Our Mini Teacher Trainings/Short Courses are usually 2 hours or 3 hours in length and are offered to anyone who is interested in the subject of the workshop. If you are already an RYT200 with Yoga Alliance (YA), you may take these workshops for Continuing Education Contact Hours. Linda Jaeger is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP).

Every 3 years from the date of registration with YA, RYT200s must complete at least 10 hours of Continuing Education Contact Hours. When you have completed a mini teacher training, you will receive a Certificate of Completion detailing the subject & category of the training along with the number of contact hours. This certificate (or a copy of it) may be turned in to YA as proof of Continuing Education Contact Hours. 

You do not have to be an RYT200 to participate in these trainings! If you are curious or interested in deepening your knowledge of yoga, you are also welcome to attend.

Current mini training topics:

  • Chakra Balancing & Subtle Energy (3 hrs, $60). Chakras are part of the subtle energy body. When energy does not flow through the body as it should, chakras may be out of balance. We will assess the balance of the chakras, discuss methods of balancing chakras, look at some science, use essential oils, & enjoy a short practice. (YA Anatomy & Physiology category) To register for this training click here.

 

  • Teaching Gentle Yoga for Seniors & Special Populations, Part 1 (3 hrs, $60). First half of things to be aware of when teaching seniors and those with chronic conditions. Techniques to use, how to teach mixed classes with these conditions, how to use props (chairs, walls, blocks, balls, straps). We will also experience & create several practices. (YA Teaching Methodology category) To register for this training click here.

 

  • Teaching Gentle Yoga for Seniors & Special Populations, Part 2 (3 hrs, $60). Second half of things to be aware of when teaching seniors and those with chronic conditions. Techniques to use, how to teach mixed classes with these conditions, how to use props (chairs, walls, blocks, balls, straps). We will also experience & create several practices. (YA Teaching Methodology category) To register for this training click here.

 

  • Sensory Meditation Techniques: Incorporating Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana (3 hrs, $60). Exploring ways to apply sensory meditation in our classes or in workshops we may teach. Using all five senses. Deepening our understanding of three of the limbs of yoga: Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana. Cues that incorporate these three limbs into a practice. (YA Yoga Philosophy category) To register for this training click here.

 

  • More than Trash Talk: Freeing the Hips & Legs (2 hrs, $40). We carry trauma and emotional tension in our hips. This class gives specific practices to “empty the trash” we carry in our hips. We are going to shake! Teaching trauma sensitive classes. (YA Anatomy & Physiology category) To register for this training click here.

 

  • Functional Alignment & Pure Movement (3 hrs, $60). Helping the beginning yoga student (and those who don’t know) to adjust postures to fit their own bodies for a safe practice. Ways students compensate. Moving without compensation. Looking like the cover of a magazine is not always where we need to take our bodies! (YA Anatomy & Physiology category) To register for this training click here.

 

  • Introduction to Ayurveda - Sister Science to Yoga (3 hrs, $60). Discover your dosha: vata, pitta, or kapha, and how it connects to lifestyle, body type, personality. We will look at asanas, breathing, meditation, lifestyle, diet, & essential oils that benefit each dosha. Includes yoga postures to balance each dosha type, what causes imbalances, a food tasting, & ways to incorporate Ayurveda into teaching yoga. (YA Lifestyle & Ethics for Yoga Teachers category) To register for this training click here.

 

  • Theming Classes: Finding the 8 Limbs of Yoga Everywhere You Look (3 hrs, $60). If you've ever attended a yoga class where the teacher used a theme that really spoke to you or provided exactly what you needed that day, you already understand how important theming can be. We'll examine the who, what, why, & when of theming classes, how to use the 8 Limbs of Yoga to theme in English with current idioms, provide some different formats for theming, & discuss resources for themes. You will create at least one class theme that is authentic to you! Book is included. (YA Anatomy & Physiology category) To register for this training click here.

These trainings are fee-based ($20 per hour). For more information in the school Catalog click here.