Yoga Life Coach Certification

300/500 Hour Module, Open-To-All: Wild Abundant Life Yoga Life Coaching is a powerful, purposeful conversation designed to create your best life right now. This weekend certification helps you (as client and coach) move past the ideas of right or wrong and into steady and consistent creation of new exciting and practical possibilities.

Every choice represents a new path with more room for exploration. Like all of our programming, learning is largely hands-on. You will coach on night one, and all through out the weekend using easy to use tools and principles created by YLC Founder, Debbie Williamson.

Want to do this training in the comfort of your own home? Sign up for the April 2015 Live Online Yoga Life Coach Certification Event.


Can I Attend If I Don’t Want To Be A Coach Or Yoga Teacher?
   

Yes!  Participants often come to the program just to receive powerful coaching in their own lives. Are you ready for a shift in your own life? Anyone who has a LIFE is qualified to train as a Yoga Life Coach. You will learn to use your own life experience, intuition and wisdom along with active listening and questioning skills to support your client’s agenda. The principles can be applied to any business or relationship.

 

How Do I Complete Certification After Training?
   

After training, you are designated an Associate Yoga Life Coach and listed on our website.


If you desire final certification, it is dependent upon completion of a registered 200 hour yoga teacher training program (can be retro-active) and completion of 30 client sessions (many of which you will do during training).  Certification is not required (in most locations) to begin coaching clients, professionally.

 

How Is This Program Different From Other Life Coach Trainings?
   

• Price. Many coaching programs cost from $5,000 – $30,000, and grads of these programs do not leave with the skills necessary to begin coaching and making a living. We recognize that you’ve done and paid for much of this work as a yoga teacher or student of yoga. Debbie’s program is priced at $995 (with early bird discounts) in recognition of the work that you have already done.

• Practicality. Every participant will leave ready to coach and equipped with the skills necessary to start a successful coaching business immediately.

• Support. We make sure that you have access to YLC faculty numbers for support, and also add you to the Yoga Life Coach facebook group so you can network with and use your peers as an additional resource.

• Client Referrals. Deborah Williamson’s program was created out of need. She has many more interested potential clients than she can get to in any given week. Coaches trained by Debbie may receive leads for new clients who are ready and willing to purchase services.

• Yoga & the Higher Being - Debbie calls her program Yoga Life Coaching because some principles were derived from the yogic philosophy that we all have the answers that we need, and that we are capable of anything.  While she might not prescribe yoga or meditation for every client, many clients  want that part of her expertise. This is a wonderful add-on for yoga teachers.

Receive live personal coaching from Debbie and your fellow coaches, and get support in setting up your coaching business instantly. You will leave empowered and ready to begin coaching (and earning income of $100-$150 entry level per session) immediately. This program takes place in 1 weekend (followed by 15 hours of client sessions + completion of 200 HR yoga training for final certification).

 

How is Yoga Life Coaching Different from Therapy or Consulting?

A Yoga Life Coach is not a therapist or a consultant. Coaches will not give you advice or tell you what to do. Coaches do not promote “wishing for” or “manifesting” theories as sole strategies towards what you want. You must be willing to take action, declare what you want to the people around you, and be honest with your coach in order to move forward.

 

Who Can Attend & How Do I Apply?


Every one of our 300/500 hour modules exists as a stand-alone program and can be attended by anyone with interest, as well as by yoga teachers pursuing advanced 300/500 credentials.  We'd rather have you come for pure curiosity & love of learning than for the certification.

No Application is required to begin the 300/500 Hour program.  Simply register for any one of the eight required modules individually, as they fit, or purchase the entire program in advance for $1,000 off  full tuition.   It may be helpful to download and print the 500 Hour Planning Log to help track and schedule in all of the necessary modules.

Want help with questions or logistics?


kellie_headshot_blondeTalk with Kellie, our Teacher Training Specialist (and Wild Abundant Life, CEO).

Send a text to 617-435-8683 to schedule a time, or email kellie@wildabundantlife.com

Upcoming 300/500 Hour Modules

<< Apr 19 2015 - Apr 17 2016 >>

Certified Teacher's Assisting Training (Create Power Yoga, Providence, RI) with Deborah Williamson Next held on Fri, May 8, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri May 8, 2015 - Sun May 10, 2015
DATES: May 8 - 10, 2015
TIMES: Fri, 5-10 pm; Sat, 7 am-7 pm; Sun, 7 am-3 pm
LOCATION: Create Power Yoga, E. Providence, RI
(open to teachers & non-teachers alike)

How is this training different?

Purposeful assisting rapidly accelerates understanding in yoga practice. Yet conventional assisting courses rely on primarily “corrective” adjustments (from the outside in), instead of harnessing the natural intuition of the student in the pose.

In this training, learn to co-create with students to maximize independent learning, increased coordination & muscle memory, while simultaneously promoting deep, relaxation in action (from the inside out). Hardwire new confidence & knowledge through use of action & resistance, stability & grounding, and intensity & duration.

While traditional assists will be covered as foundation, this interactive weekend certification will unveil entirely new perspectives on yoga anatomy, physiology and non-verbal communication drawn from Debbie’s 30 years of working with bodies in motion.

Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellations, no refunds will be issued. Instead, student will receive a credit to use at any future event (training or retreat) with Debbie.

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Yoga as Medicine (Kohler, WI) with Deborah Williamson Next held on Fri, May 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri May 29, 2015 - Sun May 31, 2015
DATES: May 29-31, 2015
TIMES: Fri: 4-10 pm; Sat: 9:30 am - 9:30 pm;  Sun: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
LOCATION: Kohler, WI
COST:  $395 before March 25 / $495 before April 17 /$625 regular price
 
Description:

Debbie’s Yoga As Medicine weekend was created from her 30 plus years of experience of working with bodies in motion.

Go beyond basic yoga anatomy and physiology into the realm of the nervous system & subtle body while exploring philosophy & techniques from all traditions of yoga.

Leave with over 50 comprehensive ideas to fatten up your teaching tool belt, all with immediate practical application in classes & private lesson scenarios.

Hands on (you will listen, see, do) and interactive, this workshop will re-write your understanding of yogic healing forever!

Discussion topics include:

  • how to counteract symptoms of fight or flighthow anatomical differences shape exterior & interior asana elements
  • the chakras, nadis & meridians & how they relate to western medicine
  • healing traditions from around the world (tibetan 5 rites, etc)
  • advanced chair yoga for strengthening & healing
  • yoga poses & sequences for specific health concerns
  • rehab strategies for chronic illness, common injuries, preventative health, etc, and more!

For anyone interested in the body & how it works. Non-yoga teachers also welcome & encouraged to attend.

REQUIRED 500 HOUR MODULE (but open to all!)
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education
 
Housing Options:
visit www.wildabundantlife.com/housing for our recommendations.

Cancellation Policy:  In the event of cancellations, no refunds will be issued.  Instead, student will receive a credit to use at any future event (training or retreat) with Debbie.
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5-day Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training (Honest Soul Yoga, Alexandria, VA) with Deborah Williamson Next held on Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Jun 3, 2015 - Sun Jun 7, 2015
with Debbie Williamson & Theresa Wilson

DATES: June 3-7, 2014
LOCATION: Honest Soul Yoga, Alexandria, VA
COST: $1595 if final payment by May 10th / $1795 if final payment by June 1 / $1995 June 2 forward

$595 deposit holds your spot.  Make your final payment by any of the dates above to reserve the lowest pricing for that date.

5-Day Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training (500 HR)
with Deborah Williamson & Theresa Wilson
(Limited to 12 students)

"Your life is your laboratory."
Deborah Williamson

5-Day Program Format:
• Daily teaching sessions with coaching & support from Debbie & peers (YOU teach)
• Interactive Discussion with Debbie & peers
• Breakout Sessions based on participant interests / needs / passions

The focus of this 5 days is you, the yoga teacher. What's working now and where can you go from here?

Expand your definition of vinyasa - move past the repetition of static breath & flow into dynamic, natural expression & connection. Yoga is a conversation, not a script or lecture.

By letting go of right and wrong (and turning traditional yogic anatomy on its head) you'll teach and make choices with purpose, precision & ease. Inspire your students with intuitive, customized instruction delivered to suit real people of varying abilities and mindsets.

The only guideline? See yourself (and your students) as powerful, intelligent & capable of more.

Experiment with some the following techniques:

• creating breakthroughs in every class (empowerment for all)
• the art of mini-workshops: whole, part, whole (do, break down, do again)
• minimum, relevant wording / silence & space
• teaching to all (see all students, always)
• fitting the pose to the student (not the student to the pose)
• challenge in motion & challenge in stillness (how to support students in a long hold)

Additional discussion topics will be introduced based on group requests. Past groups have evaluated:

• vinyasa in the context of yin and/or restorative yoga
• moving the bones for maximum range of motion
• teaching special populations (kids, elderly, injured, athletes, etc)
• yoga personal training (one-on-one)
• hands on assisting mini-course
• special events: your first retreat or teacher training
• back bending tricks & tools (to get every body into wheel)
• the business of yoga

Questions? Text, email or call Kellie Lin for more details at 617-435-8683 or kellie@wildabundantlife.com.

"I have completed several 500 teacher training modules with Debbie and find her approach to teaching teachers to be the most whole, yogic and authentic I have encountered. Every program she offers will teach you a ton and you will laugh your @$$ off in the process.
"

Kate Quinn, Teacher Training Program Manager, Core Power Yoga, IL

Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellations, no refunds will be issued. Instead, student will receive a credit to use at any future event (training or retreat) with Debbie.

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Explore Your Core: Power Center, Pranayama, and Meditation (Milwaukee Power Yoga, Milwaukee, WI) with Deborah Williamson Next held on Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
This enrollment runs from Fri Jun 26, 2015 - Sun Jun 28, 2015
with Debbie Williamson

Fri: 5-10 pm
Sat: 12:30pm - 9 pm (with Dinner Break)
Sun: 12:30 - 4:30 pm

COST: $295 early bird by May 31  / $495 regular price from June 1 forward

Go beyond the six-pack for an in-depth look at your power center & core. Connect physical & spiritual in this entirely fresh look at the core. You will sweat, discuss, create & learn new tools to take into classes & workshops!

We'll look at both the Metaphorical Core, in terms of self-empowerment, spirituality and growth, and the Physical Core, exploring the intricate relationship between physical, mental, emotional and spiritual actions and reactions within.

Your core muscles help when you need to spring into action or curl up into a protective ball. If your core is strained, stressed or untrained painful conditions including low back pain, sacroiliac pain, sciatica, disc problems, spondylolysis, scoliosis, hip degeneration, knee pain, menstruation pain, infertility, and digestive problems may occur.

By examining the Core in All Aspects and incorporating the practices of pranayama and meditation, we connect to our universal soul. Channeling breath creates cleansing, energy, expansion and awareness.


Wild Abundant Life 500 Hour Module

Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellations, no refunds will be issued. Instead, student will receive a credit to use at any future event (training or retreat) with Debbie.

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Yoga Life Coach Certification (YogaStory, Bentonville, AS) with Cindee Joslin Next held on Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Jul 10, 2015 - Sun Jul 12, 2015
DATES: June 12-14, 2015
TIMES: Fri, 5-10 pm; Sat, 7 am-7 pm; Sun, 7 am-3 pm
LOCATION: YogaStory, Bentonville, Arkansas
COST: $595 super early bird / $795 early bird / $995 regular price
 

Come to get certified** and start a new career, or just to vastly improve the quality of your own life and relationships. No experience required.

WHAT WILL I GET FROM THIS TRAINING?

• ability to coach real clients immediately
• greater connection in personal relationships with friends & family
• excellent communication skills for business & work
• an immediate sense of joy & possibility in your own life and path
• Business of Coaching (how to get started with your coaching business)

**Final certification is granted following completion of 30 client sessions and 200 hour teacher training. You do not need to be certified to begin coaching.
 
More details on the certification program are here: http://wildabundantlife.com/coaching
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Transformational Weekend with Debbie Williamson & Daniel Aaron (Kohler, WI) with Deborah Williamson Next held on Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Jul 24, 2015 - Sun Jul 26, 2015
Transformational Weekend with Debbie Williamson & Daniel Aaron

DATES: July 24-26, 2015 (500 HR module - replaces Yoga Personal Training)
LOCATION:  Midwest Power Yoga, Sheboygan Falls, WI
TIMES: Fri: 4-10 pm; Sat 7 am - 9 pm; Sun 7 am to 1 pm
COST:$495 super early bird / $795 until week before / $995 week of

This powerful weekend immersion with Daniel Aaron (Founder, Radiantly Alive, Bali) and Debbie Williamson (Founder, Wild Abundant Life) offers a gateway into creating and living your life powerfully, spiritually and effectively. Through guided experience into yoga, emotional release through energy psychology, Transformational Breathing, meditation, satsang and coaching - you will release what’s been holding you back, see anew and soar into your true potential.

500 Hour Module / Open to All (teachers / non-teachers alike)

 

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5-Day Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training (Midwest Power Yoga, Sheboygan Falls, WI) with Deborah Williamson Next held on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Jul 27, 2015 - Fri Jul 31, 2015
DATES: July 27-July 31, 2015
TIMES: 7am-9pm daily & 8am-4 pm on last day
LOCATION: Midwest Power Yoga, Sheboygan Falls, WI
COST: $1595 early bird before May 1st / $1795 reg / $1995 day of
 
“Your life is your laboratory.”
Deborah Williamson

5-Day Program Format:
• Daily teaching sessions with coaching & support from Debbie & peers (YOU teach)
• Interactive Discussion with Debbie & peers
• Breakout Sessions based on participant interests / needs / passions

The focus of this 5 days is you, the yoga teacher. What’s working now and where can you go from here?

Expand your definition of vinyasa – move past the repetition of static breath & flow into dynamic, natural expression & connection. Yoga is a conversation, not a script or lecture.

By letting go of right and wrong (and turning traditional yogic anatomy on its head) you’ll teach and make choices with purpose, precision & ease. Inspire your students with intuitive, customized instruction delivered to suit real people of varying abilities and mindsets.

The only guideline? See yourself (and your students) as powerful, intelligent & capable of more.

Experiment with some the following techniques:

• creating breakthroughs in every class (empowerment for all)
• the art of mini-workshops: whole, part, whole (do, break down, do again)
• minimum, relevant wording / silence & space
• teaching to all (see all students, always)
• fitting the pose to the student (not the student to the pose)
• challenge in motion & challenge in stillness (how to support students in a long hold)

Additional discussion topics will be introduced based on group requests. Past groups have evaluated:

• vinyasa in the context of yin and/or restorative yoga
• moving the bones for maximum range of motion
• teaching special populations (kids, elderly, injured, athletes, etc)
• yoga personal training (one-on-one)
• hands on assisting mini-course
• special events: your first retreat or teacher training
• back bending tricks & tools (to get every body into wheel)
• the business of yoga

 

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Yoga Personal Training Certification (Honest Soul Yoga, Alexandria, VA)) with Deborah Williamson Next held on Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Aug 7, 2015 - Sun Aug 9, 2015
With Amy Walter

Program Times:

Friday: 5-10 pm
Saturday:  7 am - 9 pm
Sunday:  7 am - 4 pm

Learn skills to rapidly advance progress for yourself and your students. Get the necessary tools to set up a private lesson yoga business or add yoga privates to your current business.

You will learn about:
• sport specific training (how to train athletes & pro-teams)
• risk factor screening demonstration and observation
• injury rehabilitation via private session
• working with special populations
• alignment assessment and how to properly realign the body
• appropriate sequences, progressions & modifications
• empowering students to safely move past injury into possibility
• removing barriers so breakthrough is possible


BEST PRICE: $595.00 (before July 7)
FULL PRICE: $795.00 (July 7 or later)

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education

WILD ABUNDANT LIFE 500 Hour Module - open to all – teachers and non-teachers alike!

Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellations, no refunds will be issued. Instead, student will receive a credit to use at any future event (training or retreat) with Debbie.

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Certified Teachers' Assistant Training (Zenergi, Iowa City, IA) with Deborah Williamson Next held on Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Aug 21, 2015 - Sun Aug 23, 2015
DATES: August 21-23, 2015
TIMES: Fri, 5-10 pm; Sat, 7 am-7 pm; Sun, 7 am-3 pm
LOCATION: Zenergi, Iowa City, IA
COST: $495 before June 1 / $595 before August 1 / $795 after
(open to teachers & non-teachers alike)

How is this training different?

Purposeful assisting rapidly accelerates understanding in yoga practice. Yet conventional assisting courses rely on primarily “corrective” adjustments (from the outside in), instead of harnessing the natural intuition of the student in the pose.


In this training, learn to co-create with students to maximize independent learning, increased coordination & muscle memory, while simultaneously promoting deep, relaxation in action (from the inside out). Hardwire new confidence & knowledge through use of action & resistance, stability & grounding, and intensity & duration.

While traditional assists will be covered as foundation, this interactive weekend certification will unveil entirely new perspectives on yoga anatomy, physiology and non-verbal communication drawn from Debbie’s 30 years of working with bodies in motion.

Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellations, no refunds will be issued. Instead, student will receive a credit to use at any future event (training or retreat) with Debbie or Wild Abundant Life. Certain exclusions may apply. Ask for details.

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Yoga Life Coach Certification (Kauai Power Yoga, Kauai, HI) with Deborah Williamson Next held on Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Sep 18, 2015 - Sun Sep 20, 2015
DATES: September 18-20, 2015
TIMES: Fri, 5-10 pm; Sat, 7 am-7 pm; Sun, 7 am-3 pm
LOCATION: Kauai Power Yoga, Kauai, HI
COST: $495 before May 1 / $595 early bird before July 1 / $795 before September 1 / $995 regular price

The earlier you sign up, the more you save on tuition.

Come to get certified** and start a new career, or just to vastly improve the quality of your own life and relationships. No experience required.

FRIDAY: 5-10 pm
SATURDAY: 7:00 am - 9 pm
SUNDAY: 7:00 am - 2:30 pm

WHAT WILL I GET FROM THIS TRAINING?

• ability to coach real clients immediately
• greater connection in personal relationships with friends & family
• excellent communication skills for business & work
• an immediate sense of joy & possibility in your own life and path
• Business of Coaching (how to get started with your coaching business)

**Final certification is granted following completion of 30 client sessions and 200 hour teacher training. You do not need to be certified to begin coaching.

More details on the certification program are here: http://wildabundantlife.com/coachingcertification/

HOUSING:  Housing is available at the Hilton Waikiki Beach at the rate of $199 per night per room (tax not included).

Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellations, no refunds will be issued. Instead, student will receive a credit to use at any future event (training or retreat) with Debbie.

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Yin, Restorative & Therapeutic Yoga (Glen Elyn, IL) with Deborah Williamson Next held on Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Oct 30, 2015 - Sun Nov 1, 2015
DATES: October 30-November 1, 2015
TIMES: Fri 5 -10 pm; Sat 7 am-8 pm; Sun 7 am - 4pm
COST: $495 early bird before June 15 / $595 after June 15 / $795 after July 20

Explore these healing modalities of yoga through discussion, physical practice, Q & A and interactive projects over the course of this 500 hour weekend module.


You will learn / leave with:

  • the very distinctive differences between Yin & Restorative – they are not the same!
  • how Yin & Restorative can be used in therapeutic applications
  • which clients will benefit from either or both, and who should NOT practice these styles
  • specific tools to be applied in any class (even power vinyasa!)
  • history, development & theory (including benefits, when to practice & more)
  • sample class formats & sequencing
  • modifications, alternate poses
  • private practice / yoga therapy – prescribing healing homework
  • building a business or supplementing your existing biz

This is a 500 Hour Module (Wild Abundant Life), however you do not have to be a yoga teacher to attend & benefit! Non-teachers who are curious about self-healing or exploration are also encouraged to attend.

Cancellation Policy: Events will not be refunded in case of cancellation. Instead you will have one year to use your credit at another Wild Abundant Life Program.

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YLC is next offered:
March 27-29: Ubud, Bali
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April 17-19: Chicago, IL
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…I was amazed at how much I learned in such a short time. Debbie made it light, practical, fun and engaging.

We started coaching right away. Navigating through a series of questions to help guide the client to her own aha moment was tricky at first. But throughout the weekend, Debbie had us coach, coach, and coach!!! The live group and one-on-one coaching sessions allowed us to dynamically learn and then put knowledge into practice.

By day 4, I had coached 10 people, had my yoga life coach website up and running, and had created a business card. This is all because of Debbie sharing all her knowledge and passion. She truly cares and sets you up for success. 
Karen Ratanasavetavadhana

Pay in Full to Save

Ask Debbie: Do I Get a Discount if I Pay for the Entire 300/500 Hour Program In Full?

Yes, we offer a significant discount for advance payment. Pay in full to get $1,000 off total tuition costs, or pay one module at a time with our early bird pricing to help with cash flow.  

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