Sheila is an ERYT 500 certified teacher who has been practicing and teaching for many years. She is the founder of both Johns Creek Yoga and Duluth Yoga and relishes the opportunity to share the practice that has so powerfully transformed her life with as many people as she can. She completed her 200 hour training at Peachtree Yoga in Sandy Springs, Georgia and her 500 hour at Kripalu Yoga Center in Massachusetts. She holds additional certifications in Yin Yoga and Thai Yoga Bodywork. In addition to daily classes at both studios, she facilitates Yoga Teacher Training and offers retreats and workshops both locally and internationally. As a former Professor of American literature, Sheila loves to explore the intersection between philosophy, poetry, religion, nature and yoga and often brings that synthesis into her classes. She continues to take advantage of every opportunity to train and learn and will forever consider herself a student of this ancient and beautiful practice.
200-Hour Teacher Training Program: Weekend Model
Duluth Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training: Weekend Model
Deepen Your Own Practice: Most students find their way to teacher training because they have experienced the transformative effects of yoga in their lives and want to understand more about the practice. In this training, you will learn about the physical body, the energetic anatomy, the history of yoga, the philosophical and ethical precepts that underlie the practice, the psycho-social emotional benefits, and much more.
About Your Trainer
What You Will Learn
Skills for transformational teaching: Help your students develop a heightened body-awareness and self-awareness to deepen their practice on the mat, and teach them to carry those skills off the mat to enrich every aspect of their lives.
How to create inspirational and safe yoga classes: Develop skills for teaching inspirational yoga classes. Discover creative ways to warm-up and cool down the body; learn the benefits of classical yoga postures and how to weave them into posture sequences that make an exciting class; find ways to motivate students and safely pace your class according to students’ skill levels and experience, including how to offer modifications, posture options, clarification of contraindications, and how to create lesson plans for varying levels of difficulty.
Principles of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology: Focus on safety, joint movement, range of motion, and a functional understanding of skeletomuscular systems and structures.
Pranayama techniques: Enable your students to experience body-mind integration and purification through yogic breathing, and teach them to connect consciously with prana, or life force—the inherent wisdom of the body. Learn and practice creative ways of incorporating various methods of pranayama into your posture sequences.
Relaxation and meditation methodology: Gain skills for centering yourself and your students, creating sacred space, and guiding the class in a deeply restorative Savasana.
Awaken the Teacher Within
With Course Leaders trained in numerous yoga methodologies and experienced in teaching all types of classes, you will gain the tools to find your own voice and your own unique way of sharing the beautiful and ancient practice of Yoga.
What Certification You Will Achieve
Upon Graduation, students will have completed all course work necessary to register as RYT200 with the National Yoga Alliance. This includes the following:
100 hours Yoga Techniques, Training and Practice
25 hours Teaching Methodology
20 hours Anatomy and Physiology
30 hours Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics
10+ hours Teaching Practicum
15 hours Electives.
Next Course offered in February 2020
Dates and Times
To achieve certification, you must attend all sessions. On training weekends we will meet at Johns Creek Yoga
Saturday and Sunday from 8am-6pm.
February 8 & 9
February 22 & 23
March 14 & 15
April 4 & 5
April 25 & 26
May 16 & 17
May 30 & 31
June 6 & 7
June 27 & 28
July 18 & 19
How to Enroll
Download Application here and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the application form to the right.
Once we receive your application, you will be contacted for a personal interview. Once you are accepted, a deposit of $500.00 reserves your spot. You can make that by clicking here.
The full price for training is $2800 If paid in full before December 1, you receive an early bird discount and pay $2600. A three payment option is available: After deposit, first payment due on 1/1, second payment on 2/1 and final payment on 3/1
The following textbooks are required and can be purchased at Johns Creek Yoga:
Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens, Yoga Teachers’ Toolbox by Joseph LePage and Lillian LePage Yoga, and Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long.
Teacher Training Course Application
To support you in preparation for this experience and to help us get to know you better, please respond to the following questions. Keep your answers conversational, usually about a paragraph and no more than one page per answer.