Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour

Online modular program begins January 2024


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Yoga Training - 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 Ashtanga 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 online 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. The entire online modular program will be held online. 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.

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Why Mount Madonna?

Our Online Yoga Teacher Training focuses primarily on the systems of Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga and the methods we teach include ṣhat karma, mudra, pranayama, dhyana, and asana. The foundational theory that supports these practices is taught in classes on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Samkhya Philosophy, basic principles of Ayurveda, 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 online training 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 asana (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 yoga teachings that have been passed down from teacher to student for thousands of years. Asana is one of many practices within this vast system of knowledge.

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
  • Asana and Ayurveda– 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.

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 Asana
12:45 - 2:00 pm Break
2:00 - 3:30 pm Theory Class
3:30 - 5:00 pm Theory Class
Schedule for In-Person Intensive
Opening Day
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Arrival and Registration
5:00 - 6:00 pmDinner
6:30 - 8:00 pmOpening Circle
Mondays - SaturdaysSample Daily Schedule
5:30 - 6:30 am Shat Karma Practice
6:30 - 8:30 am Pranayama and Meditation
8:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast
9:30 - 11:00 amTheory Class
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Asana
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
SundaysSample Daily Schedule
5:30 - 6:30 amShat Karma Practice
6:30 - 8:30 amPranayama and Meditation

Rest of the Day Free
8:30 - 9:30 amBreakfast
12:30 - 1:30 pmLunch
5:00 - 6:00 pmDinner

Tuition & Lodging
YTT 200 Tuition$2,832.50
Meals & Lodging Please view current rates here

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

For detailed information follow the links provided below.

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2024 Program Calendar

Online Modular Course Dates

Module 1 | Jan. 11-14

Module 2 | Feb. 9-11

Module 3 | Mar. 7-10

Module 4 | Apr. 4-7

Module 5 | May 9-12

Module 6 | June 6-9

2024 Summer Intensive - In person

June 20 - July 19, 2024

Summer Intensive classes are held in-person and meet from 5:30am - 8:00pm Monday through Saturday and from 5:30am - 8:30am on Sundays (rest of the day is free).

See the full day outlined in the "Schedule for In-Person Intensive" for sample times and breaks.

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

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“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

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