In our 200 HR training you will:
This hybrid class will be a combination of Zoom and in-person classes. In-person classes will be held at a location that will be e-mailed to you once accepted for the program. Out-of-town students may
attend all classes on Zoom.
The majority of the training will be led by the co-founders of IPYC - Carol & Charles Crenshaw, the current Co-Coordinators Andrew & Megan Alam and the studious Melissa Slade. Together, they have 100+ years of experience between them practicing and teaching yoga, complementary health practices and meditation.
Carol and Charles have lived in India. They have studied with yogis, swamis, pandits, philosophers, psychologists, M.D.'s, and energy healers. Both hold masters degrees in Eastern Studies/Comparative Psychology/Holistic Health, are E-RYT 500+ Yoga Alliance certified instructors as well as Certified Yoga Therapists. They have personally trained thousands of people since 1987 as center directors in New York City, at the Himalayan Institute's national headquarters, and here in Indianapolis.
Andrew Alam is an E-RYT 500 registered yoga teacher. He has participated in teaching many trainings all over Indianapolis. He has developed various teaching aids for trainings. Andy's knowledge of anatomy and sequencing contribute so much to this training.
Megan Alam is an RYT 200 registered yoga teacher and has 6 years teaching experience. She is a birth and postpartum Doula, bringing a wealth of knowledge on how to practice with students during pregnancy, restoring the body through postpartum, relaxation practices, yoga for the pelvic floor and restorative yoga.
Melissa Slade is RYT 500 and has taught in several trainings for Inner Peace Yoga Center. She brings a wealth of knowledge when it comes to asana and alignment in poses. Her attention to detail brings a depth to the practice that is unmatched.
Trainings will also include other esteemed guest teachers such as:
John Peterson, M.D. (Ayurveda Specialist)
Jaime Stover-Schmitt, Ed.D., author of Every Woman’s Yoga - Yoga Therapy
Young Park, D.O. (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
& More to be added soon!
Fee for training 200 HR is $2995. $1000 due at time of application acceptance. Discounts for early payments in full.
Training begins 9/15/2022 and ends 4/28/2023. Total payment for the training is due prior to receiving certification.
The deposit is refundable (minus a $100 processing fee) until September 8,
2022. Please note that once the course has started, the tuition fee becomes non-refundable.
Must be 18 years old.
Admission to the program is at the sole discretion of the center's coordinators.
Participate in all required student teaching hours. In these sessions, you must demonstrate the ability to teach safely and systematically as taught in this training.
Students who miss any content are responsible for the material. You are responsible for submitting a written report of what was covered in the class, after listening to the class recording. To graduate, you will either need to be in attendance in all classes, or submit reports for all classes you missed. You cannot miss more than 20% of required classes and still receive credit for the program. If you miss more than this maximum number of hours you will need to repeat the sections of the program you missed through private classes. If you miss more than two sessions of asana instruction classes, you will be required to schedule a private session with one of our instructors to gauge your facility with postures. You will be charged the private class rate of $90 an hour.
To become certified, you will need to take and pass written tests in:
(a) Hatha Yoga
(b) Science of Breath
(d) Diet and Nutrition/Ayurveda
(e) Philosophy/Scripture Study
You will be required to complete the following assignments:
(a) A one-month Diet and Nutrition Experiment journal
(b) A two-month Meditation journal
(c) A one-week nostril dominance journal
(d) Self-evaluation of your student teaching experience
To become certified, students are required to follow the Ethical Guidelines for Yoga Teachers. This will ensure that a professional and safe atmosphere is maintained in the classroom. After certification, any certified teacher who is found practicing unethical and/or unprofessional behavior is subject to have their certification revoked.