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200 Hour Teacher Training

Teacher training isn't just for students who want to instruct. It is an opportunity for growth in every aspect of your life. If you have been asking those big questions, seeking a more meaningful approach to life, and searching for the path toward conscious living, our 200 hour program will provide answers, perspective, and guidance upward. You will delve deeply into yogic philosophy, history, and theory while learning to apply complex and critical thinking to approach everyday situations with a more enlightened mind. The knowledge and understanding you will gain through our program will allow you to lead class honestly and responsibly, as well as navigate life with calmness, clarity, and an open heart.

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Yoga and Ayurveda

Yoga is first and foremost a science of self-discovery, and Ayurveda is the science of life. Throughout our 200hr training, each module will build upon the other in developing a spiritually based understanding of yoga, health, and personal revelation. In understanding the fundamentals of Ayurveda and each dosha, you will discover how to create an experience for your yoga students that benefits them physically, mentally, and emotionally. 

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Training Schedule

One weekend per month for 7 months

Fri. 6:00pm-9:00pm

Sat. 9:00am-5:00pm

Sun. 9:00am-5:00pm

2024 Teacher Training Dates 

January 19 - 21

February 16 - 18

March 15 - 17

April 19 - 21

May 17 - 19

June 21 - 23

July 13 *

*The last day of training is reserved for taking photos, written and practical exams.

Balance of Hours

Practicum/10 Hours

Contact Hours/160 Hours

  • Observing classes (3 hours)

  • Assisting classes (7 hours)

  • Observation hours are meant for students to develop their knowledge of designing classes, timing and sequencing poses, alignment cues, and presentation styles of different teachers.

  • Class assisting hours take place under the guidance of the Teacher Trainer and allow students to practice their skills guiding others deeper into poses, offering modifications, and correcting alignment.

  • Trainer is physically in the presence of the students during all lecture modules.

  • Yama Yoga Studio's 200 Hr Teacher Training program consists of 5 weekend modules.

  • Each module is 20 hours long (18 hours in class instruction and 2 hours of independent guided study).

  • The modules begin with a basic introduction to standard yoga techniques and progress through an integration and application of yoga methods.

  • Students will be required to attend the monthly training sessions, complete in-class and homework assignments, outside reading assignments, and a final written and practical exam in order to receive their certification.

Outside Yoga Classes/40 hours

Modules

  • Each student must attend a minimum of 40 hours of Hatha Yoga Classes taught by a Registered Yoga Teacher.

  • Hours will be tracked by each student and initialed by the instructor of the class being taken.

  • While in training, all classes at Yama Yoga Studio are free of charge to students and these classes can be used towards your 40 hour requirement.

  • Participation in 4-5 yoga classes weekly is required. A regular yoga practice during training is meant to build confidence and comfort in each yoga student, develop their strength and flexibility, and provide the opportunity to learn from other teachers.

Module 1 - Fundamentals of Yoga
Module 2 - Philosophy, Ethics, and Lifestyle
Module 3 - Yoga Anatomy
Module 4 - Anatomy & Yoga Techniques
Module 5 - Business of Yoga and Exams

Course Investment

The investment is $2,750. Flexible payment plans are available. Fees will be applied if paying by credit card. An initial deposit of $250 is required to hold your spot and will be applied to your total balance. Students are responsible for paying the cost of outside workshops and extra classes which count toward training hours, but are not part of the training curriculum.

Additional Certifications

You will be responsible for CPR certification ($55) and for your Yoga Alliance registration ($80) Yoga Alliance registration is optional. This is your choice. It is not a requirement and will not keep you from getting a job teaching. CPR certification is a requirement for Yoga Alliance certification and for my studio; you cannot apply until you have completed your CPR requirements. I will arrange for you to be certified at the studio by a qualified American Red Cross certified instructor. Upon completion of this training you will be a 200 Hr RYT, certified by a Yoga Alliance School (RYS). Yama Yoga Studio is a Yoga Alliance certified Yoga School and adheres to YA policies and practices.

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Ready to Learn?

Teacher Training Questionnaire

Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability so that I have a better understanding of your goals.

Thank you for starting your yogi journey!

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