200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training & Certification

Spiral Path Yoga Center Teacher Training & Certification:
The Yoga of Mindfulness & Accessibility

Do you want to offer the benefits of yoga to a wide range of students in your community?

Learn to teach yoga that is inclusive, adaptive, meaningful – that’s anatomically sound and philosophically grounded, that’s infused with the practice of Mindfulness Meditation.

With a basis in the tradition of Hatha Yoga, this training incorporates innovative research in biomechanics and neuroscience, and emphasizes the ability to creatively adapt to the student population you feel called to serve. You’ll develop and deepen your own practice of yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation, learning to embody and express the teachings of yoga in your own unique way.

Spiral Path Yoga Center is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance. Graduates of our yoga teacher training will become certified yoga teachers and will be eligible to register at the RYT-200 level with Yoga Alliance.

Our location in La Crescenta is convenient to those seeking yoga teacher training near La Canada, Glendale, Pasadena, the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys. We’ve also had students travel from further away to join our unique program.

What You’ll Learn

Our program is unique because of our two-fold emphasis – integrating Mindfulness Meditation and embracing the individuality of each yogi in each pose. Here are a few of the nuts-and-bolts of what makes this training special:

  • A silent one-day retreat, in which we’ll practice mindful yoga and meditation
  • Studying yoga philosophy side-by-side with Buddhist wisdom teachings
  • Learning dozens of modifications and variations for the classical poses
  • Experiencing a step-by-step and consistent approach to practice teaching
  • Receiving an introduction to Yin and Restorative Yoga
  • Having the opportunity for 1-on-1 mentoring with your trainers during the program
  • Apprenticing after you complete your training: after the training, graduates move on to teaching opportunities in our community class, subbing at the studio, and growing into teaching positions at Spiral Path Yoga and elsewhere.

You’ll graduate with the knowledge to teach a variety of classes, including Gentle Yoga, Alignment-Based classes (like our Stretch & Strengthen format), and Vinyasa Flow. You’ll develop a familiarity with anatomy and movement science principles that empower you to work with students’ physical challenges and limitations. You’ll be able to design your own class plans, confidently teaching a rich repertoire of poses from all of the major asana categories (standing, seated, balancing, twists, backbends, inversions, and more). And, you’ll gain the skill to incorporate breathwork, meditation, energetic anatomy (prana, chakras, etc.), and yoga philosophy in your classes, in a grounded and purposeful way.

Meet Your Trainers

Addie deHilster, Lead Trainer – An experienced yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500) and teacher trainer, Addie previously co-developed and co-taught the 200-Hour TheraYoga teacher training. She is also the author of a two-module Yin Yoga teacher training, which she has taught in several locations, graduating more than 100 new Yin Yoga teachers. Addie began her yoga practice in 1998 and deepened into her meditation practice nearly a decade ago. Her curiosity led her to a 200-Hour yoga teacher training with Kelly Wood at Karuna Yoga. With that experience, the spark of interest grew into a flame, and her desire to learn more led her to many workshops and trainings with notable teachers. Addie is the graduate of two 300-Hour advanced trainings: the therapeutically-oriented Yapana Yoga program with Leeann Carey and the Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Over the years, she has taught in studios, parks, gyms, offices, meditation centers, and homes, bringing yoga to students of all levels and backgrounds. She has specialized in making yoga work for students with a range of special conditions and injuries, and in highlighting the meditative aspects of the yogic path.

Peggy Burt, Trainer – Peggy enjoyed a long and rewarding career as a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer before finding the peace and joy of yoga. As an experienced teacher of all ages, Peggy is especially interested in how yoga can bring a greater sense of body awareness and comfort to people as they move through different transitions in life. She seeks to facilitate a yoga journey that provides a path to navigate life’s many challenges, taps into a deep well of gratitude and serenity, and supports an experience of profound calm and presence. A graduate of three different 200-Hour yoga teacher trainings, Peggy brings a wealth of knowledge and diversity of perspectives to our training. She has studied with Rene Quenell and Tracee Stanley, both of the Para Yoga tradition, as well as Eden Jacobson, Alicia Pal and Addie deHilster. She holds certifications from Yoga Works, Yoga Madre, and TheraYoga, as well as Yin Yoga certification from Spiral Path Yoga Center. Peggy is also a trained Labyrinth Facilitator and enjoys offering this deep tradition of walking meditation to the yoga community.

Training Dates & Schedule

The training schedule is divided into a Fall Semester and a Spring Semester. Each “semester” is approximately 100 hours. (Both semesters are required to complete your certification.)

2017-18 dates will be announced very soon!

This year, we will also introduce a Practitioner’s Track for students who are interested in deepening their own personal practice, rather than teaching others. Those taking the Teacher’s Track and those taking the Practitioner’s Track will participate in most of the training together, but will also have some different sessions and assignments geared to their specific track.

Tuition, Payment Plans, and Scholarships

Tuition for the 2017-18 training will be posted soon.

Tuition includes all teacher training sessions and activities (for both Fall and Spring semesters), the one-day silent retreat, a 20-class pass for your studio practice during the training months, and our comprehensive training manual.

Payment Plan options are available! Contact us to discuss.

Scholarship Opportunities:

  • During the Spring we will announce second annual Spiral Path Yoga Center Yoga Service Scholarship!  We are offering this scholarship in memory of our friend John Valdez, and the award will go to someone who intends to serve the community through yoga. Read more here!

Application & Questions

If you’re considering our training program, please start by filling out the application!

GENERAL APPLICATION

Your application will help us communicate with you about the training, answer your questions, and ensure the best possible learning environment for all our trainees.

If you have any questions (before or after applying), please contact us by email or by calling 818-369-7455.