Eagle Yoga House Teacher Training 2023 - 2024
Yoga Teacher Training is an amazing journey. You will find yourself with like-minded people from all walks of life, with different attitudes and beliefs, brought together by a love for yoga. There are many courses available. EYH adheres to the requirements of the Yoga Alliance. You will learn how to stand up in front of a classroom of students and deliver a yoga sequence that you have developed. You will also be trained in anatomy, teaching methods, philosophy, and the history of yoga.
We are an eleven year old studio that focuses on relationships and the community. Your Teacher Training will consist of 200 hours of training, of which, 180 hours will be face to face contact with senior instructors who care about your success. During your Teacher Training, specialists will be invited to deliver information and share different perspectives on specific modules.
What if you need extra help?
We will be available to support you if a session is missed or if you just need additional repetition. One of our lead teachers will be happy to spend extra time with you if you need more time to absorb the information.
EYH will provide a Syllabus (see below), and a 200 Hour Manual so that you can learn from the group, and also learn in your own time. The book, ‘Light on Yoga’ by BKS Iyengar, will be required and referred to often throughout the training.
Who are your lead teachers?
From a very young age, fitness has been a part of my life. My family owned a local gym growing up and I’ve been into health and fitness ever since. My experience and certifications in fitness and health span across many different formats/genres; macros coaching, nutrition, cycling, bootcamp, barre, personal training, yoga, and more! I have been teaching yoga, in particular, for over a decade. In all my classes and training I lead, I want my students to find something within them that empowers them. My hope is to always be a vessel that will guide my students down a path to becoming their most genuine, best self. Teacher training allows me the opportunity to light the fire in future teachers and instill in them a desire to also be a vessel for their students. Yoga is life changing and I feel immensely blessed to be at Eagle Yoga House!
Susan Dusho (Lead)
I started yoga late in life, however, from my first yoga class I knew I wanted to teach and throw myself into the history and practices of yoga. I have been practicing for fifteen years and teaching for twelve. I have met several senior teachers who have been my mentors over the past decade. I learned there is so very much to this ancient practice and wanted to create a school that addresses all of the components of yoga. Eagle Yoga House created a curriculum and began teacher training in 2013. I am a certified Yoga Alliance teacher, and received my 500 hour teacher training in Denver in 2018 with Christina Sell. Since then, I have received a second three hundred hour certification and I continue to learn every day. I have over 12,000 hours of teaching since I opened Eagle Yoga House.
I began my journey into Teacher Training at Eagle Yoga House in 2018, led by Susan Dusho, with an emphasis on Ashtanga and other Asana techniques. Since then I have been certified in Hot Vinyasa, Rocket Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Myofascial Release. I am currently working towards my 500 hour certification with Carmen Aguilar. The biggest takeaway for those interested in Eagle Yoga House Teacher Training is that Susan allows her instructors the freedom to teach their unique style ,using the foundational asanas and sequencing they learn through her guided 300 hour Teacher Trainings.
How many people will be in the course?
There is so much information to digest in a yoga teacher training. All of the lead teachers are dedicated to having a good working relationship with each student. The class size will be small and intimate so all students can be seen and heard.
Can a beginner do yoga Teacher Training?
Yes. We believe all people benefit from yoga. During the Teacher Training, students will master the knowledge, and develop enough confidence to deliver a basic yoga class. This includes techniques, proper alignment, and awareness.
Do I need to be able to do all yoga poses?
No! No one can do all the poses. No one has the perfect body dimensions and other factors needed to do every pose. In this teacher training, we will focus on the health benefits, proper alignment, and modifications to enable all students to practice yoga.
How much teaching practice will I do?
There is a great deal to learn. Ultimately, the goal is to find your voice. Practicing teaching in front of your fellow students can help reduce the stress of public speaking and create a teaching style that is your own. The only way to do this is practice. A clear and strong personal practice is the foundation or great teaching. Your best teaching will come from the things you have worked hard at. Your independent development outside of the classroom will be supported as much as your time in class with others.
How long and what dates are the Teacher Training?
The Teacher Training starts October 20th and runs for 8 consecutive months. We will meet one weekend a month (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from 9:00-5:00. We know you all have busy lives and that this training is a large commitment. By meeting once a month, students have the time to process the information, study, and allow for the training to work alongside you in your everyday lives. The weekend dates are as follows: Oct. 20-22, Nov. 17-19, Dec. 15-17, Jan 19-21, Feb. 9-11, Mar. 8-10, Apr. 19-21 and May 10-12 with graduation on the 12th.
The Teacher Training is $2,850.00. We ask for a $500.00 payment to reserve your spot. Half of the full amount needs to be provided by the September module. However, we believe everyone who has the desire should be given the opportunity to teach, and we will work with you if additional payment arrangements are needed.
Eagle Yoga House's Teacher Training Syllabus
2023 - 2024
Hot/Heated and Alignment - Orientated Teacher Training,
Instructors: (Lead) Susan Dusho, Ashly Bjorn, Amanda Ruffner and Special Guest Speakers TBD
Phone: (206) 450-7084
Meets one weekend per month for 8 consecutive months.
This course is a Yoga Alliance registered yoga school (RYS) 200-hour teacher training class. Students who complete this class are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®). The course includes techniques, training, and practice; teaching methodology; anatomy and physiology; yoga philosophy, ethics, and lifestyle; and practice both as an assistant and as a lead instructor. Integrating various stretching techniques, strength training, breath work, meditation, and mindfulness practices, the training will be led by Susan Dusho.
Eagle Yoga House's The Art Of Teaching Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training Manual
Courage To Teach , by Parker J. Palmer
Light On Yoga , by B.K.S. Iyengar
The core study in The Yoga of Energy Flow 200-Hour Teacher Training is vinyasa flow yoga in which breath, movement and asana are combined with physical and energetic alignments to create a transformational practice.
• Students will leave this training fully prepared to teach vinyasa, or hatha style yoga classes and will have a comprehensive understanding of yoga asana, pranayama, anatomy of yoga, hands-on assists, restorative yoga, ayurveda, yogic philosophy, mudras and meditation techniques.
• This 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is approved by the Yoga Alliance of America. Students who complete this training are qualified to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-hour level (RYT 200).
This class will be graded Pass/Fail, based on attendance. Below is a list of possible grades you may receive in this class:
P – Pass: Completed course requirements of 180 contact hours and ability to teach a one hour, well balanced, safely sequenced yoga class.
W – Withdraw: If you drop this class you will receive a “W” grade.
I – Incomplete: If you fail to meet the attendance requirements of this course, you will receive an “I” until you have made up all missed classes. Please make arrangements with your instructor to do so within the following semester. Your grade will be changed to a “P” once you have made up all classes
F- Fail: It is very unlikely that you will receive a failing grade. Your instructor will be happy to work with you to make up any missed classes. A grade of “F” will only be given in extenuating circumstances, such as unacceptable behavior.
This is a Yoga Alliance approved yoga teacher certification requiring 180 contact hours, which must be completed by May 19, 2024. Thus it is important try to attend every session. If this is not possible, then you must let your teacher know and review make-up session options.
Course evaluations will be sent via email at midterm and at the end of the semester. Please take
the time to fill these out – your feedback is very important to us!
Eagle Yoga House's facilities use is a privilege and participants are expected to be good citizens and respect the rights of others. Individuals who engage in unacceptable or irresponsible behavior may have their access to Eagle Yoga House revoked or modified indefinitely as determined by the Lead Teacher.
Each scheduled weekend will start at 9:00 am end at 5:00 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A 30 minute lunch will start at 12:00 pm each day.
Weekend One, Oct 20-22
Asana Class - Expanding the Inner Body
Exploring the eight limbs of yoga
Beginning practices of pranayama breathing and meditation
Introduction to Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar
Begin the study of sun salutations through practice and speaking
History of yoga
Introduction to subtle anatomy
Quadrinity Model Who we are in our Wholeness
Weekend Two, Nov 17-19
Review Chapters 1-3 in the Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer
History of OM and lecture
Overview of Classic Yoga Texts
Down Dog Clinic
Glossary of Terms
The Bhagavad Gita
Weekend Three. Dec 15-17
Opening Circle /Reconnect
Techniques and Practice of Standing Poses as given in Light On Yoga
Warrior One Clinic
Basic Anatomy muscle contractions
Introduction to Yoga Sutras
Weekend 4, Jan 19-21
Ardha Chandrasana Clinic
Focus on Hips Anatomy
Introduction to Hands on Assists
The Art of Sequencing
The 7 Major Chakras
Weekend 5, Feb 9-11
The Art of Teaching
Basic styles of learning
Teachers in Training teach ten minutes
Weekend 6, Mar 8-10
Anatomy the core and the spine
Teachers in Training teach 20 minutes
How to incorporate “yogic lifestyle “ into one’s daily life
Weekend 7, Apr 19-21
Basic bread and butter poses
Teachers in Training teach to each other
Take pictures of each other in poses
Introduction to Arm Balances
Weekend 8, May 10-12
Review and teach
Wrapping Up, Goal Setting