The Zuna Yoga® Hatha Vinyasa
Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program

Embark on a transformational journey of yoga and its philosophy from the perspective of Art and Science. The Zuna Yoga teacher training is one of the most comprehensive available today and is guided by master teacher Everett Newell ERYT 500®, and Katherine Girling ERYT 200® - RYT 500®. You'll dive deep into the science of yoga, exploring its diverse teachings and the profound knowledge that underlies its practices and traditions.

This is a unique opportunity to experience the incredible breadth of Yoga and develop your skills to present inspiring classes, as well as providing you a system of applying these tools to empower your life. Our yoga teacher training courses present an in-depth study of: asana (posture), pranayama (breathing practices), meditation, yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, prana and the energetic body, advanced sequencing and adjustments, developing a personal meditation practice for yourself and others, how to develop a meaningful private session and how to develop a workshop program, as well as many other tools to advance your career opportunities and expand your knowledge of yoga.

Whether you're interested in learning how to teach yoga or deepening your skill of its practice, you'll find these courses empowering. The Zuna Yoga teacher training curriculum has been carefully developed to afford everyone the opportunity to learn and grow while fulfilling all the necessary requirements to obtain Yoga Alliance® Teacher Training Certifications for both RYT 200® and RYT 500®. These courses are in depth and rigorous. A developed practice of yoga is highly recommended for participation. If you're looking for more from your practice of yoga, come join us for an exciting, and deeply rewarding life journey.

 

Complete Immersion

There are many aspects to this science that are difficult to experience in a regular class or weekend training environment. With weeks of continuous study, our Yoga Alliance® approved yoga teacher training courses are considered “Yoga Teacher Training Intensives”. There is no better way to go deeper, faster into the vast sea of yogic tradition, especially in regards to its practice, than to immerse yourself, separated from everyday pressures and distractions in a yoga teacher training intensive. We can spend our free time in normal life studying philosophy and asana, but the deepest and most bountiful techniques require uninterrupted and dedicated practice in a way that is almost impossible to achieve if we try to tend to usual daily affairs on the side. Being sequestered from normal everyday concerns, social groups and responsibilities allows you the freedom and space for a rewarding inward journey.

We have refined our yoga teacher training intensive courses to provide the best education supported by meaningful practical experience in a condensed format. Slightly longer days and a little less time off affords completion in less time and maintains the unbroken integrity of regular dedicated practice. While this schedule is challenging, it allows those traveling from afar to take fewer days off work or academic study to join the program. Everyone who participates will have the opportunity to experience personal growth and effectively learn how to be a teacher of yoga and meditation.

A typical teacher training day begins with a group morning practice at sunrise. The most powerful time of day to set your intention and experience the power of asana, pranayama, and meditation. After morning class we break the fast. Once we're all hydrated and nourished, we reconvene for morning lecture, where we cover much of the intellectual content of the course. Students break for a couple hours for lunch. Afterward we meet again for lecture, teaching practice, and our final afternoon asana and meditation class. The day finishes at around 6:30pm. At select venues there will also be evening meditation sessions. Two full days off during the training are included for needed rest and relaxation.

Zuna Yoga® is offering these yoga teacher training intensives in magical retreat destinations throughout Asia and Australia as residential and non-residential programs including Ubud, Bali; the island retreat of Gili Meno, Lombok, Indonesia near Bali; and Kep, Cambodia. These Yoga Alliance® yoga teacher training certification courses are delivered as residential and non-residential intensives that will take you on journey of self, science, and spirit.

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Level One - 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course

Share an unforgettable, fun-filled experience as you journey through the rich landscape of yoga. You will cultivate a solid foundation in tradition and the techniques necessary for competently teaching Yoga at a 200 hour RYT® certification level. This 200 hour yoga teacher training will be hosted at several amazing retreat centers throughout Asia. All of these centers are magical destinations offering their own unique experience, making your 200 hour yoga teacher training in Bali, Gili Meno or Cambodia a lasting and fulfilling memory.

The Zuna Yoga® 200 hour yoga teacher training course is a comprehensive and professional program. Every aspect of this training has been methodically tailored to provide you the best education and the deepest experience possible on every level. Our yoga instructor certification course presents an in-depth study of Asana (posture), Pranayama (breathing practices), Meditation, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Anatomy, Prana and the Energetic Body, Class Sequencing and Adjustments, as well as instruction on how to develop a personal meditation practice. The fundamentals of Ayurveda and its importance will also be covered. We present an academic review of yogic philosophy, method and science as well as a thorough practical understanding through group practice and practicums, led by our highly qualified instructors, that give our students ample opportunity to refine their skills.

Whether you're an aspiring student seeking to deepen your knowledge of Yoga practice, or already a teacher, our 200 hour yoga teacher training program will take both your personal development and skills as a facilitator to new heights. So come join us for this very exciting and deeply rewarding life journey.

 

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200 Hour Course Pricing and Dates
 

 

MARCH 7 - MARCH 28, 2015

Gili Meno, Lombok, Indonesia
All inclusive from $3,625 USD

MAY 27 - JUNE 17, 2015

Gili Meno, Lombok, Indonesia
All inclusive from $3,625 USD

Sept 5 - Sept 26, 2015

Yoga Barn - Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Tuition Only from $2,900 USD

Dec 12, 2015 - Jan 2, 2016

Kep, Cambodia
All inclusive from $3,725 USD

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus

The Zuna Yoga® 200 hour yoga teacher training course provides a strong foundation in the physical aspects of yoga, including asana, alignment, anatomy, adjustments, modifications and safe bio-mechanics. Every teacher of yoga should understand how the body works and be able to create physically and energetically sound sequences. Our 200 hour yoga teacher training delivers much more than just asana. We will explore the diverse teachings of the Yoga tradition, its history and philosophy. We’ll also introduce you to the advanced techniques of meditation and pranayama, as well as the principles of ayurveda. You’ll get plenty of practice teaching and the opportunity to develop your own voice as an instructor. Your personal practice will improve dramatically. And most importantly, you’ll begin to understand the deeper meaning and broader context of yoga, which was always meant to be far more than just physical exercise.

The program will include:

* Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga - An in-depth study of postures, alignment, energetic and health benefits, adjustments, and modifications. An anatomical dissection of poses - the integration and embodiment of energetic alignment in key poses.
* The Lineage, History and Meaning of Yoga - An exploration of the many traditions and their philosophies. Includes a detailed investigation of Hatha, Tantra, and Vinyasa Yoga
* An investigation of the Yoga Sutras
* The Science of Yogic Breathing - its application to postures and meditation.
* Understanding the Energetic Body - Prana and the Chakras
* Introduction to Ayurveda - understanding doshas, gunas, prana, tejas and ojas
* The Art and Science of Sequencing - Understand how and why Yoga works. You will learn how to use the tools of asana, dharana, pranayama, bandha and meditation to create your own meaningful sequences.
* Developing a Class Theme - Every class you teach is an opportunity to take your students on a journey of self discovery. Whether that's through the physical body, or inner exploration, know you have the tools to take them there.
* Understanding meditation -Developing your skills as a meditation teacher is an important part of filling your classes with rich, meaningful content. The power of meditation is significant. There are a variety of different methods for developing a successful meditation practice you will experience during this course.
* Developing a Yogic lifestyle - This does not imply a change of wardrobe or vocabulary. This is understanding how to incorporate the tools and philosophies of yoga to map out a life of purpose and fulfillment.
* Taking the seat of the teacher - responsibilities in the classroom, and as a leader in your community.
* Everyone will get the opportunity to teach and refine their ability to deliver a cohesive, meaningful class
* 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate will be awarded on completion of all course requirements. This certificate is all you need to immediately apply for your Yoga Alliance® RYT 200® Certification. A certification recognized world wide.
* A detailed 300+ page 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Manual is included.

200 Hour Course Requirements

Proficiency
Zuna Yoga® 200 hour yoga teacher training programs include a vigorous two-hour + asana practice most days, twice daily. We strongly recommend that applicants have one year of consistent asana practice and are relatively comfortable practicing intermediate back bends and inversions. If you are new to yoga, this would not be an appropriate program in which to to participate. You will not benefit from learning yoga basics while simultaneously learning how to teach. That being said, if you have a regular yoga practice, you may be more ready than you think. We are looking for participants with a solid foundation in the basic and fundamental yoga postures. It is important to engage this training with a level of maturity, a willingness to learn and an understanding of the limits of your own body. Keep in mind this program is not only for aspiring teachers, but people who want to simply deepen their knowledge of yoga.

Attendance
To obtain a certificate, you must attend 100% of the classes to comply with Yoga Alliance® requirements, as well as complete the written assignments. However, we understand that you may not be able to foresee every conflict, so we have devised the following procedures if you must miss a class.

*If you miss 1-2 days:* You may still complete the program with your class provided that you schedule a private session (or group session) with an Assistant Trainer at some point during the program. A three-hour private session equates to one day in the intensive. The cost of a private session is $100 per hour. Please contact the Assistant Trainer to schedule the make-up session. The maximum number of private make-up sessions is two.

Required Reading

Students are required to complete the assigned reading as well as a book report for each work to demonstrate understanding and reflection on a personal level. Only upon submission of these book reports and class assignments - either during the training, immediately afterward or in the months that follow - will Zuna Yoga issue a certificate of completion.

200 Hour Bali Yoga Teacher Training Reading List

The Heart of Yoga - T.K.V. Desikachar (Hard copy or Kindle version available on amazon.com) Yoga and Ayurveda - David Frawley (Hard copy or Kindle version available on amazon.com)
Trail Guide to the body- Andrew Biel 5th edition (Hard copy available on amazon.com or download as eBook on www.booksofdiscovery.com Use code STFL to receive a 15% discount)

Online Yoga Teacher Training Application

Daily Schedule
Typical Training Day
Begin
End
Event
6:00AM 8:30AM Practice/Meditation
8:30AM 9:30AM Breakfast
9:30AM 12:00AM Lecture
12:00AM 1:30PM Lunch/Free Time
1:30 PM 4:00 PM Lecture - Practicum
4:15 PM 6:45 PM Practice/Meditation

 

Schedule is subject to venue-specific modifications at the instructors' discretion

Yoga Teacher Training Application

Course application and registration process is easy!

1. Fill out the online Form and submit a recent photo via email to grow@zunayoga.com.

2. We will review and respond within 72 hours.

3. if you are accepted, we will hold your spot temporarily for 72 hours. Make your deposit for your desired package via PayPal or bank wire. Your place is not confirmed until we receive your deposit. Please do not book flights or make travel arrangements without this confirmation.

4. Full payment is due 30 days prior to the training (earlier to receive the early bird discount).

Online Yoga Teacher Training Application

 

 

 

Level Two - 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course

The community of yoga practitioners has matured. Students and studios are demanding more from their yoga teachers. This Yoga Alliance® 300 hour yoga teacher training certification course is designed to provide you with the skills necessary to meet this challenge and the tools to instruct inspiring classes while elevating your own personal development. The Zuna Yoga® 300 hour yoga teacher training intensive course is for those students/teachers who have already successfully completed a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance® approved yoga teacher training certification program and want to take their education to the next level. The program consists of a 26 day yoga teacher training that provides the 300 instructional hours required for Yoga Alliance® RYT 500® Certification. However, this course is also open to anyone with a strong foundation of yogic practice and a desire to immerse themselves into in a richly authentic, full bodied experience of yoga and direct its benefits towards positive, momentous change.

Our 300 hour yoga teacher training courses take place at carefully selected retreat centers throughout Asia. These venues are the perfect places for the inward journey, making your 300 hour yoga teacher training in Gili Meno, Bali or Cambodia truly transformative. These programs are comprehensive and masterfully delivered by well educated and seasoned instructors. Zuna Yoga® founders Everett Newell ERYT 500®, and Katherine Girling ERYT200 RYT 500® will artfully present selected course content that brings together the traditional teachings of yogic sages and the modern scientific perspectives of neuroscience, psychology, physiology and anatomy to create an unparalleled experience of personal understanding and development. The course presents an in-depth study of: Asana (posture), Advanced Pranayama (breathing practices), Advanced Meditation, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Anatomy, Prana and the Energetic Body, Advanced Sequencing and Adjustments, Developing a Personal Meditation Practice for yourself and others, How to Develop a Meaningful Private Session and Workshop Program, as well as other essential tools to advance your career opportunities and your personal practice.

 

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300 Hour Course Pricing and Dates
 
APRIL 4 - APRIL 30, 2015

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Gili Meno, Lombok, Indonesia

All inclusive $4,125 USD

Sept 30- Oct 25, 2015

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga Barn - Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Tuition Only from $3,000 USD

Jan 9 - Feb 3, 2016

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Kep, Cambodia

All inclusive from $4,150 USD

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus

The Zuna Yoga® 300 hour yoga teacher training course goes beyond asana and anatomy to present an in-depth study of pranayama (breathing practices), meditation, yoga philosophy, prana and the energetic body, advanced sequencing, developing a personal meditation practice for yourself and others, how to develop a meaningful private session and how to develop successful yoga and workshop programs as well as other tools to advance your career opportunities. The program will include:

* Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga - A review of postures, alignment, energetic and health benefits, adjustments, and modifications.
* The lineage and history of Classical Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Tantra- their schools and philosophies
* An in-depth exploration of Vinyasa, Hatha, and Tantric Yoga
* An exploration of important texts in the yogic and Tantric traditions that includes: Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Upanishads, Gherandha Samhita and more.
* A detailed exploration of Samkhya, the foundational philosophy of Yoga, Buddhism, Ayurveda and Tantra
* A Modern View of the traditional approach to yogic practice
* Understanding how and why Yoga works
* Purushartas - Understanding how to use the tools of yogic practice to create a life of purpose
* The Science of Yogic Breathing - Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Pranayama
* An in-depth exploration of Pranayama and Meditation and techniques to teach them effectively
* Understanding the energetic body - Prana and the Chakras, including koshas and the prana vayus
* Developing an Ayurvedic view of yourself and your students
* Kriya and Laya Yoga
* Yoga Nidra - theory and practice
* Mantra and its practice
* Restorative yoga - benefits, sequencing, modifications
* The Art and Science of Advanced Sequencing
* Developing a Class Themes with meditation, pranayama and bandha
* Developing a Yogic lifestyle
* Career Development - Creating exciting and meaningful workshops / privates
* Taking the seat of the teacher - responsibilities in the classroom, and as a leader in your community.
* Everyone will get the opportunity to teach and refine their ability to deliver a cohesive, meaningful class.
* A detailed 350 + page Yoga Teacher Training Manual is included.
* On completing all course requirements students will be awarded a Yoga Alliance® approved 300 hour Teacher Training Certificate. This certificate and 100 hrs of actual teaching experience (Yoga Alliance required)is all you'll need to qualify for your Yoga Alliance® RYT 500® Certification. A certification recognized world wide.

300 Hour Course Requirements

Proficiency
During the 300 hour yoga teacher training, the asana practices are physically challenging but we spend less time on physical conditioning and more on meditation and pranayama. Advanced yoga at Zuna Yoga® is not yoga for acrobats. The promise of yoga is not realized through complicated and rigorous asana. However, safe and competent performance of basic and intermediate asanas such as headstand, chaturanga, and urdhva dhanurasana are very important. We will have two daily practices - morning and afternoon - that include vinyasa sequences, meditation and pranayama. A level of strength and steadiness in the physical body is essential for moving into advanced techniques such as bandha, mudra and pranayama. Also, experience in meditation is required.

Yoga Alliance® RYT 500® Certification
The 300 hour Yoga teacher training is an advanced program, and most students will already have completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training course. You can participate in a 300 hour program without having done a 200 hour course, if you are an advanced student looking to deepen your practice. However according to Yoga Alliance® standards, you would not be able to register yourself as an RYT 500®. The RYT 500® certification requires first doing a 200 hour yoga teacher training course, and an additional 300 hour yoga teacher training course. It's a little confusing because many refer to the 300 hour teacher trainings as a "500 hour", they are actually the last 300 hours you need to reach a RYT 500® level certification. 200 + 300 = 500. Before applying for your Yoga Alliance® RYT 500® Certification, you must complete a 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training by an accredited RYS® (like Zuna Yoga®) and complete 100 hours of classroom teaching.

Attendance
To obtain a certificate, you must attend 100% of the classes to comply with Yoga Alliance® requirements. However, we understand that you may not be able to foresee every conflict, so we have devised the following procedures if you must miss a class.

If you miss 1-2 days: You may still complete the program with your class provided that you schedule a private session (or group session) with an Assistant Trainer at some point during the four weeks of the program. A three-hour private session equates to one day in the intensive. The cost of a private session is $100 per hour. Please contact the Assistant Trainer to schedule the make-up session. The maximum number of private make-up sessions is two.

Required Reading

Students are required to complete the assigned reading as well as a book report for each work to demonstrate understanding and reflection on a personal level. Upon submission of these book reports and class assignments - either during the training, immediately afterward or in the months that follow and after having sucessfully completed the 300 hour yoga teacher training course - Zuna Yoga® will issue a certificate of completion.

300 Hour Bali Yoga Teacher Training Reading List

Kundalini-Tantra - Satyananda Saraswati(Only hard copy available)
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika - Swami Muktibodhananda (Only hard copy available)
The Gheranda Samhita - James Malison (Only hard copy available)
The Path of Fire and Light Vol 1 - Swami Rama (Hard copy or Kindle version available on amazon.com)

Online Yoga Teacher Training Application

Daily Schedule
Typical Training Day
Begin
End
Event
5:30 AM 7:30 AM Morning Practice / Meditation
7:30 AM 8:30AM Breakfast
8:30 AM 11:30 AM Lecture
11:30 AM 1:00 PM Lunch / Free Time
1:30 PM 3:45 PM Lecture - Practicum
3:45 PM 5:15 PM Asana Practice
5:30 PM 6:45 PM Pranayama Meditation
8:00 PM 8:30 PM Evening Meditation (varies)

 

Schedule is subject to venue-specific modifications at the instructors' discretion

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING APPLICATION

Course application and registration process is easy!

1. Fill out the online Form and submit a recent photo via email to grow@zunayoga.com.

2. We will review and respond within 72 hours.

3. if you are accepted, we will hold your spot temporarily for 72 hours. Make your deposit for your desired package via PayPal or bank wire. Your place is not confirmed until we receive your deposit. Please do not book flights or make travel arrangements without this confirmation.

4. Full payment is due 30 days prior to the training (earlier to receive the early bird discount).

Online Yoga Teacher Training Application

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More Love From Our Zuna Yoga® Alumni
  • "Once you take the time to go deeper into the understanding of yoga, you realize that the group of people that you share that moment become your family. It's a time in your life that will change you forever. The Zuna Yoga teacher training was an amazing month in which I grew on many levels. The passion they shared for the true meaning of yoga and traditional practice inspire me to continue in this journey. Taking this time is the great gift you can give to yourself and Zuna is a great space to do it."

    Miriam, Mexico300 hour Bali yoga teacher training graduate
  • "I attended the fall 2014 300 hr YTT in Ubud, Bali. I'm delighted to say, Everett and Katherine delivered an experience beyond my expectations!! Their collective capability to not only decipher ancient text, but also deliver challenging asana was seamless. Throughout the intense schedule of training they brought balance with planned appropriate group activities and always expressed their availability to help anyone individually at anytime. This training brought the perfect balance to my "power" yoga background. Thank you for sharing your plethora of knowledge!!!"

    Paula, USA300 hour Bali yoga teacher training graduate
  • "Everett and Katherine are beautiful people with deep understanding of real traditional ancient yoga, with profound knowledge of yoga practice and teaching methods, with huge experience of life which illuminates from their teaching approach to yoga, and sparkles from their attitude. I wish that everyone, from beginners to advanced students, could participate in Zuna Yoga teacher training courses, which have high-quality world standards, and absorb everything they give to expand your knowledge for entire life as yoga practitioners and yoga teachers. "

    Alex, Russia500 hour yoga teacher training graduate

 

LEVEL One + Two
500 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING CERTIFICATION COURSE

For motivated students who want to complete a "zero to five hundred / 0 - 500 hour" yoga teacher training program, we offer back-to-back 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher training programs. It's challenging yet rewarding to complete both your 200 hour yoga teacher training and 300 hour yoga teacher training programs together to fulfill the Yoga Alliance® RYT 500® educational requirements. Build upon what you learn in the 200 hour teacher training program and take your practice and teaching skills even further. Completing both the 200 and 300 hour teacher trainings with the same yoga school ensures both consistency and depth. Many of our 200 hour graduates return to complete their 300 hour yoga teacher training with us. There will be about a week off between the two yoga teacher trainings to enjoy the beauty of your yoga teacher training destination in Ubud Bali, Gili Meno or Cambodia, or take an excursion to one of the many nearby attractions. Students can fulfill the entire Yoga Alliance® RYT® certification training in a true intensive immersion format at any of the locations we offer.

Students who enroll in the 0 to 500 yoga teacher training program receive an additional $300 - 500 USD discount toward their accommodation package selection and tuition for the 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher training programs of their choice. This is the fastest way to complete all your Yoga Alliance® RYT® teacher training course requirements. Students who wish to complete both 200 and 300 hour programs within a 12 month period can also receive the same substantial discounts.

With an RYT 500® certification, you are qualified to provide continuing education and workshops to other yoga teachers, increasing your career opportunities. 500 hour Zuna Yoga teacher training graduates will also be considered to assist future retreats and trainings with us. Once you have 100 hours of teaching under your belt, you can register with Yoga Alliance® for your RYT 500® advanced certification and will be eligible to offer Continuing Education Credits to other registered RYT's through workshops and special classes of your own.

 

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0-500 Hour Course Pricing and Dates
 
MARCH 7 - APRIL 30, 2015

0-500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Gili Meno, Lombok, Indonesia

All inclusive from $7,725 USD

SEPT 5 - OCT 25, 2015

0-500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga Barn - Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Tuition Only $5,400 USD

DEC 12, 2015 - FEB 3, 2016

0-500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Kep, Cambodia

All inclusive from $7,375 USD

0-500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus

With nearly two months of continuous study, the Zuna Yoga® 500 hour yoga teacher training course is a “Zero to 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Intensive”. The 500 hour program consists of the 200 hour foundational module, followed by the 300 hour advanced training. The content includes an in-depth investigation of these topics:

* Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga - An in-depth study of postures, alignment, energetic and health benefits, adjustments, and modifications. An anatomical dissection of poses - the integration and embodiment of energetic alignment in key poses.
* The Lineage, History and Meaning of Yoga - An exploration of the many traditions and their philosophies. Includes a detailed investigation of Hatha, Tantric, and Vinyasa Yoga
* An exploration of important texts in the yogic and tantric traditions that includes: Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Upanishads, Gherandha Samhita and more.
* A detailed exploration of Samkhya, the foundational philosophy of Yoga, Buddhism, Ayurveda and Tantra
* Purushartas - Understanding how to use the tools of yogic practice to create a life of purpose
* A Modern View of the traditional approach to yogic practice
* The Science of Yogic Breathing - its application to postures and meditation.
* Understanding the Energetic Body - Prana and the Chakras, including koshas and the prana vayus
* Introduction to Ayurveda - understanding doshas, gunas, prana, tejas and ojas. Developing an Ayurvedic view of yourself and your students
* Understanding meditation - Developing your skills as a meditation teacher is an important part of filling your classes with rich, meaningful content. The power of meditation is significant. There are a variety of different methods for developing a successful meditation practice you will experience during this course.
* An in-depth exploration of Pranayama and techniques to teach it effectively
* Kriya and Laya Yoga
* Yoga Nidra - theory and practice
* Mantra and its practice
* Restorative yoga - benefits, sequencing, modifications
* The Art and Science of Advanced Sequencing - You will learn how to use the tools of asana, dharana, pranayama, bandha and meditation to create your own meaningful sequences.
* Developing a Class Themes with meditation, pranayama and bandha
* Developing a Yogic lifestyle - This does not imply a change of wardrobe or vocabulary. This is understanding how to incorporate the tools and philosophies of yoga to map out a life of purpose and fulfillment.
* Career Development - Creating exciting and meaningful workshops / privates
* Taking the seat of the teacher - responsibilities in the classroom, and as a leader in your community.
* Everyone will get the opportunity to teach and refine their ability to deliver a cohesive, meaningful class.
* Detailed 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and 300 hour yoga teacher training manuals are included.
* On completing all course requirements students will be awarded Yoga Alliance® approved 200 and 300 hour Teacher Training Certificates. These certificates and 100 hrs of actual teaching experience (Yoga Alliance required)is all you'll need to qualify for your Yoga Alliance® RYT 500® Certification. A certification recognized world wide.

500 Hour Course Requirements

Proficiency
Zuna Yoga® 200 hour yoga teacher training programs include a vigorous two-hour + asana practice most days, twice daily. We strongly recommend that applicants have one year of consistent asana practice and are relatively comfortable practicing intermediate back bends and inversions. If you are new to yoga, this would not be an appropriate program in which to to participate. You will not benefit from learning yoga basics while simultaneously learning how to teach. That being said, if you have a regular yoga practice, you may be more ready than you think. We are looking for participants with a solid foundation in the basic and fundamental yoga postures. It is important to engage this training with a level of maturity, a willingness to learn and an understanding of the limits of your own body. Keep in mind this program is not only for aspiring teachers, but people who want to simply deepen their knowledge of yoga.

Attendance
To obtain a certificate, you must attend 100% of the classes to comply with Yoga Alliance requirements. However, we understand that you may not be able to foresee every conflict, so we have devised the following procedures if you must miss a class.

If you miss 1-2 days: You may still complete the program with your class provided that you schedule a private session (or group session) with an Assistant Trainer at some point during the four weeks of the program. A three-hour private session equates to one day in the intensive. The cost of a private session is $100 per hour. Please contact the Assistant Trainer to schedule the make-up session. The maximum number of private make-up sessions is two.

Required Reading

Students are required to complete the assigned reading as well as a book report for each work to demonstrate understanding and reflection on a personal level. Only upon submission of these book reports and class assignments - either during the training, immediately afterward or in the months that follow - will Zuna Yoga issue a certificate of completion.

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Reading List
The Heart of Yoga - T.K.V. Desikachar
(Hard copy or Kindle version available on amazon.com)
Yoga and Ayurveda - David Frawley (Hard copy or Kindle version available on amazon.com)
Trail Guide to the body- Andrew Biel 5th edition (Hard copy available on amazon.com or download as eBook on www.booksofdiscovery.com Use code STFL to receive a 15% discount)
Kundalini-Tantra - Satyananda Saraswati (Only hard copy available) The Hatha Yoga Pradipika - Swami Muktibodhananda (Only hard copy available)
The Gheranda Samhita - James Malison
The Path of Fire and Light Vol 1 - Swami Rama (Hard copy or Kindle version available on amazon.com)

Online Yoga Teacher Training Application

Daily Schedule
Part 1 - 200 Hour Course
Typical Training Day
Begin
End
Event
6:00AM 8:30AM Practice/Meditation
8:30AM 9:30AM Breakfast
9:30AM 12:00AM Lecture
12:00AM 1:30PM Lunch/Free Time
1:30 PM 4:00 PM Lecture - Practicum
4:15 PM 6:45 PM Practice/Meditation

 

Part 2 - 300 Hour Course
Typical Training Day
Begin
End
Event
5:30 AM 7:30 AM Morning Practice / Meditation
7:30 AM 8:30AM Breakfast
8:30 AM 11:30 AM Lecture
11:30 AM 1:00 PM Lunch / Free Time
1:30 PM 3:45 PM Lecture - Practicum
3:45 PM 5:15 PM Asana Practice
5:30 PM 6:45 PM Pranayama Meditation
8:00 PM 8:30 PM Evening Meditation (varies)

 

Schedule is subject to venue-specific modifications at the instructors' discretion

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING APPLICATION

Course application and registration process is easy!

1. Fill out the online Form and submit a recent photo via email to grow@zunayoga.com.

2. We will review and respond within 72 hours.

3. if you are accepted, we will hold your spot temporarily for 72 hours. Make your deposit for your desired package via PayPal or bank wire. Your place is not confirmed until we receive your deposit. Please do not book flights or make travel arrangements without this confirmation.

4. Full payment is due 30 days prior to the training (earlier to receive the early bird discount).

Online Yoga Teacher Training Application