Become a Yoga Professional
RYT 200 Certification
1 Weekend Per Month
Starting May 2 2020
Samantha is the real deal.
It’s refreshing to find someone so humble who possesses this caliber of expertise.
She is a consummate student of yoga. Yet her wisdom invites you in, rather than intimidates.
I wouldn’t hesitate to call her a preeminent yoga healer in the southeast.
Sarah Faircloth, LCSW, Beloved Charlotte Yoga Professional
If you are
a yoga teacher, a massage therapist, a behavioral health or allied health professional or a complete novice, you will find opportunities for education and professional development that surpass the current standards for yoga education and prepare you for a future of working 'beyond the yoga studio' paradigm.
Transforming Lives, Communities and the Yoga Industry
Per the Yoga Alliance Yoga Therapy Compliance Policy:
“The yoga therapy components of this course is based on Samantha Leonard's status as a certified Viniyoga Therapist and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists as well as holding multiple Yoga Alliance certifications at the 200 and 500 hour levels.
I completed the 200 RYT with Sam, this has been such a great experience in my personal life. I feel that I have gone from having no experience at all to understanding the science of yoga in depth. Sam's level of expertise is phenomenal. During our private sessions she equipped me with new tool to use in my personal practice, and new techniques to get the best results for my students. Thank you for being such an authentic and reliable source!!!!
Santa B., Charlotte
Theresa graduated the 2019 Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training and here's what she has to say about it!
Thank you, Theresa!
Learn HOW and WHY to practice elements of Asana, Pranayama and Meditation for
Your physical body and address common aches and pains like low back pain and neck pain
Your energy. Become more alive, alert, awake and aware. Address common mental/ emotional conditions that pull you off course like anxiety and depression.
Your intention. Understand deeply who you are and what the purpose of you life is.
Your home practice setting is the pressure cooker for your future teaching career. There you will experiment and grow and develop a deep authentic knowing about the tools of "practical' yoga and how to adapt them to your changing condition.
Learning to teach is not simply gaining an understanding of how to cue someone to do a pose. It's how to read the stories you observe on student's bodies, pace of speech, eye contact, etc, and then adapting the practice to meet his/her individual needs. This will set you apart in your future as a teacher.
We will focus on skills needed to teach special populations. The program contains instruction on teaching
Neck Pain / Back Pain
Anxiety / Depression
In addition to these groups, there will be opportunity to gain insight, skills and strategies to address the needs and goals of YOUR ideal target population.
This program will mold to you and give you the skills to teach "practically anyone".
Do your research. How much time are other teacher trainings devoting toward developing your skills in the business of yoga? It is a focal point of this training and will get the same individualized attention as your personal and teaching practice.
You will be inspired to
define your ideal target client and a business model to fit your lifestyle, dreams and potential.
intelligently craft products around the special needs of this target
build a successful marketing strategy and sales funnel around expertly written adcopy
design the look and feel of your business in print and online marketing
develop a beautiful website
take your business practically anywhere you want to go
This exciting portion of the training will redefine the current U.S. yoga business model of the studio and the gym. How far you will take it is entirely up to you and how big you can dream.
Saturdays 9-6, Sundays 9-6
January 23-24, 2021
February 20-21, 2021
March 20-21, 2021
April Make Up Weekend TBD
Make Up Policy:
You may miss up to 2 full weekends and still graduate on time (fees may apply)
“If you’re looking for a place to practice and learn about all aspects of yoga and its benefits, or for a truly individualized therapeutic program from a compassionate, intuitive expert in yoga therapy to help in managing anxiety, depression, physical challenges, or personal and professional growth on your path, I have learned from my own experience that Samantha is the one to turn to!
She brings a wealth of experience, training, and an open-hearted approach to helping you heal and grow. Samantha listens, she hears what you need, and she delivers! She is truly on the cutting edge of a more realistic, holistic approach to healing, than many other modalities out there.
As a psychotherapist, I highly recommend her and her approach to my clients, as I, myself, have benefitted so much from her experience, knowledge, and willingness to share!”
Sherry Tarner, Charlotte
Not all yoga is truly breath centered. In this program you will learn how movement develops your breath.
You will learn master breathing techniques that directly affect your physiology: your anxiety/depression, digestion, quality of sleep, focus and clarity and more!
Advanced Yoga of the Mind
Ayurveda is the
science of the body. Yoga is actually
the science of mind.
This program deep dives into the science of how practices of the body and breath serve to cleanse and transform your deepest self in the context of both ancient (subtle anatomy) and modern (social/psycho/neuro) thought models
The Business of Yoga
Get a return on your investment.
Many yoga professionals struggle to get teaching experience after they graduate other programs. They struggle to find their client base in what has become a 'sea of sameness' in the yoga community.
This curriculum features the culmination of thousands of hours (and many thousands of dollars) in business coaching, marketing experiments and technical training.
By the time you graduate you will know exactly what kind of business you want to run, precisely who it is you alone are destined to teach, and how to reach them. You will have a 'brand' of your own complete with logo, killer adcopy and website.
And all of this is being delivered by one of the very few yoga professionals out there today who is making a full-time living doing it all on her own AND raising two kids OUTSIDE the current yoga studio/gym model.
Reiki Level 1 Certification
You'll learn the history of Reiki & the Reiki hand positions, how to effectively conduct a Reiki self-treatment, how to effectively give a Reiki treatment to others.
These are Japanese Reiki Techniques as taught by Dr. Usui, and the group will be giving and receiving energy healing via hands on experiences and practice.
This addition to the RYT 200 Curriculum is an effort to help you develop your subtle vision and wisdom of perception.
Curriculum that transcends the Yoga Alliance Standards for RYT 200 Certification
Private yoga therapy to help you metabolize the lessons and realize your personal goals.
Private business mentoring on how to craft classes, workshops and privates to meet your ideal client's needs, build a thriving business and realize your professional dreams.
Teacher training on MyBackPainGuru, Master Your Pain 3-Part Series based on research conducted by the National Institute of Health. Teacher manual, student handouts, marketing materials, logo etc.
Lifetime access to Leslie Kaminoff's Yoga Anatomy 10 hour online course.
Career enhancing reiki level 1 training with discounts on further certifications
Total Value / + $7,500
Your Cost / Only $3,250
+ the cost of required materials (about $60)
$500 non-refundable deposit gets you lifetime access to Leslie Kaminoff's 10 hour online Yoga Anatomy Training.
$3100 if paid by early bird deadline of March 15
$3250 total fee if paid after March 15
Payment plans available with processing fee of $75. Call to inquire. 980-322-4518
All payments are non-refundable