powerful programs, masterfully delivered
Embark on a transformational journey of yoga and its philosophy from the perspective of Art and Science. The Zuna Yoga® teacher training intensive courses are the most comprehensive programs available today and are guided by master teacher Everett Newell ERYT 500®, and Katherine Girling ERYT 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 courses present an in-depth study of: asana (posture), bandha (energy locks), pranayama (breathing practices), meditation, yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, prana and the energetic body (chakras), artful sequencing and adjustments, developing a personal meditation practice for yourself and others, how to develop a meaningful private client program 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 our courses inspiring and empowering. The Zuna Yoga® curriculum has been carefully developed to afford everyone the opportunity to learn and grow while fulfilling all the necessary requirements to obtain Yoga Alliance® 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.
As a Yoga Alliance approved RYS 200/300 school, we're able to offer a full range of Yoga Alliance certification options for students of all levels, whether you're seeking to take your first step in teacher training certification or looking for advanced yoga training certification.
300 hour Yoga Certification Courses - for students who have already completed their first level of certification with a Yoga Alliance Approved RYS 200 school, this course offers the additional 300 hours of advanced training course study. With this certification, students can then apply for their RYT 500 advanced certification. Read More
500 hour yoga Certification Courses - for those seeking a deep and comprehensive experience of yoga, we offer a very popular option for complete 500 hour course study. For this course no prior certification is necessary, but the course does require dedication to self discovery and prior experience in yoga. Read More
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 certification courses are considered "yoga teacher training intensive". There's 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 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 program to provide the best education supported by meaningful practical experience in a condensed format. Slightly longer days and a little less time off during the training keeps students focused on the course material and affords completion in less time. Most importantly, it maintains the unbroken integrity of regular dedicated practice that will take you further and deeper than in other formats where a training is offered in weekend sessions or over longer periods of time. 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 meaningful 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.
Zuna Yoga® is offering these teacher training intensives in magical residential retreats in destinations throughout Asia including Ubud, Bali; the island retreat of Gili Meno, Lombok, Indonesia near Bali; and, Cambodia. These Yoga Alliance® certification courses are delivered as teacher training intensives that will take you on journey of self, science, and spirit.
"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® 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 Yoga® offers a great space to do it."300 hour Zuna Yoga® 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!!!"300 hour Zuna Yoga® 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® 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. "500 hour Zuna Yoga® graduate