Yoga of Energy Flow 200-Hour Teacher Training
With Daniel Orlansky, Jennifer Harvey, Andrea Fotopoulos,
and Chip Hartranft
Begins October 20, 2023
With 171 reviews on The Yoga Alliance Yoga of Energy Flow Teacher Trainings have a five star rating.
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The core study in The Yoga of Energy Flow 200-Hour Teacher Training is vinyasa flow yoga, in which breath, movement, and asana are combined with physical and energetic alignments to create a transformational practice.
• Students will leave this training fully prepared to teach vinyasa-style yoga classes and will have a comprehensive understanding of yoga asana, pranayama, anatomy of yoga, hands-on assists, shiatsu/thai bodywork, ayurveda, yogic philosophy, mudras and meditation techniques.
• We pride ourselves on having a passionate, experienced, and caring staff dedicated to the yogic values of self-growth, peace, and a green lifestyle.
• This 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is approved by the Yoga Alliance of America. Students who successfully complete this program can register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-hour level (RYT 200).
What You Will Learn
The Yoga of Energy Flow Flow 200-Hour Teacher Training follows the Yoga Alliance guidelines:
• Techniques, Training and Practice: 100 Hours
• Teaching Methodology: 25 Hours
• Anatomy and Physiology: 20 Hours
• Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: 30 hours
• Student Practicum: 10 Hours
• Home Study: 15 hours
• The History and Philosophy of Yoga
• Intensive study and practice of Asanas (postures)
• Sanskrit names of yoga postures
• Assisting and modification of poses
• Yogic Lifestyle
• The Business of Teaching Yoga
• Class Sequencing and Planning
• Hands-On Assisting
• Practice Teaching
All classes will be held at Laughing Dog Yoga, 159 Linden St, Wellesley, MA
The training will meet for ten weekends, one weekend per month, October 2023 through June 2024. In addition, there will be one Tuesday evening meeting each month.
Weekends: Fridays, 6:00-9:30 pm ~ Saturdays/Sundays, 10:30 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday evenings: 6:00-9:00 pm ~ (Dates to be announced)
Tuesday evenings will be devoted to yoga practice, discussion, and specialty thematics and will be a bridge between the weekend immersions.
For the weekends, on Friday evenings, we will practice and review homework; student teaching will begin Friday evenings in January. Shared by Jennifer and Andrea Fotopoulos, Saturdays will focus on asana alignments, modifications, hands-on assists, and teaching methodology. Daniel will teach Sundays, devoted to the themes as listed, preceded by a full Yoga of Energy Flow practice.
October 20-22 ~ The Yoga of Energy Flow: The Power of Prana / Anatomy I: Alignment Principles (spine & science of breath)
November 17-19 ~ The Art and Science of Yoga Flow: Moving Meditation / Anatomy II: Alignment Principles (lower body)
December 15-17 ~ Kundalini Yoga & Pranayama: The Power of the Breath / Yoga Anatomy III: Alignment Principles (upper body)
January 12-14 ~ Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Subtle Anatomy: Restore Your Whole Being
February 9-11 ~ Yoga and Qigong/ Energetic Alignments in Yoga Asana / Meditation Practice & Teaching
March 8-10 ~ Meridian Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage: Opening the Energetic Pathways
April 5-7 ~ The Heart of Yoga: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras / The Art of Sequencing and Cueing; Theming Classes
May 3-5 ~ Art of Hands-On Assists / Modifications and Adaptive Practices for Yoga Asana/ Prenatal Yoga
May 31-June 2 ~ Student Practicum / Teaching Well-Rounded Yoga Classes
June 7-9 ~ Student Practicum / The Business and Ethics of Yoga / Graduation
Cost: $2950, which can be paid in monthly installments. Includes a digital teacher training manual.
What Our Students Say
The program prepares you to be a yoga teacher through the vast array of knowledge these teachers provide, weaving together three different perspectives on teaching which balances the course in a way that is truly special. I’m forever thankful that I reached outside my comfort zone to complete Yoga of Energy Flow teacher training at Laughing Dog Yoga!
~ Marcell B, Wellesley, MA
This intellectually rigorous,
well-thought-out and balanced training offers
substantial exposure to slow flow vinyasa, intensive attention to asana alignment, pranayama breath work and chanting. The training group is small enough for individual attention and big enough to create a sustained community. The teachers care deeply and bring decades of experience. The teaching is flexible and creative.
This training promises to make you fall in love with yoga and deepen your respect for yourself and the earth.
~ Becky T, Boston, MA
Each faculty member had a different background and approach, which contributed to an incredibly diverse program with much room for creativity. Yet they were united in their values and teaching philosophies, which allowed for a cohesive course of study. The faculty was top-notch, the absolute best in this field. I highly recommend this teacher training program!
~ Kristen Y, Needham, MA
Director, E-RYT 500
Daniel has been a yoga teacher since 1992 and conducts workshops and 200 and 500-hour yoga teacher certifications in America and Europe. Certified in Jnana Yoga, Kali Ray TriYoga and Kundalini Yoga, he is the originator of Meridian Yoga. He holds a masters degree in Expressive Art Therapy/Dance Therapy from Lesley University, has been a visiting lecturer in movement studies at Tufts University, and teaches in many locations, including the Kripalu Center and the Omega Institute, where he has been Core Yoga Faculty for 15 years.
Co-Director, RYT 200
Andrea Fotopoulos has been practicing asana since 1996 and teaching since 2004. Known for her skill, clarity and authenticity, Andrea’s teaching style is a blend of functional alignment, dynamic movement and inspiration that creates a bridge between the hard work on the mat and off.
Dedicated to making yoga accessible for everybody by making the difficult doable and the doable difficult, Andrea’s personal practice and teaching style are heavily shaped by the Anusara yoga methodology, Tantric yoga philosophy and her ongoing studies with her highly skilled and deeply inspiring teachers: Christina Sell, Desiree Rumbaugh, Darren Rhodes, Noah Maze, Douglas Brooks and all of their teachers and their teachers’ teachers.
Chip Hartranft’s work bridges the traditions of yoga and Buddhism. He is the founding director of The Arlington Center, uniting yoga and dharma practice, and has taught an integration of yoga movement and meditation in the Boston area since 1978. Chip is the yoga philosophy teacher in the Yoga of Energy Flow 200-Hour Teacher Training.
An independent scholar of early Indian Buddhism and yoga, Chip is the author of The Yoga-Sutra of Patañjali: A New Translation with Commentary (Shambhala Publications), and teaches at Lesley University.
Co-Director, E-RYT 500
Jennifer Harvey has been sharing her love of yoga for over 20 years. In her classes, she provide a space for self-discovery, where students can connect to the voice of their hearts, the optimal strength and suppleness of their bodies, the gift of life and the creativity of the moment. Prior to opening Laughing Dog Yoga, Jen was a full time body/mind psychotherapist. Currently she is a facilitator for TIMBo (trauma-informed mind/body) program, and part of a team that offers trainings and workshops nationally and internationally.
Jennifer has owned Laughing Dog Yoga in Wellesley for 15 years, which offers over 50 classes a week in yoga, movement, and other healing arts.