Meeyogi Tribe is partnering with frontline organizations for change. Creating space for healing and evolution through movement, mindfulness, meditation and music. Urban Yoga Foundation educates and empowers individuals to be proactive with regard to health, one breath at time. Reclaiming indigenous presence to practice. Through Mindfulness Education, Integrative Wellness and Healing Arts.

 

Meeyogi Tribe and Urban Yoga Foundation continue its commitment to The People’s Practice® by creating:

 

An Inclusive Platform - Inspiring practitioners to be proactive with regard to health justice, equity and inclusion. Healing the diaspora and reclaiming indigenous practices within the lineages and practice of yoga.

Partners For Life - Partnering with community leaders, building a broader community as we develop sustainable practices with front line support.

Sustainable Business Model - Supporting economic empowerment for our communities. This includes: youth training, leadership development, apprenticeships, internships, continuing education (for healthcare workers, school teachers, etc.), presence in practice, integrated enrichment practices, healing arts and mindfulness education.

GHYLIAN BELL - FOUNDER OF URBAN YOGA FOUNDATION

Ghylian began her yoga journey in New York practicing the Ashtanga tradition in 1994 with Eddie Stern at Yoga Shambala. Bell moved on to the ISTHA practice with Allan Finger, Heart Of Yoga practice with Mark Whitwell and also trained with Maju Jois son of Patabbi Jois. When introduced to the teaching methods of Tao Porch Lynch and Kemetic yoga teacher Yiser Ra Hotep Bell deepened her practice even more. With her focus now on fusing the indigenous practices of Kemetic Hatha and Tao lineages Ghylian knew that she needed to bring this knowledge forward to the communities she serves. In November 2007, Ghylian founded the Urban Yoga Foundation, a 501c non-profit with the purpose to create yoga and mindfulness programs that specifically target the needs of students of color as well as create a platform for teachers of color to teach in their community so that communities may reclaim self-love and healing practices founded in a mindful culture. The People’s Practice® restoring indigenous presence to practice while inspiring a peaceful union with mind and body. The People’s Practice® is the official practice of UrbanYoga an integration of Kemetic and Hatha with Tao healing arts. These ancient methods employ breath, sound and movement to still the mind and liberate the body.

MYA CATO, ERYT-200 - FOUNDER OF MEEYOGI

Mya's yoga journey began in 2014 as an avenue to release tension in the body and mind. The practice has transformed her life in many ways allowing her to ultimately create the lifestyle that she dreamed of. She graduated from Yoga Loft Tampa in 2016 and founded Meeyogi in 2017. Mya has worked with various organizations such as the Allstate Foundation, the University of South Florida, the Boys & Girls Club, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to offer yoga and mindfulness events. She’s been featured on news channels such as Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend and Sarasota’s Suncoast, Bloom TV. Having organized over 75 yoga events and led thousands of people in the practice of yoga, Mya is dedicated to sharing her talents to world as a yogipreneur. A deep soul rooted in the ground of creative genius, Mya’s work is centered around the healing arts of movement, mindfulness, meditation and music. She is a trailblazer and disrupter in the wellness industry with a little gangsta and a lot of soul in her cadence. She loves sharing the art & science of yoga and mindfulness to the youth, particularly in underserved communities.

MARCO MOOYOUNG, ERYT-200

Mooyoung is a home health nurse with 18 years of medical experience and an International Ashtanga yogi. He found yoga at a rough time in his life. He was in the middle of a divorce and mourning the loss of his grandfather. Life was starting to become empty and meaningless. Yoga became a way for self-discovery, slowly balancing his energy. Inversions were a representation of his life, upside down, until he realized that when you are upside down you still can stand strong. No longer did he look for the meaning of life. He started to live it to the fullest and experience the universe from all aspects. Mooyoung invites his students to appreciate life from all perspectives. With his in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology, he encourages students to live a holistic lifestyle. He provides holistic healing through movement, mindfulness, and meditation.

MARLEY VIGDORTH, ERYT-500

Marley Ivy Vigdorth has been teaching yoga since 2006 and practicing since 2001. She began her yoga journey with CorePower Yoga where she was a student in multiple 200 hour and advanced yoga teacher training’s under the incredible teaching community in Denver Colorado, in particular with Dave Porter and Lisa Richards. Marley went on to complete additional trainings with Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow School and continues to study under the Forrest Yoga lineage as well as Janet Stone Yoga with whom she has over 400 hrs of training. Marley is a full-time yoga teacher who leads 200 hour and continued education teacher training programs nationally and internationally. She offers retreats all over the world and believes that Yoga is a living practice meant to awaken a sense of surrender and wonder that integrates into our everyday life. She has diverse offerings of vinyasa flow, yoga nidra, restorative yoga, sound healing and bakti. Marley is known for sequencing in a way that is creative, breath filled and alignment aware with an intention of weaving in the philosophical principles in a way that is inspiring rather than dogmatic. And as a Thai massage therapist her hands on assists are masterful in supporting the student with a touch that can make most anyone melt. Currently, she live in Tampa, Fl and teaches at CAMP in South Tampa. For more information visit marleyvigdorthyoga.com

WHAT WE'LL COVER

  • History and philosophy of yoga
  • Anatomy and physiology in relation to yoga asana
  • Kemetic breath control and sequencing
  • Practicing and teaching meditation
  • Ashtanga primary series
  • Pranayama and chakras
  • Mantras and mudras
  • Tantra
  • Acro and partner yoga
  • Yoga for youth
  • Restorative yoga
  • Trauma-informed yoga
  • Prenatal + postnatal yoga
  • Advanced asana
  • Ayurvedic medicine
  • Yoga for athletes
  • Yoga for social justice
  • Business and marketing of yoga
  • Code of ethics
  • WHAT YOU WILL GAIN:

    - The ability to provide guidance on teaching students of all levels (beginners to advanced)
    - An awareness of techniques and methods that are rooted in inclusion
    - How to observe bodies and energies
    - How to share the practice with authenticity
    - The ability to thrive as a wellness entrepreneur

    PRICING:

    Tuition is $2500/person if paid in full by August 16, 2020.

    Tuition is $3000/person after August 16, 2020. The last day to create a payment plan is August 21st.

    Payment plans are available with 6 installments of $500.

    Click here to make single payments.

    How to apply:

    1. Apply below and wait for an acceptance letter.
    2. Once you receive an acceptance letter, be prepared to pay your deposit for tuition and order your books.

     

    Do not purchase this course before receiving an acceptance letter. We are only accepting a limited amount of students. This is a hybrid training program. You will be required to complete in-person hours in order to receive your certificate. The location for the in-person training is 1206 East Baker St, Plant City, Fl, 33563.

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    To continue making this practice accessible, we are offering a scholarship program to select individuals. It is open to everyone regardless of your background, occupation or financial status. The scholarship will cover the entire tuition however, students will still be required to purchase their own books.  

     

    Preferred applicants are those who..

    1. Can commit to attending 90% or more of the training.
    2. Are in need of financial assistance for yoga teacher training.
    3. Have been consistently practicing yoga for more than one year.
    4. Are open to various karma yoga programs (volunteering at events or youth programs.)

     

    If you feel as though you meet the above criteria, please send a 2-3 minute video explaining why we should select you for this scholarship program. Tell us about your experience and your commitment. Be candid. We appreciate your genuineness. You may email your submissions to info@meeyogi.com with the subject title: “Scholarship Submission Video for The People’s Practice Training.” The deadline to submit is July 15, 2020. You will receive an email regarding your application status by July 20, 2020.

     

    Schedule

    Week 1: 8/16/20-8/22/20

    Self-paced modules (13 hours online)

    Zoom call on Saturday, 8/22/20 - 9am-11am (2 hours)

     

    Week 2: 8/23/20-6/29/20

    Self-paced modules (13 hours online)

    Zoom call on Saturday, 8/29/20 - 9am-11am (2 hours)

     

    Week 3: 8/30/20-9/5/20

    Self-paced modules (13 hours online)

    Zoom call on Saturday, 9/5/20 - 9am-11am (2 hours)

     

    Week 4: 9/6/20-9/12/20

    Self-paced modules (13 hours online)

    Zoom call on Saturday, 9/12/20 - 9am-11am (2 hours)

     

    Week 5: 9/13/20-9/19/20

    Self-paced modules (13 hours online)

    Zoom call on Saturday, 9/19/20 - 9am-11am (2 hours)

     

    Week 6: 9/20/20-9/26/20

    Self-paced modules (13 hours online)

    Zoom call on Saturday, 9/26/20 - 9am-11am (2 hours)

     

    Week 7: 9/27/20-10/3/20

    Self-paced modules (13 hours online)

    Zoom call on Saturday, 10/3/20 - 9am-11am (2 hours)

     

    Week 8: 9/27/20-10/10/20

    Self-paced modules (13 hours online)

    Zoom call on Saturday, 10/10/20 - 9am-11am (2 hours)

    Week 9: 10/11/20-10/17/20

    Self-paced modules (13 hours online)

    Zoom call on Saturday, 10/17/20 - 9am-11am (2 hours)

     

    Week 10: Option 1 Week Immersion (64 contact hours) - 10/23-10/29

    Friday, 10/23: 8am - 6pm (10 hours)

    Saturday, 10/24: 11am - 7pm (8 hours)

    Sunday, 10/25: 9am - 7pm (10 hours)

    Monday, 10/26: 8am - 5pm (9 hours)

    Tuesday, 10/27: 8am - 5pm (9 hours)

    Wednesday, 10/28: 8am - 5pm (9 hours)

    Thursday, 10/29: 8am - 5pm (9 hours)

     

    Week 11: Option 2 Weekend Immersion 1 of 3 (22 contact hours) - 10/30, 10/31, 11/1

    Friday, 10/30: 6pm - 9pm (3 hours)

    Saturday, 11/1: 11am - 8pm (9 hours)

    Sunday, 11/2: 9am - 7pm (10 hours)

     

    Week 12: Option 2 Weekend Immersion 2 of 3 (22 contact hours) - 11/6, 11/7, 11/8

    Friday, 11/6: 6pm - 9pm (3 hours)

    Saturday, 11/7: 11am - 8pm (9 hours)

    Sunday, 11/8: 9am - 7pm (10 hours)

     

    Week 13: Option 2 Weekend Immersion 3 of 3 (22 contact hours) - 11/13, 11/14, 11/15

    Friday, 11/13: 6pm - 9pm (3 hours)

    Saturday, 11/14: 11am - 8pm (9 hours)

    Sunday, 11/15: 9am - 7pm (10 hours)

     

    Week 14: Graduation Ceremony - 11/22/20, 1-3pm 

    REQUIREMENTS:

    If you miss more than 20 hours, you must schedule 1-on-1 training at your cost. You must write a 200-300 word essay on any topic that relates to what you've learned before receiving your certificate. You must order the suggested books before the class date. 

    SUGGESTED READING LIST:

    Egyptian Yoga by Muata Ashby

    The Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele

    The Yoga Bible by Christina Brown

    Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff

    Chakra Healing by Margarita Alcantara

    How Successful People Lead by John C. Maxwell

    Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

    The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

    FAQS:

    Q: Are there prerequisites?

    A: You must have general knowledge of yoga. Ideally, you will have taken a couple of classes and have a thirst to study the practice in-depth.

    Q: Is this training accredited with Yoga Alliance?

    A: This 200 hour YTT follows the guidelines of Yoga Alliance however is it not accredited with Yoga Alliance. You do not need to be accredited with YA in order to be certified to teach. YA offers a membership-based platform to connect yoga teachers across the globe and share resources. Our program prepares students to become leaders in their communities by equipping them with an abundance of wellness tools and resources.

    Q: What if something comes up during training and I am unable to complete the hours?

    A: Life happens, often. We get it. If you happen to miss more than 20 hours of training (online and in-person combined), you will need to reschedule 1-on-1 training to get caught up on what you missed.

    Q: Is my tuition refundable?

    A: Tuition is refundable prior to the start date of training. Your initial $500 installment/deposit is non-refundable. You may request to receive a full refund minus $500 if you request it prior to August 16, 2020.


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