200 HOUR
TEACHER TRAINING &
PRACTICE INTENSIVE (RYS)

The BSY Teacher Training Program is all about you. We will travel down this path together, not to mold you into something you are not, but to support you in becoming more fully yourself. The training will offer you multiple hands-on opportunities to practice and affirm the 8-limbed path. We are whole-heartedly committed to assisting you on your journey of self-exploration and discovery, as well as guiding you to develop a disciplined and healing personal practice. Come be a part of the most authentic, heart orientated, skillful and knowledgeable instructors in the world!!!

Training & Intensive Details

2023 Dates

Trillium Yoga, Grayslake, IL.  www.trilliumyogastudio.com

Dates are the weekends of:

February 10th-12th** & February 17th-19th**

March 3rd-4th & March 10th-11th

March 31st – April 1st, April 14th - 15th, 28th-29th

May 5th-7th** & May 19th – 20th

June 2nd – 4th ** & June 9-11th**

Hours

Fridays 4 – 9 PM

Saturday 11 – 6 PM

Select Sundays, indicated with a ** are primarily for practice teaching (not required for practice intensive students) beginning at 12PM.  Alternative time and location adjustments can be made if need be.

Cost:

Teacher Training: $3100 on payment plan, $2800 if paid in full (eligible for certification and registrations with the Yoga Alliance).  

Practice Intensive: $1800 (no certificate issued, Sundays not required)

Email wendy@bluesunyoga.com to register or for more information!

What makes this training unique?

The BSY Teacher Training Program is all about you. We will travel down this path together, not to mold you into something you are not, but to support you in becoming more fully yourself. The training will offer you multiple hands-on opportunities to practice and affirm the 8-limbed path. We are whole-heartedly committed to assisting you on your journey of self-exploration and discovery, as well as guiding you to develop a disciplined and healing personal practice. 


Yoga is one of the few physical practices that honors our bodies unique and dynamic needs through all of the stages in our lives. In this training we will address the entire spectrum of embodiment so that you can make yoga a life long practice and share the gifts of yoga with everyone, regardless of age or physicality. You will learn how to integrate yoga into your daily life in order to find clarity, balance and true healing. 


Together, our teachers bring over 100 years of experience. They teach all ages from children to seniors, and all populations including those with severe mental and physical challenges. They specialize in making this practice accessible to everyone with the belief that if you can breathe you can practice yoga!

Curriculum

The Blue Sun Yoga (BSY) Teaching Training Program is aligned with the original teachings of yoga where the practice transcends the mat by viewing our daily life as a laboratory in which to embody and affirm the 8-limbed path. The training will begin with an in-depth study of the history and philosophies of yoga. You will immediately be inspired and supported to develop a yogic lifestyle represented in every pose of your life. You will begin sharing, offering and teaching from the first step. Through this program you will build the courage to ask the questions of your heart, develop the receptivity to listen, grow the strength to speak your truth and feel well versed in complimenting a variety of teaching methodologies with your authentic offering of vinyasa flow yoga.

A deeper commitment to the study of your self and to the path of yoga will be cultivated through the exploration of: 

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The program will include comprehensive mentorship and support by Wendy Dahl and other instructors to assist you in your personal journey. This training will encourage you to discover, remember and celebrate your personal blessings and all that you have to offer. It is appropriate for yoga teachers, those preparing to teach yoga and those wanting to make a deeper commitment to self-exploration and discovery. We all have something to offer, allow the BSY Teacher Training Program to support you in remembering and sharing your gifts!


Blue Sun Yoga is a Registered Yoga School (RYS). Successful completion of this program qualifies students for the RYT 200 Registration.

Required Readings

  • Refining the Breath – The Yogic Practice of Pranayama, Doug Keller (www.doyoga.com)

  • The Heart of Yoga, TKV Desikachar ***

  • Hatha Yoga Illustrated, Martin Kirk, Brooke Boon, Daniel DiTuro

  • Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar

  • The Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book, Kelly Solloway***

  • MetaAnatomy, Kristin Leal

  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Satchidananda***

  • The Secret Power of Yoga, Nischala Joy Devi***

  • Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence, Matthew W. Sanford

  • How Yoga Works, Geshe Michael Roach *

***Alternatives for these books are available

 

Recommended Reading / Alternatives (not required):

  • Wherever you go there you are, Jon Kabat-Zinn

  • Relax and Renew, Judith Lasater

  • Ashtanga Yoga “The Practice Manual”, David Swenson

  • The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga, Srivatsa Ramaswami

  • The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness, Erich Schiffmann

  • Anusara Yoga – Hatha Yoga in the Anusara Style, Doug Keller

  • Functional Anatomy of Yoga, David Keil

  • The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga - Ray Long

  • Anatomy of Movement, Blandine Calais-Germain

  • Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff

  • Anatomy of Hatha Yoga, Coulter

  • The Anatomy Coloring Book, Wynn Kapit/Lawrence M. Elson

  • Moola Bandha, The Master Key, Swami Buddhananda

  • A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, Eckhart Tolle

  • The Bhagavad Gita

  • Tao Te Ching