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What is Mystical Yoga? The complete guide

For 20 years, School Yoga Institute has been lovingly offering a unique 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program influenced by the wisdom of the shamanic medicine wheel. 

As a foundational Yoga Teacher Training, this course covers aspects of Yoga, Spirituality, and embodiment that will give students the confidence and tools to go on to teach. If teaching isn’t your end goal, our yoga training offers a uniquely beneficial opportunity to align and deepen one’s practice and purpose. 

This blog will explore the power of our programs, outline the content, and detail the overall experience of our Mystical Yoga Training with School Yoga Institute.  

What is Mystical Yoga

Mystical Yoga is the yoga of spiritual practice, and it reaches deep into the roots of an ancient way of life, drawing on medicine from the paths of Yoga and shamanic medicine healing. Studying this knowledge calls us to reveal the yoga, the union, between ourselves and everything around us. We have been inspired by the connection between these two lineages, which guide the process of personal transformation.  Each training holds unique energy, created from the land that we gather upon and the like-minded souls who join from all over the world.

The Structure of the Training

For 20 years, our Mystical 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training course has been arranged in four cycles following the four cardinal directions and archetypes of Andean healing. During the program, we draw on the guardian spirit energies to guide a cycle of release, understanding, growth, and empowerment. Together, we create a space that reveals our innate wisdom within and accelerates the realization of our life purpose. 

Read more about the power and purpose of the shamanic medicine wheel and how it guides our Training and sets us apart from any other yoga teacher training. 

The Journey of the Training Mystical Yoga

Our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training invites students to open up and become embodied in the teacher that is already alive within. Choosing to endeavor on the path of yoga teacher training is a noble pursuit of committing to one’s own self-development. This journey will require 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.

Community and Experience

In this 200-hour Mystical Yoga Teacher Training program, we come together as a community and immerse ourselves in experience — we dance, we chant, we sing, we eat, we laugh, and we love. In exploring the lived wisdom of our ancestors weaved within our 200-hour Mystical Yoga Teacher Training, students can free themselves of the skins of the past and unnecessary distractions and be open to authentic connection to self and surroundings. Students will rediscover the mystical facets of their being and glimpse the dimensions from where we all came and to which we all return.

In the echoes of like-minded friends, students can find the stillness within to engage with an inner sense of knowing and intuitively answer questions of being. Regardless of whether the end goal is to go on to teach, our Mystical Yoga Training is a journey of embodying the wise light within so that we may each step authentically into the world with knowledge of our innate wisdom and grace.

Expectations of the Program

  • Work through the traditional Peruvian Medicine Wheel in a process of self-inquiry, discovery, and personal transformation.
  • Learn to teach two Asana sequences, Sadhana Vinyasa and Sadhana Hatha flows, and guidance on creating your 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 and 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, as well as other traditional ceremonies.
  • Study Yoga Anatomy & Physiology and incorporate these principles into your 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 application to your practice and your teaching.
  • Study Ayurvedic Philosophy and 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.

Certification and Registration

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).

Program Formats

The Mystical YTT curriculum is available both in-person and online, offering different approaches to pursuing Yoga Teacher Training.

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