Are you ready to….
Transform your life and become a yoga teacher?
Explore the many depths of what yoga is really all about?
Build more confidence and go deeper into your mind, body, and soul?
Inspire and empower your community to make a positive difference in the world?
If so, then Amazing Yoga Teacher Trainings are ready for you!
For more than 13 years Amazing Yoga has dedicated itself to supporting students along their path of becoming a yoga teacher. Whether you are looking to deepen your own practice or teach professionally, our Yoga Alliance Accredited Programs have been created to support people in pursuing their passion of teaching yoga, changing their lives, and changing the world.
Finding The Right School For You
We understand how important it is for you to find the right teacher training that fits your needs and take the role of being a mentor and teacher very seriously. We are grateful you would take the time to consider us and we want to make sure we are the right fit for you. Below please find everything you need to know about our school and programs:
What do past students have to say about our school?
“Little did I know that in one week I would feel so empowered, knowledgeable, sore and joyous!” – Tessa (Baltimore, Maryland)
“I wasn’t really sure what to expect but this definitely exceeded my expectations.” – Amy (New York, New York)
“I entered into the Yoga Teacher Training primarily to gain more knowledge in the practice of yoga, unsure if I truly wanted to take on teaching. After the yoga training with Sean, Karen and my fellow students, I felt truly transformed by what practicing and teaching yoga can do for me!” – Melissa (Chicago, IL)
“In one week’s time; I feel confident to teach a power yoga class. It also helped me to overcome my fear of speaking in front of a group. This training will teach you proper form, class flow, and help you to develop the confidence to become a yoga teacher.” – Jennifer (Pittsburgh, PA)
“It was one of the most enjoyable weeks of my life, inspiring, joyous, educational, vigorous and above all fun, wrapped up in a well thought out and planned week. I could have gone to another power vinyasa yoga training, but I feel it would have lacked the intimacy of our group, the balance was right, the space was right and I came away refreshed and invigorated.” – Alan (Glasgow, Scotland)
Watch this video to hear from past students who have taken an Amazing Yoga Teacher Training:
Where are your teacher trainings located?
Tulum Mexico and Costa Rica.
One of the most important ingredients about taking a yoga teacher training is doing it in the right location and finding “sacred space”. Because of all the distractions that city and daily life can cause, we knew that we had to take our trainings where students wouldn’t be distracted by outside disturbances. The ability to be able to immerse yourself in the practice so that you can fully absorb the teachings is vital. This is why we have chosen secluded locations in Costa Rica and The Yucatan, where you will be enveloped by paradise so that you can absorb the practice and make the teachings your own.
What is the vibe like at your teacher trainings?
This video should give you a generally idea of what it’s like…
Who are the teachers leading the training?
The Amazing Yoga Teacher Trainings are led by best selling authors of “Amazing Yoga: A Practical Guide to Strength, Wellness and Spirit”. Sean and Karen Conley have over 25 years of combined experience teaching classes, workshops, and training students to become teachers. Over 600 aspiring teachers have attended Amazing Yoga Teacher Trainings since 2000. The Amazing Yoga Studios in Pittsburgh have been named Best Yoga Studios annually by The Pittsburgh City Paper and Pittsburgh Magazine. Karen and Sean present at Yoga Studios and Centers throughout the global yoga community. Karen and Sean have been named the top rated power yoga podcast on iTunes by Yahoo.
Sean has been teaching yoga for over 13 years and first discovered it after a four-year stint in the NFL after he suffered an injury. Sean began practicing power flow yoga due to back and hip injuries caused from overuse and overtraining. He has found yoga to be healing in many ways and not just physical. “The mental peace that yoga offered was unexpected, but it was the driver to continue and eventually take up teaching.” Sean began his training with Karen in their living room, then took up more formal trainings with multiple teachers including Baron Baptiste and other talented vinyasa yoga teachers. Sean is an Accredited Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainer.
He is the co-author of the best selling yoga book, “Amazing Yoga: A Practical Guide to Strength, Wellness, and Spirit” and is also an Expert Contributor on Elephant Journal. Sean has taught to thousands of students at their studios including doing specialized yoga work with the Pittsburgh Steelers. For over 13 years Sean has been supporting students to tap into their internal wisdom and to let go of everything that does not serve them. He feels that, “With this new found space we can open our hearts and minds to opportunities of service and love.”
Karen has always been inspired to help people reach their full potential and face their challenges with courage and integrity. After graduating from Fordham University, she began her teaching career in the public school systems where she later went on to work with high-risk teenagers putting them through challenging situations in the rugged outdoors of Canada where they were able to reach their highest potential.
Karen infuses her joyful, high-energy classes with her belief that we can best serve others and heal ourselves through this dynamic and transforming yoga practice. Karen is a highly experienced teacher and and has led workshops and teacher trainings for over 12 years around the world. Karen was inspired to teach power flow from her first teacher, Baron Baptiste. She has trained extensively with Baron and is a Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher and is an Accredited Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainer.
She has devoted her life to assisting her students along their yoga journey. “Yoga for me is a practice that insists that I continue to take a closer look at how I can create change and balance in my life. I use that as a platform to inspire others to really invest in their own lives and to get passionate about themselves and all they have to offer.”
What type of yoga is Amazing Yoga?
Amazing Yoga is a powerful, flowing, vinyasa style practice. This dynamic physical practice is evolving and empowering. This practice sparks self-inquiry and produces transformation.
What are the benefits of practicing and teaching Amazing Yoga?
Amazing Yoga students and teachers discover new opportunities to live their life to their fullest potential. They discover creativity, confidence, and ignite passion. Many students have rid themselves of depression, repealed anxiety, and lost weight. Many have found inner peace and have discovered passionate relationships and have sparked inspiration.
How long do I need to be practicing yoga to attend the teacher training? Are there any pre-requisites?
The most important pre-requisite a student needs to attend our teacher training is a passion and level of commitment to want to immerse into yoga and go deeper into themselves. However, we do find that it is a good idea to have at least a minimum of a 6-month dedicated practice under your belt so that you can get the most from the training. Our teacher trainings are more about personal transformation then they are about status and level of practice. If you are truly passionate about yoga and are ready to commit to doing the work, then you are ready for our teacher training.
What’s covered in the teacher training curriculum and what are the classes like?
The Amazing Yoga Teacher Trainings contain one of the most effective and practical training methods available. The trainings have been offered for over 12 years and continually evolve to meet the demands of today’s students. Hundreds of students have graduated and are spreading the power of this yoga around the world. The Teacher Trainings will allow you to access your full potential through asana, meditation, practice teaching, and self inquiry. The focus of the training is to produce confident, safe, powerful, and natural teaching. The curriculum includes detailed study of Power Flow Yoga including:
- Yoga philosophy
- Study of asana and alignment
- Effective and intelligent sequencing
- The Art of Assisting
- Practice Teaching
- Meditation and pranayama
- Modifications for different bodies and abilities
- Preparing powerful, focused classes
- Becoming an inspiring teacher
- Finding your authentic voice
This initial training will help you establish a solid foundation for your teaching for the years to come. One that you can continually build from and grow as a teacher and person.
What’s a typical day like at your teacher training?
Silent walk along the beach followed by an organic and delicious breakfast. Next immerse yourself into a strong Power Flow Yoga class followed up by a workshop that focuses on anatomy, alignment, and assisting.
Enjoy an awesome natural and tasty lunch prepared by the amazing chefs. Free time to relax. Maybe sleep in a hammock or swim in the ocean. Dive into the Practice Teach Session. Gain experience teaching to others to let your voice be heard. We will discuss and experience the art of intelligent sequencing.
After a long day of training in this slice of heaven it is time for another Power Flow Yoga class followed by journaling. An incredible dinner is next and the day ends with a group discussion or activity.
This is the most incredible and rewarding way to learn to teach yoga! It is a full on in-depth yoga experience. We hope you will join us and spend a week in paradise immersing yourself into yoga!
What types of students generally come to the teacher trainings?
The students who come to our trainings can range in age, sex, race, level of experience, and shapes and sizes. Some are older woman who are parents while others are fresh out of college looking to explore life (and everything in between). We feel that the mix in age and life experience offers perspective to all students who attend so that each can learn from each other.
What can I expect from taking your teacher training?
Expect to have a transformational experience where you will leave a new person and be able to teach yoga to anyone you want to. Each day will consist of meditation, strong asana, workshops, and group discussions. We will explore a multitude of techniques and skills to assist you in igniting your power within.
The training will provide you a platform to share with us what YOU love about teaching yoga. Through journaling and discussion you will discover new ways of sharing your love of yoga to others. It will give you the space to flourish in your uniqueness as a person and a yoga teacher. By working within the framework of Amazing Yoga, your individual teaching approach will evolve, spark, and inspire!
During the week, you will have multiple opportunities to teach to your fellow participants in small groups. In a safe environment, you will receive constructive feedback to allow your strengths to become stronger as the week progresses. By the end of the week, your teaching will have transformed into amazing power!
Why are your trainings 100 hours versus 200? Will I be able to start teaching after it?
YES, you can begin teaching right after you complete your Level 1 – 100hr training. You do NOT need a 200hr teacher training to begin teaching. You only need this to register with the Yoga Alliance. However, it is important that you understand that we the school certify you, not the Yoga Alliance. At the end of this life changing week, you will be Certified in Power Flow Yoga and can begin to teach immediately!
Training at peaceful and serene places such as Maya Tulum and Blue Spirit allows one to have a powerful, unique, and memorable yoga experience. It has been our experience through years of facilitating teacher trainings, that one week is the perfect amount of time for the aspiring teacher due to the settings we have chosen. By getting away from your daily life, you can fully immerse into the experience.
The Level 1 trainings focus on what you need to establish a strong teaching foundation that allows you to feel confident to teach your first class. In addition, the food is amazing, the silent meditation walks along the beach are magical, and meeting people and new friends from all over the world is priceless.
The week is very intensive and will fully prepare you for your teaching career! Rest assured, your hours are good with the Yoga Alliance and if you can commit to the 200hrs then we offer both Level 1 and Level 2 programs. We have found that the combination of Level 1 plus real world teaching, followed up with an advanced training such as our Level 2 is a powerful way for teachers to continue to grow and develop.
At the end of this life changing week, you will be Certified by Amazing Yoga in Power Flow Yoga and can begin to teach and share your love of yoga with the world!
Will I be ready to teach? Will I get enough practice time?
Yes, you will be ready to teach. We spend many hours each day “practice teaching” ensuring that you get enough time in front of a class so that you can hone your skills as a teacher and develop your presence in front of an audience.
During our training we will teach you the core foundational “Power Flow” sequence of “Amazing Yoga”. From this powerful sequence it will give you a strong foundation for your teaching practice that once you develop your skills, you can then build from. This sequence is very powerful and will serve you for many years as a teacher.
Our goal with the teacher training is to make sure you leave empowered and this happens in two ways:
- Total Immersion – Because you will be living and breathing the yogic lifestyle for the entire week, it will plant a seed inside of you that will grow as you add water to it. Through daily asana and meditation practice, we will embed the teachings in you so that it will become your second nature.
- Building Familiarity – Our second objective is to ensure that you become familiar with our sequence so that you can effortlessly share it with others.
What if I am still nervous?
That’s understandable. It is in our human nature to fear the unknown. But it is in the unknown where the “best you” resides and is waiting for you!
Something to keep in mind is that no matter what type of school you go to (vocational, business, etc…), all a school can do is teach you the tools and give you some “practice time”. Real learning takes place in life and you will have to go out into the world and just start teaching and improving one day at a time. So many students are afraid of making mistakes and you need to learn to let this go. None of us started out perfect and not only is that ok, it’s the way it is supposed to be. So let go of any expectations you may have and just dive in!
What happens once I have taken your Level 1 training?
For those students who are committed to advancing their practice and teachings, we offer a Level 2 training that will give you another 100-hours to build from.
When are your next teacher trainings?
Our upcoming schedule for 2014-2015 is as follows:
Level 1 Teacher Trainings
Level 1 Teacher Training in Wexford, PA
October 8 to 12, 2014This training offers the opportunity to discover greatness within yourself and open doors of possibilities to share skillfully and gracefully with others. Join us and a committed group of people striving to make positive change for themselves...
Level 1 Teacher Training at Maya Tulum, Mexico
November 29 to December 6, 2014This training offers the opportunity to discover greatness within yourself and open doors of possibilities to share skillfully and gracefully with others. Join us and a committed group of people striving to make positive change for themselves...
Level 1 Teacher Training at Pura Vida Resort, Costa Rica
January 10 to 17, 2015Amazing Yoga invites you to Pura Vida Resort, a gorgeous mountainside estate in Costa Rica’s Alajuela province, for a week of power vinyasa yoga teacher training. Get away from the demands of daily life to a place of serenity and awe-inspiring beauty...
Level 1 Teacher Training in Pittsburgh, PA
February 3 to 8, 2015This training offers the opportunity to discover greatness within yourself and open doors of possibilities to share skillfully and gracefully with others. Join us and a committed group of people striving to make positive change for themselves...
Level 1 Teacher Training at Maya Tulum Resort, Mexico
June 13 to 20, 2015This training offers the opportunity to discover greatness within yourself and open doors of possibilities to share skillfully and gracefully with others. Join us and a committed group of people striving to make positive change for themselves...
Level 2 Teacher Trainings