Class Schedule
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Syllabus & Requirements

Training Syllabus


  • Posture clinics: alignment
  • Modifications and adjustments
  • Benefits and contraindications
  • Yoga therapy *Pregnancy

Art of Teaching

  • Teaching methodology: Professional voice, Effective demonstrations, Powerful language
  • Responsibility of a teacher, ethics and lifestyle
  • Leadership within a community as a yoga teacher


  • History of Yoga
  • Overview of PhilosophicalSchools: Vedanta, Classical Yoga and Patanjali’s Sutra, Advaita Vedanta, Tantra
  • Buddhism in Asia

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Systems of the human body
  • Applied anatomy to asana
  • Excretory mechanism relatd to detoxification and recovery
  • Breathing mechanism and circulation routes
  • Injury prevention

Esoteric Anatomy

  • Pranayama
  • Kriyas
  • Bandhas
  • Nadis
  • Chakras
  • Prana Vayus
  • Panchamaya Kosha

Ayurveda and TCM

  • The 3 Doshas and the 5 elements
  • Your constitution
  • Lifestyle recommendations

Sangha and Kirtan


Students who are interested in participating should bear in mind that this is a rigorous program that requires a strong commitment and personal sacrifice, as well as the support of the student’s primary support network. We emphasize that this program may NOT be for everyone.

Interested Students Must:

  • Have a deep desire to learn and personally explore the deeper dimensions of yoga
  • Have minimum 12 months of regular yoga practice (if not you’ll need a recommendation letter from your yoga teacher)
  • Be free of major injuries going into the program
  • Be fully committed and understand that 100% full attendance is required
  • Be willing to forgo most other personal or professional commitments for the duration of the program
  • Submit a brief 250 word essay describing “Why I want to teach yoga” or if you do not intend to teach, “Why I want to take this training”

There will be some required readings and homework submission prior to the start of the course. This will be sent to you upon acceptance into the program. Once you are accepted, you will get the reading list, which are extra and you can order them online or purchase at THOY.