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“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” ~ Gandhi

Why Continue to Study?

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

While professional organizations, such as Centered Yoga and Yoga Alliance, require continuing education for teachers, we hope you choose to take these courses out of a sincere and genuine interest in learning rather than out of obligation or necessity. If you put your growth and development first, everything else follows easily and automatically, even any requirements you may need for certification.

The yoga path is continuous. To grow in your practice, some focused time in study is essential, with proper guidance. The Advanced Teacher Training continuing education courses serve as part of this continuing education by covering specific subject matter in depth, furthering practice, and offering the opportunity for you to spend time in direct contact with your teacher(s).

Specific requirements are listed below. We feel, however, that these requirements barely fulfil the minimum in terms of what tools in you need to become a competent yoga teacher, and we strongly recommend you go far beyond them.

We are always students, whether teaching or not. A teacher must engage in on going study, as well as cultivate growth in his or her daily practice. Personal retreats, away from your daily routines, are also helpful because the practice and teachings take time to really sink in and have their impact.

The deeper we grow ourselves, the better a service we can offer our students. But we’re also on a path inward in our own growth. For me, as a student, and then as a teacher, I have always put time in study and growth first. Every year, I take time to study, be inspired, and grow. Studying keeps alive that lifeline to the teachings, so they can penetrate me deeper. This way I stay fresh; I stay open.

Even if you do not teach, time to go further in a focused way is the key to growth. With this in mind, we offer a variety of on-going courses in an ideal setting. Each course has a specific focus and an expert in the field to offer its teachings. Immersing yourself in an environment charged with the energy and enthusiasm of others, and exposing yourself to the full-on guidance of the teachers, will reveal a clear path to your personal development and transformation.

This is what we hope to offer through these courses. It will aid in your teaching, if that is your focus; but, more importantly, it is to establish and grow something within you. I have watched this myself as I have embraced the path over the years. These courses and the special environment we try to cultivate are a deliberate attempt to duplicate that experience and to encourage others to keep growing and teaching better.

For more details on our Advanced Training Courses please click here

Centered Yoga 1100-hour Level

Distinguished Advanced-Level Teacher

In order to encourage continued growth and development over time, to be fully recognized with Centered Yoga requires an 1100-hour certificate level. This takes at least five, seven, or more years to complete.Typically, each Advanced Yoga Teacher Training is two weeks long and qualifies for 100 hours. Upon completion of the required courses, you will become recognised as a Distinguished Advanced-Level Teacher, a qualification that reflects many years of dedicated practice and study.

There are no shortcuts on this path! But we can enjoy the process.

Some courses to be offered in the coming years:

Pranayama: A Way to Spirituality

Advanced Anatomy for Yoga

Yoga Sutras Intensive

The Secrets and Practice of Hatha Yoga and Pranayama

Yoga and the Upanishads

Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita

Advanced Asana and Pranayama

Yoga as Therapy (and dealing with special cases)

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga for Kids

If you would like to be considered for the Distinguished Advanced-Level Teacher qualification please contact us for further details.