Yoga Teacher Training

Learn to teach yoga; teach yoga to learn

Why do a teacher training?

Yoga teacher training is an opportunity to dive deep into your practice so that you may help others do the same. Through an in-depth look at the Ashtanga tradition, this training dives deep into traditional and modern day yoga practices, yogic philosophy, history, personalized instruction, the human body, self-care practices, authenticity, diversity, and living your yoga. You'll learn, and explore how to cultivate the tools needed to help others do the same. 

Whether we realize it or not, we all arrive on our mats for some kind of healing. There’s something really special about a group of like-minded individuals coming together to transform, and yoga teacher training is where this magic happens. 

What exactly is a yoga teacher training? 

I invite you to allow me to guide you with love, grace, and compassion, as you dive deep into the beauty and healing the practice provides. Even if you don’t necessarily want to teach yoga, this yoga teacher training is for the aspiring yoga teacher to help you deepen your own understanding of yoga. It lays the foundation in practice and teaching as well as concentrates on your own personal self-development. 

This Foundational Yoga Teacher Training is accredited with 200+ hours of in-depth study into the heart of yoga.

"Very insightful and 100% worth it..."

“This course was very insightful and 100% worth it. I’ve learned so many things from life lessons, more about the human body, ways to deepen my own yoga practice, and how to teach yoga based upon experience and knowledge within my own practice. Jade made every lecture interesting and chock full of information. Every practice she led was always another step to being yoga. Jade has a way of making training fun and stern at the same time, so we were able to get much more out of the experience. She always had extra information and was very attentive to each of us individually. I loved it and I would recommend it to anyone who not only wants to become a certified yoga instructor, but would want to experience a change of life through the practice and knowledge of yoga.” ~ Kayla Martir

Benefits of choosing this course

Gain more insight

Delve into the intricacies and power of the yoga tradition. Learn about how the practice of yoga works to enhance your life and deepen your connection to everything in and around you.

Expand your knowledge

Find out about how the Ashtanga style influences other yoga styles, learn about the complexity and wonder of the human body, and study the ancient wisdom and history of yoga. 

Develop teaching style

Cultivate the skills and confidence needed to guide others, and hold safe space for your students. Develop your voice, learn how to read the room, and hone your style as a teacher.

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Yoga Teacher Training, Sacred Jade Yoga

What you'll learn

  • Teacher-Student Relationship: Building trust and open communication through a non-hierarchal approach.
  • Foundations of Ashtanga Yoga: The structured Ashtanga series, history, and tradition vs non-tradition.
  • History and Philosophy of Yoga: An introduction to The Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras – two of the essential texts of yoga. 
  • Biomechanics of Anatomy & Physiology: The more you know about your body, its makeup and how it functions, the easier you move through life. 
  • Intro to Ayurveda: The science of life, according to Eastern philosophy. Learn about your individual constitution and how to balance yourself through food, environment, seasons, and activity.
  • Implementing Yoga into Daily Living: Learn how to bring your yoga practice off your mat and into daily life.
  • Intro to Meditation: Instead of focusing on shutting the mind off, you’ll learn how to direct the mind to places that cultivate stillness in thought and reaction.
  • Pranayama: Learn how to use different breath practices to prepare the body for active (practice-based) or seated meditation.
  • ‘Koshas’ + Subtle Energies: Learn the breakdown of the energetic levels of the body – physical, mental & emotional, and spiritual layers – and how they influence us as individuals.
  • Sanskrit Chanting: Learn the opening and closing mantras of the Ashtanga practice, as well as traditional peace mantras, and find out how chanting benefits the body and mind.
  • Multi-level Teaching: Develop the skillset, tools, and awareness of how to teach different levels of practitioners at once.
  • Holding Space: Attain a clearer perspective on what it truly means to hold space for others. 
  • Asana 101 – The Art of Teaching Yoga: Posture clinics, cue alignment, and learn to instruct with confidence. Observation and why observing others is a paradigm shift in teaching and perspective.
  • Flow & Thematic Sequencing: Explore the craftiness of creative flows through the process of deconstruction and reconstruction of peak poses.
  • Concepts, Theory & Practice of Yin Yoga: Learn how to balance out the active practice of Ashtanga and Flow through the Yin tradition.
  • Concepts, Theory & Practice of Restorative: A compliment to Ashtanga and Flow, restorative yoga activates the parasympathetic “rest and digest” response in the body by allowing the body and mind to be supported through slow movements and props. 
  • The Business of Yoga: Learn about the intricacies of starting and running a yoga business from ethics and liabilities to setting up a website and marketing yourself.
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Why do a teacher training with Jade? 

  • Jade Skinner has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 15 years. She lives what she teaches and practices what she shares.   
  • Her teaching style has deep roots within the Ashtanga Yoga lineage.  
  • Jade encourages curiosity, consistency and self-challenge
  • You'll not only learn about the tradition, rituals, disciplines, theory and philosophy of practice, you’ll also learn about modern day approach and the practicality of it all.  
  • Jade offers subtle reminders to encourage her students to be open, non-judging and maintain presence.
  • Students who study with Jade gain more knowledge of the practice of yoga and walk away feeling confident in what they're practicing. 
  • All of her learning platforms invite open discussion, shared experiences, reflection, group work, observation and application.

"Jade is one of yoga's best kept secrets..."

“Jade is hands down one of the best kept secrets in the yoga world. She has incredible integrity, fierce grace and undeniable standards. She will encourage your highest self in every pose and every breath. She taught me vital fundamentals to grow my practice as well as inspires me to reach higher, go deeper and expand bigger on and off the mat. Not only my practice but my entire life has improved beyond words due to how she teaches.” ~ Michelle Sorro

What a typical day looks like

To be honest, there are no typical days! Every day is different and enriching in its own right, and that’s the beauty of the training. However, there is a general structure that we follow, which you can see below:

Schedule:

  • Saturday & Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm (Zoom)

Location:

The Body Electric Athletic Company
665 31st St. South
St. Petersburg
FL 33712

Sample day:

  • 11:00am – Practice/Pranayama/Meditation
  • 12:30pm – Lunch
  • 1:30pm – Lecture: philosophy, teaching techniques
  • 3:00pm – Posture clinic
  • 4:30pm – Teaching practicum
  • 5:30pm – Pranayama/Meditation
  • 5:30pm Wednesday Evenings – This time and space will be reserved for philosophy lectures, anatomy, pranayama practice, questions, discussions, and clarifications.

Summer 2022 schedule

Accepting Applications now through March 25, 2022

This is a 5-month course from May 7 – October 2, 2022
(12 select weekends + select Wednesday evenings)

Weekend 1

  • May 7 (Orientation - No class on Mother's Day)

Weekend 2

  • May 21, 22, 25

Weekend 3

  • Jun 4, 5, 8

Weekend 4

  • Jun 18, 19, 22

Weekend 5

  • Jun 25, 26, 29

Weekend 6

  • Jul 9, 10, 13

Weekend 7

  • Jul 23, 24, 27

Weekend 8

  • Aug 20, 21, 24

Weekend 9

  • Aug 27, 28, 31

Weekend 10

  • Sept 3, 4, 7

Weekend 11

  • Sept 17, 18

Weekend 12

  • Oct 1, 2
Under current circumstances and the constant shifting with Covid health policies, there is a slight chance that we may not be able to meet every weekend in person. In the event that this happens, we will shift to Zoom. About 30% of the program is VIRTUAL, which are lecture discussions on Wednesday evenings held via Zoom. The other 70% of the program is in-studio, which are all teaching techniques and practicum, posture clinics, specialty workshops, anatomy, group chanting, and more. Full details along with additional books to purchase and pre-reading material will be announced to applicants.

Winter/ Spring 2023 schedule

Accepting Applications now through October 15th, 2022

This is a 5-month course from January 14 – May 20, 2023 
(10 select weekends + select Wednesday evenings)

Weekend 1

  • Jan 14, 15, 18

Weekend 2

  • Jan 28, 29

Weekend 3

  • Feb 11, 12, 15

Weekend 4

  • Feb 25, 26 + Mar 1

Weekend 5

  • Mar 11, 12, 15

Weekend 6

  • Mar 25, 26, 29

Weekend 7

  • Apr 8, 9, 11

Weekend 8

  • Apr 22, 23, 26

Weekend 9

  • May 6, 7, 10

Weekend 10

  • May 20, 21



Under current circumstances and the constant shifting with Covid health policies, there is a slight chance that we may not be able to meet every weekend in person. In the event that this happens, we will shift to Zoom. About 30% of the program is VIRTUAL, which are lecture discussions on Wednesday evenings held via Zoom. The other 70% of the program is in-studio, which are all teaching techniques and practicum, posture clinics, specialty workshops, anatomy, group chanting, and more. Full details along with additional books to purchase and pre-reading material will be announced to applicants.

Your investment

$

3,200

Full Tuition

Save $300!
$1,200 deposit due by March 15, 2022
Tuition to be paid in full by April 15, 2022
NON-TRANSFERABLE & NO REFUNDS

Yoga Teacher Training, Sacred Jade Yoga
Chamundi Hill, Mysore

"Nothing short of life changing..."

“Jade is an incredibly dedicated, industrious, knowledgeable, and capable individual with a heart of gold. I took my 200 hr teacher training with her and it was nothing short of life changing. Jade strikes a beautiful balance of intensity and compassion in her teaching and training. Jade leaves room for self-adjustment, flexibility, and discovery while also advocating for consistency, discipline, and self-challenge. One of the things I most admire about Jade is her belief in every single one of her students – if you decide to embrace her as a teacher, she will meet you where you’re at 100% of the time, help you to grow, and wish you the best.” ~ Mitchell Kuhn

Sound interesting?

Before you apply, take a moment to consider these questions: 

  • Do you have a consistent, physical yoga practice of 2 years or longer? (Teaching experience not required.)
  • Have you taken a class from me in-person or on a virtual platform? (It’s recommended that you attend one or more of my classes to get a feel for my style of teaching. In order to gain as much from the training as you can, it’s of the utmost importance that both teacher and student are right for each other.)

Ready to take the next step?

I encourage you to fill out this form in one single, thoughtful session to write from your instinct, rather than overthink the questions. I’ll follow up with you after I receive your application.
The deadline for submission is March 25, 2022.
In addition, please print, sign and return your liability waiver: 

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Describe yourself in 5 words
  • How many times do you practice per week and for how many hours?
  • List all previous trainings, workshops, intensives, etc.
  • Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, restorative, etc.
  • If yes, for how long?
  • If yes, please describe the pranayama techniques you practice and the amount of time dedicated
  • Strengths, weaknesses, what you’re currently working on
  • Describe your eating routine (vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, carnivore, omnivore), health practices, exercise routines/activities, beliefs
  • Including current medications, recent surgeries, ailments, injuries, limitations, therapy, abuse, depression, addictive behavior, eating disorders, etc. Indicate whether your conditions may result in temporary absences and/or early withdrawals from this course. Please note that any difficult times you’ve gone through make you more relatable to students who have their difficult times as well
  • E.g. mental health, physical health, family, job, vacation
  • This training is deeply rooted into the heart of Ashtanga yoga, which is very structured in practice and sequencing. Students will also learn other modalities of yoga in practice and theory for variety and understanding
  • E.g. anatomy, philosophy, Ayurveda, physical practice, etc.
  • This is a Foundational Program to teach and provide you with the tools necessary to begin your journey as a student first, teacher second. Understand that it takes more than 200hrs to become skilled at the art of teaching yoga