LEARN | PRACTICE | TEACH
Are you ready to take your yoga practice to the next level, to pursue your passion, and make positive changes in your life?
Transform your practice
Transform your life
Professional Track Yoga Training
This exceptional program, now in its 17th year, is led by 532Yoga Studio owner, Suzanne Leitner-Wise. Suzanne, and a faculty of expert instructors will guide you through a training program that will open doors of opportunity for personal transformation, transform your practice, and give you the professional knowledge, confidence and skill to be an exceptional yoga instructor!
We will build a solid foundation of poses and provide you with safe and effective sequences so you can teach classes safely, and with confidence.
Our training allows you to understand that each person is unique, so you learn to see beyond what a pose 'should' look like, and be able to teach from a functional perspective.
From day one, this training will guide you through proper techniques, including key alignments, modifications, variations, contraindications, use of props, the art of adjustment, and teaching methodology along with practice teaching, so you are ready, prepared, and confident to teach directly following your training.
"Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory" - Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
Our team of first class teachers are committed to supporting your process of self discovery and to providing a structure for your journey through the practice, promoting non-duality, compassion, and safety. Your teachers are fun, caring, and supportive. Their wide and deep expertise will teach you everything you need to know to be a confident and skilled teacher.
Our goal is to support our students as they develop, deepen, appreciate and expand their yoga practice and understanding of their true Self. Our goal is to give you the tools to be able to teach a full balanced practice, from dynamic to restorative, so you will be able to teach more than one style of yoga.
Our three main teachers, who between them have over 50 years experience, are
Suzanne Leitner-Wise, Mary Richards, and Ginny Loving.
WHAT STYLE OF YOGA WILL I LEARN?
The program draws on key elements from the most traditional and influential schools of yoga, combining multiple sources of inspiration, so you can cultivate your own individual teaching style. We focus on alignment, a key factor in being able to teach all populations clearly and safely. The program is based on and developed from Suzanne's own Iyengar Yoga training, Mary's extensive work on all aspects of yoga therapy, and Ginny's expertise in incorporating and modifying practices to suit the individual. We believe that yoga is for every 'body' and that every practice can be tailored to suit, so we make sure you are well informed on the foundations of the poses, the therapeutic applications, use of props to assist your students' learning, and contraindications.
Our approach is modern, therapeutic, challenging, supportive, and steeped in tradition.
WHAT DOES THE TRAINING PROGRAM INCLUDE?
This comprehensive course will give you the professional knowledge, confidence and skill to teach yoga whilst cultivating your own individual style. This is an experiential program with hands-on experience that will teach you to embody yoga and ignite your passion!
IS THE 532YOGA TRAINING PROGRAM ACCREDITED?
Yes, as a Graduate of the 532YOGA Teacher Training Program, you will be able to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher level.
HOW LONG IS THE TRAINING PROGRAM?
3 months. We understand you have other commitments and have put together a very user-friendly program schedule to allow for work and family commitments. A full schedule will be sent to you with your application.
WHAT IF I HAVE TO MISS A DATE OR TWO BECAUSE OF A PRIOR COMMITMENT?
We encourage you to attend all program dates, but also understand that even with the best intention 'stuff happens'. You will be required to make up any missed hours and we will work with you to determine the best way to do this.
HOW MUCH DOES THE PROGRAM COST?
Total cost is $3,250. This includes all tuition, a fully comprehensive workbook and unlimited yoga classes for the duration of the program.
WHAT OTHER COSTS ARE THERE?
There are no other costs. You do not need to purchase any books or special equipment. Workshops are offered frequently at 532YOGA and are included in your tuition if they fall on scheduled program dates and times. Outside of the program, workshops are offered to you at a 10% discount.
WHAT IS THE DEPOSIT AND ARE THERE PAYMENT PLANS?
Yes. Payment of a non-refundable $200 deposit is payable on your acceptance to the program to hold your place. A balance of $3,050 can then be paid in full at the beginning of the program, or you may choose a payment plan option; 4 equal payments of $770 in the first four months of the program. Other than the deposit, please make balance payment(s) by check or cash if possible (credit card fees are +3%).
Yoga Teacher Training Programs:
Professional Track Intensive Program
3 month Program
Our Next Teacher Training
STARTS 26 MAY
Program dates and times will be provided once we have received your application form below.
WHAT ARE YOUR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS?
First and foremost, our requirement is that you have a passion for yoga. Whether you are new to the practice or have been practicing for some time, you will have a desire to study deeply and make a commitment to devote time and energy to this program for several months.
Our program is fully experiential and requires you to dedicate significant portions of time to your studies. You will frequently be at the 532Yoga Studio for practice and lessons, so please make sure you prepare ahead of time to ensure you have the time to dedicate fully to to program.
I WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE BUT I DON'T WANT TO TEACH. IS THIS PROGRAM FOR ME?
Yes. You do not need to want to teach in order to take and benefit from and enjoy this training. This program is for anyone who wants to become a yoga instructor as well as for practitioners who aspire to advance their practice.
I WANT TO LEARN MORE, BUT DON"T WANT TO COMMIT TO 3 MONTHS.
If you would like to revisit a certain aspect of your training, or are interested in advancing your practice or teaching skills, but cannot commit to the 200-hour program, we some of the course weekend modules for your learning and also for Continuing Education Unit's if you are already a Registered Yoga Teacher.
"I think this is THE program in the DC-metro area for serious practitioners and new teachers eager to learn more about the art of teaching and the practice of yoga. The teachers are generous, daily practitioners and passionate about their craft. Their enthusiasm and insight helped refine my personal practice and gave me the tools to teach (to students of all levels) with a deep respect for the natural workings of the body. While challenging, mentally, physically and emotionally, I felt excited to learn each session and inspired to honor the practices. Each teacher made him/herself available for answering questions as my practice evolved and as I found my footing teaching. I feel lucky and grateful to have been a trainee. Suzanne and Mary are gems and worthy of the title "teachers of teachers."
"The 532Yoga Teacher Training Program is an exceptional, comprehensive program that has given me the gift of self-awareness, better asana alignment, expanded understanding of yoga as a lifestyle, inspirational teachers and wonderful new friends; all of which I will treasure for the rest of my life".
"This teacher training is a true gift to any person who wants to deepen their practice, not only of yoga, but of life, of teaching, and of self."
"Suzanne has a gift for teacher training that ranks her among the best out there! She is a fountain of expertise, intuition, and patience. Her team of teachers bring a fantastic knowledge and variety to a fun, comprehensive, and challenging program!"
Graduates from this program and current 532Yoga teachers include Ginny Loving, Mary Richards, Maia Worden, Melanie Rowland, Aleasa Chiles,
Lauren Carstensen, and Colleen Cronin.
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