Jill Lawson is the primary instructor for a 200-hour, registered Yoga Alliance yoga teacher training programs and continuing education workshops. She has led five yoga teacher training courses as well as trained and certified fitness and aerobics instructors, personal trainers, and has taught several undergraduate exercise science and kinesiology classes at the University of New Mexico and Texas State University.

Jill taught her first fitness class 1992, and from then on has made health and wellness her passion. She graduated with a BA in Exercise Science from Fort Lewis College, and later with a M.Ed. in Physical Education from Texas State University. Her certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine, Aerobic and Fitness Association of America, and Power Vinyasa Yoga, have sparked an interest in learning more about the philosophical aspects of yoga. In 2004, she became a resident of a yoga ashram, and during her stay, became a certified Sivananda yoga teacher. Jill continues to learn about yoga as a lifestyle through her personal practices and life experiences.

Jill’s extensive background in kinesiology, anatomy, and biomechanics, as well as her in depth study of yoga history and philosophy, enables her to lead a high-quality 200-hr yoga teacher training course. Her classes span across the mind-body spectrum to include yoga, Pilates, and physical fitness. Jill’s teaching style is not only creative, fun, and inspiring, she is a professional, and finds ways to make everyone feel welcome.

Next course dates TBA

Participants will be able to experience the qualities of yin (soft, introspective, heart of yoga philosophy) with yang (strong, vibrant, core of yoga anatomy) through the exploration of each part, making us whole, inside and out.

"Balancing the heart and core of yoga, this course pairs 50% yoga philosophy with an equally in-depth look into human anatomy for yoga."

Contact Jill at jilllawsonyoga@live.com or call (970) 739-0547.

200-hr Curriculum (subject to variations per course) 

Anatomy and Physiology (35 hours)
Anatomical terms, Basic anatomy and physiology, Injuries and modifications, Organs and systems, Energetic anatomy, ie: Chakras

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics (35 hours)
Indus River Valley history, Comparison of Samkhya, Vedanta, and Buddhism, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras

Techniques Training and Practice (100 hours)
Analysis of poses, pranayama and meditation, physical and energetic benefits of yoga, cautions, contraindications, modifications, special needs, Sanskrit terminology practice, and participation in classes.

Teaching Methodology (25 hours)
Sequencing vinyasa flow-basic to intermediate, cuing, building a class structure and environment, reading body language, teaching tips, business of yoga, ethics and professionalism of a yoga teacher.

Electives (15 hours)
Research and presentation of yoga related subject of personal interest​, Book report on yoga philosophy

Practicum (10 hours)
Teach classes, receive feedback, give feedback to fellow trainees, final exam

Course Cost: $2310, payment plan available, credit cards accepted. 

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