Marybeth Brady: 200 Hour YTT
Embark on a transformative and intensive yoga teacher training in Costa Rica, and connect with like-minded individuals while escaping the realities of everyday life. Over three weeks, focus solely on your certification as you deepen your practice, expand your knowledge of yoga, and cultivate inner peace, balance, and personal growth.
E-RYT 500 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified
July 20 – Aug 10, 2024
Dorm: $3,495 + tax
Triple: $3,795 + tax
Double: $4,095 + tax
Single Deluxe: $4,595 + tax
Marybeth Brady is the Founder of Wild Heart Yoga in Austin, TX, where she serves her local and global community through public classes, workshops, sound healing experiences, Yoga Teacher Trainings, International Yoga & Wellness Retreats, and events.
A 500 E-RYT Certified Yoga Teacher, with over 12 years and 3,000 hours of teaching experience, she is delighted to guide students along the 8-limb path of yoga. Marybeth has been a devoted student of yoga for 20 years, and believes a teacher is always a student first.
A lunar lover, intuitive, astrology muse, crystal enthusiast, Reiki practitioner, sound healer, mama bear, and inspired by the vast and brilliant Universe, she believes in the divine connection to Earth and the Cosmos and the ancestral wisdom we all possess that connects us to both planes. Marybeth is deeply connected to energy and uses both sound frequency and Reiki to explore these depths as a student and teacher. She teaches heartfelt and thought-provoking classes and experiences curated to expand our consciousness and reawaken our wild hearts.
Her teachings are full of introspection, joy, and radical honesty.
There was a time when yoga was merely a physical practice and outlet for moving her body. Trauma and grief revealed yoga through a new lens, and this was the path that led Marybeth to dedicating her life to practicing and teaching yoga. This path has revealed the complexities of light and dark, free will, and the simplest truth, that at our core love isn’t just something we feel; it’s something we are.
Marybeth is deeply influenced by the teachings of Seane Corne and Denise Deniger
This immersion program will prepare and certify you to:
- Understand the vast History of Yoga
- Dive deep into the ancient teachings of Yogic Philosophy and learn how to apply this wisdom on and off of the mat
- Safely practice, embody, and teach physical yoga postures with proper alignment
- Learn variations of poses and how to make class accessible for all body types
- Understand functional anatomy and physiology of the human body including:
- the skeleton, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints
- function of the spine
- planes of movement
- bodily systems
- Learn to teach several styles of yoga including Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Beginner, Prenatal, Power, Yoga Nidra
- Learn the art of effective cueing
- Learn how to sequence safe, intelligent, and memorable classes
- Students will leave YTT with 4 complete unique sequences
- Find your unique and authentic voice as a teacher
- Discover the art of theming classes and interweaving philosophy and story-telling
- Cultivate and teach a sustainable meditation and Yoga Nidra practice
- Gain knowledge, personal and teaching experience of Pranayama, breathing techniques
- Acquire an understanding of the Subtle Energetic Bodies
- Chakras, Koshas, Doshas, Bandhas
- Explore the Science of Sound through experience and teachings (Solfeggio hertz frequencies)
- Learn the art of holding space
- Conscious assists and adjusts
- Ethics of a yoga teacher
- The Business of Yoga
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM CURRICULUM
Techniques, Training, Practice (75 hrs)
In this training we’ll explore the many asanas (yoga poses) and how to embody and teach them from a place of functional anatomy. Several yoga styles are practiced and taught to empower you as a student and teacher. Pranayama, breathing techniques, are taught through experience, to fully connect to this powerful life force moving through you. You will build a sustainable meditation practice as we uncover the various benefits of different pranic and meditation techniques in paradise. Acquire knowledge of the energetic bodies including the Chakras and Bandhas, and the power of connection to these pieces of yourself.
Asanas – the physical postures
There is no requirement for having mastery of any specific yoga pose. The ability to do a headstand, crow pose, etc, are simply not required for yoga teacher training.
● Sun Salutations A & B
● Standing Poses
● Arm Balances
● Seated Poses
● Supine Poses
● Counter poses
● Empowering the practice with props
Styles of Yoga
Meditation & Pranayama
● Yoga Nidra
Pranayama- breathing techniques
● Nadi Shodhana
● Breath of Joy
Subtle Energetic Bodies
● Intro to Ayurveda
Anatomy, Physiology & Alignment (20 hrs)
During this training we will view functional anatomy and physiology as it pertains to yoga. Through the musculoskeletal and bodily systems we will analyze yoga postures and sequencing for accessible, informative and safe teaching.
● The Musculoskeletal system (skeleton, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints)
● Function of the spine
● Planes of movement
● Bodily Systems (nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory,and lymphatic systems)
● Sequencing as it pertains to anatomy
Philosophy & Spiritual Development (30 hrs)
Yoga means to “unite”- mind, body, spirit, soul and our Self and others. Through the ancient teachings of yogic philosophy, we will move through the 8 limb path as outlined by Pantanjali and together unpack the meaning of these teachings and how to apply its wisdom in our modern world. Through meaningful conversation we’ll open our hearts and minds in community.
● History of Yoga
● Introduction to the Yoga Sutras, by Pantanjali
● The 8 Limbed Path
● Yamas and Niyamas
● The Four Paths to Yoga
● Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita
Teaching Methodology (35 hrs)
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”- Willian A. Ward
During this training you’ll develop a wide range of teaching skills from holding space to effective cueing and sequencing. You’ll learn how to curate a memorable class that inspires your students and keeps them coming back.
● The Art of Effective Cueing
● Sequencing- creating intelligent sequences for multiple styles of yoga
● Finding Your Unique Voice as a Teacher
● Theming classes- interweave the elements, philosophy, energetic bodies, story-telling
● Creating workshops
● Conscious and informed energetic and hands-on assists
Practicum (10 hrs)
Applying what you’ve learned through teaching and observing.
Ethics & The Business of Yoga (10 hrs)
Being a teacher is a true honor, and it comes with great responsibility. When we sit in the seat of the teacher, we are holding a sacred space for our students and expected to do so from a place of professionalism, kindness, and compassion. During our time together we’ll have real conversations about what happens after teacher training. You’ll leave this training with so many resources to guide you on your path as a teacher and student!
● Ethics of Yoga Teacher
● Drawing safe and appropriate boundaries
● The Business of Yoga
HOW A 3 WEEK YTT SCHEDULE WORKS
Whether a desire to teach or simply deepen your practice, this experience will open your wild heart!
One of the biggest joys is the friendships made with others during this experience. And most cherished, is the relationship you build with yourself.
In this Yoga Teacher Training, you’ll Initiate your journey into sharing the gift of yoga, whether it’s in front of a classroom, with friends and family, or more deeply with yourself. Through an exploration of yogic philosophy, asana, pranayama, meditation, teaching skills, chakras, and other essential skills, you will find your authentic voice and self in the seat of the teacher.
In my experience, Yoga Teacher Training changed the entire trajectory of my life! What I thought would be learning the anatomy of Triangle Pose, morphed into a beautiful and sacred journey getting to know myself from a renewed and radically honest perspective. I was able to unpack the layers of my beliefs and strengthen my relationship to self, to others, and to our vast and brilliant Universe!
During our 3 weeks together, we will step onto the mat as a gateway to self-reflection and growth. Many trainees experience life-changing lessons and experiences that allow them to show up more fully as a student of life and a teacher of yoga. My goal is to prepare you for sharing yoga in the way that serves your unique and wild heart. You’ll have many opportunities to apply what you’re learning in a practical way, through teaching and also through everyday life.
By the end, you will be able to teach a full class safely and confidently and show up for yourself and others with more grace and compassion.
The training meets the requirements set by Yoga Alliance for a 200-hour RYT certification. By completing, you will be able to register with YA and seek employment as a full or part-time yoga teacher.
Yoga Teacher Training is highly experiential in nature. You will be working deeply with yourself, closely with individuals, and the group as a whole.
This Training requires that students fully participate in the program. You will be presented with a range of different teaching and learning styles, some of which may be new to you.
While emotional issues can sometimes arise, participants must have the emotional intelligence needed to process, express, and contain experiences appropriately so the container remains a safe and sacred space for all.
- Minimum of 3 consistent months of yoga practice to prepare your body for training- Vinyasa encouraged
- Or long term involvement in other physical activity or sports programs such as running, dance, group classes, gymnastic, barre, etc so there is a high level of body awareness. Must be familiar with some yoga poses
- An open mind
- Willingness to learn, study, and participate
**Students are not required to have an “advanced” practice, nor are they required to have mastery of any certain pose.
This is an example what the schedule might look like during one of the days of your training.
PLEASE NOTE: This is subject to change…
- 7:00 am: Fresh fruit is served in the main house
- 7:30 am – 9:00 am: Meditation, Pranayama, Asana practice
- 9 am – 10 am: Breakfast
- 10 am – 1 pm: Topic Examples… Pose Breakdowns, Functional Anatomy, Cueing
- 1 pm – 2 pm: Lunch
- 2 pm – 5 pm: Topic Examples… Chakras, History of Yoga, The Yamas & Niyamas
- 5 pm: Snack
- 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Sequencing, Sound Bath, Yoga Nidra, Share Circle
- 7 pm: Dinner
You will need the following books for this training. Prepare for YTT by reading/familiarizing yourself with them before teacher training begins. Please bring the books with you to training. Electronic versions of the books are approved.
- The Yamas and Niyamas: By Deborah Adele
- The Four Agreements: By Don Miguel Ruiz
- The Untethered Soul: By Michael Singer
- Yoga mat & props (Provided by Anamaya. Mats are professional Manduka mats)
- Journal/Notebook and pen
- Refillable water bottle
- An open mind
This training has truly changed EVERYTHING for me. It’s shifted how I look at myself and the things that go on in my mind, it’s shifted how I look at everyone else (like divine beings). It’s given me a confidence I never knew I had and it’s made me feel seen and heard and loved TRULY for who I am for the first time in possibly my whole life. I feel strong, and connected on a level I never could have dreamed of. I came into this not knowing if I wanted to teach, it was a personal journey for me but it’s because of the SUCCESS of the personal journey that I can’t imagine any greater joy or honor than to share yoga with others. THANK YOU!
Leaving this training feels like I’m saying goodbye to an old friend looking back at who and where I was when this experience began. A room of strangers from all different walks of life, became a family who I know I could call on for anything.. I found my own voice and then some, and never thought I’d be able to articulate and show vulnerability the way I have. My body has undergone transformation, my mind is aware without as much gripping and attachment, and my soul is singing louder than it ever has before.
This training has changed me in so many ways! Because of the community we built I have felt empathy, compassion and vulnerability in ways I’ve never felt before. I have never felt so seen and loved in a group setting like this before - that changes you. I feel like I am a different person than when we first started- it’s completely and utterly changed my life for the better. I feel like I am moving and breathing in the world a different human - one that is more present and aware - one that is more compassionate and caring for the world around me - one who genuinely tries to see the good in all those around me. This training has taught me what yoga really means and how to live yoga off of my mat. It helped me realize that we don’t have to have it together and pretend like we’ve got it all together. I have a totally different view of what asana practice looks and feels like. I am so grateful to have experienced this and to have had enough faith and courage to step out on this journey. I feel that my life will never be the same moving forward and I cannot wait to see what doors this opens in the future.
This training liberated me! Through different ways, little by little I explored and released some constructive ways of thinking about what it means to be a spiritual teacher. I thank you Marybeth for your patience as I (and my ego) tested and pushed against the boundaries. The following words are excerpted from the letter that you had us write to ourselves when we began training. On that morning of our last day of training, as I read the words I had written to myself I gaped in awe at the wisdom of myself. What a wonderful gift you have given me through this exercise. I thank you for that. I feel not so much changed by the experience but rather reminded of who I am.
Aside from the empathy I feel for this group of humans, this YTT has broadened my level of empathy across human kind, and I find myself more forgiving, less judgemental, and overall, a kinder and more grounded human being. Aside from feeling physically stronger than I have in a VERY long time, I also feel more connected emotionally and spiritually, and this training has taught me to let go of stereotypes about women/men, working/staying home, doing yoga/running triathlons, etc. I have found something that works for me and WITH me at this stage of my life, and I’m forever grateful for the space you held for me, and the opportunity and education you have given me.