Why attend Teacher Training at Giving Tree Yoga?
Giving Tree Yoga invites you to step into your next chapter and become an exceptional leader in service to others. Come be inspired to deepen your personal practice. Learn to teach yoga to others. Program leader Christy Newsome, ERYT-500, certified Yoga Therapist, and M.S.Ed., has the expertise and skill to guide you through this inspiring and transformative course.
Participating in a Yoga Teacher Training program will forever change your life in ways you can’t even imagine! Get ready to nourish your mind, body and spirit and to dive deep into the heart of the practice and philosophy of yoga. This 200 hour certification program will give participants foundational and knowledge based skills for guiding students through safe and inspiring sequences and poses, while strengthening their own practices and understanding during the course.
Through this training, you will develop a full toolbox of yoga fundamentals: postures (asana), breath work (pranayama), meditation, anatomy, sequencing, philosophy, history, adjustments, and the business of yoga. The goal is that you will feel confident teaching when you graduate. But, just as importantly, you’ll go deeper: discovering who you are. What makes you unique in this world. How to be comfortable with all of the layers that make up who you are. You’ll find and develop your own voice. You’ll learn to be fully present in a yoga class, knowing that it is what will touch and inspire your students. Yogic concepts combined with authenticity, honesty, and presence will help you become the best teacher you can be. You will begin to develop the heart of a teacher. This training is for those who wish to become yoga teachers or those who simply desire the transformative experience the program offers. Existing teachers who want to deepen their practice and teaching are also welcome to join us.
Although hatha/vinyasa yoga will be the primary focus of this training, you will have intensives in restorative yoga, yin yoga, prenatal yoga, children’s yoga, and chair yoga so that you feel comfortable teaching many different styles. We will challenge the way it’s always been and dive into the anatomy and the science of movement. There will also be discussions on the business/marketing of yoga, the principles of practice, demonstration, observation, teaching, assists, practice-teaching sessions with fellow trainees, study groups, presentations, and observing & assisting “live” classes.
Meet Our Instructors
Christy Newsome, E-RYT 500 is your lead trainer. She has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and teaching since 2011. She has over 3500 hours of teaching experience and over 1000 hours of yoga training. She received her yoga certificates at Peachtree Yoga Center (with Graham Fowler & Elizabeth Nix) and Etowah Valley Yoga (with Sue Hopkins) and also has done intensive study in yin, restorative, meditation, and anatomy. She also has a masters degree in education and a gift for teaching others. Although Christy is your trainer and mentor, you will be encouraged to experience the value and teachings of other well-trained teachers during your journey.
Melissa is your co-lead trainer. Owner and founder of Giving Tree Yoga + Wellness Studio. She has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 20 years. She has over 1500 hours of teaching experience and over 500 hours of yoga training. She always wanted to dive deeper into yoga and expand her knowledge beyond just an asana practice. She founded and opened Giving Tree Yoga in 2018 because she always wanted to help people and has been drawn to provide a place where people feel a sense of community and belonging. Giving Tree Yoga was founded to provide a judgement free and inclusive environment for everyone - where you can come be inspired and uplifted to be your best and honor your mind, body and spirit.