YogaOasis' 200-hour Yogahour® Teacher Training
with DARREN RHODES, SAM RICE & BRIGETTE FINLEY
May 31-June 2
The 200-Hour Yogahour® Teacher Training
consists of ten weekend sessions
over ten months.
Friday night: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
& Saturday/Sunday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
(includes a 75 minute lunch break.)
2631 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Tuition: $3100 (includes a $575 deposit and a $25 application fee)
· Payment in Full: 10% discount off $3100 tuition is available to all students if payment is made in full 2 weeks prior to the start of classes, for a total tuition of $2790 (includes a $575 deposit and a $25 application fee).
· Payment Plan: $600 is due by the first class (includes a $575 deposit and a $25 application fee), with the balance to be paid in 6 additional installments in the amount of $357.14, and a final payment of $356.16, with the first additional installment due by the first day of the second session of classes. Subsequent payments must be paid every month and in full by the start of the 8th session (August 18, 2016). Separate payment plan addendum required.
· Elizabeth Blue Scholarship: Email us for further information on the Elizabeth Blue Scholarship. One scholarship is awarded per Yogahour Teacher Training. Applications are due by August 20th, 2018.
Yogahour® is a flow style of hatha yoga that weaves in form via shape, safety, and refinement instructions. The Yogahour Teacher Training program is an approved 200-hour program by Yoga Alliance. Graduates of the program are highly encouraged to register as an RYT at the 200-hour level. This registry makes you a good candidate for getting hired to teach many expressions of yoga. Trainees also have the option to study for, and take the Yogahour test for Yogahour certification. So you can take this training to become a Yogahour teacher. Or you can take this training and not teach Yogahour, but instead use the expert teaching technology to empower your teaching and/or personal practice.
Darren Rhodes, E-RYT 500, is the director of YogaOasis Studios in Tucson, AZ. Darren is featured in the yoga poster, Penchant for Practice. His book, The Yoga Resource Practice Manual, includes practice instructions for 360 poses. Darren is the founder of Yogahour and was named one of Yoga Journal's "21 Talented Young Teachers Shaping the Future of Yoga." Darren is also a faculty member of yogaglo.com.
Sam Rice, E-RYT 500, is a dedicated student and practitioner of yoga first and foremost. This fuels her passion for teaching. Sam has been teaching yoga since 2006. She teaches classes, workshops, and teacher trainings both locally and nationally. Sam studies and works closely with Christina Sell and Darren Rhodes. More at: samriceyoga.com
Brigette Finley, E-RYT 500 Brigette (Niedringhaus) Finley is the Director of Yogahour, the founder of Prenatal Yogahour and holds her E-RYT® 500 with Yoga Alliance. She co-founded Southtown Yoga in St. Louis, MO in 2007. As a householder, she is passionate about incorporating practice into her daily life as a mama. Brigette currently lives in Tucson, AZ with her husband and two children. She teaches trainings locally and nationally.
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"If you're thinking of becoming a yoga teacher, or if you're just looking to radically improve your own practice, you should seriously consider the YogaOasis Yogahour 200 hour Teacher Training class. Like the aim of yogahour itself, yogahour TT is "doable and difficult." It will challenge you, sometimes frustrate you, and occasionally may bring you to tears, but thanks to Sam Rice and Darren Rhodes, you'll embark on a journey you will never forget. Their fantastic teaching and support, as well as support from your fellow students and YogaOasis teachers and staff, combine to give you an in-depth theoretical and practical insight into yogahour's philosophy and teaching methodology. What you'll learn on this ten-month adventure will not only empower you with teaching abilities you never thought were capable of, the experience will also give you a self confidence that you never knew was within you. I did it, and the experience is open to all who are willing to try." - Ray Mendenhall
“I moved to Tucson in August of 2013 to train with Darren. Prior to moving, I had never personally met or practiced with him. I took it on good faith from one of my teachers he was the guy to learn from. Yes indeed! I have an incredible new way of looking at the world of yoga, thanks to him. Darren is a wonderful teacher, and a fearless leader of YO. Darren gives his all to each class he teaches and you can tell he really wants the best for each and every student. I am so grateful to have Darren as my teacher, and so excited for each new student that walks into his class. Sam Rice is an awesome teacher. Her classes consist of an asana-kicking workout, laughs, and complete instruction as to why we are doing the pose this way today. I really appreciate a teacher that takes charge and really leads their class. I feel like a better teacher after practicing with Sam. Her pure unwavering dedication to teaching is very apparent. I am happy to call her my teacher. These two together are amazing! Two power-house teachers that work so well together.” -Allison Johnson
“Sam can break down a pose to the tiniest detail and put it into simplistic terms so most anyone can follow along. Her expertise and creativity combine fluidly to allow incredible precision when it comes to teaching. You don't have to guess what Sam is instructing you. You-will-know. Darren Rhodes somehow finds the balance between commanding your attention and making you laugh. His teaching style is the exact same. Darren knows what he is talking about, and that's clear…just like his instructions. More importantly, he knows why he telling you something. Whether it be a teaching cue, or an esoteric story…he knows the purpose of the information he divulges. And he doesn't waste your time. Any information you can be present for when it comes to Sam and Darren is something I personally would hold on to. It's incalculable.” -Dani Schiess
“Sam Rice basically has a PhD in yoga. She is very clear, skilled, flawless and funny!!! Every single time I go to Sam's class I learn something new that changes the way I practice. Every. Single. Time. From day one, Darren Rhodes has shown me that I can do 1,000 times more than what I ever thought I could. He makes me a better yogi plain and simple. He always challenges me and is very supportive. He meets me where I'm at and at the same time shows me where I'm going.” -Annie Smith
“I contemplated taking this new step in my life for months prior to fully committing. As someone who is immersed in a demanding career, dedicated to my family and friends, and who has a tendency to double book plans every weekend, I was well aware of the sacrifices and demands necessary to complete this program. What I wasn't aware of was how much I would gain by the time it was done. I knew I wanted two things when I started the YogaHour Teacher Training; to learn more about yoga and, how to use this knowledge to help others. I definitely got what I wanted, but even more so my deeper knowledge of yoga as a practice opened the door to a greater insight into myself. This program requires a great amount of work, sweat, and sacrifice, but the most challenging facet is the introspection yoga requires of you as a practitioner. I truly could not have found two better guides and teachers for this process. Darren Rhodes and Sam Rice's knowledge of yoga is truly impressive but their vulnerability and commitment to their students was the greatest inspiration. On the first weekend of YTT, Darren told us that we would get as much out of the training as we were willing to put in. As much as I admire my teacher, I would have to disagree. The knowledge gained from Darren and Sam is immeasurable and cannot be limited to these scales. They are truly great practitioners and teachers of yoga, and they do as any great teacher should… leave you hungry for more. The memorization was brutal, and there was so much more work that needed to be put in than I expected. The mock classrooms and teaching drills were nerving and uncomfortable. The hours of asana and work shopped poses left me exhausted. And through all of this, I couldn't have asked for anything more fulfilling. For preparation as an instructor, I feel confident about my ability to lead a group practice because of the hardwork, discomfort, and tiresome commitment this program required. I could not have asked for a better stepping stone towards the serious study of yoga.”