If you’re interested in deepening your practice or becoming a yoga instructor, Ruah in Annapolis is offering a 200 hour yoga teacher training program, which starts Sunday, October 16th.  Details below…


We are thrilled to announce our 2016 200 Hour Teacher Training!  Our emphasis is to consider the important role of a yogi in the contemporary world. This means that we honor the foundational ancient teachings by knowing them and interpreting them for our lives with the hopes of sharing them with others. This training will provide a deep curriculum of asana practice, including an understanding of the various styles of yoga but primarily focusing on a Vinyasa Flow.

The special focus that is uniquely Ruah is our emphasis on learning to teach or practice with isolated, reluctant and indigent populations. This comes from our mission to truly put more mats on the Mother. We are not moved by an effort to shift yogis from gyms or studios to our floor. We are not moved by printing certifications and minting one new training class after another. We are mounting a revolution to cultivate true gurus. People who are driven to this from a primitive place. People who ultimately will invite those who cannot afford yoga, those who have no knowledge, experience or understanding and those who may be reluctant to put down a mat and move with breath.

We intend for our TT graduates to have an authentic sense of the importance of breath, meditation and movement as a basis and to pursue a deeper scholarly understanding of The 8 Limbs. This does not mean that everyone who takes this training must aspire to teach. You may intend to deepen your own practice thereby inspiring those around you or you may genuinely be driven to teach. Either way, we are looking for authentic yogis driven to learn and inspire. There is a strong requirement for a compassionate love of humans to undertake this training even if the human you are expressing your commitment to is yourself.

The training will be broken into modules and will have two tracks to accommodate scheduling. You can complete the full training in either 4 months or 8 months.  The schedule options are listed below and we all begin together in an immersion weekend in October.  During that 20 hour segment we will begin the introduction to Vinyasa Flow and assign all the reading, project work and practice requirements. The bulk of the program will begin in mid October.   Tuition includes: 10 class pass and 1 month unlimited.   Instructors include: Di Goodman, Don Frost, Julie Norgueira, and Heather Osborne.  A more detailed syllabus will be provided to participants but a general sketch is below:


**Dates for 2016 Teacher Training **— October 14, 15, 16                                                                                                 November 11, 12, 13                                                                                                                                                                                   December 9, 10, 11                                                                                                                                                                                     January 13, 14, 15                                                                                                                                                                                       February 10, 11, 12  & 24, 25, 26                                                                                                                                                             March 10, 11, 12                                                                                                                                                                                           April 14, 15, 16
May 12, 13, 14  
Friday’s: 5 pm -9 pm
Saturday’s: 9:30 – 6 pm
Sunday’s: 8 am -4 pm               



Cost: $2900 if paid up front. $3180 if not with a $500 deposit and the rest in equal payments to be taken monthly automatically with a credit card on file.  Go HERE for payment plan opportunity.

Reading List:

1. Erin Shiftman, “Moving Into Stillness.”
2. Joseph & Lilian Le Page, “Yoga Teacher’s Toolbox”
3. Ray Long, “Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Vol. 1”
4. Bagavhad Gita, Eknath Easwaran
5. Swami Satchidananda, Patañjali, “The Yoga Sutras”
6. Michael Pollan, “Food Rules”
7. Shiva Rae, “Tending the Heart Fire”
8. Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar