ROOTED WISDOM

In uncertain times, the wisdom of yoga provides roots to feel grounded. Yet simultaneously, yoga teaches us to expand our hearts and minds. In so doing, we feel at peace. Now more than ever, the world needs people who are peaceful and uplifting. Yoga Now’s Yoga Certification program, which has been held every year since 1983, is an opportunity to develop personally and professionally by learning to cultivate contentment. Since 1983, our graduates have blossomed into a vibrant Yoga community filled with hundreds of our highly trained teachers in the greater Omaha metro. Become one of the many beacons of light in our community that spread peace to the world. Root into wisdom and let your heart expand. #doyoganow

NOW ACCEPTING STUDENTS!

 

STEP 1:

Complete your enrollment paperwork online.

STEP 2:

Pay the $325 enrollment fee
Mail Check: 601 S 67th Street | Omaha, NE 68106 
Venmo: susiamendola@gmail.com

STEP 3:

Yoga Now will contact you to confirm your enrollment. Enjoy!

2020-2021 SCHEDULE

We are hopeful that some weekends will occur in person at Yoga Now. Due to COVID-19, however, we are prepared to lead all training weekends live online via Zoom. Yoga Alliance is currently allowing for online formats and we are in compliance with their standards. Yoga Now training takes place approximately one weekend per month, over the course of nine months, to allow the teachings to expand, evolve, and grow over time.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE: FRIDAYS 6:00-10:00PM, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS 9:30AM – 6:00PM

FOUNDATIONS OF YOGA
{SUSI AMENDOLA | OCTOBER 16, 17, & 18}
Ground your roots into the wisdom of yoga. Learn the Eight Limb Path of Raja Yoga, Sankhya philosophy, and the practice of relaxation. Infuse your life with humanity, compassion, and love. Now is the time. Expand. Evolve. Grow.

ASANA I: MOVE WITH EASE
{JACQUELINE WILBER | NOVEMBER 6, 7, & 8}
Experience effortless effort in yoga postures and in life. Learn movement theory based in Thomas Hanna’s Somatics, and study the yoga postures (asana) from the Beginner’s Yoga Series by Swami Rama. Experience yourself from the inside out. Move with ease.

ASANA II: TEACH WITH EASE
{JACQUELINE WILBER | NOVEMBER 20, 21, & 22}
Learn best practices in teaching and learning theory from Jacqueline Wilber, a former public school teacher with a doctorate in education. Let your inner teacher shine as you learn to teach asana to others.

REST & BREATHE: MEDITATION & PRANAYAMA
{SUSI AMENDOLA | DECEMBER 11, 12, & 13}
Ahh. Exhale. In this dreamy weekend, you’ll spend time in resting, breathing, and in periods of silence. Learn to rest with yourself, exactly as you are, without the push and pull of wanting things to be different. Practice deep, wide, and long breathing and other foundational practices to cultivate peace of mind.

ASANA PRACTICUM
{SUSI AMENDOLA | DECEMBER 19 OR 20} 
Practice teaching yoga in a community setting and among your peers. Prepare your asana class and receive feedback from teachers and classmates. This is your opportunity to polish your skills as a yoga teacher and mentor. Let your light shine. Note: Asana practicum will be held from 1-5pm on Saturday and Sunday and you will only need to attend one session.

ANCIENT TEXTS OF YOGA
{JACQUELINE WILBER | JANUARY 15, 16, & 17}

The Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras provide beautiful wisdom for our modern lives. Learn how the Sutras and Gita can support you in the human problems of feeling lost, depressed, anxious, confused, or scared. Be inspired by the words of the ancients.

CHAKRAS: SUBTLE ENERGIES
{SUSI AMENDOLA | FEBRUARY 19, 20, & 21}
According to the ancient texts of yoga, the human body is swirling with subtle energies that create your life. From the grounded feelings rooted in the Muladhara chakra to the ecstasy of the Svadhishthana chakra, this weekend is an immersion into the energetic system of love, beauty, and joy.

AYURVEDA: YOGA’S SISTER SCIENCE
{SUSI AMENDOLA | MARCH 12, 13, & 14}
Ayurveda, the world’s first system of medical well-being, teaches us to find balance and promote health. Learn the foundations of Ayurveda (doshas, prakrutiTake into consideration your own constitutional make up and the conditions of the environment  so you can navigate your own health with precision and clarity through every season.

EMBODIED ASANA
{AMY MATTHEWS | APRIL 9, 10, & 11}
Did we mention that Amy Matthews is a guest teacher?!? Get ready to meet the New York City co-author, founder of the Babies Project and The Breathing Project, and expert anatomy teacher. Learn more at embodiedasana.com

GRADUATION
{SUSI AMENDOLA & GUEST TEACHERS | APRIL 30, MAY 1, & 2}
Bring together the learning and experience of the entire year. Review, redirect and realign yourself with your goals and vision for yourself as a teacher and as an ongoing student of the yoga tradition. Bow to all your teachers past present and future and then a deep bow to the teacher that resides within you. NAMASTE!!

EXPERT TEACHERS

Study from Omaha’s original yoga teacher, Susi Amendola E-RYT 500 & C-IAYT. Susi brings her expert knowledge, stemming from her lived experience at the prestigious Himalayan Institute, her 35+ years of teaching and studying with some of the most influential teachers of our time, and her work with the Ornish Living program which reverses heart disease through Yoga and Meditation . Be in the presence of a humble leader, who embodied the practice of yoga in all aspects of her life. TT200 Staff also includes center manager Jacqueline Wilber (EdD, E-RYT 500 and Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist) and a rotation of special guest teachers from across the country including authors Nischala Devi, Dr. Carrie Demers, Dr. Rolf Sovik, Deborah Adele, and Amy Matthews.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

This program was created as a holistic study of the practice of Yoga. According to the ancient texts, Yoga includes an understanding of ethics, breathing practices, asanas (physical postures), concentration, imagery, meditation, and experiencing the bliss that comes with dedication to Yoga. Much of the time in training includes seated lecture and discussion. While you will practice postures, it is not the only focus of the training. While some students take the training for personal growth, others take the training to become a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance.


If you are interested in becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance, you must complete the following items to receive your certification:

  • Finish all reading and homework assignments
  • Complete a take home test (open book & open note)
  • Attend 100 classes at Yoga Now (not included in price of program). 50 of the 100 classes must be with lead trainer, Susi Amendola
  • Meet privately with Susi to discuss your future as a yoga teacher and receive your certificate

PRICING

All payment options require a nonrefundable $325 processing fee. The fee secures your place in the program, once your enrollment paperwork is received. A payment plan must be determined before the start of the training program. 

  • One Payment Plan: $2,500. Payment must be made in full by the start of the program. (Does not include $325 procesing fee.)
  • Monthly Payment Plan: $3,250. 10 monthly payments of $325. (Does not include $325 procesing fee.)

Suggested books and the 100 classes at Yoga Now required to complete the program are not included in total price. A limited number of Work Study positions are available for reduced tuition for those who have financial need. Please contact Yoga Now at info@doyoganow.com to inquire about this option.

YOGA ALLIANCE

Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Its mission is to promote and suport the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga. YOGA NOW’s TT200 program is in accordance with Yoga Alliance and all graduates are eligible to register as Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT 200).