TEACHER TRAINING

Moonbird Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance. We offer 200-Hour and 300-Hour Teacher Training right here in O’Fallon, Illinois.

Yoga is subjective. There is not one finite yoga path. Yoga is all-encompassing. We are all yogis, in some way. It is truly a path to freedom, both within and also for the body.

Are you considering becoming a yoga teacher or just curious about yoga in general?  There is so much more to yoga than what can be taught in one hour public class at the studio. And although teacher training will prepare you to teach a stellar vinyasa class, even more happens during the quiet moments of reflection throughout the six months of training.

Yoga Teacher Training right here in O’Fallon, Illinois.
Yoga teacher training in Illinois.

Although some like to see yoga as a vehicle for transformation, we tend to offer a more expansive definition that is introduced to us throughout the teacher training curriculum. We begin to learn how yoga allows us to delve into an experience with ourselves, without asking that we radically change who we are. It deepens our experience of our true nature and allows us to connect to all thoughts, feelings, sensations, senses, stories, and, perhaps, memories.

What we may uncover during the process of our yoga journey may not be welcome or understood, but we are all complicated beings being asked to live extraordinary lives in some very difficult and complex environments. So, yoga is not truly an experience of transformation; rather, it is a journey into knowing.

CUSTOMIZED INSTRUCTION FOR EVERY ASPIRING TEACHER

Does this sound like a path you are interested in exploring? Do you want to share your passion for yoga with others? Are you curious about the roots of yoga and how it applies to our lives and faith practices today? Are you simply interested in delving deeper into your own physical or spiritual yoga practice?

Then perhaps consider that you are right where you need to be. Moonbird Yoga is a teaching studio, a safe space where you will be comfortable learning and practicing to teach.

Moonbird Yoga Teacher Training

Our Yoga Teacher Training Certifications

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training:

Our training program will prepare you to lead a powerful vinyasa class and guide your students along a path toward transformation.

 

What will I learn?
  • Yoga fundamentals, history, and philosophy
  • Teaching techniques to guide others through their yoga practice
  • A deeper self-awareness of body, mind, and spirit

 

What is required?
  • Attend all training sessions
  • Attend 40 yoga classes at Moonbird (we give you unlimited classes, see below!)
  • Reading (subject to change)
  • The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • The Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele
  • Yoga Sequencing: Designing
  • Transformative Yoga Classes by Mark Stephens
  • Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

 

What’s included?
  • 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training (usually 6 full weekends)
  • Unlimited yoga at Moonbird Yoga during your training (if you are on a current package, it will be put on hold)
  • Yoga Teacher Training Manual
  • At least two individual consultations with Therese Blomberg (E-RYT 500) or other appointed teachers to work on sequencing and teaching techniques

 

Certification

Upon completion of the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will be certified and prepared to begin teaching private or public classes and will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT200.

Within this very body

Are many gateways to the infinite,

Where incarnation and immortality

Consummate their passion for each other.

From The Radiance Sutras by Loren Roche
Insight Verses 157-159

300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

We are so very proud to offer 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training locally in O’Fallon.

 

Great teachers are not born the day they graduate with their 200 Hour RYT. They evolve over time as they yearn for greater understanding and find different ways to connect with their students, because they remain students themselves!

 

Our 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training consists of at least 12 modules plus self study.

 

RYT200s must attend at least 12 weekend modules or 11 modules plus two electives to graduate and become eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT 500.

 

Individual Modules

At Moonbird, we say that the best teachers are the best students. Once we fall out of the habit of seeking and learning, we start to drift from being authentic teachers. That’s why individual modules are open to non-teachers and RYT 200 teachers who are not pursuing RYT 500 certification. All modules count as continuing education hours with Yoga Alliance.

 

We believe that the world needs yoga teachers now more than ever before! Talk to us about your yoga training journey by calling or texting us at  618-632-5377. Or send us a message!