Integral Yoga 200–hour Teacher Training: Fall Session 2017 – Application

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Integral Yoga® 200–Hour Teacher Training: Fall Session
October 22, 2017 – November 19, 2017

Greetings of Peace from Yogaville!
Thank you for your interest in our Integral Yoga® 200–Hour Teacher Training: Fall Session program. For
more than forty years, students from all over the world have come to participate in our residential training
programs. This letter contains the program’s curriculum and daily schedule, as well as information about
accommodations and an application form.

If you have any questions or need more information after reading this material, feel free to contact us.
In our BTT, you will receive a carefully crafted education in the Integral Yoga approach to teaching Hatha
Yoga. You will be taught how to give clear instructions and list the benefits for each of the core postures,
breathing practices, chants and meditation in the classic sequence, and you will be able to lead students in
the traditional style deep relaxation. You will study and practice the various aspects of Integral Yoga,
including meditation, breathing practices, chanting, selfless service, Yoga philosophy and more. When you
graduate, you will have the knowledge and experience to stand before a group and teach a class with
confidence and ease.What Makes Integral Yoga® Unique?

Integral Yoga is a complete science that cultivates and maintains the physical, mental, emotional and
spiritual health of the individual. The non-competitive approach and meditative exploration of the Integral
Yoga practices create an indrawn awareness that allows each student to reconnect with deeper and more
subtle aspects of being.

Our comprehensive certification programs provide a strong foundation for personal and spiritual
development, an appreciation for nurturing a personal practice, and the skills to become a knowledgeable
and professional Yoga teacher. The Integral Yoga training process fosters the teacher’s sensitivities to help
create a safe environment for their students that allow them to realize their potential, gain self respect, and
learn to be of greater service to others.

Why A Residential Program?

The most effective teaching comes from direct experience. Our residential programs are designed to offer
you the experience of living the teachings of Yoga and to present the necessary tools that will enable you
to pass these great teachings on to others.
During your stay, you will immerse yourself in the yogic lifestyle and transform your body, mind, and spirit.

Our residential programs offer a supportive and nurturing environment for practice and study away from the
distractions of everyday life.

Program Dates

The program begins on October 22, 2017, starting with registration at 4 pm and ends after Hatha class at 9
am on November 19, 2017.

Daily Schedule

The daily schedule is very full; it is designed to help you fully realize the benefits of the Yoga practices and
provide the optimum environment for studying and learning. Each day begins with meditation at 6:00am,
followed by a Hatha Yoga class. During the day, you will have training courses, workshops, practice
sessions, a noon meditation at the beautiful LOTUS Temple, and some free time. This schedule covers six
days and five nights a week. You are expected to stay at the Ashram for the entire time to successfully
complete the program.


The 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


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 at least 10 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 or by contacting the Integral Yoga Teachers Association at 4349693121,
ext. 177. If live classes are not possible, you may purchase and practice with the DVD Yoga with a Master and/or Integral Yoga Hatha I (2013 version, 2 CDset) from the Integral Yoga Multimedia Centre (Shakticom) at Tel: 4349691347.


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 220 hours towards Yoga Alliance registration with the completion of this course.


Attendance is required for all sessions—from the program orientation on the first day through the
coursework on the last day. This includes all morning and afternoon practices of Hatha Yoga and

You will enjoy three healthy vegetarian meals daily, served buffet style, with a salad bar. The diet includes
simple, deliciously prepared fresh vegetables, whole grains, legumes, tofu, and some dairy. No meat, fish
or eggs are served.


Accommodation choices vary and include dorm, private room with shared bath, and private room with
private bath. You can also bring a tent and camp at one of our tent sites.
If you choose dorm accommodation, you will board in our modern dormitory, Vivekananda Vihar,
conveniently located near classrooms and the meditation and dining halls. Men and women are housed
separately. We have rooms that accommodate up to six people. Generally, we are able to arrange
accommodations so that the smaller rooms house two or three people and the larger rooms house four or
five people. Private rooms are available at an additional price.

Please keep in mind that private rooms are limited. If a private room is your accommodation choice, we
recommend securing your reservation by applying early, especially during the summer season.

Course Costs

The tuition for this course is $2,250.00. The prices for our various accommodations are as follows:
● Tent site: $1,185.00
● Dormitory: $1,745.00
● Private room/shared bath: $2,400.00
● Private room/private bath: $2,880.00

Because of the rigorous daily schedule, we are unable to grant any work scholarships in lieu of payment for
the course. Also, we are not able to accommodate children.


An Early Bird discount of $100 is offered for a full payment 90 days or more before the course start date.
The following additional discounts are available: International 10%, Senior Citizen 10%, Student Discount
10% and Military 10%. If you are employed by an Integral Yoga Institute, please check with your IYI
manager for details regarding a discount for this program. Please note: There is a 20% discount limit per

Financial Aid

Limited partial scholarships are available for students who can demonstrate financial need. Those wanting
aid must submit a scholarship application with the training application. Please contact the Teacher Training
Administrator for further details and a scholarship application.

To Apply

To submit an electronic application, visit the Teacher Training section of Alternatively, you
can download, complete, and mail or fax a paper application. Please submit your application, health form,
and a $100 non-refundable application fee by 9/22/2017 to:

Teacher Training Administrator
Satchidananda Ashram—Yogaville
108 Yogaville Way
Buckingham, VA 23921
Fax: 434.969.1303

When your application is received, you will be contacted for additional information. Upon approval, you will
receive an acceptance letter with detailed information on what to bring, travel directions, Ashram lifestyle,
and accommodations. Upon acceptance, a $400 deposit is required to secure your space.

Late Registration

In order for your application to be considered, please submit no later than 9/22/2017, with full payment
enclosed. After this date, please check with Teacher Training Administration for availability before


If you cancel 45 days or more prior to the first day of the training, you will receive a refund less $150. If you
cancel between 30 and 45 days prior to the first day, you will receive a refund less $300. If you cancel less
than 30 days prior to the start date, you will receive a refund less $500.

You may transfer the amount paid (less a $25 transfer fee) to another program within a 12-month period.
No refund will be given after the start of the program.

Further Information

Please direct questions about the course to the Teacher Training Department at 434.969.3121, ext. 153 or
[email protected]
Please direct questions concerning accommodations, travel arrangements and payment to: Ashram Reservation Center (ARC) Tel: 1.800.858.9642 or 434.969.2048; email:[email protected]

Thank you for your interest in this Integral Yoga Teacher Training program. We are enclosing an
application form, and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Please feel free to contact us if you have
any questions.

Ever Yours in Yoga,

Radha Coakley
Teacher Training Administration
434-969-3121 ext. 153
e-mail:[email protected]

Sita Rose
Teacher Training Administration
Tel: 434-969-3121, ext.139
e-mail: [email protected]

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