Breathing in I calm my body. Breathing out I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is a wonderful moment.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Directed by Jo Kirsch, E-RYT 500 and Bob Speck, E-RYT 500 with guest teachers Biff Mithoefer, Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band and Manoj Chalam.
Heart of the Village Yoga conducts annual Teacher Training and Advanced Studies programs accredited by Yoga Alliance. Our programs are built upon a strong foundation of classical yoga postures, alignment, integrated breathing and mindfulness. Our students learn to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Yin and Restorative Yoga. We integrate Bhakti Yoga – the Yoga of Loving Devotion; Karma Yoga – the Yoga of Selfless Service; and Jnana Yoga – the Yoga of Wisdom and Knowledge, into our teacher training programs.
At HOTV Yoga, our programs are ultimately about YOU and the community we build together! We study the centuries-old traditions of yoga and honor the lineage of our yoga teachers, while also respecting the evolution of yoga practice as it evolves with our modern society. Our programs are experiential in nature: we build connections and community, take advantage of the strengths and interests of each participant, and focus on creating life-enhancing practices, continual-learning perspectives, and joyful-living experiences.
Our participants immerse themselves into the life-changing practices of yoga within our accepting and supportive community. Our graduates become highly-capable, student-centered, compassionate and authentic yoga teachers… and inspired leaders!
Join us! Get ready to Look Far; Dive Deep; Stand Present; and Love Life! Together!
Each Core Weekend will embrace multiple aspects of our curriculum including flow, yin and gentle yoga, teaching methodology, practice teaching, posture modifications and sequencing, philosophy, anatomy and physiology, meditation, breath work, nature focus, and chanting.
Complete 300 Hours attending a combination HOTV Yoga Teaching Training Core Weekends and Electives.
Upcoming Core Weekends for 300 Hour Teacher Training Students*
August 24-26, 2018
September 21-23, 2018
October 19-21, 2018 (register here)
November 16-18, 2018
December 14-16, 2018 (register here)
January 4-6, 2018
February 1-3, 2018
March 1-3, 2018
“The training I received at Heart of the Village Yoga surpassed all my expectations. There was a wonderful balance and ease with the style of teaching used. I would highly recommend it to anyone searching for more than just a physical Asana training course. The Teachers were some of the best I have had the pleasure to know and work with. There is a true community feeling and the studio feels like a second home.”
– Lisa Brand, E-RYT 500
“The Heart of The Village Yoga 300 hour teacher training was a wonderfullyenriching experience for my body, mind and heart. Jo and Bob lovingly cultivate a supportive community where students can deepen their knowledge and experience while making meaningful connections with others.
The training was thoughtfully organized and presented to support integration of the teachings of yoga.The program is ideal for teachers wishing to enhance nuances of teaching such as integrating yogic philosophy and sequencing and for students interested deepening a yogic life style though exploring Karma, Raja, Jnana, and Bhakti Yoga.” – Laurae Coburn, PhD, RYT 500
“The 300 hour yoga Teacher Training experience at Heart of the Village Yoga is like adding a tube and mirrors to a small collection of favorite beads and trinkets. Each bead and trinket represents lessons learned from my 200 hour training such as anatomy, Sutra study and sequencing. The tube, the community, studio, environment, is a comfortable, solid, safe space to look over my knickknacks. Teachers, colleagues, guests, written assignments and discussions are all mirrors that encouraged reflection, magnification and expansion. The program supports and promotes going beyond the What and When. Understanding the Why and How enables us to create a limitless kaleidoscope of action, intention, knowledge and devotion. Jo and Bob understand how people learn best and have developed a professional, balanced and inclusive program. I highly recommend bringing in your own baubles and witness the transformation to an ever changing, beautiful practice.”
– Alexandra Langstaff, RYT 500
“It is my absolute pleasure to recommend Heart of the Village Yoga for your teacher training whether you are a 200 hour candidate, a 300 hour candidate or combined, like me. I came to know Jo Kirsch and Bob Speck as the most wonderful teaching team. They are both incredibly hard working and their combined knowledge inspired everyone at both levels to intertwine learning, mentor each other, teach with confidence and share deeply in yoga philosophy and asana. The TT program is outstanding for anyone at any level, that is interested in delving deeper into the art and science of yoga with like minded wonderful people.”
– Barbara Lowes, RYT 500, Reiki Master
Our 200 and 300 Hour Courses have a standard of excellence and are in compliance with the standards of the nationally recognized Yoga Alliance. Heart of the Village Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance.