INNERCITYOGA Yoga Geneve Switzerland
INNERCITYOGA Yoga Geneve Switzerland
Yoga Geneva Geneve Teacher Training INNERCITYOGA Studio
INNERCITYOGA Yoga Geneve Switzerland innercityoga | 3 rue de rive | 1204 genève | t: 022 310 3535 | |
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Info Session with your Teacher Trainer Joan Hyman
February 2015 - RSVP Yoga Teacher Training Genève Innercityoga

2016 Yoga Teacher Training
Part 1: 16 july - 30 july
Part 2: 22-30 october

Yoga Teacher Training Genève Innercityoga



Ever since we started offering the 200-hours Yoga Teacher Training at INNERCITYOGA we have been working closely together with our experienced partner, Joan Hyman.
The perfect organisation paired with the talents of your lead teacher trainer makes this a succesful learning experience to transform your life.

This foundational 200-hour program is ideal for serious students of yoga and aspiring teachers, regardless wether you plan to teach one day or simply are interested in deepening your knowledge and understanding of yoga. The Deep Flow Yoga Training is recognized by Yoga Alliance.

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Courtesy YogaWorks® Studios where our lead trainer Joan Hyman has been teaching for the past fifteen years. And one of INNERCITYOGA® founders mentor, Annie Carpenter who now teaches her own Smart Flow Yoga had also graduated there.

Founded in 2002, INNERCITYOGA® yoga center offers a foundational 200hours Yoga Teacher Training for the 5th time.
Your lead teacher, senior trainer Joan Hyman, brings in the experience of 20+ such trainings; Joan has been leading all trainings at INNERCITYOGA® in Geneva and has become a familiar face at the studio.
Certain special topics are covered by the studio founder Ioana Pop and Managing Director Patric Pop, who are known for their detailed and charismatic teaching.
Nearly all teachers leading classes at INNERCITYOGA® did graduate from this highly acclaimed program.


Turning your passion into your profession is one of the most satisfying and life-affirming journeys that is. The Deep Flow Yoga Teacher Training offers a comprehensive and complete system that prepares you for launching your teaching career. It is the perfect foundation that provides new teachers with the knowledge and tools necessary to start teaching while respecting the students' safety and building your own voice.
You do learn to teach the basics of most major yoga styles.

Your INNERCITYOGA® Deep Flow Yoga RYT 200-hour training diploma is certified by Yoga Alliance and will be recognized and respected by yoga studios worldwide.

Download the YTT-200h schedule
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Half of our graduates of past trainings took the training out of personal interest to deepen their knowledge of yoga without expressing any plans to pursue a teaching career. Taking the training is an excellent opportunity to deepen your knowledge, and understanding of the traditional yoga practice.
Again, you will find the program benificial to your personal growth and benefit tremendously from the blend between eastern and western cultures.
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UNDERSTANDING: The Theory and Practice of Yoga
The foundational 200-hours yoga training does emphasize the deepening of your personal yoga practice. Understanding the mechanics and functional anatomy of the essential yoga asanas helps the study of the complex yoga system. As aspiring teacher and/or serious yoga student you do benefit greatly from INNERCITYOGA® 's most comprehensive, intensive DEEP FLOW YOGA TEACHER TRAINING. Deep Flow Yoga combines the fluid movement of Astanga and the precise alignment techniques of the Iyengar style. You will learn how to align correctly all basic asanas, understand the anatomy involved and beyond the physical aspects, deepen your understanding with philosophy, mantras and complete with basic ayurveda.

Topics Include:

  1. The study of Asanas (Yoga Postures)
  2. Fundamentals of anatomy
  3. Principles of pranayama
  4. Restorative and prenatal yoga
  5. Subtle body and the chakra system
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Yoga Philosophy

In yoga philosophy, we discuss the main teachings described in Patanjali's yoga sutras. These 2'000 years old sutras are the foundation of the yoga principles of the eight limbs (ashtanga). The study of yoga sutras outline the principles of traditional yoga for self-realization and how they may apply to our daily lives.
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TEACHING: The Theory and Practice of Teaching Yoga

Teaching yoga is an art in itself, requiring know-how, sensitivity and compassion. A teacher encourages and inspires, while remaining sensitive to the needs of individuals and the entire group.
Practical topics include:

  1. Methodology: How to be an effective teacher
  2. The use of voice and body language
  3. The art and science of sequencing
  4. Learning to understand different bodies
  5. The purpose and use of props
  6. Hands-on adjustments and assists
  7. Practice teaching: first within the training and for a few select ones practice teaching in real classes
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Joan Hyman
weaves her personal yogic journey into popular teacher trainings, workshops, and retreats around the world. Her teachings come from an organic intuitive place, as she draws upon joyful study of ayurveda (the science of life), chakras, and meditation. With over 20 years experience, Joan is E-RYT 500 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified, and a dedicated 10 year ashtanga practitioner who is proficient in second series and recently has begun advanced A (3rd series), which is a high level of achievement among Western yogis. Her challenging and upbeat vinyasa flow classes are well liked among the Los Angeles yoga community at YogaWorks and Wanderlust studios. Practicing with Joan is an experience; her instruction is intelligent and light, infused with a strong level of intensity that stems from years of focused study.
Originally from Philadelphia, Joan earned a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from Temple University, and subsequently discovered yoga in New York City while pursuing a career as a professional dancer. She relocated to Santa Monica, California where she completed the YogaWorks Teacher Training with the renowned Maty Ezraty and Lisa Walford in 2002, followed by further study with Annie Carpenter who is known for her Smart Flow and highly intelligent sequencing. With her Yogaworks Certification she took her first trip to Mysore, India to study with the beloved Sri K. Pattahbi Jois and his grandson Sharath Rangaswamy. In 2010, she returned for her second trip to Mysore and traveled extensively throughout India from ashrams in Rishikesh to an Ayurvedic Retreat Center in Kerala. Joan has also studied with world renowned teachers in Sri Lanka, Ubud, Bali, Koh Phangan, Thialand, and Kauai, Hawaii for teachings in meditation, pranayama, and ayurveda. Joan's extensive travels reflect her passion for continuously growing and learning to spread her yoga. "I am so blessed to be able to do what I love and stay deeply connected to my yoga practice. This is truly an honor, which I hope I can pass onto others. Namaste!" Joan Hyman's open heart approach to teaching yoga keeps her inner spirit and her students continuously evolving.
Yoga Teacher Training Genève Innercityoga

OVERVIEW OF THE 200 Hour Deep Flow Yoga Teacher Training Program APPLY NOW
Dates 16-30 July + 22 - 30 October 2016
Download the schedule
Location INNERCITYOGA urban yoga center®
3 Rue de Rive | 1204 Geneva
Contact Information Email Yoga Teacher Training | T: 022 310 3535 (ask for Patric)
Trainer Joan Hyman |

Earlybird pricing by 30 april 2016: CHF 4'390.–
As of 1 may 2016: CHF 4'690.– (may be settled in instalments by 30 sept.)
Downpayment due at registration: CHF 1'390.–

The tuition fee includes one set of manuals.
One large towel for a shower after morning practice is provided daily.

This Yoga Teacher Training is taught exclusively in English.
Cette formation d'enseignant de yoga est enseignée exclusivement en anglais. Une partie des manuels peut être commandé séparément (en sus.).
A typical day 08.00-10.00 Asana Practice
  10.15-11.15 Sequencing: Review & Discuss the morning practice
  11.15-12.00 Philosophy: Yoga Sutras Lecture & Discussion
  12.00-14.00 Lunchbreak
  14.00-14.45 Lecture: Principle & Benefits of a specific asana
  14.45-15.45 Practical: Adjustments and Modifications

15.45-16.45 Partnerwork: Hands-on Adjustments

  16.45-17.30 Practice Teach
  17.30-18.00 Review of the day

Covers the essentials of every yoga class:
different sun salutations, standing poses,inversions and proper alignment for any basic asana. anatomical focus on external rotations vs. neutral rotations
History of yoga and philosophy, basic mantra chanting
  16 july Saturday     13h00 - 18h30 5.5
  17 july Sunday     13h00 - 18h30 5.5
  18 july Monday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  19 july Tuesday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  20 july Wednesday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  21 july Thursday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  22 july Friday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  23 july Saturday Day off  
  24 july Sunday     13h00 - 18h30 5.5
  25 july Monday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  26 july Tuesday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  27 july Wednesday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  28 july Thursday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  29 july. Friday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  30 july Saturday     13h00 - 18h30 5.5
How to teach safely basic classes, Smart Sequencing.
Anatomical focus on twists(seated and standing), hip openers, arm balances, inversions. Restoratives and Prenatal
Philosophy, Yoga as a Profession
  22 Oct. Saturday     13h00 - 18h30 5.5
  23 Oct. Sunday     13h00 - 18h30 5.5
  24 Oct. Monday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  25 Oct. Tuesday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  26 Oct. Wednesday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  27 Oct. Thursday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  28 Oct. Friday 8h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 18h00 8
  29 Oct. Saturday     13h00 - 18h30 5.5
  30 Oct. Sunday     13h00 - 18h30 5.5

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Q: How advanced in my yoga practice do I need to be to do this training?
A: All INNERCITYOGA® Teacher Training programs (200h foundationa and 300h advanced Deep Flow Yoga) include an intensive two-hour asana practice.
We strongly recommend that applicants have at least two years of consistent asana practice (minimum three days a week), and bring an understanding of the main poses seen in group classes. In Innercityoga terms where most classes are all-levels, this translates into taking Ioana's or Patric's classes on a regular base.
That being said, the trainings are not solely for apsiring teachers and if you have a regular yoga practice, you may be more ready than you think. We are looking for our trainees with a solid foundation in the basic and fundamental yoga postures.

Q: I am interested in joining the training. What do you need from me?
A: Besides sending us your application (download your copy here), we do invite you to take a class with us. We will give you an evaluation of how your level of yoga practice and point out the main areas to improve until the training starts. If you cannot take this evaluation class, please provide us with the recommendation of your regular yoga teacher (basic template in the application).
To be accepted into our training programs we need to see your understanding of the basics your response to taking the instructions.

Q: I do not have the possibility to ask my last teacher for his/her recommandation - can you do it for me?
Yes, please attend to any of IOANA's or PATRIC's yoga classes. They will analyze your level of practice and give you valuable insight on modifications necessary - as well as write your recommandation.
> consult IOANA's / PATRIC's class schedule and please RSVP prior

Q: I am a beginner and would like to immerse myself into yoga, is this program for me?
NO. If you are new to yoga, this would not be an appropriate program to participate in. You will not benefit from learning yoga basics in an intense yoga training. Please attend the Basics Yoga classes.

Q: Am I qualifying when practicing only twice a week?
Please contact Patric or Ioana for this; as there's a daily asana practice, you may want to prepare yourself for it.

Q: I would like to prepare for the physical part of the training and plan to attend more classes. Am I eligible for a discount?
Yes, all applicants admitted to the Deep Flow Yoga Teacher Ttraining do benefit from the student rates on all class packages to get physically fit until the training starts. The same for the period between the different segments.

Q: I am looking for an immersion during my vacation, but do not want to take part in all elements. Can I skip them and get a discount?
This Yoga Teacher Trainings is aimed at serious students and is not a “Club Med” vacation.

Q: How do I get to know more about yoga before the training starts?
When your application is accepted, you will receive a reading list with a number of mandatory books to read, as well as a couple of recommended reads in addition.

Q: How much time should I expect to spend on homework?
Expect to spend between 4-8 hours per week on written, and reading assignments. The homework is designed to support the material covered in class and helps you integrate what is presented into your own practice and teaching.
If you are not planning on teaching after this course, you may choose not to complete all of the homework assignments and take the course for non-credit.
However, if you wish to receive your Diploma and Letter of Completion for the course, you must attend all the sessions and complete all the homework assignments per Yoga Alliance.

Q: What is Yoga Alliance?
Yoga Alliance is an organization that was started in 1999 as a way to create internationally recognized standards for yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainings. More and more yoga studios across the world are requiring their teachers to register with the Yoga Alliance, either at the 200 or 500-hour level.
After graduating from the training, you are free to register with Yoga Alliance.

Q: What if I miss class?
To graduate successfully and obtain a diploma of completion you must attend 100% of the classes to comply with Yoga Alliance requirements. However, we understand that you may not be able to foresee every conflict, so we have devised the following procedures if you must miss a class.

To get the most out of your Teacher Training Program, it is critically important that you attend the first three days of the Program.
Please let your Training Assistant asap know about any possible days missing important information.

Make-up sessions for 1-2 missed days
Schedule a private session with the concerned trainer during the program or before or after the second part of the training. The cost of a private session needs to be paid for separately; the length and number of make-up sessions are to be discussed directly with the trainer concerned.

If you miss up to 4 days
Schedule private sessions with the lead trainer. Because of the vast amount of information covered in 4 days, you will have to make up those days missed in a subsequent training at no extra fee. We cannot grant you the completion of the training unless all missed information is made up.

If you miss 5+ days:
You will need to retake the program, at a discounted price (reg. 50%), subject to space availability.

Q: Will I be qualified to teach yoga once I complete the 200-Hour Teacher Training Program?
The decision to teach is a personal one. Some graduates from the 200-hour training begin teaching professionally immediately, while others take time to fully integrate the material before they begin teaching. You will have learned all the foundational tools to begin teaching, but when to begin is up to you.
Upon successful completion of the program you will receive the diploma and letter of completion. You may also register with the Yoga Alliance at the RYT-200 level (Registered Yoga Teacher 200).
Graduates of the 200-hour program usually begin teaching in small studios, gyms, with private clientele (friends and family), etc. and sub at larger studios.

Q: Are you offering typical INNERCITYOGA amenities like mats, towels etc?
Normal yoga props like mats, blocks, bolsters, straps etc are put at your disposition during the training. However we encourage all attendees to use their own mat as you will probably feel better practicing on it.
A complimentary towel for taking a shower is included in the tuition, extra towels may be rented.

Q: Where does the training take place?
Your Training takes place at INNERCITYOGA Genève Yoga Center, in this sense, we can accept only a limited number of applicants.

Q: Will the studio not be too hot during summer?
No. INNERCITYOGA has an excellent cooling, respective heating system that will keep you warm during the practice, and cool for the study and workgroups.

Q: Is the INNERCITYOGA® studio reserved exclusively to the Yoga Teacher Training?
No. The trainings take place in the same studio space as our regular classes. We kindly ask all trainees to apply common sense and clear out the studio space and the locker rooms during lunchbreak and in the evening. A friendly attitude towards our long-standing members creates a harmonious atmosphere.

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