UYT Apprenticeship

Yoga Teaching Apprenticeship with Jill Loftis and Wendi Wagner:

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.

Pre-requisites include a 200- or 500-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/discussion after
  • class observation (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, 2019

Program dates: 

Application deadline:
Tuesday, July 16, Full Moon Lunar Eclipse ($25 application fee)

Personalized planning session with each student:
July 17 – August 1 (1/2 hour sessions)

Your Teaching observed by either Jill or Wendi:
t/b scheduled in August-September

Group Ritual/Program Launch:
Friday, August 2, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Group classes to teach/take — dates/times tba

Sangha Study: Saturday, August 3, 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Sangha Study: Saturday, August 17, 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Sangha Study: Saturday, September 14, 1:00 to 5:00 pm

Closing Ceremony, Saturday, September 14, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Fee: $425; includes $25 application fee; fee can be paid in two installments of $200; first installment due July 19 second installment due August 2.   YACEP credits available, inquire for details.

>>Download Application Here<<

Attendance at all 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.

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