200 hour teacher training | winter 2018
Our 200 hour Teacher Training curriculum is a comprehensive study of yoga postures, philosophy and lifestyle. It teaches you how to deepen your personal practice and heal and transform your body and mind through breath and movement.
Biomechanics of forward bends, backbends, twist, hip openers, inversions and arm balances. Correct alignment, function and purpose based on each individual
Adapt postures to maximize the full potential according to an individual’s need
The power of the breath in movement
A variety of sun salutations, including flowing in a mandala (circle)
Daily yoga, mantra meditation, and pranayama (breathing exercises)
Basic rituals and puja (ceremony) to channel one's energy and deepen meditation
The power of Bandhas (energy locks) and Kriyas
Anatomy of the human body
Hands-on assisting and enhancement of each posture
The art of sequencing
Addressing the physical and emotional needs and challenges of your students
Chakra healing in yoga
Yoga philosophy: Sacred texts, Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras
Sanskrit mantra chanting
Friday nights from 6:00pm to 9:30pm • Saturday and Sunday 8:00am to 6:00pm • As part of the course, you will be required to attend the Satsang series called "Gita Values", this will be one session each month, please see Satsang schedule.
Price $3100; registration fee of $500 (nonrefundable after beginning of the course). If you are not a member you will get 50% off all class packages during the training session.
Payment plan available after registration (8 installments of $325 with auto-pay).
A credit card processing fee of 3% will apply
January 19th, 20th, 21st.
February 2nd, 3rd, 4th
February 16th, 17th, 18th
March 23rd, 24th, 25th
April 13th, 14th, 15th
April 27th, 28th, 29th
May 4th, 5th, 6th
Gopi Kinnicutt lead teacher
Gopi Kinnicutt has been training teachers for over 10 years. She is a dynamic, Bhakti-infused yoga teacher who has developed her own unique teaching style. She organically creates and designs dynamic fluid yoga sequences, infused with deep spirituality. She empowers teachers in art of sequencing, combined with detailed anatomy and embodied breath work. In her classes she incorporates mantras, breath work and Kriyas to release untouched energy and Prana. She bridges the philosophy of Yoga and the authentic traditions coming from India, making them accessible to the modern 21st century Yogi. Gopi leads National and International yoga retreats. She is the owner of Bhakti Yoga DC and founder of Yoga Mandali in Saratoga Springs, New York. Gopi has trained extensively with Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest and Gary Kraftsow, and is certified and trained in trauma-sensitive yoga. Gopi also lived in a Bhakti Yoga ashram for 10 years, where she studied and taught Indian philosophy and mantra meditation. Gopi is certified in Thai Yoga Body Work and Ayurvedic Body Work, offering a vigorous herbal oil body massage (Vishesh) and a deep relaxation head treatment called Shirodhara.