200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training – Winter
with Swami Arivananda, E-RYT 500 and Lalita Dagny Vigander, E-RYT 500, LMT, RCYT
January 17 - February 14, 2021
Gain a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development, a space for nurturing your own Yoga practice, and the skills necessary to become a knowledgeable Integral Yoga teacher.
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.
Additionally, you will explore:
- Classes about the benefits of a vegetarian diet
- Instruction in basic anatomy and physiology
- Chanting instruction—for personal practice and class settings
- Raja Yoga (the science of the mind and yogic lifestyle)
- Jnana Yoga (the study of Self-inquiry)
- Bhakti Yoga (the path of devotion; including chanting, worship, and self-surrender)
- Karma Yoga (the practice of selfless service)
- Conducting and publicizing classes
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 not, you can click here to purchase a DVD of the Level 1 class led by Swami Satchidananda. There is also a YouTube video available of the Level 1 class.
Graduates receive a diploma certifying them to teach Integral Yoga Level 1 classes and are awarded 220 Yoga Alliance hours
If you have any questions, please contact the IY Academy at [email protected] or 434.969.3121 x153 before submitting your application and a non-refundable application fee.
Truly amazing. Exceeded my expectations. I would absolutely recommend to anyone who might be interested. The material was presented in a way that I was able to understand and retain. [The staff was] very helpful, very supportive and knowledgable. Helped me to better understand and coached me into the right posture. — Kim C.
I learned a lot. The program addressed my body and mind. It totally changed me. I found the most valuable teaching workshops, classes that demonstrated asanas and knowing the benefits. The different variations and the adjustments and common mistakes were very valuable. Relaxations and breathing techniques also very beneficial and I learned a lot from pranayama lessons. — Past Participant
Exceeded my expectations. Very thorough, good amount of repetitions coming from different angles. — Past Participant
I expected that the program would be holistic, authentic and pure. It proved to be all of that and so much more. Everything was super. I feel that the Ashram is a manifestation of the teachings and the science. What I felt on the inside was consistently present around me in physical form in various ways. — Past Participant
I felt so much love from everyone here at Yogaville. I received way more than I had expected to receive. I’m eternally grateful. This training changes lives. There is no way to ascribe value to a system that changes lives the way Swami Satchidananda does. — Mati B.
Swami Arivananda, E-RYT 500, has been teaching beginner, intermediate, and advanced Integral Yoga practices for 12 years. She has served as director of programming at the San Francisco IYI and director of the Living Yoga Training (LYT) program at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, conducting classes and lectures, as well as personally guiding the LYTs (trainees) in this residential immersion program. A highly devotional teacher, she sees Integral Yoga as complementary medicine, drawing into the practice a proper alignment of the body through breath and movement, with a focus on the powerful subtle practices of chanting, deep relaxation, pranayama, and meditation. Before discovering…
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Lalita has been practicing Integral Yoga since 1998, and became an Integral Yoga instructor in 2005. Lalita is now certified in Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Hatha Yoga, as well as in Stress Management, Raja Yoga, Meditation, Restorative Yoga, Yoga of Recovery, Children’s Yoga, and Yoga for People with Cancer. Lalita is one of Yogaville’s teacher trainers for the Basic and Intermediate levels, including Anatomy and Physiology. Lalita teaches children, adults, and senior classes along with Meditation and Stress Management classes. She has been invited to lecture at cancer retreats, to a community college and at UT’s Administrators retreats and women’s…
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