The world of Yoga may be hard to navigate. To put it simply, we take a holistic and spiritual approach to this ancient art.

Lakshmi Rising 200 Hour YTT Curriculum


Techniques and Training:
Daily Sadhana: A 90-120 minute asana practice each morning (also includes Pranayama & Mantra)
Daily Meditation: Several different techniques will be introduced and explored so that students will leave with a solid foundation for cultivating a personal practice
Asana Lab: Break down of over 130 Asanas, names in traditional Sanskrit and common English names, how to teach them, physical & energetic anatomy of each asana, contraindications & hands on, energetic and verbal assists
Asana Families: Catagories of postures, general benifits, contraindications & sequencing tips
The Art of Sequencing: Learn to move your students in a way they have never been moved before. We will go over key concepts like the components of a class, building to a "peak pose", using theme and variation & counterposes  
Pranayama Lab: Methods, Benefits, Contraindications & Teaching Techniques
Mantra & Chanting: In Sanskrit with English translation and significance
Ritual: How to make life a sacred & purposeful journey

Teaching Methodology
Effective Assisting: Enhancing the Asana
Components of a Class
Dynamic Use of Language
Intention Setting & Themes
Music: How to use Sacred Vibrations to Create an Experience
Voice as an Instrument: Tone & Tempo
Yoga in the World Today: Styles and Lineage
Qualities of a Good Teacher
Business of Yoga, Marketing & Social Media
Options for Certified Yoga Instructors

Anatomy & Physiology
Physical Body A&P
Subtle Body including Chakras, Bandhas, Nadis, Acupressure and Marma Points, Vayus & Koshas
Getting out of the Head & into the Body, Awakening Intuition - Thinking vs. Sensing

Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics
8 limbs of Yoga
Yamas & Niyamas
Yoga Sutras
Yoga in the World Today
Art of Ritual
Diet & Nutrition
Intro to Ayurveda, the 5 Elements & the 3 Gunas
Karma Yoga: Being of Service, Giving Back and Making the World a Better Place
YA Code of Ethics

Posture Clinic & Practice Teaching - students will be teaching Asana, Pranayama and chanting with partners and in groups, openly giving & receiving feedback
Each student must create & teach a 30 minute class to be critiqued by instructors and peers

Required Text Books
The books (e-books are fine) to purchase and bring with you are: 
"The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali" by Swami Satchidananda
"Yoga Anatomy" by Leslie Kaminoff
"Teaching Yoga" by Mark Stephens
"The Heart of Yoga" by TKV Desikachar
"Ayurveda, The Science of Self Healing" by Dr Vasant Lad 

Hear students in their own words describe their Lakshmi Rising 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program curriculum.
Hear students describe the style of yoga behind the Lakshmi Rising 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program.

Transformation is a process of focus and commitment. Our program is both efficient and effective, maximizing your investment in cultivating your best self.

Below is a sample schedule that will give you a great idea of what your three weeks will look like while enjoying your training. 

6:00 – 9:00am            Sadhana: Asana, Pranayama, Mantra and Discussion
9:00 – 10:00               Breakfast, discussion of sacred texts or silence
11:00 – 2:00pm           Training Session
2:00 – 3:00                  Gourmet Vegetarian Lunch with nutrition + natural health discussion
4:00 – 7:00                  Training Session
7:00 – 8:00                  Dinner with Gratitude Practice          

6:00 – 7:30am              Silent Yoga Practice
7:30 – 9:00am              Self Led Meditation and Journaling
9:00 – 10:00am           Silent Breakfast
10:30 – 5:00pm            Excursion with lunch in town
7:00 – 8:00pm             Nourishing Delicious Dinner

7:00 – 7:30am              Coffee & tea
7:30 - 9:00am               Morning Sahhana
9:00 - 10:00am            Delicious Breakfast
10:30 - 2:00pm             Nature Ritual
2:00 - 3:00pm              Yummy Lunch
5:00 - 7:00pm              Yoga Film
7:00 - 8:00pm              Nourishing Ayurvedic Dinner

Students of Lakshmi Rising 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training discuss what Yoga is to them.