200-hour Yoga Teacher Training
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"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." -The Bhagavad Gita
Yoga Alliance Registered
Yoga Teacher Training
Kula yoga and Christy Burnette with Conscious Community Yoga are partnering together to offer our second 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Finishing this course is the minimum requirement, acknowledged by Yoga Alliance, needed for the teaching yoga.
Whether you want to deepen your own knowledge and yoga practice or possibly share your passion of yoga with others, this course will be profound and life-changing.
I feel like I have grown so much more into a deeper mental and spiritual understanding than I had ever thought possible, and I am excited because I know that this is only the beginning. If you are willing to be open and honest with yourself this YTT will absolutely change your life.
// Course Schedule
Friday, January 31 - Sunday, June 14, 2020
(Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
January 31, February 1, 2
February 28, 29, March 1
March 13, 14, 15
March 27, 28, 29
April 24, 25, 26
May 1, 2, 3
May 29, 30, 31
June 12, 13
Graduation: Sun, June 14
Fridays 6:00-9:00 pm
// Course Requirements
• Session attendance- 8 weekends over 4 months
• A daily yoga practice- students keep record of their home practice
• Yoga class attendance- classes with Kula Yoga are free during training
• Tests- take three comprehensive tests and complete the teaching practicum on the final weekend
• Journaling- self-study is an integral part of the yoga experience
• 20 hours of electives- at Kula yoga or other studios or approved workshops (additional cost and will vary per person)
• Yoga class observations- 10 hours
• Yoga teacher assisting- 10 hours
This program explores the world of yoga and encourages each yogi to find their own unique voice, style and focus area. Learn asana, meditation, philosophy, pranayama, alignment, sequencing, Sanskrit, yoga anatomy, and more!
First 50 hours:
Immersion (practice, pranayama, styles of yoga, history, spiritual development, basic anatomy, and waking up your true nature)
Last 150 hours:
Go deeper and awaken the teacher (advanced posturing, sequencing, language, assisting/adjusting, how to promote, setting a plan for teaching, finding clarity and purpose as a yoga teacher)
$400 initial non-refundable deposit to hold spot
(subtracted from final pre-pay or payment plan cost)
Upfront pre-pay option:
$2,000 total before/on Friday, January 3
$2,200 total after Friday, January 3
Payment plan option:
$500 each month, totaling $2400
Books (provided by Christy): no more than $100
Note: The deposit plus payment in full OR the first $500 Monthly Payment is due on or before the first day of training.
• Deepen your yoga practice physically, mentally, and spiritually
• Free, unlimited weekly yoga classes and 20% off workshops, events, and retail products at Kula yoga (beginning in July once the cost is paid in full and ending the last day of December!)
• Regular opportunities to practice teaching on the Kula schedule
• Mentoring opportunities from a Kula teacher
• Develop your own unique passion for teaching yoga
• Finish and receive a 200-hour completion certificate, recognized and approved by Yoga Alliance
// About Christy Burnette
As a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500) and Certified Yoga Therapist, Christy Burnette travels nation-wide offering in-depth Yoga-Alliance approved 200 and 300-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings, Yoga Therapy Trainings, and workshops.
With longtime studies in Iyengar and Anusara yoga, she brings 30 years of teaching experience, experimentation, and creativity to her ever-evolving style of teaching. Christy obtained her Anusara Yoga Certification in 2000 and was most recently recognized for her work as a yoga therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. (IAYT)
Conscious Community Yoga, the nonprofit Christy founded in 2015, brings yoga to the Native American communities of Gila River and Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community. Christy teaches regular classes around the valley including Yoga for Fall Prevention (collaborative efforts with SRPMIC), Elders-based classes, classes focused on addiction recovery, as well as classes offered in prisons.
Christy partners with InBody Yoga Academy of Salt Lake City, Utah as a lead trainer in the Advanced Yoga Therapy program, as well as Sundance Yoga in Houston, Texas. Darling Yoga of Overland Park, Kansas has hosted Christy’s 200-hour YTT since 2010 and most recently have added a 300-hour YTT.
Her private yoga offerings are directed towards Yoga as Therapy for sports enthusiasts of all levels and modalities. Her approach is based on strong understanding of body movement and alignment, which is strengthened by her passion in offering deep physical and emotional support for her students.
Testimonials from Christy's Training at Kula
Christy Burnette provided an excellent school experience. The scope and sequence of instruction, specific feedback and attention to all limbs of yoga was unparalleled. I know I received excellent instruction and am grateful.
-Cybill, Kula teacher
YTT exceeded my expectations. I gained so much insight into myself and the world around me. I have become stronger spiritually, emotionally and physically and was blessed with meeting a “magical” group of people to share the experience with. Christy is an amazing intuitive teacher who has been a wonderful mentor, has a wealth of knowledge and teaches in a way that one must experience to understand. I feel so blessed to have been one of her students and Dianne was a wonderful supportive complement to the program. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for an incredible YTT journey!
This YTT is one of the best choices I have ever made as far as furthering my knowledge goes. Not only did I gain a great amount of information about yoga, but I also gained a great amount of knowledge about myself. I felt really good about where I was spiritually and mentally when I came into this teacher training, but looking back now that graduation is upon us, I feel like I have grown so much more into a deeper mental and spiritual understanding than I had ever thought possible, and I am excited because I know that this is only the beginning. If you are willing to be open and honest with yourself this YTT will absolutely change your life. Christy and Dianne are there for their students 110 % along the way, as long as you are putting in the work. I am so very grateful to have trained with these ladies and look forward to the YTT 300 program.
Overall, the best way to explain the change would be to say that my practice has deepened greatly. I’ve practiced yoga on and off for the last 20 years, but it’s only been through this intense period of study that I fully understand how mind, body and spirit all come together – not only during class but in daily life, too. This has been a time of real self-reflection for me, and I’m grateful for having been through this experience.
Not only has my practice changed, but my life has changed. There is a new level of trust in myself, and in the chaos of life. I can’t go a day without incorporating some sort of an asana practice and I’ve come back to other limbs of my yogic practice that I enjoyed previously. I am meditating, chanting, singing, finding inspirational readings and connecting with my higher self. I have lost 20 pounds since we started in August and I attribute this to these practices and the sense of self that the ongoing practice of yoga provides. I am living my practice and it has reshaped my physical and mental self. I know I am not as comfortable with leading an asana practice as I’d like to be. I will gain more confidence as I continue my own practice and take other classes. When we were asked to observe and assist, I got those items checked off my list as soon as possible. I didn’t want those items to be what “kept me” from earning my certification. I look forward to assisting and observing with a keener eye and working closely with a mentor now that I’ve come this far. I welcome the journey and this life-long learning process as a yoga teacher. Yep, I said it, although it still feels a little awkward.
-Heather, Kula teacher