200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training – Online
with Saci Murphy, E-RYT 500, Marc Mukunda Morozumi, E-RYT 500, CMT, Swami Priyaananda, E-RYT 500 and Amrita Sandra McLanahan, M.D.
October 15, 2020 - January 17, 2021
The Integral Yoga® 200-hour Teacher Training – Online at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville provides a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development, a space for nurturing your own practice, and the skills necessary to become a knowledgeable Yoga teacher.
This comprehensive online Yoga teacher certification is a 12 week-long program consisting of 200 class hours. The training will take a break for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.
You will learn to teach each portion of the Integral Yoga Level I class, including asana (Yoga poses), deep relaxation, pranayama (breathing practices), chanting, and meditation. Students will be responsible for additional sadhana (meditation and Hatha Yoga practice) hours each week.
Additionally, you will explore:
- Classes in 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
- Tuesdays at 6–9 pm
- Thursdays at 6–9 pm
- Sundays at 9:30 am–12:30 pm and 1:30–5:30 pm
- One Saturday class on December 5 at 9:30 am–12:30 pm and 1:30–5:30 pm
All Times in ET
There will be a break during the holidays on November 26, 29, and December 24, 27, 31.
Upon request, Swami Arivananda will be available for tutoring and individual questions during that time.
You will have access to the video recordings for 8 weeks after the program ends.
Applicants should be regular practitioners of Hatha Yoga for at least 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. Please note that participants will need a strong internet connection and a device larger than a phone to participate in the classes.
Graduates receive a diploma certifying them to teach Integral Yoga Level 1 classes and are awarded 200 Yoga Alliance hours.
The experience of going through Basic Teacher Training is an invaluable process. The depth of the information, hours of practicing, and learning the subtle practices gave me a lot of confidence. This program exceeded my high expectations. — Becky H.
I feel gratitude and a feeling of coming hOMe. The deepening of my own personal practice [was so valuable] and I can’t wait to share my gifts with the world. — Jessica Conner
Truly amazing. Exceeded my expectations. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who might be interested. Material was presented in a way that I was able to understand and retain. I really learned so much. [The staff was] very helpful, very supportive and knowledgeable. — Kim C.
Joining the Integral Yoga Teacher Training course is a life-changing experience. It was a self-exploration journey for me to get to know the inner self. It was such an amazing experience for me to accept myself, be compassionate to myself, to love myself. Everything happened with a reason. I am so grateful the universe guided me to this course, and transformed me into a better person. — Past Participant
Integral Yoga/Satchidananda Ashram always offers high-quality trainings and programs with the depth of technical knowledge and deep inner experience that moves me forward as a better teacher and a better human being. — Premajyothi Devi
Saci Murphy, 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 Integral Yoga Institute, and director of the Living Yoga Training (LYT) program at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, Virginia. A highly dedicated 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 Integral Yoga, Saci enjoyed an eclectic career in dance, choreography, and performing arts. She…
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Marc Mukunda Morozumi, E-RYT 500, CMT, Integral Yoga Lead Teacher Trainer, began practicing Ashtanga Yoga in 2001 while a full-time modern dancer with Joe Goode Performance Group in SF, CA. Due to injury, Mukunda retired from his dance career in 2004 and entered the events industry for a 12-year career. In 2007, he was able to make a 2-month trip to India as a personal journey. After enjoying an immersion at the Sivananda Ashram in Kerala and visits to Auroville and others, he chose to deepen his practice with a teacher training in Yogaville in 2009 with Swami Divyananda and…
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Swami Priyaananda is a senior disciple of Swami Satchidananda with thirty years of experience in the practice of Integral Yoga. She served in the Integral Yoga Health Services division and the Distribution Department at Satchidananda Ashram in Connecticut, as well as Executive Secretary and Coordinator of the Living Yoga Training program at the Ashram in Virginia. Currently, she is Vice President of the Office of Spiritual Development and Manager of Satchidananda Archives.
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Dr. McLanahan is a graduate with high honors from Swarthmore College, and she has an M.D. from Wayne University and a family practice specialty from the University of Massachusetts. For 20 years, she served as director of stress management for Dr. Dean Ornish’s research, using Yoga and lifestyle changes to reverse heart disease and cancer. She now practices integrative medicine at Yogaville. Dr. McLanahan has made multiple study trips to India and Asia, where she visited centers that use Yoga and other natural means to prevent and treat disease. She is the co-author of the book, Surgery and Its Alternatives and…
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