New Training Series Starts in September 2022
Reserve Your Spot Now
Whether you aspire to teach or are pursuing yoga as a path of development, The Breathing Room’s 230-hour Yoga Teacher Training is for you.
Just as our studio provides a diverse array of approaches to arts, yoga, and wellness, our teacher training program is both broad and deep.
We feel strongly about the impact of learning together so our training is offered fully in-person.
The training will expose you to the major styles of yoga, as practiced in modern America, while giving you a thorough grounding in yoga philosophy, as shared through the ages. As we learn and grow together, we will have fun exploring asana, movement, music, meditation, breathing practices, and more.
Our approach to yoga is inclusive – we value equity, social justice and believe yoga is for everyone. To this end, our instructors and students are diverse and reflect the communities we work with.
Hear what recent graduates say about why you should complete your training at The Breathing Room:
About The Breathing Room
Suzy McCalley, lead instructor and 500HR-RYT, founded The Breathing Room, a creative yoga community in 2013. In 2015, she established Breathing Access 501(c)3 to deliver trauma-informed yoga and healing arts to Title 1 schools in Winston-Salem. Suzy incorporates a range of holistic practices into her work, including many styles of yoga, meditation practices and breathing techniques. She is also a Reiki Master and a certified EFT (Emotional Freedom Tapping) Practitioner. In July 2020, she completed a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree from Goddard College; connecting her social justice and equity work with spiritual and creative practice for individual and collective healing.
The Breathing Room instructors are experienced in working in diverse populations; from beginners and children to older adults, students with physical and mental health challenges and individuals living in incarceration through a trauma informed approach.
Guest instructors in our Yoga Teacher Training include:
Dawanna Benjamin: 200hr-RYT Certified Kemetic Yoga Instructor will address yoga as a mechanism for healing and her experiences working with incarcerated women and underserved youth.
Cheryl Schirillo: 600hr Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Body/Mind/Spirit Wellness Coach will teach about Ayurveda, the Mother Science of Yoga. You’ll learn about how to optimize your digestion, boost your immune system, live in harmony with Nature, and how to eat and cook in harmony with the seasons.
Bre Winston: 200hr-RYT Certified Yoga Instructor will lead class on mindfulness and meditation for race-based stress and trauma.
The Yoga Teacher training will empower you with the following:
- a new and full understanding of yoga’s role in your life
- the skills to teach and to explore the approaches that resonate most for you
- a better sense of connection with yoga, yourself, and your community.
Yoga Alliance Certification:
Our training is registered with and supported by the Yoga Alliance, which will proudly certify you as a 200-RYT, after completion of our dynamic and comprehensive curriculum.
Yoga Teacher Training includes:
Complete philosophy and history of yoga. We will explore the depths of yoga techniques and their safe practice – asana, pranayama, meditation, and mindfulness.
Our anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology sections will address both the Western and Eastern perspectives. We will also cover the ethics of yoga and best business practices.
You will develop knowledge and comfort in teaching skills such as language and sequencing, position assists, modifications, and props.