Yoga Teacher training
GypSea & Yogasemite Present:
200 Hour Intensive Immersion YTT
Novemember 28th - December 15th 2021
Yogasemite has partnered with Gypsea Yoga School (based in Costa Rica) to create a unique and immersive Yoga Teacher Training in the magical landscape of the Sierra Nevada. Yogasemite's founder, Cassidy Ellice, graduated from Gypsea Yoga School and works as a Lead Facilitator for their 200HR trainings. Cassidy wanted to bring the powerful curriculum and immersion training to the beautiful place she calls home, Yosemite. The 200HR YTT program is perfect for the mountain loving, free-spirited, down-to-earth, yoga enthusiasts who want to become certified to teach. An intensive course that builds a solid foundation for you to enter into the yoga world and incorporates deep connection to nature with outdoor adventure.
Embark on an inward journey of self-actualization to find your true purpose through ancient yoga teachings, introspection, and self-love. Learn about samadhi (universal oneness) by connecting deeply with nature, learning about Yosemite, local fauna & flora, and adventure. Go sky-diving, white water rafting (seasonal), hiking, star-gazing and explore magnificent waterfalls or Giant Sequoias in Yosemite on your days off!
We honor yoga as a path through which everyone can become their most divine selves. Embarking on this journey means a quest for self-knowledge, love, and freedom. We are committed to raising the collective consciousness through meditation, breath, movement and service.
About the YTT Experience
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
A Life-Changing Experience
This is a soul-rocking, life changing opportunity to dig deep, connect, paint, play, laugh, cry and love. Understand samadhi (universal oneness) and the integration of nature and divinity by learning about local fauna and flora, organic farming, and land conservation. Frolic in the forest, hike a magical peak, paddle majestic lakes, unleash your inner child! Go sky-diving, rock climbing, white water rafting and explore magnificent waterfalls on your days off!
Our training is designed to help you connect with and nurture your inner child through play, adventure, movement and nature. We will explore ancient teachings with dance, painting, journaling, and dynamic yoga.
Location: Midpines, CA
Nestled in the Sierra Foothills, tucked away at a rustic hostel in the hills, a short drive to the western gateway of Yosemite National Park
Midpines is a rural mountain area located outside the western entrance to Yosemite National Park. It is notable for being in close proximity to the Merced River and was home to many gold miners during the gold rush. This area possesses great charm in an unspoiled and rugged atmosphere. With oak trees swaying in the wind, providing shady relief from the intense California sun, to swimming holes carved in rock- this place is a Wild West dreamscape.
Midpines' most appealing attribute is to be close to Yosemite without having to stay in the park itself. Yosemite is one of the nation’s most iconic and breathtaking national parks, home of some of the best rock climbing and hiking in the world!
200 Hour YTT Yoga Alliance Coursework
Our study focus is centered around the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar. We will discuss each sutra thoroughly, breakdown common hatha and vinyasa asanas and work through sequencing and language for teaching classes. You will learn and practice many traditional pranayama and meditation techniques daily, immersed in the serenity of the mountains.
The textbooks and coursework fulfill the Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training requirements. *Required textbooks in picture*
Techniques, Training & Practice
75 Contact Hours
Learn the language used to cue common asanas and how to sequence your own classes. By the end of the course you will feel ready to begin offering classes in your own unique style.
15 Contact Hours
Gain insights from certified and supportive teachers. Learn to apply methods for all ages and levels of experience to achieve the desired learning and healing for your future students.
Anatomy & Physiology
10 Contact Hours
An overview of basic anatomy as it applies to common poses will be presented. You will learn about how yoga brings balance to each bodily system, and how they integrate for optimal health. We’ll also include energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.)
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics
20 Contact Hours
Dive into the major philosophical texts guiding modern yoga. Learn the concepts that make up the building blocks for full integration of mind, body and soul.
5 Contact Hours
Practice teaching as the lead instructor and receive feedback from experienced teachers.
200 HR YTT COURSE INCLUDES
Yosemite Bug Hostel
Under a grove of oak and pine in our own small valley with a stream, the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort offers a magical scene with cabins on stilts dotting the mountainside where walking is part of the experience. This old camp dates from the 1930’s and we now offer private hotel style rooms in cabins, tent cabins, hostel cabins, house rentals along with group facilities, a health spa and a highly regarded restaurant.
June Bug Cafe
You will be drawn in by cooking foods in the breeze and find yourself in the restaurant. Comfort American foods are rounded out with exciting International items on the menu with vegan and vegetarian fare. The dinner menu changes nightly with a mix of local, garden, sustainable and organic ingredients. Well regarded online from the dedicated chefs who put out memorable menus.
You will be given two roundtrip bus passes (includes entrance fees) to Yosemite National Park for your 2 days off to explore on your own.
You will get to experience a Yogasemite guided trip in the park with one of our guides, this will include a juicy yoga practice & guided meditation while immersed in nature.
!! Another bonus!! You will have spa passes that give you unlimited access (during open hours) to use the dry sauna or hot tub.
Triple Occupancy Room
Double Occupancy Room
**Price does not include transportation to Yosemite Bug Hostel or text books.
***Email us about the cost of tuition only (if you already have a place to stay in Midpines/Mariposa).
****Prices include all coursework, excursions, meals (except Sunday breakfast, lunch and dinner) and accommodations.
*subject to change
Time of Day Activity
6:00 AM Asana & Pranayama Class
7:30 AM Meditation
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Yoga Sutras & Bhagavad Gita
10:00 AM Asana Workshop
12:00 PM (NOON) Lunch
1:00 PM Lecture & Small Group Activities
(Teaching methodology, Anatomy, Physiology)
3:00 PM Practice Teaching
4:30 PM Evening Satsang
6:00 PM Dinner