200 Hr Program
We have two emphasis in the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. That is to aid the teacher in training to develop a vocation in the art of teaching yoga and to aid the student to gain greater understanding of and relationship to their own body and mind.
Our curriculum consists of classical Ashtanga Yoga practices, student teaching of asana, pranayama and meditation, anatomy and yoga philosophy.
Classical Ashtanga Yoga
This includes asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, mudra, shat karma, the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita. We teach the subtle body and how to integrate awareness of the chakras, vayus and nadis within yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation.
We study and practice asana to the degree that every student in the training program is confident practicing the core poses correctly and leading their future students with ease. Each teacher will have ample opportunities to teach within the program, thus aiding them to find their voice and begin developing their style of teaching. Students will learn a set of thirty core postures. Within the study of these core postures, we will cover alignment, anatomy, benefits, modifications, contraindications, sequencing, and cueing for each pose. These thirty core poses function as a bridge to all Yoga poses. As the student understands the basic principles of anatomy and alignment for one foundational pose, they will become competent in teaching all poses from the same family (i.e. back bends, forward bends, inversions, twisting).
In this Yoga Teacher Training Program, we study the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita in depth using commentary from Baba Hari Dass, Paramahansa Yogananda, and Ecknath Easwaran. Students will learn about the integration of yoga philosophy with modern psychology.
Bhagavad Gita by Ecknath Easwaran
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
Path Unfolds by Baba Hari Dass
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Book 1 Translation and Commentary by Baba Hari Dass
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Book 2 Translation and Commentary by Baba Hari Dass
This training is conducted as a blend of live in-person classes, live online classes, and online pre-recorded coursework. All live in-person classes can be attended online as needed.
The 200 hour training program consists of six weekend intensives, where students are immersed in yogic practices and education for 12 to 16 hours each weekend. In addition to weekend intensives, training will be held each Sunday morning for 4 hours.
Students will also be required to attend a regularly scheduled Elemental Yoga asana class that is held on Tuesday evenings as well as a 90 minute online Mind Arts class one day a week for an eight week period.
Finally, students must complete 2 hours of online content and assignments each week on their own time, amounting to 40 hours in total.
Our next 200hr Foundational Training will be held from February 2, 2023 to June 18th, 2023, with a detailed schedule below.
All classes will be recorded via Zoom. Students can choose to attend classes in person or from home. This training will be held monthly at the hours designated below.
All three day intensives are as follows:
Fridays 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturdays 1:30pm - 5:30 pm
Sundays 9:00am - 1:00pm
Weekend #1: February 2nd - February 5th, 2023***
Weekend # 2: March 3rd - 5th, 2023
Weekend # 3: March 31st - April 2nd, 2023
Weekend # 4: April 28th - 30th, 2023
Weekend # 5: June 9th - 11th, 2023
Weekend # 6: June 16 - 18th, 2023
Sunday mornings from February 5th - June 18th, 9:00 am -1:00pm
Wednesday evenings online from February 8th - June 7th, 7:30 - 8:30pm
Required Attendance of one class per week
***The first weekend intensive will also include classes on Thursday from 5:30pm - 9:30pm.
There will be no class on 4/9/23, 5/14/23, 5/28/23
This training consists of 160 hours live classes and 40 hours online classes for a total of 200 hours.