VAIL — The Vail Vitality Center again plays host to a truly distinctive 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered teacher training program led by a two-teacher team dedicated to bridging the relationship gap between mind and body. Colorado-based teachers Gina Caputo and Julia Clarke ally to offer a dynamic seven-weekend integrated vinyasa training program beginning May 16, rooted in alignment, energetics and theme.
Yoga teacher training programs are designed to provide students with a more comprehensive understanding of the roots of yoga, the philosophy, the techniques of meditation and pranayama, and the benefits of each pose regardless of discipline. Teacher training is the best way to deepen a personal practice beyond the usual class experience. And it’s not just for those who want to teach. Teacher training workshops also offer the perfect opportunity to expand personal understanding of the true benefits of the practice.
“Hatha yoga, if taught full-spectrum, is not just a stretchy workout,” Caputo said. “It is an opportunity for people to experience a reunification of the powerhouses that are our minds and our bodies and to understand how intricately intertwined their functioning is. This tends to lead to a greater valuation of presence — of life and living today.”
Caputo and Clarke’s teacher training curriculum begins at the source and roots of yogic tradition and unfolds progressively as a means to understand its modern context and teach from a place of relevance and connection.
“We created this training out of a desire to leverage the quality of yoga teaching in Colorado, and its format reflects our dedication to making these ancient teachings relevant to today’s students without losing the significance of its vital roots,” Clarke said.
This yoga teacher training takes place over seven weekends, from May 16 through August 10. Weekend sessions include May 16-19, May 30-June 1, June 20-22, July 11-13, July 25-27, August 1-3 and August 8-10. Classes are held on Fridays from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The cost is $2,100 before April 1 and $2,400 from April 2 until May 16, when the first session begins. A $500 non-transferrable, non-refundable deposit is due with each application. For information or an application, visit www.vailvitalitycenter.com or call 970-476-7721.