Certification Requirements


Moksha Yoga Center is an offically recognized and approved yoga teacher training school of Yoga Alliance since 2002.  Our standards not only comply but also exceed those standards as published by yogaalliance.org.  The number of hours listed for each category indicates the number of hours required for the 200 hour foundation program first, then the 500 hour foundation program next (e.g. Techniques 100/150 hours).  The information below applies to the 200 hour foundational course.

I. Techniques – Asana, Pranayama, Kriyas, Chanting/Mantras, and Meditation

Yoga Alliance Standard: These hours must be a mix between a) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and b) guided practice of the techniques themselves - both areas must receive substantial emphasis.  100/150 hours (50 with E-RYT)

CLASS INSTRUCTOR CLASSES HOURS TOTAL
Practice Class Mercedes 22 4.5 100
Training Class Daren 5 3 15
Additional Practice Class (2x per week for one year)   100 1.5 150
Daily Practice Class (15-20 minutes min. for 1 year)   365 .25 90

II. Teaching Methodology

Yoga Alliance Standard: These hours include principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student's process of learning, and business aspects of teaching yoga. 25/30 hours (10 with E-RYT)

CLASS INSTRUCTOR CLASSES HOURS TOTAL
Teaching Skills Daren 2 3 6
Video Review Daren 5 7 35
Apprenticeship – Semester 1 Local Teacher 1 8 1.5 12
Apprenticeship – Semester 2 Local Teacher 2 8 1.5 12
Business Course Daren 1 2.5 2.5

III. Anatomy & Physiology*

CLASS INSTRUCTOR CLASSES HOURS TOTAL
Anatomy for Yoga Teachers Shanna Linn 10 3 30

Yoga Alliance Standard: These hours includes principles of both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contrainidcations, healthy movement patterns, etc).  20/35 hours

*Additional course fees: anatomy programs and requirements are not included in the Moksha Yoga Center tuition and require a separate fee due at the time of registration. Please check www.mokshayoga.com for more information regarding dates, times, and fees.


IV. Yoga Philosophy/Lifestyle

Yoga Alliance Standard: includes the study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers. 
30/60 hours

CLASS INSTRUCTOR CLASSES HOURS TOTAL
Ethics – Yamas & Niyamas Daren 1 2 2
Intro to Ayurveda Daren 1 2 2
Reading Review Daren 3 2 6
Thesis Presentations Trainees 1 3 3
Master Teacher Roundtable Master Teachers 5 1 5
Pregnancy Practice Cassie/Emily 1 3 3
Kids Yoga Mira Binzen 1 3 3
Theory of Karma Wendy Doniger 2 3 6

The remainder of hours required are covered in training classes of Section 1 above.


V. Practicum

Yoga Alliance Standard:  includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing/giving feedback.  Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.  10/40 hours

CLASS INSTRUCTOR CLASSES HOURS TOTAL
Community - with a partner You 4 1.5 6
Community - alone You 4 1.5 6
Privates (Trainee/Friend/Other) You 3 1.5 4.5
Goodwill Yoga Class You 1 1.5 1.5

VI. Electives*

Yoga Alliance Standard: Hours to be distributed among the categories above according to the school's chosen emphasis. 15/185 hours

CLASS INSTRUCTOR CLASSES HOURS TOTAL
Workshops & Trainings
(See Moksha Events page for listings)
Master Teachers   25 25
Workshops & Trainings
(See Moksha Events page for listings)
Moksha Teachers   15 15
RECOMMENDED MASTER TRAININGS
Building Blocks of Asana Alignment*
OPTIONAL (SPRING 2012)
Maty Ezraty 3 days 20 20
Building Blocks of Vinyasa Flow*
OPTIONAL (FALL 2012)
Aadil Palkhivala 3 days 20 20

* Important Note: workshops and special events and elective requirements are not included in the Moksha Yoga Center tuition and require a separate fee due at the time of registration. Please check www.mokshayoga.com for more information regarding dates, times, and fees.


VII. Non-Contact Hours

Yoga Alliance Standard: 20/50 hours

DESCRIPTION HOURS
Homework, Midterm & Final Exam 100

Book Reviews

  • Fire of Love by Aadil Palkhivala
  • Teaching Yoga by Donna Farhi
  • One yoga book of your choice
25
Thesis Project 25
Seva Project 25
Feedback Survey 1

Terms & Conditions

In order to receive certification documentation, please submit the following:

  1. 1. Documentation indicating you have completed all requirements as listed above.
  2. 2. Your thesis project by email.
  3. 3. All homework assignments.
  4. 4. Completed feedback form.

All course fees and tuition must be paid in full to be eligible for certification. Each student has 3 additional months beyond the date of the thesis presentations to complete all certification requirements. An additional 6 months will be considered for an additional fee of $150. All extensions must be submitted in writing.