Teacher Training

Your Personal Transformation Begins Now!

NO APPRENTICESHIP REQUIRED!

Jennifer Dixon leads and directs your Personal Transformation which strives to provide a rich yoga education that offers a heart centered alternative to many contemporary yoga teacher training. The intention is to not only provide you with outstanding technical skills and to be fully certified to teach, but to give you the opportunity to uncover all that is good within you.

Whether you’re a student seeking to deepen your practice or an aspiring yoga teacher who wants to share your unique gifts. The Personal Transformation 200Hr Yoga Teachers Training will both nurture and challenge you to become the best you in all aspects of your life.

Through a carefully crafted curriculum you will develop your unique teaching voice, one that speaks from your heart with confidence and understanding. Plus you’ll have a blast — laughter is good medicine! You’ll develop new friendships and lifelong connections too. commUNITY Yoga’s Personal Transformation is a 200hr Yoga Alliance Registered School.

WHAT SETS Personal Transformation APART?

Jen  knows from experience that delving deeper into yoga, whether to teach or simply for your own personal practice, requires training that will develop both your skills and your heart. The knowledge will be put it into a strong a sturdy pot (that’s you). Then the “pot” will be heated through the fiery discipline of practice and the alchemy of inner transformation will take place. Thus, the knowledge is transformed into wisdom. It is from this place of inner wisdom that Personal Transformation flows outward into the world.

This type of training demands an intimate setting where attention is up close and personal, and the relationship between trainer and trainee is one of love and support. It requires that close bonds and long-term friendships bloom among all involved. It demands that we laugh, as well as learn together! Jen and Nikki’s intention is to create a diverse, inclusive community of teachers, trainees, and students all mutually supporting each other. It is our intention that each individual shines and offers their own unique gifts to the community. We believe that when we decide to work together, we can change the world and our commUNITY.

 

IF YOU are READY…

This holistic and comprehensive 200-hour teacher training is an extraordinary opportunity to inform and give direction to both your practice and your life. Two different but associated groups are attracted to this training: dedicated students who wish to deepen their understanding of yoga and themselves, and those who hope to become outstanding yoga teachers.

This curriculum exceeds Yoga Alliance standards, and upon completion students may register at the RYT-200 level.

Contact us to apply

or call 937-826-0256

WHAT YOU will be LEARNING

Throughout the the Personal Transformation 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training you will learn the most essential skills for teaching yoga, including: poses, alignment, assists, functional anatomy, speaking confidently from the heart, how to create a safe space, creative sequencing, an understanding of the Yoga Sutras by Pantanjali and much more. But you will also grow as a student. You will be encouraged, and at times required to look within to see what holding patterns need to be let go of. You will be fully supported as you reach outside of your box of self set limitations to explore the diversity of world and find your unique place within it.

My approach to learning emphasizes doing and practicing, lots of it! We practice power vinyasa which comes from the lineage of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. As with the lineage of any tradition, this lineage draws from diverse methodologies and philosophies. These lines of influence converge clearly in the teachings of the early Upanishads and blossom later in the subtle body practices of Tantra.

The internal forms of Ashtanga materialize through bandha, mudra and dristi together with deep ujjai breathing. These are the pinnacles of modern Tantric technique, brought to light in the broad clarifying context of Patanjali’s yoga philosophy and the non-dualism of the Upanishads. These philosophies throw the internal forms of Ashtanga Vinyasa into relief, exposing them as crystallizations of the meditative process.

Through my guidance you will see how your actions, no matter how big or small, can become a part of something much greater.

You will practice building fluency as a teacher, and work creatively to develop skills in developing memorable sequences, themes, and presentations. You will learn how to infuse your classes with wisdom gained through your own experiences.

Through this module based program, you will learn to teach and transform others and have your 200RYT Instructors Certificate recognized by Yoga Alliance, the governing body of our field.

 What is expected of you?

NO APPRENTICESHIP REQUIRED!

Students must come fully prepared for the training as it is an IMMERSION. This training requires you to show up 100% for yourself, the training, other participants, and the training staff.  You must attend every session uninterrupted. Communicate clearly with family and friends that you will be immersed in a training and available during your off hours. Journey into Power and The Four Agreements are required readings for all modules. ALL MODULES MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN 13 MONTHS OR ALL MONIES PAID ARE FORFEIT AND TRAINING MUST START ANEW!

What do you need to bring?

  • 2 changes of yoga clothes
  • mat, block, strap
  • journal and pen
  • water bottle, snacks, and the necessary meals for the time frame
  • an open heart and adventurist spirit!!!

Investment Details:

SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLY YOUR DEPOSIT WILL SECURE YOUR PLACE.

NO APPRENTICESHIP REQUIRED!!!

Seven Modules Paid in Full: $2700 (Non-Refundable)
Seven Modules Paid over time: $3000 – $300 Dollar Deposit and 6 Payments of $450 (Non-Refundable) (commUNITYyoga will always meet you where you are both financially, mentally and physically)

Schedule for all Modules:

2020 Modules:  Thursdays 5pm -9pm

5:pm @Newks: 6:45 in studio-practice in studio

Fridays 5pm -10pm: Studio

Saturdays 9am -7pm: Studio

Sundays 9am -6pm:Studio

Module 1: Shift Your Practice and Vision:

Must choose one weekend.

30 Hours total towards 200 Hour Certification through commUNITY Yoga Tyler

2020 Dates:

December: 3, 4, 5 & 6

A Purposeful Practice and Life

Module I will shift you into a new awakening through a deeper commitment to your practice, your training, and life.  Through non-traditional yoga exercises, you will create a new way to listen and view yourself, strengthen personal relationships, and connect to the larger community as an empowered teacher through the Baptiste Yoga Methodology.

  • Meditation
  • Practice
  • Baptiste Methodology
  • Self Inquiry and Discussion
  • Lecture
  • Practice Teaching

Reading Requirements Module I: Available to purchase through commUNITYyoga
*Journey into Power by Baron Baptiste

*The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Modules 2.1 and 2.2: Teach from the Fundamentals:

Must choose one 2.1 weekend and one 2.2 weekend.

80 hours towards 200 Hour Teacher Training through commUNITY Yoga Tyler

2.1 2021 Dates:

January 7, 8, 9 &10

2.2 2020 Dates:

August 13, 14, 15 &16

2.2 2021 Dates: Feb 11, 12, 13 & 14

Knowledge, Discovery, and Communication Skills

Modules 2.1 and 2.2  will provide the education and experience needed to teach others. Through clear communication on alignment from the ground up, modifications, and transitions that will move students forward in their practice, you will develop into an empowered teacher. This module will also explore the health benefits of proper alignment through anatomy, as well as the strengthening and opening of the body through physiology principles.

  • Meditation
  • Practice
  • Baptiste Methodology of Alignment and Actions
  • Communication Skills
  • Skills to lead an all levels class
  • Practice Teach and Feedback
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Lecture
  • Discussion

Reading Requirements Module II: Available to Purchase through commUNITYyoga
*Journey into Power by Baron Baptiste

*The Yamas and Niyamas

*Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

*The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

*The Key Poses of Yoga, volume 2 by Ray Long

*The Key Muscles of Yoga, volume 2 by Ray Long

Modules 3.1 and 3.2: Transform Yourself and Others:

Must Choose one 3.1 weekend and one 3.2 weekend.

50 hours towards 200 Hour Teacher Training through commUNITY Yoga Tyler

3.1 2020 Dates:

September 10, 11, 12 & 13

3.1 2021 Dates:

March 11, 12, 13 & 14

3.2 2020 Dates:

October 1, 2, 3 & 4

3.2 2021 Dates:

April 15, 16, 17 & 18

 

A Leadership Program

Module III will give you the tools to transform yourself through matching your spoken, written, and inner words with your inner vibrational “YES!” Being a YES gives you access to bring your dreams into reality as a student, teacher, and person of life.  You will receive the communication skills needed to educate and empower others through their own personal transformation.  From your personal experiences, you will learn to create, teach, and lead an empowered class by setting an intention and leaving your students with a transformed practice and life.

  • Meditation
  • Practice
  • Baptiste Methodology
  • Practice Teaching and Feedback
  • Imagination and Vision for a Co-Created Future
  • Self Inquiry and Discussion
  • Lecture
Reading Requirements Module III: Available to purchase through commUNITYyoga
*Journey into Power by Baron Baptiste
*The Yoga Sutras by Swami Satchidananda

*The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Modules 4.1 and 4.2: Live and Give:

Must choose one 4.1 weekend and one 4.2 weekend.

50 hours towards 200 Hour Teacher Training through commUNITY Yoga Tyler

4.1 2020 Dates:

October 22, 23, 24 & 25

4.1 2021 Dates:

May 13, 14, 15 & 16

4.2 2020 Dates:

November 12, 13, 14 & 15

4.2 2121 Dates:

June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Module IV will allow you to immerse yourself in yoga as service and give each participant a deeper experience of self-trust and self-love to then LIVE and GIVE back to your commUNITY.  Participate in the heART of Assisting to learn true energetic connection and hands on assisting.  You will also actively create and lead a local outreach class to LIVE out your practice off the mat and GIVE to others as service.

  • Meditation
  • Practice
  • Hands on Assisting
  • Feedback and Coaching
  • Self Inquiry and Discussion
  • Lecture
  • commUNITY class

Reading Requirements Module IV:

*Journey Into Power by Baron Baptiste

*The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

*How Can I Help? by Ram Dass

*The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga by Amy Ippolita

 

5 stars

Luci Barrett Davis

“The path of awakening is not about becoming who you are. Rather it is about unbecoming who you are not.” Albert Schweitzer

I began practicing yoga in 2006, at the suggestion of my physician, following surgery and treatment for thyroid cancer. After my first class, I thought, “Oh, yoga, where have you been all my life?”

In 2009, I decided I wanted to teach yoga. I attended my first teacher training (in Austin), through a large international organization, and began teaching. I had the best of intentions to complete my 200 RYT, but life got in the way. Not to mention that all the trainings were expensive and required me to travel. So, I put the dream of attaining my 200 RYT on the back burner.

In early 2017, I met Jennifer Hathaway Dixon, who owns CommUNITY Yoga. I soon discovered that CommUNITY Yoga offers teacher training, and I realized that my dream could finally become a reality.
Teacher training at CommUNITY Yoga is local, it’s a great value compared to other programs, and (most importantly) certified by Yoga Alliance.

But there’s more to it. Teacher training at CommUNITY Yoga is a life-changing experience. Jennifer and Nikki provide a safe space to peel away the layers to arrive at a place of deep self-discovery. The camaraderie with my fellow trainees set the stage for lifetime friendships. The program is equally beneficial for the novice or experienced yoga teacher. Even of you don’t think you want to teach, it’s a great way to deepen your personal practice.

This program has enriched my life and made me a better yoga teacher. It took me nearly 10 years, but I finally achieved my dream!

5 stars
Nadia Allmon

I made lots of excuses. I don’t have enough money. I’m not ready yet. I don’t know all the poses. I can’t DO all of the poses. Take all those lousy excuses and bury them.

Yoga teacher training with Jennifer and Nikki was nothing I thought it would be. I was thinking long days of studying Sanskrit, anatomy, joints, and difficult poses. Which you do touch on these things, but it’s not what the whole training is about. Teacher training was everything I needed. It has made me not only a better yogi, but a better human. The books, the lectures, and practice, were full of inner-reflection, wisdom, laughter, tears, joy, and encouragement.

Because of this training, I have reconciled with my father, whom I previously had no relationship with. I’ve learned how to speak to myself. I’ve identified patterns of thinking that have kept me in my same mental and spiritual battles for years. The chains I never knew were there, were finally identified, and broken.

The depth of knowledge, love and wisdom that Jennifer and Nikki share is incredible. I recommend anyone who is in love with the yoga practice to go through this training. Even if you may not be interested in teaching yoga, it still is something that makes you a better person if you allow it.

This isn’t just a training. This is a revival. And I know this is what God laid out for me. This training has changed my life! Oh and as a side perk, I can also teach an hour and a half power yoga flow!