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Tuladhara Yoga Teacher Training


Training Curriculum

We are the only studio in the area to acknowledge the need for two separate learning paths. One path is for the aspiring yoga teacher who wants to find their voice and one day lead a class, and the other path for the experienced practitioner who wants to deepen their knowledge and practice of Yoga, but doesn’t want to learn the elements of teaching a class. 

Whether your goal is to teach or explore the depths of your yoga practice, Tuladhara’s Yoga Teacher training will be an incredible and soulful experience that will be inspiring, challenging, and transformative! 

How it Works: One Training – Two Paths

Together as one cohort, you’ll begin the training journey together.
Those who do not wish to teach will end their training time having completed 56 hours of continuing education credits.

Those who wish to teach will continue on for teaching skills and more modules to complete the 200 hours, to become eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.

Both paths of the program include:

  • PHILOSOPHY + BEYOND: A broad understanding of Yoga’s rich history and philosophy as well as  practices such as meditation, breath work, mantra, 
  • ASANA – PHYSICAL PRACTICE: You will advance your study of the physical asana practice and learn how to break down poses including proper alignment, benefits, and contraindications of the poses
  • ANATOMY + THE BODY: Understand the principles of anatomy and body mechanics as well as learn about the subtle body and energetic anatomy.
  • OFF – THE-MAT APPLICATION: teachings on how to apply principles of yoga in your daily life

Teaching Path Also Includes:

  • TEACHING SKILLS: learn the most effective way to cue postures, breath, and meditations.
  • SEQUENCING: Learn how to sequence and teach a full 60-minute yoga class
  • FINDING YOUR VOICE: Discover and cultivate your unique voice, both as a teacher and in your daily life

More on our program:

Postures (Asana)

  • Learn to teach safely, effectively and with confidence. The asana portion of our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program includes:
  • Detailed study of key yoga postures including modifications of poses and appropriate use of props
  • Correct physical alignment
  • Physical and energetic benefits of postures
  • Techniques for hands on assists and enhancements
  • Learning to see and understand bodies in terms of proper alignment
  • Creating a class: learn the principles of sequencing and how to create a theme for your class
  • Verbalizing an asana: learn to give clear, simple instructions through choice of appropriate verbal cues and body language
  • Demonstrating asana
  • Key points for teaching beginners
  • Student teacher relationship
  • Ethics of a yoga teacher
  • Use of props and other modifications to support the postures
  • Multiple opportunities to practice teach will be given. At Tuladhara we create a supportive, nurturing community of teachers to help you apply what you have learned right away. You must be comfortable in a group setting. You will be asked to participate and speak up in small groups.
  • You should have familiarity with Hatha and Vinyasa practices and have been practicing yoga for at least 6 months. You will be asked to practice throughout training and group classes at the studio, and must be comfortable doing so.

MEDITATION and Breath Practices (dyana and pranayama)

  • Learn a variety of meditation techniques to focus and quiet the mind.
  • Daily meditation and journaling is a requirement of this 200 hour yoga course.
  • Learn to teach breath (pranayama) techniques
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ANATOMY (Physical and energetic)

  • Anatomy and physiology will be studied.
  • Understand the physical effects of yoga on the body
  • Learn how to avoid injury in key areas, and how to work with basic injuries
  • Learn the energetic effects of yoga on the body
  • The Chakra system


  • Study Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and how these teachings provide a very real model that can be applied to daily life
  • Yoga’s origins and journey to the West and the most influential yogis of our time
  • Introduction to yogic mantras and mythology
  • Introduction to Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga
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  • Yoga is an experiential practice; throughout training, you will be guided through classes with faculty, as well as attend public yoga classes each week to gain insight into classroom management techniques, interaction with students, sequencing, and refining your own physical practice. You should have a physical asana practice established for at least 6 months prior to this training