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Melding dynamic vinyasa with precise alignment, Absolute Yoga's Refined Flow Teacher Training will enable students and aspiring teachers alike to explore a comprehensive, embodied practice whether they are looking to deepen their own personal yoga experience or guide others in theirs. The Refined Flow approach focuses on proper alignment of asanas (postures), meditation and pranayama, with in-depth studies in anatomy and physiology as they relate to yoga, philosophy, teaching skills and the business of yoga.
Our mission with the Absolute Yoga Refined Flow Teacher Training Program is to guide you on a journey to deepen your own practice and knowledge of yourself, while empowering you to safely teach and inspire others to live their most vibrant, joyful lives. It is our firm belief that happy, healthy people are the only people who can help build a happy, healthy world. This is the work of being a teacher. It begins with the individual and spreads as you live yoga – live union – live love – in your life.
In a nourishing and intimate environment, the Absolute Yoga Teacher Training 200 hour Program prepares you to take on the role of the teacher by providing you with a well-rounded Yoga Alliance approved curriculum that includes:
Physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of asana, pranayama and meditation
Over 108 asana fully explained, exploring alignment cues, benefits, modifications and adjustments and assists, including Sanskrit names
Anatomy and physiology of the physical body and subtle energy body as it relates to yoga
History and philosophy of yoga, including major schools and various approaches and styles
Precise techniques for guiding your students with alignment and compassion
Looking at bodies: Observation, verbal and physical adjustments
Teaching methodology including detailed alignment, hands-on adjustments and assists, the power of language, and demonstration
The art of sequencing and theming classes
Lots and lots of practice teaching sessions
Observing and assisting classes
Cultivating the practice in everyday life
The business of yoga
Ayurvedic fundamentals, restorative yoga and pre-natal yoga
Finding your niche and exploring yourself
This program meets the highest standards set by Yoga Alliance and is designed for experienced yoga practitioners (with at least one year of practice) who are committed to deepening their practice and their understanding of yoga. We believe that establishing a firm foundation in your own yoga practice is key to becoming an inspiring yoga teacher.
Be a part of Absolute Yoga's 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered Teacher Training starting this fall. The tuition includes unlimited classes during the program for all participants and we offer discounts for early bird registration. Come join us and get ready to be inspired doing what you love!
I have been practicing yoga at Absolute Yoga for over eight years and just completed my Yoga Training with Leslie Luft and Elyce Neuhauser. Both ladies have been my teachers but through the program they became much more. The teacher training program was one of the most powerful experiences. Much was covered and learned, from philosophy to asana to anatomy. For those interested in practicing yoga or thinking of teaching, Absolute Yoga will offer you a spiritual experience and bonds that you will carry throughout your journey. You could not find more beautiful souls or gurus.
~ Anabela R.
I am a recent graduate of Absolute Yoga's 200 hour Refined Flow Teacher Training Program with Leslie Luft and Elyce Neuhauser. Upon completing this journey, I can honestly say this was one of the best decisions I have ever made and I'm so thankful for our two inspirational leaders. The passion, dedication, and wealth of knowledge Leslie and Elyce share for this practice radiates from their character. Their unique backgrounds as teachers balance each other beautifully, illuminating the various pathways through which we experience yoga, neither lineage being more right or better than the other. I think this is metaphorical, in a sense, as we examine our human lives that are the same at the core while outwardly appearing different.
I have the utmost respect and gratitude for the 200-hour Teacher Training Program as designed by these two gurus; its efficacy is unquestionable and undeniably measurable in both physical and mental breakthroughs. This experience will continue to be a part of me for a lifetime, constantly evolving, and I look forward to being a part of the Absolute Yoga community for years to come.
Elyce Neuhauser's and Leslie Luft's Yoga Teacher Training which I received at Absolute Yoga exceeded my expectations. The training went beyond learning how to teach the physical practice of yoga. This thorough and balanced training encompassed a detailed study of all eight limbs of yoga, addressing the mind, body and spirit. We studied the history and philosophy of yoga, read ancient texts, learned Sanskrit, experienced meditation techniques, and many other aspects of yoga. These topics were introduced and taught with great thought, effort and planning. Elyce and Leslie were caring and encouraging teachers. They created a very warm and supportive learning environment and actively promoted bonding among the trainees. I emerged from this training enriched, empowered and inspired, and eager to share my practice with others!
Being a yoga teacher means being on a continuous path of growth and service. Yoga changes lives and as a teacher you are part of that sacred evolution. Your journey as a 200 hour RYT together with your deepening commitment towards self-growth and the practice of yoga tells you that you are ready to take your yoga to the next level.
The Refined Flow 300 hour Teacher Training invites both creativity and challenge into your living and classroom practice. We offer over 300 hours of modules and workshops so students can create a program to suit their own schedules and interests. Join us as we dive deeper into the rich history and philosophy of the profound practice that is yoga.
All of our modules will emphasize continued development and how to improve your teaching skills to successfully bring this information to your students. Attend the modules in any order over a 2 year period to complete the 300 required hours. 6 modules (108 hours) plus 20 hours of personal growth experience are required; all others are elective. You choose what interests you most and what is right for your schedule. Modules are taught by lead instructors, Leslie Luft (500 E-RYT) and Elyce Neuhauser (500 E-RYT), other experienced Absolute Yoga instructors, and/or master specialty guest teachers.
PREREQUISITE: To be eligible for 300 hour certification, you must have a 200 hour Yoga Alliance approved yoga teacher training either from Absolute Yoga or elsewhere and have an established yoga practice.
SCHEDULE: Modules will be offered monthly (or more) and will customarily meet Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 12:00-6:30pm and Sunday 12:00-7:00pm. Schedules may be subject to change and additional workshops, which will be included as curriculum electives, will be offered on weekend days and occasionally during the week.