3-Week Summer Immersion Program

Learn to Teach and Immersion

4th Avenue Yoga’s three week 200-hour Summer Immersion program provides life changing opportunities for those who want to deepen their self-understanding and knowledge to yoga with those who are committed to teaching and influencing others. Together we create a supportive community in which hard work, commitment, focus, and authentic practice create lasting results body, mind, and soul.

This course is for those people whose schedules demand an immersion and quick re-entry, such as college students, parents who can find help with children within limited time blocks, employees who are able to use vacation days for bursts of time, and for those who learn most effectively by diving deep into a subject.

Over the course of three intensive weeks, Friday through Wednesday June 12-17, July 10-15, and August 7-12, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., students will enter the world of yoga and will arise ready to teach or to practice with more authentic knowledge and understanding. Each day’s training will be wrapped in learning asana (poses), yoga tradition, breath work, anatomy, meditation, the roles and boundaries of teachers and students, the subtle body, and much more. Out-of-studio hours include practicing yoga, reading, written homework assignments, and observations.

2020 Summer Immersion Dates (tentative)

Fridays through Wednesday: 8:00am – 600pm

  • June 12-17

  • July 10-15

  • August 7-12

Pricing and Payment Options
The complete series consists of one week per month for three months. A $500 deposit is due with your application. There must be a minimum of 4 applicants to proceed with the training and a maximum of 6 applicants.

  • Complete Series Investment: $3,200
  • Pay in full by Apr 30 and pay $2,950 – A savings of $250!
  • Monthly Payments: $500 deposit plus $900 per month, total $3,200.
  • Monthly Payments Due date: Jun 1, Jul 1, and Aug 1

Tuition Includes

  • Weeks One, Two, and Three
  • 4th Avenue Yoga Teacher Training Manuals
  • Journaling Book
  • Anatomy Coloring Book

Does Not Include

  • Additional textbooks that are required reading.
  • Overnight accommodations (possible host families available).

Course Overview

Yoga Philosophy

  • What is Yoga?
  • Western vs. Classical
  • Origins of Yoga
  • Styles and Types of Yoga
  • What are the 8 Limbs of Yoga
  • Great Yoga Masters
  • Understanding the Teacher Student Relationship

Asana

  • The Study of the Poses (over 100 poses)
  • TWhat Makes Up a Pose
  • TAdjustments
  • TCueing
  • TContraindications
  • TCategory of Poses
  • TBasic Anatomy

Fundamentals of Teaching

  • Developing a Class
  • Sequencing Concepts
  • Creating a Style that is an Expression of You
  • Creating a Level 1 vs. a Level 2 Class
  • Building a Class to a “Peak Pose”
  • Preparing a Class for More Challenging Poses
  • Creating a Class Theme
  • Adjustments – How and When to Do Them

Meditation

  • Practicing Meditation
  • Leading Meditation
  • Styles of Meditation
  • What is the Difference Between a Mudra and a Mantra?

Pranayama

  • What is the Darth Vader Breath?
  • Why are Breathing Techniques Important?
  • What is a bandha? A Nadi?

Qualities of a Yoga Teacher

  • Classroom Boundaries
  • Ethics
  • Teacher/Student Relationship
  • Your Role as a Teacher

Business Aspects

  • Creating a Business Plan
  • Linking Your Passion and Dream to Your Reality

Faculty

The 4th Avenue Yoga Teacher Training faculty come from a variety of yoga influences and traditions, bringing a rainbow of yogic insight to the training. Together, these teachers bring over 50 years of teaching experience to the program. Each teacher is able to bring their own brand of yoga and speak their own voice and purpose. This is a training opportunity that provides a nurturing space where each student can find his/her voice in their own practice or teaching

2019 YTT Graduates

YTT Graduates with 4th Avenue YTT Staff

Roscha Zoet, 4th Avenue Owner and YTT Lead Trainer

2019 YTT Graduates

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