Next session starting October 2020-2021 for a 9 month training.
Our 200-hour yoga certification training provides each student with the skills to teach yoga safely and effectively, or to enhance their own personal practice. You’ll learn that yoga is much more than an asana practice. At The Yoga Connection we introduce each student to the underlying philosophy, physical and mental benefits of yoga. To offer you a personal experience, we limit the training to 6-10 students.
This training is excellent for:
- Students who would like to become yoga teachers or to share yoga within a specific population
- Students who are interested in furthering their personal knowledge of yoga
- Professionals who want to incorporate yoga into their work: Clinical psychologists, nurses, clinical social workers, physical therapists, massage therapists, and other integrative health professionals. Our program focuses on health & wellbeing.
- Techniques for improving physical strength, flexibility & body awareness
- Techniques for reducing negative effects of stress on body and mind
- Promote physical and emotional healing
- Promote a positive, healthy lifestyle
Martha Catz brings together the philosophy and physiology of yoga to effectively promote health and well being. Today, there is a great deal of valid research regarding the benefits of yoga and meditation as methods for improved physical health and stress reduction. Martha combines her experience of 18 years teaching yoga with her training in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, graduate degree in Health Psychology, and Yoga Therapy.
There are restaurants and hotels within minutes of the studio for individuals traveling from outside of the Triangle area. Contact us for suggestions if you need housing for the weekend.
We offer a scholarship to Active Duty and Veterans students. The scholarship is $1800 for the entire training. The deposit (non-refundable once the program begins) is $300, with 4 consecutive payments of $375, payment due 1 week prior to each weekend.
The requirements for the Active Duty/Veterans Scholarship:
- Complete a Connected Warriors training during the 200 hour training
- Teach 1 Connected Warriors a month for 1 year at an appropriate location
- Must be an Active Duty/Veteran
- For more information regarding Connected Warriors and its programs
- This is not a Connected Warriors, Inc. 200 hour training, this is a separate scholarship the The Yoga Connection offers to honor those who have served.
- Journaling with minimum of three entries per week
- Eight texts required reading (recommended reading is supplemental and not mandatory)
- Asana, meditation, and pranayama in personal practice and in classroom setting
- Three tests on anatomy
- Three 1-3 page papers
- Monthly class designs (creating and designing yoga classes)
- Classroom practicum mandatory (time will be made within each weekend for these times)
- Mandatory of five classes outside of The Yoga connection and any place that is normally attended
- Community Service (this does not have to be yoga-related)
- You must be present for all weekends (Private make-up classes available for additional cost)
- There will be some online interaction through email
Regularly scheduled yoga classes at The Yoga Connection are $5 per class while enrolled in the 200 hour training.
Please see Make Up policy under payment plans.
- Primary postures, Static and dynamic (flow) asana sequencing. Use of props in asana. Pranayama and Meditation
- 5 dimensions of the human body (mayas), chakras, bandhas, gunas, kryias, mantras and mudras.
- Restorative, Pre-natal yoga, Kids Yoga and Yoga for Seniors, working with Arthritis, Respiratory and Cardio & vascular issues/conditions.
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Yoga Sutras (Patanjali), Upanishads (selected texts) , Bhagavad Gita, Gary Krafstow Yoga for Transformation
- Philosophy and lifestyle; Teaching methods, Movement and counter-indications; Hands on Modifications; Bringing yoga as a health benefit within support groups.
- Business and marketing; Ethics
2019 Teacher Training Schedule
- October 16-18, 2020: 3 Day Training
- November 7-8, 2020: 2 Day Training
- December 12-13, 2020: 2 Day Training
- January 8-10, 2021: 3 Day Training
- February 20-21, 2021: 2 Day Training
- March 20-21, 2021: 2 Day Training
- April 10-11, 2021: 2 Day Training
- April 24-25, 2021: 2 Day Training
- May 22-23, 2021: 2 Day Training
- June 11-13, 2021: 3 Day Training (extended on Friday evening)
Weekend Schedule for Classes
2 Day Training Schedule
- Saturday 9am-6pm
- Sunday 9am-6pm
3 Day weekend Training Schedule
- Fridays 12-5 pm
- Saturdays 9am-6pm
- Sundays 9am-6pm
Last weekend 3 Day Training Schedule (please not the extended time on Friday)
- Friday 12-8pm
- Saturday 9am-6pm
- Sunday 9am-6pm
$2400 in full if registered by November 15, 2018.
$2600 in full after November 15, 2018 until start date of January 10, 2019.
Use the first button under Option 1 to pay for the program in full.
If you choose to participate in the payment plan option, use the second button to make your $200 deposit and the last button to make your additional four payments.
Payment plan option:$2600 plus $200 deposit: Total $2800
Prior to start date, written notification must be made minimum of 3 weeks 30 days prior to start date refund is in full minus $200; 3 week written notification up to start date refund is 50%. After the start date there is no refund.
Payment plan: No refunds after a weekend has been attended. No refunds of prior weekends attended if student fails to complete the training.
Make up policy: Any hours missed will be made up at an additional payment of $40 per hour. No more than 20 hours can be made up privately. No certification will be given to anyone who has not fully complied with the mandatory hours of contact that meet Yoga Alliance requirements.
Option 1: Pay in Full
Click below to make a one-time payment of $2,400 until November 15, 2019. After November 15, 2019 $2600:
Option 2: Payment Plan ($2,600 + deposit)
Click below to pay your $200 deposit:
Click below to make a four $650 payments (each payment will be made no later than 10 days prior to each weekend).
Connected Warrior Scholarship
Connected Warriors Deposit
Connected Warriors monthly payment
“I loved the structure and organization, the guest lectures (what perfect people you picked to integrate into our learning process), Mindful eating, introductions to all the many diverse styles of yoga to keep us well rounded, pushing us out of our comfort zone (from mat placements each week to surprise instructing), previous student aides, textbook selection, Asana designing, guided meditation, your knowledge and leadership, our bonding, the friends I made, the safety and comfort I felt each day I was there. I absolutely loved everything about this experience. I have said it before and I will say it again, teacher training was and still remains my favorite thing that has occurred in my life. Thank you so much for this experience.” – Tiffany P. 2013