Have you been practicing yoga for some time and want to explore this relationship further?
Are you seeking self-development and transformation?
Are you curious about the philosophy and history of Eastern traditions?
Do you seek connection and support from a vibrant community of practitioners?
Whether you are looking to become a yoga teacher, or simply eager to expand your knowledge and challenge yourself, this teacher training is for you.
This program begins with developing a strong foundation in alignment principles and then builds on the skills and techniques for teaching yoga. Along with deepening your own practice, you will learn teaching techniques and alignment principles, use of language, observation skills, hands-on adjustments, demonstration skills, and sequencing strategies. You will also have the opportunity to participate in various group discussions on yoga philosophy and the practice of yoga on and off the mat.
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)
Guided weekly asana and mindfulness exercises
Online forums for discussion with classmates
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
8 Limbs of Yoga
What is mindfulness & how to teach it
Interpersonal development of community
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
(for your final module, you choose your area of focus)
OPTION 1: amrita yoga
Friday July 13th – Sunday July 15th, 2018
Read more about our amrita Concentration
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.
OPTION 2: Yoga & Social Justice
Friday July 20th – Sunday July 22, 2018
Read more about our Yoga & Social Justice Concentration
Do you have an interest in working with or teaching yoga to marginalized populations?
Are you inspired to use yoga as a social justice tool?
This training prepares you to provide yoga as a life-changing, empowering, and accessible tool for those whose potential may as of yet remain untapped.
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.