IYT Training Programs
Main Focus Areas of the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program
• Individualized Teaching and Learning
Develop your Yoga teaching as part of your own unique life vision and mission. The Integrative Yoga Teacher Training Program is based in the vision of Yoga Therapy. We focus on an individualized approach with the understanding that the needs of students are unique. We believe that each Yoga teacher should receive comprehensive and in-depth instruction in the wider vision of Yoga as well as detailed experiential instruction/practice in the tools and techniques of Yoga. With this foundation, each teacher is given a range of possibilities for the creative teaching of Yoga from which they can evolve their own vision of the teaching process.
• Experiential Approach to Education
Learn all the key concepts of teaching such as class design, sequencing, pacing, use of voice and instructions, and hands-on adjustments in a concise and clear format that is creative, comprehensive and interesting.
• Take Your Teaching Beyond the Yoga Classroom
Learn to teach Yoga classes for specific focus groups such as medical settings, education, recovery and business as well as Yoga classes for the general public.
• A Multidimensional Approach to Yoga Postures
Learn to teach asana through the Integrative Posture Principles. These principles facilitate a precise and in-depth understanding of how asanas work at physical, energetic, emotional, and spiritual levels, and how to modify them for individual needs.
• Understand Health and Illness
Learn the nature of health and illness from the Yoga perspective. Understand the role of stress in health and illness as well as the specific ways in which Yoga manages stress.
• Interactive Psychology and Philosophy of Yoga
Learn the main aspects of the psychology and philosophy of Yoga in a way that is clear, well organized and can be integrated into your teaching and daily life. This study includes Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Texts of Hatha Yoga and The Five Kosha Model.
• Creative, Student Centered Education
Learn to teach Yoga classes that are exceptional and creative, that develop a theme from start to finish; classes that involve your student at every level of their being and leave them with the complete experience of integration which is Yoga.
• Explore the Deeper Practices of Yoga
Learn pranayama, mudras, bandhas, chakras, meditation, Yoga nidra, and hands-on healing, in order to expand your horizons of Yoga teaching.
The 200-hour program is taught by Affiliate teachers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and select locations worldwide. Each teacher sets their own schedule, so trainings begin throughout the year. Click on the calendar to see when a 200-hour training is starting near you.
Are you a graduate of IYT's 200, 300 or 800-hour programs and would like to offer the IYT 200-hour training program in your community? Contact us to find out how you can.
Yoga Home Study Program (revised program coming in 2019)
A web-based course available for all Yoga students worldwide.
Yoga Alliance (YA) Registered
IYT is a Registered Yoga school with Yoga Alliance (YA) and our graduates are eligible to apply for Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) status for our 200hr YTT. Contact yogaalliance.org for registration.
As of April 2016 the Integrative Yoga Therapy 300- and 800-hour training programs have become a formal part of the curriculum of the Kripalu School of Yoga. Please contact them for further information.
Yoga As a Professional Career
Yoga is taking on a wider role in modern life; an expansion beyond the Yoga classroom into all areas of our community as a vehicle for wellness, healing and personal transformation. Integrative Yoga Therapy is a pioneer and leader in training Yoga professionals who can bring the ancient insights of Yoga into mainstream wellness programs.
Our programs are based on a vision of health as a unity of body, mind and spirit. Yoga is a vehicle for deepening this experience of Unity and bringing it into the world as a resource for personal growth, healing and awakening.