What is amrita yoga?

Teaching yoga is an art and a science.  It is a conversation, a dance, an interpersonal reciprocity between teacher and student.  Join Sarahjoy and her training team as you develop your knowledge and your skill set, as well as your personal artistry as a teacher.
amrita yoga is a form of vinyasa yoga with influences from Ayurveda, physical therapy, neuroscience, yoga philosophy, psychology, pranayama, and mindfulness.  amrita yoga emphasizes the bio-mechanics of alignment, anatomy, kinesiology, and rehabilitative processes.

Develop Your Inner Teacher

Alignment principles, biomechanics, anatomy and kinesiology
Teaching skills and techniques
  • Language, voice tone and voice prosody
  • Observation, demonstration and verbal assists
  • Adjustment principles and physical assists
  • Sequencing strategies
Yoga philosophy
The practice of yoga on and off the mat
Ayurveda for life
Interpersonal neurobiology in your classrooms
Conscious sequencing based on the rhythms of nature
Teaching to small and large groups

The 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered teacher training program includes:

Four in-person immersion weekends
Live Dharma group meetings
Special guest instructors
Class observations and reflections
Practicum assignments based on your specialized concentration (Module 4)
Online course material
Anatomy and asana tutorials
Assigned readings (The Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, writings by Sarahjoy)
Mindfulness tools
Guided weekly asana and mindfulness exercises
Online forums for discussion with classmates


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Modules 1 & 2: Creating a Deep Foundation

Friday April 13th – Sunday April 15th, 2018
Friday May 25th – Monday May 28th, 2018
Two in-person immersion weekends
Live Dharma group meetings
We created these first two modules as an Urban Ashram Immersion.  Our intention is to effectively deepen your practice and study with immersive weekends that will transform, challenge, and inspire you as a student and new teacher of yoga.

Module 3: Skill Building

Friday June 8th – Sunday June 10th, 2018
Alignment (adjustments, cueing, language, props)
Anatomy, physiology & biomechanics
Teaching (demonstration, observation, assists)
The importance of self-care
How to be a conscious yoga steward (ethics, scope of practice)

Module 4: Specialized Concentration

Friday July 13th – Sunday July 15th, 2018
Are you intrigued by the synthesis of Vinyasa yoga, Ayurveda and neuroscience?
Do you want to learn how to teach in alignment with the rhythms of nature (seasons, times of day, life cycles)?
This training emphasizes the biomechanics of alignment, anatomy and kinesiology, while addressing neuroscience, physiology, psychology, pranayama and mindfulness.
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The 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training tuition is $3,300.
Payment plans are available.  You can pay for the program in full, or via a 2-part or 4-part payment plan.

$250 of your initial payment will be held as a non-refundable deposit.


Financial assistance is available on a case-by-case basis.  yogajoy offers scholarships and work-trade positions in an effort to make teacher training programs financially accessible.

To see if you may qualify, complete the form below.

Scholarship Application


The scholarship deadline is February 28th, 2018.  We will wait until this date to review all applications before awarding any financial assistance.