Summer is coming! As it’s an odd-numbered year, we are offering Carolina Yoga Company’s advanced studies teacher training, aka our 500-hour YTT, aka a 300-hour YTT. (The Yoga Alliance recognizes your 200-hour YTT plus this 300-hour training to make you a 500-hour-trained teacher.) We offer our introductory teacher training in an intensive format in even-numbered years.
If you’ve been teaching for a while and haven’t made the space and time for continuing education and fellowship with colleagues, this is a great opportunity for you to enrich your teaching and your students’ experience. Think of it as summer camp for you.
Our summer training is especially designed to be friendly to travelers. We offer our core curriculum in chunks interspersed with some of the other requirements, so you can best learn with a rotation of teachers.
This summer includes
- Sequencing Yoga Classes and Teaching Yoga to Athletes with me
- Core Curriculum with Mira Shani: Alignment 1 & 2, Assists 1 & 2, Theme Integration, and Language Refinement
- Yoga and Positive Psychology with Michael Johnson
- Yoga Anatomy with Helen Tapper and Laura Terry
Here, Core Curriculum teacher Mira explains her offerings.
How do I get there?
Carrboro/Chapel Hill is two and a half hours’ drive from Charlotte, Richmond, and Wilmington. You can fly to Raleigh/Durham International Airport (RDU) and, if you stay downtown in Carrboro, get by without a car.
Where would I stay?
We’ve made a page of suggestions for you here. You’ll also find lots of Air BnB options, as it’s a university town in the summertime. This year, we are moving to a new location during the summer; before that point, our workshops are held at our Hillsborough location. If you come in from out of town and want to skip renting a car, we will help you find a carpool with your colleagues who are driving.
Do I need to do the whole thing?
No! If there’s a particular module that interests you, come for that. (Obviously, you’ll need to do Alignment, part 1, before Alignment, part 2, and the same for Assists.)
Yoga and Positive Psychology and Teaching Yoga to Athletes both welcome non–yoga teachers. My Teaching Yoga to Athletes intensive regularly has gym teachers, personal trainers, physical therapists, coaches, and interested yogis enrolled.
What if I decide later I want more?
You can sign up for the entire training at any point and retroactively receive credit for the modules you’ve already completed.