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Every day at Ekah Yoga, our teachers are witness to the transformative and healing powers of our practice. We see it in our students. We see it in ourselves. And we look forward to sharing this insight with you.
Ekah’s Yoga School is dedicated to meeting you on this remarkable journey, infusing our wisdom, while meeting you on your unique pathway, and through yoga’s guiding light. Our Yoga Alliance certified RYT-200 and RYT-300 hour trainings provide essential curriculum for teachers and practitioners, including the history and philosophy of yoga, anatomy and the physiology in practice, working with special populations, & mindful nutrition in practice. We celebrate the mind body connection within ourselves and with each other. We look inward and reach outward. We explore effort, ease, and stillness.
Our instructors bring knowledge and passion to the work at hand. Coursework is designed to be challenging, rewarding, personal, and interactive. Study with a 500hr experienced yoga teacher. Learn about mindful eating with a yoga teacher and registered dietitian. Experience our E-RYT staff teachers as they provide insight from different perspectives. We offer you the opportunity to infuse your own special interests or desired learnings into this training. Our teachers meet you where you are. Classes will be presented in a hybrid platform of in-person trainings, distance education, and recorded sessions for flexible, immersive learning.
This training brings theory into practice. Students will emerge eager to share their knowledge and illuminate the way for others on the road of life.
Ekah is providing a one person partial scholarship for the January 2022, Yoga Teacher Training. This scholarship hopes to make the Ekah Yoga teacher training more accessible for people in the community, especially to those who are underrepresented or marginalized.
Twice a week: 6-10PM
A Typical Schedule:
*Schedule is subject to change
*A minimum of 40 hours will account for time spent outside the classroom to complete assignments and have self study.
Required Book List
Read Front to Back
*Functional Anatomy of Yoga - David Keil
*Skill In Action - Michelle Casandra Johnson
*Yamas & Niyamas - Deborah Adele
Read Specific Sections & for Continued Resource
*Yoga Sequencing - Mark Stephens
*Yoga Toolbox, 3rd edition: Joseph and Lilian Le Page
Ekah Yoga Teacher Training FAQ August 2022
1. When does the training start and what does the schedule look like?
August 2 - November 20th, 2022
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS Twice a week: 6-10PM
3rd WEEKENDS of each month
A Typical Schedule:
Access to Anatomy & Physiology begins as soon as your application is accepted. Before the in-person dates listed below you are to complete Modules 1-3 on the online course.
You may also get a jump start by purchasing and reading books from the Required Book List seen just above this FAQ section.
*Schedule is subject to change *A minimum of 40 hours will account for time spent outside the classroom to complete assignments and have self study.
2. Are you required to attend lectures and practice in real time?
Yes! Live attendance is required for this training. Community is a huge part of our Teacher training and your presence is important, even online. You will need to be in attendance in order to receive your certification.
3. Will I be able to take this training from home?
Although our 200 hr training the past two years have been a hybrid approach we are moving towards all training sessions held in person at the studio. Live attendance is required for this training. Community is a huge part of our Teacher training and your presence is important. You will need to attend each session in order to receive your certification. You will see in the contract that you can only miss two days of in person sessions and still receive certification on the completion date. Special arrangements can be made to attend via Zoom, if this is not an option for you. Additional fee of $200 will be costed into making arrangements for taping and hosting the in person trainings.
4. Are there any prerequisites to take the training? What if I can’t do a handstand?
Students wanting to join should have a regular yoga practice for at least one year or have taken a minimum of 30 yoga or meditation classes before registering for the course. No, you do not have to know how to hold a handstand, we are more concerned that you are regularly practicing self-care rather than what postures you are able to “do.” You can take this training if you would like to deepen your personal practice, learn more about yoga, anatomy, history and philosophy. After the training you will have the skills to teach yoga to others but not everyone will take this route.
5. How much does the training cost?
Ekah’s YTT Cost $3000
Early Bird Savings: Ends July 11th Save $400 if full payment is made before July 11th Full Payment includes a deposit of $400 +2200, =$2600 (payment must be made in full by midnight July 11th).
Payment Plan. START TODAY! Start your payment plan by August 1st! Pay $650 per month for 4 months plus $400 deposit.
6. Will you be offering scholarships for teacher training?
Yes. We will offer one stipend to one student in the training. This scholarship hopes to make the Ekah Yoga teacher training more accessible for people in the community, especially to those who are underrepresented or marginalized. Ekah Yoga aims to provide services and training that is accessible and affordable to a diverse group within our community who want to participate. Eligibility is primarily determined on financial need, a commitment to learning and eagerness for continued growth during and after training. EXPECTATION of recipient. The scholarship recipient will be expected to show up for assistance for the training and volunteering for Ekah Yoga throughout the training. This may include helping teachers prior to class for set up, helping with some behind the scenes work and will need to track their hours. The recipient is encouraged to bring their special talents and skills to aid in the growth and assistance of Ekah Yoga and training.
7. How do I submit my application?
Please complete the student training application form, at the top of this page, to apply before August 1st. Once accepted please make your deposit & sign student contract to reserve your space.
8. How do I make my deposit?
To sign up students must make a $400 deposit to reserve their spot in the training. The deposit is refundable until the student is accepted into the training program. If a student cancels before the training, the amount paid beyond the deposit will be refunded as long as the cancelation is made 2 weeks before the training start date. If a student cancels up until September 2, 2022, they will receive a 50% refund of the amount paid beyond the deposit. If a student cancels or decides they do not or cannot complete the training program, no refund will be made. If the cancellation is made due to an injury that would prevent the trainee from completing the entire course, the student may be able to take the missed modules in the following training program, in 2023. *Any non-refunded monies may be used towards future training through Ekah Yoga or for Ekah Yoga class passes, workshops or retail.
9. How do I sign the Student Contract?
Please read through the Student Contract and sign after accepted into the program to confirm your registration.
9. Where can I find a list of homework assignments & where do I turn them in?
After registering you will have access to the Student Curriculum which gives you access to all handouts, resources and ongoing schedule. This schedule is subject to change. The list of all homework assignments are listed at the bottom of the curriculum. Your instructors will inform you when to begin work on assignments but most of this work you will need to complete outside of in person class time. You will have a Students Assignment folder in Google Drive you will submit your assignments to.
10. What happens if I do not complete coursework assignments?
Homework assignments are due throughout the course of the training and compliments ongoing learning throughout the course. If an assignment is not turned in participants will have until the end of the training to wrap up any incomplete assignments. Certification will not be confirmed until all assignments and hours are accounted for.
11. After completion of the course how to I get my Yoga Alliance Certification?
At the end of the course if all in person attendance hours are met, coursework assignments turned in you may register through Yoga Alliance under Ekah Yoga School. You will need to create an account through Yoga Alliance and Ekah Yoga will confirm your certification. This certification is internationally recognized!
Have more questions? Join our Info Free Session Sunday July 10, 2022: 7:30-8:30pm