200hr Teacher Training and Retreat
Become a certified yoga teacher and step into your power in 8 weekends.
"No matter what happens, I will be okay.
Because I have my breath within me to connect to, and the earth beneath my feet to hold me."
~K. Johnson YTT Graduate
Each weekend follows the structure of the chakra system giving you knowledge of how to teach, not only from your heart, but from a place of emotional stability with each postural alignment.
Back Pocket Yoga is all about "NOT A BOX!" You will be invited to reach deep into your core and offer healing through the words of your heart and your own personal experiences. Guidance is given as you search. Space is held as you unravel. Breath is collaborated in unison to create harmony in your inner and outer world. This is not just a yoga teacher training, this is you illuminating: YOU.
Sariah Bastian, E-RYT 500 has created this course with the intention of bringing more love into the world through the practice of self examination, which is done on your mat (whether you like it or not!) Sariah's extensive knowledge of the yoga postures leads her to guide you deep into the asanas and the emotional status each body shape makes. This allows for you as a teacher, to deepen your class intention and begin to hold students as they heal themselves through their own movement and breath.
Her team consists of Jillyn Egan, RYT 200 teaching you fun and creative ways to sequence different types of classes. Jenny Lopes, RYT-500 bringing her deep mind and understanding of the philosophies and traditions of yoga off of your mat and into your daily life. And Chelsey Bramwell, RYT 200 showing you the amazing anatomy and physiology of the beautiful body you live in. You cannot go wrong with the perfect pairing this team offers. Each with their own unique style and pure love of this practice.
Please, JOIN US!
We love you,
I love that I have the opportunity to teach others how to teach people
to wake up to themselves, to love, and to live.
THE COURSE INCLUDES:
75+ TECHNIQUES, TRAINING & PRACTICE
Asana, Pranayama & Subtle Body, Meditation
30 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics
50+ YOGA HUMANITIES
History, Philosophy, Ethics
50 PROFESSIONAL ESSENTIALS
Teaching Methodology, Professional Development, Practicum
4 DAY RETREAT
Hidden Springs Ranch
HOW IT WORKS
Beginning Thursday, August 5, 2021, yoga teachers in training come to the studio for eight weekends (usually every other, but sometimes it a little off because of holidays) and a four day retreat. Check the schedule below for exact dates.
Thursday from 5:00 - 10:00pm
Friday from 5:00 - 10:00pm
Saturday from 8:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday from 9:00am - 5:30pm
Each weekend has a variety of movement, discussion, pose breakdown, experiential laboratory and of course, fun!
WEEK BY WEEK
WEEK ONE: CONNECT
AUGUST 5 - 8, 2021
Week one takes us on a journey of the Root Chakra, Muladhara. You will declare yourself as here, whole, and worthy of what is to come. You will also learn the alignment and emotions of standing postures; a history of yoga; first chakra anatomy; and sequencing for Hatha Yoga.
WEEK TWO: DEVOUR
AUGUST 19 - 21, 2021
Week two asks you to feel and move through emotion. Discussions follow the Sacral Chakra, Svadisthana through forward folding postures and the locks of energy. Anatomy of second chakra, sutra discussion and completion of Hatha Yoga sequencing.
WEEK THREE: IGNITE
SEPTEMBER 9 - 11, 2021
Week three is an invitation to step into your power and accept your teaching role by igniting the power within. Solar Plexus Chakra, Manipura is fire. Arm balancing and twisting postures are taught, alongside the anatomy of third chakra, as well as an introduction to Vinyasa yoga, Surya Namaskars A & B. A discussion around the Bhagavad Gita and Ayurveda is presented.
RETREAT: SUBTLE BODY ANATOMY AND THE FLOW OF PRANA
SEPTEMBER 12 - 16, 2021
WEEK FOUR: ELIXIR
SEPTEMBER 23 - 26, 2021
Anahata, the Heart Chakra teaches about love. Back-bending postures alongside Pranayma are taught and discussed in conjunction with the anatomy of the fourth chakra. A Return to Love is discussed and your code of ethics is written. Vinyasa sequencing is completed and love is felt by everyone, for everyone.
WEEK FIVE: REUNION
OCTOBER 7 - 10, 2021
Week five, Vissudha, or Throat Chakra, calls for creation, music and an ever more definition of stepping into your power by using your voice. Balancing postures, chanting, koshas, anatomy of fifth chakra, and an introduction to Power sequencing is offered.
WEEK SIX: WITNESS
OCTOBER 21 - 24, 2021
If you don't see by now your beauty, your greatness, your light, you will this weekend. Ajna, Third Eye Chakra is discussed to clearly show you, YOU. Seated postures, anatomy of endocrine system, completion of Power sequencing and The Science of Mind is discussed. Oh, and a little Yoga Nidra is like a cherry on top to this perfect weekend.
WEEK SEVEN: SOURCE
NOVEMBER 4 - 7, 2021
The top of the liberating current, you have arrived only to recognize you will never fully arrive. And that is the most exciting thing you will learn. Inverted postures turn you upside down and invite a renewal of grounding and connectedness to the reality around. Meditation, anatomy of Crown Chakra: Sahasrara, finishing postures and theming are what you will gain from this weekend.
WEEK EIGHT: SOAR
NOVEMBER 18 - 21, 2021
Week eight completes our time together. With business of yoga, your final examinations, and your debut class taught to your friends, family, and loved ones, that only thing that could be better is a small graduation of your accomplishment. Now you get to teach other's how to wake up to themselves and live!
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR BACK POCKET YOGA'S TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM?
If you are ready to enroll, simply scroll up a box and click the button that says "Fill Out Application." As soon as the application is filled out, come back to this page and click on the "pay deposit" button above. You will be sent a welcome email with a list of things to do next. The hard part is waiting for the training to begin!
IS THIS COURSE ONLY FOR WOMEN WHO WANT TO TEACH?
No. You do not have to want to teach yoga to take this training. And, you don't have to be a women! The asana (pose) part is such a small part. We spend the majority of our time talking about you and your body. The more you know about you, the more you will be able to show up in your life. You showing up in life, is what we all need and benefit from.
WILL I HAVE TO TEACH YOGA IN ORDER TO GRADUATE?
Yes, in order to receive your certification, you do need to teach a number of classes. I guarantee you the confidence, knowledge, and ability to be able to do this. If you don't ever want to teach after those classes, you don't have to!
DOES THE TRAINING COVER AND INCLUDE BEING ABLE TO TEACH BEYOND BREATH?
No, this training is to teach you how to teach YOUR yoga. There is No Box and this training is all about finding your authentic you. The exploration of yourself is done in a way that you will show up with your voice, from your knowledge and your experiences. The world needs you and this training allows you to find that.
WHAT STYLES OF YOGA WILL I LEARN TO TEACH IN THIS TRAINING?
Back Pocket Yoga's TT teaches you Hatha, Vinyasa, and Power sequencing. You will also get a taste of Yin, Pranayama and Meditation.
DO I HAVE TO HAVE AN EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND IN YOGA TO DO THIS TRAINING?
No! You can come in to this training knowing nothing about yoga. All you need is an open mind and a willingness to be vulnerable and you are set. Don't worry, I'll make a teacher out of you, yet.
WHAT IF I AM PREGNANT, CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE?
If you are pregnant, CONGRATULATIONS! I taught two teacher trainings pregnant and I learned so much. The answer is YES. Please attend our teacher training even with small one's growing inside of you. You will learn so much about yourself, and will give the entire class the opportunity to learn from you and your body.
WHAT WILL I LEARN IN THIS 200HR TRAINING?
By the end of this training you will know how to teach 100+ postures, theme a class, adjust students with safety, the anatomy & physiology of the body, an understanding of yogic traditions and texts, and sequencing different formats and classes.
WILL I BE CERTIFIED TO TEACH AFTER THE COURSE IS COMPLETED?
As soon as all of the requirements are complete, you will be certified to teach. Some students complete all of their teaching hours before the course ends, and some take a little longer. Whenever you are done with all necessary requirements, simply reach out to Sariah and she will get you your certificate which allows you to teach anywhere!
ARE YOU A YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFIED SCHOOL?
We certainly are!
WHAT IF I MISS A DAY/WEEKEND?
Please note that you can miss a maximum of 27 training hours, and you will have one year from the last day of your program to complete your attendance requirements. If you miss more than 27 hours or do not complete your make up hours within one year, you will receive a not passing status and will be required to pay in full to retake the training.
Option 1: Schedule a private session with your trainer at some point during the program. The cost of a private session ranges from $100-$150 per hour:
• 1 hour private = 1-4 hours of missed time
• 1.5 hour private = 5-6 hours of missed time
• 2 hour private = 7-8 hours of missed time
• 2.5 hour private = 9-10 hours of missed time
• 3 hour private = 11-13 hours of missed time
Please note: Private make up sessions are only an option during your current training and are not an option once the program is complete.
Option 2: You can attend the days you missed in an upcoming training of the same format free of additional class training charge. If the training is sold out, you will need to wait for a future training with space available to complete your make up(s).
Please note that if you miss over 27 hours, you will not pass the program and will be required to pay in full to retake the program.
HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I EXPECT TO SPEND ON HOMEWORK?
Please expect to carve out between 20 and 30 hours over the four month course to do at home work.
WHAT IF I DON'T WANT TO TEACH?
No problem! This course is designed for students who merely want to gain more understanding of yoga. You DO need to complete your teaching assignments in order to graduate, but after that, you are free to do whatever you like with your certification.
HOW MANY STUDENTS DO YOU TAKE AT A TIME?
Our studio holds 10, so 10 it is.
DOES THE COST INCLUDE BOOKS?
The cost of the course does not include the books you will need. As soon as you register you will get an email with needed supplies and books required.
WHAT IS THE COST OF BACK POCKET YOGA'S TEACHER TRAINING AND RETREAT?
The cost of Back Pocket Yoga's 200hr Teacher Training is $3300. This cost covers a shared bunk room at Hidden Springs Ranch. The option to upgrade is available.
ARE PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE?
A deposit of $600 ($300 to be applied to tuition and $300 to be applied to the non-refundable registration fee) must be paid at the time of enrollment to secure a space in the program.
Cost of BackPocket Yoga 200hr Teacher Training:
Administration/Registration Fee: $300
Total Program Cost: $3300
Balance of Tuition options after $600 deposit is paid:
A) $2700 is due no later than three (business) days prior to start date.
B) $1200 is due no later than three (business) days prior to start date, with payment of $500 due on the first (1st) of each month for the next three (3) consecutive months.
C) $800 is due no later than three (business) days prior to start date, with payments of $633 due on the first (1st) of each month for the next three (3) consecutive months.
Yoga Teacher Training at Back Pocket Yoga Studios is more than learning yoga. It has been about finding unconditional love for myself and building genuine connections with others. It WILL change your life guaranteed!
I could not have chosen a better YTT training! The way Sariah organized it by chakras was amazing! She chose talented instructors to enhance our experience. The opportunity to be mentored as such a small group made it feel almost like individual coaching. I will never forget my experience and highly recommend Back Pocket Yoga Yoga Teacher Training to anyone who is looking to enhance their practice or desires to certify.
To be loved by Sariah is a gift - one that we ALL get to be apart of! But to be taught by Sariah, that is an opportunity that needs to be seized. Your life will forever be changed!
YTT with Sariah was transformative. While I learned to practice asana, what I was really learning was the language of myself - my body, my truth, my heart - and how to better understand it. Even if I had never gone on to teach a single class to anyone else, I would take her training again and again for what it gave to me.
My YTT training with Sariah has completely transformed my life. The way I think, the way I speak, the way I move through life is now more inline with my higher self, who frankly I don’t think I had met before this experience.
I took the opportunity to challenge my thoughts and continue my journey to find my authentic self by doing YTT with Sariah; and I found success!!! This training will bring you to a higher level of oneness with self and your Higher Source.
Yoga teacher training was a life changing experience. It offered me a deeper understanding of our amazing body, connection with amazing women, as well as a deeper connection with myself. I gained confidence and tools that have helped me live my life in a more meaningful way. I highly recommend this training to anyone!
Yoga teacher training stretched my body, mind, and spirit to edges I didn’t even know were there. I came out of it with a deeper sense of self and a broader mindset for others. It was easily one of the best decisions I made for myself.
Yoga teacher training has been a healing journey for me. I’ve found so much more connection with myself, my higher power, & the other students/teachers. I have found peace & joy through movement & awareness of my body. As well as so much growth mentally & emotionally. I appreciate each instructor’s approach to what they teach & how they teach it. Showing their talents in their own unique way has shown me how I can just be me; in teaching & in life. This space is filled with so much love, acceptance, & encouragement. I will forever be grateful for my experience here.