For almost 20 years, School Yoga Institute has been guiding students to realize and step into their own unique practice as teachers, healers, and empowered individuals seeking to create impactful change in their community. We are a spiritually focused organization of facilitators and family who are brought together on a foundation of love, radical self-acceptance, personal growth, and deep connection.
We offer 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training, and multiple Continuing Education Courses in breathtaking & sacred locations, interweaving the worlds of yoga and shamanism. SYI’s Yoga Teacher Training courses cover much more than the movement-based practice of Asana we have come to know as yoga in the West.
During the training, students will be introduced to concepts of the ancient yogic path including pranayama, meditation, yogic diet, cleansing practices, the science of Ayurveda, and the study of the ancient wisdom of the Yoga Sutras. Students will also learn the Art of Teaching and the Art of Touch for many asanas.
Welcome to School Yoga Institute, we hope you find all of the information about the course that is calling out to you!
Our courses incorporate the The Shamanic Medicine Wheel - moving through a series of four directions, each providing lessons that allow us to ground, connect, dream and embody our most authentic self. We believe this connection to spirit is what makes our Yoga Teacher Training uniquely profound. During their yoga practice, we invite students to immerse themselves in deep spiritual inquiry while being guided in these ancient shamanic teachings.
Our organization has been operating for over 18 years! We are here to support you every step of the way. We also offer Alumni Support Programs after you complete your YTT. Join our Global Community!
Our Yoga Teacher Training Course weaves teachings from the Peruvian Medicine wheel, creating a reflective & transformative experience. We also offer 50Hr & 200Hr Trauma-Informed YTT's.
Our world-class facilitators are all 500hr certified yoga teachers!
Making a difference in the places we host our Yoga Teacher Training Program by volunteering with local organizations and donating to alumni programs that provide yoga equipment to those in marginalized communities.
We plant one tree for every 200hr and 300hr graduate. We also partner with sustainable retreat centers around the world. Pachamama is our priority!
We offer partial scholarships and monthly payment plans to make our courses more accessible to everyone.
We choose high-vibrational locations around the world!
Every body is welcome. We encourage all walks of life to join our courses. Regardless of your race, religion, color, creed, and sexual orientation, you are welcome with open arms.
School Yoga Institute has been hosting immersion Yoga Teacher Training programs since the early 2000s. Our mission is to unite beings from all different backgrounds through the sacred path of Yoga. Our dedicated and passionate facilitators are united in the passion of sharing the lived wisdoms, philosophies and experiences that have inspired their own journey’s.
SYI collaborates with retreat centers in different countries around the world to offer soul nourishing & liberating Yoga Teacher Trainings & courses. The programs not only qualify students to teach yoga internationally, but also share ancient wisdom and modern day applicable lifestyle skills that awaken students to their inner peace and true purpose (Dharma).
SYI’s aim in facilitating this powerful Yoga Teacher training course is to encourage and empower students to give themselves permission to think outside of the box and align with their dreams.
In our 200hr Yoga Teacher Trainings, students learn to teach two asana sequences, the Mystical Hatha Flow, a slow, meditative, Sivananda-based practice, and the Mystical Vinyasa Flow, a more intense, breath-synchronized, and fluid flow.
Students explore alignment, adjustment of poses, and keys to intelligent sequencing to form a solid foundation upon which to build their own sequences for their yoga practice and develop their own teaching style. Each evening is finished with Satsang, an evening gathering, such a meditation, kirtan chanting or sacred ceremony.
With every season of new graduates we are honored to see our alumni family grow, it is our mission to spread the word, love and light to every part of our diverse complex society. We are grateful to be a part of each and everyone of our students paths which is why we aim to make our Yoga Teacher Trainings as accessible as possible.
There are many spaces of under representation in modern yoga, therefore we are actively doing our best to combat that with our scholarship opportunities. We provide over $25,000 per year in scholarships to members of the BIPOC & LGBTQ+ communities, veterans, trauma survivors, and people from all walks of life. We also offer local community scholarships in each of our locations, specifically for students from that region!!
This particular scholarship consciously connects with those within these communities giving them the opportunity, tools, support and self empowerment to fulfill their dream and by doing so inspire others to do the same. of the human form. These dances often take on the story of devotion to a particular deity in sharing their message.
For all of the years SYI has been hosting Yoga Teaching Training programs around the world, we have been walking foot to soil with mother nature. Our school is deeply and sacredly founded in the connection between all living beings and the beating heart of our planet and it is important to us that we are giving back to pachamama who does so much for us.
All of our training’s are held in eco-conscious accommodations. At our beach locations we frequently organize beach clean ups and on all of our programs we promote and educate students on the health and ecological benefits of a largely plant based diet.
With the world's largest rainforest ecosystem, the Amazon Rainforest spans 9 countries and is home to iconic species like the Jaguar, Macaw, Amazon River Dolphin, Black Spider Monkey, and Poison Dart Frog. By holding an estimated 90-140 billion metric tons of carbon, its forests play a critical role in the fight against climate change. Unfortunately, due to logging, unsustainable agriculture, and forest fires, it's also a high risk zone for deforestation and degradation.
SYI is now also a proud partner of One Tree Planted, planting trees in Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica and many other locations around the globe in an effort to rejuvenate the ecosystems of the sites we hold dear and to fight against climate change! School Yoga Institute commits to donating one tree for every YTT graduate!
Learn more here about ONE TREE PLANTED
We have close connections with many of the communities that welcome us so openly to their sacred lands. Yoga is a living and breathing system that connects us all. Our school has been founded by teachers who are passionate about maintaining equal rights to education for all.
Over the years one project we have been so proud to be a part of is sponsoring one year of education for many children from the Sacha Munay USA program in Peru! Feel free to take a look at their program and donate here: Sweet Child Peru. Now that things are back open in Peru we certainly hope to do this again!
During the 2020 pandemic many of our beloved communities were hit hard. Therefore, we set up a go fund me fundraiser which donated funds to the community of Chacaya, Guatemala. These funds were used to keep MYF’s beloved team members from Chacaya afloat during incredibly difficult times.
Yoga is For Every Body! Come one, come all. Our mission at School Yoga Institute is to contribute to a more loving, empowered, compassionate, embodied, and unified world. We do this by guiding our students to step into their own unique practice as teachers, healers, and empowered individuals seeking to create impactful change in their communities. The beautiful practice of Yoga is the foundation for the transformational experiences we share together.
‘Yoga’ translates directly to ‘Union.’ This sacred, ancient practice gifts us with the opportunity to slow down, listen, feel, pay attention, release, and explore. Yoga is a full union of breath, body, mind, heart, and soul. We full-heartedly believe in its boundless potential to unite and heal people from all over the world.
We often hear prospective students say: “I don’t feel physically capable to practice yoga.” We always reassure them that our Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) are for everybody and every body. In Western cultures, ‘Yoga’ is often equated to ‘Asana,’ which only encompasses the physical aspect of this incredible ancient practice. Yoga is much more than the hour or two we spend on our yoga mats!
Asana is only one of the eight limbs of yoga as laid out by the Indian sage Patanjali, author of The Yoga Sutras. The focus of our YTTs encompasses all of the eight limbs of yoga, and goes far beyond flexibility and strength. Our true mission is to help our students achieve union, on and off the yoga mat.
It’s not to say that the physical postures aren’t an important part of the yoga experience, they definitely are! But at its heart, yoga is about what the postures teach you — compassion, resilience, patience, and greater self-awareness. If you’re someone who has spent your life feeling like you’re “not a yogi,” we would be honored to help shift your perspective on that.
This practice goes far beyond the physical realm — it is a true exploration of ourselves, our emotions, our patterns, our needs, our fears, and our dreams. Our Yoga Teacher Training holds a strong intention for personal transformation. In this way, our courses are designed not only to provide students with tools to share the wisdom of yoga with others, but also to look at their own lives from a spiritual perspective.
Our greatest passion as a Yoga School is to support the growth and expansion of humans’ horizons — physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and energetically. Our intention is to guide students through their own healing journey in order to better prepare them for healing others, letting go of anything that holds them back from what their hearts are truly called to. Together we unveil the essence of life and step into our gifts with strength and grace. Our yoga teacher training course offers much more than the physical aspect of yoga, we offer our students the opportunity to embark on a journey that brings them to a place of inner knowing.
We would be so honored to have you join us, just as you are: our next yoga teacher training student!
"YOGA DOES NOT CHANGE THE WAY WE SEE THINGS, IT TRANSFORM THE PERSON WHO SEES"
– B.K.S Iyengar
Yoga teacher training programs play a vital role in shaping competent and compassionate instructors who can inspire and guide their students on the yogic path. Our comprehensive courses, typically spanning several weeks, delve into ancient philosophy, asanas (postures), pranayama (breathwork), meditation, and teaching methodologies.
During the yoga training for teachers, our aspiring teachers learn not only the physical aspects of yoga but also gain a deeper understanding of its spiritual and mental dimensions. They explore anatomy, alignment, and adjustments to ensure safe and effective practice.
At School Yoga Institute, Our Yoga teacher training equips individuals with the knowledge and skills to become proficient yoga instructors. Our intensive programs cover various aspects of yoga, such as asanas, pranayama, philosophy, and teaching methodologies. Graduates are prepared to guide students in their yoga practice, fostering physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Becoming a Yoga Teacher at School Yoga Institute opens a transformative and profound journey into the world of yoga instruction. With our renowned and comprehensive training programs, our institute provides a unique opportunity to dive deep into ancient yogic traditions while incorporating contemporary teaching methods.
The School Yoga Institute's immersive approach allows aspiring teachers to connect with their inner wisdom and embrace the true essence of yoga. Upon completion, graduates emerge not only as qualified instructors but also as compassionate leaders prepared to inspire and empower others on their own yogic journeys. The training equips them to make a meaningful impact in the lives of their students, fostering physical well-being, mental clarity, and spiritual growth.
Everyone is wholeheartedly accepted and encouraged. We create and hold space where participants feel safe and comfortable. We support the growth and expansion of people’s horizons — physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and energetically. As a group, a community, a tribe, and an extended family, we practice and learn to let go. We allow the world to unfold before us without reaction or judgment.
Our intention is to guide aspirants through their own healing journey in order to better prepare them for healing others, letting go of anything that holds them back from what their hearts are truly called to do. Together we unveil the true essence and sweet nectar of life.