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For Yoga Teacher Trainers: Free Samples & Templates – Customizable Training Syllabus, Curriculum, Training Manual, Presentation & Assessment Materials That Meet & Exceed Yoga Alliance Requirements

Customizable Training Curriculums

We offer training curriculums and manual content of the highest standard. All of our materials are in customizable formats that you can edit and brand as your own.

We’ve spent a decade developing excellent resources, now used by trainers spread across the globe. We’ve worked with trainers throughout the US from Alaska to Maine, across Canada from BC to Newfoundland, and trainers in Mexico, Costa Rica, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Trainers in the United Arab Emirates, Greece, France, the UK and the Netherlands, too, have relied on our material to deliver their trainings.

With our support, you can engage your trainees with an excellent curriculum and knowledgebase, saving you valuable energy and time to focus on:

    • Guiding your students in exploration and experiential work
    • Sharing your unique areas of specialty
    • Transmission and mentoring

The content is provided in written lessons that are perfect for manuals and for guiding lectures, plus there are assessments (quizzes with answer sheets) and lecture support.

Our library has more than 400 unique and highly structured lessons, each with a succinct learning objective and description. (The lesson descriptions are also ideal for use in marketing to prospective students, and for applications to obtain funding, registrations and certifications.)

In summary, you get:

    • Flexible, structured curriculums for trainings and immersions of any length or level, from foundations to advanced and many specializations such as breathing & pranayama, restorative yoga, various anatomy focuses, spinal health & issues, hip health & hip issues, and many, many more.
    • The flexibility to build a manual and curriculum to meet your specific desires.
    • Training manual and workbook template: one foundations level and one for advanced or specialized trainings. Includes letter to trainees, mindmap for increasing knowledge retention, sample lessons and a structured workbook. (You choose from our library the rest of the lessons you want to use for your manual. You can follow our curriculum guides but are also free to make your own choices.) All materials are customizable.
    • Extremely high-quality content that you can edit and brand as desired.
    • The rights to distribute the material to your students.

Our content has grown exponentially over the years. The complexity of administering so much content has also grown, so we’ve made it easier for our members by creating content bundles that save admin time. Occasionally, we make significant content updates that we want to be sure our trainers have access to, and so we send them the updated content free of charge, even after their membership has expired.

Numerous Types of Training & Immersions

Trainer membership includes access to a library of detailed and flexible curriculums and lessons that you can use to build any of the following types of trainings:

    1. Foundations Teacher Training — Includes 200RYT
    2. Specialized Trainings & Immersions — Includes subjects such as pranayama, yin yoga, restorative yoga, yoga nidra, spinal health & spinal issues, and hip health & hip issues
    3. Advanced & Specialized Trainings — Includes 300RYT and 500RYT
    4. Preparation & Support for Yoga Therapy — The Advanced & Specialized Knowledgebase & Curriculum Guide can be especially helpful for trainings geared toward yoga therapy, and to support yoga therapists in their research and teaching. There is extensive curriculum support and manual content for Anatomy & Physiology subjects such as pelvis & hip muscles, shoulder girdle, immune system, endocrine system and so on, plus Injury & Adaptation subjects such as back pain, spine & disc issues, hip issues, mental health, sleep issues and more.

Powerful Learning Materials At Your Fingertips

You may choose any or all of the above complete training curriculums (that you can then edit if desired). A curriculum is a Word doc that provides a high-level look at the learning modules and then provides a step-by-step progression of learning objectives followed by a concise description of every lesson within each module.

The curriculums are just the beginning. You also have complete flexibility to choose lessons and other training materials from a vast library.

    • The library of downloadables include extremely high quality lessons (that can serve as manual content and lecture guides), quizzes with answer keys (that can also work well as lecture support) and presentations.
    • You have a credit of 240 downloads that you can select in any combination and at any time during your year-long membership. If you were to use all 240 credits, you might have 1,000 pages or more of content —far more than you could use in one training.
    • The content is customizable and you may brand as desired, keep for life and reprint and distribute to your trainees.
    • Make as many copies of the materials as you need or send electronically to your students for offline access.
    • Take a full year to download your materials, plus enjoy access to the entire online member library.
    • We offer the highest quality content. It’s derived from expert sources and precisely organized. See more detail and sample materials below.
    • The material meets and exceeds the Yoga Alliance core curriculum requirements, plus you receive templates with detailed content that you can copy/paste for completing the 200-hour, 300-hour and 500-hour YA applications.

Complete Flexibility

The library is vast — more than any one school could ever use — and the content can be edited and custom branded.

You can choose components from a vast library that can be mixed and matched and integrated with other material as you wish. Everything may be edited and branded as desired and thus, no two training manuals using our materials will look the same.

You might use your credits to download lessons for a complete manual, or you can supplement or update what you already have. For example, you could update your 200 hour or 300 hour training manual plus download more pieces for assessments, or create a new 50 or 100-hour Pranayama Immersion.

As you know, a good training is just the beginning. Continued study is a must. Our materials help trainees to be well-resourced. They can get up-to-speed efficiently (freeing you up to focus on your personal transmission and inspiring them with vital in-class coaching) while also gifting them with excellent material that they can consult for years to come, as their interests and questions evolve over time.

See more detail below. Write us if you need anything or wish to schedule a call.

More About the Content

Structure & Supplementary Support

Our content is comprehensive, and it’s organized with meticulous care.

It can lend structure to your thinking, or prompt you to include something that you overlooked. However, your in-class training need not be dictated by our material.

The manual content can be a valuable supplement to what you teach, providing background, contextual support, details or inspiration. The presentations and quizzes can give structure to your in-class training or be supplementary components as you desire.

Of the Highest Quality

We consult dozens of expert sources on every topic we cover and scrutinize every single teaching. You see only that which meets high quality standards.

    1. You won’t come across any weak “tips,” random opinions or immature assumptions.
    2. We curate content from all yoga lineages. By combing through hundreds of sources, we bring a vast selection of teachings and tools.
    3. We cite and link to sources for verification and further study.

You can see for yourself with an online Teacher Membership and free samples of training content below.

Completely Customizable

No two training manuals using our materials will look the same.

    • The library is vast— more than any one school could ever use — and every piece can be edited and custom branded.
    • You choose from a library of component pieces that can be mixed and matched to meet your vision.
    • Our content can fit with your own material, or you can pick and choose pieces to form a complete 200RYT, 300RYT or 500RYT training, or a specialization or emphasis in various subjects.

Learning Perspectives

We enable you to offer these perspectives within each of the hundreds of topics:

    1. Provide context. Introduce topics within a a bigger context.
    2. Begin at the beginning. Clarify assumptions and lay the foundation.
    3. Give an overview, a lay of the land. Provide a summary with highlights.
    4. Go deep. Get specific, prioritizing strategic application of concepts into actual teaching.

This organizational structure is not only a sweet way to approach topics, it gives you the flexibility to select content that best suits your needs for various trainings. For instance, how you present chakras will depend on the training (200RYT, 300RYT 500RYT, specialization, or a workshop) and on how much you wish to focus on the topic overall. And since the material in your manual may either give structure to your coverage of the topic, or serve as supplementary background, you have all the more freedom to choose content to serve your particular needs.

For example, when choosing content for chakras, you can choose exactly what you need from these content pieces:

    • Energy & Subtle Body Anatomy Intro — The greater philosophy of which chakras are a part
    • Chakras Intro — The big picture, the background and philosophy
    • Chakras Summary & Highlights— A look at all the chakras at once
    • Muladhara Chakra, Svadhisthana Chakra, etc. — Extremely comprehensive coverage of each chakra, including associated themes and practices

Curriculum Samples

We have a number of flexible and customizable curriculums. The Foundations Curriculum is an ultra-complete syllabus of knowledge standards that meets and exceeds the Yoga Alliance 200-hour core curriculum.

It includes:

    1. A precisely organized syllabus which lays the foundations (begins at the beginning) and builds knowledge in a sequential way
    2. A summary of learning objectives
    3. Detailed curriculum with lesson titles and descriptions that you may copy/paste/edit for your applications, marketing and other uses
    4. Yoga Alliance assessment requirements for each part of the curriculum, plus our resources that meet each requirement
    5. More sample content including a template for the Letter of Intent that YA requires in their RYS application

Here are a few snapshots from the Foundations Curriculum.

 

Manual / Workbook Samples

Here are a few snapshots from the Foundations and RYT200 Training Manual & Workbook. It’s a fully customizable template and has been successfully used by many trainers in their Yoga Alliance registration application.

Also included in the manual template is an excellent (and customizable) letter with guidance to trainees for developing a mind-map and learning system for maximum retention and application.

Free Downloadable Training Samples

Free Samples: Teaching Methodology

The samples below come from the Teaching Methodology Intro & Overview where we “begin at the beginning.” The next lessons in the series offer in-depth teachings related to each of the topics introduced here.

Free Samples: Forward Bending

The series of lessons on pose categories is vital for teachers to deeply understand asana and learn to sequence effectively.

There is a lesson on categories and families in general and then each category is covered like these examples from Forward Bends.

Free Samples: How Yoga Supports Health & Physiology

This lesson is an introduction to anatomy and physiology lessons, providing a grounded overview of how yoga impacts health and the various perspectives from which this powerful subject can be examined.

Free Samples: Endocrine System Immersion

For advanced and specialized trainings, and for trainings geared toward yoga therapy, we have many “immersion bundles” like this one, which feature a series of related lessons on specialized subjects.

There are additional lessons for individual poses, as shown in this snapshot from the curriculum:

 

They Are All Customizable

The samples provided here are in PDF format, but as a trainer, you can choose the customizable version for editing and branding.


Pricing

See current pricing here.

If you’ve ever had a Trainer Membership with us and wish to re-join, you can do so for 50% off.

    • The offer is good for 50% off both the one-time payment and installment plans.
    • The coupon doesn’t expire.
    • Contact us for the coupon code.
    • This offer is good for previous Trainer Members only.

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