Colorado School of Yoga teacher training comes to Edwards, starting Sept. 23
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What: 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered teacher training.
When: Sept. 23-Dec. 11; 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Where: Mountain Soul Yoga, 56 Edwards Village Blvd., Edwards.
Cost: $2,400 including a $500 nonrefundable deposit, with payment plans available.
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 will team up to lead a 200-hour yoga teacher training beginning Sept. 23 at the new Mountain Soul Yoga studio in Edwards.
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 Mountain Soul Yoga, co-owned by Clarke. The comprehensive training includes elements of yoga history and philosophy, Sanskrit, anatomy, progressive sequencing and hands-on assists, highlighted by the instructors’ shared passion for the practice of yoga.
“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.”
Two hundred-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. This Colorado School of Yoga training will give teachers a solid base from which to teach with skill, creativity and authenticity.
“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.
Caputo is a registered yoga teacher at the highest level (E-RYT 500) through Yoga Alliance and has studied and apprenticed with some of today’s most renowned teachers. Her inspirational style of teaching is a balanced fusion of vinyasa yoga, her love of nature, empowering insight and humor. Visit http://www.ginacaputo.com.
Clarke’s teaching weaves her deep connection with nature and her love of Ayurveda through vinyasa flow, yin yoga and restorative yoga. She is a RYT-500 yoga teacher and a Maharishi Ayurvedic wellness consultant. Visit http://www.juliaclarkeyoga.com.
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