Yoga Teacher Training
Grow in your practice, enhance your skills, and further your career in an advanced training program designed to fit your needs.
During times of social distancing, Yoga Alliance has approved all registered programs for virtual learning. We are continuing to offer quality teaching through live video classes and online courses, and all scheduled trainings will continue as planned.
Modular Advanced Training
Our program is designed to allow you to choose training dates and topics that fit your goals for your practice, teaching, and career. Our training is divided into three main module tyoes:
The foundation of our advanced training program, this unique offering gives you the chance to be guided in your personal practice and as a teacher, guided by a yoga therapist. Each 20-hour course will include group and personal time with your teacher designed to nourish and inspire you, supported by your mentor and fellow teachers Topics in these courses will include philosophy, skills, and wisdom customized to each small group.
The courses focus on knowledge and skills that form the core of a strong advanced yoga education. Topics in these courses include teaching methodology, advanced anatomy, adaptive yoga, and advanced yogic philosophy. These courses are 40 hours each, and will be offered over intensive weeks, sometimes in a retreat format.
These courses focus on areas of expertise that are more selective and specific, such as trauma-informed yoga, yoga for specific groups, or specialty styles of yoga like Yin and Restorative. These courses are 20 hours each, offered over weekends.
Retreats and Personal Instruction
Some courses will be offered in retreat format, offered in the San Antonio area or other destinations. You also have the option for some hours to be completed by meeting one-on-one with a faculty member.
20-hour courses limited to eight students
Self Care for Yoga Teachers
Begins November 8, 2020
Guided by yoga therapist Lauren Mason, explore your own self-care and bolster your personal practice. Through study of yourself and yogic wisdom, create practices for yourself that will nourish and inspire you to be an excellent facilitator for your students.
Yoga Book Study: The Four Desires
Begins May 2021
This mentorship group will focus on The Four Desires by Rod Stryker, an in-depth study of yoga philosophy that helps the reader and practitioner connect to their passions in a way that is meaningful and positively impacts their community. Using this book as a guide, we will learn how to use this wisdom to transform our own lives and the lives of our students.
40-hour courses essential for skilled teachers
Advanced Teaching Skills
A course designed to help you hone your skills in the yoga classroom. Topics include voice skills, planning group classes and workshops, teaching private lessons, assisting skills, use of props, and incorporating authentic themes. This course is essential for anyone wanting to advance their skills and effectiveness in group and private classes.
Pranayama, Mantra, Mudra
A deep study of breathing and meditative practices that impact the subtle bodies. In this course, you will practice and learn to teach a variety of techniques in each category as practiced in the classic yoga tradition.
Take a scientific approach to yoga practice in this course where you will study the many systems of the body and how they are influenced by yoga practice. Based in classic wisdom and modern scientific study, this course is ideal for having a deeper understanding of the workings of the physical body.
Learn and practice adapting your teaching of yoga to fit a variety of needs. Learn anatomy, physiology, and contraindications for a variety of common physical limitations and conditions.
Advanced Asana and Vinyasa
Challenge your students physically and mentally with the flowing practice of vinyasa, while keeping them safe and teaching proper progression in yoga practice. This course will cover essential teaching skills and practices you need to teach more advanced physical practices.
20-hour courses on specialized teaching areas
Teaching Power Yoga
October 30-November 1, 2020
Take your teaching and your students’ practice to a higher level with a challenging yoga practice that leads to strength, confidence, and focus. Led by Angela Moore, a yoga therapist and trained Core Power instructor, this training will teach you how to safely practice and teach power yoga. Course components will include power yoga practice philosophy, class sequencing, safety in advanced asana, and teaching power yoga to all levels of students.
Yoga for Reproductive Health
November 13-15, 2020
Take a feminine approach to yoga practice and teaching with this course focused on the unique needs of women in yoga practice. With focus on female cycles, menopause, fertility, and postpartum care, this course will help you understand the physical and mental needs of women in our culture, why so many of them are drawn to yoga practice, and how yoga can support them in their health and wellness.
All courses in 2020, listed chronologically
October 30-November 1
Specialization: Teaching Power Yoga
Mentoring: Self Study Meeting 1
Specialization: Yoga for Reproductive Health
Mentoring: Self Study Meeting 2