Teacher Training

live sangha: 200 Hour RYT Training
(led by Ally Gould, Sarah Diedrick, and Caitlin Pascucci)

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This 200 hour training is designed to offer tools and freedom for participants to find and share their passion and integrate that into their lives. This accredited RYT program is rooted in the principles of supporting individuality and also growing our community, our sangha. Participants will leave with tools for how to teach a yoga class, but also how to weave what we have learned, the dharma, into the way we live in the world.

Throughout the training, participants will:

  • develop confidence in teaching

  • gain a strong understanding of anatomy and alignment

  • discuss and analyze various text

  • begin or deepen a meditation practice

  • explore Sanskrit, chanting, and mantra

We will interrelate philosophies which allow participants to discover the one that resonates with them in today’s world. This training is designed to challenge and integrate the way we live in our mind, body, and soul. Participants will receive homework to support and enhance this learning and will be able to discuss it at each meeting. To complete this training, all participants will lead a volunteer service project where the funds raised support their service program of choice. Each participant will receive a manual, vision workbook, and both a required and a recommended book-list that will serve as a point of reference during and after training. Each participant will be paired with both a teacher mentor and a “Sangha Sidekick” with which to navigate and to share their experience.

The program is delivered over the course of 9 weekend-long intensives. Friday evening will include a yoga class led by lead faculty or RYT trainees as the weekends progress, a group discussion on the assigned reading, and time for vision work. Saturday and Sunday will be all day intensives on various topics and will include practice teaching, assisting, and reviewing homework. Weekend syllabus will be emailed prior to each weekend start.

Sample topics covered in the RYT training:

  • Meditation: how to teach it and how to bring it into your daily life

  • Philosophy: education based on a variety of spiritualities including, but not limited to, tantric practices, hinduism, christianity and tibetan buddhism.

  • We will focus on developing a depth and breadth of knowledge, based on the foundation that we are all loving beings and by working together we can thrive

  • An anatomy program focused on deep understanding of biomechanics and how to translate anatomy knowledge into practice and teaching

  • How to teach a yoga class including: theming, alignment principles, detailed review of asana, cuing and language, creating and developing sequences, assisting, leading savasana and yoga nidra, offering adaptive practices, and finding your own voice and teaching style

  • The business of teaching yoga

What happens after the training?
After completing the live sangha Yoga Teacher Training you can expect continued support in your yoga practice, personally and professionally. Should you chose to not teach, that’s perfectly fine. Just because you do an RYT program doesn’t mean you have to teach, and we understand that. Regardless, our faculty promises to be here for you along the way and offer their resources. This training hopes to offer tools that leave its participants in a more grounded, knowledgeable, confident and supported place than when they began.

If you choose to:

  • You will join a community of invested, educated, and confident teachers

  • You will have the opportunity to teach community classes at Sangha Studio

  • You will have the option to assist any faculty classes at Sangha Studio

  • You will have the option to participate in Sangha Studio’s service and outreach programs


Cost/Dates:

  • 9 weekend intensives (6-9pm Friday evening, Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 9am-6pm) located at Sangha Studio, Burlington VT

  • Dates:

    • August 19-21, 2016

    • September 23-25, 2016

    • October 14-16, 2016

    • November 4-6, 2016

    • December 16-18, 2016

    • January 27-29, 2017

    • February 24-26, 2017

    • March 24-26, 2017

    • April 21-23, 2017

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  • $3000 if paid via cash/check, $3200 if paid via credit card. VSAC non-degree grants accepted. Installments per weekend available.

  • Capacity: 20 participants

  • Tuition includes Sustaining Membership at Sangha Studio for the months of the training. Attending these classes will include observing teaching styles and reporting back with assigned homework.

  • Requirement to graduate: teach 1 public community class at Sangha Studio, teach 1 class only to teacher trainees, coordinate and teach 1 fundraiser class to go towards Sangha’s service programs, all homework completed as assigned

  • Optional weekend long retreat (additional cost). Details TBD.


Interested? Contact Ally at allison.gould@gmail.com for application and details. $20 application fee due at time of submission to Sangha Studio

Want to participate but not able to attend all weekends? The first 3 weekends (September 2-4, 2016; September 23-25, 2016; October 21-23, 2016) will be offered as weekend long intensives that are open to those not enrolled in the full teacher training program. These weekends will be individually focused on the mind and meditation, body and anatomy, and spirituality and the soul. Each weekend is $350 if paid via cash/check, $370 if paid via credit card. Space limited to availability. VSAC non-degree grants accepted.

We’re so excited to go on this adventure with you!
More info here

Interested in our next training?
Check back soon for 2017 start dates!