This one-year program is for dedicated Yoga students interested in deepening their personal understanding and practice of Classical Yoga, and would like to join a strong Yoga community. Half of the participants go on to teach, while the other half join to expand their personal sadhana (practice). It is a personalized program including:
A Monthly seminar takes place on Thursday or Saturday. At the start of the program you will have a choice whether Thursday or Saturday is a better fit for you. Seminar includes Yoga technique, teaching methodology, anatomy and physiology, philosophy, and practicum opportunities (note: teaching is not a requirement of the program);
Understanding and practice of Classical Yoga, including Hatha (physical), Raja (meditation), Karma (work and actions), Bhakti (love and devotion) and Jnana (knowledge and wisdom);
Understanding and practice of the 8-Fold Path of Yoga: daily observances and restraints (yama and niyama), Yoga postures (asana), breathing (pranayama), sensory mastery (pratyahara), concentration (dharana), meditation (dhyana) and cognitive absorption/higher consciousness (samadhi).
and . . . Monthly workshops.
This program is approved by the Yoga Institute of Mumbai, India, to train instructors and promote a unique system of teaching Yoga philosophy. Classical texts such as the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads are utilized, with interpretations to suit a western culture when appropriate. This program emphasizes the "living of Yoga" and thereby brings personal transformation to those who are ready and willing. We believe that those individuals who live their Yoga make the best Yoga instructors.
The YogaLife Institute programs are certified programs of the Yoga Alliance at the 200/500 hour level. Enrollment is ongoing (the year-long program begins the first month you attend seminar) and the cost of our program is comparable to many other programs in the area.
Our initial conversation is an opportunity to answer all of your questions and allows us to share the details of our program in a way that is personal and directed toward helping you learn how our program may meet your needs and goals. We believe that yoga is personal and unique for everyone.
We look forward to speaking with you!