200 HOURS YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

200 hours Mystical Hatha & Vinyasa YTT | Trauma-Informed YTT

OUR 200 HOUR YTT HOLDS A STRONG INTENTION FOR PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION.


School Yoga Institute offers two unique styles of 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training: A mystical focused YTT with shamanic influences and a Trauma Informed YTT with emphasis on somatics, psychology, and mental health.

Both programs are open to all levels and cover the foundational aspects of Yoga, Spirituality, and embodiment. Knowing which program is for you depends on your personal goals as a yoga teacher and your desired focus of study.

Our 200hr Yoga Teacher Training holds a strong intention for personal transformation. In this way, the 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.

“INHALE THE FUTURE, EXHALE THE PAST.”

MYSTICAL YOGA 200 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Mystical Yoga, or yoga of spiritual practice, reaches deep into the roots of an ancient way of life


Each training holds unique energy, created from like minded souls who join from all over the world. To guide the process of personal transformation we draw on the ancient wisdom of the East as well as on the Shamanic Medicine Wheel of Peru.

Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training courses are arranged in four cycles, following the four cardinal directions, asking the guardian spirits to guide a cycle of release, understanding, growth and empowerment. Together we create a space that reveals our wisdom within and accelerates the realization of our life purpose.

Mystical Yoga, or yoga of spiritual practice, reaches deep into the roots of an ancient way of life. The study of this knowledge calls us to reveal the yoga, the union, between ourselves and everything around us.

Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training embodies this approach, opening us up to the wisdom of the teacher that is already within each of us. In 21 days, we immerse ourselves in experience — we dance, we chant, we sing. We find community with like-minded people and embrace the stillness within ourselves. We call on our intuition for the answers and we speak from spirit to spirit. We delve deep into the experience, free from the skins of our past, from unnecessary distractions to allow the authentic connection with ourselves to emerge.

Through the journey of the 200 Hour YTT, students have the opportunity to step into their power as yoga teachers, to rediscover facets of their being and share a deeper knowledge of the mystical dimensions from where we all came and to which we will all return. Through the study of ancient wisdom and practice of daily mystical yoga, we begin to reveal a greater sense of beauty, love, and freedom. We discover yoga as a toolkit which we can apply to bring us into present awareness of the true, pure essence of life.

Choosing to endeavor on the path of a yoga teacher is a noble pursuit of committing to oneself, to embodying a more aligned way of life. This journey will ask for self-reflection, honesty, acceptance, growth, and discipline. It is a full immersion into the world of yoga which has the power to bring life altering alignments.

200-HOUR TRAUMA INFORMED YTT

Trauma-Informed Yoga is a non-hierarchical, heart forward, and humanity centered approach.


When “teaching” Yoga, we are not just guiding poses. We are guiding people. We are guiding nervous systems. We are guiding complex and unique physiologies. Each of us has a different orientation of how we perceive our own safety or lack thereof.

Through a psycho-somatic understanding of Trauma and the ways it lives in the body, we can embrace the practice of Yoga in a way that permits each individual to have their own experience. Psycho-education around dissociation and disembodiment can give us the tools to not only understand our own physiology but the ways in which the inner worlds and trauma responses of the folks that we work with may differ from our own.

Our Trauma-Informed 200-Hour YTT honors the nuance of the human experience and trains teachers to facilitate an environment where each practitioner can take agency over their own bodily autonomy, nervous system regulation, and power of choice. Through the lens of Trauma-Informed education, Yoga is not only an art and a science but a necessity for the future of our world at large.

Join School Yoga Institute for this unique & comprehensive Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training! Trauma Informed Yoga is a rapidly growing field based on neuroscience research. It is quickly becoming a necessity for individuals wishing to become more effective yoga teacher, leaders, healers, or trauma recovery facilitators.

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A DAY IN THE LIFE


Our 200 Hour Mystical Hatha / Vinyasa Immersion Yoga Teacher Training is registered with Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga alliance International and has been for over a decade. This 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is the opportunity for yoga practitioners and aspiring teachers who are passionate about expanding their knowledge and experience of yoga to dive deep into a community of like minded individuals and be guided through the application of ancient wisdoms to explore the knowing of the true self.

Students who complete this training will receive a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate that is internationally recognised. There is no requirement to go on and teach yoga after this training. Many of our students also take this training for their own personal practice and healing!

We ask for dedication, commitment, and surrender, as well as full immersion in our spiritual community for the duration of the training. In our experience, this commitment and immersion makes the work as impactful and powerful as possible.

We ask students to come with an open heart and mind, ready to receive and learn. We ask participants to embrace all aspects of the yogic lifestyle, such as observing a vegetarian diet, living free from the distractions of other substances (including alcohol and caffeine) and moving away from technology and unnecessary communication with the external world.

We typically welcome up to 18 students which we have felt keeps a small and sacred container where everyone feels held and inspired as a member of our loving community throughout our 3 weeks together. Occasionally our courses are larger than 18, and in that case, we would send more instructors so that the teacher to student ratio is still of maximum benefit.

Each day carries an intention, a spiritual lesson, that we explore throughout the day. We begin each morning with sunrise meditation, followed by a 90-minute asana and pranayama practice and nourishing yogic breakfast. The days are spent learning yogic theories and healing practices through workshops, classes and group discussions.

During this time we discuss the fundamentals of yogic living, including yogic diet, anatomy, meditation, cleansing practices, pranayama, Ayurveda and the ancient wisdom of the Yoga Sutras. Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training also includes other methods of healing, calling on not just the physical and mental elements but also the more subtle forms of healing work such as earth medicines, energy healing and shamanic journeying.

We share the Art of Teaching and Art of Touch, during which tstudents will 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, fluid flow. Students will explore proper asana alignment and adjustment of poses in depth as well as the key to intelligent sequencing. This forms the solid foundation upon which students can step into their unique teaching ability as a teacher. Each evening we come together with Satsang, an evening gathering, which may be meditation, kirtan chanting or a sacred ceremony.

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WHAT TO EXPECT


  • Full spiritual Immersion
  • In-Depth Meditation Techniques and Practice
  • Experience of Different Pranayamas Techniques
  • Daily Asana Practice
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Art of Teaching
  • Art of Touch
  • Ayurveda
  • Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
  • Native American Shamanic Medicine Wheel
  • Kriya Yogic Cleansing
  • Kirtan Bhajan Chanting
  • Energetic Healing Practices
  • Cacao & Fire Ceremonies
  • Chakras & Energy Work
  • Communal & Sustainable Living
  • Ethics for Yoga Teachers
  • Tools for developing the business of yoga
  • Life-long Friendships
  • Full spiritual Immersion
  • Our training programs are taught in English.

TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE


  • 6:00a – 8:30a – Guided meditation / Pranayama / Asana
  • 8:30a – 10:00a – Breakfast and Self Sadhana
  • 10:00a – 11:00a – Spiritual lesson/Intention of the day
  • 11:00a – 12:00p – Yoga Sutras/Yoga Anatomy
  • 12:00p – 1:00p – Special Topics
  • 1:00p – 3:00p – Lunch
  • 3:00p – 6:00p – Art of Teaching and Art of Touch
  • 6:00p – 7:00p – Dinner and Self Sadhana
  • 7:00p – 8:00p – Satsang (Sacred Circle)

Food served at all of our training centers is fully vegetarian and we encourage students to commit to a fully vegetarian diet during our training. We honor and encourage sacred silence from 8pm – 8.30am each day. During the training students will be invited to join extended fasting and silent periods.

CORE CURRICULUM


  • Work through the traditional Peruvian Shamanic Medicine Wheel in a process of self-inquiry, discovery and personal transformation.
  • Learn to teach two Asana sequences: Sadhana Vinyasa and Sadhana Hatha flows, as well as guidance on creating your own unique sequences.
  • Live the yogic lifestyle, deepening your Sadhana, personal spiritual practice.
  • Incorporate daily Meditation, Pranayama, and Asana.
  • Explore the Art of Teaching through interactive daily workshops and learn through peer-teaching starting day one.
  • Participate in daily Satsang, evening gatherings. Learning traditional Kirtan chants from India and the rest of the world.
  • Participate in traditional ceremonies: Full-Moon Ceremony, New-Moon Ceremony, Letting-Go Ceremony, Traditional Andean Gratitude Ceremony (despacho), and/or Cacao Ceremony, and other traditional ceremonies.
  • Study Yoga Anatomy & Physiology and incorporate these principles into your own teaching and practice.
  • Study selected Yoga Sutras in depth.
  • Learn the foundation and historical background of yoga philosophy.
  • Explore Chakras, Bandhas & energetic anatomy in theory and in application to your personal practice and your teaching.
  • Study Ayurvedic Philosophy & Medicine, while studying and living the Yogic Diet.
  • Practice Advanced Pranayamas
  • Experience Kriyas, yogic cleansing techniques.
  • Focus on integrating Yoga into your life through daily Spiritual Lessons
  • Receive an introduction to Conscious Business and discuss ways to bring Yoga to the marketplace.
  • Learn and integrate holistic health modalities such as massage, energy healing, nutrition, and other forms

Upon completion of our course, participants who demonstrate our skill competency and complete 200 hours of classwork, will receive a certification for completion of the curriculum. This will enable you to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200).

“Prayer is you speaking to God. Meditation is allowing the spirit to speak to you.” Deepak Chopra

The primary purpose of meditation is the opportunity to sit as a witness to your divine self. The practice of meditation allows one to recognise, calm and even influence the fluctuations of the mind. During your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training you will establish a daily meditation practice, and explore different techniques of meditation to deepen your own connection and understanding of divine self giving you the tools to confidently guide others in meditation practices. Beyond the practical application of meditation you will also learn the physiological, mental and philosophical science that promotes a regular meditation practice.

Prana: Life Force. Yama: Observance. Pranayama Observance of Life Force – Observance of Breath. You breathe intuitively, yes? Yet becoming an observer of the breath develops a deep relationship to the root of your being. In our YTT you will maintain a consistent breath awareness practice which will offer you the opportunity to drop in with yourself and give you the tools to deepen your practice. An understanding of Pranayama is essential in deepening your yoga practice, throughout this training you will discover the philosophy of pranayama as well as be guided through different techniques, tools, and anatomical awareness that will inspire your practices and teaching moving forward.

What is commonly termed yoga actually refers to Asana. Asana, meaning posture, is the physical movement aspect of our practice. During this training you will learn 2 yoga flows 1 Hatha and 1 Vinyasa containing over 75 postures and 3 main styles of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation). In our daily Asana practices and Asana Labs you will become familiar with these asanas, their variations and alignment answering any questions that have accumulated while practicing on your mat. Through the dedication of building your own experience of the physical expressions of postures and learning the foundations of movement you will learn how to guide students safely through an embodied experience of selfhood.

The depths of modern yoga are rooted in thousands of years of philosophical inquiry upon the nature of our existence, the core of our philosophical discussions will center around different interpretations of The Yoga Sutras by Patanjali and their application to modern life. These sessions weave through discussions of other philosophies including Buddhist and Zen teachings, Shamanic belief systems, as well as modern philosophical discourse in richly engaging sessions that spark deeper inquiry into your own beliefs.

During this training you will learn the history of yoga, the 4 paths of yoga Patanjali’s 8 limbs and a knowledge of the development of modern yoga to develop an understanding of your own yoga lineage.

Through daily Asana practice you will notice how subtle cueing, alignment and adjustments can alter the experience of each posture in your own body. In our Art of Teaching and Art of Touch sessions you will find your voice as a yoga teacher and build confidence to guide students through practices. You will start teaching mini sequences from day 1 so that you feel comfortable in the role of a yoga teacher by the end of your training.

In the Art of Teaching you will practice alignment cues, sequencing instruction, voice projection and pacing. In the Art of Touch you will explore the benefit of physical adjustments and how to offer hands on assists confidently and safely. During the training you will teach 1 Hatha class and 1 Vinyasa class to your fellow cohort.

Knowledge of life – science of life. Recognised as the sister science of yoga, Ayurveda is a holistic approach to wellness that is dedicated to recognising the person as a whole being and supporting them to live in full alignment with their own true nature. In our 200hr Yoga Teacher Training you will be introduced to the ancient beliefs, practices and routines that form the backbone of modern day Ayurveda. In our trainings you will be given the tools to embody a lifestyle that nourishes and supports you.

In our approach to Yoga Anatomy we not only take into account an understanding of the human body on a physical level, also on an energetic level. During our training we will cover an anatomical understanding of the human body, you will learn the foundations of how the human body is made up, its functions, systems and connections. We will also delve into a more subtle understanding of the body on an energetic level. This is a fascinating aspect of anatomy that will elevate your teaching. We will focus on understandings of the Charka systems, Nadi’s, Prana, Vayu’s, Badhas, Koshas and more.

Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training was built with a strong intention for personal growth, empowerment, and expansion. We provide our students with tools to share the wisdom of yoga with others, but also to look at their own lives from a spiritual perspective. To assist with this journey of deep self reflection, our 21-Day Mystical 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings draw on the ancient wisdom of the Peruvian Shamanic Medicine Wheel. Click here and read more about the Shamanic Medicine Wheel.

Kriya yoga is an applied yoga system designed to purify the body and mind for better practice. Throughout our 200hr program you will be introduced to various methods that will allow you to drop that bit deeper into stronger mind and spirit connection.

Chanting is one of the most traditional and first Yoga practices. It helps to open the throat, heart and energies of the body. Kirtan or Bhajan is a beautiful means of connection to self and community. As well as a great way to learn some Sanskrit and Hindu Philosophy.

To sit in ceremony is to hold and honor sacred moments, at School Yoga Institute we acknowledge the rituals of the lineages, cultures and traditions that have inspired us. During our training you will be invited to hold witness in ceremony and you will learn the tools to hold ceremonial space for your community. Within our training we hold cacao and fire ceremonies, some facilitators may also introduce journey ceremonies, lunar ceremonies, among others. Click here and read more about Cacao Ceremony.

The welcoming atmosphere at the School Yoga Institute develops a sense of community, support, and transformation, enabling graduates to become self-assured and sympathetic yoga teachers. The 200 hrs Yoga Teacher Training with School Yoga Institute is a life-changing immersion into the world of yoga and self-discovery. Our comprehensive program goes beyond the basics, delving deep into the rich traditions of yoga while embracing contemporary teaching methodologies.

The Yoga Teacher Training 200 hour is a comprehensive program that prepares individuals to become skilled and knowledgeable yoga instructors. Our training gives graduates the assurance and know-how to effectively lead others on their yoga journey by covering asanas, philosophy, anatomy, teaching strategies, and more. This program offers the chance for personal growth and a lasting connection to the true meaning of yoga, not only the potential to become a yoga teacher.

Training to become a yoga teacher at School Yoga Institute offers a profound and enriching experience that goes beyond conventional teacher training programs. The institute offers a thorough 200-hour program that gives aspiring teachers the skills and knowledge necessary to run effective yoga courses, with a curriculum that is strongly anchored in ancient yogic teachings and integrated with current teaching approaches. In addition to developing their own practices, trainees gain a profound grasp of yoga’s transforming power, which promotes self-awareness and progress.

200 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING INVESTMENT


$2500 – Pay in Full (cannot be combined with scholarships or other promotions/discounts)

$2700 – Payment Plan

* All inclusive 20 nights Room and 3 delicious Gourmet meals a day is a separate cost to training tuition.

Note: Prices above do not include travel, additional reading materials or extras. We can help you with any travel questions as well as travel insurance.

We want you to be able to live your dream which is why we offer payment plan options as well as various scholarships for each training. In addition, we want to make our training as available to local people as possible. We are delighted to offer 1 scholarship placement to a student from the local area per training. Learn more about scholarships here.

Email info@schoolyogainstitute.com to learn more about scholarships and payment options

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PREREQUISITES


The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is open to people of all yoga abilities. We simply ask that participants arrive with an open heart and mind, ready to fully commit their energy and focus to being present and embracing this immersive experience. We do encourage students to establish their own personal yoga practice, through attending classes or workshops, or through a personal daily routine prior to the training. Through the training we ask students to embody the elements of a yogic lifestyle that will serve them during the training and beyond.

REQUIRED BOOKS FOR THE PROGRAM


Here are the 2 required texts you can purchase at your local bookstore or online. Please note that the Manual is INCLUDED in the tuition, and will be there when you arrive.

Purchase one of the following Yoga Sutras books. The choice is yours!

If your course is not a 200hr YTT we’ll send you the recommended books in your logistics email!

200 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING CERTIFICATION


Upon completion of training, you will receive your RYT 200 yoga teacher certification. We are a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance which is highly recognized internationally.

SYI REFRESHER PROGRAM


If you have taken an in-person or online 200hr YTT with School Yoga Institute in the past and you’re looking to refresh your skills, you can join any of our locations for $500 plus your room and meals! Refresh your knowledge on yoga philosophy, the art of teaching and so much more! Join us in creating community and connect with our sacred locations while building meaningful friendships and memories!

We also offer 10% off our courses to all alumni students! Just mention the YTT you’ve completed with us when you sign up!

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