The UVM Campus Recreation Yoga Teacher Training program gives students the unique opportunity to receive a Yoga Alliance 200-hr Teacher Training at an affordable price while attending school.  This training meets the same requirements as all other certified programs, but at a price that makes it one of the least expensive yoga teacher trainings in the country.

On top of the price, the UVM training offers the following advantages over other teacher trainings:
• Ability to receive certification while pursing an academic degree
• Extensive teaching opportunities to practice teach with “real” students on the UVM campus
• Chance to deepen your college experience and community
• Program can be paid through student loans

The UVM Campus Recreation Yoga Teacher Training Program will expand your knowledge of the foundations of yoga, transform your yoga practice, and deepen your understanding of yourself. Successful completion of the course meets the necessary requirements by Yoga Alliance to become a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher.

The UVM Yoga Teacher Training will give you practice, confidence and knowledge to step into the role of the teacher so you can share the wonderful art, science and philosophy that is yoga. You’ll learn to cultivate the innate teacher that is already inside of you and realize your true greatness as a person and teacher.

The Training will include:

  • Unique practicum opportunity to be mentored while teaching “real” students through UVM Campus Rec
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
  • Teaching Methods – Demonstration, Observation, and Assisting
  • Creating a Positive Student Experience
  • Creative Sequencing
  • Using Music in Class
  • Teaching with a Theme
  • Learning  Appropriate Yoga Adjustments
  • Studying various yoga styles including Iyengar, Kripalu, Kundalini, Anusara, Ashtanga and more
  • Learning to teach special populations from pre-natal to senior citizens
  • Having fun!

If you are considering this program, you already realize the transformative power of yoga.  Whether your goal is to deepen your personal practice or to teach professionally, this teacher training will give you a well-rounded foundation of all aspects of yoga.

Come be part of a supportive community that will transform your practice and help you take the dignified seat of a yoga teacher.

Preferred prerequisite: A regular personal yoga practice of at least three times a week for one year.

Preregistration begins April 1, 2012 email mindbodyfitness@uvm.edu 

(50% due at registration, 50% due August 15)
$1800 for students for UVM affiliates (students, alumni, staff, and spouses)
$2200 for non UVM affiliates (community members)

who with?
Experienced Yoga Teacher John McConnell teaches yoga classes and workshops in Vermont and Massachusetts. He has been studying yoga since 1999 and teaching since 2002. John’s teaching style is light-hearted and supportive. He loves to help students not only grow in their yoga practice, but grow as positive contributors to our society.

His philosophy is that the practice of yoga unveils the innate goodness in all of us. His physically challenging classes help students push their limits and deepen their experience and understanding of themselves and the world around them.

Students describe his classes as hands-on and supportive and relaxed and non-competitive. Students feel safe and well-cared-for. “John has a wonderful demeanor and is helpful and encouraging… his explanations are very clear…I enjoy his great humor and welcoming approach.”

The founder of YogaLive! and JohnMcConnellYoga.com, John currently teaches in the Burlington community and at UVM, where he developed UVM’s “Yoga & Mindfulness” program. He produces weekly online yoga videos and teaches yoga for kayakers at kayak symposiums across the country.

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Friday: 7-9:30pm
Saturday: 8am-11:30am
Saturday: 2pm-6pm

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Please feel free to contact Fitness Programs with any questions mindbodyfitness@uvm.edu

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