200-Hour YTT in Little Rock, AR

200-Hour YTT in Little Rock, AR

Overview

Take your personal yoga practice to the next level during this transformative 200-Hour registered yoga teacher training course in North Little Rock, Arkansas, with expert international instructors.  This course offers a balanced, quality curriculum, accredited with the Yoga Alliance, USA, and is intended for yoga aspirants who want to elevate their practice.

 

We are excited to welcome you to the town of North Little Rock where you will experience vegan, vegetarian Southern cooking and southern charm.  Mimi Adeogba, International Yoga Instructor, Co-Founder of Swadhyaya Yoga School, Lifestyle Coach and Podcaster, will lead this transformative experience – one that will guide you to access the power of your deepest intuition and embodiment. 

 

North Little Rock is a lovely town with its lakes, rivers and forests great for hiking and meditating  and will be your home for the next 22 days, where we will practice at Comprehensive Wellness Center, North Little Rock, nestled in a private alcove with private access to the lake. 

Experience the warmth of this special community; and, spend each day by the lake, watching the mesmerizing sunsets and moon rises, while languishing poolside. Allow self-inquiry and self-discipline to form the breadth of your self-observation and explore this timeless tradition through the union and mastery of breath, meditation and asana.

What's Included

  • 22 Days at Bird Island Bungalows
  • 2x Daily Yoga Classes
  • RYT 200 Certificate
  • Fresh Drinking Water and Herbal Teas
  • Daily Meditation & Pranayama
  • 3 Delicious & Healthy Meals Daily
  • Course Materials & Student Playbook
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Access to Digital Library

 

  • Airfare
  • Airport Transfer

Let's chat

This is perhaps a big, life changing decision and you’ve probably got some questions. Book a discovery call to meet your instructors, receive answers, and gain clarity about this course and it’s suitability for you. 

Highlights

Expert Yoga Instructors

Highly experienced, internationally acclaimed yoga instructors empower you with diverse teaching skills.

Learn Holistic Business Skills

Gain practical skills of; social media, branding and marketing to create a purpose driven brand that attracts your ideal client.

Cultural Experiences

Surrender completely to the unassuming tranquillity of Panama.

Vibrant Food

Plant-based, organic and locally grown to nourish the body, mind and spirit.

Hosts

MIMI ADEOGBA

BRIANNA PERSALL

DEEPA LAKHYANI

Comprehensive Wellness Center, North Little Rock, Willow Beach Road

A private lakeside home nestled in North Little Rock

We are excited to welcome you to this oasis of southern charm, located on the northern shores of the Arkansas River. Mimi Adeogba, International Yoga Instructor, Founder of Swadhyaya Yoga School, Lifestyle Coach and Podcaster, will lead this transformative experience – one that will guide you to tap into the power of your deepest intuition and embodiment. 

North Little Rock is rich with down-by-the-river attractions, and will be your home for the next 22 days, where we will practice at Comprehensive Wellness Center, North Little Rock, AR, nestled in a private alcove with a private lake.

Tickets

Private Queen Room

This peaceful and tranquil room is tucked away from the main living area, and has a queen bed, outlooking a serene garden. It includes a private en-suite bathroom with hot water shower/bathtub and toilet, ample closet space and drawers in the room and bathroom.

Amenities: A/C and WiFi. Includes meals.

Shared Queen Room

This peaceful and tranquil room has a queen bed, garden views, shared bathroom complete with a hot water shower and toilet. Features ample closet space and wooden floors. Shared bathroom. Queen-sized bed. (Option to convert to 2 Twin Beds). A/C and WiFi included. Includes meals.

Shared Queen Room

These cozy quarters have a queen bed, garden views, shared bathroom complete with a hot water shower and toilet; and, features ample closet space and wooden floors. Shared bathroom. Queen-sized bed. (Option to convert to 2 Twin Beds).

Amenities: A/C and WiFi. Includes meals.

Double Shared Dorm

Comfortable and cozy shared room with two single beds. Shared bathroom with hot water shower and toilet. Features wooden floors. Maximum 4 guests per room. 

Amenities: A/C and WiFi. Includes meals.

Non-Residential

Ideal for those practitioners who live in the area and are able to commute. Access to hot showers and bathroom. Meal plan is extra.

Non-Residential

Ideal for those practitioners who live in the area and are able to commute. Access to hot showers and bathroom. Meal plan is extra.

Schedule

Grand Rising

06:30 – 07:00 AM: Herbal Tea and Kriyas (cleansing)

07:00 – 09:00 AM: Pranayama, Mantra Chanting and Asana

09:00 – 09:30 AM: BREAKFAST

09:30 – 10:45 AM: Human Anatomy, Physiology & Yoga

10:45 – 11:00 AM: Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Yoga Philosophy

Afternoon

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM: LUNCH

12:45 PM – 01:45 PM: Library Time / Self Study

01:45 PM – 02:45 PM: Discussion, Teaching Methods, Adjustments

02:45 PM – 03:00 PM: Break

03:00 PM – 05:00 PM Pranayama and Asana

Evening

05:15 PM – 06:15 PM: Meditation

07:00 PM: DINNER

The remainder of your evening can be used for self-study, rest and rejuvenation. On some nights we will be partaking in special ceremonies such as sound baths, Temezcal, cacao and moon ceremonies. 

* Schedule may vary slightly

FAQs

We have designed our courses in the most comprehensive and unique way, empowering you to stand apart as an inspired yoga teacher. The path of yoga is steeped in tradition; and, has been evolving and cultivating spiritual awareness and mindfulness practices among spiritual aspirants for millennia.

The 200-hour curriculum establishes the postures for the students and introduces Sanskrit terms for each asana. (Beginner to Intermediate instruction). In addition, students are encouraged to understand and utilize Sanskrit terms (in addition to English terms) when referring to each posture. Prerequisite: Some exposure to yoga through public classes or videos, with a minimum of 2 years of practice. Practice need not be consistent (i.e., 1-3 days a week). No prior teacher training certificate is required.

  • Yoga Philosophy: Introduction to Yogic Lifestyle in modern times, Historical Evolution of Yoga, Paths of Yoga, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, introduction to Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga: Therapeutic benefits of Asana and Pranayama, precautions, and contraindications on 7 key organ systems of the human body.
  • Asanas: Proper postural alignment, variations of different postures
  • Pranayama: Basic breathing practices
  • Yoga Teaching Methodology: Demonstration of Asanas and their variations.
  • Classification, cueing, and sequencing of Yoga Asana, per traditional understanding, based on Chakras.
  • Adjustments of common misalignments, hands-on and verbal assistance techniques.
  • Mantras, Chanting, Mudras, Kriyas, and Lesson Planning.
  • Yoga Nidra and Meditation
  • Teaching Practice: Testing and sharing your teaching skills with your co-teachers.  (Module 3)
  • Career: Business of yoga, communication skills, and safety norms. (Module 3)

Yes. You will be qualified to teach beginner to intermediate-level practitioners upon completion of your 200-hour training. You will be qualified to teach all levels of practitioners after your 300- and/or 500-hour registered yoga teacher training course. Your ability to teach will be reinforced by your commitment to your personal practice and continued self-study.

The Yoga Alliance®️ is the largest non-profit association representing the yoga community. Their mission is to promote and support the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga through various initiatives. Swadhyaya Yoga School is a 200- and 300-hour Registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance.

Yoga Alliance is a non-profit membership organization representing the interests of the yoga community. To register as a member of the Yoga Alliance, click here to create a profile. Follow the steps provided to complete your registration. You will need to upload your Swadhyaya Yoga School School certificate and pay a fee. Check out the fee schedule here

Note: Yoga Alliance does not certify its members. Their credentialing system is a directory, not to be confused with other types of credentialing systems (such as certifications, accreditations, licensure, etc.).

To register as a Yoga Alliance Professional with the Yoga Alliance, UK, visit their website at http://www.yogaalliance.co.uk

No. There are classes on Saturdays and you will be immersed in training six days per week. However, students do have the option to relax on Sundays or join fellow classmates and staff on cultural excursions.

A 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training course is a comprehensive program designed to teach future yoga teachers practical hands-on and theoretical aspects of Yogic philosophy and lifestyle in a manner that allows yoga aspirants and instructors alike to elevate their practice and simultaneously conditions them to become knowledgeable, credible, and compassionate teachers. The curriculum is designed to deliver this training during 200 hours of experiential practice, written assignments and discourse.

“RYT 200” is an acronym that stands for Registered Yoga Teacher 200-Hour. “200-Hour” means you have studied and accumulated 200 hours of information and study time. It typically means that the yoga aspirant has endeavored to augment their awareness of the principles which form the foundation of yoga: such as the moral and ethical codes, discipline, mindfulness, inner awareness, all qualities which promote a well-rounded human being, and productive contributor to society. Or at least, that is our intention.

Yes. You can join our course if you are completely new to yoga. We do ask, however, that you spend some time studying a little bit about what it is you are getting into. You can do this by reading books, attending yoga classes, speaking to others who are practicing yoga regularly. Yoga is more than just exercise and being physically fit. It is a way of life. To practice yoga is to practice mindfulness and the purpose of the postures that have been popularized in the west is so that the student can remain in seated meditative postures for longer periods of time. Click here to see a recommended reading list that our highly qualified and skills yoga practitioners have compiled.

Yes. While your days are relatively full from sunup to sundown, the daily schedule has amply apportioned free time for rest and self-study. Classes are six days a week and Sundays are a rest day, the perfect time to pamper yourself or take in the sights. If you would like some assistance, one of our staff will be happy to make suggestions and assist with arranging activities of your choice.

Yes. Students come to learn with Swadhyaya Yoga School from all over the world from an array of cultures. To date, we have representation from students from over 120 countries around the globe.

Swadhyaya Yoga School advances expression, education and awareness of Hatha, Ashtanga, and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. While the focus will be on these practices, we will also introduce you to Restorative, Yin, and Iyengar yoga, with additional learning about modifications for children and elderly populations.

Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga derived from one of the six schools of Hinduism. It is the science of yoga which purifies the whole physical body by means of shatkarma (six cleansing practices), asana (postures), pranayama (breathing practices), mudra (seals), bandha (locks) and concentration, as a prelude to raja (Kingly) yoga and samadhi (higher state of awareness commonly referred to as “bliss”). All of which are explored during your teacher training program.

Ashtanga Yoga is understood by the yogic scholar as the eight-limbs of Sage Patanjali: yama (moral code), niyama (self-restraints), asana (posture), pranayama (breathing practices), pratyahara (sense withdrawal), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), samadhi (bliss). Ashtanga Yoga is often confused with the popularized vinyāsa style of yoga developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 1948. Both the origin and sequences developed by Jois, as well as Patanjali’s teachings, will be explored during this yoga teacher training course.

  • Airfare
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Juice and Smoothie Bar*
  • Airport Transfer*
  • Laundry Services*
  • COVID-19 Test

*Available for an additional fee

Final payments are due 30 days before the start date of the retreat.

If cancellation takes place within 7 days of booking the training, 100% of the paid training price, minus your deposit, is refundable. Cancellation requests must always be submitted in writing.

Cancel Under 60 Days Prior to Course Start Date

If you submit a written cancellation request less than 60 days from the training start date, unfortunately we cannot issue a refund for your deposit or the training itself. However, we can transfer the booking to another training date of equal value, at no extra administrative cost.

Cancel 60-120+ Days Prior to Course Start Date

If you submit a written cancellation request more than 60 days from the training start date, you can be refunded for the cost of the retreat, minus your deposit. However, we can transfer the booking to another training date of equal value, at no extra administrative cost.

We recommend participants purchase travel insurance when making travel plans; and, although health insurance is not a requirement for travel within the US, it is highly recommended.

Since each country offers different travel insurance plans, if you are traveling from outside the US, we suggest a policy that has both COVID-19 AND trip cancellation language, such as “cancel for any reason.” Terminology such as this will protect against the rare chance of cancellation.

We encourage you to shop around.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has a webpage with guidelines on COVID-19 for travelers and travel related industries. Learn more about CDC recommendations regarding nonessential travel, travelers returning from high risk countries, business travel and air or cruise travel by clicking here.

Global case numbers are reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) in their coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation report. For U.S. information, visit CDC’s COVID-19 webpage.

Comprehensive Wellness Center, Willow Beach seeks to comply will all reasonable measures established according to the Arkansas Department of Health.  

To comply with sanitary recommendations by the CDC,  CWC, Willow Beach will supply disinfection liquids for yoga props, and which ensure necessary disinfection from  COVID-19.

Additionally, temperature screenings will be conducted at check-in. 

We ask that students honor each other in this space during the first few days of acclimating to our new surroundings and new neighbors and respectfully maintain your distance 6 feet apart from others. 

More importantly, we ask that you practice awareness, consideration, and compassion with each other. This includes washing and disinfecting your hands before and after meals, and according to best hygiene practices.

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