Yoga Teacher Training 200 Program of Study:
  • Form, method of teaching, benefits and cautions of principal asanas (postures), pranayamas (breathing techniques) and 2 kriyas (cleansing techniques)
  • Learning to create various class-styles: beginner, intermediate and prenatal yoga: each class having either a very mindful, flowing sequence, or a more dynamic feel, depending on your nature as a yoga teacher, and the students present in any given class
  • Teaching methodology, including modifications for age and common injuries/conditions, how to create a grounded and inspired space for teaching/learning, the use of voice, prenatal yoga, etc
  • Anatomy and the physical/mental benefits of yoga
  • Subtle Yogic anatomy and the Chakras
  • Introduction to Ayurveda, nutrition, and the Yogic diet
  • Ashtanga philosophy (the eight-fold path)
  • Study and discussion of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, aphorisms giving insight into profound yogic practices and contemplations, as well as their life-transforming benefits
  • Teaching practicum and feedback from the trainers and your peers

Daily Schedule for residential courses:

  • 5:30-6:00 – Meditation on Mondays and Thursdays (Daily for YTT 500)
  • 6:00-7:45-Yoga class (including asana, mantra, pranayama and relaxation)
  • 8:00-8:45-Breakfast
  • 9:00-10:30-Philosophy Discussion
  • 10:45-12:15-Techniques class
  • 12:30-1:00- Lunch
  • 1:00-2:30-Personal time
  • 2:30-4:00-Methodology, Anatomy or Ethics Discussion
  • 4:15-6:00-Techniques or Practicum
  • 6:00-7:00-Dinner
  • 7:30-9:00-Kirtan, sharing and meditation (Tuesdays and Fridays)
  • 9:00-10:00-Studying or journaling in Silence
  • 10:00-Lights out