Awaken the Teacher Within

200 HR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

with Christa Mastrangelo Joyce

8 Weekends from February 19 – September 19, 2021

Circle Divide

Modern culture is designed for disconnect.

When we’re out of harmony with our natural design we:

  • Become easily distracted and confused
  • Have disrupted sleep and often feel tired
  • Struggle with physical tension in our bodies
  • Long for a sense of meaning and fulfillment
  • Experience disharmony with our true nature
  • Struggle to create meaningful relationships

Yoga teachers create connections.

Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga Teacher Training

Practice more of what you love!

I know the sense of exhaustion that comes with living disconnected from your body, mind, and spirit.

After my first yoga class, it was clear to me there was something more to this practice than any form of exercise I’d engaged with and I wanted more. 

Today with 14 years as an instructor, it brings me great joy and satisfaction to nurture people into a deeper relationship with themselves, their community, and the world at large. This training is for every student invested in deep inquiry of whole health living, both on and off the mat.

Christa Mastrangelo Joyce

“Jala’s Yoga Teacher Training is a transformational experience that I recommend to all – even those who do not intend to teach. You’ll end the training a lifelong learner.”

“I am in awe of my personal growth, my ability to now teach others in the yoga asanas and breath-work, and the deep love that I can continue to cultivate for the practice and the teachings of yoga.”

“I could not have asked for a better teacher to guide me through this journey and the further deepening of my own yoga practice.”

“Yoga Teacher Training through Jala Yoga is a unique experience like no other. I feel like I was given so much information from my 8 months to last me a lifetime!”

Enter the mystery of radical connection.

Take the first step toward awakening the teacher within!

STEP 1

Apply for
Registration Consult

Fill out a few questions and I’ll get back to you to set up a time for us to talk.

STEP 2

Awaken the
Teacher Within

Step into the training journey and bring out your greatest gifts.

STEP 3

Create Powerful Connections

As an instructor and guide, bring the power and beauty of yoga to others.

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curriculum

THE JALA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING CURRICULUM

Engage in Creative Investigation of an Ancient Lineage in the Modern World.

Exploring how to use the tools of yoga to be in relationship with yourself, your community, and the deeper world around you. This hybrid YTT program provides students with the opportunity to learn both online and in person. Join a supportive community!

Topics of study and focus include:

  • Fundamental and advanced yoga postures
  • Modifications for yoga postures, to include various challenges, injuries, and limitations, and the use of props to support postures
  • Experiential practice of the 8 limbs of yoga, including Asana (postures), Pranayama (breathwork), Dhyana and Dharana (contemplation and meditation), and of Svadhyaya (self-study).
  • Clear verbal cuing for teaching yoga postures, breathwork, and meditation
  • Applied anatomy and kinesiology, including the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, digestive, and nervous systems
  • Engaged explorations of anatomical principles in the postures
  • Subtle body anatomy, discussed and explored experientially
  • Principles of sequencing, to include sequencing for both Hatha and Vinyasa styles of yoga, thematic considerations, and sequencing to open the door to personal wholeness
  • The phases of the practice as invitation, exploration, integration, and release
  • Observations skills
  • The use of hands-on assists in postures, effectively and appropriately
  • The three broad lineages of Hatha, Ayurveda, and Tantra and the philosophies and practices of each
  • Discussions of assigned modern and ancient textual readings, such as Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, and books by Donna Farhi, Matthew Sanford, Sonya Renee Taylor, Judith Lasater, and others
  • The ancient philosophy of yoga and considerations for its application in our modern world
  • Ethics, best practices, and discussions of inclusivity and justice in the yoga classroom and the world at large
  • Business practices and creating a guiding mission statement
  • The science of gratitude practices
  • Trauma sensitive yoga practices
  • How to build a personal practice and strengthen your commitment to your practice of yoga
  • Engaging your authentic and powerful voice and teaching from your heart’s center
  • The art and practice of service as a way of deepening connection and community
  • Mythology in yoga and the ways that each pose and each class unfold much like a good story

“I am so grateful I “took the plunge” into yoga teacher training—graduating when I was 74 years old.  I would encourage anyone considering this experience to give themselves this gift.”  

“Christa and her team taught with grace, integrity, inquiry with the perseverance and grit to deliver it all during a pandemic, on-line, and met all the marks.”

“I would recommend this training to anyone who wants to pursue the Yogic path in whatever capacity they aspire to whether it would be becoming a teacher or simply enriching their own Yoga journey.”

“During a time in history that has felt turbulent, this training has been my savior, it has helped me feel embodied and grounded, more open hearted and confident.”

Time Commitment

Throughout the 8 weekends scheduled over the course of 8 months, we learn and grow as a community. Students will also work in small groups during the period between our group learning and engage in conversations in an online platform about our reading and material. Additionally, we offer the unique experience of meeting with Christa for monthly one-on-one, private instruction to highlight your personal exploration and concerns.

In addition to the commitment of time, we ask that you commit your curiosity, creativity, and passion for the practice of yoga.

8 weekends, 1 weekend per month

  • Friday: 6:30-8:45
  • Saturday: 8:00-5:00 (with scheduled breaks)
  • Sunday: 8:00-4:00 (with scheduled breaks)

Weekends are held live online with the possibility of partial in person learning. All sessions are recorded for your continued learning and review. Attendance is mandatory. Up to two weekends may be missed live and made up by watching the recording and reviewing material with Christa.

  • Small group teaching and discussion times: 2-3 hours per month, 5 x’s minimally
  • 45-minute private sessions with Christa
  • Attendance to a minimum of 2 public classes /week, one with Christa
  • Optional discussion of reading material online

2021 YTT Weekends:

  • February 19-21
  • March 19-21
  • April 23-25
  • May 21-23
  • June 25-27
  • July 23-25
  • August 20-22
  • September 17-19

Financial Commitment

PaymentOptions:

$3100 / paid in full
(includes $350 non-refundable deposit)

$252 / month, 12-month payment plan
(additional $350 non-refundable deposit to be paid in addition to first payment.)

$175 / month, 18-month payment plan
(additional $350 non-refundable deposit to be paid in addition to first payment.)

Included in cost:

  • 8 full weekends of group study
  • Recorded versions of the 8 weekends for review, continued study and make-up time
  • A comprehensive printed manual
  • Special guest teachers
  • 5 one on one private sessions and 2 small group sessions with Christa and group mentors
  • Unlimited monthly public classes with Jala online or in-person
  • An online community platform to engage with fellow community members and mentors between monthly meetings
  • Worksheets, class building templates, review materials, and final projects to encourage depth in your practice and readiness to teach material

Scholarships available:
Request an application via email at info.jalayoga@gmail.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

Everyone who wants to engage in practices to enhance their overall wellness, including sleep and nutrition; for people who want to teach yoga; for counselors, school teachers, physical therapists, healthcare professionals, athletes, etc. wishing to enhance their current profession; for people looking to be more engaged in all walks of life, including as parents, community members, all those who wish to cultivate healing and unity in themselves and the world around them. 

We are certified and accredited through the Yoga Alliance as both a 200- and 300-Hour Yoga School. By the completion of all requirements, you can choose to register yourself through the Yoga Alliance as a 200-Hour certified yoga teacher.

So often we’re conditioned to think that some part of us isn’t enough, that we must apologize for who we are. We’ve worked with humans of various genders, races, ages, religious affiliations, body types, people with chronic illness and injuries. It’s of the utmost importance to us to foster an environment in which you can show up just as you are and engage in practices that are suitable for your body.

Absolutely not. Many folks take the program with the intention of deepening their practice and to use the tools of yoga in other arenas. We’ve seen students take these practices into areas of counseling, physical therapy, healthcare, education, parenting, and athletics to name a few. And many times, folks who come into the program without the desire to teach, go on to teach because they’re inspired to share the work. 

We give you a variety of tools throughout the program to make it possible for you to be qualified. Everyone learns and grows at a different pace. Many are ready to teach at the completion; however, some go on to cultivate additional skills before teaching.

Assigned books other than the manual are not included. Between 8-10 books (one per month and 2 anatomy texts) are assigned. These can often be purchased used through Amazon or Jala’s used book library. Our local bookstore offers these books at their student discount price as well.

Convenient. Affordable. Personal.

There is no better time than right now to begin your teacher training experience. Jala Yoga Teacher Training is designed to fit into busy schedules, accommodate a wide range of budgets, and give each student the personalized attention they need and desire.

The only thing missing is you!

Testimonials

When I decided at 39 to delve into a YTT, my dear friend recommended Jala Yoga. The studio is 4 hours away from my house. This didn’t stop me from taking her advice, registering and completing 2019 YTT. My time spent in the training was something of a personal awakening. I went from being who others expected me to be, to just being myself.The knowledge that Christa possesses is deep and wide. When I finished the program, I could have easily started all over again and learned something totally different.I am in awe of my personal growth, my ability to now teach others in the yoga asanas and breath-work, and the deep love that I can continue to cultivate for the practice and the teachings of yoga.

Jala Yoga’s 200-hour training exceeded my expectations. In the beginning of training, I wanted to learn more about the practice and science of yoga to include in my mental health counseling work with clients. I have now increased my trust in myself and my ability to tune into and hold space for others.  Christa and her team of co-teachers led our Sangha through an extensive process of learning and experiencing Yoga and the yogic ways with grace, integrity, inquiry and the perseverance and grit to deliver it all during a pandemic, on-line while meeting all the marks. This is an experience I will always value. 

Jala’s Yoga Teacher Training is a transformational experience that I recommend to all – even those who do not intend to teach. Christa prioritizes safety and alignment, while honoring the traditions of yoga. She creates community wherever she is. Additionally, she encourages necessary conversations such as yoga’s connection to social and racial justice. You may start the training with the intention of becoming teacher, but you’ll end the training a lifelong learner.

Christa’s knowledge, deep commitment, and love for the study and practice of yoga is truly inspirational and shines through in her desire to inspire others. I could not have asked for a better teacher to guide me through this journey and the further deepening of my own yoga practice.

Yoga Teacher Training through Jala Yoga is a unique experience like no other. Through these 8 months of learning and growth, I also experienced an amazing journey within.  I feel like I was given enough information from my 8 months to last me a lifetime!

I am so grateful I “took the plunge” into yoga teacher training—graduating when I was 74 years old. Learning to do the asanas correctly was important, but equally important was learning the breathing, meditation, and the many layers of this discipline that have enriched my life. Christa is a very gifted teacher–possessing in-depth knowledge as well as a spirit filled with kindness and fun. I would encourage anyone considering this experience to give themself this gift.  

The 200-hour Yoga teacher training vastly exceeded my expectations. Christa’s expertise in anatomy as well as philosophy is impressive and her reputation as a great teacher is well deserved.  During the training, the challenges the coronavirus presented to myself and my family personally and financially might have had devastating consequences for my education (and mental health), but Christa helped me find a way to make it work. I felt personally acknowledged and have cultivated a strong student-teacher relationship. I would recommend this training to anyone who wants to pursue the Yogic path.

Christa is an amazing teacher and storyteller. Her ability to teach anatomy, Sanskrit, yoga philosophy and tell a mythological story amazes me. I went into teacher training concerned I wasn’t strong enough, my practice wasn’t as deep as I thought it should be, and wondering if I was ready. The in depth review of anatomy, the labs that dove deep into each pose with modifications and progressions, the lectures regarding the lineages of yoga and the sutras helped create a base of knowledge that makes me feel enlightened, confident and ready to teach. During a time in history that has felt turbulent, this training has been my savior. It has helped me feel embodied and grounded, more open hearted and confident.

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