Have you considered being a yoga teacher only to immediately talk yourself out of it? The time, the expense — and besides, you need to perfect your (insert a challenging yoga pose here.)

Now you have two options for deepening your yoga practice and finding out more about what it takes to be a yoga teacher through Refresh’s Foundations of Teaching Level 1 program.

Level 1 Foundations of Teaching
Friday, February 18 – Monday, February 21, 2022
Learn in our beautiful Old Town yoga studio, at 110 King Street, Alexandria, VA during President’s Day weekend, February 18 – 21, 2022. Our yoga teacher trainers are experienced, holding either the 500 hour Yoga-Alliance registration and have over 1,000 hours of teaching experience or both. Added bonus:  A cohort of like-minded yogis who are also investigating a call to deepen their practice and maybe even to teach.

Completion of Level 1 is required for the entry into the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program at Refresh Yoga Center that begins March 11, 2022. (Level 1 is also offered as an online, independent study through Namastream. The link is here.) All are warmly welcomed!

Dates for the 200-Hour Teacher Training, Spring, 2022:

Foundations of Teaching/Level 1: February 18 – 21

Foundations II — Rooted: March 11 – 12

Foundations III — Connected and Directed: March 25 – 27

Foundations IV — Balanced and Pure: April 1 – 3

Foundations V — Wise and Free: April 30 – May 1

Foundations VI — Integrated and Manifested: May 13 – 15

Final Teaching: May 22.

Price for Level 1 In Studio: $550 ($500 if you purchase this program by Feburary 4) for Level 1. Those who registered for the Foundations for Teaching Practice –Online receive this weekend program in-studio for $100.)

Price for the entire 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training (February – May, 2022 — see workshop tab for dates and syllabus of each of the 6 weekends in the program) $3,000 if paid in full or $550 for each weekend. Early bird rate for paying in full is $2,800 if purchased by February 4.

Recommended Reading: Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens, Meta Anatomy by Kristin Leal

The entire 200-hour program also comes with 20 classes you can take either in-studio or live-streaming at Refresh Yoga Center.

Refresh’s 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program

The first thing to know about the Refresh program:  It is small in the number of students, which will allow you to create real friendships. This in turn will allow you a safe space to give and receive productive feedback as you learn to teach,and talk through some of the deeper aspects of this ancient practice. Our teaching faculty are dedicated and have received the highest ratings on our Yoga Alliance Teacher Training site. Please check it out to see what other students have said about our long-standing program!

As a Yoga Alliance certified program, we promise that you will learn about about the breadth and depth of yoga as a science and as a lifestyle and that you will be ready to teach on your own, on Zoom or in a studio or gym environment. You will the learn anatomy and bio-mechanics necessary to the understanding of the postural and pranayama practices; learn the appropriate asanas, their modifications and contraindications; the proper Vinyasa sequencing for all-levels classes and for special populations you will encounter as a teacher; and the important philosophical and historical underpinnings of modern postural yoga. Most importantly, you will learn about yourself — what do you hope to bring to the world through your teaching of yoga?

Questions?  If you would like to speak with one of our lead trainers, drop Meg Artley an email:  meg@refreshyogacenter.com.  She is happy to connect with you by phone, Zoom call or email and send you the syllabus for this fall.  You can also check out the syllabus on our schedule, under the workshops tab.

Ready to start? 

Click here to purchase the Foundations of Teaching — Online program.

Click here to purchase the Foundations of Teaching Level 1 — In-studio program. 

Click here to apply for the Foundations of Teaching — In-Studio and/or the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program.