YTT Curriculum

Learn to teach yoga from the heart. At Namaste Studios, we offer a 200Hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training. We provide you with the necessary skills to create an effective yoga class with an emphasis on both physical and emotional safety of your students. It is important to us to nurture your unique gifts and passions...

Our comprehensive curriculum is based on Patanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga to support you to embody the soul of Yoga as a teacher and in your life. 

This is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified program and the perfect program to enhance your life or start your career as an instructor.

 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Yoga Asana Techniques - 100+ hours

• Understanding and teaching of

◦ Standing Postures

◦ Seated Postures

◦ Balance Postures

◦ Prone & Supine Postures

◦ Inversions

◦ Twists

• Develop a daily personal sadhana practice

• Pranayama breathing exercises

• Mudra hand positions

• Teaching Language Yoga

Yoga Methodology - 30 hours

• Intelligent Design for Sequencing

• 6 Ways to Build Sequences

• Student and Teacher Learning Styles

• Code of Ethics

Yoga Anatomy and Physiology - 30 hours

The Subtle Energy System

• Organs in the body

• Specific muscles in the body

• Bones in the body

• The Anatomy of Movement

• The Anatomy & Physiology of each yoga posture

Yoga Philosophy - 30 hours

You will study:

• Eight Limb Path

• Patanjali's Sutras

Student Practicum Experience - 10 hours

• Students must teach 10 hours of yoga prior to graduation

 

Curriculum Details

TOTAL STUDY HOURS AVAILABLE = Approx. 276 Hrs.

*We have online classrooms through Zoom or Facebook Live.

• Weekly Posture Labs:

◦ 2.5 hours for 36 weeks = 90 Hours

• 9 Weekends @ 12hrs/weekend=108 hrs

• Studio Classes = 1 hr/class

• Karma Project = 10 Hours

• Practice Teaching = 10 Hours

• Independent Study = Up to 20 hours

**You only have to complete 200hrs of training.

You can combine hours from sections BUT you HAVE to complete:

• 7 of 9 Weekends (84hrs)

• 25 of 36 Posture Labs (approx. 60hrs)

• 10 Practice Teaching Hours

• 10 Karma Project Hours

 

PROGRAM TUITION

200 Hour YTT Program Tuition: $2,600+HST

Down payment: $348+HST (non-refundable)

 

Early Bird Savings:

Save $200 until Feb 28th ($2,400+HST)

Save $100 until March 15th ($2,500+HST)

Our weeknight classes are Posture Labs; we study approx. 70 postures

 

WEEKLY POSTURE LAB CLASSES

We meet weekly on Monday evenings from 7:00 - 9:30 pm

We cover 2-3 postures each evening and we study them in depth: English and Sanskrit names, Verbal Cues, Body, Mind, Spirit benefits, modifications, contraindications, anatomy of the pose, common misalignment.

WEEKEND STUDY 

Weekend 1: Yoga Anatomy

Weekend 2: Language and Learning Styles

Weekend 3: Limbs I + II (Yamas + Niyamas) and Ethics

Weekend 4: Limbs III (Pranayama) and Mudras

Weekend 5: Sequencing I

Weekend 6: Sequencing II

Weekend 7: Limbs V + VI (Pratyahara and Dharana)

Weekend 8: Limbs VII + VIII (Dhyana and Samadhi)

Weekend 9: Review, Final Exam and Celebration

WEEKEND SCHEDULE:
ONE WEEKEND A MONTH: 9am-2:30pm EACH DAY