Johns Creek Yoga is the fulfillment of a long-held dream for Sheila. She began practicing yoga in 2000 with the idea that the postures would help stretch the muscles that were contracting as she trained for a half-marathon. What she discovered is that yoga stretched her mind and soul as much as it did her muscles. Her greatest pleasure is the opportunity to share the gift of yoga, and in that spirit, she resolved to bring a studio to her community in Johns Creek. In addition to daily classes at the studio, she facilitates Yoga teacher training and offers retreats and workshops both locally and internationally. Sheila’s classes are focused on alignment and infused with spirit and soulful exploration of the body, but they are also light-hearted and fun. She relishes the playfulness of the practice and encourages her students to be fearless and attempt new things in a safe and supported atmosphere. As a former Professor of American literature, Sheila loves to explore the connections between philosophy, poetry, religion and yoga, often building class around a specific theme or ending with a favorite poem or quotation. Sheila completed her 200 hour teacher training at Peachtree Yoga Center in Sandy Springs, and she completed her 500 hour training at the Kripalu Center in Massachusettes. She has trained with many incredible teachers, and she is honored to carry forth the wisdom and guidance that she received from them. She continues to take advantage of every opportunity to train and learn and will forever consider herself a student of this beautiful and ancient practice.
200-Hour Teacher Training Program
Johns Creek Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training Program
Deepen Your Own Practice: Most students find their way to teacher training because they have experienced the transformative effects of yoga in their lives and want to understand more about the practice. In this training, you will learn about the physical body, the energetic anatomy, the history of yoga, the philosophical and ethical precepts that underlie the practice, the psycho-social emotional benefits, and much more.
About Your Trainer
What You Will Learn
Skills for transformational teaching: Help your students develop a heightened body-awareness and self-awareness to deepen their practice on the mat, and teach them to carry those skills off the mat to enrich every aspect of their lives.
How to create inspirational and safe yoga classes: Develop skills for teaching inspirational yoga classes. Discover creative ways to warm-up and cool down the body; learn the benefits of classical yoga postures and how to weave them into posture sequences that make an exciting class; find ways to motivate students and safely pace your class according to students’ skill levels and experience, including how to offer modifications, posture options, clarification of contraindications, and how to create lesson plans for varying levels of difficulty.
Principles of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology: Focus on safety, joint movement, range of motion, and a functional understanding of skeletomuscular systems and structures.
Pranayama techniques: Enable your students to experience body-mind integration and purification through yogic breathing, and teach them to connect consciously with prana, or life force—the inherent wisdom of the body. Learn and practice creative ways of incorporating various methods of pranayama into your posture sequences.
Relaxation and meditation methodology: Gain skills for centering yourself and your students, creating sacred space, and guiding the class in a deeply restorative Savasana.
Awaken the Teacher Within
With Course Leaders trained in numerous yoga methodologies and experienced in teaching all types of classes, you will gain the tools to find your own voice and your own unique way of sharing the beautiful and ancient practice of Yoga.
What Certification You Will Achieve
Upon Graduation, students will have completed all course work necessary to register as RYT200 with the National Yoga Alliance. This includes the following:
100 hours Yoga Techniques, Training and Practice
25 hours Teaching Methodology
20 hours Anatomy and Physiology
30 hours Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics
10+ hours Teaching Practicum
15 hours Electives.
Next Course offered in January 2018
Dates and Times
To achieve certification, you must attend all sessions. On training weekends we will meet
Saturday and Sunday from 8am-6pm.
January 20 & 21
February 17 & 18
March 10 & 11
March 24 &25
April 14 & 15
April 28 & 29
May 19 & 20
June 16 & 17
July 7 & 8
July 28 & 29
How to Enroll
Download Application here and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the application form to the right.
Once we receive your application, you will be contacted for a personal interview. Once you are accepted, a deposit of $200.00 reserves your spot.
The full price for training is $2800. If paid in full before December 1, you receive an early bird discount and pay $2600. A three payment option is available: After deposit, first payment due on 1/1, second payment on 2/1 and final payment on 3/1
The following textbooks are required and can be purchased at Johns Creek Yoga:
Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens, Yoga Teachers’ Toolbox by Joseph LePage and Lillian LePage Yoga, and The Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by David Coulter.
Teacher Training Course Application
To support you in preparation for this experience and to help us get to
know you better, please respond to the following questions. Keep your
answers conversational, usually about a paragraph and no more than
one page per answer.