Hindu University of America’s Holistic Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Program, is delivered in collaboration with Yoga Bharati (Vyasa NorCal). This Certificate Program is an authentic, holistic, and evidence-based Program taught by experienced experts in the field of yoga. Graduates of this program can receive a Yoga Alliance Certification (RYT-200) and progress to become registered yoga teachers.
This program provides an integrated approach to holistic and traditional yoga, combining eastern philosophies and techniques with western evidenced-based research, hence bringing out the best from the East and the West. Through this program, students will understand the philosophy behind traditional yoga from an Eastern perspective using classical texts such as Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and more. In addition, students will integrate their philosophical understanding of yoga with practical applications.
This program focuses primarily on teaching principles and practices of Ashtanga Yoga, or the eight-limbed approach to reaching the state of optimal health and contentment. Through the progression of the program, students will engage in courses that will teach them the basics of yoga to build a framework. They will then dive deeply into yoga practices as well as yoga philosophy in a group-based learning format. As students progress through the program, they will gain a deep understanding of not only how to practice yoga effectively and culture their minds, they will also learn teaching methodologies. This provides students the ability to teach yoga classes with confidence to individuals, groups, or in community settings.
This program contains a multitude of courses followed by an internship and practicum delivery. Each course contains live lectures, video lectures, reading assignments, reflections, dedicated yoga practice, and quizzes/examinations. It is blended learning that involves online, retreat-style classroom hours and field training at various yoga institutions that are affiliated to Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation (VYASA) and Yoga Bharati centers.
On completing this program, graduates will receive a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training Completion Certificate, (RYT-200 Certification).