200-hr Yoga Teacher Training with Ashton Szabo
September ’18 to February ’19
8 weekend modules in Nevada City, California
Weekly Live Online Class
Weekly Asana Classes
Yoga Teacher Training Manual
Guest Expert Teachers
(@ The Yoga Dive in Nevada City, Ca)
Sept 7-9 – Introduction, Ceremony + Practice
Sept 21-23 – Anatomy (Physical)
Oct 12-14 – Anatomy (Subtle) + Chakras
Nov 2-4 – Art of Myth (Stories + Philosophy) + Posture Clinic
Dec 7-9 – Philosophy (Texts) + Posture Clinic
Jan 11-13 – Art of Teaching + Posture Clinic
Feb 1-3 – Art of Ceremony + Posture Clinic
Feb 22-24 – Business of Yoga + Practicums + Closing Ceremony
What People Have To Say
About Learning With Ashton
“Ashton continually kept those engaged by hands on experiments, use of entertaining props and confidence in the subject matter he was teaching. One of the aspects of his training I appreciate most is his patience in explaining and possibly re-explaining the same concept until it is understood and his ability to break down difficult concepts into a way where every mind can grasp.”
– Ashley S., Yoga Teacher, San Diego, Ca.
Ashton is accessible, and above all, knowledgeable. He is able to take complex information and teach it in a way that is comprehensible. Because of him, the fear of learning this science is not as intimidating and actually more enjoyable than I ever gave it credit to be.”
–Janine A., Yoga Teacher, San Diego, Ca.
“Ashton has an incredible wealth of knowledge and his excitement and passion for yoga and anatomy is inspiring and contagious. I have no doubt that I will seek out more training with this amazing human being.”
– Laura M., Yoga Teacher, Salt Lake City, UT
The Path of Teaching as Service
The course will take place over eight weekend modules, spread out over six months, weekly online classes (live and recorded), as well as weekly asana classes. Weekend modules will include daily asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation practice, as well as our lectures on various topics.
Participants will study and practice a thorough curriculum of both the esoteric and practical techniques of yoga, ranging from anatomy and biomechanics, to subtle body anatomy and the chakras.
In addition, students will leave the course with a commanding understanding of sequencing, queuing, creating and holding space for others, and how to teach yoga classes skillfully in a way that fits their student’s unique needs while honoring the teacher’s own unique style.
Teaching a physical practice, we need to understand the physical body. The two things I hear most from YTT students about anatomy is that either they didn’t get enough in their training, or it was boring. You can expect the anatomy portions of the training to be engaging, fun and informative, as we cover a wide range of topics around anatomy, kinesiology and biomechanics. This will be the most comprehensive anatomy training of any YTT out there!
“Ashton makes anatomy fun, accessible, and practical which is a rare skill for someone with so much experience and knowledge. From my 7 years experience in the fitness/training world this makes him invaluable to yoga students and any studio he works in.” – Kelley R., Yoga and Pilates Teacher
In this course, we will cover a thorough history of yoga while emphasizing not only the various approaches and understandings of Yoga, but root ourselves in actual source texts coming from Tantric Traditions. Students will receive authentic teachings more aligned with the modern practitioner of yoga, yet deeply grounded in its ancient roots.
We will explore texts like the Shiva Sutras, the Pratyabhijna Hrdayam (Heart of Recognition), Spanda Karikas (Stanzas on Vibration), Bhagavad Gita (Song of God), the Devi Mahatmyam (Glory of the Goddess), and more!
Teaching As Service
The course explores the important dynamic of teaching yoga as seva (service). Our role as teachers is to meet the students where they are, and offer whatever assistance we can in their growth. When we view what we do as teachers through the lens of service, it shifts how we teach and allows a space for everyone to shine their fullest selves out into the world.
We have guest teachers offering both in person and online portions of the course. More details to follow…
The Courage to Teach by Parker J. Palmer
Yoga and the Quest for the True Self by Stephen Cope
The Anatomy of Exercise & Movement by Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones
(Tuition fees do not include costs of required reading material, but do include a full manual for the course)
The Yoga Dive, Nevada City, California
Tuition & Fees
$2700 USD (Early Bird, Pay in Full before July 1st 2018)
Deposit & Payment Information. Terms & Conditions
A non-refundable deposit of $900 is required to secure your place in the training. We accept bank transfers or Paypal (with an additional 3.5% fee).
The full balance for tuition is due by August 15th, or July 1st for the Early Bird price.
If you withdraw from the training for any reason on or before July 1st you will receive a refund of tuition fees minus the non-refundable deposit and all bank fees involved in the transactions. If you withdraw between July 1st and August 15th, you will receive a refund of 50% of the remaining tuition fees (minus the deposit) less all bank fees involved in the transactions. If you withdraw August 16th or after, no refunds will be given.