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Soul Aligned
 
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training 

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This yoga teacher training is certified by the Yoga Alliance. 

Have you always wanted to become a yoga teacher? Maybe you intuitively know it is the path for you. Perhaps you are not ready to teach yoga, but just simply want to dive deeper into this practice? Or maybe you are a yoga teacher already and want to learn more.

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I'm Alexandra McRobert, and I am the founder of the Mindful Life Practice. I have been teaching yoga for seven years and practicing yoga since childhood. Before I started yoga, I struggled with my mental health and mood. Becoming a yoga teacher completely changed my life - it gave me greater purpose, meaning and helped me learn how to live yoga - not just do yoga. There is so much to learn beyond the Warrior poses - there is history, philosophy, anatomy and ethics of yoga - and when you learn all of this, it can completely change your life.

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I started my first 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in April 2021. Since then I've graduated over 20 students and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive! Here's what my students have to say...

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What You Get:

  • Weekly live zoom pods with a small group of maximum ten participants led by a certified Sober Curious Yoga Teacher, for community, connection, empowerment and support (8 Hours of live, Zoom meetings)

  • Daily On-Demand yoga classes inspired by the weekly themes with Alex (56 hours of On-Demand yoga)

  • Daily On-Demand meditation practices inspired the weekly themes with Alex (10 hours of On-Demand meditation)

  • Weekly workbooks with daily journal prompts, quotes, reflections and interactive activities around sobriety and creating a life you don't need alcohol to escape from. 

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Leanne, Cayman Islands

"It's really amazing to think that it's only been ten months or so that I have been practicing yoga with @alexmcrobs @themindfullifepractice community. When Alex announced she was now offering the Yoga Teacher Training, I signed up. I am so glad I did - I have learned so much in this first module and I can't wait to continue. I am loving improving my postures but even just as much, expanding my mind through the philosophy of yoga. I am reframing how I look at the world and how I approach every day. This has been a touch year for everyone and I honestly don't know how I would have gotten through it without yoga. I thought I was grounded but this has revealed a whole dimension to my life that I didn't realize I had the power to open. Truly life changing.

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Raquel, Costa Rica

"I'm really grateful for the opportunity to join such a lovely group on the YTT. The sense of community is amazing. This root chakra chapter has been a reminder for being rooted, confident and knowing that I have all the power within myself. Alex is a perfect teacher to walk alongside the experience. She is always making us feel safe and inviting us to explore our creativity."

 Join our community of yogis transforming their lives all over the world and become a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, too.

Disclaimer: As with anything in life - you get what you give. While we provide all the classes, workbooks, material and support to become a yoga teacher, ultimately, you will only see results if you show up and are committed to the course. But if you do show up and put in the work, everyone I've seen who's been truly committed has successfully completed the yoga teacher training.

Here's what I can guarantee:

This course is the the most well-rounded, specialized and thorough program to become a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher. With a flexible set up of live zoom plus on demand content, over 3000 pages of textbook material, and live interaction with Alex on Zoom, you'll become a confident, capable, and exceptional yoga teacher at the end of this training.

What You Get:

  • Modules 1-7 either live on Zoom or live in Bali - workshops and history, philosophy, ethics, discussions with Alex. 

  • Three times a week private Zoom yoga classes for just 200 Hour YTT participants. 

  • On-Demand asana practices (40 hours total)

  • On-Demand lectures on course material (40 hours total)

  • Seven Yoga Teacher Training Manuals of 200-500 pages each - total 2800 pages of course content

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What You're Learning:

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Module 1: Root Chakra
"I am Grounded"
25 Hours

The root chakra is the color red and is at the base of the spine. The root chakra is the support system for all the other chakras. When it’s in balance, we feel grounded and stable. In the first 25 hour module of this 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, we will study the history of yoga (the origins of sanskrit, the origins of yoga and the branches of yoga). We will be introduced to energy and subtle bodies through the koshas, pranayama, the chakras, and the philosophy of the 8 limbs of yoga. We will workshop the main standing poses of yoga (tadasana, down dog, the warrior series, etc.)

Humanities: 4.5 Hours

Practice: 10 Hours

Energy and Subtle Bodies: 3 Hours

Posture Workshop (Standing Poses): 6 Hours

Practice Teaching: 1.5 Hours

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Module 2: Sacral Chakra
"I go with the Flow"
25 Hours

The sacral chakra is the home of creativity, sensuality, and emotions. When it is in balance, we feel excited about being alive and able to go with the flow. In this module each participant will learn about the philosophy of yoga in depth and posture workshop surya namaskar, or vinyasa flow. The students will complete eight hours of asana, meditation and pranayama practice, and practice teach one sequence.

Humanities: 13.5 Hours

Practice: 8.5 Hours

Posture Workshop (Surya Namaskar): 1.5 Hours

Practice Teaching: 1.5 Hours

Module 3: Core Chakra
"I am Empowered"
25 Hours

The third chakra is all about stepping into our personal power. When this chakra is in balance, we feel confident, have high self esteem, and believe in our own potential. This module will include an in depth study into the ethics of yoga, devote time to mudras, bandhas and meditation, and posture workshop core strengthening poses. Each participant will complete ten hours of practice and have one practicum teaching experience.

Mudras, Bandhas and Meditation: 3 Hours

Practice: 10 Hours

Ethics of Yoga: 7.5 Hours

Posture Workshop (Core Strengthening): 3 Hours

Practice Teaching: 1.5 Hours

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Module 4: Heart Chakra
"I love Unconditionally"
25 Hours

The heart chakra is the bridge between the inner world and the outer world. When it is in balance, we can accept, love and forgive both ourselves and others. In this module we will be introduced to pranayama techniques and examine in detail backbending and heart opening poses. We will look at anatomy and how yoga supports health, sensation and pain, and trauma and PTSD. We will learn how to adapt our offerings to meet many students needs, from prenatal yoga to trauma informed yoga.

Breathing Foundations: 3 Hours

Introduction to Anatomy: 6 Hours

Practice: 10 Hours 

Posture Workshop (Backbends): 4.5 Hours

Practice Teaching: 1.5 Hours

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Module 5: Throat Chakra
"I am authentically Me"
25 Hours

The throat chakra is all about communication and represents integrity of speech. When it’s in balance, our thoughts, words and actions are all in line. We live with authenticity and integrity. In this module, we will explore teaching and assisting forward fold poses in yoga. We will learn in depth about the musculoskeletal system, including the fascia, tissue and muscles. We will learn about the joints, the spine and the anatomy of the core. We will learn how to teach Mindful Let Go classes - yin/restorative inspired classes.


Practice: 8.5 Hours
Muskoskeletal System Anatomy: 12 Hours
Posture Workshop (Forward Folds): 3 Hours
Practice Teaching: 1.5 Hours

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Module 6: Third Eye Chakra
"Everything I Need is Within Me."
25 Hours

The third eye chakra is about intuition. When this chakra is in balance, we move beyond the surface and are able to see the world around us with clarity, insight and wisdom. In this module we will study physiology, including the vagus nerve, the stress and relaxation response, and respiration and anatomy. We will workshop twisting poses from yoga. Students will be introduced to the foundations of sequencing yoga classes, including class elements, choosing and arranging poses, and segmenting a class.

Practice: 10 Hours

Physiology: 7.5 Hours

Posture Workshop (Twisting): 1.5 Hours

Sequencing Foundations: 6 Hours

Practice Teaching: 1.5 Hours

Module 7: Crown Chakra
"I honor the Divine Teacher Within Me."
50 Hours

The final chakra, the crown chakra, is awakened when all the other chakras are opened and balanced. When your crown chakra is in balance, you feel awake, alive, and in deep connection with yourself and the universe. In the final module of this 200 Hour Training, you will be exposed to the necessary foundations for student safety, educated on how to adapt for various student types, and learn about teaching methodology and instruction. You will learn about the business of yoga, including marketing, reaching your full potential as a teacher, and building revenue and business streams. You will give two presentations to the class: one on a chosen topic of interest from yoga humanities, and one on a chosen topic of interest from the anatomy of yoga. You will put all of the pieces together from your training and create a final project, which will be an eight-week yoga course for The Mindful Life Practice. You will have an opportunity to implement this as part of one of our seasons of classes with the MLPC.

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Practice: 15 Hours

Adapting for Student Types: 7.5 Hours

Teaching Methodology Instruction: 7.5 Hours

Professional Development: 6 Hours

Practice Teaching: 6.5 Hours

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2022 Training Dates:

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Online Program

January 29 - July 30th, 2022

Online Zoom Format

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Cost: $2800

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Early Bird Discount (if paid in full by December 29, 2021): $2400

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Deposit Required to Save Spot: $500

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Live in Bali

March 27 - April 12, 2022

Live in Bali Format

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Cost: Double Room starting at $3900

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Early Bird Discount (If paid in full by December 27, 2021): $3500

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Deposit Required to Save Spot: $500

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Zoom 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Our Zoom 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training format is our most flexible option. It is ideal for those who can't get away from home for a large duration of time and want to complete their Yoga Teacher Training over an extended period of time. Alex will only offer this program once in 2022, so if you want to join, don't miss out!

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Dates: January 29th - July 30th.

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Students join one Lecture every two weeks:

Lecture Group A: Every other Sunday, from 7am-9am Bali Time (WITA)

Lecture Group B: Every other Tuesday, from 7pm-9pm Toronto time (EST)

Lecture Group C: Every other Saturday, from 10am-12pm UK time. 

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Students join one Asana Practice Every week: 

Asana Group A: Mondays at 7am-8am Toronto Time (EST)

Asana Group B: Wednesdays at 5pm-6pm Toronto Time (EST)

Asana Group C: Sundays at 3pm-4pm Bali Time (WITA) 

 

Participants will be expected to join at least one live YTT class a week. They also must complete extra practice hours and homework assignments outside of class hours. 

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Bonus: Free Annual Mindful Life Practice Membership for all of 2022  (value: $1200

Get a free membership to our online zoom community for the entire course duration. Get access to our live daily yoga classes on Zoom, as well as our on-demand library of thousands of classes with teachers all over the world. 

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YTT Class

The 200 Hour YTT Class will take place every other week at 7pm Bali Time and 7am Bali Time on Saturdays. Students are not expected to attend every week and the timezone rotation is intentional to meet the needs of students all over the world. All sessions will be recorded. Please see the schedule below to view the time it will be offered in your timezone. 

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YTT Asana Practice

The 200 Hour Yoga Teachers are invited to take place in private Asana practices, just for their group. These will take place three times a week. Students are only expected to attend one asana practice a week that works for them. All asana practices will be recorded. Please see below to view the asana practice time zone offerings. 

Class Schedule - Visible in Your Local Time

Dec 11 - Dec 17

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ONE PAYMENT

Join the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training for one payment of $2800 (Earlybird before December 31 is $2400)

One Payment:

$2400

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SEVEN PAYMENTS

Join the 200 Hour YTT for seven payments of $450 (Earlybird before December 31 is seven payments of $400).

Seven Payments

$400