OHY 200hr Teacher Training

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Are you ready to ignite your yoga practice and reach new levels of fulfillment in your life?

 Are you ready to share what you have received from your practice and fearlessly empower others?

 The BIG Teacher Empowerment Program is a unique and dynamic 200 Hour Teacher Training Program created to empower YOU to be a powerful, dynamic, out-of-the-box, fully-expressed yoga teacher. You will learn to share the power of yoga with others with authenticity, clarity, and purpose. This Program requires commitment, and you will be supported, challenged, and elevated in new and surprising ways. Bring your love of the practice, your passion, your willingness to step into the unknown, and anything is possible. 100% commitment is required. You are ready NOW!

BIG is a Registered School with the Yoga Alliance, and you will graduate the BIG Teacher Empowerment Program as a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200 Hour Level, and be ready to teach yoga to anybody, anywhere.

Your TEP Journey Begins April 29th, 2022!

Required Reading List (the first 5 books are required to be read by the start of the program).

  •     Journey Into Power by Baron Baptiste
  •     The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
  •     The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
  •     The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
  •     Thanks For the Feedback by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen
  •     Living the Sutras: A Guide to Yoga Wisdom Beyond the Mat by Kelly DiNardo & Amy Pearce-Hayden
  •     Light on Yoga (pgs 1-61) by B.K.S. Iyengar
  •     Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali translation by B.K.S. Iyengar
  •     Bhagavad Gita translation by Eknath Easwaran
  •     Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World by Michelle Johnson


1 Year minimum yoga practice


Please carefully review the dates and hours of the training below. Our first and our last weekends together will be FULL weekends - please plan ahead!


 6 - 9pm

We will meet every Tuesday for the duration of the program starting on May 3rd. 



Weekend One: April 29th - May 1st (FULL Weekend) 

Weekend Two: May 6th - May 8th

Weekend Three: May 20th - May 22nd

Weekend Four: June 3rd - June 5th

Weekend Five: June 17th - June 19th - Anatomy

Weekend Six: June 24th - 26th (FULL Weekend - Graduation!)


WEEKEND 1 (April 29th-May 1st):
Friday: 830am - 6pm

Saturday: 830am - 630pm

Sunday: 830am - 6pm



Fridays: 6pm - 9pm

Saturdays: 830am - 630pm

Sundays: 830am - 6pm


WEEKEND 6 (June 24th-26th): 

Friday: 830am - 6pm

Saturday: 830am - 630pm

Sunday: 830am - 6pm

100% commitment to the program is required. Any absences must be pre-communicated prior to the start of the training and in order to complete the required hours of the program you may only miss and make up one weekend.



Early Bird $3,300 (if paid in full by February 28th)

$500 non-refundable deposit due upon acceptance into the program.

**BIPOC scholarships are available**

Please note our cancellation policy:

*30 days prior to teacher training: full refund less $500 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit

*14-29 days prior to teacher training: 50% refund less $500 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit

*Less than 14 days prior to training: No refund. If paid in full, a credit in the amount of your tuition, not including the $500 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit, will be applied to your account to be used exclusively for a future teacher training program with BIG Power Yoga


If you are interested in applying for the BIG Teacher Empowerment Program, please fill out the application TEP Application - Spring 2022. There is a $25 application fee (not included in TEP Investment) that will need to be paid at the completion of the application. Once the application and the application fee have been received, you will hear from us within 1 week on next steps. 

You have made an excellent choice to step into your next level of leadership and studentship with us. Please let me know if you have any other questions and I look forward to receiving your application!


-Who is facilitating this program?

Laura Rust is the full-time facilitator for this program, with many part-time facilitators leading modules throughout the program.

-I will miss one weekend or a Tuesday night. Can I still participate?

Yes! We record our sessions for learning purposes, and if you miss a session you will need to listen to the recording and make up any work you missed. Please keep in mind that all absences must be pre-communicated prior to the start of the training and in order to complete the required hours of the program you may only miss and make up one full weekend.

-Do you offer a payment plan?

Yes! Reach out to us to create a plan for payment that works for all parties.

-What should I bring to sessions?

At least one change of yoga clothing, whatever you need for your practice (mat, towel, etc), your manual (which you will be given weekend 1), any books that are requested for session, any snacks or meals you might need, and a willing and ready attitude!

-Will we have any meal breaks during our long weekend days together?

Yes. On Saturday and Sunday we will break for at least one hour during lunch and you may have assignments to complete over your lunch break. On Tuesday, Friday and Sunday evenings, we won’t have an official dinner break, and you will have the opportunity to eat in session.

- Do we practice yoga for 8 hours a day?

No. We will practice at least once each time we meet, including on Tuesday evenings.

-How many participants will this program have?

This program sells out at 20 participants.

-What extra work is required outside of our sessions?

You will practice teach with your buddy/small group for one hour per week. You will also need to factor in time for reading the books, your personal yoga practice, and any homework you are assigned outside of session. Depending on how you work, plan for an extra 3-5 hours a week outside of session.

-I’m not sure that I want to teach yoga, can I still do the training?

Yes! People participate in this training for a number of reasons, including deepening their own yoga practice, focusing on their own leadership development, becoming a yoga teacher, and much more! Whatever your reason for doing it is good with us! This is a yoga teacher training, except that it is so. much. MORE!

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