The Past Tense 200-Hr Teacher Training, led by Amy Rizzotto (ERYT-500) and Ellie Conrad (ERYT-400 and LMT) will guide participants to find their unique voice as a yoga instructor while cultivating a deeply thoughtful relationship with yoga in its many forms. Together, and with the support of the Past Tense teacher training team, we will explore anatomy through the lens of asana, functional movement and mobility, pranayama and the bandhas, meditation, and yoga philosophy in relation to social justice. This training will be hands-on and experiential, with many hours right off the bat dedicated to practice teaching.
Sessions will be held over eight weekend modules: Fridays 6-8pm, Saturdays 7:30am-5pm, and Sundays 9:15am-8:15pm
Your investment pays for you and the teacher training faculty plus supports others. It includes your YTT manual and an unlimited membership to Past Tense for the duration of the teacher training.
Immersion Track: Our training is open to students who are looking to deepen their practice but might not be interested in a full 200-Hr training. We have five spots available for our Immersion Track. The $1,000 ($1,060 with DC Sales Tax) fee includes the YTT manual. An unlimited membership is not included. An Early Bird special of $900 is avaialbe before October 15 ($954 with DC Sales Tax)
See below for Immersion FAQs.
There is one scholarship spot available. The scholarship spot includes your YTT manual and an unlimited membership to Past Tense for the duration of the teacher training.
Payment plans available upon request. Your tuition must be paid in full by January 12, 2023. Required and suggested texts are not included in the price of training.
Space is limited to 14 students to cultivate an intimate community and allow for personal attention and guidance. Pre-registration is required.
The Immersion Track for the upcoming Past Tense Teacher Training is the perfect option for people looking to deepen their personal practice or for newly certified Yoga teachers looking to fine-tune or clarify the ideas and concepts learned in their 200-hour training. While the total number of hours for the immersion are undetermined, the main things to keep in mind are the following.
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Amy Rizzotto, Owner and Founder of Move Well DC and Founder of Yoga Heights, is an expert yoga instructor (E-RYT 500, MYT, Yin, TSY, YACEP) and Certified Nutrition Coach. A student of Yoga for over 18 years, Amy turned her dedication to the practice into a full-time career 10 years ago after nearly a decade in international development and global philanthropy. Amy works with players from the Washington Nationals and is the team Yoga instructor for the Washington Capitals. As a Yoga instructor, Amy is dedicated to creating a synergy of functional and healing movement, breathwork, and mindfulness meditation for strength and empowerment inside and out. Take class with Amy!
Ellie Conrad, founder of Ellie Conrad Massage & Yoga, is an alignment based Yoga Instructor and Licensed Massage Therapist. Throughout her 7 year teaching career, Ellie has participated in many teacher trainings including two 200-Hr teacher trainings. These days, most of her studies and teachings are focused on biomechanics and mobility theories as they relate to Yoga Asana. She is skilled at guiding students through original and intelligent sequences seamlessly incorporating Pranayama and Bandhas into her classes to create a transformative experience. Take class with Ellie!