Thursday, December 5, 2019

Oklahoma Mother and Daughter Offer Yoga Teacher Training Programs

Sara Alavi, of Yoga Home of Therapeutics, and her daughter, Laili Boozary—both registered yoga teachers (RYT)—are teaching a 200-hour yoga teacher training (YTT) aimed toward new students, as well as a 300-hour YTT designed for someone looking to deepen his or her knowledge of yoga practice and become a RYT-500. The 300-hour YTT program begins November 1 and runs through October 18, 2019, with a total of 23 workshops that take place on Thursdays and Fridays. The 200-hour YTT program will begin September 21 and will end November 25, 2019, with a total of 23 workshops. Those workshops will take place on Fridays.

Alavi’s background offers students a profoundly deep knowledge of her yoga teachings. She managed a local Edmond yoga studio before opening Yoga Home of Therapeutics in 2009. In her many years of learning and teaching yoga, she has worked with students from a variety of backgrounds and limitations, including veterans and students with autoimmune disorders, mental health conditions and physical injuries. Her experience and education culminate in a variety of topics: therapeutic yoga; meditation; quantum tapping; hypnosis and hypnotherapy; raindrop and essential oil massage; reiki; past-life regression; and many other modalities. She has combined and applied all of her teachings in working with the students in her studio, with veterans at the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System, and with patients at Oakwood Springs behavioral hospital.

In contrast to Alavi’s seasoned yoga career, Boozary brings a new and fruitful perspective to her teaching. She was introduced to yoga growing up as Alavi went through her training and education. As she grew, she applied yoga philosophies to the growing pains that inevitably arise through adolescence and saw firsthand how powerful yoga’s teachings can be both on and off the mat. Since earning teaching certification, she has taught hundreds of yoga students at the University of Oklahoma while earning a bachelor’s in health and exercise science and a master’s in health promotion. With her personal experiences with yoga, paired with the evidence-based knowledge she gained through her academic career, her unique perspective considers the implications of yoga for the community at large.

Together, this mother-and-daughter duo present a unique and advantageous experience. Their programs will begin with the foundational aspects of yoga and will emphasize the therapeutic nature of yoga throughout. Both classes will teach students yoga philosophy and techniques (including ayurveda, aromatherapy and multiple different yoga styles), anatomy and physiology, sequencing and business aspects of yoga.

The 300-hour YTT not only deepens the understandings of the aforementioned topics but adds topics such as yoga nidras; yoga teachings for special populations, including yoga for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder; yoga for physical limitations; restorative yoga; and meditation. More than four hours of the 23 workshops will be dedicated specifically to anatomy in order to ensure a fundamental understanding of the physical body and alignment.

In addition to these formalized teachings, students in both programs will have the distinct benefit of cultivating their self-awareness, self-understanding and mindfulness through introspective activities. Many times, students not wanting to become yoga teachers have joined the 200-hour YTT for this purpose alone. As students grow personally and profoundly, they are able to change their lives, cultivate happiness and bring healing to those around them. Truly, this program can be beneficial for personal growth, regardless of past experience or future goals, especially for those recovering from trauma. Students of the YTT program will be given access to a special Facebook group that provides them with a community of like-minded, supportive friends as they move through the program.

Location: 5801 W. Britton Rd., Ste. K, Oklahoma City. For more information, call 405-203-8927 or email Sara@YogaOKC.Guru for personalized pricing information and a full schedule of dates and times.