200 HOUR PROGRAM - Indra's Grace
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RYT 200 TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM 2022

Take a Journey of Self-Discovery and Awakening

Indra’s Grace Teacher Training is an invitation…

 

Since 2012 Indra’s Grace has been offering an RYT 200-hour teacher training program to empower our students’ growth and development through the art and science of Yoga. It is our mission to offer clear, integrative practices to support our students in awakening to the deeper meaning of life and contribute to flowering consciousness. If you are inspired by what could be – by connection, by finding deeper meaning – this program provides the scaffolding for growth and development.

 

Indra’s Grace Yoga Teacher Training is an opportunity to transform how you relate to the world. Whether you want to deepen your yoga practice, focus on spiritual growth and self-development, or become a teacher, our training will take you on a journey of self-discovery this is supported by a caring community of teachers, mentors, and fellow seekers. In other words: immerse yourself in yoga study, find your path, make friends for life, and share your insights and realizations with others.

 

This program is facilitated by our lead teacher trainers E-RYT 500 and IYTA certified yoga therapist Sandra Vanatko and E-RYT 500 Jenny Reitz. As part of the program this year, supplemental videos will be sent each week and monthly check-ins with mentors will be scheduled to enhance your training. All times are CST and all meetings will be held via Zoom unless you choose the in-person option. *Please note, in-person spaces are sold out for this training, but we do still have space online.

 

Guided support makes all the difference. Students are eager to learn yet all too often fail to progress without proper support. Indra’s Grace Teacher Training offers a loving setting that allows for exploration within a supportive environment.

 

Will you join us?

A note from our lead teacher trainer…

 

“We are profoundly grateful to offer this program in 2021 which is going hybrid so that we can reach further and wider in safe and effective ways during COVID. It is my intention to empower students of this training with tools to successfully navigate these uncertain times – we need to be grounded when the world is in chaos. You will learn effective techniques in staying anchored and attuned to the felt sense of the body. You will learn how to self-regulate your nervous system so that you can come out from overwhelm and be a pillar of calm connection for others and guide them into being that too.

 

We are going to need more guides in the future helping people cope with all the effects of this pandemic. Anxiety, depression, overwhelm, and a sense of divisiveness are all on the rise. These all stem from the fundamental forgetfulness of Being. It’s my intention to help you make contact with the mystery of Being that can hold all experience regardless of whether it is neutral, pleasant, or unpleasant.

 

Taking this training doesn’t mean you won’t experience the ups and downs of life however you will have new capacity to meet life’s events with more clarity, more resilience, a wider view, and a new understanding of how to be in the world. As you embody this way of being you will be a gifted yoga guide for others. And it is needed now more than ever.”

 

– Sandra Vanatko

How to Register

Registration

You will need to complete two steps to register. First, fill out the online registration form and then submit your deposit or pay in full.

 

Explore Your Practice

This RYT 200 Hour Indra’s Grace Teacher Training Program in Hatha Yoga, is designed for:

  • Students of Hatha Yoga
  • Students of other schools of Yoga
  • Teachers of all forms of Yoga
  • Anyone seeking to deepen their yogic experience
  • Anyone wanted to immerse themselves in a hands on learning style and awaken their spiritual essence
  • Current teachers of Yoga that want to go more in-depth in their learning

 

The Indra’s Grace certification program is open both to yoga students ready to become teachers, and those who wish just to immerse themselves in the science of Yoga for their own personal growth and development.  This program offers the scaffolding for both.  We often have teachers from other yoga trainings participate in our program. We also have students that fly in to take our training and we can offer ideas for housing and transportation needs.

 

Opportunity to Awaken

Now more than ever, the world needs us to wake up and recognize the precious opportunity in this lifetime to elevate human consciousness.

 

Join our Family of Yogis at Indra’s Grace

Embrace a yogic lifestyle taught in an atmosphere of inspiration, joy, love, and reverence. Learn an ancient practice that elevates and enlightens in a supportive yogic community.

Course Description

This foundational program will advance your practice, acquaint you with the many layers of yoga, build your confidence and help you find your voice and teach. This course is a seven-month immersion into the art and science of yoga. Our intention through this training is to build a safe container for self-discovery with your fellow peers. We want to empower you with different forms of self-care, self-management,  and self-regulation that you can use and share with others. Gain a deeper understanding of the many layers of Yoga, advance your practice, develop radiant confidence, and find your voice. For those who want to teach, our comprehensive teacher training program will mark the beginning of your successful career as a Yoga teacher!

 

This seven-month course culminates in receiving a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification from Indra’s Grace. Teachers completing the Indra’s Grace teacher training program are also eligible to apply for the 200-Hour Level of Registration (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. This program is open to any student wanting to deepen their yoga practice. All ages, skills, and levels are welcome.

 

2021 will mark the beginning of our seventh teacher training program. Indra’s Grace has graduated over 140+ teachers since 2012.  This is a popular program that fills up quickly. Space is limited. We hope you might consider this program. We encourage those that are wanting to teach and those wanting to deepen their own knowledge of Yoga to join us! Yoga teachers that are already certified and want more education please join us! Get to know us by taking classes with us before January to make sure we are the right fit for you. What can you expect? You will be committed to eight weekends in addition to taking group classes monthly online or in-person.

 

You will be learning multiple styles yet all rooted in classical hatha yoga. Your base will be a unique classical style of Hatha Yoga that comes from the Sivananda lineage. In addition you will introduced to modern hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga, chair yoga, senior yoga, yin yoga, restorative yoga, and kundalini yoga which will all be interwoven throughout the training to give you a well-rounded experience. You will be training to be able to teach all populations from children to elders, beginner to advanced students.

 

*If you have any hesitation about signing up please schedule a time to come in and visit one-to-one with Sandra or Jenny about the course to help you decide if this course is right for you.  If you are thinking “I’m not ready” or “I can’t afford it” or “I’m too old or too young” or “I don’t know enough Yoga”  please make time to go over your questions with us. We want to empower you to make the best decision you can for yourself.

 

Course Dates

Below are the course dates for the 2021 program. We will update the dates for 2022 soon.

 

  • January 23-34
  • February 6-7
  • March 13-14
  • April 10-11
  • May 1-2
  • May 22-23
  • June 26-27
  • July 17-18

 

Weekend Schedule

Saturday, 8:00am-3:00pm
Sunday 8:00am-3:00pm

 

Additionally, supplemental videos will be sent each week and monthly check-ins with mentors will be scheduled to enhance your training. All times are CST and all meeting will be held via Zoom unless you register for the in-person option.

 

Course Curriculum
  • Yoga History and the Evolution of Yoga
  • Self-Awareness
  • Yogic Philosophy
  • Yogic Diet
  • The Science of Pranayama
  • Bandhas
  • Postures and Exercises
  • Chakras
  • Alignment and How to Avoid Injuries
  • Conscious Relationships
  • Basic Yogic Anatomy & Physiology
  • The Ground of Being & Spiritual Embodiment
  • The Science of Sound: Mantra
  • Developing Daily Spiritual Practice
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • The Business of Yoga
  • The Role of a Yoga Teacher
  • Confidence-building through practice teaching

Tuition & Enrollment

Pay in Full: $3395
  • $750.00 non-refundable deposit with cash, check, or credit card due upon registration to reserve your space in the training
  • Balance due in full on/before January 17, 2021 to take advantage of the Special Offer

 

Payment Plan: $3595
  • $750.00 non-refundable deposit with cash, check, or credit card due upon registration to reserve your space in the training
  • Balance to be paid in seven monthly auto-payments
  • Auto-Payments will be processed on the 15th of each month starting January 15, 2021

 

Program Audit Option

We are now offering the option to audit our program. The course audit option is only available to previous graduates of Indra’s Grace 200-hour teacher training program. Graduates must have fully completed previous program and be in good standing in terms of all academic and financial commitments. Course audit option does not include a class pass unless you choose the premium package upgrade. Otherwise, classes must be purchased separately.

Pay in Full: $3395
  • $750.00 non-refundable deposit with cash, check, or credit card due upon registration to reserve your space in the training
  • Balance due in full on/before January 17, 2021 to take advantage of the Special Offer

 

Payment Plan: $3595
  • $750.00 non-refundable deposit with cash, check, or credit card due upon registration to reserve your space in the training
  • Balance to be paid in seven monthly auto-payments
  • Auto-Payments will be processed on the 15th of each month starting January 15, 2021

 

Program Audit Option

We are now offering the option to audit our program. The course audit option is only available to previous graduates of Indra’s Grace 200-hour teacher training program. Graduates must have fully completed previous program and be in good standing in terms of all academic and financial commitments. Course audit option does not include a class pass unless you choose the premium package upgrade. Otherwise, classes must be purchased separately.

 

Course Audit Fee – Pay in Full: $1095
  • $200 deposit due upon registration
  • Balance due in full by January 23
  • Upgrade to a premium package that includes an unlimited pass the length of training for an additional $59 a month

 

Course Audit Fee – Payment Plan: $1195
  • $200 deposit due upon registration
  • Seven monthly payments starting January 2021
  • Upgrade to a premium package that includes an unlimited pass the length of training for an additional $59 a month

 

What does your tuition cover?
  • Course fees
  • Yoga teacher training manual*
  • 40 class pass to be used during teacher training (excluding audits)

*Books from your reading list are not included.

 

Coming from out of town?

If you are traveling to Weatherford from out of town, here are a few resources for your stay.

Faculty

Sandra Vanatko, Lead Teacher Trainer

My passion for Yoga and its profound effects in my own life inspired to me to open Indra’s Grace in 2010. After the sweet loving nudges of students desiring a more in-depth learning experience I developed Indra’s Grace teacher training programs in 2012. We continually update and refine these offerings to bring you the most high quality experience possible.  It is truly my greatest joy to offer this program. There is nothing more satisfying than to sit with others that love yoga and explore these teachings together.  Our teacher training program is the heart of Indra’s Grace.

 

My mission is to empower students with yogic tools to support them to live their most awake and fulfilling lives. I love to see students have a variety of practices to support their well-being, to be able to self-regulate, and self manage their mind and emotions, and awaken awareness to move beyond the chains of ego consciousness.  I have realized through offering this program several times that the best learning format is complete immersion. Expect to be immersed in all aspects of Yoga for seven-months held by the sangha.  My intention is for you to have your own personal experience of the power of Yoga and the only way that can be done is through direct experience.  My intention is to offer a safe set and setting, and support system for self exploration, self-inquiry, and learning.

 

Through your seven-month journey you will be better equipped to serve as a guide to future students. Dedicated students make excellent Yoga teachers! If you approach this program whole-heartedly you will come out transformed.  Through your own experience you will be a power-filled teacher for others! You will share from your personal experience. There is a place for everyone in this training. I am calling all seekers, movers and shakers, all those that want to be a light in the world, the children of the earth that want to make a difference and help heal the planet. I want to serve as a guide in flowering consciousness in a way that will serve you and all those around you. You will learn tools for healthy living and become a more balanced individual. I hope you might choose to embark on a journey of a lifetime.

Jenny Reitz, Lead Teacher Trainer

I’m so honored and excited to be a part of the Indra’s Grace teacher training program again this year. I completed my 200-hour teacher training with Sandra at Indra’s Grace in 2013 and am so delighted to have been involved with the teacher trainings in some capacity since then. In 2014, I received my 500-hour teacher training certification from Sondra Loring and Raghunath Cappo at Sadhana Yoga in Hudson, New York.

 

My 200-hour training at Indra’s Grace was focused on the fundamentals of traditional, Hatha yoga including a rich and thorough coverage of Pranayama and the subtle and sometimes understated aspects of the yoga practice. My 500-hour training was focused on the Vinyasa style of yoga with a strong emphasis on philosophy, in the form of studying the ancient yoga texts; Bhakti, the yoga of devotion; and Naad yoga, the yoga of sound including chanting, mantra and harmonium. My teaching style is a light-hearted blend of all of these elements.

 

My goal is to effectively translate my experiences with teaching in different environments and studying a variety of styles of yoga into something useful and beneficial for students going through the teacher training program at Indra’s Grace.

Jennifer Rydlinski, Resident Anatomy Guide

Jennifer is an LMT, CST practitioner, Reiki Master, KYT and RYT-200. As a professional bodyworker for several years now, one of Jennifer’s deepest passions lies in the understanding of how we tick, as humans, in body-mind-spirit. She has countless hours of hands on bodywork practice of all kinds and has come to understand that within each of us lives a profound Inner Wisdom. This Inner Wisdom knows the exact and perfect treatment plan for our particular body at any given time. To be a successful practitioner, we must be able to be quiet enough to listen and follow where this Inner Wisdom is guiding us.

 

Within her anatomy teachings at Indra’s Grace Yoga, she shares this holistic science of our human body systems’ anatomy & physiology. She brings an experience with these teachings that allows students to more palpably understand how our body systems and mind & emotions work together. Bringing us into a more conscious relationship with our own Inner Wisdom, and understanding our whole body more fully and intimately.

Nancy Deison, Lead Mentor

Nancy Deison is an RYT-500 through Indra’s Grace and KRI-Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher. She has been a part of every teacher training that Indra’s Grace has offered – either as a student or in a supporting role. Nancy is a student of the Divine energy and loves to explore how different traditions experience that energy. She is so excited to serve as a lead mentor for another amazing group of future Yoga Teachers.

Dan Hall, Lead Mentor

I am so happy to be part of this wonderful teaching team as a teacher mentor. My yoga practice has influenced every part of my life, and words cannot adequately express how grateful I am to be right here. I am an RTY-500 hour teacher with well over 800 hours of formal training. I began my own practice when I was 22 years old, and I know without a doubt that this is something I will carry with me the rest of my life.

 

My formal trainings have consisted largely of traditional hatha yoga and vinyasa yoga, with great focus on Pranayama, Meditation, yogic philosophy, Yoga Nidra, and more. My interests are far and wide in this field and my goal is to share this knowledge with as many people as I can.

 

I enrolled in the Indra’s Grace 2019 Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program as my second 300-hour training, and this is where I completely fell in love with teaching teachers. My goal as a teacher mentor is to always show up for the students and guide them to realizing their own inner strength. I strive to help everyone feel safe, comfortable, and accepted no matter who they are. My hope is for us all to rejoice in our individuality.

Reviews

“Completing YTT through Indra’s Grace has absolutely been one of the best experiences of my life! The depth of information about all things “yoga” was amazing and each time we met, it left me fulfilled but yet wanting more. I don’t believe that there are better teachers than those that provided our instruction and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. If you are thinking at all about becoming a yoga teacher, Indra’s Grace would be well worth your while!”

 

“Doing teacher training during the COVID pandemic was an opportunity for me to really become in touch with my inner self. The program was taught in a completely supportive manner where topics were covered and explained with plenty of Q&A and discussion time. Everyone was very supportive of each other and felt very connected despite the physical separation. The teachers and mentors were very consistently in touch with providing all points and parts of the curriculum.”

 

“If you are thinking twice about whether or not to embark on the teacher training program, you won’t regret it!! It is the greatest gift you can give yourself. The journey of healing and transformation was so profound for me. The group connection was amazing, I felt so supported and held throughout. The course caters for all types of learning styles, with a particular focus on practical experience and embodying what you learn. Simply amazing!”

 

“10 Stars! I would recommend Indra’s teacher trainings because you get the FULL yoga training and so much more! It has been truly transformational for me!”

 

“Teacher Training was truly a rewarding experience and one that I would recommend to anyone wanting to delve deeper into yoga.”