Below is a general outline of our syllabus for the 200 RYT training.

This is not inclusive. if you have specific questions about the offering – please call me! Love to help! 

Asanas (yoga postures) Practice and Teaching AsanaBenefits of asanas
Effective start and class endingsTeacher Training Spread the Light
Teaching Beginners, Gentle, Mixed Levels, Seniors
Teaching in Heated Classes and Normal Heated
Proper Hands on Assists for deepening awareness
Proper Environment & Creating a Sacred Space
Workshop Process
Healingand Adaptive Yoga (learning proper research & Presentation))
Contraindications/Prenatal Yoga Intro


Finding your personal style and teaching from the depths of your Heart
The practical training (asana practice class) allows you to learn asana (Yoga Posture) in detail. You will understand the benefits of each and every asana on the physical, mental and spiritual level, besides that, you’ll also learn which asanas to prescribe to people with various physical and mental concerns.

Pranayama (Breathwork)

Effects on the body, mind , nervous system
Purification of the nadis (energy channels)
Various forms of breath work and when to use them

Kriyas, Bandhas, Mantras (what they are & how to obtain) Mudras

Yoga Anatomy

  • Introduction to Anatomy: The effects of yoga on: the cardiovascular system, respiration, digestion, skeletal and muscular systems, endocrine system. Comparing your students.

Yoga HistoryADjust

Conscious Language

Private Yoga or Studio Management /Ownership (we will vote on our choice!)

  • How private yoga is very different than a yoga class with “one student” or
  • Ins/outs and roundtable discussion of studio ownership/management

Yoga Nutrition

• Veganism for ethical, spiritual and health reasons
• How diet affects the mind
• Proper balance of the main nutrients
• Healing effects of fasting


• Importance of Transcendence | Experiences in Meditation

TT best teacher last mistakeThe 8 Limbs of Yoga

Intro to Sanskrit Language

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

The Subtle Bodies (Koshas, Chakras, Nadis, more)

Yoga Lineages & Styles Overviews

  • Kundalini
  • Yin Yoga
  • Iyengar
  • Ashtanga/Vinyasa
  • Sivananda
  • Prenatal Basics

    Yoga Philosophy

Paths of Yoga

  • Bhakti Yoga
  • Karma Yoga
  • Jnana Yoga
  • Raja Yoga

Bhagavad Gita

Considered one of the greatest spiritual texts of the world, symbolizes the solution to the eternal struggle between the spiritual & the material in every human being

Yoga for Cancer Thrivers (for Dec-June 2016 Program)

1) Intro/Foundation: – My personal journey – What is it exactly? Looking at cellular changes and the progression of cancer – stages. – Statistics – the number’s affected; the likelihood you will have cancer thriver’s in your class, in your life and in your family.
2) Treatments/Surgery: – Chemotherapy, radiation and surgery: the effects during and after cancer – long term effects and quality of life – scar tissue, nerve, muscle, bone, lymph, brain/memory and structural damage – discussion of alterations of body and senses – what a cancer thriver encounter’s, what it encompasses, the impact
3) Benefits of Yoga and Studies – The Science Behind – Evidence of efficacy of Yoga for cancer, for health – Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and Sounding
4) Experiential, Taking a Walk In Someone Else’s Shoes: – Personal experimentation to bring new awareness and understanding the effects on the entire being – physiologically, muscularly, structurally, mentally – Experiencing a class with challenges and without – comparison of the two – – modifications of asanas for special needs -Teaching to abilities, not disabilities.
5) Integration: Bringing pieces of the puzzle together to make a whole: – Options, in addition to – Living well – Spirituality, trusting (vs. hope), beliefs, oh my, honoring another’s beliefs – having a reason to get up
6) Building Community in your studio and within your neighborhood: -Bridging the gaps -Bringing awareness – saying the “C” word – the importance of acknowledgement and seeing the person
7) Teaching: – Insurance, First Aid Certifications – Grief – loss – coping – Precautions – Your Ego has no place in classroom
8 ) Resources: Suggested reading; volunteer opportunities
***Presented by Karen Armstrong ERYT, LVCYT

Business Ethics and Marketing YourSelf or Your Yoga Business

National Yoga Alliance

Yoga on and off the Mat


  • Satsang literally means “good company”, it means being in companionship with the truth and with the wise.

Electives can change.Included may also be  community offerings, research and field trips





What qualities will a yoga teacher student learn?

We will focus on the qualities of a good yoga teacher with an emphasis on teaching methodology, e.g. how to communicate with students, how to demonstrate, observe the student in the class to avoid injury during practice of asana. We will also discuss the personal and professional ethics of a yoga teacher.


Techniques Training/Practice (100 hours)
75 contact hours, 50 with primary E-RYT®s (Experienced Registered Yoga Teachers)
Includes asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional Yoga techniques. These hours must be a mix between: 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and 2) guided practice of the techniques themselves. Both areas must receive substantial emphasis.
Note: Contact Hours in this category must be in a dedicated Yoga teacher training environment (into which others might occasionally be invited) rather than in classes intended for the general public.

Teaching Methodology (25 hours)
15 contact hours, 10 with primary E-RYTs
Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student’s process of learning
and business aspects of teaching Yoga. Although your curriculum may include more than five hours on business aspects of teaching Yoga, a maximum of five
such hours can be counted.

Anatomy and Physiology (20 hours)
10 contact hours
Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to Yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc). A minimum of five hours must be spent applying anatomy and physiology principles to Yoga.
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers (30 hours)
20 contact hours
Includes the study of Yoga philosophies, Yoga lifestyle and ethics for Yoga teachers. A minimum of two contact hours must be spent on ethics for Yoga teachers.
Note: A minimum of 2 contact hours must be spent on ethics for Yoga teachers.

Practicum (10 hours)
5 contact hours with primary E-RYTs
Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing and giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else
is teaching.
Note: A minimum of 5 contact hours must be spent actively teaching (not assisting or observing)

Electives (15 hours)

Elective hours to be distributed among educational categories according to the school’s chosen emphasis (may be contact or non-contact hours).

55 Remaining Contact Hours

Contact hours to be distributed among educational categories according to the school’s chosen emphasis.

Total: 200 hours
Total Contact Hours: 180