• Annie Trotta

    I love yoga.  I love everything about yoga.  My favorite part is the way yoga makes me feel mentally, which is why I keep coming back for more!  It's as if all my problems go away just for that time that I'm practicing and I'm totally present with my body and mind.  I've done yoga for a long time, starting in college, when it was a just a physical practice for me.  After college, I went to different yoga studios in the KC metro area before finding my yoga "home" at Maya Yoga downtown.  I practiced downtown for a few years before opening my studio in Olathe.  

    I've always been a teacher, in fact, my very first"job" was at 12 or 13 when I taught 5 year old girls and boys gymnastics at the YMCA in North Topeka.  I love teaching.  It's one of my favorite things to do, so it's not surprising that I teach something like gymnastics to adults.  Don't get the wrong idea, we don't do anything too crazy or anything that would cause injury!  I teach a variety of classes, from beginners to "advanced" yoga, and yes, we do handstands in some of the classes. 

    I truly believe that anyone and everyone can do yoga, because yoga doesn't have to be hard, demanding or intimidating.  It's just has to be about you.  You being present in your body and mind, no matter the limitations or restrictions.  

     

  • Jeleanna Edwards

    Yoga is my life. I do my best to practice yoga on a daily basis. You may think to yourself, “who has time for that?” but yoga can be practiced regardless of asana and that is what I love so much about it. When I first started doing yoga, I was in it for the physical reward. I wanted to lose weight and build strength (I was already pretty flexible☺). Little did I know it would have such an impact on me mentally and emotionally. I found a sense of peace when I practiced. I guess you could say I found my happy place, and in that happy place I found love and light within myself. From there, I felt a strong desire to share that with all those who surround me and that is why I started teaching. I want to help others find their light so they too can share it. Yoga makes people better. It is a gift of internal transformation, allowing one to perceive life in a whole new way. When we as human beings are able to connect with ourselves, we then have the ability to achieve limitless external capabilities.

    I am a graduate of Ottawa University with a Bachelor of the Arts in Healthcare Management. Throughout my educational journey I focused on areas of study which include; wellness for life, nutrition and lifetime fitness. I attended Ashtanga Teacher Training in June of 2015, and began teaching in July. I received my RYT 200 hour certification through YogaWorks in May 2016. With that, my journey will not end. I will forever be a student with a daily intention to deepen my knowledge and practice.


  • Surya Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training Program

    Yoga Teacher Training at Surya Yoga is a 200 hour vinyasa based, Yoga Alliance certified program. We train students to become the very best yoga teachers, making wise sequences and self-thinkers. Training includes all yoga pose types, anatomy, philosophy, CPR certification, prenatal yoga, Ashtanga yoga, the business of yoga and how to get a teaching job.

     

    Come see what yoga teacher training is all about…meet the trainers, ask questions and take a free class on Wednesday, August 1, 6-8 PM.  Please RSVP for this free class. 

     

    Fall 2018 Session Dates (see below for Winter 2019 Session Dates): 

    • September 7: 5:45-9:00 PM Opening Circle & Philosophy
    • September 8: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Anatomy and Practice of Symmetrical Neutral Poses
    • September 9: 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM Anatomy and Practice of Externally Rotated Poses
    • October 19:  5:45-9:00 PM Anatomy & Philosophy
    • October 20: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Anatomy and Practice of Surya Namaskar A
    • October 21:  10:00 AM – 2:30 PM Anatomy and Practice of Surya Namaskar B
    • November 2: 5:45- 9:00 PM Anatomy & Philosophy
    • November 3: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Anatomy and Practice of Inversions
    • November 4:  10:00 AM – 2:30 PM Anatomy and Practice of Inversions
    • November 30: 5:45-9:00 PM Anatomy & Philosophy
    • December 1:  10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Anatomy and Practice of Twists
    • December 2:  10:00 AM – 2:30 PM Anatomy and Practice of Backbends in Shoulder Extension
    • January 4:  5:45-9:00 PM Anatomy & Philosophy
    • January 5:  10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Anatomy and Practice of Backbends in Shoulder Flexion
    • January 6:  10:00 AM – 2:30 PM Prenatal, Pranayama, How to Teach Beginners
    • February 1: 5:30-9:30 PM Anatomy & Philosophy, Practice Teaching
    • February 2: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Practice Teaching, Forward Bends and Restoratives
    • February 3: 10:00 AM- 2:30 PM Anatomy and Practice of Hip Openers and Ashtanga Primary Series
    • March 1:  5:45- 9:00 PM Review for In-Class Exam and Practice Teaching
    • March 2:  10:00 AM -6:00 PM Abs, Arm Balances, In-Class Exam
    • March 3: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Final Practice Teach and Closing Ceremonies

     

    Winter 2019 Session Dates: 

    • January 18: 5:45-9:00 PM Opening Circle & Philosophy
    • January 19: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Anatomy and Practice of Symmetrical Neutral Poses
    • January 20: 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM Anatomy and Practice of Externally Rotated Poses
    • February 22:  5:45-9:00 PM Anatomy & Philosophy
    • February 23: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Anatomy and Practice of Surya Namaskar A
    • February 24:  10:00 AM – 2:30 PM Anatomy and Practice of Surya Namaskar B
    • March 22: 5:45- 9:00 PM Anatomy & Philosophy
    • March 23: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Anatomy and Practice of Inversions
    • March 24:  10:00 AM – 2:30 PM Anatomy and Practice of Inversions
    • April 26: 5:45-9:00 PM Anatomy & Philosophy
    • April 27:  10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Anatomy and Practice of Twists
    • April 28:  10:00 AM – 2:30 PM Anatomy and Practice of Backbends in Shoulder Extension
    • May 17:  5:45-9:00 PM Anatomy & Philosophy
    • May 18:  10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Anatomy and Practice of Backbends in Shoulder Flexion
    • May 19:  10:00 AM – 2:30 PM Prenatal, Pranayama, How to Teach Beginners
    • June 7: 5:30-9:30 PM Anatomy & Philosophy, Practice Teaching
    • June 8: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Practice Teaching, Forward Bends and Restoratives
    • June 9: 10:00 AM- 2:30 PM Anatomy and Practice of Hip Openers and Ashtanga Primary Series
    • July 12:  5:45- 9:00 PM Review for In-Class Exam and Practice Teaching
    • July 13:  10:00 AM -6:00 PM Abs, Arm Balances, In-Class Exam
    • July 14: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Final Practice Teach and Closing Ceremonies

     

    Prerequisites:

    • Love yoga
    • 3 months of practice at a studio or in your home (YouTube or videos)
    • Have a desire to learn more about yoga and yourself

    Requirements of the program to receive 200-Hour Teaching Certificate:

    • Take 25 additional classes; which are free at Surya Yoga, but can be taken at any studio
    • Turn in all homework
    • Turn in in-class final and take home final
    • Pay in full by graduation

    Trainee can miss 8 hours without making up any missed hours.  After 8 hours of missed time, trainee is required to make up missed modules with the trainers, at an additional cost.

    Trainee has one year from graduation date to make up homework, finals, classes and modules to receive certificate.

     

    Tuition:

    $2000 if paid in full by September 1 for fall session (January 10 for winter session).

    $500 non-refundable deposit due by September 1 (January 10).

    Payment Plan:

    $500 non-refundable deposit due by September 1 (January 10)

    $285 due each weekend of teacher training, total with payment plan: $2495

    Application:

    An application with be emailed to you.  Please send it back with the non-refundable $500 deposit.

    Request an application.

     

    Trainers:

    Annie Trotta and Jeleanna Edwards; both trained by YogaWorks trainers Alexandria Crow and Jessa Voos.

    Have questions?  Don’t hesitate to ask!   or send me an email annie@suryayogakc.com or jeleanna@suryayogakc.com or text 913-269-9037.

     

    Already have a Certification? 

    Yoga teachers with a previous certification in any genre of yoga can receive half off for this training!  Email annie@suryayogakc.com to find out more.

     

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    Surya Yoga is a registered Yoga School through Yoga Alliance

    Surya Yoga is a 200 Hour Registered Yoga School through Yoga Alliance.