"The path to becoming a yoga teacher demands that you magnify your enthusiasm for learning and devotion to your practice for at the heart of a teacher is a student." ~Nikki Wong

200HR YOGA TEACHER CERTIFICATION

Yoga Inside Out's certification program is a Yoga Alliance 200hr Registered Yoga School, directed by Nikki Wong, that will help you break through perceived limitations in your body, mind, and state of being.

The program meets Yoga Alliance's curriculum requirements for the subject areas in techniques, teaching methodology, anatomy, philosophy, and practicum.  In addition, we add extra focus in the following areas below:

YOGA STUDENT-TEACHER PRAYER

This is a prayer to honor the connection between not only yoga student and teacher, but with fellow yogis, and essentially human connection as we are all each other’s teacher and student and may we learn together in peace.

Om saha na vavatu
Saha nau bhunaktu
Saha viryam karavavahai
Tejasvina vadhitamastu ma vidvisavahai
Om Shanti Shanti Shantih

Translation:

May we be protected together.
May we be nourished together.
May we work together with the energy of greatness.
May our studies be filled with brilliance and light.
May there be no ego and hostility between us.
Om peace (within me), peace (within you), peace (everywhere).

PRACTICAL TEACHING SKILLS

Lots of practice teaching with each other and other people.  Teaching takes public speaking to a whole new level.  It’s not just about standing up there and delivering a scripted speech.  There are many things a teacher has to juggle while they teach.  We will give you the tools you need to juggle all the aspects of teaching and practice teach everyday during the program.  You’ll get direct feedback so you can uncover your blind spots right away and learn from your mistakes quickly so you can be an effective and powerful teacher.

ASSISTING SKILLS

Hands on assisting and adjustments.  The hallmark of this program is the special focus given on hands on assisting/adjustments.  You’ll learn how to look at bodies and make the appropriate assists to support the student in their practice.  You’ll be given the tools to safely adjust students and also get creative in your technique because one assisting technique will not apply to all body types.

Learning these assisting techniques will also help you understand your body better too.

LEARN HOW TO ADAPT

Adapt and get creative: teaching privates, corporations and special populations (injuries, rehab, athletes & more).   You’ll learn how easy it is to adapt your teaching to different scenarios and populations.  Nikki can also help you craft your class to your specific crowd.

The best part of teacher training is the amazing yogis you’ll meet and get to know.

YOGA TUNE UP®

Self care through therapy ball massage: learn how to care for your body during the intensive week of training and discover your own blind spots in your body through Yoga Tune Up® techniques.


COACHING AND MENTORING

Mentoring — this is what sets us apart from other teacher trainings.  You will receive 1-on-1 and group mentoring sessions  during the program and well after the program at no additional cost.  Nikki is committed to your growth and is available to help you whenever you need it as long as you choose to continue your relationship with her.  After you finish the 200hr program, you are allowed to attend future 200hr programs again at no cost.  Nikki continues her own study of the practice with her teachers so this training will also grow as she grows and she will continue to pass on the knowledge to you.

We learn through group discussion, 1-on-1 sessions, partners, online work as well as hands-on experience.

IT DOESN'T END AT 200 HOURS

The profession and business of yoga and how you can become successful in your career as a teacher.  Nikki has successfully made yoga her full time career teaching in various venues, opened and sold a successful yoga studio, lead retreats, mentored numerous aspiring teachers and is fully committed to provide you the support you need to be a successful yoga teacher.    She can provide guidance on how to look for teaching jobs, give you referrals, pass on teaching opportunities, website help, marketing, opening a studio, assisting her classes, co-teaching etc.  As you grow in your yoga career and want to contribute to teaching teachers, she will mentor you to become a co-facilitator of future programs.

Your practice will never be the same ever again because you’ll grow in ways you never thought possible.