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200 HR YTT

SEEKING OM - Fundamental - 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

"find your journey, find yourself!"

This 200 Hour Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher Training led by Scotty & Kae will give you the tools and training to prepare you to teach, advance your practice and upon completion, possibly become a registered yoga teacher. We encourage that you already have an existing yoga practice, as this training will be a deepening of an existing practice. You will learn about the physical, subtle and meditative parts of yoga practice along with anatomy & how it ties into the practice. The history and philosophy will be taught but also explored through self-learning and practice. The practice will close with teaching methodology, ethics, professional development and practicum. Yoga is a practice and it does not end in a training. Self-study and practice are integral in learning about yoga and paying homage to the lineage of it. There is just as much yoga practice off the mat and in every day life.

Seeking OM is a Registered Yoga School under Yoga Alliance. Our teachers are experienced and certified under Yoga Alliance as respected yoga teacher trainers as well.

The Curriculum :::

Our curriculum is delivered in 4 main categories, with each category expanded into 3 competencies, as follows:

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TECHNIQUEs
& PRACTICE

ASANA - POSTURES
In this section, you will learn the historical context of Asana. You will work in-depth on Vinyasa Yoga postures and the lineage. You will learn how to incorporate Asana with Pranayama and meditation while focusing on safety for all. You will learn about the Asana's anatomical and alignment principles,  as well as contraindications.

PRANAYAMA & SUBTLE BODY
In this section you will learn the historical context of Pranayama (breath work) and subtle body. You will learn the effects of Pranayama on anatomy and subtle body. You will learn how to sequence Pranayama safely, including alternatives and adaptations. You will learn - Ujjayi, Nadi Shodhana, Kapalabhati, among other forms of breath work. You will learn about the Subtle Body: Chakras, nadhis, kleshas, koshas, and pranavayus.

MEDITATION
In this section you will learn the historical context of Meditation. You will explore various styles of meditation while understanding each practice of meditation while learning how to teach others to meditate. You will explore chanting, mantras, mudras, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi. 

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ANATOMY &
PHYSIOLOGY

ANATOMY
In this section you will learn about the skeletal system, major bones, types of joints, the major muscles involved in asana, and types of muscle contractions.

PHYSIOLOGY
In this section you will learn the cardiovascular/circulatory system. You will learn about the respiratory system, the muscles affected by breathing, involuntary and voluntary breath, and how the breath flows through your body. You will learn about the nervous system: the Central Nervous System (CNS), the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS), the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS); Sympathetic and Parasympathetic. You will learn about "fight or flight" stress response and "rest & digest", the vagal theory and overall mind-body connection.

BIOMECHANICS
In this section you will learn the types of joint movements, joint stabilization, contradictions, misalignments and adaptations. You will learn about safe movement as it pertains to balancing, stretching, awareness and trauma. 

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YOGA
HUMANITIES

HISTORY
In this section, what is Yoga will be discussed. You will learn about the history and origins of Yoga. You will learn about the Vedas, Vedanta, Hatha, and many other lineages of yoga. You will learn and discuss Seeking OM's lineage, style and methodology.

PHILOSOPHY
In this section you will learn about the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Hatha Yoga Pradipika. You will learn and discuss key terms of yoga, and the relationship between Asana, Pranayama and meditation. You will have the opportunity to self reflect on how philosophy relates to practice.

ETHICS
In this section you will learn about the awareness of Yoga Sutras or similar yogic ethical precepts. You will explore and discuss the relationship to Yoga Alliance Scope of Practice and Code of Conduct. You will learn and discuss the comprehension of and responsibility to increase equity in yoga. You will explore and self-reflect on how yoga ethics relate to practice and teaching.

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PROFESSIONAL
ESSENTIALs

TEACHING METHODOLOGY
In this section you will learn how to sequence a class, how to pace, how to create a successful class environment, how to cue verbally, visually and physically.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
In this section you will learn about the business of yoga: contracting; invoicing; w2; 1099; common legal, liability insurance and waivers. You will learn how to conduct marketing and promotions to support your own brand (yourself). You will explore in-depth about the Scope of Practice and Code of Conduct thus set by Yoga Alliance. You will learn about yoga related professional organizations, including Yoga Alliance, the credentialing process to become a Registered Yoga Teacher, and lifetime of learning and continuing education.

PRACTICUM
In this section you will be tested in your knowledge, skills, and experience across all competencies. You will have a written midterm exam and a written final exam. Part of your midterm exam you will lead a 30 minute practice and receive constructive feedback by the lead teacher(s) and your fellow students. Part of your final exam you will lead a 60 minute practice and receive constructive feedback by the lead teachers and your fellow students.

Techniques & Practice % of this YTT

40%

Anatomy & Physiology % of this YTT

15%

Yoga Humanities % of this YTT

15%

Professional Essentials % of this YTT

30%

The Lead Trainers :::

meet Scott & Kae McCraney

Scottspent a lot of time in the Culinary & Hospitality industry, with much of his training in culinary nutrition. But yoga was always part of Scott’s life & mind. In college, Scott practiced for the first time and was in and out in his practice over the years . Always eager to get back on the mat, in 2015 Scott made a commitment to practice Yoga more regularly and he stuck to it! With the immense desire to give back and help others, during the Fall of 2016 Scott began a Yoga Teacher Training program in which he graduated early Spring 2017, under the teachings of Willa Worsfold. Scott is a RYT200 through Yoga Alliance. He knew mission based yoga was important to him as he created a space with Kae for others to find their own journey. Scott is currently completing his MBA and Reiki Mastership, as well his as 500HR YTT under Willa Worsfold and others.

Kaetook his first yoga class in NYC back in 2006 at a Bikram studio, his practice was rather sporadic at the time and more of a social event with friends. After moving back to Boston, Kae was able to try different styles of yoga on his own, and that’s when he completely fell in love with vinyasa and restorative yoga. While working at lululemon he wrote on his 5 year-goal-plan that he wanted to become a yoga teacher, less than a year later he was enrolled on his first YTT. He was inspired to share with others what he had experienced and how transformational yoga and mindfulness was to him. Kae studied under Anthony Tomassi for a while before considering doing his Yoga Teacher Training. Starting in 2017, Kae enrolled in Anthony's 200 HR YTT. In December of 2017 Kae and his husband Scott opened their own Yoga studio in Revere, MA - Seeking OM Studio. He continued his studies under Willa Worsfold, who in 2019 led Seeking OM's 300 HR YTT. Kae is expected to graduate in May 2020 with his 500 HR YTT. His style of teaching can be depicted as energy based and eclectic. While in his flow classes you may find he often uses hatha & vinyasa foundations, chakras, mandalas and powerful flows. In his restorative classes you may find Kae incorporating meditations, nidras, activation of the parasympathetic system - rest & digest, and deep relaxation. He loves all things art related, when not on his mat you may find him creating new products, making dream catchers, crystal jewelry, taking pictures and creating digital content in his spare time. Kae is also a Reiki Master Teacher (3 times over in 3 different lineages) and a Crystal Reiki Master.

The Training Format :::

here is the configuration of this training

This 200 Hour Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher Training led by Scotty & Kae will give you the tools and training to prepare you to teach, advance your practice and upon completion, possibly become a registered yoga teacher. Per compliance with Yoga Alliance 40% of this training is focused on Techniques, Training and practice. 15% focused on Anatomy & Physiology. 15% focused on Yoga Humanities. And 30% in Professional Essentials. You will practice every-time we meet for at least 60 minutes.

Tuition includes a complete training manual. You will receive an initial manual and material will be added on every week we meet.


Reading List (Required)

1. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Sri Swami Satchidananda
ISBN-10: 1938477073
ISBN-13: 978-1938477072

2. The Heart of Yoga - TKV Desikachar
ISBN-10: 089281764X
ISBN-13: 978-0892817641

3. The Bhagavad Gita, 2nd Edition - Eknath Easwaran
ISBN-10: 1586380192
ISBN-13: 978-1586380199

4. Hatha Yoga Pradipika - Swami Muktibodhananda
ISBN-10: 9788185787381
ISBN-13: 978-8185787381



Suggested Reading List (Optional)

The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I - Ray Long
ISBN-10: 1607432382
ISBN-13: 978-1607432388

The Key Poses of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume II - Ray Long
ISBN-10: 1607432390
ISBN-13: 978-1607432395

Anodea Judith's Chakra Yoga - Anodea Judith
ISBN-10: 9780738744445
ISBN-13: 978-0738744445

Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life - Judith Hanson Lasater
ISBN-10: 1930485360
ISBN-13: 978-1930485365

Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness - Donna Farhi
ISBN-10: 0805059709
ISBN-13: 978-0805059700


• Online brief Yoga Sutra translation can be downloaded here: http://www.swamij.com/yoga-sutras.htm

• Online brief Hatha Yoga Pradipika translation can be downloaded here: http://www.swamij.com/hatha-yoga-pradipika.htm & http://terebess.hu/english/HathaYogaPradipika2.pdf

  

The Dates :::

Start date: October 21st 2020, Graduation Date: March 21st 2021.

Our new Yoga Teacher Training format was created to accommodate the new requirements of Yoga Alliance' RYS Registered Yoga School Standard and Credentials. Following the guidelines to assess the knowledge, skills, and experience of our trainees prior to certifying them as 200 Hour teachers.

Weekend Dates - Sat & Sun

Saturdays meet time: 12PM-7PM
Sundays meet time: 11AM-6PM

Meeting in person dates:

October: Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th

November: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th
November: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th

December: Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th

January: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th
January: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th

February: Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th
February: Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st

March: Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th
March: Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st

Online - Zoom Calls

On these specific Wednesdays, you will meet in a conference call through Zoom with Scotty and all of your cohort, from home or wherever you are.

Wednesdays meet time: 6PM-9PM

Meeting on Zoom:

October: 21st

November: 4th & 18th

December: 2nd & 16th

January: 6th, 20th & 27th

February: 3rd, 10th & 17th

March: 3rd, 10th & 17th

Feedback & Apprenticeship

Students will have 20 sessions of 60 minutes each.

10 sessions with Scott, 10 sessions with Kae.

These sessions will happen during Scott's & Kae's regular classes at Seeking OM Studio.

You have 22 weeks to complete these (152 days).

In these sessions you will observe, listen and evaluate your lead teachers.

You will take note of their classes and observe the asana, tone, pranayama, verbal-physical-visual cueing, sequence, themes, peak pose, meditation, delivery and pace.

Frequently Asked Questions :::

How proficient in yoga should I be in order to take Seeking OM's yoga teacher training?
What style of yoga is the Seeking OM Teacher Training?
What if I have have scheduling conflicts? What is the make-up policy?
How often will we practice in the training?
What if I do not want to be a yoga teacher?
I have an injury/special condition. Can I still take this training?
Is there a minimum age requirement to take this training?
What is Yoga Alliance? Why does it matter?
Do I have to register with Yoga Alliance once I've completed Teacher Training?
Are books and materials included in the price of the training?
Is there homework?
Does Seeking OM offer financial aid?
What is the cancellation policy?

Tuition :::

Early Bird, Full Payment, Payment Plan. Scroll down for Scholarship opportunities.

Early Bird

Early Bird: $2,800

$500 deposit due a.s.a.p. to hold spot.

Deposit $500


Plus $2,200 due by August 31st, 2020

Early Bird $2,200

Full Payment

Pay in Full: $3,000

$500 deposit due a.s.a.p. to hold spot.

Deposit $500


Plus $2,500 due by October 20th, 2019.

Full Payment $2,500

Payment Plan

Payment Plan: $3,200

$500 deposit due a.s.a.p. to hold spot.

Deposit $500


Plus 6 monthly installments, automatically deducted from your card, of $450 due on the 15th of each month. October 15th, November 15th, December 15th, January 15th, February 15th and March 15th. 

6 Payments of $450

* YTT Cancelation Policy *

>> 60 days or more prior to the training: Your payment can be refunded for a $150 administration fee, or transferred to another Seeking OM training at no cost.
>> 59-31 days prior to the training: Payments are NOT refundable, but are transferable (less $250 administration fee) to another Seeking OM training.
>> 30 days or less prior to the training: Payments are NOT refundable, but are transferable (less $500 administration fee) to another Seeking OM training.

Tuition is non-refundable after the start of the program. In the case of unforeseen circumstances causing a trainee to leave training, prorated payment may be transferred to another Seeking OM teacher training program held within 18 months. A written request is required to withdraw from any program. A fee of $500 will be administered immediately to transfer any time completed in the program towards a future program held within 18 months. The student will then be expected to resume payments for the remainder of the program 30 days prior to the start of the new program, payment(s) will resume based on the original agreement.

These policies are in addition to the general policies of Seeking OM as posted on the website and on premises. Certificates and approval for Yoga Alliance certification will not be issued until the complete payment of tuition. Failure of payment compliance will result in rejection of the program. Seeking OM LLC reserves all rights to make changes to any of the policies in this yoga teacher training program.

Committing to a 200 HR yoga teacher training program is a big deal! We want to make sure all your questions are answered before you register. If your questions aren’t answered here, please contact us for more information about our yoga teacher training programs.

Scholarships :::

in partnership with MNDFLMass

We are offering 4 different scholarships, each having a value of $500 off each tuition plan (per your discretion). These scholarships will be awarded to community leaders with intention of service and giving back through community yoga & free initiatives. Scholarships will be awarded in categories of diversity and leadership, with applicants commitment to increasing accessibility to underserved communities & populations. If you would like more information and a scholarship application, please email studio@seekingom.com with YTT Scholarship info in the subject.

Yoga Teacher Training Application :::

all potential students in this program must fill out the application bellow

We are honored to receive your application, and to ensure the highest quality of training possible please make sure that you meet or exceed our prerequisites, understand the certification and tuition process, as well as consent to our course guidelines before sending an application form. Seeking OM LLC and its lead teachers, program director and owners reserve the right and discretion of accepting anyone into the Seeking OM 200 HR YTT Program.

Disclaimer: The holistic properties of each item are in no way designed to replace medical practices or medical advice. Seeking OM makes no claim to cure illness or disease, nor do we diagnose or offer medical advice. The information is not intended to offer medical, psychological or other professional services, and whenever persons find themselves in need of treatment by a qualified medical practitioner, this is encouraged. Seeking OM claims no formal training in psychology or medicine. Seeking OM's training has been gained through meditation, yoga & holistic practices, contact with spiritual guides, knowledge gained through our time with our clients and also our personal experiences. The services provided by Seeking OM includes intuitive information only. Seeking OM does not promise to cure any ailments. Always test for allergies.

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