200 hrs. Teacher Training

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200+ hours Total Comprehensive Teacher Training Program providing the essential tools necessary to teach and develop your practice

  • Anatomy and Physiology: Includes both physical anatomy and physiology and astral/energy/subtle anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, bandhas)
  • Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics Study of Yoga Scriptures (Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita), ethics for yoga teachers, “living the life of the Yogi”
  • Practicum includes actual teaching practice with real students in a real studio class, as well as observing and assisting in classes taught by others
  • Sequencing, pedagogy, teaching diverse populations
  • Opportunity to audition for Yoga Squared substitute/permanent teaching positions

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Training Program Schedule

  • Trainings are 15 weeks
  • Lecture Days Mondays 6:00pm-9:30pm, held at Branch & Stone in Tustin (52.5 hours)
  • Practice Days Saturdays 11:30am-5:30pm, held at yoga squared in Tustin (90 hours)
  • Internship Weekly class; days, times and location dependent on you and your mentor’s availability (17 hours)
  • Retreat Weekend getaway; retreat options available based on your availability and retreats offered (20.5 hours)
  • Homework: Additional assignments to better digest and assimilate the information (20 hours)

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Overview of Topics Covered:

  • General history, Samkhya philosophy overview and present day yoga practices
  • Breakdown and in depth evaluation of beginner and intermediate asanas (postures) of vinyasa yoga, focusing on alignment, injury prevention, adjustment/enhancement
  • Pranayama (breathing) techniques and practical uses
  • Ayurveda and healthy yogic eating
  • Sequencing Principles and Sample Flows
  • The Art of Teaching and Instruction; Cues and Imagery to enhance the journey
  • Basic movement anatomy and physiology and how it relates to yoga
  • Physical, Emotional and Mental Healing of Asana; Understanding the Chakras
  • Setting the Environment for Transformation
  • Bandhas (energy locks), Mudras (finger and body locks), Kriyas (Cleansing Techniques)
  • Meditation practices to develop inward listening

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Please contact us if you’re interested in teacher training.

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