Advanced Yoga Studies & Yoga Teacher Training Programs in St Petersburg

To ensure quality of instruction the number of participants is limited.

Become a knowledgeable and confident yoga teacher.

Teach Yoga Be the light for yourself and othersAre you inspired to become the best yoga teacher you can be?

  • Are you interested in enriching your practice?
  • Do you want to add more dimensions to your yoga practice?
  • Would you like to enhance your current practice to ensure it is safe and appropriate for you?
  • Do you want to enjoy the benefits of a consistent and principled practice?
  • Are you interested in becoming a yoga teacher?
  • If you already teach yoga, do you want to become a better teacher?

 

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you are the kind of person we would like to invite into our deep study programs.

We see ourselves as interested students on a lifelong project of applying yoga to live healthy, joyful and meaningful lives. We see yoga as a rich set of tools that helps us navigate the continuous (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) changes in our lives with gracious dignity and loving awareness. Our main goal is to provide an authentic experience of yoga that assists you in becoming a seasoned practitioner of all aspects of yoga. We are focused on making the full spectrum of yoga practices available to you so that you can build a strong foundation for a balanced and balancing practice.

We know that all traditional texts of yoga emphasize the importance of having a teacher, if only because it is very difficult to deepen your practice on your own. Based on our own experience as dedicated students, teachers and teacher trainers, we know that safe and appropriate growth happens over time and under guidance. If you have been practicing yoga for some time and now feel ready to deepen your yoga practice, we want to invite you to enjoy the benefits of a progressive journey leading you to explore, intelligently and consistently, a wide range of yoga techniques and practices. Our programs of study provide you with a rich set of tools to help you grow your yoga practice at a manageable and sustainable pace.

Just as we know that it is not sound to rush through any yoga technique, we also understand that not everybody wants to become a yoga teacher, thus we offer 3 programs to help you enrich your practice, deepen your understanding and widen the scope of your yoga practice according to your needs, time availability and individual goals:

 

Advanced Yoga Studies & Yoga Teacher Training Programs at a glance

In order to ensure quality of instruction we limit the number of students to a maximum of 12.

Deep Integrated Yoga Studies - DIYS

  • For dedicated students to expand their practice
  • Total contact hours: 190+
  • Certificate of Completion
  • All training sessions included
  • Discounted workshops
  • Unlimited classes at Yoga Etc studio
  • Digital Manual included (600+ pages)
  • End of Year Retreat included

$1800

Yoga Integrity Teacher Training 200

  • For dedicated practitioners wanting to teach
  • Total contact hours: 250+
  • Exceeds Yoga Alliance 200 req
  • All training sessions included
  • Discounted workshops
  • Online Anatomy Course included
  • Unlimited classes at Yoga Etc studio
  • Digital Manual included (600+ pages)
  • End of Year Retreat included

$2400

Yoga Integrity Teacher Training 300

  • For dedicated teachers wanting to grow
  • Total contact hours: 300+
  • Exceeds Yoga Alliance 300 req
  • All training sessions included
  • All workshops included
  • Online Anatomy Course included
  • Unlimited classes at Yoga Etc studio
  • Digital Manual included (600+ pages)
  • End of Year Retreat included

$3400

 

Please read the description of our programs below to help you identify the program that best fits your goals and time availability.

Deep Integrated Yoga Studies – DIYS

Overview

Over the years, we have found that there are some yoga practitioners who are enjoying the benefits of yoga and who would love to deepen their understanding, perspective and knowledge of this ancient discipline. Unfortunately, it is unusual to find programs that will assist the dedicated student of yoga to grow in their practice without having to enroll in a yoga teacher training program.

The Deep Integrated Yoga Studies program offers students who are curious to learn more about yoga and who want to immerse in a deeper practice, a sustainable way to enrich their practice by expanding their understanding of yoga to include:

  • Applied Yoga Philosophy
  • Yamas & Niyamas
  • Anatomy & Kinesiology applied to yoga
  • Chanting
  • Mudras – hand gestures, energy seals
  • Pranayama
  • Inward sensitivity
  • Concentration & Meditation
  • Integrating all limbs of yoga

We are very pleased to offer an immersion in the tradition of yoga for students who are ready for a deeper and richer experience of yoga. The overarching goal of our program is to assist you in enriching your yoga practice so that you can live a meaningful, fulfilling and joyful life guided by an open mind and a loving heart.

We are well aware that a yoga practice grows through studying and applying the techniques of yoga over an extended period of time. We have learned through our committed personal practice and our experience as full-time teachers that the practice evolves more easily in a safe environment that facilitates growing at a steady pace. We have seen this first hand in ourselves and in the students who have participated in our teacher training programs. Because we would like to provide opportunities for all students to enjoy the benefits of a deeper practice, we have created a program that helps you grow your practice at a safe pace. Our program includes all aspects of yoga, so you will enjoy learning and applying yoga philosophy, chanting, mudras, pranayama and meditation techniques from teachers who have been practicing these techniques steadily over time. Of course, you will also gain a detailed understandings of a wide range of postures as well as how to practice and sequence them safely. Because you have time to practice in-between our advanced study sessions you can really notice the effects that the different practices have on your system. You also have plenty of opportunities to ask questions to clarify your practice.

Our program is unique:

  • You deepen your practice at a safe pace over time
  • You learn a consistent and principled approach to yoga
  • You explore intelligent ways of practicing
  • You receive individual feedback on your practice
  • You practice the complete spectrum of yoga, not only postures or a specific series

How does it work?

Our Deep Integrated Yoga Studies meet once every 2-3 weeks for a weekend. These weekends include:

  • Saturdays from 12:30pm to 7pm
  • Sundays from 12:30pm to 6:30pm

The seeds of learning are planted during our sessions together. In order for those seeds to sprout, take root and grow they need your attention through home study and daily practice. As it is explained in the yoga philosophy, yoga works gradually through dedication, detachment from goals and according to our level of commitment. We suggest around 1 hour of daily practice combined with 2 to 3 hours of exploration and reflection of philosophy in between sessions.

  • Each session offers you a manageable amount of information, instruction, exploration and practice.
  • Each Deep Study session is balanced and includes all aspects of yoga to facilitate deep learning.
  • You receive our comprehensive manual including all techniques covered.
  • We suggest an appropriate home practice that you tailor according to your needs and time availability during the interval between meetings.
  • When we meet again, we continue our ongoing dialogue.
  • Since we live in your community, we are available to answer your questions in between Deep Study sessions.
  • And, of course, you can also attend workshops and classes at the studio.

Grow with a group of peers

Our program spans the length of a year from January through December. Since our programs start and end at specific times every participant shares in a common body of knowledge, making it easier to create a steady progression conducive to structuring a firm foundation for your personal practice. We see this program as an ongoing dialogue where it is important to have a consistent group of peers. There are several benefits from this approach:

  • You participate in a community of learners that fosters consolidating your knowledge through interactions with your peers
  • You develop a common language that facilitates exploring deeper concepts and techniques because everybody in the group develops familiarity with the material studied
  • You grow at a safe pace, because you have time to practice before moving forward
  • The ongoing dialogue from session to session helps you compare notes and benefit from multiple perspectives
  • You have a complete network of support that includes your teachers and your peers

Cost & Tuition

We feel passionately about keeping yoga accessible while maintaining great quality and value. We take pride in our work and can assure that you that it is highly unlikely that you can find a program with the depth and breadth of our program. Furthermore, even if you could, the cost would not be as competitive as ours. We know because the main focus of our program is not profit but our commitment to expanding the reach of authentic yoga.


“Very affordable and quality exceeds what you would get at most studios (who charge much higher prices)” - J.S. graduate of YITT program

Cost of the program:

  • DIYS (190+ contact hours) $1800

Your tuition includes:

  • All Deep Integrated Yoga Study Sessions
  • Unlimited yoga classes at Yoga Etc studio
  • Workshops at Yoga Etc studio
  • Digital Yoga manual and study guide (500+ pages)
  • A weekend yoga retreat at the end of the year!
  • *Tuition does not include required text books.

Requirements & Application

This program is for students who want to strengthen the foundation of their yoga practice and who want to develop a deeper understanding of all aspects of yoga.

  • The main requirement is a sincere desire to expand your practice in a mindful and meaningful way.
  • No specific level of fitness required
  • To apply for this program contact us to submit your application and set a time for a personal interview.

Deep Integrated Yoga Study (DIYS) Program Schedule

  • January 12, 13, 14
  • February 3, 4
  • February 24, 25
  • March 17 18
  • April 7, 8
  • April 28, 29
  • May 19, 20
  • June 9, 10
  • July 14, 15
  • August 11, 12
  • September 1, 2
  • September 22, 23
  • October 13, 14
  • November 3, 4
  • November 17, 18
  • *Retreat* November 30, December 1, 2, **Retreat**

 

After completing the program graduating students will receive a Certificate of Completion and will feel confident in travelling their life long journey of self-discovery.

 

Yoga Integrity Teacher Training in St Petersburg

The Yoga Integrity Teacher Training is a complete program of in-depth Yoga studies for committed students who want to strengthen their understanding of yoga in order to become knowledgeable, honest and responsible teachers of yoga. Two core values in our program:

  • Integrating all limbs of yoga
  • Practicing, teaching and living with integrity

We know that the clarity and wholeness of your personal practice make your teaching true, authentic and creative. These values inform the overarching goals of our program:

  • To assist you in enriching your yoga practice so that you can live a meaningful, fulfilling and joyful life guided by an open mind and a loving heart.
  • To create opportunities that help you grow, develop and sharpen your teaching skills, so that you can become a competent, effective and compassionate teacher.

We have spent countless hours designing and crafting a very comprehensive program from the ground up to assist you in expanding your practice and enhancing your teaching skills. You can expect that our program will offer you:

  • An authentic experience of yoga that meets you where you are
  • Correct knowledge to strengthen, expand and deepen your existing yoga practice
  • A program that goes beyond asana because it is directed to the whole person and not just to your physical body
  • A gradual progression of modules building sequentially from a strong foundation
  • Simple and practical ways to integrate all aspects of yoga
  • Numerous opportunities to practice and teach
  • A community of learners

As a result of our years of experience as yoga students, practitioners, teachers and trainers of yoga teachers, we know what works and what doesn't. We understand the frequent challenges faced when trying to establish a personal yoga practice as well as the patterns that we have observed in thousands of students and numerous teachers over the years. Moreover, as committed yoga practitioners and teachers, we have dedicated our lives to a lifelong journey of deepening our knowledge and refining our practice and our teaching for the benefit of our students and our community.

Multidimensional Learning: Our Unique Approach.

Our multidimensional learning program is a guided gradual journey of self-inquiry. Anybody who starts traveling the path of authentic yoga soon discovers the breadth and depth of this ancient discipline. From our years practicing, studying and teaching we know that it is possible to integrate all aspects of yoga.  We have crafted a program that brings together a wide range of practices in small, easy-to understand and simple to apply modules that cover both the depth and breadth of yoga at a reasonable and easy to digest pace. Each training session combines bite-size modules in:

  • Applied Philosophy
  • Anatomy & Kinesiology applied to yoga
  • Observation skills
  • Verbal cueing
  • Teaching methods
  • Chanting
  • Pranayama
  • Mudra
  • Meditation
  • Asana

In these training sessions, you experience the richness and depth of yoga in body, breath, sound, mind and heart without feeling overwhelmed, instead you will feel confident to integrate all of these aspects into your practice. In addition, your program of studies includes practicum sessions to give you opportunities to hone your teaching skills and to receive constructive feedback to assist you along the way. There will also be special workshops to help you refine the quality and relevance of your instruction.

Develop your Observation skills and learn to Teach by Teaching.

Because we know that you develop your teaching skills over time through meaningful feedback, our program offers you numerous opportunities to develop your teacher's eye so that you learn to see clearly what students need. Moreover, you also have plenty of opportunities to teach in our practicum sessions, where you will learn to hone your skills based on meaningful feedback received from students, peers and teachers.

Integrating what you learn.

A competent teacher is a dedicated student who keeps learning by integrating what she studies and practices into her craft. Between training sessions you have time to explore, digest, implement and reflect on what you learn. To take you further in expanding your skill set, you will also have access to a complete program of applied anatomy for yoga that will give you confidence in teaching based on an accurate understanding of anatomy merging Western science with the yoga tradition. The concepts from this self-paced home study program are  actualized during our training sessions and  will give you a more comprehensive understanding of yoga to clarify your personal practice and to improve your ability to teach a wide range of students while avoiding injuries and inaccuracies.

We care.

We know that the yogic path is a lifelong journey of self-discovery and we want to support you along in your learning and growing. We are here for you the whole way through. We create an environment of collegiality, respect and curiosity, to inspire you to learn, share and grow. Because we respect and honor the process of powerful transformation resulting from meaningful yoga practice, and in order to maximize your opportunities to learn, to be seen and to be heard, our program is limited to a maximum of 10 participants.

2 Levels Exceeding Yoga Alliance Requirements

We understand that you want to gain true knowledge through direct experience, but also that you want to receive recognition for all your heartfelt effort and that you want to have credentials accepted and recognized nationally and internationally. Our teacher training programs are approved by the Yoga Alliance. More than just meeting the minimum Yoga Alliance requirements, all Yoga Integrity programs exceed Yoga Alliance requirements:

  • In our 200 hour program you will complete 250+ contact hours
  • In our 300 hour program you will complete 300+ contact hours

 

Requirements

Important! You may apply to our programs regardless of your current level of fitness, strength or flexibility. How many postures you know or have mastered is also not an important criterion for application.

Like every yoga teacher for thousands of years, we are interested in your commitment to grow as a yogi and as a human being. Thus, we invite students who are sincerely interested in growing as yogis, as teachers and as human beings. We are committed to offering you the best quality training experience and materials possible and we encourage you to commit to your own personal development. As you very well know, the quality of the results is directly proportional to the quality of your work. For all our programs the main requirement is that you make a commitment to dedicating this time to yourself to grow and learn at a pace that is appropriate for you.

200 Hour program (January - December)

This is our entry level teacher training program for dedicated practitioners wanting to teach. To apply for this program:

  • The main requirement is a sincere desire to expand your practice in a mindful and meaningful way.
  • To apply for this program contact us to submit your application and set a time for a personal interview.
  • No teaching experience required.

300 Hour program (January- December)

This is a program for dedicated teachers who have completed a 200 HR teacher training program and who want to grow and attain a level of 500HR training. To apply for this program:

  • The main requirement is a sincere desire to expand your practice in a mindful and meaningful way.
  • Have completed a 200 hr teacher training program with a Yoga Alliance registered school
  • Have completed 100 hours of teaching after completion of the 200-hour training
  • Contact us to submit your application and set a time for a personal interview.

Cost – Tuition

We feel passionately about keeping yoga accessible while maintaining great quality and value. We take pride in our work and can assure that you that it is highly unlikely that you can find a program with the depth and breadth of our program. Furthermore, even if you could, the cost would not be as competitive as ours. We know because the main focus of our program is not profit but our commitment to expanding the reach of authentic yoga.

“Very affordable and quality exceeds what you would get at most studios (who charge much higher prices)” - J.S. graduate of YITT program

Cost of the programs:
  • 200HR (250+ contact hours of instruction) $2400
  • 300HR (300+ contact hours of instruction) $3400
Tuition includes:
  • All Yoga Integrity Teacher Training Study Sessions
  • Unlimited yoga classes at Yoga Etc studio
  • Practicum sessions
  • Discounted Workshops at Yoga Etc studio for YITT 200 students
  • All workshops at Yoga Etc studio for YITT 300 students
  • Digital Yoga manual and study guide
  • A weekend yoga retreat at the end of the year!
  • *Tuition does not include required text books.

Your check will not be cashed unless your application is accepted. If making payments, a $500 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of application with payments spread out over the course of your program. Tuition is nonrefundable once you have started into the program. If for any reason the program is canceled you will receive a full refund.

How does it work?

Our teacher training sessions meet once every 3 weeks for a weekend. These weekends include:

  • Fridays from 6pm to 9:30pm
  • Saturdays from 12:30 to 7pm
  • Sundays from 12:30pm to 6:30pm

The seeds of learning are planted during our sessions together. In order for those seeds to sprout, take root and grow they need your attention through home study and daily practice. As it is explained in the yoga philosophy, yoga works gradually through dedication, detachment from goals and according to our level of commitment. We suggest around 1 hour of daily practice combined with 3 to 5 hours of exploration and reflection of philosophy and anatomy in between sessions.

Program Schedule

Yoga Integrity Teacher Training 200 & 300

  • January 12, 13, 14
  • February 2, 3, 4
  • February 23, 24, 25
  • March 16, 17 18
  • April 6, 7, 8
  • April 27, 28, 29
  • May 18, 19, 20
  • June 8, 9, 10
  • July 13, 14, 15
  • August 10, 11, 12
  • August 31, September 1, 2
  • September 21, 22, 23
  • October 12, 13, 14
  • November 2, 3, 4
  • November 16, 17, 18
  • *Retreat * November 30, December 1, 2, **Retreat**

 

**Yoga Integrity Teacher Training 300 WORKSHOPS**
  • January 6
  • January 27
  • February 17
  • March 3
  • April 14
  • May 12
  • June 16
  • July 21
  • August 18
  • September 15
  • October 20
  • December 8

 

At the beginning of December, 2018 we will go on retreat from Friday evening through Sunday midday to celebrate completion of the Yoga Integrity Teacher Treaining programs.

We understand that all of us have many commitments and responsibilities. Since our program offers you many hours, there will be some flexibility to accommodate your needs, commitments and schedule. Your Certificate of Completion will indicate the number of hours you completed.

After completing the program students will be able to register with the Yoga Alliance as a RYT (at the appropriate level) and teach all over the country.

Contact

We want you to have all the information that you need to participate in this transformation journey. Please do not hesitate to contact me so that I can address your questions as fully as possible:

  • Rubén Vásquez
  • email
  • 727.771.3612
  • Cindy Mastry
  • info@yogaetcstudio.com
  • 727.644.4554