This training gives you my culmination of decades of learning with the best teachers from around the world, to you in this highly effective ONLINE training. I had to travel around for years, finding different expert teachers all over the world to pass down their knowledge to me. This training is a powerful journey into yoga’s past and future. It gives you tradition and innovation, and leaves you with the skills necessary to understand and create a lifelong yoga practice and career. This is not a cookie-cutter, follow-a-recipe training. If you never have taken a training, or if you have and you are looking for more, then this training is perfect for you.
Our LIVE interactive calls are big part of the training and is one thing what separates this training from other online trainings. These calls connect us and builds community. They are times for you to ask questions and gain the unpredictable & invaluable lessons that happen during in-person trainings. One thing we do in these calls is look at your poses using the pictures or videos you send in. This way you get individual feedback about your poses, but more, we help each other see how different bodies move, and learn what that means and how to apply more options to help your future students.
These calls, also, are your time to find and develop your voice. You will have chances to lead your peers in meditations, dharma talks, poems, and readings, gaining teaching experience and confidence. Plus, you get tons of inspiration along the way by listening to all the voices and styles.
I am with you, as are all your fellow peers during this training. We begin together, we develop together, and we become the best yoga teachers together!
AND you get the best of both worlds with an in-person immersion. This in-person immersion give us the chance to connect and sit close by to each other while exponentially taking our learning to new heights. This intensive is the perfect complement to all the online content and practice. And if you can't make the in-person weekend, no problem as you can still complete the requirements all online and receive a 200-Hour certificate. If you want to complete the in-person immersion and receive your 300-Hour, then the opportunity will be available to you in the future.
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....If any of the above describes you - I can help.
It’s important for me that this is the right fit for you. I want to create a community and training that knows what to expect and wants to be a part of this training. This brochure will take you step-by-step through what you’ll learn, and how the training works. I’ll cover common FAQs about both in-person and online trainings. By the time you’re done reading this, you’ll have more clarity on whether my online training is the right fit for YOU.
What kind of people take online YTT?
The PROS of Online
Let’s talk about the pros of doing a Yoga Teaching Training ONLINE.
Where else can you do this?
Unless we were in a stadium filled with 100s of yoga students of all ages and walks of life, who’d be willing to hold Warrior II for 40 minutes while we look at each one of them, moving certain people side-by-side to showcase a particular concept and explore modifications?!? Without the freeze-frame/side-by-side approach, this kind of in-depth real life assessment would never be possible.
This is the MAGIC of how my Online Teacher Training program works!
But don't forget we get to meet in-person too. This is a truly flexible, accessible training meant to meet your life without skimping on all the content and teaching that makes you the BEST yoga teacher you can be.
Mitchel Bleier — Lead Instructor
I started yoga when I was 18, at a time when yoga was not popular, especially for eighteen-year-old boys. After finishing my first shavasana, and my puddle of sweat finally absorbed, I felt like I had just found home. Yoga was the first thing that made sense in my life. I wasted no time. I got my first book on yoga and memorized every pose and Sanskrit names and even their meanings. I took my first teacher training and started teaching at 19. I went on to mentor with some of the most preeminent American yoga pioneers and Indian teachers, as well as, studying SouthAsian religions and Sanskrit at the University of Rochester. I began teaching International workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings in 2001.
Teaching yoga has been my only “job” as an adult. My entire adult life has been shaped by yoga: the practice, the community, the conversations, and the business. I have owned and created yoga studios, a yoga magazine, a yoga video production company, and an online corporate wellness program. Through these two plus decades, I have never stopped learning. My many mistakes have been my greatest teachers. My family, wife, and kids teach me about yoga as the relationship with the world. I am beyond grateful for my journey and the people.
Teaching teachers has always been my gift. I consider it my calling to share and give anything I have learned, and together innovate on what yoga will be. I have trained 1000’s of teachers all over the world who have gone on to have successful lives as yoga teachers, studio owners, retreat and workshop presenters, and teacher trainers.
Tracy Bleier — Lead Instructor
Tracy Bleier has been a local teacher and community leader/builder for the past twenty years. She has had many classrooms, from inside a traditional high school where she taught English Literature and writing to inside a yoga room where she taught people of all demographics the value that a yoga practice can bring to their lives. She has owned studios for decades, taught trainings and workshops and has spent most of her life as a voracious learner. She believes that our lives give us precious opportunities to learn about ourselves and she uses observations about her own life, refined from her years of practice, to tap into universal truths that feed the conversations she infuses into her classes.
Tracy teaches a range of yoga experiences, including the physical practices of Hatha Vinyasa yoga and functional movement and the contemplative practices of meditation and journaling. Tracy is happily married and is a proud mama to three boys, two dogs and a cat. She recently moved to Chicago where, in addition to teaching and caring for her family, she is writing her first book.