Ready for a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training?
Committing to a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training can be a powerful and transformative experience. That’s why choosing the right 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training training is so important. At Namaste, we offer a comprehensive and high-level program ensuring you have best 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training experience the Bay Area has to offer.
In our signature program, you will explore and learn the lifestyle, science, and philosophy behind building a personalized yoga practice and teaching career. Led by the Bay Area’s most experienced yoga teachers we uphold the highest level of safety standards and inclusivity practices.
What makes the Namaste 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training special?
Our core philosophy is this: make every day sacred.
This training speaks intelligently to the traditions and skill sets necessary for infusing your life with intention. Yoga is more than deepening your asana practice. We believe yoga is a portal that awakens and connects you to a more meaningful life.
Each detail of our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is designed to support you through an epic journey of self-inquiry, hard skill building, and strengthening of your total health and wellness knowledge. You will graduate with skills to lead with wisdom and integrity both on or off the mat.
Namaste’s 200 Hour Program is broken into two 100 Hour Modules, to be taken sequentially.
MODULE I: IMMERSION
Students will immerse in their own practice and the study of yoga. You will read classic yogic texts, discuss philosophy and the origins of the practice and how these values can be applied to modern living. You will also dissect asana alignment, learn the foundations of the physical practice and how to a create safe and sustainable practice. Expect to log a lot of hours on your mat, both at the studio and at home.
MODULE II: TEACHER TRAINING
In this Module, you will build on the foundation created in Module I and begin to look at the practice of yoga through the lens of the teacher. You will learn about sequencing, curriculum building and modifying practice for various types of practitioners. You will also learn translatable skills of public speaking, articulating verbal cues and holding space. You will discuss ethics and bring to life the pillars of yoga philosophy. Ample space will be given to practice these skills in the safe environment of your peer class mates. Expect to continue your studentship on your mat as well as enter the classroom as an observer.
Namaste offers it’s signature 200 Hour Training in two formats, giving you the flexibility to choose which experience best suits your lifestyle and other commitments.
ONE MONTH FORMAT
Each Module is 2 weeks long and meets Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm. This immersive format allows students the ability to dive deeply into the material in a condensed time period. Taking time away from your other commitments to devote to the training in this format can have an incredible impact on your practice.
SIX MONTH FORMAT
Each Module is 10 weeks long and meets every other weekend and once weekly in the evening. This format allows for students to commit to the training while still balancing various other life commitments. The slower pace also provides extra space for integration of the material into your practice.
September 2018 – April 2019 Weekend Format
July – August 2019 Intensive Format
September 2019 – April 2020 Weekend Format
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