April 5th - June 23rd
Jonathan FitzGordon, creator of the CoreWalking Program, Psoas Release Party! and Yoga Teacher Trainer since 2003, is offering a comprehensive teacher training for the first time in many years.
Practicing yoga since 1995 and teaching since 2000, Jonathan will share his knowledge of yoga, anatomy, posture and walking in this wide-ranging three-month training. Topics include:
The Art Of Seeing
Biomechanics Of Yoga Postures
Learn To Walk
Sequencing Of Yoga Postures
The Science Of Breath
The Ethics Of Being A Teacher
Psoas Release Work
Pain Relief Techniques
An Emphasis On Posture
This training is for movement professionals (yoga, pilates, chiropractic, dance, etc.) as well as anyone looking to deepen their awareness of their body’s movement potential.
Joining this training is a rare opportunity to learn from one of the best. Jonathan has devoted his practice to understanding anatomy and conveying that information to his students and clients in the most accessible way. He makes the complex seem simple, and he supports his clients to make major transformations in mobility and overall health. His trainees have gone on to become master teachers in their own right.
I had the sincere pleasure of being a part of Jonathan FitzGordon’s Yoga Teacher Training in 2005. Immediately I could sense that Jonathan had a comprehensive understanding of the human anatomy and that his teaching was markedly different from what I was experiencing around the New York City at that time. I was looking for a teacher who was down to earth and to whom I could relate. Jonathan always brought a simple, straightforward, and honest approach to his classes. He teaches with compassion and inspires his student to be deeply curious about human function. I felt that if I took his training it would prepare me with a breadth of knowledge that I could use for a lifetime. Not only did his training fulfill those expectations, it led me to become a full-time Hatha yoga teacher with a sizable private clientele. With this newfound confidence I gradually became inspired to share my experience through workshops and trainings as well. There is no doubt in my mind that I wouldn’t be where I am today if I didn’t receive this solid foundation of yogic wisdom from Jonathan FitzGordon.
This training is for you if:
- You want to develop teaching mastery – the ability to see and address your client’s concerns and offer concrete solutions to their physical issues.
- You're curious about how the body works optimally and would like to improve your own movement patterns.
- You've struggled to help your students get out of pain and you really want to make a difference.
- You're willing to take a deep dive into anatomy and posture.
- You've got the discipline to get your homework done independently.
- You appreciate community and the shared experience of learning together.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to work with Jonathan directly, we’re offering a free sample of his teaching - weekly webinars pre-introducing some of the material and taking any questions you might have, which will be held on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm EST via Zoom, a free videoconferencing program.
Please Click on a Webinar to Register
Click here to join the Teacher Training Private Facebook Group (Webinar replays will be available there)
I started yoga seeking to heal from several lingering aches and pains related to impact sports. I waded through the variety of vinyasa-style classes offered throughout New York City, before finding one of Jonathan’s training’s. I was immediately converted. Jonathan's instruction on how to settle into asanas, combined with his knowledge of anatomy, is how I was able to make sense of yoga and find the places I needed to go to fix my injuries. One of his many strengths is on focusing on developing muscle groups to help maintain a pose longer and fall deeper into it. There is no doubt in my mind that I would not be the yogi I am today without Jonathan's teachings.
The training itself will meet in person in Brooklyn, NY or online. All sessions will be recorded so if you’re unable to make it, you can watch the training sessions on your own time. There will be a Facebook community for discussion, questions, etc. You’ll also have the opportunity to have a online private session with Jonathan at any point during the training.
The training will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00-2:00 PM EST from April 5th - June 23rd.
Cost For Training: $2500
Special Early Bird price: $2,000. (Until March 1st).
Payment Plans Are Available
Jonathan, creator of the CoreWalking Program and Psoas Release Party! has been practicing yoga since 1995, teaching since 2000 and teaching teachers since 2003. He owned and operated the Yoga Center of Brooklyn from 2001-2009 and created the CoreWalking Program in 2005 because walking is something we all do and walking correctly is an amazing way to bring positive change to our aging bodies.
Jonathan's philosophy rests on the rock solid belief in our ability to change and evolve as we age. Jonathan learned this first hand. After stubbornly suffering through three knee surgeries and repeatedly re-injuring himself, he decided to step back a take a good look at how the body works. Injury-free these many years later, his teaching aims to help people age gracefully and live pain free lives.
This training may be the only time Jonathan offers something like it. His previous trainings have been incredible learning opportunities coupled with a sense of play and community. The body is an amazing thing to explore and it can take a lifetime to understand even the smallest part. Joining this training will open up a whole new world of body intelligence.
Yoga training with Jonathan was the gift that keeps on giving. I took his teacher training in 2007 (almost10 years ago). I think of him every time I stand up, getting in touch with my bones. Jonathan is a truly gifted and original teacher. His powers of observation are sharp – there’s no escaping them. And he’s articulate: he can explain what he sees and what he’s learning (and he never stops learning). Jonathan’s instruction and the resources available via his website: webinars, ebooks, blog and more, explain his unique approach to movement without pain. At over 70, I’ve seen a lot of yoga flow under the bridge. Jonathan has been an important constant in my practice for a long time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this a certified Yoga Alliance Training?
We respect the Yoga Alliance, and while Jonathan and many of the teachers he has trained have YA certifications, there are no actual regulations for yoga teachers or teaching yoga. The Yoga Alliance is set up to offer regulations for teacher trainings, but in truth Jonathan’s style is unique and he has decided that the YA certification guidelines aren’t something he wishes to follow. Jonathan’s trainings offer a great deal more anatomy than is required for YA certification as well as an extended focus on movement outside of the classroom, pain relief and injuries, and the ethics of teaching.
What if I miss a class?
The training will be recorded (and yours forever) and you can watch the sessions at your own pace and time. So while your attendance will not be mandatory all of the assignments must be completed in order to receive a certificate of completion.
What if I live outside of the United States?
Since the classes are all recorded and can be watched anytime, anyone--no matter where you live--will be welcome to participate. All of our webinars are offered on Zoom, which is a free webinar service that won’t incur additional costs for participating.
Are there any hidden costs?
The cost of the program and the books you need to purchase are the only costs you will incur. Jonathan will be offering a follow-up weeklong workshop in NYC in the fall and all trainees will receive a discount if they want to attend.
How much out-of-class work will there be?
The main requirement for this program is a willingness to video tape yourself and have those recordings analyzed. Jonathan will need to see video of you teaching every pose we work on in the training. In order to receive a certificate of completion there will be a limited amount of written homework (book reports) and trainees will be required to film themselves teaching the poses that we work on in the training.
Is there a money-back guarantee?
You will be able to receive a full refund up until two weeks after the training begins. This gives you four courses before a refund is no longer available.
Can this be considered a CoreWalking training?
Although there will be a good deal of walking teaching in the training, we currently don’t offer certifications for the CoreWalking Program, though we are thinking of doing so in the future and this training would be a pre-requisite for that.
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