The Carolina Yoga Company yoga teacher training, which I lead with my business partner Lies Sapp, is constantly evolving. While core features of the program are a constant—lots of practice teaching, exposure to a broad range of styles and approaches to yoga, a sense of humor even as we take yoga quite seriously—we always make tweaks to serve the students in the best way possible. Recently, we dropped our group field trip to visit hot yoga and added an extremely well received session with Zach Ward of DSI Comedy Theater on improvisational techniques.
One of our big innovations for 2017 is offering a completely new format for this wonderful content. We’re calling it the nine-week weekday hybrid, as it sits somewhere in between our eight-month, one-weekend-a-month program and our three-week summer intensive.
Here’s how it works: we meet over nine weeks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. (You’ll notice this corresponds with the school schedule and accommodates those working in the service industry evenings and weekends.) We start January 10, 2017, and finish on March 9 (before the schools head out on spring break). Students will get the benefit of weekly meetings alongside the benefit of four-day weekends to let the teachings sink in.
Our plan is to run this hybrid format in about the same time frame in odd-numbered years, and to keep our three-week summer intensive (a favorite of college students, schoolteachers, and out-of-towners) in even-numbered years. We offer a summer intensive of our advanced studies teacher training in odd-numbered years, so this frees up time and energy for us to devote to that wonderful program, which I co-teach with Mira Shani.
We have some very excited students already enrolling, and an attractive early bird discount for those who pay in full by November 15. Read more and get started with your application here!