Yoga Classes in Durham, NC | InsideOut Body Therapies
Yoga Teacher Training: Spring / Summer 2023 Dates: TBD
Accessible Yoga for All Bodies with BPY’s 200hr Gentle Yoga Teacher Training
InsideOut Body Therapies is excited to partner with Sara Doyle of Blue Point Yoga (BPY) to offer her 200 hour Gentle Yoga teacher training. Yoga is about so much more than mastering poses. If you’re ready to deepen your practice and learn how yoga can help others, we’re here to help guide you.
Do you love yoga, but struggle with chaturanga? We understand, and we’ve put together a teacher training especially for you. Our signature Gentle Yoga 200hr teacher training is carefully crafted to bring you the benefits of traditional practice while learning to adapt yoga to different bodies and stages of life. Led by experienced teachers, this program will immerse you in deep learning, yoga, meditation, and pranayama while giving you the tools to share your passion.
This Gentle Yoga training is unique in offering a variety of practices that will be accessible to most people. We focus on how to adapt yoga to each body, so that everyone can experience the benefits it offers. Our teachings are based on current research and designed to give you practical knowledge that will inspire trust in your students.
This training is appropriate for students of yoga who have been practicing for at least a year, as well as yoga teachers who wish to expand their skill set.
200hr Gentle Yoga Training details
In this BPY training, you will learn:
- How to adapt yoga to the individual
- Key alignment for foundational poses
- The anatomy of movement
- Restorative Yoga
- Yoga for seniors
- Mindfulness practices
- Breathing techniques for calming the nervous system
- Creative use of props
- Teaching a hands-free flow
- Yoga for a Healthy Back
- Intelligent crafting of a class
- Tools for developing authenticity as a yoga teacher
- Practices for presence and awareness on and off the mat
- Yoga for Insomnia
- Chair yoga
- Sequencing and class planning
Teacher Training Course Requirements
In order to earn your certificate of completion for the course:
- Attendance is required at in-person and synchronous virtual classes.
- You must complete all reading and homework assignments.
Sara Doyle (PhD, ERYT-500) is the Yoga Teacher Training program director. In her day job, she teaches anatomy to medical students and physical therapy students at Duke. Sara has a deep understanding of how the body works, and this is reflected in her teaching. Her classes are informative, fun, and impart an understanding of the physical and spiritual sides of yoga.
Andrea Dixon (ERYT-500, CD(DONA) is the program director of a 85hr Prenatal Teacher Training, and has been assisting with the 200hr Teacher Training for several years. She has a lifelong passion for working with pregnant women and new moms as a prenatal yoga teacher, birth doula, and childbirth educator. She loves teaching classes, workshops and teacher trainees, with a focus on self care at every stage in life – slowing down, paying attention, and savoring the moment.
Fall 2022 Series
Yoga Teacher Training Registration Details:
Registration will be managed through the Mindbody Online scheduling system. To enroll, click on the blue My Account button to log onto Mindbody Online and click on the Workshop Tab.
Dates: (Times: TBD)
If you have any questions, please email Deborah: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Doyle (PhD, E-RYT 500) has a passion for teaching. She has been teaching yoga teachers for over a decade and has led over a dozen 200hr Yoga Teacher Trainings. With a research and academic background in anatomical studies, she also teaches laboratory-based anatomy classes to students and clinicians at Duke School of Medicine. She has a unique perspective on how the body works and the anatomical variation between individuals. Her yoga classes and workshops reflect a science-based perspective with an emphasis on smart movement and mindfulness.
Sara’s yoga classes emphasize alignment, anatomy and mindfulness. She provides clear verbal and physical adjustments to allow the body to discover each pose and each moment. Her goal is to allow the practice to speak for itself.
Yoga is a transformative body-mind tradition that has been practiced for thousands of years. Physical postures called “asanas” are traditionally combined with mindful breathing to explore a progressively deeper awareness of the body, mind, and present moment. Yoga classes are taught in small groups, providing opportunity for the instructor to give plenty of individual attention. Our yoga classes are designed to challenge students physically as well as to encourage improved strength, balance and flexibility. The side effect is healing, relaxation, and a better self-awareness that comes through the mind-body connection.
A regular yoga practice can help increase flexibility, skeletal and muscular alignment, strength, and focus. It is also traditionally practiced to aid in the development of self-awareness through the realization of the mind-body connection. Clients use yoga to address many goals, including:
- Increased strength, flexibility and balance
- Stress reduction
- Increased body awareness
- Improved breath capacity and lung support
- Increased concentration in sports performance
- Understanding of the mind-body connection
- Injury prevention
- Pre- and post-natal fitness
- Pain management due to injury and chronic and progressive illness and/or disease
Frequently Asked Questions
A: Yoga can be beneficial for anyone. Whether you are very flexible or have never been able to touch your toes, Yoga postures can be modified to fit you and your body. The practice of Yoga is a vehicle for training your mind and body to be present in each moment. Everyone can benefit from taking the time to get in touch with the breath while challenging the body and mind in new ways. The instructors at InsideOut Body Therapies will allow you to work at your own pace and help you to grow in strength, flexibility, awareness, and openness.
A: Wear what makes you comfortable. Keep in mind you will be very active. Clothing that is too restrictive or that is so baggy the instructor cannot see your joint alignment is not always ideal. In general, leggings (such as yoga pants or running pants), long shorts and tank tops or tailored tees are ideal. You might want to bring a sweatshirt to layer over your body as the practice starts and the body begins to warm and for the end of class as the body cools.
If you have your own yoga mat, you can bring it. Otherwise, we will provide a mat and all the equipment you will need. You may also want to bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated.