Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self. —Bhagavad Gita.
Are you interested in becoming a yoga teacher or perhaps would you like to deepen your personal yoga or spiritual practice?
Embark on your yogic journey with Heidi Sherwin (E-RYT, PRYT) for the 2017 Moonbow Yoga & Wellness 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program hosted by BlissBlissBliss.
2017 Dates: April – November
We will meet once a month for 8 months.
Most weekends are Saturday and Sunday, 8:30am – 5:30pm, unless noted:
- April 29, 30
- May 19, 20, 21 *Friday night 6 – 9pm
- June 3, 4
- July 29, 30
- August 26, 27
- September 22, 23, 24 *Friday night 6 – 9pm
- October 14, 15
- November 2 – 5 (Thursday 4pm – Sunday 1pm @ Canaan Valley Resort)
Informational Event for 200-Hour YTT Program
Yoga Class & Tea Social
Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 1 – 3pm
Join program instructor, Heidi Sherwin, for a free yoga class followed by a Tea Social. During the event, you will have the opportunity to experience a class with Heidi, mingle with program alums and other prospective students, review the requirements for certification, and have an opportunity to ask any questions. Tea will be provided. This event is open to individuals seeking more information about the 2017 YTT program.
About the Program
The Moonbow Yoga & Wellness 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program offers a holistic mind/body approach to practicing and teaching yoga. The curriculum combines the ancient wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the 8 Limbs of Yoga, with the importance of daily self-care, emotional connectivity and creative exploration.
Students will evolve into the role of teacher through dedicated self-study, group work, community teaching, and supportive mentorship. The comprehensive program also includes:
- Basic principles of alignment and proper adjustments
- Teaching methodology for intelligent sequencing and meaningful classes
- Functional and subtle anatomy as they apply to teaching yoga
- Breathing practices, guided relaxations, meditations, and restorative yoga poses
- Ayurvedic principles
- Mantra, mudra, and yogic lore
- Understanding the business of yoga and classroom ethics
Creativity is at the heart of the Moonbow journey. As a YTT student, you will be inspired to creatively thread the roots of yoga with modern practices, while also adding your own significant spice that aligns with your authentic nature and life purpose. With your commitment and participation, you will be ready to best meet the needs of today’s yoga audience with safety, meaningful intention, confidence, and enjoyment.
All students will be required to teach one Community Yoga Class at BlissBlissBliss, between July – October 2017. Class dates and times TBA.
The program will culminate in November with a long training weekend and celebration at the Canaan Valley Resort in beautiful, serene Tucker County, WV. The cost of this weekend is included in the tuition and students will lodge together in the comfortable deluxe cabins. Our training sessions will take place at the resort conference center and, weather permitting, outdoors in the Canaan Valley State Park. Some meals will be provided. (www.canaanresort.com)
The Moonbow Yoga and Wellness 200-hour YTT program (formerly 3 rd Street Yoga) is part of a Yoga Alliance Certified school. Students that fulfill all program requirements will receive a certificate of completion and can register with Yoga Alliance.
How to Register
An application must be completed to register for the 2017 YTT program.
Please send your request for an application to Heidi Sherwin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prerequisite: students should have at least 1 – 2 years of a regular, devoted yoga practice prior to enrolling in the YTT program.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2017
2017 Tuition & Deposit
The total tuition is $2,500.
A deposit of $400 is due within 3 days of registration, $100 of which is non-refundable. The deposit will hold your space in the 2017 program and it will be deducted from the total tuition rate. It can be paid directly to Heidi Sherwin via Venmo or Paypal.
We strive to make this program accessible to all with discounts for early registration, payment plans, and a work-study scholarship.
Early Bird Discount
10% discount when you pay deposit and tuition by March 31, 2017
$2250 total commitment ($400 deposit + $1850 tuition)
7 monthly auto-payments, based on $2100 tuition (after deposit)
$300/month, April 1 st – October 1 st , 2017
A work-study scholarship will be granted to one registered trainee. The work-study opportunity includes the agreement that the student will help the program instructor and guest teachers, arrive early and stay late on training days to help set up and take down equipment, coordinate the Community Yoga Class schedule, and assist with other organizational tasks, as needed, during the program.
To apply, please submit an essay (300 words or less) explaining how the scholarship will benefit you and what you will do with your certification.
Email your essay to Heidi@theblissblissbliss.com
Scholarship essay deadline: March 1, 2017
Scholarship recipient will be announced by March 8, 2017.
Program Tuition Includes:
- Participation in the Yoga Alliance 200-hour program
- Moonbow YTT Manual
- One-on- one Mentor calls with Lead Instructor, Heidi Sherwin
- $7 yoga classes at BlissBlissBliss through duration of program
- Lodging and some meals for the November Canaan Valley Training & Celebration Weekend
2017 Book List (subject to change by January 2017)
- Bringing Yoga to Life – Donna Farhi
- The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – Chip Hartranft
- Yoga Anatomy (2nd Edition) – Leslie Kaminoff
- Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques – Mark Stephens
- Yoga for Wellness -Gary Kraftsow
* Many of these books are available for purchase at BlissBlissBliss
About the Instructor:
Heidi Sherwin is a caring and highly skilled yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance at the ERYT-200 and R-PYT levels. She has been inspired by the philosophical and physical practices of yoga for over 20 years. Yoga and holistic health are her GPS for navigating through life with mindfulness, emotional well-being, self-care, and joy.
Heidi’s sincere, fun and creative teaching style blends together the spiritual roots of Hatha Yoga, holistic health principles, playful expression, and awakened breathing. She provides a positive space for students to connect with their authentic inner GPS, so they can rejuvenate, and nurture their body, mind and spirit with joy and ease.
Heidi completed her 200-hour yoga training with Joanne VandenHengel from 3rd Street Yoga (2009), and her Pre/Postnatal yoga training with Sharon Fennimore from Yoga Matrika (2011). In 2009, she helped co-create the yoga program at BlissBlissBliss in Morgantown, WV. The program set into motion a space where the phrase “Yoga for everyBODY” was truth and continues to be its mission. Heidi’s passion and interest in women-centered wellness inspired her to start the BlissMama Yoga Program, which includes pre and postnatal yoga classes and a birthing workshop for partners.
From 2011 – 2015, Heidi was the apprentice to her mentor, Joanne VandenHengel, and served as an assistant instructor for 3 rd Street Yoga’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. In 2016, Heidi transitioned to Lead Instructor and now facilitates the 200-hour curriculum under her personal business, Moonbow Yoga and Wellness. She currently offers her teacher trainings at BlissBlissBliss.
When not on the yoga mat, Heidi may be found using her essential oils, crafting, cooking, singing to her three daughters, or spending downtime in the NOW with her supportive husband and family.
What others are saying
Heidi is very approachable, visibly passionate, and consistently positive. I have a lot of respect for her and appreciate the commitment she has made to sharing her practice with others. – Former yoga student
I’ve had the privilege to be a student of Heidi’s in yoga classes and yoga teacher training. She inspires, nurtures, and encourages, leaving you feeling amazing and uplifted. Her intuitive teacher style, enables you to learn and grow, while feeling confident in the knowledge you are gaining. If you get the opportunity to take any of her classes, I cannot recommend them enough. -Dani G.
Joanne VandenHengel is the owner of 3rd Street Yoga in Pittsburgh and was the lead instructor for the 200-hour program at BlissBlissBliss from 2011 – 2015. She has been offering yoga teacher trainings in and around Pittsburgh for many years. She has graduated over 150 yoga teachers to date. She has enjoyed sharing her program at BlissBlissBliss and considers the studio as a wonderful and invigorating learning environment. According to Joanne, being there is like going home!
Joanne is “a teacher of teachers” and brings 30+ years experience teaching in the public school system to her craft. Trained and certified through the Himalayan Institute, Joanne has been practicing yoga and meditation for over twenty years and teaching for more than ten years in the Pittsburgh area. She has studied with many well-known yoga teachers around the country, although she says her best teachers are her students. Joanne’s teaching style is inspiring, comprehensive, and empowers students to tap their greatest potential with strength, confidence, insight and imagination. Her rewarding Yoga Alliance certified program is often described as a self study program allowing the teaching to grow from the study of oneself, growth in one’s own practice and meditation, and applying the information presented and discussed through practice teaching and critique.