200 HOUR Yoga Teacher Training with MC YOGI & Amanda
October 1 - 31, 2020 • Point Reyes Station, CA
Twenty years ago when we signed up for yoga teacher training to deepen our knowledge of a practice we loved and had been healed by, neither of us thought that we would actually end up being teachers. What happened in teacher training changed the course of our lives forever.
We found our voices, we discovered strengths we didn’t know we had, we experienced our hearts opening and our minds expanding.
At the completion of the yoga training when we taught our first yoga classes, we felt the immense joy of sharing this practice that we loved so much with others. It was by far the most fulfilling thing either of us had ever done in our lives!
From that moment onward, we have dedicated ourselves to sharing our love of yoga. At our home studio in Point Reyes, California, which we've had for 18 years, we honed our skills. We learned how to teach to the room, listen with compassion and serve students of all ages and abilities. After eight years of teaching daily classes at our studio, we began to travel. In the last decade we have taught at yoga studios all over the word, hundreds of yoga festivals and conferences, as well as juvenile halls, universities, and tropical beaches. We have even taught yoga at the White House and in the forbidden city in China!
All these experiences were driven from a place of wanting to share the beauty, the joy, and the healing power of yoga. Now, after twenty years of teaching, we have decided it’s time to pass on what we learned in the form of a 200 hour yoga teacher training that will take place at our home studio in Point Reyes, CA.
In this training we will bring the fullness of all that we have learned from our many experiences teaching yoga. We are also excited to bring all our creativity and use music, art, and storytelling to transmit the teachings of yoga.
We are excited to offer a yoga teacher training that is both fun and rich with wisdom and we look forward to supporting you as you go on this life changing journey.
About the Teacher Training
WHEN: October 1 - 31, 2020
THE TEACHERS: MC YOGI and Amanda Giacomini (10,000 BUDDHAS) will be the lead teachers of this training.
Early bird rate $3,000 if paid in full by January. 15th, 2020
Once accepted you will receive an email and a link to make a $500 Non refundable deposit to reserve your space.
WHERE: The training will take place at Point Reyes Yoga located in Point Reyes Station, CA, which is a small coastal town one hour north of San Francisco, CA. Our studio is inside a country barn, that has been in MC YOGI’s family for three generations. The studio has been a dedicated space for yoga for two decades and features old growth Douglas Fir wood floors, a peaceful Zen garden, and a warm welcoming energy. The barn is solar powered and in addition to our yoga studio it houses a general store, an art gallery, and an organic coffee bar. On Saturdays, the barn hosts the local organic farmers market.
This is a non-residential training. You will be responsible for your own food and lodging during the training. Point Reyes is a beautiful and popular destination. There are many vacation rentals as well as a hostel inside the National Seashore.
The first day of the training will be Thursday October 1st beginning at 12pm. The final day of the training will be Saturday October 31st . We will have our graduation ceremony and that night a Big Halloween Party with an MC YOGI concert in the barn.
The training will be 7 hours a day. 6 days a week. There will be breaks for meals. We will have one full day off each week on Wednesdays. An example of a weekly schedule will be as follows:
Wednesdays - Day Off
Thursdays 9:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 12pm – 8pm
Sundays 12pm – 8pm
We will be using our studio as well as the epic landscapes of the Point Reyes National Seashore for our outdoor classrooms. So come prepared to hike, walk on the beach, and meditate in the forest. As we get closer to the start date we will send you a full packing list of what to bring.
WHO IS THIS TRAINING FOR?
Anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge and practice of yoga.
Anyone who is passionate about learning how to share yoga with others.
WHAT WE WILL LEARN:
How to practice yoga as a pathway to personal growth and transformation.
Techniques to bring more peace, compassion, wisdom, courage and confidence into your life.
How to intelligently sequence and guide a one hour gentle Hatha yoga class and a 75 min Vinyasa flow class.
Yoga history and philosophy including key teachings from the Yoga Sutras, the Upanishads, and the Bhagavad Gita.
Yogic maps of the subtle body including the Chakras and Koshas.
Functional anatomy, asana alignment, hands on assist, and modifications.
Pranayama, meditation, and Mantras to deepen your practice.
Discover and strengthen your authentic voice and unique gifts as a teacher.
We will share our experience with the business of yoga, from starting and running a studio to teaching workshops, creating online videos, and presenting at festivals and conferences.
Learn how to bring more creativity, poetry, art, music, and storytelling, and philosophy to make your offering as a teacher more dynamic, meaningful and effective for your students.
This is a 200 hour yoga teacher training. We will be together for 180 hours during the month of October. Prior to the training we will be sending you some videos, reading, and assignments to get you ready for this life changing journey.