Are you ready to deepen your yoga practice? Are you curious about the mysteries of why yoga works? What is your passion for yoga, and what is it you wish to share with others? Our signature program will fuel your love for the practice and give you the tools to teach what you love.
Embarking on a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a transformative program where you will you will gain a broad understanding of this 5000-year-old practice. Dive into the living traditions of yoga and explore how ancient wisdom remains relevant in our modern day life.
By combining both theory and practical modules, you will be equipped with the best available tools and techniques. Our programs include regular asana practice, posture clinics, meditation, philosophy, teaching methodology and practice teaching.
«This is not just yoga teacher training and there is so much more in the experience than learning to be a yoga teacher. It’s a deep dive in self study, much more personal than I would have guessed.» ~Graduate, 200HR YTT
Weekend 1: Philosophy for the Modern Day Yogi: Learn more about this 5000-year-old practice and the ancient teachings that remain relevant in our modern-day context. Explore yoga through the lenses of Classical philosophy, Tantra philosophy, Jnana (knowledge), Raja (meditation), Karma (right action) and Bhakti (devotion).
Weekend 2: Classical Yoga of Patanjali: The Sutras of Patanjali is a foundational text that can be equated to the psychology of yoga. The text is written in short, terse statements that are designed to be unpacked as a community through discussion and inquiry.
Weekend 3: Anatomy & Biomechanics: Anatomy & Biomechanics comes alive through interactive learning and active exploration. Key concepts include the musculoskeletal system, connective tissue, joints, respiratory and nervous systems, and the anatomy of the spine, head, neck, shoulders, upper limbs, pelvis, and lower limbs.
Weekend 4: Bhagavad Gita: Living Yoga: This is one of yoga’s most beloved texts that is a metaphor for life. It is a timeless story about a warrior prince, Arjuna, who faces a big life dilemma – whether or not to fight in a battle between different branches of his family.
Weekend 5: Subtle Anatomy: The Energy Body: Ancient Yogis mapped out the human body in a way that goes beyond what we can perceive with our five senses. Learn about the 5 bodies that play an important role to understanding the energy body.
Weekend 6: Teaching Skills 1: Observation & Language. Discover the power of your voice. Develop cues that are directive, clear and potent. Become skillful at observing your students so you can teach to individuals as well as the needs of the class.
Weekend 7: Teaching Skills 2: Adjustments & Demonstrations. Learn how to offer verbal adjustments, physical adjustments and therapeutic touch that leave your students feeling great in their practice.
Weekend 8: Teaching Skills 3: Sequencing Classes. Know how to sequence creatively with safety in mind. Learn how to teach beginner and mixed level classes, different sequencing styles such as flow and alignment based hatha yoga and how to incorporate key alignment principles.
Weekend 9: Teaching Skills 4: Inspiring Themes & Program Planning. Develop a collection of inspiring themes to weave into your classes. Learn how to weave a theme seamlessly through the poses, movements, music, words, sequence, and alignment focus.
Weekend 10: Teaching Skills 5: Teaching Practicum: This weekend is the culmination of the program and a time to bring everything together and celebrate each other’s unique gifts! You will have the opportunity to teach one full class and receive feedback from your peers and teacher.
Business of Yoga: Learn the essentials to embark on your path as a yoga teacher. Explore topics including taxes, teaching contracts, salaries, working in a studio, renting space, insurance, marketing, and other business tools.
Teaching to special populations: Pre-natal, Post-natal, Seniors, Limited Mobility, Modifications
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This program is led by Inspired Yoga Instituteitute co-directors, Alice Hong & Nora Maskey, plus phenomenal guest faculty.
Alice Hong: Alice has been deeply inspired by the teachings of yoga since 2000, drawn in by its holistic quality of unifying body, mind and heart. Since she was a young child, she would ask the timeless questions of, “Who am I? Why am I here?” Yoga offers her a platform to explore these questions and a perspective of understanding that has kept her curious and engaged with the subtle and profound nuances of life.
The practice she shares continually evolves and comes from her studies in many traditions and modalities. She has also studied Tantra, Anusara, Flow, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Meditation, Chant, Mantra, Nidra and many other modalities such as Conscious Communication, Subtle Body Anatomy and other portals for personal growth. More than a particular style, Alice offers an integration of timeless wisdom and modern day practices in a manner that is meaningful and relevant. She holds space for others to listen deeply, love fully and live whole-heartedly.
Alice travels the world to offering trainings, retreats, workshops and women’s circles. Currently she facilitates 200h, 300h, and 500h Yoga Teacher Trainings through Inspired Yoga Institute, is the creatrix behind Embodied Shakti, developed numerous Mentorship Programs, served as faculty for the Omega Institute in New York has led retreats Costa Rica, Thailand, Bali, Iceland, Galapagos and beyond.
Nora's passion for yoga inspired her to start teaching in 1990. Her journey began in a rifle range in a basement under a bowling alley! Even though it was dusty and loud, everyone learned how to move their bodies with mindfulness and skill. She loved witnessing the positive effects of the practice light up the students in the class! She felt then, and continues to feel today, that she has a wonderful opportunity to help people feel connected in body, mind and heart through the practices of yoga.
These days, her teaching includes Critical Alignment yoga and therapy and Restorative Exercise. Nora has been blessed over the years to have been guided by so many wise and wonderful teachers. Each of her mentors has generously shared their teachings and insights. She began teaching anatomy and biomechanics of yoga in 1996 and has been a facilitator in teacher training programs ever since. Along with by co-director, Alice Hong, she currently offers both 200-hour and 300-hour Yoga Alliance recognized training programs.
«I would absolutely recommend IYI to everyone!!! It was an enriching and embodied TT that deepened my understanding and curiosity for yoga. It’s school for the soul. The facilitators were genuine and knowledgeable. I got a real sense for community and empowerment.» ~Graduate, 200HR YTT
If anyone is thinking of diving deeper into their own yoga practice – I highly recommend Inspired Yoga Institute with Nora Maskey & Alice Hong. The love, compassion, nurturing and richness that these beautiful Souls bring to their teaching is priceless. ~Arianne Moore, 200YTT Grad, 2016