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After completing the Yoga Development Course, the next step of our Teacher Training program is the Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification.

In this ten-day course you will learn how to teach classical asanas and integrate spiritual practices into the classroom. The approach is experiential – learning through teaching in small groups. You are encouraged to teach from a sense of self-acceptance – listening to your own body and offering from your own experience.

Emphasis is on:

  • clarity and simplicity in instructions and demonstrations
  • positive use of speech
  • inclusion of mantra and the Divine Light Invocation
  • empowering students to accept and listen to their bodies
  • creating a noncompetitive and compassionate atmosphere
  • conveying a sense of the deeper levels of yoga
  • working with the whole person

Course requirements include:

  • developing a series of six lesson plans
  • completing a number of supervised teaching sessions with feedback from colleagues and instructors
  • applied study of the physical and symbolic aspects of asana
  • in-depth research of anatomy followed by a presentation
  • a post-course practicum at the Ashram or in your community and a summary of your learning

After certification, we encourage our teachers to offer classes in the spirit of selfless service. Teachers renew every three years.

Successful completion of this course is a prerequisite for the Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Certification.

Cost: $800; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Dates: April 9 – 19, 2017

Please contact the Program Advisor to begin the Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification application process.