Yoga Alliance: 200 hours upon successful completion.
The summer is a wonderful time to come to Yogaville to take the Basic Hatha Yoga teacher training. Every day you awaken for morning meditation with the mocking birds heralding the rising sun. The fresh country air and refreshing summer mornings lend themselves to becoming established in meditation and a morning hatha yoga practice. Classes are held on the second floor of the Integral Yoga Academy building with views of the Ashram campus on one side and wooded landscape on the other. After the morning classes you can opt to walk down through the woods to the LOTUS (Light of Truth Universal Shrine) for noon meditation or leisurely ride down in the van. On the 15-minute walk down to LOTUS it is common to encounter deer grazing with their little spotted fawns close at hand or flocks of wild turkeys passing over the trail. Once at the LOTUS you meditate in the silent upper chamber or join those who prefer a walking meditation. For lunch and dinner you enjoy newly picked organic vegetables from our garden cooked into tasty dishes by our kitchen. The long warm summer days add energy to the program. By the end of the evening class the last rays of the sun have turned into a quickly fading glow on the horizon as the moon rises and the crickets and whippoorwills begin their nightly serenades.
Our comprehensive yoga teacher certification program provides a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development, an appreciation for nurturing one’s own practice and the skills to become a knowledgeable and professional Yoga teacher. You will receive training in teaching all of the aspects of the Beginners I Hatha Yoga class consisting of asanas (Yoga poses), deep relaxation, pranayama (breathing practices), chanting and meditation.The Integral Yoga Teacher Training curriculum includes the following:
- Instruction in teaching the Yoga postures, deep relaxation and breathing techniques
- Guidance in your personal Yoga practices
- Monitored teaching practice
- Classes in vegetarian diet
- Instruction in basic anatomy and physiology
- Meditation workshops focusing on a variety of effective meditation techniques
- Instruction and practice in chanting – both for personal practice and teaching
- An in-depth course in Raja Yoga: The philosophy and psychology of Yoga covering such
- topics as the nature of the mind, the science of meditation, and yogic lifestyle guidelines
- Study and practice of the other branches of Integral Yoga:
- Jnana Yoga: The path of discrimination or self-analysis, inquiry into the nature of the Self, and witnessing
- the mind
- Bhakti Yoga: The path of devotion, which includes chanting, worship, and self-surrender
- Karma Yoga: The path of dedicated action and selfless service
- How to set up, publicize, and conduct classes
For Full Details on Integral Yoga’s renowned Residential Yoga Teacher Training please follow this link.
Applicants should be regular practitioners of Hatha Yoga for 6 months, preferably one year. We recommend that all students not trained through Integral Yoga familiarize themselves with the Integral Yoga method of teaching Hatha Yoga by taking classes at an Integral Yoga Institute or from an IY teacher. Information on Integral Yoga teachers in your area can be obtained from the online Teachers Directory at www.iyta.org or by contacting the Integral Yoga Teachers Association at 434-969-3121, ext. 177. If this is not possible, you may purchase the DVDs Yoga with a Master and the Integral Yoga Hatha I thirty minute CD from the Integral Yoga Multimedia (Shakticom) at Tel: 434-969-1347.
At the end of the course, graduates receive a diploma certifying them to teach Integral Yoga Hatha Beginners Level I. Integral Yoga is a registered school of the Yoga Alliance, a voluntary alliance of organizations and teachers dedicated to uphold the integrity of Yoga, establish voluntary national standards for Yoga teachers, and provide support for the Yoga professional in the United States.
Integral Yoga may award 200 hours towards Yoga Alliance registration with the completion of this course.
Satya Greenstone has been a student of Sri Swami Satchidananda for over 40 years. Throughout this time she has shared the teachings of Integral Yoga in many diverse settings with students of all ages and backgrounds.
In 1978, she and her husband started the Yogaville Vidyalayam- Temple of Learning, an elementary school for the ashram community children. For 17 years they taught the children, developing a full academic curriculum based on the principles and teachings of Yoga.
Since 1999 she has been a primary teacher for the Integral Yoga Basic Teacher Training course. She combines a natural, practical, down to earth approach to yoga with a gentle humor. She is a yogini first and foremost, and her teaching is an extension of the experience of her yoga practice.
“The residential Teacher Training course is a direct gift from Sri Gurudev, Swami Satchidananda. He always said that one should become a Yogi first. It is the most profound program offered at Yogaville, because people come and live the Yogic lifestyle and their lives are transformed. It is very powerful and I love to be a part of it.” Satya Greenstone
- July 15, 2014 - August 10, 2014
- Tuition: $1995.00
- Lodging: $1220.00 to $2730.00
- Deposit: $500.00