Maine YogaFest School of Yoga RYS 200 hr Teacher Training
Vision: Empowering you with a deep understanding of the physical, emotional and energetic aspects of the Yoga Practice Our team is committed to constantly learning and evolving in order to train confident, centered, well rounded yoga teachers. Upon completion of this 200-hour training, you will have the knowledge and confidence to teach yoga safely in a style that is authentic to you.
Is Yoga Teacher Training Your Next Step? Open a whole new world of opportunities to share yoga by becoming a Yoga Alliance 200 hour certified instructor! Our new graduates are teaching all levels classes and specializing in yoga for athletes, young people with developmental disabilities, and families with special needs children among other private and group sessions. We are committed to providing a balanced training that prepares you to go out and teach in the area or environment you're most interested in! With that intention, we listen to your dreams and goals, mentor you and help develop your strengths. As you are empowered with a deep understanding of the physical, emotional and energetic aspects of the yoga practice, you can then follow your dreams. The world changes one person, one practice at a time. Be a channel for that change.
Learn from professionals with experience, credentials and heart! Robin Ivy Payton is a RYT 500, E-RYT 200 and YACEP with the Yoga Alliance. She also offers Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga and other continuing education for yoga teachers. Andrea Gleason a RYT 500, E-RYT and YACEP with Yoga Alliance. She is the owner of Scarborough Yoga and Maine Yogafest. She specializes in Yin Yoga and is a certified Triathlon Trainer and Reiki Master. Kristine Keegan is an E-RYT 200 and Reiki Master who also offers Reiki 1, 2, and Master Certifications. Dr Meg Pickering and Dr Carroll Coyle of Oasis are doctors of chiropractic, on site, and the teachers of our Anatomy and Physiology intensive.
Understanding & Practice of Asana/Postures & Alignment
Sequencing Balanced Vinyasa Classes
Pranayama Techniques and Practices
Meditation and Intro to Yoga Nidra
Introduction to Yin and Restorative Yoga
Anatomy Training with Dr. Carroll Coyle and Dr. Meg Pickering of Chiropractic Family Wellness
The Chakras and Yoga of the Subtle Body
Yoga Philosophy and Yoga Sutra Studies
Ethics for Yoga Teachers with Andrea Gleason
The Business of Yoga with Andrea Gleason, owner of Scarborough Yoga and Maine Yogafest
Effective Teaching Practices
Teaching All Levels Classes
Finding your Authentic Voice
Community Class Teaching Experience
Unlimited yoga pass at Scarborough Yoga throughout your training
Dates, Times and Location: Training will be offered late September to March. Sessions may be held at Scarborough Yoga 433 US Rt. 1 Scarborough, Maine and/or online according to Yoga Alliance standards and recommendations. Fridays 4-8 pm Saturdays 10:30-6:30 Sundays 10:30-6:30 Mondays 8:30-4:30
Tuition: $3000 paid in full or in two payments by September 1st, 2020 $2800 early bird rate in full by July 15, 2020 Payment arrangements will be made once your application is accepted.
Applications are open. Here's how to apply! Copy and paste the questions below with your responses and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Name Address Phone Email address
Describe your yoga journey so far including when you started practicing, the kinds of classes or home practice you've been doing and the benefits you receive from your yoga practice.
Why you are drawn to a 200-hour Yoga Teacher training. What are your hopes, goals or dreams.
Share you thoughts on how you, through yoga can be an agent of change in our communities, in the state of Maine.
Give us a personal reference. Include Name, Relationship to you, Email & Phone Number
Please share anything else about yourself that you think is relevant.
Expectations: Expectations for the 200-hour student include: Attendance at all sessions. Complete homework as assigned in the syllabus Complete reading on time as assigned in the syllabus Journaling throughout training Meditation practice & related reflections throughout training Attend 5 classes of different styles and write a brief observation for each in addition to other consistent yoga practice throughout training. More details on observation in your syllabus. Maintain a strong code of personal and professional conduct. Be respectful of others in training. Treat personal information as sacred. What is shared in training stays within our circle.
Required Reading: Yoga of the Subtle Body by Tias Little (our training will be heavily based on this text) Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews The Essential Yoga Sutra by Geshe Michael Roach and Christie McNally Other books will be suggested for further exploration in specific areas of interest
Meet the Teachers:
Robin Ivy Payton, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, YACEP Yoga Teacher & Continuing Education Provider Robin Ivy Payton co-founded Maine Yogafest School of Yoga’s teacher training program. A Yoga Alliance RYT 500, E-RYT 200 and YACEP, Robin’s training began with Jacqui Bonwell and expanded through advanced studies with Pranakriya Yoga School, The Lotus Pond in Tampa, Marlysa Sullivan, Grace Jull, and Maine Yoga School. In 2020, Robin is attending online Master Classes, related to emotional well-being, with Bo Forbes. Robin leads Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga teacher trainings in addition to weekly classes and private sessions including Vinyasa Flow, Gentle Yoga, Yin, Yin/Yang and Yoga Nidra. Her offerings also include Ropes Wall, Yoga Slings and Chairs and astrology yoga. A freelance writer, astrologer and intuitive, Robin writes for Llewellyn Publications, teachers tarot reading, and created Robin’s Zodiac Zone, a weekly astrology blog, in 1999. Robin and her husband, Jared, are both yoga teachers who enjoy living close to the ocean with their two beloved dogs. “I find yoga to be endlessly creative in both teaching and practice. Since our bodies and minds are different every day and thrive on both familiarity and newness, I teach or practice according to the day’s energy, looking to the Moon, Sun, planets, seasons and cycles for intuitive guidance.”
Kristine Keegan E-RYT 200 Kristine Yoga Teacher and Master Reiki Teacher uses her intuitive ability to offer ease and balance for others in both her yoga classes and Reiki healing sessions. Kristine started practicing yoga looking to provide balance to an overactive, busy life. Time on the mat allowed her to take her focus inward. Embracing as much of the teachings she could get her hands on, she knew she found her passion ~ a true seeker on a path. Eleven years later, she still is deeply driven by the many aspects of the practice and embraces the next steps as they come. As a teacher, Kristine loves to share yoga and its teachings to all the other seekers out there. Some of many teachers that have and continue to influence her are: Jacqui Bonwell, Shiva Rea, Roberto Lim, Danielle Toolan, Sagel Urlacher, and Robin Ivy Payton. Kristine is a graduate of the Sacred Seeds Yoga School and is also Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga certified. As a Reiki Master, she offers energy work that can be often found weaved in her class. ”Everything has original, enlightened beans within it, all we have to do is water them, give them light and keep the weeds out.” (Frans Stiene)
Andrea Brown Gleason, Maine YogaFest, Scarborough Yoga Owner, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, YACEP Owner of Scarborough Yoga, Co-Founder of sheJAMs, LLC, (an all-women’s triathlon club), USAT Certified Coach Level 1, 2006, Event Director of the Maine YogaFest, RYT 500, E-RYT 200 and YACEP Yoga Teacher ~ Jacqui Bonwell’s Sacred Seed, Master Reiki Practitioner, Usui Lineage ~ Laurra Sheldon. She has also completed two Yin Teacher Trainings with Josh Summers, Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Robin Ivy Payton, Sequencing with Amy Ippoliti. Andrea grew up in Portland, received her BS in Accounting from USM, worked as a CPA for several years before moving to Pro Search as the Director of Recruiting Services. Andrea started practicing Yoga when she was training for a triathlon. Chronically pulling a rib out of alignment during training, she treated with a chiropractor who told her she could do more for herself than he could do and told her to practice yoga. Thus began the adventure of a brand new journey and her love for the practice. After 20 years at Pro Search, Andrea made the leap out of corporate into Yoga and Triathlon full time. Andrea started out predominantly practicing vinyasa and gradually shifted to focus more on the quieter practice of Yin Yoga. “Yin Yoga balances the Yang in my life, of which there is plenty!”, she says. “Practicing yoga creates breathing room. Room to pause before I react and recover when I do react to life’s challenges.”
We can’t wait to hear from you! Andrea, Kristine and Robin
Andrea Gleason 433 Rt 1 Scarborough ME 04074 207-671-1593