Barbara Denowh and Caitlin McWilliams combine their extensive knowledge of yoga through applied anatomy, biomechanics, sustainable practice, philosophy, mental wellness and class construction.  This is an opportunity to both deepen your personal knowledge of yoga beyond the asana as well as set yourself up to pursue teaching with a rock solid foundation of yoga as a whole.

Join Barbara Denowh and Caitlin McWilliams for two opportunities to preview the upcoming Yoganerd Yoga Teacher Training at The Lotus. Barbara and Caitlin will lead you through a FREE hour long yoga flow practice that will be followed by a 30 minute Q & A about the training.

Shoulders & Heart
Sunday, November 26th, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This class will be a flow practice with an emphasis on opening the heart and shoulder mechanics.

Hips & Release
Sunday, March 11th 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This class will be a flow practice with an emphasis on the mechanics of hip opening and the emotional release from that work.


Want to hear 5 reasons RIGHT NOW you should consider the YogaNerd Teacher Training?

 

 

Unique Objectives:

  • A training challenging the standard script.  This training will challenge the standard script of yoga teaching by creating your capacity to teach rooted in your intimate knowledge of your own practice from the inside, out.
  • Strong lead teachers representing both the physical and mental benefits of yoga.  The lead teachers deftly bring together the physical and mental focus of yoga through their individual and extensive exploration and training in these two sides of the same coin.
  • An intimate setting.  We are keeping this training small so we can make sure that each trainee gets the time and attention they deserve in this process.

 

When you have completed this training you will:

  • Know how to develop and sustain a life long personal practice
  • Have an in-depth understanding of yoga philosophy
  • Be able to apply the wisdom of yoga both on and off the mat
  • Have a deeper understanding of yoga philosophy applied to mental wellness and the asanas that support emotional balance.
  • Have an understanding of actual ranges of motion and how to apply that to asana
  • Have the ability to recognize and adapt movement patterns and compensatory behaviors
  • Have a basic understanding of biomechanic principles and their application in asana
  • Gain a foundational understanding of human anatomy as applied to asana
  • Be able to bring Yoga to vulnerable populations
  • Have knowledge of Yoga for a variety of bodies
  • Be connected to a community of committed yoga nerds
  • Have experiential knowledge of how to lead a class thoughtfully, safely and authentically.
  • Have extensive practice teaching
  • The ability to cue safe movement through voice and demonstration
  • An understanding of clear professional boundaries to create a safe environment for yourself and your students

Training Includes:

 

  • 200 Hour Teacher Training Certificate
  • Final Weekend Retreat at Boulder Hot Springs
  • Class Pass at The Lotus
  • Guest Yoga Educators from a Variety of Wellness Modalities

Introduction Week- Sept 12-16, 2018
Philosophy Hot Spots, Pelvis, Mindful Meditation, Pranayama, Variability, Challenging the Script

Session 2: October 5-7, 2018
Ayurvedic Medicine, The Yoga Sutras, Shoulders, Art of the Vinyasa

Session 3: November 2-4, 2018
The Yoga Sutras, Hips, Integrating Themes, Effective Sequencing

Session 4: November 30- December 2, 2018
Yoga for Mental Health, Pain Science, Spine Anatomy, Gentle Somatic Movement

Session 5: January 11-13, 2019
Mantras, Chakras, Mudras, Pre/Post Natal, Restoratives, Hands & Feet

Session 6: February 8-10, 2019
Teaching to Vulnerable Populations, Chair Yoga, Curvy Yoga, Twists, Reflexive Core

Closing Week: March 6-10, 2019
Business of Yoga, Final Classes & Projects, Yoga Ethics, Creating Ceremony, Asana Clinic


INTRO/CLOSING WEEK SCHEDULE:

  • Wednesday 4 – 8 PM
  • Thursday 7 AM – 8 PM
  • Friday 8 AM –  8 PM
  • Saturday 8 AM – 8 PM
  • Sunday 8 AM – 5 PM

SESSION SCHEDULE:

  • Friday 4 – 8 PM
  • Saturday 8 AM – 7 PM
  • Sunday 8 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost for the full training is $3,750

Tuition can be paid in full or by using the deposit and payment options below.

*Please note you must fill out the YTT application prior to signing up for and paying for the training


Step 1- Reserve Your Spot

 

  • Pay Deposit to Reserve
    • $250 before June 1 2018 (non-refundable)

*Deposit is non-refundable once the training sells out or after August 16, 2018.


Option 1: Pay Remainder in Full

 

  • Pay Deposit + Remainder
    • Remainder of $3,500.00 due July 16th 2018
Option 2: Pay Via Payment Plan

 

  • Pay Deposit + Payment Plan
    • 5 payments of $700/payment issued by check on the following dates:
      • March 16, 2018
      • April 16, 2018
      • May 16, 2018
      • June 16, 2018
      • Remainder collected by July 16th 2018

Writing a check allows us to avoid high credit card swipe fees and put more resources into materials for the training.  Thank you for helping us make this training as outstanding as possible!

Credit Cards are accepted and have a 3% convenience fee.

Checks are preferred and can be mailed to:

The Lotus
2018 YogaNerd Yoga Teacher Training
40 N. Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59601

Want to learn more?
Give us a call, email or come to one of our classes at The Lotus!

Email us at: [email protected]

Caitlin McWilliams
406.210.4979

OR


Barbara Denowh
Wednesday Yoga Flow(ish). 5:30-7:00 PM
Tuesday/Thursday Yoga Flow(ish) 12:05-12:55 PM

 You’ve read through the info and now you’re ready to take the next step? Fill out the information on this form and we’ll be in touch!

A Little More About the Instructors

Barbara has been an active practitioner of yoga and meditation for 16 years. She has been teaching yoga in Helena for 9 years and owned a popular $5 studio.  Barbara loves to play with functional and natural movement within the framework of a flow yoga practice. Using biomechanic principles to challenge the traditional yoga “script”, she aims to create a sustainable, life long practice for herself and her students.  Classes include gentle movement, flow, supported poses, and meditation. Be prepared for a challenging class, in body and mind, to uncover your movement behaviors.

Through physical movement and awareness of breath, we can heal, break unhealthy habits and bring balance to our asymmetrical lives, bodies and minds. Caitlin’s classes are rooted in this deep-hearted belief with a touch of lila (lightness) to complement the deeper inquiry. Out of the studio, Caitlin is currently pursuing Yoga Therapy and also provides Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Yoga for Anxiety and Yoga for Depression as group series. Caitlin has practiced yoga for over ten years and is a RYT with a 200 hour certification from Flow Yoga Center. She completed the Street Yoga teaching certification in 2009, Yin Yoga certification in 2010, Thai Yoga Therapy certification in 2011, Reiki I and II, Restorative and Yoga Nidra trainings in 2013. She continues to happily follow her path of discovering yoga for mental health well-being.