TBA - Contemplative Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

began fall 2017 - contact us about next offerings

Taught by: Sandy and Mary Ann
and special guest appearances with our Senior Teachers, including Hansa
Link here for the faculty biography page

Meets weekly on Friday, weekend sessions meet once monthly.

Class size is limited.
An intimate atmosphere provides personal attention and a supportive, encouraging class setting.

The Contemplative Hatha Yoga Teacher Training is a 265-hour program taught one session a week and one weekend each month for ten months. 250 hours are 'contact with a PYAM teacher', the rest are class visitations. 

Our program goes above and beyond most basic trainings of 200 hours; it offers an additional 65 hours built in to help you hone your yoga teaching skills and develop a deep personal practice while addressing the full curriculum below.

The purpose of the Contemplative Yoga Teacher Training is to introduce the foundations for teaching yoga and developing a yogasana class. Our program has deep roots in the Kripalu tradition and classical yogasana techniques offering an inclusive experience of the spiritual foundations within a traditional yoga practice.

Curriculum includes:

  • basic techniques of asana, pranayama, meditation and chanting; including alignment, benefits, adaptations
  • teaching the methodology tools of demonstrations, language, body reading, sequencing and assisting
  • yoga philosophy through reading and discussing Patañjali Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita
  • western anatomy by reviewing of the western systems of the body and integrating a yoga focus
  • eastern anatomy through exploring Ayurveda, cakra, pranavayu, kosha and subtle anatomy
  • basics of running a yoga business
  • practice teaching in front of your peers

You will be introduced to the depth and breadth of yoga as a stepping stone for life-long learning!

This program prepares you for further Advanced Training, including a possible consideration of exemption of requirements in our Yoga Therapy Training.

You will be required to visit five outside classes, attend eight classes taught by school approved teachers, complete a theme paper and homework assignments throughout the program including a midterm and a final paper. Additional costs may apply.


School Policies
This document is currently being updated, contact us about a copy.

We have a full listing of school ethics, policies including attendance, payment schedules, student grievances, and more. If you request information in the mail, we will include a copy for your review with the application form. It is recommended that you review the policies as you prepare to register for the course.

Cost of the Program
A $250 application fee is due with registration. Upon graduation, you are eligible for our SAT membership program, and this payment can apply toward it.

Students may arrange to pay the tuition through monthly payments. 

                           $  3700.00
Application Fee
$  250.00
Textbooks per list approximate cost-price subject to change $  30.00
Module Workbook price subject to change $  75.00
Class Visitations $  150.00
Tuition and Fee Total-other costs apply
$  3950.00

To receive a hardcopy catalog and application or if you have questions, contact the office at 303-432-8099.

Your registration is not complete until we've received your application and fee.
Your application fee will not be deposited until after your interview.

Download the application.
Download the record sheet/health review.

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