Training designed for yoga students who would like to share the gift of yoga with others by teaching
We offer a 200-hour Yoga Alliance® registered Teacher Training program, a 300-hour Advanced Yoga Alliance® registered Teacher Training Program, an 85-hour Yoga Alliance® registered Prenatal Teacher Training program as well as adjunct trainings for continuing education and specialized teaching (including kids and mom & baby).
What makes Nandi’s training unique?
Ready to Teach Empowering and Safe Classes – the goal of our 200-hour program is to prepare you to lead vinyasa yoga classes with confidence and precision upon graduation in fact, you start teaching on the very first day of training. Throughout the training, you will learn foundational components of teaching yoga and have plenty of opportunity to develop your skills through practice.
In our 300-hour program, you will take these foundational elements to the next level adding nuance and integration to broaden and refine your teaching skills including: observational skills, hands-on assists, distilling the art of sequencing, and building on your anatomical knowledge in order to serve individual and group needs.
Deep Understanding of Anatomy Connected to Yoga Practice – to become a great teacher, we believe you must not only understand the basics of anatomy, but also the science of movement (kinesiology). We have developed anatomy programs for our training specific to yoga movements and alignment. Through your own investigation, you will gain embodied awareness and become skilled in moving your students in and out of poses with a sense of attention and purpose.
Our 200-hour training focuses on learning how the human body moves with an emphasis on proper alignment in poses to build strength and mobility; and our advanced trainings focus on deepening understanding of kinesthetic movement, pain science and its psychology and physiology, and the ability to address basic and complex anatomical limitations to support all levels of students.
Rigorous Training in Asana Practice – to be an effective teacher, you need to have a consistent and strong practice to learn how yoga supports the whole person. Our trainings provide you with a strong understanding of progressions into more advanced asanas and sequences, as well as modifications to support all levels of students.
A Comprehensive Overview of Yoga Philosophy – we not only teach you how to teach, we make sure you understand the roots of yoga, from its rich history to its application in today’s world. The context is helpful as your practice and teaching develop over time. The advanced training goes deeper into the philosophy, including Sanskrit and leading dharma talks.
Continued Education beyond the Training – our training is focused on ensuring you know how to lead a class, from our highly acclaimed Intern Program that extends past our 200 hour certification, to the assist program in our advanced teacher training to working side by side with our prenatal teachers to know the adjustments required for pre- and post-natal students.
Nandi Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training
- Training begins with a 5-day intensive to study the building blocks you’ll need to advance and elevate your teaching skills.
- Students will then expand their knowledge and practice their skills during 7 weekends (all day Saturday and Sunday).
Rigorous training in asana (poses, sequences and effective teaching tools)
Deep understanding of anatomy connected to yoga practice
Ready to teach from the time you complete the training
Continued education beyond the 200 hour training through our Intern Program, including direct teaching experience
Nandi Yoga 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training
Likely in 2023
- Training begins with a 4-day intensive to study the building blocks you’ll need to advance and elevate your teaching skills.
- Students will then expand their knowledge and practice their skills during 11 weekends (all day Saturday and Sunday).
Rigorous training in vinyasa sequences (how to breakdown, craft, and lead skilled, cohesive and physiologically balanced-classes).
In depth exploration of yogic philosophy, including Sanskrit, the Yoga Sutras, and the Bhagavad Gita, as well as how to apply these ancient texts to the modern-day student through dharma talks.
Understanding the biomechanics and kinesiology of the body as they relate to yoga asana, and how posture, range of motion and personal exploration can provide insight into students’ body awareness.
The business of yoga, including how to develop your own yoga business, ethics, contract negotiations, marketing via social media and old school methods, private students, and workshops, all while maintaining life balance.
Nandi Yoga Prenatal Teacher Training
Running Now – next training – Spring/Summer 2023
- This 85-hour training teaches yoga instructors how to teach pre- and post-natal students flow yoga in a safe and empowering way.
- Students who successfully complete this training can register with Yoga Alliance for the RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) designation.
- The training will be held over four weekends and Trainees must attend Michelle’s 5:30-6:30pm class and stay for a one-hour discussion afterwards during the training period.
Students learn the anatomy(including subtle body) of prenatal and postnatal women
Students learn the adjustments required to keep pre- and post-natal women safe at various points in their pregnancy
Students will observe and practice teaching in the most comprehensive pre- and post-natal program in the Bay Area
Follow up sessions to review learnings and to work through issues that come up in practice while teaching.
Adjunct Teacher Training Modules
Yoga teachers are welcome at the following modules which are part of our 200 hour and 300 hour trainings: Anatomy for Yoga Teachers, Sanskrit, and Yin/Restorative and Prenatal Yoga Overview amongst others – dates to be announced.
Nandi Yoga Intern Program – Following the 200 hour Teacher Training, interns learn the basics of assisting in class, attend additional training sessions to learn how to do hands on adjustments, and work with Nandi teachers to practice these skills.
Kids and Family Yoga – a 50-hour training that will prepare you to teach kids from toddlers to tweens in a safe, yet playful and inspiring manner.
Anatomy for Yoga Teachers – a 25-hour training open to students and teachers who want to understand how the body works in yoga and how to keep it safe.
Yoga Philosophy and the Yoga Sutras – a weekend workshop – likely Winter 2022/23.