· 200 hr. Easy Day Yoga Teacher Training ·

Starting May 2018

Please submit application in care of Azi Tavassoli

How long is the training program?

TThis 200hr Teacher Training program will run from May to August 2018. We begin May 5th and will end August 12th. We meet almost every weekend, with one weekend off a month. Saturdays 9:30 – 6:00pm. Sundays 9:00am – 4:30pm. See below for a list of our training dates.

What will the weekends look like?

We will begin most mornings with a yoga practice and then dive deeper into our curriculum. You will have breaks and a lunch built into your day. We encourage you to bring snacks/lunch, but there are places close by to run out. When it comes to content, every weekend will be different. We will be studying asana (poses), pranayama (breath work), proper alignment, modifications and adjustments of the basic yoga postures, meditation, mindfulness, anatomy, philosophy, sequencing, practice teaching sessions with feedback, the business of yoga, and more. Azi, Denyse, & Sheri will be your main instructors, but we will also be bringing in guest presenters as well.

How much does the program cost?

The total cost of the program is $3,000. If you sign up before February 15th, 2018 you get $200 off, for a total of $2,800. We ask for a non-refundable deposit of $500 to reserve your spot, which is then applied to your total cost. We request your total cost be paid up front, but if you need a payment plan let us know. * Payments plan options available.

All payments need to be completed by the end of training

Tuition includes unlimited yoga at Easy Day Yoga during your training!

What if I need to miss anything?

We know this training is condensed into 12 weekends. We understand that life happens. Though we ask that every student plan to be present for all of the weekends/hours listed. If you must miss any weekend, make up work will be required.

Is the Training Yoga Alliance Certified?

Yes! We are a Yoga Alliance approved 200hr training program. During this training you will learn how to register yourself as a Yoga Alliance certified instructor.

How do I reserve my spot?

To reserve your spot there is a $500 non-refundable deposit. You can pay in full or payment plan options are available. We take cash or check. To sign up, email julia.tavassoli@gmail.com and she will quickly walk you through the payment process for your deposit.

* Payment plan options available. All payments need to be completed by the end of training.

Whom should I contact with questions?

Contact Azi Tavassoli with any questions at:julia.tavassoli@gmail.coma

Training Dates and Times:

We will meet Saturday and Sunday from May until August 2018. You will have one weekend off a month and the hours will be as follows: Saturdays 9:30am – 6:00pm. Sundays 9:00am – 4:30pm.

Starting March 2018

Please submit application in care of Azi Tavassoli

How long is the training program?

TThis 200hr Teacher Training program will run from March to June 2018. We begin May 5th and will end August 12th. We meet almost every weekend, with one weekend off a month. Saturdays 9:30 – 6:00pm. Sundays 9:00am – 4:30pm. See below for a list of our training dates.

What will the weekends look like?

We will begin most mornings with a yoga practice and then dive deeper into our curriculum. You will have breaks and a lunch built into your day. We encourage you to bring snacks/lunch, but there are places close by to run out. When it comes to content, every weekend will be different. We will be studying asana (poses), pranayama (breath work), proper alignment, modifications and adjustments of the basic yoga postures, meditation, mindfulness, anatomy, philosophy, sequencing, practice teaching sessions with feedback, the business of yoga, and more. Azi, Denyse, & Sheri will be your main instructors, but we will also be bringing in guest presenters as well.

How much does the program cost?

The total cost of the program is $3,000. If you sign up before February 15th, 2018 you get $200 off, for a total of $2,800. We ask for a non-refundable deposit of $500 to reserve your spot, which is then applied to your total cost. We request your total cost be paid up front, but if you need a payment plan let us know. * Payment plan options available.

All payments need to be completed by the end of training

Tuition includes unlimited yoga at Easy Day Yoga during your training!

What if I need to miss anything?

We know this training is condensed into 12 weekends. We understand that life happens. Though we ask that every student plan to be present for all of the weekends/hours listed. If you must miss any weekend, make up work will be required.

Is the Training Yoga Alliance Certified?

Yes! We are a Yoga Alliance approved 200hr training program. During this training you will learn how to register yourself as a Yoga Alliance certified instructor.

How do I reserve my spot?

To reserve your spot there is a $500 non-refundable deposit. You can pay in full or payment plan options are available. We take cash or check. To sign up, email julia.tavassoli@gmail.com and she will quickly walk you through the payment process for your deposit.

* Payment plan options available. All payments need to be completed by the end of training.

Whom should I contact with questions?

Contact Azi Tavassoli with any questions at: julia.tavassoli@gmail.com

Training Dates and Times:

We will meet Saturday and Sunday from March until June 2018. You will have one weekend off a month and the hours will be as follows: Saturdays 9:30am – 6:00pm. Sundays 9:00am – 4:30pm.

Here are the dates:

May

5th & 6th
12th & 13th
19th & 20th

June

2nd & 3rd
9th & 10th
16th & 17th
23rd & 24th

July

7th & 8th
14th & 15th
28th & 29th

August

4th & 5th
11th & 12th GRADUATION

We are resting on:

May

26th & 27th

June & July

30th &1st

Required Reading:

- The Yoga Toolbox

- The Secret Power of Yoga by Nichala Joy Devi

- The Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele

Suggested Reading:

- Hatha Yoga Pradipika

- Moving Into Stillness: Erich Schiffman

- The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar

- Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar

- Yoga Body by Judith Lasater

- Living Gita and Yoga Sutras by Sri Swami Satchidananda

- Ayurveda and the Mind by Frawley

Why Easy Day Yoga Teacher Training?

- Out of all the teacher training programs… Why Easy Day?

- Easy Day Yoga teacher training is more then just learning to become a RYT-200. It’s more then just learning a handful of postures and a sequence so you can teach a safe and effective class.

- Our teacher training program is a mind, body and soul program/training. The foundation of our training is movement, meditation, mindfulness, and lifestyle/nutrition. Yes, you’ll learn to become a knowledgeable and skilled teacher, but it will go much deeper then that.

- These amazing layers and tools will build upon each other that will give you a solid foundation not only for teaching, but in your own personal lives as well. Tools you can share on and off the mat.

- We have a passionately, skilled group of amazing teachers who can’t wait to share with you what lights them up and the beautiful path of yoga.

- We hope that you join us on this amazing journey and we can’t wait to share space with you.

- Blessings and Namaste.

Lead teachers

Nancy stumbled

Nancy stumbled :

Nancy stumbled onto yoga more than 5 years ago while looking for a fitness class at a local gym. She quickly found that her years of ballet training made many of the poses feel like “home” in her body. She had a desire to attend teacher training, but the schedules of her 3 active children made it seem like a daunting task. As her children became more independent, Nancy finally saw a window of opportunity. She completed her 200 hour teacher training in June of 2017 and since, has taken further Yin/Restorative training as well as workshops for teaching children’s classes. Nancy has a special interest in working with youth as well as in furthering her studies in Mindfulness.

Although Nancy is new to teaching yoga, she has been teaching children for 25+ years through her business, “Dance To You,” which teaches creative movement, tumbling and now, yoga in area preschools.

Michelle Lachapelle

Michelle Lachapelle:

Michelle’s love of yoga began over a decade ago. Attending her first class with a small group of friends and family, she was originally drawn to the physical aspects of the practice. With her background in dance, she loved the full body movements and the focus on both strength and flexibility. It was on her drive home after practice one night, that she realized yoga was capable of so much more than just the physical. For the first time she realized her mind wasn’t racing. It wasn’t thinking about the past or worrying about the future. At that moment she knew it would become a lifelong practice. Over the years she has been fortunate to practice many styles of yoga with inspiring teachers and students. In 2017 she decided to take her practice to the next level by taking part in Easy Day Yoga’s teacher training program. With the support, guidance, and friendship of the teachers at Easy Day, she earned her RYT-200 certification and she is forever thankful for their encouragement. She enjoys spending her free time with her amazingly supportive husband, their beautiful son, and their super sweet dog Sophie. Yoga has helped bring balance and peace to her life and she is excited and grateful to be able to help others on their own personal journey.

Michelle Schroeder

Michelle Schroeder:

Michelle first came to yoga ten years ago, looking to destress from her life as a stay at home mom. What began as a way to release tension became the path of a lifetime. She found that, far from being just a physical practice, yoga provides a compassionate training ground for evolving heart, mind and soul, bringing you closer to the best version of yourself. Michelle earned her RYT 200 at Beloved Yoga in Reston, and completed an additional personal mentorship with the founder of the studio. Since graduating, she has continued learning with teachers such as Doug Keller and Maria Garre, and completed a teacher training specializing in Restorative Yoga with Cyndi Lee. Michelle is currently attending RYT 500 and hopes to continue to learn, grow, and serve her students better. Michelle believes the ultimate journey of yoga is one that brings each person closer to their true nature, with compassion, joy and humor. She encourages students to learn, laugh and discover more about both their bodies and minds on the mat. Michelle teaches her students with the goal of nurturing a kind heart and open mind, which can benefit everyone both on the mat and in the world.

Joanna Martin

Joanna Martin:

Joanna began her yoga journey in 2013 while living in Vero Beach, Florida. She started a consistent Vinyasa practice and hasn't looked back. At the outset, her practice was all about the physical postures and exercise, and has since evolved into much more. After relocating to Ashburn in 2014, she walked into Easy Day Yoga and found her new yoga home. With Easy Day offering a strong variety of classes, she found a new passion for the Yin side of things under the guidance of wonderful instructors Leena Lowe and Denyse Peterson. Yin affords us an opportunity that we don't often take; to be still and listen! Joanna completed her 200 hour teacher training at Easy Day in June 2017 and was blessed to further her studies of yin/restorative yoga by completing the zen zone workshop with Denyse Peterson in October 2017. Off of the mat, Joanna is a full time genetic counselor with a BA in psychology and a Master of science in Genetic Counseling. You will find her at the gym in the early morning and at easy day almost every night of the work week! Joanna has been working the front desk at Easy Day since 2014 and is so humbled to now be guiding her fellow Easy Day-ers through their practice!

MJ

MJ:

MJ (Minjung) believes the practice of yoga supports the cultivation of pure contentment and joy through the experience of a deeper connection with the body, mind and spirit. MJ began her 200 Hour Teacher training in 2016 with LifePower Yoga and continued the 85 Hour Prenatal Teacher training from Beloved Yoga under Maryam Ovissi and Vasanthi Srinivasan. She continues to delve into the knowledge and philosophy of yoga through personal practice, studies and trainings. MJ believes that yoga is a tool of empowerment for expecting mothers. Through nurturing the bond between mother and child, MJ supports a reconnection of a mother’s body and mind. In her Prenatal classes, she creates a safe environment for practitioners to explore the physical and emotional transitions of the journey of pregnancy through listening to the guidance of the breath and body.

Jennie Grossi

Jennie Grossi:

Jennie was introduced to yoga in her twenties through various home videos, as a way to stretch after her gym workouts. When Jennie took her first vinyasa studio class, she was amazed that subtle adjustments with a word from the instructor could completely change the way a pose felt, and that each class left her with a feeling of energetic calm. It wasn’t till years later, after a steady vinyasa practice had helped her maintain mobility through several tick-born illnesses that Jennie truly appreciated what an important part of her life yoga had become. She knew she wanted to help others find this path to physical and emotional wellness, so in 2016 completed a 200-hour teaching certification with Marcia Hoffheins, Kelly Armstrong and Colleen Clement, and has been teaching since. When not on her mat, Jennie loves cooking, gardening or just relaxing with her husband of 19 years, their two teens, and pup.

Anya Good

Anya Good:

In 2009, I'd just moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts and was prepping to begin my first year as a high school English teacher. A good friend encouraged me to come to yoga with her. And so we went. The studio offered heated vinyasa classes. No idea what that meant. Unprepared, with NO towel of any kind, I distinctly remember sweating so much that I was wiping my face on my pants in every single downward-facing dog. In savasana, I lay there trying to piece together what I had just experienced, and the teacher said something to the effect of (I paraphrase): "We constantly have to work to accept and love ourselves, to stop being so critical. It's daily work." In high school and college, I struggled greatly with my body-image, and on that summer evening in '09, I was preparing to begin a new and highly stressful job. The yoga class and the teacher's message resonated, so I promised myself I'd give yoga a chance.

I tried out more classes at the sweaty studio in Cambridge. I began to learn that the very nature of yoga, as a daily practice, can become therapeutic, can lead to compassion for and more acceptance of one’s self, body and mind. From what I could tell, a practitioner is never actually done with yoga. Didn't take long before I was hooked.

Even so, years of soccer and running and months of constantly standing on horrendously hard floors (...my teacher friends, you know) made the ideas of 'open hips' and 'strong arms' feel like improbable and impossible fantasies. Resting half-pigeon made me feel one hundred percent angry - like, why are we here, "easing into" this torture? I kept showing up to my mat. In 2011, I moved to Washington D.C. where I practiced at a number of great studios: Flow, Yoga District, and Epic Yoga. And then in 2013, I moved out of DC-proper and decided to do a 200-hour teacher training at Inner Power Yoga.

Several years have passed since that training finished, and it's only now that I feel like I'm beginning to understand why I did it and what it's given me. I love classes that are challenging and energizing just as much as they allow me to reset and find some quiet--to really listen--and so these are the classes I try to create. I structure classes around key elements of classical vinyasa, a tiny bit of Ashtanga, and more recently, some Rocket. Classes are playful and also feature (no bias here) great music. I spend a ton of time creating playlists. Ultimately, I want students to feel they have space to experiment and discover, to try new postures and transitions, to grow and deepen their own practices. As students increase strength and flexibility through a physical practice, my hope, too, is that they learn to feel more grounded, more aware of their bodies, more confident. I am a big believer in the transformative qualities of yoga. It's changed my life.

Parry Dale

Parry Dale:

Parry came to yoga following a car accident and subsequently various means of physical therapy and chiropractic interventions to address ongoing spinal pain. A good friend recommended Bikram yoga and she engaged in Bikram over about a year and a half before discovering vinyasa yoga. After her first vinyasa class, she knew she had found her yoga preference and never looked back. Vinyasa has served as a therapeutic, creative, inspiring home base from which to grow a devoted practice. As a classroom teacher by day for now over two decades, little by little, yoga became an opening for a deposit in the self and an unspeakably rich opportunity for reflection. Coming to the mat at the end of the day felt like home. Resolved never to teach yoga and perfectly content as a student, Parry did not plan to ever take teacher training. She believed teacher training could not make her love yoga any more than she already did. Confronted with an emotional and spiritual renaissance, she realized one day it was time to teach – after all, teaching is what she knows. How could she not bring one of her greatest passions to others as a voice of support for whatever their personal journeys may be as they step on their mats? Parry completed her teacher training at Easy Day Yoga and could not be more thrilled to practice in the community in which she teaches – yoga is a lifelong practice and we are all in this together.

Denyse Peterson

Denyse Peterson :

- Denyse Peterson is one of the first in the nation to receive a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health and is certified as a Yoga Therapist by The International Association of Yoga Therapists. She is registered with Yoga Alliance as E-RYT 500 and a provider of continuing education (YACEP).

- Her certifications include: Relax and Renew Trainer, Reiki Master from the Usui Shiki Ryoho lineage for over 10 years, NASM Personal Trainer, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist, ACE Group Fitness Instructor with over 30 years of experience and is currently pursuing her Ayurvedic Coaching certificate.

- Denyse is the owner operator of Virginia Yoga Therapy, LLC and also works as an Adjunct Faculty member and Clinic Supervisor in the Yoga Therapy program at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Denyse fully believes in the healing power of yoga for physical, emotional and mental health.

- She has experienced relief from fibromyalgia with her practice and witnessed amazing results with her students and clients. She loves sharing her passion of yoga and a healthy lifestyle and is grateful for the opportunity to never stop learning. She enjoys walking her dogs, stand up paddle board and reading.

Kanta Haran

Kanta Haran :

- Center, in Lenox, MA. In 2000, she earned her teaching certification through the Integral Yoga Teaching Academy, in Buckingham, VA. She has returned to Satchidananda Ashram several times to serve in the Integral Yoga Academy as Teacher Training Staff, and as the Academy and Teacher Training Administrator. Kanta has studied and practiced many different Yogic styles and traditions, but enjoys teaching and practicing Hatha. In addition to the physical and mental benefits of Yoga, Kanta loves learning about the tradition, philosophy and science behind Yoga and includes these teachings in her classes. As a Yoga Therapist, she focuses on the therapeutic qualities of yoga and enjoys sharing the healing benefits of yoga with clients who have physical, mental, and emotional challenges. With a Master's degree in Counseling and Sport Psychology, She is also a Certified Stress Management Coach, Thai Yoga Massage Therapist, Wellness Coach, and a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer. Kanta is currently enrolled in a 750 hour Massage Therapy Training to be completed June 2017.

Kate Bharati Thuss

Kate Bharati Thuss :

- Kate is a Reiki Master and Integral Hatha trained RYT-200. She specializes in working with people living with depression and anxiety, though she enjoys working with anyone who is in pursuit of living a more balanced and joyful life. The gentle practices of Reiki & Yoga have been an integral part in her own well being and recovery from depression, and she’d love to share the tools and techniques she’s learned to help you manage your mood more effectively. She’s available for both Reiki and Yoga sessions privately here at Easy Day Yoga.