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Immersion Program Yoga Teacher Training in USA

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Whether you want to dive deeper into your understanding of yoga for personal growth, or you plan to forge a new career or life purpose, the RYT-200 foundation program will open your heart and mind to the healing practice of yoga with a comprehensive study of the 8 limbs. The Heartwood RYT-200 is a broad-based program that explores the most common pathways and methods popular in yoga today in an attempt to cross-examine and explore yoga's many diverse faces.

Meet the instructors

Ginny, Denver, & David
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Highlights

  • Asana practices
  • Reiki training level 1
  • Aerial yoga certification
  • Relaxing meditation practices
  • Posture focus and anatomy
  • 16 nights' accommodation
  • Daily lunch and dinner

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


16 days with instruction
Group size: 5-16 participants
Airport transfer included: Tampa International Airport
Airport transfer included: Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Labyrinth
  • Lobby
  • Meditation garden
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga studio
  • Free bicycle
  • Library

During this teacher training program, you will be accommodated for 17 nights at Heartwood Yoga institute which is a beautiful retreat center filled with nature and introspective spaces. Most of the students choose to spend most of their time on the property to focus on yoga and have much-needed secluded time from the busy world to convene with nature, dive deeply into yoga studies, and explore their inner life.

Heartwood Yoga Institute offers several different accommodations for those wishing to stay on the property, but there are also nearby hotels within five miles of the facility and a state park with campsites for those who prefer this option.

Dorms:

Heartwood Yoga institute has one dorm on the Heartwood site that houses 5 people in a spacious room with a shared bathroom. The fee is 24.00 per night. They also have a residency trailer with two private bedrooms. People here each have a private bedroom but share a bathroom and laundry facilities and have a little kitchenette and tvs. These private spaces are available for 35.00 a night). A second 5th wheel is also available for a private bedroom, but Heartwood Yoga institute reserve this for any males that register. This is because they do not do co-ed dorms. Males are charged the dorm fee for housing as they have no other option on site but the private RV room. Males are invited to reserve a space at the Heartwood house as well.

Heartwood House

Heartwood plans to expand housing options onsite in 2023 but for now, their new housing option is the Heartwood House, a beautiful home 5 miles from the center (12-minute drive by car). A van will drop off and pick up students from this location daily and bring them to the center for the program, returning them at the end of the day.

This house offers single and double rooms and features a kitchen and living room for the group to gather in. The double bedrooms feature full-size beds with canopies with drapes for sleeping privacy, and the two single rooms feature a queen or double bed. All linens, towels and other necessities are available in the house. The rooms are spacious, luxurious and comfortable with memory foam mattresses and more. Students in the house share the 3 bathrooms.

The Heartwood house provides an opportunity to process and relax at the end of a day of study with a lovely saltwater pool, a sauna, a whirlpool, laundry facilities, a practice loft outfitted with mats and props for students to practice, and an outdoor kitchen & living space for relaxing. There is a TV in the living room for those wanting to catch up on worldly events, but space for quiet too.

The house is beautifully decorated in zen fashion and will be stocked with fresh fruit and snacks, juice, cereal, and basics for breakfast and snacks. Students are welcome to shop and bring in any food to the kitchen they wish to make them comfortable during their stay. The house is available for 8-9 students from the program per session and Heartwood Yoga Institute book air B & B style so you will have a close acquaintance with everyone staying.

Program

Certifications

Students who complete their subsequent training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®)

The similarities and differences of Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kundalini, Bikram, and other popular methods, as well as Power yoga, Yin yoga, Partner yoga, Aerial yoga, and more are researched. The goal of this approach is to widen the teacher’s awareness and understanding of the great diversity within the practice today.

This assures greater employment options and having a wealth of information to draw upon, which helps instructors recognize the difference between what is simply style versus differing structural or energetic philosophies. With a strong understanding of yoga's varying traditions, teachers are prepared to create more diverse and appropriate practices for the different populations they may teach.

The instructors are all ERYT-500 teachers, IAYT Yoga Therapists, Reiki masters, and RCYT, each with specialty training to add to the program. This program includes complimentary training in specialized areas (Aerial yoga and Reiki level one). Heartwood's programs offer a deeply authentic yoga experience at a remarkable facility for a paralleled value.

A full syllabus will be offered on the day of the teacher training program outlining how each hour is divided into practice, lecture, conversations, teaching practicum, films, posture focus, and more. This is an immersion program that covers a great deal of material comprehensively. All students are provided with the full program online with lifetime access to support their ongoing yoga education and career.

Heartwood Yoga Institute works from 09:00 - 21:00 with breaks, with an exception of Aerial yoga training weekends (where they get off at 17:00).

Daily schedule

  • 07:30 - 08:45 Philosophy
  • 08:45 - 09:00 Break
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Yoga
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Anatomy or theory
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 - 16:00 Posture focus, sequencing, practice teaching, modifications
  • 16:00 - 18:30 Meditation, pranayama, or film
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 18:30 - 20:00 Optional evening classes and art activities

Instructors

Ginny East Shaddock

Denver Clark

David Shaddock

Location

This yoga teacher training is located at Heartwood Yoga Institute, Bradenton, Florida. Heartwood is a seven-acre private yoga retreat center, just off of highway 75 in Bradenton, Florida. The entire facility is on a crystal grid. A state-of-the-art yoga center with kitchen, yoga library, art room, couches, and studio. It also features outdoor practice spaces, an award-winning meditation garden (featured as a competition winner in Country Gardens Magazine in fall 2016), labyrinth, medicine wheel, firepit, nature yoga pavilion, and more.

Heartwood Retreat Center is located 20 minutes from the beach and there are 3 early release days (3- 5 pm) in which some students choose to see the area attractions.

Features

Activities

  • Art classes
  • Cycling
  • Reiki

General

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Labyrinth
  • Lobby
  • Meditation garden
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Library

Food

All food served at Heartwood Yoga Institute is vegetarian and / or vegan, and lunch and dinner will be provided during the training. On the three early release days, Heartwood will not plan a formal dinner, but students may enjoy leftovers or other food available if they do not make alternate plans to go out. Heartwood has coffee, tea, and snacks available 24 hours a day. Breakfast is also available for those who are staying on the property in a self-serve fashion.

The following meals are included:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

Students may choose to book bodywork after study hours in the evening for a separate fee. Heartwood has a beautiful massage room with a Himalayan salt wall and a room designed for Ayurvedic massage treatments. You can book Swedish massage, Deep tissue massage, Reiki, Craniosacral therapy, a variety of Ayurveda massage techniques, Shirodhara.

What's included

  • 16 nights' accommodation
  • Yoga Journal and small yoga gifts
  • Manual
  • Aerial yoga certification
  • Asana practices
  • Daily lunch and dinner, snacks and breakfasts foods
  • Posture focus and anatomy
  • Reiki training level 1
  • Philosophy and insightful exercises and sharing
  • Art Project for reflection
  • Photo session & Business of Yoga to help set up a new career
  • Relaxing meditation practices
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion

What's not included

  • Flights
  • 12% tax on lodging

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) or Tampa International Airport (TPA). Transfer from and to the airport is included if your flight arrives within the timeframe of our pickup. Heartwood picks people up at 4 p.m. on arrival day. They leave at 8 a.m. on the departure day to drop people off at the airport (so flights should not leave earlier than 11 a.m.). Please make flight arrangements accordingly, or plan to use an uber or make alternate arrangements if this pick up and drop off times do not work with your plans.

Airport: Tampa International Airport Airport transfer included: Tampa International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport Airport transfer included: Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Please note that the following dates are especially for 50 plus students. For more information, please send an inquiry.
 

  • February 19, 2022
  • October 30, 2022
Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 5 participants

Monday March 7, 2022
(17 days / 16 nights)

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