Yoga Teacher Training

Make Creativity and Anatomical Fluency a Foundation of Your Teaching

Yoga Tune Up®, developed and created by internationally renowned movement educator, Jill Miller, is a specialized conscious fitness system integrating elements of Yoga, Corrective Exercise, Body Therapy and Self-Massage. The poses, routines and structure of this format are deeply rooted in discovering the biomechanics and physiology of each individual, as an individual, helping to create lasting structural change. Yoga Tune Up® approaches the body as a living archeological dig, probing layers of muscle, tendons, connective tissues and joints, and excavating unhealthy tension patterns until your students are moved back into complete physiological balance.

The accessible nature and style of Yoga Tune Up® fills classes and workshops with a broad spectrum of both men and women ranging from athletes, professionals, yogis, and doctors, to boomers becoming active for the first time.

 

THIS TRAINING PROGRAM IS BEST SUITED FOR:

  • Fitness professionals seeking continuing education and a proven format to expand their teaching repertoire.
  • Instructors/Teachers seeking to grow class attendance and/or private practice
  • Fitness instructors/professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of and further integrate anatomy and physiology into their teaching format.
  • Fitness instructors/professionals looking to increase their creative teaching ability while simultaneously delivering advanced biomechanical instruction.
  • Advanced practitioners of any discipline interested in stepping into the role of instructor.

Yoga Tune Up® Teacher Training Programs

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Level 1 Certification Training

The Yoga Tune Up® Level 1 70 hour Certification Program strikes a balance between the worlds of yoga and fitness, attracting trainees of all ages, body types, and movement modalities. It breaks down the nuts and bolts of human movement by using a yogic lens of awareness, conscious relaxation and proper breathing techniques. The Level 1 environment fosters trainees into a newly intimate understanding of their own architecture, diving deeply into integrated anatomy and body mechanics. You will go beyond formulaic instruction and truly learn how to think and teach creatively within your specific teaching environment, with both group classes and private clients. Trainees are presented with "template" Yoga Tune Up® classes that can be used to help jumpstart workshops and classes. Successful completion and certification of the Level 1 training is mandatory prior to teaching any Yoga Tune Up® classes or workshops.

Passing of the Level 1 course is required to be a licensed YTU teacher.
 

This 70 hour training:

  • Become proficient and comfortable with the fundamentals of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics and how to apply them in a private or group class setting
  • Learn a step-by-step process to create memorable, accessible classes and learn to “think out of the boxana”
  • Refresh your love of teaching and learn new classroom leadership skills
  • Be prepared to teach your own Yoga Tune Up® classes, privates, and more
REQUIRED READING:
Trail Guide to the Body 4th edition by Andrew Biel - http://goo.gl/nheQ64
The Roll Model: A Step-by-Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility, and Live Better in Your Body by Jill Miller - at Amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com

RECOMMENDED READING:
The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long  - http://goo.gl/4Vh0IK
A Handbook on the Physiology of Yogasana, by Mel Robin - http://goo.gl/QYoE3M
3 DVD Set of Jill Miller’s Hip Helpers, Shoulder Shape Up & Core Integration - http://goo.gl/N8GW6O

YTU Integrated Embodied Anatomy Training

Learn anatomy from the inside-out. This comprehensive anatomy module (15 - 20 hrs.) expertly guides you into your living tissues in a concrete and inspiring way. It provides you with a directly personal experience of the interplay of the many complex systems of the body and helps you to make them relevant and tangible for your students. Learn how the multiple layers of the body relate and function as a whole while simultaneously exploring specific anatomical structures, physiological processes and typical movement patterns and pathologies.

The unique YTU approach not only helps you to embody anatomy, but our educational methodology drastically improves any students' retention of the clinical language of anatomy in a completely accessible and fun way.Dynamic movement, combined with video, 3-D models, palpation, and self-massage tools and techniques,will invite you to traverse the muscles, joints, bones and fascia and their interrelatedness to breath, circulation, immunity, injury and newfound functional movement patterns. The curriculum is suitable for yogis of all levels, but also ideal for any movement professional who desires to sharpen their ability to perceive within themselves as well as correctly locate in others, the vital structural landmarks and meaningful continuities of the body within any yoga or fitness practice.Make anatomy relevant to you, and your students will follow!

*Required for Yoga Tune Up® Integrated Certificate or Yoga Tune Up® Integrated Therapists
Bring this module to your studio, club or program. Contact [email protected]

REQUIRED READING:
Trail Guide to the Body 4th edition by Andrew Biel - http://goo.gl/nheQ64
The Roll Model: A Step-by-Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility, and Live Better in Your Body by Jill Miller - Available at Amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com

RECOMMENDED READING:
The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga, Ray Long  - http://goo.gl/4Vh0IK
A Handbook on the Physiology of Yogasana, by Mel Robin - http://goo.gl/QYoE3M
 

The Roll Model® Method - The Science of Rolling

This 8 hour Training of The Roll Model™ Method puts its focus on pain physiology and fascia studies, empowering professionals from any body-based discipline to help clients of any level of fitness to adopt a simple and effective self-care regimen. The Roll Model Balls can be used as an adjunct offering within personal training sessions, stretch, Pilates, dance classes, wellness coaching, yoga, massage therapy, kids or special populations. The balls put the power of self-massage into your clients’ own hands. You will learn 6 proven head-to-toe series, approved by body therapy professionals to affect profound change in the rotator cuff, upper back, neck, jaw, hips, lower back, IT Band, calves and feet (plus you will take home recordings of all of the sequences.) You will learn to identify bony landmarks, muscular attachments, fascia geography, and specialized ball rolling techniques that penetrate into common high tension areas. Clients at every level of fitness OR disability are ushered into the awareness of their own anatomy, helping you build their confidence and ability to live better in their body....PAIN FREE! 

 

These on-the-go balls can be used in a variety of settings; offices, homes, gyms, yoga/Pilates studios and are a profitable revenue stream for teachers, gyms and studios.YTU Therapy Ball Sequences increase your teaching tool-kit and are a great way to introduce embodied anatomy concepts to your student base. Plus you'll have fun while educating others! Learning these sequences benefit your own self-preservation and will help you to maintain a healthy body, preventing injuries and saving you time and money on massage therapists and other costly treatments. (ACE CECs .7 & optional homework assignment to be submitted after the course. Completion of homework assignment will result in a 16 hour completion certificate.)

REQUIRED READING:
Andrew Biel, Trail Guide to the Body, 4th edition - http://goo.gl/nheQ64
The Roll Model: A Step-by-Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility, and Live Better in Your Body by Jill Miller - Available at Amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com

RECOMMENDED READING
Fascia by Mark Lindsay - http://goo.gl/6Wchaz
Fascia, The Tensional Network of the Body - http://goo.gl/cJt10g
The Muscle and Bone Palpation Manual by Joe Muscolino  http://goo.gl/nEXfmW

The Roll Model® Method - Ball Sequencing and Innovation

Innovation, Application and Ball Sequencing

 

Put the power of self-myofascial release into your own hands. This training empowers you to personally adopt and teach simple yet highly effective self-care regimens for pain-relief and improved performance. The 4 different sized YTU Therapy Balls included in this module can be used as an adjunct offering within personal training sessions, stretch, Pilates, dance classes, wellness coaching, yoga, massage therapy, or with kids and special needs populations. These proven, whole-body exercises are approved by physical therapists, pain medicine specialists, and chiropractors.
 
This training equips you to:
• Explore pain-erasing self-myofascial release in over-used areas of your body like your hands and knees, or completely ignored areas like the diaphragm and pelvic floor.
• Improve classroom demonstration of Therapy Ball techniques and trouble-shoot classroom pitfalls and challenges when presenting to beginners or more experienced students.
• Learn the art of crafting test/retest scenarios to provide instant feedback of improved function or reduced pain
• Refine your anatomical fluency of bony landmarks, muscular attachments, and the fascial seam-system through experiential mapping strategies.
• Learn tools for consistently creating innovative Therapy Ball sequences for yourself and your clients
• Learn the optimal use of 4 different sized Roll Model® Balls that unravel patterns of pain and dysfunction.

(Tuition includes all Roll Model® Therapy Balls (1 pair each of original Yoga Tune Up® Balls, Therapy Ball Plus, 1 ALPHA, and 1 Coregeous® Ball) course handbook and an optional certificate of completion.)


*This module is open to all levels of student/educator/clinician. There is no pre-requisite to attend, but you are highly encouraged to take Therapy Ball Basic Training before or after taking Ball Sequencing and Innovation.

 

PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED READING MATERIALS TO THE COURSE WITH YOU:
The Roll Model: A Step-by-Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility, and Live Better in Your Body by Jill Miller - Available at Amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com
Trail Guide to the Body 4th edition by Andrew Biel - http://goo.gl/nheQ64

RECOMMENDED READING
Fascia by Mark Lindsay - http://goo.gl/6Wchaz
Fascia, The Tensional Network of the Body - http://goo.gl/cJt10g
The Muscle and Bone Palpation Manual by Joe Muscolino  http://goo.gl/nEXfmW

Hips Immersion

This 20 hour training is open to students and teachers who wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Yoga Tune Up® processes and fitness therapy practices. The specific anatomy of the hips, legs, knees ankles and feet are explored in depth. Trainees are guided through a variety of hands-on adjustments, new assessment strategies, injury scenarios, deeper meditation instruction, and improving their teaching performance of these specific body regions. The Trainees are presented with "template" workshops aimed to inspire their own creative workshops and classes. No prior experience with Yoga Tune Up® is required, although it is helpful. The Immersion can be taken at any point in a teachers journey towards certification. Required for YTU Integrated Certificate and for Yoga Tune Up® Therapist consideration.

REQUIRED READING:
Andrew Biel, Trail Guide to the Body, 4th edition - http://goo.gl/nheQ64
The Roll Model: A Step-by-Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility, and Live Better in Your Body by Jill Miller - Available at Amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com
 

Shoulders Immersion

This 20 hour training is open to students and teachers who wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Yoga Tune Up® processes and fitness therapy practices.The Shoulders Immersion focuses specifically on the intricate anatomy and physiology of the shoulders, arms, wrists, hands, head and neck, and breaks down these areas in fine detail. Coursework involves multiple embodied explorations of the upper body and the kinetic relationships of the shoulders to the core, the mind, and structural integrity. Trainees are guided through a variety of hands-on adjustments, self-care strategies with the YTU Balls, injury scenarios, pranayama (breath-based exercises), meditation,  and improving their teaching performance of these specific body regions. Trainees are presented with "template" workshops aimed to inspire their own creative workshops and classes. No prior experience with Yoga Tune Up® is required, although it is helpful. The Immersion can be taken at any point in a teachers journey towards certification.

REQUIRED READING:
Andrew Biel, Trail Guide to the Body, 4th edition - http://goo.gl/nheQ64
The Roll Model: A Step-by-Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility, and Live Better in Your Body by Jill Miller - Available at Amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com
 

Core Integration Immersion

For yoga teachers, advanced yoga practitioners, Pilates and fitness teachers, massage therapists, dancers, and martial artists. This 20 hour immersion is designed to enhance your connection to the abdominal core and is filled with practical tools for effectively integrating core work into your practice and teaching. Through embodied anatomy exercises, you will systematically travel within your core to explore the key structures that mobilize and stabilize the spine. Using Jill's original Yoga Tune Up® techniques, you will strengthen and stretch every last muscle fiber. You will be introduced to several core-related pranayama techniques to directly experience your diaphragm and experience daily self-massage with Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls. Learn how to apply core work to your daily yoga practice, as well as ways of integrating and sequencing the exercises in a class setting. Unique empowerment exercises will address the emotional blocks that often obscure core work, so that you may uncover and resolve your third chakra issues, and ultimately inspire others.

REQUIRED READING:
Andrew Biel, Trail Guide to the Body, 4th edition - http://goo.gl/nheQ64
The Roll Model: A Step-by-Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility, and Live Better in Your Body by Jill Miller - Available at Amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com

RECOMMENDED READING:
The Second Brain by Michael Gershon - http://goo.gl/BWrtb

Breath and Bliss Immersion

This two-day immersion will provide you with multiple embodied explorations that create the conditions needed for profound relaxation, increased body awareness and mind-body connectivity.You will learn meditation, physiological “listening,” breath & body reset and emotional attunement. You will find a treasure chest of new practices to enhance your life. For educators, you will leave with creative and effective ways to guide students of every level into down-regulation.

Highlights of this course:
  • The anatomy and physiology of stress-relief
  • Savasana studies: how to craft successful relaxation for yourself and your students
  • Diaphragm discoveries: explore your breath mechanics
  • Fail-safe meditation techniques for all
  • ROLLaxation: Roll Model® Therapy Ball Techniques to hasten relaxation and pain relief
*Open to all levels of students and teachers of all styles. Tuition Includes a pair of YTU Balls, Coregeous Ball and a course workbook. 

REQUIRED READING:
Andrew Biel, Trail Guide to the Body, 4th edition - http://goo.gl/nheQ64
The Roll Model: A Step-by-Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility, and Live Better in Your Body by Jill Miller - Available at Amazon.com

RECOMMENDED READING:
A Handbook on the Physiology of Yogasana, by Mel Robin - http://goo.gl/QYoE3M

A Few Words from Our Teaching Community

"My Teaching has improved tenfold after taking the YTU Trainings. I see it not only in the growth of class size and privates, but also in the results my students are getting."
- Tiffany Chambers-Goldberg
"YTU Trainings build great teachers. I’ve been teaching for years, but this was a quantum leap in the growth of my confidence and in the clarity of how to best help my students."
- Alex Iglecia
"Yoga Tune Up® has given me the confidence and capability to no longer fear a student who comes in with a meniscus problem, disc issue, or hip replacement. I have such a wide variety of tools at my disposal and the capacity to use them because of my YTU Training."
- Sarah Court
"YTU self-care strategies not only healed a chronic hamstring injury I had from years of competitive cycling, but now, with my Pilates and Yoga clientele, I apply hands-on assists with a newfound intuitive skill and have seen my student base grow substantially."
- Owen Grady