The Purpose of our Yoga Practice is to have an easeful body. With an easeful body, we can have a peaceful mind. With an easeful body and a peaceful mind, we can therefore lead a useful life. Easeful, Peaceful, Useful – May you Live with Ease and Peace.
-Swami Satchidananda, Founder of Integral Yoga
If you love yoga and find yourself in a position where you want to teach and share yoga with those around you, and simply learn more about the roots of this great practice, Don’t Worry, Be Happy Yoga is for you! Yoga teacher training offers an incredible opportunity for personal growth. This demanding course requires dedicated students, driven to become future yoga teachers. In addition to receiving instruction from the owner, Susan Polk, E-RYT 500, RPYT, other qualified instructors with varying specialties and approved by Yoga Alliance are invited to participate in the training process. Upon the successful completion of the requirements, you will have spent more than 200 hours learning about many of the facets of Hatha Yoga and will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) at the 200 hour level. You will then be able to confidently teach yoga to other students.
Each student must complete at least 200 hours of teacher training to graduate. Each training period consists of weekend-long training sessions once per month for nine months. (More time-intensive training sessions may be available). Yoga teacher training is a wonderful opportunity for personal growth and many take it in order to deepen their yoga practice in addition to acquiring general yoga knowledge.
Don’t Worry, Be Happy Yoga School is an approved Yoga Teacher Training program of Yoga Alliance.
Whether the destination is the beautiful mountains of Asheville, North Carolina or North Georgia; a monastery at a Jesuit retreat center in Atlanta, Georgia; the Integral Ashram in Buckingham, Virginia; the coast of Mexico; or the shores of Jamaica, retreats with Be Happy Yoga are fun, informative, and relaxing. There are opportunities to relax with the group, see the surrounding area, and to enjoy sharing yoga with your friends. Whether the group is five or fifteen, there is something special for each participant. You may travel with your spouse or significant other, or you may choose to use this time to energize and to rejuvenate yourself as you enjoy time in a special place with special people. Watch for notifications of our next yoga retreat.