teacher-training

Yasodhara Ashram-trained teachers work from their experience and rely on their own foundation of yoga to guide and inspire others. We aim to build this foundation in all of our teachers.

“Part of being a teacher is being an on-going learner.”

Swami Radhananda

 


Our goal is to promote instruction of the highest quality and encourage an experiential approach to yoga. Each of our certified teachers is committed to living the teachings of yoga and bringing forth the best in their students. We encourage our trained teachers to approach teaching yoga as an offering.

Whether you are new to teaching or a teacher with years of experience, these courses will renew and strengthen your foundation. Come together with other teachers to go in-depth in your own work and to refine your teaching skills.

Our Teacher Training Stream

1 Yoga Development Course (YDC) 
The three-month YDC is the prerequisite for all of our teacher training and certifications. Includes 675 hours of practice, study and instruction in the major branches of yoga.
2 Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification
Following the YDC we offer a ten-day certification to teach Hatha Yoga. This course offers basic training in Hatha Yoga teaching, and helps to transform your personal learnings from the YDC into teachings you can share.
3 Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification
Learn what it means to teach from your experience through our intensive fourteen-day Hidden Language training process, and gain greater appreciation of the body as a spiritual tool.
Prerequisites: The Yoga Development Course, and the Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification. Completion of the YDC book report project is also a requirement.
4 Kundalini & Dream Teacher Certification
Delve deeply into the realms of mind and consciousness in a course as popular with experienced teachers as with those learning to teach for the first time. An intensive fourteen-day certification.
Prerequisites: The Yoga Development Course and completion of the YDC book report project.

Join a lineage of teachers. Find out more about our spiritual lineage.

Upcoming Teacher Training
Jan
8
Mon
6:45 pm The Yoga Development Course
The Yoga Development Course
Jan 8 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm
The Yoga Development Course @ Yasodhara Ashram
The Yoga Development Course (YDC) is an intensive three-month program designed to expand awareness through personal and spiritual development. Built on a series of integrated workshops that weave experiential learning with various practices of yoga, the YDC offers powerful tools …
Apr
9
Mon
6:45 pm Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification
Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification
Apr 9 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm
Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification @ Yasodhara Ashram | Kootenay Bay | British Columbia | Canada
After completing the Yoga Development Course, the next step in teacher training is the Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification. In this course you will learn how to teach classical asanas and integrate spiritual practices into the classroom. The approach is experiential …
Jul
20
Fri
6:45 pm Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher C...
Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher C...
Jul 20 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm
Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher Certification @ Yasodhara Ashram
This intensive two-week teacher certification program is based on a foundation of self-inquiry and experiential learning/teaching. Using the questions and practices in Kundalini Yoga for the West, you will study the potential of each level of consciousness, then teach in …
Aug
6
Mon
6:45 pm Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Teach...
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Teach...
Aug 6 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 20 @ 5:30 pm
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification @ Yasodhara Ashram
This two-week teacher certification program will deepen your understanding of the system of Hatha Yoga that Swami Radha called “the Hidden Language,” which integrates the asanas with the power of mind and symbolism. You will learn —through your own personal …
Jan
9
Wed
6:45 pm The Yoga Development Course
The Yoga Development Course
Jan 9 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 9 @ 5:00 pm
The Yoga Development Course @ Yasodhara Ashram
The Yoga Development Course (YDC) is an intensive three-month program designed to expand awareness through personal and spiritual development. Built on a series of integrated workshops that weave experiential learning with various practices of yoga, the YDC offers powerful tools …

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