Teacher Training: 2014–2015
We are very excited to offer a 200-hour teacher training. If you are interested in becoming a teacher or simply deepening your practice this could be the program for you. The first semester module is comprised of 100 hours and the second also 100 hours, take them both and you will have your training. Included in your training: in depth study of ethics, asana, anatomy, philosophy, pranayama, practice teaching, feedback on your teaching, hands on adjustments, business of being a yoga teacher, restorative yoga, select readings, special guest teachers (in addition to the wonderful Jaya teachers—Carla, Sarah, Kyle, Christine, Ramit…) and the list goes on. For the duration of the program you will be able to take unlimited classes at both of Jaya’s studios.
"The Jaya teacher training program is simply amazing. If you are looking to deepen your practice, the months of study, discussion, and loving guidance will lead your mind, body, and heart down an amazing path of discovery. If your goal is to become a yoga teacher, Jaya’s program will prepare you to get a job in a competitive market. Jaya’s training is incredibly well-rounded, with a number of specialized workshops complimenting the rich core curriculum. Anatomy, chanting, dealing with injuries, adjustments, pre-natal yoga, sequencing, music, LOTS of practice teaching…I’m a new teacher with a lot to learn still, but because of the breadth and depth of this program I feel confident that I can offer a fun, safe, and joyful practice to whoever comes to my classes. Even though there are a number of large, well-regarded teacher training programs where I live (West Hartford, CT), since graduating from Jaya I am now on the regular schedule at two studios in the area." −Analia Villarga, RYT, Jaya grad 2012
Teacher Training Faculty
Jaya Yoga Center is a registered 200-hour yoga school with Yoga Alliance. This means our curriculum has a national certification.
Teacher Training Details
2–3 weekends per month (100% attendance is required):
Friday evening class from 7:00–9:30PM
Saturday and Sunday class from 1:00–5:00PM
1 monthly Kirtan Saturday from 7:00–8:30PM: dates TBD but will happen on training weekends
First and Second Semester Dates
Dates TBD. The first semester is focused on refining your personal practice, the second is focused on your teaching practice.
1. Light on Yoga by Iyengar
2. The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice by T. K. V. Desikachar (this book has the translation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali we will use for the training)
3. Gita Wisdom by Joshua Greene
4. Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain
5. The Path of Yoga by Georg Feurstein (participants do not need to purchase, it will be given to you)
In addition to attending all the dates listed above you will also take two group classes each week at either of our locations throughout the program as well as have a small group meeting with a mentor once a month and maintain daily personal practice (on the days you do not attend group class).
Investment of $2900. $2750 early bird discount if paid in full by August 1st. $250 non refundable down payment is required to reserve your place in the training. Payment plans are available.