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 OHY 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!
Out Here Yoga 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 September 22, 2023!
Required Reading List (the first 5 books are required to be read by the start of the program):
- 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 September 26th.
Weekend One: September 22nd - 24th (FULL Weekend)
Weekend Two: September 29th - October 1st
Weekend Three: October 13th - 15th
Weekend Four: October 20th - 22nd
Weekend Five: November 3rd - 5th
Weekend Six: November 10th - 12th (FULL Weekend - Graduation!)
WEEKEND 1 (September 22nd - 24th):
Friday: 830am - 6pm
Saturday: 830am - 630pm
Sunday: 830am - 6pm
WEEKENDS 2 - 5:
Fridays: 6pm - 9pm
Saturdays: 830am - 630pm
Sundays: 830am - 6pm
WEEKEND 6 (November 10th - 12th):
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 $3,600 (if paid in full by July 1st)
$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 - Fall 2023. 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!
Making the empowering tools of yoga accessible to all who want to participate.
The OHY Scholarship Fund removes the financial barrier that could prevent someone from being part of our yoga community and also allows us to uplift and support each other, whether by contributing to or being a beneficiary of the fund.
We would love to hear from you if you believe the OHY Scholarship Fund would support you. We will grant as many yoga scholarships as we possibly can in the form of yoga memberships and drop-ins. For each donation the Fund receives from a community member, Out Here Yoga will match that donation by providing double its value in yoga services.