Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training (AYTT) in St Louis Missouri:  This program is offered on a rotating basis, so it is not offered every year.  For details on when this program will be offered again, please contact pam@justpracticeyoga.com to request a course catalog and other informational materials.

There are many yoga teacher training programs in the St Louis area. Below are a few things that make this program unique:

  • Small class size allowing for lots of individual attention.
  • Assisting the Program Director with teaching classes is built into the program. This allows students to receive halffish2valuable feedback and to learn new skills by teaching alongside a more experienced instructor.
  • Develop an understanding of the eleven systems of the human body and learn about Pam’s “snowflake principle of yoga”.  This principle is about understanding the anatomy of a pose, as well as the unique anatomy of the individual student…allowing these two reference points to inform how we can make the poses accessible to a wider audience.
  • In depth tools and discussions about thoughtful sequencing, including monthly assignments of designing classes and receiving feedback from the Program Director.
  • Journey through the five koshas of the body through readings, discussions and practices.
  • Philosophical discussions on Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, as well as the Katha Upanishad, including how to apply these wise teachings to our everyday lives.
  • One-on-one mentor sessions with the Program Director are included in the course fee.
  • Design and teach private lessons, workshops, beginning level classes and classes for more experienced students.

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Key Program Objectives 

  1. Thoughtful sequencing — to provide teachers with the knowledge and skills to sequence classes that are fun, safe, therapeutic and energetically balanced
  2. Comprehension of individual anatomy — educate teachers on the unique anatomy of every body so they are more equipped to help students find a version of the pose that suits their body
  3. Yoga as an inward turning — through readings and group discussion about the koshas and yoga philosophy, help teachers understand that the heart of yoga is about turning inward toward the Soul…not a perfect handstand…
  4. Broadening of skill set — through several mentoring projects, students will promote, design and teach a 4 week beginner class and two of the following (a yoga workshop, a 4 week intermediate class or 4 private sessions).
  5. Fine tuning teaching skills — through practicum teaching, mentoring, and group discussions, students will hone their verbal communication skills, sequences, hands-on adjustments, use of props, teaching to multiple levels, etc.
  6. To provide students with instruction that meets curriculum standards set by Yoga Alliance to become a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour level.

All teacher training classes are held at Casa Bagus, 6318 Clayton Rd, St Louis MO 63117.