YOGA TEACHER TRAINING & YACEP COURSES

TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE WITH OUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS

For 20 years, School Yoga Institute has been guiding students to realize and step into their unique practice as teachers, 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.

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.

We offer 200-hour300-hour, Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training, and multiple Continuing Education Courses in breathtaking & sacred locations. 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.

Welcome to School Yoga Institute, we hope you find all the information about the course that is calling out to you!

DISCOVER OUR SACRED LOCATIONS

Join us in breathtaking & sacred locations around the world

WHAT MAKES SCHOOL YOGA INSTITUTE UNIQUE

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EXPERIENCE & SUPPORT Our organization has been operating for 20 years! We also offer Alumni Support Programs after you complete your YTT. Join our Global Community!
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MUCH MORE THAN A YTT Our Yoga Teacher Training Course weaves teachings from the Peruvian Medicine wheel, creating a reflective & transformative experience.
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WORLD-CLASS FACILITATORS Our world-class facilitators are all 500-hour certified yoga teachers!
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GIVING BACK We volunteer with local organizations and donate to alumni programs that provide yoga equipment to marginalized communities.
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ACCESSIBILITY

We offer partial scholarships and monthly payment plans to make our courses more accessible to everyone.

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SACRED LOCATIONS

We choose high-vibrational locations around the world!

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YOGA ALLIANCE

All of our offerings are certified by Yoga Alliance! We have more than 800 reviews.

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DIVERSITY

Everyone 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.

THE PERUVIAN MEDICINE WHEEL

Our courses incorporate The Peruvian 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.

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SERPENT

Direction of the South. Represents the Spirit of the Serpent. Shed our layers. Release our past. Connect to the physical self. Let go of shame.
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JAGUAR

Direction of the West. Represents the Spirit of the Jaguar. Overcome fear. Find your strength. Train the mind.
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HUMMINGBIRD

Direction of the North. Represents the Spirit of the Hummingbird. Uncover your authentic gifts. Find your light. Breathe in beauty.
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EAGLE

Eagle Direction of the East. Represents the Spirit of the Eagle. Create new beginnings. Trust your intuition. Manifest your dreams.

EXPLORE OUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING & COURSES

We offer multiple programs in breathtaking & sacred locations

Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training

TRAUMA-INFORMED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

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CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

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ABOUT SCHOOL YOGA INSTITUTE

School Yoga Institute has been hosting 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 wisdom, philosophies, and experiences that have inspired their own journeys.

SYI collaborates with retreat centers in 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).

OUR YOGA ASANA SEQUENCES

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 for their yoga practice and develop their own teaching style. Each evening is finished with Satsang, an evening gathering, such as meditation, kirtan chanting, or sacred ceremony.

YOGA SCHOLARSHIPS

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. With every season of new graduates, we are honored to see our alumni family grow. We are grateful to be a part of every one of our students’ paths which is why we aim to make our Yoga Teacher Trainings as accessible as possible.

There are many spaces of underrepresentation 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!

“YOGA DOES NOT CHANGE THE WAY WE SEE THINGS, IT TRANSFORM THE PERSON WHO SEES”

– B.K.S Iyengar

OUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING OFFERS MUCH MORE THAN THE PHYSICAL ASPECT OF YOGA

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!

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!

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YOGA ALLIANCE

Why choose a Yoga Alliance registered school.

A Yoga Alliance Certification marks a pivotal achievement for yoga teachers, signifying their completion of a comprehensive training program that adheres to the rigorous standards set by Yoga Alliance. By pursuing a certification through a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS) like School Yoga Institute (we have more than 800+ positive student reviews on Yoga Alliance), you’re not only enhancing your teaching credibility but also opening doors to teaching opportunities worldwide.

Click here to read more about Yoga Alliance Certification and how it works

WE PLANT ONE TREE EVERY TIME A STUDENT GRADUATES!

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 on 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 trainings are held in eco-conscious accommodations. At our beach locations, we frequently organize beach clean-ups and in 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

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