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Eb & flow's Teacher Training Programs were ignited from passion for yoga and a desire to develop knowledgeable leaders that will practice and teach others in a way that is real, powerful, and creates possibilities for themselves and others. Eb & flow Yoga Studio is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) at the 200 hour level through Yoga Alliance.
We Offer Two yoga Teacher Training programs:
Power Yoga and Yin Yoga
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200-HOUR POWER YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
Next Training Starts October, 2019
Eb & flow Yoga Studio is the ONLY 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Power Yoga teacher training program in Chicago grounded in both Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga and Yin Yoga Methodology. The program director, Dr. Eboni Howard, is a Certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Teacher, trained by Baron Baptiste and other Master Baptiste Teachers. Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga is a combination of yoga traditions, including Ashtanga and Iyengar. It is grounded in the physical aspects of the body and embraces innovation and adaptation to spark total transformation in your body, mind and spirit. This tradition doesn’t ask the student to fit into a prescribed model but instead supports the student to become who they really are.
AND EB & FLOW’S TRAINING PROGRAM DOES NOT STOP HERE!
Eb & flow Yoga Studio is also the ONLY yoga teacher training program in Chicago grounded in Yin Yoga. Several program faculty and studio teachers are trained in Yin Yoga by Masters Paulie Zink, Bernie Clark, Paul Grilley, and Sarah Powers. Yin Yoga enables us to dive deeper into the soft tissues of our bodies: ligaments, bones, joints, muscles. This style also supports innovation and adaptation to meet the needs of all unique bodies and levels! You will come out of this training with the foundational knowledge needed to teach Yin Yoga.
What will you learn? In addition to learning Baptiste Power Vinyasa and Yin Yoga, we will build on your personal strengths to offer yoga through discussion, practice teaching, coaching, and self-inquiry. We will begin the program by learning the foundations and traditions of the yoga practice, including the 8-fold path, (or 8 limbs) of yoga. These eight steps serve as guidelines on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. We will cover asana/postures, history of yoga, hands-on assisting, meditation approaches, Ayurveda practices, anatomy/physiology, the human energy system, leadership and the key tools for being a powerful teacher.
Who are the faculty? Our faculty have a combined average of 18 years of yoga teaching experience, and decades of leadership and professional experience. We will build on your personal strengths to offer yoga through discussion, practice teaching, coaching, and self-inquiry. Program faculty include:
Dr. Eboni Howard: Training Director, Certified Baptiste Teacher and psychologist who has studied extensively with Baron Baptiste and Master Teachers in Yin Yoga.
Peggy Moore: Training Co-Director, certified in Yin, Baptiste Yoga, and Mindfulness Meditation Practices.
Joan Bliefernicht: Classic Asana, Yoga History and Philosophy , Ayurveda, 500 E-RYT, Certified Yoga Therapy
Dr. Paul Bloom: Anatomy, Holistic Health, DC in Chiropractic Medicine
Joey Mucha: 200 E-RYT, Experience Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), Yin Yoga, Holistic Health, Certified Group Exercise Leader
Darlene Vander Hoop: 200-ERYT, Certified Yin Yoga Teacher , Yin Yoga/Mindfulness, Bikram- Certified Instructor
When are the training dates? This 7-month program meets one weekend per month, with homework, studio practice, teaching, assisting, self-inquiry, and other assignments to be completed outside of group training weekends. The next group training will start in October, 2018 and end in April, 2019
During training weekends we meet Fridays, 6:00pm - 9:30pm, Saturdays 8:30am - 6:00pm, and Sundays 8:30am - 7:00pm.
What do past graduates say?
"....When beginning [teacher training], I was not sure if I wanted to teach, but just wanted to explore my own personal practice and learn more about yoga....Through their training program I became confident in not only my own practice, my body, and my yoga journey, but in my possibility to teach as well- and my love for teaching grew and grew throughout the program. This experience not only prepared me and ignited a passion for teaching, but also transformed my life. From creating bonds with my fellow trainees and experiencing a beautiful and embracing community....I am so grateful for the experience and training that Eb and Flow provided me!" --Maureen Sullivan, 2018 Graduate
"By doing this program, I've learned so much about myself and how POWERFUL Ican be in life...giving me the tools to be the best version of myself in the service of others." -- Christina Phares, 2017 Graduate
"The training they offer is incredible and well designed. I felt I made huge transformations with my yoga practice, teaching and in my personal life from the start to the end of the program. Most importantly, I was ready to teach once it ended. This truly was a wonderful experience and life-changing." -- Natalie Eubank, 2018 Graduate
"Signing up for the Baptiste Power Vinyasa TT at Eb & Flow just felt right. I made some friends who are very special to me, I gained a solid foundation that prepared me to audition immediately after graduation. Now I teach yoga and pilates classes and I'm very happy with my decision. I am very thankful to Peggy and Eboni for the opportunity to earn my certification and teach yoga at Eb & Flow yoga studio." --Matthew Davenport, 2017 Graduate
"Eboni and Peggy go above and beyond to be present with their students, especially their student teachers. They are growing a community, not counting the hours." --Kate HadleyToftness, 2017 Graduate
"The teacher training program at Eb & Flow was life changing for me. On the one hand - it was incredibly difficult, on the other - incredibly rewarding. I would highly recommend this experience for anyone looking to not only deepen their practice, but their relationship with themselves and the world around them. I am a better person (and teacher) for having dedicated myself to this training..." --Anonymous, 2018 Graduate
"[This training] has not only helped me feel more confident as a Yoga Teacher, but more confident in other areas of my life as well.... it was the best decision I've made for myself thus far! --Anonymous, 2017 Graduate
"This was a truly inspiring and transformational program. I learned so much and grew so much!... I am so grateful for this program and studio." --Jessica Roufus, 2017 Graduate
"I came in with the expectation to deepen my practice and left with a life-transforming experience. The focus on self-inquiry, leadership, and Baptiste methodology was transferable in my full-time job as an Executive Director. There were times I was very challenged emotionally and physically- the trainers (Eboni and Peggy) really care about bringing a meaningful experience and not just going through the motions. It was well worth the investment on many levels. Now I am teaching! Can't wait to do more I hope they have a level 2 soon" -- Mary Colleen (MC), 2018 Graduate
Yin Yoga Teacher Training Program: Yin 1 and Yin 2
Offered by veteran yoga teacher, Dar Vanderhoop, these weekend immersion teacher training programs focus on Yin Yoga. Her teacher training programs are an interactive practice. Over the weekend, you are going to cover a variety of topics, and you are going to practice 2-3 hours each session.
Yin 1 (18 hours CE YA credits). This training will be an interactive practice. Over the weekend, you learn a variety of foundational Yin topics. In short we will learn every Yin posture and their names and you will practice 2-3 hours in each session. You will explore the the science of Yin, the key preinciples of Yin, assisting and the use of props, and the foundations for teaching a Yin class.
Yin 2 (18 hours CE YA credits). This training dives into meridian and chakra theory, as it relates to the Yin practice and postures. The weekend will focus on how to develop more complex yin flows as well as how to successfully theme a class. You will explore the mental, emotional and physical qualities of the postures and, more specifically, how these qualities relate to the meridians and chakras of the subtle body. Mindfulness practices, meditation and breathing exercises will be included. Aromatherapy will also be included in this in-depth training. You do not need to take Yin 1 to take Yin 2.
What will you learn by taking both Yin 1 and Yin 2?
The meaning and history of Yin Yoga
Basic Yin anatomy
A deeper dive into the science of Yin (fascia, joints, ligaments)
The three principles of Yin
Assisting and the use of props: bolsters, straps, blocks, the wall
Teaching sessions where you will teach with feedback
Creating Yin flows and class themes
Breath-work and a variety of pranayama to use in your classes
Meridians, Chi, Mindfulness, Chakra theory applied specifically to Yin postures
When is the next training?
Yin 1 was offered in January, 2019. The next one will be in January, 2020.
Yin 2 will be offered in May 3-5, 2019. Registration is NOW OPEN!