Yoga Teacher Training

Go Deep YTT 2021-2022

Expect small classes and personal instruction and personal contact with the teacher.  Expect to Go Deep, not knowing beforehand what it will look like. You will receive yoga tools and practice using them, with support from the teacher and a loving group that will facilitate you finding and practicing YOUR yoga and being the best YOU you can be. These tools are useful for a lifetime! If you intend to teach yoga in your community, you will receive basic tools that will allow you to do that.  

Go Deep is Chapel Hill/Carrboro’s first yoga teacher training, with Ti Harmony, one of the Triangle’s longest continuously teaching yoga practitioners. A year-long course to prepare you to teach yoga or just to deepen your practice, aimed at giving you EXPERIENCE and tools to manifest the True you.

“You’ve been walking the ocean’s edge
holding up your robes to keep them dry.
You must dive naked under, and deeper
a thousand times deeper.” -Rumi

This course is designed primarily as a yoga teacher training and is registered with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level, though the total hours for the course are much higher than that. This course is also for those seeking to deepen their yoga practice or wanting a focused time of spiritual/personal growth using the vehicle of yoga.

The basis of the training is the development and maintenance of a consistent home yoga and meditation practice, the foundation of any good or even decent teacher. Much of the course revolves or springboards from this practice.  Regular contact with Ti Harmony is also key.

Another major focus is on understanding the philosophy behind the practices in order to bring your yoga “off the mat.” The course also encourages participants to develop their own style of teaching that reflects one’s individuality, areas of interest and understanding of the goal of yoga practices. Personal growth is by necessity part of this whole process.
Finally, participants will receive a solid understanding of a series of basic postures that they will be able to competently teach to others and which can serve as a jumping off point for further teaching.

This course is purposely small with a maximum of 12 students (though it will likely be a smaller group), so it can be very personal and intimate. Class weekends are at Loving Kindness Yoga School in Carrboro, NC.

Prerequisites

2 years minimum of regular yoga practice to take YTT as a yoga teacher certification program, or 6 months of regular yoga practice to take YTT as a deepening of your yoga experience.

Offered

We will meet at least 12 weekends. One extra weekend is scheduled in case of inclement weather etc. The approximate training weekend schedule is:
Fridays 5:45-8:35, Saturdays 12:45-7, Sundays 12:15-6:30ish, for these weekends:
Sept 24-26, Oct 22-24, Nov 19-21, Dec 17-19, Jan 14-16, Feb 18-20, Mar 18-20, Apr 15-17, May 20-22, June 17-19.

Teacher Intensives on one Saturday afternoon mid-way between each teacher training weekend (1-6:30), for these Saturdays: Oct 9, Nov 6, Dec 4, Jan 29, March 5, Apr 2, Apr 30, June 4.

Reading List

Yoga and the Quest for the True Self
by Stephen Cope
Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness by Erich Schiffman
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda
One of the following two books:
Yoga Anatomy, 2nd Edition by Leslie Kaminoff. For those students newer to anatomy
OR
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by H. David Coulter. For those students with a deep thirst for anatomical details

Certification Requirements

Attendance and participation for all weekend and 5-hour teacher intensives mid-way between each teacher training weekend (or arrange to make up this time with Ti at additional cost).  
Minimum 1 hour home yoga practice 4 days a week including minimum 15 minutes meditation plus home yoga practice journal
Required reading and writing and journaling assignments. This includes writing and presenting a “research paper” on some aspect of yoga which you want to investigate further and sharing with the group a written spiritual autobiography.

Observation or assisting in one of Ti Harmony’s yoga classes each month and follow-up discussion
Fulfillment of all financial agreements
Monthly ½ hour conversation with Ti between each weekend meeting

 

How to Apply

Fill out, sign, and deliver these two forms with a deposit of $500 to Ti:
YTT APPLICATION 2021-22
FINANCIAL AGREEMENTS 2021-22
(which includes an optional payment plan)

See YTT Brochure 2021-22 for the information in a printer-friendly format.

If you have any questions please contact Ti Harmony, preferably by email at harmonygarden@earthlink.net
You may also call 919-969-7228

Finances

Total cost for the course is, for another year in a row, $3000, with discounts for paying early. Cost includes all weekend trainings, teacher intensives and monthly “check-in” time with Ti, as well as one optional weekly yoga class with Ti for the duration of the course. It does not cover the cost of books for the required reading (estimated around $120). 

If you miss some of the required weekend classes, you will need to arrange to make up that time in order to graduate. Any make-up time may require additional payment. A payment plan is available.

Checks can be sent to
Ti Harmony 603 Nunn Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2212

Student Reviews

I really appreciated this training, and really learned and grew so much, and can only imagine all the work you must do to make it such a great experience for us and to give us so much of your time, love, attention, energy, and self.

This training has completely changed the way I approach yoga, my body, my self, and my life-all for the better.  I learned skills that changed my life on and off the mat, and had a safe, supportive, productive environment in which to practice, and process what I was learning, no only about yoga but also about myself.  I took this training because I wanted to become an awesome yoga teacher to myself at least, and from there maybe teach others.  Through this training I’ve become not only a better yoga teacher for myself and others, but also a better friend, companion, and care-giver for myself…all  of which are things that once I improved them for myself easily translated into improving them in my relationships with others.

Going through your training has Liberated me as a person, practitioner and teacher of yoga. I feel a kind of Freedom in my expressions of yoga that I never knew was possible.

My Yoga Teacher Training continues to inform me and positively impact my life 5 years later. The tools I gained have allowed me to be more present, more available to give to others, have more energy and feel physically, emotionally and spiritually more at peace than ever before.”

Yoga teacher training changed my approach from yoga being just physical practice to becoming a mental and spiritual practice as well. I understand more about the purpose of yoga in my life. This training has changed my approach to life: to live a simple life by devoting myself to practicing yoga regularly so that I can polish more and more to see my true-self. I never thought that yoga could do so much in guiding me in my trajectory of life. I didn’t know that this training would make such a difference in my life. That I found yoga and yoga found me is extraordinary, really. This training has definitely changed my life. It may not appear so from the outside, but from within I am more understanding, at ease, peaceful, and more content. The training has given experience, guide posts, and confidence in having ease in my journey of life.

One of the very best things about this course is the size of the group. It is awesome from a student’s standpoint because it allows for open discussion, bonding and more detailed direction. It enables you to maintain a safe and creative space for all of us in a very nurturing environment where we could really absorb your teaching.

I would encourage anyone who wants to start really living to take this course, regardless of whether you want to teach or not. You cannot possibly come out the other side the same person with the same eyes. It creates the space in your own soul to evolve and visit unknown places in your heart all with a guiding light of kindness, wisdom and compassion. Once you begin that journey you will never be able to turn back and no matter what you find-good or bad-you will not seek to return to your starting point.

This training was so much more than I expected it to be. I came to it expecting to learn how to teach people to bend, stretch, strengthen, and relax. What I got was an intense healing, life-affirming, spiritually-inspiring experience. It shifted – for the better – the way I see the world, the way I treat myself, the way I interact in my relationships; and it left me with a much greater capacity to listen to my inner voice, to see reality for what it is, and to cope with what I see and hear.

I would like to express deep gratitude for my teacher, Ti Harmony.  This training is like a rebirth process and the sacred space that was held allows true healing to occur.  I am filled with deep gratitude for yoga and YTT.  The healing and the awakening that has occurred and is continuing to occur is something that I could never put a price on.

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