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 21-day 200 hour yoga teacher training and multiple continuing education courses that are Yoga Alliance registered in breathtaking & sacred locations, interweaving the worlds of yoga and shamanism.
Far beyond asana or the Yoga Alliance certifications, this is an invitation to explore your mindful practice and truth. Surrounded by the ocean and sacred mountains, you will be held and uplifted by like-minded souls and world class yoga instructors.
Through our Yoga Teacher Training, we invite students to immerse themselves in deep spiritual inquiry while being guided in the ancient shamanic teachings of the medicine wheel.
Our courses incorporate 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.
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. SYI collaborates with retreat centers in 9 different countries around the world to offer soul nourishing & liberating Yoga Teacher Training 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 these powerful Yoga Teacher Trainings is to encourage and empower students to give themselves permission to think outside of the box and align with their dreams.
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 Art of Teaching and Art of Touch for many asanas.
In our 200hr Yoga Teacher Training, 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 and develop their own teaching style. Each evening is finished with Satsang, an evening gathering, such a meditation, kirtan chanting or sacred ceremony.
Welcome to School Yoga Institute and we hope you enjoy all our Yoga Teacher Training offerings!
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― Mary Oliver