Yoga Teacher Training
200 Hour and 320 Hour Certification Programs
Have you thought about deepening your yoga practice? Ever considered learning to teach yoga in order to inspire others on the yogic path? Eldorado Mountain Yoga Ashram’s Shambhava School of Yoga offers a life-changing 200 hour training program to become a certified teacher of hatha yoga. Our unique program, offered each academic year and summer, is designed to provide students with a comprehensive, transformative yoga experience. The Shambhava School of Yoga has been a thriving part of the Boulder, Colorado community for over 30 years. We invite you to visit our ashram, meet the staff, take a free first-time class, and experience for yourself what our school has to offer.
Yoga Teacher Training Program Structure
The goal of the Shambhava School’s yoga teacher training is to enable each participant to blossom as a yoga practitioner and teacher. Our experienced and caring staff of yogis will give you personal attention in refining your form in the asanas. They will teach you correct biomechanics and core stabilization along with essential teaching skills. They will also help you connect with your breath and inspire you to teach from your own inner depth and intuition. One of the highlights of our trainings is that you’re given the opportunity from very early on to practice teaching with the support of peers and teachers.
The term Shambhava refers to the natural state of being that exists within and that can be experienced through the practices of yoga. Shambhava Yoga encompases the following elements:
- Breath-focused hatha yoga to help us relax, open and align with a more subtle flow of energy
- Meditation practices to bring clarity, focus, and the release of psychic tension
- Cultivation of conscious awareness, openness to growth and dedication to selfless service
LEVEL I:The Shambhava School’s Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training program will prepare you to teach classic asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing). Our goal is to help you develop the foundation and discipline of practice that will foster your inner growth as a practitioner and teacher of yoga’s foundation that will serve you in all areas of your life. 200 hours. A previous year of experience with the practice of hatha yoga is strongly encouraged.
Level 1 Hatha Yoga Topics Covered:
Meditation is an integral part of the Yoga Teacher Training. Meditation/Philosophy classes provide an inspiring study of meditation, mantra, and a timeless yogic philosophy that fosters personal transformation. These disciplines will serve to give greater depth and consciousness to the teaching of hatha yoga.
Meditation Level 1 class topics include:
The Shambhava School’s Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training program focuses on the hips and low back. It includes teaching skills for multilevel classes and therapeutic yoga applications for the hips. Philosophy topics include subtle body anatomy & subtle breath. 60 hours. Prerequisite: Level 1 Teacher Training.
The Shambhava School of Yoga’s Level 3 Teacher Training program focuses on the shoulders and upper back. It provides teaching skills for students with different learning styles and therapeutic yoga applications for the shoulder and neck. Philosophy topics include practical applications of karma. 60 hours. Prerequisite: Level 1 Teacher Training.
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Certifications
Upon completion of 200 hours, you will receive a certificate of completion from the Shambhava School of Yoga and will be eligible to participate in the national Yoga Alliance Registry of Yoga Teachers. Many graduates of our program have gone on to develop their own yoga studios; others have taught in an amazing array of settings.
Upon completion of another 120 hour (Levels 2 & 3), you will receive an Intermediate Certification which certifies you to teach an intermediate level of hatha yoga. This is highly recommended for all yoga teachers!
Your choice of another 180 hours from an array of electives completes your Advanced 500 Hour Certification, and may be pursued through our sister ashram, the Shoshoni Yoga Retreat.
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Please contact us at:
Phone: 303-249-1671 or 303-494-3051