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 Trainings, 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings 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 Art of Teaching and Art of Touch for many asanas.
Welcome to School Yoga Institute and we hope you enjoy all our Yoga Teacher Trainings!
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. We invite students to immerse themselves in deep spiritual inquiry while being guided in these ancient shamanic teachings.
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 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 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.
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 and develop their own teaching style. Each evening is finished with Satsang, an evening gathering, such a meditation, kirtan chanting or sacred ceremony.
"YOGA DOES NOT CHANGE THE WAY WE SEE THINGS, IT TRANSFORM THE PERSON WHO SEES"
– B.K.S Iyengar
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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.
“TELL ME, WHAT IS IT YOU PLAN TO DO WITH YOUR
ONE WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE?”
- Mary Oliver