Rolling Admission Yoga Teacher Training & Certification
Intensives may be taken for CEUS or working toward a 200 Hour RYT Certification. Additional reading and homework are required to meet 200 Hour requirements. Weekend Intensives are held one weekend per month (must attend 9 of the 12 intensive weekends to graduate, or intensives may be taken as stand alone continuing education). There are four required texts for the course. A written and oral exam are also required to complete the course. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!
2019-2020 YTT COURSE DATES
Teaching practices for 200 RYT
Fridays 6-9 PM on course weekends
Saturdays & Sundays 9-4 on course weekends
August 17-18: Yoga History, Pose Alignment (part 1), Mindfulness & Meditation (part 1)
September 21-22: Ayurveda (part 1), Yoga Sutras (book 1), Yoga Anatomy (part 1), Subtle Body (part 1)
October 17-18 Pose Alignment (part 2), Use of Props, Restorative and Yin Yoga, Yoga Psychology
November 14 -15 Mindfulness & Meditation (part 2), Yoga Anatomy (part 2), Sanskrit, Yoga Sutras (book 2)
December 7-8 Sound Healing, Pose Alignment (part 3), Injury Prevention, Core & Back
January 11-12 Pose Alignment (part 4), Yoga Nidra, Partner Yoga, Lessons of the Bhagavad Gita (part 1)
February 8-9 Pose Alignment, Yoga Sutras (book 3), Finding Your Teaching Voice, Ancient Wisdom
March 7-8 Yoga for Special Needs, Yoga Therapy, Hips & Hamstrings, Chakra System
April 18-19 Yoga Sutras (book 4), Mindfulness & Meditation (part 3)
May 9-10 Yoga Anatomy (part 3), The Business of Yoga, Backbends, Yoga Mythology
June 13-14 Ayurveda (part 2), Pose Alignment (part 6), Lessons of the Bhagavad Gita, Subtle Body (part 2)
July 11-12 Koshas & Nadis, Mudras & Drishti, Holotropic Breathing, Yoga Anatomy (part 4)
Learn The Art & Science Of Yoga
At Westside Yoga Atlanta, we believe that yoga is about connecting to our innate bliss--that's why they call us the #happyplace! Group classes are a great way to begin the journey, but study and training are essential to truly embodying the practice. If you are ready to take the next step in your yoga journey, join us for our next 200 Hour Immersion & Yoga Teacher Training! Our Atlanta Yoga Teacher Training is for everyone who wants to dive deeper into their practice, and will prepare you to teach the practice to others. Find our schedule below.
What Makes Westside's Atlanta Yoga Teacher Training Unique?
Our Atlanta Yoga Teacher Training is unlike any other, offering the best resources, and experiences available. We offer teaching experiences throughout the course, a comprehensive exploration of the yoga history, philosophy, and discipline, a community-focused approach to learning, and guidance from highly trained instructors.
Your investment includes:
Our Course Leaders
Our course leaders, Amber Barry and Rebecca Galla-Jones, are two of the most experienced yoga instructors in the Southeast. Together they have over 35 years of yoga experience, and over 3000 teaching hours since 2001. Our senior teachers lead the majority of the course offerings, and make themselves available for additional guidance as needed.
Amber Barry was given a prescription for yoga while recovering from a near-fatal car crash in 1998, and soon discovered that it was a powerful, fun and rewarding way to rehabilitate her body. Yoga not only helped her reclaim her strength and flexibility, but it also helped her manage chronic migraines, insomnia, depression, anxiety, drug dependency, and food addiction. She used yoga and an Ayurvedic diet to wean herself off of medication, manage her moods, sleep better, and has lived pain-free for almost two decades.
Amber is certified at the RYT 500 level. She specializes in mindfulness, meditation, breath control, nutritional healing, pain management, and Ayurveda. She has studied and taught many yoga traditions, including Ashtanga, Anusara, Iyengar, and Hatha Yoga. In addition to teaching meditation for 18 years, she also worked as a health coach and motivational speaker for over a decade. Her recent speaking engagements include Knoll, Inc., Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), Whole Foods, Southeast Yoga Conference, and Little Pink Book. She is married with three children, holds a Marketing and Management degree from University of Virginia, and is a former marketing executive.
Rebecca Galla-Jones discovered yoga during a difficult transition period in her life. After living in France for six years, she struggled upon her return to the States, and yoga helped ease her transition. She quickly became a devoted yoga practitioner, exploring a variety of traditions, including Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga. In 2004, Rebecca completed her Yoga Teacher Training and taught her first yoga class, and has been teaching ever since.
Rebecca is an expert in anatomy and physiology, breath control, bandha engagement, energy management, chanting, Sanskrit, yoga for children, practice modification for medical needs, and yoga history. She is married with two children, and feels blessed to be a part Atlanta’s wonderful yoga teaching community. Rebecca believes that everyone should feel proud of their practice, regardless of their level or physical limitations.
With their combined experience, Rebecca and Amber bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our Atlanta Yoga Teacher training. They both have lived and breathed yoga for many years, and have raised their children in the yogic traditions. Their commitment to the practice, and to building community, make our training program unlike any other.
Our course mentors, Gabrielle Byndloss, Shannon Demko, Anna McDevitt, and Ariel Kahn, are highly respected members of the Westside Yoga teaching team. They will meet with you during the course to explore mindfulness and movement techniques that will enrich your practice, and deepen your understanding of the power of yoga to transform lives.
What To Expect in our Atlanta Yoga Teacher Training
Taught in a small-group setting, our 200 Hour RYT Atlanta Yoga Teacher Training is open to practitioners of all experience levels and backgrounds. It is the most amazing journey--opening doors to new aspects of the practice that are more beautiful than your ever imagined!
Community is essential to this journey, so we create a safe space for our trainees to be authentic, and get to know their peers. Each student has a study partner for the course, and we also work in small groups to gain valuable experience in teaching asana, breath control, meditation and more. You will make lifelong friends, and receive the support you need to feel successful in your journey to becoming a yoga teacher.
We are committed to making sure our graduates are ready to lead, so students have live opportunities to teach throughout the program--the best way to gain valuable experience that prepares them for graduation and beyond. Teaching practice begins the first weekend that we meet, to maximize the opportunity to grow during training.
The textbooks we read in the course support our studies in yoga philosophy, anatomy, and the subtle body. Homework and recommended further study are provided at every meeting. Students work together with partners throughout the course to maximize the opportunity for growth in the practice, and make yoga a way of life.
In addition to meeting hours, trainees are also required to take 2 classes per week during the course (included in tuition).
We are so excited to have Meredith Klein, Founder of Pranaful, and Cheryl Crawford, Co-Director of Ground Kids Yoga as special guest teachers during the course.
Danielle Hall is the Founder of SoundEmbrace, is a Certified Sound Healing Practitioner, and Wellness Coach. Her goal is to support a positive perspective clients in their wellness story by relieving stress and reducing pain through sound healing therapy, and coaching sessions. Danielle will teach our Sound Healing Intensive and lead a Sound Immersion experience in November.
Meredith Klein is passionate about helping others experience radical transformation through the practices of ayurveda, mindfulness, meditation, and healthy, conscious eating. She travels to us from Santa Monica, where she teaches and cooks for LA's elite, offering personal consultations, workshops, and retreats. She is a student of Zen Master Thicht Naht Hahn, and our Founder, Amber Barry's personal Ayurvedic coach. During our Ayurvedic weekend, Meredith will teach Ayurveda, Mindfulness, and Self-Care for Yogis in October. Learn more about Meredith at pranaful.com!
Cheryl Crawford is Co-Founder of Grounded Kids, Yoga Director for Dekalb County Schools, and host of "Yippe Kay-Yay Namaste"on AIB Network. She is also the Founder of Atlanta Yoga Movement, and is on a mission to help kids embrace yoga as a tool for lifelong well-being. Cheryl will teach our Yoga For Kids Module and Kundalini Experience.
Fees and Requirements
$2699 before July 1
$2899 after July 1
A $400 non-refundable deposit secures your spot (this can be paid on Mind Body, but additional payments must be made in cash or check). Full tuition, paid by cash or check, is due by 9/1/19. Credit card payments will incur a fee, after the initial deposit. Textbooks must be purchased separately (details will be provided when you register).
How To Apply
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"The Westside Yoga Teacher Training was extremely comprehensive and thorough. I feel totally prepared to share the knowledge and experience I gained through training with others. I also feel comfortable knowing that the teachers at Westside Yoga will make themselves available to me if I have any questions going forward." ~Mallory
"The 200 Hour RYT program at Westside Yoga in Atlanta was life changing! I learned so much about yoga over the four month program, not just the physical poses and alignment, but the fascinating topics of the subtle body and yoga sutras. It gave me the foundation to become stronger in my physical practice, and to explore the other aspects of yoga that really make it a lifestyle. All of the educators were incredibly caring and supportive. Westside Yoga lives up to the yogic values in every way." ~Meg
"My teacher training experience was very informative and a wonderful overall experience. I not only was able to improve my own practice but was able to feel confident and prepared to share yoga with others (both the actual physical practice as well as a lot of the lifestyle behind it). I met some amazing people and the teachers were absolutely great." ~Krista
Westside Yoga's Atlanta Yoga Teacher Training program
is recognized by Yoga Alliance as an accredited 200 Hour RYT Program.
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Become a yoga teacher! Westside Yoga offers Atlanta Yoga Teacher Training, in accordance with Yoga Alliance RYT 200 Standards, twice each year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Spots fill quickly, so don't wait to register! Classes are held in our West Midtown studio. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
"Participating in Yoga Teaching Training at Westside Yoga is one of the best decisions I've ever made. The curriculum was well thought out, organized, and so much more in depth than I could've imagined. I learned more than I ever could have expected about myself, the other trainees and teachers (who became family), and the world. I left feeling equipped and confident to go out and teach yoga on and off the mat. I wouldn't trade my experience at Westside Yoga for anything!" ~Jessica
"I highly recommend Westside Yoga...the program is rigorous and prepares you to teach, if that’s what you want to do after graduation. Regardless of whether you want to teach, this will give your life some new perspective, help you shed some layers to further your relationship with yourself, and take your yoga practice to a much deeper level. I also made a ton of awesome new friends that I love dearly." ~Brittany
"Amber and the staff at Westside were quite welcoming of all of our needs and concerns as trainees. I learned so much over the 200 hour program and feel it was a great base for my journey as a yoga teacher. Forever Grateful."