Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour

Schedule

5:30 - 6:15 am - Shat Karma
6:30 - 8:15 am - Prāṇāyāma and Meditation
8:15 - 9:00 am - Breakfast
9:30 - 11:00 am - Theory Class
11:15 - 12:45 pm - Āsana
12:45 - 1:30 pm - Lunch
2:00 - 5:00 pm - Āsana Workshop
5:00 - 6:00 pm - Dinner (Fridays Dinner 5:30 pm)
7:00 - 8:30 pm - Evening Program

About This Event

Whether you are a serious student or certified yoga teacher, this program is designed to expand your knowledge of the theory and practices of Classical Aṣhțāṅga yoga. Guided and supported by a faculty of over 30 teachers, the 200 hour level training serves to systematically develop and enhance your understanding of yoga.

You will develop skills for teaching a well-rounded beginners level yoga class while deepening your personal practice of yoga. This course is ideal for those who want to immerse themselves in an intense discipline either to begin or to deepen a personal practice. Advanced techniques and theories are explored in many of our specialty classes.

Our Yoga Teacher Training focuses primarily on the systems of Aṣhṭānga Yoga and Haṭha Yoga and the methods we teach include ṣhat karma, mudrā, prāṇāyāma, dhyāna, and āsana. The foundational theory that supports these practices is covered in classes on Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtras, Sāmkhya Philosophy, basic principles of Āyurveda, subtle body theory, anatomy, and physiology. Teaching methodology, or how to pass on this ancient knowledge is woven throughout the program.

The aim of our 200 hour program is to assist each student in deepening their understanding of the methods and philosophy of yoga - as a way to both strengthen their personal practice and to develop as yoga instructors. It is our intention that those who wish to teach have the tools to offer a beginning yoga class upon completion of the training, and to have at least some basic understanding of the vast background of this great science and spiritual practice.

Venue Highlights

The conference and retreat setting offers a wide variety and range of prices for residential housing accommodations, a dining room featuring excellent vegetarian meals, an Ayurvedic Herbal Apothecary, and a Wellness Center offering Ayurvedic consultations, massage and other traditional body work therapies, as well as a hot tub, a small lake for swimming, a large organic garden, many hiking trails, and tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts.

Accommodations

Mount Madonna Center provides on-site housing and meals for Institute students in an environment highly supportive of learning the Institute’s disciplines. Students have a choice from a wide range of housing options. Rooms are in hotel-style buildings (no phones or TVs in rooms). Some rooms include a private bathroom with shower. Others have access to nearby shared (but private while in use) bathrooms and showers.

Cabins are located in a forest grove, and include electricity and heat, but not indoor plumbing. A separate shower house with private shower and dressing rooms, and clean, well-ventilated privies is nearby. Campgrounds are located in secluded redwood groves and have running water, tents provided by the Institute, and tent sites for your own tent.

Once you have made a course booking, we will send details of available accommodation options

Directions

The Institute, which is located on the grounds of Mount Madonna Center, is accessible via all-weather, paved roads, just one hour from San Jose International Airport and less than two hours from San Francisco International Airport. Commercial airporters, as well as Mount Madonna Center drivers, provide transportation from the baggage claim area of each airport directly to the Institute.

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