200-Hour Teacher Training
Citizen Yoga’s 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a Yoga Alliance-certified program designed around the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual principles of the yoga practice. Throughout the program, trainees will be guided on a journey of self-transformation as they begin to internalize, live, and teach Citizen alignment yoga. Based on a manual developed by Citizen Yoga founder Kacee Must, Citizen’s 200-Hour program is delivered in a hybrid format that combines the convenience of virtual learning with valuable in-person teaching to offer a highly engaging and educational experience.
Citizen Yoga’s training team combines decades of yoga teaching and training experience to offer a comprehensive, foundational yoga education that prepares trainees to be able to teach multiple types of yoga classes upon graduation. Graduates from our program are eligible to register as a Registered Yoga Teacher-200 with the Yoga Alliance.
300-Hour Teacher Training
The 300-Hour program will build upon and enhance the tools gained from previous trainings and experiences, in a way that recognizes a teacher’s potential to facilitate an educational and impactful class. This program aims to shift teachers from leading just an experience to an integrated educational class without losing dynamism. This shift indicates a pivotal point of growth in the career of a yoga teacher.
Citizen Yoga’s 300-Hour Teacher Training has been re-formatted into modules that you will take as immersion weekends throughout the year. The modules can be attended in their entirety for teachers pursuing the 300-hour certification, or modules can be attended individually as continued education. We run 7-9 modules per year, ranging from Friday- Sunday weekend immersions to 10-hour online segments. These modules are open to the public, not just our 300 HR students. You can be enrolled in the 300 HR to sign up OR you can just be an interested student wanting to explore/deepen your practice.
Citizen Yoga’s 300-hour training is a Yoga Alliance approved program. You are certified as a 500-hour RYT upon completion.
The Mentorship Program, like most forms of yoga, is taught and passed down through knowledge and experience from teacher to student. It is important when taking the step into the seat of the teacher, that you continue examining the practice as a student. Constant learning and dedication to the practice is essential for the growth of both your physical asana practice and your presence.
Over the course of 6 weeks, you will study and learn with other students and teachers at Citizen Yoga. The intimate experience of this program will help you obtain greater insight about your teaching abilities, compassionately help you find your blindspots, and allow for you to better comprehend how you can step in more authentically in the studio space. Each week you will deep dive into the various pillars of the practice. By the end of this program, you will gain confidence and awareness of your individual teaching voice.
You will have Unlimited Yoga at all Citizen Yoga studios during the 6 week study at Citizen Yoga. Weekly Commitment varies from 2hr-2.5hrs per week.
FALL 2022 ONLINE PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
- 6 Weeks: Oct 7 – Nov 18, 2022 (Fridays, 12-2pm)
- Led by Kacee Must through weekly Zoom meetings
- Program Cost: $500 (For payment plan options, please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Week 1: What Does it Mean to be a Leader?
When you sit in the seat of the teacher, whether you feel like you are ready for it or not, a place of leadership. It is not just about knowing yoga, but understanding that how you do something is even more impactful than what you are doing. Learning the pillars of leadership and the importance of a higher ideal, provides confidence and clarity needed to grow your teaching role in the world.
Week 2: Cuing
Understanding the role of alignment in your cuing is important when deciding what to address and what to wait on during a class or private. Cues come from referencing the physiology of the body, archetypes, metaphors, and reading patterns. We will take each lens and find cues that help the body fit better towards the students signature shape.
Week 3 + 4: Teaching Toward a Pivotal Purpose
What each individual is interested in learning beyond your 200 hour certification, is personal. Reflecting on the background, the inspiration, previous experience, that inspired and will inspire your continued education is important when trying to figure out how to take your class from a pivotal pose to a pivotal purpose. This section of the mentorship will take up two weeks, the first week will be more traditional pivotal pose sequencing and the second a new tool to help get you to find the treads weaving it all together in the physical and subtle bodies.
Week 5: Custom Curriculum
Based on needs of the group
Week 6: 5 Layers of Class and 3 Dialogue
Learning to manage and detect when the class needs support. These two topics are subtle, but revolutionary for your teaching.
How Citizen Yoga's Teacher Training Changed My Life
The flexibility of Citizen’s Online Teacher Training allowed me to commit to deepening my expertise of yoga in a way that worked for my schedule. The transformative nature of teacher training isn’t lost because of the online format. I can actually say I graduated Citizen’s program surrounded by a community of curious new teachers, and I felt completely prepared to teach multiple types of yoga classes in a safe, creative way.
Teacher Training was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life! Kacee and her curriculum prepare you to become a teacher, and play the lead role in your life. The foundations that you learn through her training will help you become more grounded in both alignment and philosophy. Teacher Training was a powerful experience everyone should have to deepen their practice.
Citizen Yoga’s 200-Hour Teacher Training encompasses all aspects of what yoga means. We learned so much more than proper pose alignment and how to create good messaging for a class. We explored the philosophical underpinnings that make yoga more than just a workout, enriching movement with meaning. It was truly a journey of personal transformation that anchors my teaching and my practice.
It sounds cliché, but it’s absolutely true; the Citizen Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training was absolutely life changing for me. The training itself gives students an in-depth education on the power of a philosophy-based and alignment-focused practice. The teachers are well-trained, your peers become your greatest resources, and the manual your greatest treasure. I have never felt more connected to myself.
Citizen Yoga offers a Teacher Training that invites you to explore what drives you in life and the ways in which integrity, authenticity, and purpose can invigorate and guide your teaching style. You will learn the mechanics of yoga by exploring anatomy and pose sequencing that support alignment-based yoga. You will learn the overt differences between Slow Burn, Blend, and Vinyasa classes, as well as the nuances and subtleties that you can offer your students. Philosophy is woven into all aspects of the training; you will enjoy the metaphors between the practice of yoga and the world you live in — and, just as Citizen Yoga studios are community-oriented, your peers will influence your experience as you co-create with others to learn, grow, and teach.
— Kara Minnehan
Kacee, and everyone who teaches at Citizen, has the utmost respect for the practice. With the team’s expertise in alignment, and background in philosophy, the CY 200-Hour Teacher Training is truly unmatched. It’s the best way to deepen your practice in both mind and body. I am a different and better person because of it.
— Ari Anusbigian