Yoga Teacher Training


What does the curriculum cover?

This training will include 200 in-person hours of training in the following core curriculum areas:
Techniques, Training, Practice: Asana (Shapes), Pranayama & Subtle Body, Meditation, Anatomy & Physiology, Yoga Humanities: History, Philosophy, Ethics, Professional Essentials with highlights on clinical mental health case studies, Ayurveda

Is this training for beginners?

This training is for all levels of practitioners.

Are payment plans available?

Payment plans are available. Full payment must be complete before certification is awarded.

What are the prerequisites for participating in this teacher training?

This training is for licensed health care providers, or those currently in college attending a clinical degree program. There is no prior yoga or philosophy experience required.

Is this training Trauma-Aware, trauma-sensitive, trauma-responsive, or trauma-informed?

This training is trauma-informed. The focus of this training will be on cultivating shifts and change through the domains of post-traumatic growth and the models of change through yoga-based practices. Additional details on the clinical model of trauma-informed care is found on the tab called "Understanding Trauma-Informed."

How will my client(s) benefit?

The US Department of Health and Human Services highlights how research has shown that yoga practices may help improve the quality of life, decrease stress, improve sleep, bring balance and wellness to mental and emotional health, decrease somatic symptoms expressed as pain, and help promote and incorporate portable skills and habits for self-regulation. Because yoga practices are so varied, philosophies and methods of application can be incorporated into client sessions, both in-person and virtually, as well as with all types of diagnoses, and with all age groups.

Is this training for me if I have a medical condition?

This training will be trauma-informed and body-respective. If you have a specific medical condition, we can review approaches that may be accommodating to your physical needs. If you have a diagnosed medical condition for which you are receiving treatment, it would be important for your doctor to sign a release of your participation, as well as express guidance and/or recommendations to limitations regarding any medical conditions and needs.

What is the difference between Yoga Alliance certification (RYT) and International Association of Yoga Therapists certification (C-IAYT)?

The starting place for getting certified for yoga is an RYT-200 level training, which is completed through a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance. After this certification, students may complete additional 300 and 500 hour training sessions for higher levels of certification through Yoga Alliance. International Association of Yoga Therapists offers a certification in yoga therapy after completing 1,000 hours of training geared towards the therapeutic application of yoga, through a recognized yoga therapy school. Generally a student needs to first obtain a 200 hour training as a starting point to either certification process.

Will there be assignments and reading outside of classroom training?

Yes, there will be a virtual platform for collaboration and shared experience for the duration of the training. Books and readings will be assigned and recommended, and clinical self-care will be a requirement as part of the learning curriculum and integration process. Community class teaching will also be part of the framework for integration.

Who will certify my training?

Yoga Teacher Training certification will be awarded through Sakala School of Integrative Teaching. Continuing Education certification will be through Integrated Care Concepts & Consultation. The registered yoga teacher awarding body will be Yoga Alliance. Additional integrative components of the training may also include continuing education credits based on opportunity and timing of credentialing with certifying bodies like NASW and APA.

How are CEU's being Offered?

Continuing Education certification will be through Integrated Care Concepts & Consultation. Training hours for these credits will be outside of the 200 hours of yoga teacher training. 12-18 CEU's will be available to NJ Social Workers, NJ Professional Counselors, NJ Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, NJ Drug & Alcohol Counselors. CEU topics include: DBT-A Primer on Acceptance & Change, Trauma-Informed Treatment on the mat & in the Office, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Cognitive Behavioral Family Therapy, The Mindfulness Toolbox for Clinicians, Grief & Bereavement & Traumatic Loss, LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency, 21st Century Masculinity.

What do I get with my tuition?

Tuition includes:
200 in-person teaching hours
Online forum
Sakala School printed training manual
Sakala School card deck
Sakala School of Integrative Teaching T-shirt
Opportunity to experientially cultivate self-care and collective-care
Upon full attendance and completion of all material, eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance as a certified RYT-200 Yoga Teacher