Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Oklahoma
200 & 300 HOUR POWER VINYASA FOCUS
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
The Melting Spot's next 200 & 300 HR RYT yoga teacher training is set to start this Winter! The program was designed by studio owner Charlotte Fountain, E-RYT200/RYT500, for anyone wanting to deepen their personal practice OR if teaching is not your aspiration, it's ok! This program is still for you!
Our program is registered through the Yoga Alliance and serves all of Oklahoma including the Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and surrounding areas. The program covers every aspect of yoga from breath & meditation to asana. Our teachers will enter the yoga community and industry with the confidence to teach all levels of classes from gentle yoga to power vinyasa. Becoming a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher through The Yoga Alliance) allows you national credentials to teach yoga. This yoga teacher training program is 6 intense weekend modules (dates listed below), including a weekend yoga retreat at the beautiful Sky Ranch of Cave Springs, Oklahoma.
Take your practice to a deeper level, share your love for yoga with the world, supplement your income teaching yoga part time or work full time doing what you love!
Modules are Friday (beginning at 5:45 pm) - Sunday evening on the following weekends. We only meet one weekend per month. This training was geared towards students with careers and/or families that cannot get away for an intensive training for an extended period of time. Sessions may be made up with prior approval from program trainers (so don't worry if one weekend doesn't work for your schedule).
Upcoming Spring/Summer Dates:
April 13th - 15th (retreat)
May 18th - 20th
June 8th - 10th
July 20th -22nd
August 24th - 26th
September 7th - 9th
RYT300s should expect to spend additional weekends mentoring with program trainers. This will be discussed on an individual basis. Our 300 Hour program covers all educational Yoga Alliance categories in-depth and presents workshops and lectures with advanced yogic concepts. At this level of training, expect to be working with students beyond asana, developing skills and qualities as a leader within your yoga community.
Training Highlights: Creative Sequencing, Core Workshop, Arm Balances/Inversions Workshop, Twists/Folds Workshop, Ashtanga Workshop & Guided Practice, Acro Vinyasa Workshop, Chakras/Energetics, Ayurveda, Foam Rolling/SMR training, Anatomy (Muscular, Skeletal, Digestive, Circulatory), History of Yoga, Study of Ancient Yogic Texts, Finding Your Unique Teaching Voice, Kundalini Workshop, Functional Movement Training, Accommodating Special Populations, Alignment Training, the Business of Yoga, and so so much more! All workshops and practices are included in the cost of your program.
Cost of the program:
200 HR RYT
$2795 if paid in full by April 1st, 2018 /$3095 payment plan (discussed on an individual basis)
$500 deposit required to reserve spot (deposit is applied to total cost)
300 HR RYT
$3095 if paid in full by April 1st, 2018
$3395 payment plan (discussed on an individual basis)
$500 deposit required to reserve spot (deposit is applied to total cost)
To reserve your spot in our yoga teacher training program, you can pay your $500 deposit below using the below link to MindBody Online! Please email us a copy of your application downloadable below also. There are
Application & deposit must be received together. Deposit and/or training payments are not refundable on all accepted applications. There are no requirements for this program other than a love for yoga! The application is simply for us to understand a little bit more about each student and to make sure we are a good fit for each other!
Kara Cummings, Lead Trainer
I spent most of my "formative" years living in Austin, TX being a flighty rock climber, student, dental assistant, concert-goer, world traveler and pretty much whatever, so of course I dabbled in yoga because you know, it was the cool and different thing to do at the time. My first experience with yoga was from a very serious senior Iyengar instructor. I had no idea what I was getting into and to be honest, I was kind of intimidated by her stern demeanor however, she intrigued me with her knowledge of alignment and every little intricacy about the postures she had us practice. I ended up liking this yoga thing for many reasons but most of all, it made me feel really good so I decided to explore a few more avenues. Somehow, my yoga adventures caused me to enroll in an intensive "Power Yoga" teacher training course, which I completed in 1998. Next thing I knew, I was teaching classes in a few "globo" gyms and back alley art studios. I was having the time of my life, but still very wet behind the ears, so I sought out more training. Eventually, I found myself in a comprehensive, teacher training program at the Yoga Alliance registered school, Yoga Yoga. After much hard work and dedication, I attained my 2nd certificate of completion in June of 2001 which allowed me to register as a certified yoga instructor at the 200 hour level. Since then, I have attended many workshops and trainings with world-renowned teachers and have accumulated thousands teaching hours." Kara completed an advanced 300 hour yoga teacher training in vinyasa flow in May of 2014, earning her the designation of RYT 500.
Charlotte Fountain, Owner of The Melting Spot,
"I have been involved in the fitness industry for over 5 years here in Owasso, Oklahoma.
I have worn many hats: gym owner, personal trainer, group fitness instructor, sports nutritionist, and figure competitor. In early 2014, I became interested in yoga, and within a few months began contemplating attending teacher training and opening a studio in Owasso. My yoga journey has been intense and quite frankly "a whirlwind." But that is exactly who I am. By August of 2014, we had begun teacher training and opened up a studio! Yoga has been transformative, not only from a fitness standpoint, but mentally as well. Through yoga, I have come to the actualization that body image is not the true test of one's happiness. You can work yourself to death in a three hour session at the gym six days a week, and you may never feel true peace and gratitude within yourself. Yoga allows me a solitude and calm within myself, which has carried into my development as a mother & professional. I do my best to live yoga on and off the mat. And I just want to share that peace with anyone who is receptive.
My style of yoga often reflects the intensity of my fitness past. I tend to appeal to a dynamic and intense crowd, but many students see my softer side in gentle and restorative style classes. I hope to bridge the gap between stereo typical fitness based gym yoga and all that yoga really is - a mind, body, & soul opening experience. "
Mike VanLeer, LMT, CPT, RYT200
Mike is an avid marathon runner, cross trainer, and yogi. He teaches group boot camp classes and is a certified personal trainer. He is also a licensed massage therapist and has completed over 635 hours of body work study (including 125 hours of anatomy & physiology). He received his massage certification in Stillwater, MO (2008) from Meridian Technology Center. He specializes in deep tissue, TMJ, sports therapy, and prenatal massage. He has co-taught a partner yoga and thai massage workshop here at The Melting Spot, and he is also a massage therapist here at the studio. He will be teaching the anatomy and physiology portion of this training program.
Chris Guzik, RYT200, Ashtanga-Trained
Chris was first introduced to mindfulness practice was when he began sitting zazen at the San Jose Zendo and at Kannon Do non-residential Zen center in the SF Bay Area in 1996. He began practicing aikido in 1997 at Aikido of San Jose under Jack Wada, and in 1998, attended his first yoga class. He continued sitting zazen and practicing aikido through his return to Tulsa in 1999. In 2004, Chris began practicing iaido (the art of drawing the Japanese sword) under Susan Burke. He began a regular yoga asana practice in 2005, and in early 2006, was introduced to Ashtanga vinyasa yoga.
Chris was immediately drawn to the Ashtanga system, and soon established the method as his regular yoga practice. His first asana teachers were Meghan Donnelly and Christine Hoagland, and today his primary influences are his teachers Beryl Bender Birch, Kino MacGregor, and Day Christensen. Chris’ 200 hour certification is with The Hard and The Soft Yoga Institute and he is registered with Yoga Alliance.
Chris will be teaching the Ashtanga Vinyasa System, as Ashtanga is the basis for Power Vinyasa Yoga. He will break down in detail and guide students through the full primary series of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, as taught in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. This strong sequence of postures utilizes ujjayi breath and bandhas (energy locks) to increase muscular strength, flexibility, and concentration.
Dean Montgomery, RYT200
Dean Montgomery started yoga as a way to relieve back pain and learned that yoga was a great workout that connects the body and breath and sharpens the sword. Yoga gives him the ability to continue to be physically active in life. Dean is an 18 year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department and enjoys his yoga workout and continues to grow in his practice, and looks forward to continue to grow in his yoga practice and encourages other to challenge themselves in their yoga practice and in life. Dean graduated from The Melting Spot's Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training & currently instructs at The Melting Spot. He is known for his amazing core strength and strong inversion/arm-balancing practice. He hopes to share his tips & techniques throughout the training!
RYT200, Acro Revolution
Kelly Schrader, E-RYT200, RYT500, Ashtanga Yoga Certified
"I discovered yoga at a time in my life where direction was lacking, at best. Consumed with the daily grind of life, I began to feel disconnected from my self. Worrying if my path in life was heading in the wrong direction. Yoga changed everything! It allowed me to finally understand and accept who I was. It gave me the fortitude to begin a path of self discovery. It gave me the confidence to be me. After a few years of practice, I decided to embark on a 200 RYT Program in the hopes of deepening my understanding of this life altering thing I had discovered. I have since continued my yoga education with a 300 Hour RYT, an Ashtanga Certificate, and a Level 2 Yin certificate. I am ERYT200/RYT500 Certified. As a six year practitioner, and three year teacher of yoga, I have established a very personal style of teaching. My love for Ashtanga and Yin, give me an eclectic mix of strong vinyasa, accompanied by mild moments of zen. Come and join me. I will happily hold space for you."