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Graduates from our program:
Become members (Ambassadors) of All You Can Yoga (AYCY) and join a dynamic international community of yoga teachers.
Receive ongoing discounts and opportunities for continuing education workshops, trainings and retreats in the U.S. and abroad.
Receive ongoing discounts on boutique items in the online AYCY store and Quest Yoga boutique.
Receive discounts on graduate-level teacher trainings at Quest Yoga Arts.
Receive mentoring and teaching opportunities.
Kelly Devi Swails, E-RYT, RPYT, CCCE, CLC, MA has actively taught yoga since 2005 and has certifications in hatha, prenatal, postnatal, restorative and yin yoga. Kelly currently teaches all these forms of yoga, with a speciality in prenatal and women’s yoga. In addition to teaching yoga, Kelly is a certified childbirth educator, birth doula and lactation counselor. Her extensive work with women and babies in yoga studios and birthing rooms has powerfully influenced her approach to teaching yoga for both women and men of all ages. Kelly also weaves her passion for Vedic astrology and shamanic studies into her classes and workshops. Her students are often inspired by the depth of knowledge, insight and expanded perspective she brings to her teaching.
Kelly has a Master's Degree in Medical Anthropology and Geography and spent many years as a social services program administrator and staff development trainer. This diverse background provides a strong influence on the curriculum for this teacher training and adds a unique perspective for participants in understanding the science of yoga and methods for yoga instruction.
Attendance & Make Up Hour Policy
Trainees are expected to be on time for classes and may not miss more than 3 sessions during the course of the training. If absence is inevitable, it is the trainee's responsibility to make arrangements to get notes and other missed information. To maintain the integrity of this training and to ensure quality graduates, the attendance and make-up hour policy is firm. Please consider your time and availability carefully before committing to this program.
All You Can Yoga provides a refund of the initial deposit or tuition payment (minus a $50 processing fee) for any accepted applicants who need to withdraw two weeks, or more, prior to start of training. After that point, there is no refund of deposit.
During this course, you will learn how to teach yoga asana and basic yogic techniques. In addition, you will explore the cultural, philosophical, scientific, cosmological and mythological roots of yoga and gain insight into the origins and deeper meanings behind yogic practices. This course is designed as a yoga lab where you will experience the four paths of yoga, develop a personal sadhana practice, consider philosophical concepts in your day to day life, and participate in discussions that encourage mindful reflection on yogic observances. The goal of this multi-layered training experience is to enrich, inform, and inspire your teaching and personal practice for years to come. Knowledge gained in this training will distinguish you among yoga teachers, and can lead to many unexpected and exciting new adventures.
This course covers:
HOW TO TEACH A YOGA CLASS
- How to safely and confidently teach asana, basic pranayama and meditation
- The 4 instruction principles every yoga teacher needs to know
- Methodologies for teaching
Logistics of teaching
Techniques for time management
Understanding group dynamics
When and how to provide adjustments or assists
Lesson planning and sequencing
- Pranayama techniques
- Introduction to meditation techniques (and how to develop your own personal practice)
-Several special topic workshops with expert guest speakers
-Yoga practice etiquette for teachers
- Business of teaching yoga
- Teaching ethics
- Postgraduate mentoring and support
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
- Physical anatomy and physiology for yoga
-Subtle body anatomy (chakras, nadis, koshas)
- Comprehensive review of the Yoga Sutras (8 Limbs of Yoga and much more)
- Introduction to additional yogic texts and significant Vedic literature
METAPHYSICS OF YOGA
- OM (and its “hidden” meanings)
THE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE OF YOGA
- Importance of understanding the root culture of yoga (and how this will deepen your yoga practice)
- The significance and basics of Sanskrit
- The meaning, magic and joy of mantra
YOGIC LIFESTYLE AND SPIRITUALITY
- Introduction to kriyas
- Daily sadhana practice
- Practice of the four paths of yoga
- The numerology of yoga
- Lives of yoga masters
-Ayuveda and yogic diet
Beyond in-class sessions, exams and practicum, students are required to complete independent reading, homework assignments, a small class project, attendance in asana classes and short daily meditation. Successful participants are self-motivated and engaged in consistent active learning (both independently and in group discussions/practice).
Once accepted into the program, applicants will receive instruction for their first homework assignment.
(So don’t wait to get started!)
We offer a payment plan option.
Limited scholarships available (for reduced tuition) based on financial need and vision for your yoga certification. Don't wait to apply if you wish to be considered. Scholarships awarded on first-come basis. To inquire, email: email@example.com
Training manuals and supplemental materials are included with your tuition. In addition, there are five required books for the course (books that every yoga teacher should own). The total cost of all your additional books is approximately $95, however, your actual cost may be lower depending on the elective book you choose and whether you choose new, used or digital formats.
Step 1: Complete the online application on All You Can Yoga website (link below).
Step 2: Once you submit your application, do not make any payments until you are contacted for your acceptance interview appointment within 1-5 days.
Step 3: After you are accepted into the program a deposit payment of $400 is due if you are selecting the 4-month payment plan, OR you may select to pay in full at this time.