Teacher Training

200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher Training with Donna Ponder-Franks

The goal of this training is to teach the nuts and bolts of delivering a
dynamic yoga class. There is emphasis on teaching, feedback, and teach
again! Learn and practice watching students, speaking to what is
happening in the moment, building a strong connection between teacher
and student. The learning will happen in the teaching that you will be doing
and in witnessing others teach.
There will be discussion rather than lecture. Your unique personality will be
encouraged to shine through your teaching. We will cover yoga
philosophy, anatomy, assisting, and all the requirements for your 200 hour
Certification/registration with Yoga Alliance.


Each training weekend there will be multiple
practice teaching opportunities with feedback. During the time period in
between weekend trainings, time may be scheduled by appointment with
me for individual practice/teaching/feedback. There will be many
opportunities for assisting with feedback also. A focus on uniting breath
with motion, and minimal word usage.


Learn true connection to students by
seeing them. Offer instruction with few but powerful words. Teach from
love and not from fear. We will have many opportunities for practice
teaching, honing the skill of teaching with mindfulness, and leaving you with
tools to deliver classes that move body and soul.


There is an inner knowing within each of us.
The voice that quietly whispers within our soul, words of truth and wisdom
that are powerful to share. To bring this out and strengthen it, daily time on
the mat, daily meditation, and reading that feeds you spiritually. Fear often
holds us back from speaking these words. Forgiveness, compassion, and
love will be the point that we practice teaching from. Working through fear
then can we step into a powerful and peaceful way of being, teaching
creatively from the heart.