We offer 290, 670, & 850 Yoga Teacher Training Programs in Hatha Yoga, Hot Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga & Yoga for Special Needs.
We also offer a wide variety of Specialty Yoga Teacher Trainings: Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Meditation, Bryan Kest's Power Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Postnatal Yoga, Yin Yoga, Youth Yoga, Anatomy & Yoga for Special Needs.
Our 290 & 670 Hour Teacher Training Programs are registered with Yoga Alliance.
About Our Training Program
Our 290-hour, Yoga Alliance registered Yoga Teacher’s Training Courses are designed for those who are passionate about practicing yoga. Our curriculum provides the tools you need to both deepen your personal practice and give you the ability to share your Yoga experience. We offer this training in 3 styles - Hatha Yoga (emphasis on Therapeutically Oriented Yoga), Hot Yoga, and Vinyasa Yoga. Individual program descriptions, courses and dates are listed below.
The Science of Teaching Yoga (7 TT Modules, 147 hours)
Seven weekend immersions covering "the nuts and bolts" of teaching yoga: voice quality, presence, sequencing, demonstrating, legal issues, how yoga works, history of yoga, business of yoga, practice teaching, living the yoga lifestyle, asana (physical poses), pranayama (breathwork), meditation, yoga philosophy, anatomy, and alignment. The Science of Teaching Yoga is required for ALL our 270 Hour Teacher Training Programs andARE included with tuition.Dates for the Science of Teaching Yoga are listed below.
30 Hour Yoga Training Intensive (30 hours)
Students attend one of the following required intensives depending on the style of yoga they are studying.
The 30 hour intensive teacher training courses are designed to train students in the techniques and methodologies of teaching their chosen style of yoga. We will help guide trainees into their role as yoga teachers with the knowledge and open-heartedness that it takes to teach dynamic and fun yoga classes. Students looking to become teachers, students who are currently teachers with or without previous training, or students simply having the desire to deepen their practice and spend 30 hours immersed into the practice and study of yoga, will find these courses inspiring and practical. A certification to teach yoga and Yoga Alliance continuing education hours are available upon completion.30 hour intensive courses ARE included with tuition.
Informed Assists with Grace (14 hours)
Learn the basics of giving adjustments in a yoga class. In this workshop we will cover:
Philosophy behind safe and effective adjustments.
Hands on adjustments for basic yoga postures
Different techniques used for different situations
Biomechanics of adjustments
Psychological and Motor Learning principles behind adjustments.
Adjustments will be presented in a dogma-free environment, with an emphasis on safety of the student and instructor. Adjustments will be practiced on each other under the watchful eye of a highly experienced and trained instructor. This workshop is perfect for anyone wishing to deepen their teaching practice or refresh and review adjustments. The adjustment workshop is intended for yoga teachers, but everyone is welcome to attend. This course takes place Saturday & Sunday April 28 & 29, 2018.Informed Assists with Grace IS included with tuition.
Elective Courses (12 hours)
We offer workshops and trainings with local, national, and international trainers. Our training leaders are highly trained and certified and authentically passionate about yoga. They are enthusiastic about health, vitality and the mind-body connection. Some of our instructors include:
Nischala Joy Devi
Teacher Training students are required to attend 12 hours of workshops with our training leaders.Elective Courses are NOT included with tuition.See below for a list of Elective Workshops and Trainings
Our 290 Hour Vinyasa (Flow) Teacher Training
What is Vinyasa Yoga?
Vinyasa Yoga is a flowing, dynamic sequence of poses that is one of the most popular styles of yoga in the United States today. Also sometimes called Vinyasa Flow, Power Yoga, and Power Vinyasa Yoga this type of practice involves synchronizing the breath with a continuous flow of postures. The fluid movements increase flexibility, strength, and stamina, as it calms the mind and improves overall health.
"Vinyasa means a gradual progression or a step-by-step approach that systematically and appropriately takes a student from one point and safely lands them at the next point. It is sometimes described as the "breathing system," or the union of breath and movement that make up the steps." -Maty Ezraty
Vinyasa Yoga Training Courses
REQUIRED COURSES: (191 hours included with tuition)
+ ELECTIVE COURSES: (12 hoursNOTincluded with tuition - scroll down to Electives for a full list of upcoming workshops.)
Our 290 Hour Hatha Teacher Training
What is Hatha Yoga?
Ha - translates as “sun” and Tha translates as “moon”. Hatha Yoga balances these two energies bringing balance to body and mind. Hatha yoga refers to the physical practice of yoga (asanas) as opposed to, say, chanting or meditation.
As a style of yoga, Hatha Yoga aligns the body allowing the energy to flow freely, especially through the spine - the main energy channel of the body. In our physical practice we work on balancing flexibility and strength, steadiness and ease (Sthira and Sukha). Hatha yoga can sometimes be thought of as a more gentle form of yoga than Power Yoga, Ashtanga or Vinyasa because the poses aren’t generally linked together in a flow, however, Hatha classes can be just as challenging due to their slower pace.
Hatha Yoga Training Courses
REQUIRED COURSES (191 hours included with tuition)
TT students pay separately for each session attended
Approximate tuition is $2,600.
Part-time students may opt to "Pay as You Go" rather than prepaying in full or participating in the payment plan. Please contact the Director of Training if you are interested in the "Pay as You Go" option.
1. The Art of Teaching Yoga 101 March 3 & 4, 2018 FEET & LEGS
2. The Art of Teaching Yoga 102 May 5 & 6, 2018 KNEES & THIGHS *PREREQUISITE The Art of Teaching Yoga 101
3. The Art of Teaching Yoga 201 July 14 & 15, 2018 PELVIS *PREREQUISITE The Art of Teaching Yoga 102
4. The Art of Teaching Yoga 301 September 8 & 9, 2018 SHOULDERS *PREREQUISITE The Art of Teaching Yoga 201
5. The Art of Teaching Yoga 401 November 3 & 4, 2018 SPINE AND CORE *PREREQUISITE The Art of Teaching Yoga 301
6. The Art of Teaching Yoga 501 January 5 & 6, 2019 TWISTS & REVOLVED POSES *PREREQUISITE The Art of Teaching Yoga 401
7. The Art of Teaching Yoga 601 March 2 & 3, 2019 BACKBENDS *PREREQUISITE The Art of Teaching Yoga 501
8. The Art of Teaching Yoga 701 May 4 & 5, 2019 HAMSTRINGS *PREREQUISITE The Art of Teaching Yoga 601
9. The Art of Teaching Yoga 801 July 20 & 21, 2019 FINAL PROJECTS *PREREQUISITE The Art of Teaching Yoga 701
10. The Art of Teaching Yoga 901 October 5 & 6, 2019 FINAL PROJECTS *PREREQUISITE The Art of Teaching Yoga 801
11. *Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with Jeff Welch June 30, 2018 *May be waived for previous Ashtanga training. Contact Director of Training for information. (6 HOURS)
12. Informed Assists with Grace Morales April 28 & 29, 2018 (14 HOURS)
ELECTIVE COURSES: (50 HOURS - not included in tuition) 615 TT Students are required to take 50 hours of workshops with our visiting presenters. These workshops can be taken at any time. We offer TT credit for all workshops taken at Altamonte Springs Yoga and Yoga University up to 3 years before or 3 years after training.
Elective Courses (not included with tuition):
670 TT Students are required to take 50 hours of workshops with our visiting presenters. These workshops can be taken at any time. We offer TT credit for all workshops taken at Altamonte Springs Yoga and Yoga University up to 3 years before or 3 years after training.
*Yoga Physics with Alexandria Crow October 6-8, 2017 (12.5 hours)
*Bryan Kest Power Yoga Immersion and Teacher Training Monday, November 13 - Friday, November 17, 2017 (40 Hours) MORE INFORMATION
*Bryan Kest Power Yoga Workshop Saturday, November 18, 2017 (3 Hours) MORE INFORMATION
*Bryan Kest Long, Slow, Deep Workshop Saturday, November 18, 2017 (3 hours) MORE INFORMATION
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training 2/16-18, 2018 (30 hours) MORE INFORMATION *Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Part 1 & 2 Spring 2018 (85 hours) MORE INFORMATION *Mommy and Me/Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Spring 2018 (20 hours) MORE INFORMATION
*Yin Yoga & Chakra/Meridian Meditation Workshop with Joe Barnett, Thursday August 2nd, 2018 MORE INFORMATION
*Bryan Kest Power Yoga Immersion and Teacher Training Monday, November 12 - Friday, November 16, 2018 (40 Hours) *Bryan Kest Power Yoga Workshop Saturday, November 17, 2018 (3 Hours) *Bryan Kest Long, Slow, Deep Workshop Saturday, November 17, 2018 (3 hours)
*We are currently adding more ELECTIVE courses. Check back for updates.
About Our Yoga Teacher Training Programs: Do you want to empower your life, and the lives of others through yoga? Have you experienced transformation in Yoga and would like to bring that experience to others? Join an amazing group of aspiring yoga teachers and students who are ready to move deeper into themselves and their own power. In Yoga Teacher Training you will tap into your internal power, connect with your spirit, and learn to become a dynamic and intuitive yoga teacher.
Although you may have a gifted personal practice, guiding a room full of students through a powerful yoga practice with confidence is quite different than practicing yourself. Mastering the ability to communicate and connect with your students is a crucial part of being an effective teacher.
The goal of Yoga Teacher Training is to teach you how to become a dynamic teacher, while at the same time, giving you an opportunity to explore and discover the power within yourself, both as a teacher and as an individual. Our practical training program focuses on how to TEACH yoga, not just the poses.
Our service as teachers is to improve the quality of peoples lives and leave our students in a better place, both mentally and physically. To achieve this requires a deep understanding of how the body works beyond the superficial level. From a modern physiology and functional anatomy perspective, YogaU Teacher Training provides cutting edge techniques such as anatomy study, Alignment Yoga Principles, video review, posture specific workshops, and more, for a comprehensive experience. Having a strong understanding of the way the body functions allows teachers to better understand why postures work the way they do and why the series follows a particular sequence.
Yoga University is an RYS Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance. All graduates of Yoga University Yoga Teacher Training Programs will be eligible for registration (RYT) with Yoga Alliance® at the 200 &/or 500 Hour Level.
The 290-hour & 670 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum consists of:
Techniques - Includes both training in the techniques and practice of asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting and meditation.
Teaching methodology - Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a dynamic yoga teacher, and the students process of learning. Also includes the Business of Yoga
Anatomy and Physiology - Includes both Anatomy and Physiology (bodily systems, organs etc.) and astral/energy/subtle Anatomy and Physiology (chakras, nadis etc.)
Philosophy, Ethics and Lifestyle - Study of Yoga Scriptures, Ethics for yoga teachers, and yoga lifestyle
Practicum - Includes student teaching and providing feedback as well as observing and assisting Power Alignment Yoga classes taught by others.
Yoga Teacher Training is designed for those who are seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and their yoga practice. Certification is not automatic upon completion of the course and will be determined by the instructor's assessment of the student's understanding of the materials as well as the student's capacity and ability to teach.
Why not step out of your comfort zone and grow?
Challenge yourself in ways you have never been challenged before and make a difference in this world through yoga!
Share the gift of yoga by learning the elements to become a powerful, inspirational and dynamic Yoga Teacher.
Questions? Contact MyLinda, Director of Yoga Teacher Training
Questions about Teacher Training? Contact Yoga Univeristy of Florida - Website, Email or Call (407) 205-9642 (YOGA) Sign Up for Our Teacher Training Newsletter click here.
The primary prerequisite is interest in learning the Yoga University approach to teaching Hatha Yoga. It is suggested that students unfamiliar with Yoga University's approach to Hatha Yoga take Alignment Yoga classes at Altamonte Springs Yoga with MyLinda. A complete schedule of classes can be found on the CLASS SCHEDULE page.
Students do not need to be experts in any aspect of Yoga, but they do need to have a well-established Hatha Yoga practice that has been consistent for at least six months. **
Students should have a love of Yoga and a strong desire to pass that love of Yoga on to others.
Students should be in good physical and mental health (minor injuries/illness may be accommodated).
For the 670 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Programs registration with Yoga Alliance at the 200 Hour level is required.
For the 670 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Programsa minimum of 6 months of Yoga teaching experience is required.
**In order to prepare for Yoga Teacher Training program, students need to have had a daily personal yoga practice for an extended period of time. We recommend at least an hour of Hatha yoga every day for six months before the start of the training. During the training, we will be practicing yoga for approximately three hours each day. This can be physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding. Physical fitness acquired through other disciplines does not necessarily provide sufficient preparation. We ask that students have a strong personal Hatha yoga practice to ensure they will be prepared for the high level of activity and the heightened level of energy produced in the body by this intense daily practice of asana and pranayama.
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