Hidden Language Hatha Yoga is the unique style developed by Swami Radha that takes asanas far beyond physical exercise. From the knowledge, tools and insights you gained in the YDC and the foundation you built through the Hatha Teacher Training, you will gain confidence in transmitting this evocative method.

yyttc-web_hatha-reflection-flowersAs a teacher, you will learn to use the tools of metaphor, symbolism and written reflection to help others access the “hidden” messages of the asanas – physically, psychologically and spiritually. You can expand the potential of yoga by offering students an appreciation of the body as a spiritual tool.

Teacher trainees in this course will:

  • teach in small groups with feedback from colleagues and experienced instructors
  • practice teaching in real classroom situations
  • learn from observing yourself on video
  • understand twenty-two asanas in depth
  • create a receptive classroom atmosphere through spiritual practice and speech awareness
  • focus on an independent study of asana and anatomy
  • create a Hidden Language class series
  • clarify your ethics as a yoga teacher
  • create your own syllabus from your learning
  • participate in a post-course practicum at the Ashram or in your community and write a summary of your learning

This fourteen-day intensive training course offers a full Ashram residential experience, from participation in Karma Yoga to leading satsangs. Together new and renewing teachers dive into their learning and teaching. Enjoy this time of community, reflection and challenge.

The Yoga Development Course (YDC), as well as the Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification. Completion of the YDC book reflection project is also a requirement.

Required texts: Hatha Yoga the Hidden Language by Swami Radha; HLHY Teachers Manual; The Inner Life of Asanas by Swami Lalitananda; Teaching and Learning Manual by Swami Radhananda

$2109 single room shared hall bathroom; deposit $250
$2589 single ensuite

(10% discount if both K&D and HL Teacher Certifications taken in the same year.)

Bursaries for young adults 18-30 are available on application for those who have financial need.

(See our Cancellation Policy)

Includes accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Reconciliation Fund – Your stay will include a $25 contribution (added to your invoice) toward The Reconciliation Fund initiated January 1, 2022. The collected money will be donated to a First Nations non-profit organization. These contributions, together with offerings from Ashram residents, will be given with the sincere intention to help right past injustices. All who visit or live at Yasodhara Ashram are on the beautiful but unceded territory of First Nations peoples, and we want to take meaningful action and give something back for this privilege.

2024 Dates:
August 4-18 (arrive August 4, depart August 19)

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

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