Charlotte, NC

2021 YTT has already begun!

Stay tuned for 2022 dates!!

 

The world needs more people connected to their heart's purpose, this training could be the thread that leads you there.

This Yoga Alliance approved training will take place with your utmost safety at the forefront. Both online AND in-person options are available, and we will make every effort to keep it accessible, relevant, and impactful. 

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Learn to teach Yoga with me, and friends!

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Ethics in the Yoga Community
Ethics in the Yoga Community

Interactive discussions around challenging topics.

Neuroscience is cool!
Neuroscience is cool!

As a former scientist, I LOVE to talk about the brain!

Karma Yoga Project
Karma Yoga Project

Take your yoga off your mat and into the community.

Ethics in the Yoga Community
Ethics in the Yoga Community

Interactive discussions around challenging topics.

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You are so worth this!

Location: NODA Yoga - NODA Location

Charlotte, NC (+ some, or all, online)

Hours:

Friday 6-9pm (VIRTUAL FOR ALL)

Saturday 8am - 6pm (NODA Yoga option)

Sunday 8am - 6pm (NODA Yoga option)

 

Dates: 

Weekend One: June 11th - June 13th

Weekend Two: June 25th - 27th

Weekend Three: July 16th - 18th

Weekend Four: July 23rd - 25th

Weekend Five: August 20th - 22nd

Weekend Six: August 27th - 29th

Weekend Seven: September 10th - 12th

Weekend Eight: September 24th - 26th

Embark on a journey of self-discovery, awareness, and love in June 2021. Join Grace Millsap and special guest teachers (keep scrolling) to explore the expansive and rich practices of Yoga through the lens of modern neuroscience, Ayurveda, philosophy, and social justice. All are welcome, whether a newly in-love-with-yoga student, if you have been practicing for years, or are already a yoga teacher. No matter if you have a desire to teach, or are only here to geek out and absorb the information on a personal level, there is something for you in this training. Our goal is to spark passion for the vastness and resplendence of knowledge in the study of Yoga. You can expect a balance of practice, theory, and techniques to give you the skills to create, or take, any yoga class to meet you where you are and give you exactly what you need. At completion of the training and assignments, you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (200-hour RYT).

 

Sliding Scale Pricing

(see below for help in determining best fit)

In-person: $1111 - $3333  

Online: $777-$2222

Let's Stay together

12 hours of CEU's  $222

12 hours CEU + 20 hours 1:1 mentorship  $1111

Deposit: $250

Payment Plans Available.

Whatever you need, let’s work it out!

Special Guest Teachers

 

Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian (he/him)

Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian (he/him) Cell Biology researcher currently studying cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in resistance to cancer therapy. Sundar’s Yoga research has provided scientific evidence how Yoga breathing practices could promote wellbeing in health and disease.

Marcy Braverman Goldstein, Ph.D. (she/her)

Marcy Braverman Goldstein, Ph.D. (she/her) Marcy teaches Sanskrit, history, ethical/yogic speech, and philosophy. Drawing from her academic background and twenty-five years of yoga practice, Marcy offers illuminating classes and lectures that deepen people’s knowledge and inspire personal growth.

Jasmine Hines (she/they)

Jasmine Hines (she/they) Jasmine queer cultural organizer, connector, educator and coach devoted to learning and self actualization by studying and integrating practices from yoga. Jasmine’s form of artistry is curating education experiences and environments that support people to explore connections between the mind, body, and inner wisdom together in community.

Rebby Kern (they/them)

Rebby Kern (they/them) Rebby Kern is a wandering spirit shining light into the lives of others. Rebby’s personal mission is to operate from connection, seeking justice and empower voices. Rebby generates space for connection, empowerment and self-discovery through their 10 years in LGBTQ activism drawing connections to the yoga world and uplifting experiences of marginalized identities.

Allison Modaferri (she/her)

Allison Modaferri (she/her) Allison's creative theme-weaving and intelligent sequencing bring yoga philosophy down-to-earth, inspire resiliency, and make the challenge of practice fun. She often says “the same alignment that keeps us safe helps us heal…and allows us to go deeper!”

Eternity Philops (she/they/mx.)

Eternity Philops (she/they/mx.) A bodaciously Black and unapologetically queer conscious being, Eternity works to educate and serve Black, BIPOC, and QTPOC communities in Yoga wellness. Addressing the limited options for Afrocentric forms of Yoga, Eternity created Kamili Yoga™, a modern Pan-African system for Black holistic wellness.

Raudhah Rahman (she/her)

Raudhah Rahman (she/her) I’m a yoga teacher training facilitator, an E-RYT500 yoga teacher and a quirky web designer. I help yoga teachers take their journey off roading to thrive as themselves online.

Marcia  Ramoutar (she/her)

Marcia Ramoutar (she/her) My journey with 'Yoga' started at a young age when I was exposed to the Yamas and Niyamas and lessons from the Gita in the guise of life lessons and values. I came to the Asana side of Yoga later in life thinking I knew nothing about Yoga, turns out I was wrong! Just goes to show, it's never too late to start a Yoga journey.

Polly Weiss (she/her)

Polly Weiss (she/her)TCTSY-F I believe in the profound power of yoga and meditation to help support trauma recovery, and I’m deeply passionate about exploring the amazing transformation that can happen when we bring a contemplative and embodied approach to healing individual and collective trauma.

The teaching style presented in this YTT is weaving of 3 systems of study: Yoga (as described by Patanjali and other texts), Ayurveda (our elemental nature), and Tantra (tools that allow us to live our lives more skillfully). There is no on-size-fits-all Yoga practice. This training will give you the tools to discern how to best meet your students where they are.

Grace Millsap, Lead Teacher

What past YTT students are saying...

Grace is a truly special soul. As a teacher, she goes way deeper than the physical poses of yoga. She utilizes anatomy, psychology, and energy to create intuitive movements that you didn’t even know you needed. Grace’s teacher training provided me with so many tools not only to become an amazing yoga teacher, but also to find a more profound understanding of my own practice. She also takes time to honor the histories and cultures of yoga, and addresses the responsibilities of being a teacher. Regardless of whether you’re interested in teaching vinyasa, deep stretch, meditation, or nothing at all, you’ll leave grace’s training with many new ways to contribute to the world.

This Yoga Teacher Training completely exceeded my expectations, and it is not an exaggeration to say it change my life. I am beyond impressed with the amount of time, thought, and heart that went into carefully planning each element of the program. I learned so much for use both on and off the mat, and am excited and inspired to keep on learning...plus I got to spend the summer with some of the coolest, kindest people I know. I wish I had done this years ago. 

Grace's teaching style is infectious, informed, and passionate! The training offered is a well rounded diverse teacher training with plenty of opportunity for student participation and discussion. I loved that we had multiple sessions on diversity, inclusion, and allyship in the Yoga space. Highly recommended!

Topics Covered 

  • The 8-limbs of Yoga

  • 5-Pillars of a well-balanced yoga class

  • Intelligent Sequencing 

  • Yoga Pose Energetics

  • Anatomy & Physiology

  • Nervous System States

  • Yoga Nidra

  • Meditation

  • Ayurveda Basics

  • Subtle Anatomy

  • Yamas & Niyamas

  • Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

  • Creative Prop Usage

  • Living your Yoga

  • Race, Gender, and Bias 

  • The Science of Breath

  • The Science of Meditation

  • The History of Yoga

  • Introduction to Sanskrit

  • Theme Weaving

  • In-depth study of Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita

  • Business Strategies for Yoga Teachers

& we will do plenty of yoga asanas!

Required Books

Wise words to assist us on our journey

Included in Tuition

Sliding Scale Pricing 

(see below for help in determining best fit)

In-person: $1111 - $3333  

Online: $777-$2222

Let's Stay Together!

12 hours of CEU's  $222

12 hours CEU + 20 hours 1:1 mentorship  $1111

Deposit: $250

Payment Plans Available. Whatever you need, let’s work it out!

It is my heart’s most sincere desire to make this training as accessible as possible. AND I also honor my guest teachers, and the energy (time, money, emotional) put into their area of expertise, combined with what it takes to present at the level of a teacher training. A sliding scale model operates from a place of trust, community, equity, and honesty.  I trust you to choose the best price that is appropriate for you. 

 

The current standard price for a 200-hour Yoga teacher training is between $2800-$3500 which automatically creates boundaries, and exclusion, for some. Sliding scale creates opportunity for those who may not otherwise be able to join, while retaining the value of the training and teachers; thus challenging the industry’s standard and capitalistic norms. This model invites us to take inventory of our personal resources, and examine our personal intersectionality and levels of privilege. 

 

You can pay in one installment or on a payment plan (no fees), we can talk about a plan that feels spacious for you. Please take some time taking these factors into consideration and determine a payment that works for you.  

This determination was informed, and inspired, by the works of Alexis J. Cunningfolk of Worts and Cunning, Jasmine Hines of Amplify and Activate, and Michelle C. Johnson of Skill in Action.  This scale is made possible by the kindness of friends at Noda Yoga and Jillian Longsworth. 

Please know, that the following are suggestions for helping one choose the best investment for your unique financial situation.  If you are unsure of where you fit, or need someone to talk it out with, I’m here to listen, and to come to a solution that feels really good.

 

Please, don’t hesitate to email me and set up a phone call.

Sliding Scale Considerations

Lower End ($1111-ish):

  • I frequently stress about meeting basic needs, and may go without.

  • I rent lower-end properties, or my housing situation is unstable.​

  • I am unemployed, or under-employed. 

  • I qualify for government assistance (health, food, etc).

  • I have no savings, and live paycheck-to-paycheck.

  • I have little to no disposable income. 

  • I rarely buy new items, because I am unable to afford them.

  • I can’t afford a vacation, nor can I reasonably take time off.

Middle ($2222-ish):

  • I may stress about my basic needs, but they are always met.

  • I may have stable housing, or may struggle to meet standard rent.

  • I am employed, and may have several jobs to make it work.

  • I have access to Health-care, but may not prioritize it.

  • I may have savings, and may also live paycheck-to-paycheck.

  • I have some disposable income.

  • I am able to buy some new items, but am budget-conscious.

  • I can take a vacation without major stress, yearly-ish.

Upper End ($3333-ish):

  • Can comfortably meet all my basic needs.

 

  • I own my home OR rent a higher end  apartment. 

  • I am employed, or don’t need to work to meet my needs.

  • Health-care is easy to obtain. 

  • I have access to financial savings; personal or familial. 

  • I have disposable income.

  • I rarely pause before buying a new item.

  • I can afford an annual vacation, and I easily can take time off. 

**Basic needs = food, housing+, transportation, etc.

Disposable  income = coffee shops, new clothes, books, delivery services, etc.

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to want to teach Yoga to take this training?


Nope! I didn't. But be warned, this training may light your soul on fire and you have no choice but to teach, and share with the world. Sorry, not sorry. :)




Will I be a 200-hour RYT upon completion?


If you would like! RYT stands for "Registered Yoga Teacher" and is a designation offered by Yoga Alliance. This school is currently registered with Yoga Alliance and you will be eligible to register with them upon completion of this training, and your heart-work. This designation will give you access to YA's wealth of resources, discounts on products and insurance, and accountability in continuing your education. Some studios may require this registration, many do not. The choice is yours to make.




What's up with Sliding Scale pricing?


It is my heart’s most sincere desire to make this training as accessible as possible. AND I also honor my guest teachers, and the energy (time, money, emotional) put into their area of expertise, combined with what it takes to present at the level of a teacher training. A sliding scale model operates from a place of trust, community, equity, and honesty. I trust you to choose the best price that is appropriate for you. The current standard price for a 200-hour Yoga teacher training is between $2800-$3500 which automatically creates boundaries, and exclusion, for some. Sliding scale creates opportunity for those who may not otherwise be able to join, while retaining the value of the training and teachers; thus challenging the industry’s standard and capitalistic norms. This model invites us to take inventory of our personal resources, and examine our personal intersectionality and levels of privilege.




Are there payment plans available?


You bet! I'm open to whatever works, let's chat and find a plan that feels good.




So there are virtual AND in-person options?


There sure are! Every Friday night session will be virtual. This gives us more flexibility, and space in the world. Friday nights can feel like a lot to juggle, with travel times and traffic considered. Stay home, and let's connect virtually. Some of the guest teachers will be Zoom-ing in as well, they were given options to choose what works best for them, just like you! These options also allow for life to happen (oops!) and for us to be able to choose to stay home, or tend to our needs in other ways. The Sliding Scale pricing option makes this possible!




Will the sessions be recorded?


For the most part, yes! Some guest teachers may opt to NOT record, and I always offer that to them. Technology may also get in the way at times. But ultimately, YES! I will make every effort to record, and share, all the sessions. These sessions will be uploaded, and live forever, on Teachable.com, an online learning platform that helps keep all the things organzied.




How much "other" time is required?


In accordance with Yoga Alliance's current standards, we will have 180+ face-to-face time. This will include virtual, and in-person (if you choose), and will include time with myself, guest teachers, and your group. We will have 25ish hours of outside assignments, which include reading books (and writing book reports), listening to podcasts, sequencing assignments, and group check-ins. Everything will be made super clear in our first few meetings as we discuss the expectations.




Do I need to be able to do a headstand (or any other pose) to join?


Nope! Asana is just one limb of a beautiful 8-limbed system of Yoga. We will go over foundation, and functional alignment of many poses. There will never be a requirement to "perform" any asanas are prerequisites. We do a fair amount of sitting, so be prepared to support to your seat for steadiness and ease.




What if I miss a session, or a day?


Never fear! We will work it out! Most sessions will be recorded and uploaded, so you can easily watch later. Any assignments, or live teachings, will need to be worked out separately. Ideally, you will be able to attend all of the sessions. AND life totally happens so don't worry, we can work it out!





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