500-hour Alignment Yoga Teacher Training

Deepen your personal understanding of yoga, and develop the skills to teach yoga both in the classroom and in one-on-one settings. The more deeply we understand the yoga, the more clearly we can see our students’ paths unfold on many levels. Scott Anderson, founder of Alignment Yoga, has trained hundreds of teachers over 20 years. He encourages students to go deeper physically, intellectually and spiritually into the practice. His teacher training program empowers participants as they learn to fully integrate in their own body the science of yoga. Instruction is a compilation of his vast understanding of human anatomy to support the benefits of yoga asana. The course design and in-depth manual provide an impressive foundation for learning.

The training is offered in four 7-day intensives (Monday through Sunday). All intensives must be taken to be eligible for 500-hour certification.

Intensive I: The Structural Perspective
April 16-22, 2018
Using the skills/knowledge of anatomy from the 200-hour program, we will develop a far more comprehensive & detailed understanding of how stress & strain is transmitted throughout the body. We will use this knowledge to better understand our own postural/structural pathologies, as well as developing tools to better assist our students in realizing their potential through yoga.

Intensive II: Yoga – Breath and Function
October 22-28, 2018
Building on our existing knowledge of respiration, we will develop a greater understanding of healthy breathing, identify common pathologies and develop strategies for our students to regain respiratory efficiency/vitality. This intensive will also include a significant exploration into the art of seeing. Seeing is an important skill in our personal yoga practice, our personal relationships and our teaching skills.

Intensive III: Organ Systems and Optimum Vitality
April 15-21, 2019
The organs allow us to convert the outside world into energies useful to our bodies, minds and spirits. Through assimilation and elimination, our health and vitality are integrally related to the function of our organs. Hatha Yoga offers time-tested techniques to tone, nourish and detoxify the organs. In this retreat, we’ll develop strategies applicable to the practitioner and their students.

Intensive IV: The Art of Seeing
October 21-27, 2019
A good teacher is a keen observer. Novice teachers will ask “How did you see that?” and often wonder how a master teacher observes the connections that lead to healing. In this retreat, you will learn the meridians of connective tissue that link the various parts of the body. By developing an understanding of fascia, the yoga therapist gains the tools that facilitate healing, rather than simply relieving symptoms.

If applicants have not taken a 200-hour program with Alignment Yoga, they may be asked to take a 3-day bridge training in AY methods or a 1- day distance learning philosophy module as a prerequisite. More information on the bridge training.

The program fee is $4000. Payment deadlines are as follows:
$500 due at the time of registration
$500 due at the time of acceptance
$1000 due April 1, 2018
$667 due 1 month before Modules 2, 3, and 4

Early bird discount: $300 off if paid in full by January 15

$500 is required to hold your space. This includes a $150 non-refundable application fee and $350 deposit. The deposit will be refunded in full in the event you are not admitted to the program. Once your acceptance letter has been mailed, the deposit is non-refundable. Applications must be received by April 1.

Once you have submitted your application on our website you must contact Eugene Yoga to pay your application fee and deposit. Your application will not be considered until this has been received.

All payments after the deposit are non-refundable and non-negotiable. Personal or medical emergencies may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Request for refund must be submitted to the program manager for review.