Integrating Science and Spirit

Whether your intention is to teach yoga or deepen your practice, Mind the Mat’s Teacher Training Program offers an empowering approach to education, teaching, and cultivating your personal practice to deepen self-understanding and gain a greater knowledge of functional movement and anatomy. 

Become a compassionate and well-rounded teacher through 200+ hours of training that is steeped in science and simultaneously rooted in the ancient wisdom of yoga. Our program also encourages a strong creative focus to unlock each student’s individual potential and unique voice.

You will come away with a strong foundation in the technical, inspirational and business side of yoga and what it means to craft an experience that sets students up for success.  All this combined together to create an exceptional yoga teacher and a profound journey into your personal practice.

Our Three Areas of Emphasis:

1. Experiential Learning  

  • We believe in putting knowledge into practice and experience, rather than simply reading texts and writing essays.

  • You will learn both western functional anatomy and yogic anatomy and how to apply them to yoga postures.

  • We incorporate skilled core stability and activation with Pilates principles taught by a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

  • Includes in-depth study and practice of asana (yoga poses), pranayama (yogic breathing exercises), meditation, and teaching practicum.

2. Personal Growth  

  • We value the unique qualities of each person, no "cookie-cutter" teachers here.

  • You will learn how use ancient yogic philosophy and wisdom to live authentically, with greater health and wellness.

  • Includes mindfulness exercises, history of yoga and its lineages, tools for transformation, and a nurturing, supportive community of peers and teachers

3. Teaching Methodology

  • Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics with application to yoga asana and all populations.

  • We know the importance of teaching with confidence.

  • You will learn specific tools and techniques to be a effective teacher.

  • Includes skilled verbal cueing, assisting, sequencing, class planning, ethics, and the business aspects of yoga.


Special Populations Training

  • We have an inclusive studio environment and work with a range of students of varying shapes, sizes, and needs.

  • Includes Seniors, those with Injuries, Prenatal, Postpartum, and more....

  • You will learn skills to teach students in this key niche of the yoga world.

  • Includes study of why and how to modify for students’ individual needs.

Sign up for an upcoming in person Q & A with Mind the Mat Yoga Teacher Training Directors.

This 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is foundational for learning to teach yoga. This program is registered through internationally recognized Yoga Alliance and meets their credentialing standards for a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.

Steps for Enrollment:

  • Apply Now» Choose if you would like to apply for the 2019 SUMMER ONE MONTH IMMERSION or the 2019/2020 FALL 6-MONTH LONG and indicate which one you are applying for in the appropriate spot on your application.

  • Submit your $250» Deposit to hold your place.

  • Email to set up an interview with co-directors, Julie Wieland and Caroline Deitch, at mtmteachertraining@gmail.com.

  • When you have been accepted to the program, arrangements for payment of remaining tuition will be made at mtmteachertraining@gmail.com. Payment plans are available upon request. The security deposit is non-refundable if you decide not to participate in the program. If you are not accepted to the program, your $250 deposit will be returned.

  • Early Bird Special: Register and pay full tuition on or before May 31, 2019 (Summer One Month Immersion) or July 31, 2019 (Fall 5-Month Long) and pay $3000 tuition (minus $250 deposit).

  • Regular Tuition: $3250 (minus $250 security deposit).

Dates & Times:

This program meets daily at our Clarendon location.

  • July 8 - August 3, 2019

  • Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm (with a break for lunch)

  • Saturdays 1:00pm-6:30pm

2019/2020 FALL 6-MONTH LONG
This program meets every other weekend at the Del Ray location.

  • September 13-15, 27-29

  • October 11-13, 25-27

  • November 8-10, 22-24

  • December 6-8, 20-22

  • January 3-5, 17-19, 31

  • February 1-2, 14-16

  • Fridays: 6-9 p.m.

  • Saturdays: 12:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Sundays: 10:00-4:00 p.m.

Please email us at mtmteachertraining@gmail.com with any questions about specific program content or time commitments for this training.

You may also have these questions answered by attending one of our upcoming Q&A sessions (see above for dates).

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