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Moksha Teacher Training
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200-hr Foundational Program

A 200-hour certification program approved by Yoga Alliance for teacher trainees and students wishing to deepen their practice and understanding of yoga.

 

Certification Requirements

Moksha Yoga Center is an offically recognized and approved yoga teacher training school of Yoga Alliance since 2002. Our standards exceed those standards set by yogaalliance.org. The first number of hours listed for each category below indicates those required for the 200-hour foundation program and the 500-hour foundation program's hourly requirements are listed next (e.g. "Techniques 100/150 hours" means that 100 hours are required for the 200-hour program while 150 hours are required for the 500-hour program). 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 HRS TOTAL
Practice Class Daren 20 2 40
Training Class Daren 20 3.5 70
Additional Practice Classes (2x per week for one year)   100 1.5 150

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 HRS TOTAL
Teaching Skills Daren 10 1.5 15
Video Review Daren 10 6.5 65
Apprenticeship - Semester 1 Moksha Teacher 1 8 1.5 12
Apprenticeship - Semester 2 Moksha Teacher 2 8 1.5 12
Therapeutics Apprenticeship Gabriel Halpern 10 1.5 15
Business Course** Daren 1 2.5 2.5

III. Anatomy & Physiology*

CLASS
INSTRUCTOR
CLASSES HRS TOTAL
Anatomy for Yoga Teachers Shanna Linn 10 3 30
From the Ground Up Tias Little 4 days 24 24

Yoga Alliance Standard: These hours include 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, contraindications, 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 HRS TOTAL
Ethics, Yamas & Niyamas Daren 1 2 2
Intro to Ayurveda Daren 1 2 2
Thesis Presentations Trainees 1 3 3
Master Teacher Roundtable* Master Teachers 5 1 5

The remainder of required hours 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 HRS TOTAL
Community/Karma Classes at Moksha You 8 1.5 12
Privates Classes (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
  HRS 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 Vinyasa Flow*
OPTIONAL (FALL 2012)
Aadil Palkhivala 3 days 20 20

* Important Note: Workshops, 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
HRS
Homework, Midterm & Final Exam 100

Book Reviews

  • Fire of Love by Aadil Palkhivala
  • Teaching Yoga by Donna Farhi
  • One yoga book of your choice
30
Thesis Project 25
Seva Project 25
Feedback Survey 0.5

Notes

All course fees and tuition must be paid in full to be eligible for certification. For each additional needed semester there is an extension fee of $100.