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300 Hr Yoga Teacher Training

300 Hr Somatic TT - Web - Jan 2017

* Strengthen your ability to teach in the moment from intuitive wisdom by choosing what is applicable as opposed to aligning with a pre-scripted system or technique.

* In class somatizations, observations and presentations allow you to engage with yourself and students with greater compassion and deeper listening.

* Explore the somatic psychology of the chakra system  with Senior DYC instructor Paula Weithman through journaling, mirroring, and body reading.

* Observe physical memory patterns on a cellular level to remove imbalances and experience being connected to oneself and others in new ways.

For those craving a dynamic, enriching, and interactive learning space, Dallas Yoga Center’s 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program is designed to deepen not only your yoga practice but also you as a person. The best international and local DYC instructors join together to support you on a yoga journey that brings greater meaning, understanding, inspiration and embodiment to not only your practice and your teaching but also to your way of life. Students will learn to combine Body-Mind Centering® somatic principles with yoga through practice, study, discussion, and teaching. DYC 300 Hour Somatic Yoga Teacher Training gives students an incredible opportunity to take an advanced training that is profoundly transformative.

Are you EMBODYING yoga? Dive into the natural wisdom of your body and let it move you from the inside out! This training will take you as a yoga practitioner and teacher beyond shape making and scripts and sequencing lists. For curious yoga souls that have a 200 hr Teacher Training that want to go deeper in their practice. This 300 hr Teacher Training program provides a hands-on and collaborative style training that explores the Body-Mind connection through the lens of a yoga practice that is deeply rooted in somatic embodiment principles.

To take the 300 Hr Teacher Training program you must be registered for the Foundations in Embodied Anatomy (FEA) taught at DYC by internationally renown Body-Mind Centering® and yoga teachers Lisa Clark and Amy Matthews. The School for Body-Mind Centering® was founded in 1973 by the legendary Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen whose work in somatic studies has greatly influenced yoga, dance and many other movement modalities. For more info click on the FEA program click here.  

In addition to the FEA weekend modules, students will take 7 separate weekend workshops on somatic yoga led by senior DYC instructors Carla Rudiger Weaver, Jessica O’Keefe and Paula Weithman. Our faculty are highly trained guides that are committed to providing you an in-depth experience, an authentic relationship to teaching and a profound connection to the wisdom and practice of somatic yoga. Their expertise in yoga somatics combine to teach students to authentically inhabit the consciousness of the body systems and the chakras and apply this information to teaching in a classroom setting. 

DYC 300 Hr Teacher Training is registered by Yoga Alliance

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$7200 after Jan 8, 2017 - Includes the Foundations in Embodied Anatomy Immersion Series

7 Month Payment Plan is available! 

Call DYC at 214-443-9642 to sign up or for more information. 

ALL DATES listed below both for the Foundations in Embodied Anatomy & the 300 Hr Teacher Training must be attended to receive certification. 

MODULE 1:                                                                                                      

Jan 20-22, 2017             FEA Part 1 - Support & Container: Skeletal System                  

Feb 25-26, 2017             Teacher Training - 
Somatic lab work & teaching practicum    

April 21-23, 2017           FEA Part 2 - Support & Container: Skeletal System                 

MODULE 2:                                                                                                         

August 4-6, 2017            FEA Part 1 - Contents & Container : Organs & Fascia               
Sept 30-Oct 1, 2017        Teacher Training - 
Somatic lab work & teaching practicum    

Nov 10-12, 2017             FEA Part 2 - Contents & Container : Organs & Fascia               

MODULE 3:                                                                                                      
Jan 5-7, 2018                  FEA Part 1 - Homeostasis : Endocrine, Nervous & Immune   

Feb 24-25, 2018              Teacher Training - 
Somatic lab work & teaching practicum   

April 20-22, 2018            FEA Part 2 - Homeostasis : Endocrine, Nervous & Immune    


MODULE 4:                                                                                                    

August 3-5, 2018             FEA Part 1  - Process :  Cells, Breath, Embryology                        

Sept 29-30, 2018             Teacher Training - 
Somatic lab work & teaching practicum                       

Nov 9-11, 2018                FEA Part 2 - Process :  Cells, Breath, Embryology                       


MODULE 5:                                                                                                     

Jan 4-6, 2019                    FEA Part 1 - Movement : Fluids, Muscles

Feb 23-24, 2019                Teacher Training - 
Somatic lab work & teaching practicum      

April 26-28, 2019              FEA Part 2 - Movement : Fluids, Muscles                                     
May 18-19, 2019               Teacher Training - 
Somatic lab work & teaching practicum     

MODULE 6:                                                                                                       

Aug 2-4, 2019                    FEA Part 1 - Synthesis: Diaphragms, Breath, Sound                 
Oct 11-13, 2019                 FEA Part 2 - Synthesis: Diaphragms, Breath, Sound                

Nov 9-10, 2019                  Teacher Training - 
Somatic lab work & teaching practicum   

Hours :
FEA sessions with Lisa & Amy will be from 9am-4pm.

300 HR Teacher Training sessions will be from 12pm-5pm.


Once 6 month of the training is completed, students will be eligible to teach a community somatic yoga class at DYC. Classes will be taught on a rotating schedule. This is an incredible opportunity that provides students with a SEVA based teaching experience and students will not be compensated for their class.

Taught by the following Senior DYC Instructors:


Carla Rudiger Weaver - 300 Hr. Teacher Training Manager

Carla  has 20 years of experience guiding people in yoga, therapeutic and creative movement. Her vast knowledge of the human body as an integrated organic whole is drawn from her study of yoga, meditation and Body Mind Centering® as well as her rich background as a professional modern dancer in NYC.

Carla is a graduate of the Embodied Developmental Movement & Yoga program from the School Of Body Mind Centering.

Her classes are heavily influenced by this somatic approach applying what she knows about developmental movement and experiential anatomy to the asana practice. Her teaching style and personal practice involve deep inquiry, observation, mindfulness and whole bodied expression within the form and practice of yoga.

Carla leads special workshops in somatic movement education and is an instructor in DYC’s Teacher Training programs.

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Jessica O'Keefe  

Jessica O’Keefe E-RYT 500, has 20 years of experience guiding people in yoga and movement education. Her understanding of yoga and the human body has been influenced by Body Mind Centering, modern dance, dance therapy, and holistic health.
Jessica assists her students in knowing the joy and wonderment of integrating the mind and body. She encourages an authentic and life-nurturing practice, one that brings greater consciousness to each moment and each movement of the body.
Jessica has taught workshops throughout the United States. She also teaches the 300 Hour Somatic Yoga  Teacher Training at the Dallas Yoga Center. Jessica has been training students to become teachers since 2005.

Since the birth of her son in 2008, Jessica has developed a specific line of research focused on the pelvic floor and women’s health.

Her teaching always remains committed to a sense of ease and acceptance.

Jessica is ever grateful for her students and many teachers.

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Paula Weithman

Paula uses a mindfulness based practice to guide students into a place of receptivity that develops sensitivity, intuition and self-acceptance. Paula has a background in counseling, rehab and bodywork. She has been practicing yoga regularly since 1982 and meditates using the Pureland Buddhist tradition. Her yoga background is diverse and she continues to study with senior teachers believing a beginner's mind is a fresh mind.

Paula believes that yoga is a medicine for the body as well as the mind, and she incorporates her background as a yoga therapist and mindfulness based psychotherapist into her private practice.

She has training through the Iyengar tradition, certified at the Intermediate Jr.2 level, and the Scarvelli method through Namaste International, and is registered at the 500 hour level with Yoga Alliance.

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To apply please answer the following questions and email to 300hrteachertraining@dallasyogacenter.com

Why do you teach yoga?

What is your background and experience with yoga? Please include workshops, retreats and trainings. How many years have you been teaching yoga? 

Why do you want to take DYC 300 hr advanced training? What do you hope to receive from it? What are your expectations and goals?

What styles of yoga do you personally teach and why?

Describe your asana and pranayama practice. What is your inversion and backbend practice like?

Have you ever studied or practiced meditation?

What is your educational and professional background outside of yoga?

Please describe the most challenging moment you’ve experienced as a yoga teacher in the past 12 months. What did you learn from this experience?

Please briefly describe any training you have had in the fields of anatomy or physiology.

Please describe any special medical concerns you have. Are you currently taking any medications? Please tell us about any past injuries and /or surgeries.

To register please answer application questions and send to Carla Rudiger Weaver, DYC 300 Hr Teacher Training Manager, at Carla@dallasyogacenter.com 

Within two weeks of receiving your application your will receive a response. 

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All training must be completed in time frame listed - no extensions and no refunds for uncompleted sessions.