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Lead With Compassion Yoga Teacher Training 2021-22

Hosted by the Mindfulness Center at UNC Program on Integrative Medicine


Balance Through Movement Lead With Compassion Yoga Teacher Training program offers an inclusive and compassionate approach to Hatha yoga with a foundation in contemporary anatomy, neuroscience, and research backed mindfulness tools. We place emphasis on body mechanics, modifications to adapt the practice, and modern knowledge of the body and mind to offer a comprehensive scope of yoga. Balance Through Movement Lead With Compassion is a Yoga Alliance certified training.


Initial Deposit Payment $500 | UNC Payroll Deduction 

Our Curriculum

Balance Through Movement places an emphasis on Hatha Yoga as a living tradition to support students physically, emotionally & energetically. Our teaching honors and uses the vocabulary of the Hatha Yoga tradition and integrates cross-disciplinary tools to enhance and enrich the practice. Using multi-modality movement, as well as, building student's capacity to respond to their body's natural intelligence we keep our coursework relevant and supportive of our modern lifestyles. In addition, our experiential Teaching Laboratory gives students real-life teaching experience within a supportive community and an opportunity to receive feedback from all-levels students, peers, and experienced teachers.

The curriculum includes, but is not limited to:

  • Intentional, mindful yoga asana designed around contemporary anatomical, biomechanical, and physiological knowledge?
  • Restorative, Yin, & Therapeutic yoga to nurture a healthy nervous system
  • Physical therapy informed movement practices for joint pain, osteoporosis, injury, musculoskeletal problems
  • Dynamic balance, strength & stabilization, and postural & muscular balance training
  • Neuroanatomy: the role of the human brain as related to mindfulness, trauma, and pain science
  • Exploration of energetic anatomy (the subtle body) and the role it plays in our wellbeing
  • Breathwork as a tool to build awareness, energize the body, and calm the mind
  • Effective use of props to compassionately support the body and minimize the risk of strain or injury
  • The benefits of conscious rest
  • Mind & body awareness practices

Learning Objectives

We use lecture, practicum, discussion, independent reading and research, embodied practice, small group exercises, and play to explore and integrate our comprehensive curriculum. Our curriculum supports you to:

  • Explore and define what 'yoga' means to you
  • Become your own self-care expert as you learn about and develop a deeper, more respectful relationship with your own body through our dynamic human anatomy curriculum
  • Cultivate an open heart that includes compassion for your own body, mind, and spirit and how to extend that to others
  • Discover who you are as a confident teacher - your own voice, your own gifts, your own unique approach
  • Become part of a group of dedicated learners in an inclusive, supportive environment
  • Teach others how to listen to their own bodies in a mindful way, so they are able
  • To recognize postures, movement patterns, or internal/external stress that impacts their physical and emotional well-being
  • Teach others to be able to respond to pain, discomfort, anxiety, and tension with specific movements, exercises, and practices that make them feel better

Upon completion of our 7-month program, you will be eligible for the 200-hour level of registration (RYT) with Yoga Alliance if you chose to become a teacher.

The curriculum, group experience, and integrative approach of our training, however, will provide you with more than a certificate to teach - it will provide an opportunity for personal growth, reflection, and new skills to share with others.


Synchronous & Asynchronous learning

September through December will be exclusively online, including a combination of synchronous** and asynchronous* learning. Pending COVID developments, lead trainers will, in conjunction with UNC, determine if training will move to in-person synchronous training and/or remain virtual for the remainder of the training.

*Asynchronous Learning Includes:

•         Independent work on capstone projects to meet milestones

•         Reading assignments

•         Journal reflections

•         Yoga & mindfulness practice

•         Pre-recorded content  (all pre-recorded content must be completed  to be eligible for a certificate of completion. You will have up to 2 months to complete after graduation)

**Additional Synchronous Learning Includes:

•         Meetings with lead trainers for group mentoring

•         Practice teaching with BTM mentors and fellow students

•         Capstone presentations from previous BTM grads

Option 1: Early bird / $2,700* (includes the $500 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit) if paid in full by July 15.

Option 2: Full Tuition/ $2,900* (includes the $500 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit) paid by  September 15.

Option 3: Student pricing / $2,400* (includes the $500 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit) if paid in full by September 15th.

Option 4:  Teacher Refresher / $1450*. If you have taken a YTT from another school and are a certified 200hr yoga teacher, you are welcome to join us as a refresher course (and for CEU credits) and receive 100 CEU hours with Yoga Alliance (includes the $500 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit) if paid in full by September 15th.

*Additional expenses outside of tuition

•         Books

•         yoga classes to be taken outside of training times

•         yoga props


SEPTEMBER 25-26, 2021

OCTOBER 16-17, 2021

OCTOBER 23-24, 2021

NOVEMBER 20-21, 2021

DECEMBER 4-5, 2021

JANUARY 22-23, 2022

JANUARY 29-30, 2022

FEBRUARY 12-13, 2022

MARCH 05-6, 2022

MARCH 26-27, 2022

CLASS HOURS: Saturday, 9-3:30 pm EST | Sunday, 9-Noon EST


NOTE:  If you have any of the following issues listed below that would present additional challenges in taking the class, please call 919-966-8586 to speak with an instructor prior to registering for the course.

  • Hospitalization within the last 6 months for any psychiatric reasons
  • Medically unstable situation
  • Problem with alcohol or drug abuse
  • Anger management issues that could potentially be disruptive to the group
  • Suicidal fantasies

Please visit our website, www.pim.med.unc.edu

FACEBOOK: @UNCPIM   https://www.facebook.com/UNCpim/

Twitter: @UNC Mindfulness    https://twitter.com/UNC_PIM

For more information, email mindfulness@med.unc.edu

  Location: Online via Zoom
  Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021
  Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  Sponsor: UNC Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Program on Integrative Medicine
  Presenters: Laura Terry
Whitney Wilkerson
  Price: $500.00
  Pay Methods:  Credit Card
  Payment Notes: *UNC Affiliates are University and UNC Healthcare faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and active GAA members CHECKS: make payable to: PMR/Medical Fund, & on Memo line, write "Mindfulness" Send Checks to: Mindfulness Course Program on Integrative Medicine CB# 7200, UNC School of Medicine Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7200 **see event description for refund information
  Cutoff Date: 09/27/2021 You will NOT be able to register on or after this date!
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Kelly Eason kelly_eason@med.unc.edu

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