“Our own brain, our own heart is our temple: the philosophy is kindness.”  The Dalai Lama

As a National Yoga Alliance approved training, the Kind Yoga 200 Hour curriculum is divided into five categories:

Techniques, Teaching, Anatomy, Philosophy, and Practicum

Amanda Schauwecker, Graduate, Janu-Sirsasana

“This is a must for all.. A beautiful life style shift will illuminate from within you. The skills you will learn from this training will give you the tools, and lifetime skills to handle or deal with anything that life brings your way. You will have the skills to control the stress, not the stress controlling you or your health. Namaste”  Kathleen Viola, Hyannisport, MA

“As layoffs loom and pensions plummet, more people are unrolling their yoga mats and polishing their poses to find flexibility and sanity amid the financial chaos. Yoga Classes are thriving.” Reuters.

1)  Yoga Techniques Training/Practice  100 hours

2) Teaching Methodology – 25 hours

  • Business, teaching styles, assisting, language of teaching, principles of demonstration, qualities of a teacher, learning styles (auditory, kinesthetic, visual) class outlines, observation

3) Anatomy and Physiology  20 hours

4) Yoga Philosophy and Ethics 30 hours

  • Yama and Niyama overview
  • Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • Ethics for Yoga teachers

5) Practicum 25 hours

  • Practice teaching: Develop confidence as a yoga teacher through an integrated program of practice teaching.Keeping a weekly journal of your observations, feedback from others, insights, new learning, observation of yoga classes attended, observations of meditations and personal practice.   Minimum 2 entries per week. Observing others teach, Receiving, providing, and listening to other’s feedback (teachers and students)

Let us be at peace with our bodies and our minds” Thich Nhat Hanh

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. Our hope for creative living lies in our ability to reestablish the spiritual needs of our lives in personal character and social justice. Without this spiritual and moral reawakening we shall destroy ourselves in the misuse of our own instruments.” Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.