Classically Informed Teaching, Progressively Aligned.
The DCF Yoga Teacher Training, in partnership with Feel Good Yoga and Pilates, offers a comprehensive program like no other! We surpass the Yoga Alliance standards by offering more contact time, blending eastern and western knowledge, all while providing more teaching opportunities to our students. This creates a holistic view of the body, a strong knowledge base and supremely proficient instructors. This transformational course will allow you to dive deeply into your own journey and find your unique insights and teaching voice.
Dana Carter puts a modern spin on Yogic philosophy and Asana while remaining deeply rooted in Yoga’s rich history. She pulls from her expertise as a Yoga teacher, Physiotherapy Assistant, anatomy nerd, and master Pilates teacher trainer to give you an alignment-oriented Hatha/Hatha Flow training that will leave you feeling confident to teach in any setting! There is a strong functional alignment and anatomy aspect weaved throughout this course. Modifications, progressions, and contraindications will be discussed in detail for each pose covered.
This course advocates that Yoga is for all bodies; you will learn to fit poses to people, rather then fit people to poses.
We provide a safe and supportive environment while you take this journey with us!
We are dedicated to your success during the course and afterwards. After your course is completed you will have the opportunity to assist in classes or teach karma classes at our beautiful facility while you continue to polish your new skills.
- Learn a wide array of classical and contemporary Yoga Poses
- Discover modifications and progressions for all poses in the curriculum
- Introduction to common injuries, illnesses and special populations
- Introduction to pre and postnatal
- Contraindications and benefits for each of the poses
- Hands-on adjustments
- Functional alignment and anatomy modules
- Sequencing module – Learn how to put classes together
- BACKS Cueing method – learn how to cue effectively
- Pranayamas – Breathing Techniques
- Mythology and archetypes
- Yogic history and philosophy
- Subtle body anatomy
- Business of yoga/marketing
- Theming classes
- Self care
Fall Program 2019
|Fridays:||5:00 PM to 9:00 PM|
|Saturdays and Sundays:||9:00 AM to 6:00 PM|
Instructor: Dana Carter
Spring program starts February 9, 2018
- September 20 – 22
- Study and Assignment Break
- November 1-3
- November 15-17
- November 29 – December 2
- December 13-15
- January 3-5, 2020
- January 17-19, 2020
- January 31-Feb 2, 2020
- February 14-16, 2020
- February 28-March 1, 2020
Credentials and Registration Options
After completion of the Feel Good Yoga Teacher Training program, you will be eligible for the following designations:
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) with the American Yoga Alliance and the Canadian Yoga Alliance.
The Early Bird program costs for the Feel Good Yoga Teacher Training program is $2200 (+tax) if paid in full by June 30, 2019. After that date the full cost is $2400 (+tax).
A $250 (+tax) non-refundable deposit is required to save your spot in the program. You pay this after your application is accepted. The application process usually takes less than 3 days. The application fee is a part of your program cost – not in addition to it.
A payment plan is available* where you pay the balance of the program cost over the duration of the Yoga Teacher Training course. Please contact us to discuss the options of a payment plan by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*A $100 administration fee is added on to the payment plan option – no payment plan option for the summer intensive due to the short duration of the program.
Recommended reading material
Teaching Yoga – Donna Farhi
Meditations From The Mat – Rolf Gates
Wheels of Life – Anodea Judith
Awakening Shakti – Sally Kempton
Jaya an Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata – Devdutt
Pattanaik (also comes in an audio version)
The Yoga Tradition – Geord Feuerstein (heavy read)
Yoga Anatomy – Leslie Kaminoff
The Key Poses of Yoga – Ray Long
The Key Muscles of Yoga – Ray Long
Light on Yoga – B.K.S. Iyengar
Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – B.K.S. Iyengar
Light on Pranayama – B.K.S. Iyengar
Light on Life – B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga Discipline of Freedom – Barbara Stoler Miller
Yoga and the Quest to the True Self – Stephen Cope
Prakriiti Your Ayurvedic Constitution – Dr. Robert E. Svoboda
1. What type of Yoga Training does this course offer?
You will learn to teach Hatha and Hatha Flow style classes primarily.
Although this is the main style of the curriculum you will have modules on
restorative, vinyasa, Yin, prenatal and more! This will give you a strong
foundation to move into any specialized yoga style with ease.
2. How much experience is required to apply for the course?
No previous experience is required, however we recommend that you have a
regular yoga practice and a strong interest in expanding your knowledge
about yoga asana, history, philosophy, and lifestyle.
3. Do you have any suggestions on ways to prepare for the training?
Maintain a regular daily Yoga practice, this is essential! Your daily practice
can change day to day and should be things you do both on and off of your
mat. It could range from 5 minutes to 1.5 hours. Yogic practices are not just
limited to the physical asana. Your daily practice could include meditation,
pranayama, reading yogic texts, or even connecting to nature. Come with an
open mind ready to receive and learn!
4. I have physical limitations; can I still apply for the course?
Yes! This course puts a strong emphasis on learning to adapt Yoga for ALL
bodies. There is no prerequisite to do all of the poses in the curriculum, only
that you understand them and can use your verbal cues to guide students
through the process. There are Asana classes in the course and you are
expected to participate to the best of your ability; however you MUST respect
your body and rest as required. The only mandatory is that you are present,
attentive and actively learning. Some of the best teachers have limitations;
they can be useful as teaching tools for yourself and others.
5. Is this course only for those who wish to teach?
This course is appropriate for both those who want to teach and for personal
development. This course is great for individuals looking to dive deeper into
Yogic practices and increase their understanding. Many people initially think
they do not wish to teach but often that changes as the course continues.
Whether you plan to teach or not, keep an open-mind and simply enjoy this
6. Do you provide teaching opportunities after the course is over?
Yes, there are opportunities for you to shadow, assist and even teach Karma
classes. Many subbing/teaching opportunities are offered to our graduates.
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