Next Training: February 2020
Training is now closed for 2019
Join us in 2020 and change your life!
Take a journey of self-discovery and cultivate a deeper level of yoga practice.
Inner Connections Yoga Intensive and Teacher Training will inspire you and elevate you to live your highest Self. The training is an opportunity to understand how you relate to the world. Whether you want to deepen your yoga practice or become a teacher, our training will take you on a journey of self-discovery, supported by a caring community of educators, teachers, and fellow seekers. Our 285-hour program will advance your practice, introduce you to the history of yoga and the lineage of our teaching, and help you on your path to understand the fundamentals of yoga.
Do you have a desire to go deeper in your learning and experience life more fully?
Are you ready to take your yoga practice to the next level?
Do you want to deepen your understanding of yoga?
Have you been practicing yoga for at least 6 months and wish to learn how to teach yoga responsibly?
Are you already a yoga instructor but wish to gain more confidence in your teaching?
If the answer is “YES” to any to these questions, then you are ready to enroll in Inner Connections Yoga Teacher Training/Yoga Intensive.
Inner Connections Yoga, Spa & Wellness Center is registered through Yoga Alliance as a 285-hour teacher training school. We also offer continuing education courses for yoga instructors and courses that will support you in your path towards a 500 hour advanced yoga teacher certification.
We have been training teachers for over 16 years and are the only experienced Yoga Teacher Trainers in Douglas County. Our training has a wonderful reputation and references of past students are always provided upon request.
Enjoy the Rocky Mountains as you deepen your knowledge of Yoga. Inner Connections Teacher Training/Yoga Intensive offers an in depth training for those who wish to teach yoga or who simply wish to further their personal practice. We offer a non-dogmatic approach to yoga, emphasizing awareness, alignment, breath, and the "inner" connection between mind, body, breath, and spirit. We believe through yoga sangha and self study you gain knowledge about yourself and others, experience the true essence of yoga, and learn how to apply many of the yogic philosophies to your life. Class size is always small so that you truly receive a personal introduction into the teachings of yoga.
Commitment to this program requires:
An interview with program directors prior to acceptance into the training
Commitment to the entirety of program and schedule
Daily meditation practice 10-20 minutes during training
Peer teaching and/or assisting in classes
15 classes with each program director outside of training hours
Teaching classes for program directors
This training course covers the history of yoga, yoga techniques, personal leadership, self discovery, sangha, yoga philosophy, teaching philosophy, chakras, koshas, nadis, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, ethics of a yoga teacher, yoga assists, plus more! Our studio has been successfully training instructors throughout the midwest for over 16 years and is a proven method of instruction. Call today for a free brochure. Space is limited~
We meet Friday night from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm; Saturday 9:30 am-6:00 pm, and Sunday 10:00-6:00 pm.
$3,550 (check or cash)
$3,657 (credit card)
Early Bird: $200 off if paid 60 days before training starts.
We are now accepting registration for our 2019 285-hour training.
Dates/Times for 285-hour training in 2020 will be announced soon:
Friday night from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm; Saturday 11:0 0 am-6:00 pm, and Sunday 10:00 am-6:00 pm.
BA Business Administration and Exercise Science; E-RYT; member YTOC, HI, and IYAT
Masters of Arts in Education, E-RYT-500, registered Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), member IYAT, HI, YA and YTOC
Co-owner of Inner Connections Yoga, John has a BA degree in Business Administration and Exercise Science. He has over 20 years experience as a manager and owner of health and fitness clubs and has consulted with many businesses regarding startup, management and operations. John also has an extensive background in personal fitness training and wellness. John has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and has studied with master teacher Gary Kraftsow, Doug Swenson, and many more. John has over 11,000 hours teaching and leading teacher trainings. In addition, John has trained in Tantra Yoga with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. In 2018 he trained in Mindful Yoga for Chronic Pain.
Jeanne has a graduate degree in Education and an undergraduate in Sociology. She is a licensed social studies teacher in the state of Colorado and a certified mediator. Jeanne received her 200+ teaching certification in Interdisciplinary Yoga from Don and Amba Stapleton and has taken various training with other world-renowned instructors. She has studied with Doug Swenson, Gary Kraftsow, Judith Hanson Lasater and many more. Along with teaching high school for 7 years and fitness classes for almost 20 years, Jeanne has taught yoga in the Denver-Metro area and is co-owner of Inner Connections. She has over 20 years of yoga practice and teaching and over 13,000 hours of teaching and training.
Jeanne received her 500 hour certification from the tradition of the Himalayan Masters at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA in 2009. In addition, she expanded her studies in Tantra Yoga with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait and she is a registered Yoga Therapist (IAYT).
The tradition of the Himalayan sages is an unbroken chain that extends for thousands of years, a living tradition that still exists today undisturbed by the passage of time. This tradition is not concerned with teachings that apply only to a particular era of history or geographical region of the world—its entire emphasis is on the experience of that Truth which is eternal and universal. To realize this Truth is the highest goal of existence, although at different times and places, different terms have been used to describe it.
Even though the history of this ancient tradition remains shrouded in mystery, it is helpful for modern students to understand it and the lineage of sages who have carried on the teachings. But in seeking to study the tradition, students, no matter how sincere, are at a disadvantage. Many of the ancient texts do not exist in translation, or even when they do, their teachings require clarification and interpretation if they are to provide seekers with any practical guidance.
As Pandit Rajmani Tigunait explains, the unbroken chain of lineage in the Himalayan tradition goes back at least five thousand years (although Shankaracharya, the great philosopher and yogi, formally established the tradition 1,200 years ago). The sages passed their teachings on orally, each sage transmitting this knowledge directly to students who were prepared to receive it…
An Excerpt from Chapter 1, The Himalayan Masters: A Living Tradition by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D
The Himalayan Tradition
At first glance there seem to be many traditions within the long tradition of yoga, but in reality there is only one—the tradition that includes all, and excludes none, the tradition of the highest truth. This truth is not influenced by time and place, nationality, or race. It is eternal. It remains undisturbed and independent of the whims of society and its transient fashions. It is without boundaries or limitations, and it is not confined to any particular region.
Sincere seekers and teachers in this tradition are not bound by limitations of nationality; geography; or the fetters of personal ego, ignorance, attachment, aversion, or fear.
In this light, the tradition of the Himalayan masters is not so much about a geographical location as it is about the heights of spiritual wisdom everywhere…
John and Jeanne infuse the wisdom of the masters in their teaching and we hope you will join them for this incredible journey to the heart of yoga.
Please call for 500-hour teacher training dates, times and commitment. Enjoy the journey!