Colorado School of Yoga founder Gina Caputo, local yogi Julia Clarke lead teacher training
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What: Colorado School of Yoga 200-hour teacher training.
When: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 23 through Dec. 11.
Where: Mountain Soul Yoga, 56 Edwards Village Blvd., Edwards.
Cost: $2,400, including a $500 nonrefundable deposit.
More information: Visit www.coloradoschoolofyoga.org.
EDWARDS — Colorado is fast becoming a destination for people seeking yoga teacher training, taking the place of expensive and abbreviated trainings in beach resorts in Mexico and Costa Rica. This shift is in part due to the efforts of the Colorado School of Yoga, a Boulder-based organization that is the first of its kind to focus entirely on teacher education.
Colorado School of Yoga founder Gina Caputo and local faculty member Julia Clarke are once again teaming up to lead an integrative and inspiring 200-hour yoga teacher training at Mountain Soul Yoga in Edwards this fall.
Caputo and Clarke have been co-leading teacher trainings since 2013. This seven-weekend, 200-hour vinyasa flow yoga teacher studies program will be their first collaboration at the all-new Mountain Soul Yoga in Edwards, co-owned by Clarke. The comprehensive training is bolstered by their commitment to yoga history and philosophy, Sanskrit, anatomy, progressive sequencing and hands-on assists.
“Not all yogis are alike, and so a cookie-cutter educational program simply won’t do,” Caputo said. “Mountain yogis are different from, let’s say, those that live in New York City. There’s a certain type of curiosity and an incredible ability to learn through physicality and a love of nature in the Eagle Valley, and I really honor that in this offering. This training is tailored to the people in the training and their future students.”
The 200-hour yoga teacher training programs are ideal for any practitioner looking to deepen his or her study of yoga beyond what can be covered in a 60-minute class. With the mission of raising the bar for teacher education through inspired leadership and selective collaboration, this Colorado School of Yoga training is a comprehensive and empowering initial journey into an integrative approach to learning, living and teaching the diverse elements of yoga.
“This training was born both of a deep desire to leverage the quality of yoga teaching in Colorado and to create an offering that incorporates the ancient teachings that form the roots of yoga and are increasingly left out of modern trainings, but in a way that helps students bridge the connection between what happens on the yoga mat and what happens off the mat,” Clarke said.
This training is Yoga Alliance registered and is suitable for both aspiring teachers and devoted students with a minimum of two years of regular vinyasa yoga practice. It takes place over seven weekends at Mountain Soul Yoga between Sept. 23 and Dec. 11, meeting on Fridays from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $2,400, including a $500 nonrefundable deposit, with payment plans available. For information and an application, visit http://www.coloradoschoolofyoga.org.
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