We know that choosing a teacher training program is a big decision. You want to feel challenged in yoga and life, and make friends! UB offers the most comprehensive, supportive, fun and professional programs in the area. We are proud of the immense time and care that go into planning our rigorous curriculum and we strive to surpass your expectations!
Urban Breath's 200HR Yoga Teacher Training Programs are designed for yoga students who want to deepen their personal practice, discover the realms of yoga beyond physical aspects, and develop the skills and confidence to teach others.
You'll study the anatomy, function, and sequencing of beginning through advanced postures; explore yoga history and philosophy; and develop your own personal style of safe and effective teaching. Our programs are challenging-- physically, mentally, and spiritually-- and you'll feel supported in our collaborative and fun learning environment. You'll walk away with a deeper understanding of yourself and the inspiration and skills to meaningfully integrate yoga into your life and your work.
In this 200HR program, we focus on the complementary styles of Vinyasa and Yin yoga, which together, bring a balance in yang and yin energy. You'll study physical anatomy, as well as anatomy of the subtle body (energy) for an understanding of how to sequence active flows and held postures that target the deeper layers of the body. Graduates leave this program with a deeper understanding of Vinyasa and Yin yoga, and an ability to teach both styles of yoga, on their own or weaved together.
This 200hr program focuses on traditional Hatha yoga, with a brief introduction to yoga styles such as Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, and Yoga Nidra. You'll hone your skills in practicing and teaching six "families" of yoga asanas (postures), through study of the musculoskeletal system and intelligent sequencing. You'll learn to adapt the Hatha yoga practice for different bodies and health issues, and gain an understanding of the value of integrating other supportive yoga styles. Graduates leave this program with the confidence to teach basic and open level Hatha yoga classes.
Please note that, outside of program meetings, students are expected to complete readings and assignments, observe and reflect on group classes, and practice teach.
Programs topics align with Yoga Alliance standards. Program hours break down as follows:
"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."
"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."
"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"