Welcome to the Jess Rose Yoga 200 Hour Online Yoga Teacher Training! I am honored that you chose this course and me as your guide! 

Below you will find everything you need to know to prepare for the training and our time together.

Payment

All final payments are due by May 29th, 2021. Please note this down in your calendar! If the final payment is not made by this date, your spot in the training may be made available to others in case there is a waiting list. I will send you a reminder email before the final payment is due to help you keep the payment deadline. 🙂

Referral

We all know that yoga is better with friends! If your yogi friends and family members are looking to join a YTT, and you refer them to this training, both you and your friend will receive a thank you from us! For every successful referral, you and your referred friend will receive a 100 Euro discount each on your course tuition.

Facebook Group

About one week before the training start, I will send you the link to a private Facebook group. There we can share questions, and say hello before, during, and after the training. We will also use it to share resources and information, so please be sure to click the link once you receive it and join the group! (And if you are not on Facebook, please let me know!)

Packing List

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Schedule

Our daily schedule will look (something) like this:

07:30 - 09:30
Asana, Meditation, Pranayama Workshop

09:30 - 11:00
Breakfast & Break

11:00 - 14:00
Lecture, Lab, Discussion and Practice

14:00 - 15:30
Lunch & Break

15:30 - 17:30
Asana, Meditation, Pranayama Workshop

17:30 onwards
Freetime, Dinner & Self Study

*Note:

Saturdays are days off. The training includes approximately 40 hours of online workshops in anatomy and yoga philosophy. You can complete these hours on your own schedule during the course. This is a sample schedule so the actual times may be slightly different.


Preparation

Required Reading

Please read these texts before the course begins in order to prepare yourself as best as possible for our philosophy and anatomy lectures
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The Bhagavad Gita by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood
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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda
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Yoga Beyond Belief by Ganga White
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Your Body, Your Yoga by Bernie Clark

Depending on your background, experiences and interests you may find one or several of these texts challenging. That's normal! Don't panic. Don't be afraid. Just try your best and spend some time with these books before the training. Try to understand the main concepts or at least familiarize yourself with the vocabulary of the human body and yoga philosophy. You can then read these books again after the training when they will be easier to understand!

You are not required to bring these books to the training, but it might be useful to have the Yoga Sutras and Yoga Beyond Belief on-hand for your referencing pleasure during the course. 🙂

If you cannot find these exact editions of the Yoga Sutras or the Bhagavad Gita, then feel free to grab different ones. These are Jess' favorite translations.

Highly Recommended Reading

You probably won't have time to read all of these texts before the training. Still, they are highly recommended for you to read as a yoga teacher as they will give you deep insight into the diverse practice of yoga as well as anatomy, and teaching.

Anatomy

  • Your Spine, Your Yoga by Bernie Clark
  • Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain
  • Yoga: Fascia, Anatomy and Movement by J. Avison
  • The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I by Dr. Ray Long
  • The Anatomy Coloring Book by Kapit & Elson
  • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews

Hatha Yoga + Pranayama

  • Light on Pranayama by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar

Yin & Restorative Yoga

  • The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark
  • Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers
  • The Language of Yin by Gabrielle Harris
  • The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson
  • Relax and Renew by Judith Hanson Lasater

Ancient Yoga Philosophy

  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika (no particular translator)
  • The Ten Principle Upanishads by Shree Purohit Swami and W.B. Yeats
  • The Upanishads by P. Olvielle

Hindu / Yoga Philosophy

  • The Yoga Tradition by Georg Feuerstein
  • The Origins and Development of Classical Hinduism by A.L. Basham

Teaching + Career Skills

  • Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer
  • The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga by Amy Ippoliti

Asana + Class Theming

  • Myths of the Asanas by Alanna Kaivalya
  • Theme Weaver by Michelle Marchildon

Buddhism + Meditation

  • A Path With Heart by Jack Kornfield
  • The Path is the Goal by Chögyam Trungpa

Writing Exercises

Put aside some time to write in a notebook, digital document or journal and come to the training ready to share those parts of your writing, at least the parts you feel comfortable sharing, with fellow students.

  • Who do you want to be?
  • What kind of person?
  • What do you love to do?
  • What do you value?
  • What makes you feel alive?
  • What are your assets?
  • What are you good at?
  • What are your talents and strengths?
  • What are your gifts?
  • What are your liabilities?
  • What are your foibles, flaws, weaknesses?
  • What does yoga mean to you?
  • What is your reason for wanting to be a yoga teacher?
  • What is your mission in teaching yoga?
  • What do you hope to contribute to your life, and the world by being one?

Practice Suggestions

We will be on the mat up to 5 hours a day practicing asana. To prepare for this kind of physical activity I recommend increasing the frequency and duration of your yoga practice in the weeks leading up to the training.

Your body will acclimate after the first week or so, but just so your first week is more enjoyable, you might want to make sure you are practicing 4-6x a week for a minimum of 60 minutes and up to 3 hours if time allows on some days. This is more of an ideal goal, in an ideal world, so don’t worry if you cannot increase this much before the training begins. Again, your body will get used to it as we go, but it’s best to be as prepared as you can!

Practice With Me Online

I strongly recommend having a regular practice (as mentioned above) before coming to the training. Now is a great time to get used to my classes and learn a bit more about my teaching style. Not only will this help you meet your practice goals, it will familiarize you with my energy and style of teaching, cues, themes and sequencing. When you arrive, we’ll be much more “synced up” and ready to roll! You can find a catalogue of my programs, classes and tutorials here.

Practice Meditation

During this course, we will meditate daily. Yoga and meditation are two things that have gone hand in hand since the early origins of both practices, and as a yoga teacher, you will probably be asked at some point about your meditation practice, and if you are able to lead meditation. You will learn a lot about meditation during the training, but before we meet in March, take some time to sit in stillness and silence, or follow some guided meditations. Be ready to share your meditation experience with the group.
Enjoy the time leading up to the training. Fill your body and mind with anticipation. Prepare yourself for the journey of a lifetime. I can't wait to meet you soon!
Please send any further questions about the training you might have to: info@jessrose.yoga or post them in our private facebook group - chances are, others have the same questions as you!