UYT Apprenticeship

Yoga Teaching Apprenticeship with Jill Loftis and Wendi Wagner
Program Runs August-September, 2017
Application deadline: July 23, 2017

You graduated from a teacher training program; and perhaps you’re teaching; you want to keep growing and learning; we can help!

This program is designed to bring along a select group of students to grow stronger in their practices in order to transmit the sacred teachings of yoga and grow into the role of yoga teacher. This program includes personal spiritual and sadhana guidance as well as tips and techniques to continue to grow as a powerful teacher.

The apprenticeship will consist of one-on-one mentoring and class observations, as well as a group dynamic; meeting together, practicing together, and creating a class at Uttara that you will rotate through as a teacher and as a student in order to give and receive feedback on teaching skills and techniques.

Prerequisites include a 200-hour yoga certification OR the equivalent experience teaching yoga; application and interview process; and if we are a good fit for each other, a commitment letter.

Apprentices will receive customized training that can include:

  • guidance and coaching on the complete eight limbs of yoga
  • advanced teaching techniques
  • “reading” student bodies
  • in-depth study of poses
  • hands-on assists and adjusts
  • how to teach private sessions
  • mudras, mantra, pranayama
  • opportunities to assist Jill and/or Wendi in classes
  • mentoring — Jill and/or Wendi taking your class OR observing it and offering guidance
  • lessons on working with specific populations (children, teens, elderly, athletes)
  • breathwork
  • energy body, chakras
  • reading recommendations and assignments
  • Program Runs August-September, 2017


    Application deadline: July 23, 2017 (New Moon) ($25 application fee)
    Personalized planning session with each student: July 24-August 3 (1/2 hour sessions)
    Your Teaching observed by either Jill or Wendi: t/b scheduled in August-September
    Group Ritual/Program Launch: Friday, August 4, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
    Group classes to teach/take: Saturdays, 1:00 to 2:00 pm; September 9, 16, 23, 30. additional dates/times tba
    Sangha Study: Saturday, August 5, 1:00 to 5:00 pm
    Sangha Study: Saturday, August 19, 1:00 to 5:00 pm
    Sangha Study: Sunday, September 17, 1:00 to 5:00 pm
    Closing Ceremony: Friday, September 22, Fall Equinox (time tba)

    Fee: $425; includes $25 application fee; fee can be paid in two installments of $200; first installment due July 28; second installment due August 4.

    Attendance at all Saturday Group Classes is not required but is encouraged; you will be required to teach one, assist one and attend at least two of these classes.

    All hours apply to the Uttara 300-hour Certification program (24 hours credit if all group classes attended); these hours do NOT apply to the Uttara Advanced 300-hour Yoga Alliance program.

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