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Yoga Studies Program: Spring 2016

April 2016 - September 2016

Directed By:
Ame Wren & Brenna Matthews and supported by the Boston Yoga School Faculty

Hosted By:
North End Yoga, Boston, MA


About This Program

After years of leading traditional 200-hour trainings, Ame has decided to change up the format to better meet the needs of her students.

This program is for the avid yoga student looking to learn and those considering a career as a yoga teacher. Because many modern yogis wish to study yoga without any desire to teach, we have split the program into two modules.

Module one, spread over eight weekends, will encompass a thorough study into the history, philosophy and anatomy of yoga. Module two, spread over five weekends, will focus primarily on cultivating the ability to teach yoga with confidence, intelligent and ease. Those hoping to teach must complete both modules. Those simply interested in understanding the science of yoga may enroll in module one without module two. Those who have completed a 200-hour training elsewhere or have Ame's permission may enroll in just module 2. The full program is over 280 hours and meets and exceeds all requirements of Yoga Alliance.

Applicants must have a consistent and dedicated yoga practice. The curriculum is designed to enrich one’s understanding of yoga through classroom study (lecture & practice), reading & writing assignments and time spent with resourceful and gifted teachers. If accepted, students should be prepared to steep themselves in yoga for the duration of the program, both within the scheduled hours and outside of the classroom.

Module 1 Topics:

  • Yoga Asana & Architecture: Crafting a Sustainable Practice
  • Anatomy & Physiology of Movement 101
  • Living the 8 Limbs: Yoga Philosophy & Ethics
  • History of Yoga: Text & Tradition Study
  • The Art of Pranayama: Breath as an Investment
  • Yin & Restorative Yoga
  • Mindfulness & Meditation
  • Subtle Body & Energetic Anatomy
  • Self-Practice: Tools to Maintain Homeostasis

Module 2 Topics:

  • Yoga Sequencing: How to be Safe & Smart & Build a Template
  • Anatomy for Yoga Teachers: Learning to See & be Embodied
  • Training Your Voice and Aligning Your Words
  • Sanskrit 101
  • Practice Teaching & Feedback
  • Get Your Hands on Them: Effective Adjustments & Energetic Assisting
  • Business of Yoga & Getting Gigs
  • Student-Teacher Dynamics and Holding Space
  • Avoiding Burn-Out & the Ongoing Practice of Svadyhaya

To receive a certificate of completion, students must showcase their understanding of the material covered by completing all hours and outside assignments as well as passing a final exam. In addition to the many hours you will spend with Ame & Brenna, this program also offers an opportunity to study with many of Boston and New York’s finest teachers in a small setting. There will be ample practice time and you can expect to learn A LOT. In addition, this program is a community. You will be immersed in yoga alongside other likeminded individuals.


Module 1
Fridays 6-9, Saturdays 9-7, Sundays 12-5
April 8-10, 2016
April 29-May 1, 2016
May 6-8, 2016
May 20-22, 2016
June 3-5, 2016
June 10-12, 2016
June 24-26, 2016
July 14-16, 2016

Module 2
Fridays 6-9, Saturdays 9-7, Sundays 12-5
July 22-24, 2016
August 19-21, 2016
August 26-28, 2016
September 16-18, 2016
October 14-16, 2016

Pricing & Payment Info

Modules 1 + 2, paid in full by March 1, 2016: $3500
Modules 1 + 2, payment plan*: $3650
Module 1 only: $2400
Module 2 only: $1400

* payment plan requires an $850 deposit with payments of $700 due May 15, June 15, July 15, and August 15


Email for more information and to request an application