Take the next step in your YTT journey
You’ve completed your 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training. Now what? In most cases, a 200-Hour provides the foundations of a Yoga Training. For many, this lights a fire within to learn more on specific topics that are of interest. For some, additional training may be a personal journey of growth. For others, continued studies support a deeper understanding of the teachings to more skillfully share with others.
A holistic approach
Each 300-Hour program will have its own ethos, and it’s important you find one that’s a good fit for you. At OIC we believe that Yoga is for everyone, and the focus of the program is on integrative health and well-being that includes each layer of the Koshas: physical, energetic, mental, and emotional.
We emphasize that each individual is unique, and that there is no one-size-fits-all alignment or approach. We strive to educate our teachers on the diversity of the human experience, and to see this diversity as a strength, with potential to lead to growth and empowerment for all.
This program is for those who recognize the role of compassion (Ahimsa) within Yoga, those that enjoy respectful conversation and perspective taking, those that see the value in thoughtful inquiry, those that are curious, and those that possess a growth mindset.
This training is open to those with a 200-Hour and/or 500-Hour Yoga Certification. Upon successful completion of this program, you are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a 500-Hour Yoga Teacher. Many modules are also available to attend live and/or asynchronous via a private Facebook group. In order to receive a 300-Hour Certification, at least 50 percent of hours need to be attended live either virtually or in-person.
The faculty of the OIC Yoga School includes some of Omaha’s most educated and experienced teachers. Carole Westerman is the Lead Trainer and will be doing the bulk of the training. Lindsay Decker, Stephanie Watson, and Emily Goodwin will also be part of the training faculty, all three bringing their own impressive education and experience to the table.
Our curriculum is in-depth and varied, allowing some customization in your desired concentration area(s). We know not every topic is for everyone. You can choose which topics interest you most, pay as you go, and build your own unique program. Enrollees have 3 years to complete the program, which is a total of 20 weekends. Some topics may be covered in just one day, but most modules are two days. There will also be the option to attend retreat(s) for hours as well. Our first retreat is in the works for 2024 and will likely be to Bali!
TOPICS TO BE PRESENTED INCLUDE:
- Marma, Asana & Ayurveda with Carole Westerman (Aug. 26-27)
- Reiki One Certification with Carole Westerman (Sept. 23)
- Chair Yoga Workshop with Stephanie Watson (Sept. 30)
- Art of Savasana & Guiding Relaxation Practices with Stephanie Watson (Oct. 1)
- Yin One Certification with Carole Westerman (Oct. 28-29)
- Chakra Immersion with Stephanie Watson (Nov. 11-12)
- Kundalini Yoga Immersion with Carole Westerman (Dec. 9-10)
- MyoFascial Release and Fascial Immersion (Jan. 20-21)
- Meditation and Mindfulness
- Polyvagal Theory, Stress Response, Trauma, and Safety
- Yoga for Well-Being/ Mental Health Topics
- Restorative Yoga
- Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Topics
- Making Yoga Accessible; Chair and Wall Yoga
- Anatomy Topics
- Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita
- Yoga Nidra
- Mindful, Intentional and Consent Based Assists
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Topics
- Sadhana and Self-Care
Typical Weekend Hours:
Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and/or Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Examples of required and/or recommended books:
- “Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing” Dr. Vasant Lad
- “The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga” by Bernie Clark
- “Marma Points of Ayurveda” by Dr. Vasant Lad
- “Yoga Myths” by Judith Lasater
- “Teaching Yoga with Intention” by Judith Lasater
- “The Pocket Guide to Polyvagal Theory” by Steven Porges
- “Bringing Yoga to Life” by Donna Farhi
- “Insight Yoga” by Sarah Powers
- “Yoga Sutras” any translation
- “The Bhagavad Gita” (any translation)
Additional requirements to complete certification:
- Three Book Reviews: Choose 3 Yoga and/or Meditation related books from your own library, or from the recommended reading list. Please write 1-3 pages on how the book will help affect your experience as a Yoga Teacher, and/or your experience as a practitioner of Yoga.
- Seva Project: Volunteer your talents and passion to a charity, cause, or organization of your choice. Follow your heart, and choose a project or cause that really speaks to you and your heart. Examples may include; teaching for a non-profit, raising funds, collecting food and/or donations.
- Sadhana / Personal Practice Cultivation: During the last year of your training, you will engage in a daily Sadhana practice of your choosing, that will span 30-40 days. You may decide to start and/or end your Sadhana on an auspicious day for you. Your personal Sadhana may include various elements from the 8 Limbs such as: Meditation, Pranayama, Asana, Yoga Nidra, Ayurveda, and/or journaling. You will choose a sankalpa for your Sadhana, and turn in a brief reflection of your experience with your other requirements.
- Create a Workshop: As part of your requirements, you will create a 1-4 hour workshop on your topic of choice. Your requirement is simply to prepare a workshop, and turn in the information you would present to your students.
- Wisdom Writing: For your final certification requirement, you will write a 3-5 page essay on a topic of your choosing, and how it relates to your growth as a student and/or teacher of Yoga.
Most weekends average $249 Early Bird, $299 Regular Pricing.
Questions? Please reach out to Carole Westerman at firstname.lastname@example.org