Recreation
YTT102-YA-SCHOOL-RYS-200
Are you interested in evolving your yoga practice?

Do you want to learn about and explore the depths of your being?

Do you have the desire to gain lifelong skills on how to better navigate the world?

Are you hungry to make a real substantive difference in other people’s lives?

The UW Recreation 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program provides the opportunity to step into a voyage of self-discovery, strengthen your physical body, amplify the power of your breath, understand the inner workings of your mind, and learn key methodologies for guiding others in the science and art of yoga.

Steeped in the foundational principles of mindfulness, positive psychology, anatomy and physiology, as well as practical and digestible topics of yoga philosophy, our Registered Yoga Alliance training provides a deep dive into the exploration of not only teaching, but actually LIVING yoga as a lifestyle. Why? For greater wellbeing, skillfulness and lifelong vitality!

Core Curriculum

Yoga Alliance has implemented a new RYS 200 Standard which we follow: (Click on image to zoom)

  • Take note that while we cover all of these categories we do not necessarily cover all information listed in this chart (e.g. we go over meditation but do not dive into chanting or mudras)
  • Our curriculum also includes additional content such as conscious communication, listening skills, and self-development exercises (eye contact, compassion journey, sustaining postures, journaling prompts, etc.).
    • These are lead in dyads, triads, and sometimes groups.
    • The self-development portion is designed to strengthen your awareness muscle for your life off the mat and so you can better work with the skills and challenges that may arise as a guide of yoga.
  • In this training it is our intent to hear, learn from and respect the experiences of all people.
    • We commit to holding space for the truths, realities, growth & healing processes of every individual.
    • We are dedicated to the inclusivity, representation and celebration of the marginalized, underrepresented and/or oppressed people in our community.
    • Our curriculum also includes exploration of yoga and cultural appropriation, sessions/content from and with teachers of diverse backgrounds, and the inquiry (and action steps) on how to invite more diversity into the yoga/mindfulness world (which is still dominated by white people).
    • UW Recreation believes that yoga is better for everyone when our teachers are racially diverse – a reflection of our community. That’s why we are offering awards to UW STUDENTS of color who are interested in teaching yoga and/or mindfulness. More information in cost, below. 



Faculty

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Danny Arguetty

E-RYT 500, is the Mindfulness Manager at the University of Washington, yoga teacher (& trainer), life/health coach, wellness educator, and lover of the environment. He is the author of Nourishing the Teacher: Inquiries, Contemplations & Insights on the Path of Yoga and The 6 Qualities of Consciousness: Practical Insights from the Tantric Tradition of Yoga

Danny has guided workshops throughout the United States, led basic and advanced yoga trainings in the U.S. & India, and has spoken at Facebook, Olson Kundig and Gravity Payments, as well as the University of Washington Foster School of Business, School of Medicine, School of Social Work, and The Whole U. He was adjunct faculty at Williams College, guides a quarterly General Studies course on Mindfulness Practices at UW, and is a former faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. *Training lead for summer intensive. Learn more at dannyarguetty.com

 

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Ansley Silva

E-RYT 200, has been teaching yoga since 2008 and has taught yoga at the Universidade Federal de Viçosa, University of Georgia, and Rubber Soul Yoga Revolution & Clown School. Currently Ansley teaches various forms of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness through UW Recreation’s Mindfulness Program.

Her classes cultivate awareness of the physical body in order to live more skillfully, celebrate the beauty of life, unleash creativity, and strengthen a sense of interconnection. *Training co-lead for weekend program.

 

 

Josephine Edmondson

RYT 500, is inspired by Kundalini, Kripalu, Tantra, Restorative, and Pranayama Breathwork. I have been blessed to study under Danny Arguetty, Krishna Kaur, Hari Kaur Khalsa, Daisy Thompson, David Elliott and Lisa Levine over the last ten years. I am a 500 hour Yoga Instructor + Teacher Trainer + Master Reiki Practioner + Trauma Informed Yoga Instructor + Curriculum Developer + Breathwork Facilitator. *Training co-lead for weekend program. Learn more at jospehineedmondson.com 

 


Additional instructors who will be leading classes and speciality sessions (Derek, Alyssa, Reyna, and more to come).

 


Weekend & Summer Programs

At this time it is unclear if our weekend program will be in-person, online or a combination of both. With two online trainings under our belt we are ready for the online possibility. If we end up online we will respect the amount of screen time people are engaging with by making many of our sessions interactive, require only audio listening, and weave in daily yoga and small mini breaks. 

Program Details

Weekend Program 2021

Every other weekend:

JAN 8/9/10, 23/24

FEB 6/7, 20/21

MAR 6/7, 20/21

APRIL 3/4, 17/18

MAY 1/2

*First weekend is FRI (8-5), SAT & SUN (8-5). Every other weekend is only SAT & SUN (8-5)
**In between training weekends there will also be additional online work and reading hours (no more than 3-4hrs a week)
***Take note that if your training ends up being online we reduce the amount of daily hours (8-9 yoga practice, 9:20-2pm daily session with a 35min lunch break). This will make the training longer and end in early June. 

Typical Daily Schedule:

  • 8 – 9:15am YOGA PRACTICE
  • 9:15 – 9:40am SHORT BREAK
  • 9:45 MORNING SESSION
  • 12:45/1pm LUNCH (45-minutes)
  • 1:45/2 – 5pm AFTERNOON SESSION
  • AM and PM sessions will be a mix of philosophy, anatomy, posture clinics, methodology, teaching practice and guest speakers/facilitators. 

While unexpected circumstance show up please DO NOT apply if you need to miss training days (especially the first 3 day weekend). If you need to miss part of a day or even a whole day later in the training please indicate this on your application. 

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Summer Intensive 2021

6/15 – 7/2, 8AM-5PM DAILY
Week 1: Monday – Friday (Saturday & Sunday OFF)
Week 2: Monday – Friday (Saturday & Sunday OFF)
Week 3: Monday – Thursday
*Weekend off days will have assigned home study and practice of up to 5 hours
**Training hours include pre and post online training assignments

Typical Daily Schedule:

  • 8 – 9:15am YOGA PRACTICE
  • 9:15 – 9:40am SHORT BREAK
  • 9:45 MORNING SESSION
  • 12:45/1pm LUNCH (45-minutes)
  • 1:45/2 – 5pm AFTERNOON SESSION
  • AM and PM sessions will be a mix of philosophy, anatomy, posture clinics, methodology, teaching practice and guest speakers/facilitators.   

While unexpected circumstance show up please DO NOT apply if you need to miss training days (especially the first 3 days). If you need to miss part of a day or even a whole day later in the training please indicate this on your application. 

APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN FEB 2021

Training FAQs

Who is this training for?

Current UW Students, Faculty/Staff, +1 IMA Members, and UW Alumni (space permitting). Take note that pricing differs for non-students, please read below.

Students: You do not need to be enrolled in summer academic classes to attend this training. If you are graduating this spring you are still eligible for student pricing and access to the IMA in the summer (either by purchasing a membership for the summer or being given access during class days/times).

Faculty/Staff: You must be a current IMA member to receive the discount. For IMA membership pricing please visit our membership page. Summer trainings require a summer membership. Weekend training require a winter and spring membership.

Qualifying +1 IMA members: You can receive +1 pricing and be given access to the building during class day/times by email dannyarg@uw.edu with required proof of scanned documents (as described in the aforementioned link after you have filled out your application).

UW Alumni: You can apply to the training however keep in mind that UW Students and Faculty/Staff receive priority, most often we have spots available (you will know by May 1st if there is space in the training).


Seattle Community
: You can apply to the training however keep in mind that UW Students, Faculty/Staff, and Alumni receive priority, most often we have spots available (you will know by Mid December (weekend program) and early May (summer program) if there is space in the training).

How much yoga experience should I have?

At least 6 months of consistent practice (1-2x a week of in class, personal practice or video/audio classes) under your belt. Many people attend a teacher training to deepen their knowledge of postures and philosophy and don’t necessarily end up teaching (although life sometimes has a funny way of working once a YTT is completed).

What style of yoga will I be able to teach?

While our training is steeped in “vinyasa” methodology, all that means is being able to guide postures in a fluid and connected way (that doesn’t mean fast or that you never pause and sustain postures, sustaining is important). After the training you will be able to lead classes that range from gentle, moderate, to more dynamic and heated practices. Our training focuses on teaching to all-levels by weaving in clear posture options and learning how to utilize props to support all students.

What type of certification will I be eligible for?

UW Recreation is recognized by Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga School which means the program meets the standards of a 200-hour program. Most yoga studios, gyms, retreat centers, etc. will only hire yoga teachers that have done a Yoga Alliance accredited 200-hour training. You may choose to become an “RYT,” registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance after your training (although this is not mandatory to teach. You will learn much more about this in the Business of Yoga). This training qualifies you to teach domestically or overseas.

How much does it cost?

$1,000 for students.

$1,500 for non-students (faculty/staff, spouse/+1).

$2,000 for UW Alumni (space permitting).

$2,500 for Seattle community (space permitting).

A non-refundable deposit of $100 due at time of program acceptance to secure your spot.

Payment Plans: The average yoga teacher training course at most studios costs $2,700-3,900. We DO NOT charge interest on our payment plans.

Weekends: Five payments of $180 (students), $280 (non-students), $380 (UW alumni), $480 (Seattle community), due on the first day of training for each month.

Summer Intensive: Three payments (May 1st, June 1st, July 1st) of $300 (students), $467 (non-students), $633 (UW alumni), $800 (Seattle community).

UW Recreation believes that yoga is better for everyone when our teachers are racially diverse – a reflection of our community. That’s why we are offering awards to UW STUDENTS of color who are interested in teaching yoga and/or mindfulness. You may request funding for up to 90% of the cost of the training (full training for students costs $1000). Funding is limited. You are eligible to apply if you identify as Latinx, Southeast Asian, African American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaska Native. These communities are underrepresented in the yoga/mindfulness world.

Will this training include time to discuss yoga, meditation, and/or mindfulness in the context of larger societal issues?

Yes, the practice of yoga supports us to engage with life more skillfully, enhance our personal vitality and as a result engage with social issues in a way that can create real tangible shifts. We can be invested in our own self-development and wellbeing while also contributing to the larger web. Potential topics on how to move the needle forward may include mental health, social justice, gender, queer , and racial inequities, sustainability, and conscious self-care. We will also discuss the reality that yoga and mindfulness are currently practices dominated by privilege, and how to make them available to a larger more diverse audience.