Yoga Teacher Training 200-Hour

Begins January 2022

Teach To Learn

Whether you are a serious student or certified yoga teacher, this program is designed to expand your knowledge of the theory and practices of Classical Aṣhțāṅga yoga. Guided and supported by a faculty of over 30 teachers, the 200 hour level training serves to systematically develop and enhance your understanding of yoga.

You will develop skills for teaching a well-rounded beginners level yoga class. This course is ideal for those who want to immerse themselves in an intense discipline to begin or to deepen a personal practice. Advanced techniques and theories are explored in many of our specialty classes.

Our 200-hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training is offered in two formats. The Modular version consists of one long weekend per month over six months which results in a paced program that can be completed alongside work and family commitments. These modules alternate between online and in-person classes at Mount Madonna Center, please see the Program Calendar below for more details. Alternatively, the Summer Intensive meets for one full month of dedicated immersion and is suitable for those in a transition or with a summer break.

Please contact the Yoga Registrar for questions and enrollment assistance via email or directly at 408-846-4095. Thank you.

Why Mount Madonna?

Our Yoga Teacher Training focuses primarily on the systems of Aṣhṭānga Yoga and Haṭha Yoga and the methods we teach include ṣhat karma, mudrā, prāṇāyāma, dhyāna, and āsana. The foundational theory that supports these practices is taught in classes on Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtras, Sāmkhya Philosophy, basic principles of Āyurveda, subtle body theory, anatomy, and physiology. Teaching methodology, or how to share this ancient knowledge is woven throughout the program.

The aim of our 200 hour program is to assist you in deepening your understanding of the methods and philosophy of yoga, as a way to both strengthen your personal practice and to develop as a yoga instructor.

It is our intention that those who wish to teach have the tools to offer a beginning yoga class upon completion of the training, and to have a basic understanding of the vast background of this great science and spiritual practice.

Often in the West when we say, “I do yoga” it means, “I practice āsana (postures).” In fact, the methods of yoga are multi-faceted and encompass a way of life leading to inner peace and liberation from the confines of desires, ego and attachments.

In our training at Mount Madonna, we draw from these ancient classical teachings that have been passed down from teacher to student for thousands of years. Āsana is one of many practices within this vast system of knowledge.

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Program Details

Throughout the 200 hour training thirty classical āsanas will be practiced and studied daily. A breakdown of each posture includes:

  • Proper alignment and biomechanics
  • Manual adjustments
  • Modifications and the use of props as needed
  • Health benefits and contraindications
  • Āsana and Āyurveda– classification of asanas according to the three body humors (constitutions)
  • Anatomy and physiology as related to asana
  • Teaching methodology
  • Designing a balanced class
  • Teaching beginners with varying abilities
  • Setting up classes in your community
  • Evolving a personal teaching style
  • Foundations for safe sequencing

Please see our program catalog for complete details on each class offered within our training.

Monthly Schedule for Online Modules
6:00 - 8:00 pm Opening Circle
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
6:30 - 8:30 am Sadhana
8:30 - 9:30 am Break
9:30 - 11:00 am Theory Class
11:00 - 12:30 pm Āsana
12:45 - 2:00 pm Break
2:00 - 3:30 pm Theory Class
3:30 - 5:00 pm Theory Class
Monthly Schedule for In-Person Modules
6:30 - 8:00 pm Opening Circle
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
5:30 - 6:30 am Shat Karma Practice
6:30 - 8:30 am Prāṇāyāma and Meditation
8:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast
9:30 - 11:00 amTheory Class
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Āsana
12:30 - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 pm Theory Class / Core Asana
3:30 - 5:00 pm Theory Class / Core Asana
5:00 - 6:00 pmDinner
6:30 - 8:00 pmTheory Class
5:30 - 6:30 amShat Karma Practice
6:30 - 8:30 amPrāṇāyāma and Meditation
8:30 - 9:30 amBreakfast
9:30 - 11:00 amTheory Class
11:00 am - 12:30 pmĀsana
12:30 - 1:30 pmLunch (Optional)

Tuition & Lodging
YTT 200 Tuition$2,420
Meals & Lodging Please view 2022 pricing details here.

The total tuition includes all required books and materials. During the In-Person modules, students will need to pay an additional fee for meals & lodging.

For detailed information follow the links provided below.

Upcoming Dates:

Modular: January - June 2022

Summer Intensive: June - July 2022

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Full 2022 Program Calendar

Module 1 | Jan. 12-16, 2022 - In Person

Module 2 | Feb. 10-13, 2022 - Online

Module 3 | Mar. 2-6, 2022 - In Person

Module 4 | Apr. 7-10, 2022 - Online

Module 5 | May 12-15, 2022 - Online

Module 6 | Jun. 1-5, 2022 - In Person

2022 Summer Intensive

June 16 - July 13, 2022

“I could not have hoped for a more authentic YTT program than what I received at Mount Madonna. The scope of information covered makes certain that I know what I am talking about when I am teaching. The extensive number of faculty many with more than 35 years of training, is unprecedented and the level of personal attention given to students is unparalleled." Tonia Mayerle

YTT 200 Modular

2022: January 12-16| Feb 10-13 | March 2-6 | April 7-10 | May 12-15 | June 1-5

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June 16 - July 13, 2022

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