200 & 300 Hour Teacher Training Course Overview 

Melissa is currently on the faculty of several teacher training programs across the United States.

She also runs her own Yoga school – Lotus in the Flame School of Yoga. 

 
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200 Hour Course Overview

Lotus in the Flame's 200 hour yoga teacher training course provides the highest level of creative and progressive Yoga education in the field today. The intention is not to teach one particular "style" of Yoga but to set each person on a path of embodying Yoga, and living it daily. Only in this way can we truly create a force of inspired change both in our own lives and in that of others. As many teacher training programs focus primarily on asana, this training program additionally teaches a full spectrum of traditional HaTha Yoga practices - integrating the philosophies of the main paths of Yoga, the Heart of Yoga - Bhakti, Raja, Karma, Jnana and Tantra. We will study traditional texts, as well as ground these philosophies within the physical ~ energetic body as they are expressed within the eight limbs of Yoga as outlined by Sri Patanjali. This is a comprehensive program in giving the students a very practical yet diverse exposure to the history, lineages and modern developments within the world of Yoga today.

 

Format

The format is structured in a way that provides flexibility for those students that are working professionals and cannot take a month, or more, off to study yoga intensively. This format is structured in a four part series with several months between modules. During the time between trainings you will have your own personal sadhana practice as well as structured assignments to fulfill your non-contact and practicum hours necessary for certification. In this way, the art and practice of living yoga in your everyday life becomes more integrated. Each of the four modules have a different focus and intention.

 

Application and Certification

Although it is suggested that you have a minimum of 2-3 years of Yoga practice in order to apply, we will review all applicants with sincere interest. There is a $54 application and processing fee, which once accepted into the program is applied to the entire tuition balance. In each module you will accrue approximately 40 hours, additionally 9-12 hours at each weekend intensive. The remaining hours are fulfilled with outside assignments. You must complete all four modules, a comprehensive final exam, and all projects outside of our meeting times to receive certification at the 200 hour level.

 

Cost

The total course fee is $3,000 early Registration, and $3,300 regular registration. Each module includes all coursework, the course manual, and all class time materials. You can arrange a payment plan with the school to spread out your payments over time - credit cards, checks and cash accepted.

 

Schedule

Currently no new programs are scheduled.

 

Faculty

Melissa Spamer, M.A., ERYT500, C.Ay, LMT

Lead faculty and director of Lotus in the Flame School of Yoga and Healing Arts. Melissa has been practicing Yoga for twenty three years. She completed her first certification to teach Yoga in 1997, and has been consistently teaching Yoga for eighteen years. She has completed more then six 200-500 hour teacher trainings since then. In 2005, Melissa completed a 500 hour teaching certification with the International Yoga College, specializing in Yoga and Conflict Transformation, under the guidance of Rama Jyoti Vernon. Her approach to Yoga is very organic and weaves together a rich tapestry of inspired teachings from such celebrated teachers as Angela Farmer, Victor Van Kooten, Rama Jyoti Vernon, Shiva Rea, Kali Ray and the students of Desikachar. She feels incredibly blessed to be carrying the light of Yoga beside so many radiant beings in this great ocean of Awakening.

Melissa is a graduate of the Ayurvedic Institute, having completed more than 1200 hours of clinical study, and many more hours in private practice around the world. She has studied with Dr. Vasant Lad, Swamini Mayatitananda, Sonia Masocco, Dr. Claudia Welch and Dr. Robert Svobodha. Melissa offers Ayurvedic consultations, treatments and workshops. She integrates Ayurvedic principles into her teaching of Hatha Yoga. Melissa is a certified massage therapist and credits the majority of her knowledge of the energetic and physical body to more then sixteen years of hands on healing around the globe. She holds a graduate certificate in Holistic Health Care from Western Michigan University, with an emphasis in expressive arts therapy, and in 2013 was named alumni of the year. She has co-facilitated groups and retreats incorporating a full range of therapeutic processes to help unveil the truth of the soul’s yearning for engagement. She has recently completed her Master's degree in counseling psychology, with an emphasis in somatics and neurobiology, at Southwestern College.

Lead faculty and director of Lotus in the Flame School of Yoga and Healing Arts. Melissa has been practicing Yoga for twenty three years. She completed her first certification to teach Yoga in 1997, and has been consistently teaching Yoga for eighteen years. She has completed more then six 200-500 hour teacher trainings since then. In 2005, Melissa completed a 500 hour teaching certification with the International Yoga College, specializing in Yoga and Conflict Transformation, under the guidance of Rama Jyoti Vernon. Her approach to Yoga is very organic and weaves together a rich tapestry of inspired teachings from such celebrated teachers as Angela Farmer, Victor Van Kooten, Rama Jyoti Vernon, Shiva Rea, Kali Ray and the students of Desikachar. She feels incredibly blessed to be carrying the light of Yoga beside so many radiant beings in this great ocean of Awakening.

300 Hour Teacher Training Course Overview

Join Melissa Spamer, and a renowned group of guest teachers, on a journey of a lifetime to deepen one's practice and understanding of what it means to live Yoga. This program will trace the roots of the Yoga tradition while revealing how it can transform our lives everyday.

The program will incorporate the ancient teachings of Yoga & Ayurveda with modern research on mindfulness, somatic psychology, and energetics. With the knowledge and experience of the faculty within this program, a broad spectrum of holistic approaches to Yoga & Ayurveda as a complete system of well-being, will be integrated throughout. Each of the faculty members has a circular view of transmitting teachings, rather than an hierarchical view. We are all teachers to each other and the best teachers are ever students of life. This program is therefore seeking participants who want to grow and stretch their own practice, as well as their understanding of self in relationship to the world, and ultimately, what it means to be a teacher of Yoga.

This program will encompass all aspects of Yogic Study:

  • Yoga Asana Practice – Anatomically & Energetically Focused

  • Breath Awareness and Meditation

  • Guided Imagery and Relaxation Techniques

  • Ayurveda - Multi-Dimensional Approach for Yoga Practitioners

  • Experiential Yoga Anatomy – Physical and Subtle

  • Yoga Philosophy – Ancient and Modern Texts

  • Ethics – Integrity, Self-Awareness, Language Skills

  • Practicum – Teaching Skills

  • Methodology - Sequencing, Alignment, Adjustments, Demonstration and Observation Skills

 

This school is licensed by the State of Michigan and registered with Yoga Alliance.

Schedule

The format of the program is five, 7-8 day intensive modules. Currently there are no new scheduled programs.

Faculty

Melissa Spamer, M.A., ERYT500, C.Ay, LMT

Lead faculty and director of Lotus in the Flame School of Yoga and Healing Arts. Melissa has been practicing Yoga for twenty three years. She completed her first certification to teach Yoga in 1997, and has been consistently teaching Yoga for eighteen years. She has completed more then six 200-500 hour teacher trainings since then. In 2005, Melissa completed a 500 hour teaching certification with the International Yoga College, specializing in Yoga and Conflict Transformation, under the guidance of Rama Jyoti Vernon. Her approach to Yoga is very organic and weaves together a rich tapestry of inspired teachings from such celebrated teachers as Angela Farmer, Victor Van Kooten, Rama Jyoti Vernon, Shiva Rea, Kali Ray and the students of Desikachar. She feels incredibly blessed to be carrying the light of Yoga beside so many radiant beings in this great ocean of Awakening.

Melissa is a graduate of the Ayurvedic Institute, having completed more than 1200 hours of clinical study, and many more hours in private practice around the world. She has studied with Dr. Vasant Lad, Swamini Mayatitananda, Sonia Masocco, Dr. Claudia Welch and Dr. Robert Svobodha. Melissa offers Ayurvedic consultations, treatments and workshops. She integrates Ayurvedic principles into her teaching of Hatha Yoga. Melissa is a certified massage therapist and credits the majority of her knowledge of the energetic and physical body to more then sixteen years of hands on healing around the globe. She holds a graduate certificate in Holistic Health Care from Western Michigan University, with an emphasis in expressive arts therapy, and in 2013 was named alumni of the year. She has co-facilitated groups and retreats incorporating a full range of therapeutic processes to help unveil the truth of the soul’s yearning for engagement. She has recently completed her Master's degree in counseling psychology, with an emphasis in somatics and neurobiology, at Southwestern College.

Lead faculty and director of Lotus in the Flame School of Yoga and Healing Arts. Melissa has been practicing Yoga for twenty three years. She completed her first certification to teach Yoga in 1997, and has been consistently teaching Yoga for eighteen years. She has completed more then six 200-500 hour teacher trainings since then. In 2005, Melissa completed a 500 hour teaching certification with the International Yoga College, specializing in Yoga and Conflict Transformation, under the guidance of Rama Jyoti Vernon. Her approach to Yoga is very organic and weaves together a rich tapestry of inspired teachings from such celebrated teachers as Angela Farmer, Victor Van Kooten, Rama Jyoti Vernon, Shiva Rea, Kali Ray and the students of Desikachar. She feels incredibly blessed to be carrying the light of Yoga beside so many radiant beings in this great ocean of Awakening.

Melissa is a graduate of the Ayurvedic Institute, having completed more than 1200 hours of clinical study, and many more hours in private practice around the world. She has studied with Dr. Vasant Lad, Swamini Mayatitananda, Sonia Masocco, Dr. Claudia Welch and Dr. Robert Svobodha. Melissa offers Ayurvedic consultations, treatments and workshops. She integrates Ayurvedic principles into her teaching of Hatha Yoga. Melissa is a certified massage therapist and credits the majority of her knowledge of the energetic and physical body to more then sixteen years of hands on healing around the globe. She holds a graduate certificate in Holistic Health Care from Western Michigan University, with an emphasis in expressive arts therapy, and in 2013 was named alumni of the year. She has co-facilitated groups and retreats incorporating a full range of therapeutic processes to help unveil the truth of the soul’s yearning for engagement. She has recently completed her Master's degree in counseling psychology, with an emphasis in somatics and neurobiology, at Southwestern College.

 

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