200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training


Ready to take a deeper dive into the practice and understanding of yoga? Let the transformation begin!
Module A: February 13-22, 2020 • Module B: April 25 – May 2, 2020

Come experience The Soul in magical and spiritual Encinitas, CA!


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Learn & Apply To Real Life

The practice of teaching yoga is a never-ending balance of right perception, intention, action and speech. Prepare yourself to meet this practice in every moment with the best education possible. Our 200 Hour Hatha Teacher Training and distinguished faculty will equip you with what you need to learn and the time you need to integrate the learning.


Module A: February 13-22, 2020 • Module B: April 25 – May 2, 2020

200 hour training in two immersion sessions. Part A is a 10-day intensive followed by Part B, an 8-day intensive. The break between provides time for homework, practice, and integration.

Early bird registration deadline: January 2, 2020

The Soul Institute Curriculum Covers:

Essence of the Soul

Our 200 hour Hatha yoga training opens Essence of the Soul. This portion of our training is designed to help you create a personal spiritual practice that is built on authenticity, love and trust. This is the yogic way to physical health, mental clarity, and divine awareness.

History & Philosophy

The training will introduce you to yogic history and philosophy based on the 8 Fold Path of Raja Yoga. The philosophy is discussed as perspective from which to view the experiences of life. Studies will include an overview of the Bhagavad-Gita, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and their daily application for balanced living.

Anatomy & Physiology

The anatomy and physiology portion of our 200 hour teacher training will familiarize you with the fundamentals of the human body and its mechanics. We pay special attention to the interrelatedness of the systems within the body and will emphasize the key musculo-skeletal structures as they relate to asana. You will learn the benefits of hatha yoga including the indications and contraindications of postures. You will also explore yogic anatomy of the subtle bodies (chakras, nadis, bandhas).

Lifestyle & Ethics

Learning about yoga is more than postures. It is how you live yoga in your everyday life. Special emphasis is placed on creating space for self-transformation and self-empowerment. The training is based on the quote from the Bhagavad Gita “Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”

These studies of yogic guidelines provide the yoga teacher with a context and code of ethics, which supports both actual instructions as well as provides a touchstone for a business code of ethics.

Techniques, Practice & Integration

You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the asana experience as you learn to teach basic and intermediate asanas with verbal instructions, breath coordination, lines of energy, variations, props, modifications and assists. The practices of pranayama (science of breath), meditation, and chanting will be introduced to enrich you as well as provide you with the skill to lead these practices as they might relate to a yoga class. Classes are designed with lectures, workshops and practicums, which is your opportunity to practice leading asanas.

Teaching Methodology

Drawing on components covered in Techniques, Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics, and Anatomy and Physiology this module expands into the broader aspects of teaching a class. Included are learning different ways to lead a posture, designing a class, creating flow, creating a supportive environment for self and students, adjusting for a class’ specific needs, observing and staying connected with the class, and assisting/correcting.

You are encouraged to understand and develop your own unique gifts, style and voice as you consider the qualities of a teacher.

Business of Yoga

Teaching yoga as a profession must be approached as a business. The business of finding your niche, marketing, technology, safety, insurance, and legal considerations are discussed.