200-Hour Certification

Birchwood Center’s 200-Hour Level I Yoga Teacher Training

Level 1 Yoga Teacher Certification or Deepen your Practice for Inspired Students

Become part of a lineage of teachers who have studied and taught the ancient wisdom of yoga, and discover why teaching yoga is such an intoxicating occupation! Birchwood Center’s Level I Yoga Teacher Training can serve as your starting point on an enlightening journey towards becoming a certified teacher of beginners and mixed level students. Experience how enriching it is to teach this venerated tradition, which brings both student and teacher closer to the truth of who we are. Those inspired to deepen their own practice and knowledge of yoga without teacher certification are also invited to take this inward journey.

200-Hour Curriculum
  • Principles of Asana and Alignment
  • Principles of Vinyasa
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Pranayama and the Pranic Body
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Introduction to Sanskrit
  • Chanting, Meditation & Mudra
  • Finding Your Authentic Voice
  • The Business of Yoga and Presenting Yourself as a Teacher
  • Betsy Ceva E-RYT 500, Director
  • Julie Lifton RYT 200, Assistant Director
  • Charlene Bradin E-RYT 200
  • Lynne Aubrey RYT 500
  • Gina Martin, Anatomy & Physiology
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The core of Birchwood Center’s Level I Yoga Teacher Training is alignment based hatha yoga technique, teaching methodology, yoga philosophy and meditation. Our goal is to produce quality instructors who are creative in their teaching and committed to the practice and understanding of yoga as a way of life. Our renowned 200-hour and advanced yoga teacher trainings for aspiring yogis has graduated over one hundred talented yoga instructors since 2002.

Our seasoned faculty offers a diverse level of experience, with expertise in styles ranging from Prana Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Iyengar Yoga and Kripalu Yoga to Betsy Ceva’s own unique blend of Hatha Yoga, meditation, and Moving Mantras. All of our teachers emphasize correct alignment and safety in postures and encourage the integration yogic philosophy into daily life.

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