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Pay in full byMar 18, 2024 and get $100.00 off listed prices.
  • Shared Dormitory: Bottom Bunk – $5,100.00
  • Private Dormitory – $5,900.00
  • LOTUS Guest House – $6,450.00
  • Camp-Site – $4,100.00
  • (All prices include $2,750.00 base amount)

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Tentative Schedule: Teacher Training Daily Schedule

Financial Aid and Equity Discounts: Financial Aid and Equity Discounts are available. Please apply first and then request a Financial Aid or Equity Scholarship application from the Academy once you have been accepted.


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200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training – Summer 2024

with Saci Murphy, E-RYT 500

June 16 - July 14, 2024

Training Yoga teachers for over 50 years.

Transforming Yoga students into Yoga teachers for over 50 years, the Integral Yoga Academy offers a seasoned approach to teacher training. With over 200 class hours, the training provides a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development, as well as the skills necessary to become a confident, knowledgeable Yoga instructor.

Distinguished by years of personal practice and teaching experience, your teachers will support you as you learn to safely teach each portion of an Integral Yoga Level I class, offer modifications, and hold a nurturing space for your students. Whether you want to teach others or take your own practice to a deeper level, the 200-hour teacher training program will provide you with an authentic experience of living Yoga.

This comprehensive Yoga teacher certification is a month-long residential program consisting of over 200 class hours. You will learn to teach each portion of the Integral Yoga Level I class, including asanas (Yoga poses), deep relaxation, pranayama (breathing practices), chanting, and meditation.

The Integral Yoga® Curriculum

Thorough and comprehensive, the curriculum includes:

  • Instruction in basic anatomy and physiology
  • Eye-opening lectures on yogic philosophy
  • Exploration of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Study and practice of the branches of Yoga (Hatha, Karma, Bhakti, Raja, Japa, and Jnana)
  • Information on mudras (energy seals), kriyas (cleansing purification techniques), and bandhas (energy locks), and opportunities to practice them
  • Classes in vegetarian diet
  • Health benefits of Yoga postures and yogic practices
  • Instruction in the practice of Hatha Yoga, pranayama (breathing practices), chanting, Yoga nidra (deep relaxation), and meditation
  • Effective methods for leading others in an Integral Yoga class
  • Modifications for postures and practices
  • Practice teaching sessions
  • Guidance in conducting and marketing classes
  • Outlines for teaching course classes
  • Introduction to Yoga for specific populations

Training Information


Applicants should be regular practitioners of Hatha Yoga for six months, preferably one year. Applicants should be familiar with the Integral Yoga style of Hatha practice.

If you’re not familiar with the IY style, you can subscribe to and practice various Integral Yoga classes. Or you can click here to purchase a DVD of the Level 1 class led by Swami Satchidananda. And there is a YouTube video available of the Integral Yoga Hatha class.


Graduates of the training receive a diploma certifying them to teach Integral Yoga Level I classes and are awarded 200 Yoga Alliance hours.

Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance and meets Yoga Alliance 200-hour and 300-hour standards.


Saci is a naturally gifted teacher whose warmth and encouragement creates an uplifting and inclusive environment. Her years as a dancer give her a strong foundation in body mechanics and healthy alignment, and her many years as a devoted Yogi give her a deep understanding into the more subtle levels of being, which she readily and easily imparts to her students. Her classes are accessible and fun, and you’ll leave feeling refreshed, balanced and supported. — Claire B.

The Integral Yoga teacher training came at a magical time to help me connect with my true self and to set me on a path in alignment with my heart. A greater purpose was revealed during the teacher training, rerouting me to help others heal through Yoga. The program was demanding and challenging with loving guidance from compassionate, dedicated, and wise instructors. We were required to practice what we were learning to teach. Through daily meditation, hatha yoga, breathing practices, and the study of the yoga sutras, yoga principles, and yoga history, we experienced the direct benefits of a devoted practice and blossomed into well-prepared and disciplined Integral Yoga teachers. — Paula Lucas 2021


Saci Murphy, E-RYT 500
Saci Murphy, E-RYT 500, Saci has been teaching all levels and branches of Integral Yoga since 2009. Previously, she enjoyed an eclectic career as a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer for 25 years. She owned and operated a successful performing arts center and ballet company and developed a software company that pioneered interactive multimedia and training programs internationally. Stepping into the LOTUS temple, the Light Of Truth Universal Shrine at Satchidananda Ashram – Yogaville, was a turning point for Saci. Sri Swami Satchidananda’s universal teaching that there is only one Truth within the many spiritual traditions and practices resonated deeply…
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