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Transform at Amy Bourque Yoga

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program

Our next 200 Hour Training will begin in the Fall of 2023

                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yoga Alliance Approved!

 

Are just drawn to learn the deeper layers of yoga?  Do you have a desire to teach yoga?  Whether you are feeling drawn to teach or to enhance your own knowledge and personal journey with yoga, this training is right for you! 

This teacher training program will focus on the teachings of Hatha Yoga with an emphasis on alignment with learning to teach to all levels and abilities.  At Transform we believe that yoga is not a one class fits all practice.  Trainees will learn how to teach an Align & Flow yoga sequence with an understanding of how to safely and effectively guide to all levels and abilities while building confidence to teach using their unique authentic voice. The Align & Flow sequence will lay a foundation to a yoga practice allowing trainees to develop it further by adding to it, powering it up for a stronger practice, powering down for a more gentle practice and tailor it to any population they wish to share with. Trainees will be encouraged to delve deep into who they are, develop the essence of their true voice, explore how they wish to bring yoga to the community and awaken the deeper purpose of their existence and role in this lifetime!  In essence, a deep discovery of “Who are you, what do you want and why are you here”?

 

This program will present the foundation and understanding of yoga through the exploration of the history of yoga, asana, pranayama, the yoga sutras, the subtle body, meditation, anatomy and physiology, Ayurveda, safe and effective teaching methodology, sacred sound healing, the effects of stress on the nervous system, effective sequencing, yoga ethics and the business of yoga.  Students will be supported within a safe container as they explore a deep dive into self-discovery through learning, studying, sharing, self-expression, presentation and the practice of yoga and meditation.

 

Download the application and print, scan and return to Amy at the studio or email it to transform@amybourque.com. You can also type directly into the PDF and return.

 

Trainees will be required to complete homework assignments, self-reflection prompts, the assigned reading, a final presentation, teach a one-hour class, practice regularly and attend all sessions.

 

Training Schedule and Location

Training sessions will be held at:

Transform at Amy Bourque Yoga Studio

470 Westfield Street

West Springfield, Ma 01089

September 28th 2023 – April 14th 2023

  • 20 Sundays – 9:30 am – 5:00 pm  (20 sessions – 140 Total Hours)

  • 7 Thursdays - 6 pm - 8 pm (6 zoom sessions - 14 Total Hours)

  • Attend 25 yoga classes at the hosting studio, Transform at Amy Bourque Yoga (25 total hours)

  • Teach a one hour class at the hosting studio(1 hour total) 

  • Online Anatomy modules (20 Hours)

 

Also included in the Training:

  • A detailed manual

  • A required book

  • A subscription for the online anatomy modules

  • Access to 25 yoga classes at the hosting studio that must be completed prior to graduation

  • Mentoring throughout the training

Preliminary training dates below (subject to change if needed):

In studio full day Sunday sessions 10:00 am - 5 pm:

  • October 1, 22, 29

  • November 5, 12, 19

  • December 3, 10, 17

  • January 7, 14, 21

  • February 4, 11, 18

  • March 3, 10, 24

  • April 7, 14

Zoom Sessions, Thursdays 6 pm - 8 pm:

  • September 28th (welcome call)

  • October 26

  • November 30

  • January 4

  • February 1

  • February 29

  • March 28

The tuition is as follows:

Total Tuition: $2800 

Tuition Payment Options:

Option 1:  Early Bird Registration before August 31, 2023 – Total $2,600. 

$200 due with application.  Deposit is nonrefundable 7 days past the submission of application.  $2400 due by the early bird registration deadline.

Option 2: Pay in Full after the early bird registration– Total $2,800. 

$200 deposit due with application.  Deposit is nonrefundable 7 days past the submission of application.  Balance of 2,600 due by the start of the program.

Option 3: Payment plan $2,900. 

$200 deposit due with application.  Deposit is nonrefundable 7 days past the submission of application.  Balance of 2,700 will be collected as follows:

$250 on or before September 28th (Welcome call) and then $350 on or before the 5th of each month for 7 months from October 2023 – April 2024. 

If you would like to receive additional information and to request phone call please email Amy direct at transform@amybourque.com

413-426-3899 

TESTIMONIALS!

"Attending transform 200 hour yoga teacher training with Amy was such a great experience. Amy shared so much knowledge of her own, and also had many guest teachers come in and share. I loved learning the history of yoga, along with the postures, different types of breath work, and so much more pertaining to the eight limbs of yoga. Focus was on alignment and form and feel not what the asana looks like. Adaptions and modifications were given so the practice was accessible to every body and skill level. I felt safe and supported in the space. This training not only transformed my yoga practice and my skills as a yoga teacher but it was personally such a transformative experience as well. So thankful for this training and looking forward to more. "  -- Sara

"Taking the yoga teacher training program with Amy at Transform is one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself.  A few months prior to Amy announcing her program, I started to feel a pull towards teaching and had been looking into different programs and courses to learn how to teach and to deepen my personal practice.  I was so excited when Amy shared the news about her training and knew it was a sign that this was the one! Although I knew I wanted to take the teacher training, I was initially a bit hesitant because I had a few injuries and limitations that I was worried would limit my ability to fully participate.  Amy assured me that teaching is not only about the poses, and no limitation would get in the way of me practicing or teaching. Not only was she right, but I feel my injury helped me learn the importance of offering options and modifications and teaching in a way that is inclusive to all abilities.  This training has also helped me fine tune my personal practice in a supportive way which allows me to fully let go and experience all the amazing benefits that yoga offers.  I also loved that we touched on so many other subjects that tie in with yoga; learning about anatomy, sutras, breath work, modifications, and everything in between.  I love how the program covered so much, allowing me to take what interests me and explore it more. It’s still surreal to me that I am a yoga teacher. I literally started teaching classes the day after graduation!  This program not only taught me how to teach a yoga class with confidence, but it has connected me to the truest part of myself.  I am so grateful that I took this training and for Amy for creating it.  She truly is an amazing person and teacher and I am so appreciative of the experience I had with her and the beautiful women in my class. "

- Michelle


"Attending transform 200 hour yoga teacher training with Amy was such a great experience. Amy shared so much knowledge of her own, and also had many guest teachers come in and share. I loved learning the history of yoga, along with the postures, different types of breath work, and so much more pertaining to the eight limbs of yoga. Focus was on alignment and form and feel not what the asana looks like. Adaptions and modifications were given so the practice was accessible to every body and skill level. I felt safe and supported in the space. This training not only transformed my yoga practice and my skills as a yoga teacher but it was personally such a transformative experience as well. So thankful for this training and looking forward to more." 

--Sara


"I absolutely loved my Yoga Teacher Training! I would recommend to anyone thinking of taking a training, to go here. It taught me so much and was interesting at the same time. My teacher was always there to answer questions or offer help when needed. She truly taught from the heart. Also, the community at this studio was so supportive of all of us trainees. I am so glad I signed up for this training!"

-- Jen L

I would highly recommend Transform for yoga teacher training. It was truly a transformative experience, amd Amy is a caring and knowledgeable teacher and guide!

-- Kim B

Amy did a great job at teaching foundational and technical skills to be a successful yoga instructor. It was a very informative and enjoyable yoga teacher training. Highly recommend!

-- Mel A

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