200 hour teacher training

About our 200 Hour Program

Whether your Teacher Training journey is rooted in a commitment to yourself, your future as a teacher or your love of all things yoga, we are ready to take that journey with you. Students who have gone through our program have increased their strength, clarity and confidence in their practice and themselves. Upon completion of all graduation requirements, you will receive a 200-hour level approved certification from Yoga Alliance and the ability to register as a Registered Yoga Teacher with that organization.

 

Through our Teacher Training program you will:

  • Learn to teach an all levels yoga class as an all-encompassing workout for the body, mind, and spirit

  • Explore the foundations and history of yoga in comparison to modern day yoga

  • Learn proper alignment of poses, how to avoid injuries, and basic anatomy

  • Understand how to sequence postures/asanas in a fluid manner and unite breath with movemen

  • Live and share your yoga.

  • Expand your own practice on the mat.

  • Drop what isn’t serving you in your life, and discover your expression.

  • Be a contribution to others, by learning to  Speak from your heart with a clear, powerful voice

 

 

 

Curriculum

Teaching Methodology
  • Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries
  • How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible in a group setting
  • Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting
  • Teaching styles
  • Qualities of a teacher
  • The student learning process 
  • Business aspects of teaching yoga (including marketing and legal)
 
Anatomy and Physiology
  •  human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.)  
  • energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.)
  • both the study of anatomy and physiology along with its application to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.). 

 

Yoga History and Philosophy

  • The study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts (such as the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika or Bhagavad Gita)

  • Yoga lifestyle, such as the precept of non-violence (ahimsa), and the concepts of dharma and karma

  • Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher – student relationships and community

  • Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others (seva)

 

Meditation

  • Learn the importance of cultivating a daily meditation practice as part of the 8 limbs of the ashtanga yoga practice.

 

 

Yoga Lifestyle and Nutrition

  • Learn to apply the 8 limbs of yoga to your daily nutrtion habits. We will discuss the difference between feeding the body and nourishing the body.

 

 

Practicum

  • Practice teaching as the lead instructor

  • Receiving and giving feedback

  • Observing others teaching

  • Assisting students while someone else is teaching

 

Reading List:

Required
  • The Power of Now- Eckhart Tolle
  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success- Deepak Chopra
  • How Yoga Works- Michael Roach
  • Yoga Sutras- by Sri Swami Satchitananda
  • Bhagavad Gita- Graham Schweig
  • Yoga Anatomy- Leslie Kaminoff
  • The Inner Tradition of Yoga- M. Stone
Suggested to deepen your experience:
  • Autobiography of a Yogi- Yogananda
  • Meditations from the Mat- Rolf Gates
  • Anatomy of the Spirit- Caroline Myss
  • Key Muscles of Yoga- Ray Long
  • Yoga Body- Judith Lasater