Himalayan Institute 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification

2017-2018

Inherit the Wisdom of a Living Tradition
The Himalayan Institute partners with Moondog Yoga Studio offering this comprehensive and in-depth program. Join your Moondog teachers and HI faculty to deepen your understanding of the yoga tradition, expand your personal yoga practice, and discover your full potential as a yoga teacher.

Dive into a life-changing course of study to deepen your understanding of the yoga tradition, and your own personal yoga practice. Drawing from ancient yoga theory and modern knowledge of the body and mind, this program covers the complete scope of yoga practice: yamas and niyamas (lifestyle guidelines), asana (postures), pranayama (breath training), pratyahara (sense withdrawal), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), and samadhi (self-realization). Our exceptional and dedicated teaching team comes from diverse backgrounds and offers over 100 years of combined experience in the practice and teaching of yoga.

This program draws from traditional yoga theory and modern knowledge of the body and mind to cover the complete scope of yoga. Our exceptional, diverse, and dedicated teaching team share decades of experience to help you deepen your personal practice as well as develop teaching skills. Join us for a unique experience, and become a capable, confident, and effective yoga teacher.  

Course Content Overview

I. Refine your practice and teach all major classes of Asanas

  • Principles of structural alignment
  • Principles of energetic alignment
  • Anatomy and physiology for yoga teachers
  • Yoga model of the subtle (pranic) body
  • Structuring and sequencing classes
  • Practice teaching in small and large groups

II. Refine your practice and teach pranayama, pratyahara, and meditation

  • Systematic breath training
  • Pranayama practice and teaching
  • Relaxation techniques and teaching
  • Theory and practice of meditation

III. Understanding and Applying Yoga Philosophy and Yoga Psychology

  • Study of the Yoga Sutra
  • Study of the Bhagavad Gita
  • The yogic model and functions of the mind
  • Introduction to Sanskrit, chants and mantras
  • Overview and history of yoga tradition

Certification

Participants who complete the program receive Yoga Teacher Certification from the Himalayan Institute Teachers Association (HITA) and are also eligible to apply for the 200-hour level of registration (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. Certification requirements include: full attendance in the training intensive, required reading, knowledge assessments, and two written assignments to be completed after the training intensive: a 30-day meditation journal and a teaching self-evaluation of 12 hours taught.  Most participants complete their certification requirements in six months to one year. All participants must complete certification requirements within two years in order to receive certification.

2017-2018 Dates

October 13, 14, & 15, 2017
November 10, 11, & 12, 2017
December 8, 9, & 10, 2017
January 12, 13, & 14 and 26, 27, & 28, 2018
February 9, 10, & 11, 2018
March 9, 10, & 11, 2018
April 13, 14, & 15, 2018
May 11, 12, & 13, 2018
June 8, 9, & 10, 2018

we meet Fridays: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Saturdays: 9:30 am -6:30 pm ans Sundays: 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

Payment plan available through Moondog Yoga

Any questions? Contact us at info@moondogyoga.com.