ADVANCED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING APPRENTICE PROGRAMS IN 2022
25 HOUR YOGA ALLIANCE MENTOR-BASED
TEACHER TRAINING EDUCATION PROGRAM
FACILITATED BY LEAD-CERTIFIED TEACHER MEG LUCKS
Meg Lucks proudly invites you to the Path with Heart Apprenticeship Program. This intimate mentor-based program is centered around the idea of learning via observation and engagement. By assisting Meg Lucks in the classroom setting, the apprentice learns and grows from hands-on practice training. Meg feels that the apprenticeship role is a brilliant way to help facilitate growing teachers to teach yoga based on the principles of traditional Yoga and the values of Heart Center. The program helps the teacher-in-training to build confidence and experience.
Each program runs for 12 weeks and comprises a total of 25 training hours + in-classroom and teaching experience. All requirements are scheduled between you and Meg Lucks to be completed within that time frame. The heart of this program offers you close study with your mentor in the art of classroom management and individual conditions. Gain insights into the skills needed to conduct an inspiring and cohesive class: class organization, rapport with students, pacing and sequencing of a class, problem solving, working with beginners and therapeutic cases, holding space, working with props, language, voicing, the felt presence of the teacher and more.
Applicants must complete a 1x1 interview prior to admittance. The program is limited to just a small group of students per session to ensure the best support and attention is given.
Path with Heart Programs in 2022: Enrollment opens January 2nd!
Spring Program: March 28 - June 17 (In-Progress)
Summer Program: June 20 - Sept 9 (application deadline: MAY 15)
Below is a list of requirements to fulfill during the 12 week (approximate) apprenticeship period:
1. Close study with your mentor, to include:
> Observation: 4+ classes
> Assisting: 2+ classes
> Opening: 2 classes
> Closing: 2 classes
> Private Instruction
> Classroom sessions (topics tailored for cohort): TBD
> Bi-weekly touch base via Zoom or in-person: 6 thirty-minute sessions
> Program peer (other apprentices) co-counseling: 2 sessions
> Complimentary 10 class pass for practice at Heart Center
2. Facilitation of one community yoga class at Heart Center, near or at the end of the program. This donation-based offering will be designed and promoted by you. Your mentor will support in your preparation, will attend and offer feedback after the class has concluded.
3. Each apprentice will keep a journal. This is an opportunity to catalog the way in which your practice, knowledge, and experience as a teacher has evolved as a result of your participation in the program. This can be more technique-based than personally reflective as desired.
4. Show a strong desire to learn. Any behavior deemed unsuitable to the integrity of our program could lead to suspension or expulsion from the program without refund. This includes, but is not limited to excessive absences, disrespect toward the faculty, students, Heart Center or yourself.
5. There may be a couple of books required or highly encouraged by your mentor to support your development and skills as a teacher.
The total cost the program is $750. Full payment is due prior to the start of the program of which you are accepted.
To apply, email Meg directly at email@example.com, with the subject line "Path with Heart". Include a few/ dates and times that you are available for a phone interview (30 minutes). Include information about your teaching experience thus far as well as your motivations for pursuing this program.
All applicants/ participants must be both certified and insured.
This program is approved for Yoga Alliance continuing education credits. YA currently requires teachers to complete a minimum of 30 hours continue education contact hours (+ teaching hours) every 3 years to maintain certification. This apprenticeship includes hours in all 4 CE categories:
Techniques, Training & Practice: how to (practice) Yoga
Teaching Methodology: how to teach (Yoga) effectively
Anatomy & Physiology: physical and energetic bodies
Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics: history, philosophy, ethics and lifestyle practices of Yoga
You will receive a 10 class pack for participation in community yoga classes during your apprenticeship. You will not be able to practice in your mentor’s class in place of an above requirement.
With the exception of a mental or physical emergency, you will not be reimbursed for the apprenticeship program if you choose to drop out. You are responsible for the entire amount of tuition regardless if you should decide to drop the program.
Completion of all above stated are required for certification of the program.
About: Meg Lucks,E-RYT500, RYS200 YACEP
Meg Lucks, YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and Dharma Teacher. Meg has been a practitioner of both Buddhist meditation and Yoga since the early 2000s. Having studied with a wide host of teachers in the States, Canada and India, Meg humbly uses the gifts of ancient wisdom as a gateway into our own understanding of the treasures that are Yoga & Buddhism. Meg completed RYT-200 with Samadhi Center in Denver and RYT-300 with the Himalayan Yoga Center in Goa, India. Her Buddhist studies have been supported by Ani Pema Chodron and Thich Naht Hanh. Meg offers a practice that is designed to shed light on how traditional forms can offer practical tools for modern urban life. Form and function is deeply classical and steeped in dharma teachings.
Mentorship Considerations/ Interest Areas to Explore with Meg:
Yoga and/or Buddhist philosophy
Classical hatha Yoga practices (asana, pranayama, kriya, mudra, bandha +)
Mantra and chanting practices
Mindfulness and maitri meditation practices
Yoga Nidra facilitation (Himalayan tradition)
Sanskrit study and class incorporation
Community building and fostering safe space
Running a center for Yoga and meditation