Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." - Bhagavad Gita
200-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
Are you interested in becoming a yoga teacher or perhaps would you like to deepen your personal yoga or spiritual practice?
Embark on your yogic journey with Heidi Sherwin (E-RYT, PRYT) for the Moonbow Yoga & Wellness 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program hosted by BlissBlissBliss.
Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2020 YTT Program!!
Save the Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019, 12:30 - 2pm
YTT Meet and Greet event at BlissBlissBliss
Learn more about the YTT program, experience a yoga practice with Program Instructor, Heidi Sherwin, and meet other prospective students.
2020 Dates: February - November
We will meet every 3 - 4 weeks for a total of 9 months at BlissBlissBliss.
Fridays, 5:30 - 9:30pm and Saturdays, 9am - 6:30pm
February 21 & 22
March 20 & 21
April 17 & 18
May 15 & 16
June 12 & 13
July 10 & 11
August 7 & 8
August 28 & 29
September 25 & 26
October 16 & 17
November 6 - 8 (Retreat at Canaan Valley Resort, Friday 3pm – Sunday 1pm)
About the Program
The Moonbow Yoga & Wellness 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program offers a holistic mind/body approach to practicing and teaching yoga. The curriculum combines the ancient wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the 8 Limbs of Yoga, with the importance of daily self-care, emotional connectivity and creative exploration. Students will evolve into the role of teacher through dedicated self-study, group work, community teaching, and supportive mentorship. The comprehensive program also includes:
Basic principles of alignment and proper adjustments
Teaching methodology for intelligent sequencing and meaningful classes
Functional and subtle anatomy as they apply to teaching yoga
Breathing practices, guided relaxations, meditations, and restorative yoga poses
Mantra, mudra, and yogic lore
Essential oils for asana, meditation, and everyday wellness
Understanding the business of yoga and classroom ethics
Creativity is at the heart of the Moonbow journey. As a YTT student, you will be inspired to creatively thread the roots of yoga with modern practices, while also adding your own significant spice that aligns with your authentic nature and life purpose. We will also integrate journaling and aromatherapy to enhance the creative flow and mind/body wellness. With your commitment and participation, you will be ready to best meet the needs of today’s yoga audience with safety, meaningful intention, confidence, and joy.
The program will culminate in November 2020 with a long training weekend and celebration at the Canaan Valley Resort in beautiful, serene Tucker County, WV. The cost of this weekend is included in the tuition and students will lodge together in the comfortable deluxe cabins. Our training sessions will take place at the resort conference center and, weather permitting, outdoors in the Canaan Valley State Park. Some meals will be provided.
The Moonbow Yoga and Wellness 200-hour YTT program is a Yoga Alliance Certified school. Students that fulfill all program requirements will receive a certificate of completion and can register with Yoga Alliance.
How to Register
Prerequisite: students should have at least 2 years of a regular, devoted yoga practice prior to enrolling in the YTT program.
An application must be completed to register for the 2020 YTT program.
Application Deadline: February 3, 2020
2020 Tuition & Deposit
The total tuition for the YTT program is $2,800.
We strive to make this program accessible to all with discounts for early registration, payment plans, and a work-study scholarship (see details below).
Program Deposit: $400 is due within 3 days of acceptance into the program, $100 of which is non-refundable. The deposit will hold your space in the 2020 program and it will be deducted from the total tuition rate. It will be paid directly to Heidi Sherwin.
Tuition Balance must be paid in full by February 7, 2020, unless student opts for one of the following:
Early Bird Discount
$300 discount when you pay in full by January 12, 2020 | $2500 total commitment ($400 deposit + $2100 tuition)
Monthly Payment Plan
10 monthly payments, based on $2400 remaining balance (after deposit) | $240/month, February 15 – November 15, 2020. All payments will be made to Heidi Sherwin.
A work-study scholarship, with a discounted tuition rate, will be granted to one registered trainee. The work-study opportunity includes the agreement that the student will help the program instructor and guest teachers, arrive early and stay late on training days to help set up and take down equipment, coordinate the Community Yoga Class schedule, and assist with other organizational tasks, as needed, during the program. If a student does not receive the scholarship, he/she will still have the opportunity to pay the Early Bird Discount or sign up for the monthly payment plan.
To apply, please submit an essay (300 words or less) explaining how the scholarship will benefit you and what you will do with your certification.
Email your essay to firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarship essay deadline: January 5, 2020
Scholarship recipient will be announced by January 10, 2020
Program Tuition Includes:
Participation in the Yoga Alliance 200-hour program
Moonbow YTT Manual
Creativity Journal & set of colored pencils
Wellness consult to develop self-care routines and support radiant health
$8 yoga classes at BlissBlissBliss through duration of program
Lodging and some meals for the November Canaan Valley Training & Celebration Weekend
Unlimited opportunities for you to connect to authentic, wonderful, amazing YOU!
2020 Book List (subject to change by January 2020)
Bringing Yoga to Life – Donna Farhi
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – Sri Swami Satchidananda
Yoga Anatomy (2nd Edition) – Leslie Kaminoff
Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques – Mark Stephens
Yoga for Wellness - Gary Kraftsow
Yoga Toolbox for Teachers and Students (3rd Edition) - Joseph and Lilian LePage
Many of these books are available for purchase at BlissBlissBliss
What others are saying
“Heidi is very approachable, visibly passionate, and consistently positive. I have a lot of respect for her and appreciate the commitment she has made to sharing her practice with others.” – Former yoga student
“I've had the privilege to be a student of Heidi's in yoga classes and yoga teacher training. She inspires, nurtures, and encourages, leaving you feeling amazing and uplifted. Her intuitive teacher style, enables you to learn and grow, while feeling confident in the knowledge you are gaining. If you get the opportunity to take any of her classes, I cannot recommend them enough.” -Dani G.
"Heidi is a truly incredible instructor! She is very knowledgeable and a kind, beautiful soul. It is always a pleasure to be in her presence and she genuinely cares about all of her students and making sure they are safe, comfortable, and enjoying their time on the mat!" - Lauren H.
About the Instructor
Heidi Sherwin is a caring and highly skilled yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance at the ERYT-200 and R-PYT levels. She has been inspired by the philosophical and physical practices of yoga for over 20 years. Yoga and holistic health are her GPS for navigating through life with mindfulness, emotional well-being, self-care, and joy.
Heidi’s sincere, fun and creative teaching style blends together the spiritual roots of Hatha Yoga, holistic health principles, playful expression, and awakened breathing. She provides a positive space for students to connect with their authentic inner GPS, so they can rejuvenate, and nurture their body, mind and spirit with joy and ease.
Heidi completed her 200-hour yoga training with Joanne VandenHengel from 3rd Street Yoga (2009), and her Pre/Postnatal yoga training with Sharon Fennimore from Yoga Matrika (2011). In 2009, she helped co-create the yoga program at BlissBlissBliss in Morgantown, WV. The program set into motion a space where the phrase “Yoga for everyBODY" was truth and continues to be its mission. Heidi’s passion and interest in women-centered wellness inspired her to start the BlissMama Yoga Program, which includes pre and postnatal yoga classes and a birthing workshop for partners.
From 2011 – 2015, Heidi was the apprentice to her mentor, Joanne VandenHengel, and served as an assistant instructor for 3rd Street Yoga’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. In 2016, Heidi transitioned to Lead Instructor and now facilitates the 200-hour curriculum under her personal business, Moonbow Yoga and Wellness. She currently offers her teacher trainings at BlissBlissBliss.
When not on the yoga mat, Heidi may be found using her essential oils, crafting, cooking, singing to her three daughters, or spending downtime in the NOW with her supportive husband and family.