Yoga Teacher Training is the first step toward becoming a certified Yoga teacher. Just choosing the right school for you though, can seem like the biggest step of all. Rest assured that Sound Method Yoga has been helping passionate Yogis become competent and valued Yoga teachers since 2012. We have dozens of graduates teaching in the Omaha area today. We train smart teachers. True Yogis who are humble, informed and professional. We hope that you will choose to take this next step with us!
As a close knit Yoga school we'd love to have the chance to get to know you. Please apply or fill out the inquiry form to express your interest in our training.
Namaste Dear Yogi,
Mandy Ryle E-RYT, Director of Yoga Teacher Training, owner and president, Sound Method Yoga
Yoga Teacher Training at Sound Method Yoga
What makes a Yoga teacher really special? Of all the teachers you have had, consider the ones that you really love. What are the qualities that drew you to them and keep you coming back? At Sound Method, we strive to bring out the authentic teacher in each of our budding teachers. We provide a strong non-dogmatic curriculum that prizes individual strengths. It turns out, very few of us return to a teacher over and over because they can rock a handstand, or because they have the best playlist. We crave authenticity and sincere passion. Sound Method Yoga Teacher Training will provide you the foundation to sincerely and authentically share Yoga with others. Keep reading to learn more about our program.
In their words…
5 carefully crafted modules will be explored
1. Poetic Cueing and Historical Context
Developing and articulating precise, relevant and powerful verbal instructions for guiding students toward their fullest potential. Learning to bring the wisdom of a strong personal yoga practice into effective teaching strategies. In this model we begin to discover some of the foundational postures and transitions. You will learn how to practice and teach these poses safely.
2. Anatomy, Safety and Therapeutics
A purposeful exploration of human anatomy. Application of anatomical and biomechanical concepts in practicing and in instructing yoga. Learn the basics of modification and safety strategies for addressing student’s most common vulnerabilities. In Our second module we introduce a broader variety of postures for practice and teaching.
3. Theming and Sequencing
Progressive, mindful sequencing strategies to maximize the success of students of all levels. Learn hands on adjustments and corrections to guide and empower students toward their fullest potential. Learning to build classes for targeted populations and the use of yoga for therapeutic purposes. In module three we begin to understand how to combine poses and transitions for maximum safety and effectiveness
4. Subtle Anatomy
Discover the “other” anatomy such as the chakras, nadis, vayus, bandhas. Addressing the chakratic system and it’s many aspects and practical application. We’ll also address styles and techniques for meditation in this Module. Discover a whole new realm of asana practice when we apply energetic principles individual poses as well as sequencing strategies.
5. Application and Embodiment
Teaching intermediate and advanced students: Applying the theory of Krama to approaching complicated postures. We’ll play with some of our favorite poses -inversions, arm balances and advanced backbends. Advanced hands on assists for challenging postures and the use of manual adjustment for advanced students.
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Teacher Training Faculty for Winter Traditional Program
Mandy Ryle (E-RYT), owner of Sound Method Yoga, Director of YTT
Was trained at the prestigious White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA with Ganga White and Tracey Rich. She also holds a Bachelors degree in music and a Masters degree in music performance and pedagogy. Mandy began practicing yoga in 2000 and has been teaching since 2007. Her vast teaching experience, knowledge of anatomy, vocabulary of asana and sharp clarity in describing and demonstrating concepts that can often be difficult to grasp qualifies her uniquely to train budding yoga instructors. Mandy is expert in teaching Vinyasa and Yin styles. Her classes often tell a story and utilize her knowledge of yoga philosophy, history and science. Mandy’s classes never subjugate the importance of the breath and the foundation of compassion. When she isn’t teaching Yoga or running Sound Method, Mandy is probably driving her two kids Willa, 15 and August, 13 around, or chillin’ with her 3 dogs. Learn more about Mandy at yoga.mandyryle.com
Jen Weaver, RYT
Jen Weaver has a passion for offering classes to students who never saw themselves doing yoga, let alone loving it. Her students are dedicated to her because her style is adaptive, fun and kind. Her commitment to adaptability is evidenced by her additional certifications in Curvy Yoga and Chair Yoga. Jen believes in working from the inside – out, following the guide of the breath and not taking yourself too seriously. She presents classes that are basic yet sneaky challenging. She’s a graduate of Sound Method Yoga’s Registered Yoga School (class of 2012) and has been a mentor for our trainees since 2014. Learn more about Jen at her website: yoganej.com
Yoga Teacher Training Program Mentors
Vicki Peck, RYTA lifelong student of movement and alignment, Vicki developed a consistant yoga practice through SMY’s corporate yoga program in 2011.
She is thankful to have found this practice because it makes her feel good, combats stress, and has helped her become more strong, more flexible, and more present, both on and off her mat.
She teaches yin yoga, yoga for beginners and vinyasa because she believes there is a yoga for every body. Her classes are accessible, down to earth and kind. Vicki is a SMY Teacher Training RYT 200 graduate class of 2013.
Pamela Chase, RYTPamela was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah where her personal yoga practice began many years ago. She moved to Omaha in 2013 and her first search in her new town was for the yoga studio she would call home. She found it at Sound Method Yoga so it was understandable that it also be the place to complete her RYT 200 hour training. Pamela has been an adventurer most of her life and always sought out “the experience” of each event, encounter, moment and each time on her mat is a new and irreplaceable occasion. Her mother always said she would be a business professional or a comedian; somehow, she makes them both happen. The love of life and true well-being she that endeavors to achieve each day, shows in her teaching, be it in the office or on the mat.
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