Our YTT is more intense than the usual 200hr. It is very common for us to have students that have already taken other YTTs before taking this training with us. Our goal is to prepare you to present a yoga class confidently, with good knowledge of class management, sequencing and adjustments. With this goal, the training is structured accordingly.
The day starts with meditation. We have seen that it helps people be more receptive to new ideas and helps everyone calm down through an intense program. Then Carmen teaches a class, followed by her explanation of the critical aspects of that class. In the afternoon we learn the adjustments for that class, the next morning students present the class in front of Carmen and she gives everyone feedback. Then that afternoon we start practicing the adjustments for the next sequence. The next morning Carmen teaches the next class, and the cycle starts again. Every day, you either take a class from Carmen or teach the class in front of Carmen.
Think of the training in modules of 2 days each. We start each day with meditation, then students present the class and receive feedback. Then Carmen introduces the next class and we start adjusting every pose in it. The following day Carmen teaches the class, we complete the adjustments and at the end of the day students rehearse for the next day. The next morning we start with meditation again, then students present the class, and we start a new 2 day cycle.
Towards the middle of the training, students are more comfortable presenting, so we focus more on sequencing, anatomy and the business aspect of yoga, and less time on adjusting. This way we cover the entire curriculum.