The Foundational Yoga Teacher Training Program (200HR FYTT) is designed for committed yoga students who want to intensify their personal practice and develop the skills and confidence to teach others. Our comprehensive curriculum consists of in-depth study of anatomy and alignment for beginning through advanced postures, exploration of yoga history and philosophy, and development of teaching methodology for safe and effective instruction. Our focus on body mechanics, modifications and thoughtful sequencing empowers our instructors to guide a wide range of students through safe and inspirational yoga classes. Graduates are able to confidently teach basic level and open level Hatha yoga.
"I love the program. The program has been planned very well and the teaching is excellent. I love that we have the expertise of 2 (and more) teachers."
"Top notch. The expertise of the teachers is without question the most valuable, but their supportive, humorous interaction with such a large group makes learning challenging subject matter a really enjoyable experience. "
"[I value most] the diversity of the teachers in the program as well as the teachers in the yoga studio. I value gaining such a tremendous amount of knowledge about the whole of yoga."
"I appreciate that it's been much more about internal work, introspection, meditation, and subtle shifts in perspective than perfecting asanas. Even more than any material covered in the program, I appreciate the community of committed yogis supporting each other. We're all really different, but able to share something really special through our mutual commitment to yoga and collective journey into it."
"So far I have been very pleased with the program. It has been a good combination of practice, philosophy and instruction. I have enjoyed the readings, especially the Wise Heart. I like that the program is very diverse in that we are not just learning about one style of yoga. I like that we are also incorporating mediation in as well. I enjoy being able to take as many classes as I want during the training. It allows me a lot of exposure to different teaching styles and yoga styles"
"I have loved every bit of this program. I think it is very well-organized, especially because every weekend has its own theme. It always comes as a nice "package" of things that go together well. I also enjoy that there's a mix of instructors, and that equal time was allotted for "lecturing" and discussion. I like that we often break up into small groups, so we get to know each other. I also appreciated that we were exposed to several types of yoga, ranging from yin to Ashtanga. I also liked that we addressed all sorts of other yoga-related topics too, including diet and whatnot.
I cannot emphasize enough how much I value the people I have met. It is so interesting to meet new people with similar interests and hear their "yoga stories," or what brought them to where they are today. I am grateful that the program is so diverse, representing different genders, races, ages and backgrounds. There is always a range of different perspectives and experiences. The students here are great people; they go out of their way to encourage and be nice to one another. I feel supported by the other students in the program, and I would feel comfortable asking any one of them for help.
Additionally, all of the readings, teachings and discussion on yoga philosophy and meditation practice have really helped me in my life outside of the yoga classroom. I find myself more often now questioning what I do, evaluating my reactions, trying to practice less judgment and more compassion and generally trying to live more presently and mindfully, which has done wonders for my own happiness and wellbeing."
"sculpt your body, calm your mind and touch your soul."