“Quiet Your Inner Critic and Wake Up Your Inner Teacher”

– Larry Schultz

200 Hour Teacher Training

The It’s Yoga Teacher Training Program is a practical training designed to make you a confident and effective Ashtanga Yoga Instructor – for all levels of students.

The purpose of this program is to be supportive, so that you can learn and integrate the main ingredients of the It’s Yoga System of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, in order to have confidence, independence and freedom to share the practice with others

THIS TRAINING IS OPEN TO EVERYONE 

Course Outline

HISTORY

  • Pattabhi Jois – Philosophy
  • Larry Schultz
  • T.Krishnamachayra , B.K.S Iyengar
  • Yoga Sutras: The Eight Limbs of Patanjali
  • History of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

PRANAYAMA

  • Theory and Practice
  • Ujjayi Breath
  • Theory and Practice
  • Working with the breath in Ashtanga sequences

SUN SALUTATIONS

  • Suryanamaskara A – Theory and Practice
  • Suryanamaskara B – Theory and Practice
  • Teaching Suryanamaskara A and B

ANATOMY

  • Name and locate muscles, bones and joints
  • Spinal Integrity
  • Functional Movement

IT’S YOGA SYSTEM

  • Full Primary Series
  • Modified Primary Series
  • Mixed Levels (Rocket 1)
  • Modified Intermediate Series (Rocket 2)
  • Minimum Daily Requirement

ASANAS

  • Names – Sanskrit and English
  • Standing, seated and finishing asanas of the Primary
  • Series – Detailed breakdown of the poses
  • Practice and benefits of the asanas
  • Guiding others – Verbal and hands-on adjustments

CHAKRAS / NAULIS / BANDHAS

  • Names and function
  • Location and importance
  • Naulis – Theory and Practice Bandhas – Theory and Practice
  • Yoga as an Energetic System

BECOMING A TEACHER

  • Principles of Teaching Etiquette/Responsibility in the classroom
  • Finding your own voice as a Teacher
  • Developing a Personal Teaching Philosophy
  • Marketing yourself as a Teacher

Certification Requirements

Teach a Class

You will be assigned to teach a one-on-one beginner class at the school.

Assist classes

You will be assigned to assist classes being taught by senior instructors. You will be required to give physical adjustments and answer questions at the beginning and end of class.

Observe Classes

You are required to attend classes taught by other teachers and observe their teaching style.

Statement of teaching philosophy

Compose a short statement of the principles which you intend to uphold as you teach the Ashtanga Yoga system.

Complete written assignments

Personal Essay – Your own experience of yoga.

Keep a journal/practice log.

Tests

Two short quizzes which include memorization of all of the Sanskrit names for the asanas and a final written essay test.

“The It’s Yoga Teacher Training Program is a solid start to developing a personal practice and an effective teaching style.”

– Mara Guadagni, It’s Yoga Trainer

All It’s Yoga International Trainings are designed to invite practitioners to explore their understanding of the main ingredients of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga System of Yoga, through a modern perspective.

All instructors of the It’s Yoga Programs have demonstrated their commitment to practice and training, and are registered as E-RYT 200 with the Yoga Alliance.  Our trainers teach what they practice, and practice what they teach.  It’s Yoga International maintains standards and continuing education for our Trainers and is the only place that holds the official It’s Yoga Legacy since 1989. We are honored and privileged to share the the love of the practice.

Email info@itsyoga.com for more information or to request an application to become a Trainer with It’s Yoga International.