Detroit Yoga Lab’s 200RYT Certified Teacher Training is extensive, organized and knowledgeable. You will super charge your own practice and spiritual development while preparing to intelligently and confidently guide others. Training includes daily practice and meditation, practical anatomy, philosophy, strategic sequencing, finding your voice, practice teaching, interpersonal work, and technical alignment principles. The training was created by Naomi Gold who studies with internationally recognized vinyasa teachers Jason Crandell, Tiffany Cruikshank, Kia Miller and Kathryn Budig. The 5 key tenets of this training are:
Asana: Your practice will grow to a new level during this training. Through a daily physical yoga practice you will learn how to use the poses to more deeply understand yourself and expand your knowledge of how to physically and energetically align.
Sequencing: Plan intelligent, dynamic and effective classes; develop verbal and physical assists and adjusting to enhance your sequencing; and start to develop a vocabulary of Sanskrit names and meanings.
Teaching Technique: Find your authentic voice and learn how to hold space for yourself and your students with honesty, integrity and grace. Learn foundational modifications and variations to teach a well balanced class to multiple levels.
Meditation, Mantra + Pranayama: Find a practice that works for you. Learn the how + why of incorporating meditation, sound and breath into your yoga practice. Develop a consistent daily practice that will stick with you for a lifetime and build confidence to share these practices when you teach.
Sacred Texts: Dig into the Yoga Tradition by studying the Yoga Sutras and other philosophical texts and delve into deep dialogue with a diverse group of students about how these texts are (and sometimes are not) relative in the modern yoga practice. Understand what principles resonate with you and learn ways to integrate them into your life an teachings. Develop daily rituals to feel more connected to your body, head + heart while reducing the stress, pressure and business of every day life.
These are extraordinary times for all of us, and we are excited that so many of you are interested in taking this “down time” to dig deeper into your yoga practice to support and cultivate strength, resilience, health and clarity in life:
Dates: This training goes from June 10 – August 19, 2020. We “meet” 10 Wednesday evenings from 5:30 -9pm and over six 2-day weekends (Sat + Sun).
Online + Remote Training: Due to the Covid Pandemic, this training will be available fully live stream while still maintaining Yoga Alliance accreditation. The first weekend and 3 Wednesday nights will be live stream only (online). After that we hope to be able to gather together in person at which time you can opt to participate Live Stream if that feels more appropriate for you.
Tuition Investment: Program tuition is $2,950. We have flexible payment plans available to make it easier on any budget. We ask for $500 to hold your spot, which is applied towards your tuition and is non-refundable. The cost of tuition includes unlimited access to studio and virtual classes during training (valued at $324), you must take at least 20.
BONUS Free In Studio Workshops: We still believe that the most valuable training happens when we study together in person. We have at least 2 workshops per month in studio and if you register for this training, you will be gifted 5 complimentary workshops (in person or on demand) with teachers of our studio. Does not include visiting teachers.
APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP HERE: We can’t believe it, since our physical studios have closed, we’ve experienced a 22% increase in class attendance, all through our live stream classes. And we hope we hear you loud and clear; you realize how much this practice can deeply enrich the quality of your life, keep you grounded and help you navigate uncertainty with clarity and perspective. Sound like you? It’s time, we hope you’ll apply for a reward. It is our hope to help as many people as possible, at this time apply for up to 50% of tuition cost.
I started yoga teacher training with Naomi Gold in winter of ‘22. The experience surpassed my expectations. Naomi is deeply knowledgeable with anatomy and alignment. She really helped me understand the tiny details that make a huge difference in alignment. Naomi is also focused on the philosophy of yoga. She teaches with exquisite humbleness and also actively listens and offers wisdom and compassion. I loved circle time when we had a chance to share personal thoughts, struggles, fears, as well as champion each others progress. Prior to yoga teacher training I had struggled profoundly with anxiety and agoraphobia. Naomi created a very safe and intimate environment that always made me feel very comfortable-even when I had to stretch out of my comfort zone. For those on the fence about taking Naomi’s yoga teacher training, I would strongly encourage you just to do it! There is nothing to lose and an abundance of goodness, friendships, wisdom, and strength to gain.
This training really opened my eyes to what Yoga teaching is truly about. I thought that teaching yoga was just calling out various postures and poses with breath. I had no idea the amount of time and preparation it takes to build a class. It was such an awesome and informative training it's hard for me to just name a couple of things that helped prepare me to teach. If I could sum it up: the teachers always were reassuring each of us as we taught, not one time did I feel discouraged or talked down to. The approach to understanding anatomy was very practical and easy to understand, especially in direct relation to the asana techniques. The knowledge I obtained about the physical and mental practice of yoga increased my love for yoga and life! If you want to understand more about your mind and body it’s time to take a leap and dive into this training.
I am so grateful for my experience as a student in Naomi’s Yoga Teacher Training at Detroit Yoga Lab. What initially began as “just a personal journey” to deepen my understanding of this practice and my relationship to myself (aka I couldn’t actually imagine myself teaching yoga)… I have now gained the education, practice, language, skills and confidence to bravely step into a new role. Thanks to this training, the DYL community, and Naomi’s steady encouragement, I feel prepared to call myself a yoga teacher and share this practice with my friends, family and all of the new and seasoned students I will have the honor of guiding. Yoga Teacher Training is more than just learning about yoga. The experience, much like yoga itself, serves many purposes depending on the person that is approaching it. My intention was to be open, curious and trust during a transition period in my life, and the gifts I receive from this experience continue to unfold. I highly recommend trusting your own curiosity about this training if it calls to you.