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200 hour yoga teacher training

IGNITING & TRANSFORMATIVE PERSONAL GROWTH THROUGH YOGA AND A DEEP DIVE INTO OUR MIND-BODY CONNECTION.

Whether your aim is to deepen your personal practice and knowledge of yoga or to learn how to share it with others, this comprehensive 200-hour yoga teacher training and immersion will set your soul on fire. 
 
Join our experienced yoga teachers and community leaders, Neda Honarvar of Tough Love Yoga and Mandy Roberts from FORM yoga, along with more deeply experienced and authentic guest teachers for this powerful and life altering experience.

WHAT MAKES AN INSPIRATIONAL LEADER?

We believe it starts with asking good questions while being dedicated to uncovering and discovering ways to connect deeply to yourself as well as to guide you in your journey to do the same for others. We each want to be fully present to share this important, enriching time with you. Our approach to this transformative journey is authentic, co-creative and embodied (and so, so much more!).

“AT HEART WE ARE ALL POWERFUL, BEAUTIFUL, AND CAPABLE OF CHANGING THE WORLD WITH OUR BARE HANDS.”
– DIANNE SYLVAN

IT’S AUTHENTIC

We will re-discover our authentic selves. On this journey we will discover our strengths, learn how to overcome our roadblocks to growth, and hone our authentic voice. Through the teachings of Yoga we will learn to tune into ourselves and harness our passion and purpose.

IT’S CO-CREATIVE

We will become creative participants of life. As we each join in the conversation of Yoga we will experience a deep dive into Yoga as a living, breathing and evolving art form based on ancient teachings. We will practice asking questions and listening, we will practice being alive and in person, we will learn to collaborate with ourselves, our students, and the world around us.

IT’S EMBODIED

We will deepen our awareness through presence-based teachings to form a deeper sense of connection to our own authority and our place in the world. We will explore our relationship to our personal power as we mindfully inhabit our body with ease and acceptance. With heartfelt engagement we will share these life-changing teachings.

IN THIS YOGA TEACHER TRAINING YOU CAN EXPECT:

WHAT SETS US APART (AND WHAT’S INCLUDED FOR YOU)

Neda strives to make yoga accessible and she achieves this through both a practical curriculum and by setting a tone of being very human and approachable herself. All are welcome, seen, and embraced while invited to elevate and meet the challenges of this wonderful training.”

– Olive Evans

“Through YTT I learned to love and have confidence in my body as it is! I learned how to use my breath in hard spaces by breathing in hard poses. Mandy taught me that yoga is a practice on the mat so that I have tools to use off the mat. Mandy taught me that for most things, I should focus on what’s optimal rather than what’s right or wrong. The decision to take YTT was one of the best decisions I’ve made for myself and by extension my family. I am a better person for being Mandy’s student.”

– Tennielle Bailey

“Neda truly loves guiding and training others, and that passion makes her trainings such a joy to be a part of. I always felt seen, heard, and loved in the space Neda created for us. I also left my training with an immeasurable amount of tools and skills that I could directly use in teaching yoga classes. If you have the opportunity to complete a YTT with Neda, I highly recommend you sign up! It’s an experience you will cherish forever.”

– Rashida Hassan

“Working with Mandy to achieve my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification was a life changing experience. Mandy is not just an instructor in the realm of yoga- she became a spiritual guide and a light in my life, she shifted my way of thinking and better prepared me for life’s challenges, she is an incredible storyteller, and a genuine, authentic, funny, beautiful soul. Transformational is the only way to describe my time spent with Mandy in her program. ”

– Meghan Bayersdorfer 

FAQ

A: Then this training is still for you! We believe that we should always follow our heart and if this training sounds amazing then there is something calling you here. Our focus is on personal enrichment and deepening the connection to yourself and the world around you. Even if you have no plans of teaching yoga this training will be a deeply transformative experience. And hey…who knows where life may lead you in the future?!

A: Absolutely. We designed this training to be a deep dive into personal development. You’ll learn embodied tools and techniques to enhance your own life (because as light workers, we’re called to grow) and offer greater benefits to those you currently serve. Our programs often include many people in helping professions other than just yoga. Your presence in circles like this deepens the experience for everyone!

A: We always trust divine timing…And we’d love to have you even if you are already a yoga teacher! In fact, many of our programs are filled with yoga teachers looking to go a step beyond and enhance their offerings in new ways. We created this training in response to what we saw and heard was needed in our beloved national yoga community, and we are 100% sure you’ll experience new depths of self-knowledge, inspiration and empowerment (not to mention our amazingly supportive, sincere, abundance-minded community)!

A: Our training is based in alignment and you will be guided through alignment practices which are energetic, physical and emotional. Yoga is a living and breathing art form and together we will explore this ancient practice with innovation and curiosity. While we focus the asana on alignment based postures, you will be guided through exploring & teaching multiple styles of asana including breath based flow, stretch, restorative as well as how to teach all levels of students including beginners, those with limitations. During this experience we will guide you into discovering your gifts and talents in teaching as well as help you uncover your unique teaching style and authentic voice. How amazing is that?!

A: Absolutely not. We will dive into the practices together and come out on the other side able to levitate! All kidding aside, you are in great hands with our expert facilitators and by the end of our time together you will be amazed at how you and your practice will shift, grow and change. That said, for your own benefit we do suggest a minimum of 6 months of a steady weekly asana practice prior to beginning this training.

A: Due to the demand of this sort of in depth training we get this question a lot! Our facility is located a short 20 minute drive from Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. With our weekend sessions and plentiful lodging options nearby you will be able to view each weekend as a little getaway. If you are traveling for the training feel free to message us and we will do our best to support you. If you are hoping to attend remotely please email us at mandy@formyoga.com, we would love to explore this option with you!

A: Absolutely! We would love to get the opportunity to work together to offer the gifts of yoga to everyone. Because of this we have a few BIPOC & LGBTQ+ partial scholarships available. Please email us at questions@formyoga.com to inquire.

A: We understand that sometimes conflicts come up, including unexpected illness. We will offer a recording of any sessions missed. Please note that if you miss a session additional homework & quizzes will be assigned to for you to complete. If needed or requested make-up hours will be available from one of our senior instructors at an additional cost.

A: We wanted to keep the training straightforward, cost effective and affordable so we cover pretty much everything!

You’ll be responsible for transportation to FORM yoga as well as bringing your own yoga mat, food, drinks, and snacks. All yoga props will be available to use while training in studio. Some of you may wish to purchase your own props to use at home.

Our extensive library of on-demand classes will be provided to you from home practice. If you wish to practice with us in studio beyond your training you’ll need to purchase classes.

You’ll need to purchase the required reading materials for your use during our training (new or used). Note: These required books will be our favorite, most impactful sources perfect to grow your own soulful and inspirational library as a teacher or student of yoga!

A: Wonderful! Now get ready, because your life is about to change for the better! Be sure to send us your application and your deposit and we’ll be in touch soon.

TRAINING FACULTY

NEDA DRAUPADI HONARVAR (she/her),
E-RYT 500, YACEP
Lead Teacher

Tough Love Yoga Founder

Known for her fiery nature and deep desire to make yoga accessible, Neda’s teaching style reflects her passion and playfulness as well as her dedication to the science, depth, and discipline of yoga. Her classes are an engaging blend of clear, direct, alignment-based instruction and skillful sequencing; expect lots of encouragement and play with generous servings of sweat and laughter. Neda is the founder of Tough Love Yoga and maintains an active teaching schedule, offering asana, pranayama, & meditation classes, ritual gatherings, workshops, retreats, and teacher training programs both locally and internationally. Neda has trained over 300 yoga instructors through 200 hour and 300 hour alignment-based Hatha yoga programs registered with the Yoga Alliance, both through Tough Love Yoga and other yoga studios across the globe. 

Neda’s love for teaching is second only to her passion for learning, believing that being a student of yoga has and continues to transform the capacity and potential of her mind, body, and heart. Neda’s primary practices include asana, pranayama, meditation, and ritual. She has been practicing yoga since 2000 and is a devoted student of her beloved guru Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati and her teachers Darren Rhodes and Christina Sell.

MANDY ROBERTS, (she/her)
E-RYT 200
Co-Teacher

FORM {yoga} & Soul Nourish Retreats Owner

The inspiration and driving force behind Atlanta’s FORM {yoga} Mandy is always learning, adapting and growing. As a studio owner Mandy has built a beautiful, inclusive community that focuses on empowerment, trust and connection. As a single mom, Mandy leads by example teaching her two kids to (playfully) grab life by the horns and to live life to the fullest. And as a yoga teacher and retreat leader Mandy encourages her students to face their fears in class, online and out in the world while exploring humility, playfulness and laughter.

Finding yoga in 2004, Mandy had no idea she was embarking on a life-long journey of personal growth. Her divorce just a few years later was the catalyst for a complete dissolution of her former life and the beginning of what is now FORM {yoga}. 

At that point life led her into a new career teaching yoga and owning a yoga studio {yep, it really did happen that way}. During the extremely challenging times surrounding her divorce Mandy found that the teachings of yoga were one of the only things that could help her keep her focus on moving forward and choosing life.

A graduate of the 12-month Urban Priestess movement, Mandy is always looking to deepen her connection with the Divine found in all of creation. A lover of all energies psycho-spiritual and subtle, she has studied Pranic Healing with Master Stephen Co, the Enneagram with Russ Hudson, Intuitive Development with Janet Raftis, and Yoga & Functional Movement with Mitchel Bleier. In addition Mandy has studied yoga with numerous accomplished national and international teachers from various traditions. More recently Mandy is honored to be a virtual teacher of online videos through GatherYoga. Mandy is twice a Lululemon Athletica ambassador in Atlanta and represented Atlanta at the Lululemon Ambassador Summit in Whistler. She has been a proud presenter at the Dirty South Yoga Fest, the Atlanta Women’s Foundation Yogathon, Wigwam Health and Wellness Festival, and a co-chair of the first annual Atlanta Yoga Rave.

You can find Mandy in Decatur, Georgia, teaching her weekly classes at FORM {yoga}. When not teaching you can find her writing for her blog, galavanting around the world, leading yoga retreats, drinking wine and eating delicious food.

2023 TRAINING SCHEDULE

We will meet over the course of these 12 weekends in 2023:

May 5-7
May 19-21
June 2-4
June 16-18
July 14-16
July 28-30
August 11-13
August 25-27
September 8-10
September 22-24
October 6-8
October 27-29

TRAINING TIME

Each week’s schedule:

FRIDAY
5pm – 9pm
SATURDAY
1pm – 7:30pm
SUNDAY
1pm – 5:30pm
*Please note: While we strongly recommend that all trainees attend all sessions in-person to get the most out of the curriculum, in certain circumstances (i.e. covid exposure, family emergency, out-of-state students), attending through zoom is also an option. Sessions will be recorded and can be viewed at a later date if live attendance is not possible. Please note: If completing sessions via recording, quizzes and additional work will be required to ensure that each student has viewed those recordings. In addition to the listed dates, trainees are encouraged to attend 2 classes a week in-studio or through our On-Demand platform This is not a requirement but is highly recommended to help integrate the material.

INVESTMENT: $3200

A $500 deposit is required with all applications. This fee is refundable if we determine this training is not appropriate for you at this time. Once you are accepted this fee is applied as a credit to your tuition, at which time it is non-refundable and your space will be confirmed. Please submit your application via the button below. Receipt of your application and application fee secures your early tuition pricing.

Payment plans are available in installments or you may pay the balance in full. Due to the intimate nature of this training all installment and balance payments are non-refundable. Payment is due in full by April 15, 2023.

MAKEUP POLICY
Successful completion of all assignments and scheduled teacher training hours (live or via recording) is required in order to graduate and receive your certification. Exceptions to live attendance may be made for special circumstances and emergencies at the discretion of our program directors; however, any missed hours must be made up and may incur additional fees if they require the presence of a teacher trainer.

Take the first step to transforming your every day.

“Getting to know Neda as my yoga teacher trainer is such a blessing for me. I love how she shares all her knowledge with so much devotion and expertise. This is the third YTT that I am taking with her and I keep learning so much and perceiving all her beautiful and immense lovely energy.”

– Claudia Murillo 

WE LOVE WHAT WE DO AND WE’D LOVE TO SHARE IT WITH YOU!

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