INNERCITYOGA Yoga Geneve Switzerland
INNERCITYOGA Yoga Geneve Switzerland
Yoga Geneva Geneve Teacher Training INNERCITYOGA Studio
INNERCITYOGA Yoga Geneve Switzerland innercityoga | 3 rue de rive | 1204 genève | t: 022 310 3535 | |
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Info Session with your Teacher Trainer Joan Hyman
17 April, 18h30-20h00
RSVP Yoga Teacher Training Genève Innercityoga

2015 Yoga Teacher Training
Part 1: 24 July - 8 August
Part 2: 17-25 october

Yoga Teacher Training Genève Innercityoga

INNERCITYOGA Geneve / Geneva propose sa formation de professeur de yoga, tarifs lève-tôts jusqu'au 31 mai 2015


Following your heart’s path to become a professional yoga teacher is a satisfying and life-affirming journey.  Since 1990, YogaWorks has trained thousands of teachers, including some of the most celebrated modern-day yogis who are changing the world each day through their deep connection to yoga. Build the foundation to teach skillfully, with compassion and integrity as you discover your own unique voice and style. 
Join in this YogaWorks + INNERCITYOGA 200-hour Teacher Training and transform your life…

This foundational (200–hour) program is ideal for serious students of yoga and aspiring teachers. It is recognized by Yoga Alliance and comprises three areas of study:
The Theory and Practice of Yoga, Yoga Philosophy and The Art of Teaching. 
Since 1990, YogaWorks® — the leading YogaTeacherTraining program — has trained thousands of yoga teachers, including Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Max Strom, Vinnie Marino, Saul David Raye, Natasha Rizopoulos, Annie Carpenter, Kathryn Budig and many other renowned teachers.
Your YogaWorks RYT 200-hour training certificate will be recognized and respected by yoga studios worldwide.

As the exclusive partner, INNERCITYOGA® offers the YogaWorks YTT to Switzerland. Download our schedule.

YogaWorks offers a comprehensive yoga teacher program for aspiring teachers and serious students of yoga. YogaWorks' cohesive, multi-specialist approach to teacher training blends the best of yoga tradition from both the East and the West. Our mission is to provide aspiring teachers with the foundation to instruct skillfully with compassion, integrity and safety, while honoring his or her unique voice.
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The dynamic and conscious practice of asana is the cornerstone of the YogaWorks method. To deepen one’s education, you will also study anatomy and physiology, explore yoga’s philosophical underpinnings, practice meditation and pranayama, as well as investigate the subtle body and Ayurveda.

You might wonder, why have we at INNERCITYOGA decided to team up with YOGAWORKS ?
As you probably know us by now, at INNERCITYOGA we do like offer quality teaching, and we do like offer a quality environment. Running the studio and running a Teacher Training would simply have been too much to handle… we are convinced the students of the Teacher Training will be benefitting from the most professional environment, all in the typical INNERCITYOGA spirit. Plus we do know YOGAWORKS very well, as both IOANA and PATRIC have been spending a lot of time there ; )
The Theory and Practice of Yoga
This foundational training will emphasize deepening a student’s personal practice, as this is the source for their creative instruction. It will also include a comprehensive study of the techniques and mechanics of the fundamental yoga postures, while providing the tools necessary to teach yoga to others. To facilitate a more scientific understanding of the body, your training will include the study of functional anatomy. In addition, to give developing teachers a balanced understanding of yoga, the YogaWorks training moves beyond the physical with the study of meditation, pranayama, Ayurveda and the chakra system.  

Topics Include:

  1. Intensive asana study
  2. Fundamentals of anatomy and physiology
  3. Principles of pranayama
  4. Restorative and pre-natal yoga
  5. Subtle body and the chakra system
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Yoga Philosophy

Over 2,000 years ago, the sage Patanjali described the process of yogic movement towards a higher consciousness and peace in his treatise The Yoga Sutras. His teachings are a living, practical model that, once understood, can be applied to all aspects of life today. They serve to deepen the awareness of our relationship to ourselves, others and our environment.
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The Theory and Practice of Teaching

The art of teaching is a form of yoga in itself, requiring sensitivity, compassion and practice. A teacher must encourage and inspire, being sensitive to the needs of individuals as well as a group. The practical and subtle aspects involved in teaching, to be addressed in this course, include:
  1. How to be an effective teacher
  2. Use of voice, body language and touch
  3. The art and science of sequencing
  4. Learning to see and understand bodies
  5. The purpose and use of props
  6. Hands-on adjustments and assists
  7. Practice instruction
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From India to Santa Monica
YogaWorks’ founders — Maty Ezraty, Chuck Miller and Alan Finger — were all serious and highly accomplished yoga practitioners who wanted to share the gifts they learned from their wise teachers. In 1987, when they opened YogaWorks’ first school in Santa Monica, they carefully weaved together many styles of yoga under one roof, attracting the best teaching talent in Southern California. They sought to
the 5,000-year-old tradition of yoga by infusing their programs with integrity, quality, authenticity and a warm welcome to every student.
In 1990, when the demand for well-trained yoga teachers began to grow in the U.S., Maty, with the help and inspiration of senior teachers Chuck Miller and Lisa Walford, created the highly renowned YogaWorks Teacher Training Program. YogaWorks, in conjunction with INNERCITYOGA, is pleased to provide to yogis in Switzerland and central Europe training based on direct teachings from Indian yoga masters.
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Joan Hyman
weaves her personal yogic journey into popular teacher trainings, workshops, and retreats around the world. Her teachings come from an organic intuitive place, as she draws upon joyful study of ayurveda (the science of life), chakras, and meditation. With over 20 years experience, Joan is E-RYT 500 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified, and a dedicated 10 year ashtanga practitioner who is proficient in second series and recently has begun advanced A (3rd series), which is a high level of achievement among Western yogis. Her challenging and upbeat YogaWorks vinyasa flow classes are well liked among the Los Angeles yoga community. Practicing with Joan is an experience; her instruction is intelligent and light, infused with a strong level of intensity that stems from years of focused study.
Originally from Philadelphia, Joan earned a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from Temple University, and subsequently discovered yoga in New York City while pursuing a career as a professional dancer. She relocated to Santa Monica, California where she completed the YogaWorks Teacher Training with the renowned Maty Ezraty and Lisa Walford in 2002, followed by further study with Annie Carpenter who is known for her Smart Flow and highly intelligent sequencing. With her Yogaworks Certification she took her first trip to Mysore, India to study with the beloved Sri K. Pattahbi Jois and his grandson Sharath Rangaswamy. In 2010, she returned for her second trip to Mysore and traveled extensively throughout India from ashrams in Rishikesh to an Ayurvedic Retreat Center in Kerala. Joan has also studied with world renowned teachers in Sri Lanka, Ubud, Bali, Koh Phangan, Thialand, and Kauai, Hawaii for teachings in meditation, pranayama, and ayurveda. Joan's extensive travels reflect her passion for continuously growing and learning to spread her yoga. "I am so blessed to be able to do what I love and stay deeply connected to my yoga practice. This is truly an honor, which I hope I can pass onto others. Namaste!" Joan Hyman's open heart approach to teaching yoga keeps her inner spirit and her students continuously evolving.
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since opening in 2002, INNERCITYOGA has quickly become an internationally renowned yoga center setting new standards. Most respected guest teachers from around the world are teaching regularly at INNERCITYOGA.
OVERVIEW OF THE 200 Hour Teacher Training Program APPLY NOW
Summer 4-Week Intensive
Download the schedule
Location INNERCITYOGA urban yoga center®
3 Rue de Rive | 1204 Geneva
Contact Information | T: 022 310 3535 (ask for Patric)
Trainer Joan Hyman,

Earlybird pricing by 5 June 2015: CHF 4'390.-
as of 8 June 2015 CHF 4'690.-

English spoken; upon request, the manuals may also be available in French.
La formation est enseignée en Anglais. Sur demande, les manuels peuvent être commandés (en sus) aussi en version française (surcoût 150.-)
A typical day 08.00-10.00 Asana Practice
  10.00-10.30 Sequencing: Review & Discuss today's Sequence
  10.30-12.00 Philosophy: Yoga Sutras Lecture & Discussion
  12.00-14.00 Lunch
  14.00-14.45 Anatomy: Shoulder Girdle Lecture & Discussion
  14.45-15.45 Lecture: Principle & Benefits of Inversions
  15.45-16.45 Posture Lab: Adjustments in Shoulder Stand
  16.45-17.30 Practice Teach: Shoulder openers
  17.30-18.00 Review

Part 1

Standing Poses (Neutrally and Externally Rotated) and Anatomy
Inversions, Sun Salutations and Abdominals

  24 july Friday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  25 july Saturday     12h30 - 19h00 6.5
  26 july Sunday     12h30 - 19h00 6.5
  27 july Monday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  28 july Tuesday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  29 july Wednesday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  30 july Thursday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  31 july Friday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  1 Aug. Saturday
Day off
  2 Aug. Sunday     12h30 - 19h00 6.5
  3 Aug. Monday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  4 Aug. Tuesday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  5 Aug. Wednesday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  6 Aug. Thursday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  7 Aug. Friday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  8 Aug. Saturday     12h30 - 19h00 6.5
Part 2 Standing Twists, Backbends, How to teach Beginners
Seated Twists, Forward bends, Lotus, Restoratives
  17 Oct. Saturday     12h30 - 19h00 6.5
  18 Oct. Sunday     12h30 - 19h00 6.5
  19 Oct. Monday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  20 Oct. Tuesday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  21 Oct. Wednesday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  22 Oct. Thursday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  23 Oct. Friday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  24 Oct. Saturday     12h30 - 19h00 6.5
  25 Oct. Sunday     12h30 - 19h00 6.5

INNERCITYOGA Geneve / Geneva propose sa formation de professeur de yoga, tarifs lève-tôts jusqu'au 31 mai 2015


Q: How advanced in my yoga practice do I need to be to do this training?
A: The YogaWorks Teacher Training programs include a vigorous two-hour asana practice daily.
We strongly recommend that applicants have at least two years of consistent asana practice (i.e. three days a week), and be practicing in a level 2, or higher class consistently. In Innercityoga terms where most classes are all-levels, this translates into taking Ioana's, Frank's or Patric's classes on a regular base.

That being said, if you have a regular yoga practice, you may be more ready than you think. We are looking for our trainees with a solid foundation in the basic and fundamental yoga postures.

To be accepted into our training programs, you will need to get a signature of approval from an approved teacher, or a letter of recommendation from your regular teacher. This teacher will observe your practice and watch to see that you understand the basics and have the ability to hear and respond to instructions.
An advanced practitioner is not a person who can move deep into advanced postures. An advanced practitioner is someone who comes to the mat with a level of maturity, a willingness to learn and an understanding of the limits of their own body. Keep in mind this program is not only for aspiring teachers, but people who want to deepen their practice.

Q: I do not have the possibility to ask my last teacher for his/her recommandation - can you do it for me?
A: Yes, please come to any of IOANA's or PATRIC's yoga classes. They will analyze your level of practice and give you valuable insight on modifications necessary - as well as write your recommandation.
> consult IOANA's / PATRIC's class schedule

Q: I am a beginner and would like to immerse myself into yoga, is this program for me?
A: NO.
If you are new to yoga, this would not be an appropriate program to participate in. You will not benefit from learning yoga basics in a teacher training, but Innercityoga offers a specific beginners' yoga session.

Q: Am I qualifying when practicing only twice a week?
A: Please contact Patric or Ioana for this; as there's a daily asana practice, you may want to prepare yourself for it.
All applicants admitted to the TT will receive a discount on class passes in order to be physically fit until the training starts; in this case you will be required to take at least 3 classes weekly until the training starts.

Q: I am looking for an immersion during my vacation, but do not want to take part in all elements. Can I skip them and get a discount.
A: Please take this Teacher Training seriously.
Please find below the policy for missing classes.

Q: What if I miss class?
A: To obtain a diploma and letter of completion you must attend 100% of the classes to comply with Yoga Alliance requirements. However, we understand that you may not be able to foresee every conflict, so we have devised the following procedures if you must miss a class.

Conflict Policy: 4-Week Intensive

If you miss 1-2 days:
You have two options on how to make up this time.
To get the most out of your Teacher Training Program, it is critically important that you attend the first three days of the Program.
Option 1: Schedule a private session at some point during the course of the program. A two-hour private session equates to one day in the training. The cost of a private session needs to be paid separately. Please hand in your conflict log to the ITA and let him/her know you'd like to schedule a private to make up your missed day(s). He/she will get you in touch with the trainer to set this up. If in the case the training team is not conducting privates, you will need to select option 2.
Option 2: You can attend the days you missed, in an upcoming training, free of charge. Please note, you will not successfully pass your program and receive your exit packet including your letter of completion and diploma until you complete your missed days.

If you miss 3-4 days:
You may choose to make up the first two days you miss with a private session during your training, but the additional days you will need to take in a subsequent training. You can also choose to make up all 4 days in a subsequent training.

If you miss 5+ days:
You will need to retake the program, at a discounted price, subject to space availability.

Q: How do I get to know more about yoga before the training starts?
A: When your application is accepted, you will receive a reading list with a number of mandatory books to read.

Q: What is a typical day in the training like?
A: You begin your day with a 2 hour asana practice, and as the program progresses you will also have a pranayama & meditation practice at the top of class. The asana practice will focus on a specific type of posture(s) (ex. inversions), and will let you experience how to sequence a class to effectively, and creatively prepare the body for your peak pose (ex. sirsasana, headstand). You will have a short break after practice. You will have a discussion about the days practice focusing on the sequencing method. You will then have a lecture/discussion class about the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, of the history of Yoga until your lunch break. After lunch break, you will look at the anatomy components important to the type of posture(s) you practiced in the morning (ex. looking at the shoulder girdle and spine for inversions). You will then discuss the Asana Points for inversions detailing the benefits and contraindications of the postures, as well as the specific alignment details. You will have a posture lab, which is looking at different students bodies in the posture (ex. sirsansna) to practice your assessment skills. You will also learn all of the hands-on adjustments for those postures (ex. inversions) studies in the morning, and spend some time practice teaching.

Q: Where does the training take place?
A: Your Training takes place at INNERCITYOGA Genève Yoga Center, in this sense, we can accept only a limited number of applicants.

Q: How much time should I expect to spend on homework?
A: Expect to spend between 4-8 hours per week on written, and reading assignments. The homework is designed to support the material covered in class and help you integrate what is presented into your own practice and teaching.
If you are not planning on teaching after this course, you may choose not to complete all of the homework assignments and take the course for non-credit.
However, if you wish to receive your Diploma and Letter of Completion for the course, you must attend all the sessions and complete all the homework assignments per Yoga Alliance.

Q: What is Yoga Alliance?
A: Yoga Alliance is an organization that was started in 1999 as a way to create nationally recognized standards for yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainings. More and more yoga studios across the world are requiring their teachers to register with the Yoga Alliance, either at the 200 or 500-hour level. Yoga Alliance registration is recognized more and more in countries all over the world.

Q: Will I be qualified to teach yoga once I complete the 200-Hour Teacher Training Program?
A: The decision to teach is a personal one.
Some students graduate from the 200-hour training and begin teaching professionally immediately, while others take time to fully integrate the material before they begin teaching. You will have learned all the foundational tools to begin teaching, but when to begin is up to you.
Upon successful completion of all the requirements of the program, including contact hours, homework, and exam, you will receive your Letter of Completion and Diploma evidencing your training at the 200- Hour Level. You may also register with the Yoga Alliance ( at the RYT-200 level (Registered Yoga Teacher 200).
Graduates of the 200-hour program usually begin teaching in small studios, gyms, with private clientele (friends and family), etc. and sub at larger studios.

Q: Are you offering typical INNERCITYOGA amenities like mats, towels etc?
A: Normal yoga props like mats, blocks, bolsters, straps etc are put at your disposition during the training. However we encourage all attendees to use their own mat as you will probably feel better practicing on it.
Extra amenities like the complimentary towel service are not included in the tuition, towels for the practice and for a shower may be rented.

Q: Will the studio not be too hot during summer?
A: No. INNERCITYOGA has an excellent cooling, respective heating system that will keep you warm during the practice, and cool for the study and workgroups.

INNERCITYOGA Geneve / Geneva propose sa formation de professeur de yoga, tarifs lève-tôts jusqu'au 31 mai 2015
innercityoga | 3 rue de rive | 1204 genève | t: 022 310 3535 | |
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