Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour

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.

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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.

200 Hour Teacher Training Format

Fall/Winter: Sept 11-18, 2020; Oct 15-18, 2020; Nov 12-15, 2020; Dec 10-13, 2020; Jan 21-24, 2021; Feb 11-14, 2021

Typical DailySchedule*
5:30 - 6:15 amShat Karma
6:30 - 8:15 amPrāṇāyāma and Meditation
8:15 - 9:00 amBreakfast
9:30 - 11:00 am Theory Class
11:15 - 12:45 pm Āsana
12:45 - 1:30 pm Lunch
2:00 - 5:00 pm Āsana Workshop
5:00 - 6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 - 8:30 pm Evening Program

*Arrival and departure for the intensive and each instance of the modular courses: Students arrive in the evening of the first day and depart after lunch on the final day.

“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 Summer 2015

Core Āsana Training

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.

Tuition, Meals & Lodging Fees

YTT 200 Tuition$2,420
Meals & Lodging Options
Own Tent or Vehicle$1,890$4,310
Center Tent$2,160$4,580
Dormitory (4-7 per room)$2,790$5,210
Triple (3 per room)$3,240$5,660
Double with Bath$4,500$6,920
Single with Bath$5,760$8,180

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YTT 200 Modular

Sept 11-18, 2020; Oct 15-18, 2020; Nov 12-15, 2020; Dec 10-13, 2020; Jan 21-24, 2021; Feb 11-14, 2021

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Healthy plant based meals & a wide range of housing options offered. Camping in the redwoods or having your own private room, there are accommodations for all.

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