SPEAKEASY TEACHER TRAINING 2017

it is time to unlock your potential.

becoming a great teacher means connecting with the teacher you already have inside of yourself, and our job is to help you reveal it! graduate from a teacher training program that will teach you everything you need to feel confident and capable as a yoga practitioner and teacher. 

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intimate and interactive.

broaden your perspective by spending 9 weekends with a group of likeminded, yet completely unique individuals who have also chosen to continue on their journey with yoga. as humans, we thrive on connection and building relationships. that is why we are keeping our teacher training limited to a small group of participants. we want you to have an experience where you feel heard, supported, and connected to your surroundings. 

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lighthearted and fun.

sometimes yoga can be serious, and we like to be serious, but we also like to keep it light! besides that is what balance is all about, right? we'll take traditional philosophy and find out how to apply it to your everyday so it can help you thrive in your life. as humans we have a tendency to wear many different "hats"... but instead of feeling like you need to change roles to fit into the different parts of your life, dive deep and learn to be the most authentic version of YOU, 100% of the time. 

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informative and practical. 

we want you to walk away remembering the theories, methods, and various topics we cover, and this happens not just by reading and writing, but by DOING! so that's what we'll do. by spacing the training out over 6 months not only will you have the attention you need, but the space you need to digest information, and mentorship opportunities to dive deeper into topics that you feel like you need to explore further, too.


in addition...

  • our training will help you gain a solid foundation in basic anatomy and functional movement. though the body is complex, you will learn how to break down information to make it accessible, yet still specific, and how to apply this effectively to your practice as well as your teaching. beyond skin, muscles, and bones, we’ll explore all that doesn’t meet the eye with energetic anatomy. ever heard of chakras, nadis, or koshas? well you have now, and you’ll learn more about them in training! 
  • traditional philosophy with a modern twist. we have to take knowledge that is thousands of years old and make it accessible for the life we are living today. deepen your yoga practice by exploring yoga philosophy, including the 8 limbs, in depth work with the yamas and niyamas, yoga sutras and more. 
  • you will walk away with all the tools you need to hold space, feel comfortable, and be confident while instructing people of all levels. 
  • once you graduate from our yoga alliance certified training program, you will be able to register as an RYT 200 with yoga alliance. 

required texts:

  • the yoga sutras of patanjali
  • the yamas and niyamas, deborah adele
  • yoga anatomy, leslie kaminoff
  • ashtanga yoga practice manual, david swenson
  • journey into power, baron baptiste
  • perfectly imperfect, baron baptiste

WEEKEND SCHEDULE 

friday evenings: 530-10PM* (4.5 hours)

saturdays: 8AM-8PM* (12 hours)

sundays: 8AM-5PM* (9 hours)

*this schedule includes a yoga practice each day + multiple breaks. some weekend hours may be subject to change.

TEACHER TRAINING 2017 DATES

january 27-29

february 10-12

february 24-26

march 17-19

april 7-9

april 21-23

may 5-7

may 19-21

june 9-11

*all trainees will be expected to attend all hours of training. if you are unable to attend all weekends, there is a $75 fee to schedule a make-up session.


TUITION

  • $2800 if paid in full by january 1
  • $3000 after january 1 or with payment plan.
  • individual payment plans available. please inquire for more information.
  • a $300 non-refundable deposit is due at time of application. this amount is applied to final payment of training.
  • tuition includes unlimited yoga classes at speakeasy throughout entirety of training.

*tuition does not include cost of books used during training


APPLICATION PROCESS

submit completed application below. $300 deposit is due upon submission to speakeasy yoga for consideration. remaining tuition is due two weeks prior to the date training starts unless payment plan has been put in place. if desired, contact tori or matt by e-mail to set up a time to discuss if this program is right for you! acceptance is based on first come basis and your deposit will be processed upon acceptance. 

CANCELLATION POLICY

deposits are non-refundable. once training starts, no refunds of training tuition will be given. 


LEAD TRAINERS

MATT PARENTE, RYT 200

why do you love yoga?

I love yoga for its challenges. it challenges every aspect of my life. yoga is the union of mind, body and soul and always proves to be a challenge when trying to balance them in this hectic life we love and live. whatever the struggle may be yoga can be the vehicle to finding a solution. it's not easy and when it feels like it's getting easier there are new and exciting challenges awaiting.

what can we expect from your class?

in my class you can expect to be challenged in all aspects of your life. physically, sure no problem. you will work hard, you will sweat, and you will be challenged mentally in a loving way that encourages you to push yourself beyond what you once thought was possible. once you begin to break the barriers of the body and mind you will start to see glimpses of your soul that will help guide you in all areas of life–on and off the mat. 

TORI REYNOLDS, ERYT 500

why do you love yoga?

this question makes me think of a time early on when I realized I was no longer just “going to yoga.” the more I practiced, the more I could see that everything was connected to each other and itself, and the separation I once believed in was not actually there. I got to know myself better, released a good amount of resistance I had to what life could offer me, and felt a new found sense of fluidity ease into my existence. so what I first thought of as the missing piece of the puzzle turned out to be the whole puzzle put together, and once you figure that out there’s really no going back. 

what can we expect from your class?

simplicity in thought, creativity in movement. I like to challenge myself and my students in ways that feel just different enough to keep you on your toes, but still carry a sense of familiarity. I’m also a firm believer in not overwhelming my students with information. in my opinion, we are often walking into a class with a lot on our plate. so if we have enough overload going on in our minds, we probably don’t need more. I like to give everyone just enough of the details to keep them engaged and moving in a way that will leave them wondering where the time went. 

SPECIAL GUESTS + ADDITIONAL PRESENTERS

deborah adele holds master’s degrees in both liberal studies and theology & religion. an ERYT500, she carries yoga certifications in kundalini yoga, hatha yoga, yoga therapy, and meditation. she is also trained as a gestalt practitioner and a somatics educator. for over 14 years, deborah brought her combined knowledge of business and her in-depth knowledge of yoga philosophy to build yoga north, a now thriving yoga center. currently she is writing, teaching, consulting, and engaging her own personal practice.

deborah is the author of the groundbreaking book The Yamas & Niyamas:  Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice. in addition, she has authored various published articles, two cds The Art of Relaxation and The Practice of Meditation, and has been sought after as a keynote speaker. deborah currently owns adele & associates, a company whose goal is to increase clarity, productivity, and right-living in individuals and systems.

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joane wire, resident speakeasy guide, will share her knowledge and expertise on topics of meditation, ayurveda, and subtle anatomy throughout the training! you can also practice with joane throughout the week at 9am simple on wednesdays or find her in rotation leading long slow + deep on sundays at 545pm.

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ross stambaugh (EYT 200) has been a dedicated student of ashtanga yoga for ten years. he travels to mysore india annually to practice at the source; KPJAYI (k. pattabhi jois ashtanga yoga institute ). 

ross regularly furthers his studies by attending workshops with richard freeman, tim miller, kim carter, taylor hunt, and matthew darling. 

"every day I practice. everyday i'm rewarded with a little more clarity and calmness. not much mind you! it's a slow process!"

megan lees will be joining speakeasy's teacher training program to share her expertise of prenatal and postnatal yoga.

megan has been practicing yoga since 2008, and completed her 200 hour Teacher Training Program at leelaa yoga in springboro, oh in 2012. megan's practice has continued to evolve, and will continue to do so, as she hopes to continue learning and changing as life is constantly fluctuating. even though megan's practice and teaching style constantly ebbs and flows, you can expect to focus on movement, the breath and mindfulness in each of her classes.