MyCAA Scholarship & My Vinyasa Practice
“The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses. The scholarship assists military spouses in pursuing licenses, certifications or associate degrees necessary to gain employment in an occupation or career field.” – MyCAA
Every U.S. military facility in the world has a fitness center, a gym, an MWR facility, or even just a weight room for service members, support staff, and families. We believe every one of these facilities should have access to a qualified, certified Yoga teacher.
My Vinyasa Practice’s training programs focus on our core values of Authenticity, Accessibility, and Affordability. We offer lineage-based training, designed and developed by real teachers who have been working in classrooms and studios for years. Our programs are for anyone interested in yoga – whether a student wants to become a Yoga teacher or just to deepen their personal practice – and finish in less than a year. In fact, most of our focused students graduate and are qualified to teach Yoga in less than 6 months. Our programs are affordable – they’re priced to make Yoga accessible to everyone. We want our students to complete training and become a certified Yoga teacher so they can jump back into life with new opportunities and skill set!
Yoga Teacher Training
,In our 200 hour online YTT you will learn the foundations of Vinyasa Yoga online, and on your own set schedule. Our 200 YTT program is registered with Yoga Alliance, and has been the standard for online trainings, going above and beyond to give you authentic community, connection, and quality content.
In our 300 hour online YTT, you will learn to teach Trauma Informed Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Yin, Restorative, Adaptive Yoga, and more. Take your teaching to the next level, and continue to grow in your personal and professional practice. This training is an application based training. If you already have a certification, you can upgrade your Yoga Alliance membership to 500 RYT upon completion of our 300 Hour online YTT program.
Ready to apply? Take a moment to fill out this form and let us know which training you would like to take. We will reach out to connect with you on any other information which may be required. If you have any other questions about the training, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
My Vinyasa Practice’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training provides you with the foundation you need to begin teaching yoga in studio settings, gyms, and with private clients. Our 200-hour yoga teacher training is accredited through Yoga Alliance under Yoga Alliance ID 206534.
200 YTT Curriculum
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali | 10 hours
One of our core values is the integration of the philosophy of yoga into daily life. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are the foundational text that explains the psychology, practice, and result of living a yogic lifestyle. Teachers are encouraged to incorporate the metacognitive aspects of yoga to help them come clean to their students. A fundamental skill of teaching yoga is to be able to hold space in a projection free way that allows for exploration and self-development of your students. The sutras are the foundation of this practice.
The History of Yoga | 10 hours
Teachers graduating from our school are taught about the history of yoga through the lens of Tantra and non-duality. Students will learn about the aspects of being and how yoga attempts to create harmony and union of the entire experience.
Meditation |30 hours
Teachers in training will be exposed to multiple types of meditation, including silent meditation, guided meditation, and Yoga Nidra. Teachers will graduate feeling comfortable teaching and facilitating pranayama, pratyahara, and meditation.
Yoga Anatomy & Physiology | 20 hours
Teachers in our 200-hour training learn the foundations of anatomy, including the way the axial and appendicular skeletons come together to create a container for the flow of prana. We look at the major joint systems in the body and how they relate to the asana we use to sequence vinyasa flow. We then look at the central nervous system and how the asanas impact the physical and energetic body to calm the mental body.
Sequencing Vinyasa Flow |30 hours
Our training teaches you how to break poses down into groups that have similar movements that complement one another. This allows you to put poses with similar functionality together quickly and easily to ensure safety and creativity. We teach beginner sequencing, all level sequencing, and advanced sequencing.
Subtle Bodies |10 hours
Our training goes over the subtle bodies extensively, beginning with the Pancha Maya Kosha system and moving into the chakra system. We look at the way the Nadi system overlays the Pranamaya Kosha and the chakras, and we look at the similarities between meridians and Nadis.
Yin & Restorative |10 hours
In our training, we give an overview of both yin and restorative yoga, and we explain their differences. Teachers graduating from our program will feel comfortable teaching both yin and restorative yoga.
Introduction to Prenatal |10 hours
Teachers in our 200 hour training will receive an introduction to prenatal and will be able to offer modifications to expectant mothers in all three trimesters.
Introduction to Ayurveda | 10 hours
In our 200 hour, teachers will receive an introduction to Ayurveda that explains the tattvas (elements), the tri-doshic system, the impact the seasons have on our constitutions, and Ayurvedic self-care routines.
Business of Yoga |10 hours
In our business of yoga module, teachers will learn how to write a business plan, evaluate perceived competition, run projections, and develop a sustainable brand. My Vinyasa Practice offers guaranteed job placement to all graduates.
Practicum | 20 hours
Practice teaching and planning sequences make up part of your practicum. The practicum culminates in a live class where the teacher offers a karma class. The lead trainer and fellow teachers in training provide feedback.
Mentorship | As Needed
Our training comes with a built-in one on one mentorship that lets you check in with the lead trainer or supporting trainers as needed. These meetings are at no additional charge, and they can be set up to accommodate your schedule.
300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
My Vinyasa Practice’s 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training provides the training you need to begin to work in clinical settings and with special populations. My Vinyasa Practice’s 300 hour YTT is accredited through Yoga Alliance under Yoga Alliance ID 206534.
300 YTT Curriculum
Advanced Anatomy | 40 hours
Join Michelle Young, C-IAYT Yoga Therapists and E-RYT 500 Yoga Teacher, while we take a deep dive into the anatomy of asana and advanced asana. Michelle will expertly lead you through three days of anatomical exploration and application towards a deeper understanding of the human body. Expect interactive anatomy lectures, in depth practices, drills and advanced asana applications of key topics taught over the weekend. All advanced training modules can be applied to MVP’s 300 hour advanced training program. This training accounts for 20 hours of advanced training.
Yoga Nidra | 40 hours
1/27/20 – 1/31/20 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Advanced Sequencing | 20 hours
2/14/2020 – 2/16/2020
Join Michelle Young, C-IAYT Yoga Therapists and E-RYT 500, for a deep dive into advanced sequencing. Learn how to create seamless sequences that are designed to create both stability and space within the body while intelligently moving with the biomechanics of the human body. In this course, you will learn how to use your knowledge of advance anatomy to develop safe and functional flows that will improve practitioners’ strength and range of motion while promoting cardiovascular health. All advanced training modules can be applied to MVP’s 300-hour advanced training program. This training accounts for 20 hours of advanced training.
Ayurveda | 40 hours
3/20/2020 – 3/22/2020
Discover the magic and mystery behind Ayurveda, the science of life. Leah Jones, a classically trained Ayurvedic Practitioner & Vedic Counselor, will be leading participants through the tattvas, doshas, bodily tissues, and self-care practices that help to support our physical and mental manifestation during the changing seasons. You’ll learn how to identify your dosha, cultivate balance in the physical body through kriya and pranayama, and eat a diet that will encourage balance in all systems. Leah is trained in administrating herbs and reading Vedic Astrology and is available for private consultations after the course. Completion of this course gives participants 40 hours towards My Vinyasa Practice’s 300 Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. Students completing this course will not be certified in Ayurveda. Additional training is required to. become an Ayurvedic practitioner and that is outside the scope of this training.
Restorative Yoga | 20 hours
4/17/2020 – 4/19/2020
Our 40 Hour Restorative Yoga training will cover the Restorative asanas and how best to utilize them with students recovering from trauma. This training will prepare you to feel confident creating dynamic sequences for active students seeking rest, students looking to relieve and manage stress, and students who are recovering from either surgical or emotional trauma.
- Learn to teach a Restorative practice with or without props.
- Learn to incorporate sound and oils into the practice while still being sensitive to trauma.
- Understand the Restorative asanas and how to create dynamic and effective sequences.
- Understand common rehabilitation practices as well as common injury applications.
Whether you are a medical professional, therapist, or yoga teacher working with populations who are recovering from trauma, seeking stress management and alleviation, or individuals looking to relax, this Restorative Yoga training will leave you feeling skilled, confident, and ready to lead both groups and individuals in a Restorative Yoga practice.
Yin Yoga | 20 hours
Teaching Yin Yoga is an excellent skill to add to your yoga teaching toolkit. It is a wonderful complement to Yang styles of yoga like Ashtanga, Hatha, and Vinyasa yoga.
- Learn the history, philosophy, and purpose of Yin Yoga.
- Learn how to write and theme Yin Yoga sequences to promote health and well-being.
- Understand the relationship between Yin Yoga and the meridians.
- Learn to leverage Yin Yoga practices in Trauma Informed Settings.
Our 20 Hour Yin Yoga training will help students to understand the relationship between Yin and Yang and how these philosophies are applied to the tissues of the body. Over the course of the training, students will have a deeper understanding of the meridians and how to sequence for them and a deeper understanding of proper practice and precautions, including propping and sequencing.
Whether you are new to Yin Yoga or a skilled practitioner, this training will leave you feeling skilled, confident, and ready to teach both private clients and group classes.
Adaptive Yoga | 40 hours
6/15/2020 – 6/19/2020
Discover the magic and mystery behind Ayurveda, the science of life. Adaptive Yoga is designed for individuals with a limited range of motion or who require support in their practice. Feel comfortable and confident when offering an adaptive yoga as a tool for asana practice and understand the fundamentals of Adaptive Yoga.
Our 40 Hour Adaptive Yoga training will cover basic and advanced sequencing with seated, supine, and standing adaptations using a chair, blocks, straps, pillows, and bolsters.
- Adapting yoga asana for practitioners of all body types
- Learn the fundamentals of using chairs as props for practice.
- Learn seated, standing, and supine chair yoga postures.
- Understand how to use chairs for advanced asana.
- Learn the Chair Yoga dance.
- Using props to help support and stabilize
- Working with special populations including paraplegic, hearing impaired and the visually impaired
This training is for anyone looking to adapt their practice with the use of chairs as props or for any medical professional, therapist, or yoga teacher working with populations with a limited range of mobility. If you or students or clients you work with might benefit from Adaptive Yoga, this training will leave you feeling skilled, confident, and ready to lead groups and individuals in Adaptive Yoga practice.
Prenatal Yoga | 20 hours
Prenatal Yoga is an adaptive form of yoga designed to help expectant mothers maintain their practice throughout their pregnancy. This Prenatal Yoga training is ideal for prenatal nurses, therapists, yoga teachers, and expectant mothers looking to increase their awareness about Prenatal Yoga and the experience of pregnancy.
Our training will cover the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and how that can affect a practitioner’s practice.
You will understand how to use modifications and supportive assists to help practitioners find ease in their practice. Our Prenatal Yoga training will teach you how to use yoga to deepen the connection between mother and baby and how to use yogic tools to ease stress and strains connected to pregnancy. Students completing this course will NOT be certified prenatal yoga teachers. In order to be an RPYT you would need additional specialized training.
Subtle Bodies | 40 hours
8/14/2020 – 8/16/2020
To understand the subtle bodies means to understand the energetic sheaths and energetic pathways within the physical form that manifest in our physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual bodies.
Our 40 Hour Subtle Bodies training will help you to deepen your understanding of the Panchamaya Kosha system and will bring a deeper understanding of energetic mechanisms from both an Eastern and Western perspective.
Obtain a deeper understanding of the energetic mechanisms within the body from an Eastern and a Western perspective
Have a comprehensive understanding of the Panchamaya Kosha system
Understand how the Nadi system and meridians overlay one another
Learn a Western perspective on the energetic pathways and how they fit into the fascial and interstitial systems of the body
This is the perfect training for anyone who works with energy through movement modalities, meditation, bodywork, or acupressure as well as anyone looking to deepen their energetic practice through the the lens of Yoga Philosophy, the Kosha Bodies, the Chakras, and the human Aura.
For more information or to register over the phone contact Michelle at 512-650-0035.
Yoga of Recovery | 40 hours
9/18/2020 – 9/20/2020
- The principles of addiction
- The masks of separation
- How to apply the foundations of Yoga in recovery settings
- How to meet, welcome, and connect to the parts of the experience that are less desirable to avoid reoccurrence
- How to build relationships with clinical professionals to work collaboratively in rehabilitation settings
The yoga therapy components of our course(s) are based on IAYT standards, and are not derived from our status as an RYS® with Yoga Alliance Registry. This module does not satisfy the requirements to become a Yoga Therapist. Individuals interested in becoming a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist will need to complete additional training.
Pranayama | 40 hours
10/16/2020 – 10/17/2020
- The Nadis responsible for guiding prana through the body
- The basic principle of pranayama and its physiological affect on the body
- The most common types of pranayama and how to teach them in a public class
- The benefits of pranayama in a person practice
- The use of pranayama in medical and clinical settings
- Ways to leverage pranayama for lung disease including COPD, Asthma, and Bronchitis
Yoga Therapy for Anxiety | 40 hours
11/20/2020 – 11/22/2020
- The components of the anxiety loop in the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual bodies
- The role of the CNS in regulating the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system
- The role of the vegas nerve
- How to tone the sympathetic nervous system through yoga asana, pranayama, and concentration
- How to leverage the tools found in yoga to help self regulation and self awareness
Ready to apply? Take a moment to fill out this form and let us know which training you would like to take. We will reach out to connect with you on any other information which may be required. If you have any other questions about the training, please let us know by emailing email@example.com.
My yoga practice began in 2004 in Kuwait after the birth of my oldest son. I was looking for a way to get back into shape while cultivating some balance in my life. I studied Ashtanga Yoga both privately with my teacher and independently for a decade before I decided to take my practice to the next level.
I hold a M.Ed in Curriculum Development, I’m an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance, and I’m a C-IAYT Yoga Therapists serving populations in Eating Recovery, Behavioral Health, and Cardiac Rehabilitation. Over the past decade, I’ve built a sustainable company in the health and wellness space that is geared to professionalizing the industry and creating equitable employment opportunities.
I teach public classes in Austin, Texas, I teach corporate classes and private classes as my schedule permits, and I host workshops and retreats. This spring I opened my first yoga studio on the campus of ACC at Highland. Our 2,400 square foot facility offers daily vinyasa classes, specialty classes, yoga therapy, and yoga teacher training. Our classes, yoga therapy sessions, and workshops are all donation-based. I’m excited about the unfolding experience and grateful for all that brought me here. I look forward to connecting with you soon!