200 Hour Teacher Training Program
Inherit the Wisdom of a Living Tradition
Are you interested in becoming a yoga instructor? Or as an experienced yoga practitioner, would you like to deepen your practice for your own personal growth? Contact us about our next 200 hour teacher training.
Next session begins October 2013
Certification through the Himalayan Institute qualifies graduates to become members of HITA (Himalayan Institute Teachers Association) and to register with Yoga Alliance.
Teacher Training 2013-2014
We are now in the process of taking applications for our 2013-2014 teacher training at our Pittsburgh location. For more information about the application and to begin the application process, click here. Call to request the scheduled weekends and syllabus. Cost of the program is $2999. Included in the cost is your $108 application fee, books, materials and one year premium membership to the Himalayan Institute.
We meet one or two weekends a month from October to June. The hours are from 11:30 am – 6 pm on Saturday and 11 am – 6 pm on Sunday. One weekly asana class is required and included in the tuition.
What makes the Himalayan Institute’s Program Unique?
Dedicated to a tradition of excellence in teaching for more than 37 years, the Himalayan Institute offers yoga teachers comprehensive and systematic training in classical yoga. We teach yogic techniques for body, breath, mind, and spirit in our 200-and 500-hour programs. Our programs include meditation, quality asana instruction, training in pranayama and relaxation techniques, therapeutic yoga, and yoga philosophy and psychology.
The Himalayan Institute is a registered school with Yoga Alliance, meeting the requirement for national registration at both the 200- and 500-hour levels.
I. How to practice and teach all major classes of asanas
- Principles of structural and energetic movement
- Anatomy and physiology for yoga teachers
- Structuring and sequencing classes
- Yoga model of the subtle (pranic) body
- Practice teaching in small and large groups
II. How to practice and teach pranayama, pratyahara, and meditation
- Systematic breath training
- Pranayama practice and teaching
- Relaxation techniques and teaching
- Theory and practice of meditation
III. Understanding and applying yoga philosophy and yoga psychology
- Study of the Yoga Sutra
- Study of the Bhagavad Gita
- The yogic model and functions of the mind
- Introduction to Sanskrit