Fight for My Soul Yoga School
200-Hour Yoga Teaching Training
October 8th, 2023 - April 6th, 2024
Fight for My Soul Yoga School 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is open to everyone, every body, every religion, every belief, every orientation, every expression of what it means to be human. This course will be more than just acquiring knowledge, it will be a full immersion into the art, science, and practice of Yoga. To truly understand Yoga, one must experience it. Whether your intention is to teach yoga or simply deepen your personal practice.
This program is the start of something bigger, brighter, and more fascinating than anything that has come before. I have invited a few of my closest Friends, Co-workers, Fellow Yogis, Karate Instructors, Innovators, Game Changers, and some of the most amazing souls to bring their knowledge, wisdom, and love to this teaching.
This training will immerse you in the practice and theory of this ancient science; encouraging you to develop a connection with mind, body, and spirit while facilitating personal growth and transformation. Through in-depth exploration and practice, you will leave the program with a stronger foundation in yoga instruction.
In this program, there will be topics and conversations that are tough but important to hear. There will be discussions on racism, sex & sexuality, religion, addiction, depression, current and past societal struggles, cultural appropriation, ethical misconduct and so much more. You will hear swear words and prayer words and witness your stories and the stories of others who have survived or may be currently living with addiction, abuse, surgeries, loss, and sickness. You will hear the opinions of those who may have very different political, social, or spiritual viewpoints than yours. You will be challenged, intrigued, exhilarated, and open to all of humanity and what it means to be human. We are ready, how about you?
Yoga today is commonly recognized by asanas (physical postures). It’s through the practice of these postures that we learn to focus our awareness inwards (Pratyahara) and develop better concentration (dharana), which prepares us for meditation (Dhyana). In the meantime, we develop muscular strength, flexibility, and balance, and we stimulate the relaxation response which helps the endocrine and immune systems. Through asana practice, we begin creating a deeper awareness of the way our body moves and feels; this awareness eventually travels into other aspects of our lives. With time and practice, Yoga helps us become more aware of our thoughts and emotions, more aware of who we are and how we express ourselves. As our focus and concentration improve, we can be more present in our lives, find peace and clarity in the mind, and let go of mental distractions like stress, worry, anxiety, frustration, and fear.
This program meets Yoga Alliance standards for a 200-hour teacher training program. There will be a massive amount of absolutely incredible information that easily exceeds the hours of the course but is here for all of us to learn, share and evolve with.
Principles of Anatomy & Physiology
Understanding Physical & Mental Benefits of Poses
Teaching Self Alignment
Modification, Contraindications & Use of Props
Art & Science of Sequencing a Fight for My Soul Yoga Class
Pranayama; The Art of Breathing
Teaching Ethics & Techniques
Discovering Your Voice & Style; “Teaching from the Heart”
Confidence Building with Practice Teaching
Yoga Philosophy & History; Patanjali’s 8 Limbed Path
Introduction to Traditional Yoga Texts
Introduction to Subtle Practice; Mudras, Bandhas, Kriyas & Meditation
Living Your Yoga: Taking It Off the Mat
Strength Training for Yogis
Introduction to Karate
Online vs. Live Yoga
And so much more
The curriculum will be online and made for ease of being adult learning, and flexibility so that each individual can take their time with the material.
Weekly suggestion includes
Ball Rolling Classes
With the use of Google Classroom, you may take your time and work your way through the curriculum at the pace that works best for you.
Dates & Days are as follows
We will meet for In-Person Classes on (All classes will be recorded)
Sundays 12:30-8 (yoga practice 7-8 pm), Thursdays 6-9 (yoga practice 7-8 pm), and Saturdays 3-7:30
October 8, 12, 14
November 4 & 5 Weekend Immersion
12, 16, 18
10, 14, 16,
17, 21, 23
January 7, 11, 13
20 & 21 Weekend Immersion
February 1, 3
11, 15, 17
10, 14, 16
24, 28, 30
April 4, 6
Admittance & Tuition
We recommend that students have been practicing yoga for at least 3 months. It is expected that students have some fundamental knowledge of basic postures. Students need to be willing to learn/examine new information and concepts.
Application & Deposit
There is a $500.00 non-refundable deposit. Please fill out the application, you may download PDF here and send $500.00 to Leslii Stevens' Paypal
Fill out, scan, and email it to CoyDogBotanicals@gmail.com. You will know within 72 hours if you have been admitted into the program.
Tuition & Fees
Early Bird Registration Paid in Full by September 16th, 2023
$2850 Total (This includes a $500.00 non-refundable deposit)
Regular Registration paid in Full Between September 17th - October 7th, 2023
$3250 Total (this includes a $500 non-refundable deposit)
Paid in 5 (or less) Installments
Early Bird Registration in Installments*
$2850 Total (this includes a $500 non-refundable deposit)
1st Installment $500 (This is a $500 non-refundable deposit)
2nd Installment $587.50 due by Sept. 8th, 2023
3rd Installment $587.50 due by Oct. 8th, 2023
4th Installment $587.50 due by Nov. 8th, 2023
5th Installment $587.50 due by Dec. 8th, 2023
Regular Registration in Instillments*
$3250 Total (this includes a $500 non-refundable deposit)
1st Installment $500 due at the time of sign-up on or after Sept. 16th, 2023 (this is a $500 non-refundable deposit)
2nd Installment $687.50 due by Sept. 30th, 2023
3rd Installment $687.50 due by Oct. 30th, 2023
4th Installment $687.50 due by Nov. 30th, 2023
5th Installment $687.50 due by Dec. 30th, 2023
*No exception will be made - if you pay after the Early Bird rates pass, you will be required to pay the regular rate. You may pay your installment by check or through PayPal and if paying by check please make out your check to Studio 23 and mail it to (or hand to Leslii) to Studio 23 Atten: Leslii Stevens 23 Old North Road, Hudson Ma 01749
**If you opt to pay in installments and you leave the program before completion, you will be responsible for paying the entire amount of tuition owed even if you do not complete the course.
The Yoga Alliance requires 180 contract hours to be completed for certification and program graduation. This course offers 195.5 contact hours; a student may be absent for up 15.5 of these contact hours (in respective subject categories) 180 contact hours must be attended for completion of the program. However, if more than 15.5 hours of classes are missed, students will be required to schedule time with the instructors to make up missed hours. Rates for additional instruction $40.00 an hour for private or $20.00 an hour for groups of 2 or more each. Instructors may offer supplemental workshops or classes for students to make up missed hours.
Fight for My Soul Yoga School 200-Hour Teacher Training in-person classes will take place at Family Martial Arts Highland Commons Hudson, Ma. The mission at Fight for My Soul Yoga School is to create a safe, affordable, and joyful place for yoga, meditation, wellness, and fitness practice in the community; to give back to the Hudson community through volunteering, participating in events, and partnering with other local business; and to establish our school as a community center for bettering the lives of our residents by promoting healthy and holistic living with dedicated, yogic minded teachers.