Live Your Truth — 500 hour

For anyone with a 200 hour Yoga Teaching Certification that wants to move deeper into the yoga life style. This program will enhance your understanding of advanced practices and allow the ability to share them with your community. We work with Yoga Alliance to bring you the highest standards in yoga teaching.

Danielle has taught movement and practiced yoga since 1994. She has mentored many successful teachers, traveling teachers on the festival circuit & studio owners to create their best careers and evolve there personal style. What this program entails are 12 personal meetings or skypes with Danielle about you! You will make the choice of working with her privately at Honest Yoga Center or via Skype or a bit of both. Students choose their path. Some teach a practice to Danielle or a group of their students while she observes. She them give you personal feedback for growth in that type of teaching. You could choose any level or style to teach such as Flow, Core Flow, Therapeutic, Yoga for special populations, yoga for elderly, etc. Others have used portions as private lessons or life plan meetings. Whatever you choose, Danielle has seen this create successful teachers. All of the teachers at Honest Yoga have gone through this part of the leaning process. Danielle herself did this type of a program with a mentor in the early 2000’s. It catapulted her career.

Weekend Intensives at Honest Yoga in South Burlington VT 2018/19
Sept 21-23, Oct TBA, Nov 2-4, Dec 7-8, Jan 18-20, Feb TBA, March 29-30

Guest Master Teacher Manoj Chalom for Oct!

plus online tutorials, 12 hours of personal critiques/meetings with Danielle and 6 months of lifestyle plans in Vermont

Teachers Toolbox (what you will learn)
1) Brand New Beginners:
Learn to teach our very useful Brand New Beginners Course. This is a must for anyone who is interested in owning or directing a successful yoga center. Help all students create a safe & effective yoga asana practice.
2) The Essentials:
Learn to teach therapeutically for all students. Modifications for common injuries. Successful Hatha sequence that is meditative and healing.
3) Deep Relax / Yoga Nidra:
Learn to teach restorative meditation and body release.
4) Honest Level 2:
Begin to take your own practice to a new paradigm. Practice & teach innovative postures.
5) Honest Level 3:
Develop a successful advanced practice and season your all levels teaching practice with interesting ways to take the adept student deeper.
6) Classic Text:
Dive into classic yogic philosophy
7) Meditation & Pranayama:
Excelerate your personal practice and create subtle energy that is felt by your students. You will learn to create deep peace for yourself that will shine out to others.
8) Mentor-ship:
Continue after your immersion to study privately with Danielle. She will customize your 12 assessments to make your teaching successful and strong. What are you planning to choose as your focus?
9) Yogic Lifestyle Plan:
6 months of guided life plans that create success in yoga through daily cultivation activities.

You will dive into your personal practice and learn to really live yoga rather then “do” yoga.

Upon completion you will have the tools to teach the brand new beginner to the level 3 student and everyone in between. You will have a greater understanding of classic texts and philosophy.  We are dedicated to bringing you the most quality training to enhance your life, challenge yourself and witness the truth of your divinity! During the program we cover Yoga Sutra-s, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha yoga Pradipika, & Self Knowledge texts. We perfect advanced asana, pranayama & meditation techniques. There are guest scholars teaching Prenatal, Kirtan & more.

In addition to the days in deep immersion, you have the option to take our 4 week 2 classes per week Brand New Beginners series or receive the complete course download to own forever. You will have the choice of which BNB programs you attend ( this attendance is not mandatory for graduation but highly recommended). The BNB course runs every 4 week year round. We feel that you will understand better how you will teach the Brand New Beginners and Yoga Essentials programs. This will be a hands on way to learn how to teach our style to beginners and athletes.  Students also have the opportunity for mentor-ship with Danielle. This can be completed at the center or anywhere in the world via internet. The 6 month complete lifestyle mentor-ship helps the student grow as a teacher & practitioner of this ancient way.

Main Teachers: Danielle Vardakas- Duszko  E-RYT 500, DYT 800
guest teacher :
World renown Manoj Chalom

Cost of 300 hour training ( 500 hour Cert): $3700 includes Advanced Manual

VSAC awards non degree grants towards this program

Deposit: $700
Payment Plan: 5 payments of $620 after deposit

There are no refunds. Session transfers will be considered.

Why should you become a 500hour RYT?

● BECOME A STUDENT AGAIN — You can be the one asking questions, seeking advice, and
sitting on the receiving side of the student-teacher relationship.
● INCREASE YOUR VALUE — To increase your value as a teacher, you need to keep learning!
The Honest Yoga Advanced Training Course facilitates your personal and professional growth.
● AWESOME PEER GROUP— Due to the nature of this course, it will attract a
very specific type of yoga teacher and these people will be your new peers, your new friends, and possibly partners in future projects that could last for many years to come.
● MORE THAN JUST ASANA — Through hands-on, practical training, your world of yoga will expand exponentially. We are diving deep into yogic lifestyle. This is going to be a fun, intense adventure.

“The Honest Yoga 500 (300 hours) Teacher Training Course goes above & beyond the standards for 500 hour schools. The teachers are more than qualified to teach this advanced program.” —Brieanne Mould, program specialist for Yoga Alliance

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