Most recently, Jen has been trained in irest, or Integrative Restoration, a systematic relaxation technique and a version of Yoga Nidra or Yogic Sleep, developed by Richard Miller PhD. She was also recently inspired by her graduate work with and mentored by Karina Mirsky M.A. and E-RYT 500, a certified ParaYoga teacher, trained by Rod Stryker. During her graduate studies, Jen was called to work with Sacred Activism through leadership trainings with Seane Corn’s Off the Mat, Into the World organization called Yoga, Purpose and Action and she co-developed and co-directed the YS Youth Yoga project (an 18 month free Yoga immersion for the Yellow Springs Schools), as well as volunteered with local at-risk and incarcerated youth.
Jen has been fortunate to study with the following internationally recognized teachers: Don & Amba Stapleton of Nosara Yoga Institute and authors of Self-Awakening Yoga, Angela Farmer & Victor Van Kooten, Seane Corn, Nikki Myers of Yoga & 12 Step Recovery, Sianna Sherman, Rod Stryker, Erich Schiffman of Freedom Style Yoga and author of Moving into Stillness, Richard Miller of irest Yoga Nidra, and MC Yogi.
Jen also recently completed her 500 hr. Yoga Certification with Becky Morrissey, E-RYT 500 and Mental Health Counselor of Sangha Yoga in Loveland, Ohio. In addition to varied and extensive studies in Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga she has studied the following fields:
Thai-Yoga Massage, including 7 weeks of study in Thailand in 2009
Traditional Chinese Energy Theory & Bodywork
She has the following degrees and certifications:
B.A. Studio Art, Wright State University, Dayton, OH - 8/1999
Reiki Master Level 3 - 7/2003
Natural Therapeutic Specialist & Certified Massage Therapist, New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics, Albuquerque, New Mexico - 4/2004
Certified Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher,Nosara Yoga Institute, Nosara, Costa Rica - 2/2005
Craniosacral Level 1, Upledger Institute - 2006
Various Thai Yoga Massage Certifications - 2005 - 2009
M.A. in Yoga Studies, Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH - 8/2013
irest Yoga Nidra level 1 - 8/2014
Ascension Aerial Yoga - 5/2014
Our integrative 200 hour program offers a comprehensive experience, integrating ancient wisdom with modern science to empower individuals to make positive change in their communities. The program follows Yoga Alliance’s standards and guidelines for a 200 hour Registered Yoga School, while providing each participant an opportunity to focus on an outreach or service project in their community or to be mentored by one of our lead instructors working in the studio or outreach programs. Our YTT program offers a focus on the therapeutic applications of yoga on multidimensional levels: body, mind, and self; in addition to offering yoga teacher trainees access to aerial yoga, stand up paddle board yoga, and yoga nidra.
Innerlight's integrative YTT program builds on the foundation the 8 limbed yogic system offers, while providing a unique experience that incorporates ancient traditions from Ayurveda, non-dual Tantric Yogic Philosophy, systematic relaxation techniques, and modern techniques like aerial yoga, and stand up paddle board yoga.
Innerlight's program is unique because it is directed by Jen Ater, MA in Therapeutic Yoga Studies, Experienced Registered Yoga teacher at the 500 level with the National Yoga Alliance. Jen has taught and practiced yoga for over 10,000 hours before and during her 11 years as a Certified Yoga Instructor, Healer, and Wellness and Arts Educator and Coach. In addition to outreach and service opportunities, Innerlight's program also connects the ancient teachings of Ayurveda, Systematic Relaxation, and Traditional Yogic and Reiki Energetic Theory with modern techniques like yoga therapeutics, stand up paddle board yoga, and aerial yoga. In addition to studying a foundational Yogic curriculum, each YTT will graduate with a Reiki Energy Healing Level 1 attunement.
*includes tuition, books, material, unlimited aerial and mat drop in classes, 20% off sup yoga classes, workshops, and access to sup boards and aerial swings for practice teaching from Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 tuition also includes access to the studio for practice classes and mentorship by a lead/ Master Level Instructor and community outreach facilitator
4 payment options:
$2299 extra early bird rate if paid in full by 7-10-2017
$2801 early bird rate if paid in full by 8-1-17
$3080 by 9-1-17
$3300 after 9-1-17 or if paid in 9 payments of $366.70
YTT Open house:
Wednesday June 28th 7:30-8:30pm
Our 9 month weekend program starts Fall 2017 and ends Spring 2018. The YTT will meet two weekend days (Saturday and Sunday) a month for 8 hours and two evenings during the month for 2 hours to total 20 hours a month for 9 months. Exact weekend and evening schedule to be announced.
September 23, 24
October 21, 22
May 12, 13
Saturday Schedule: 12 - 8pm, - some Saturdays may meet 10am - 6pm
Sunday Schedule: 10am - 6pm, some Sundays may meet noon-8pm
Regular rates for YTT allow for a max of 8 make up hours without additional fees
For more info or to request an application:
contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-532-9315
Refund Policy: No refunds are offered unless due to severe health reasons on a case by case basis decided by the Director