• Christina Raskin

Soul Thrive Answers the Top 4 Questions You Need to Know… see if this course is right for you!

Last week we talked about the 4 questions you should ask any yoga school you are considering for training. Today, we will answer those questions. Of course there is still a lot to know and consider before picking a school. If you are interested to know more about our program please fill out the contact me form or email us at hi@soulthriveyoga.com

1. What style or lineage of yoga will you learn?

At Soul Thrive Yoga we teach Flow, Power, and Hatha Yoga. The Flow (or Vinyasa) and Power yoga that is taught in North America by most studios is a mixture of three different lineages, Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Desikachar. Ashtanga brings in the element of extreme physical strengthen and flexibility. The flowing Vinyasa style also comes from Ashtanga. From Iyengar we get alignment principles, focusing on safety and anatomy. The Desikachar lineage teaches us that every body is different and thus we need modifications to individualize the practice.

In addition, we introduce you to Pilates and teach you the basics and we have a small fusion component.

We also have a Barre Fitness Fusion which is a fitness education to learn how to teach bar and to learn the finer elements of leading a fun and upbeat fusion class.

At the end of our training you will be able to teach Flow, Power, Hatha, Restorative, Yin/Yang and fitness/yoga fusion classes.

2. What makes this school different or unique?

There are five things that make us unique. First off, we are extremely engaged and present for you before, during and after the training. We want to stay connect and support you on your journey. We have an annual free refresher with all past grads and we often meet-up or chat over social to stay engaged.

Secondly, the program is constantly changing and evolving to stay relevant and up-to-date. Although we know a lot about the body, we don’t know everything. As new science comes out the practice and how we teach must evolve to include that new knowledge. The trainers at Soul Thrive Yoga Teacher Training make it a priority to be on the front lines of what is changing in the industry, in all areas.

Third, we are a well-balanced, comprehensive program that will give you a solid understand of the VAST world of yoga including everything from anatomy to mindfulness, philosophy to arm balances.

Fourth, LOTS of practice teaching with valuable feedback! You can't feel confident and capable if you only teach 1 hour before you are thrown in front of a group of students. Our goal is for you to be ready to teach the moment you finish! We practice teach throughout the course and you receive valuable feedback on your teaching and your sequences!

Lastly, we do not ignore the roots and the spiritual side of yoga... we embrace it! This course is a journey for you. As you become more connected and joyful you will become a better teacher. You cannot help others along the path until you have helped yourself. We focus on your journey and supporting you in any way that we can.

3. How many of the hours are spent with the faculty?

We abide by all of Yoga Alliance’s regulations and requirements. Yoga Alliance requires 165 hours are to be spent in instruction with the faculty. The anatomy and CPR segments are taught by instructors who have the necessary requirements and are also both yoga teachers. The Yoga Teacher Training program has their own yoga classes and lectures, which are not open to the public. Thus, you can always ask a question and get the one-on-one attention that you need.

4. Who is teaching the course? What are their credentials and experience?

There are a few well educated lead trainers, all with 500hr E-RYT and over 7 years of teaching experience. This helps you to experience different personalities and styles while exposing you to a wide variety of expertise.

Christina Raskin designed the program and is the Senior Administrator. She is a E-RYT 200 & RYT-500, register with Yoga Alliance. Christina took her 200-hour teacher training with YogaWorks from California and then had the privilege of taking her 300-hour teacher training in India with Kalish Tribal School. She has been teaching for 20 years and teaching teachers for 9 years.

Got questions? Just let me know!

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