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200 HOUR ONLINE 

TEACHER TRAINING COURSE

200 hour

LEARN, INTEGRATE & TEACH

The Methodology of this training is simple. L.I.T. is the systematic approach created by Matt Giordano to help tap in your your highest potential on and off the yoga mat. In this 200 hour online training you will develop and expand your personal yoga practice, and learn how to share that with others. 

Teaching is the inevitable outcome of fully integrated knowledge, and this training will give you just that, the knowledge and structure to properly embody it. Full of inspiration from your own experience you will not only be ready, but excited to share it with the world. 

Learn: What you will learn from this training

  • Alignment, Technique, and Anatomy of the essential Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga postures including standing, one leg balances, seated, supine, inversions, arm balances, twists, heart openers, side bends, hip openers, and more. 
  • Philosophy open minded, and open hearted interpretation of the yoga sutras to guide the mind and body back to the soul. We will be studying from one of the best resources for the modern day yogi, seeking wisdom to live a wholesome, balanced and free life. 
  • Pranayama, Meditation and Mantra will be woven into the training to help you establish a practice of self-inquiry in order to release mental, emotional or energetic patterns that no longer serve you. 

Integrate: Embody, Repeat, Review.

  • Practice: Throughout the course you will be learning, and integrating through embodiment, repetition, and review of each topic within the training 
  • Anatomy will be embodied, rather than intellectualized. You will be given practices that help you feel the sensations of each muscle and joint action while simultaneously hearing the anatomical names. Your brain will more easily remember the name when it is paired with a sensational experience in your body. This is key to integrating knowledge as wisdom. 
  • Philosophy will be discussed then woven into your yoga, meditation and pranayama practices to give it purpose and direct application. This means you won’t just be learning nice ideas, but you will integrate them by putting them into action. 
  • Teaching techniques are implemented from day 1 which will allow for a layered, step by step, repetitive development of skillsets over the course of the training. 
  • Key Points Review: Each section of this training has a “Key Point Reviews” which include questions to help you reflect and fully solidify the information into your body, heart and mind.

Teach: How you will share this with other. 

    • Simplicity: Teaching is simple when you realize all you are doing is verbally communicating what you  already know and have integrated into your practice. We will start the process with short and simple verbal cues like “Inhale Reach your arms up” and “exhale forward fold”. Once you can guide a simple sun salutation than we will move on and learn more transitions like “step your right foot forward, press down, and rise up to high lunge”. Quickly you will feel comfortable leading each section of a yoga class.
    • Sequencing first you will be given a sequence, one segment at a time. Then once you are comfortable leading a the sequence you will learn how to create your own following a simple structure that allows you room for creativity while resting upon a solid foundation that you have already built. You will learn how to intelligently sequence from the understanding of anatomy that you gain through out this training
    • Elements of Voice whether teaching online or in person, the quality of your voice is your greatest tool to communicate. This training introduces the foundations of “Elements of Voice” created by Matt Giordano as a methodology for yoga teachers to access authenticity while providing a profoundly transformative experience for their students. From years of studying music professionally, Matt has taken that influence in combination with his 12+ years of teaching experience and distilled down the essential techniques to make it easy for you to establish the professionalism that would otherwise take a lifetime of teaching experience to attain. 
    • Adjustments will be a part of this training for the purpose of understanding the bio-mechanics of each posture. Self-Adjustments will also be provided which will not only support your own practice but give you a way of providing adjustments in the online yoga context as well as in person where physical touch is not welcomed, or permitted. 
    • Visual Demonstration Learn how to provide 3 forms of visual demonstration to help visual learners understand proper bio-mechanics or to apply a specific technique for a posture or transition. 
    • Posture Analysis first you will learn and integrate postural techniques and bio-mechanics into your yoga practice through postural breakdowns provided by Matt. This includes common misalignments, muscle re-patterning, how to avoid common injuries, and how to transition in and out of the posture efficiently. You will learn exactly how to gain optimal access to each posture. As a result of integrating the knowledge into your practice you will be fully prepared to share the basics of each posture within your teaching. Your eye will develop a keen ability to see potentially dangerous or inefficient alignment, lack of muscle engagement or muscle patterns that might lead to discomfort on or off the mat. 

    3 FORMATS TO CHOOSE FROM

    “2 Month Intensive”, 21 Day Intensive” or “At Your Leisure”

     2 Month Intensive (RECOMMENDED)

    The two month intensive is the most recommended format for this training. It will ensure that you are fully invested without over stressing the amount of time you are spending each day. This will average to be a little more that 3 hours a day. Or you can do it more like a 3 day intensive each week. You will be able to go at your own pace but will get reminders every other day to get on your mat. Finishing by June 30th ensures that you will be eligible to apply for yoga alliance if you wish. 

    21 Day IntensiveThe online course can be completed within 21 days should you choose to invest 8 hours daily as if you were in a teacher training in person. This is the best way to immerse yourself in a training if you want to fully dedicate yourself. You will receive daily emails from Matt keeping you on track to get on your mat, and continue your training. Should you be in pursuit of an official 200 hour certification that a 2-3 extra days will be required – the final certification process will extend past the 21 days, which will be used to prepare your final class to be filmed and submitted for review. There will be a written final at the end of the training which you will be fully prepared for upon completion of all Key Points Reviews through out the training. You will be provided a review sheet to study from. Upon completion of the written final + approval of final teaching video you will be certified to teach yoga under the Matt Giordano School of Yoga. 

    At Your Leisure

    This track will require 1-2 hours a day. You will be put on a 3 month time table to compete your training, though you may choose to go at a slower pace. To keep you regularly on track you will receive reminder emails every 3 days from Matt, to support your journey and get you on your mat. You will have until January 1st 2021 to complete your 200 hour training. The final certification process will consist of you teaching a class to be filmed and submitted for review. There will be a written final as well at the end of the training which you will be fully prepared for upon completion of all Key Points Reviews through out the training – You will be provided a review sheet to study from. Upon completion of the written final + approval of final teaching video you will be certified to teach yoga under the Matt Giordano School of Yoga. 

     

    • Book: Tantra of The Yoga Sutras by Alan Finger
    • Book: The Key Muscles of Yoga by Dr. Ray Long
    • Props: Yoga Mat, 2 yoga blocks, 1-2 Yoga Blankets if possible. 
    • A Gmail and Facebook Account (can be private or under a different name if privacy is preferred) Assistance will be provided you need help setting these up.
    • Your smart phone with a working camera, or a video camera.
    • A stand for your smart phone or camera 
    • Internet – this training is online so you will need basic internet to view, download and upload materials.

    Common Questions:

    Is this Yoga Alliance Certified?

    If you wish to submit your certificate to yoga alliance you will need to complete this course by January 1st 2021. If you do not wish to be apart of the yoga alliance or don’t know what it is than you may finish at any time. Upon completion you will recieve a 200 hour certificate. 

    Can I take this course if I do not wish to be certified?

    Yes, you may take this in order to deepen your practice and understanding of your body, mind and soul. You will still be expected to learn the teaching skillsets and practice them – this is part of the necessary integration of knowledge and will provide you with the necessary clarity for the evolution of your practice. Should you not wish not to certify you will not be required to submit your final video or take the test.

    Do I need an advanced Practice to take this?

    No you may come in with any experience so long as you come with an open mind to learning. This course will help you to advance your practice but complex postures are not the goal.

    Can I take this course if I am already a teacher?

    Yes as a certified teacher you may find many benefits in refining your understanding of the postures, sequencing, verbal delivery and integration of yoga philosophy into your practice. This will also support you if you are looking to develop a training of your own.

    How is this course delivered, what is the digital format?

    This is delivered in a typical online course style which you would find on websites like “Teachable”, “Udemy”, or “courser”. Each Section (day) consists of Lesson’s. Each Lesson will have videos for you to watch, written accompaniment, and a Key Points Review which is designed as a quiz in the course software. You will also receive a digital manual to accompany your online course.

    Do I have access to all classes on theyogimatt.com?

    During the training select online classes and workshops will be provided for you within the course. You will not have access outside the course but you will be able to view them within the course itself and re-practice them should you choose. If you would like to purchase these products at anytime before the completion of your training (January 1st 2021) you will be provided a discount code upon request.

    Can I connect to other trainees?

    Yes there will be a private facebook group for anyone on taking the online training. Here you may submit questions, share your victories, videos, and connect with other yogis on the path.

    Is there a payment plan options?

    Yes you may choose a 1 time payment, or divide the payments into 3 parts and pay monthly. Should you require an elongated payment plan, this can be arranged. Certificate will be granted once the total tuition is paid.

    Is there a test?

    Should you desire to be certified you will be required to submit a video of you teaching, as well as a written sequence for review. There will be a written (digitally) test which you will have a review sheet to study from prior to taking. The course prepares you appropriately so that passing the test is the inevitable result of your dedication.

    Why do I need a smartphone or camera and a gmail account?

    throughout the training and for the final you will be submitting videos of your practice teaching for review. this will require a phone or video camera. you will need to upload these videos to a youtube channel which you will create by having a gmail account (google). If google does not exist in your country than we will use the equivalent.

    Can I be refunded if I do not like the course?

    No, sorry this is not a trial course, experiment, or marketing gimmick. This is for yogis that are dedicated to the path of learning, self reflection and self growth. It is recommended that you have practiced with Matt either online or in person prior to signing up so you understand the intention behind the course.

    Is this course Refundable?

    Due to the nature and depth of this content which has been refined over the course of 10 years this training is non-refundable in order to protect the intellectual property of the Matt Giordano School of Yoga. Should you have financial issues come up – elongated payment plans will be available. should you have physical issues arrises, elongated course access will be provided on a case by case basis.

    What will I be able to teach?

    Upon completion of the training you will be certified to teach the various forms of Hatha and Vinyasa public and private classes. With further experience you may wish to use your certification to teach workshops, and retreats – we recommend at least 1 year of teaching prior to offering these more intensive experiences.

    Will I learn how to heal injuries?

    Yoga teachers are not certified to diagnose or heal physical injuries. That said you will accumulate appropriate knowledge for injury prevention and management which may promote or support the healing process of basic injuries. Learning to work with students who have injuries will be a part of this course. The posture breakdown videos will include “injury management” and “common muscular patterns” to build your intellectual understanding of the body and build your confidence to work with a wide range of bodies.

     

    • Course Start Date: After sign up you will be free to begin
    • Location: Theyogimatt.com (online course) from the comfort of your home
    • Books: Please order your books as soon as you register. See Required Materials.
    • Yoga Alliance: If you wish to be Yoga Alliance certified you will have until June 30th to complete this training

     

    Payment Plan

    You will have the choice between a 1 time payment or a 3 part payment plan, which divides your payment into 3 parts, and is automatically charged monthly from your credit card. After 3 payments your tuition will be paid in full and no more payments will be charged.

    Certification Upon Completion of Tuition

    You will receive your certification upon your final payment (and completion of all course requirements)

    Elongated Payment Plans

    We want this to be accessible to you. Should you require smaller payments over the course of 6 or 9 months, this can be arranged on a case by case basis. Please inquire. 

    Currency

    The tuition is in USD, and your credit card company will take care of the conversion for you, you do not need to do anything but submit the same way you would on any other website. 

    No Credit Card?

    Paypal is an option for those without credit cards. Other options may be available upon request. 

    Cost

    Please see pricing chart below for current cost

    Can I be refunded if I do not like the course?

    No, sorry this is not a trial course, experiment, or marketing gimmick. This is for yogis that are dedicated to the path of learning, self reflection and self growth. It is recommended that you have practiced with Matt either online or in person prior to signing up so you understand the intention behind the course.

    Is this course Refundable?

    Due to the nature and depth of this content which has been refined over the course of 10 years this training is non-refundable in order to protect the intellectual property of the Matt Giordano School of Yoga. Should you have financial issues come up – elongated payment plans will be available. should you have physical issues arrises, elongated course access will be provided on a case by case basis.

    This Training is Yoga Alliance Certified under the Matt Giordano School of Yoga.

    Due to COVID19 this course will allow you to submit your certificate to yoga alliance so long as you complete the course by September 30th 2020. 

    What is Yoga Alliance?

    In my own words, not theirs, YA is an organization that works to keep quality control of yoga. Mostly they make sure yoga schools like mine have a curriculum that adheres to what they consider to be important. 

     

    Do I need yoga alliance?

    This really depends. If you dont know what it is than you likely don’t need to be a part of it. In the U.S. you may be required by Gyms and Yoga Studios to be with YA. If you plan to purchase liability insurance, you may want to check with insurance companies in your country to see what their requirements are. 

    Is there licencing for yoga?

    No, Yoga is recognized as group fitness around most of the world so there is no official licencing as there is with massage. Each country differs so it would be good to check if our country has any licencing. 

     

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